It's fall y'all. My favorite time of the year. Know what that means? Time to get out the Halloween decorations! I'm always on the hunt for some dandy DIY Halloween decor ideas. There's just so many different ways to decorate this time of the year and it's fun to make my own decorations. Our kids love to decorate on the outside of our house because they want everyone in the neighborhood to see. View Post
All the dandy things that I love.
Get ready for some mom advice! We are a boating family. So naturally we are always on the hunt for the best life jacket for kids. Some of the life jackets out there are so very uncomfortable! If you've been following this blog for a while then you know this. Living in the Midwest means we are around lots of water. Not the typical water that people think of on the East and West Coasts but for View Post
Hippity hoppity Easter's on its way and I have a very dandy chocolate covered Easter egg chocolate covered strawberries recipe that will be perfect for your holiday! Easter dinner has always been the time for loads of desserts. At least in my family that has always been the case. I'm sure it will still be that way this year but I'll need to be extra careful with my selections. View Post
These burp cloth cupcakes are so easy to make. I first made these pretties for my SIL's baby shower. They were the perfect gift to give the mom to be and also looked cute as decorations on the cake table. Originally this DIY burp cloth cupcakes tutorial appeared on the Dandy Giveaway Blog as a dandy baby shower gift. It was such a hit that it has went down in my list of best blog postings ever. View Post
It's summer time. Well that's what I like to think at least. Mother Nature on the other hand was feeling some fall weather this week. What can I say I change my mind all the time too. I like to go against the grain, do the unexpected. Mother Nature and I are kindred spirits. Anyways, back to my FANTASTIC NEW FIND! I found yet another fun and inexpensive way to spend your time outdoors. I decided View Post
Deep breath in. Okay I'm ready. Hi. My name is Tara and I have skin cancer that is called basal cell carcinoma. Whoa. That was scary hearing myself say that out loud. But I needed to say it. To hear myself say it. Skin cancer is a scary couple of words and eyelid basal cell carcinoma can be a scary, disfiguring type. I'm here to help you get through the initial diagnosis, what it means, and what View Post
In the past I never owned anything on the stainless steel level. When My Man J and I originally purchased appliances, we decided on black because we got an amazing deal and because it looks nice. Now, however, we have a whole set of stainless steel appliances and 2 kiddos that love to put their hands ALL over them. I never had to do anything other than a quick wipe down to clean my appliances View Post