A Ramen Noodle Secret!

A Ramen Noodle secret recipe your family will love.

This post was contributed by our honorary diva, Charlene. Here she is:
We are a small family living on a college budget, so lets just say that we've eaten our share of Costco size bundles of Ramen noodles!

 But I have a secret..... Many have tried to guess and many have failed. You are dying to know aren't you! Okay, here I go! It's as simple as pie! Boil the water,

add the noodles (like normal). Let cook on high until noodles start to get tender.

Drain...

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A Perfect Pedicure for Pretty Feet!

The perfect pedicure tutorial!

Well, we are officially well into Fall and on our way to Winter. So I decided to give you something a little unexpected. A post about your feet! True, in the Fall/Winter we are usually wearing boots and so our feet are covered up, but guess who still sees them? Your HUSBAND! I bet he would LOVE if you kept your pretty pedicure all year long! So I am going to give you five easy steps to PRETTY FEET! You can repeat these once a week to keep your feet pretty and soft, and...

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The SPOUSE Christmas Countdown

Spouse Christmas Countdown

A sweet countdown to Christmas just for your Spouse!
Are you ready for the hustle & bustle of Christmas to begin? Oooohhh…I am! I absolutely LOVE Christmas time!! *sigh*  OK….”observation time” - I feel that when the Christmas season hits, we usually tend to focus more on the kids, don’t you agree??  Of course, the wonder and joy on their faces when they experience a FABULOUS Christmas definitely HELPS. {lol} If you want to make sure your spouse knows...

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I’ll Love You Forever!

I will love you forever - a romantic Anniversary date night idea.

I'll Love You Forever!  Aaahhh...doesn't that just sound great?!  It does to me.  That is what my date was all about.  Joseph and I celebrated our 6th anniversary (wahoo!) at the beginning of the month and I wanted to make it extra special.  He is truly the best thing in my life and with how crazy our lives are right now, I really wanted him to know how amazing I think he is.

How did I do that?  Well, let's just say with 3 kids our budget...

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Trips Around the World!

Trips around the world date night adventure!

This post was contributed by our honarary diva, Charlene!  Here she is:

My goodness, I can't believe some of the AMAZING ideas some of our readers send in! THESE (Yes, more than one!) date ideas are so creative and so well put together ANYONE could pull them off! Huge THANK YOU to Haylee for sharing all these wonderful pic's, tips and great decor ideas! I will let her tell you all about it!

Darin (my husband) and I love to travel, but it is not super affordable,...

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“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Date

Baby It's Cold Outside - a winter date night idea.

 

Have you felt the chill in the air? I decided we needed a NIGHT IN to off-set the cold because...

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

I left my husband an invite and a new pair of gloves (since I had made him cut his others for our Halloween Costume.) This pair was on sale at Old Navy for $4, but you could easily find a cheaper pair at Wal-Mart or the Dollar Store. You could leave it with ANY warm clothing (hat, scarf, socks, etc.) or none at all!

I wanted...

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Family Fun: Candid Photoshoot

How to plan a candid family photo shoot!

A photo says a thousand words and freezes time for just one moment.

When was the last time you had family pictures taken?  At my house it has become a yearly tradition.  Every Fall we capture very special, extremely candid moments.  Some of my favorite photos end up being the ones we weren't even posing for!  How fun would it be to take this idea one step further by creating a family video. That is just what this inspirational blog did (love this)!...

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Flirty Apron Tutorial

A darling flirty apron tutorial that is super easy!

DIY Flirty Apron Tutorial

Being a busy wife and mom, I tend to spent a decent amount of my time in the kitchen.  Let's be honest, when you're in the kitchen - your first thought isn't about your appearance, right?!?  You are focused on getting the meal prepped!!  Who knew that throwing on a SUPER cute apron would not only change the way you feel about yourself....BUT...it would be a "turn-on" to the hubby as well!?!   I have seen these types of cutesy aprons...

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