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How to Get Pee Stains Out of a Mattress! Pantry Organization. For the whole month of April I have a Spring Cleaning Series going on over on Facebook.

Pantry Organization

I hope you will be able to join me as we get our whole house spotless and ready to enjoy the warmer months. The focus was on Pantries on Thursday so we got them all cleaned, but there were questions about organizing so I thought I would address those here. I have many ideas on pantry organization. I hope you can use some of them in your home. As with any organizing job it’s best to clear out and empty the whole area first. While cleaning the pantry I discovered no amount of scrubbing was going to get the shelves clean again. If you have an extremely small pantry like I do, adding wire shelves could be the perfect answer. Put the food you use most in the center shelves for easy access. I like using containers to hold food items. Make Your Own DIY Craft Table Using Inexpensive Pieces.

As you know I have partnered with Apartment Guide as an Official Apartment Guide Organizing Blogger.

Make Your Own DIY Craft Table Using Inexpensive Pieces

This has been a great opportunity to be able to share budget-friendly and space-friendly tips, projects and ideas. We are currently working on getting my craft room finished, but for now I’m using a smaller room in my home. I’ve temporarily set up most of my storage units, but have been using a long folding table to craft on. It was way too big for the space and didn’t have added storage for all my supplies. IKEA has these awesome desk tops for only $25 and I found the bookcases at Wal-Mart for only $15 each.

The best part is the extra storage. 31 Fun Treats To Make In A Muffin Tin.

Christmas party food

DIY: 9 Non-Toxic Cleaning Products. Did you know that the ingredients aren’t required to be listed on conventional cleaning products because their formulas are considered protected trade secrets?

DIY: 9 Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

But potentially toxic ingredients aren’t the only secret cleaning manufacturers are hiding. They’d also rather you not know that you can clean just as easily with common non-toxic household staples that are infinitely safer. They’re also cheaper. So this spring, keep your cleaning healthy with the following natural DIY recipes: 1. 1/2 teaspoon of washing soda (aka sodium carbonate)2 teaspoons of borax1/2 teaspoon of plant-based liquid soaptwo cups of hot water Combine all of the above in a spray bottle. 2. 2 teaspoons borax1/4 teaspoon plant-based liquid soap 4 tablespoons white vinegar3 cups hot water Combine all of the above in a spray bottle. 3. 1 cup baking soda 1/4 cup of washing soda Mix with enough water to make a paste. 4. 1 2/3 cups baking soda1/2 cup plant-based liquid soap 1/2 cup water 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Summer BBQ

Making the world a happier, healthier, better-smelling place. Lexie Naturals: Natural Multi-Purpose Citrus Cleaner. Keeper of the Home — Naturally inspired living for homemakers. Non-Toxic Cleaners You Can Make at Home. Inexpensive Decorating Tips & Tricks. It’s finally Friday!

Inexpensive Decorating Tips & Tricks

Welcome to Friday Favorites! This week, I thought I would share some of my favorite {inexpensive} decorating tips and tricks. There are so many amazing decorating ideas found throughout the internet and I thought I would share a few that I have used over and over that really make an impact when decorating. I’m sure you’ve probably seen a couple of these ideas before, but maybe there is something here that you haven’t thought of or considered doing in your own home. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired by a picture or two or an idea. So let’s jump right in!

Gallery Walls Source: Pottery Barn via Holly Mathis Interiors Source: Houzz/Garrison Hullinger Source: Beautiful Paper.Tumblr Source: Emily A. Source: Gardners to Bergers Gallery walls are not only a fantastic way to make a statement and fill up a wall, it’s a great way to free up storage space of these items you may have tucked in a closet or attic gathering dust. DIY Silhouette Art. My daughter Bella is out of school for the summer and we kicked off summer vacation with a fun craft today.

DIY Silhouette Art

This is one of those projects that I have been wanting to do for a long time and something that I knew that my daughter would really enjoy, especially because it’s something fun for her bedroom. Although I have to say, this project was a little challenging, as it required the participation of an extra crafting buddy that would rather eat craft projects than help.

Meet our crazy bird dog Ava: Yep, this is Ava and every bit of her nose.. She’s good for sniffing out birds and little lizards, chasing her tail and feasting on june bugs.

St. patricks day party ideas

All-Natural Homemade Floor Cleaner : Nature's Nurture. When we moved into our new house a couple months ago, I was so excited to not see one single inch of carpet in the whole place!

All-Natural Homemade Floor Cleaner : Nature's Nurture

Not the living room, not the bedrooms, nothing – woohoo! The Naked Kitchen - Because Everything Tastes Better Naked.