Spruce up Your Home on the Cheap – Give Your Heat Vents a Makeover

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

This is the first in a series of posts on simple, inexpensive ways to spruce up your home.

I live in an older home. So many of our heat vents look exactly like the one pictured below. They are ugly. They are outdated. And I hate them. But to buy a new vent is $10 or more for each vent. If I replace all the vents in my house that adds up fast! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and I’m so glad I did.

Give your heat vents a face lift on the cheap!

All I did was grab a can of Rust-Oleum spray paint from good old Walmart for $3.77. I then took my vents out of the floor and outside. I gave them a nice, even coat of paint and left them to dry. I went back an hour or two later, turned them over and applied another coat of paint. That’s it! Done!

I am so beyond happy with my end result. Are they some fancy new vent with intricate scrollwork and patterns? No. But I got all the vents in my house done and looking new for $3.77. This was a total win in my book.

Vent finished



Get a FREE Sample of Poise & #RecycleYourPeriodPad

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015

Poise Sample Kit

Alright people! Listen up! Did you know that 1 in 3 women experience Light Bladdar Leakage (LBL), but many are using period pads to manage it when they should be using Poise®! When it comes to LBL, dryness matters – the kind of dryness NOT offered by a period pad. Period pads are for periods, not for LBL!

Request your FREE Poise Sample Kit now!

So it’s time to Recycle Your Period Pad! Now that you are going to be using the right pad for the right purpose let’s find some new uses for those period pads. So what in the world can you do with all those period pads?

You can totally make your own sleeping mask! Stylish, no?

sleep mask

You can make “house skates”. My boys had a blast with these!

House skates

You can make your own knee pads.

knee pads

There are a plethora of options. So what are you waiting for? Request your free Poise sample kit now and recycle your period pad! Got a great idea on how to use those period pads? Leave us comment. We would love to hear your ideas.



Silhouette Cameo Only $200 (Was $344!)

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015

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Amazon has the Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine Starter Bundle marked down from $344.95 to $199.99 with Free Shipping as the Gold Box Deal of the Day.

  • This bundle includes a New Silhouette Cameo, 2 12″x12″ cutting mats, 2 cutting blades, a Silhouette Pick Me Up tool, a Silhouette Metallic Sketch Pen Pack, and a $25 download card for the Silhouette Design Store.
  • Cut a variety of materials (from vinyl to fabric) up to 12 inches wide and 10 feet long.
  • This model improves upon its predecessor with a responsive touchscreen, a handy on-unit cross cutter, and built in accessory storage.

 



How to Make a $6 4th of July Wreath

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

July 4th Wreath

As the 4th of July was getting closer I realized I had very few decorations for my house. I wanted more, but without spending much money. So that meant a trip to the dollar store was in order! Because, of course, the dollar store is often the answer.

Here is what you will need to make this wreath:

  1. A pool noodle (red or blue if possible)
  2. Duct tape
  3. A hot glue gun
  4. 3 or 4 festive garlands (You could do this for any holiday really)
  5. Something to put in the center of your wreath

Start by taping the two ends of your pool noodle together with duct tape to form a circle. I tried using hot glue for this once. It ended up being a big sticky mess with a straight pool noodle at the end. I recommend duct tape.

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Next, start wrapping your garland around the pool noodle. I taped the end I started with to the pool noodle, but for all other ends I just tucked them under each other. Everything seems to be staying put wonderfully.

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Now you will want to hot glue whatever it is you chose for the center of your wreath. I chose the Uncle Sam hat. I thought it was cute and it was also at the dollar store. You could even leave it with just the garland if you choose.

That’s it. You are done! You now spent $6 or less and have a beautiful wreath to hang on your door.

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*Hurry* Project Life Olive Core Kit only $9.50

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014

Olive Project Life

Hurry over to Amazon and you can snag the Olive Project Life Core Kit for only $9.50. This is a smokin’ deal and probably won’t last long.

I am in love with Project Life and it’s simplicity. And I love deals like these.

There are also quite a few Childhood Mini kits on clearance starting at $4.99.

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Want to know a little more about Project Life and what it’s all about? Check out our Project Life post.



Project Life Sale on Amazon!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014

There are a bunch of Project Life items by Becky Higgins on sale at Amazon right now! If you have been wanting to get started or add to your collection now is the perfect time.

Becky and I absolutely love Project Life. It’s a simple and easy way to scrapbook that makes things feel more doable.

Childhood Mini Kit – Wellington Edition (below) – $5.99!
Wellington

Baby Edition Core Kit (below) – $14.99!

Baby Edition

Baby Edition Designer Paper (below) – $3.99!

BabyPaper

Baby Edition Month Dividers (below) – $3.99!

BabyDividers

Baby Edition for Him Designer Paper (below) – $3.99!

BabyforHimPaper

Baby Edition for Him Month Dividers (below) – $3.99!

BabyforHimDividers

Baby Edition for Her Designer Paper (below) – $3.99!

BabyforHerPaper

Baby Edition for Her Month Dividers (below) – $3.99!

BabyforHerDividers

Olive Edition Designer Paper (below) – $3.59!

OlivePaper

Olive Edition Month Dividers (below) – $3.20!

OliveDividers

Seafoam Edition Designer Paper (below) – $3.99!

SeafoamPaper

Amber Edition Month Dividers (below) – $3.20!

AmberDividers

Cherry Edition Month Dividers (below) – $3.99!

CherryDividers

Clementine Edition Month Dividers (below) – $3.20!

ClementineDividers

Cobalt Edition Month Dividers (below) – $3.20!

Cobalt Dividers

Turquoise Edition Month Dividers (below) – $3.20!

TurquoiseDividers

12×12 Classic Faux Leather Album – Cherry (below) – $14.99!

CherryFaux

12×12 Classic Faux Leather Album – Cinnamon (below) – $14.99!

CinnamonFaux

12×12 Classic Faux Leather Album – Grey (below) – $14.99!

GreyFaux

12×12 Classic Faux Leather Album – Kiwi (below) – $14.99!

KiwiFaux

12×12 Classic Faux Leather Album – Rain (below) – $14.99!

RainFaux

Cinnamon Mini Album (below) – $9.99!

CinnamonMini

Midnight Mini Album (below) – $9.99!

MidnightMini

Grey Arrow Stickers (below) – $2.89!

GreyArrowStickers

Tan Arrow Stickers (below) – $2.89!

TanArrowStickers

6×12 Page Protectors (below) – $3.19!

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8×10 Horizontal Page Protectors (below) – $3.49!

8x10H

Organizational Tray – No Box (below) – $2.99!

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Organizational Tray w/ Box (below) – $3.29!

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Project Life: Have You Started?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013

Project Life

Many years ago I loved to scrapbook. I had scissors and stickers and paper and tons of other stuff. I would pull it all out and put my pictures on a page and spend hours making them cute. Then I had a kid. I still liked to scrapbook, but I spent MUCH less time doing it. Because, let’s face it, who has hours to devote to cute embellishments with a child running around? I managed to make a cute mini scrapbook for my oldest son’s first year of life and was very proud of it.

And then I had another kid. And that was it. Just the thought of pulling out my scrapbook stuff gave me anxiety. So the pictures stayed in a box or on my computer. And there has been zero scrapbooking done since. Until now! I recently discovered Project Life by Becky Higgins (because Becky practically forced me to check it out). It’s simplicity immediately piqued my interest. I can literally spend 15 minutes and get one or two pages done. I don’t need all the “extras”, but I can include them if I want to spend a little more time. Best of all, Project Life makes me feel like I can get my kids lives in books for them. So they will remember family vacations, funny faces, and school performances for years to come. And I can not feel so overwhelmed.

So what is Project Life?

Project Life is a solution-based approach to scrapbooking that was created to simplify the process in order to allow you more time to enjoy life! It requires no glue, no scissors, no tools, and no skills of any kind. The design of our products takes the guess work out of layout design so that you can focus on recording your everyday moments through your photos and journaling. The simple design is stylish and makes it possible for you to complete more pages in less time.

I am honestly so excited to get going with this and to get our family memories in books to share and be remembered.  I would love to hear if you already do Project Life or something similar and what your thoughts are.

I am in no way affiliated with Project Life in any way. These opinions 100% my own. I am honestly just excited about this and wanted to share the info with all of you.