Tuesday, May 31, 2016
It is always a good idea to review some safety tips
as you shop for new crafting products.
1. Here is a great one from my GalPal Kathy--click the strap of your purse or tote with your seat belt, but be sure it is not in your way to drive. Hoping no accident ever happens, but if something should go wrong, your info, cell phone etc. won't go flying throughout the vehicle.
2. Purchase a tool that knocks out windows and cuts seatbelts. These are readily available online and retailers. Some also come with a 'cane' you can put into the door latch to help with getting in and out of the vehicle.
3. Keep your keys and cell phone in your pockets as you shop, if your purse gets stolen, you will have a way to call help and to get into your vehicle.
4. Use the child seat belt on the shopping cart to secure your purse as you shop. It will slow down potential attempts at someone taking it. Never leave your valubles unattended to look at products. Take your purse with you, and wrap the strap around your arm.
Monday, May 30, 2016
|Netting to keep flowers standing upright in a jar. I plan to use mine to dry lavendar sprigs.|
Canning jar with ring, any size
Discarded vegetable netting, such as a bag for onions. etc.
|Attach netting with lid.|
Use the ring to attach to the jar.
Trim excess around netting.
Place long stemmed flowers in holes in netting to help keep upright.
Add water as needed, or use for dried flowers.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Please forgive my absence but my 90.9 year young mom has had a medical emergency this week.
She has moved into short term rehab, so I feel I can now have a 'Friday Freebeez', which means I get a few days off.
I hope to be back soon, so please keep checking back!
Thursday, May 12, 2016
EFFORTLESS BATHROOM CLEANER RECIPES USING
DAWN DISHWASHING LIQUID
While this isn't a treat to eat, I found this simple cleaning recipe online is a treat because it
frees up crafting time:
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup DAWN dishwashing liguid (has to be DAWN)
Pour into a spray bottle and shake to mix.
DO A PATCH TEST BEFORE USING ON ANY BATHROOM FIXTURE TO MAKE
SURE THE VINEGAR DOES NOT LEAVE MARKS. ALSO BE CAREFUL TO RINSE ALL OFF BECAUSE IT COULD BE SLICK
I spray this on the plastic shower walls.
Let it sit for a bit, then rinse well.
Soap scum just melts away.
POUR a CUP of DAWN liquid into the sink, let sit for at least an hour,
pour hot water to clean out.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
|Pill Bottle First Aid Kit|
It is smart to be prepared for little emergencies.
Having a small First Aid Kit in a diaper bag, purse, glove box or
drawer is always a good idea.
This would also be a good project to donate to the local help center.
The bag of empty pill bottles got the creative juices flowing.
I googled Pill Bottle First Aid Kits and found many good ideas.
Many of the 'ingredients' are in the bathroom closet, or can be purchased for
little cost at the dollar or big box stores.
Here is a link to a very simple kit:
First Aid Kit
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Wow, this is a full week of celebrations!
Star Wars--May the 4th be with you.
Cinco De Mayo
National Scrapbooking Day
Mom's Day (ok, I know Sunday starts a new week, but we need to get ready this week!)
check out Kevin's Free Printables website for Mom's Day printables,
including Worlds Best Mom Certificate.
There are also printables for many other celebrations!
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY/WEEK
The first Saturday in May is National Scrapbooking Day.
Many craft supply companies are celebrating all week.
Check out their stores and websites to find great deals!
Some to check out--HSN has all day craft shows tomorrow May 4th.
Stampin Up- online retiring and clearance racks.
Paper Wishes has 20% off.
Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Joanns always has great coupons.
Even if you don't need to purchase any new supplies,
there are always tips, techniques, treands and ideas to scraplift.
Monday, May 2, 2016
OMA T Shirt
I could make my own Oma T-shirt by coming up with all of the materials,
or I could purchase one through a great company when it has a big sale,
and free shipping.
While I love to 'Make-Itz' myself, this was a no brainer.
Here is the link to the company:
Sign up for email alerts for discounts and free shipping.
My order came in a matter of days!