Category: cleaning and organizing

how to make strawberry freezer jam.

strawberry jam

Making strawberry jam is the easiest thing on the planet. Seriously. Out of all the canning I do, this is the most cut and dry. Simple. And there’s nothing better than homemade strawberry jam on toast when the weather is frightful out. So, on to our ingredients. There are only FOUR ingredients, can you handle it? Strawberries {washed, hulled, and blended}Lemon JuiceSugarPectin Step 1: After you’ve washed and hulled your strawberries, blend them up into a chunky sauce. The consistency…
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klutz giveaway! {$110}

You know the really fun fashion origami book I wrote about last week? The one keeping Precocious sane right now? Today is your lucky day: I’m giving away three origami books and, AND, a $50 gift card to Klutz. You want in? Here’s how it rolls out: 1 winner will get a $50 gift card to Klutz + a copy of Fashion Origami 2 winners will get a copy of Fashion Origami Giveaway Details: To enter the Klutz Giveaway leave…
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how to: make homemade bath bombs.

I like a good bath. It’s the best way for me to unwind, escape the dishes, catch up on a little pop culture in the way of an US Weekly or a thick People Magazine, and deal with my ongoing pain. I’ve written about how to make homemade bath salts, and how to make homemade sugar scrub, and today I’m going to show you how to make homemade bath bombs. They’re the bomb. Ha ha, I slay myself. Bath bombs…
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fashion origami + free download.

We love Klutz books in our house. They’re the people responsible for sending Precocious the core of her life, the terrifically clever Encyclopedia of Immaturity. Which she carries with to school in her backpack, in the car on road trips, and to Sunday dinner at my parents’ house. The newest book in their collection, Fashion Origami, has gotten us through our extremely cold Spring Break. The book contains the instructions and materials to make darling fashion origami. Purses, sundresses, shoes,…
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dishwasher tip.

Do you ever get really nasty toys in the bath? They’ve been in there a while and they start to get moldy and gross like these boats? See those healthy little black patches of mold? I know. I’m probably creating an entirely new species in our bathtub. Here’s my painless cleaning tip for bath toys. Or any toys for that matter. Run them through the dishwasher. Once, twice, however long it takes to get them totally sanitized and fabulous before…
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swiss miss update.

I posted a little while ago about how distraught I was over the lack of available Swiss Miss Mocha Cappuccino hot chocolate in my neck of the woods. I love the stuff and can’t find it anywhere anymore. Are you ready for the beauty of social media? A lovely woman from ConAgra, the parent company of Swiss Miss, found out about my post and my love of all things mocha, and sent me two cases of the deliciousness. TWO cases….
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how to make ukrainian easter eggs.

I’ve wanted to make Ukrainian Easter Eggs with my children for years. I made them in a fine arts class in high school and completely fell in love, and have been dying {no pun intended} to do them again. The trick is finding the right tools; Ukrainian eggs need special tools, and I was only able to find them online. I bought mine from the Polish Art Center {of course} but there were a few other retailers to choose from….
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thank you.

I can’t tell you how much it means to me that after sharing something so personal about myself, {the fact that I suffer from the most craptastic disease ever} that I had a huge outpouring of love and support from you. You, my awesome, fabulous, dipped in glitter readers. Seriously your comments, emails, and tweets over the last few days have brought me to tears. Social media is awesome, and hugely powerful, and your support and kindness has been phenomenal…
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