Did I tell you that I'm now writing over at Cove Financial? I'll be providing do-it-yourself tips a couple of times a month for homeowners, or those of you who are looking for ways to update and re-use what they already have. There's really great information on there from friends of mine too including home buying tips, how to save money, home deductions, and lots more.
As far as do-it-yourself though, this is the kind of information you will find from me:
Mo Willems latest book The Pigeon Needs a Bath! hit stores on April 1st.
Host a book themed baby shower centered around this book for a mommy-to-be with these tips and ideas.
A book themed baby shower is a great way to introduce your favorite children's book author to your friends and family. Here are some ideas for getting the guests involved and to keep gift giving and activities simple.
Every year I put together a fun Easter brunch to enjoy after the kids have run around the backyard collecting eggs full of treasures. I rarely put out the same thing, although there are normally a few staples such as bakery items and fresh fruit, and I always put out a homemade hot dish.
So, if you are looking for a quick an easy Easter Brunch recipe, these shredded hash brown nests are perfect for a pot luck or brunch with family and friends.
In November I bought a ton of herb plants. I then went to Australia for a month and had forgotten to plant them so the pots sat by my front gate, just within reach of the sprinklers. And then I came home and still forgot to plant them. Every day as I walk up to my front door I would see those pots sitting there and plant after plant was slowly dying and every day I would tell myself that tomorrow I would finally plant what was still left. It's been 5 months since I purchased those pots of herbs. The only thing that was still thriving was the rosemary. I realized I was never going to get around to planting them, so I decided not to let them die like the rest of the herbs and I would freeze what was still there.
Freezing herbs is actually quite simple to do and the perfect way to store leftover herbs that you've purchased. I used to freeze them in water, but then realized I could really only use those in soups or stews. However by freezing them in olive oil, you can throw them straight into the pan for cooking meats, vegetables, or making a stir-fry.
Looking for a no-cost Easter craft that's simple enough for kids to do and can be used for gifting Easter treats? Head on over to The Centsible Life where I'm sharing a tutorial for making a simple Bunny Treat Jar.