How to Beat Red Wine Stains… What Every Red Wine Lover Should Know.

This past weekend there was an accident in the household, and red wine landed on a cloth chair in my mother’s living room. Naturally, my two sisters and I had our laptops out in less than thirty seconds, searching Pinterest for stain remedies. Here’s exactly how we saved ourselves from our mother’s wrath.

Step 1. Lightly blot excess wine with a clean rag or paper towels.  Just be smart and try not to rub the wine in.

Step 2. Pour white vinegar on the stain. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Be patient and try not to panic ;). Again blot excess moisture with a clean rag or paper towel.

Step 3. Pour laundry detergent on the stain. By this time we could hardly tell where the stain was.. Let the detergent sit for about 5 minutes. Blot the excess moisture and let dry.

Voila, with simple household items and some patience, you may never have to worry about a red wine stain again. Trust me, it was really as easy as it sounds.

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Make Your Own Lipgloss!!! DIY

For years I have been making my own lip glosses. It’s very fast, affordable and simple.

Materials:

Petroleum Jelly

Small container– Old Eye Shadow and Lip Gloss Containers work well. Even blush compacts do the job.

Blush or mineral makeup in desired lipgloss shade

1. Crush your blush up into a fine powder.

2. Mix it evenly with petroleum jelly in a small container.

3. I like to microwave mine for few seconds incraments to really mix the petroleum jelly and blush.

 

And just like that you have a new lipgloss!! Too easy, right??

Repurposing A Baby Crib!

Many times, before an item has already completed its purpose I am thinking of new ways to use it. My next few posts will be focusing on repurposing items which many of us use and outgrow. What better to start with than repurposing cribs?

Here are a few ideas I have compiled which are great for using your child’s crib, even after they outgrow it. These ideas are also great for cribs you may have held onto which no longer meet safety regulations!

The “art of the rs” show a crib side used as a blanket or towel rackImage

ImageRepurposed Crib as a baby gate, Heres the instructions

       ImageRepurposed Crib Desk by Chez Larsson

I’m interested in how you reuse your child’s crib! Show me!

Slow Drain.. DIY Household Solution

My boyfriend’s bathroom sink drains slowly. I was tired of the toothpaste marks left behind after the drain would finally empty. So I decided to try a solution I found on the internet. It was so simple and it proved effective.

*** Bring 1 Quart of water to a boil (4 cups). Pour 1/2 a cup of salt down the drain and rinse it down there with the 1 quart of boiling water. The water does not have to be a rapid boil for this to work. **

I hope this works for you too!

Got Shutters to Spare? DIY ideas

I obsess over shutters on the curb. Every-time I see them out for the trash, I have to fight myself to not bring them home! There are so many functions for old shutters. The possibilities are endless. I have gathered a few pictures to hopefully inspire those of you whom may be remodeling and have a few shutters lying around. They make excellent mail organizers, magazine racks, headboards, etc.

Organize Teeter Tottering Bikes in the Garage! DIY with pallets!

I no longer have the privilege of living in a home with a garage, but I thought this idea was simple and efficient enough to post for all the others out there whom do have a garage and a few bikes! Many people believe that until they take time to find the studs in the wall, hang hooks and hang their bikes from them, that their bikes have to remain in that awkward stack which could fall over at any moment. However, with the simple use of a pallet or two you can change all that. AND for those of us whom aren’t drill friendly, or for those extremely frugal, this is the perfect solution!!

Also, if you personally don’t have any pallets lying around, go on craigslist, click under your area and under the for sale section select the free section. Pallets are an item I constantly see listed on free craigslist. There are also so many other functions for pallets, from making beds, couches, coffee tables, etc, etc,.

Are Bugs Preventing You From Enjoying the Beautiful Outdoors?? DIY Solutions!

  I dislike the smell of bug spray. I also dislike the grimy feel of bug spray. My sister also will not let me wear bug spray when I am babysitting my nephew, and i love being outside where I thought bugs were unavoidable. However, it has recently come to my attention that there are other methods of controlling flies.

Method One: A clear plastic bag filled with water, with a shiny penny inside, hung in the air.

This method will apparently help keep bugs away during the day. Just hang a clear plastic bag filled with water and a shiny penny or two, in an area of the yard where you find flies to be pesky. Its best if the bag is in a sunny area, as it increases the reflection of light off the water, which flies stay away from.

Method 2: Herbs

Herbs like basil, lavender, mint and rosemary have strong aromas which are fly repellants. They also grow easily too, and taste great in foods and drinks. So perhaps try planting a few different planters of herbs around your patio area.

Method 3: Hanging CD’s

Very similarly to the reason why hanging plastic bags filled with water repels flies, some claim that hanging old cds over their sunny patios reflects the sunlight enough to keep flies away.

Let me know what you do to keep flies away !! Also if you like home style products, check out my etsy shop called Beaucycled.