Coconut Oil and Coffee Hand and Body Scrub

Make and all natural body and hand scrub from coconut oil and leftover coffee grounds from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

All Natural Coconut Oil and Coffee Hand and Body Scrub   This started out as a body scrub {and is a GREAT one} but I found out by accident that this makes a great hand scrub for gardeners.  I like to dig around in my garden.  Sometimes I wear gloves, most times I don't.  I like to feel the dirt and work with it and gloves get in the way.  This, for me, means I'm not a manicure gal. … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Clean Copper

How to clean copper easily without any elbow grease.

The Easiest Way to Clean Copper   Copper is beautiful when it's bright and shiny with that glorious pinkish tinge but when it's dirty and dull it is not such a pretty sight.   I have a copper wash tub that was my Grandma's.  It was used to do laundry for her 8 children.  {I am so thankful to have a Maytag!} The tub has been soldered with metal added that was not copper and it has dings, … [Read more...]

Closet Organization – 3 Simple Steps from #PGeveryday

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Raise those hands if you're like me and are trying to Get and Keep a More Organized Home. Closet Organization is high on my list of ways to keep my home running smoothly.  A few weeks ago I organized my closet and my two youngest son's closets and next on my list is the hall closet.  We have a small house and limited storage space so it is really important that the process is efficient. I found this … [Read more...]

Summer Bedroom Refresh and Tips on How to Choose Bedding

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This is the perfect time of year to update your home with changes that while simple certainly pack a punch!   Welcome to My Summer Bedroom Refresh This is my bedroom before ~ very dull and boring.  I used to decorate with a passion ~ there was nothing safe in my path but 4 years ago life changed drastically for me and a re-prioritization of things became necessary.  Decorating went to the bottom of … [Read more...]

The 20-Second Tip to Soften Brown Sugar

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  Have you ever had a bag of brown sugar, one that you had never even opened and yet when you went to use it in a recipe it was hard as a rock?  If you answered yes to that I am here to help you.  I had that happen to me the other day.  I was making a Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce for some ribs and my brand new bag of brown sugar was hard.....rock like....hard as a brick.  I was really frustrated but … [Read more...]

I Took The #BizChallenge to Remove My Family’s Toughest Stains

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was in high school I wore a uniform....a lovely grey pleated skirt and WHITE blouse.  I had a closet filled with white blouses.  My Mom was the Queen of all things house and home and having the cleanest, best smelling laundry was her thing.  My white uniform shirts … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

A Natural Alternative ~ Homemade Deodorant

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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 … [Read more...]