Friday, July 13, 2012

Frugal Friday- Drain Cleaner

We recently moved back to Utah and we are currently renting a home. Our shower is older and gets clogged up all the time. It drives me nuts! I got tired of buying expensive drain cleaner from the store, so I set out to find a home recipe to try out and I found this one here. I gave it a try and it worked pretty well. I had to do this twice to get it to really work but as I said our shower is older and could probably use a professional cleaning, so this should work great for just your average clog. 

Pour a 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain, then pour half a cup of vinegar down. Place a wet face cloth over it and let it sit for 5 minutes and then wash it down with hot water.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Things We Love Thursdays: Take & Toss Cups

We drink a lot of smoothies in our house and let me just say, sippy cups do NOT work well with those!  The valves always get clogged and the boys can't drink their smoothies.  And regular cups are out cuz one little tip too far and the contents are all over the floor.  I found these Take & Toss Cups cups at Target (only $3 for a 5-pack!) and decided to give them a try.  I LOVE them!  The lids fit on tight and the straws slide in very tightly so they don't leak.  (Unless of course your kid tips it completely upside down -- then it will dribble out of the straw.)  I always love when I can find exactly what I need. :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Skinny Pool Side Dip

I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try but there was no original source -- just a list of ingredients.  But it looked good so I decided to try it.  It was so easy and sooooo delicious!!!  The first time I made it I took out all of the jalapeno seeds and there was no heat to it at all.  The second time I left about half of them in and it was quite spicy.  It's great because you can adjust the heat to your own preferences.


1 red pepper
2 jalepenos
1 can of corn
1 can sliced olives, chopped
16 oz fat-free cream cheese (softened)
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dip seasoning mix

Combine all ingredients and serve with crackers. Delicious!!


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