How to Organize your Home on a Budget

completely reorganized make up drawer with the perfect drawer organizers from Dollar Tree

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DollarTree. However, these are my real messes and my real solutions for how to organize your home on a budget. My $11 Home Organization Project My Real Advice Gal tip when it comes to home organization is to just start. Start somewhere and start small. Personally, when I am facing a big job and I just don't know where to start I can get overwhelmed, then I shut down, and decide to pretend the job doesn't really need to ...

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Camera Lens Cleaning Tips

Camera Lens Cleaning Tips

Camera Lens Cleaning Tips Getting a new camera is fun and exciting! So much to learn and so many possibilities. Whether you got it to take pictures of your kids, your travels, or are a blogger like me, having a great camera is a great idea. And after you have found the perfect one, learning how to take care of it is super important. One of the best things you can do for your camera is keeping your lens clean and dust free. With that in mind I wanted to share with you some of my Camera Lens ...

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What I learned doing my own tax return

What I learned doing my own tax return

Disclosure: This post is part of the TaxACT #DIYtaxes blog tour which shares stories and tips about doing your own taxes and how it makes you smarter about the overall health of your finances. Do your own taxes today at TaxACT. You got this. I have been doing my own tax return since I got my first job at the age of 16. That means I have been doing my own tax return for (dare I admit it?) more than 20 years. With one exception, I did not do my own tax return the year when we bought our first ...

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5 Spring Break Activities for Kids at Home

Spring Break Activities for Kids

Spring Break Activities for Kids at Home Ahhh, Spring Break. That wonderful time when the kids are home and you get to finally enjoy some of the nice Spring weather. It's also the time when boredom can get the best of you if you don't have somewhat of a plan. I try to plan ahead some fun Spring Break activities for kids at home. It definitely makes life a little bit easier and less stressful.After all, it's no fun for anyone when the kids have nothing to do! Here are 5 fun Spring Break ...

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Important Steps to Home Ownership

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This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding the mortgage process Since a home is arguably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, being prepared is key ...

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Real Advice Gal Life Hacks

Real Advice Gal Real Life Hacks use a cupcake liner to catch melting popscicle messes

Real life can be messy, tricky, and sometimes down right tough. So we are sharing our Real Gal Advice for making life a little less messy, a little bit easier, and a lot more fun. Check back often for our favorite tips, tricks, and life hacks. 1. Use a cupcake pan liners to catch drips from melting popsicles. 2. Use a travel size bottle of static guard, febreeze, or wrinkle releaser as fake spider spray to convince your frightened child that the spiders won't be back in the middle of the ...

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Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad Review

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Mattress Pad Make an old mattress still useful by adding a mattress pad. The Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad is 100% cotton pad, which adds a soft layer of comfort while protecting the bed. It fits mattresses up to 20” and are machine washable. Dimensions: Twin (39”x75”x20”) Full (43”x75”x20”) Queen (60”x80”x20”) King (78”x80”x20”) California king (72”x84”x20”) You can buy it here >>> Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad See more Mattress Reviews! Also check out ...

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10 CDs That Are Perfect For Massages

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10 CDs That Are Perfect For Massages One of my favorite ways to get a little romantic with my husband is to set up a massage night. It's a fun, inexpensive, and intimate way to have a date night, and who doesn't love a massage right!? The perfect massage doesn't stop with just your massage skills. You have to set the mood!  Some great massage oil, some candles lit, and some awesome background music to really set the mood. ...

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Keeping Control Of Your Kids Electronics With OurPact

OurPact

Keeping Control Of Your Kids Electronics With OurPact Disclosure:This review is made possible with OurPact and Mums the Word Network. All opinions are my own. Did you know the average child spends 50 hours a week in front of screens? Is it just me or is it crazy how much technology has evolved in the last 10 years? When I was in school it wasn't weird for you not to have a phone, now it's practically unheard of! With the growing popularity of being connected via electronics all the time ...

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Save Money While Cooking

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Save Money While Cooking Save Money While Cooking Check out these 10 simple tips to Save your dollars while cooking! 1) Use powdered milk instead of regular milk --It is easy to mix up as needed as is a great substitute in recipes, pasta or rice side dishes,pudding and anything else that calls for milk. The only thing I won't use powdered milk for is if I am having it straight up in cereal or a glass. 2) Keep your brown sugar from getting hard by placing a piece of bread inside the ...

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