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11 Clever Uses for Milk Jugs

Buying milk in those gallon jugs should be a weekly occurance.  Not only is the milk great for you, but the jug can be put to use in so many ways!  From organizing fruit to growing seedlings, plastic milk jugs can make your lives easier in ways you may never have thought possible.

1.  Create cute little gift baskets out of milk jugs.

2.  Cut the bottom off the jug and cover plants to create a little greenhouse.  Remove the cap on warm days to let heat escape.

3.  Cut the bottom off the jug (leaving the handle on) and make it into a scoop for dog food, kitty litter, salt, and more!

4. Fill them with water, sand, or dirt as use them for weight training.

5.  Save up those pennies by turning empty jugs into piggie banks.

6. Use them as weights to hold down swimming pool covers or other cloth coverings.

7. These window clings are absolutely beautiful!  It’s a great way to craft with kids and makes for a fun arts and crafts project on a rainy day.

8. Turn them into bird feeders by cutting two small holes in two sides of the feeder and sticking sticks through the bottom so the birds have a place to land.

9. Make beautiful luminaries for a beach or garden party by cutting the top off milk jugs, filling the bottom with 2-3 inches of sand, and placing a votive candle inside.

10.  Cut the tops of milk jugs and use the base to hold small items in your fridge, kitchen, office, and more.

11. Fill it with plastic grocery bags and use it as a dispenser.  This makes storing and using those pesky bags so much easier!

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7 Clever Uses for Club Soda

Club soda is a great staple to have in the fridge…especially if you’re trying to lose weight (the carbonation helps fill you up and gives the illusion of a pop without the calories and sugar).  You can mix it with drinks, add it to cake recipes, or just enjoy it as is on a hot summer day.  There are also several other ways to put club soda to use, both in your cooking and around your house.

  •  Lighten up pancakes, waffles, cakes, muffins, and biscuits with club soda (substitute it for the liquid called in the recipe)
  • Give plants a mineral bath by watering your plants with club soda once a week.
  • Pour it on carpet stains and rub to remove the stain.
  • Use club soda to help remove bird poop and other stains from your car.
  • Beautiful blondes can wash their hair with club soda after swimming in a pool to help remove the green tint.
  • Add it to apple or orange juice to create a new fun and carbonated drink for kids!
  • Club soda will also help remove the stains from coffee cups and silver.

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9 Clever Uses for Tee Shirts

I don’t know about you, but I’m anxious to get on with my spring cleaning!  I have tons of stuff to go through, including lots of clothes that I hardly ever wear.  I have a whole pile of tee shirts just waiting to be donated, upcycled, or used in a craft project!

Tee shirts, no matter how grungy they are, can be used for lots of things, including the actual “cleaning” part of spring cleaning!  Here are some useful ideas on how to reuse and upcycle tee shirts that are either too nasty to wear or no longer fit.

Necklace:  I love making these fabric necklaces.  They are so easy to make and it’s a great way to reuse a shirt that you don’t like or that no longer fits you.

Rag:  For those shirts that are too dingy to use for much else, you can cut them up and use them to dust the house!  They’re also great for around the garage when you’re gardening or working on the car.

Pillow:  Have a tee with sentimental value?  Sew up all the holes and stuff it with the filling from an old pillow to create something worth cuddling with!  This is great for an old shirt that you have that once belonged to a loved one.

Scarf:  If you have screen tees that you love, simply cut the screen off the shirt and sew all the shirt pieces together to create one awesome tee shirt scarf!  This scarf is lightweight and perfect to wear year round!

Rug:  I love this idea!  If you can crochet in the round, you can create an awesome circular rug made from tee shirt scraps.  I particularly love this hula hoop rug idea.  Using those weaving skills you mastered back when you were younger, you can create a fun and colorful rug for indoors and out!

Curtains/Shower Curtains:  Using a technique similar to the scarf, you can sew your favorite tees together to create awesome curtains!  This is a great idea for a game room or kids room.  You can make them in blocks like a quilt or cut the shirts into strips and sew them back together for a rainbow effect.

Quilt:  Speaking of quilts, this is a fun idea.  Cut up shirts you love, but will probably never wear again…like those old shirts from sports or marching band, and assemble them into a quilt.  If you don’t have enough tees, print out some pics on printable fabric and interweave those through the quilt.  This is a great gift for parents or grandparents.

Framed Wall Art:  You can also stretch your favorite tees over round and square canvases and hang them on the wall.  This creates a unique 3-D effect that’s perfect for a kids room.

Flowers/Accessories:  I posted these Coffee Stained Roses a few weeks ago…and this is a great way to use a tee that has a stain on it.  Simply soak your tee in coffee, beet juice, etc. and give it a quick rinse.  Use these colorful roses on a wreath or wear them as hair accessories.  My roses still smell like coffee!

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5 Clever Uses for Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise.  Like the commercial says, you either love it or you hate it.

Used mostly as a condiment for sandwiches, tuna, and hamburgers, mayonnaise is an emulsion, which is a mixture of two liquids that normally can’t be combined, like oil and water.  Made from lemon juice or vinegar, egg yolks, and oil, mayo can be added to several recipes as a way to thicken or flavor something.  But if you’re like me and don’t particularly like mayo as a condiment, you may find that you’ll love it for other reasons…

1.  Use mayo to condition your hair and skin:  Mayo is rich with protein from the eggs that bind the vinegar to the oil…so it’s no surprise that mayo would be successful at re-nourishing your hair and skin, both of which crave protein.  Use mayo as you would a conditioner on your hair, leaving it in for 2-5 minutes and then washing it out.  If you’re brave, you can also rub it on your face and give yourself a mayo facial.  I don’t know if I’m ready for that quite yet!

2.  Use mayo like you would Goo-Gone:  We all know Goo-Gone, right?  That smelly orange liquid that stays on your fingers forever after you use it to get sticky stuff of tables and glassware?  Well mayo will do the exact same thing for less money!  Rub mayo on bottles, tables, even your car to remove any sticky residue.  Let sit and wipe with a damp cloth.

3.  Use mayo to clean the house:  Shine up your piano keys and your plant leaves with a little mayo.  Florists use this trick all the time to make plants shine.  Simply wipe some mayo on your leaves and they will maintain a healthy shine for up to 6 months!  Mayo will also help remove the yellow residue from your ivory piano keys.

4.  Speaking of ivory…:  You can also get healthy nails by letting them chill in a mayo bath once or twice a week.  Rub a little bit of mayo onto your fingernails and let sit for 5-10 minutes.  Wash with warm water and you’re good to go.

5.  Get rid of those pesky water stains:  If you have a wooden table, you know how annoying those water rings can be.  Set a glass of water down for one second and you’ve got yourself a shiny ring that won’t seem to go away.  All you need to do is add some mayo!  Add some mayo to the area with the ring and let sit for 15 minutes.  Wipe off and buff that that ring right out!

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7 Clever Uses for Peanut Butter

Americans and peanut butter…it’s a true love story.  Whether it’s in cookies, sandwiches, dips, or smoothies, cooking and baking and peanut butter all equal bliss.  However, not many people know that peanut butter has other helpful uses.  Not only can it help satisfy a hunger craving, but it can moisturize your skin, help you clean the house, and even fix those old rusty tools!

  1.  Use peanut butter to help give medicine to your pets:  Anyone with a dog will tell you that dogs LOVE peanut butter…maybe more so than the human race.  So if you have a dog that needs to take medication, but is stubborn when it comes to swallowing the pill, mix it in with a little peanut butter.  Works like a charm.
  2. Use peanut butter as a butter replacement:  I know my Julia says, “Everything is better with butter!”, but when it comes right down to it, peanut butter works just as well, if not better (dare I say!).  It’s great in cakes, cookies, brownies, sauces, soups, and tons of other recipes that require butter.  Keep in mind that peanut butter will add a nutty taste to your recipe…so if that’s complimentary, give it a try.  It’s also great in salad dressings, too.
  3. Remove price tags:  Peanut butter will help you remove those stubborn price tags from books and other materials.  Just rub some smooth peanut butter on the tag and wipe off with a light damp rag.  My next experiment is to try this on glass bottles.  Maybe it will help remove some of that nasty glue residue!
  4. Use peanut butter to clean house:  We were all in kindergarten once…so we all know how much it sucks to get gum in our hair.  Thankfully, it’s peanut butter to the rescue!  Moms all over the nation know this trick…but it’s also great for getting gum out of carpet, too.
  5. Use peanut butter as a shaving cream:  In a pinch, like when you’re camping or traveling, peanut butter can be used as a substitute for shaving cream.  Added bonus, the butter in the mix helps moisturize and soften your skin…so you’ll have smooth and great smelling legs, arms, and cheeks!
  6. Make bird feeders with the kids:  This is a great craft for winter break or snow days…rub some peanut butter on pine cones and dip the pine cones in bird seed.  Hang them outside to feed the winter birds.  This is a messy craft, so make sure you have lots of newspaper covering your work surface!
  7. In a pinch, use as a lubricant:  If you’re out mowing the lawn and find that a gear is sticking, you can use peanut butter as a grease to help things move along.  While I’m not 100% sure that this is safe for the machine, it’s good to know that—in a pinch—this little trick will work.

So, as you can see, peanut butter isn’t as simple as PB&J.  Have some other uses for the sticky stuff?  Please do share!

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10 Every Day Tips and Tricks

I love discovering new ways to use everyday items…and today I have a conglomeration of tips and tricks for you regarding home goods, food tricks, and more!  Your life will never be the same!  Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but you get the idea…

1.  Flip your toaster on its side to make grilled cheese!  This is awesome if you like open-faced sandwiches or you don’t want to take out the griddle to make a sandwich for one.

2.  On the sides of most aluminum foil wraps, there are fold-in tabs to make the tube stay in place.  I’ve always wondered what those were for!

3.  The color of the tab holding your bagged bread closed indicates the day it was baked.

Blue–Monday

Green–Tuesday

Red–Thursday

White–Friday

Yellow–Saturday

4.  Cereal canisters make great trash cans for your car.  Just use a plastic bag from the grocery store as a liner.

5.  Take your bananas apart when you bring them home from the store.  They’ll ripen slower and won’t brown as quickly.

6.  Here’s one I use all the time–if you need to buy canned frosting, take it out of the container and whip it with an electric beater before frosting your cake.  It will nearly double in size!  You can also add a drop of vanilla or almond extract to get rid of that “canned frosting” flavor.

7.  Tis the season for holiday baking…and molasses.  Before you measure your molasses, honey, peanut butter, or other sticky substance, spray your measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray.  Your sticky ingredient will pour out like water.

8.  To prevent yourself from “Marilyn Monroe-ing” on a windy day, cut a few sections open in the bottom seam of your dress or skirt.  Insert a few washers or flat weights and sew it back up.  The weight will help hold the fabric down as the wind blows!

9.  Want streak free mirrors?  Turn the lights off when you wipe the mirror down.  I know it sounds strange, but I do this all the time!  Just spray them down, turn off the lights, wipe, and tah-dah!  Clean streak-free mirrors!

10.  I have short hair, so I have to style it all the time…therefore I know that cleaning the hairspray and other crap off the bathroom sink can be a pain!  Simple solution here, ladies:  use shampoo.  Shampoo is designed to clean that stuff out of your hair and it works just as easily on the sink and on the floor!  Plus your bathroom will smell amazing!

Do you have other helpful DIY tips?  Share them below!

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26 Cheap (or Free!) Gift Ideas for the Holidays

As we all know by now, I’m all about the DIY craze.  It’s fun, budget-friendly, and guarantees originality!  This year I’m really trying to watch my spending…so I’ve created this list of great DIY gift ideas that are either free or super cheap to buy/make.  Hope one or two of these ideas work out for you this year!

DIY Christmas

A.  Adopt an Animal:  Defenders of Wildlife, as well as many other animal charities, have programs where you can adopt an animal in someone’s name.  I did this last year for my brother and he was so touched.  For about $25.00, you can get a certificate for the receiver indicating the type of animal they’ve “adopted”, a picture of said animal, and a stuffed animal…all wrapped up in a little gift bag!  This is a great idea for animal lovers or those one or two people on your list who are insanely hard to buy for.  You can find out more about Defenders of Wildlife here.

B.  Baked Goods:  Who doesn’t love homemade cookies and cupcakes?  This is a guaranteed win as a gift, especially since the receiver knows that a lot of work was put into it.  If you feel like your baked goods need a little something extra, try pairing biscotti with two coffee mugs, or homemade cookies with a handmade recipe book.

C.  Coupons:  Everyone is clipping coupons these days…so create some coupons for days out, lunches in, foot massages, or shopping adventures.  These are great to give to parents or neighbors.

D.  Dough Roll:  Forget those cookies in a jar!  Now you can make the cookie dough ahead of time, wrap it up in wax paper, and let the receiver slice and bake it (or just eat the dough from the log!).  Here’s an idea of how to decorate it.

E.  Entertainment:  Instead of handing out gifts to friends and family, why not share YOUR gift and have a family talent show?  Sing a song, do a magic trick, or act out a scene.  This is a great idea for a large family or a work party.

F.  Family Cookbook:  Gather recipes from grandmas, aunts, moms, sisters, and your own personal collection and create a family cookbook for everyone.  Add personal stories and photos to make ti even more personal.  This is an easy and meaningful book that everyone is sure to love.

G.  Greeting Cards:  Scrapbook or illustrate a collection of holiday greeting cards for friends and family.  Place 6 cards in a box with colorful pens and a book of stamps.

H.  Handmade Trivia Game:  I LOVE this idea!  Create a trivia game about people in your family and play it when you’re together for the holidays.  This encourages family conversation and bonding…and who knows, you might even learn something new about these people you’ve known forever!

I.  iCozy:  Knit, crochet, or sew a little cozy for iPods, iPhones, iPads, and all those other little electronic gizmos that people are crazy over.

J.  Jarred Candles:  Have half burned candles all over the house?  Don’t toss them!  Heat up the wax and layer it into a clean jar to make your own layered candles!  Try to use scents that work well together, otherwise I suggest layering unscented wax between scented layers.

K.  Knitted Crafts:  When the weather outside is frightful, there’s nothing better than a hat, scarf, gloves, and slippers…and they’re even better when they’re homemade!  Knitting scarves is a great project for beginners and will definitely be appreciated as the winter turns nasty!

L.  Letters:  Words pack a lot of weight, so why not tell people how much you love them by, well, telling them?  My good friend wrote hand-written letters many years ago and that letter meant more to me than any gift she could have purchased.

M.  Magnets:  Reuse old milk lid bottles, bottle caps, and much more to create magnet sets.  Create a set for The 12 Days of Christmas, favorite characters from holiday movies, or recipes for Christmas cookies.

N.  Necklace:  Make paper beads out of leftover Christmas wrapping paper and make necklaces for your friends.  Or make a larger string and create beautiful tree garland.  Learn more about making paper beads here.

O.  Offer Something:  Offer to help paint the house, clean the bathroom, go grocery shopping for elderly family or neighbors, or help at a soup kitchen.

P.  Personalized Calendars:  I love making these!  Create a calendar for a friend or family member by finding various photos, clippings, etc. and “scrapbooking” a blank calendar (you can find these at many craft stores).  Write in fun holidays and throw in some cute stickers!

Q.  Quilt of Photos:  Here’s a super fun idea.  Print various family photos on fabric transfer paper or iron on paper and then iron on the photos to scraps of fabric.  Quilt the pieces together and you’ve got one heck of a family album!

R.  Road Trip:  Instead of buying gifts, pool money together and take a family vacation!

S.  Silhouette Picture: Get a photo of whoever you’d like to feature and cut out the shape of the head.  Use that pattern to cut out a silhouette on black construction paper.  Frame it and you’ve got an elegant and striking art piece.

T.  Teach Someone:  Teach someone something you love to do.  Not only might you find a new hobby buddy, but chances are it will be great time spent together.  Likewise you could take a class together and both learn something new at the same time!  Pasta making, anyone?

U.  Give the Gift of U:  Visit relatives you hardly ever see, spend time at a nursing home, or take your parents or grandparents out for dinner.

V.  Video Montage:  Create a video of everyone’s favorite Christmas traditions, or what they love about the holiday.

W.  Write a Story:  One year my cousin wrote unique stories for everyone in the family…we were all so touched!  All the characters were family members and all the stories interwove with each other.  It was a really cute and creative gift…and I was totally bummed I didn’t think of it first!

X.  X-treme Adventures:  Ever been sky diving?  Rock climbing?  Taken a cooking class?  Why not explore one of these crazy adventures with a friend as a gift?  With awesome sites like Groupon offering deals all the time, this would be a fun and meaningful gift for both of you!

Y.  Yankee Swap:  Also known as white elephant, nasty Christmas, or bring your junk to exchange for other junk!  This is one of our family traditions that’s so fun and easy…and best of all, free!  The idea is that you bring something you already own, but no longer want.  Everyone puts their gifts in a pile and picks a number.  Number 1 gets to pick the first gift.  Then number 2 can pick a new gift or steal the gift person number 1 picked.  This is a great tradition that anyone could adopt…and it takes all the pressure off buying the “perfect Christmas gift”.

Z.  ZZZ’s:  After all that shopping, wrapping, and traveling, sometimes all we really want is a good night’s sleep.  Create little lavender packets from dried flowers and card envelopes.  Lavender helps sooth and relax the body, so tell everyone to slip these little packets under their pillows for a relaxing night’s sleep.  All you need to do is slip dried lavender into an envelope, seal it closed, and use a needle to prick holes in the front.  You could even make creative designs if you wish.

So there you go…a slew of free (or cheap) gift ideas for everyone!  Have more to add?  Feel free to comment below!

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6 Clever Uses for Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of my favorite fall flavors.  I love the taste, the smell, and the color of it.  But cinnamon can do a whole lot more than add flavor to applesauce, pancakes, and oatmeal…

cinnamon!

1.  Cinnamon is a great go-to spice for nausea, upset stomach, or other digestive problems.  Drop a cinnamon stick in a cup of tea to help sooth your sour tummy.  You could also add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to hot water and drink it like you would tea.

2.  Place cinnamon and other fall spices in an envelope and seal the envelope with tape.  Poke some holes in it and place it in your drawer, closet, or around your home to add a wonderful fall fragrance to the air.

3.  Anchor several cinnamon sticks in whole cloves or dried cranberries in a glass: this makes a pretty and sweet-smelling decorative element.  We also tie bunches of cinnamon sticks together and place them in our Christmas tree.  It looks beautiful and smells amazing.

4.  Break 4 cinnamon sticks and combine with 1/2 cup of whole cloves and 1/2 cup whole black peppercorns. Fill small squares of fabric with a tablespoon of this mixture, tie shut and hang in your closets to keep moths away from your clothes.

5.  It may not be a scientifically proven fact, but many homeowners have had success warding off ants with cinnamon sticks. Place some by your entry doors and in the corners on the floor in your kitchen and it should work to keep the ants away.

6.  Cooks and bakers alike know the value of fresh cinnamon.  If you want to experiment with cinnamon in your own cooking, know that cinnamon goes well with cardamom, cloves, coriander seed, cumin, ginger, mastic, nutmeg and mace, tamarind and turmeric.

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When to Replace Everyday Items

Ever wonder how often you should replace the things you use every day?  Toothbrushes, razors, makeup, etc?  Even food like milk, eggs, and yogurt?  Well, look no further…

I’ve gathered a list of items that I use almost on a weekly basis and done some research to see how often they should be replaced…and hiding in shame when discovering that I’ve broken several disposal rules.  How do your cleaning regiments match up to what the experts say?  Let’s take a look:

RAZORS:

This is one category where the time of disposal is unmeasurable.  Razors should glide across your skin, especially when you’re going with the grain of your hair.  If your razor feels like it’s pulling, that means it’s dull and should probably be replaced.  To extend the life of your razor, make sure you rinse it with warm water after every use and let it air dry when you’re done shaving.  If you see rust on the blade, toss it immediately.  The life of your razor depends on the quality of the item, how often it’s used, and the thickness of your hair.  With a little common sense, you can avoid cuts and nicks by keeping a sharp eye on the blades.

TOOTHBRUSHES:

Dentists say that toothbrushes should be replaced every three months.  You should also invest in a new toothbrush if your old one shows wear in the bristles.  Worn and fractured bristles are a breeding ground for bacteria…so you could be doing more harm than good if you’re brushing with an old toothbrush.  You should also get a new toothbrush after a sickness or flu.  There’s nothing worse than continuously infecting yourself with a flu bug!  To help remind you to replace your brush, simply write the “expiration date” on the toothbrush handle.  Invest in those jumbo packs of brushes from Sam’s Club and Costco to save some money if you live with more than two people.

SHOWER FLOWERS:

Everyone has a different name for them:  loofahs, bath sponges, etc.  Basically those sponge like contraptions you use to wash your body.  My aunt once called hers a shower flower and I loved that…so the name kind of stuck.  Regardless of the name, these sponges live in a warm wet environment…a bacteria heaven.  If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your body sponge, it’s probably been too long.  These are inexpensive to buy, so I usually replace mine when I switch out my toothbrush.  If your sponge is discolored, falling apart, or has an odor, it’s time to replace it.

This holds true for dish sponges as well.  If it starts to smell, it’s time to go.  You can also put your sponges in the dishwasher to clean them between replacements.

MAKEUP:

If you are using a liquid based make up, it should be replaced every six months.  This was a shock to me.  I have makeup that I’ve saved for a year or more!  If you are using mineral makeup, that can last for up to a year.  Compact Powder and Blush lasts about 6 to 9 months. The brushes and rounds that come with them should be replaced whenever they start to get dirty. It’s easier to replace them than to wash them, unless you have your own expensive brushes you like to use. In that case, wash them.  Eye makeup, including liner, mascara, and powder, should be replaced every 3-6 months…earlier if you’ve had pink eye since using it.  I can speak from experience here…eye makeup can quickly become germ infested.  I’ve had my fair share of reactions to old eye makeup and I’m telling you, it’s not fun.  Lipsticks and gloss last for a year…those are safe to keep for a while.  As a rule of thumb, I’d say refresh your makeup every 4 or 5 months.  Luckily I’m a Clinique girl…so I wait for those Clinique bonus days, buy my favorite moisturizer, and get free makeup about every month!

FOODS MARKED “SELL BY”:

Eggs and meat are often marked with a “sell by” date.  While following this date insures the best use of the food, you can use eggs and meat for a few days after the date.  According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, the following rules apply:

Poultry, ground meat and ground poultry, fresh variety meats (liver, tongue, brain, kidneys, heart, chitterlings), and uncooked sausage can be stored for 1-2 days after sell by date

Beef, veal, pork, and lamb can be stored 3-5 days after sell by date

Cured ham (uncooked) can be stored 5-7 days after sell by date

Eggs can be stored 3-5 weeks after sell by date

Cooked poultry, cooked sausage, and lunch meat can be stored 3-4 days after sell by date

Bacon, hot dogs, and yogurt can be stored one week after sell by date

Generally it’s best to use food by the date marked on the package, but with the proper storage, food can last a bit longer if necessary.

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Ladle Candle Holders

Having a romantic dinner at home?  Set the mood in the kitchen to help arouse all your senses.

Ladle Love!

I found this technique in a magazine years and years ago and thought it was so rustic and smart.  Hang old and/or antique ladles from a long pole with S hooks or from a mantelpiece.  Simply place a tealight candle in the spoon to help set a soft romantic glow.  This is stunning when you use more than 5 ladles.  You can easily find ones of different sizes, shapes, and colors at garage sales and thrift shops.

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