Fall Off the Bone Wings in the Instant Pot

Fall Off the Bone Wings in the Instant Pot | Mini Van Dreams

Do you want fall off the bone wings in less than 15 minutes?  Amazingly juicy, tender, saucy… great for dipping in ranch dressing?  Then, grab your Instant Pot and get to cooking!  Chicken wings were the first thing I ever made in my Instant Pot – talk about jumping in feet first!

I had never used a pressure cooker before.  The only time I was ever around one was at my grandma’s house – and I lifted the lid to see what was inside.  Steam.  Hot steam.  Pressure cookers have come a long way since then… and if you don’t have one yet, you definitely need to buy one!  And yes, they are much safer now.  Ready to make some finger lickin’ wings?   {Read more}

Elegant Pumpkin Decorations

Elegant Pumpkin Decorations | Mini Van Dreams

Check out the elegant pumpkin decorations I made!  I love when I can use holiday decorations more than one holiday… so, when I saw these unpainted pumpkins on Oriental Trading’s website I knew I had to make something with them that I could use the entire autumn season!  I wanted something more classy and elegant than just orange pumpkins, so I decided a little sparkle was in order – everything is better with glitter!  Keep reading to learn how to make these super easy elegant pumpkin decorations!

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You’re a Lifesaver Thank You Card

You're a Lifesaver Thank You Card | Mini Van Dreams

My You’re a Lifesaver Thank You card was an idea born out of a VBS decoration that I had made.  The theme last year was “Under the Sea” and our classroom was the inside of the submarine.  I made life rings out of paper plates, red construction paper, and twine.  I thought it would make a great Thank You card, so I set about creating one to enter into the fair.  Here is what I came up with – a simple to make, nautical themed thank you card that is perfect for everyone!        {Read more}

Harvest Time | Guest Post by Nana

Harvest Time | Guest Post by Nana via Mini Van Dreams #nanascorner #everydaylife #guestpost

Today, Nana is sharing her thoughts on this time of season… and if it is time for Halloween or Harvest festivities.  I find this guest post interesting – I love Halloween and never really understood how some people derive bad things from it.  It is only as evil as you make it.  Growing up, we always celebrated Halloween.  I didn’t find out until years later that my mom (Nana) didn’t like Halloween because of the evil connotations connected with it.  So, read on to find out what Nana has to say today…

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