Category: For The Home

Link Round-up: DIY Solid Perfume, New Year’s Eve, and More

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has DIY solid perfume, a New Year’s Eve treat, and more.

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons showed us how to make cute Grinch grape snack bags.

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make your own solid perfume.

Uncommon Designs Online showed us how to make raspberry walnut baked brie.

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Kenarry shared a recipe for Oreo cookie balls that will be perfect for New Year’s Eve.

The Thrifty Couple showed us how to create a wrapping station from a kitchen stool.

Tastes Better from Scratch taught us how to make rocky road fudge.

Sunny Simple Life shared a quick tip on how to make the faucet sparkle.

Photo credit: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Holiday Food Ideas, Ornaments, and More

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up features holiday food ideas, ornaments, and more.

Muslin and Merlot taught us how to make clothespin snowflake ornaments.

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make a dollhouse pillow.

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons shared a cute snowman mashed potatoes idea.

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Kenarry shared a fun holiday recipe featuring peanut butter and graham crackers.

Uncommon Designs Online showed us how to create vintage stripe aged galvanized buckets.

Musings of a SAHM showed us how to make peppermint pots de crème.

Stockpiling Moms showed us how to make buckeye dip.

Photo credit: Muslin and Merlot and Kenarry

Creating a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 by No Comments

If you’re trying to be more eco-friendly, the kitchen is the perfect place to start. The idea of creating a zero-waste kitchen is growing in popularity as more people become aware of the importance of minimizing their environmental impact.

Even if you don’t succeed in totally eliminating kitchen waste, using these strategies will still help keep a significant amount of trash out of our country’s landfills.

The first major step towards a zero-waste kitchen involves getting rid of disposable products. Use cloth napkins instead of disposable napkins, cut up old clothes to use as cleaning rags instead of reaching for a paper towel every time someone spills juice, and ban paper plates all together.

When you’re at the grocery store, pay attention to how much packaging items use. Buy baking supplies in bulk and eliminate pricey single serve snacks in favor of bigger bags repackaged into smaller reusable containers.

Buy refillable glass or stainless steel water bottles instead of single use bottled water. If you can’t kick the soda habit, consider buying a Sodastream to reduce reliance on cans and plastic bottles.

To eliminate food waste, the best thing you can do is to always shop with a list. This ensures that produce won’t go bad before you use it. You may also want to consider making frequent smaller trips for produce, so everything is as fresh as possible. In Europe, where fresh food is highly valued, it’s common for people to shop every day or two.

If you have a garden or know someone who does, starting a compost pile is an excellent way to put food scraps to use. Vegetable waste, fruit scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, and eggshells can all be turned into compost that will add nutrients to the soil.

Photo credit: Nancy Hugo

Link Round-up: Organizing Leftovers, Sweets, a Gift Guide, and More

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 by 2 Comments

Today’s link round-up has chalkboard Pyrex dishes, sweets, a gift guide, and more.

Crafts by Amanda showed us a good idea for keeping the leftovers organized in the fridge.

A Beautiful Mess showed us five DIY holiday garlands.

Rad Mom Cool Kid shared a holiday gift guide for babies and toddlers.

This Silly Girl’s Life shared a recipe for cherry cheesecake snowman cookies.

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Kenarry shared a recipe for cranberry white chocolate chip cookies.

Wheel n Deal Mama showed us how to make chocolate covered spoons for a hot chocolate bar.

Save More Spend Less with Heidi taught us how to make a cinnamon votive candle holder.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Paper Snowflakes, Crochet Coasters, a Gift Guide, and More

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has paper snowflakes, crochet coasters, a gift guide, and more.

Crafts by Amanda showed us how to make faux stained glass paper snowflakes..

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to crochet cute coasters.

Rad Mom Cool Kid shared a gift guide for kids.

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Muslin and Merlot taught us how to make terra cotta Christmas bells

Fitness Food Diva shared a recipe for turkey meatloaf.

Patchwork Posse shared free Elf on the Shelf doll pattern.

This Silly Girl’s Life taught us how to make mint chocolate Oreo fudge.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and Muslin and Merlot

Link Round-up: Recipes, Wreaths, Congestion Relief, and More

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by 3 Comments

Today’s link round-up has recipes for appetizers and chicken and dumplings, holiday décor how-tos, and more.

Homemade Interest shared restaurant-inspired Asian appetizers.

A Mom’s Take shared tips for toddler relief from congestion.

A Cultivated Nest showed us how to put together an easy winter scarf wreath.

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Kenarry shared a clean veggie-packed chicken and dumplings recipe.

Create Craft Love showed us how to make a fleece winter wreath.

This Mama Loves taught us how to make a cork angel ornament.

Miss Information showed us how to make cute ornaments using glass etching cream.

Photo credit: Homemade Interest and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Chicken Pot Pie, Elf on the Shelf Kissing Booth, a Gift Idea, and More

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up shows us how to make quick chicken pot pie, create an Elf on the Shelf kissing booth, make a gift for a busy woman, and more.

The Socialite’s Closet taught us how to make a pampering gift for a busy woman.

A Mom’s Take showed us how to make a quick chicken pot pie.

This Mama Loves showed us how to make an Elf on the Shelf kissing booth.

Keep It Simple Sweetie shared a chocolate Guinness cupcakes recipe.

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A Cedar Spoon taught us how to make delicious honey glazed carrots.

Organized 31 gave us an idea of something to do with all those leftover laundry scoops.

Create Craft Love showed us how to make a woodland plaid winter wreath.

Photo credit: The Socialite’s Closet and A Cedar Spoon

Link Round-up: Hanging Dish Towel Tutorial, Holiday Crafts, and More

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has a hanging dish towel tutorial, a look at going back to work vs. staying home, an ornament, and more.

Crafts by Amanda showed us how to make snowmen out of plastic spoons.

Kids’ Activities Blog took a look at going back to work versus staying at home.

My Very Educated Mother showed us how to make a clothespin ballerina ornament.

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Our Secondhand House showed us how to make a hanging dish towel.

Cupcakes and Crowbars shared the best savory bread recipes.

Scary Mommy took a look at the thanklessness of motherhood.

Domestic Mommyhood shared a kids’ activity that uses acorns.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and Our Secondhand House

Link Round-up: Natural Teething Solutions, a Peanut Butter Cup Bar Recipe, and More

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has natural teething solutions, a peanut butter cup bar recipe, cleaning secrets, and more.

Muslin and Merlot taught us how to make glue gun snowflakes.

Kids’ Activities Blog shared natural teething solutions.

How Does She shared 18 of the best cleaning secrets.

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A Beautiful Mess has a peanut butter cup bar recipe.

Olivia Cleans Green showed us how to make vegan lip balm.

A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make spicy peanut noodles.

Pizzazzerie showed us how to make easy, cute Thanksgiving fortune cookies.

Photo credit: Muslin and Merlot and A Beautiful Mess