Travel Tips

Hello!  How is everyone doing?  Did you have a nice Easter?  I know I did, it was a wonderful day to spend time with my family so I hope you did too.

So today is a repost from last summer.  We are getting closer to summer which means the perfect time for vacation!  So here were some awesome tips and tricks that I found very useful that could help make your traveling much easier.  So enjoy!

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I haven’t been on too many flights but I can say that it is hard to pack a carry on bag.  Arzo Travels lays out an awesome list of everything that you should pack in your carry on bag for your next flight.

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Who doesn’t like snacks?  Especially for a long trip you definitely need to have something to eat on the road.  Live Laugh Rowe gives her list of snacks that she likes to pack for a road trip.

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We all love our pets and we love them so much so that sometimes we want to take them with us on our adventure.  The Every Girl complies a list of things to pack and look at when wanting your furry friend to go on an adventure too!

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If you are traveling somewhere by car and not by plane, it can be hard to figure out how to pack your car.  Stuffed Suitcase shows us how she packs her car for long road trips, which is very helpful!

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If you are going on a trip soon, you may need to pack a lot of small items for your adventure.  Polka Dot Chair gives us some ideas on things to pack to make traveling just a little bit easier.

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Sometimes when you are taking a road trip, you are taking the whole family with you!  Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, Dylan Too gives us some great ideas of things to bring when traveling with kids.

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Did you know that there is a “proper” way to pack a suitcase?  Business Insidergives us this awesome diagram on how to properly pack for your next trip.

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With everyone using technology for everything nowadays, wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a plethora of apps that were reliable for travel?  Carry On or Bust compiles a list of apps that they use when traveling that make your life much easier.

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This is a HUGE thing!  Obviously you want to be safe while traveling and it would be terrible if things got stolen from you.  Wise Bread gives a good list of things to take into consideration when you are traveling.

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Finally, it’s not really travel tips and tricks, but my trip to Washington from a couple summers ago.  I had so much fun and even give you a small itinerary for my week long trip.  Click here to check it out!

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How I Organized My Tool Cabinet

Good morning! I hope you all had a fun and family filled Easter! It was such a beautiful day here. Perfect for hunting eggs! I was able to accomplish a few projects while I was off for spring break.

This locker cabinet was one of my projects. What a mess! I was constantly having to dig through all this to find the one tool or item I needed. There are small tools that I use in the house, a few painting supplies, batteries, and other miscellaneous items. I finally decided it was time to do something about it.

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I found this divided box and knew it would work perfectly for all the small pieces I had in the locker. I started out putting the smaller items in the small squares. Items such as nails, screws, hooks and eyes fit perfectly in these compartments.

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Once I finished with the smaller pieces, I had several larger items. I was able to take some of the dividers out to make larger spaces. I placed razor blades, zip ties and larger hooks in these compartments.

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I also had a small clear plastic box that I filled with the larger tools like the hammer, screwdrivers, levels, wire cutters and sandpaper.

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I also had a divided box for batteries. I have had this organizer for awhile and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it for the other items.

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What a difference! It’s amazing how two little organizers could make this much of a difference! It’s so much easier to find what I need now. I have the batteries on the top shelf and hung up a few extra packs on the hook. I also have a few painting supplies and the staple gun in here.

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I placed the divided box and the tool box on the bottom shelf.

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Such a simple solution to a big messy problem! I’m so glad to have this one project done.

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Have you organized any areas in your house lately? Do you have any simple solutions for keeping your items neat? Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great week!

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How I Cheat When I Cover My Outdoor Cushions

Good morning! Are you ready for Easter this Sunday? We will be going to my parents house and having our annual egg hunt. We have 3 littles, so this is always a fun event! Even the adults get a chance to find their special egg. We should be having great weather too!

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Since the weather has been so nice, I have been working on some projects in our back yard and patio. One of the projects that needed done was recovering my outdoor cushions. I did this a few years ago too. You can see it here. I recovered these cushions about 5 years ago, so it had lasted for quite awhile, but they had become faded and dirty. I had bought indoor/outdoor fabric last time, but this time Haley had found some pretty shower curtains from Goodwill, and I knew they would be perfect for the cushions. Here are the old covers.

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So my secret to recovering my cushions, is…hot glue! You read that right! I glue the fabric on! I can sew, but I am not good enough to actually sew slip covers, so this is the next best thing. Now when the fabric becomes dirty and faded, I can just tear it off and put new covers on. Isn’t this fabric pretty! I love all the shades of blue. This is what the cushion looked like under the fabric.

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Each shower curtain covered 2 cushions. The back of my chairs are open in the back, so I had to cover the whole front and the back of the cushion for the back of the chair. For the seat cushion, I could leave some of the under section of the seat cushion uncovered.

I started by figuring out how much I would need to cover the back cushion and cut that piece off from the big piece. I folded one side over towards the middle. I put a line of hot glue along the cushion and pressed the fabric onto it.

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After that piece was secure, I folded over the other side towards they middle. I put more hot glue and pressed that side into it.

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Once the fabric was secure in the middle, I worked on the sides. I laid them out flat and then folded the sides in towards the middle like wrapping a present.

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I then folded those ends up over the cushion and hot glued them down. I made sure I hot glued all over to make sure the fabric was secure.

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I did have to put a seam on the front of the bottom cushion since the fabric didn’t quite fit, but the back cushion covers it.

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I love how they turned out! It looks so fresh and clean now! My kitty Kiara, decided they looked comfy too!

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I didn’t have enough fabric to cover the loveseat, but I will try to find some solid blue fabric so it coordinates with the chairs.

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I also gave the chairs a fresh coat of black paint.

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I added some fun summer pillows, some plants and a small rug to this corner. It looks so comfy and inviting.

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What do you think? Would you try something like this? I love how easy it is! I would love to hear from you!

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Succulent Garden Round Up

Hello!  It’s finally Friday!  I am so ready for this weekend and I am ready for a break.  It has been a very long and very busy week at work.

So I know I did a garden round up a couple weeks ago, but this week I am doing another garden round up.  But this time it is specifically for succulent gardens.  I am in love with succulents at the moment.  Like…LOVE THEM!  I have tons of succulents on my front porch and I want to add much more.  So I was searching for some inspiration and here is what I found and wanted to share with you.  So, enjoy!

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Bird Bath Succulent Garden

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Front Yard Garden from Possible Decor

Potted Succulent Garden

Potted Succulent Garden from West Coast Gardens

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Wagon Wheel Garden

Terrium Gardens

Terrarium Gardens from Den Garden 

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Large Garden Pots from World of Succulents

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Succulent Dream Catchers

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Tree Stump Succulent Garden from Home N Ideas

Wagon Garden

Wagon Garden from HomeTalk

Teacup Garden

Tiny Teacup Garden from Coach Decor

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