Category: Frugal Living Tips

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe!

Are you craving a Reese’s candy bar? If so, why not try this flavor in a cupcake? No joke! I’ve made this yummy sweet with my family loads of times and they’ve enjoyed it immensely. It tastes just like the candy bar, but in cupcake form. Want to make this too? If so, you’ll need the following items:

Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs, at room temp
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 C. brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 C. buttermilk or milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 1/2 C. creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp. milk
  • 3-4 C. powered sugar

For further directions on how to makes these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes, be sure to visit the Your Cup of Cake Recipe! Let us know how your cupcakes turned out, we’d love to know! What different cupcakes recipes have you found lately?

DIY Mother’s Day Ideas!

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DIY Mother’s Day Ideas!

Need inspiration for crafts for Mother’s Day on May 8th? If so, take a look at some of these DIY Mother’s Day ideas! I know that my husband would enjoy making most of these ideas with our own kids. What do you plan on making?

1. Hand-print Mother’s Day Canvas
2. Sunshine Canvas
3. Watercolor Cards
4. Hand-print Flower Bouquet
5. Heart Thumbprint Charm Necklace
6. Ladybug Rocks
7. Butterfly Footprint Art
8. Fingerprint Flower Card
9. Fingerprint Candles
10. Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

Thanks to, A Night Owl, Glued To My Crafts, Meaningful Mama, That’s What She Said, A Mom’s Take, Mommypotamus, Serving Pink Lemonade, Come Together Kids, Crafts By Amanda, and The Crafty Crow for these DIY ideas. 

For further instructions on how to make these crafts, be sure to visit the links mentioned above. Let us know what you thought of these examples and if you plan to make any of them in the comments below.  We hope all mothers will have a great Mother’s Day!

Taco Soup Recipe! A Family Favorite!

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Taco Soup Recipe! A Family Favorite!

One of my favorite recipes growing up was Taco Soup! I’ve tried many different recipes and this might be my favorite. This is a great way to warm up when it is raining outside. My kids ask for this recipe year round, because it is a family staple of ours. Make this recipe and it will be one of yours as well. Want to make this? If so, here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 1 pound ground beef, drained
  • 1 (10 oz) can of Original Rotel
  • 1 (15 oz.) can canned corn, drained
  • 1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 envelop Taco Bell taco seasoning
  • 1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch
  • Salt and Pepper, optional
Toppings (optional)
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Frito Chips
  • Sour Cream

For further instruction on making this recipe, be sure to visit the Live Laugh Rowe Webpage. In the comments below, let us know what recipes are staples in your family. It is fun to hear about how everyone has their own unique tastes. Also, visit our Thrifty Momma Ramblings Webpage daily for more recipes and crafts.

Cooling Sunburn Treatment!

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Cooling Sunburn Treatment!

We love to bring our readers life hacks that are genius! Today is no different! To treat sunburns, why not freeze aloe gel? You can put the gel in an ice try, freeze it, and then put it on your sunburned skin! Not only will this help with the puffiness and ache of your skin, but will help cool it down. Isn’t that such an amazing idea? You’ll just need these two things:

  • Aloe After Sun Gel
  • Ice Cube Tray

That is it! You can find this gel at any Walmart or Target store by the sunscreen and lotion. The pictured tray is from Ikea, so you can head over there for this heart shaped mold.

For additional tips, tricks, and life hacks be sure to visit the Pretty Gossip Webpage. Let us know what ideas you’ve come across in the comments below! We’d love to know and share with other readers!

Root Bear Slushie Recipe! 2 Ingredients!

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Root Bear Slushie Recipe! 2 Ingredients!

With the warmer weather, I’ve been looking for some new recipes for my kids. I just found a Root Beer Slushie recipe that looks great for this time of year. I have not yet made this yummy drink, but I plan to very soon. Plus, you only need two ingredients for this icy treat idea. So frugal and fun! You will need these ingredients for this new recipe:

  • 3 Cups of A&W Root Bear (or two 12 oz bottles or cans)
  • 8 Ice Cubes

For more directions on how to make this slushie at home, visit the Frugal Girls Webpage. Let us know if you enjoyed this recipe in the comments below. Have you made a slushie recipe with soda pop? If so, how did it work out?

Sunflower Wreath DIY Project!

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Sunflower Wreath DIY Project!

Do you enjoy sunflowers? If so, you can make this fun Sunflower Wreath! Isn’t it cute?! This would be great project for the spring or summer seasons. Don’t you think? I know that I will be making this wreath for my mom! She loves sunflowers and has them growing at her home. You will need the following:

  • 1 roll of 10″ Green Poly Burlap
  • 1 roll of 10″ Yellow Poly Burlap
  • 1 roll of 10″ brown Poly Burlap
  • 10″ Wire Wreath Frame with Yellow Chenille Stems
  • 1 sheet of Plastic Stiff Plastic Canvas
  • Beige Chenille Stems
  • 2 Zip Ties Rotary Cutter and Mat

For directions on how to make this wreath yourself, visit the Grillo Designs Blog! Let us know how your DIY turned out, we’d love to know. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Watermelon Lemonade Recipe! So Yummy!

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Watermelon Lemonade Recipe! So Yummy!

Doesn’t Watermelon recipe sound refreshing? Well, it is! I made a similar recipe last summer and my kids are already asking for it again. Plus, it is easy and fun to make. My kids love helping me in the kitchen make their drinks. Want to make this as well? If so, you’ll need to pick up the following ingredients:

  • 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon, chilled (2 lbs after peeling)*
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup fresh strained lemon juice, chilled
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (more or less to taste)
  • Ice and fresh mint for serving

How did your lemonade turn out? Let us know what you thought in the comments below! Have you made a different version of the classic lemonade? We look forward to hearing about your unique and fun directions. For more instructions on making this drink, visit the Cooking Classy webpage.