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…)

Best Starter Makeup for Tweens

Cosmetics and Accessories YingyoIt seems impossible to me that my sweet baby girl, who not long ago was playing princess dress up, is now interested in wearing makeup. For real this time! Not the “let’s dress up and pretend” kind of makeup, but the actual LEAVE THE HOUSE wearing it kind of thing. It has now come time to look into finding the best starter makeup for tweens. (more…)

No Cost Workout Routines

workoutHere’s a truth that I’ve been living by for years now. You don’t have to spend a lot to get into shape. In most cases, you don’t have to spend anything at all.

As for me, I’m like this…. I don’t always work out, but when I do, it’s at home. Why? Because I absolutely HATE the concept of the gym. The very thought of getting into presentable gym clothes, leaving my house, driving to the gym (phew! I’m tired already!), and finally then start the workout. But wait! Let’s not forget the added bonus of sweating and struggling in front of others. Who doesn’t love that?

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Pokémon Go is our Summertime Hero

pokemon-go-summerWith the recent release of Pokémon Go, I can honestly say that it has been a summertime hero in our household. Okay, maybe I might be overstating things a bit, but if you have kids who are too old for dolls & action figures, but too young to drive, you might know a little about what I’m talking about. (more…)