The Makings of Substance of Living Homemade Shower CleanerI've been using my homemade laundry detergent for about a year now and absolutely love how my clothes come out nice and clean. I also use vinegar to clean my windows, stainless steel appliances, and use it to eliminate any funky odors like paint around the house. Another secret use for vinegar is to place it in shallow bowls around a room if there are smokers. Fortunately we don't have smokers in our home so we don't need to eliminate that odorife... read more »
Have you looked at something and thought that you'd really like it and then find something else that you'd really like yet they are similar? I know, this isn't quite making sense yet but hopefully it will soon.After my recent dinner party, I took a good look at my napkin rings. As nice as they were, they seemed a bit small for my new napkins.
Notice in the top picture the napkin seems a bit crowded in the ring. The second (bottom) picture looks a little better. More like a bow-tie. Rebekah from Twinkle... read more »
Do you feel like you're running out of time and money to set an Easter table worthy of your feast?I'm right there with you, so I ran to the closest Dollar Tree and found these oh-so-adorable bunny chair covers. They fit perfectly over the rounded back of my kitchen table chairs.
Easter Bunny Chair CoverI'm forever on the lookout for new ways of setting a table and these personalized place cards by Debbie Mumm do the trick. Aren't these cute?I can see this theme carried over for a garden or book club ... read more »
As long as I can remember, I've enjoyed Easter. The pretty new dress my mom would make me, the Easter basket filled with goodies, Easter egg hunts. What I most remember as a child is coloring all those eggs. My mom would hard boil a couple dozen but of course we girls weren't satisfied with that so mom would allow us to CAREFULLY dye a couple more dozen raw eggs.We would go to church, as we did each Sunday, but somehow this particular day was so much more special. Everyone had hats, suits, new dresses, a... read more »
Bunny PillowBunnies are sweet creatures that love your garden and rose bushes as much, if not more in some cases, as you. They truly do appreciate the efforts you go through for them.Well, DH and I don't have any pet bunnies but we do have them outside in our back yard.We thought it might be a nice addition to bring a bunny into our home. This little bunny pillow that measures a whopping 5" x 7" does the trick nicely.Here's how Little Bunny came to live with us:You will need:
Scrap Fabric fo... read more »
Our breakfast nook off the kitchen has a glass top round table. We love the table because visually it doesn't take up any space and the view out the window is actually what we see.Our dilemma lies in the fact that we have rectangular placemats that are perfect for any other table but don't actually look right on the round table. We have searched in the kitchen, household, and department stores in our area and believe it or not, have not been able to find any placemats that would fit a round table.Our sea... read more »
Are you looking at the Eggnog in your refrigerator or thinking about making/buying some?Now that you have some eggnog, what can you do with it besides drink it with or without alcohol?Kimberly at Poor Girl Eats Well came up with a delicious cheesecake that is perfect for parties. Instead of drinking a shot of eggnog, how about eating one?
Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake Dessert ShotsSince we're eating our eggnog, over at Real Mom Kitchen, they are whipping up some eggnog french toast with some eggnog syrup?... read more »
I might have to have another party so I can serve up these delectable delicacies. Who wouldn't want to eat things that crawl or control our bodily functions?I wonder if Megan was ever on one of those reality shows where the contestants have to eat bugs. These stuffed cockroaches will be the hit of the party.
Stuffed Cockroaches (Goat Cheese Filled Dates)Have you checked out Examiner for halloween tips? Joanie Pimentel with Sunset Magazine came up with these creepy deviled eggs.
Spooky Spider EggsNi... read more »
Easy and inexpensive Halloween decorations that can be done in a day is in order since we're actually running out of month. A few of these ideas can easily transition into Thanksgiving decorations as well.Starting us out is an outdoor mesh ribbon that is done in black and orange but if fall colors were used (gold, brown, maroon, orange) this easy bow could transition through November. If you don't have a light on the side of the house, tying this to the mailbox or a light post would look really nice.
... read more »
There's so much more to Halloween than the candy. I'm not really sure what that is, but there has to be. That's right; there is the getting dressed up in really cool costumes, going to parties, trick-or-treating, and of course making super yummy treats for special goblins.Here are five adorable ideas to try this year. Taking everyday food and making it into something else is kind of like being a super hero for a night.Lisa of LilSugar came up with a cute version of Martha Stewart's Witch Cupcakes.
Wic... read more »