Extra Space Storage

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Extra Storage Space I was recently asked to be a brand ambassador for Extra Space Storage. I bet you are thinking why would I be selected for that position. The reason is simple I like their brand. I was asked to share what my storage style was. Well, I have a couple of storage style. You see I have the perfectly laid out for everyone to see storage solutions. I also have the wonderful drawer that well I hope it closes. I mean I really hope it closes. I am not sure what is in there in fact I ...

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Recipes Kids Can Make- Measurement Conversion Chart

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Keep Cooking with this Measurement Conversion Chart  I have a drawer and a cupboard filled with measuring cups and measuring spoons but sometimes when I get to cooking it seems the one I need is dirty. I grew tired of searching for a new one or washing the dirty ones that I began to do conversions so I could use what I had clean. This was easy for some things but was harder for others. My children wanted to help me cook but often found that I was too busy to keep explaining what they needed to ...

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What is Shelf Safe Milk?

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What is Shelf Safe Milk?       Have you heard of shelf safe milk? It's the same kind of milk you already know in love, except in can last up to 9 months without putting in the refrigerator! For a mom of a 5 year old that loves her milk, this is great news for me! Knowing I can throw a carton of shelf safe milk in my purse for road trips, or in her lunch box knowing it won't spoil is awesome! I know what you are thinking..but how!? Keep reading and I will tell you all about the ...

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Spring Savings Inside and Out

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Spring Savings Spring Savings Inside and Out Tips We have been on a tight budget after moving into our new to us home here in CT two years ago. I have found a lot of ways to save. One is on our mulch. Our local Bulky Waste dump has mulch and they will even load it in your truck. This time of year they only have single shredded mulch, but when it comes to free versus $11/bag or $24/scoop I can live with single shredded. I don’t think it looks bad at all it also seems to last longer. Take a ...

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Upcycle Your Used Candles

Upcycle Your Used Candles

Up-cycle Your Used Candles I get very disappointed when the wicks on my candles burn out and I have candle wax left. I hate throwing it away even though I have a closet full of candles in every shape and size. Some may just see leftover useless wax but I see $$$. This weekend I accidentally ruined my favorite jar candle because I had left it on the oven while I baked for 6 hours.I almost threw it away out of frustration when I had an idea. ...

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Household Uses for Denture Tablets

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Does your favorite coffee mug have so many stains you are embarrassed to use it? Did you stop using your favorite vase because it is too hard to clean? If you answered yes then keep on reading to find out how to say good-bye stains and hello to your favorite coffee mug and vase. Household Uses for Denture Tablets: ***Generic Brand work as well as the name brand*** Fill the following items with hot water and drop in a denture tablet. Wait one hour, wipe out and rinse well. If the opening ...

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Homemaking Tips: Let’s Do This….Rust or Shine?

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Let’s Do This….Rust or Shine? I know that it seems like one of the hardest things to get rid of is rust. The worst spot for me is the ledge in the shower, however recently I have spotted some in my stainless steel kitchen sink. I looked everywhere for remedies to get rid of rust, and the only thing I came across was lemon juice and salt. Basically you sprinkle the salt over the rust and then squirt (or squeeze if you bought or have fresh lemons) the lemon juice over the rust and let sit for ...

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All Natural Drain Cleaning tip: The joy of…Drains?

I am a stay at home mom of 2 amazing girls (ages 5 and 3), and happily married with 3 4-legged kids: Bentley, our yellow lab, Aspen, our siberian husky, and Onyx, our tuxedo kitty. Over the past 5 years of being a SAHM, I have felt a need to help others, and this year I finally launched my blog Pigtails & Flip-Flops. It is dedicated to help those out there who may need some inspiration, a good laugh, to feel like you're not alone, craft ideas, a little push of motivation, or some super ...

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Tuesday Tips: Riders Beware

Early last week, I noticed there was this mall carnival all set up and ready to go. My husband happened to be with me at the time, and I all but begged him to take Reagan on it. She loves things like that, has only been to one carnival in her short almost 3 years, and honestly I thought that would be a super fun thing for just Daddy, Reagan and I. Know what he said?? ‘NO! Those carnival things can kill someone!’ L Well, as fun as he really can be, it is just like the fair in my opinion. ...

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The Beauty of Tantrums

A week or so back I saw one of my new-mother friends having a really rough time. She was a first time mom, nervous to be alone with new baby (then again aren’t we all?), scared to go anywhere with new baby, but most of all….new baby would not go to sleep. She was living on a couple hours of sleep daily, as her beautiful new baby would not calm down enough to sleep more than a couple hours at a time. As much as I hurt for her I realized….she is not the only woman out there who wants to pull ...

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