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One thing that just makes me giddy all over is when I am randomly bouncing around from site to site and suddenly I discover something new. Something that makes me think "Why did I not discover this sooner?" Some of these new ideas (new to me at least) have made life just a little easier. Today I came across another new idea and it got me to thinking... Either way here are a bunch of completely random links that may or may not come in handy to you. When pouring food into a plastic bag, use a glass to keep the bag upright for easy pouring. - Source You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it. - Source NOTE: Due to some concerns written in the comment section I must add that the toaster used in the following photo is a vintage toaster.

25 Rules for Mothers of Sons Inspired by a Pin I've recently seen about "rules for dads with daughters," I went searching for a similar list for moms with sons. This search was mostly fruitless, so I was inspired to write my own Rules for Moms with Sons. Granted, my list will not be conclusive and may not be entirely uncontroversial. So agree, or disagree, or take with a grain of salt - but I hope to inspire other moms who are loving, and struggling, and tired, and proud, and eager to support the boys in their lives. You are the most important woman in his life, his first teacher, and the one he will look to for permission for the rest of his life. From "Can I go play with them?" 25 Rules for Moms with Sons 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Many of you have asked for printable versions of my list..well, ask and you shall receive! Visit here for the short version of my list (just the main points of the 25 rules)Visit here for the full version of my list

25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier . We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. So without further ado, here’s another 25 ingenious household tips and organisational tricks that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Source: chezerbey.com Got an empty kitchen shelf? Source: maillardvillemanor.com Wall mount cutlery trays and add a cup hook in each compartment for brilliant jewelery storage. Source: apartmenttherapy.com Avoid messy dresser drawers by “filing” your clothing side-by-side instead of stacking items on top of each other. Photo: William Warby on flickr.com Has putting Toy Story on constant repeat finally taken its toll? Source: realsimple.com Packing tip: Protect breakables such as wine bottles or food containers with children’s inflatable floaties. Source: whatiwore.tumblr.com Rather than bundling them in your drawer, loop tights over a coathanger and store them in your wardrobe. Source: bakedbree.com

tutorials We get a lot of emails asking how to use brushes correctly so I hope this helps you out a little! A brow brush is designed to be stiff and angled for a reason. And we use the slanted edge to shade and the tip of the edge to outline. Last week we explored four different ways to wear Spring’s biggest Cobalt blue trend. This method has been around for centuries! A nod to the Uptown Girl, this look is very put together and polished. Highlighting Pencil — Try Too Faced Instant Attitude Highlighting Pencil.Taupe Pencil — I used Le Metier de Beaute Pencil in Champagne. Note: This is a really light nude lip so to keep it as chic as possible, add a hint of blush to the cheek so you don’t get washed out.

Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more Stain Removal 101: Busy Mom's Guide For Cleaning, Laundry, And Stains Female Solo Travel- Travel Tips for Women Are you looking for female solo travel trips? Would you like to know what countries are best for women travelling solo to get their feet wet? We put those questions to our Facebook community as we love getting insider tips from other travellers. While most of my travel around the world has been done with Craig, my first adventures saw me setting off into the untamed wilderness on my own. Female Solo Travel Tips Don’t think about the possible dangers There are a million things that can go wrong, no matter how you are travelling. But, that doesn’t stop you from getting on with your life right? Be Aware Keep your wits about yourself and your surroundings at all time. Trust your intuition It always knows best. Don’t freak yourself out by imaginary monsters, but definitely pay attention to those little messages our animal instincts give us. Walk assertively and confidently When I was in year 9 we had to do a self-defence course for sport at school. Always walk assertively and confidently.

Running app and fitness community "One Good Thing" by Jillee: Easy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole There are several things I REALLY liked about this dish! #1. It reminded us of an old family favorite, Fireman’s Goulash, that we rarely make anymore since Celiac’s entered our lives. #2. and #3. Easy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole adapted from Get Off Your Butt and Bake! 1 pound ground beef 1 large onion, chopped (or season with onion powder or minced onion) 2 1/2 cups salsa (I used Blender Salsa I’d made that day!) 1 can (15 ounces) black beans or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing (I didn’t have any Italian Salad Dressing, reduced-fat or otherwise, so I improvised and added about a tablespoon of dry ranch dressing mix and a couple tablespoons of oil. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the salsa, beans, corn, dressing, sour cream, taco seasoning and cumin. Spoon a generous layer of meat mixture on bottom of 2 quart baking dish. Repeat.

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