Gilded Mason Jar Vase ~ Fun in the Sun Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Gilded Mason Jar Vases ~ an Easy to Make and Elegant Way to Display Your Summer Flowers It's that time of year again ~ time to celebrate summer with the Fun in the Sun Blog Hop!  Where I live there's only a limited time that flowers are growing and blooming in my yard and I like to make the most of it.  I {really} like Mason Jars and Jars in general and often use them as vases.  Rather than just … [Read more...]

5 Android Apps For Earth Day ~ Going Green with My HTC One

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In honor of Earth Day 2014 I went on a search for some Android Apps to help me Go Green {or greener} with the help of my HTC One.   Since my HTC One is my constant companion {one of them!} it's with me everywhere I go.  You never know when your going to need some 'green' helpers and these apps will help you navigate the green waters {in this case green water is good...no hidden alligators}. 1. … [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...]

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 eye to see how much … [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 … [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. This … [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 don't often … [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 a finished seam at the … [Read more...]