How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

How to Make Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are a great replacement for dryer sheets and fabric softener. They soften clothes, speed up drying time, remove wrinkles and reduce static all without the use of chemicals. Just toss them in the dryer with your wet clothes, and they’ll work their magic.

I used this set for the last decade:

Dryer Max Dryer Balls

And they work great, but I’ve never really liked the fact that they were made out of PVC. When wool dryer balls hit the market a few years ago, I was thrilled to have a plastic-free option, but at almost $40 a set, I just couldn’t bring myself to order them.

So, I did what I normally do in situations like this … I figured out how to make my own. Here are the instructions. [Read more…]

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Ready to dive into your spring cleaning, but not sure where to start? Print a copy of my spring cleaning checklist, and use it as your guide. It breaks down all the essential cleaning tasks room by room.

Stick it on your fridge, and check off tasks as you complete them. Before you know it, you’ll have your whole house back on track.

And if getting organized and/or clearing out clutter is a part of your spring cleaning plans, these other printables that should help with that:

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Vanilla Pudding Mix Recipe

Vanilla Pudding Mix Recipe

Vanilla pudding is such a versatile dessert. It’s good warm or cold, plain or dressed up, but my favorite way to serve it is layered with berries in wine glasses or mason jars. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries – I’ll take them all.

Since we’re inching into berry season once again, I decided to turn my tried-and-true vanilla pudding recipe into a mix that I can keep on hand. Now, whenever gorgeous berries inspire me to make a batch of vanilla pudding, I’ll just need to grab a scoop of mix from the pantry to be off and running. And since my recipe only takes 12 minutes to make, I’d say we’ll be eating more vanilla pudding this summer.

Want to try my vanilla pudding mix? Here’s the recipe [Read more…]

Pimento Cheese Recipe

Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Pimento cheese is too good to be just a southern thing. If you’ve never had it before (or you’ve only had a grocery store knock off), this is your chance to treat your taste buds to something truly special. While most grocery store pimento cheese has a smooth, spreadable consistency, this recipe makes a chunkier spread. It’s what you’d expect to be served, if you ordered a pimento cheese sandwich at a really good deli. And it’s the only way I serve it at my house. [Read more…]