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Keep Those Cords from Tangling

This tip (courtesy of my mom) helps keep all those cords in the bathroom from getting tangled. Don’t throw those empty toilet paper rolls away, put them to good use! Fold the cord of your hair dryer or curling iron over a few times, then push the cord half-way through the tp roll. It sure […]


Flat or Fluffy Comforter?

I was frustrated with the fact that I was replacing my queen-size down comforters after only a few years of use.  It didn’t make sense that they went flat so quickly.  I stumbled upon a great way to make them last longer. Instead of buying a queen-size comforter the last time, I bought a king-size […]


Handy Trash Can Liners

I put several trash can liners at the bottom of all of my trash cans. Then when I need to empty them I just remove the full bag and insert a new one at the same time. No more hunting for a new liners because they are already in the can.    


The Joy of Family Road Trips

It’s all in the marketing.  Our children dreaded road trips because they were…well…road trips.  We didn’t want to waste the money we were saving driving to our destination by stopping for fast food, but when I packed lunches, we had attitude in the car. We learned rebrand lunch to a picnic! What child doesn’t like […]


Cheap Napkin Ring Alternative

Napkin rings are a lovely touch to a fancy occasion.  However, since I seldom use them it seems a waste to spend a lot of money on them. That’s why I started adapting shower rings into napkin rings. You can buy them colored or with designs OR you can spray paint or tie ribbons around […]


Corral the Cups!

Dirty cups and mugs can really pile up!  Control the chaos by designating a “cup of the day” for each person. We choose favorites that do not match so that everyone knows which cup is which, but you could color code or use masking tape labels. Then set up a cup “parking lot” where cups live when […]


Got (Cold) Water?

Did you remember to drink your water? Better yet, did you take a water bottle with you while you were doing your errands? I always forget to put a water bottle in the fridge and I really don’t like the taste of lukewarm water. So to get cold water in fewer than 10 minutes, fill […]


Coffee Mulch

Make your potted plants attractive and healthy by mulching with your morning coffee grounds. Take the cooled off coffee grounds and spread them on the soil around your potted plants. Work grounds into the soil a bit with your fingers or a fork. It looks nice, and it’s good for the plant. Don’t exceed a […]