Quick Tips & Hacks
TIP OF THE DAY: Track your medicine dosage on the actual bottle. Whether it's an antibiotic or something you take daily for a long period of time, the side of the bottle works famously. Also, if you have a measuring cup that goes with it, mark the dose on the cup so...
[pinit] TIP OF THE DAY: Buffer breakables in a suitcase by placing delicate items, such as wine bottles and precious trinkets, inside an inflated arm floaty, and it will shield against bumps, bruises, and breaks.
Find the worst bridesmaid dress you can at a thrift store, and play paintball for your bachelorette party. FUN! Be sure to click Share so your friends will see this on your Facebook page! (or share it with a soon-to-be bride).
For a Father's Day gift, take photos of kids with wooden D-A-D letters and put in a desk frame.
TIP OF THE DAY: To keep your berries from molding and to completely clean your fruit - Fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film.
Use baby shampoo as eye makeup remover. No burning and no tears.
TIP OF THE DAY: Drop a votive holder in the top of a canning jar. Easy way to store your cotton balls and Q-tips for quick access. Tie a ribbon or some twine around the jar mouth to pretty it up a bit.
Use self-adhesive vinyl floor tiles on wire shelf racks in the pantry to create a flat, even surface.
[pinit] Mix two tablespoons of borax with jam, jelly, honey or syrup until there is a paste. Smear a little on a piece of paper or paper plate, and place in the area you've seen ants. They'll be all over it, scarf it up, then take it back to the nest and die. See...
TIP OF THE DAY: Fold the bottom of a hand towel 1/3 of the way up. Sew straight lines from the bottom crease to the edge of the towel. You should have four sections. Don't forget to sew the outside edges. Add a ribbon to one end for wrapping after you roll it...
TIP OF THE DAY: Spray paint a game of hopscotch on your grass. This is great for younger kids or if you don't want to play in the street or driveway. Keep 'em contained.
I keep seeing this tip on how to bake a flat-top cake and am now starting to feel pressure to bake. TIP: For a cake with a flat top, wrap the pan with a wet towel. Yes, that's all you do. For detailed descriptions on how to bake these gorgeous cakes, click on either...
Use Dollar Store soap containers to store cards and game pieces. What a great camping idea!
TIP OF THE DAY: Install curtain rods or towel bars inside your cabinet doors to store your pot and pan lids. Tidy!
[pinit] Recycle two filing cabinets: Paint them and push them back to back. Turn the outside into a big magnetic board by gluing cute fabric over the side seam. File year-end school papers in the drawers!
[pinit] Spray paint a trash can. Flip. Voila, an instant side table!
[pinit] Paint a bundt pan from the thrift store, fill with dirt and plant with flowers. The umbrella fits right thru the hole!
Everybody's got their favorite eyeshadow, blush, etc., and with the cost of makeup getting crazy, some of us hang on to them until the bitter end, even if you have to chase the broken pieces around with your brush or you have to undo two rubber bands holding the thing...
Aaahhhh...I love summer and warm weather. Summer weather sends us searching for pools, and lakes to cool ourselves from the high temperatures. In the Northwest with our hot summer sun and our cold water lakes, enjoying the season can sometimes become a hamster wheel:...