I absolutely love all of these ideas on creating art for your home, using items you love, collect, and/or probably already own or can pick up at thrift stores and garage sales. Simple, easy and super affordable… These are old postcards I picked up at a flea market for 25 cents each and the frames […]
Though I haven’t tried any of these cocktails personally…they all look delicious and would make for a nice addition to holiday get-togethers. You don’t have to have an entire bar set up with hundreds of choices when hosting a dinner. One “signature” drink for cocktails is just fine. Here’s 17 recipes for something a little different […]
Cold weather can be deadly for pets. We all know (hopefully) that pets should not be left out in the elements when the temperature is too cold, especially without some type of shelter and fresh water. (Remember, when it’s freezing outside, the water in bowls will freeze.) *Yes, this deer is in our yard but I […]
I hope these examples spark some ideas on how you can create a holiday feel to your dinner table…no matter what your budget is. Heck, even if you’re using paper products, you can give your table a festive feel.
I saw this very short video from buzzfeed.com on a friend’s Facebook page and it was so informative, I just had to share it. The video shows you how to cut/prep a kiwi, pomegranate, mango, orange, strawberry and watermelon. The techniques are super easy. I especially liked the way they peeled a kiwi, without losing most […]
I’ve seen commercials for this Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk for a couple of years now and had been wanting to try it but didn’t want to order it and pay those shipping and handling charges that can end up costing more than the product itself. So when I saw it at Bed Bath & […]
I love slow cooker cooking, especially in the cooler months when I tend to make heartier soups, stews, and casserole-style dishes. With crockpot meals you can throw everything into one pot and forget about it for hours, use less expensive meats since the slow-cooking method will make them more tender, and you have less mess to clean […]
I absolutely love these clever ways to repurpose items you typically throw away. I’ve seen a few of these ideas before but most I had never even thought about. Two of my very favorites…using an empty egg carton to hold cupcakes, making them easy to transport, and wrapping empty boxes with newspaper to make your […]
Whether you have kids going trick-or-treating this year or are hosting a Halloween party, here’s some safety tips you can use to help keep everyone safe. I personally use battery-operated candles in our jack-o-lanterns and luminaries and make sure all our of our electrical cords for outdoor lights are kept off sidewalks and the driveway […]
In my October issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray, I saw these fun and spooky pumpkin decorating ideas.
We also have a big Halloween party so we of course are entertaining…(HAVE to have people over to make all the decorating worthwhile.) Decorations can be expensive so I always head to the dollar store first.
Halloween is coming up and if you have kids who like to make decorations for this holiday, you’re going to love these 11 craft projects. They are super easy, easy enough for the kids to do, and most don’t require any specialty items. Items like scissors, cardstock, markers, flour, water, empty glass jars; everyday items […]
Toothpaste can do everything from cleaning jewelry to fixing glass coffee tables (and of course clean your teeth!) Some of the ingredients in toothpaste makes it suitable for polishing, cleaning and deodorizing.
The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing color or falling from their branches, and a lot of the summer blooms have faded and died. A lot of us might think raking up leaves is the only garden job we need to do at this point but actually, by doing a few more simple and fairly […]
LAST MONTH…We have 4 cats and because last year I tossed out a couple of ratty pet beds, I was in the market for some new ones. They actually prefer plain old cardboard boxes but with the weather cooling down, I wanted something with a bit of warmth against the hardwood floors and tile. Well, […]
I enjoy decorating for the holidays, especially when it comes to Halloween. What I don’t like is spending tons of money on decorations and finding storage space for items I use only once a year. I do buy an item or two every year to add to my “basic” collection, items that are made specifically […]
I know it might be a bit early to start talking anything Halloween but I wanted to try an experiment on preserving Jack-O-Lanterns and share tips early enough so when you buy and carve your pumpkins, you’ll already have them. CHOOSING A PUMPKIN – Look for relatively blemish-free and un-gouged skin. (Gouges will rot faster […]
I have seen a lot of cute DIY projects but the following ideas, using dresser drawers, are some of my favorite. These are perfect projects for old dressers you were going to sell or donate, broken dressers that still have the drawers, or dressers you can pick up for next to nothing at a thrift […]
Who knew uncooked rice was so useful? From cleaning coffee pots to facial masks, this pantry staple is really versatile!
I love decorating with items from nature. In the summer I use flowers and herbs from my yard and in the fall; leaves, pinecones and autumn grasses fill my vases. It doesn’t cost a lot and I like bringing the “outdoors” inside. Thanks to Meghan from Babysitting.net for this great article that includes 24 different […]