It is that time again. Graduation. The start of a new life. Well the start of adulthood, the time when your children become adults and they are done with required school. I can’t imagine how exciting it is to have a graduate and how difficult it is to let go of your baby. I do know that graduating high school or college is a huge accomplishment and it deserves a gift.
In our home cash and gift cards have always been welcome. I mean who wouldn’t want cash? Who doesn’t need a gift card. That is why I loved this Graduation Personalized Gifts Idea, learn how to make a graduation wreath with gift cards and money. I set a budget of $100. I am sure there will be people who will give less and some who will give more you can easily do this Graduation Wreath project for $50 or less. If you do not roll the bills and instead fold them over the wreath it will be cheaper.
This diy graduation wreath idea will require a wire wreath I got my at walmart for under $3.00. It is the same one but smaller that I used to make my cool diaper wreath.
Then get dollar bills and gift cards from places near the college. I usually put $5- $10 on each card depending on what it was. I did $10 for the pizza and the food and $5 on the Dunkin Doughnuts and the Dollar Tree.
You will take a dollar bill and roll it with the one on the top. You will need to roll all the bills the same way or the wreath will look funny.
Then you rubber band the money on the wreath.
I found this sign for $1.00 to put on it or you can use the amount of the money to add to the bottom. Get it 20 1 5 for 2015.
I then used a glue gun to put on the gift cards. You can also use double stick tape or tie them on with ribbons. I am sure whomever receives this will be very happy.
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Oh, Wow! I never knew you could make a banana bread in your Pressure cooker xl or your Instapot but you can. I decided to make our Viral Banana Nut Bread. That way I could have it quicker. I started to realize that cooking in my oven was costing me so much money but the Pressure cooker XL cost so much less.
As some of you might know from my previous posts, I LOVE my Instant pot. And after this simple Swedish meatballs recipe I am more in love than ever. Swedish Meatballs are a family favorite around here, and while the traditional recipes aren’t too hard, they require multiple pans and some time. But not any longer. Want to know how long it took me to make this? 15 minutes. No seriously, 15 minutes from start to finish. Can it get any cooler than that? I don’t think so. So grab your instant pot and let’s get started! Oh, do not forget my favorite instant pot dessert. Apples with ice cream.
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I bought an 8 QT Pressure Cooker XL ® and now I can’t stop myself from making Pressure Cooker XL ® Recipes. Do you know why as a mom I struggle with managing time? I know I should be better at this I have been a mom for 14 years now. I have three kids and my own business. I am also in the business of being a cab driver, homework helper, cleaning person, nurse, friend, advisor, shopper, banker, and wife. I want to make dinner that taste good is in my budget and happens in a time frame I can handle. I also love having only one bowl to clean at the end. There is nothing worse after making dinner than a huge mess in the kitchen.
I know it is. I want you to decide you can tackle dinner. You are someone who accomplishes projects you just need a plan.
I suggest you do things right now.
When you have a list you can shop online for your groceries, grab them easier, or send someone to get them for you. It will also help you save money.
4. Make up a meal plan
5. You can put the ingredients other and then put them in a zipped bag or container in your refrigerator. I use these ones from Rubbermaid. I am in love with them.
Do not forget to buy these items for your 8 QT Pressure Cooker XL
A long time ago in a place that seems far away. I was a little girl. I used to sit at the table until I was done eating dinner. That was before parents knew better or maybe they knew more than we do now. I was forced to eat whatever was brought to my plate. I hated most everything until meatloaf entered my life.
I guess that is why I have so many easy meatloaf recipes on my site. I love this apricot meatloaf recipe because it pairs the sweet with the savory. It is an incredible way to get kids like me big or small to eat a great meal without bribery, so I had to make a pressure cooker version of it. This Apricot Meatloaf Pressure Cooker Recipe is a winner!