Category: DIY

Clean Stained Mugs Fast

coffe tea stains photoI’m not much for fussiness, and to me, keeping the inside of my tea cups and coffee mugs white and sparkling fell squarely into that category. Until quite recently, when I found this quick, inexpensive method to clean those stained mugs fast! (more…)

15 Last Minute Halloween Costumes

DIY Donut Costume and Donut Hole Treat BucketHave you ever found yourself so unprepared for an upcoming Holiday that you just throw in the towel in defeat and give up? I find that Halloween is no exception, so to bring back some hope to the rest of us, I’ve compiled a list of 15 seriously last minute DIY Halloween Costumes. (more…)

Make Your Own Odor Fighting Carpet Powder

diy-carpet-powderAnyone living with the combination of pets and carpeting knows that odors have a tendency to grab on and never let go. Of course, the best way to combat that is to shampoo your rugs & carpeting regularly to stay on top of things. But unless you own a carpet cleaning machine, you know how expensive regular cleaning can be. So what do you do in between cleanings to keep it smelling clean? You reach for two simple ingredients and make your own odor fighting carpet powder. (more…)

Keep Furniture Pet Hair & Odor Free

dog-hair-removalIf you have a dog or cat that sheds fur like crazy, you’re not alone. Aside from daily brushing and frequent baths, there is a way to prevent your sofa from being taken over by coatings of hair and whiffs of that telltale doggie smell. Just follow this easy routine to keep your furniture and home pet hair and odor free. (more…)

Magic DIY Fabric Freshener

diy-fabric-freshener-2Here I’d like to share with you a Fabreeze alternative that I’ve been using for years. This concoction not only saves money, but leaves a fantastic scent that is all natural. This has become a top priority in my house since our family adopted our first dog. I use air & fabric fresheners religiously, but get concerned about the overuse of synthetic fragrances. The good news is there is an alternative that I like to call my Magic DIY Fabric Freshener. (more…)

How to remove years of dirt from leather handbags

leather-cleaner-ingredientsDo you own leather handbags that you’ve used for years and years? If you invested in real leather, you absolutely should use them for as long as possible. The only drawback is that they, like anything else, collect grime and dirt over time. Let me show you what you can do to remove years of dirt from leather handbags and bring your once beautiful purse back to life. (more…)

The Best Makeup Brush Cleaner

makeup-brush-cleanser-2I hope I’m not alone when I say that cleaning my makeup brushes and sponges is something that isn’t exactly high on my to-do list. It’s so low in fact, I hardly ever think to do it at all. Of course, when I do, it’s a painstaking process of lather, rinse, repeat over and over again. Needless to say, I do not look forward to it. That’s why I’m so happy to have found what I now consider to be the best makeup brush cleaner that I’ve ever used. (more…)

Dollar Store Homework Caddy

homework-caddy-diyWho knew how much a simple thing like a Dollar Store Homework Caddy would lessen the stress of the nightly homework routine! I didn’t realize how much I needed one until I put this together. So If you find your kids chasing from room to room looking for sharpened pencils, a specific color of marker or even just scrap paper, then you need this too! (more…)

Easy Huntress Halloween Costume

huntress-costume-diyAnother Halloween was upon us, and my daughter announced that this year, she wanted to be a Huntress. You know, like Katniss in the Hunger Games. Huh? I don’t think she even saw that movie. Perhaps she’s getting a bit bored with the usual Princess Halloween costumes. Yes, they’re adorable, and like all little girls, she looked absolutely regal in those poofy gowns and sparkling tiaras. As much as I hate to see those days end, I have to admit that I too am ready for a change. So I guess it was time to go about finding a Huntress Halloween Costume. (more…)

Make a Flirt Pole

flirt pole diy completeThe Problem….having the time and energy to wear out your hyper pooch. The Solution….The Flirt Pole!

Living in the upper Midwest, the winters here can be brutal, and I admit that I can be really wimpy when it comes to having to brave the elements. What that translates into is a seriously hyperactive dog with a ton of pent up energy.

So what to do? There is only so much bone chewing our little was willing to do. Add to that her short attention span and extremely high prey drive, and I was at a loss. Until I came upon something called a “flirt pole”. (more…)