Friday, February 27, 2015

Parenting Hack--How to Save a Fortune on Diaper Genie Refills



I love my Diaper Genie. I've had it since Sophie was born which was 7 years ago! But now that I have 2 babies in diapers, buying the refills was costing us about $14 a week. That's an average of $56 a month and $672 a year. On plastic bags. No thanks. 

So one day, when we ran out of refills, I put a scented, kitchen-sized garbage bag in there instead. Turns out, it works great! Can't smell a thing. 



Best part--the savings. Now we're spending about $.17 a bag! Just pop the trash bag in there, push it down, and put the top back on. Once it's full, empty it like normal.

For more hacks, check out the Tips & Tricks page!


I'm linking up at some of these great parties and Savvy Southern Style

Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Picture Frame Wreath


St. Patrick's Day is just a fun holiday and so the decorations and crafts should be too! I saw this frame at Michaels and thought it would be perfect for a fun and different St. Patrick's Day 'wreath'. It was easy to make and didn't take long at all! Here's what you need:


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

{Baked} Italian Parmesan Sliced Potatoes


Baked Italian Parmesan Sliced Potatoes are an easy side dish that go great with everything from steak to fish. These even make a great snack. Making them is simple--throw all of the ingredients in a bag, shake together and bake!


Ingredients
6 potatoes, sliced
1/4 c. olive oil
1 packet Zesty Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
5 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
salt to taste


Directions
Slice potatoes to 1/4" to 1/2" thickness. (You can slice them again in half like I did or leave them as is.)





Tuesday, February 24, 2015

{Easy} Lamp Makeover



I love easy DIY projects, don't you? I bought this lamp for $5 with the hopes that something great would come of it, but for as little as it cost me, I wasn't worried if it all went wrong. Turns out, the lamp makeover went better than I expected! Here's what I used:

ScotchBlue Tape
Valspar Red Oxide Primer spray paint
Rustoleum Sunrise Red Gloss Protective Enamel spray paint
Rustoleum Metallic Oil-Rubbed Bronze spray paint

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