When You Think Your Daughter is Marrying the Wrong Guy

My daughter is getting married. When she showed me her engagement ring, I would love to tell you, I was jumping for joy in excitement. But the truth is… I wasn’t.

In fact, when I heard of the proposal, I got tears of sadness. This wasn’t the man I envisioned for my daughter. Their dating history wasn’t favorable in my eyes and he was rude and disrespectful to me in my own home to the point where we became those parents who closed the door and locked it with a dozen deadbolts.married wrong person

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5 Reasons You Should Include Monster Jam in Your Budget and Make It a Yearly Ritual

This is our 4th year attending the Monster Jam World Finals here in Las Vegas.  Each year has been amazing.  If you’ve never been.  You need to go!  It’s so much fun for the entire family and worth every penny.  Over the past few years, I’ve shared with you why I love Monster Jam.  I’ll be sure to list those articles at the bottom of this post.  But I know some of you are still hesitant and aren’t sure if this event is worth budgeting for.

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5 Reasons You Should Check out the New Pinots Palette at Town Square Las Vegas

Pinots Palette is opening up their newest location at Town Square Las Vegas.  The grand opening takes place on April 7, 2017 and is located 6587 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Ste. 175, Town Square, Las Vegas, NV at the west end of Town Square across from the yard House and just below AMC Town Square theater.

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25 Already Made Easter Baskets Your Kids will Love!

Easter is just around the corner.  I know some of you feel like you are running out of time and/or  dread putting together an Easter Basket for your kids.  Well if so, I’ve listed 25 Already Made Easter Baskets that your kids will just love.

25 Easter Basket Ideas

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Egg Casserole with Hashbrowns and Sausage

Egg Casserole are one of our weekend life saver dishes.   This is the perfect dish for the mornings too. With this recipe, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up a lot of dishes or serving it with a bunch of sides.   Plus you can make it the night before, throw it in the oven while you’re opening up presents and breakfast is ready in now time.

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This is my go-to casserole, I especially love making my Egg Casserole Recipe on Sundays.  Sunday is a really busy day for us, especially in the morning, when we are trying to get the kids ready for church.  It seems that we are often running out the door and I don’t have time to feed my kids a warm breakfast.  This is the perfect dish.  I can throw this together and by the time we are all showered and dressed, our breakfast will be ready.

Egg Casserole with Hashbrowns and Sausage

Egg Casserole with Hashbrowns and Sausage


  • 2 Tbs. Country Crock Spread
  • 1 lb of sausage
  • 8 ggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 bag of frozen hashbrowns potatoes
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional 2 Tbsp of hot sauce


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with 2 tbsp of Country Crock Spread set aside
  3. In a medium saucepan, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain. Tip: cook this a day ahead and store it in the fridge
  4. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper and hot sauce; stir.
  5. Lay potatoes in greased casserole dish
  6. Lay sausage over top of potatoes
  7. Then pour egg mixture evenly over top of sausage and poatoes.
  8. Top with cheese and cover.
  9. Bake for about 40 minutes
  10. Remove cover and bake for 15 more minutes until eggs are fully set.
  11. Serve warm, with a side of toast and your favorite Country Crock spread.

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Comment below and tell me what your favorite casserole dish is. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Homemade Easter Basket Ideas {Under $10}

Easter Baskets, don’t have to be expensive and full of junk.  By thinking outside the box you can create some wonderful and fun Homemade Easter Baskets Ideas.
Homemade Easter Basket Ideas from pinchthisstretchthat.com @ginahorne #Easter

A few years ago, I challenged myself to make my children’s Easter baskets for less than $10.00 with “useful” items.  I did this because I didn’t like the way those cheap baskets under $10.00 looked at the store.  Most of these items I found within the dollar section or dollar store.  Since I was filling several baskets while I was at the store I looked for items that had multiple things I could split up.

Homemade Easter Basket Ideas from pinchthisstretchthat.com @ginahorne #Easter

The items in the Homemade Toddler Easter Basket are:  Disney Paint Book, Bible Coloring Book, Bat/Ball, 2 mini Sesame Street Books, Sidewalk Chalk, Crayons, Bubbles, Memory Card Game, Giant Lollipop, Gummy Lifesavers and 3 eggs with candy.

Homemade Easter Basket Ideas from pinchthisstretchthat.com @ginahorne #Easter

The items in the Homemade School Aged Easter basket are:  Glider, Sketch Paper, Disney Paint Book, Crayons, Card Game, Sidewalk Chalk, Bubbles, Crayons, Giant Lollipop, Gummy Lifesavers and 3 eggs filled with candy. (I made two identical ones since I have twins)

Homemade Easter Basket Ideas from pinchthisstretchthat.com @ginahorne #Easter

The Homemade Teen Easter Basket was a beauty basket.  Enclosed is a bath pillow, foot massager, hair turby towel, body scrubber, sleep mask, face scrubber, giant lollipop, gummy life savers, and 3 eggs filled with candy.
Homemade Easter Basket Ideas from pinchthisstretchthat.com @ginahorne #Easter

Rather than wasting money on cellophane wrap, I used clear garbage bags instead to wrap their baskets.

Overall I spent $36.00 for all 4 baskets.  I didn’t put that much candy in their baskets because the Easter bunny hides eggs at our house and those are already filled with candy.  I’d love to hear you ways you save on making Homemade Easter Baskets Ideas.

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