If you're ever getting tired of a certain kind of dish: don't be shy about shaking things up!  Although you could reinvent your entire plate, there are things you can do to increase the intrigue of nearly any meal that you love.


These are four of the most creative ways to add some heat and flavor to your food while still getting to enjoy the familiar flavors that you love.

Unique Spices

We all know about cayenne and chile powder, but why not take it further?  In southwestern American states, there's a popular spice called chiltepin.


Made from powdered chiltepin peppers, this fine red grain is incredibly spicy and quickly adds heat to any dish without adding much flavor outside of it.  This ingredient is the best way to heat up familiar dishes without changing their flavor too much.  


There's a lot of hot flavor in this, so a little chiltepin goes a long way!  If you're interested in trying this, ensure you buy the full powder instead of trying to make it from dried peppers yourself since it can be hazardous to breathe in while blending.

Fun Dipping Sauces

Dipping sauces can change the flavor of any dish without having to change the steps of making it!  This could mean serving a dish with fun pepper jelly, or making your own unique sauce.


If there's any fast-food chain you love that has a tasty spicy or tangy sauce, consider looking up homemade duplicates that you can try in your kitchen!  This is a fun way to try out making your own sauces while getting to make it as spicy or mild as you'd like.

Creative Combinations

If you're used to the classics and want something fresh, consider replacing parts of the recipe to boost the flavor some.  This could mean replacing the cheese in chicken cordon bleu with pepper jack or adding buffalo sauce to your favorite hollandaise when you make eggs benedict.  Combining spicy and creamy together ensures that it doesn't devour the original flavor of the dish but amplifies it and makes it something more playful.


Almost any dish can have items shipped out or added to make it spicier, like replacing celery in your mirepoix with jalapenos to keep the same bright green texture while adding spice. So don't be afraid to get creative.

Sometimes Spice Isn't Capsaicin.

Although most people think of hot peppers when they think of heat: capsaicin isn’t the only way to make a dish burn in a good way!  Instead, consider spicing it up in other ways. For example, for desserts, cinnamon can add a lot of unexpected heat.


Although it's usually used in smaller amounts, cinnamon, when enough is used, can quickly build into a pleasant warmth and is the reason why Altoids and Big Red gum are known for a nice burn. 


In savory dishes, consider including horseradish!  This root can pack a major punch and is the main ingredient in American wasabi: so you know it’s hot.  It’s a delicious and healthy ingredient you can add to almost any savory dish to create a complex flavor.

 I have been wanting a deep fried Oreo for years! Every time I would go to an amusement park or fair the stand for deep fried Oreos wasn't open. I was so intrigued about these deep fried Oreos I said "I'm going to make them myself from home" I was surprised at how little bit of ingredients to make them. Here is everything you need:

This is it! (Plus the milk I forgot to put in the photo) 
-Pack of Oreos
- 1 Cup Pancake Mix
-2/3 Cup of milk (pictured below)
-1 egg
-1 1/2 Teaspoon vegetable oil
-Confectioner Sugar (To sprinkle on top when the Oreos are finished)
This is all you need to make deep fried Oreos at home. Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and make a nice batter to dip the Oreos. 
My batter was a little thin so I added some more pancake mix to make it just a tad more thick but not too thick. Add the milk a little at a time so you can get the batter exactly how you would like it. Here is the fun part...Dip your Oreos with a slotted spoon and put them in the hot oil.
I used the deepest pan I have to fry in. Make sure you have enough oil in the pan to almost immerse the Oreo. They cook extremely quick so make sure to turn them quickly after about a minute or two. It's very similar to how funnel cakes cook and taste.
Take them out put them on a plate with paper towels. Sprinkle the confectioner sugar on top and enjoy!
They turned out amazing! I ate all 12 (That's not good) but that is how good they were. I can't wait to do these with family because it reminds me of carnival/fair/amusement park food and I think it makes for a good time with a group of people. Make sure to give these a try for your next game night or gathering. Thank you for stopping by and have a great one!











 Doing custom press on nails from home is extremely easy. All you need is any shape of press on nail (make sure they are full cover) Any type of nail stand, and some type of sticky putty to attach the press on nails.

Take your sticky putty and put your press on nails on your stands. These are for a (24) set of custom nails to be sold later on. You can also do these just for yourself or for friends and family.
To keep them all together while designing them I cut a gift box from The Dollar Tree in half and made it strong with some colored duct tape. It just makes it easier when cmoving multipe sets of  press on nails around.
Now that your press on nails are set up and ready to be painted it's time to pick out your nail polish colors. I'm going with a combination of pink and tan.
My colors of nail polish chosen are: Kiss Gel Shine Nail Polish in DTGNP06 and L.A. Colors Color Craze Nail Polish in a shade of  "Simply"
I chose to do some press on nails in the pink shade and some nails in the tan shade of nail polish. The tan press on nails will be designed with acrylic paint and some nail art brushes and tools.
The acrylic paints are from Michaels by Craft Smart. I also have a liner brush, angle nail art brush and dotting tools that I will be making various nail art designs on each press on nail with.
As the nail art is being done the acrylic paint will dry depending on how thick you put the acrylic paint on. You will know it's dry when it looks like chalk and is dry to the touch.
I let the press on nails dry for about an hour just to make sure there is no smudging or smearing when I apply the topcoat.
I'm big on this Poshe Super Fast Drying Topcoat. I apply two coats to all of my press on nail sets.
After the press on nails have two coats of Poshe topcoat on them I let them dry for a couple hours before I put them in a box. If possible letting them dry for (24) hours would be ideal but if thats is not possible at least a couple hours.
After you have let the press on nails dry they can placed in a box for storage yourself, a friend or shipped to a customer. In a few easy steps you can have custom press on nails to keep, gift or sell. 

Leave some color combinations or nail ideas if you have any to share! Thank you for stopping by make sure to come back!
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 I did it again! I was able to scoop four colors of nail polish from The Dollar Tree all Sinful Colors brand! I'm super excited because its very rare to see Sinful Colors nail polish in The Dollar Tree. Sinful colors nail polish is usually in a store like Sally's or a higher priced beauty store. I was also impressed with the shades I picked up. Usualy the colors all look alike or they are dull and unwanted but these colors are POPULAR!.

First color is a deep lush red called "Redrum" It's a sexier type of deep red. Would look great on nails or toes. This is more of a classic color. If your a red lover this is a beautiful shade of red for a set of nails.
Next color is called "Charmed" it's a fine glitter sparkle type of polish. This charmed color can be worn by it'sself but I feel like it would have popped so much more over a cool tone colored nail polish. But is very suttle by itself. Very fine and glittery without the flash. Like a elegant champagne glitter.
The third color named "Interglamactic" it's a violet purple but brighter type of shade. Not quite purple but not pink either so I would say it was more of a pretty violet shade. Great to step out of your comfort zone with. Not to bright but a stand out nail polish color.
Last but not least is "Spirirted" a lilac purple shade that is super cute. I have this shade on my pedicure right now and it looks great! I'm not a purple person but I might start doing a purple manicure and pedicure once in a while. It's a nice break from red or blue.
I'm very pleased to put all of these Sinful Colors nail polishes in to my collection. I would love to see a lot of these shades as press on nails. More manicures and pedicures with these nail polishes before the summer season is over.
You guys already know the drill! Check your local Dollar Tree or just a dollar store and even discount places like big lots and you can possibly run up on deals like these.
So grateful to have found these for a total of $4.00! (Plus tax of course) Thank you for checking out my Sinful colors nail polish swatch blog! As soon as I find more shades I will swatch them. Have a great one!












 You can create easy nail art with a couple tools that will make you look like a professional. For this demonstration I'm going to use some acrylic paint you can find at Michaels, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Jo Anns craft store or even online, A dotting tool (Can be found online or at a beauty store like Sally's), An old toothbrush (Not the same one for your teeth and a long line brush (usually found in a cheap nail art brush set)


First white dot design is super easy. I'm using a practice finger with a nail tip inserted. I painted the nail tip pink and started with one white dot. Next place two white dots above it and repeat that pattern until there is no more room for anymore dots.

Put top coat over it and now you have an easy peasy dot pattern you can do on all types of nails or just one accent nail.


The second nail design is one of the most simple designs I've ever seen. Your going to take an old tooth brush dip the tip of the toothbrush into your desired acrylic paint and keep dabbing on the nail until you get the look you like.


Let it dry and put your desired topcoat over it and be proud of your one of a kind toothbrush design.


I saved the geometric lines for last because this is the most challenging for a beginner with little to no nail art skills. Take your thinnest line brush dip it in the acrylic paint make sure to test your lines on a piece of paper or cardboard to make sure the lines are smooth and thin. Start with two sets of lines on one side of the nail then another two lines on the opposite side of the nail. Lastly start creating lines going thru the other lines. Now you have a geometric line nail.


Apply topcoat over the top and WALA you made a geometric nail design.


All these nail designs and simple and with acrylic paint the designs are unlimited. Make sure to let your acrylic paint dry completely before applying the topcoat. You will know it's dry when it's a flat color and looks like chalk.


Happy Nail Designing!


Thank you for stooping by! If you would like more nail art tutorial blogs let me know in the comments!





















 This is my D.I.Y recipe for shaving lotion. I've used this recipe for years and years and I haven't had any cuts since I start making it. I used to buy shaving cream and I would be cut a couple times by the time I got done shaving my legs. With this DIY shaving lotion I never had that problem. 


All these products are from of course... The Dollar Tree! You can use any brand of conditioner, baby shampoo, lotion and baby oil you would like. Here is the measurements for this quick DIY shaving lotion:

(1) Cup Conditioner
(1) Cup Baby Shampoo
(5) Tablespoons Of Lotion
(5) Tablespoons Of Baby Oil


I also got my product mixing measuring cups and spoons from The Dollar Tree. I keep these things in the bathroom so they never mix with my measuring cups and spoons from the kitchen. The container is just a used old plastic jar from a hair product. I love to recycle!


Put everything in a jar (preferably recycled :) take any object to stir (I'm using a craft stick) and mix all the ingredients up until smooth. Let the mixture sit for about (1) hour.


It's an hour later and your mixture is ready to use! It will get thicker as time goes on so stir it up before using. 


This is one of my favorite DIY projects for self care. You can shave your legs and under arms in minutes and feel smooth afterwards. I love using it right before I get in the shower. This DIY shaving lotion last so long! I did the video to make a batch in the video below in 2018 I didn't have to make it again until 2021! Talk about savings! Here is the video:


Thank you so much for stopping by! Stay Happy and Frugal!💙💛💚














 Make sure to check your local Dollar Tree for LA Colors nail polish. I've been getting loads of new colors. I stock up on LA colors nail polish for my manicures and pedicures and also my custom press on nails I do for people on Ebay, Depop and Mercari. These colors are all in the nude/neutral family and they are very popular with my customers. I'm also a fan of these nail polish colors because they are more chill and laid back. I still go on public transportation alot so I like my colors to be more toned down.

I absolutely LOVE these colors from the lightest to the darkest they all have a great classy look. Here are the colors individually with the name of the LA colors shade of polish.
This shade of LA colors nail polish is "In The Nude" I love this color for designing. It's a great color on it's own or for a back drop for acrylic paint or other nail polish colors.
This LA colors shade is called "Intimate" it has a nice light tan color to it. Perfect for a low key manicure/pedicure but still looks classy and neat

This LA Colors shade is "Innocence" it's in the same tan/brown family as "Intimate" it's a slight bit darker but it's a great tan/nude type of color. Also would work well as a nail polish to add colors to.
This LA colors shade is "Warrior" I'm usually not a fan of this type of color but it's very pretty on the nail, I would definitely wear a manicure / pedicure with this color. It's also a perfect color if you have to go to work. It just blends so nicely and looks very rich. 
Love all 4 of these LA colors nail polish shades! I can't believe I only paid $4.00 I would have easily paid more to have this collection of nail polish colors.
Make sure to check you local dollar tree and see what steals you can get on LA colors nail polish. I'm in Georgia and currently (its June 2021) all the dollar tree stores I've been to have been STOCKED with LA colors nail polish. So go on the hunt and get you some cheap nail polish.














 It's hot outside! I've been dressing a little grungy. This is more of a casual I don't give a &%4# look. I really like bleach, holes and rips in my clothes. The more worn it is the more I like it.

I actually bleached this tee myself. It was in the give away bag but I decided to rescue it and the shirt came out very nice. My ripped arizona jean shorts I wear every spring/summer season. I'm happy I can still fit them. I put the outfit with a comfortable burgundy Sketcher sneaker. For some reason I can only wear them without socks (I know that's gross)
I will definitely be wearing outfits like this all summer 2021 long
You got to make sure your edges and hair don't care either. We have to have matching energy.
This has to be one of my favorite looks so far. It has MELLE DON'T GIVE A &*%$ written all over it.

Shirt: On Fire
Shorts: Arizona Jeans Co.
Shoes: Sketchers
Necklace: Random Brand (Beauty Store)








 

  


At first I was sure that went I got my apartment I was going to to need cable. 

No boyfriend hardly no friends your over 30 and lonely your going to need some cable!  

I grew up with cable most of my life living with family so of course hike my bill up to $200 let’s go! But then I thought about the times when the family fell on hard times. I can think of about (3) times I lived in a house or apartment with no cable and there was really no difference as long as there was internet.


I moved into my apartment in 2018 and you know what I decided don’t want cable. I’m frugal I’m a rebel (I thought to myself) I’m going to march into Xfinity and tell them to give me internet only. That’s what I did! I don’t regret none of the decision. I pay less than $100 a month and here are my 10 top streaming apps some paid but most are free.

         



  1. Netflix (Paid)

       It took me a minute to get used to the idea of paying $12.99/ month but it’s well worth the price. Back in the day on one movie theatre ticket I would spend $8.00-$10.00 after popcorn, drinks and snacks I spent well over $20.00. With so many television shows, stand up comedies, romance, drama, it’s hard to chose what to watch from day to day. My favorites right now are Bridgerton, Living Single (90’s throw back) and Forty Year Old Version. It’s definitely worth the monthly fee on my credit card.


  1. Hulu (Paid)

       I needed Hulu for a writing class assignment. I was kind of pissed because I wasn’t really trying to add any more monthly expenses. I got the $5.99/ month I was going to cancel it but then I saw some reality shows from TV I wanted to watch. Then I got totally hooked on Grown-ish and that basically made me keep it.


  1. Pluto (Free)

      Pluto is free! I really liked the interface. Pluto is set up like cable television and even has the music channels all the way at the end. There is MTV, BET all types of channels for specific genres like reality or comedy. Pluto was one of the first apps on my Roku TV it was great! I watched cooking channels all the time and movies. Pluto is a great free streaming app on my TV.


  1. TUBI (Free)

     When I want to watch a really good D list movie… This is it! Tubi reminds me of a bootleg Netflix. Yes you have to watch a couple commercials but there is so much to watch. My favorite section of all time on Tubi is the black cinema. I can watch old movies from that section all day long and there is some new ones too. Tubi is also free and is a must if you don’t have cable


  1. Pandora (Free for me)

     Yes you can pay for Pandora but the free version is great for me. Even though this is streaming music and not television shows or movies it’s still a source for entertainment that is free. Sometimes I just want to play some jazz or chill music and make some accessories or list in my shops while I jam to my music. Get a cup of tea going and we are having a good time. 


  1. Roku Channel (Free)

   I have a Roku TV so this app was already on my television and ready to go. Roku Channel interface is also set up like Netflix and Tubi. Roku Channel has different categories of TV Shows and Movies to watch. It was a steal to come with the television


  1. YouTube (Free)

  Don’t be confused there are two streaming apps to choose from. YouTube TV that is the one you pay for and the regular YouTube App similar to what is on your phone and computer. You will have to put the regular YouTube app on your TV. I was trying to use the YouTube TV app and it kept saying I have to pay. That’s not the correct one we want free! So download the YouTube app right on your television and you’ll be able to watch movies (yes they have ads), your favorite you tubers and if you anything like me you watch yourself!


  1. Film Rise (Free)

 I have Film Rise but I have never watched anything on it. There is a good amount of choices and categories. There are also other apps to download like Film Rise Comedy, Film Rise Thriller so that’s a win win to get all the different apps from Film Rise for free.


  1. Crackle (Free)

Crackle is another app sitting on my TV that goes unwatched but I just put on a Crackle original movie and it looks pretty good! Loads of choices but there is commercials. That is pretty much with anything that is free your going to watch advertisements. 


  1.  Live Antenna TV (Free kind of)

   It’s free but you do need to attach an antenna. I got one from Wal Mart for about $12.00 there are not a lot of channels anymore but there are some local ones and there is always something playing


So there goes my top (10) Streaming Apps on My Roku TV. If you don’t have cable or your on a budget and don’t want to do the paid streaming apps you can still have plenty of television.

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