Category Archives for "DIY/Crafts"

How to make washable reusable bowl covers and other kitchen savings tips

Socks and lids. Oh where, oh where do they go? I have an entire laundry basket of unmatched socks and a cupboard full of dishes that no longer have lids. This is perhaps the greatest mystery of all time. Exactly where do these things go when they disappear? I long ago gave up on trying to find the missing socks. I just started buying socks for my kids that were always the same color and design so that I can match as many as possible. But the lids for my dishes still frustrate me. I tried to buy replacements but they cost more than the bowls. I tried using the plastic bowl covers but they are expensive and don’t last. So I decided to make my own washable and reusable bowl covers. Along with step by step instructions for making bowl covers, I will also be sharing a few other kitchen savings tips.

How to make your own washable reusable bowl covers. You do not need to be an expert seamstress to be able to sew these covers. Once you get in your groove you will be able to create many bowl covers in no time. They wear well and last a long time which will save you money. You won't need to buy expensive replacement lids or single use plastic covers.

Let’s start with a short list of tips to help you save time and money in the kitchen because after all that is why I decided to make these reusable bowl covers.

Kitchen Savings Tips

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How to Plan the Best Summer

Do you want to know
how to plan the best summer?

I give in. I am not sure how parents homeschool and try to work. I am unable to work while my three kids are home for Spring break. That makes me wonder what I am going to do this summer. I believe that working in your closet with a laptop although effective is a band-aid to the problem of I need quiet to write. I then had this fantastic idea on how to get my work done and still provide my children with the summer they want. I’m sharing with you my tips on how to plan the best summer.

How to Plan the Best Summer

How to plan the best Summer

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How to Make Fourth of July Decorations

How to Make Fourth of July Decorations

The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday! Family from all over the East Coast gathers in PA at my mom’s place for the whole weekend. We have a giant cookout, volleyball games, water balloon battles, and of course we watch fireworks. Every year I try to bring a gift for my mom! She is a very special lady and her hospitality goes above and beyond so I just want to give her a little something to say thanks and I love you! I usually try to make it something she can use for her 4th of July gathering. This year I made her some 4th of July decorations, centerpieces for her table. I am so pleased with the way they turned out. I am sharing the directions for making them so you can give it a try.

How to make 4th of July Centerpieces

How to Make Fourth of July Decorations – Centerpieces:

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May 26, 2016

Easy and fun Rocketship Corn Dogs + FREE Space helmet Printable!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.

Easy and fun Rocketship Corn Dogs + FREE Space helmet Printable!

Easy and fun Rocketship Corndogs + FREE Space helmet Printable

School is out and summer is finally here! I for one am super excited to spend the summer hanging out with my kids. The time has come to sleep in, stay up a little later, and have some fun. But we do want to make sure that we all don’t end up sitting in front of our TVs all day, so I like to plan fun arts and crafts and educational projects for us to do in the summer. State Fair® thinks the same thing! They want to remind you that life is an adventure and it’s all in how you look at it! Continue reading

May 25, 2016

Pallet Projects: American Flag

Pallet Projects – American Flag

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Can you believe it’s almost July!? It seems like this year has just flown by! It has been a pretty awesome summer so far, my little girl graduated Kindergarten and participated in her first Dance Recital! For 4th of July this year I will be taking her on her first plane ride as well! We will be heading to Dallas to spend some time visiting with my family and doing some skydiving (and no, I will not be letting my 6 year old skydive LOL).Continue reading

May 25, 2016

How to Make a Pizza Garden

How to Make a Pizza Garden

Build a Pizza Garden for less money and in less time than delivery.

How to Make a Pizza Garden

Recently I had a brilliant idea! If I want my kids to eat what we grow, I have to grow with they want to eat first. What do most kids want to eat? Pizza! I will make a pizza garden. So it was off to the hardware store I went. Thankfully, I was able to find exactly what I needed very quickly. I grabbed four of these cinderblock bricks and one piece of 2x6x12 untreated pine (cedar also works). They cut them into four 3 foot pieces in most stores too. The wood was less than $6 total and the bricks were about $2.50 each. The grand total for a raised garden bed- $16.00!Continue reading

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