Home Management: Weekly Cleaning Schedule

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I find house keeping to be such a pain because it's one of those chores that is never complete. Laundry is constantly piling up, dishes are constantly getting dirty, and my floors could use a good sweeping on a daily basis. It's one of those things I'll obsess about without a plan. I used to think that in order for my house to be clean, I would need to clean it top to bottom at one time. And this used to be a reality for me, before I had children (and back when the house keeper used to come weekly). But, things are a little different now and I only have a little time in the mornings and … [Continue reading...]

Kid’s Keepsake Boxes

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I used to keep every single piece of paper that came home from school, every drawing that my kids made, and so much more in a box in our closet.  I finally got it all organized into these kid's keepsake boxes.  I simply took a Sterlite file box, some hanging file folders, my label maker, and printed a monogram sticker for the front of each box. I know my grown children aren't going to want multiple tubs full of keepsakes from their childhood.  So, I whittled down the piles into school pictures, special art projects, birthday invitations, and other special keepsakes.  Also inside these boxes … [Continue reading...]

DIY Fancy Bulletin Board

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Is it just me or does summer feel like the perfect time to do all the DIY projects? I have been DIY-ing like crazy over the past couple months! This is an oldie, but a goodie for me. I am in the mood to make a few more of these for our new house, so I decided I should share this simple DIY with you!! The possibilities are endless with fabrics and color combinations. The end result is a bulletin board that is customized completely for you! Necessities: Frame Spray Paint (If you … [Continue reading...]

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower & Potatoes

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I love this combination of cauliflower & potatoes. Some people don't like cauliflower, but I think this can give it a very different taste. It's also a great summer side-dish and works well for outside lunches and dinners!   Garlic Roasted Cauliflower & Potatoes   Print Ingredients 1 head garlic cloves, separate cloves but do not peel 1 large head cauliflower, washed,trimmed and cut into large florets 4½ tbsp olive oil 2½ tsp kosher salt 1 tsp ground … [Continue reading...]

Sugar Scrub Recipe with Free Printable Label

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I recently made a batch of sugar scrub to take to a favorite things party.  Today, I wanted to share the recipe as well as a free printable label to pair with it.   Sugar Scrub Ingredients: - 8 oz wide mouth mason jars - Sugar - Oil of Olay Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid - Label Paper I put 3/4 cup of sugar into the mason jar. Then topped with 1/4 cup of the dishwashing liquid. I stirred the two together to make a paste.  If yours is too runny simply add more … [Continue reading...]

Crunchy Coleslaw

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I'm not a traditional coleslaw fan. Which is a little odd since I live in the deep south and it's a staple at just about every backyard barbeque we attend. When I was first introduced to this recipe I sort of shrugged it off thinking it would be like the other coleslaws I've tried over the years. Wrong. It's completely different. I've been known to make a big batch and keep it in the refrigerator during the summer and eat it for lunch and dinner. It's perfectly crunchy and refreshing and it's … [Continue reading...]

Summer Hair Favorites

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My hair is kind of high maintenance. It's thick. It's wavy. It's coarse. It holds water and takes forever to dry. But I also love styling it and finding products to make it do exactly what I want it to do. My "every day" look requires blowing it dry with a round brush and then curling it with a 1.5 inch curling iron for big waves. This keeps me from having to flat iron it and I feel better about not putting as much heat on it all the time to smooth it out. But in the summer, with the heat … [Continue reading...]

Happy 4th of July

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Happy Independence Day from all of us here at Every Day Cheer. Whether you are celebrating with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions... We hope you are enjoying this historical day with family, friends, and those you hold dear. If you still need to make a dessert for today, check out Jennifer's Berry Cheesecake Trifle and it's not too late to print out Lauren's adorable 4th of July Printable Set! Happy 4th of July! … [Continue reading...]

Summer Art Camp FREE PRINTABLES

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When my sister first mentioned she wanted to do an Art Camp this summer, the art teacher in me did a little happy dance. I taught elementary art for a few years before staying home with my kids and I absolutely loved it. I shared a few of my favorite projects with her and she pulled together some great lessons for the week. And I can never turn down a chance to incorporate a few printables. :) So here it is… a FREE PRINTABLE collection for a Summer Art Camp. This is a great way to round … [Continue reading...]

How to photograph writing with sparklers

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I had always been curious about how to write messages with sparklers.  Then, years ago, after a bride wanted to use them in their wedding photos....I was forced to learn.  I thought I would share my tips & tricks with you in case you wanted to create some sparkler art of your own this 4th of July.   You'll Need: - Sparklers - Matches or a Lighter - A tripod - A friend Instructions: Place your digital SLR camera on the tripod. Turn your mode dial to "M" for … [Continue reading...]