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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Great Ideas To Ponder On A Sunday!!


If you are not watching the football games today, then I have some wonderful ideas for you to think about today.

For all of you DIYers this is a really good idea for the projects that require some spray painting……..

Go to the dollar store and buy a garment bag and use it as a spray tent for small objects.

The next time you have a picture to hang that has two hangers try this method to mark the spot…..

Just put a dollop of toothpaste to mark the hangers and press against the wall and then just put your nail where the toothpaste makes a mark, and Voila!!

For those of you who have opened your overnight bag on a trip, and have found your make-up, or eye shadows shattered, this is for you. When you pack them add some cotton balls and pads and that will prevent any breakage.

How many of you have had to throw out fresh herbs because they have gone bad. Next time measure them into 1 tsp. amounts and place in olive oil and put in ice cube trays and freeze. Next time you need fresh herbs you can just add it to the recipe.

If you need an easy way to keep your shower tile and doors clean keep this in your shower and use periodically while you are in the shower…….

Fill a scrubby brush with half vinegar and half Dawn and you have a great cleaner for your shower.

I have not tried this next idea, but I plan on doing it. I can’t stand for my baseboards to get dirty, and let’s face it we live in a dusty world…….

This is suppose to work really well, plus it makes your house smell good too!

I am all over anything that makes my home smell good. That reminds me of an idea I posted last year that is still getting me lots of traffic on my blog….

The person that originally posted this on Pinterest wrote this………

when I used to work at Williams Sonoma (about 10+ years ago) they used to simmer this amazing concoction on the stove and it made the whole store smell amazing. Originally posted on this blog morganmoore.typep...

I have used this concoction and it smells heavenly. Wonderful for our homes during the winter while they are all closed up. Lemon, rosemary and some vanilla.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!!

Please share any ideas that you have found helpful lately, in the comments.



Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Awww...I have missed reading your blog so much! I have always gotten so many great things from it. I've been really busy...switched jobs and just havn't had any spare time.

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The enchanted home said...

Wow so many great ideas!! I always learn so much from visiting you. Love the garment bag idea, so clever!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Kathysue - Happy Sunday! I am loving all these ideas. My favorites:

1) Garment bag for spray painting :)

2) Frozen herbs!!! Definitely trying this.

Thanks for sharing ~ xoxo, Loi

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You always have such great ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are all great ideas ~ thank you!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'll be trying a couple of those today Kathysue! Thanks for always finding the best ideas.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All are fabulous tips. I love the spray paint tent, how fun is that. I also really like the shower idea. I scrub mine all the time. Hugs, Marty

The Pink Pagoda said...

GREAT ideas! I have to try the garment bag, the herbs frozen in olive oil and the simmer!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Great tips. I had an email that was making the rounds full of similar tips. I tried the one where you hold your rolls of wrapping paper closed with an empty TP roll split lengthwise and it worked really well. I'll have to give some of these a try - love the room freshener.

Sarah said...

Thanks for these great tips. Will make a note of these and give them a try.

Infuse With Liz said...

Great tips! I like the fresh herb freezing idea!
I've used a concoction of lemon, orange and cinnamon sticks the same way and they smell divine! I'll have to try this blend too!
That garment bag enclosure is smart. I did see a carboard box used before but this is lightweight and easy to store until the next time!
I hate pictures with two hangers! I could try this but I'd probably still screw it up! LOL...
Great idea- thx!

Leslie said...

GREAT ideas! The herbs in olive oil is something I must try. Currently I place the herbs in a zip lock bag and put them in the freezer and pull them out as needed. I will have to try the BOUNCE on base boards. The dust piles up so quickly and it drives me nuts!

Enjoy your Sunday!

michele said...

i love all of these! you are an amazing tipster, lovely blogger.



Sarah K said...

Love all these suggestions, especially the lemon, rosemary, and vanilla "soup" will be trying this tomorrow.

Mumbai said...

You are the perfect house wife and your clever ideas are always helpful.I use some and have learned a lot already. Good recomendations are always welcome on your block. Thank you.

Katie Clooney said...

Great ideas. Can't wait to try that concoction to make my house smell good!

Nancy said...

Great tips, KathySue. I am hating how closed up the house is feeling in winter, plus add a new puppy to the mix and it can't be clean enough! Im going to try the Bounce trick- I hate the edges of carpet at the baseboards, too, but also how nasty the baseboards get.
have a good week.
xo Nancy

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Great ideas, Kathysue, and i can't wait to try the bounce die now!!
Happy Monday.

rosaria williams said...

What wonderful ideas!

vignette design said...

Great ideas and tips! Can't wait to try the Williams Sonoma concoction! xo Delores

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

ok best tips EVER. have to pin this. my makeup always breaks on my trips! now i always carry it on but im so afraid one day TSA will confiscate my foundation :)