Beauty Tips

It can be exciting keeping up with the latest tips and trends in the beauty industry but it can also be really time consuming. This collection of beauty tips are meant to make all women’s lives easier. Yes please! Any woman can look and feel beautiful in just a fraction of the time with these awesome hacks from Diply. I’m excited to feature them here today but I’m even more excited to try them!

We need quick and quality tips that work well and that’s exactly what these are. So clever! If you’re not using at least a few…shame shame. A lot aren’t even hacks, they are just straight up brilliant beauty advice passed down from the pros.

I can swear by #3. It works like a charm in a pinch. I want to give #4 a shot ASAP! Split ends are the worst! (I would know!) Just for fun someday I’d like to try the Kool-Aid lip stain (#8). Fun right? I think the contouring guide was the most helpful (#13)! Are you going to try any of these? Have you already? How’d they go? About Style has a bunch of other tutorials you should have in your beauty arsenal.

Here’s the link to all 15 tricks…

Diply: 15 Clever Tricks That Will Change Your Beauty Routine For The Better


adds to eggs

I love hacks. Love them to pieces! Something that makes life easier and better? Sign me up! Here are three lifehacks you may not have seen before, all fridge and freezer related. It’s a short video that is worth your time. Watch to the end! I have never heard of the final one before.

The first, is how to tell your hardboiled eggs from your raw ones. I know, I know there are several other ways to do it but give her a little credit for this idea. She uses vinegar but you could probably use food coloring instead to really make it evident which ones are hard boiled. Use green food coloring if you want all the eggs to yourself. Lol!! I have seen the second one before, it’s a binder clip in the refrigerator to keep your cans and bottles from rolling around. This is a great idea that really works! I’d use it still but my new fridge doesn’t have racks.

Last is the one I haven’t seen before. I’m going to try it the next time I have a can of soda that needs cooling. So cool! And perfect for any hot summer day! Any other kitchen hacks come to mind? Hacks in general? Like I said, I love them all! Some are so ridiculous but for every 10 bad ones there is 1 good. Gizmodo has a fun roundup. It’s an anti-hack roundup. These hacks didn’t work!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Coconut Oil

The most amazing and useful natural substance on earth? Coconut oil!! You can use it on or for just about anything. The polynesians have been using it for almost anything you can think of for thousands of years. Their secret is out and now you can learn it for yourself. We have all heard the benefits of using it as an alternative to butter or cooking oil in your fry pans and baked goods (yum!). Did you know you can use coconut oil to make your own mayonnaise? You can use it to prevent freezer burn too. (I don’t think that idea came from Hawaii or Fiji. Lol.)

Coconut oil is also a great thing for your skin too. You can moisturize, wash, shave, reduce puffiness, get rid of varicose veins and stretch marks, exfoliate etc. The list goes on and on and on and on some more. This stuff really is amazing and I can’t wait to try some of these! Coconut oil can also be used in DIY makeup. Brit And Co has a fun roundup of 13 lip balm recipes, all calling for coconut oil. Lip Lickin good! Find them here.

Here’s the link to all 200 uses…

DIYnCrafts: 200 Brilliant Uses For Coconut Oil That Will Change Your Life Forever


Kids Storage

Get your clutter cleared and your stuff stored with this fun roundup from Diply. I’m so excited to feature it here today! These 12 ideas are going to make picking up the kids’ messes so much easier.

‘I love cleaning up messes that I didn’t make…so I became a mom.’ Said no one ever. I hate messes and I’ve found that the best way to clean one up is to prevent it from happening. Brilliant I know. One way to do that is with easy organization and storage solutions that even the littles can get on board with. That’s exactly what this roundup offers. Tips for everyone. Love!

How Does She has a helpful step-by-step guide on teaching your kids to clean up their own rooms and messes. Her’s is in 10 minutes which I think is a little ambitious but all the steps are the same even if your kids go a little slower. Lol.

Here’s the link to all 12 ideas…

Diply: 12 Smart Storage Hacks For Kids’ Things


Watermelon

Watermelon is the perfect summer treat. It’s wonderful for hot days and picnics. So refreshing! The only downside of this tasty treat is that eating it can get a little messy with juices dripping down everywhere. Let’s learn a new way for cutting watermelon today. Cutting it into strips is user friendly, keeps hands and faces from getting sticky, and not one bite gets wasted!

That sounds like a win to me. Take your watermelon and cut it in half. Then take that half and cut vertically and horizontally. Tada! No more waste and each little piece pulls out in a cute little strip. I think this would look cute on a cake stand.

I am so going to do this! Another one of my watermelon goals is to carve an animal. Someday. Check out this video. It shows how to make ‘easy’ watermelon animals. Think you could pull one off? Let me know how it goes!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


bathroom organization

Get ideas on how to create storage in the smallest of spaces where there isn’t any with this roundup from DIY And Crafts. It’s brilliant and I’m so excited to feature it here today! My bathroom never seems to have enough room and is cluttered beyond belief. (It’s honestly a little embarrassing.) My husband I share the space so I am always looking for new organization tips, tricks, and hacks. Here are 30 DIYs that will literally transform your bathroom and they are budget friendly. There are also detailed tutorials for each one. #win

Theses ideas are so helpful! I’m gonna have to put some of these in place this weekend! I love the DIY pocket organizer. I would go with the full sized shoe organizer over the back of the door for the win! So much space. The under sink expandable shelf is amazing. I didn’t even know that they made those but I’m going to buy one ‘post haste.’ Working around those pesky pipes always wastes so much space but not any more. The wall baskets are also great. These ideas are all great!

How about you? Are any of these calling your name? The only way you could not be ‘wowed’ by this roundup is if you are one of the few who doesn’t need any help. Tell me how you do that! Please?!

Just in case you are as smitten as I am, here is the link to the under the sink shelf. Brilliant.

Here’s the link to all 30 ideas…

DIY And Crafts: 30 Brilliant Bathroom Organization And Storage DIY Solutions


Eggs

McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches are the best. They are a special treat we get when traveling. That’s the only time we get up and out the door that early. Lol. The egg McMuffin is my fav. Only 300 calories. Another fun thing about it is how the egg is perfectly round. That isn’t just a restaurant thing. You can get a perfectly round eggs every time with this clever hack.

I can’t believe I’ve never thought of doing this before! I think I’ve seen metal rings in kitchen gadget stores that do this but why spent money on something you can do with a simple onion? An onion round, an egg, and a skillet. That’s all you need. Well, a spatula and oil would come in handy too. Another way to perfectly round eggs is by making ‘eggs in a basket.’ That’s one of my family favorites! Yum. Learn how to make them here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Gardening

My dad got a Ficus Benjamina when he was 18. Whaaa? It’s a houseplant otherwise knows as a Weeping Fig. It’s not so much a houseplant as it is a house tree! Lol. The larger ones grow up to ten feet tall and that’s how big our family one is. My dad wants to give it me because it’s outgrown his space but I am afraid I would kill this 45 year old plant. My black thumb is getting greener but that’s a lot of pressure! Think you could do it?

Diply has a roundup of 15 helpful tips that will help even the most gardening challenged have more success. I can use these! I like number 3, using eggshells as starters for tiny seedlings. I wonder how they got the eggs to crack so nice and perfect. I also like number 11. Rocks with the names of your plants and flowers won’t make your garden goods grow better but it will make them look snazzy. Have you tried any of these? Have they worked? Let me know!

I thought it would be helpful to have some tips for the inside plants too. These are great for those who don’t like to garden but still want a splash of green in their decorating scheme. House plants/trees (hehe) are all different and have specific requirements but these general tips are a good place to start. Find them here.

Here’s the link to all 15 ideas…

Diply: 15 Gardening Hacks For A Greener Thumb

Cleaning

Cleaning as a kid: 1% cleaning, 30% complaining, and 69% playing with newly found treasure. Cleaning as an adult: backbreaking hard work, frustrating things that never get clean, and kids wreaking havoc two minutes after the job is done. Lol. Those are two very different ways of looking at things. Wouldn’t it be nice if cleaning could be easier? What do you think life-hacks are for? To make our lives (and especially cleaning) so much better!

I’m so glad that I stumbled across this roundup! Hooray! It has tips on how to clean grout, window tracks, microfiber couches, water stains, permanent marker, and other annoying dirty things. I think I’d rather pay someone to deep clean the house but since I can only do that once in a while these will come in handy when I find the energy to deep clean.

Since I was looking at cleaning stuff…I decided to look for DIY cleaners. These are all natural and will leave your home sparkling. Check out all 42 recipes here.

Here’s the link to all 19 cleaning tips…

Diply: 19 Ways To Conquer The Hard To Clean Things In Your Home

Space Saving

Keep calm and storage on. Organize, throw away, give away, put in storage, and repeat. That is one of the life cycles that I hate. There is never enough space. No matter how many times I clean out the closets and toy chests…stuff always manages to fill them up again. That means that I’m always looking for new organization tips and tricks. I found these ones super helpful and I hope you do too…

What is the most cluttered room in your home? Bath? Bed? Living? For me it’s a toss up between the bathroom and the playroom. The closets are pretty bad too. These should help me get it under control! I’m thinking #3 for the playroom (craft supplies) and #7 would help clean up a messy desk. My fridge isn’t too bad but I really like how it’s organized in #12. Clever clever clever.

Why be organized? Because it’s good for you! Simplify 101 can prove it.

Here’s the link to all 12 ideas…

Diply: 12 Genius Space-Saving Hacks That Will Change Your Life