Great Deal on Covergirl Pressed Powder


I just wanted to share a great deal on Covergirl pressed powder at Walmart. 🙂

Currently, there is a printable coupon for $6 off two Covergirl products.

Walmart has this pressed powder in store for $5.94.

  • Buy 2 and the total is $11.88.
  • Use $6 coupon and it drops to $5.88.
  • Redeem this offer on Ibotta (my referral link) and get $4 cash back. (Earn $2 back on Covergirl Clean Makeup – can redeem up to 5 times on a receipt! Available only at Walmart)

  • It’s like paying $1.88 for both, less than $1 each!

I took advantage of this and stocked up, buying 4 yesterday. 🙂



Healthier No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars (no white sugar or flour)

Something magical happens when you combine crushed graham crackers with a stick of butter. Add in some powdered sugar and peanut butter, top it with chocolate, and you have an amazingly easy and delicious dessert.

Yes, peanut butter bars are a peanut butter lover’s dream.

But you probably don’t want to eat them all the time. (Well, you might want to, but it’s probably not a good idea.) 😉

Because I do have a love for peanut butter bars, but I don’t like the idea of overdoing it on processed sugar and flours, I decided to come up with my own recipe.

I like to experiment with healthy, unrefined baking ingredients, so I used some of my favorites in this recipe: almond flour, coconut oil, raw honey, and of course, peanut butter. The result was tasty, and easy to make at that.

My daughter LOVES these and has requested them so often this year that they have definitely become a staple dessert. Literally, the pan lasts at most two days in the fridge because my husband eats them, too.

Here’s what you will need…

For the bottom layer:

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa (this will give it a rich, dark chocolate taste; if you don’t like it as dark, just add less)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Here’s what to do:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the bottom layer and mix well.
  2. Press into a square baking pan. healthypbbars
  3. Refrigerate while you make the topping.
  4. Melt coconut oil. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well-combined.
  5. Spread over the top of the bottom layer. healthypbbars-(2)
  6. Refrigerate until set.
  7. Enjoy! healthypeanutbutterbars

I would suggest keeping these in the fridge because of coconut oil’s low melting point. It melts at 76 degrees, so if your house is warm, you will have pretty goopy bars.

Now let’s be honest. For some, these will never be as good as the real deal, (The magic of graham crackers and butter is just unbeatable.), but they are a good way to still have your dessert and feel good about what you are putting into your body. 🙂

And I think they taste great!

Also, the recipe can be doubled and put in a 9×13 pan. Just saying….

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Chicken Alfredo

When I first made this and my better half said, “This is really good!”, I sat up a little straighter and thought, Boo-ya! I normally don’t get a lot of verbal critiques or compliments of my cooking (unless I fish for it of course!). This honestly is a really easy way of making Chicken Alfredo. I cheat a little bit with the sauce and use jarred sauce as a base. 😉


  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 of a 12 oz. package of Fettuccine noodles (so yes, 6 oz.)
  • 1 jar store-bought Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shreds (don’t use the powdered kind that isn’t refrigerated…)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

For the chicken:

  • Prepare chicken using Perfect Chicken recipe.
  • Slice lengthwise into thin strips. sliceitup

For the pasta:

  • While chicken is baking, boil pasta according to directions on package. Be sure to add some salt to the water.

For the sauce:

  • In a small to medium saucepan, mix together cream, Alfredo sauce, cheese, and pepper. Heat until just simmering, stirring frequently.

That’s it. When everything is done, just put it all together. Start with your pasta on bottom, toss in some sauce, and top with sliced chicken. Serve with a nice green salad and garlic toast. Enjoy!



Perfect Chicken

If you are looking for an easy way to cook chicken breasts, this is a great and basic go-to. It’s fairly quick, and the chicken can be eaten as-is, or it can be sliced up to use on top of fettuccine or in a wrap. It always turns out great, thus the name Perfect Chickensliceitup


  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika

Here’s what to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together seasonings in a small bowl. (Isn’t this a cute little baby of a bowl. My grandma gave it to me.) seasoning
  3. Pat chicken breasts dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle and rub seasoning onto each side of chicken breasts. rubchicken
  4. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe frying pan (I love cast iron) over medium-high heat.
  5. Fry chicken for 3 minutes. Turn, and fry for another 3 minutes. sear
  6. Immediately transfer into oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until done. outofoven

That’s all there is to it. If you are making a larger batch, simple double the seasoning recipe. If you think it looks burnt, the black is just the seasoning. I think it’s what restaurants refer to as blackened.


EASY Chili-Spiced Pork Chops

This has been my go-to way to make pork chops this winter, since we haven’t been able to grill a lot.

They have become a family favorite.

We usually get a large pork loin at Sam’s, and my husband cuts it up into chops and roasts. It’s economical, and it helps stock up our meat supply in the freezer.

These pork chops are made with three simple seasonings: salt, pepper, and chili powder. That’s it. Simple, but they do have a lot of flavor.

Don’t let the chili powder throw you off. The end result does not taste anything like chili powder.


  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • oil for frying

Here’s what to do:

  1. If your chops are frozen, let them thaw. Then arrange them on a cutting board. Pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Combine the seasonings in a small dish. 
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture on both sides of the pork chops. Let them sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to absorb and the chops to lose their chill. 
  4. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. (I like to use either my cast iron pan or electric fry pan.) Once hot, cook the chops (with the lid on the pan) for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chops. Mine were not that thick, and they were completely thawed, so 3 minutes per side worked perfectly. 
  5. Once they seem done, remove from heat but leave the cover on. Let the chops rest. While they are resting, the steam from the pan will make the chops nice and juicy. 
  6. Serve with easy sides, and you have an easy but tasty meal!

An Easy, Favorite Cajun Spice Mix

I like to use a lot of seasonings when I cook. And I finally put together a combination so I don’t have to reach for so many jars of spices when I am cooking. I like a little garlic, a little onion, a little heat, and of course, salt. Here is a combination that I like, especially when I am making sauteed veggies or potatoes.

All of the ingredients are optional, of course. Customize it to what you like, or what you have on hand.



  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric (I’m not a huge fan of this flavor, but this amount isn’t noticeable, and I wanted to add it because it’s so good for you!)
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Add everything to a jar, and shake it up!



You probably don’t want to use a shaker that has small holes, or else the Italian seasoning won’t come out.


DIY Wood Growth Chart

When I was at the Pride of Dakota showcase last December, I saw some giant ruler wooden growth charts and loved them.

I knew I wanted one for our playroom, but figured I could somehow eventually make one in the future.

When my husband was getting rid of some leftover lumber and such from our garage, I knew what I wanted to do.

My husband cut a prefabricated shelf to 6 feet. I ordered these vinyl decals, and my project was done. Literally in under 1/2 hour.


Now all we have to do is hang it up, and we are ready to mark each kid’s height on their birthday every year. I love it!


I recycled an old shelf that we found in the garage and were going to toss anyway. However, if you wanted to make this, you could buy a prefabricated shelf.

I see Menards has them for around $10. And they are already cut to 6 feet. Perfect.

You could also use a higher quality wood, but you would want to either paint or stain it.

Once you have your 6 foot board, all you have to do is peel and stick the vinyl decals on.

DIY Vinyl Growth Chart Ruler Decal Kit $13.99

So even if you don’t have wood to recycle and use for this project, it can be done for around $25. Not too bad!

You could also adhere these right to a bedroom door, but it would of course be a more permanent option!

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