My Top Ten Repurposed Household Containers

gum mint containers

I am one of those people who has a really hard time throwing used containers away! I'm not a candidate for the show "Hoarders"...yet. :-)  But I just hate the idea of throwing away perfectly good, perfectly reusable things. Especially when they can be so helpful around the house in other ways. However, there is a problem with my ... Continue Reading

How To Clean Your Bathroom Like A Pro!

how to clean your bathroom

Earlier this week I talked about my efforts to "throw in the {paper} towel" in 2012. It got a lot of people talking! I was surprised at how many people were already doing this...and had been for some time. Denise from Ark was one of them and left some very interesting insights in the comments section. You should read them... ... Continue Reading

My Budget Closet Makeover

closet makeover

Full disclosure time. I have literally been putting this off for MONTHS!  I have had it on my "things to do list" for so long that I stopped SEEING it there.  Has that ever happened to you?  You keep procrastinating something and pushing it farther and farther down the list...until it's at the bottom...and even though it's still ... Continue Reading

{2} Simple Glass Cleaners For Sparkling Windows and Mirrors!

homemade glass cleaner

As odd as it may seen, I have never done a post on homemade glass cleaner before. However, I have addressed cleaning windows and mirrors quite a few times. Here are a couple "blasts from the past": Cleaning with Microfiber Streak-Free Window Cleaner...No Wiping or Squeegeeing Required! These techniques and formulas ... Continue Reading

DIY Homemade Blush!


Sometimes I am astonished at how timely the things I find online are! Just this morning I was bemoaning the fact that my blush that I ordered from Avon a "million" years ago was running out! I couldn't believe it! This blush has seen me through thick and thin for WELL OVER 6 months now. I don't really have a problem with ... Continue Reading

How to Make Your Own Beachy Hair Spray

beachy hair

Growing up in southern California the "beach waves" look was not something you found in a bottle...but something you got by actually going to the beach. :-) What we thought was just "beach hair" that we couldn't wait to get home to now in fashion and people are paying GOOD MONEY for products designed to give them ... Continue Reading

How To Keep Your Sanity When Traveling With Small Children

traveling with kids

Last week I attended a 3-day conference that ended on Saturday night. I had to be up at 4am the next morning for a flight to Detroit. Needless to say, I took the opportunity to take a serious "power nap" and felt like a NEW WOMAN after the 3-hour flight. BUT...if I hadn't been "prepared" (ear plugs, eye mask, blow-up neck pillow ... Continue Reading