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5 Ways To Get Organized For Back To School

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5 Ways To Get Organized For Back To School

Back to school is starting to creep around the corner and it’s officially becoming the time to get organized! Getting the kids and the rest of the family in a routine after the fun summer months can be tough, but it can be done. All it takes is a few simple steps to stay organized and on top of things. You might even find yourself with a little extra time on your hands from getting organized early. Check out the list below for 5 ways to get the kids and yourself ready for back to school:

  1. Set Aside Time: The most important thing when it comes to getting back into routine, is giving yourself enough time. If possible set a day or two aside before the school year starts to get the house, the kids and yourself organized. Whether that means cleaning the house from top to bottom or heading out for school supplies, get a jump start to save time.
  2. Inventory & Label: When it’s time to go through last year’s school supplies, make the most of your time. Reuse any items that you can from last year, make a list for new items that must be picked up and last but not least, label everything. This will help keep track of supplies and will help keep the kids organized before heading back.
  3. Calendar Love: Now is the time to fall back in love with the schedule and calendar. Set aside an hour or so where you can get your kids and your own  schedule setup. Doing this before things get crazy busy will really help and won’t leave anyone wondering what the next event is. If possible also include a meal planning list to keep meals simple.
  4. Routine Time: If it’s possible, try to get the kids in a bedtime school routine in the last few days of summer. This will make that first day of school a little bit better, and won’t shock the kids when it’s time to get up early for school.
  5. Setup Quiet Spaces: If the house allows it, try to set up a quiet station where the kids can do their homework. You can make it fun by adding a few decorations and new school supplies on the desk or writing area.  By establishing this place ahead of time, it will help you get setup for the school year and it will hopefully excite the kids to have a place of their own to focus.
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Free Stuff for Teachers & Classrooms + Teacher Discounts at Various Stores

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Below is a huge list of freebies and discounts for Teachers! Thank you so much to all you wonderful Teachers out there, we all really appreciate you. ;-) These are freebies for your classroom and to treat yourself!

Teacher Discounts:

AC Moore – Teachers receive 15% off your entire purchase

Ann Taylor Loft – Enroll in the free Loft Loves Teachers program and save 15% off full-price purchases.

Apple - Apple offers special pricing on Apple products including computers, software and select third party products. This special pricing is available to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff of all grade levels.

Barnes & Noble – Save 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use when you join the free B&N Educator Program.

The Container Store – Offers special discounts to educators to help organize the classroom. This program ends December 31, 2014.

Chick-fil-A – Select locations offer a freebie on May 7th to teachers who present a valid teacher ID. Free offer may vary by location.

Chipotle - Show your school faculty ID on May 6th at any Chipotle from 4pm – close and they will hook you up with a buy one/get one burritos, bowls, salads or tacos! (call ahead and make sure your store is participating)

Crayola – Artful lessons, classroom resources and the latest information regarding special programs and offers.

FedEx Office – Offers teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide. To receive your discount, simply present your discount card when making a purchase in-store or at fedexoffice.com and the discount will automatically be applied.

Joanne Fabric - Sign up for a free Jo-Anne Teacher Rewards Discount Card and receive 15% off all purchases.

Lakeshore Learning - Join the free Teacher’s Club and save 15% off purchases everyday and receive special offers every month!

New York & Co - Teachers who show a valid ID can receive 30% off May 1-7 to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Plus sign up for the Teacher Program and you’ll receive a 15% discount all year long.

Staples - It pays to be a Teacher Rewards member. When you sign up, you’ll earn 5% back in rewards, and an extra 5% back in rewards on teaching and art supplies. Plus, get free shipping on every staples.com® order.

Teacher’s Lists – Teachers sign up and submit your supply list and refer other Teachers to get FREE Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes and Westcott Scissors.

Best Buy Typically offers a teacher savings day each fall.

Pizza Hut Pizza Hut Stores offer 10%-20% off depending on the owner with a valid teacher I.D.

Schlotsky’s Deli Enjoy a discount of 10% off with school ID. May vary by store.

FREEBIES for a classroom:

FREE Scholastic Magazine

Free DVD of “Good Things gone Wrong”

FREE Legoland Pass – Florida Teachers can get a FREE 1 Year Legoland Pass when they present their Florida Photo ID and Valid Teaching Certificate.

FREE Biology Poster

FREE Colgate Posters & Resources

FREE Idea Book for Teachers

FREE Vision Day Poster – Download this FREE Vision Day Poster & See All You Can See Activity Book for your classroom!

FREE Life in the Forrest Posters for Teachers – Download 5 different Life in the Forest Seeds to Trees Posters.

FREE Web Design Software for your School 

Free Craft Sheets for Preschoolers – Download Free Craft Sheets with your favorite Nick Jr. Characters to use in your classroom.

FREE Junie B. Jones Book – Sign up for the Junie B Jones Newsletter and get the first book for FREE!

FREE Earth Big Gift Kit 

FREE What would you do when you grow up Kit 

FREE Coral Reefs Activity Booklets & DVD

FREE McGruff Gun Safety DVD Package

FREE Bully Free Poster and Pin

FREE Butterfly, Moth & Caterpillar Activities

Free Classroom Supplies – Tell your friends to post lists of items they need for their classrooms and you can earn FREE Wet ones Wipes and Free Westcott Scissors

FREE Dinosaur Train Kit for Teachers Available for K-3rd Grade

Free Sesame Street Learning Kits 

If you want to get more freebies and sample like this one, you can go to my freebies category here!

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DIY Acne Buster

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DIY Acne Buster

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DIY Acne Buster

There is nothing worse than a blemish showing up on your skin before an important event or outing. Most times, it can be hard to control them and reduce the redness and size. However, the good news is there is a natural, DIY option for combating those spots and blemishes! It can be created with a few common essential oils and a little bit of elbow grease! Check out the instructions below to make your own DIY acne buster!

Ingredients Needed:

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon (Oil or fresh juice)
  • Jojoba Oil (Can be found in any health food store or online)

Instructions:

  1. Start by adding 1-3 drops of Jojoba into a small bottle or container. Then add 10 drops of the tea tree and 10 drops of lavender.
  2. Shake the bottle slightly to combine and add 5 drops of rosemary and 5 drops of lemon. Shake once again until contents has mixed together well.
  3. Once mixed, use your finger or a q tip to apply the mix right to the blemish or acne bump.  Repeat this regularly for blemish free skin!
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4 Ways To Reuse K Cup Coffee Containers

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4 Ways To Reuse K Cup Coffee Containers

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4 Ways To Reuse K Cup Coffee Containers

Many people have made the switch from a traditional coffee maker to a pod coffee maker such as the Keurig K Cup machine. K cup machines have become more and more popular in the last couple of years due to their ease of use and convenience. However, once the coffee is done we are left with those little empty coffee pods. Before you go to throw them away, why not reuse them? Surprisingly they have a few fun uses that is great for the whole family. Check out the 4 ways below to reuse K Cup coffee containers:

  1. Seedling Containers: K Cup’s make the perfect starter for any new seedling. Simply, plant your seed into the K Cup with a small amount of fresh soil.  Let the seedling grow in the cup until it’s ready to be moved to a larger container. To get extra creative, have the kids draw on the K Cups to make them extra special for the seeds.
  2. Paint Tool: If it’s art day around the house with the kids, try to use K Cup’s as a new painting tool. The open part at the top will make perfect paint stamped circles, while the bottom of the cup will give you full, colored in circles to play around with.
  3. Organizers: These mini empty cups couldn’t be any more perfect for organizing. Whether you are trying to organize the craft room or the workshop, these cups will keep the littlest of items all together in one place. If you are feeling extra creative, paint or cover the outside of each cup to personalize each one.
  4. Flavored Ice Cubes: Once you are done using these for coffee, clean them out with a cold water rinse and make ice cubes! You can make any kind of flavored ice cube you desire and they’ll be extra large to keep your drink extra cool. Add items like lemon, mint, juice or even chocolate milk and freeze. When your ready, pop a few in your favorite drink and enjoy!
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How To Make Glow In The Dark Icing

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How To Make Glow In The Dark Icing

As Halloween sneaks up around the corner, the pumpkins, decorations and haunted houses start popping up everywhere! So to get in the spirit, why not add some Halloween fun into your baking. With a few simple kitchen cupboard ingredients, you can create your very own glow in the dark cupcake icing. Not only will it add a special twist to your Halloween dessert, the glow off the frosting will surprise guests of all ages! Check out the instructions below to create your very own glow in the dark icing:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 Cup Of Butter
  • 4-5 Cups Of Icing Sugar
  • 1 Cup And 4-5 Tablespoons Of Tonic Water
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Box Of Coloured Jello
  • 1 Cup Of Boiling Water

Instructions:

  1. Start by creating your basic frosting. Beat the butter until smooth, add powdered sugar and tonic water alternating as you add it. Add vanilla and beat till smooth.
  2. Ice your cupcakes however you prefer and pop them in the freezer. They should be in there long enough for the icing to harden.
  3. Next, boil 1 cup of water and add Jello. Stir until combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add 1 cup of tonic water, mix and remove from heat. Place the mixture into a second bowl and keep that bowl on ice to make the Jello as cool as possible. Once the Jello is cool to the touch but not firm, give it a quick stir and remove it from the ice.
  4. Once removed, it’s time to dip the cupcakes. Remove them from the freezer, dip one at a time and replace them back in the freezer once they have been dipped. The more you repeat this process, the more they will glow! Serve once the glow has dried and display them under a black light for an even better glow!
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Easy Weekly Savings Plan (Starts at Just $1 a Week and Adds Up FAST!)

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Want to use a Weekly Savings Plan to save a pretty good chunk of change by putting away a minimal amount each week….starting at just $1.00 in week one?! See the plan in the image below. The photo and plan shows how putting away little money away each week can add up to a considerable amount.

Here’s a tip from reader Terika, how about trying this backwards and starting out with $52 a week and going down so each week you put less and less away (so less near Christmas  and almost like paying down a bill, much more satisfaction at the end)! Thanks for the idea Terika!  :-)

It’s a pretty easy concept and can really help you to save a lot of moola. This is a great way to have money at the end of the year for Christmas, Vacation, or just as a safety net!

Also, if you have a little more money to spare, consider doing this plan for each kid or doubling it for double the end result.

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DIY Natural Toothpaste

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DIY Natural Toothpaste

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DIY Natural Toothpaste

Toothpaste on the market now a days can come packed with a lot of extras and additives. But sometimes that can be hard to avoid, because those same ingredients are common in most products. However, if you do want to try something more natural and save some extra money, why not make your own DIY toothpaste for the whole family to use? It contains a few natural ingredients that you most likely have lying around the house! Check out the instructions below to learn how to make your own DIY natural toothpaste:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 6 Tablespoons Of Coconut Oil
  • 6 Tablespoons Of Baking Soda
  • 15-20 Drops Of Essential Oils (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Choose a jar or container to store your toothpaste, all it needs is a lid to keep the ingredients sealed.
  2. In a separate bowl mix all ingredients together until they have completely combined.  It should have a fluffy texture.
  3. Once mixed, pour your toothpaste into your container of choice. Your toothpaste is now ready to use!

 

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

As we are in the midst of fall, pumpkin baking is getting more and more common and popular. The one ingredient all those recipes call for is pumpkin puree. Usually, canned pumpkin puree can be purchased from the store and used in baking and cooking recipes. However, to save some money you can make your own pumpkin puree at home with just a pumpkin, salt and your oven! Check out the instructions below for making homemade pumpkin puree:

Ingredients Needed:

  • Whole Pumpkin
  • Salt

Instructions:

  1. Wash the whole pumpkin and remove the stem. Cut the pumpkin in half and scrape out all the pumpkin insides and seeds.
  2. Once the pumpkin is clean on the inside, cut it into cubes. Next, fill a large pot with about 1″ of water and warm over medium heat.
  3. Add the pumpkin cubes and a dash two of salt to the water. Cook the pumpkin until water is simmering and reduce the heat to medium low.
  4. Using a pot lid, place it over top of the pumpkin and let the pumpkin cubes steam under the lid for about 15 minutes or until soft.
  5. Once the texture is soft, remove pumpkin from heat, drain the water and let the cubes cool till workable.
  6. Once the pumpkin cubes have cooled, scrap the meat of the pumpkin from the shell and place in a food processor or blender. Blend till smooth.
  7. Lastly, once your pumpkin has turned to a smooth texture, return it to the pot and cook off any remaining moisture.
  8. Remove from heat, let cool and use in any of your favorite recipes or freeze it to save it for when you need it!
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Easy, No Fuss Caramel Sauce

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Easy, No Fuss Caramel Sauce

There is nothing better than warm caramel sauce over desserts like ice cream or sundaes. However, caramel sauce can make almost any dessert that much better. It’s perfect for cheese cakes, cookie toppings, and even as a sweetener for your morning coffee. The only downside is store bought caramel sauces can be packed with extra unnecessary ingredients and can easily rack up the grocery bill. So why not make your own, save some money and customize your sauce to be exactly how you like it! Check out the recipe below to make your own easy, no fuss caramel sauce.

If you love caramel recipes, head over to see our 10+ Delicious Caramel Recipes, our No Bake Snickers Caramel Apple Pie, our Caramel Apple Cupcakes, our Cream Caramel Apples, our Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes, our Caramel Brownies with Homemade Frosting and our Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Trifle!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Of  Evaporated Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons Of Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Of Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Of Salt (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except for the vanilla into a small sauce pan and mix over medium heat.
  2. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly until texture becomes thick.
  3. Next, add the vanilla and stir it in until mixed well.
  4. Remove from heat, cool until warm and pour into the container of your choice.  Once cooled, it is ready to use! In a sealed container this sauce will last up to 5-7 days in the fridge.
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4 DIY Shaving Products That Can Be Found In Your Kitchen!

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4 DIY Shaving Products That Can Be Found In Your Kitchen!

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4 DIY Shaving Products That Can Be Found In Your Kitchen!

It may not be your first thought to head to the kitchen when your ready to shave your legs or underarms, but surprisingly our kitchen is full of useful products! In fact when it comes to shaving, there are 4 products in particular that can be found in your fridge or cupboard and have been said to work even better than traditional shaving products. It may take a little more preparation to get these natural creams ready, but it is worth it as you will have a closer and smooth shave. Check out the instructions below for 4 DIY shaving products that can be found in your kitchen:

  1. Honey: Honey won’t take much prep to shave with and it has ingredients within it that will keep your legs looking soft and silky for longer. Simply, rinse your unshaven legs with warm water making sure the whole shaving area is wet. Then smooth the honey on to where you want to shave and shave as normal. After shaving make sure to rinse well to remove any leftover honey.
  2. Coconut Oil:  Coconut oil is still an extremely popular product and one that can be found in many kitchens all over the world. The best part is it works amazingly as a shaving agent.  Apply the coconut oil as you would with shaving cream and let it soak in for a minute. Shave as you normally would and when you rinse your legs should have a very close shave and your skin should be shiny and bright.
  3. Milk: Who knew a popular dairy drink would be a great shaving product! Warm milk up in a small bowl and use a cotton pad or ball to apply the warm milk to the area you want to shave. Once applied, shave the areas as normal and rinse with water. For best results, finish your shave by applying cold milk in the same way to your shaved areas. This will help keep your shave smooth and will prevent irradiation
  4. Olive Oil: Similar to baby oil, olive oil makes for an amazingly smooth shave.  Use and apply olive oil as you normally would with shaving cream and shave as normal. Once you have shaved, take a small amount of olive oil and rub it over the same areas to moisturize and brighten the skin. Rinse any excess oil off with warm water.
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How To Reduce Fumes While Painting Around The House

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How To Reduce Fumes While Painting Around The House

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How To Reduce Fumes While Painting Around The House

It can be very exciting to spruce up your living room or bedroom with a fresh coat of paint. Not only does it refresh your surroundings, it also can completely change how your room looks. However, there is one big downside to painting the walls and ceilings. You get that strong, fresh paint odor that can be hard to fight against or mask. Luckily, there is an easy way to take away the strong smell of paint and you’ll be able to save yourself a headache from all the fumes!

When you open your can of paint, simply pour in a tablespoon of regular vanilla extract into your paint bucket. The ratio should be about 1 tablespoon per gallon of paint.  Once you have added your vanilla, give the paint a really good stir making sure the vanilla mixes in smoothly  with the paint.  Once you have mixed in the vanilla, you should notice the paint fume smell is much less and your left with the wonderful smell of vanilla as you paint the walls. This won’t change the colour of your paint or harm it in anyways and your walls will smell of vanilla as the paint dries.  Try this tip next time you paint your walls to save yourself a headache!

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My Tips to Survive the Holiday Season/Deals and SAVE A TON OF MONEY with Raining Hot Coupons!

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*DON’T FORGET to join my Black Friday and Christmas Toys & Gifts DEAL GROUP HERE to get notified about all the amazing deals coming up!

The holidays are coming up….Christmas, Thanksgiving, Black Friday! Which also means LOTS of Amazon toy deals, coupons for baking and cooking, LOTS of giveaways and no sleep! ;-) It’s all so worth it…

I’m going to give you some tips below to help get you prepared for Raining Hot Coupons deals during the holiday season!! These tips ARE going to help you save the MOST money. I promise, I can help you save SO much money on toys and gifts this holiday season!!

First of all, remember that I will be posting these HOT deals pretty quick here and although it may feel a little early, you will want to start taking advantage of them now to make sure you get them in time for Christmas!! It’s never too early to start your Christmas gift shopping!

Tips, tips, tips!!

  • Follow Raining Hot Coupons on Facebook just click “Like” below:
    This is super important because if you were around here last year you know that deals go FAST fast fast around this time. Anytime I post anything on RHC I then immediately post it to Facebook.
  • VERY IMPORTANT – make sure once you LIKE RHC on Facebook, hover your mouse over the “LIKE” button and on the drop down menu make sure there is a check mark next to “Get Notifications” AND also click “Settings” and make sure there is check mark next to “ALL UPDATES”. 
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  • Check Raining Hot Coupons page constantly throughout the day – in fact, this is crucial to getting those HOT deals! Last year there were toys that were normally $50.00, marked down to $5 or $10 but they would be gone within minutes sometimes even seconds. If you’re checking the page constantly, you are bound to score more deals like that.
  • Sign up for RHC HOT deal text alerts! I will only send out HOT deals via text (so don’t worry, you won’t be annoyed!) ;-) I will be utilizing this more often now (I know, I haven’t sent that many out recently but they’ll be coming soon).
  • If you have an iPhone, Android phone, iPad – you can download my FREE RHC App! This will help you to get deals on the go. If you see a HOT deal pop up on your iPhone app, just run over to a computer and score big (or try from your phone)!
  • Sign up for the daily deal email – it’s FREE and you will also get my FREE coupon ebook! The only thing about this, is that you may not get in on all the deals because the email only goes out one time a day. It’s still good to get though so you make sure you see every deal I posted that day.

Amazon, Amazon, Amazon – this is where the magic happens!!!

  1. Remember, Amazon can change their price at any time so if you see something you like that I post, try to be quick to get it.
  2. Subscribe and save – this is something that will give you a 15% discount and FREE shipping but is only available on certain products. It can be canceled any time after you place your order.
  3. Super saver shipping – this is when you spend $35 or more and when items offer this you will get FREE shipping.
  4. Amazon Prime = FREE 2 day shipping. You can get a FREE 30 day trial (perfect timing to sign up) and after that it’s $79 a year (or you can cancel after the 30 days) but is so worth it in my opinion.

(This next feature will be coming in November): *ALSO…look at the top of the page…you will see an image (like the one below) that you can click on ANY time during November and December and it will take you straight to all the “Toy” deals and Christmas gifts I post (or click HERE and bookmark it)!! I’d recommend checking it every single day. It’s also great in case you saw a gift or toy deal posted earlier and can’t find it. :-)

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4 Creative Ways To Use Bobby Pins

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4 Creative Ways To Use Bobby Pins

If there is a girl or women living around the house, you most likely know what a bobby pin is. If not, a bobby pin is a small brown hair pin used to keep hair and hairstyles in place. But these little pins aren’t just for hair anymore. They actually have a ton of creative uses and ideas and most of the time all you need is one pin. Check out the list below for 4 creative ways to use bobby pins:

  1. Nail Holder: If you are working around the house, using a hammer and nails try this trick! Use a bobby pin to hold the nail in place. Slip the pin around the nail and place it where you want it to go. The pin will help keep the nail steady so you can hammer it in and you’ll avoid hitting your fingers with the hammer!
  2. Fashion Fix: If you are wearing a racerback style tank top, bobby pins can help you create the perfect bra to go with it. Take two bobby pins and create an x shape by putting the pins together. Then use the x on the back of your bra straps to make a racerback style bra strap. This will hide bra straps under your tank and will save you from buying a new convertible bra.
  3. Zipper Help: If your zipper breaks and you’re in a pinch, use bobby pins. A bobby pin will make the perfect handle for a zipper and keep your favorite sweater alive.  Simply, slip the pin in to the place where your zipper handle should be. Until you get it fixed, this is the perfect solution!
  4. Pitter: If you’re not a fan of removing pits from your olives and cherries, bobby pins will come to the rescue. Remove the pit by pushing the unused bobby pin up through the bottom of the olive or cherry. The pit will pop right out and you can enjoy your snack of choice!
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How To Revive Flat Pillows

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How To Revive Flat Pillows

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How To Revive Flat Pillows

When you buy a bed or couch pillow from the store, it usually comes home fluffy and comfortable.  But overtime, when pillows are used enough they start to lose that  fluffy feeling and lay flat. This happens because when we sleep, we tend to let off some sort of moisture (sweat, drool etc) and that ends up in and on the pillow. This can not only be an issue when it comes to quality of sleep, it can also effect your neck if your pillow is too flat.  Luckily, it isn’t overly hard to revive pillows and bring them back to their original, comfortable form.

When you are ready to revive a flat pillow, you won’t need anything but a flat surface and a sunny day. Take all your pillows that need to be brought back to life and remove all covers.  Lay the pillows out in direct sunlight for at least 2 hours or more. The sun will evaporate the moisture stuck in your pillows and slowly fluff them back up. Once they have sat in the sun, give them a good shake and fluff with your hands to get them extra puffy. Do this regularly to keep your pillows comfortable and fluffy.

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5 Ways To Declutter Your Home

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5 Ways To Declutter Your Home

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5 Ways To Declutter Your Home

It can be easy to get in the habit of hanging on to everything and getting rid of nothing. Whether an item has a special meaning, memory or moment attached to it, we can usually find a reason to keep it around. However, if we really look closely at what we own, most times we can find things that can be thrown away, donated or sold. Decluttering is a great thing to do on a monthly basis and makes it easier to bring new things into the home. Check out the list below for 5 ways to declutter your home:

  1. Fill A Bag: To quickly declutter rooms on a regular basis, try this method. Grab a garbage bag and walk around each room in the house. Find items that can be donated or sold and throw away anything that is garbage or unneeded. This will constantly keep clutter to a bare minimum.
  2. Clear The Counters: A big place clutter can appear is on kitchen counters and table tops. Take 5 minutes every couple of days and clear off the surfaces in your kitchen and dining area. This will make cooking and food prep a breeze as you will have more space to work with.
  3. 5 Things: A great way to combat clutter around the entire house is to make sure to put 5 things away each day. Put away 5 things in the house that may be out of place or left out. This will cut down the time you spend cleaning and keep the house looking refreshed.
  4. Maybe Box: If you have items you’re not sure about keeping, create a maybe box. Gather those items up and set them in a box. Give yourself a deadline of a few days to think about these items. If you need them, make sure they have a place in your home, if not donate or sell them for extra room.
  5. Drawer Clean: One of the biggest places for clutter is drawers in the home. Get into the habit of pulling out a drawer and organizing it. Keep what belongs in the drawer, relocated items that don’t belong and throw away any junk. Do this to different drawers on a regular basis to stay ahead of the game.
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How To Keep Your Mirrors Fog Free

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How To Keep Your Mirrors Fog Free

When you are showering or bathing the bathroom tends to get hot and steamy. This usually causes the mirror in the bathroom to fog over somewhat quickly. This wouldn’t be a problem if it didn’t leave residue behind and make the mirror completely unusable! However, there is an easy house hack that you can use in your bathroom to prevent foggy mirrors. All you need is a bar of soap, a soft cloth and a little bit of elbow grease. Before you know it, your mirrors will become fog free even if someone is taking the steamiest of shower.

To achieve fog free mirrors, do the following steps. Start by rubbing a bar of soap on your mirror. You only need a light coat but you want to make sure you cover the whole surface of the mirror, especially in the areas you want  to defog the most.  Next, take a soft cloth and wipe down the mirror, removing the soap residue as you go. If you are having any trouble removing the last bit of soap, you can use a little glass cleaner to get things moving.  You now have set your mirror up to be fog free, just try to take a shower! Once you have had your steamy shower, the mirror should stay fog free. This should stick for a few uses, but as it starts to fog up again repeat the instructions.

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How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

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How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

Not only are fruit flies annoying, if they are left long enough they can multiply in no time at all! So, that means when you see a fruit fly or two they need to be dealt with right away. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get rid of them as they are aggressive and hard to catch. However, there is an easy, DIY  fruit fly trap that can be made at home in your own kitchen and will work almost right away. Check out the instructions below to learn how to get rid of fruit flies fast:

Items Needed:

  • Jar
  • Paper
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Dish Soap
  • Piece Of Ripe Fruit

Instructions:

  1. Start by heating half a jar full of apple cider vinegar in the microwave, just until it’s warm.  Next add 2 drops of dish and mix slightly.
  2. To make the trap extra interesting to the fruit flies, you can add a ripe piece of fruit in the bottom. Once you have done that, create a funnel like shape with you paper and insert it into the top of the jar. This makes the jar easy access for catching the flies.
  3. Once your funnel is in place, put the jar where you find most of your fruit flies. Leave it for an hour or two and before you know it you should have a fruit fly free zone!

 

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How To Make Scrambled Eggs In 2 Minutes!

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Breakfast can end up being a rushed meal most mornings. Whether your rushing off to school or work, it’s really important to get a healthy, protein full breakfast in to start the day off on the right foot. So what’s the best option? Well, having eggs in the morning seems to be the best way to get the most protein in.  The only  issue is cooking eggs can be time consuming, but luckily there is an easy way to save some time!

You can make tasty, fluffy scrambled eggs in less then 2 minutes by using the microwave! It will save you the dishes of the pan method and it will save you a ton of time. Simply, take a mug and spray the inside with non stick cooking spray. Then proceed to crack two eggs into the mug and add a tablespoon of milk and whisk. You can also add shredded cheese for a different twist. Once mixed, cook in the microwave for 45 seconds and stop to stir the eggs. Cook for another 45 seconds and stir to ensure doneness. Your scrambled eggs are now ready to eat with hardly any mess or time!

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Perfect & Easy Homemade French Fries

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Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like a fresh batch of french fries? It’s hard to find as french fries are known all over the world and have become wildly popular.  However, when it comes to buying french fries usually that means they are being taken out from a restaurant or  bought from your local grocery store. Instead of those options, why not make a homemade version and save some money! They won’t take long to whip up and the taste might keep you coming back for more as they are so fresh and crispy. Check out the recipe below for perfect & easy french fries made right on your own stove:

Ingredients Needed:

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Potatoes
  • Deep Cooking Pot

Instructions:

  1. Fill your pot with a good base of oil (Enough to cover the french fries going in). Set the heat on high and let it heat up.
  2. While the oil is heating, get your potatoes ready! Wash, peel, and slice into your shape of choice.
  3. Test your oil by dropping a small drop of water into the oil. If the oil pops it is ready.  Lower the heat to medium/low.
  4. Slowly, place your potatoes into the oil being careful of the oil splatter.  Let them cook until the edges are golden brown.
  5. Using tongs, remove your fries once cooked and place on paper towel. This will help soak up any leftover oil and give them a chance to cool.
  6. Once they have rested for a minute or two they are ready to be served! Season with salt, seasoning or even pepper and enjoy!

 

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Crispy Easy Carrot Chips

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Potato chips are a super popular snack food around the world. However, it can be extremely hard to find a crunchy, healthy alternative for regular store-bought potato chips. Usually, you can find something that tastes similar but you end up having to sacrifice texture. Well, the good news is there is a healthy, easy to make alternative to regular potato chips and they can be eaten guilt free and made in your own home! Check out the recipe below to make your own crunchy carrot chips:

Ingredients Needed:

  • Carrot(s)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt

Instructions:

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees and prep your baking sheet. Either line the sheet with parchment paper or use a light cooking spray.
  2. Next, slice all your carrots into rounds keeping them relatively the same size. Once sliced combine carrots, salt and just enough olive oil to lightly coat the chips. Toss all ingredients to make sure every piece is evenly coated.
  3. Lay on the baking sheet making sure to leave a little room between each chip. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until crispy and brown. Keep a close eye as they can overcook easily.
  4. Once finished cooking, let them slightly cool and serve with your favorite dip or sauce!
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How To Use Olive Oil For Longer Lashes

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How To Use Olive Oil For Longer Lashes 

All you hear about in the beauty world today is how ladies are lengthening their eyelashes with different treatments and products. But did you know you can DIY eyelash growth with a simple ingredient? It takes a little patience, but working olive oil into your nightly routine is well worth it when you end up with stunningly long lashes.  It won’t take too much time out of your schedule and it won’t cost you nearly as much as it would it a beauty salon!

All you need is olive oil and a few q-tips. Start by washing your face and eye area really well, focusing on removing your eye make up until your your face and eyes are clear of makeup. Next, dip your cotton swab in a small drop of olive oil and rub it as close to the lash line as possible without getting it in your eyes. Do this on both lashes and leave on overnight while you sleep.  Once you wake up, rinse and wash your face as normal. Repeat this process nightly to see longer, beautiful lashes in no time!

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5 Easy To Make Pre Workout Snacks to BOOST YOUR ENERGY

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There is nothing more important when getting healthy, to eat the right foods at the right time. For example, to make sure you’re getting the most out of your work out or exercise for the day, you want to make sure you are eating the right food beforehand. Having the right snack before exercising can really make all the difference as you may find you can work out for longer, you don’t tire as easily and you feel good at the end instead of feeling light headed or worn out. Check out the list below for 5 easy to make pre workout snacks that will keep you going:

  1. Fruit & Peanut Butter: This is the perfect on the go snack, before you start a work out. Simply, slather peanut butter on half of an apple or on a full peeled banana. The peanut butter will give you a boost of protein and provide you with extra energy.
  2. Protein Shake: Create you’re a high energy, yummy workout shake by adding fruit, protein powder, nuts/seeds, yogurt etc.  This will is the perfect way to get in as much nutrients as possible and will fill you up pre workout without feeling too full.
  3. Yogurt: Whether you like your yogurt with fruit on top or maybe even with a healthy scoop of granola, yogurt makes a great pre workout snack. It’s completely customize to your flavor preference and it won’t leave you feeling hungry if you pack it with high protein items. Try using greek yogurt for even better results.
  4. DIY Trail Mix: If you are in a pinch and need a quick snack to go, try making your own DIY trail mix before you start your day. You can add any ingredient you like such as: dried fruit, chia seeds, nuts, raisins etc. It makes for the perfect pre work out snack and is great if your short on time.
  5. Eggs & Toast:  For a more savory, hearty snack try hard boiled eggs and toast. Simply boil some eggs earlier in the day and slice them before your workout. Layer the eggs on a peiece of toast for a filling snack that will keep you full and satisfied through your next workout.
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Refrigerator Organization Tips

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The fridge is something we access and use every single day. So it makes perfect sense to try to keep your fridge neat and organized. However, before you know it with all the different food types and containers in the fridge, things can get messy. So what is the best way to keep things together? Well, there are a few easy tips to keep in mind that will help you keep your fridge extra organized and hopefully cut down the amount of time you have to spend cleaning and moving things around. Check out the tips below for 3 ways to keep your fridge organized:

  1. Lazy Susan: It may seem silly to put a turntable lazy susan in your fridge, but surprising it can keep you really organized. By having a lazy susan in the fridge you will gain space and you’ll have easy access to important ingredients. The turntable idea works best with sauces, bottles, small containers and anything else that can be hard to reach or find in the fridge. All you have to do is spin it around to find exactly what you’re looking for. Also, it will keep food off your fridge shelves, making the fridge easier to clean on cleaning day.
  2. Baskets: Baskets can be really helpful in the fridge to keep items that are alike together. Try and find baskets that will be small enough to have a few in a row on your shelf and organized them according to your food. Grouping food items together will cut down the time it takes to find something and will make it easy to see and use up ingredients. If possible, go the extra step and label all your baskets.
  3. Cling Wrap: If you are looking for an easy way to cut down on fridge cleaning, try this fridge hack the next time you reorganize. Simply, place cling wrap or film on the shelves of your refrigerator and press to seal the sheets down. These sheets will catch crumbs and spills, while keeping your shelves looking brand new. When it’s time to clean, simply remove the cling wraps, clean the shelves and replace!

 

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4 Bra Hacks To Make Life Easier

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As a women, one item of clothing you may wear a lot is your bra. It’s most times necessary to give you the support and structure you need. But it isn’t always an easy road when it comes to bras and fashion. Whether it is a strap sticking out of the wrong place or an annoying under wire, bra’s don’t come without headaches.  Luckily, there are a few easy hacks to keep in mind to make bra wearing not so difficult. Check out the tips below for 4 bra hacks to make life easier:

  1. Paperclip Trick: If you need  to turn a regular bra into a racer back style bra, use a paperclip. Pulling the two straps together in the back and securing with a paperclip will give you the fashion fix you’re looking for in a pinch and hide your straps!
  2. Sports Bra Clean: To keep your sports bra looking good and clean, try this quick shower trick. After your workout, head into the shower with your sports bra on. Give it a good rinse and then remove it. Once removed give it a good hand wash in or out of the shower and let it hang to dry. This will keep the material in better shape and help your bra last longer.
  3. Hang Bras: When it comes to bra storage, there is a big difference! If you keep your bras in a drawer or box, they have a tendency to become bent or tangled. However, if you hang your bras over the second part of a coat hanger, you will not only save storage space, your bras will lay properly avoiding damage or squishing. This also makes it easy to see which bras you own.
  4. Double Sided: When you have a bra strap that won’t stop falling off your shoulder, tape can help. Use double-sided tape for a quick fix to this problem! Simply, place the double-sided tape on the outside of your bra strap and stick it to your shirt or tank top. This will keep the strap in place, until you can look at the fit closer!
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3 Tips For Cleaning Your Bathroom Fast

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3 Tips For Cleaning Your Bathroom Fast

When it comes to house cleaning, the most dreaded task is usually cleaning the bathroom. Between having to clean the toilet, scrub the shower and sanitize the bathroom, it can take a lot of work and time. Luckily, we have some easy, time-saving tips to make bathroom cleaning a breeze and hopefully take the dread out of cleaning day! Check out the tips below for 3 easy tips to cleaning your bathroom fast:

  1. Supplies At Hand: To save time when cleaning the bathroom and to avoid running around the house, have your cleaning supplies at the ready! The best way to keep organized is to have a plastic caddy under your sink that holds all your cleaning supplies that you need for a full bathroom clean. Pull this out when you need to do a quick clean or a deep clean, regardless you will save time by being prepared!
  2. Spray First: When you are tackling a room like the bathroom, most surfaces needed to be cleaned with cleaning solution to be sanitized properly.  So start by spraying all your surfaces with the appropriate cleaner before you even start to clean anything else. This will give your shower, toilet and sink time to soak in the cleaner and allow it to do a better job overall. Then while these places are soaking, turn your attention elsewhere in the bathroom while they soak to save time!
  3.  Clean Often: It may be surprising that if you clean your bathroom on a regular basis, you’ll actually save time in the long run. The reason for this is because cleaning often eliminates any hard dirt or grime without letting it build up. When it has the chance to build up, cleaning actually takes longer and takes more effort. So try to get yourself on a rotation for cleaning the bathroom on a regular basis or create a weekly or daily schedule to keep on top of dirt.
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How To Prevent Blisters From New Shoes

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How To Prevent Blisters From New Shoes

There is nothing better than getting a brand new pair of shoes and heading out for a night on the town! The only downside is that sometimes you end up with annoying blisters. Blisters show up after there is friction between you foot and shoe and can last for quite a few days. The good news is, there is a super easy way to fight and prevent blisters and you’ll only need one simply product!

Next time you are ready to break in a new pair of shoes, try using Vaseline as a protector beforehand. Simply, rub the Vaseline on any spot you normally get a blister. Places such as:  the back of your heel, the sides of your feet/toes and where the edges of the shoes hit your skin. The Vaseline will help prevent friction created by your shoe rubbing on bare skin. The Vaseline allows the shoe to sit comfortably on your foot and won’t leave behind any annoying marks! So, before you break in your next pair of shoes, try some Vaseline to make the process painless!

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How To Make Candles Burn For Longer

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How To Make Candles Burn For Longer

Warm candlelight filling up the house couldn’t be more calming or relaxing. The only downside is, candles eventually burn down to nothing and sometimes this happens faster than it should. This usually means, we are throwing away and re buying candles more often which doesn’t always help the budget. The good news is that there now an easy way to make candles burn for a longer period of time and it barely takes any effort to make this happen.

All you have to do, is put the candle you are wanting to use in the freezer! Put your candle or candles of choice into the freezer and let them sit for 24 hours if possible. This will freeze the wax ahead of time before burning. When the wax is frozen, the candles burn for a longer period of time which will reduce how often you replace your candles.This would be a great option for before a party or dinner as your candles will last all night!

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Easy Crockpot Fudge

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If you’re looking for something to cure your sweet tooth, this is the perfect recipe! You can make good, old fashion fudge right in your own home! The only appliance you’ll need is a slow cooker or crock pot and a few simple ingredients. The added bonus to this fudge is that the ingredients are rather healthy and don’t contain a to of sugar. So check out the recipe below to learn how to make easy crock pot fudge:

Ingredients Needed:

1 Cup Of Dark Chocolate Chips

1 Cup Of Coconut Milk

1/4 Cup Of Honey

Instructions:

  1. Start by combining and mixing all ingredients directly into your crock pot.
  2. Once the mixture is mixed, cook on low for 2 hours.
  3. Once the fudge has cooked, stir the fudge to remove any lumps and let cool.
  4. Pour the fudge mixture into a greased casserole dish. Add this point you can add any mix ins you like (nuts, caramel, PB etc).
  5. Cover the fudge and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving!
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How To Keep Guacamole From Browning

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How To Keep Guacamole From Browning

There is nothing better than a fresh bowl of homemade guacamole and crispy tortilla chips.  However, one avocado can make a lot of guacamole which usually means there are leftovers. The one downside to this delicious leftover dip  is that it tends to brown after a few hours due to oxygen reaching the surface. The good news is there is a way to keep your guacamole green and fresh for up to a few days!

Simply make your guacamole as normal and enjoy until your ready to store it. When you are ready to pop away the leftovers, try this dip saving idea. Simply, add water to your guacamole enough to cover the surface of the leftover dip. This will prevent oxygen touching the surface of the dip and will keep it looking green and fresh. When your ready to dive back in, simply drain off the water and enjoy your delicious leftovers! Do this every time for perfect leftover guacamole.

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How To Adhere Labels To Glass With Milk!

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How To Adhere Labels To Glass With Milk!

Have you ever given someone a gift and wished it was just a little more personal? If that’s true, this DIY is perfect for you! You can now adhere your own custom labels to any glass bottles using a simply ingredient:  Milk! Not only is it easy to do, it takes that homemade project to the next level of customization. All you need is 2% milk, a paintbrush, and the glass container or bottle of your choosing.

Start by pouring a few tablespoons of 2%  milk into a small bowl and set aside. Make sure your glass bottle or container is nice and clean by giving it a good rinse and dry. Once the container is prepped and dried, wet the back of your label with a few brushes of the 2% milk. Once the label is wet, place it on the bottle in your preferred placement. Let the label dry for at least 1 hour or more to have it stick well. If you would like to remove your label, simply run it under warm water. Otherwise, your label will stick permanently and look great on your next DIY present or project!

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3 Ways To Clean and Sanitize Legos

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3 Ways To Clean & Sanitize Legos

Most of everyone loves Lego as it has been around forever and is still a current, fun toy. However, this usually means that Lego is being passed down from family and friends, it’s been stored for a long time or you managed to score a deal at your local garage sale. No matter where your Lego came from, at some point it’s going to need a good wash and sanitize. There are a few easy ways to do this and it will guarantee many more years of Lego fun! Check out the list below for 3 ways to clean and sanitize Lego:

  1. Soap & Water: This is the easiest method of them all, as all you need is soap and water! Simply, fill a bowl with warm water and soap and let your bricks soak for at least an hour. Once they have soaked, give the extra grimy ones a scrub with a toothbrush. From there rinse all the Lego blocks with cold water, leaving no soap behind and dry with a towel or cool hair dryer.
  2. Dishwasher Or Washing Machine: That’s right! You can wash and sanitize Lego in the washing machine and or the dishwasher. You will need a mesh bag to hold on the Lego, making sure none will fall out between the holes. Make sure the appliance is on a gentle, warm (not hot) cycle before washing the Lego. For the dishwasher keep the bag on the top rack. After one cycle, your Lego will good as new!
  3. Magic Eraser: If you have white Lego pieces that have started to yellow over their time of use, try this trick! Grab a magic eraser and give each white block a good scrub. This will remove the yellow coloring or residue and leave them looking brand new. Make sure to rinse after scrubbing and let air dry before playing!
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How To Remove Pet Hair With A Rubber Glove

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How To Remove Pet Hair With A Rubber Glove

Whether you have a cat or a dog, pet hair most likely is a  problem in your home. Even when pets are a short hair breed, they still shed off fur and pet dander all over the house.  So what’s the best way to fight against the pet hair battle? Well, obviously things like vacuuming and dusting will help, but what if you need a stronger removal tool? Well, if you have a pair of rubber gloves, you are already a step ahead! Rubber gloves are an awesome tool for removing any pet hair off of almost any surface in no time at all!

Simply, put on a pair of rubber gloves and pick your area you want to start with. If you are working on furniture, start at the top of your surface and use your gloved hand to wipe downwards so all the removed hair gathers in one place. The rubber glove will pull the pet hair from the surface and leave it looking clean and new. Depending on how much hair is on the surface, it may take a few strong wipes before you start seeing results. This method will work on almost any surface and can be repeated regularly.

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3 Road Trip Snacks You Can’t Forget!

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3 Road Trip Snacks You Can’t Forget!

Road trips are a common and fun occurrence in the summer months. Whether it be a long trip to grandma’s or a short trip to the next town over, every road trip needs snacks. This is especially true if you are traveling with kids. So it’s important to pack the best snacks that will keep everyone full and happy. Also, by packing your own snacks at home you’ll be saving a few dollars as you won’t need prepackaged snacks from the store! Check out the list below for 3 road trip snacks you can’t forget:

  1. Peanut Butter & Celery: This is a great snack for the kids in the car as it’s higher in protein and will keep them full till the next meal.  Simply, slice celery into sticks big enough for kids to hang on to while they are snacking. Next, take an empty jar or container and put a decent amount of peanut butter in the bottom. Add your celery sticks standing up in the container and screw on the lid! This will be an easy way for kids to snack and dip in the car without making a mess!
  2. DIY Trail Mix: Trail mix is the perfect snack on the go and in the car. It can be made at home with almost any ingredient you have on hand. Grab a Ziploc or a container and fill it with any of the following: nuts, dried fruit, dry cereal, bite sized crackers, seeds and whatever else your heart desires! Zip the bag and it’s ready to go in the car!
  3. DIY Lunchables: This is a great idea if you need a healthy lunch on the go. Simply grab a container that has a few different dividers to keep the snacks separate. Then add all your child’s favorites such as: lunch meat, crackers, cheese, a drink, fruit and maybe a fun dessert to finish off lunch! These lunches will keep the car and the kids clean and happy.
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How To Waterproof Canvas Shoes

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How To Waterproof Canvas Shoes

Canvas shoes such as Tom’s or Bob’s are great for almost anytime of the year or activity. However, they don’t always hold up when it comes to fighting against rain or snow. The good news is there is a super easy way to keep your canvas shoes protected and it won’t break the bank! It may take a little elbow grease, but the process is well worth it as your shoes will be weatherproof!

The one product that makes this possible is beeswax!  The best way to apply the wax, is to rub it over the entire canvas area of the shoe. Once the canvas is looking nice and waxy, grab a hair dryer! Use the hair dryer to go over the wax, this will help the wax form into the shoe and produce a protective layer against rain and snow. Once you have dried the wax on to the canvas, you should see no beeswax residue on the shoe. Your canvas shoes are now ready for any kind of weather!

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How To Ripen Fruit Fast

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How To Ripen Fruit Fast

Occasionally when shopping for produce, you end up with really fresh fruit that is looking green and new! While generally this isn’t an issue, sometimes you want to buy fruit that you can eat right away and that won’t be too unripe. So what’s the best solution? You could buy the riper fruits within the produce department but sometimes those pieces can be overdone and not taste as good. Luckily, there is an easy solution that can be done at home in a matter of minutes.

To ripen fruit at home, try the follow: Take any and all fruit that is looking green and new and pop it into a brown paper bag. Close up the bag and let it sit on the counter. Before you know it, you’ll have perfect fruit ready to eat. This happens because the fruit contains  ethylene gas and when it is reduced to a smaller space, these gasses ripen fruit. So next time your banana is looking a little too green, throw it in the bag and have a ready to eat piece of fruit in no time!

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How To Keep Ice Cream Soft

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How To Keep Ice Cream Soft 

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How To Keep Ice Cream Soft 

On a hot summer’s night, there is nothing better than cold ice cream. But isn’t it the worst when you go to dig in and the ice cream is rock solid? This happens to ice cream after being in the freezer for a while and usually the carton ends up being throw away! But now there is a super easy trick to keeping ice cream soft and won’t take more than a few minutes.

Simply, seal your carton of ice cream in a large Ziploc bag before freezing. This will not only keep the ice cream fresh, it will also prevent it from getting freezer burnt or worse, thrown out! Do this every time you buy fresh ice cream for the best results!

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Homemade Fudgesicles

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Homemade Fudgesicles

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Homemade Fudgesicles

There is nothing better on a hot day then an ice cold fudgesicles! Not only are these icy treats refreshing, they are perfect for a day at the beach or a backyard dessert. The only downside to having these cool treats on a regular basis is the cost! It can add up if your buying several boxes over the few months of summer. So why not make them at home? They are easy to make and  won’t take more than a few minutes  to create! Check out the recipe below to make your own DIY Fudgesicles:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Of Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 2 Cups Of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Of Sugar
  • 1 Can Of Evaporated Milk

Instructions:

  1. Start by combining all ingredients into your stand mixer or into a bowl (If your using a hand mixer).
  2. Mix all ingredients for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds leaving a small space at the top. Once half frozen add a popsicle stick to the molds if it doesn’t already have one!
  4. Run warm water over the molds once frozen to release the pops. Serve and enjoy!
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4 Ways To Fight Heartburn

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4 Ways To Fight Heartburn

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4 Ways To Fight Heartburn

Heartburn can pop up out of nowhere or it can show up right after a spicy meal, regardless it can be a real pain! It only gets worse when you find you have no solutions to fix it. The good news is, heartburn can be cured by a few simple ingredients most of which you should have around the house.  Check out the list below for 4 ways to fight heartburn:

  1. Chewing Gum: It might be surprising to hear that chewing gum can fix heartburn! All it takes is chewing one piece of gum for 20-30 minutes and before you know it you should be heartburn free! This works so well as chewing gum will produce saliva and saliva will help clear the heartburn.
  2. Bananas: If you find your heartburn won’t let up, try having a banana as soon as it starts. The natural antacids in the banana will help fight back against the heartburn and relieve some of the pain. This also works well with apples when you can’t grab a banana!
  3. Mustard: It may sound like a weird remedy, but when heartburn is bad mustard comes to the rescue! The best way to take mustard for heartburn is to take a spoonful straight. This may not be the most appetizing option, however it has shown to be a fast and effective fix for heartburn.
  4. Almonds: Almonds are a perfect heartburn remedy when you’re in a pinch. Having 3-5 almonds right when a heartburn episode starts or right after a meal, might just keep it from getting worse.  Keep a small bag in the car or in your purse for an easy fix when your out of the house!
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DIY Summer Beauty Mask

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DIY Summer Beauty Mask

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DIY Summer Beauty Mask

When we spend time in the beautiful summer sun, it feels good right? Well, we have to remember that even though the sun feels good, our skin sometimes can take a hit in the process. Our skin can get dried out from different elements throughout the summer and it’s good to give your skin an extra boost whenever possible! A great way to do that is to apply a summer mask to your face. It won’t cost much as it is made up from household items and you’ll feel like you made a quick visit to the spa. Check out the instructions below to make your own DIY summer beauty mask:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1/2 Of A Avocado (Ripe avocado’s will work best)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Of Honey
  • 1/2 Coconut Oil

Instructions:

  1. If you have a food processor, throw all the items in and blend well. If you prefer to mix by hand, pop everything into a bowl and whisk until mix is completely smooth.
  2. Once the mask is smooth in texture, apply to your face. Make sure to apply a little extra where you skin is the driest. Leave this mask on for at least 10-15 minutes.
  3. Finish the mask by rinsing your face with warm water. Make sure the mask is completely removed and wash your face one last time for smooth summer ready skin!
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5 New Ways To Use Old T-Shirts

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5 New Ways To Use Old T-Shirts

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5 New Ways To Use Old T-Shirts

It’s never a fun experience to have to let go of your favorite, most comfortable t-shirt. Usually, these t-shirts have been well worn and well loved but don’t have much use once they become unwearable. But the good news is that old t-shirts can be up-cycled into something new! Check out these 5 new ways to use old t-shirts:

  1. Tank: If the shirt in question is still wearable, try transforming it into a new item of clothing. Grab your favorite tank top and use it as a template to create a new tank top with your old t-shirt. Just make sure to draw out the pattern on the t-shirt in chalk before cutting!
  2. No Sew Scarf: You can use the collar of your shirt to make a no sew infinity scarf. You can customize this DIY to your liking and also use extra parts of the shirt to make a fringe outline to give your scarf an edgy look.
  3. Headbands: Well worn t-shirts make great material for creating your own DIY headband. It won’t take long to create a completely custom hairpiece, made just for you! Make sure to use graphic or patterned t-shirt’s to make your headband really stand out.
  4. Wall Art: If you really love that old t-shirt, you don’t have to cut it up completely. Commemorate your favorite shirt by taking the logo or graphic and attaching it to a small blank canvas. You can create one of a kind wall art with a few t-shirts, hot glue and some creativity.
  5. Pillowcase: That’s right! You can turn your favorite t-shirt into a lovable pillow case. It won’t take more than a few minutes and some crafty tying skills as no sewing is required. You can even add a customize edge to each pillow case to make each one different! Grab your favorite tee and get cozy!
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