Printable Medicine Tracker – Preparing for Cold & Flu Season

It’s the beginning of cold and flu season. . .already. My 6-year-old was sick with a cold and a fever just two weeks ago during the last week of summer camp. The sickness seemed to then move through the house taking on a bit of a different form for each of us. Blah. If there’s one thing I can’t stand more than anything else, it’s germs!! I was happy that we were able to get over our family illness before {Read More}

Air Freshening Tabs

Air Freshening Tabs – Make these tablets with only three ingredients and then place anywhere that needs some freshness like the bottom of garbage pails or in closets. After about a month, crumble them into your laundry for another boost of scent! This post may include affiliate links. Please see my disclosure. Raise your hand if you’re getting tired of this cold weather. If you could see me through your screen, I have two arms up in the air right now! {Read More}

How to Remove Hard Water Stains From Your Toilet

This post includes affiliate links. Please see my disclosure. I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Seriously, Sara? You post all of these great recipes and photos on your blog and today you’re showing us your toilet?” Well, yes, yes, I am. And just to warn everyone up front, you may want to take caution when reading through this post. What you’re going to see here is not pretty, but it’s effective. And I’m going to use my bare hands doing it. {Read More}

DIY Ant Bait

(Sung to the tune of The Ants Go Marching One by One) The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah, The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah. The ants came into my kitchen one day, With thoughts to carry our food away. And I took them ALL DOWN . . . TO THE GROUND. Yes I did. . .by myself, without Terro. I’m crazy, you say? Yep, I am. But I was crazier when we had ants {Read More}

DIY Accessory Storage

 I’m so hopeful for spring. Along with spring comes an urge to clean the house, get organized and start preparing for our neighborhood garage sale. My husband and I share a closet in our master bedroom and it’s by no means a “walk-in” closet. You can walk in it, but that’s as far as you’re going to get. I rotate clothes in and out of the closet depending on the season to keep things manageable. I wouldn’t say I even {Read More}

“Moon” Dough

The “we need some color” saga continues at our house. These days we’ve been forced to stay around home due to the beautiful weather (sarcasm). And when I say “around,” I mean “in” the house. I decided to whip up some homemade “moon” dough. It’s really a cross between Moon Dough and Play-Doh. I like it because it’s made with only three ingredients: 3-in-1 wash, corn starch and food coloring. I decided on the 3-in-1 wash because I love how {Read More}

Garbage Disposal Tablets

This post may include affiliate links. Please see my disclosure.  I adore my garbage disposal. Until about three years ago, I was putting raw garbage into old shopping bags, tying the handles and taking it out to the garage to put in our large waste bin. I couldn’t stand having it in the garbage in the kitchen. Raw garbage stinks within hours (sometimes minutes), causing you to have to change garbage bags over and over. When we got our disposal, everything changed. {Read More}

Kool-Aid Valentine with Free Printable Label

  What kid doesn’t like Kool-Aid? I remember when I was little how excited I would get when I’d see a full pitcher of Kool-Aid in the fridge after a long summer day of playing outside. Although it’s February, and it’s -12 degrees Fahrenheit outside here this morning, there’s nothing wrong with giving Kool-Aid for a Valentines exchange!   It was tough for me to get through the photo shoot for this post without cracking open the bottle of water and pouring {Read More}

Organizing & Storing Paint

While I was doing laundry one day, I opened up the cabinet underneath our sink and noticed all of the paint cans we had left over from when we built the house. A little from this room and a little from that room. You don’t want to throw it out because there are always little scuffs and nail holes you need to cover up over the years. Have you ever tried to pry a paint can open after it’s been {Read More}

Making Your Faucets Shine

I don’t like grimy faucets. I really don’t like grimy anything. . .especially in the bathroom. I’m kind of a clean freak. I feel like I’ve loosened up a bit since having children, but I still have a ways to go. The voices in my head tell me it’s ok though, so I’m at peace with that. In my house, my husband gets the master bathroom all to himself. I get up earliest in the morning so I use the {Read More}