Rocket Ship Canopy

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:56 am on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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How fun, a Rocket Ship Canopy. $189.

6 Delicious Deviled Egg Recipes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:21 am on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What do you do with all those colorful hard-boiled eggs you made for Easter? Make deviled eggs of course! Here’s some twists on the classic recipe.

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Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Baby Chick Deviled Eggs

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

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Smoky Red Devil Eggs

3 Pounds Of Dried Apples For $4

Filed under: Money — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:01 am on Monday, March 30, 2015

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Here’s an example of how I Save Money By Dehydrating Fruit. My local grocery store frequently has a cart of marked down fruits and vegetables. Recently, the store had two bags for $2 each.

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The apples were on the old side, but that didn’t matter because I cut them up and stuck them in my food dehydrator.

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In the end, I ended up with three pounds of dried apples for $4. The same amount of dried apples in the store would have costs me a whole lot more.

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Filed under: Pretty/Cool — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:57 am on Friday, March 27, 2015

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No comment.

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Adorable Bunny Pancakes For Easter Breakfast

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:28 am on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bunny-shaped pancakes for Easter morning!

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Use whip cream and coconut for the tail.

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Here’s another version using bananas for the ears and feet.

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And this one uses melon for the ears.

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If you have bunny cookie cutters, use them to make the shapes.

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And add a few drops of red food coloring to make them pink.

Easter Egg Lunch

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:24 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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I love this idea. Make an Easter Egg Lunch by putting plastic eggs in an egg carton and filling them with snacks. It couldn’t be simpler.

My son would love this.

DIY Breastfeeding Infinity Scarf

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:18 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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This would be a great gift for a new mom: DIY Breastfeeding Infinity Scarf. It only cost $5 to make.

Save Money Update: Michaels Frame And Taylor Digital Thermometer

Filed under: Money — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:05 am on Monday, March 23, 2015

Time for an update on my New Year’s Resolutions to Save Money By Contacting Companies When Things Break. Every time something I own breaks or malfunctions, I’ll contact the company and ask for a replacement.

So far, I’ve interacted with two companies. Here’s how it went down.

Taylor Digital Cooking Thermometer

I wasn’t surprised when my digital thermometer broke. I’ve had to buy several digital thermometers over the years; they don’t last that long. So when my Taylor Digital Cooking Thermometer broke, my impulse was to throw it out and buy a new one. I actually went so far as to put it in the garbage can before I remembered my New Year’s Resolution.

Then I pulled the thermometer out of the trash and looked at it.

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As you can see in this picture, the wires pulled out of the probe. The rest of the thermometer still worked. So I contacted Taylor and asked them to send me a new probe.

They wrote back and said I could buy a new probe if I wanted.

I wrote them again and said, would they send me one for free? The thermometer was less than a year old.

They wrote back and asked if I had sent in the warranty.

I wrote them and said, no I hadn’t. Still, would they please send me a free probe?

They agreed, but I had to jump through all these hoops that included telling them where and when I bought thermometer, taking pictures of it, sizing and editing the photos so they could see them, and writing down many many serial numbers. It felt like Taylor was trying to discourage me so they wouldn’t have to send me the probe. However, I did all they asked.

They wrote again and said that the probe was back ordered until April. Well! Okay then. This was in February, as I’ve been waiting patiently ever since for my probe. I do miss having a digital thermometer.

From this experience, I got the feeling that Taylor thermometers break a lot and this is how the company deals with complaints. I also learned next time to send in the stupid warranty card.

Michaels Frame

On the other hand, I was super impressed with Michaels. As I wrote in this post, a poster frame I purchased from there exploded all over my bathroom.

In November, I went to Michaels and bought a frame for a poster. Last month, my son knocked the poster over. It flopped slowly over in a way that might have cracked the glass of a normal frame, but that’s not what happened. Instead, the glass shattered. It was like Hollywood breakaway glass. It flew all over the bathroom, into the kitty litter, behind the toilet. It was a mess, and worse–it was dangerous. The glass was brittle, thin, and sharp. Thank God my son didn’t get cut.

Here’s a picture of the glass after I cleaned it up:

I told Michaels about this situation, and they went way beyond my expectations. Not only did they send me a $25 gift card, they went to the trouble of sending a new frame to my house. Here it is:

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Sew Your Own Cloth Menstrual Pads

Filed under: Money — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:17 am on Friday, March 20, 2015

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I’m not sure if cloth pads are something I would do for my period, but I can see how they would save you money. Cloth pads last for years and can be used over and over, while disposal pads cost what? $8-$13 a pack? Plus cloth menstrual pads have the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.

Cleaning them, though…

Here’s a tutorial for making your own. And here’s information about using cloth pads.

Easy Jelly Bean Bracelets

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:06 am on Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Love this idea: Easy Jelly Bean Bracelets. It takes an elastic “stretch cord,” needle, and jelly beans. I want one.

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