Friday, January 24, 2014

Freebies on Friday - January 24, 2014

Happy Friday everyone! Before we get to the freebies I wanted to share that I will be taking a break from blogging for a while. It's a decision I don't take lightly, but feel it is really important for me and my family right now.

Well...on to the freebies. Enjoy!

e-Books

Creative Homemaking Guide to DIY Cleaning Products


How to Crochet: A Proven Step by Step Method to Learning to Crochet Today


The Happy Family: A Blueprint for a More Joyful, Balanced and Fulfilling Family Life


Touchdown Treats! Quick & Easy Dip and Cheese Ball Recipes for a Winning Party



Samples
Rosetta Stone Demo - try a language program for free
Flush Doggy - Flushable Dog Poo Bags
Success Rice - Boil in a Bag - receive a coupon for up to $2.69 (which makes this a freebie at most stores)

Misc.
Mustache Valentine's Day Printable
Free Football Pack for kids 3-7 from 3Dinosaurs.com
Star Wars Glow Stick Valentine from BrassyApple.com



* Please note the ebook links are affiliate links but at the time of this publication all the books were listed as free on Amazon.com. All the remaining links are not-affiliate links and I am not compensated for sending people to any of them.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Tutorials to Keep Your Clothes Looking Like New

Keep your clothes looking good and lasting longer with these wonderful tutorials.

By taking a couple minutes and searching the web you can find solutions to almost any clothing problem. Sweater that shrunk in the dryer, a button that fell off, a popped seam, etc.



Learn How to Re-Attach A Button


How to Sew a Torn Seam


Altering or Fixing a Hem


See How to Remove Food/Drink Stains from Clothing


Fix a Separated Zipper


Fix a Sweater that Shrunk

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Home Remedies for a Cold

My hubby and both my daughters have a cold. It's nothing serious, but because of his medical issues he can't take many of the over the counter medications. That is why I've had to research more natural remedies.

Here are a few home remedies I've found online that I hope will help.

I'm not a doctor so, please be sure to run any home remedies by your doctor prior to trying anything new. Try these at your own risk.

Cough
Start off with the old time favorite the hot toddy.  Basically you heat the juice from two lemons and 1/4 cup of honey just to boiling.  Remove from the heat and let it cool a bit then add a shot of whiskey or rum.  Mix a tablespoon into your tea or take it directly - a tablespoon at a time).  Obviously, leave out the alcohol for kids.

Mixing 1/2 teaspoon of honey and apple cider vinegar also works to ease coughing as well.

Vick's Vaporub
This one really works.  Slather on the Vick's onto the soles of your feet, cover with socks at bedtime. Then go to bed. It really does stop the coughing.

Running Nose
Herbal teas are said to help fight a runny nose. Here's a link to a really good one that I want to try out.


Chewing fresh ginger like candy or in tea.  Source

Neti pot - It uses saline to rinse the nasal passages. It really does work - though it takes a little bit to get used to.


Stuff Nose
Vick's Vapor rub on your chest.

Peppermint candies or gum - just like the vicks it's the menthol that unclogs the passages.

Spicy foods - just think back to all the times you ate spicy foods and your nose began to run.


Fever
A cool wash cloth on the forehead helps.

A cup of apple cider vinegar to a warm bath is also said to help. Source

Please feel free to share any of your favorite natural home remedies by leaving a comment below.