Tuesday Tips: Salvage an iPod, Cleaning Frugally & Moist Cookies

Last week, we were talking about some of the preparations I did for the change of season and looking forward to the holidays. That got me thinking about a quick tip I use not only when I am baking, but when I am working with raw meat as well. It seems to me, that folks like to call me on the telephone when my hands are all messed up with something on them. So, to solve that problem, if I know I will be putting my hands in a project (food/baking/ etc) I slip my cordless phone into a sandwich bag … [Read more...]

Fall preparations – Are you ready?

With Labor Day behind us and the kiddos back in school, I am getting in the swing of things and my mind is looking toward fall. I am sure that we all have certain things that we do at specific times of the year, but I usually give my house a good cleaning about twice a year - in the spring and in the fall. This includes everything from cleaning windows and window sashes to cleaning and purging toys, old clothes, and other unwanted or unused products in my house. I also start thinking even … [Read more...]

Back in the Saddle Again!

Here we are in full swing of the back to school routine. I thought that I would share some of our tips for getting us out the door in the morning with some semblance of order. In our family, we try to do as much the night before as we can, so that we are not feeling as rushed in the morning, though things can still pop up at the last minute. - Lunch: My children pack their lunch the night before. Due to the types of sandwiches they like, we keep them in the refrigerator over night and then put … [Read more...]

More uses for vinegar and other Tues Tips!

By now, I think it is pretty clear to see what a wonderful product vinegar is, but here are some more uses: - place 1/4 -1/2 tsp in your liquid dish detergent to increase the grease fighting ability -for laundry stains - treat white clothes with yellowing stains without using bleach. Soak the garment in a solution of either 1/2 cup lemon juice or 1/2 cup white vinegar added to a bucket of warm water - then wash as normal. * I sometimes just use lemon juice directly on the spot (if small) and … [Read more...]

Heather's Tuesday Quick Tips

Quick Tips - - Save on shampoo. Ok, so I have mentioned that I am not a girlie girl, but that I like to smell good among my household of men, right? And like any good girl, I have more than one pair of shoes (at least one for a date night, and a few for casual wear) Well, the same goes for my shampoo. I have some special shampoo that I splurged on and I want to make it last as long as possible. I learned this tip just recently, and I admit, I thought it a little "out there" as well, but thought … [Read more...]

Helpful Heather’s Cool as a Cucumber!

Lemon water

Cool as a Cucumber There are a couple of things I have noticed lately. The first is that although my family loves cucumbers, they are coming out of our garden at a faster rate than we can eat them in salads, scooped out with peanut butter in the middle as a snack, or even as the occasional beauty treatment for puffy eyes. The next thing that I have noticed is that even though it is hot out, I have not been overly good at drinking all the water that I should in a day. Enter my first tip. Cut the … [Read more...]