DIY Dog Treat Puzzle Idea

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It’s freezing in Denver this week and my dogs are going crazy being stuck inside most of the day!  Their early morning walks are pretty short this time of year!  To fight off the boredom and subsequent antics I searched online for dog treat puzzles  and found this one on Pinterest.  I purchased a treat [Read more…]

Cleaning the Grease on Kitchen Appliances: 2 Minute Tuesdays

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 I have a disorder: recipe aversion disorder. It’s a disorder that leads to a popularity contest between the small appliances: microwave, toaster oven and the beloved quesadilla maker. Each of these appliances help ME  feed my family. Cheese and pasta cover up a multitude of recipe mishaps! And heres the segue for this 2 minute Tuesday post. [Read more…]

Stain Removal Method: 2 Minute Tuesday

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Ewww….. if this is what my coffee mug looks like, what is the coffee (and tea) doing to my teeth? Don’t answer that one!  Here is a quick stain removal tip for your stained coffee mugs.  I keep a 1/2 bleach: 1/2 water solution in  a spray bottle and use it for disinfecting the sink [Read more…]

Last minute Thanksgiving decor idea! In the produce section!

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Farmer’s Markets are a great place and value for pumpkin-nizing your home! Pumpkin-nizing: Adding pumpkins to your porch and home. One can never have too many pumpkins!  I love these little pumpkins and use them around the house to add some quick fall décor.  Where is the funniest place you have added a pumpkin? Share in [Read more…]

Saturday Steals

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Hi There- Party Promotion Link:   If you get a chance would love for you to link up to Friday Favorites HERE-   going on all weekend!  So here is this week’s deal of the week.  Do you ever pay attention to the items on the endcaps near checkout? I do always look for my favorite red sticker [Read more…]

Thrift-day Thursday

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 I’m trying, really trying to stay out of the discount home stores like TJ Maxx and HomeGoods.  But, there is some magnetic pull that sucks me in between errands or juggling carpools.  So it must have been fate or that magnetic pull that lead me to these dish towels on the clearance endcap!  What have [Read more…]

DIY Monogram Template for Cheap : 2 Minute Idea Tuesday

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Here is a simple DIY monogram template idea for cheap!  My  local printer is a great resource for convenience and value for my crafty side!  I love monograms, but I am limited to an 8×10 on my printer.  And, I can’t stay focused long enough to learn how to print 4 images to make one 16×20 [Read more…]

Cleaning Labels for Boys!

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Hi everyone-  As many of you know we have a new puppy which means accidents. I love Natures Miracle at Petsmart. Apparently the vinegar based solution is what neutralizes odor (not fancy lavender  perfumes). I buy Nature’s Miracle. My goal is simple: to make it easy for my {first} husband and children to easily identify [Read more…]

2 Minute Tips on Tuesday {even though it’s Wednesday}

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The story of my life is written in my calendar and to-do list.  Some days the only item I cross off my list is “shower.”   Organizational experts suggest breaking down tasks into  smaller ones. The idea being that if you {meaning myself} can break it down, an individual {me}  will obviously not feel so overwhelmed.  Okay, [Read more…]

DIY Wicker Chair Update

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Our front porch faces south and in Colorado that  means sun, sun and more sun.  So wicker furniture gets weathered very quickly.  Kinda like our skin without sunscreen! I have seen other blog projects on spray painting wicker. I was a little skeptical because there are so many details in anything with the word wicker. It’s [Read more…]

Quick Vinyl Solution

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Just wanted to share a quick vinyl solution when you find yourself out of transfer paper. This is what worked for me! I use blue painter’s tape in  a pinch!  Simply tear off what you need (you can layer it if your piece is wide).  Make sure to reduce/remove  the blue tape’s adhesive by adhering the tape to other [Read more…]

Thrifty Boys’ Room Accessories

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It’s done! After multiple negotiations makeovers and tweaks my son’s room is done!  Here is the finished room. For the details on this before and after click HERE.  On a side note, the hardest part of this project is reconciling my wish for a Pottery Barn  room with the reality that my son wants a “cool” [Read more…]

HomeGoods Lets you Show off your Favorite Finds

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     This is a fun interactive tool I found over at Home Goods. I don’t remember why I was snooping around on the  HomeGoods webpage, but alas I found the “Customer Finds”  HERE.  Alas?  Oh my, Downton Abbey is rubbing off on my vocabulary!   So while I was over on HomeGoods I uploaded this find [Read more…]