Sunday, February 16, 2014

Celebrating 1,000 Posts With More “Good Things” By YOU & An Incredible Giveaway!

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About a month ago I was working on doing one of my daily posts when I happened to notice in the upper corner of my WordPress dashboard that the total number of posts I have done since I started this blog was actually getting very close to ONE-THOUSAND!!! WHOA!  I could hardly believe it, although logically I shouldn’t have been surprised. After all, I have been doing this blog 7 days a week since June of 2011, so the math makes sense (even to a math-challenged person like myself!)

Well, a milestone of this magnitude deserves a BIG CELEBRATION, don’t you think? Me too! :-) So for today’s post I’m RE-sharing some of my favorite reader tips and tricks AND giving away a special prize package worth……..(drumroll please!)………$1,000.00!!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Make Your Own Natural Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer

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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! So pull up a chair and sit back and enjoy an “oldie but goodie” from the One Good Thing By Jillee archives.}

(Update on a post originally written on December 31, 2011)

Since we are smack dab in the middle of flu season…I think we are all more mindful of how important it is to wash our hands….OFTEN! I personally love my homemade foaming hand soap that I keep at the sink, and use it OFTEN. But soap and water hand washing isn’t always possible. In those circumstances, a hand sanitizer is a good alternative.

Friday, February 14, 2014

10 Things NOT To Do On Valentine’s Day + The Best $1.99 You’ll Ever Spend!

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The National Retail Federation says Americans will spend $17.3 million on Valentine’s Day candy, cards, dinner and other gifts this year!  That’s a whole lot of love being celebrated!

As wonderful as Valentine’s Day can be…on the flip side…it is also fraught with potential emotional land mines. Be sure not to step on any of them this year!

Here are a few DON’TS to keep in mind (and help keep you out of the dog house):

Thursday, February 13, 2014

21 Clever Things You Can Do With A Lint Roller {Besides Rolling Lint}

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If you happened to see my post earlier this week about our Valentine’s Day Dinner you would have noticed there was a great deal of GLITTER involved in the event. Glitter that I am STILL finding 5 days later! At first I attempted cleaning it up with the vacuum but when that proved a woefully inadequate match for the stubborn shiny stuff, I started looking elsewhere for an answer.

That’s when I noticed our trusty lint roller in a kitchen cupboard. I don’t think our house is EVER without a lint roller. The men in this house couldn’t survive a single day without one being available. They have what I can only describe as something akin to an ADDICTION to them. But I digress.

This particular day I was grateful for our heavy reliance on this clothing care tool because it turned out to be the answer to my glitter dilemma. One quick swipe with the sticky stuff and the glitter didn’t stand a chance.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Think Outside The {Chocolate} Box: 21 Last-Minute Valentine’s Gift Ideas! Plus, A $250 Spa Gift Card Giveaway!

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If you have put off buying that Valentine’s Day gift, don’t fret; it’s not Valentine’s Day yet! There is still some hope for us procrastinators to come up with a pleasing and meaningful gift idea without having to spend a fortune to do it!

With the help of, I have compiled some last minute Valentines gifts that won’t break the bank, and will still have your Valentine’s heart going pitter-patter!

Here are some creative and modestly priced Valentine’s ideas for procrastinators (like me!):

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