5 Creative Ways To Store Wrapping Paper

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:56 am on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rolls of wrapping paper tend to thump around in your closet if you don’t make an effort to store them. Here are 5 Creative Ways To Store Wrapping Paper:

1. HANG THEM FROM A CLOSET CEILING. Put that wasted space to good use.

2. FENCE THEM OFF WITH A TENSION ROD. Stand them against the wall so they won’t fall over.

3. PUT THEM IN A CLEAR GARMENT BAG. Then hang the bag in a spare closet.

4. STICK THEM IN A TRASH CAN. This is great if you need to access the wrapping paper all year long.

5. INSTALL RACKS ON THE BACK OF A DOOR. Turn it into an entire gift wrap station.

Organize Kid Bath Toys With A Recycled Mesh Bag

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:06 am on Monday, December 29, 2014

At Thanksgiving, I took the mesh bag off our turkey and realized it could be recycled into an organizer. My son’s bath toys tended to sprawl all over the bathtub and I’d been looking for a better way to store them. The solution? Use the mesh bag that the turkey came in to hold the toys.

So I washed the bag with soap and water, fill it with bath toys, and hung it from a hook on our bath organizer. Ta-da! An easy and free way to store all his toys.

The mesh lets the water drip down into the tub, which will keep the toys from molding. It makes collecting the toys from the bath easier too, since all we have to do is pile them in the bag and hang them up to dry.

I love simple organizing solutions.

Merry Christmas 2014

Filed under: News — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:14 am on Thursday, December 25, 2014

Have a wonderful holiday!

Christmas Round-Up

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:06 am on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Have A Merry Christmas With These Red Holiday Cocktails

Make Your Own Candy Canes

How To Make A Floating Christmas Tree

Himmeli-Style Christmas Star Tree Topper

8 Great Appetizers

Easy DIY Colorful and Fun Fruit Ornaments

Glamorous and Impressive Appetizers For Your Next Holiday Party

5 Christmas Ornaments You Can 3D Print

Gingerbread Toddy

DIY Christmas Gifts Round-Up

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:54 am on Monday, December 22, 2014

Some Christmas gift ideas you can make yourself.

Make A Hobby Horse Out Of A Sock.

Build A Toy Workbench For A Lucky Kid This Christmas

Knit A Pot Holder

Sparkle In A Unicorn Horn Headband

Child DIY Gift Idea: A Fun and Frugal Play Kitchen

DIY Copper Pipe Ipad Holder

Knit a Pair of Yoga Socks

No-Mess Candle Making

Make A Hobby Horse Out Of A Sock

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:36 am on Monday, December 22, 2014

Here’s a good tutorial on How To Make A Hobby Horse Out Of A Sock. It looks pretty easy! These suckers can be expensive too.

How To Make Your Own Candy Canes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:05 am on Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ever thought about making your own candy canes? Well now you can.

Glamorous and Impressive Appetizers For Your Next Holiday Party

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:20 am on Friday, December 19, 2014

Tis the season to celebrate. Here are some enticing appetizers from around the Internet:

FIGS PROSCIUTTO: figs, prosciutto, cheese, honey.

ANTIPASTO SKEWERS: Salami, mozzarella, artichokes, olives, tomatoes, etc., marinated and strung on skewers. (We tried this one and it was a hit.)

SEARED PORK BELLY & GREEN PEPPER BRUSCHETTA: pork belly (!), spicy peppers, lemon zest, on toasted bread slices.

SANTA HAT APPETIZERS: strawberries, bananas, and marshmallows.

LAMB MEATBALL SLIDERS: lamb meatballs (you can keep them warm in the crockpot), slider buns, sauce.

BEET AND GOAT CHEESE NAPOLEONS: slices of roasted beets alternating with herbed goat cheese. Use yellow beets so they won’t bleed into the cheese.

CHRISTMAS TREE CHEESE PLATE: Lay grapes, cheese, and herbs out to form a Christmas tree. Or do it with tomatoes, cheese, and rosemary.

Happy holidays!

Super Easy And Kid-Friendly Strawberry Santa Hat Appetizers

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:13 am on Thursday, December 18, 2014

(You’ll have to excuse this picture. I made this appetizer for a party and took a quick photo on the way out the door, so it didn’t turn out the way I wanted. It gives you the idea.)

These Strawberry Santa Hat Appetizers are so easy, and a huge hit among the kids. Here’s how to make them:

Strawberry Santa Hat Appetizers

Ingredients:

    Strawberries
    Bananas
    Marshmallows
    Toothpicks


Directions:

Put on toothpicks in this order: Marshmallow, the top of a strawberry, one slice of banana. Ta-da, you have a hat!

Repeat until you have the desired number of Santa hats. Keep covered with plastic wrap until ready to serve.

Out Of Bows? Top You Presents With Pretty Magazine Bows

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:53 am on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Check it out, present toppers made out of magazine scraps. This is great if you run out of bows while wrapping presents.

Click here to learn how to make origami bows from magazine pages.

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