7 Simple Poinsettia Care Tips

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Poinsettias and the holidays seem to go hand in hand. They are a bright and cheerful plant perfect for both giving and receiving. If you should happen to buy or receive one yourself this holiday season, give these 7 simple poinsettia care tips a try. When you give these tips a try, you can see that your poinsettia lasts and ... Continue Reading...


Keurig Brewer Tips From Cross Country Cafe

Keurig Brewer Tips

Keurig Brewer Tips From Cross Country Cafe As you know, I am a huge fan of K-cups, and Cross Country Cafe! I was super excited to see their recent blog post, 5 Ways to Make to Your Keurig Brewer Last! Let's face it, a Keurig is an investment so it makes sense that we need to take measures to make it last! My favorite ... Continue Reading...


She Shops | Garage Sale Finds

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She Shops | Garage Sale Finds Did you go garage sailing (my personal fancy name for it) this weekend? You know what they say: One man's trash is another man's treasure .... well, we found some great treasures this weekend, and I thought I would share our haul. We spent a total of $4.50 and got the following (shown): A ... Continue Reading...


How to Separate an Egg | Fun and Useful Tip

My mother-in-law just shared this with me, and I just had to pass it along...how cool is this?? *here is the link to the YouTube page which has the original source of this neat trick! ... Continue Reading...


Mom Solution | Pie Plate Watermelon Dish

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Every now and then, I impress myself with a "Mom" type solution to a problem. I did just that last night, and I since I was still a little impressed with myself and my idea this morning, I decided to share. My kids and hubby LOVE watermelon. I get tired of having to cut it up into little pieces because that gets so messy. ... Continue Reading...


She Shops | Repurposing a Garage Sale Find

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Did you go garage sailing (my personal fancy word for it) this weekend? You know what they say: One man's trash is another man's treasure .... well, we found some great treasures this weekend, and I thought I would share my favorite. We found this old candle holder along with it's heavy iron base for only $12. (I haven't ... Continue Reading...


Spring Cleaning | Keep Your Shower Heads Running Smoothly

Here is a quick fix for anyone who has a clogged or slower running shower heads. We are on well water where we live, and that means a lot of build up (and I mean a LOT!)  I also do this on the faucets in our sinks and the hand nozzle sprayers as well.  I do this a few times a year ...and I just did mine, so this is my ... Continue Reading...


Clean Up… Clean Up! Getting the Kids (and Mom!) Excited About Cleaning + Win a House Cleaner for a Day!

I have these mom stress moments. You know the ones. I walk into a room that looks like it has just experienced a tornado. My head starts to spin and I feel my blood pressure rise. My kids (wise from experience) quickly start to sneak out of the room. It has happened so many times over the years that you would think it ... Continue Reading...


Keep Your Shower Heads Running Smooth…

Here is a quick fix for anyone who has a clogged or slower running shower heads... I do this a few times a year ...and I just did mine, so this is my semi-annual reminder post ;) All you do is fill a sandwich baggie or ziploc with white vinegar. Place your entire shower head in the bag so it is completely submerged in the ... Continue Reading...


Sign Up for the Home Depot Newsletter to Receive Savings Via Email…

This is one of my favorite deals! Sign up for the Home Depot newsletter (it's FREE!) and receive access to special savings via email newsletter. Last year, they sent out BOGO FREE Tree coupons, and my hubby still says that is the BEST coupon he ever saw (it saved us over $200!) If you are really into (or in need of) home ... Continue Reading...


Fix It Tip for Clogged Shower Heads…

Here is a quick fix for anyone who has a clogged or slower running shower head... I do this a few times a year ...and I just did mine, so I thought I would share this again!  All you do is fill a sandwich baggie or ziploc with white vinegar. Place your entire shower head in the bag so it is completely submerged in the ... Continue Reading...


Dirty Rotten Buggars…

I have been planning to post about how I get the bananas for my banana bread REALLY cheap at the farmers market (did you know that most markets have a box full of ripe/over-ripe bananas and they are CHEAP!) Every few months, I will buy a huge box of ripe/rotten bananas and it ends up costing me about $2-$3 ... then I go ... Continue Reading...


Buying Light Bulbs in Bulk Can Save you BIG….

<-------CLICK HERE to find MAJOR savings on light bulbs. Seriously...I can't believe what we have saved by just having them delivered by the case...especially for the can lighting bulbs. It just dawned on my that I have NOT purchased any light bulbs in over 2 years because I bought them by the case. . . I LOVE this ... Continue Reading...


Quick Fix for Shower Heads ….

Here is a quick fix for anyone who has a clogged or slower running shower head... I tried it an it works like a charm! All you do is fill a sandwich baggie or ziploc with white vinegar. Place your entire shower head in the bag so it is completely submerged in the water, and secure with a rubber band around the neck of the ... Continue Reading...


WOW!! All Idaho Girls Should Know this Potato Peelin’ Trick…

...but it would be helpful to everyone!! Check out this AWESOME trick to peeling a potato QUICK! CLICK HERE! Also ~ here is a really neat tip that a reader emailed to me. (that I already did since I got the email from her...) for saving time/money/sanity! Anytime bags of onions and/or bell peppers are on sale at the ... Continue Reading...