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Snow Ice Cream Recipe

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

snow ice cream recipe

Ice Cream is a special treat at our house and only bought on rare occasions. In the winter I always feel silly buying something freezing cold as a snack when it is already cold outside. However, with the snow building up outside and resembling fluffy piles of sweet treats I couldn’t help but wonder how to take advantage of the situation. Since my kids, love doing anything related to the snow we ventured out to attempt our first try at Snow Ice Cream Recipe. 

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December 22, 2017

How To Decorate On a Slim Budget

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How To Decorate On a Slim Budget

What do you get when you have a desk, table, sofa table, two recliners, and two couches in one room? I should mention none of them match in either style or color. You get a place that is not only crowded but not functional. I have been playing with my furniture options trying to make them work but the truth is after 19 years I need a new living room. I love to shop. I could do it all day, but I have been shopping for a couch for six weeks now, and I have found nothing I like. I just can’t seem to visualize what I want. That is why a service like CORT’s furniture rental is so valuable. You can rent a look for a long time or a short time before buying.

Easy fall to winter decorating tips

You can easily transition your home from fall to winter on the cheap by trying the following ideas:

1) Search your house and make a list of furniture you already have and what you can actually relocate. ( You can see I swapped chairs)

2) Gather your favorite knick-knacks from each room and put them in a laundry basket. I love candles and flowers.

3) Take your decorations from Fall and think about how you can use them this winter. (Pumpkin snowman, fake fall leaves painted gold and used on your holiday table, pine cones painted gold or silver made into Christmas trees, painting acorns gold and silver for your tree, and my favorite spray painting fake flowers for a new season.

Painting decors for fall to winter decorating Gold decors for winter decorating Easy fall to winter decor ideas.

4) Layer colors and patterns to change the feel of your room. ( I take area rugs from one room and put them in another. You can see how adding a rug makes your new space warmer.)

Tips on how to decorate your home on a slim budget

5) How about changing the pictures on a feature wall in your living room. I swap out pictures all the time. I even make new ones by buying photos at thrift shops and painting over them. Do not forget you can paint the frames to change the feel. I repainted silver frames to a warmer gold.

6) Repaint or do something even easier as I did. Just buy stick-on wallpaper, and in a couple of minutes, you have a whole new look. Yes, those gold dots are stickers, and they come off easily. They were under 12 dollars.

7) Buy new pillows or make your own pillow cases to recover what you have. I have even taken out my glue gun and turned something okay into something incredible. I used my pillows from my bed to update for winter.

8) Pick one color and add items in that color into your room. You can buy spray paint and paint decorative plates to hang on the wall or use to hold candles on a table. You can paint your coffee table or your side tables.

9) Move the furniture around. I found that taking out some of my furniture made my space feel more comfortable.

10) Rent the expensive pieces from CORT. That frees up your budget for all the living you can do instead of decorating your living room.

For more tips on how you can change your decors this season, visit CORT’s How to Winterize Your Home with Seasonal Decor tips. 

Decorate your room by renting furniture from CORT You can see how I winterized my room for under $50 in one hour. I love to change things around for each season. I believe that anyone can take their house from fall to fall in love with winter with a little imagination and help from your friends at CORT Furniture Rental.

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December 16, 2017

Funny Elf on the Shelf Calendar of ideas

Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas

Free printable elf on the shelf calendar of ideas

Every year, my family and I have a full month of Funny Elf on the Shelf  ideas and I wanted to share my Elf on the Shelf Calendar of ideas with you guys! With my Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas: Calendar of Ideas you can plan out your month easily, and never run out of fun ideas for your elf to do! These ideas are easy to do, and your kids are sure to love them!Continue reading

Free Printable for Kids New Years Resolution Ideas

Free Printable for Kids

A new year is fast approaching and one thing my family always does is to write down our new years resolution ideas and display them in the house so we can always keep them in mind. My little girl is old enough to write her own resolutions this year, so I wanted to make her a special Free Printable for Kids that she could fill out and hang in her room. I thought this would be something I could share with all of you to print out and use for your kids! It’s great motivation for keeping those resolutions!

Here is my Free Printable for Kids New Years Resolution Ideas

New Year's Resolutions
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Christmas Gift Wish List For Kids Printable

Christmas Gift Wish List For Kids Printable


The holidays will be here before you know it! I don’t know about you, but my daughter is already adding requests to her Christmas list and it was hard to keep up with so I made a Christmas Gift List For Kids Printable so I would be able to keep up with what she wanted when it was time to go shopping. (Black Friday anyone?) We keep her list on our fridge so that way when she thinks of something she wants she can add it to her list, but she has to be picky because there are only 10 open slots for wishes. So I wanted to share with you the list I made, feel free to print it off and use it for your kids too!

Here is my Christmas Gift List For Kids Printable for you:


PRINT this Christmas Gift Wish List

Get your Elf's fun and mischievous pranks ready for Christmas. Get our free printable Elf on the Shelf calendar so you can plan your elf on the shelf ideas.

Check out our Elf on the Shelf Calendar of ideas

Looking for more great Holiday Ideas? Check these out:

Great Ideas for Christmas Stocking Presents

Frugal living Tip: Christmas Tipping Guide

Christmas Drink Recipe: Grinch Punch

Christmas Party Ideas For Kids

November 14, 2017

Free Printable Grocery List

Free Printable Grocery List

If you want to save money the number #1 thing to do is write a list of the items you need. Then you find coupons to go with them. If you stick with your Real Advice Gal Printable Grocery List then you will also save money. I use this list. I laminated it and I use a dry erase marker to keep track of what we need each week. It is a great tool and helps my husband and myself stay on budget. It is yours to print. Please leave my logo on the bottom since it took a lot of time to create.

Save money by planning your grocery list. Print my printable grocery list and use it to stay on a budget when buying your family essentials


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