Clean Your Mattress, Naturally

How to do it:

STEP 1: Remove all bedding and throw it in the wash.

STEP 2: Lift up your mattress and vacuum in between the mattress and box spring.

STEP 3: Add 1 cup baking soda, and about 5-6 drops of essential lavender oil to a Tupperware container. Pop the lid on, and shake well.

STEP 4:  Empty Tupperware into your strainer and sprinkle it all over your mattress. Let sit for up to an hour.

STEP 5: Using your vacuum's hose, suck up all the baking soda. While you're at it, say "adios" to all of those nasty bed bugs and dust mites — yep, they're in there! Baking soda is great because it draws up any deep dirt and ick that has been lying there in your mattress, along with any moisture. Also, the smell of lavender is amazing, and will make you sleep like a baby!


Gluten-free Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes


Quick and easy gluten-free pancakes made from oats, banana, and Greek yogurt. A simple and nutritious way to start the day!

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 medium banana, sliced
2 egg whites
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1-2 Tbsp. almond milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

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Tip of the day: Organize Your Freezer


Keep track of all the food in your freezer with a dry erase marker. Such a brilliant idea! Read more here...

Make some fun space in your kids room.

Turn an old cup­board into a fun read­ing / hid­ing nook for kids. (via dos fam­ily)

Embrace the chal­leng­ing walls of a vaulted room or attic by cre­at­ing a super fun room-within-a-room for the kids. (via liv­ing agency)

A lit­tle boy in Paris with a seri­ously cool bed­room, a cup­board con­verted into a secret read­ing nook, DIY plans for triple bunks, and other inspir­ing ideas for kids’ rooms.


No curtains necessary!

Window Garden may be the thing for you!


Why an electric mixer of course!!!

kitchenAid for a ball winder!

KitchenAid stand mixer run on motor speed 6 balled a skein of yarn in about 45 seconds.

That has to be one of the best things I've seen in a long time.

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