Three Step Vanilla Extract Recipe – Homemade DIY

Three Step Homemade Vanilla Extract Ingredients: 8 oz. Glass Bottle or Jar 7 Madagascar Vanilla Beans 1 cup Vodka 70 Proof/35% Alcohol (or you can also use Bourbon, Rum or Brandy; any brand/quality) Pour 1cup Vodka or Bourbon into a seal-able jar.  NOTE: There are TWO variations of extract; (1) Vodka will have a more […]

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Homemade Ice Cream from Fresh Fallen Snow

One of our family favorites is Home made snow cream!  Not only do we get to enjoy the snow for the day, see the beautiful white lush landscape and experience mounds of snow bliss.  The opportunity to create an editable treat, from the experience, is a BONUS and presents many special memories for a lifetime! […]

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FREE Easy to Use Chore Charts for Children

********************************************************************************************************************* Make it your OWN | Download, SAVE & Fill-in the fields to personalize >> Customizable Chore-Chart-Blank  NOTE:  You must have Adobe Reader installed to fill-in the editable chore chart ********************************************************************************************************************* Whether your child is TWO or Eighteen it’s never too late, or too early, to develop ‘skills’.  Kids feel confident to know they’re making […]

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A Bag A Week Keeps Home Tidy & Neat | De-clutter Challenge

Are you ready to streamline your home?  At the top of 2015, I’ve been on a mission to steadily remove clutter from areas in our home.  Bit by bit, it’s been harder to keep things tidy and orderly, closets & drawers have become cramped, cleaning has increased…all signs that a gradual accumulation has occurred. Knowing […]

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12 Clever Shoe Storage Ideas: Creative, Repurposed, Functional Solutions

Taking time to ramp-up the household shoe storage will help with the tidiness of the home.  Be inspired by these smart ideas on storage. 1.  Mobile Shoe Storage: for the Outdoor Ware The complete project idea + instructions are found on Country Living.com > Clever Use for Wood Crates 2. Mounted Shoe Storage Painted crates […]

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Bathroom and Kitchen Drawer Organization for Under $10

Looking at the drawers around my home I noticed some had lost their purpose; basically serving as convenient containers to store clutter, in stead of, storage spaces for specific purposes.  They’d ‘DE-railed’ from their original purpose and needed some TLC to get back on track.  Multiple drawers could use the focused attention, however, I chose […]

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Storage Containers In the Kitchen – Complements of Tuna Cans

One of my best friends of many years is getting married mid-February!  So excited for my dear friend, Kara!  Last November we took a girl’s trip to Nashville to find the perfect wedding dress; hence the story and motivation behind my TUNA consumption… Our first appointment was at ARZELLE’s Bridal!  A huge score — she […]

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Target Areas to Grow: “This is How We Grow” Blog Hop

#1 – Busy schedules  require a call to take ‘family communication’ to the next level!  I found that I was the only one who knew the weekly schedule or I was asked repeatedly…”what’s the plan”?  So I needed to find a way to get the whole family ‘out of the dark’ & ‘into the light’! […]

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A Solution for Spice Storage

When I opened this cabinet before, everything would fall out on my head! Cooking was frustrating as I had no idea what I spices I actually had in the cabinet.  I would find duplicates, due to the view of clutter, and over spending. Desperate for a Spice Cabinet Makeover, I took an after noon and […]

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A DIY Solution for Easy Refrigerator Drawer Wipe-up’s

The refrigerator is one of the most visited places in a home; especially with growing children!!  With all of the frequent visits, it’s bound to attract yucky gooey messes!! These fabric liners not only protect refrigerator drawers, but also allows you to ‘be the designer’ displaying ‘color’ in your frig!  Mix & match fabrics or […]

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