Archives for January 2013

Super, Simple Shower and Tub Cleaner

Are you more of a homemaker or a housekeeper? I tend to be more of a homemaker; housekeeping is not my strong point. So I love anything that makes cleaning up quick and easy. I also like to break up cleaning jobs and do them a little each day, rather than one big, go through […]

Refrigerator Water Tray Vinegar Cleaning Trick

Have you tried the vinegar trick? This is the question that nosy, know-it-all neighbor asks Owen’s parents in one of my favorite children’s books by Kevin Henkes. Owen is having trouble giving up his blankie and the neighbor suggests they soak it in vinegar so he won’t be able to stand the smell and will […]

Super Bowl Free Printable

Are you READY for some FOOTBALL? I’m not a huge football fan until………the 49ers made it to the Super Bowl! In honor of my favorite team here is a free 5X7 printable for you to enjoy! We are going to a friend’s house next Sunday to catch the pre-game, eat LOTS of food and catch the […]

Storing Sheets in Pillowcases

Is it worth it?  Trying to be like Martha Stewart, I mean? Clean house, amazing food, super organized, nifty crafts accomplished.  The truth is, it is out of my reach. And I am okay with it. I have a friend who taught me a wonderful phrase. When you notice something about yourself that is not […]

Oily Hair “Dry Cleaner”

We’ve all had one of those days where you run out of time to wash your hair before you need to leave the house. At this point, you don’t have a lot of options. You can put your hair up if it is long enough, hide it under a hat (sadly I look TERRIBLE in […]

DIY Eye Makeup Remover

We have a condition at our house called “Raccoon Eyes”. Let me explain. If for one reason or another you have gone to bed without removing your makeup, you wake up in the morning with “Raccoon Eyes”. As you sleep through the night your makeup rubs off, some will end up on your pillow and […]

Organize with a Tension Rod

No matter how hard I try it seems like the cabinet under the kitchen sink always ends up messy. I would love to place the blame on my teenage children living at home. But that would not be entirely fair or honest. This year I decided to set some very realistic and obtainable goals regarding […]

Crayon Hearts

I‘m a day late getting my post up! I have a very valid reason for my tardiness. My daughter Madison (15) decided it would be “fun” to have her wisdom teeth removed with her sister Haley (18), on the same day. Last Friday at 8 am Haley had her wisdom teeth removed, followed by Madison […]

Free Valentine Day Printables!

May 19, 1989. That is the day I married my husband. This May we will be celebrating 24 years of marriage! How did I meet my hubby? He was dating my roommate! I had a mad crush on some other guy at the time. Roger and I became great friends and spent a lot of […]

Clean your Oven Glass

Another dirty little secret is being revealed today.  How many times do you share with others what the inside of your oven looks like?  I am going to tell our readers that I purposely let my oven glass get this dirty for the sake of this post.  Yep. That’s my story.  And I’m sticking with […]