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

Unplug the Kids this Summer with Some FREE Summer Fun

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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

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

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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

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

Dollar Store Chalkboard

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  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

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

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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

Father’s Day Freebies ~ 2012

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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

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

Thrift Store Finds

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The last few visits to my local Thrift Store have been so disappointing but last Saturday I had a few extra minutes so I took a chance and I didn’t quite hit the jackpot but I did pick up a few good items.  I love milk glass but didn’t even own one piece until this one….isn’t it lovely?  It is a milk glass pedestal bowl

Dollar Store Princess

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I was at the Dollar Store a few weeks ago and saw the cutest small white frames with glass and white ribbons {to hang them} and thought they could be used for something…so I bought three. I was at Michael’s and saw a really cute rub-on ~ It’s Not Easy Being A Princess….I bought this having no idea what I would use it for…I mean