{boring} clean your oven and freezer

{boring} clean your oven and freezer

Clean out and defrost your freezer. This isn’t a very magical activity, but you will probably be doing more cooking and baking now that summer is over and holidays are approaching, and you’ll appreciate having an organized freezer. While you’re at it, schedule a...
Ice pops

Ice pops

I have a Pinterest board just for homemade frozen ice pops. Now is the time to make those delicious treats, and they will be a great improvement over the store-bought ones, both in quality and in price. The only problem that I have is making room in the freezer for...
Donate magazines

Donate magazines

Gather up magazines from around your house and donate them to a hospital waiting room. (Image credit: Michael Zimmermann) You might also like these posts… Clean your fireplace glass Clean your fireplace glass in preparation for using it this fall and winter. You...
Last Day of School Gift Basket for Kids

Last Day of School Gift Basket for Kids

Last week we had a couple of prompts related to the last day of school. In some parts of the United States this is coming up soon in May, though other states let out mid-June. We talked about a possible teacher gift of friendship tea, and also having your kids make...
Pillow

Pillow

Take a look at your bedroom pillow. And your family’s pillows. When is the last time they were washed or replaced? The pillows collect dust mites and other yucky things. Consider replacing your pillow, or all the pillows. The cost of new pillows ranges from low to...
Use Your Dining Room

Use Your Dining Room

If you have a rarely used formal dining room in your home, use it. Plan a night to serve dinner there. Use placemats or a tablecloth, good china, cloth napkins, taper candles, etc. even if you are just serving spaghetti and meatballs. This may force everyone to clean...