Spring Cleaning and Gardening Tips {My Healthy Home}

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Spring Cleaning It’s here ~ finally ~ SPRING and that means it’s time to start cleaning and not just cleaning the everyday things we think of but those down and dirty icky things we have in our home {see my icky laundry tub below…and then the CLEAN version!}.  It’s also time to start thinking GARDENING(I am shouting when I use those capital letters with joy) and I have a gardening tip to share that was told to me by an {Read More}

Spring Cleaning ~ The Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Way

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I don't know about you but I have just about had it with this winter.  It has been way too long and cold and I can't wait to get outside and start enjoying the SUN again. I've been preparing for the warm days ahead by attempting to streamline and minimize the time it takes me to do some of my {Read More}

How to Remove Blood Stains from Fabric

How to Remove Blood Stains from Fabric with Cupcakes and Crinoline

How To Remove Blood Stains From Fabric That just sounds awful, doesn’t it?  But, it’s something that most of us will encounter at one time or another, unfortunately.   If the sight of blood or the thought of it makes you squeamish you may want to avoid these pictures.  One of my family members will occasionally get nosebleeds in his sleep and when he does, he sleeps right through them and the next morning, well, the mess can be just {Read More}

A Natural Alternative ~ Homemade Deodorant

Homemade DeodorantCupcakes and Crinoline

Natural alternatives for home cleaning, beauty and health products have become a recent passion of mine.  I had thought for quite a while that using processed deodorants and antiperspirants were not the best choice for me and my family so I went on a search for a natural alternative.   I found many recipes online and tried a few but found this one has worked the best of all that I tried and can be made in just a matter {Read More}

10 Ways To Get Organized {Now} for Next Christmas

10 Easy Ways to Get Organized Now for Next Christmas via Cupcakes and Crinoline

I can’t believe that Christmas Day has passed by already but that just means it’s time to start getting organized for next Christmas.  I started practicing some of these tips in the last few years and they have helped me save time and enjoy my holidays with a little less stress! Photo Source 1.  When wrapping gifts I make a list of what I need for next year ~ wrapping paper, bags {sizes ~ extra large, large, medium, small}, tissue {Read More}

Simple Natural Ways to Add the Scent of the Holidays to Your Home

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The scents of the holidays are always so vivid to me and such a wonderful way to add warmth to the atmosphere of your home and a welcoming ‘feel’. In the spring, summer and autumn, weather permitting, I have my windows open to allow fresh air and all of the lovely scents from nature indoors but in the winter it’s a little harder to enjoy those aromas and that’s why I love this quick and easy Simmering Scent Recipe. Ingredients: 1 {Read More}

Things I Like Saturday ~ Ikea 365+ Cookware

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I need new pots and pans…there….I said it.  My cookware, for the most part, is an embarrassment but good cookware is really expensive so, I don’t have it.  I was over at my niece’s house a few weeks ago.  She has All-Clad.  That stuff is amazing.  I had never used it before but I  have a thing for hand washing dishes, I actually really like it {it’s my Calgon take me away time}.  While I was over there we ate, {Read More}

DIY Wrinkle Release Spray

DIY Wrinkle Release Spray @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

It’s time for Homemaking 101 DIY Style with this DIY Wrinkle Release Spray  I have a confession to make.  A few Some Most of the clothes in my house are wrinkled.  Yep.  There. I said it.  I wash, dry, fold and put away….but here’s where the problem starts.  We have NO ROOM in our house.  Things are stuffed into drawers everywhere.  My two younger boys share a bedroom.  The older of the two has the dresser and the younger…he has {Read More}

Easy Spray Paint Redos for Your Home

Painted Plastic Trash Can and Painted Floor Register @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Last week I took a look at my house…you know…one of those looks where you think, “Why in the world didn’t I notice how ugly {fill in the blank} is?”  I like to update the little things and sometimes just one little update can change the whole feel of a room or view. Two years ago I upgraded my bathroom by swapping out a cracked sink basin for a new granite and porcelain one {which is now cracked…yep, that’s the {Read More}

How To Clean a Dry and Crusted Paintbrush Easily with Vinegar

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  Did you know you can easily clean a paintbrush that has hard, crusted, dried up paint on it? Paintbrushes can be expensive and I always try to clean them as soon as I’m done using them but if I know I’ll be using them again the same day I usually wrap them in foil and place them in a zip lock bag in the freezer…strange, I know, but that works to keep the brush from drying out.  A few {Read More}

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