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!


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

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

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

  4. Lovely tips Sandra. I love the pretty pumpkin.

    Love and hugs


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

  6. Great tips! Love the new fall look!

    Take care,

  7. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!


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


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

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

  11. 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!

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

    Thanks for sharing!
    -Sandy Toes

  13. i love the little laveder sachets..

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

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


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