Lemon Shake-Up Recipe — A Refreshing Summer Drink

Bobbie says: Ah, summer. The scorching heat, the overwhelming humidity. Fun times. Well, when life hands you lemons, shake things up a bit and make Lemon Shake-Ups. Depending where you live, you may have had these treats at a local fair or carnival. For the uninitiated, a Lemon Shake-Up is basically a freshly made, individual lemonade. …

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Laundry Supplies: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

laundry supplies guide

Clothes can get clean with just the basic soap and water, but good laundry supplies make doing the wash much easier. There are many detergents, softeners, and accessories and we’d like to help you figure out which ones work the best for you. Following are articles answering reader’s questions and sharing tips that we have …

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Organize It With Easy Organization Challenges

In this new series, Organizational Sunday, we’re going to build on the Sunday chore concept of getting ready for the coming week. A new easy organization challenge will be posted on the site every Sunday

This year we’re going to focus on getting our house in order. This concept applies to the literal and the figurative. Yes, we’re going to organize and find a place for everyone’s things, but we’re also going to work on creating and sticking to a family budget, we’re going to work hard to give back to …

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Laundry Tips: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

laundry tips and tricks

It seems like anybody should be able to do laundry. Throw in some soap with some clothes and let the washer do it’s work. Theoretically that’s all you have to do. However, you can make your clothes -and your washing machine- last longer and look better by knowing a few more things about laundry basics. …

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How To Fall Clean Your House

fall house cleaning guide

You’ve had a busy summer that possibly included vacations / staycations, trips, relatives, camp, etc. There’s been lots of time out of the house, lots of excitement, and probably…lots of laundry. The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, the kids are back to school, and life in general is settling back down. What …

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Vacuums / Vacuuming: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

vacuum and vacuuming tips

Vacuums are good for many things – carpet, hard floors, cars, refrigerator coils, vents, and more! You’ll want to have a good vacuum that doesn’t cost all of your savings, but still does what you want it to do. It is one of those areas where the saying “You get what you pay for” definitely …

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