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Simple Quilt for Beginners

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I absolutely love to sew and have been looking for some quick easy projects. I used to sew a lot of clothing items, but wanted to try something new. I found this incredibly easy quilt for beginners, it's super cute and simple to make.

10 Things You Should Never Put In Your Garbage Disposal

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We recently learned the hard way that there are many items that should not be put down your garbage disposal. One day last week I was doing the dishes and I noticed that the water was not draining down the sink and the water was rising. I flipped the garbage disposal switch on and the water and all the food bits came up the other side of our double sink. When I turned off the disposal the water came back up the right side of the sink… it looked like a mini geyser.  We tried to fix the clog ourselves (post to come), but we ultimately found out that the clog was much further than we could reach. We had to call in a professional. Here is a list of what we did wrong and what you should avoid putting down your garbage disposal. These tips could help you save hundreds of dollars and a major headache!!
1.  Grease, Oil and Fats Pouring grease and oil down your drain will eventually lead to build up on your blades which will inhibit the blades from grinding efficiently. The grease and oil will a…

5 Unique End of Year Teacher Gifts

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That time of year is approaching again. The end of the school year. It's always nice to show how much you appreciate the hard work, dedication and not to mention patience of your child teachers. Here is a great list of unique gifts your favorite teacher will definitely cherish. All these gifts are perfect and most under $10... so hard to choose!

1.  Fabric Teacher Quote Key Chain

A perfect Teacher gift. This Teacher key fob features the quote "Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." by Masala Yousafzal

2.  Personalized Teacher Pencils 

What better way to thank your Number 1 teacher than with a personalized No. 2 pencil!
Each pencil is hand cut, painted and distressed. I add the custom name to the pencil to finish it off.

3.  Adorable Teacher Elastic Hair Ties

Perfect gift for your child's teacher for Teacher Appreciation Day or just because!! Comes with 3 hair ties, one chalkboard ABC's, one crayon, and one ruler. 

4. Teacher…

Target April Baby Box = $5

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Hurry and head over to Target to snag their new baby box for only $5. The kit includes:
8 product samples7 samples hand picked for your little one1 item specially picked by you (raw sugar vanilla bean or + sugar natural body wash)

WOW... 20% OFF at the Balanced Lion

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Hurry...this discount ends May 1, 2017. Help The Balanced Lion celebrate their grand opening with 20% any product. Dish Scrubbies that are dishwasher safe, machine washable and dry quickly. These are the perfect addition to any kitchen. Also great gifts!



Why You Need to Ditch Your Dish Sponge

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We’ve all been there. Walking up to the kitchen sink, dreading what we’ll find. Ugh, it’s there again, a huge pile of dirty dishes. Then you see it, you know what I’m talking about, and you see the dreaded, smelly, shredded and dingy looking sponge. 

You don’t even want to pick it up, you contemplate using gloves but don’t want to waste time finding them and putting them on. You wonder if your dishes are even getting clean. Then it happens, you pick up the sponge and it’s cold and still wet from the last time you washed the dishes… is it filled with bacteria, fungus, germs or food particles. The decision is made, you toss the sponge and grab a freshly wrapped one and start the washing process all over again. How many sponges did you go through this week? Month? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a quick drying, easy to care for reusable product to clean your dishes.
Well look no more because it is here. The Balanced Lion has made a 100% polyester dish scrubby that will solve all of your dish w…