Free Printable Blog Planners and Calendars for 2017

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At the beginning of each year I like to share a few blog planners and calendars that I’ve found for the new year.  Since it is mid January already, I feel this post is a little late, but I try to devote my entire month of January to organizing and reorganizing, as well as setting my goals for the new year.  If you’re like me, and you’re still trying to wrap your head around the new year and make plans, then these printables should be a great resource for you.  I hope you enjoy them! [Read more…]

Free 2017 Year in Focus Printables + How to Make Printables with GraphicStock

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One thing I try to do as we approach a new year is to share is some printables and calendars, so next week you can look forward to seeing a round up of blog planners, post planners, calendars and 2017 printables, but for today’s I have a special 2017 Year in Focus Printable set for you.  I made the printable set for you myself, using graphics from GraphicStock.  They are THE destination for online graphics with over 250,000 photos, illustrations, and vectors.  You can find everything you need to create fun printables, graphic design for your website, and so much more!

Before we get to the printable set, I’m going to show you just how easy it is to make printables, using images from GraphicStock. [Read more…]

Tips and a Printable Checklist for a Clean Bathroom

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What’s your least favorite household chore?  Previously I’ve discussed how much I dislike doing the dishes, but if I had to pick something that I like even less than dishes, it would be cleaning the bathroom!  But guess what?  It has to be done!  This year as part of my quest for a more simplified life, I’ve been coming up with ways to make housekeeping easier for myself.  Today I will share my latest and greatest cleaning weapon in my bathroom cleaning arsenal, the New Scotch-Brite® Disposable Toilet Scrubber (and Disposable Scrubber Refills), and I’ll share some simple tips and strategies for maintaining a clean bathroom (with a printable checklist included). [Read more…]

Homegating with Skittles® and Printable Football Party Activities

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Homegating with Skittles

My family is so excited about football season being back again! How about you?  Each week of football season, we watch many games, but our favorite thing to watch is college football on Saturdays, and for this, we always like to have a lot of food and snacks on hand!  With football season starting in September and going through and past the New Year, I find it’s important to mix things up and come up with great menu items each week.  For example, we may have pizza and wings one week, and the following week we may have pulled pork sandwiches or hamburgers and hot dog.

But for me, football food doesn’t always have to be about the savory; it can also be about the sweet.  For the sweet, I like everything from fruit and cream cheese dip to cupcakes and cookies, to candy!  For the first Saturday of college football, we had an array of delicious foods to serve, including one of my favorite candies, Skittles®.  Today I’m going to show you some ideas for homegating with Skittles.  I’ll show you how I added Skittles to our party menu, and I’m going to show you how you can use Skittles to bring a little fun to the party! [Read more…]

Tips and a Printable Checklist for a Clean Kitchen

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Tips and a Printable Checklist for Clean Kitchen

One of my goals for this year has been to change how I clean house.  There have been times in the past, where I’ve walked around my house and literally felt sick, looking around at the mess and all the work that had to be done.  Sometimes things were in a mess, because I’d been too busy with blog and shop work to clean; other times things were in a mess, because I’d been taking on extra big projects around the house (things like decluttering, garage sales, and DIY projects), and still other times things would be in a mess from a lack of cleaning due to migraine or other illnesses.

But as I said, one of my goals for this year has been to change I clean house, and after doing a little research on the topic and putting some new habits in to place, I think I’ve finally found a good formula that works for me.  Today I’m going to discuss one of the most difficult rooms to keep clean: the kitchen.  I’m going to give you some of my tips and a checklist to keep your kitchen clean.  And we’re going to talk about a few products from Scotch-Brite® that will help you maintain a clean kitchen. [Read more…]

Making Tough Jobs a Breeze with Mean Green

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Making Tough Jobs a Breeze with Mean Green

It definitely feels like summer around here, but I’m still working on some of my spring cleaning goals.  A couple of months ago, I posted some spring cleaning tips, and one key tip that I stressed was to maintain your home every day.  In case you missed that post, here’s the free printable checklist that I shared: [Read more…]

Simplify Your Spring Cleaning: Tips & A Printable

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Simplify Your Spring Cleaning

Over the last couple of week’s we’ve been discussing spring cleaning.  This is a time when we go above and beyond our usual chores and take the time to make our home our castle!  Today I’m specifically going to focus on how to simplify your spring cleaning.  One key to simplifying is to make sure that you maintain a clean home everyday.  To help you do this, I have a free printable checklist for you.  Then I’ll have some product recommendations and tips to help you get your spring cleaning chores done.

Let’s start with the checklist. It includes a lot of little things you can do each day that will go a LONG way toward keeping your house clean so that you can avoid a lot of the stress that comes with a messy and cluttered house, and it can also help you to avoid what I like to call “marathon cleaning.” [Read more…]

Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial with Printable Tags

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Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial

March is here, and Easter is just around the corner! (It’s March 27 this year!)  It’s time to gather up your favorite Easter goodies and create some fun Easter Baskets!  Of course, the Easter Bunny has the kids covered, but what about the adults?  Are there any special adults in your life that would get a little joy out of an Easter basket this year?  Perhaps a neighbor, a grandmother, or a teacher?

As someone who always “loved school” and “loved learning” I’ve always had a huge appreciation for teachers.  In fact, when I was kid I either wanted to be a writer or a teacher, and if I wasn’t working from home, I’d likely be teaching English or history.  That being said, I generally love the profession, and I appreciate everything that the teachers in our local schools do.

Generally the kids give gifts to the teachers at Christmas and at the end of the school year, but I personally love giving gift baskets, and what better time to give one than at Easter?  If you happen to be the head room mother, this is something great that you can give as a class gift to your teacher!  If you have an adult child or other relative who’s a teacher, it could be a great project to put together for them as well.  Today I’m going to show you how I put together a fun Teacher Easter Basket using MARS & Wrigley’s products and other items.  Plus, I’ve got some free printable tags that you can add to your baskets! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 305 – with Valentine’s Day Ideas

Greetings! Welcome to Friday Favorites! I’m very excited to roll out our first round of Valentine’s Day features for the year! So fun!

But before I get to that I have one quick announcement.  A few week’s ago I announced that we’d have a Friday Favorites giveaway coming up.  The giveaway is celebrating our 300th week of partying.  I chose not to do the giveaway on week 300 because of the holidays falling on the same weeks…anyway, I will be moving forward with a giveaway next week!

We will have two great prizes from Pavilion, and you will be able to enter on any of the host blogs.  All you have to do is link up a post!  Additionally we’ll have other entries for sharing the linky party & giveaway, as well as entries for being a follower!  So be sure and come by next week, so you don’t miss out on the fantastic prizes! [Read more…]

Easy Game Night Meal with Sam’s Club and a FREE Football I Spy Printable

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Sams Pizza Family Deal

It’s been a very interesting football season this year, and we still have a few more BIG games to go! If you follow my blog regularly, you know that we can’t have football without great food!  (Can anyone?)

Recently my husband and I were shopping at Sam’s Club when I discovered the perfect game night meal:  the Sam’s Club Coca-Cola Family Pizza Combo! [Read more…]