A Simple Solution For Better Smelling, More Absorbent Towels

help for smelly towels

I've noticed that "smelly towels" is a subject that is pinned a lot on Pinterest, and lately I've been receiving emails asking about this as well. This leads me to believe it's a pretty big problem. So, I thought it was high time I addressed it. For heaven's sake...we can't have people suffering needlessly from "Smelly Towel ... Continue Reading

Homemade Mint Hot Chocolate Mix {For Giving or Keeping!}

Mint Hot Chocolate

Someone emailed me recently (and for the life of me I can't find the email!) and asked about a MINT version of Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix. They didn't have to ask ME twice! I've always been a major fan of MINT and CHOCOLATE!  When I was in college the cafeteria on campus made Mint Brownies that were to DIE for! I'm sure it was ... Continue Reading

Simple Handmade Gifts – Part Five

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At the beginning of last December I started looking around the web for Christmas gift ideas that were SIMPLE, HANDMADE, INEXPENSIVE, and ADORABLE! :-) Is that really too much to ask?? I don't think so! As a matter of fact I KNOW it's not asking too much because I ended up doing 4 different "Simple Handmade Gifts" posts that ... Continue Reading

The “Secret” To Making Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

diy oatmeal packets

Ever since the weather has turned a bit colder I am LOVING my morning oatmeal again!  I am a major fan of oatmeal for breakfast. It's warm, it's satisfying, it's filling, and it's DELICIOUS! :-)  My personal favorite is the Maple Brown Sugar variety...and I don't think I'm alone in that. Seems to be the most popular one with ... Continue Reading

How To Clean Your Humidifier


It's that time of year again! I don't know about you, but we've already had to start using our furnace at night and instead of having the windows open every night...now we're lucky to have them open even a few minutes each day. I can almost hear my poor hair, skin and nails starting to dry and crack!  It's going to be a ... Continue Reading

Things You Can Make In A Blender!

blendtec winner

Make Your Own Mayonnaise, Powdered Sugar, Whipped Cream and Seasoned Bread Crumbs . . . In The Blender! I had such fun experimenting in my laboratory/kitchen yesterday! I spent the morning getting to know my new blender, the Designer Series from Blendtec, and making some stuff I'd never "made" before at home. Sometimes I ... Continue Reading

Make A Quick and Easy Window Valance

simple window valance

Do you ever have an idea that you don't really think will amount to much but then turns out to be something kind of special? Well, that's how I feel about today's post. It all started when I saw a picture on Pinterest of this cute over-the-kitchen-sink valance from The Lettered Cottage. I hadn't really considered putting a ... Continue Reading