Showing posts from July, 2012


I don't think there is anyone that doesn't like free stuff and for that reason I have a few secrets that I want to share with everyone

1) BzzAgent - with BzzAgent you are sent products that you test out and tell people about and report your experiences back to them. The more you report and the more you tell the site about yourself (through surveys) the more chances you get to try different products. Along with getting the various products for free you also get MyPoints for every report you put in

2) My Points - with MyPoints you get points for doing different activities that you can then trade in for gift cards. You get points from BzzAgent (see above), for reading emails and clicking on links, shopping online, and doing consumer surveys on various topics.

3) My Savings - This is my go-to website for FREE product samples

4) Rewards Gold - Once you become a member of this site they will email you with o…


If you didn't know already PIZZA is a favorite in our house. . . Eddie would probably eat pizza every day if he could and it is something we always have the ingredients for along with 1 or 2 frozen pizzas in the freezer.

With that said I have always made my pizza with store bought crust whether it be pre-made crust from Trader Joe's or in a can from various grocery stores (next to the can of biscuits). However last week I got the crazy idea to make it myself and with the help of my secret ingredient it is super simple. . . Thank You Pizza Crust Yeast!!!!!

Homemade Pizza Crust Ingredients: -3 cups Flour -1 packet Pizza Crust Yeast -1 1/4 cups Warm Water -1/2 teaspoon Salt -1 tablespoon Honey -1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1) Place 1 cup of flour into a mixing bowl followed by the yeast, water, salt, honey, and olive oil
2) Turn mixer on low or use hands to mix all the ingredients together
3) Slowly add the remaining 2 cups of flour until a dough ball forms

-Bake at…

Soda Stream

For my Birthday this year Eddie got me a SodaStream and . . . I AM OBSESSED!!!! and secretly I think Eddie is too :P

Basically it is like making carbonated crystal light/Mio but it comes in soda flavors . . . since buying it we haven't bought any soda and use our Brita Water Filter wayyyyyyy more than we ever did before we are even drinking more regular water (however this one could just be a coincidence since it has been over 100 degrees every day)

Here's the flavors we have tried:
Diet Cola - good but tastes more like a generic soda then real diet coke/pepsi
Diet Orange - one of our FAVS tastes like non-diet orange soda
Diet Fountain Mist -YUCK!! Tastes good with Bacardi Citron but nasty without it
Diet Dr. Pete - like the diet cola it is more like a generic than a real diet dr.pepper
Diet Root beer- Eddie likes it (i don't drink root beer so. . . )
Diet Energy - Tastes just like Sugar Free Rockstar

We have also tried adding crystal light and mio to the carbonated water and tho…

4th of July

For 4th of July this year we went over to Eddie's Moms house for a BBQ and Fireworks. Since I didn't need to cook I whipped up a few desserts all in the red, white, and blue color scheme of course!

 Candy Bottle
I want to say that this was the simplest of the 3 but really they are all super easy. For the candy bottle I had an empty wine bottle from the night before that I cleaned and took the label off of. Then painted the bottle with blue and white paint (I used nail polish) filled with red candy (hot tamales) then corked it with the cork.

2 Ingredient Fudge Ingredients: 1 bag of chocolate chips and 1 container of Frosting
(optional) Sprinkles or other fudge toppings
Directions: Melt chocolate chips in the microwave (stirring every 30 seconds) once melted and smooth stir in frosting. Spread smooth on a dish covered with wax paper top with sprinkles and put in fudge to cool for at least 1 hour

 Chocolate Brownies
Can't really take too much credit for this one . . . I made a box…