White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Candy

Hi, Kyleigh’s back on duty! Well I was at my G’s house about at the beginning of the week we decided to make White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Candy. I don’t like peppermint but it tastes Awesome, trust me. This is what you need, 16 oz. of vanilla bark coating, 12 oz. of white chocolate chips, 6 oz.of white chocolate baking squares, 3 tablespoons of shortening, 16 oz. of pretzels broken

Shower Curtain Rings

Got new shower curtain rings? Use the old ones to organize your closet. Hammer a nail into the wall, then hang a couple of curtain rings on it. They can be used to grasp items like gloves and hats, or you can run scarves or ties through one. Rock on! ~Bobbi

Clean that Jar

After your jar candles burn out, they can be cleaned out and reused for any number of things – including other candles.  One way to clean a candle jar is by setting your oven to 200 degrees, melting the leftover wax, and then pouring it out.  An even better way, though, is to put it in the freezer for an hour and then pry out the frozen block of wax.

If you don’t already know about this email subscription and you’re an avid reader, you don’t know what you’re missing. BookBub You need to sign up for the daily email. Choose your favorite categories and it’s free, I mean smooth sailing from there. BookBub will send you a daily email with a list of books in your categories that are either free or $2.99 or less. It works with Nook,

Fun with Crayons

If your child has lots of little crayon pieces left over, turn them into a fun craft project by removing the paper and melting the pieces together in an old muffin tin using cupcake liners. Your child will love the new, huge crayon with unpredictable colors.   OR…melt them onto a canvass and create your own work of art!   Rock on! ~Bobbi

Brighten Your White

Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle of your washing machine to brighten your white clothes. It’s cheaper than store bought brighteners and they’ll also smell good 🙂   Rock on! ~Bobbi

Smelly Shoes

Place a fabric softener sheet in your shoes overnight to get rid of any foul odors.  This also works for hampers, gym bags, or anything else that needs some freshening up.   Rock on! ~Bobbi

Motion Sickness Remedy

If you get nauseated every time you ride in a car, boat, or train, take some lemon wedges with you.  Suck on them as you ride to relieve nausea.  You can also try sucking on a piece of ginger or drinking ginger tea. Rock on! ~Bobbi

Where's My Ring

Great tip if you’ve ever said, “Where’s my ring?” Screw a small hook (I recommend a fancy one) into the wall near your kitchen sink.  It will make a handy place to store your rings while you’re doing the dishes. Would come in handy in the bathroom too. Rock on! ~Bobbi

I have covered several Photo Editor Apps now that are free.  My first post I went over some apps that were on the Windows Platform. My second post, I went over a couple on the iOS platform. Those two were very limited in what they allowed you to do, however, they were still pretty cool. In this post, I will cover 2 more apps in the iOS platform. These two

Pillowcase it

QUICK TIP! This is a great way to keep your set of bed sheets together. After washing your sheets and folding them, put the whole set inside the matching pillowcase. No more looking for the missing piece.   Rock on! ~Bobbi

In my last post, I showed some examples of a photo that I had edited using different photo editors (apps) on the Windows Platform.  Since that post takes too long to load, I decided to break the iOS editors down into one or two at the most.  I  will also get a little more detailed with these. I don’t have anything personal against Windows, just learning as I go, what

Clothespin your way

Glue one side of a sturdy clothespin to the inside of cabinet doors, the front of your washing machine, and elsewhere around your home.  Hanging clothespins are great for holding plastic shopping bags or other type (re-usable) bags, and bags are great for holding trash, clean rags, dirty rags, cleaning supplies, and more.   Rock on! ~Bobbi

Stuck on Food

  If the bottom of your pot or pan is a burnt-on mess, stick it in the freezer for an hour or two. The stuck-on food will freeze and be easier to remove.   Rock on! ~Bobbi

Today I will show you some results using FREE, that’s right, FREE, apps on the Windows Platform.  Now, I took the same picture (railroad tracks, I didn’t think you’d want to see my face over and over and over) and chose a couple, if that was possible, of examples in the apps to show you what it’s capable of doing.  I love experimenting with different apps and choosing which one

Lemon Peels for Kindling

The best thing to use as kindling in your fireplace isn’t newspaper (or junk mail). It’s lemon peels!! Lemon (and orange) peels smell delicious when they burn, and they contain oils that not only make them burn longer, but help ignite the wood around them.  Finally, they produce less creosote than paper, which will help keep your chimney clean.

Hard Boiled Egg

  It’s easier to peel hard-boiled eggs if you add a teaspoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of salt to the water they cook in.  The vinegar will also keep them from cracking. **This works…I’ve done it 😉 Rock on! ~Bobbi

Bungee Cord Trick for Curtains

Here’s a neat bungee cord trick for curtains I used to give Kypie’s loft bed, via craigslist, some extra pzazz!  I used some dollar tree bungee cords and zebra curtains(picked out by Kyleigh) for, drum-roll please………a mere $5!  You could do this for a bunk bed too!  Check it out!     I’ve even seen people do this same bungee cord trick for curtains outside on their porch to add shade,

Stuck Gum

  To remove gum stuck on fabrics, warm a cup of vinegar in the microwave. Dip an old toothbrush in the vinegar and brush the gum until it comes out. Repeat if necessary.

Howdy, I’m back again.  This time we’re going to step it up a notch and learn how to read crochet chart symbols, otherwise known as International Crochet Symbol System (notice the “International” there).  Hopefully, by now you are reading written patterns.  With Chart Symbols, there is no writing involved, only the symbol of the stitch required. Ok, wait, I lied, some have both on the pattern, written and the symbol,