This is an awesome way to add instant curb appeal to your yard.
Is there anything better than a basket of ginger kitties? No.
I’ve seen these “raindrop cakes” on Facebook- they are totally crazy! Here’s a recipe for how to make them yourself, though it still looks like sorcery to me.
These are really cute! I kinda wanna make all of them 🙂
Since buying a home is the largest purchase most of us will ever make, it makes total sense to be a little picky. It’s great when a buyer knows exactly what they want and can communicate those desires to their Realtor. However, there’s a difference between being selective… and being indecisive. If your Realtor has shown you several properties within your price range that meet all your criteria, and they are all somehow not good enough for you (but you can’t explain exactly why), you may be too picky. Realtors, I’m sure you’ve all had clients like this. For tips on how to deal with indecisive buyers, real this article by Lolly Spindler at the House Hunt Blog:
-Make sure that your clients are informed. A lot of indecision can stem from lack of information or even misinformation, so make sure to clear up any confusion.
-You assume the role of a mediator or couples’ therapist when dealing with more than one buyer- find out what they are both looking for in a home, and what they are willing to compromise on.
-Support and encourage any progress that has been made, and suggest writing an offer when they reach a decision.
I wrote last week about how to cheaply eliminate doggie odor from your home. However, dogs don’t just get stinky from running in the rain and rolling around in mud. Anyone who has ever seen a dog can tell you all about the dreaded “doggie breath”. Sure, you can brush your dog’s teeth (but who actually does that?), but most of us opt for the dental treats that you can get. When your dog chews on them, they clean their teeth and freshen their breath. However, they can be pretty expensive. That’s why I love this post by Lynette Walczak at Dogs-The Funtimes Guide. Here are several DIY dog breath treat recipes:
-No-Bake DIY Dog Breath Mints
made of only crushed crackers, mint leaves, and water
–Homemade Greenies Dog Breath Fresheners
contains chickpeas, flour, flaxseed, mint leaves, parsley, and soup stock
Data entry is a common work from home idea that I hear often. It’s appealing because it involves little to no phone calling, and no dealing with customers. However, it can be hard to find a legitimate job. According to this article by Real Ways To Earn, there are more scams out there for data entry jobs than actual jobs. Of course, the golden rule of finding ANY work from home job is: if they ask you to send THEM money, it’s a scam. That’s not how jobs work. That being said, here is their list of (legit!) companies that often hire data entry specialists:
When my nephew was born, my sister got him one of those cribs that can be converted into a bed as the child ages. Well, he’s spent the last few weeks sleeping in the bed! He’s really excited- and loves doing “big boy” things like getting himself dressed, using the toilet, and yes, sleeping in a bed. However, it’s a lot harder on my sister. Now, instead of being safely caged in at night (haha), he’s free to get up. It’s a scary thought, especially since he knows how to open the front door. That’s why I was excited to find this article by Nina at Sleeping Should Be Easy. It has several awesome tips on how to keep your toddler safe and happy in his new bed:
-Install a toddler rail so they don’t fall onto the floor
-Explain the rules- tell them they have to stay in bed until mom and dad comes and gets them up
-Use a nightlight, make their bedroom safe and comfortable
-Consider putting a safety lock on the doorknob inside the room, or install a baby gate.
-Check in every few minutes.