The BEST Dog Bed – you won’t believe it, but it’s true!

December 17th, 2016|CLEAN, GIFTS, REPURPOSE|

I’ve meant to share this post for about 3 years now and never have, but with Christmas just around the corner comes the urge to spoil your fur baby.

Stores are showcasing pet clothes, toys, treats and beds with the same abundance that you’d find these things for your kids…

I’m going to do you one better…

I am going to show you the very BEST dog bed you can get, and it’s cheap (if not free).

Make Your Own Mosquito Repellent

July 8th, 2016|CLEAN, KIDS, RECIPES, Uncategorised|

Using just three dollar-store ingredients and you can make your own mosquito repellent!

I saw this post on Facebook and decided it was worth giving a try;  Miss Madison is our family’s ‘sweet meat’ and the bugs can’t seem to leave her alone.

Make your own mosquito repellent using dollar-store ingredients

We use spray on mosquito repellents like Deep woods and Off and Avon, but I really don’t like the thought of spraying her […]

Painting the Garage Floor – Painted Rug


My garage is my workshop – like most DIYers – which means it is a disaster zone (probably also like most DIYers).  At first it drove Hubby up the wall every time there was a paint drip on the floor – but I broke him.

Painted rug, painting a rug on concrete, painting a concrete floor

I had to spill and spray everywhere in order to do it, but eventually he gave up […]

How to makeover your floor register vents

February 28th, 2016|CLEAN, DECOR|

Not an obvious area for a makeover I know, but my floor registers have been bugging me for years.

They are the cheap builder’s grade vents (some plastic, a few metal) in what was once white – but have since yellowed with time and grime.

We have our dented and rusty metal floor register by the front door.How to makeover your floor register vents

Then we have beautiful plastic ones that have gone […]

Cleaning Makeup Brushes

February 9th, 2016|CLEAN, HEALTH/FITNESS|

While I had everything out to clean my hairbrushes the other day, I decided it was time to tackle my makeup brushes as well.


The only makeup I wear is a bit of eyeshadow, eyeliner and lip gloss – so I’m not sure how these got as dirty as they were?

How & Why You Should Clean Your Hairbrushes

February 5th, 2016|CLEAN|

From all I’ve read, you’re really supposed to clean your hairbrushes monthly – but let’s be honest – who has the time?

I think I cleaned them last in the summer, and I’m guessing at that because my one brush still has pink hair chalk in it from this post.


Clearing Clutter – 100 things you can get rid of right now


*Repost from 02/07/15 But great ideas are always in style!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “100 List” and my friend (Amazing Amy) pointed out that since it’s the meme of the blog – perhaps it was time to post another one.

We’re post-Christmas, pre-Spring-cleaning, so the focus shifts to clearing clutter from your home.

100 Things You Can Get Rid of Right Now - printable checklist

Mitten Drying Rack


*Repost from 11/19/14 – but great ideas are always in style!

I have to share this neat idea with you;
it’s not original – Amazon sells a million different versions of this – but I’ve done it a bit differently…

this is our mitten drying rack:

How to Clean Fabric & Microsuede

January 12th, 2016|CLEAN|

I wrote a post on how to clean microsuede a couple of years ago and it still sees traffic on Pinterest.

Guess I’m not the only one with filthy furniture?

Today I have an even better cleaning solution that will help you with “How to clean fabric & microsuede” – without colour distortion!

How to clean fabric & microsuede

I give my kids napkins – I promise – but there is (obviously) more appeal […]

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

January 3rd, 2016|CLEAN|

For the past month or so, my kitchen has been plagued with fruit flies.

Did you get that?  “Plagued” lol

Okay, it hasn’t been that bad, but any fruit flies are bad fruit flies right?

I hate reaching for a banana only to see 5 or 6 take flight – and you can’t catch the little buggers.

(Again, “Buggers” lol)

So it was time to set up a trap to protect our produce, keep the population under control – they multiply like flies (I’m on fire today!), and […]