Kitchen Tip: Make Sticky Substances Pop Right Out

I bake a lot, so I love this tip.  When you are working with sticky substances such as shortening or peanut butter, don’t you hate how nasty the measuring […]

b & d Hand Trick for Place Settings

Summer is here!  And so is wedding season… we don’t go to as many weddings as we used to–the year we got married, we had 9 other weddings to […]

Keep a Medicine Chart: Never Miss a Dose Again!

Over the last three months, I’ve had kids on antibiotics five separate times–sometimes they were overlapping.  It’s almost impossible to keep up with all of it.  Who needs her […]

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    Decorate With Family Photos and Hang a Wall Gallery With Ease

Decorate With Family Photos and Hang a Wall Gallery With Ease

We finished some house renovations in January of 2012, just before daughter #4 was born. Since her birth, I’ve been so busy keeping up with everyday life that I […]

Use Duct Tape to Mark Your Gear

This tip comes straight from my oldest daughter.  She’s a soccer player, and at her practices there are 50+ girls who all have water jugs that look alike.  So […]

Best Ever, Hands Down! Easy DIY Gift Idea

I think this is such a fun, simple idea!  Using the wording “Best _____ Ever… Hands Down!” works for anybody!  I actually made this as a Christmas gift for […]

Press & Roll Citrus Fruits to Get More Juice

I used to watch my friend roll her orange like nobody’s business before she would peel or cut it.  I finally asked her what in the heck she was […]

Hang Pictures Quickly Using Toothpaste!

I am the picture-hanger in our house.  My husband can’t stand doing that kind of thing–he really just doesn’t have the patience or the desire.  As for me, I […]

DIY 5-Minute Chalkboard Sign

Cute chalkboard signs are everywhere these days!  I have admired them for so long in friends’ holiday cards, birth announcements, invitations, and in pictures all over Pinterest, but I […]

Store Knives Sharp Edge Up to Prevent Dulling

If you store your knives in the original wood block they came in (like I do), you are probably dulling your knives inadvertently!  My aunt taught me this trick […]

Bake in Cans for Cute Gifts

I have always been obsessed with reusing things–and since I started this blog, my desire to find new purposes for basic items has gone up exponentially.  My poor husband. […]

Easy DIY Canvas

My girls and I worked on this project one rainy Sunday, and it only took us a few hours to complete it!  I really love art with favorite sayings […]