What to Do With Old T Shirts

FINALLY!! What to do with old tee shirts. I have tons of pins, but this post has the answer!

Once upon a time, I didn't know what to do with old t shirts. T-shirt quilt, repurposed items, pillows, rugs, Pinterest boards with project ideas... nope! I had hundreds of ideas and none of them were being executed, the tee shirts just sat in a bin, in the back of my closet, or taking up valuable space in my drawers. Here's what to do: Set them free. Set yourself free. Use … [Read more...]

Glitter Mug UPDATE

This blogger says her dishwasher safe glitter mug held up after 6 months! Here are her tips, tricks, and the tutorial to DIY your own.

Twenty-nine weeks ago I made a dishwasher safe glitter mug and posted the tutorial. You guys must have thought it was cool or something because it then went crazy on Pinterest. I've had a few people asking for a glitter mug update so here it is after 6 months of use. Still looks awesome, right?! I've forgotten how many times it has been through the dishwasher but I am guessing we use it … [Read more...]

How to Declutter Your Closet

Ahh, I need this! How to declutter your closet and stop letting clothes consume you.

Clothing is one of the toughest things to declutter. It is a basic necessity but also a burden. Clothes saved for years just because, shirts with tags sitting there taunting us, and stained shirts. I'm going to show you how to declutter your closet by sharing the simple system I use. When I was in college, my mom counted over 200 t-shirts in my closet. And that was just t-shirts! This is my … [Read more...]

How to Cut an Avocado

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Avocado is one of our favorite foods around here, but I remember a day when I had no idea how to cut one. And then I ended up wasting a whole bunch of avocado or making a big sloppy mess. Here's how I cut and dice an avocado, it makes things super simple and also helps when your avocado is not so ripe. When you're done slicing, head over here to learn how to make a real easy … [Read more...]

How to Take a Pregnancy Silhouette Photo (with your iPhone!)

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I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant and have been wanting to recreate this picture (scroll down a bit) from Kelly Hicks Photography for a while now. Before whipping out my fancy camera, I thought I'd see if I could get a similar look with my iPhone. And sure enough! With a little bit of work, apps, and an iPhone camera (an outdated 4 at that ;)), this is what I got. Every week I post a bump shot, … [Read more...]

How to Grill a Pizza

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Some nights you want to make dinner, and some nights you just don't. On those types of nights we'll usually throw in a frozen pizza or two, but during the summer things get tricky. It's hot. And I don't want my house being pre-heated to 400 degrees. You could just scrap the idea and make a salad or something, but if you really have a taste for frozen pizza, you're stuck. Stop being stuck, … [Read more...]

50+ Ways to Make Water Taste Better

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I never drink enough water. Couple that with the fact that I'm either pregnant, nursing, or it's summer, and even when I do drink a lot of water it's still not enough! Adding stuff to your water makes it taste better, and then you're going to drink more. Make it cold and you might drink it even faster. Here are some of my favorite things to add to water, some favorite combinations, and even some … [Read more...]

My Top 8 Garage Sale Tips

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My favorite time of year is upon us and I couldn't be more excited: garage sale season! Here are 8 of my favorite garage sale tips that are simple, but you might not have been doing. They'll help you find the best sales and selection, get the best prices, and even some tips on going with kids. I'll also share some of my favorite finds from a sale from last year! 1.) Make a list of what … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Stroller

the best way to clean a stroller using all-natural, kid safe cleaners.

Not only is it time for spring cleaning, but garage sale season is also here. I'm scoring deals but also buying a lot of used items, which means cleaning stains and doing more laundry.  We buy most of our kids' clothes at garage sales or get them as hand-me-downs, and sometimes I'll even buy clothes with stains on them knowing that I can get them out! My secret weapon? Shaklee's Nature … [Read more...]

Tips for Mixing Colors, Patterns, and Textures

decorating tips for mixing colors, prints, and texture

When redecorating a room or giving it a new look, one of the toughest parts is deciding how to mix materials, patterns, and colors. It can be especially difficult if you are indecisive and like to switch out pieces with the seasons or as your tastes change! My main goal is to keep a budget in mind, but have fun with my décor and add big pops of color and texture. I keep the big things … [Read more...]