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}

DIY Lotion Dispenser with Pump ~ Recycle

DIY Lotion Dispenser with Pump @cupcakesandcrinoline

{This is not a pretty project but it is a recycling project and I finally got to play with some funky Duct Tape} Do you use moisturizer and find yourself frustrated when you know there’s a good amount left in the bottle but it won’t ‘pump out’ anymore so then you remove the pump and try to scrape the sides and use that ~ and then if you are really curious you close one eye and squint with your open {Read More}

Ribbon Organizer ~ Recycled Tin Can

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Here’s a quick, easy and inexpensive way to organize your crafting ribbon while recycling.  I use tin cans for a lot of crafts around my house.  I love to punch holes in them using my Crop-A-Dile or a nail {if the area can’t be reached with the Crop-A-Dile} to make luminaries for various holidays or just for fun.  While thinking about this a little deeper a few weeks ago {yes, I think deeply about holes, cans and crafting! : ) {Read More}

Make Your Own Carpet & Mattress Powder ~ Homemaking 101 Week #2

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When I change my sheets and wash my bed linens I like to spray the mattress, sheets, blankets and pillows with a linen spray.  I also, twice a year ~ once in the spring and once in the fall ~ like to sprinkle a fragrant baking soda mixture on my mattresses and pillows, letting it sit for about an hour.  I then use my vacuum cleaner with attachment to vacuum away the baking soda leaving a light clean scent behind. {Read More}

Repurposed Hay Racks ~ Towel Holder

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I have been in the process for over a year now of updating my bathroom on a less than a shoe string budget.  Someday, I would love to show you ALL the pictures.  My problem is…I sometimes FORGET to take the before pictures.  I get started doing something on a whim and then remember that I have a blog {it’s only been 3 1/2 years OIIIIII!!!!} and then think how awesome it would be if I had before pictures.  I {Read More}

5-Minute T-Shirt Pillowcase

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My boys have so many t-shirts….most that have seen better days.  One of the boys had a shirt I was particularly fond of {I love the silly thing!} and couldn’t part with no matter how hard I tried.  It had a tear underneath one of the arm pits that could not be patched but the rest of it was in pretty good shape.  I had the idea that it was about the size of a standard pillowcase and already had {Read More}

Shabby Chic Christmas

Think out of the box and let the non-traditional side of you run wild.  Pick up a box of vintage ornaments, crepe paper, glitter, and create something that is one a kind!  Here are some ideas to inspire you. Crepe paper Christmas tree with tutorial!!!! via Creative Chaos via Velvet Strawberries Vintage Christmas In~the~Pink via BHG {three above} via Georgia Peachez Wreath Blog Papier mache showman via The Little Things via The Robin and Sparrow and these were mine from {Read More}

One Dozen {12} Quick, Easy and Cute Halloween Craft and Decorating Ideas

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What to do with a box of marshmallow ghosts? Isn’t this adorable? A jar, some lovely rubber stamps, ribbon and some Marshmallow Peeps…}are they still peeps if they are ghosts?} This is from Disney Suits Me. Paper Bag Bowls Recycled paper bags from The Long Thread. Fabric Bags made from thick wool felt with a tutorial via Domesticali {you could also use some inexpensive felt…they might not be as cute as this, though!} Free printable tags from Living Locurto Luminaries {Read More}

Photo Carousel from Old CD Cases

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I love Photojojo ~ I just  recently ‘found them’ and although I haven’t had much of a chance to snoop around their site I did subscribe to their posts and received this one today. Turn Old CD Cases into Wondrous Spinning Photo Carousels How cool is this??!!!?? and this is all you need to make one I would have made one to show you but I have been on my declutter spree and of course gave all of my empty {Read More}

Gift Wrap & Topper {Recycled & Almost Free}

Newspaper Package Topper

You have so many gifts to wrap, you’re trying to save money, you want to recycle & yet still be creative-look no further- use your newspaper!  For smaller gifts the newspaper always has been a great way to wrap a gift and recycle but you can also make an adorable topper to match that adds a feminine finishing touch to your gift that’s simple & quick. I saw this in the December/January 2010 issue of Country Living and couldn’t wait {Read More}

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