Dipsy Dabber Paint Storage Solution and Giveaway

Dipsy Dabber Makes Paint Touch-Ups and Storage Simple

If there is one thing I LOVE it’s a great solution for a common problem!  I was recently contacted by a brand new company called Dipsy Dabber about reviewing their product and I am SO happy to introduce you to it! If your house is anything like mine, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that it is such a pain to touch up scuffed walls or repair picture holes when you want to change your wall art.  With four kids, it seems like there is always a chip or scuff that just needs a dab of paint […]

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How to Organize Your Spice Cabinet ~ Organize Your Kitchen Frugally Day 3

Spice Cabinet Organization

Welcome to Day 3 of my month long series “How to Organize Your Kitchen Frugally in 31 Days”.  Every day during the month of October I will be sharing an organized space in my kitchen with you.  My goal is to inspire you and give you ideas on how you can organize your kitchen. If you missed it, you may want to read why I’m embracing my outdated kitchen.  It might give you a little perspective on why the pictures of my kitchen organization won’t be “magazine worthy”, but helpful for real life organization. Today we’re tackling the spice cabinet!  […]

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How to Make DIY Erasable Labels on Any Cute File Folder

DIY Erasable File Folder Label

The other day I was walking through an office supply store and came across some super-cute file folders by See Jane Work.  I just had to get them.  And I have to admit, this impulse buy has happened to me before.  I love pretty office supplies! I’ve picked up stylish file folders here and there over the years, but I have a problem: I never want to write on the tab or affix a label! Maybe it’s a fear of commitment, but I like having the option of changing what I am going to use them for without having to […]

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How to Tie Shoelaces with an Easy-to-Release Double Knot

Easy to Release Double Knot Picture

Today I have a tip to share with you that is one of my all time favorites. This is a very simple way to keep your (or your childrens’) shoes tied without having to tie an old-fashioned double knot! My hubby’s grandmother taught him how to tie his shoes like this when he was a boy. He showed me how, and I’ve never gone back! I decided to do a video because it’s a little hard to share pictures of yourself tying shoelaces! For those of you who would rather have a visual reminder, I grabbed some snapshots from the […]

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How to Organize Medicine with a Surprisingly Perfect Product

Stackable Letter Tray

One project I’ve been meaning to tackle for a long time L.O.N.G. time is my linen closet.  It has been out of control for longer than I care to admit.  But, it has also been about as near to the bottom of the ‘To Do’ list as you could get until I couldn’t stand it any more and finally made the time to clean it out and get it organized! I’ll be sharing my linen closet reveal soon, but today I’m giving you a sneak peak into my out-of-control closet and one of the remedies that solved a huge part […]

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How to Take Expensive Perfume on Vacation for Free

Pack Easy

Whenever I pack for a trip or vacation, I always have a fear of my expensive perfume bottles getting broken.  I love perfume, and usually want to take it with me, but don’t want to risk breaking my favorite perfumes. One day, as I was reading a magazine, a perfume sample dropped out, and it dawned on me that this would be the perfect solution for taking perfume safely on vacation! Whenever I find one in a magazine or sales ad, I check to see if I like the scent. If so, I put it in my toiletry travel bag. […]

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How to Have a {Very} Successful Yard Sale

yard sale

One of the very best ways to clear clutter from your home is to have a yard sale.  There is nothing like getting rid of things that you don’t need and earning some money! We have had a successful yard sale every year for at least the last 8 years in a row.  Each year, we’ve made hundreds of dollars, usually between $500 and $1,000 and most years we haven’t had any ‘big ticket’ items. I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t, what sells (you might be surprised!) and what doesn’t, and how to make it a fun event for […]

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Label Your Leftovers

Label Your Leftovers

Do you ever lose track of leftovers in your fridge? For years, I’ve been keeping what’s left of our dinners in my favorite glass containers.  And, by years, I mean almost 15.  Yep, I’ve gotten my money’s worth with these, and then some! Besides stacking neatly in my cupboard and cleaning up quickly, I love that they are clear glass, so I can see what’s in them. There’s only one problem… Sometimes I wind up with leftovers and I can’t remember how old they are.  If I’m not sure, I dump it – wasting money and the time spent cooking […]

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Playdoh Play Mat

Playdoh mat

Every kid loves Playdoh, right?  Am I the only mom that sighs when the kids ask to play with it? Call me ornery, but I can’t stand picking Playdoh out of my carpets.  I also hate stepping in finding bits and chunks under the table that nobody remembered to pick up. So, I only let my kids play with Playdoh on the kitchen floor.  Fortunately, they like playing with it on the floor so they can spread out all the accessories. However, playing with it on the kitchen floor makes extra work for me, too.  Those hard little chunks of […]

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Easy Earring Organization

How to Easily Organize Earrings

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved earrings.  I remember getting my first “dangly” earrings and balking with pride at my best friend whose earrings weren’t quite as dangly as mine. Over the years I have used different means of storing my earrings in an attempt to keep them tangle-free and organized. Jewelry boxes just don’t seem to work for me.  There are never enough spaces to keep the earrings individually.  I would always wind up having three or four pairs all in the same cube. I tried using a hanging pocket organizer in my closet {similar […]

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