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}

This Holiday Be The Hostess with the Mostest

Cottonelle Triple Roll Coupon Details

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleHoliday  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.”  The Holidays are upon us and it’s time to entertain your guests in style and Cottonelle Triple Roll can help with that!    One of the hardest things about being the Hostess is making sure every last detail is taken care of in advance.  One of those details is Toilet Paper.  You heard {Read More}

Things I Like Saturday ~ Ikea 365+ Cookware

Ikea Pot with Lid cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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}

Unplug the Kids this Summer with Some FREE Summer Fun


Free Summertime Fun ~ what could be better than that? My goal this summer is to have the kids do more activities outside of the house.  That’s a good goal and it can also be an expensive one but thanks to the AMF Summer Unplugged Program your kids (under age 15) can bowl TWO free games a day ~ now that will leave you some change to spare. My Bowling Story and Family Memories When I was in the 8th {Read More}

Assassin’s Creed III ~ The Wait is Over {Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day}

Assassins Creed

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit Amazon.com to get your own copy of Assassin’s Creed 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. I don’t play many video games with my kids but there are some that I do enjoy watching and Assassin’s Creed fits that bill.  My oldest son has all the Assassin’s Creed games with the {Read More}

Pants too Short and No Winter Pajamas ~ Cookie’s Kids to the Rescue

#CookiesKids Three-Piece Dinosaur Pajama Set

  My youngest son has been growing by leaps and bounds which is a very good thing…..except when it comes to keeping him clothed.  Our weather has turned cooler rather quickly and I found myself not prepared at all {as though living in Pennsylvania I was not expecting cool weather this time of year?!?}.  We were going out to run some errands and I had my youngest get some jeans out of his drawers…yep, this is what they looked like!!!! {Read More}

Dollar Store Chalkboard

Dollar Store Chalkboard Tray~Cupcakes and Crinoline 5

  About 16 months ago we made some shoestring upgrades to our bathroom with two splurges ~ a granite countertop and an oil rubbed bronze Tuscan faucet.  I do have pictures that I intend to post…someday, but until then I have this small decorator addition that cost me less than $1.50.  The bathroom mirror is the original from when the house was built in the 1970′s.  I have repainted it on three different occasions.  Once when I first bought the {Read More}

DIY Stain Remover and Detergent Booster ~ Homemaking 101 Week #4

Laundry Stain Remover Sock After

I have tried many stain removers over the years sometimes with good results and sometimes not.  I have been trying a lot of DIY recipes for cleaning products lately and this one definitely works.  I tried it on a set in stain {mud} on a white sock that I had soaked in bleach and used several store bought stain removers on without any success.  I also used this directly in the wash water with socks that I usually add bleach {Read More}

Father’s Day Freebies ~ 2012


Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17th, this year.  There are some awesome freebies out there for you to take advantage of  to really spoil your Dad! Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament ~ Father’s Day weekend {June 15-17} with the purchase of one full-priced adult admission, Dad gets in FREE. Spaghetti Warehouse “Whether you’re a ‘father’, ‘dad’, or maybe just ‘pop’, you’re invited to join us at Spaghetti Warehouse, eat for free and enjoy your choice of one of our 12 {Read More}

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

Housekeeping Powder ingredients

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}

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