Free Printable Friday — March 18, 2016

Free Printable Friday

Hello, all!

Today is my first blog post in my new Free Printable Friday blog series!

I’ve been in such a decluttering, organizing and cleaning mood lately and so one of the things I’ve been focusing on is books.

For this reason, I’d like to share with you a free Books to Read List Printable.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy this.

Come back soon!

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Thrifty Thursday —

Thrifty Thursday

Hello, everyone!

This is  my first installment in my Thrifty Thursday series.

For the first few posts I want to show you all some DIY things. Then maybe I can move into freebies, coupons, etc.

The following is something that I’ve tried and found that it works:

DIY Fabric Softener

So for my first batch, I did two different kinds. I filled 2 mason jars  of each, 1 for me and 1 for my mother (she was the guinea pig, along with me).

As for ingredients, you’ll need:

Distilled white vinegar (I’m not sure if other vinegars will work but I’ll check on that)

Hair conditioner of your choosing

Water (I used it from the sink but you could use distilled)

And materials:

A mixing bowl

Something to mix the ingredients with

A container (I used mason jars)

A measuring cup/spoon  (to measure and keep with your fabric softener)

Okay, so what you do is get all of your ingredients together and use equal parts (1 cup) vinegar and chosen conditioner. When you’re doing this add the vinegar to the bowl first and then the conditioner. Mix well. Then pour it into your chosen container and shake it up to mix. Then add 2 cups of hot water to the mixture and shake again.

You’re done!

1 load = 1/4 cup of DIY fabric softener

1 batch of DIY fabric softener = 16 loads of laundry

The really nice thing is that if you buy the conditioner from the Dollar Tree, you will be saving so much money! I used the Suave Waterfall Mist and VO5 Mint Tea and Vanilla ones.

I hope that you liked this!

Be sure to come back soon. (:

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Woodwork Wednesday — March 16, 2016

Woodwork Wednesday

Hello, everyone!

This is the first installment in my Woodwork Wednesday series!

Recently I’ve been working on a bookcase/bookshelf that I got for free off of the side of the road from a tag sale. I wish I had taken a before picture but I wasn’t really into the full swing of blogging back then, so oh well. So here’s some background: the bookcase was sturdy, made of some type of wood (probably pine), but had a particle back (which maybe I can change…because one time I had something very important to me break for that reason). It also had chipping brown paint so that immediately made me think that I wanted to sand it down and finish it.

A few weeks ago (I know, a long drawn out project) I began sanding it with the power sander (so much better than just manual!) and found that it also had a red layer of paint beneath it as well as a weird grey one. So far I’ve got the top very smooth and I’m filling in the cracks with wood putty. So I’ve got to get going and finish the rest! Instead of staining it, I’m going to paint it this very pretty blue because I wanted to experiment with painted wood as everything else in my house is stained.

I will be posting pictures, and I’ve got so many projects lined up!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you back!

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Tiff’s Tips —

Tiff’s Tips

Hello, all!

Today is the first installment in my series called Tiff’s Tips – where I’ll be sharing tips and tricks with you!

First up is something that I’ve tried and found that it works. Most people would use essential oils but I don’t really have any lying around (they’re expensive, but I would like to get some for the future) so I use vanilla extract. What you do is get a few cotton balls and soak them in your chosen scent. You can then use them to freshen up your vacuum. You know the smell I’m talking about – it smells like dog and dirt if you have pets. You throw them in the canister or the bag of the vacuum and you will smell the scent as you vacuum.

I also use baking soda to try and deodorize. I sprinkle it all over the floor and then let it sit for a couple of minutes, then I vacuum it up. It also helps to see where you’ve vacuumed. 😛 You can get the Arm and Hammer (or other kinds) at the Dollar Tree, which is a great way to save money and stock up since they’re little).

Well, thanks for stopping by!

Hope to see you soon!

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Mommy Monday (Pet Version) —

Mommy Monday (Pet Version)

Hello, everybody!

This is the first installment in my Mommy Monday (Pet Version) blog series.

My boyfriend and I are in the process of buying a house, so there’s lots of work to be done here. So one of the first things I wanted to talk about in this series is what I’ve already done.

July of last year I got Bunbun (my almost 1 year old female Flemish Giant rabbit) and a few months ago I got Little Guy “Wabbit” (another almost 1 year old male rabbit thought to be a Mini Satin and Satin mix).

My boyfriend and I have tried so many different options for rabbit housing. Bunbun used to roam the house freely until she started to forget her litterbox training habits! But she always had a little cardboard box home that she could go into if she wanted some alone time. When she got too big, we made her a cage out of the metal cage surrounding a sap container (for maple syrup). We’ve also made her 2 different cages out of wood and chicken wire. As for the Little Guy, we’ve made him one cage out of wood and chicken wire as well.

Just recently we moved them both into their own room down in the basement. I had seen so many neat different housing ideas for rabbits on Pinterest and so we build them a fence! It came out pretty nice but for some reason it’s gotten crooked so I’ll have to fix that somehow. Bunbun has a very large litter pan whereas the Little Guy has a tiny corner one. They also each have a couch cushion (they ruined it by peeing on it and chewing it, oh well, live and learn). Of course, they’ve got their hay and metal food container for pellets. I’ve found that rabbits like water bowls much better than the bottles that they sell in the pet stores.

In the near future, I’d like to build them some houses in their corners and put some mailboxes next to their fence. (: The room is painted orange right now which makes it pretty bright and I want to decorate it with bunny pictures and other stuff.

I will be posting pictures!

I’ve also been saving my toilet paper and paper towel rolls because you can use them as bunny toys. They love to chew on them and toss them around. You can also hang them and fill them with hay. Another thing that I’ve done is cut rings out of them and make it into a little ball.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you back here. (:

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A Free Printable for Decluttering and Organizing Your Closet — March 2, 2016

A Free Printable for Decluttering and Organizing Your Closet

 

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Hello, everybody!

This is the first organizational printable I have ever made! I am so excited to be sharing this with you all!

When you read through the organizing printable, please note that I don’t actually mean toss it (unless it’s underwear or something torn and ratty, of course)! There are numerous options: you could donate it to the Goodwill or Salvation Army, sell it on a Facebook tag sale site or Craigslist, etc.

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Click here to download the free printable for decluttering and organizing your closet!

Go and check out my other post on this topic Declutter Your Closet for even more tips and tricks.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you soon!

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