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28 February 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #215

link party, mom bloggers, food bloggers, crafts, kids activities, faith

Welcome to our party! 
Here are some of the most popular posts from last week's party ...


Most Viewed


Braided Bread Rings Recipe - Treat N Trick Blog




Editor's Pick
How To Create Stunning Images for Social Media - Pineapple and Main





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27 February 2017

7 Popular Ways To Organize Your Magazines

Overrun by PAPER?  Are magazines the culprit? Let's talk about some popular ways to take control of that magazine clutter - 7 ways you can do today!


clutter, paper clutter, storage, organizing, home decor

We buy magazines because we like them. We like the content. We like the look. We like the feel of the glossy paper and enjoy reading it that way, not on a computer screen. But have you ever noticed that magazines can take over? They take over the kitchen counter, dining room table, living room couch. Face it, get enough of them and they can overrun your house!

Here are some simple solutions to help you win over magazine clutter and organize your house:

1. Maintain the pages you like, and toss the rest.

2. Don’t keep the whole magazine, just keep the pages you like the best. Either scan the articles you want into your computer or cut them out, put them in a protective sleeve, and store them in a 3 ring binder. Be sure to label for quick reference. You’ll be glad you did as the binder grows.
If you aren’t a binder person, you can keep the article in a labeled manila folder and place it in a file.

3. Store them in upright magazine holders
If you prefer to keep entire issues of your favorite magazine, keep them in an upright magazine holder. Again, keeping an index of the most important articles and what issue they're in will save you lots of time later.

4. Use them to enhance your living room decor
Most of us have kept magazines on our coffee tables. The beautiful covers can add to the look of the room. However, they can also get to be too much and problematic every time you need to dust. Put them on a tray - problem solved!


Cleaning Tip: use a decorative tray to hold the display of your magazines. When you need to clear the space, just move the tray out of the way! It makes sorting them simple, as well. Bring the tray to your recycling bin, dump the ones you are through with, dust the tray, rearrange the remainder and return them to your coffee table!

5. Magazine Rack Another decorating idea is to keep them in a home magazine rack next to your reading chair, or in the bathroom! Sometimes the bathroom is the only place to find some time and solitude. It IS the "Reading Room" in some homes. Keep them there and recycle when new magazines arrive at your home.

6. Read and recycle quickly! Treat them like a pest and don’t let them sit any place for long!

7. Donate them! 

  • Often the local public library will accept gently-used magazines which they will in turn loan out. 
  • Nursing homes may welcome next-to-new magazines to share with their residents. 
  • Share with a friend on the promise she WON'T bring it back! LOL
BONUS IDEA: Here is a really unique solution from Kim of Exquisitely Unremarkable. She made a magazine HANGER for her magazines. 
how to store magazines
Book Page Magazine Hanger - Exquisitely Unremarkable


How about you? Have you come up with some solutions for keeping magazine clutter under control? Tell us!


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Photo Credit:
Book Page Magazine Hanger by Kim of Exquisitely Unremarkable


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26 February 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!!
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24 February 2017

Two Easy Texas Caviar Recipes - Delicious!


side dishes, salads, appetizers, dips, veggies

Texas Caviar Recipe #1 - No Greater Love 

Starting to miss the lighter foods of summer? I just came across this recipe that I obtained from my daughter in law, Shauna. It tastes so good. Texas Caviar is perfect for summer picnics but can easily be served in the wintertime, as well. Very healthy ingredients, you'll be so proud that you are eating well and loving it, too!

Texas Caviar Recipe #2 
This version - and there are many in addition to the two featured here - combines a homemade dressing with the "dip" ingredients. Serve on pita chips or tortilla chips.

Dressing
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar

Heat the dressing ingredients until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool

Dip
1 can shoepeg corn
1 can black eyed peas
1 can black beans
chopped green and red peppers
chopped onion
chopped jalapenos
chopped tomato
chopped celery

Combine dip ingredients. Add cooled dressing. Gently mix through. Refrigerate until time to serve. Best served with pita chips or tortilla chips.



Enjoy!

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23 February 2017

Recipe Sharing Party!

Welcome to the Recipe Sharing Party where all of the recipes get Yummed and Pinned!


HOW THIS PARTY WILL HELP YOU THE MOST...
If you are new or maybe need to be "recharged" in your enthusiasm for our party, we want to encourage you that this party is meant to bring lots of new traffic to your recipe posts. 

The only way that is going to happen is if we share each other's recipes on social media. We ask that EVERYBODY pin and yum every recipe. If we do, we all should get lots and lots of fresh exposure to our work every week!  

Two other things to remember...
  • RECIPES ONLY
  • ONE recipe per post - no collections or roundups, please.
Thanks to our hosts ... Marilyn, Jade and Sinea ... for making this party possible!

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