Using Washcloths As Homemade Dryer Sheets

My box of dryer sheets is almost empty.  So, this was the perfect time to try and make some homemade dryer sheets.  Anytime I try something new, I always try and use items that I have on hand at home.  If I need to purchase something, then I try and get it from the Dollar Tree.  That way, if it doesn’t come out right, at least I

How To Decorate and Reuse Glass Jars

I was visiting at my aunt’s house and saw a counter full of used glass jars. They were shaped perfectly and immediately my mind went to how I could possibly reuse them. My first thought was to make a decorative jar filled with flowers. My second thought was that I would paint the flowers with glow in the dark paint. Okay. I gave up

How to Make Homemade Air Fresheners

I am always trying to keep the house smelling nice and it is definitely not an easy task.  The one place that I would like an ongoing nice scent is the closet, specifically my bedroom closet.  It is a walk-in closet that seems to lose the scent that I place inside of it quite quickly.  Replacing air fresheners on a regular basis can get quite expensive.  So,

How To Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Cubes

I definitely enjoyed trying this! How neat! I must say that this is one of my How-To favorites.  Why? Well, this one comes in really handy for me.  We don’t use the dishwasher to wash dishes that often.  I, or the kids, normally do them by hand.  So, I don’t usually buy a lot of dishwasher detergent.  (That’s an item that is quite expensive.) We have

How to Make Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Of course, I had to try this!  I’m the type of person that likes to know how to do many, many, many different things.  Now, I can mark this one off my list.  This is pretty simple to make.  After researching about making the hand soap, I found there were some disagreements on how safe it is to keep over a long period of time and how to store it.  These are my thoughts: If you fear that it will {Read More}

How To Dye Eggs With A Necktie And Vinegar

Check out these eggs!!! These are so cute! Getting in my practice for dyeing eggs before the big day.  Easter is on the way!.  I’m on a mission to find the most unique and interesting ways to decorate eggs.  This is my first attempt at coloring eggs using neckties and vinegar.  It just sounded too interesting to pass up.  Let just say, I love the look!  It’s an easy thing to do and my daughter was fascinated with the idea {Read More}

How to Make a Light Bulb

So, you’re thinking about showing your child how to make a light bulb.  Perhaps you have been studying about Thomas Edison and now you want to try and build your own light bulb.  Well, we did.  I homeschool my fifth grader. So, here is our Science experiment on building a light bulb. Items Needed: 6V Battery (I bought the cheaper one from Walmart. Price: Under $3). Glass Bottle ( I bought a soda from Wegmans. Price: $.79) Cork (The best {Read More}

How to Dye Carnations

I was trying to dye carnations for a girl scouts’ meeting.  It didn’t go well at first until I put my science lesson to use.   This is actually a really neat activity to do with your kids.  It will teach them how plants take in water…through the stem.  This is unique in the sense that the kids will notice the carnations turning a different color because of the colored water that the flower takes in through its stem/root. Items needed: {Read More}

Repairing Your iPod from Water Damage

My daughter actually inspired this post.  She accidentally dropped the ipod in the tub one day.  Instead of telling us that she dropped it in the tub, she searched the internet for answers to solve her problem. (She thought she would be in serious trouble).  Love when the children use the internet for things beside watching videos.  She found this experiment online.  She put it in brown rice for three days. She covered the entire iPod. After three days, she {Read More}

Insanity: Did it work for you?

    I just finished the 60 Day INSANITY challenge!!! So, I decided to post whether or not the program worked for me.  First, let me say….borrow this program if you can.  It is too expensive to purchase or go on Ebay.  Someone is always selling something for much cheaper.  I finished the program on August 7, 2012.  I posted sided by side shots so you can get an idea of the changes that took place. I’ve got to admit {Read More}