Make Your Own Stroller Cup Holder

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:28 am on Monday, February 18, 2013

My stroller doesn’t come with a cup holder, which has been kind of annoying. We looked into buying one in the store, but I didn’t like the designs and I had a problem with spending $7-$15 for yet another plastic thing.

I don’t know why it never occurred to me to make my own until I saw this tutorial for a stroller cup holder. It’s a simple fabric cylinder with a flap that folds over the stroller and snaps in place. Looks like it works!

From Plastic Jug To Garden Scoop

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:39 am on Friday, February 15, 2013

Not long ago, Mr. Savvy wanted a scoop for beer making. I looked around thrift stores but didn’t see the right thing. Little did I know I could just use a plastic jug.

Much like the plastic jug watering can, this project is unbelievably simple. Just cut the scoop out of the jug and use accordingly.

Click here for 24 other No-Cost Garden Tools.

How To Make A Heart Shaped Cake

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:34 am on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Following the post on 10 Heart Shaped Foods For Valentine’s Day, here is how to make a Heart Shaped Cake.

Looks like it is a matter of baking two layers of the cake, one in a circular pan the other in a square-shaped pan.

Then you cut the circle in half to make the tops of the heart and put it diagonally on the square and ice.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Roll-On Wallpaper

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:13 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I curious about these Patterned Paint Rollers, which let you roll a pattern on your wall to get a wallpaper look in a room. Here is a woman demonstrating the product:

It seems like there are quite a few advantages to these. Cost, for one thing. Wallpaper is expensive. This is the cost of the roller (about $16) plus paint.

There are a lot of creative possibilities here, too. You can have any color combination you want in the room.

And while it looks like these might be a bit of a pain to use–you would have to have a very steady hand to get it look right–hanging wallpaper is a pain too. And if you don’t like the end result, you can always paint over it.

Has anyone used a patterned paint roller? What did you think?

10 Heart Shaped Foods For Valentine’s Day

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:46 am on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Here are 10 heart-shaped foods for Valentine’s Day:

Four Cheese Ravioli

Rice Krispie Treats

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Pepperoni Pizza

Roasted Potatoes

Carrots

Lace Crêpes

Sandwiches

Eggs-In-The-Hole

J-ello Shots with Cherries and Vodka

Porcelain Doll Head Cups

Filed under: Pretty/Cool — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:01 am on Monday, February 11, 2013

These Porcelain Doll Head Cups are weird and neat. Expensive too, at $75 for four cups.

DIY Dino Hat

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:55 am on Friday, February 8, 2013

If you’re going to make dragon tails for your kid to wear, why not a Dino Hat too?

This is an easy project. All you do is add felt “spikes” to an existing hat. Cute!

The Heartbeet Cocktail

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:39 am on Thursday, February 7, 2013

For Valentine’s Day this year, DIY Cocktails and I came up with a different kind of cocktail, one that is built around the beet. The Heartbeet Cocktail (get it?), is made with tequila and a pomegranate liqueur. It’s lightly sweet and bright with a slight earthy flavor from the beet. Best of all, it’s a beautiful deep red color, perfect for a romantic holiday.



The Heartbeet Cocktail

(makes one cocktail)

Ingredients:

    1 1/2 oz tequila
    2 oz beet juice
    1/4 oz pomegranate liqueur
    1/4 oz lemon juice
    Lemon twist to garnish

Direction:

First, juice the beet, either with a juicer or a blender. To juice with a blender, chop the beet up, run on the finest setting, and push through a sieve. (You also just buy beet juice from the store.) Be careful with the juice–it stains.

In a cocktail shaker, combine all liquids over ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Snapping Paper Towel Set

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:24 am on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This is a cute way to reduce Paper Towel Use: use a snapping paper towel set instead. Shaped like a roll of paper towels, each sheet snaps together, like so:

You get 12 towels in a roll. They are machine washable and will sit in a paper towel holder.

But for $52 a roll, you’d better be using a lot of paper towels to make this save you money. Actually, I find that overpriced for glorified kitchen rags, but I love the idea.

Why look, here’s a tutorial to make one for yourself. And another. And another.

Comic Shelf

Filed under: Pretty/Cool — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:44 am on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

This Comic Shelf is so cool.

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