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Homemade Corndogs

A family favorite!



  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) package Hebrew National® Beef Franks, halved
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg


Click HERE for the instructions

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Keepsake Furniture Inspiration

This Mom decoupaged a dresser with a picture of her dad as a youngster for her own son’s room. Genius!

Click HERE for tips on decoupage


pic via fb


Bottle Cap Picture Bracelet


  • Photos of your choice
  • Circle punch – 1”
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Flower cabochons
  • Bottle cap jewelry findings
  • Jump rings
  • Bracelet blank
  • Jewelry tools or pliers
  • Charms to spell out “M-O-M” or any other names or words

Click HERE for the instructions

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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Art, Crafts, Family, Gift it, Recycle it, Scout Meeting, Sell it, Wear it


Cutting the Flour Game

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Interesting, messy and fun game. Each person gets a turn cutting a quarter-topped pile of flour (made from packing it into a teacup and turning it over onto a plate), the one who makes the quarter drop has to retrieve it with his/her mouth! – Check it out HERE



Month Long Snack List

I love this. After school, as a teen; I remember calling my mom at work asking, “what should I eat?” This chart puts that question to rest!!IMG_107480220746585via fb



What to Feed Your Growing Teenage Boy


Read the entire article HERE – a wealth of ideas!!




Family Movie Night – Picking Out a Movie Tip

Image18091Let me set the scene – its family movie night. The popcorn is popped. Everyone is in their pajamas and gathered in the family room… when mom or dad picks out a movie the kids start complaining.

So you come up with a new family plan of on certain days/weeks, a certain kid picks out the movie – ‘it’s his/her night to pick’ kind of thing. But the other one feels left out or isn’t interested and ends up in a different room doing something else unrelated and you lose the feel of it being a family activity.

This is how we do it at the doitandhow.com household:

Mom &/or Dad picks out 5 or 6 appropriate movies. Kid # 1 narrows the field to 3. Kid #2 gets final pick. (adjust for your number of kids). We’ve found that with this way: everyone gets a choice, feels included and stays interested.

family-fun-family-movie-nightWe’ve also employed this for outings where we need to choose a fast food place… Mom/Dad gives the options that are in the area we’re traveling. Kid #1 narrows the choice, and Kid #2 picks.  Keep in mind “Kid #1” doesn’t always have to be the oldest – maybe he/she is the pickiest… maybe it’s different every time.  As long as we cut down on the arguing, Momma is happy!

Give it a try! Let me know if this works out for your family, add a comment below. Or share your family’s way of avoiding ‘movie madness’!!


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Posted by on August 7, 2014 in Around the house, Communicate it, Family, Fun, Kids


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