“Shout it Out!” (WFMW)

Today I’m reposting an oldie but goodie because it has saved my money and my daughter’s wardrobe once again! Same daughter, another brand new white shirt, a coffee stain that’s been through the dryer, and the same solution: ************************************ “Shout it Out!” Originally posted January 23, 2008 Remember that slogan? Today’s tip is a quick one from my laundry room. I hate (I really do) spending money on expensive clening products, they just really cut into the budget. Sometimes they’re worth it. And this one really is. A four dollar bottle of Shout Advanced Gel is definitely worth it when

WFMW: The Organizing Edition

This week’s is a themed edition: ORGANIZATION. Oh, I do love me some organization! Some brightly colored bins, straight little buckets all in a row, a neat line of bottles or containers. I adore it. I’m actually very good at it.. I just STINK at the part where you’re supposed to KEEP it that way. Moving on… I have a handy little list of organizational tips that I actually do use on a regular basis and they continue to work for me, again and again. In the kitchen: If your kitchen cabinets are high over head and you find yourself

Works For Me – Free Sonic Kids’ Meal on Their Birthday

This is a tip I’ll be using TODAY – since today is my Princess’ ninth birthday! Today, after we visist a nearby farm, feed some baby goats, go into town and get our hair cut at the salon, we’ll head to our local Sonic so Princess can redeem her Free Wacky Pack coupon. If you go to the Sonic website and sign your kids up for the birthday club, they (you) will get an email shortly before their birthday that can be redeemed anywhere within the next 30 days. We did this for Drama Queen’s birthday last month. I don’t

WFMW – Serve It On A Platter

Originally published November 12, 2008 – This is something that is still working for us. In fact, we’re serving lunch up on a platter today, and we’ll be doing it at snack time, too! Serve it up! I don’t know about y’all but my kids are picky eaters and even when they like something they often don’t eat very much of it before they’ve decided they’re “full” (which translates to “I want to go play now.”) But for some reason that all changes when I serve food on a communal platter. I do this often for snacks and even sometimes

5 Easy Steps to Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

The hot pan of buttermilk biscuits is pulled from the oven, the biscuits steaming and perfect: slightly hard and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy and wonderful on the inside– no, it’s not a dream! This is your kitchen! And these are biscuits even the most inexperienced and novice chef can make with success. Wanna Know How? 5 Easy Steps to Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits 1. Set your oven at 400 degrees to pre-heat. Does this really count as a step? I mean, really. All you have to do is turn the knob. Yet, it’s important to do this first

WFMW – Backwards Edition, Wall Decor

It’s time for another Works For Me Wednesday BACKWARDS edition – a time for, instead of giving y’all a tip, asking for one of yours. And what do I need help with? Decorating. I have an idea in my head and it just needs some tweaking. Every Christmas, we hang stockings on this wall over the piano. (You can also see there my Nester inspired garland which I never posted pictures of.. should I still do that? I digress…) So every Christmas I hang them up, every Christmas I take them down. And it occurred to me a month or