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Easy Apple Crisp

Four ingredients and you’ll be quickly eating a delicious dessert. – apple 🍎 -bran flakes -cinnamon -whipped cream Slice up the apple and heat in bowl in the microwave to your liking. Sprinkle on bran flakes and cinnamon. Add a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy! This was so easy and quick that I may have enjoyed two helpings after lunch today. 😉

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When Hand Sewing Is Worth It

When hand sewing is worth it

Sometimes it’s worth it to fix up an item rather than trashing it. When you’re able to use things longer, you naturally are able to buy fewer things. With clothes, bedding, and fabrics, that’s when a little hand sewing comes in “handy!” I am not a seamstress by any means. In fact, I’m not great at sewing in general. But it only takes a couple of hours to learn a few simple hand stitches. I know this because I took…

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Old sock = simple rag

My husband is really hard on his socks. When they get a hole, they get a new life as a rag at our house. I love keeping these handy in the kitchen and bathrooms for wiping counters and cleaning up messes. It cuts down on how many paper towels we’re using. I used to just leave the sock as us to use as a rag, but my daughter refused to use them because they looked like socks and that did…

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Shelf for projector

I’m finally getting around to making this and I’m so excited! The projector has just been sitting on the back of our couch in the basement, and it is not stable at all. Our “couch” is made from old mattresses and box springs. The back is quite wobbly and any movement would make the movie projection jump all over. Not the best viewing experience. I bought a shelf from the hardware store, and we already had everything else we needed…

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DIY basement flooring for next to nothing

The carpet in our basement was getting really gross. We keep the litter box down there and so litter was always getting into it, plus that’s where one of our cats likes to run to throw up. And his food is really good at staining. (He doesn’t throw up as often anymore now that we’ve got him on a special diet and hairball meds, but that’s a whole nother post.) So I decided that the carpet just had to go.…

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Cheap upgrade for air vents

Ever since we replaced our cream colored carpeting for honey strand bamboo flooring, my husband has hated our white air vents. To him, they stick out like sore thumbs around the rooms. But at that time, we researched the price of new wood air vents-and we stopped looking. It was definitely cost prohibitive, and that was how we felt when I was still working. ($20-40 per air vent) So, in keeping with my plan to show my husband that we…

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Hyperthyroidism?

I had my first appointment with my endocrinologist today, and it turns out that I actually most likely have hyperthyroidism- not hypo. This seems strange to me because I already have most of the hypo symptoms… More blood tests and we’ll see where we go from here. I find it interesting that the best treatment for hyperthyroidism is to make you hypo and then take meds to regulate it for the rest of your life. Also, I found out that…

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How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights for Free

This craft cost us nothing and was a fun way for us to decorate the stairs up to our front door for trick or treaters. We collected empty gallon milk cartons for weeks. Then we had a great time with our kiddo drawing spooky faces on each one. I cut an opening in the back, weighed it down with a rock, and stuffed in some white Christmas lights. Voila! It really looks great at night. Picture coming soon.

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Four leaf clover jewelry

My daughter is one of the luckiest people. I’ve never found a four leaf clover, but she has found at least five in her short seven years of life. We picked and dried a few of them to make into these beautiful lucky necklaces. I’d never tried making this kind of jewelry before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was quite easy! I plan on trying my hand at a few other plant inspired pieces now that…

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Bay window curtain rod for half circle window

Our master bedroom has a wonderful huge window that is rounded at the top (uh, what’s this style called?) And I love it! For me, it is the main focal point of the room, working together with the bed. But for the longest time, we debated how to even put curtains up on this window because, in addition to the round top, the ceiling is also slanted on both sides. This makes it impossible to have a straight curtain rod…

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