Homemade Pizza Dough from a Bread Machine

Homemade Bread Machine Pizza Dough

When I was growing up, I lived in a small town. There were less than 5,000 who lived in town. There was only one pizza place you could get pizza. It didn’t even open up until I was in 1st or 2nd grade. I always remembered the smell of fresh dough and baking pizza as soon as you opened the door. I loved that place and it is still my favorite pizza. We all love pizza. Pizza dough is so easy to make in a bread machine. My bread machine is pretty old. I have had it forever and it still works. I love it has a […]

Best of 2014 From Pounds4Pennies

Wow what an exciting year this has been. I have to say this year has been so much better than last year. Last year really sucked. This year has been about making memories with my family and taking small amounts of time and making them great. I think my kids will remember this year as a year of fun and family. Next year we are planning trips with aunts, uncles and cousins. This has always been a dream of mine, to vacation with family. Now I am going to share with you the big hits of 2014 from my blog. These are the posts everyone […]

How to Eat Healthy at Holiday Parties

How to eat healthy at holiday parties

This article is sponsored by DSM. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are my own. Eating healthy during the holidays is always tough. There are so many treats and goodies to sample. Especially at parties and family gathering, but it is not impossible. Both Mrs. Claus and I have a few healthy tips and tricks to get you back on target for this holiday season. Tips for Eating Healthy at Holiday Parties First fill up on the good stuff. If there are fruits and vegetables offered at a party, make yourself a big plate of crudities to munch on first. This will help you […]

Easy Chipotle Taco Dip for Delicious Party Food

Easy Spicy Taco Dip

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are mine alone. Whenever I get asked to a party I am always asked to bring my spicy Taco Dip. Sometimes I am not sure if I am invited to the party or my taco dip. This spicy dip is a delicious party food everyone will fall in love with. I wanted to try a little more flavor this time so I added some Tabasco Chipotle pepper sauce. I went to my Kroger store and found the Tabasco Chipotle pepper sauce in the condiments section. It was […]

Easy Christmas Votive Craft for Your Table

Easy Christmas Votive Craft

This holiday I am enjoying making a few crafts to help spruce up our home a little more. Candle light is such a nice soft touch of light, especially for a party. So I made these easy Christmas votive craft. I have had this idea in my head for about six months now. I have just been dying to make these and I am thrilled how they turned out. They are so easy and fun to make for only pennies. Easy Christmas Votive   Materials for Christmas Votive Craft Glue (I started with E6000, but switched to hot glue) Zinc washers Sticky Bling gems (I […]

Holiday Giveaway

Target Gift Card Giveaway

I am in such a giving mood this time of year. All of my fans have given me so much joy over the past year. So I thought I should share some my my good fortune with past fans and maybe some new ones. Please stop by my Facebook page and say hi! I would love to hear from you. I was able to watch a good movie with my family at the end of November. It was called “The One I Wrote for You.” It is a touching story of a dad who gave up his dream and has the chance to get it […]

Win FREE Tickets to Visit Perot Museum

Tickets to the Perot Museum

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science along with Raytheon is hosting a new exhibit called MathAlive. It is a very interactive exhibit. Inside the exhibit showcases fun video games featuring snow boarding, skate boarding and designing your own video game. You can check out my Instagram video to see just a few of the fun activities to experience while at the MathAlive exhibit. We can’t wait to go back and visit again. The Math Alive exhibit @perotmuseum was awesome today. Sign up to be a member and receive 15% off. Say pounds4pennies sent you! #mathAlive #2theXtreme #perotmuseum #flipagram made with @flipagram A video posted by […]

How to Make a Burlap Wreath With Wire

Burlap Ribbon Wreath

Creating a burlap wreath is not difficult and can take less than an hour to make. This easy craft is even for the non crafty person. Trust me if I can do this easy craft so can you. Jam Paper sent me burlap ribbon and red bakers twine to show you how to make a burlap wreath with wire. You can find all the supplies for this project on Jam Paper & Envelope website. I have also included links to each of the items to purchase. Easy Burlap Ribbon Wreath How to Make a Burlap Wreath With Wire 1 roll burlap ribbon 2 rolls white […]

20 Unique Gifts for Under $20

Gifts under $20

Are you hunting for the perfect gift this season? Do you have one of those hard to buy for people on your list? I have put together a great list of twenty items to help you find the perfect gift this holiday season. I have looked hard to find unique and fun gifts for everyone on your list this year. This list will make it easy to shop and not spend very much. There are many great deals on great products here. I may be compensated for clicking on any of the links below. 20 Gifts Under $20 Bar Essentials I just love, love, love […]