DIY Oil-Rubbed Bronze

DIY Oil-Rubbed Bronze

This is one of the oldest DIY tricks in the book, updating brass or gold fixtures to oil-rubbed bronze. You won’t believe how easy it is! Face it, we all have them….ugly brass or gold light fixtures, door handles, bathroom knobs, brass lamps, etc. Most anything could easily be updated to a beautiful oil-rubbed bronze in a matter of minutes.

In my case we have these:

Remedy:

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Garage Organizing Wall-Mount Broom/Tool Holder $7 Shipped!

 

We posted these before, but the price is back down again!

If your basement or garage is cluttered with tools leaning against the walls – here’s a garage organizing tip: Go vertical!  These Mop, Broom, Shove. Rake and general tool holders will help clean up your garage in no time.  Right now it’s on sale for $8.87 with FREE Prime Shipping! (Reg $20)

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Saver Tips Tuesday | Christmas Family Fun!

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday – this week we’ve got some fun Family Christmas ideas!

(Please note we’ll be taking a 2 week break from our Saver Tips posts – but we’ll be back in the new year!)

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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Now it’s your turn! Link up your Time Saver, Money Saver, or Life Saver tip!


Saver Tips Tuesday | Christmas Crafts, Make-Ahead Holiday Breakfast, Seasonal Perspective

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

  • Mary cooked up this CUTE  DIY Ornament Wreath that needs no glue gun!
  • Looking for a fun new Christmas morning breakfast recipe.  I just love this idea from Lindsay.  Her Chocolate Crepe Reindeer Recipe is sure to be a kiddo pleaser.
  • Finally, Kasey has got it right when she said, “So, at the end of the day when you are decorating your house for Christmas, baking cookies, or wrapping presents remember – Everything doesn’t have to be “Pinteresty!” Release yourself from unrealistic expectations and enjoy the JOY of this season”

Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

  1. No Machine Needed Peppermint andy Ice Cream - Snail Pace Transformations
  2. Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament - Pre-K Pages
  3. How to Make Holiday Potpourri Jars - Rock-a-Bye Parents


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Saver Tips Tuesday | Christmas Traditions and Recipes

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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  • In this age of social media and emails, I love that family and friends still take the time to send real cards this time of year.  See Mary’s simple way to display these wishes with my Holiday Greeting Card Garland.
  • I would love to see the look on your Cookie Swap hostess’ face when you tell her you brought Christmas Crack Cookies!  Kasey shares this delicious (and easy) recipe.
  • As this season gets started, I love this post from Lindsay.  Check out her 10 Favorite Christmas Traditions (and her thought on why they are important for our kids!)

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Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

 

  1. Snowman Candy Bar Basket DIY GIft Idea - Simple Saving Savvy
  2. Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies - Short Cut Saver
  3. How to Make a Really Ugly Sweater - The Vintage Sheet

 


Frozen Play Dough

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard of the very popular movie Frozen. Here is a super cute idea for homemade Frozen play dough that your little princess will absolutely love! In fact, it’s a great craft to make together as a family.  I’ve included step by step instructions below as well as a supply list so that you can make your own Frozen Play Dough. Make sure to check out our Frozen Cupcakes recipe too. [Read more...]

Saver Tip Tuesday | Thanksgiving Travel Tips and Leftover Ideas

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday – Thanksgiving Edition!!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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  • Tis the season for hitting the road/skies to visit family and friends.  Lindsay has a great post on How to Survive Holiday Travel with Kids.
  • One of Lindsay’s tips is to back a bag for each kiddo with their own activities and gear. Mary’s idea takes this one step further.  Check out my Solution to “Are We There Yet”.
  • What’s the reason for the travel this week? That turkey of course! Check out our yummy idea for stretching those leftovers, “Thanksgiving on Toast

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Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

  1. 10 Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season from Happy Deal Happy Day
  2. Christmas on a Zero Budget from Snails Pace Transformations
  3. Bang Bang Shrimp and Pasta from Luv a Bargain

Now it’s your turn! Link up your Time Saver, Money Saver, or Life Saver tip!


Saver Tip Tuesday 11/18 | Cheap Stocking Stuffers, Crockpot Tips, Staying Active in Winter

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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Now it’s your turn! Link up your Time Saver, Money Saver, or Life Saver tip!

  1. 6 Things You Need to Stop Paying For from Deals in the Mitten
  2. 5 Must Do’s to Save Time from Frugal Family Home
  3. Mini Pumpkin Pies from Luv a Bargain