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Fun and Inexpensive Way To Try Top Designer Fragrances

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Chipotle Orange Chili Recipe

Chipotle Orange Chili Recipe Today, I was in the mood to cook something different.  Something warm.  I decided to cook this strange chipotle orange chili recipe.  I made my version without any meat, so it is a vegan dish.  You … Continue reading


Totally Amazing Appetizer Shrimp & Cheese Dip Recipe

Totally Amazing Appetizer Shrimp & Cheese Dip Recipe This shrimp & cheese dip recipe is seriously addicting!  If you are entertaining guests, or simply want an easy, yet delicious appetizer, make this one.  You won’t regret it. This is a … Continue reading


Save Money While Grocery Shopping

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Review of Whitmor Supreme Bakers Rack

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Healthy Soup Recipe Garbanzo Bean Noodle

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Reasons Your Family Needs To Filter Water For Showers

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Homemade Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Simple Stained Glass for Beginners

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Product Review of KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer

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What Happened When I Did a Home Chemical Peel on My Skin

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What is photo restoration and why do it?

What is photo restoration and why do it? You may ask, what is photo restoration, and how does that apply to me?  Many people have in their possession, vintage, antique or otherwise old family pictures. Some of these have been … Continue reading


How to Paint Over Old Wood Paneling

How to Paint Over Old Wood Paneling Update the Look of Old Wood Paneling Many homes have varnished wood paneling on their walls. Some owners desire to paint over old paneled walls to create a brighter, more updated look, without the … Continue reading


Dry Skin Brushing The Health and Beauty Benefits

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Kitchen Product Review of Wilton Cookie Press & Spritz Cookie Recipe

Kitchen Product Review of Wilton Cookie Press &  Spritz Cookie Recipe Are you looking for a cookie press to make beautiful and tasty spritz cookies? Here’s a Wilton cookie press you might want to consider as a part of your kitchen … Continue reading


Poisonous Plants and Children – Symptoms and Tips to Stay Safe

Poisonous Plants and Children – Symptoms and Tips to Stay Safe As parents, we may be diligent to baby proof our homes, yet fail to recognize the dangers in the form of plants around us. Plant poisoning can happen to … Continue reading


How to Install a Tankless Water Heater

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2016 Top Toy Parent Choice List

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7 Breathtaking Ways to Create Sensory Style For Your Home

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Cookbooks I LOVE for Fall & Winter Baking and Cooking

It’s true, a person could find most any recipe on the internet for free.  However, there is something special about the ‘old school’ way of having a physical cookbook to hold.  To turn the pages or favorite cookbooks with your … Continue reading


Design Your Own Calendar This Year

Design Your Own Calendar This Year Instead of purchasing, ready made calendars this year, why not try to design your own calendar? These can make beautiful, personalized gifts for loved ones as well as being functional around your home or … Continue reading


Make a Teen Bedroom Hip Using Discount Decor and Elbow Grease

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Smart Methods of Using Baskets As Home Décor

Smart Methods of Using Baskets As Home Décor If you are searching ways to tidy your home décor, baskets as home decor are a cute and cheap option to add charm. They also increase your available storage space, while keeping it … Continue reading


Odd Jelly and Jam Recipes To Make

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Tantalizing Relish Recipes to Make

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Make a Family Heirloom Cookbook

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Start Your Own Container Garden

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How To Care For and Prune Hydrangea Flower Shrubs

How To Care For and Prune Hydrangea Flower Shrubs Hydrangeas are some of my favorite flowers.  Easy to grow, beautiful and lots of craft projects can be done with them dried. You’ll find practical tips on how to prune hydrangea flower … Continue reading


A Guide to Extreme Coupon Savings

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The BEST Homemade Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

The BEST Homemade Hot Buttered Rum Recipe There is something so festive about hot buttered rum during the holiday season.  Warm.  Cozy.  Conversation flows.  Here is a family favorite homemade hot buttered rum recipe, perfect for keeping in the batter … Continue reading


Shine and Polish the Dirtiest Room in the Home Fast

Shine and Polish the Dirtiest Room in the Home Fast A germ filled bathroom, the dirtiest room it seems. Toothpaste on the counter and sink, a scary toilet, towels and other dirty clothing on the floor, clutter everywhere.  But, it doesn’t have to … Continue reading


Quickly Get and Keep the Kitchen Chaos Free

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Reduce Bedroom Clutter in 15 Minutes

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Ideas For Successful Science Fair Projects

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Traditional Backyard Games For Kids

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

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Gourmet Edible Lavender Recipes

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My Tooth Decay Prevention Plan

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Exploring Graphic Design as a Career From Home

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The Health Benefits of Quinoa and How to Cook It

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Care and Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

Care and Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes Cleaning your makeup brushes is something that needs to be done on a regular basis.  Not only will it save your investment into your brushes, helps keep skin healthy too. Dirty cosmetic brushes are … Continue reading


Gourmet Seriously Good Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Gourmet Seriously Good Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Yesterday I made THE BEST, seriously best gourmet chocolate chip cookies ever. These are very different than just a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe.  They will please the most distinguished of palettes. You’ve got … Continue reading


Ideas for Planning Fabulous Family Reunions

Ideas for Planning Fabulous Family Reunions Family reunions can be the most passionate, emotionally charged, and memorable events for family.  Its not ideal to plan at the last minute, or give an impression that the reunion got relegated to the bottom … Continue reading


How to Host a Fantastically Low Stress Dinner Party

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Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

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Help Kids Make Hand Painted Mugs as Gifts for Any Occasion

Help Kids Make Hand Painted Mugs as Gifts for Any Occasion Ask any grandparent, teacher, or close family friend and they’ll tell you that the gifts that mean the most are the ones that come from the heart, and hands, … Continue reading


Frosted Orange Sweet Rolls Recipe

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Delicious Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Delicious Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe Tonight I made this amazing Mexican chicken tortilla soup recipe I thought I’d share for you. Super healthy and simple too. Great for these chilly autumn or cold winter evenings. It could be made either … Continue reading


An Amazing Clean Home – 6 Steps for Success

An Amazing Clean Home – 6 Steps for Success There’s just something about having an amazing clean home.  It feels comfortable, its pleasing to the eye, and it feels like home.  For me, when things are messy and dirty, I … Continue reading


Homemade Oven Cleaner

Homemade Oven Cleaner – Safer & Nontoxic I love a clean home, and generally most cleaning tasks are not that arduous to me.  But there’s one I hate, and that is oven cleaning.  By making your own home made oven … Continue reading


Get Your Chrome Bathroom Fixtures Clean and Shining

Get Your Chrome Bathroom Fixtures Clean & Shining Chrome bathroom fixtures are strong, yet they take some upkeep to keep them clean & shining.  Learn some tips here to get your chrome bathroom fixtures clean.  It does make a difference in the overall … Continue reading


Coping with Rosacea Skin and It’s Devastating Effects

Coping with Rosacea Skin What are the symptoms of rosacea skin?  As one who has this skin disorder, I know first hand how difficult it can be.  We’ll be looking at some ways of coping with roasacea in this post.  My … Continue reading


Accessorize Your Gifts in a Jar

Accessorize Your Gifts in a Jar Presentation is everything!  Below you will find ideas to accessorize gifts in a jar, giving them your own special touch.  This communicates your thought and care you invested in your homemade gifts. Making gifts … Continue reading


Care and Maintenance of Washer and Dryer Appliances

Care and Maintenance of Washer and Dryer Appliances The washer and dryer are the household appliances that play a significant role in the running of a household, and also one of largest household appliance investments. As these are the among … Continue reading


Practical Ways Families Can Reduce Power Bills

Practical Ways Families Can Reduce Power Bills If you want to reduce power bills, combine common sense with some planning. It will take effort, but the bottom line savings will be worth it. Below are several ideas, tricks and tips … Continue reading


How to Properly Care for Your Hardwood Floors

How to Properly Care for Your Hardwood Floors The thing that makes us fall in love with hardwood floors is the way they look. A nice well-polished hardwood floor makes your home look elegant and classy.  There are some specific … Continue reading


Amazing Gifts in A Jar to Make

Amazing Gifts in A Jar To Make Here you will find many different recipes to use as gifts in a jar, there are cookies, soups, coffee mixes, desserts, spices and much more.  Gifts in a jar make excellent Christmas and other … Continue reading


Why You Need a Budget ASAP!

Why You Need a Budget ASAP! Today we have a guest post from Jennifer Collins.  Enjoy! Do you have a budget? Most of us will make up a lot of excuses for not having one, but the reality is that we’re … Continue reading


Cleaning Tips for Crystal Chandeliers

Cleaning Tips for Crystal Chandeliers Today we’ll uncover some cleaning tips for crystal chandeliers. A crystal chandelier is an elegant and beautiful fixture that plays an important role in interior decoration. An investment in a crystal chandelier for your home can be … Continue reading


Curry Coconut Lentil Soup Recipe

Curry Coconut Lentil Soup Recipe I just made another healthy clean meal that was so amazing, I have to share it with you. If you like curry, you’ve got to try this!   It’s called curry coconut lentil soup. This … Continue reading


How to Dry Roses Using the Microwave

How to Dry Roses Using the Microwave Yes it has been tried, tested and proven that you can  dry roses using the microwave.  It will make your roses come out looking glorious!  I’ll teach you exactly how to do it now. … Continue reading


Learn How to Wash Your Windows Like a Professional

Learn How to Wash Your Windows Like a Professional Have you ever wondered how those professional window washers move so fast with the squeegee, and the windows turn out perfect? Well, there are some hacks to learn how to wash … Continue reading


Bath and Body Recipes to Make at Home

Bath and Body Recipes to Make at Home Here you will find many different bath and body recipes you can make on your own. Use them either to pamper yourself, or package them in cute jars for special gifts. Look around … Continue reading


Discover Unique Prairie Grasses as Ornamentals in Your Landscape

Discover Unique Prairie Grass as Ornamentals in Your Landscape Ornamental grasses in landscapes and gardens are widely popular for many different reasons. We’ll be looking at those uses, as well as some lesser known types of prairie grass varieties.  These … Continue reading


Care for Your Sweaters Before Putting Away for the Summer

Care for Your Sweaters Before Putting Away for the Summer You’ll find some tips here to care for your sweaters.  Most of the tips can be done anytime of year, but also specific methods are here to put them away for … Continue reading


Whole Body Detox Phase 4 Parasite and Heavy Metal Cleanse

Whole Body Detox Phase 4 Parasite and Heavy Metal Cleanse I recently have completed a whole body detox for health reasons. This post is the last in the series describing the process, and focuses on the parasite and heavy metal … Continue reading


Essential Facts about Vitamin C Serum and How To Make Your Own

Essential Facts about Vitamin C Serum and How To Make Your Own Taking good care of your skin is important because it is the most exposed organ of the body. The skin is exposed to the damaging effects of UV … Continue reading


Cool Crafts to Make At Home

Cool Crafts to Make At Home Perhaps you are up for finding new cool crafts to make.  I find I have a general pattern in this regard.  I pick something to master for a couple of years.  While I still … Continue reading


How to Protect Your Family from Everyday Chemicals

How to Protect Your Family from Everyday Chemicals Today, we have a guest post from author Alan Bell.  Enjoy! We are challenged with ways to protect our families. It can be overwhelming, with medical information constantly changing. As we are … Continue reading


Cooking With Chocolate Tips

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How to Easily Start a Budget and Organize the Rest of Your Finances

How to Easily Start a Budget and Organize the Rest of Your Finances Today we have an exciting guest post by Kristen Rummel.  Enjoy! Hello all. I’m so happy to be here with you today. I am Kristen Rummel, creator … Continue reading


Pineapple Jicama Salad in a Cilantro Vinaigrette Recipe

Pineapple Jicama Salad in a Cilantro Vinaigrette Recipe Recently I made this wonderful pineapple jicama salad for a light fare food.  Not only is it a healthy dish, it was super refreshing and full of flavor. 2 Jalapeño peppers, seeded … Continue reading


A Guide To Outdoor Pond Maintenance For a Healthy, Vibrant Habitat

A Guide To Outdoor Pond Maintenance For a Healthy, Vibrant Habitat Proper outdoor pond maintenance improves the appearance and health of the pond itself, the plants around it, as well as any fish that reside in it. The pond exists … Continue reading


Whole Body Detox Phase 3 Kidney and Liver Cleanse

Whole Body Detox Cleanse Phase 3 Kidney and Liver Cleanse A couple of weeks ago I did a whole body detox cleanse for some specific health reasons. You can read part 1 How and Why I Did a Whole Body Detox … Continue reading


How To Clean Burnt Food From Pots And Pans

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Whole Body Detox Cleanse Phase 2 Lymphatic System

Whole Body Detox Cleanse Phase 2 Lymphatic System I recently did a whole body detox cleanse for health reasons. This post is phase 2 of that cleanse, targeting the lymphatic system.  If you missed the first phase, here it is: How and … Continue reading


Beneficial Garden Insects That Are Perfect for Organic Pest Control

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8 Best Toys for Crawling Babies

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How and Why I Did a Whole Body Detox Cleanse, Should You?

How and Why I Did a Whole Body Detox Cleanse, Should You? Recently I decided to do a whole body detox cleanse for health reasons. More accurately, it’s turning into a whole new level of caring for my health, long … Continue reading


Advantages of Used Textbooks

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A Case for Cast Iron Cookware and Care Tips – For a New Generation of Cooks

A Case for Cast Iron Cookware and Care Tips Cast iron cookware has been a staple in homes for many generations. It has stood the test of time as an invaluable too in the kitchen. In recent years however, with … Continue reading


How To Clean Animal Smells in Carpets

How To Clean Animal Smells in Carpets Animal smells in carpets do not necessarily suggest unfavorable housekeeping practices, because the neatest people battle pet odors in their homes. Pets tend to roll around and lay on the rugs and carpeting, … Continue reading


Spanish Cooking

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Tomato Plant Tobacco Mosaic Virus Gardening Help

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12 Beloved Historical Thriller Books

12 Beloved Historical Thriller Books As one who loves to read, I thought I would make you a reading list, particularly if you love historical thrillers. I enjoy the suspense and on-the-edge-of-the-seat feeling when reading an engaging book. By bringing a … Continue reading


Tips to Refresh Your Bedroom Decor without a Complete Overhaul

Tips to Refresh Your Bedroom Decor without a Complete Overhaul Here you’ll find some tips to refresh your bedroom decor. Sometimes its nice to have a few things to refresh the look and feel of our bedrooms, without doing a major … Continue reading


Super Addictive Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Recipe

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8 Exotic and Fragrant Perennial Plants to Try in Your Garden

8 Exotic and Fragrant Perennial Plants to Try in Your Garden Enthusiastic home gardeners are almost always looking for uncommon, exotic and fragrant perennial plants to try in their landscape and gardens. We’ll explore some unusual perennial plants to consider for your … Continue reading


How to Hem Your Own Curtains

How to Hem Your Own Curtains Sometimes you may find the need to hem curtains.  Learning how to hem curtains can save you a lot of money.  Perhaps you found a great deal on beautiful curtains that would be perfect, … Continue reading


Risk Factors for Children Fighting Obesity

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Countertop Convection Ovens Flavorwave Versus Sunpentown

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How to Make Marble Magnet Projects At Home

How to Make Marble Magnet Projects At Home Making marble magnets can be a fun project for the whole family or an individual. Kids can help and they love making them! These are made with clear glass oval shaped pieces … Continue reading


Delicious Shepherd Pie Recipe

Delicious Shepherd Pie Recipe Here’s a great recipe for shepherd pie that’s sure to be a hit. Fresh, wholesome ingredients and home cooking at its best. Ingredients * 1 T. olive oil * 1 T. butter * 1 onion, diced … Continue reading


Throw a Memorable Birthday Party for a Young Girl

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Important Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Home

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Decorating Ideas Using Fine Art Photography

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Travel – The Winter Birds Snow Geese of Fir Island, Wa in Skagit County

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Host a Baked Potato Bar Get-Together

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Sausage and Cabbage Stew Recipe

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How to Grow and Cook Purple Potatoes

How to Grow and Cook Purple Potatoes Potatoes are loved by people around the world. They are extremely versatile in cooking so many ways, in all kinds of ethnic cuisine. Purple potatoes are a great way to add unique color … Continue reading


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Little Known Fun Ways to Teach Science Robotics and Technology to Kids and Teens

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How To Make Your Own Book Ends

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Phenomenal Borscht Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Turn Your Hearty Soups & Stews into an Elegant Experience There is nothing quite like an amazing bowl of  hearty soups & stews on an autumn, windy and rainy blustery day, or a cold winters’ night.  It is not only … Continue reading


How to Create a Photo Collage Online

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Top 10 Wish List of Must Have Home and Kitchen Gadgets & Utensils

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7 Top Rated Toys & Games for Kids

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Solutions to Remove Stubborn Greasy Stains From Fabrics

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Amazing Homemade Gifts on a Budget These days it can be financially difficult for many families to make ends meet. However, you will still find many special events, occasions and life  experiences that find us needing to give gifts to others.  It is … Continue reading


The Entry Way Room to Your Home – First Impressions and Tips to Improve Functionality

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