Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tip of the Day # 98: Home Improvements

Very useful tip when doing improvements around the house!

Tip of the Day # 97: Winter Ice Tips for Cars

TRICK TO PREVENTING ICE ON YOUR WINDOWS--Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water and spray on your car windows at night. In the morning, they should be clear of the icy mess. IF you already have icy windows in the morning, spraying the mixture on all windows will melt the ice immediately!
ALSO, spray cooking spray on the rubber seals around car doors and rub it in with

a paper towel to prevent doors from being frozen shut.
De-icing your car locks is as easy as putting some hand sanitizer gel on the key and the lock to solve the problem. Why does this work? Because hand sanitizers contain alcohol, the main ingredient in most commercial de-icers. Just make sure to use a hand sanitizer that’s 60% alcohol (anything less will not work.)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

DIY Holiday Decoration

Why pay expensive prices for decorations when you can easily make them yourself! Here is a Christmas decoration I designed for my mantle. The first photo just shows the texture I applied to the canvas with plain Elmer's glue! I then painted a layer of brown paint on the canvas, followed by the cream/white colour. Lastly, I took an emery board and rubbed it over certain areas to give it that "vintage look." You can make any word by purchasing the wooden letters at your local craft store and painting them a colour that matches your home decor. Hot glue gun ribbon to the back of each letter and then adhere to the back of the canvas as well. It's that simple!

Tip of the Day # 96: Removing Stains from Suede

To remove small stains from suede shoes, gently rub a file (either side) across the problem area a few times to get rid of the splotch and they will look like new! Great for those winter months with boots! :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tip of the Day #95: DIY Microfiber Couch Cleaner

Last night, I took the time the time to clean my entire microfiber couch because it was looking a little worn and stained my from kiddos! So what did I use?? RUBBING ALCOHOL & A SCRUB BRUSH! Just pour the bottle of rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle and spray generously over your entire cushion surface (doing one cushion at a time), then scrub with the brush. It takes a bit of elbow grease, but definitely worth it! Feel free to repeat on spots that are worse than others :)

Tip of the Day #94: Make your Home smell Heavenly

Make your home smell heavenly by adding two capfuls of vanilla extract to a ceramic mug and placing in the oven at 300degrees F for one hour :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tip of the Day #93: Preventing Spiders

Another excellent way to rid and prevent your home from the invasion of spiders is to pour peppermint oil into a squirt bottle with a tiny bit of water and squirt around door frames and windows.