Friday, November 27, 2009

~New~ Fifteen Minute Fridays!!

I love visiting blogs and getting great advice from everything from scrapping, stamping, crafting, cooking, decorating and more. I have decided that it would be nice if I can give out some advice of my own. So I have come up with Fifteen Minute Fridays! Please stop by or follow my blog to get some cool ideas and advice on Fridays. Fifteen Minute Fridays will contain projects or things you can do in fifteen minutes!! It will be on different things every week. You never know what you can do in fifteen minutes or less! So lets begin.

This week's Fifteen Minute Friday is: drum roll please.....

Planning out your week ahead.

So now that Thanksgiving is over and the December Holidays are fast approaching I feel that my time is really being taken by shopping, cooking, family time and everyday life.

So here is what to do to make sure your time isn't wasted but is being used wisely.

1. Sit down with your calendar and a pen, paper and a nice cup of hot cocoa. Chocolate makes everything less stressful. :)
2.Write down everything that has to be done this coming week. Put down the amount of time you think this will take.
3. Take that list and now put it in a list of most important (Tasks that must be done) to least important (Tasks that are not really important but you would like to see done). Do you see where I am going with this?
4. Time to chop the list! If it is least important scratch it off the list, delegate it to someone else or write it down for the next week. This will help to make your list shorter and your week less daunting.

I hope this helps! Thanks for visiting and please visit often!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I don't know about you but this economy truly sucks. No matter what I do to save I don't seem to be getting ahead. I have a family of 5, two of which are teens. We create so much laundry. I am constantly complaining about the cost of detergent and the fact that I have to buy so much. While blog hopping one day I came across a blog called Little Birdie Secrets. Fabulous crafty blog run by a group of friends. The blog is so good I have read every blog that they have written. When I like a blog, I really read almost all of it. Well, one post was about Homemade Laundry Detergent. I was so happy to see this post. Non other do they give the directions but they show how to do it step by step. Today I went out and got the ingrediants and tonight hubby and I will be making our own Laundry Detergent. I can tell you now that this $13 investment is going to save me over $100. Go me! Thanks so much to the ladies over at the Little Birdie Secrets Blog.

So if you are interested in saving some bucks and making your own laundry detergent go here!!

P.S. I'm using Japanese Cherry Blossom essential oil. You can change the scent to your favorite scent. I found it in the craft section in Walmart. The ingrediants I found at the supermarket. Walmart only sells the Borax.

Good Luck!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I love Giveaways!

So, non other do I love paper crafting but I love home design and other crafty things such as sewing. I also love to blog hop. When I blog hop all over the place I do find giveaways along the way. Well, I thought only fair that I share them with you too. I'll post them when I find them. Good luck to all. Fingers crossed!

Blog Candy from Sparkle Creations, btw, love her cards. They are just so beautiful.

Beautiful Santa Statues Giveaway over at the lettered cottage.

Beautiful Blue Cake plate and knife