Handmade Valentine’s Day Card for your Sweetheart


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Handmade Valentine’s Day Card for your Sweetheart Making a handmade Valentine’s Day card for your Special Sweetheart is very easy.  I will show you step by step how I made this card.  The first thing you will need to do is gather your supplies. You can find these supplies at Craft Stores, and Scrapbooking stores. You will need: *2 different colored cardstocks (1 either white or a pale pink and the other one should be a red or maroon). *Ink- coordinting with you red/maroon … [Read more...]

How to Stop Drafts in Your Home


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How to Stop Drafts in Your Home Everyone is looking for ways to save money on their home heating costs. One thing for certain, drafts that come in through windows and doors are one of the main reasons why your home heating bills are so high. There are several things that you can do to lessen the drafts coming into your home. How to Stop Drafts in Your Home The first step in eliminating drafts in your home is to identify where they are coming from. Place your hand at the window … [Read more...]

Dr Seuss Kabobs and Green Eggs & Ham


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Dr Seuss Kabobs and Green Eggs & Ham With Dr. Seuss’s 11th birthday coming up on Monday, my son and I, along with my nieces and nephews, got together and made some “Seuss inspired” party foods! These are pretty simple and don’t require a lot of work, but are fun and tasty too. Make Dr Seuss proud with party foods in his honor! Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat Kabob Ingredients: Kabob Sticks (skewers) Cherry or Grape Tomatoes White Cheese (we used mozzarella) Directions: If you … [Read more...]

Dr Seuss Cat In The Hat Plates Craft


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Dr Seuss Cat In The Hat Plates Craft These Dr Seuss Cat In The Hats plates look so cute when done! These are simple to make and you probably have everything you need already in your home. Grab the kiddos and have fun making this Cat In Hat Paper Plate Craft. Dr Seuss Plate Supplies Glue Scissors Red, and white, and black construction paper Basic white paper plate Dr Seuss Plate Directions: Turn paper plate upside down. Using a pencil, or a black/gray crayon, color … [Read more...]

How To Soften Towels


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How To Soften Towels Ahhhh, who wants softer towels? I do, I do! Check out these great tips below to soften towels. Turn your towels from over-used into looking refreshed and nice and soft again! 1. Vinegar – The first way we can make our old towels like new is by looking at our old friend plain white distilled vinegar. Just toss your towels into the wash with a single cup of vinegar and let it run. If the vinegar scent is too much for you, just put the towels through another wash … [Read more...]

Valentine Coasters


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Valentine Coasters Valentines Coasters are a great gift to give to Grandparents , teachers or even school friends for Valentine’s Day.  We are using a salt dough recipe to create the coasters.  This simple dough recipe is easy to prepare, frugal and the ingredients so common you’ll most likely have them all sitting in your pantry.  Make these a few days in advance of when you want to give them away so that they can dry properly and come out perfectly. Supplies: Heart Shaped Cookie … [Read more...]

Stainless Steel Appliances – How to Clean Them


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How to clean Stainless Steel Appliances If you have new stainless steel appliances cleaning them wrong could result in streaks and a less attractive appearance.  There are plenty of expensive cleaning products for stainless steel appliances but you could save money and clean appliances in a more eco-friendly way by creating a stainless steel cleaner at home. Stainless steel is notorious for being hard to maintain.  Water, fingerprints, grease and other substances typically found in a … [Read more...]

Beef Recipes – 15 Delicious Ones for the Slow Cooker


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15 Delicious Beef Recipes for the Slow Cooker One of my favorite ways to cook is in my slow cooker, especially during the busy times of the week. If you love your slow cooker too, then check out these 15 Delicious Beef Recipes for the Slow Cooker. You are sure to find a few new favorites in here! Slow Cooker Taco Meat Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff BBQ Brisket Nachos Slow Cooker Beer Braised Pot Roast Hungarian Pot … [Read more...]

Tips on Organizing a Child’s Closet


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Tips on Organizing a Child’s Closet Children like to collect toys, stuffed animals and similar items. However, a child’s closet can often look like a war zone, especially if there is limited space and there are also clothes in the closet as well. Here are some tips on how you can go about organizing the closet so your child will be able to see where their clothes are and also have access to their toys. Tips on Organizing a Child’s Closet First off, make sure that you set aside a bin for … [Read more...]

Saving Money On Your Heating Bill – Tips to Help


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Saving Money On Your Heating Bill If you haven’t accepted it yet, winter is here. As I sit and write this article, the current temperature is -11 and it feels like -37 here in Indiana and we have over a foot of snow! Mother Nature sure knows how to put a stop to things real fast when she wants too. Living in Indiana all of my life you would think I would get used to the winters here. I think I just dislike the cold more every year. Haha! Every winter my husband and I purchase plastic to go … [Read more...]

Wooden Cutting Boards: Reconditioning them Naturally


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Reconditioning Wooden Cutting Boards Now that things have settled from the holidays, we all have a little more time to get caught up on things that often get pushed off. Like reconditioning our wooden cutting boards. They’re dry, pale and some on the verge of cracking… that’s no way to thank them for all of their hard work! We used raw or cold pressed coconut oil to add life back into these wooden cutting boards. There are plenty of products sold for this exact purpose and many people … [Read more...]

Repurposing K-Cups: My 10 Favorite Ways


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10 Ways of Repurposing K-Cups Think it’s a good idea to be repurposing K-cups? I certainly do! With the popularity of Keurig Brewing systems, it’s no surprise that many of us go through a lot of K-cups. If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering how to combat some of that waste that all the used K-cups create. I’ve created a list of my 10 favorite ways of repurposing K-cups. Some you may have tried, some may be new to you, but hopefully you’ll be able to get some ideas from these and run … [Read more...]

Riveted Burlap Heart Wreath


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Riveted Burlap Heart Wreath Add a touch of country or Primitive design to your Valentine’s day decor with a Riveted burlap heart wreath. This wreath is very cute and also very frugal to be kept for yourself or given to the ones you love. You only need Burlap ( in any color you choose) a Heart shaped styrofoam wreath and scrapbook brads to make your own Riveted Burlap Heart Wreath. Heart Wreath Instructions: Take your heart and roughly measure the amount of burlap you’ll need by … [Read more...]

At Home Dry Cleaning – Save Yourself a Bundle!


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At Home Dry Cleaning – Save Yourself a Bundle! Many people spend lots of money on their dry cleaning bills. However, you could save yourself a bundle by to Dry Clean Clothes at home. Follow these simple steps below so you can start making it at home and save yourself a bundle of cash.   Homemade Dry Cleaning Solution- For items that you normally dry-clean, you can hand wash them to freshen them up. Choose an environmentally friendly laundry detergent to make your own dry … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Chicken Recipe


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Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Chicken Chicken and BBQ are 2 of my favorite things!! How can you go wrong by combining them? Then add your slow cooker into the mix and you have a meal fit for a King!! I can’t wait to add this to my dinner menu this week! I know, with this combination, we can’t go wrong! Go check out this Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Chicken now! Slow Cooker Chicken Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 3/4 cup root beer 2 cups BBQ sauce Slow Cooker Chicken … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Tips – 5 Time And Money Saving Ones


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Spring Cleaning Tips It’s Spring cleaning time and that means it’s also time to deep clean your home. The following 5 Spring Cleaning Tips will help to refresh and revamp your home and have it ready for Spring in no time. They are also environmentally friendly and frugal cleaning tips so you can get a lot of spring cleaning done for less time and money. 1. Save time when you clean your home by having a plan in place. If you try to clean your entire house all in one shot, you may become … [Read more...]

Squeaky Door – DIY Home Fix


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Do-It-Yourself - How To Fix A Squeaky Door We all know that one of the most annoying sounds within a house is a squeaky door. The door hinges being clogged with dust, dirt, or grime usually causes this annoying sound. Another factor that may also cause the door to squeak is the hinges being rusty or misaligned to the door frame. However, you can get rid of that annoying sound without having to take the door out of its frame or even opening the tool box. It should be noted that this is … [Read more...]

Clean Blinds in 3 Easy Steps


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Clean Blinds in 3 Easy Steps We all use some sort of window treatment to cover our windows. Not only do these window treatments help to keep out some of the heat and humidity and the cold, but provide privacy for those living within the home. However, if you are like most people, to clean blinds can be quite tiresome to say in the least. There is an easy way to clean window blinds without taking them down. Follow these steps on how you can clean your window blinds perfectly, the easy … [Read more...]

Hangover Cure – Another Drink & a Sandwich!


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Hangover Cure - Another Drink & a Sandwich! While a long night of fun and drinks at a party or special event is enjoyable while it lasts, the fun ends the next morning when you are hit with nausea, headache, and upset stomach. This beverage & sandwich combo (or even just one!), or hangover cure, is made with hydrating coconut water, which will reintroduce the electrolytes and hydration you lost at the party the night before and the avocado in the sandwich is full of antioxidants and … [Read more...]

DIY Wooden Kitchen Cabinets Cleaner


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DIY Wooden Kitchen Cabinets Cleaner Cleaning Grimy wood kitchen cabinets can be tricky because grease tends to build up in a kitchen environment and requires strong degreasers to remove. Wood, unfortunately, doesn’t respond well to strong degreasers and can become damaged by some commercial degreasing products. The combination of Kitchen grease and dust are a lot easier and non damaging to your wooden cabinets with a homemade kitchen cabinet cleaner. To create a DIY Wood Kitchen … [Read more...]