Category: Homemaking Skills

Homemaking tips to help you run your household. Lots of information on homemaking skills to help you live a more self-reliant life!

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Summer Activities for Kids

This post contains ads. Summer is here moms!  That means that summer activities for kids is probably on your mind, right?  Don’t panic!  I’m here to help!  I made a list to keep my kiddo busy this summer, so I thought I would share it with you. If you have ideas that aren’t on my list, share them in the comments and I will add them!  At the end of my summer activity list, there’s an extra list of ideas for those of you who live in the Salt Lake City area!     Summer Activities for Kids    ...

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How to Get Organized with the Amazon Echo Dot

This posts contains affiliate links that help support this site. Not only is the Amazon echo dot a lot of fun, but did you know it can help you get organized?  The Amazon echo dot has a virtual personality named Alexa.   She can do fun things like tell you jokes, play music, and answer random trivia questions, but she also can really help you get organized and save time!  You can ask her to help you with all sorts of things!  I want to share with you some of my favorite tips for using Alexa and the Amazon Echo Dot...

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Organize Your Family with this Must-Have Organization App – Get Cozi!

This post contains affiliate links (which means I may receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, on purchases made through links on this site).   I started  looking for organization apps a couple of months ago and I found one that I am really loving.  It was always a struggle for me to feel organized. I just never was on top of things like I wanted to be. Like a lot of moms, I always have so many balls in the air and things slip through the cracks.  The must-have organization app I settled on is called...


3 Great Tips to Help You Declutter Your Home

I have 3 great tips to help you declutter your home.  Right now we’re having spring-like weather here in Utah and that always makes me feel like getting the house in order. I’ve been working on some long-overdue cleaning and organization.  Clutter in particular drives me crazy, so that was this past weekend’s project.  Here are a few things I did that might give you ideas to declutter your own home:        Declutter!     Use Storage Containers in the Space Under Beds Under the bed storage containers are great for storing things that don’t need to be...

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Must-Have Cleaning Tips after the Holidays

We had our family Christmas party New Year’s Day.  My college age girls left afterwards to go visit their dad for a couple of weeks before they start school again.  I guess that means that the holidays are officially over.  I am sitting on my couch looking around and there is so much that needs to be done.  Have you been procrastinating your post-holiday deep clean?   Cleaning, organizing, decluttering.  It’s a dreaded task for me.   Are you feelin’ it, too?  Well, fortunately, I am prepared with some must-have cleaning tips for after the holidays!  Let’s get motivated!  We...

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How to Make Bacardi Rum Vanilla Recipe

I’m excited to share a yummy recipe with you today.  It is a DIY homemaker’s dream.  It only has two ingredients and it will last a long time!  I’m going to tell you how you can make Bacardi Rum Vanilla!  Some of you know that I work part-time as a nurse in an ob/gyn office.  One of my dearest friends is a nurse that I work with named Kara (love you, girl!) and for the past couple of Christmases she has given me a bottle of this heavenly stuff.  I asked her if she minded if I shared how to...