home about me our home

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Great Ideas For Your Weekend!


It never ceases to amaze me how many clever, creative people there are in the world.

I love to be inspired and to think outside the box. It always helps to read blogs or go on Pinterest to see new and creative ideas.

The ideas that make me think, “Now why didn’t I think of that are the best ones!!”

Are You Ready For Some More

I love to recycle or re-purpose items and this is a good one. This clever person took their old detergent containers to hold the loose nuts and bolts in the garage.

I don’t know about you all, but my hubby has told me to never throw away a screw. He keeps them all, and I do men….. ALL!

Source: via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

I no longer have little ones around, but this is an idea that needs to be passed along. Cut a hole in the pacifier so it releases the medicine as the child sucks his/her pacifier. I think this is genius!!!

Another great idea for you Mom’s of little ones…….

Would you believe this activity tray for your carseat is only $9.95. Where was this when I had three little guys in the back seat?

This next idea is one of those that falls into the category of, “Why didn’t I think of this!”

Use tape to hold your bracelet in place as you click the latch. I can not tell you how many times I could have used this idea. Even if my hubby is home, his fingers are just to big to manipulate the latch. This is so simple, and practical!!

Another idea for those times you are alone, and need help to zip up your dress……..

Grab one of your long necklaces and put the hook in the little loop in the zipper and Voila!!!

Since we are talking about the back, check this out………

We have all seen these inexpensive rollers at the paint store. Well maybe they should start selling these at Bath and Body as a way to apply lotion to your back!!!!

"Technology Tickets". Each Sunday give the kids 10 tickets. Each ticket = 30 minutes (or whatever time limits your family decides on) of t.v., game system, computer, etc. Tickets can be used consecutively, but when they are out they are out for the week. **Love this idea!!!**

Speaking of the Kiddos this is a great way to have a snack on the road……..

Did you know that mice don’t like peppermint oil? Me either!!
Dab some on cotton balls and place wherever you have seen evidence of mice and it will deter them!! I am trying this for sure!!! Plus the extra added benefit of a nice fragrance!!!

This would be a great idea for a party favor, wedding favor or just a special treat during the Holidays. Use CD envelopes to hold homemade cookies. Love this idea.

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend doing what ever you please!!! Which one of these ideas do you think you will be trying???

I am ……….
“Enjoying the Process!” Of:
Being Home with my family!!



Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Kathysue, how in the world do you come up with these ingenious ideas? Ok, my favorite is the paint roller! That's clever. I love the idea of taping the bracelet to get the clasp to close, and the pacifier trick...hope all the young mom's see that one!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

michele said...

the bracelet thing and the peanut butter are winners in my book!

happy weekend, friend.


The enchanted home said...

The tape on the bracelet....brilliant! Must try that, the lotion with the paint roller another great idea..can always count on you to give us some great tips, excellent ideas here. Have a great Sunday!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Great ideas, indeed! I love the idea for taping on a bracelet... I must remember that!
Have a lovely Sunday, Kathysue!
~ Wendi ~

debra @ 5th and state said...

as soon as i saw the title to this post i settled in and prepared to be amazed and you didn't disappoint kathysue!
there is just too much to love here. always thought to myself "if i could invent a way to put lotion on our backs i could be wealthy". forget that idea (which never materialized) this is simply brilliant!
have a great week my friend
xx debra

Stacy CUrran said...

I LOVE the Technology Tickets! I might even add some separate TV Tickets so that not all technology is tv. Genius!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I wish I had the tape on the bracelet idea yesterday! had to get joe to out mine on me and he did have trouble. Now I can doit myself! Thansk for these tips!!!! XO, Pinky

auntp said...

Great ideas especially the tape for holding the bracelet and the cd holders for cookies....very cute and personal.

Unknown said...

I love all your ideas - The cookies in the CD envelopes is so clever and so is the hole in the pacifier! If I had little kids still I would do the technology tickets for sure!

Melinda said...

Can always rely on you to come up with some very useful and helpful tips for around the house. Love the kid's activity tray for the car. SO need one of those!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Great ideas, Kathysue! Several of these will be useful!
Hope tat all is well with you.
Happy Monday.

Unknown said...

It is amazing to see everyone sharing such great ideas! I certainly do think "why didn't I think of that'? Thanks for sharing!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the activity tray! Who knew? Thanks, Kathysue!...hugs...Debbie


Leave it up to you girl! The best ideas ever.....the jar with peanut butter and celery is pure genius!!!