• These Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. We make these as Christmas Cookies. #christmascookies #cookierecipe
    Christmas,  Recipes

    Nonni’s Snickerdoodles

    These Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. My daughter Brianna absolutely LOVES Snickerdoodles!! So, a few years ago I added this awesome cookie to my list of Christmas cookies that I make each holiday season. To me, family recipes are always the best. I have been working hard at getting our families recipes together to share with our children and their children. This is one of those recipes. This recipe comes from my Mama, or Nonni as my children call her. She is the absolute best cook I have ever met. So when she told me she had this recipe for Snickerdoodles I KNEW they…

  • On Santa's Team
    Children,  Christmas,  Holidays,  Life Lessons

    On Santa’s Team

    On Santa’s Team is about a lesson taught by one Grandmother to her Grandson on the true meaning of Christmas and Santa Clause. My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: “There is no Santa Claus,” jeered my sister. “Even dummies know that!” My grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole…

  • Proper Southern Manners Part 10 - Telephone Manners This is a great tool to use with your children when teaching them proper manners and etiquette while using the phone Telephone manners & telephone etiquette
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    Proper Southern Manners Part 10 – (Telephone Manners)

    This is Part 10 of the Proper Southern Manners Series. In this part we will be covering Telephone Manners and Etiquette. This is a great tool to use with your children when teaching them proper manners and etiquette while using the phone. Have you ever phoned someone only to have one of their children answer and you hear… “Yeah?” or “Yo” or “What’s up?” As we have spoken about previously, first impressions are huge and you only get one chance. Many times the phone call IS the first impression. My EX husband, El Conquistador, has a real pet peeve with people that do not use the words “can” and “may”…

  • Household Recipes,  Tips

    20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda

    20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda Did y’all know that Baking Soda can be used for so many more things than just keeping your refrigerator smelling nice and baking with? Ok, well honestly I did know but I had no idea there were so MANY different uses. We put together several of these to share with y’all. We would love to hear from y’all about how YOU use Baking Soda in your lives and households so jump on in here and leave us your comments. Make it a great day! Septic Care  Regular use of baking soda in your drains can help keep your septic system flowing freely. One cup…

  • Just Plain Southern

    Proper Southern Manners Part 9 – (Table Manners)

    As we have explained to our children, table manners are essential!! To get them to understand we spoke with them about going on dates (the opposite sex when speaking to teenagers is always a good way to get them to pay attention LOL).  Good table manners are something that will be important and carry through all our lives including dinners with family, going on dates and impressing that your man or woman you are out with, dinner parties as well as business dinners. Of course as we have pointed out throughout the Proper Southern Manners series, this is by no means all inclusive. It does, however, give us a starting…

  • Deodorants can be used for many things such as clammy hands, bug bites, pimples freshen your closet and smelly feet just to name a few.
    Tips

    6 Alternative Uses For Deodorant

    6 Alternative Uses For Deodorant We scoured the web and have come up with 6 alternative uses for deodorant that can be extremely helpful. We don’t like to let things go to waste and will usually find some strange way to use things. It just so happens that these are very useful!! If you’re like us, you have at least 4 or 5 containers of deodorant tucked in places in your bathroom. Some we got as free samples in the mail, some were purchased and forgot, some we were able to get with coupons but really didn’t need and some we just plain didn’t like. Take a look at these…

  • Proper Southern Manners Part 8 Being A Lady
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    Proper Southern Manners Part 8 – (Being A Lady)

    Close your eyes for a moment and visualize your idea of a lady. Is she cussing on a street corner loudly? Is she saying things to hurt someones feelings? Are her clothes dirty and  her hair a rats nest? Most likely you do not visualize any of those things when you picture a “lady”. I would really like to ask some of these girls that I see to do the same exercise and explain what it is that they see when they close their eyes. As it says below, some of this may seem a bit out dated, but if you think about it you are able to apply this…