Instead of having to rummage through your deep freezer taking everything out, try using milk crates to store things in. Much easier to
When planning out your lower cabinetry placement, consider drawers instead of doors. They can be much more useful for storing things like pots and pans!
Quote #141 Good Things Happen | February 13th 2013 . . . Negative People can suck the life out of you! Take care of yourself and try to be of Good Cheer! So much easier to live that way! <3
There are certain things in life that are not easy, but once a person gets through them they can be easier to cope or deal with. Everything is hard when you start. But for longer practice and learning, it will be on your finger tips.-Jorgen Grotdal
Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars-1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 6 Tbsp butter, melted 1-14oz can sweetened condensed milk 50+ pretzels (I used Snyder's Snaps) 20 caramels, unwrapped cut in fourths (*They now sell caramel bits at the store near the chocolate chips! So much easier than unwrapping cutting up caramel squares. I would try 1 cup of caramel bits if you aren't using the squares.) 1 cup milk chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
Canning Chicken Broth -- Using a Pressure Canner --- I like mine shelf stable better than freezer since you never know when you are going to go with out power. And when you cook chicken it makes for free broth instead of the high prices at the store and YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR FAMILY IS EATING
Life may wreck your plans when your plans are about to wreck you. For everything you’ve lost, you’ve gained something else. You don’t have to accept it; it’s just easier if you do. When you try to control too much, you enjoy too little.
Homemade Moisturizing Leave In Spritz *How much olive oil, glycerin and water depends on your hair length and density. Try using 2 ounces of oil and 4 ounces of water to see how it turns out!
Laundry Spot Remover Using Lemon Oil. I love using oils for as much stuff around the house as I can. Here is an awesome way to fight stains that magically appear on your family's clothing. I found this awesome recipe and decided to try it out for myself. It works great! Here's what you will need:
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Four tablespoons of chia seeds supply as much calcium as three cups of milk, as much magnesium as 10 stalks of broccoli, as much iron as one-half cup of red kidney beans, 30% more antioxidants than blueberries, 25% more dietary fiber than flaxseed and approximately the same amount of omega-3 as a 32-ounce fillet of salmon. Instead of a typical hot breakfast cereal, try a chia breakfast pudding for a more nutritious start to your day
SKINNY MULTIPURPOSE SHREDDED CHICKEN I find myself using recipes that call for shredded chicken at least 1-2 times each week. For that reason I always cook up a large batch of shredded chicken in my slow-cooker every Sunday and then store it in the refrigerator or freezer to use at a later date. Doing this will save you time but will also make last-minute dinners a breeze as you already have the cooked poultry on hand. It is always much easier
Alkalizing Pear Cilantro Detox Smoothie - Blending your fruit & veggies instead of juicing them can be very helpful for the body, the fibers pull toxins through and out of your system. I notice I have way more energy when i’m having smoothies over juices. Celery has a high concentration of Vitamin K which acts as a diuretic in the body, flushing out excess fluids, Cilantro helps pull heavy metals from the system, while pears help reduce free
"You can make a single pressed glass picture by buying two dollar store frames, then taking the glass out of one of them and using it for the backing of the first frame. Place your favorite pressed leaf in between the two glass panes."
Instead of buying the flavored butter you can just make them yourself so that you can make sure they are all natural. There is a huge list of things you can add to butter to make it flavored and it will depend on what you need it for. But you can surely try a lot of these combinations and just store them in the freezer for up to a month. #butter #food #health
The "one chore per day" house cleaning list. "This is so doable and covers everything!" First, this is not "one" chore per day - some days it is two or three. Also, these "15-20 minute" chores are things like "Go through each room and put everything away" or deep cleaning everything in all of your bathrooms in under 30 minutes, or doing a week's worth of laundry (washed, dried, folded, and put away) in one day. What NOT To Do: Believe that you
Native Plants for Cottage Gardens--One of my favorite aspects of being a garden designer is having the opportunity to design lots of different styles of gardens that are often much different from my own garden. Truth be told, my garden is more of a plant collectors garden since I like to try plants out before I start using them in a client’s garden.
As they say— "the eyes are the windows to the soul," and these windows are flirty! I love using color to create a half-smoky effect because it can truly enhance the shape and beauty of your eyes. Did you know about e.l.f.'s AMAZING range of shadows and formulas? You just can't beat the quality and price on this look... it's a must try and is so much easier to create than you think!
Health Tip: You can teach your kids smart snacking. -Place fresh fruit out in the open where your kids can see and reach it -Store these foods in see-through containers -Ask your child to create a list of his or her favorite foods, then fill the list at the grocery store -Stock the pantry and refrigerator with snack-size, portable containers of peanut butter, milk, nuts or raisins
Piece of Cake Layer Slicing Kit ($60): Ever tried your hand at a homemade layer cake? One without using 5 different cake pans and taking all day baking? It's time to try it out, and this sweet slicing kit is truly a piece of cake. We love the idea of baking a bunch of different colored cakes and assembling an array of colorful mix-and-match cakes.
How to use beauty blender: I run one under luke warm water (not hot/not cold) till it gets darker pink then squeeze out the water until the Blender isnt dripping. I try to squeeze out as much water as possible! It will double in size when wet. I prefer using it wet because it soaks up less of your foundation and helps blend better. Then i apply dots of foundations evenly all over my face then go in with the blender and press lightly to blend.
Cleanse your entire body using the Qigong for Detox DVD, a gentle yet powerful combination of slow stretches and breathing exercises very similar to tai chi. Together with Qigong experts Francesco Garripoli and Daisy Lee, you'll move through 13 healing moves that gently flush out toxins while strengthening your cells and organs. This therapeutic blend of focused movements, deep breathing and creative visualization will circulate Qi, or energy,
How to Clean Your Face Naturally. Someone else said, "I started using this (along with witch hazel) exclusively about 2 months ago and my skin looks the best it has ever looked. I haven't had any breakouts and my nose looks much cleaner - pores are clearer and smaller. I've gotten a ton of people that noticed the difference. Definitely recommend." Hmmm... might try this out!
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets and unfulfilled dreams. There's too much uncertainty, cruelty and heartlessness. Take the time to slow the world down. Take the opportunity to smile and let someone know they make a difference. Don't be afraid to tell someone what they mean, what they bring to your life and more importantly, don't hestitate to love selflessly, without limits and believe that everything happens for a reason. Today might not be perfect, tomorrow might be another challenge, but you survived yesterday and gained experience. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, embrace it. Have faith that you've done enough and touched enough people that everything will work out. Nobody said that it would be easy, but through defeat, experience and triumph, you will find out who you are and it will all be worth it.
Do it yourself
Want to try. Read this: Without a doubt, one of the best things I ever did for my skin was to start making my own scrubs. The stuff at the store is chock full of stuff that's bad for your skin - all sorts of chemicals and alcohol. Yuck. Do your skin a favor... Go out and buy a mason jar. Add coarse sea salt, olive oil, almond oil, and if you can find it - jojoba oil. Use daily. Love your skin again. I add the olive oil and jojoba oil first to