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Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Home Remedies

Summer Home Remedies

Unfortunately,…cuts, scrapes, bruises, and bumps are all a big part of summer. These two ice packs are easy to make from things you have in your home!
Original Pin: http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2013/01/5-ways-to-make-homemade-ice-packs.html
Dish Soap Ice Pack
Frozen dish soap makes for a good ice pack that is moveable when you take it out of the freezer! Just put dish soap in a freezer zip lock baggie and you are done!
Rubbing Alcohol Ice Pack
Rubbing alcohol also keeps water from freezing solid. Just add 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol to 1 1/2 cups of water in a freezer zip lock baggie!
Did you know honey could…
heal wounds? It can! A thin layer of honey aids the healing process by drawing the fluid out of the wound. The acidity of the honey makes the wound less likely to get an infection. 
Original Pin:http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/10-easy-home-remedies-for-summer-wounds.html
Frozen Aloe Vera Cubes
Unfortunately, treating sunburns are a big part of summer! These frozen aloe vera cubes will feel good and help you heal. 

Items needed:
Peppermint… the original pin suggests that you use lavender to help soothe the skin. I didn’t have any, so I used peppermint. Peppermint is a natural pain killer. It helps soothe burnt areas by providing a cooling sensation. And it is addictive to put on those bad sunburns!
Aloe Vera… I used stuff from the grocery store here but buying a more pure form of aloe vera is always the best
Squeeze bottle…makes the mixing SO easy!
Silicone ice cube tray

Put the aloe vera and 20 drops or so of peppermint in the squeeze bottle. Shake it up to mix and put it in the ice cube tray. Freeze these bad boys, and you will be so glad later!!!
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Quick 4th of July Ideas!

With today being the Fourth of July, it is a good time to get some quick and easy last minute things together for your parties tonight!
Independence Day Punch
This pin has a fun punch that is perfect for entertaining and super  yummy too!
Ingredients:
Cranberry Juice
Blue Gatorade Frost
Diet 7-up
Ice Cubes
Pitcher

Fill the pitcher with ice. Pour in the cranberry juice. Pour the Gatorade Frost over the cranberry juice gently and on the ice so it doesn’t mix the drink. Pour the diet 7-up on top over the ice as well. 
Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake
This pin has the cutest idea for a quick patriotic dessert.

Ingredients:
Angel Food Cake
Strawberries
Whipping Cream
Powdered Sugar
Food Coloring

To make the whipping cream: Put 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 3 T powdered sugar and 3 drops of blue food coloring in a bowl. Mix together with a mixer until the whipping cream turns to a thicker consistency.
Cut the Food Cake into cubes, place in your container. Add Strawberries. Top with the Blue Whipping Cream.
Fourth of July Poppers
This pin is an easy, fun activity you might be able to do with some items you have around the house!

Items needed:
Plastic Cup
Balloons
Marshmallows
Confetti

Cut off the bottom third of the cup
Tie a knot on the bottom of the balloon and put it over the top of the cup.

Put your confetti and/or marshmallows in the cup and shoot!
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

DIY Tomato Cage Kerplunk Game

Items Needed:
3 Tomato Cages
20’ish 3’ PVC Pipe sections (I bought 1/2 inches PVC pipe)
Spray Paint (optional)
Packing Tape
Ball Pit Balls

Instructions
Stack the 3 tomato cages inside each other and stick into the lawn.
This pin used vinyl fabric to seal the upper part of the cages, keeping the balls from falling out. I have also seen pins use rope to tie it off. I was WAY lazy and used packing tape… Typical slacker mom hack..but at least I saved a ton of time!

Cut your PVC pipe in 3’ sections (approx.) Hint.. Home Depot cut all of my PVC pipe for me at the store!

(Optional) Paint each PVC pipe.. This took 3 cans of spray paint. You can also use acetone to remove the writing from the pipes and avoid painting them!
Slide the pipes through the tomato cages. 

Dump in the ball pit balls.


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