Thursday, December 13, 2018

Get Outside!

July 3, 2018 by  
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Get out of the house and into the sun and fresh air. Have fun while the weather is warm and inviting. Before you know it, the snow will fall and we will be trapped in our homes once again. Play with the kids; go for a walk, or a bike ride. Spread a blanket on […]

Make your own cleaners

June 4, 2018 by  
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Making your own cleaners is the best way to clean on a dime – if you have a few simple “ingredients” in your home, you can make everything you need to keep everything sparkling and fresh, and it won’t break the bank!  Here are a few recipes that you will want to make sure and […]

Know your zone before you plant

May 1, 2018 by  
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Do you know when your last frost is? How about what grows well in your climate? HGTV has taken the guess work out of it for you by providing a map of zones. Simply type in your zip code and find out when your first and last frost is and they even give you ideas […]

Lasagna Gardening

Written by Amy Grisak Lasagna gardening sounds delicious just from the name, but it’s a great term for what others call “sheet composting” or composting in layers. In the end, it’s a fantastic method to create highly productive soil without much effort. The name is from the book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. The beauty […]

Spring clean the kitchen

April 1, 2018 by  
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It’s been said that “the kitchen is a country in which there are always discoveries to be made,” but those discoveries shouldn’t be dirt and grime! Before we can begin to clean our kitchens we must first rid ourselves of the junk and clutter. Start with emptying out your cupboards onto your kitchen table. Only […]

Getting kids involved

March 1, 2018 by  
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Teaching children to pick up after themselves is a lesson of personal responsibility that will follow them into their adult lives. Picking up after them not only makes more work for you but also can lead you to feel resentment and anger toward those you love. Get tough. Let your kids know that whatever you […]

12 tips for Valentine’s Day

January 31, 2018 by  
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Submitted by Happy Housewife Mary Ladies, Saint Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and love is in the air. I am so excited to share with you some very romantic and very awesome ways that you can make that special someone, the kiddies, and friends feel loved and cherished this Valentine’s Day. Here are a […]

Darla’s Schedule

January 1, 2018 by  
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Every Day Make the bed as soon as you wake up. Wash up—do your make-up, throw on some jeans and a tee. Wipe down the bathroom counter when you leave the bathroom in the morning. Wipe mirrors, my kids always spit toothpaste onto them, I keep Windex wipes under the sink. Do a load of […]

Autumn Scents

October 17, 2017 by  
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The warm, rich scents of autumn remind us of our mother’s cooking, snow working it’s way on the edge of a breeze, and rolling around in fallen leaves. Hay rides and pumpkin patches. Baked pies and roasted root veggies. All of that can easily be brought into the home without needing to buy scented seasonal […]

Save money on laundry

July 2, 2017 by  
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Stop using additives! Additives like fabric softener promise to improve the texture of your laundry, but often has the opposite effect. Additives build up in the thick terry cloth, weighing the threads down. This leads to less absorbent, crusty towels. Additives can be used periodically when your towels need a boost, but are counter-productive when […]

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