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What To Buy In August For Big Savings

With stores clamoring for your back-to-school dollars, knowing what to buy in August is the key to smart spending. As summer winds down there are BIG savings to be had on everything from groceries to home furnishings. There are some surprising false-sales, too. Check out the list below so you don’t get taken in by […]

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How To Make Pesto & 5 Variations

Knowing how to make pesto is a great way to deal with the bounty of basil plants in your garden. But even if you don’t like basil there are variations using other herbs that are still delicious. Check them out below! What is pesto? Pesto draws its name from the Italian word pestare, which means […]

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How To Get Rid Of Fleas

You don’t have to be a pet owner to find yourself wondering how to get rid of fleas. These blood sucking parasites aren’t picky: they’ll hitch a ride on humans as well as pets. If you’ve had a mouse problem, it’s not unheard of to find yourself facing a flea infestation after finally figuring out […]

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How To Plan A Great Road Trip

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tires for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that I’m a parent of a college-aged kid I cringe when she calls me from a spontaneous road trip. “Did you remember to lock your apartment? Check your oil? Make sure your insurance card […]

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How To Make Lemonade From Scratch

When a great sale at the grocery store gives you lemons on discount, it’s time to learn how to make lemonade from scratch! That’s the fortunate position I found myself this winter when our grocery store priced lemons for $0.18 each. I guess there’s not a lot of demand for lemons in February, so I […]

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What To Buy In July For Big Savings

Knowing what to buy in July, and what to avoid purchasing, can save you money at the cash register or online. Check out these great deals — and rip-offs. What to buy in July Groceries: You know you should use coupons to save money but, let’s face it, clipping and sorting them is a chore. […]

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How To Forget Your Bathroom Experience

This post brought to you by Quilted Northern. The content and opinions expressed below are that of No one likes to think about what happens in the bathroom, and when everything is working right we don’t have to. While a clean and nicely decorated bathroom is part of that, so are the things you […]

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How To Keep The Kitchen Clean

You do your weekly kitchen cleaning, and you Spring clean your kitchen, too, but still you find yourself wondering how to keep the kitchen clean between times? You are not alone. I often refer to mine as a “working kitchen” largely to distinguish it from the kitchens some of my closest friends have: beautifully decorated […]

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How To Do Laundry Faster in an HE Machine

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tide® HE Turbo Clean™ for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When HE washing machines were first invented, many people saw them as the answer to the perpetual laundry routine. You know the one: where every day seems like laundry day because your tiny […]

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Printable Monthly Cleaning Routine

This printable monthly cleaning routine can help you keep up with weekly room-by-room cleanings, along with all of the other little tasks that go into keeping a home clean and organized. A day-by-day plan like this is a great way to get started cleaning and organizing your home. If you need even more motivation, along […]

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How To Make Montreal Steak Seasoning (Recipe)

Knowing how to make Montreal steak seasoning can ramp up the flavor of that steak you’re grilling for the Fourth of July. As with many homemade spice mixes like DIY Mrs. Dash or taco seasoning, it’s less expensive to make your own if you already own the spices and, if you don’t, it’s worth buying […]

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Introducing the Shop Smart Category!

One of the keys to good homemaking is knowing how to shop smart, and that’s why I’ve decided to create an entirely new category for the blog based on honest product reviews — the first new category since the day I established! As a homemaker, it’s not surprising that I buy a lot of […]

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How To Organize Your Bedroom

When I was a kid, I thought you automatically figured out how to organize your bedroom when you became an adult. Then, in my early 20s, my mother came to visit me in my first two-bedroom apartment and just about had a heart attack when she saw my bedroom. It’s not that I didn’t know […]

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How To Clean Spilled Nail Polish on Carpet, Wood and More

Just about every woman who enjoys a home manicure has found herself wondering how to clean spilled nail polish off carpet, wood, clothing, or tile. I’m no exception, thanks to my two cats who decided to chase each other around the house one day while I was painting my nails a vivid shade of scarlet. […]

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What To Buy In June For Big Savings

Knowing what to buy in June helps save money by leveraging your purchasing dollars. Since manufacturers and retailers typically follow predictable sales cycles, timing your purchases can lead to big savings on everything from groceries to electronics and household goods. Check out the guide below to know what you should (and shouldn’t) buy this month. […]