Non-traditional Easter Baskets

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Non-traditional Easter Baskets

Easter is right around the corner! I am not only excited to drink my first Diet Coke in 40 days, but if you have children or are just a kid at heart, you know the importance of the classic  Easter Basket! I have seen pre-packaged and pre-made baskets being sold at big-box retailers around town for […]

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(Almost Free) Frozen Yogurt Dots

April 3, 2014 0 Comments
(Almost Free) Frozen Yogurt Dots

Remember those tiny frozen ice cream balls that you could buy at the zoo or the fair during the summer? They were billed as the “ice cream of the future” and were always super tasty, but super expensive. A cup would run you almost 5 dollars a pop, but I have discovered a simple way to make […]

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Shape Up Your Shower

March 30, 2014 0 Comments
Shape Up Your Shower

I recently had to have my ENTIRE shower gutted and in the process, all of my bathroom towels and rugs were completely caked with a layer of thick, gray dust and grime from the plumber’s work. This wouldn’t be so bad, except for the fact that they are pure white…or at least used to be! The […]

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The Key To Saving Time…

March 23, 2014 0 Comments
The Key To Saving Time…

In the fast-paced world that we live in, nothing is more precious than time. After all, time is money, as the saying goes. In this spirit, I have tried to eliminate “time-zappers” out of my daily routine. I waste at least five minutes everyday, rustling through an endless chain of keys, trying to find the right one to start […]

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Happy St.Patty’s Day!

March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Happy St.Patty’s Day!

With a name like Mary McGuire, it’s not  hard to believe that St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. The green, the gold, the rainbows! It’s a festive holiday, chock full of fun and mischief. What better way to celebrate than with some cheery decorations around the home or office…besides […]

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Cheap Spring Cleaning

March 9, 2014 0 Comments
Cheap Spring Cleaning

Spring has almost sprung here in the Midwest! The warmer weather and longer days makes plenty of time and opportunity for us to shake off the dust of winter and get ready for a fresh, new spring season. Spring cleaning can inspire dread in the hearts and wallets of many- but it doesn’t have to! I have discovered a multitude […]

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40 Days and 40 Nights

March 2, 2014 0 Comments
40 Days and 40 Nights

The fun and  indulgence of Mardi Gras and the following season of Lenten sacrifice is nearly upon us. Regardless of your own personal religious beliefs, I believe that this time of year is a good reminder for everyone to make small resolutions to serve a greater good. A sacrifice could be as small as volunteering for a few hours at the local food bank, […]

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DIY Winter Skin Saver

February 20, 2014 0 Comments
DIY Winter Skin Saver

It’s itchy. It hurts.  It’s  just plain annoying. Dry and cracked skin is one of the worst winter consequences of residing in the harsh climate of the Midwest. I have tried lotions, oils, and just about every cream on the market, but nothing seems to work better than this great DIY masque courtesy of BLDG 25, […]

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Alternative V-Day Date Ideas

February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alternative V-Day Date Ideas

Tomorrow marks February 14th! For all of the guys and gals out there who may have forgotten, that is indeed Valentine’s Day- called the most romantic day of the year by some. From the obligatory red roses to that all-important romantic date, the holiday can get a bad rap. The pressure and the expectations can […]

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Decorate Your Place For Free

February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Decorate Your Place For Free

I love to switch the decor up in my apartment constantly. Pictures will rarely stay in the same place on my walls and I am forever changing the position and look of  my bookcase, sculptures, and even my bed. Great for my short attention span, but not so great for my wallet! In light of my penny-pinching ways, […]

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