Every once in awhile I get a great tip and I feel compelled to pass along some of my new knowledge. Today I have two tips to share with you.

Microwave Cake

In college, I knew a set of roommates who perfected microwave baking and I’ve seen the coffee mug cakes on Pinterest, but it wasn’t until my mother-in-law shared this super simple recipe that her mother-in-law shared with her (I guess since I’m not a mother-in-law, sharing with you all will have to do!)

It’s called a 3-2-1 cake. You take an angel food cake mix and a regular cake mix and combine them. I put mine in a large plastic container, but most people I guess use gallon zip lock bags. You put 3 tablespoons of mix in a microwaveable dish (custard cups or coffee mugs work well), mix in 2 tablespoons of water and microwave for 1 minute.


My mother-in-law’s cakes always look better than mine!

People sometimes top it with things like fruit, icing or jelly. I like mine plain. In a complicated and highly mathematical manner, I calculated carbohydrates per tablespoon of mix and my mixture makes for a nice treat with many fewer carbs than traditionally made cake.

Magazine Boots

I wish I could remember exactly where I read this tip, it was somewhere on the internet (maybe on It was a way to improve organization, specifically in the closet.

Stick a rolled up magazine in tall boots to keep them from flopping over. That’s so incredibly simple that I’m kicking myself for not thinking of it! My boots now stand tall on the floor of the closet and look they are being worn by ghosts.


I’m always looking for little things that improve my life in some way. Do you have any tips to share?


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