ReStore – Habitat for Humanity – DIY Home projects

ReStore – Habitat for Humanity – DIY Home projects

DIY, Uncategorized
One of my favorite places to buy cheap discounted house materials is the ReStore – Habitat for Humanity.  If you haven’t been to one of the local locations in NOVA, I strongly suggest you do. They have a location in Alexandria, and Chantilly. ReStore – Habitat for Humanity has donated materials that come from home owners and builders.   Materials including tile, cabinets even paint that was used once.  You can donate just about anything to them too.  Light fixtures, ovens, and dishwashers are available.   We’ve found electrical material that my hubby was looking for and couldn’t find at any other store. Click HERE if you are interested in donating items to the ReStore.   You can even schedule a pickup. For our current house we bought some beautiful Bruce (named brand)…
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Making My Home-Made Dishwasher Detergent

Cleaning, DIY, Uncategorized
April 2013 - As I was working on cleaning up the kitchen last week, I was thinking about the fact I was getting low on dishwasher detergent and needed to find some good deals.    I just haven't seen or heard of any recently.     In addition, I've become very interested in using healthy products in the home such as Shaklee Basic H2.     I did some simple searches and found several websites offering their recipes for Homemade Dishwasher Detergent including DIYnatural.com .   This got me very excited because I have most of the ingredients at home!  Not only would this be healthy but also cheap!   Now the question was would this really work??? From Homemade Dishwasher Detergent including DIYnatural.com: Soap recipe 1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda 1/2 cup…
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LivingSocial- G Street Fabrics $25 for $50 Fabric or Classes

living social, Uncategorized
Lately, I've become even more in love with fabric and crafts.  I think I have fabric fever.  My plan is soon to create a small side business so I can sell some of my creations and hopefully earn enough to pay myself back.  If you love fabric like I do check out this awesome deal before it is gone.  LivingSocial is offering a G Street Fabrics $50 voucher for $25. The best part is you can buy as many as you want even as gifts.  Hint!  Hint! If you use my link then I can get it for FREE, if 3 people buy it through my link. You can do it too!
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Craft: Cute ABC Zipper Pocket Design

crafts, DIY, Uncategorized
Here is my first In the Hoop (ITH) project!  I'm so excited about this.   I thought I would share this on my blog.  As you may know I love to create crafts, and sew.  Recently, I've become re-addicted to my fancy combo sewing and embroidery machine.   Yesterday, I made this cute Zipper Bag from a new design from DigiStitches This is for Doodle so she can keep track of her flashcards.
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Spring Into Organization 2012: Cleaning Up Our Message Board

DIY, Organization 2012, Uncategorized
Wow!  This is what our message center looks like?  I had to do something about this. After having twins last year, my life honestly has been insane!   It has been a huge adjustment not only on me but my daughter (Doodle) too because I went from being an outside the home working Mom to staying at home full-time.    Organization 2012 is now my mission. Over a week ago I came across Laura from Orgjunkie.org's post about Spring Into Organization.  I've become addicted looking at some of these posts.  I've already started on organizing my laundry room,  my family room desk, and changing table. The best part being some of the ideas are so simple you can do it in an hour or a couple hours!  Plus, some of them like…
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Walmart: Fabric Clearance

crafts, DIY, Uncategorized, Walmart
Around the Washington D.C. metro area several Walmart stores are being upgraded to SuperCenters. I haven't been to Walmart in a couple weeks and I forgot how crazy the store is with the construction going on. This weekend we stopped in at the Walmart in Woodbridge, VA and discovered that they put ALL of the fabric on Clearance by the bolt. So whatever the bolt amount per yards X $3-$4 equals the cost. There were some bolts that had 10+ yards so they cost about $30 but most were less than that. If you are need of some fabric or are like me and love fabric, you might want to check out this Walmart or other Walmarts that are going under SuperCenter remodeling. I found these ranging from $4.97 -…
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Organization 2012

crafts, DIY, Organization 2012, Uncategorized
Organization 2012 My husband and I were talking about goals that we have for ourselves this year.  Our kids are young so just having a good time while they are little is important to us.    This means we need to be better about organization. Organization is constant with my 3 year old. Don't forget I have identical twin boys that are starting to crawl.  Babyproofing is never ending!   I've learned that if one system doesn't work right now, there will be another system that does work.  I'm still trying to figure out the right methods to get laundry done but I will find it!   I'll be talking about that too. This month I wanted to talk about kids crafts.   I love crafts.  We have everything to do crafts…
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Our Christmas Tree 2011 – Making our own decorations

Activities, DIY, Uncategorized
This year is my first year as a stay-at-home working Mom.  Since my daughter is a bit older and the twins are still infants I thought it would be best to make ornaments for the tree. We made stars, and snowflakes from paper.  Doodle had a great time cutting out different shapes and we talked about each of them.  We cut out diamonds, triangles,squares and circles.   We hung up some plastic icicles and wooden red garland that I had from our Christmas stash. For years I've wanted to make an Avent Calender that we could use every year.  The chocolate ones are yummy and the germany ones are so sweet but the last couple of years we kept forgetting the days.  Plus Doodle would tear the paper.  Oops!  Instead I…
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