Good old Martha Stewart taught us that rather than buying those ridiculously expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere! If you don’t have a caulk gun, or don’t want to go that route, check out this Rug Gripper Non-Stick rug tape.
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Source: The Household Planner
Learning to be more productive will help you to get the important or necessary things done in the time you have. The goal of being more productive is NOT to cram even more stuff in your life. Being efficient and effective in how you get things done will allow you more time for the important stuff in your life, whether that is kids, spouse, your passion, or yourself.
Let’s talk a little about being effective vs being efficient. There is a difference between the two and the best way to remember it is this sentence:
I absolutely love avocado. I could eat it almost every day. The problem is, their shelf life isn’t very long, so they can go bad fairly quickly. I’d love to stock up when they are on sale for .99, but what would I do with a dozen avocados before they went bad?
That’s why I was excited to see that you can actually FREEZE avocado!
Deana, from The Pink Sugar Bowl, says to cut in half and seed, wrap very tightly with no air, and voila! It seems the very top layer will turn brown, but the inside is [...]
I love sunshine. Don’t get me wrong. But when it is 6:30 am and you don’t have to get up until 9, the last thing I want is sunshine in my eyes! (or in the eyes of my kids!) This was a real issue when I moved into my apartment earlier this year. The side of the curtain kept pulling away and letting the light in WAY too early. I found a tip on Pinterest to fix this!
Take one of your ring clips and turn it around the corner so that it’s hanging on the bracket rather than [...]
Our lives as moms can be SO busy. We don’t know whether we are coming or going a lot of the time. This can make it difficult to carve out time to truly clean our house. Eventually we will have to deep clean, but I wanted to share with you what you can accomplish even if you JUST have 5 minutes. While you are waiting on a kid to get ready, or the water to boil, try doing one of these below:
Five minutes isn’t a lot of time but if you’re efficient you can get a lot done. [...]
I was blown away when I actually tried today’s tip! I could’ve saved myself so much frustration if I’d known this when I moved into my first place (and 2nd and 3rd….)
Thank you, I Heart Nap Time!
This article was originally posted on my other blog Living the Balanced Life in May, 2011.
As I see the ads and watch the commercials for Mother’s Day, I get frustrated at all the pressure that is put on the men in our lives to buy us fancy, extravagant gifts. While fancy things are nice, I don’t particularly feel the need to have them, and I sure don’t want my husband to feel the pressure to buy them for me.
One of my favorite Mother’s Days
Last Mother’s Day (2010), my husband and my oldest 2 [...]
If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift for a fellow mom friend, sister, or cousin, read on! (Or you could share this with your husband, HINT, HINT!)
So many moms today are stressed out, confused about all the differing opinions they hear, of all the things they NEED to do, or SHOULD be doing. The EXPERTS seem to have all the answers.
I think the best experts on mothering can come from those who are currently in the trenches. More than 75 bloggers, who are also moms, have come together to sell their gathered wisdom and advice, [...]
For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!
More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive collection of homemaking resources anywhere on the web, and particularly not in this price range. For this low price, you gain access to every single one of these resources, so that [...]
I have the perfect opportunity for you to build your homemaking resource library, at an INCREDIBLY low price! Check out ALL the titles below! Something for everyone! Be sure and come back tomorrow to take advantage of this Ultimate Homemaking e-Book Sale!
Even if you don’t have a Kindle or an e-reader, you can read on your computer. This post explains in more detail how to do so.
If you are worried about having 97 ebooks cluttering your files, check out this post on how to organize those files for easy access, for when you want a certain book.