How To Organize Puzzles

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I hope I’m not the only one who has the problem of organizing puzzles!  If you’re wondering how to organize puzzles, I have a solution!

My boys love puzzles but one problem we have are the flimsy boxes the puzzles come in!  They don’t stand a chance against my boys!

So what’s an organized frenzied mommy to do?

I have found that mesh or laundry bags are the best way to organize puzzles.

I was able to go from this:

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to this:

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To make things easier, we cut off the part of the puzzle cardboard box that has the puzzle name and completed picture so we still have that as a guide.

These are the puzzles I bought-you get 8 bags for only $9.99!

 B&E Home Essential Laundry Mesh Wash Bag Set (Small * 2, Medium * 2, Large * 2, Bra Wash Bag * 2) – Set of 8

Free Book: How To Cook From Scraps! What?!

scraps

When I first saw this title I was like what?!  But after looking at it, the book seems pretty helpful!

Right now you can get the book How to Cook From Scrapsfor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

About the book:
With more than 50 recipes and lots of tips, How to Cook from Scraps is the perfect book for anyone who wants to go beyond meals that come out of a box or the freezer aisle. Learning to cook from scraps is about cooking efficiently and throwing away less. Sometimes cooking from scraps is learning to reinvent leftovers. Sometimes it is making your own broth. Cooking from scraps is always about making the food you already have in your house go further.

Cooking efficiently means saving money, creating less waste, and making meals entirely at home. Using the recipes and advice in How to Cook from Scraps, you will utilize every part of your food (even vegetable peels) and run your kitchen in a way that caters to this kind of efficiency. This book focuses on the recipes that are both from scraps and from scratch, but you will find as you make the meals that the tips for cooking this way will make you think differently about how your kitchen is organized.

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!

Free Book: 200 Natural Cleaning Product Recipes!

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I love cleaning with natural products so this free book excites me!  I can’t wait to find some new recipes!

Right now you can get the book It’s Only Natural: 200 natural cleaning product recipes to have a green, healthy and allergy free home and garden:for FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

About the book:

By using natural cleaning products, not only will you be saving potentially hundreds of dollars each year but it is also an environmentally sound alternative to toxic, allergy producing house hold cleaning products. These cleaning recipes will not only leave your home and garden chemical free but are safe for children, pets, friendly for those who suffer from chemical allergies and ideal for those who just want to be more environmentally conscious.

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!

Free Book: Make Money Online-Companies That Pay You To Work In Your Pajamas!

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Who doesn’t want to make money at home?  It definitely has it’s perks!

Right now you can get the book Make Money Online Volume 2 – 67 More Real Companies That Pay You To Work In Your Pajamasfor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

There are also some other great companies I have listed below that can make you money at home too!  I have family members who use several of them!

Do you want more money, a better job, a job you love, a job you can tolerate better than the one you have now? The best job in the world is the one you create because your passion comes with it. The key to happiness is engineering your life so you wake up each day happy to work, happy where you are and just plain happy to be. Working online for a company or creating your own home-based business can erase debt, allow you to travel and in some cases make you very rich. This book will help you.

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Free Book: The ABC’s of Freezer Cooking

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Freezer cooking is one way that busy parents can save time and still provide nutritional meals for their families!

Right now you can get the book The ABC’S of Freezer Cooking, A Quick, Basic, Introduction To Make Ahead Mealsfor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

About the book:
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have an extra hour in the evening to yourself and not have to worry about the dreaded question, “Hey Mom, what’s for dinner?” then freezer cooking just might be for you. The “ABC’S of Freezer Cooking” covers all the basics to teach you how and how not to prepare freezer meals for your family. From cooking all your meals for a month in just one day, or preparing just a few extra meals for when you’re family is particularly busy, this book is full of helpful tips and tricks to help you make it happen.

Included is how to write a meal plan, money saving strategies, 15 basic recipes, and there is even a section on how to utilize freezer cooking as a weight loss tool. If you’re looking for a quick read, and an introduction into the world of make-ahead meals then this book is the perfect place to get started. Written with the beginning freezer cook in mind.

Remember, Amazon can and will change at anytime.

Free Book: How To Grow Your First Strawberry Garden

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My kids are NUTS over strawberries!  In fact we just went strawberry picking last week.  If you love strawberries you won’t want to miss this free book and don’t forget about my post How To Make Strawberry Jam!

Right now you can get the book How To Grow Your First Strawberry Gardenfor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

About the book:

From choosing the right spot to soil preparation to harvesting, How To Grow Your First Strawberry Garden shows you the right way to grow big strawberry’s no matter the size of your plot.You’ll learn the best way to plot your Strawberry garden and how to get your soil in the best shape; how to plant your seeds properly; and how to care for them the right way as they grow. You’ll also know the best time to harvest your strawberry’s and the best ways to enjoy them.

 

FREE Book: Eating Clean To Stay Young

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The “Eating Clean” craze has gotten quite huge and I must admit, I too have jumped on the bandwagon.  I mean, who doesn’t want to eat more healthy with less additives in their food?  It only makes sense for good health!

Right now you can get the book Eating Clean to Stay Young: for Youthful Energy, Ideal Weight and Disease-Free Healthfor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

About the book:
No dieting, no starving, no crazy exercise routines – just by rescuing your natural love of healthy foods.

Simple shifts in the way you look at your food, how you choose it, how you cook it and how you enjoy it. Not with fanatical revolutions – only with small adjustments that make the big differences.

Adjust as and when you are ready; because any improvement is a good improvement.

When you achieve any improvement, you feel energized to keep going and not slip back to the life you WANT to leave behind.

You will see a big difference in your first week and that’s why you get the best hand-holding First Week Recipe Guide. It’s so much more than recipes; even if you’ve never cooked before, the Guide takes you from start to finish through your first week with nothing left out.

Prepare your meals quickly and easily and know they will taste great

Add flavor and variety to your clean eating meals with small, proven twists

Slash your risk of cancer, diabetes, and other health problems

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!
 

Free Book: Declutter Your Life: Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity, and Enjoy Your Clutter-Free Life

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Who doesn’t want a clutter free life?  Reducing clutter can reduce stress and stress free is the goal right?

Right now you can get the book Declutter Your Life: Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity, and Enjoy Your Clutter-Free Lifefor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

About this book:
Michelle Stewart, author of Declutter Your Life, draws on her professional and personal experiences to craft an easy-to-follow book on reducing clutter in all aspects of your life. She shares personal success stories regarding home, office, and mental clutter and talks about how living in a modern culture can lead to anxiety and depression. Declutter Your Life is full of tips for decluttering physically and mentally, and Stewart provides advice that can be implemented with minimal time and money.

Whether the piles of stuff in your dining and bedroom areas are beginning to drive you crazy, or you need to make some changes to your office space, this book can help. If you are tired all the time because you never have a minute to yourself, or racing thoughts about what you need to do the next day are keeping you awake at night, this book can help. From dealing with social situations and managing your calendar, to learning to relax and reduce mental stress, Michelle Stewart walks the reader through actionable steps toward a more organized, low-stress life. With information on how to get the entire family involved in decluttering, this is the perfect manual for living a clutter-free life.

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!

FREE Book: How To Draw Collection 1-12

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When I taught 3rd grade, the “How To Draw” Books were some of my students’ favorite books to check out from the library!

Right now you can get the book How to Draw Collection 1-12 (over 400 pages) (how to draw collections)

for FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

In this collection you will learn how to draw:
how to draw pirates
how to draw wild animals
how to draw vehicles
how to draw fantasy
how to draw fashion world
how to draw prehistoric world
how to draw the farm
how to draw the garden
how to draw “the beetle that wants to be – and friends”
how to draw birds
how to draw sea world
how to draw Noah’s Ark

Thanks, A Few Short Cents

Free Book: The Busy Woman’s Guide To Getting Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous!

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Who doesn’t want to be fit, fierce, and fabulous?  I do!

Right now you can get the book The Busy Woman’s Guide to Getting Fit, Fierce, and Fabulousfor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

About the book:
The Busy Woman’s Guide to Getting Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous” is certified personal trainer and fitness writer Daniel Wallen’s Amazon debut. Daniel is a trainer specializing in female fat-loss, and in this book he discusses:

-Why you must know your desire or Why to get fat loss results
-The metabolic power of pleasure and nourishment
-Dealing with toxic people
-Why aiming for perfection is a perfect way to set yourself up for failure
-The importance of loving yourself for who you are today (your scale does not define you! you need to realize this!).

Free Book: Homemade Body Sugar Scrubs

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I love saving money by making homemade products at home and this body scrubs sound like a lot of fun!

Right now you can get the book Homemade Body Sugar Scrubsfor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

Here is a review of the book:
I would recommend this book to anyone that is into DIY and wants super awesome soft skin! Recipes are easy to read and understand and turn out oh so yummy! Do yourself a favor and make some! they are great for gifts too especially with mothers day coming up.

Remember, Amazon prices can and will change at anytime.

Free Book: Ultimate Green Cleaning For Busy, Eco-Friendly People

green cleaning

I think everyone is trying to be a bit more “green” and cleaning is a great way to get started and protect your family!

Right now you can get the book Ultimate Green Cleaning For Busy, Eco-Friendly Peoplefor FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad.

About the book:
Discover how quickly and easily you can convert your home to an eco-friendly, sustainable, safe environment with Ultimate Green Cleaning! You’ll learn of remarkable new eco-friendly technologies that save money and clean better than standard chemical cleaning. You’ll discover simple, affordable solutions to replace many of the chemicals we use to clean our homes and automobiles. And You’ll ultimately save money at the same time, as you won’t be paying for over-priced, under-performing, potentially-dangerous chemical solutions for cleaning your home.

Free Book: 50 Fitness Tips You Wish You Knew

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Looking to get fit for summer?  Now is the time to start!  Hopefully this free book can help!

Right now you can get the book 50 Fitness Tips You Wish You Knew: The Best Quick And Easy Ways To Increase Motivation, Lose Weight, Get In Shape, And Stay Healthy for FREE on your Kindle or Kindle Fire. Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem-simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad!

About the book:

  • A way to have enough motivation to get your dream body even if you’re stressed out, busy, or have a million excuses? Tip #3 reveals the truth about how to tap into your brain’s motivational drives to make sure you never fail to reach a resolution again!
  • The #1 cause of failure that almost no other fitness programs even mention? Tip #4 reveals the one thing that keeps people from losing weight and getting healthy more than anything else along with a step-by-step method to make sure this one thing never sabotages your results!
  • How to get your best night of sleep ever? Tip #5 reveals something that modern research has just discovered in the past couple years and normalize your circadian rhythms and help you sleep like a baby your first night using it – Hint: It’s NOT a supplement!
  • A way to reprogram your genetics? Tip #6 reveals what modern research shows can actually reprogram your genes and grow your brain to be healthier, happier, and even smarter!
  • A force that is stronger than willpower? Tip #10 reveals the one thing you need to manage that is more critical to your success than willpower!

How To Make A Candy Bouquet!

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So my husband and I told each other we wouldn’t give each other gifts this year but I couldn’t resist at least making something!  Since he loves candy and we have a lot around the house (from birthday favors, etc) I thought a candy bouquet would work out great!

How To Make A Candy Bouquet

Materials:
1 piece of styrofoam
popsicle sticks
Candy
Hot Glue Gun/Glue

Directions:
1.  Hot glue big boxes of candy to surround the piece of Styrofoam to form the base.

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2.  Hot glue various pieces of candy to popsicle sticks and arrange them in the styrofoam.
3.  Add any other decor (I found the red heart stick for $1 at AC Moore).

Homemade Valentine Gifts + Valentines Quotes

Homemade Valentine Gifts + Valentines Quotes

There are tons of Valentine’s gifts that you can buy at the store, but we really try to make ours homemade each year.  Here are some of our favorite ideas and also a list of “cute” quotes that can go along with treats and goodies!

Valentine’s Gifts For Everyone

Water Bottle Fish (pictured above) – “I’m Hooked on You”

Popcorn Hearts-“You Make My Heart Pop” or “To A Pop-U-Lar Kid”

Dinosaur Popsicle Puzzle- “You’re Dinomite!”

Painted Ladybug Rock-” Won’t You Be My Love Bug?”

Shaving Cream Fun & Painting-Reasons I Love You

Goldfish-You’re Ofishally my Valentine

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Valentines Candy Train and Candy Rocket 

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I Love You To The Moon And Back

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Pirate’s Treasure Eye Patch

Re-vamp this How To Make A Sombrero craft with a Valentine’s theme

How about Dinner? Make a Heart Shaped Meatloaf and please everyone-including yourself since you can throw it in the Crock-Pot and forget about it!

Valentines Quotes

  • Bubble Gum- I “Chews” you as my Valentine
  • Jelly Bracelets-You make my knees jelly
  • Crush Soda-I’ve got a crush on you
  • Kool-aid-You’re Kool
  • Matchbox Car-I wheelie like you
  • Deck of Cards-There are 52 ways I like you
  • Bouncy Ball-You make my heart bounce
  • Swedish Fish-You’re a great catch
  • Hammer (for the guys)-You make my heart pound
  • Candle-You light up my life
  • Keychain-You hold the key to my heart
  • Nerd Candy-I heart nerds
  • Tea (teacher gift)-You’re the T in my ValenTines
  • Gummy Bears-My life would be unbearable without you
  • Map or globe-You mean the world to me
  • Chap Stick, Lip Gloss-Read My Lips-I’m yours
  • Antibacterial Hand gel-You can count on my when things get sticky
  • Crayons-You color my world
  • Ruler-You rule
  • Lotto Tickets-I love you a whole lotto
  • Tootsie Rolls-Happy Valentines Day Toots
  • Sucker decorated like a Super Hero-Have a Super Valentines
  • Donut Holes-I love you a whole lot

 

And if you’re looking for an easy slow cooker meal, check out my Slow Cooker Turkey Heart Shaped Meatloaf recipe!

What are some other cute ideas you’ve seen for Homemade Valentine Gifts + Valentines Quotes?