How To Ditch Your Microwave

Ditch Your Microwave

Whether it's to save counter space or money or for health reasons...many people are looking to get rid of, or avoid purchasing, microwaves. But no matter the reason, living without a microwave can present many challenges. If you are someone who is hoping to cut the microwave habit, today is your lucky day! :-) After reading ... Continue Reading

40 Easy, Money-Saving Ground Beef {Or Turkey} Dinners

Ground Beef Dinners

Today's post is dedicated to the humble, yet oh-so-versatile, "pound of ground beef!" I don't know what I would have done without this invaluable money-stretcher when my kids were little and money was tight. But beyond money, a pound of ground beef (or turkey) can also save time in the kitchen because it cooks up so quickly. You ... Continue Reading

5 DIY Mini Emergency Kits

Mini Emergency Kits

I am that person who usually ends up in some sort of unexpected “situation” almost everywhere I go. I guess that’s why I carry a big tote filled with anything and everything I might need "in case of an emergency." I really do need to downsize. That's why I fell in love with these MINI emergency kits that Britta came up ... Continue Reading

39 Handy Household Uses for Washing Soda

Washing Soda

If you have ever made your own laundry detergent before, you have probably purchased washing soda. But washing soda isn't JUST a great laundry has a number of other great uses throughout your home! Washing soda, also known as sodium carbonate, soda ash, or soda crystals, is in the same family as baking soda but ... Continue Reading

14 Surprising Health Benefits Of A Good Night’s Sleep

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You may have heard the saying that some people EAT TO LIVE while others LIVE TO EAT. I think the same can be said for SLEEP. I'm personally one of those people who SLEEPS TO LIVE, but my husband and daughter Britta (bless their hearts!) would both fall into the LIVE TO SLEEP category. :-) I could actually take a lesson from both ... Continue Reading

A Simple, Effective Remedy For Pet Stains On Carpets

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WELCOME to "Save My Sanity Saturday" at One Good Thing By Jillee....where I attempt to avoid having a nervous breakdown by actually giving myself a day off from blogging once a week! Please pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy an "oldie but goodie" from the One Good Thing By Jillee archives. ----Originally posted on January 31, ... Continue Reading

How To Shorten Your Jeans But Keep Their Store-Bought Look!

Hemming Jeans

I have bought a LOT of jeans for myself (and my kids) from thrift stores over the years, which has probably saved me thousands of dollars! But one of the things I've always struggled with is getting them the right length. Because let's face it, if you have to do a DIY hemming job on jeans, it's going to be obvious to everyone ... Continue Reading