Showing posts from 2017

Recycled Gifts!

No, I do not mean giving people the gifts you did not like. Although, let's be honest if your like me and someone gives you a great gift but it's the wrong size... I won't ask for a receipt so I have been known to regift or I been also known to rework a item to make it mine. But I am letting myself get away from the main point of this blog post.

I use older items to make brand new things. Oh you love those ovenmits I made you? Well, they were a sweater a few days ago. Oh, That nifty new rug in the kitchen? Yeah, that was made out of old socks I been collecting for a while. Why? Because, who really wants to send pounds of garbage to the dump.

So, Let's get started shall we? We have 119 days until Christmas so let's get some crafting on!! Listed below are 10 great Pinterest links of recycled crafts you can do with everyday items you probably have sitting around the house. Some of these crsfts are great for doing a family activity with the kid's. Please remember …

Getting Your Home Ready For Cooler Months!

Okay,  I know what your thinking. Yes, I do love in a oven however quite a bit of my readers do not. So I took to the lists when i saw my garden savey cousin start mentioning the cooler mornings. So I decided we could all look and see what winter prep any of us could do.

One suggestion that seems to come across all the lists and suggestions I have seen is prepare to caulk and weather strip your windows. Hey people that live in a oven guess what it works with keeping the A.C. in as well.

If you have a fireplace now would be a great time to get it cleaned and maintained as well if you use it regularly during the winter. Also if you have snowblower and chainsaws you keep handy for winter weather it would be a great time to have it repaired just in case. Who really wants to be stuck without especially if you need it?

Another great thing to do is get those rain gutters cleaned out repaired and if needed rescreened and painted. Being proactive could save you time and money especially if the…

Count Down Till The End Of School Year

Mom and Dads DO NOT PANIC!! This is just a helpful reminder!
Most moms (and dads) know what this means!  Kids will be home all day every day for summer vacation which means your semi-clean house will resemble a hurricane or some other catastrophe.  Well, there are some things we moms (or dads) can do to get the house in order for the kick off to summer vacation.  First things first don't worry about it! Being with your kids is the most important thing so seriously make memories and don't worry about the mess.  But before the last day of school, there are a few easy things you can do to help take the stress off of cleaning your house over the summer.
1. Go through their closets and clothes ahead of time.  You know those pants were getting a little snug for them and will not make it until next year go ahead now and pull them and set them aside.  Why you're at it do a once over on their dressers as well. You might as well hit your closet as well and just get it done.
2. Do a…