Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tip of the Day #75: Alternate Toothbrush Storage

Rather than placing your family's toothbrushes in a holder on your counter (which leads to so much bacteria), place each toothbrush separately in the slots of a cutlery holder inside a bathroom drawer!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tip of the Day #74: Coke as a Toilet Cleaner

Do you ever have leftover Coke lying around in cans? It's actually excellent in cleaning your toilet! :)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tip of the Day #73: Battery Tips!

If you are ever in a pinch for AA batteries and may only have AAA, you can actually use them with a bit of tin foil! Wrap up a ball of foil and stuff it into the case of your device where the battery's negative terminal connects.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tip of the Day #72: Grout Cleaner

Having trouble cleaning grout in your home? Use this recipe: 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia (or lemon juice) and 1/4 cup vinegar. Spray on grout, leave for about 1 hour, then scrub vigorously with a scrub brush.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tip of the Day #71: Buy Meat in Bulk

Save money AND space by purchasing ground meat in bulk. Take the meat out of the package and put it in a plastic freezer bag, then flatten it out with a rolling pin. Plus, the flattened-out meat will thaw quicker.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tip of the Day #70: Migraine Relief with Salt

Suffer from horrible headaches? A glass of lemonade or fresh lime juice with high concentration of salt can cure severe headache almost instantly. Intake of salt is not generally recommended, but in case of headache, it acts like magic! Also, taking a lime and rubbing half across your forehead has been known to work very well too.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tip of the Day #69: Ironing Tips

IRONING TIPS: If you have a hair straightener/flat iron, this is the BEST way to iron between buttons on shirts since it can be so difficult at times!
Also, if you are in a hurry and notice a few wrinkles on your clothes, use a straightener as well to iron out the problems! :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tip of the Day #68: Microfiber Mops

Invest in a microfiber mop! Vacuums and brooms just move debris and dust around. Not only are the cloths washable and reusable, but they pick up even the smallest particles and can fit under tables and dressers. They are especially amazing for pet hair!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tip of the Day #67: Summer Months w Kids

With the summer months upon us, it is especially important that children continue to stretch their minds and learn. Make a 'Summer Challenge' calendar with a different activity each day for your kiddos to do--they do not have to be difficult, but it allows for your child to think and be proud of their accomplishments! Once they complete the task, have them put a stick over the activity! As you can see, my daughter likes to do more than one a day! Lol

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tip of the Day #66: Fresh Bathrooms!

Fill your bathroom with an everlasting, fresh aroma! Simply place a few drops of essential oil (I use Lemongrass scent) onto the cardboard tube of your toilet paper roll--your bathroom will smell amazing until the roll is complete and you begin again! :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tip of the Day #65: Hair Conditioner as Shaving Cream

Have you ever purchased a bottle of conditioner you did not care for? Instead of wasting it, use it in place of shaving cream. It works even better and will last a lot longer than shaving cream as you only need a little bit at a time! :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tip of the Day #64: Fixing Dull Leather

Brighten dulled leather chairs by rubbing with half a lemon or stale beer then polish with a dry cloth.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tip of the Day #63: Preventing clothes from Bleeding

To prevent new or coloured clothes from 'bleeding,' soak in salty water for half an hour. The salty water helps the dye "set," which keeps it on your clothes instead of in the wash water. Also, soften your water with white vinegar. Hard water transfers colors in the wash more easily, but it is easy to soften the water with 1/2 cup of vinegar every time you wash.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tip of the Day #62: Egg Substitution in Baking

Did you know you can substitute eggs in a cake mix recipe for a CAN OF SODA?! They are even more moist and delicious than the original recipe! :) Make sure to match the colour of the pop with the batter--ie. coke for chocolate, gingerale for white, etc.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tip of the Day #61: DIY Air Freshner Refills

Save money by refilling your plug-in air freshners! Simply take the 'wick' part (hard sponge-like stopper) and fill halfway with your favourite essential oil, then fill the rest with water.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tip of the Day #60: Paint Can Tip

Planning on renovating? Here's a tip when painting: Wrap a rubber band over the top of the open can and down under the bottom to secure it--this way, when there is excess paint on the brush, just rub it against the rubber band instead of making a big mess on the paint can!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Talk about RE-USING a product!!

I LOVE this and just had to share on my blog! Could be used for so many different things!


Scratched dvds and cds lying around your house? The best solution to repairing them is CHILDREN'S TOOTHPASTE! Normal toothpaste is too abrasive. Simply dab a few spots on, spread it to cover the entire area, then with your finger, rub in circular motions around the whole disc. Wipe off with a dry rag in circular motions again. This works on even the worst of scratches!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tip of the Day #58: Mold Remover

Mold creeping up inside your home? Dip a scrubber sponge/brush in a bucket filled with a solution of 1/2 cup chlorine bleach, 1/2 cup powder laundry detergent and 1 gallon of water--then scrub the affected areas. Remember to rinse well afterwards with fresh water :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tip of the Day #56: Freshen Towels

Wash your towels with 1 cup vinegar in your washing machine, then run another cycle with 1/2 cup baking soda. They will smell 10 times better as over time, towels take on permanent musty scent. Try for yourself and notice the difference! :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tip of the Day #55: Cleaning Pillows

Every so often, place your pillows in the dryer with 2-3 tennis balls to return them to their original 'fluff state.' The high heat will also rid them of all germs.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tip of the Day #54: Spider Prevention

Do you have spiders roaming your house? To prevent them, combine one cup vinegar, one cup pepper, a teaspoon of oil (like vegetable, olive, etc) and a teaspoon of dish soap. Pour into a spray bottle and spray along the outside frames of your door and windows. Remember to always refresh when it rains.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tip of the Day #53: DIY Watering Can

Why not turn an old detergent or fabric softener jug into a watering can by poking small holes in the lid!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tip of the Day #52: Preserving Baked Goods

Keep baked goods fresh by placing a lump of sugar in the bottom of the storage container. The sugar will absorb the moisture in the container, leaving your yummy goodies fresh for longer!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tip of the Day #51: Butter Tip

Butter can be a nuisance when coming out of the fridge and takes awhile to warm, so use a vegetable peeler to shave small amounts that are much more manageable!


Hi everyone!

I know I have not updated my blog since March 2012, I have just been very busy with other Mum 'n the Oven plans, advertising partnerships and the Bundle Program. I assure you this blog, along with my website, is back in action and I promise to keep it up-to-date from now on!
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