Instead of having to rummage through your deep freezer taking everything out, try using milk crates to store things in. Much easier to
Instead of using whole apples for caramel/chocolate apples use slices. So much easier to eat!
Pieces of Heaven
Instead of using whole apples for caramel/chocolate apples use slices, so much easier to eat!
27 Little Things You Can Do To Make Thanksgiving So Much Easier - I love the idea of using a coffee thermos to keep your gravy hot until dinner!
Instead of using whole apples for caramel/chocolate apples use slices. So much easier to eat. 2
Genius! Instead of using whole apples for caramel/chocolate apples use slices :) So much easier to eat!
Use sand in stationary coops instead of shavings etc. Easier to clean out poop using a large cat-pan scraper or pitchfork with 1/4 mesh attached. Genius!
Smart idea: Punch hole in paper plate and tie ribbon around napkin & utensils. It's much easier for your guests to grab one thing instead of five!
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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
No matter how much economists try to tell you the economy is improving, most people have not seen much evidence of it in their own finances. They are still pinching pennies and making them scream to try to get a little more out of them. Doing the simple things such as deep cleaning may cost […]
Recipes to Try
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
Recipes & Food
Plastic cling wrap instead of taping everything when painting- so much easier!
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.
Use Press'N Seal wrap instead of having to tape everything. | 41 Creative DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home
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!
let's make things easier - using all sorts of colored and metallic bottles instead. :)
Could I make this? Just slip it into any bag you are using instead of forgetting bits or having to transfer everything from one bag to another.
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
Why do I not think of these things? Store jeans in your drawers SIDEWAYS to save space and make them easier to identify.
Made my own puff paint using a Pinterest recipe! Instead of putting the paint in a squirt bottle, I found it to be way easier to put it in ziplock bags. Turned out awesome!
Make everything in your fridge organized and easily accessible. | 20 Simple Tricks To Make Spring Cleaning So Much Easier
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Instead of using whole apples for caramel/chocolate apples use slices, so much easier to eat! I've always hated caramel apples because
Recipe for Strawberry Freezer Jam! This makes 15 8 oz jars of jam. I had to buy everything including the mason jars which were 11 bucks, all the other ingredients added up to 9, which equals out to .70 cents per jar. You know exactly whats in it and its much cheaper than store bought high-fructose jam.
I actually really like the idea of having this against the side of the house instead of out in the middle of our backyard or in a corner - it's just large enough to store what we need and then some.
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
Instead of various heights in upper cabinets. Try various depths, with crown molding to stand out.
Pampered Chef Chicken Penne al Fresco -- from your freezer to your table in about 40 minutes in one dish -- the AMAZING Deep Covered Baker!!!! (I will probably bake instead of microwave this) soooo good! -ev
A small-batch take on a classic frozen dog treat! Make your own frosty paws at home, without having to store a huge amount of leftovers in your freezer.
For the Dogs
SUPER idea for string art...pull the "guts" out of a mechanical pencil, chip a little hole in the side to feed the string through...makes going around the nails so much easier!
Gardens & outdoors