Palmolive Dish Soap Ideas: Scratch Off Cards #Palmolive25ways #cbias

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias The end of summer is a hectic and expensive time of the year for our family! Along with summer vacations and back to school shopping, we also have 2 birthdays! Stretching our money and finding bargains is a fun game for me with obvious perks especially this time of year. Not too mention that  I love using my creative side to come up with fun new ways to use items already in the pantry. Palmolive Dish Soap uses go well beyond our kitchen sink with #Palmolive25Ways! Read on to see how we created these scratch off cards with Palmolive Dish Soap that we picked up at Wal-Mart and a few simple supplies. Palmolive dish soap is tough on grease while soft on hands making it a perfect match for any of our needs! Not too mention the Beachy Breeze offered a nice scent! Basic Supplies Needed: Palmolive Dish Soap Silver Acrylic Paint Clear Tape (I like packing … [Read more...]

Eggshell Mosaic Birdhouse & other garden uses for Great Day Farms eggs #ad

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  There's something about Spring that brings out my green side. I am in gardening mode now and couldn't be happier digging in the dirt with my boys! I would love to share some ways to use your leftover Great Day Farms eggshells and packaging to create a fun & healthy garden! Use Great Day Farms eggshells, egg carton, and strawberry clamshell to create a mini greenhouse here Put them crushed in you garden or compost bin to add nutrients to your soil. Don't have a compost bin? Make your own with my easy tutorial  Use brown eggshells from Great Day Farms Cage Free eggs to create this personal eggshell mosaic family tree along with canvas and assorted stampers (click here to see it)  and last but not least... Eggshell Mosaic Bird Feeder featured on Great Day Farms. Go now to see how it turned out! {click here}   … [Read more...]

Greenhouse made from recycled goods complete w/ eggshells for starting seeds #sustainability

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Every year I try to add more ways to be green! As you look at your "trash" try to decide what you might be able to turn it into rather than placing it in the trash. What's great about recycling is that you can also save money too! We go through a lot of eggs so reusing our Great Day Farms  egg carton and shells made sense to me. Not too mention, being such a sustainable way to save even more money with our own garden. Compost is great for your garden and some towns offer it for free. However, if you want to learn to compost, click here  to find my how to make your own compost bin.  Supplies: Great Day Farms egg carton Great Day Farms eggshells (save your shells after cracking) produce clamshells (such as from grapes or strawberries) potting soil seeds spray bottle Directions: 1. Cut Great Day Farms egg carton into the right size for your container. 6 eggs was the right size for my strawberry container. Place into of clamshell.  2. Place half a Great Day … [Read more...]

DIY Eggshell Mosaic: Projects to help you wasteless! #shop

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This is a Great Day Farms sponsored post in collaboration with me being a Great Day Farms blogger. As a healthy living blogger, their sustainability efforts inspire me.We are always trying to find ways to waste less in our household. We go through a lot of eggs in our house. We have known for a while how nutritious eggshells are for our compost bin to make better compost for our plants (click here to learn to make your own bin). However, I have been trying to figure out what else we could do with all our Great Day Farms cage free eggshells. I couple of years ago I made an oil painted tree for my grandma. The brown reminded me of the tree. All you need are your washed brown eggshells, canvas, glue, mod podge, and some inkpads to create a personal eggshell mosaic tree. Of course, white eggshells can be dyed or painted! ~~~~~ Crush the eggshells into small pieces. Use glue of choice to glue on layer of eggshell mosaic. Allow to Dry. Look over tree for any white patches that need … [Read more...]

Our Cottonelle Care Routine with DIY R2D2 wipe dispenser #ad

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Back to school time is just around the corner. We not only have to worry about stocking up on school supplies, but also be prepared with a good care routine for Hunter. When he gets a gluten contamination, he needs comfort in the bathroom. For us, dealing with GI issues is not a time to save money when it comes toilet paper especially for my 6 year old being especially sensitive. We love Cottonelle! Cottonelle offers great prices (coupons often) and currently a freebie with purchase at Target. Below see how we are making our care routine fun for the boys!  I bought two 18-pack Cottonelle packages and was able to score a free Cottonelle Wipe dispenser! To see more pictures from our Target shop for Cottonelle Care Routine visit my google + album {click here}  I have 3 boys who are all about Star Wars. I have seen diy on how to create R2D2 trashcans so I started thinking maybe I could do a smaller version of that to make our Cottonelle Care Routine memorable for them. I know it must … [Read more...]

Upcycle Broken Crayons: Use Solar Oven (or oven) to make crayons #sustainability

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If you have kids, odds are likely you have some broken crayons... You can easily turn them into fun shapes with the help from the sun on warm days (or oven to speed up the process)! ~Peel off wrappers~ This is a great job for all ages. See my 3 year old helping me! ~Place crayons in selected molds~ We are making these are party favors for a birthday, so we selected lego brick & minifigure molds. There really is no right or wrong way to do this. You can break the pieces smaller to melt quicker as well as you can do solid or go for a tie dye effect. ~~~~~ If using a solar oven, see my how-to so that you can make your own by clicking here! Place the solar oven out for a few hours before you start cooking, so it can warm up. Depending on the temperature, this could take all day. You can also cook part of the time in the solar oven then switch to the oven if the temperature starts cooling down before the crayons are melted. For next to nothing, we made are broken … [Read more...]

DIY meal planning board using @Elmers Painters Paint Markers #ExpressYourself #CBias #SocialFabric

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Meal Planning & make-ahead meals has always been a big deal to me especially when we think about how unpredictable things can be. When dealing with food allergies or restrictions it means that we don't always have the luxury of convenience foods. By creating a meal plan and making ahead meals to freeze, I give myself a break when I am not feeling 100%. If I am able to do the prep work, then my husband can just throw a meal in the oven, crockpot, skillet, etc... without having to fuss over the little details. Since I have been trying to get back on track with my organization, I have created this diy meal planner to help hold other family members more accountable. Elmers Painters markers have been the love of my life for a  person like me with limited space who needs to work on better organization year-round. No need to buy brushes since all you do is pop the cap off and paint. It has 100% opaque coverage as well as being acid free {great for scrapbooking} & fast drying! … [Read more...]

From Pin-worthy to Project Hop {week 1} #pinworthy2project

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Welcome to the first week of "From Pin-worthy to Project! Pinterest has become the 3rd most popular social media site. Once you join in it is easy to see why! There are so many wonderful ideas and Pinterest is a good system to keep track for a later date. With Summer quickly approaching, I am working on my plan to keep my kids entertained and happy.  I found Use Your Noodle on Parents.com and pinned it! Use Your Noodle  from Parents.com  Supplies 6-15 Pool noodles (depending on which games you are creating) p.s. dollar tree has them for $1/each duct tape (there are lots of colors & prints now!) sturdy wrapping paper rolls cut into 2" (or toilet paper rolls rolled up) If doing target station: 2 (3/4 inch) dowel rods Directions Our noodles already were hollowed out, but if you get ones that are solid hollow them like this Use 2 inch cardboard/paper roll to make a connector for rings  Pull other end of noodle to meet connector. Then, use duct tape to seal the … [Read more...]

Need last minute Easter decor? Come see how to make an easy yet elegant Easter Wreath with glitter polka dot eggs #GluenGlitter

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Easter is right around the corner, but I am a little behind in my holiday decorating. We are needing some cheer around the home after the last few months we have had so... what you need: ~yarn (preferably a dimensional green for the grass effect)~ Styrofoam wreath~Elmer glue dot stamper ~Plastic eggs ~Glitter! I chose 3 colors~ribbon~hot glue gun (or equivalent) Now that you have your supplies. Let's get started on the eggs... For the wreath, start wrapping your yarn around the styrofoam wreath Use dot stamper or glue gun to seal the yarn at the end. Now for the fun, start adding the detail. Wrap ribbon around yarn covered wreath seal with glue of choice. Then, use hot glue gun to place the glitter polka dot eggs on wreath as you wish. If you glue the eggs so they can still open you can put fun treats for the kids in them!  Voila! … [Read more...]

Use @Elmers to create DIY frugal Snowman Lanterns from recycled bottles #ElmersHoliday #GlueNGlitter #cbias

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The holiday season is here!  This year has been pretty eventful in our household so I am trying to help the kids to spread the true spirit of Christmas & constantly reminding them that Christmas is not about how much money we spend.  Instead we are helping them to focus on the fact that  Christmas is about doing things for others no matter how big or small it seems.  I have seen these adorable Snowman lanterns and decided that these would be perfect to give to teachers & hostesses for Christmas! Walmart is a great place for one-stop shopping.  I was able to search for gifts, craft supplies, and more without dragging the boys from store to store.  I won't lie that I love shopping at Hobby Lobby & Michael's, but only when I have a 40% coupon does it make it worth going.  However, then I feel like I can only purchase one item at a time, which makes me make several trips to those craft stores.  As far as Walmart, with so many departments it just makes it easier for me to … [Read more...]