May 16 2017 Involvery Newsletter

Happy Tuesday!  We sure hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Mother’s Day weekend!  The weather was perfect here and allowed us all to be outside enjoying the beautiful weather and most importantly – enjoying each other.

New on Involvery:

Would you like to get PAID to shop?

I do!

Here’s how I make money shopping online.

Want to Buy an Instant Pot?

I have an Instant Pot.  While I do love it, there are some things I wish I knew BEFORE I bought it.

(note: did you know you can “bake” potatoes in an Instant Pot?  Here’s the recipe)

Let’s Cook!

Charcoal Grilling 101 – if you’ve got a new charcoal grill and want to learn the easiest way to cook on it, read this article.

Here are some quick links in case you’re looking for some specific charcoal grilling tips:

There’s also an EASY honey mustard grilled chicken recipe on that page.

And don’t forget…

Father’s Day is sneaking up quickly!

(not that the dad’s will ever let us forget! lol!)

If you need a GREAT gift idea for Dad:  get a grilling tools tool set for him.  He’ll love it.

and hey, if Dad is a wine guy, get him one of these wine refrigerators.

Love the drinks at Sonic?

So do I! My favorite is their Cherry LimeAde – yum!

We have an awesome portable countertop ice maker that makes ice JUST like Sonic’s ice.

Learn more about these types of ice makers:


Fussy newborn?

Our niece just had a baby a few weeks ago and guess what?  He has COLIC!  Bless her heart – I know how trying it is as a mom.

If you think your baby might have colic or what to DO about baby colic:


Want a FUN DIY Project?

We’ve been making these Minion Terra Cotta Pots with the kids – SO fun and SOOO cute!

More Fun at


Hope everyone has a great week!


Involvery Community Update – May 2017

LOTS of fun new articles over at our main Involvery Community site – we’ve been BUSY!

May is always a busy month. The end of school is sneaking up – summer is around the corner – and lots of sunshine from here on out!

Headed to a baby shower?

Check out these CHEAP baby shower gift ideas

Backyard bird watcher?

Read these backyard bird bath tips Or check out the best bird feeders reviews

Is your house making you SICK?

See the symptoms on this HEPA air purifiers post

Uh Oh! It’s Mother’s Day THIS Sunday!

Here’s some great kitchen gift ideas Mom will LOVE – and, if she loves this color as much as I do: check out these Tiffany Blue kitchen decor ideas – gorgeous!

There’s also these farmhouse kitchen canister set ideas that are on MY wish list (along with a portable ice maker and a WINE REFRIGERATOR!).

And hey, if you’re shopping ahead… Dad will LOVE these grill tools for Father’s Day! (does he grill on a charcoal grill like my father-in-law does?)

In other news…. My hubby and kids bought me one of these inflatable hammocks for my birthday – I LOVE it!

But I guess that means I’ll have to wait for next year to get a Lazy Spa – rats!

We made some of these DIY Yarn Letters for the nursery – they turned out really cute!

We’re still looking into getting a wireless pet containment system for the dogs – not finished researching. Any ideas?

Alrighty, that’s about it for now.

Thank you to everyone for all your help!

unique and easy thanksgiving dessert ideas and recipes

Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes – Unique & Easy Desserts Recipes

Need some dessert ideas for Thanksgiving? Take a look at these unique and easy recipes we’ve found that are sure to please the crowd at Thanksgiving dinner.

Easy & Unique Thanksgiving Desserts – Creative Desserts for Thanksgiving Recipes

How about these creative desserts for Thanksgiving? Tired of the same ol’ pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? How about trying one these unique Thanksgiving dessert recipes – they look SO good!


Want more Thanksgiving recipes?

Here are our top Thanksgiving side dish ideas

Here are some cute Thanksgiving cookies for kids to make

SO cute! AND they’re a creative dessert idea for Thanksgiving also.


Also, be sure to check out these easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

Top Ten Thanksgiving Desserts
Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
Creative Desserts for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Fun Thanksgiving Desserts
Pinterest Thanksgiving Desserts
Unique Thanksgiving Desserts

Let’s Talk About Fake Christmas Trees!

‘Tis the season!  Time to get that artificial Christmas tree set up, decorated and looking realistic.


We share a LOT of great info and decorating ideas for those of us that have a fake tree.

Stunning fake Christmas tree idea! Love how it fits in with this rustic farmouse country style room! @involvery

You can see all our fake Christmas tree ideas here on Pinterest.

If you’re like to know an easy way to make fake Christmas tree look full, read our post that shares 2 really simple ways to make a fake tree look fuller and more real.

We also have some BEAUTIFUL fake Christmas tree decorating ideas here.

Fake Christmas Tree decorating idea - it looks like a snowman! LOVE it!

For fun, we rounded up the 10 Most Expensive Fake Christmas Trees in the World – shocking to see the cost of these trees (some are made with diamonds and pure gold!)

Here’s the list that links to each tree:

If you’re looking for a new fake Christmas tree, we share our choices for the most realistic artificial Christmas tree here – they are GORGEOUS!

Our picks have been pinned a LOT on Pinterest – here’s some pins that others really love:

Hope those ideas help!

If you want even more ideas,

check out all our Fake Christmas Tree Ideas on Pinterest.