25 Googly Eye Treats

25 Googly Eye Treats on Your Homebased Mom

I am totally in love with today’s fun googly eye post.  So many fun ways to use googly eyes.  Anything can become more fun just by adding googly eyes! And you can make your own too! How to Make Edible Googly Eyes from Your Homebased Mom Adorable Monster Cupcakes from Lil’ Luna Airheads Monster Cookies from I Heart Nap Time Candy Corn Mummy Sugar Cookies from Java Cupcake Chewy Cinnamon White Chocolate Pecan Cookies from Bakingdom Easy Monster Eye Cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade Eye of Newt Pretzels from Lady Behind [Continue Reading...]

Be Brave and Beautiful

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I am Brave and Beautiful – a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you… “ Megan and her friend Cobi [Continue Reading...]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Hey, hey, hey! It’s party day and we have a guest hostess joining our fun today since it’s the last par-tay of the month! {Where in the world did September go?} Please welcome Linda from With A Blast! And, we also have a fabulous giveaway from Necessary Clothing!     We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media. To search for features, use #InspirationMonday.  Feel free to follow along via our blogs below: I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of [Continue Reading...]

Eyelash Extensions vs Younqiue 3D Fiber Lash Mascara & Giveaway

3D fiber Lash Mascara

Today is Saturday and it’s time for what Leigh Anne’s Loving!  Today we are talking eyelashes. I have a daughter who has amazing eyelashes!  They are gorgeous.  I guess you could say I have eyelash envy.  I use to have eyelashes like hers but as I’ve gotten older my eyelashes have gotten thinner. One of the perks of getting older. And because I am fair and have lighter hair my eyelashes are also just naturally lighter. About six months ago I decided to give eyelash extensions a try.  I liked the concept [Continue Reading...]

Lucy and Ricky

Lucy and Ricky

I have joined together with  80+ blog buddies to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including our Couple Costume for this year!!  I know you’ve been waiting to see what we would be this year!! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring you tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea! Yes, this year we are Lucy and Ricky!!  For those of you who may be too [Continue Reading...]

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak

We had our first Fall rain today.  It feels like Fall and it’s time for some comfort food. The best kind of comfort food is the kind that reminds you of your childhood. The food your mother or grandmother use to make.   Swiss Steak is that kind of comfort food.  For those of us who grew up in the 70’s you will probably agree. Swiss steak is typically made from a less tender cut of steak such as round steak which is then tenderized and coated in flour and [Continue Reading...]

Candy Corn Kettle Corn

Candy Corn Kettle Corn

One of my favorite smells at the local Farmer’s Market or fair is the smell of Kettle Corn being made.  I simply can’t resist it! Since the Farmer’s market or fair aren’t always open or available when my craving for Kettle Corn hits I simply make a batch at home.  It is so easy.  Given my obsession with candy corn I decided to dress up my kettle corn with a candy corn version. You are going to make your kettle corn the old fashion way.  On top of the stove [Continue Reading...]

How to Paint a Piano with Chalkpaint


This summer I needed a project.  I am a project person.  I decided that it was time to redecorate my living room.  I have never really liked my living room.  It always felt too dark and heavy.  As a result I never spent much time in there except for holidays.  I decided it was time to lighten up my life! The whole new living room reveal will come later but today I am excited to share the transformation my piano underwent. Our piano is old.  I’m not exactly how old [Continue Reading...]

Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies

Today’s recipe is one I have had for years and I originally shared it back in 2009.  It is a favorite of the entire Wilkes family and it deserved a recipe redo and better photos! It is one of those recipes that everyone should have in the recipe collection and I am sure many of you do have it. If you don’t have it, you SHOULD have it. This recipe alone has made me a VERY popular mother with my boys and many of their friends.  This is one of my most [Continue Reading...]