background preloader

Tips and Tricks- Part 2!

Tips and Tricks- Part 2!
I'm overwhelmed by all of your kind words and emails asking for more tips and ideas, and for all of the wonderful tips you have left for me. I'm going to try and make it a semi-regular thing here at In This Crazy Life; because lets face it we can all use a little help sometimes!! I also had lots of questions asking if you could Pin this/feature this/share this- and the answer is of course you can! If you left a tip for me, but left it anonymously, then I cant give you credit- but if your name was there Ill certainly let the world know it was from you. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Hope you find something useful from this list, lovelies- keep your eyes peeled for more to come! Missed Part 1? Related:  House & Home

Painting: How to Paint a Room Fast Advice from a pro 1 of 1 Paint pro Bill Nunn “I use a roller tray instead of a roller screen in a bucket. There's less mess from drips, and you have more control over how much paint you load on the roller. Painting fast would seem to be at odds with getting great results, but that's how painting contractors make their living. For this story, we worked with painting expert Bill Nunn. Clean fast with TSP Clean surfaces with TSP Sponge walls and trim with a TSP solution to clean off dirt, oils and grease and prep the surface for better paint adhesion. You have to start with a clean surface for paint to adhere to previously painted walls and woodwork. Use TSP on all of your woodwork. Strain out the goobers Strain the paint Pour the freshly mixed paint through a straining cloth to remove finish-marring lumps. Even if you open your paint right after bringing it home from the paint store, you can still have small chunks or strands of hard paint in it. Paint window sashes faster Cut in sashes 1 of 5

Tips and Tricks Ive been working on this post for awhile now, as I find these neat tips and tricks I wanted to keep them all together and be able to share them with all of you lovelies! I have tried all of these, so I know they work. Just call me Martha Stewart- you know, sans the jail time. Some are from pinterest, some are from my grandma. If I got them from somewhere, click the picture and it will take you to the genius who came up with it :) If there is no picture, then I have no idea where I heard it- or I would cite it! 1. HOLY CRAP. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If youre into nails, you have to check the awesomness out that is her blog. 12. via 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. via 22. 23. Head on over to I {heart} Nap Time and see some awesome recipies, craft ideas and overall awesomeness. 24. via 25. 26. 27. 28. via 29. 30. via 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. via That's all for now, lovelies, if you have any tips and ticks please feel free to pass them on!

Tips, Tips, and More Tips 1M+1.If you have ever had to give eye drops to a small child, you know how hard it can be. Ask you child to lay down and close his/her eyes. 2. on the squeaky area and sweep it into the cracks. 3. 4. on top of the ice and then fill the rest of the pot with water. 5. 6. per family member. 7. through them. 8. . 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. in a pot and let it boil. 15. that you bought then decided you did not like it? 16. . 17. with two holes, hang them evenly and easily by placing a single strip of masking tape over the back covering the two holes. 18. that you place under your flower pots to collect all the water that drains from the drains holes? 19. to match your bathroom style, then try looking in the regular curtain section. 20. 21. to organize and store all you medicine and first aid supplies. 22. 23. 24. saran wrap to line your refrigerator shelves. 25. and toss it in your dryer along with your wet clothes. 26. , fold the last quarter inch down and stick it back onto itself. 27. 28. 29.

How to Use One Yard of Fabric To Style a Window Shade 3 Ways I have another turquoise project for you today. It is one that uses fabric instead of paint. I made a no sew window treatment for my daughter’s apartment bedroom using only 1 yard of fabric. I wasn’t sure exactly what she was going to like or even need on the window, so I made the shade versatile – she can change the look of it 1.2.3… I photographed it on one of the windows in my studioffice. #1 No Sew Window Treatment: As a No-Sew Roman Shade. Presto Chango #2 No Sew Window Treatment: Double Clipped Shade Presto Chango once again #3 No Sew Window Treatment: Single Clipped Shade Supplies Needed: I ran out of fabric glue in the middle of attaching the fabric lining so for this tutorial I am going to show you how to use both fabric glue and fusible adhesive. 1. 2. 3. If you do not need lining, then you are ready to hang the fabric. To Make No-Sew Fabric Lining: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. To Create Clipped-On Shades: Note: The spring on the earring clip needs to be strong or it won’t hold.

Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless | * View Along the Way * There’s a common problem in interior design that no one talks about. It’s all very hush-hush, you see. It’s the problem of the lamp cord. Everyone always wants to pretend like it’s not an issue. Designed by Armonia Decors Like their lamps don’t even come with cords. But let’s talk reality. You get to face the door of the room from where you sit at your desk, which easily earns you an A-plus from the feng shui overlords. But there’s one problem. And that lamp is going to come with a pesky cord which is a trip hazard and most importantly – of course – an eyesore. But if you’re not willing to compromise the room layout you want (and you want to appease the feng shui geeks), you can have your lamp and light it too… without the cord. This is how we took our sad little rescue lamp, the $1 yard sale find that we fixed up in this post: …and hacked it up to remove the cord so it can sit on the desk we have centered in the middle of our office… without that pesky golden cord. Materials You’ll Need

Trash Diet: Part 4 – Reusable Stuff Today is the last official post for our trash diet (although I’m sure I’ll be posting more green living projects in the future). Our final topic on how to reduce your waste is probably the easiest to implement – reusing. There are so many areas where families can reuse and it makes so much sense to do so. It’s good for both the earth and your bank account! Click through for my favorite posts and products for getting in the reusing habit, as well as a recap of our diet success. Reusable bags – These days there are reusable bags on the market in every shape and size and for every purpose. are especially fun because they transform into small animals, which is sure to get the little ones excited about reusing. Other shopping bag option include these reusable produce bags and I love this tutorial on how to make a grocery bag dispenser (in case you slip up and have to come home with some plastic). Along with shopping bags, small food storage bags can also be reusable. with built-in filters. P.S.

Tip #16: Toast to This! Over the years my stainless steel toaster has built up a sticky skin that I couldn’t get rid of…until today!! I even tried Goo Gone and that didn’t work. You’re not going to believe what did the trick! It’s so smooth and clean now! I was even more surprised that the top came as clean as it did. All it took was a little Cream of Tartar mixed with a few drops of water, coupled with some scrubbing! After several people commented about using Bar Keepers Friend to clean and shine stainless steel, I tried it out! You might also like: How to Clean Big Stainless Steel Appliances How to Clean Your Shower Head Steam Clean Your Microwave Get Greasy Splatters off Appliances

How to add character to your home (on a budget) I have often found myself searching through home decor magazines and always wonder... "How can I get my living room to look like THAT?!" Every page is filled with rooms which look perfectly put together yet comfy and lived in all at the same time. Living in Military Housing, there are many things that can be hard to overlook, like the plain stark white walls for example. Here are my shopping savvy tips for saving money on a room re-do: First, start by shopping your own home. Second, shop at consignment stores, thrift stores or re-sale shops. Third, head off to TJMaxx, Home Goods, Marshalls, Target, Wal-Mart or any other store where you can get a good bargain on home decor items to finish off the room. Here is what the room started out as before a little plan, a little boring, but overall. . . not so bad & here is is AFTER COUCH: Living Spaces ($799) OTTOMAN/TABLE CUBE: Craigslist ($20) add in some new pillows, rug, mirror, ottoman/ table cube, and accessories and you have a whole new look!

How to Clean Oven Glass - it seriously is that easy So here is what my oven glass looked like when we moved in. And here is what it looks like now Want to clean your oven? I promise its super easy. Ingredients: Water Baking Soda Add about a 1/4 cup of baking soda in a dish and mix just enough water to make a thick paste. Spread your mixture all over your glass (and the door if it needs it too. Wait 15-20 minutes (or if it is really, really bad like mine you can wait 30 minutes. After 15, 20, or 30 minutes wipe off. And Voila... For even more amazing life hacks check out the Tips & Tricks tab located at the top of the page. If you enjoyed this post, share it on pinterest! You may also be interested in... Stay up-to-date on any new tips, tutorial, recipes, family fun, and much more by joining DIY Home Sweet Home's social networks. Stay up-to-date on any new tips, tutorial, recipes, family fun, and much more by joining DIY Home Sweet Home's social networks.

How to Reupholster a Chair - Step by Step Step 1: Gather materials and prep the seat board If you have upholstered chair seats that are stained, worn out or just plain ugly, there's no need to call a pro. You can do a first-class upholstery job yourself, even if you have zero experience. Don't worry about making mistakes; you can correct them by prying out staples and starting over. If the chair is fairly new, you can simply cover the existing fabric with new material. But it usually makes sense to tear off the old fabric and replace the foam padding, since most foam has a life span of only five to 10 years. Turn the chair upside down and remove the screws that fasten the seat to the chair frame. Step 2: Reupholster the seat 1 of 4 Photo 1: Cut the foam, batting and fabric Cut the foam about 1/2 in. larger than the wood seat. 2 of 4 Photo 2: Staple the fabric Staple the fabric at the middle of each side and work toward the corners, stretching the fabric as you go. 3 of 4 Photo 3: Gather curved corners 4 of 4 Photo 4: Fold square corners