Oct 3, 2014

20 Ways to Use a Toothbrush

Oct
3
2014
Friday

It's for so much more than just brushing your teeth!



Looking for ways to use old toothbrushes?  Did you buy enough toothbrushes for a small country when they were on sale and now need to employ them in your home?  Here are 20 ways you can get some use of out those toothbrushes.  Just make sure if you plan to use an old toothbrush to clean it thoroughly before using it.

20 Ways to Use a Toothbrush

1.  Scrub Vegetables Clean

A toothbrush is just the right size for scrubbing off dirt from potatoes, carrots and other vegetables.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

2.  Remove Scuff Marks

If your favorite shoes have scuff marks on them, simply use a toothbrush (with toothpaste)  to scrub the scuff marks away.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

3.  Clean the Silk off Corn

Silk on corn was meant to be removed not eaten.  So before boiling or grilling corn, go over it with a toothbrush to remove any lingering silk.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

4.  Clean Crayon from the Walls

If your mini Picasso used your walls as a canvas then remove the misplaced masterpiece with a toothbrush and some elbow grease.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

5. Tame Unruly Eyebrows

A toothbrush is the perfect size to brush your eyebrows!

20 ways to use a toothbrush

6.  Clean Your Fingernails

You carry tons of germs around with you everyday under your fingernails.  Kick them to the curb by scrubbing your nails with a toothbrush.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

7.  Scrub the Soles of Shoes

If you happen to step in something unfortunate, you can use a toothbrush to effectively scrub away the transgression.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

8.  Remove Scuff Marks from Floors

Grab your toothbrush and toothpaste and get scrubbing…the floors that is!  Easily remove scuff marks from floors with only a toothbrush and toothpaste.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

9.  Clean Grout

Mildew takes up residence in grout.  Evict it with a toothbrush and a little scrubbing.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

10.  Apply Hair Color

Using a toothbrush to apply hair color will help you apply more evenly and with less mess.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

11.  Clean Small Appliances

Use a toothbrush to clean little spaces on your small appliances like coffee makers, toasters, etc.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

12.  Clean a Hairbrush

Use a toothbrush to brush your hair brush clean!

20 ways to use a toothbrush

13.  Cleaning Sinks and Countertops

A toothbrush is just the right size to clean up yucky messes and toothpaste drippings in your sink and small countertop messes.

20 Ways to use a toothbrush

14.  Clean Nooks and Crannies

Small awkward spaces are easy to reach and clean with a toothbrush!

20 ways to use a toothbrush

15.  Clean Car Interior 

Use a toothbrush to clean all the hard to reach spaces and knobs in your car.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

16.  Clean a Keyboard

Use your toothbrush to clean up and sanitize your keyboard.

20 ways to use a toothbrush

17.  Spot Clean Carpets

Clean up little spots of juice on your carpet with a handy toothbrush.

 

20 ways to use a toothbrush

18.  Clean blinds

Use your toothbrush to clean off your blinds easily!

 

20 ways to use a toothbrush

 19.  Clean Jewelry

Get your jewelry sparkling again by using a toothbrush to scrub it until it shines!

 

20 ways to use a toothbrush

20.  Spot Treat or Remove Stains from Clothing

Use a toothbrush to remove stains or spot treat stains before washing clothes.

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Oct 2, 2014

20 Ways to Use Apples!

Oct
2
2014
Thursday

20 Ways to Use Apples

Autumn is here and for some of us that means apple picking season has begun!  As much fun as it is to gather the family together and bring home bushels of apples, you have to wonder what will you do with so many.  You can follow this list and put those apples to 20 good uses.

Use apples to brighten up a dull complexion!

1.  Facial Brightener

The pectin in apples can help reduce inflammation and fine wrinkles.  Simply apple grated apples to your face and allow to sit for 15 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.

Use apples to keep your baked good moist!

2.  Keeps Baked Goods Moist

Store baked goods with half an apple in an airtight container to take advantage of this apple benefit.

Use an apple to soften up brown sugar!

3.  Softens Brown Sugar

Place hardened brown sugar in a airtight bag with a slice of apple to return the brown sugar to a softened state.

Dried apple chips are so easy to make in the oven!

4.  Make Dried Apple Chips

Thinly slice cored apples and place on a cookie sheet cover with parchment paper.  If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Bake at 225 degrees F, for an hour and a half.

Use dried apples to decorate for the holidays!

5.  Holiday Decorations

Now that you have your dried apples you can string them together on yarn and hang them on your Christmas tree or wherever you place garland.  Jazz it up with popcorn or other little decorations between the apple slices.

Use an apple to help ripen other fruit!

6.  Ripen Fruit

Place an apple in a brown paper bag with unripened bananas or other fruit to accelerate ripening.

The best apple pie recipe!

7. Apple Pie

What list could be complete without mentioning apple pie?  You can find plenty of yummy apple pie recipes online.  Here is one from All Recipes that claims to be the best.

Add apples to your sandwich for extra crunch!

8.  Make an Apple Sandwich

Slice an apple and place it on a peanut butter sandwich or a turkey sandwich for extra crunch and taste.

Use apples as a candle holder!

9.  Make Candle Holders

Use apples to make a pretty candle centerpiece for your holiday table.  What a great idea!

Use apples to absorb excess salt in soups & sauces!

10.  Hiding too Much Salt

If you added too much salt to a soup or sauce just toss in apple slices and remove before serving.  The apples will soak up the extra salt.

How to use apples in smoothies!

11. Make Apple Smoothies

Make apples the main ingredient in your next smoothie.  But, if you have too many leftover apples, you can toss them into any smoothie you make for added health benefits and sweetness.

Apples are perfect in salads!

12.  Add Them to Veggie Side Dishes and Salads

Add in some apples to a dish of brussels sprouts or in a Waldorf salad.

Yummy apple stuffing!  Adding apples to your holiday stuffing make it amazing!

13.  Apple Stuffing

Add diced apples to this year’s Thanksgiving stuffing for added flavor!

Did you know that you can use apples to make stamps?  Such a fun activity to do with the kids!

14.  Apple Stamps

Stamping with apples is a fun activity for the kids.  Cut the apples in half and dip in finger paint and stamp on paper.  If you want a fall table decoration you can cut burlap for table place mats and have the kids make an apple design by stamping apples on the burlap with acrylic paint. (More instructions here)

Make apple jelly with the abundance of apples this season!

15.  Preserve Apples

If you have too many apples to eat then think about preserving them by canning, freezing, or drying them.

Grilled apples is so easy and they taste SO good!

16.  Grill Apples

Slice your apples thick and place in a bag with orange juice, ginger, pepper, mint or whatever herbs and spices sound good to you.  Allow them to sit in the marinade in the fridge for an hour and then throw them on the grill.

How to make apple butter!  Plus many more uses for apples this season!

17.  Make Apple Butter

Apple butter is easy to make and yummy to eat.  Slice, core, and peel your apples then place in a crock pot.  Cover the apples with vanilla extract, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and any spice you desire.  Allow to cook for 10 hours and then blend.

How to make homemade apple sauce!  It's so easy!

18.  Make Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is so easy to make you may wonder why you ever purchased it.  Add sliced, cored, and peeled apples to a crock pot.  Add one cup water per 6 cups of apples with vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, or flavor as you wish.  Set the crock pot to high and allow to cook for four to five hours.  To get the consistency you want place in a food processor after removing from the crock pot.

Saute apples and onions together for a yummy side dish!

19.  Sautee with Onions

Slice up your apples and sautee them with onions and butter for a fall side dish.

Add diced apples to your pancakes!

20.  Apple Pancakes

Add in diced apples to your pancake batter for a special treat. You just can’t get much better than apple cinnamon pancakes!

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20 Ways To Use Tea Tree Oil
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Sep 26, 2014

20 Ways to Use Tea!

Sep
26
2014
Friday

20 Different Ways To Use Tea!




You may never look at tea the same way again after reading this post! Tea can be used for more than an afternoon indulgence since it has applications from beauty to the garden!  If you are like me and have an overabundance of tea bags or only use a tea bag once then you may just find some money-saving ways to put those extra tea bags to good use!

Tired eyes? Use tea to help!

1. Relieve Tired Eyes

Spending too  many late nights indulging your night owl or too much time in front of a computer screen?  Get rid of the puffiness and aching eyes by places tea bags soaked in warm water on your eyes.  Leave for 20 minutes.
Use tea to make your mirrors shine!

2. Sparkling Mirrors

If you’ve ever left your tea bag in your cup for too long and allowed it to cool… don’t dump it!  Just get a cloth, soak it in the tea, and wipe down your mirrors.  It will leave them shining.

How to use tea bags to help relieve a sunburn!

3. Sunburn Relief

Take the sting out of painful sunburns with a soaked and cooled tea bag or add tea bags to a bath to take the sting out of widespread burns.  This can help relieve other types of burns too!

How to use tea to make your feel smell nice!

4. Foot Odor

Soaking your feet in strong brewed tea for 20 minutes will make it easier for people to sit next to you.

How to use bagged tea to clean your wood furniture!

5. Wood Cleaning

Brew a few tea bags in a liter of water and allow to cool.  Soak it up with a cloth or sponge and wring out the excess.  Now you are ready to clean and shine your wood furniture and flooring.

How to use tea to make your roses beautiful!

6. Better Garden Roses

Add used or new, bagged or loose, tea leaves around your rosebushes.  Roses bloom with tannic acid, which occurs naturally in tea, so when it rains or you water your plants then the tannic acid is released in the soil.

Use tea to give fabric an antique look!

7. Give Fabric and Antique Look 

Add two tea bags to two cups of boiling water.  Allow to steep for around 20 minutes and allow to cool off.  Then add white fabric, lace, or any other material you want to give an “old” look to and allow to soak.  The longer you soak the material the darker it will become.

Use tea bags in your compost pile for an acid rich compost!

8. Compost Piles

Add strongly brewed tea to your compost pile to create an acid rich compost.

Use tea to water your fern plants!

9.  Water Your Ferns

Ferns love to be guests at tea parties.  Next time you are having a cup of tea, make one for your ferns or other house plants which thrive on acid rich soil.  Simply water your plant with the tea.

How to use tea to tenderize tough meat!

10. Tenderize Tough Meat

Earl Grey will work overtime and English Breakfast will help out with dinner using this trick.  Steep black tea in hot, but not boiling, water for five minutes.  Add brown sugar until it dissolves.  Then pour over seasoned meat and bake in the oven until it falls off the fork.

Use tea bags to help relieve gum pain!

11. Relief for Bleeding Gums

To relieve pain after a tooth is lost or pulled, soak a tea bag in cold water and apply directly to the painful area.

Use tea to help sooth skin boils!

12. Boil Draining

Place a soaked tea bag on a boil overnight and a boil should drain without pain.

Give hair an extra boost of shine with a tea rinse!

13. Shiny Hair

Use unsweetened tea as a final rinse after shampooing to give hair an extra boost of shine.

Add dry tea leave to sachet bags for potpourri!

14. Potpourri

Add some dry tea leaves to sachet bags for an inexpensive and sweet smelling potpourri. You can also add a few drops of essential oils too (lavender and lemon would be great!)

Use wet tea leave to reduce fireplace dust when sweeping!

15. Cleaning the Fireplace

Sprinkle wet tea leaves on fireplace ashes to reduce blowing dust when scooping them up.

Use black tea to help prevent dizziness!

16. Prevent Dizziness

Black tea may reduce dizziness when standing up since the tea boosts blood pressure.  So, if you find yourself seeing stars from just standing up then try some black tea to find some balance.

Instead of paint, give your kids a cup of black tea to paint with!

17. Painting

Yes, you can paint with tea.  Brew strong black tea and paint on white paper.  It is fun for the kids!

How to use green tea to help with acne!

18. Acne Cure

Wash your face with green tea to kick acne to the curb.

Did you know that gargling with tea can help with bad breath?

19. Cure Bad Breath

Gargle with tea to help get rid of bad breath.

Use old tea BAGS to help bind up a broken nail until you can get to the salon!

20.  Bind up a Broken Nail

Now that you have several empty tea bags on your hands you may be wondering what could you do with them.  You can salvage a broken nail by cutting to fit a tea bag over the nail and then applying nail polish.

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Sep 23, 2014

How To Have A LEGO Birthday Party For Under $100!

Sep
23
2014
Tuesday

Lego Birthday Party Ideas



This was orignally published in 2012 and are re-posting for those who have not seen it yet or for anyone who would like to share it.

Those of you who are following us on Facebook know that a couple of weekends ago we had a LEGO Birthday party for our 7 year old boy! We typically don’t do the themed parties… in the past, birthday parties have just been an excuse to have a bunch of families we know over and hang out together! But he REALLY wanted a LEGO party this year with just a handful of his friends.

And you know, I really think they would’ve been happy with just cupcakes and Lego Star Wars on the Wii. I had to DRAG the boys away from Lego Star Wars to play the games that I had planned for them, lol!! So, if you do have a LEGO party, and you have a Wii… that game of LEGO Star Wars just might be worth buying because it will entertain them for at least half of the party time! :)

So here’s what we did from start to finish, along with the price breakdown for each item:

1. Invitations

I had everyone’s email address that we were going to invite, so I just sent out email invitations instead of mailing them! It’s easy to make an invitation that you can email out to friends with a free photo editing program like Pixlr.com!  You can make your own LEGO letters for the invitation from this LEGO letters website (use the color changer in your photo editing software to make it match your invitations.)  Feel free to download the blank template here and then you can use the photo editing program to add in your information!

Also, Keri from One Mama’s Daily Drama used the template above to create a LEGO figure coloring page.  You can download that here!

(If you’re looking to purchase invitations to mail out in the mail, check out these super cute LEGO Birthday Party Invitations that you can buy!  Plus Expressions Paperie offers some great coupon codes from time to time so be sure to sign up for their email list too if you plan on buying something in the near future!)

Price: FREE

2. Food

Pizza from Target for 8 little boys? It was only $4! I did splurge on the Honest Kids Organic Juice at around $3.50 for the package.

Price: $7.50

3. Plates & Decorations

We didn’t need cups because we had the juice pouches so we only had to get the plates which were $1.99 at Party City for the 8-pack.

Price: $1.99

We bought 12 balloons (only 11 made it to the party though) and tied them to yellow cones that we had in the garage. I also got the big HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEGO Star Wars sign to hang up in the room.

Oh, and a big bowl of LEGOs in the middle of the table for them to build with (FREE!)  :)

Price – $12 for balloons, $5.99 for the sign

(Yes, we mixed regular LEGOS and LEGO Star Wars stuff and none of the boys seemed to mind!)

4. Cake

OH MY GOODNESS the cupcakes were amazing!!! And yes, those are fondant LEGOS, and yes, they are AWESOME (it’s marshmallow fondant, not typical nasty fondant and it is DIVINE!)

The cupcakes were made from this White Cake Recipe, this Buttercream Frosting Recipe (except with all butter since I’m not a shortening fan), and this Marshmallow Fondant Recipe!

One more picture?  Yes, those are charger plates from our Christmas collection and one of them is on top of an upside down bowl!  Do you think the boys noticed?  NOPE!

Price: around $13.00 for everything you need for the cake! (A friend of mine had the candy mold, but if you don’t have it then it’s $12.99 for the lego ice cube tray/candy mold that you need to make the fondant legos.)

5. Entertainment

Well, like I said earlier, the boys would’ve been more than happy to play LEGO Star Wars the entire time, but I had planned games for them so I forced them away from the Wii!

Game #1: Guess The # Of LEGOs

This was a super easy one and they loved it! I got one of my small jar containers from the pantry, emptied it into a ziploc (it was storing baking powder) and filled it up with LEGOs. Then I had the boys guess how many were in there! No one got close (there were 237 and the highest they guessed was 110), but they still had fun!

Game #2: Pin the shark in the water!

This was an impulse buy at Party City, but I’m glad we got it. The boys had fun playing it and I just didn’t have the time to cut out a full lego figure from construction paper to play pin the head on the LEGO guy. (Price of this one was $4.99).

Game #3: LEGO Relay Game!

The boys had a blast with this one! I divided them up into two teams (they had to pick either a red lego or a blue lego from a bag to determine which team they were on) and lined them up. There were two bowls at each end of the yard… an empty bowl by the team, and a bowl full of legos in their color on the other side. They had to run across the yard and put one lego at a time on a spoon and run back and put it in their bowl and then pass the spoon on to the next player. Once the last person was finished then the first person ran again. They did this until one of the teams got all of the LEGOs in their bowl! They probably could’ve played this a couple more times, but we were running short on time since they had played LEGO Star Wars for so long earlier!

Game #4: Team Build!

I wasn’t quite sure how this one would work out. I had seen it on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea so I decided to try it and the boys loved it!! You get a bunch of random LEGO pieces and put them into a bag. Pass the bag around the group and each kid takes out one of the LEGOs and puts it on the flat LEGO board. It’s kind of like the game where you start a story and each person has to build onto the story as you go along… except with LEGOs! The boys were very proud of their creation (and all of them enjoyed it… from the 4 year old up through the 10 year old!)

6. Party Favors

I wanted each boy to be able to take home his own LEGO figure from the party, and I was worried this was going to be one of the most expensive items of all. Each LEGO person at the LEGO store is $3.33, so times 9 boys (because even though there were only 8 boys, you have to buy them in groups of 3 at the LEGO store) is $29.97 plus tax. So instead I got two of the LEGO City Police Minifigure Collections at Target for $8.99 each. Each of the boxes came with 4 guys, so it was perfect! And the boys really enjoyed putting them together too (I’m sure the pieces didn’t end up going with the right characters, but everyone was happy with what they made!)

I also got them LEGO Star Wars pencils, pencil sharpeners, and notepads – around $9 total.

Plus the party bags (the treat sacks) which were $2.99 for an 8 pack.

Total for party favors: $29.97 (for EVERYTHING… which was as much as the 9 LEGO men would’ve started to begin with!)

7. The Piñata

The Piñata was another impulse buy but it was such a hit with the boys! The only problem was that it didn’t hold together very well and ended up busting after only a few kids had had their swing at it (anyone know how to reinforce a Piñata?). That was okay though because the candy falling from it more than made up for the breakage! And there really is no reason to stuff a Piñata FULL of candy if you’re not having a big party. We only got about $6 worth of candy and it was plenty for all 8 boys.

{UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who let me know what those strings are for! ;) }

Total cost: $15 for the Piñata + $6 for the candy = $21

If I had it to do over again I wouldn’t have bought the extra party favors which would’ve shaved $9 off the cost, and I would’ve prepared a little more beforehand and made our own Happy Birthday sign to shave off another $5.99.

GRAND TOTAL: $96.44!

Definitely under my ideal party price of $100, and if I wouldn’t have gotten the extra party favors and happy birthday sign it would’ve only been $81.45!

We’ve had parties at the park with just hot dogs, chips, drinks, and cake that cost more than this (because you have to feed EVERYONE, not just the kids) so I was very very happy with the final price of everything!

And ALL of the boys (from age 4 up to age 10) had a blast!

I would love to hear your LEGO party ideas too!!  Where do you shave off extra costs on birthday parties?  

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Sep 10, 2014

Easy DIY Pumpkin Craft With Mason Jar Lids!

Sep
10
2014
Wednesday

How to make a super cute pumpkin decoration with just mason jar lid rings!  This craft is so easy to make and always turns out great!


Here’s a fun fall craft that just about anyone could do! The cost is minimal and it would make a perfect fall mantle decoration.

My friend Sarah posted this project to her Facebook page and I was so impressed that I asked her if I could post it here on STS. I haven’t tried it yet, mostly because spray paint with a 2 year old around doesn’t always turn out so well, but it’s a project that I’m totally convinced that even I could do (for those who are new to STS, I’m about as far from a “crafty person” as you can get)!

Here’s how to make it:

1. Grab a box of Mason Jar Lids (with the rings) from your store. They should be under $3 at most Walmart stores.

Mason Jar Pumpkins Lids

2. Lay the ring part of the lids out on newspaper and paint with 2 coats of orange (or any color) spray paint. Once the paint dries, you’ll need to flip the rings over to paint the other side.

Mason Jar Pumpkins Spray Paint

3. After the rings are dry, put 12 of the rings into a semi-circle and tie a piece of twine through the middle (be sure to tie it pretty tightly).

4. Spread out the rings so that they look like a pumpkin.

5. Touch up any areas that may need some touch-up paint.

6. My friend used a piece of her Aloe Vera plant for the stem but you could use a stick from the backyard, a cinnamon stick, a piece of wood, some brown construction paper, etc…

How to make a super cute pumpkin decoration with just mason jar llid rings!  This craft is so easy and looks great!

7. And, if you just hate the idea of wasting the other part of the mason jar lids (and you don’t have jars that you could use extra seals for) then you can use them to make more pumpkins to decorate with!!

Mason Jar Pumpkins leftovers

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Sep 3, 2014

Easy Gluten-Free/Grain-Free Paleo Pancakes

Sep
3
2014
Wednesday

Grain Free Paleo Pancakes





Our transition over to a grain-free/semi-Paleo lifestyle would’ve been much easier if we would’ve known about coconut flour from the start.

I’m not a scrambled/fried egg fan, so finding good grain-free breakfast options for us seemed impossible at first. But the more we researched, the more we started to find a ton of great recipes using coconut flour!  

We started out with the coconut flour breakfast bake, then tried out the grain-free donuts, but really wanted to find a good grain-free pancake recipe.

Ryan has been tweaking this one for a while and it’s now one of our favorite breakfast options! You can serve it with butter, syrup, and/or your favorite whipped cream option (either regular or coconut cream for those of you doing a strict Paleo diet).

Grain/Gluten-Free Pancakes
 
Makes about 20 pancakes.
Author:
Cuisine: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of Coconut Flour (sifted)
  • 1½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ tsp Liquid Stevia or ¼ tsp Powdered Stevia or ¼ cup Honey or Sugar (we use the powdered Stevia)
  • 12 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Milk or Almond/Coconut Milk
  • 1 Stick of Butter or ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Mix all of the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl (if you are using butter make sure it's completely melted before adding to wet ingredients).
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cook pancakes on medium - medium high heat.
  5. Enjoy!

   

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