Price is a relative term

“Oh that’s too expensive”

“Ooohhhh thst is pricey”

“I really like that….let me know when you have a sale”

“I am cheap I dont spend that kind of money on myself”

“I am a mom I never splurge”

If I hear any one of those one more time I may just scream out loud. Seriously I hear you!!!

Ruby Ribbon is by far the BEST brand of shapewear, bra replacements, swimwear, leggings, activewear, and career wear you are going to find… period.

Let me ask you a question… how much do you spend on bras? What about bathing suits, how much do you spend on leggings or career wear?

I would be willing to bet you spend more than you think you do!!! You would actually probably save money if you just bought Ruby Ribbon😁

For under 100.00 I can replace your bra, take up to 1 inch off your waist, smooth your back and side rolls, to be your tummy, and lift and separate your girls!!! I am pretty sure your Victoria’s secret can’t do all of that😂

You spend your money on what you want to spend it on… period. If you want a new car, new furniture, new decor from ikea, new bras and panties from Victoria’s secret guess what you dont have any issue pulling that credit card and swiping it you want it you buy it. Something new that well you may want and may like but you just dont want it bad enough you will say oh it is too expensive, I dont buy myself anything that pricey… well suit yourself it is your loss you aren’t experiencing freedom from your bra, you will continue to struggle to get into last seasons wardrobe and you will continue to wish you were thinner. while Ruby Ribbon Stylists and their very happy customers are living their best bra free life and loving every second of it❤

Think about this…

I began my career with Rubu Ribbon 5 years ago I still have my very first cami, my first pair of leggings and i still wear them(pretty sure your target leggings aren’t holding up for 5 years, and that Victoria’s secret bra yea it probably does good to last a season)

Buying Ruby Ribbon is not making a purchase it is making an investment

After awhile I wont ask you any more, I wont even offer my opportunity to you, believe me you want these opportunities offered to you(life-changing)

Have a good day… I dont want to hear it when your cheap underwire breaks and stabs you in the chest😂😖😫🤔😁

Do yourself a big favor and give Ruby Ribbon a try now!!!

Hugs

DIY nails

Are you like me and like to have your nails done… but your time is limited and you are trying to save some money?

Well have I got a solution for you!!!

Last year I was searching for acrylic nails alternatives as I have been getting my nails done in a salon setting since I was 15 years old(woah) half of my life I have had my nails done!!! My natural nails are thin and brittle now after all of those years of acrylic nails.

I tried the gel polish you find in Walmart or a drug store and it just did not offer enough support for my nails so although the color stayed on my nails bent and tore still.

As I was searching for acrylic alternatives I found Peppi Gel… I began researching and decided I would give them a try.

Oh my goodness I LOVE Peppi Gel. It is easier than painting your nails with nail polish it takes approx. 30 minutes to complete(after you get used to the process) and gives your nails the look and feel of acrylics!!!

This review is not a paid review it is just my personal opinion.

I have seen several nail salons begin offering dip powder gel manicures and I wanted to get this review posted so you can save some money and DIY!

Go here to find peppi gel

The peppicure is as easy as 1-2-3

1st you wash your hands, shape your nails and buff the shine away, wipe the nail with nail polish remover.

2nd you get your peppi gel powder and polish ready

1- put the 1st layer on (this is how the powder will adhere to your nail) only go 2/3 up the nail(do not go all the way to cuticle)

2. dip your nail into the powder, pull nail straight up and tap finger to remove access powder

3. repeat on all nails of the first hand(repeat this process 2 or three times this time polish all the way to cuticle line, depends on how thick you want the nail)

4. put the 2nd layer activator on the nail, let dry for 2 minutes, repeat and let dry for 2 minutes

5. buff the nail and shape them again

6. put first layer of shine on, immediately repeat and let dry for 2 minutes

7. ALL done you will have gorgeous nails for at least 2 weeks perhaps more– then you can redip or redo the peppicure all the way!

Price comparison—

deluxe starter kit starter kit- 80.00 you will get approx. 25 manicures (peppicures) for this price and everything you need comes inside this kit- $3.20 per peppicure(WOW)

Go to the salon and the initial nail application will be $40.00 for a similar gel powder dip system or more for acrylic or other gel options 40.00 for one manicure or 80.00 for 25 peppicures

You want more colors those only cost $17.99 and did I mention you can mix colors and make your own personalized color!!!! This is just amazing!!! You can have your own nail salon in your home for a fraction of the cost of a traditional nail salon.

Yes before you begin thinking and want to ask you can use peppi gel on toes too (I have never attempted but several have and looks great) and peppi gel is safe for children too!!!

The Village Inn

So there used to be this little restaurant at the base of town that was in my hometown during my young childhood years they served the BEST pizza breads and milkshakes ever!!! I have memories of my mom and me going to Village Inn drive through to get pizza breads and milkshakes

anyway when Village Inn closed down I have not been able to find another pizza bread quite like that one.

This is my attempt at making one and let me tell you I got pretty close but not quite there so I will continue working on my pizza sauce recipe(I will not be sharing that just yet) and see if we can get it closer!

So the other evening I made Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches and realized I had more bread left over so I decided to give pizza breads a whirl and here is what I came up with

Ingredients:

  • Hoagie rolls
  • butter
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • fresh mozzarella
  • parmesan cheese
  • pizza sauce(I made mine from scratch and one day I will share that recipe too but for now just use your favorite sauce)
  • Pepperoni(I used mini)
  • Turkey sausage (although you can use pork, but honestly I couldn’t tell a difference, believe me I would tell you if I could)

Directions:

  •  preheat toaster oven
  • melt 4 tablespoons of butter(you can also use spray butter)
  • add minced garlic(if you use spray butter use garlic powder)
  • brush hoagie rolls
  • toast until golden brown
  • take out of oven
  • put 1 tablespoon of sauce on one side of hoagie and repeat on the other side(covering the bread more or less depending on your desired amount of sauce)
  • cut slices of fresh mozzarella and scatter on top of the sauce(this will not cover the bread or the sauce and that is okay
  • sprinkle sausage and peperoni(any other toppings you want)
  • place directly on the rack and bake until cheese is melted and gooey
  • remove and place pizza bread together
  • let rest for 1 minute
  • slice pizza bread in half
  • enjoy

if you are going to be trying this recipe please let us know below

 

Philly Cheesesteaks at home

Now I like to go out to a restaurant as much as the next person but let me just say after a long day at work there is nothing better than walking through your door knowing that you can get comfy and fix your own homemade dinner and be in for the evening(maybe I am getting old….LOL) Nah I like to go to but I love to be home!!!

So who doesn’t love a juicy Philly cheesesteak sandwich??? As I type this my mouth is watering thinking about it!

Ingredients:

  • steak umms
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper finely chopped
  • Salt  to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • Seasoning salt
  • Hoagie rolls
  •  4 tablespoons Butter(for the bread)
  • 1 clove Garlic minced(for the bread)
  • Provolone cheese
  • Condiments of your liking: lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, banana peppers…

Directions:

  • Heat skillet over medium heat and add onions, garlic and pepper
  • Stir veggies up until cooked through and tender
  • Add steak on top(fixing two sandwiches I placed two steaks in the skillet) on top of the veggies
  • Salt, pepper to taste on the steak(I did both sides)
  • Turn so not to burn
  • Begin crumbling up the steak as it is cooking and stir
  • You will want it a little brown(this makes the steak crispy but not all of it should be crispy, unless that is how you like it)
  • Cook through
  • As your meat is cooking heat up your toaster oven
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in microwave until butter is liquid(you can also use spray butter)
  • Add 1 clove of minced garlic to the hot butter
  • Brush hot butter on to each hoagie half
  • {lace the open hoagie in the toaster oven and toast until golden brown
  • Remove from oven
  • The meat should be cooked through now
  • Place 2 slices of provolone cheese on one half of the hoagie and a heaping spoonful of the meat on top(covering the bread/cheese)
  • Add any condiments that you may want: mayo, lettuce, tomato, peppers, mustard
  • Shut the sandwich and let rest for just a minute
  • Slice the sandwich in half and enjoy with potato chips, fries or a salad

I hope you enjoy this recipe let us know below if you decide to try it!

 

Chicken tortilla soup

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So a restaurant recently closed in town and my favorite dish there was their chicken tortilla soup, other restaurants claimed to have GREAT chicken tortilla soup but nothing compared to Max and Erma’s I was so sad when they announced their closing.

My mom decided to give this soup a try and found a recipe by one of our favorite chefs… The Pioneer woman

Let me just say that this soup is WAY better than Max and Erma’s and that is saying a lot because I felt like Max and Erma’s was the BEST Chicken Tortilla soup ever!!!

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Go here to get The Pioneer Woman’s recipe as this is the one we used. Typically when I find a recipe I tweak it to make it my own and I will always share my recipes here and let you know that I tweaked it… This recipe was followed to a T by my mommy. It is the BEST chicken tortilla soup and serves 8 so great for Family dinner night! Or you could make it for a church potluck!!!

Will you be trying this recipe…. Let us know below we would love to hear how you liked it!

Have a fantastic day!

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By the way did you notice that we also use Pioneer Woman dishes that you can find at your local Walmart… we love the high quality of these dishes perfect for everyday dinners yet fancy enough for a dinner party, LOVE it!!!

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These kits will only be sold as a kit and not available as alacarte

Once sold out they may or may not come back… grab your kit while it is available!!!

The release will be a surprise it may be the first of the month the end of the month or somewhere in between… keep a watch out on IG for all the details

The first exclusive kit to be released is

“A night under the big top”

Dumbo inspired kit featuring stickers, die cuts and an exclusive only to Creative Corner Scrabble Tile Collectible Charm

What you get

  • Icon sheet
  • Appt boxes
  • Half boxes
  • Full boxes
  • Sampler sheet
  • Mini sheet
  • Die cut
  • Scrabble tile charm

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Have a creative day!!!

Better than Vegetable…Vegetable soup!

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so I have never been a fan of vegetable soup and when I say a fan of I mean I could not stand it, and beefy vegetable was worse… I always felt bad because it is probably my moms most favorite soup and since I did not like it she never fixes it(even though I tell her too almost begging her to I can always find something else to eat. She says it makes too much for just her so we just skip it every time.

Until the other night when I was helping mom put back her cookbooks(she is doing a bit of remodeling and so anyway I found a neat cookbook from the Amish country (one of our favorite places to go for day trips)

So inside the first page I looked at had this recipe that intrigued me “cheesy vegetable soup” and thus began our conversation about making it.

Yes we found the recipe in the Amish cookbook but we made it our own so we call ours “Better than Vegetable…Vegetable soup”

Here is what you need

Ingredients:

  1. 3 medium potatoes(cubed)
  2. 1 medium onion diced
  3. 1 carrot grated
  4. 1 cup celery diced
  5. 1 medium sized broccoli crown
  6. 1 can of green beans drained
  7. 2 quarts of chicken stock
  8. 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
  9. 1 lb Velveeta cheese sliced into cubes for easier melting
  10. green onions and shredded cheddar for garnish
  11. serve with crackers or cornbread

 

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Directions

  1. wash, peel and cube potatoes
  2. peel and dice onion
  3. wash, peel and grate one carrot
  4. wash, dice celery
  5. wash and cut up broccoli(into florets)
  6. drain the can of green beans
  7. place all veggies into a large saucepan
  8. add 2 quarts of chicken stock
  9. add salt and pepper to taste
  10. cook on medium heat bringing soup to a boil
  11. cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender
  12. add the 2 cans of chicken soup stir into soup
  13. add the Velveeta cheese cubes stir into soup
  14. cook over low heat until soup and cheese has melted into the soup
  15. serve immediately with shredded cheese and green onions and saltine crackers or bread

enjoy

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Do you think you will be trying this recipe? Let us know below in the comments we would love to hear what you think of the soup!

Hey this may be a way to get your kiddos to eat their veggies because lets face it everything tastes better with Velveeta cheese 🙂

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Happy Evening