10 One-Minute Tricks to Get More Organized

Let’s admit it! We all want to be more organized & we all find it too difficult & time consuming to accomplish! Well, not anymore. Good Housekeeping has taken away our excuses by developing an incredible list of ways we can all get more organized in a minute! WOW! A minute? I need to try these myself! When it comes to organization, every little bit helps! Enjoy!

One Minute Organizing

46 Ways to Make Something New Out of Something Old

46 Ways to Make Something New Out of Something Old

I LOVE repurposing! I enjoy making something beautiful & useful out of someone else’s trash. All those seemingly useless things sitting around the house, basement & garage can be put to good use. You can make incredible things out of them. In fact, many of the things I make I am then able to sell in my gift shop. What a win-win! You are able to clear out unused items AND make some money at the same time, more money than you would hold a yard sale! And you have fun while doing it!

Not sure what to make or how to begin? Country Living is ready to get you started with this HUGE list of craft projects that recycled materials. Take time to go through the list. Look around your home. Then pick one! Believe me, after 1-2 projects, you will be hooked! Enjoy!

Something New Projects

Simple Sew Pillows


You don’t need to spend a fortune to spruce up your home. Often, little touches here and there add just the right touch that makes a big impact. For this reason, I LOVE pillows! They can be added and shifted as needed. Also, it is easy to change the look of a room just by recovering the existing pillows or adding new ones that you make yourself. BH&G offers a selection of homemade pillows that work throughout your home. It’s just that simple!

Quick and Easy Mason Jar Frittata

Quick and Easy Mason Jar Frittata

In Granny’s day, mason jars were used for canning. And maybe for storage. Dad would sometimes sneak a few out to the garage to hold nails & the like. However, the uses for Mason jars were fairly limited. Not anymore. Mason Jars are being used to create a variety of dishes from oatmeal to dessert. I know any day now, I’m going to see a Mason Jar restaurant advertised! It’s only a matter of time!

Today, I’m sharing a great recipe from Cooking.com. Martha Tinkler has created a fabulous frittata in a Mason Jar. You can make them ahead, then cook them for dinner. Serve right in the jar. Your family is going to LOVE them! Enjoy!

Mason Jar Frittata

101 Container Gardening Ideas

101 Container Gardening Ideas

In case you haven’t heard, California is going through a drought. To help conserve water this year, I have laid ground bark in the areas where I normally grow vegetables & flowers & plan on only growing these items in containers this year. On blazing hot days, I can move containers out of the hot sun. More important, I won’t use as much water keeping my plants hydrated during the growing season.  Southern Living is helping me out with this article featuring 101 different container garden ideas. You can have a garden no matter where you live. Enjoy!

Container Garden

35 Favorite Chicken Slow-Cooker Recipes


I don’t know about you but chicken is a go to dish in our house. I always watch for it to go on sale then stock up on a variety. I also find chicken works great in my slow cooker. That’s why I am always looking for new recipes to try with chicken, especially slow cooker chicken.

Midwest Living shares a variety of chicken recipes that you can try in your slow cooker. The weather is turning cooler. These recipes are perfect for the cold days ahead. Enjoy!

35 Favorite Chicken Slow-Cooker Recipes