As gardening seasons approaches, it’s important to know what tools are required for the task. Luckily, gardening doesn’t require too much and few tools are very expensive. Years of gardening have taught me what you do and don’t need for gardening. These tools work for small gardens to large ones. Whether you are a beginner gardener or a master gardener, these are the 8 gardening tools you need The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Trowel Of all of theRead More →

Today is a very special occasion. For today officially marks one year blogging here at Insecure Housewife! It’s kind of crazy to think it has been exactly one year since I published my first post. In truth, I have been blogging off and on, mostly off, for the last ten years. However, this blog holds a special place in my heart. Many of the previous ones were abandoned after a few months. In fact, some of them never had a single post added. Back then I was so afraid of posting the wrong thing that I couldn’t bring myself to even truly try. In theRead More →

When it comes to comfort food, pasta and cheese are top on my list. There is something about gooey cheese mixed with noodles that just make everything alright in the world. Though I didn’t love it as a kid, I quickly learned to appreciate this dish later on in life. In fact, growing up I hated mac and cheese, especially if it came out of a box. However, then my grandma made this homemade mac and cheese one day and I finally found a reason to love it. Gone was the questionable cheese sauce and instead, came a dish packed with flavor and cheese IRead More →

March has come and gone in a flash and now we are in April, the fourth month of the year. Sometimes, it can be annoying when months go by too quickly. However, in this case, I am glad for it. April brings us that much closer to summer. That means gardening season and being able to go outside without being bundled up. Of course, a new month means it’s time to sort out my April goals. Now that I have been doing these goals for several months, I feel like I am starting to build a good monthly routine that allows me to reach mostRead More →

March was by far my best reading month so far this year. I have to admit, I’m actually surprised by how many books I got through. Especially when the beginning of the month was filled with slow reads. However, thanks to setting aside daily reading time, and a lot of determination to put as big of a dent as possible in my huge TBR, I managed to pull off a large reading spree at the end. Once I picked up one book, I blew through it and moved right on to the next. March in books is the continuation of a monthly series that showcasesRead More →

There is something about baked goods with raisins in them that make my mouth water. Especially if there is a healthy dose of cinnamon as well. When it comes to breakfast, muffins reign supreme in our house. They are a delicious option to grab in the morning, or for a snack during school or work. There are plenty of different muffins out there to make. One of our favorites is oatmeal raisin muffins. They are the perfect combination of moist texture, with a strong cinnamon raisin taste. If you are looking for an easy delicious recipe for the family to try, then this is forRead More →

With the arrival of spring, gardening season is just around the corner. Depending on where you live, the start of the growing season varies quite a bit. For the most part, a lot of people are heading into the gardening season in the next few weeks. As the temperatures rise and the snow melts away, it is time to do some garden planning. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner gardener, these tips can help you reach your full gardening potential. What to grow The first question you need to ask yourself is what do you want to grow? Are you aiming toRead More →

It can be easy to overlook your digital life when working through decluttering your things. The truth is, it’s easier to see the physical clutter in our homes and that is why digital clutter is sometimes overlooked. It is just as important to perform a digital declutter, as it is to declutter your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room. In order to truly declutter your life, you need to ensure that all aspects of it are tackled. So today, let’s talk about doing a digital declutter. Email We all have email accounts. Perhaps some of us even have more than one. Do you still need thatRead More →

There are quite a few blogging awards out there. I have been fortunate enough to have been nominated for several of them, including the Mystery Blogger Award, The Versatile Blogger Award, and the Sunshine Blogger Award. Now, thanks to Victoria from Victoria Austin, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award. I love that the blogging community is so supportive. Blogging Awards like these really help to show you are reaching other people and they appreciate all the hard work that goes into your blog. The Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their post Answer the 11 questions theyRead More →

Crackers are a favorite snack for my family. Much like with muffins, there are so many different flavors of cracker out there, that it’s hard to choose, let alone get tired of eating them. However, among all of those crackers, cheese crackers are our ultimate favorite. However, there came a point where I wanted to try to make crackers from scratch. After searching through multiple recipes online, I stumbled upon one for cheese crackers. After making a few times, I modified this recipe to what works best for my family. These homemade cheese crackers are packed with flavor and provide a lot of snacking potential.Read More →