Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tips on Tuesday!

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So I've decided to come up with a new little feature here on my blog. As a mother and a wife, there's certain tips and shortcuts on homemaking, decorating, car repair and whatnot, that I've learned throughout my life. Some from personal experience, some from my husband, some from the wonderful women in my family and others from friends and even the internet.

Tuesdays are the one day during the week that I don't really have a feature going on, nothing that I participate in. So I'm starting this one for myself and every Tuesday I will post a tip for you.
If you want to join in, you can and I would love it too, you can post a tip about anything, cooking, cleaning, homemaking, kids, marriage, travel....whatever you wish.
I'll put up Mr Linky, feel free to add your name and if you don't wish to play along that's fine too, you can just enjoy the tips :)

Here's some Fall Tips for your home:


Newly picked gourds will stay colorful much longer if they're washed in a mild (10%) bleach solution and air dried.


Use a linoleum craft knife to carve swirling designs in pumpkins.
Since only the outer surface is carved, there's no need to hollow out the pumpkins...so easy!


Pack away summer linens with sachets so they'll be fragrant when unpacked in the spring.
Place a spoonful of dried lavender on a pinked square of pretty fabric, gather into a bundle and tie with a satin bow. So Sweet!


Michelle said...

Hi Sandra
What a creative woman you are! I'll have to think of some ideas... ;-)

Cheri said...

Those are great ideas. Love the pumpkin tip- that is super easy!

mommaof3 said...

kewl ideas

Mari said...

Great idea to do this and I like your tips. I'll have to think to see if I have any.

Sarah said...

Lovely tips Sandra. I love the pretty pumpkin.

Love and hugs


Misty said...

really great tip with the sachets, though I am most impressed with the pumpkins! Such a fabulous idea!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Great tips! Love the new fall look!

Take care,

Kristie said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing!


Pennies In My Pocket said...

FAAABULOUS tips! Love the pumpkin! So going to try that! Love the Fall look on your blog! :)


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great idea Sandra, and wonderful tips! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Ann said...

Great tips!

Michelle said...

neat ideas! I'll be watching for your tips on Tuesdays!

Amy said...

I love your ideas on fall decorating! Got me thinking about what I want to do here in my house. And thanks for starting this blog on Tip... what a great idea!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..that is so creative...I love the design on the pumpking..so fun...I will try that out!

Thanks for sharing!
-Sandy Toes

Lulu said...

i love the little laveder sachets..

MoziEsmé said...

I think I'm gonna love Tuesdays! I have no idea how to do artsy things and I desparately want to change that . . .

Jen said...

I will love this..cant wait until next week.