How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled & Deviled Eggs
With the weather that we’ve been having, I’m ready to get outside and dominate my children in 4-Square again!
Remember all the great neighborhood games you used to play when you were a kid? They didn’t involve a phone, or a remote, or a controller, or even a mouse.
Jamie here! I’ve always loved playing April Fools Pranks on my family – and if you do too, here’s a roundup of 25 of the BEST April Fools Day Pranks we’ve heard!
If you’re looking for an April Fool’s Day prank that will really “get” somebody good - I highly recommend the Cat Facts Prank!!
(NOTE: I’ve updated this post with directions to set up a Google Voice account – which you’ll need to text anonymously)
Jamie here, over the years I’ve pulled lots of little April Fool’s pranks on family and friends, but this by far the BEST April Fool’s prank I’ve ever done to anyone.
DIY Lamp Shade Revamp
Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life
Raise your hand if every lamp shade in your house is cream, beige, tan, or white. Hands down. Now raise your hand again if you wish they weren’t. Perfect! This is the DIY for you.
It’s 2 steps, and can be done by anyone. Ready?
Jamie here, being frugal often means being creative – making do with less, and making it into more! I told my husband that if I could get a gold medal for only one thing – it would probably be the ability to “Make Do” when I don’t have something that I need.
Case in point – the Tinfoil Heart Pancake Molds I showed you recently!
Coffee Filters are one of those handy things that have lots of different uses – here are 10 of my favorite creative uses for coffee filters!
I’m not a good housekeeper. I try – honestly I do – and sometimes I do it well, and the kids lunches are made the night before, the rooms are all tidy, the dishes washed and the laundry done. But lots of times the laundry is NOT done – or at least is not folded – and I blame that entirely on the fact that my laundry room is in the basement and the basement has a door I can close. (Out of sight, out of mind)
So this inevitably leads to a school morning sock free-for-all, where my four boys dig through a MASSIVE pile of similar looking socks, trying to find a pair. I also have one sock-obsessed 6 year old who will only wear 3 of the 200 pairs we own, because “those 3 don’t get lumpy”.
After they left for school this morning in the usual whirlwind, I sat down guiltily to fold enough socks for the rest of the week. They all look so similar, but are all different sizes/ankle heights and it took me a good long while to match up 7 or 8 pair. I even tried to get my 4 year old to help me – by telling him we were playing a matching game (He loves those) That’s when inspiration grabbed me!
I ran to the kitchen to grab some colored sharpies. I drew shapes on the feet-part of matched pairs, so they will be easy to spot in a pile. My 4 year old yelled out which shapes he wanted me to draw, and I just went at it. Here are a few:
I think this will help the kids find their matches in the morning – when mom’s dropped the ball (Let’s just be honest, it’s going to happen again). Not only that – the little ones will think it’s fun to dig out matching pair and hand them to me – like a game!
Heck, I might up the ante and throw some alphabet letters on the next batch – so we can practice our letters!
Do you have any little tips you would like to share that help you in everyday life? I thought it might be fun to post some practical reader-tips once in awhile, so leave your comment and I might contact you to do a post like the one I just did above!