• Tips

    Crib Sheets Tutorial

    I knew that with decorating Baby V’s nursery that I didn’t want to go out and buy a set from a store. I wanted to have the ability to personalize the room. One easy way to do this was to make my own crib sheets. If you search for sales, you can save money from buying from a store and you can get cute fabric to match your theme. I made three designs in flannel fabric. I recommend getting a wider fabric because it will shrink when you wash and dry it. Supplies: 2 yards of fabric, at least 44 inches wide. Matching thread Elastic 1/4 inch thick, at least…

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    Grow Your Own Flowers Without Spending A Penny

    I found myself singing “You gotta reduce, reuse, recycle” when I was starting flowers for my garden. I love doing things myself, saving money, and waste. So here’s how to start flowers for your garden for free. Of course you can also use this to start herbs or vegetables. It takes a little time to save up all of your supplies but it’s something we all have on hand. If you need to, you can purchase the seeds at your local nursery or store but I saved mine from last year’s flowers. Impatiens are especially fun to collect, you have to get the seeds in the bag before it explodes!…

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    How to Keep Fresh Food in the Refrigerator

      This is a handy tip I love to use to keep only fresh foods in the refrigerator. It’s a challenge to know when food is still good or has been sitting in the refrigerator for a month. You don’t want to waste food. Keep track of  food by writing the date that you open the package with a marker. Put older foods on the top shelf to remind yourself to use them first. It’s that easy. This is best for pasta sauce. Somehow we collect sauce and I never know when they were opened. This really helps us keep track of food.

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    How to Icing Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes

    For Lucas’ Half Birthday Party we served cupcakes that looked like Thing one and Thing Two. Here’s how to decorate the cupcakes to create the spiky blue hair of the characters. What You’ll Need: Cupcakes Baked in Red Cupcake Papers Icing mixed with Blue Food Coloring An icing pastry bag Icing tip Wilton #12 sized Method: Place a pastry bag in a cup. Fill Bag with icing. Attach the tip and trim the tip of the bag. Follow the method with this video.

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    How To Remove Fuzzy Pills From Furniture

    It will drive you mad picking piece by piece from your furniture. The little fuzzy pills can come from a favorite blanket or sweater and never seem to go away. If you’re faced with problem there is an easy solution. I picked up this tip from Heloise and have been using it for a while. All you need is a cheap nail file or emery board. I got mine from CVS and bought a pack for a dollar or so. Method: Take the nail file and gently rub in circles on your material. Note: As always when trying a new method, test on a hidden area to make sure that…

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