Mandi Miller

Life as a wife, mom and wannabe homemaker! Visit my blog myperfectmess.com

Cinnamon Roll Cake

I made this cake a few days ago specifically for Breakfast. I realize eating cake for Breakfast isn’t the healthiest option but I told myself it was alright because it’s a “Cinnamon Roll” cake.And cinnamon rolls are a breakfast food. See how I got away with it?Plus after seeing variations of it on Pinterest for weeks I didn’t want to control myself any longer....more

DIY Kitchen Utensil Holder

With all of the commotion about going to St. Kitts I’ve really had to cut way back on crafts and DIY projects.And it’s driving me crazy!There are so many things I want to buy and create but moving out of the country in four months kind of takes precedence. We will be selling a lot of our stuff and probably won’t be coming back to Montgomery after our two years in St. Kitts are over. So it doesn’t make sense to be doing any projects… you know?...more
I love this my utensil container is not very pretty! I think I found a way to brighten it up:)more

Texas Rockets

Texas Rockets are grilled bacon wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and chicken!...more
I am soooooooooo showing this to my husband! He will love these!more

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Blogging

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I published that first post almost two years ago. Since then my design has changed a good fifty times (at least it feels like 50), I’ve grown from no readers to hundreds, made some very close friends, learned a ton about graphic and web design and even earned money. It makes me wonder what this blog is going to be like in the next two years!...more
having been blogging regularly for two months now only... I can tell you, your post is god ...more

10 Lessons I am Learning as a WAHM

It means work-at-home mom in case anyone has George Michael in your head…In the few weeks I have officially been a wahm I’ve learned some valuable lessons. Some are silly but others have really helped me to balance (at least a little better) my work and domestic responsibilities.10. Go to bed before 11pm. If you stay up too late then you are too tired to be effective the next day....more

How To Keep Flimsy Stemware Safe in the Dishwasher

I have a few delicate glass pieces that always make me nervous in the dishwasher. Normally, I wash these by hand because I have this fear that they will get knocked over and break…I don’t know what would happen to my dishwasher if a glass broke mid-cycle but I imagine it wouldn’t be pleasant.My other problem is that I tend to be lazy and I don’t want to hand wash stuff… that’s what a dishwasher is for. (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this exact argument with my mother growing up)....more

That's brilliant! We don't have a dishwasher but I'm filing this idea away in hopes that I will ...more

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Why didn't anyone ever tell me how easy this is? If I had known, I would have been making homemade spaghetti sauce all along!...more