By raise of hands….who can’t stand to throw perfectly good glass jars away!? Aha! I thought so. :-) It could be considered some sort of an obsession, but I just can’t do it!
Consequently I have repurposed a LOT of jars over the years, but when I saw this idea on Pinterest many months ago I KNEW I had to try it. It appealed to another one of my pet peeves….lots of opened bags and boxes of products piled up in my pantry.
I will almost always empty the contents of a bag or box into some sort of container that is easy to see through and that maximizes the space I have. That includes items such as crackers, cereal, dried fruit, etc. Since my “boys” all have a sweet tooth, I will also usually have a couple of small bowls of their their favorite miniature sized candies on the counter.
When I saw this simple ideas for DIY candy jars I knew I had to make them. I have since used them for many other things besides candy, They’re great in the bathroom for cotton balls, q-tips, etc, and equally great for office supplies on my desk. You could even paint the tops a custom color to match your decor.
Facial mists have been around for a long time, but I never really bought into them until recently. When my daughter and I got our hair and makeup done for her wedding, the makeup artist finished my “look” with a light spray of facial mist. She said it would help prevent the powder from looking cakey. Some beauty pros suggest you apply a light spritz between each layer of makeup product you use.
I was surprised at how well it worked. I felt like my makeup was much fresher-looking for a longer period of time than usual and it made my skin feel so nice and hydrated!
So recently I decided to make my own homemade facial mist with mineral water and few of my favorite essential oils. That’s really all that’s to it! Now I wonder why I didn’t do this years ago! :-)
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!
So pull up a chair and sit back and enjoy an “oldie but goodie” from the One Good Thing By Jillee archives.
–Originally posted August 12, 2012–
Why do we call them “baby wipes” anyway? Shouldn’t they just be called WIPES? After reading what seems like a MILLION uses for baby wipes…other than for wiping the baby…I think there should be a regular wipes section at the store as big as the BABY wipes section. Have you ever noticed how much “real estate” is dedicated to baby wipes at your local Walmart or your local grocery store? It’s pretty impressive. But so are all the ways I discovered people are USING these handy little helpers.
Sometimes being “on the road” is a drag, but it never fails that I end up meeting someone awesome that makes the hassles of traveling all worthwhile. :-)
That was the case when I went to BlogHer ’13 in Chicago back in July. I had the good fortune of ending up at the same lunch table with a talented, up-and-coming blogger name Heidi from North Dakota. Since I started my career in TV news MANY years ago in North Dakota, we immediately struck up a conversation about cold weather, being Norwegian, and, of course, blogging!
I found out she had an adorable blog called Hands Occupied that features fun and affordable crafts and DIY projects! The blog is ALMOST as adorable as SHE is…but not quite. :-) Can you tell I’m smitten with this girl?
Heidi kindly agreed to do a guest post for me this week and share one of the fun projects from her blog. Thank you Heidi! Can’t wait til we can chat again!
When I hear the term “wardrobe stylist” I think Hollywood, red carpet, and expensive designer gowns! My friend Alicia Richmond, founder and stylist for Chic on a Shoestring, is changing my perception of that. She IS a trained wardrobe stylist, but she takes a practical DIY approach to fashion that I love! Her passion is educating women on how to recognize the clothing that is most flattering on their body-type. It’s more than the typical, “You’re a pear, you’re an apple,” it’s personalized with your measurements and your photos. Her Fit & Flatter Dressing Guide is an affordable way for any of us to benefit from her knowledge and experience and she’s giving OGT fans a 25% discount!
Alicia truly is a stylist for the everyday woman! Over the years she has worked with women from size 0 – 26, and every shape, age and height you can imagine.
Today she has been kind enough to do this guest post for me that poses a very intriguing question. Take it away Alicia…