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Monday, June 27, 2016

Homemade Garlic Oil

We are garlic lovers in our house. 
I use it in practically every dish, whether cloves or powder, and we even use garlic oil as well.

I ran out of my store bought garlic oil and thought I'd try to make my own.
It is so simple and pretty quick too. 

 Here is how you can make some for yourself.

-Garlic clove
-1 cup Olive Oil

To begin, peel and smash some garlic cloves. You could also chop them if you like but I just smashed mine and left it whole.
Place the cloves and olive oil in a sauce pan.

Turn on low-medium heat to get the oil to boil.
Bubbles will begin to form around the garlic.

Let the garlic boil for about 10 mins.

If the garlic begins to turn brown, turn down the heat to low and continue cooking.

Once complete, let cool and then bottle or place in a jar.
I found this olive oil bottle at Target.

You will need to store your olive oil in your refrigerator. It is also recommended that you use your oil within a week.

 Do you like garlic as much as I do?


Friday, June 24, 2016

MHCT&M Organization: 10 Ways to Use Pocket Organizers

Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

We are continuing with more organizational tips this week.
I am here to show you 10 different ways you can use pocket organizers for other than their normal purpose. They can be great additions no matter how small your space is.

I found these organizers in the Dollar Spot at Target.
One is just a small over the door shoe organizer and the other is an accessory holder.
I'll also show you a few ways to use a hanging closet shoe organizer.

Starting with a few ways to use these with items around the house.

Use the accessory organizer to store travel size toiletries for your guest.
Hang it in the bathroom or in the guest room closet for your guest to use just in case they forgot to bring one of the essentials.
You could also pack the organizer when you travel and help organize your toiletries at the hotel.

Have a small bathroom with little storage?
Don't forget that you can use the back of your door!
Use a pocket shoe organizer and keep all your supplies in one place. Lotions, hair products, hair brushes... just slip them into each pocket and they are all in their place!
They sell much larger organizers than this one to suit all your needs.

Have tiny closets but need somewhere to store your sheets and towels?
Just use a hanging shoe organizer and roll up the towels and slip them into each spot.
This is also perfect to place in a guest room closet if you don't have another space for towels and sheets.
We've had this over the door organizer for many years now.
It can be used to store books...

Or how about those extra toys sitting around?
Get them off the floor and up in the pockets to help tidy up.

And of course, you can place blankets and sheets in them as well, which is the main way we use it in my house.

And now onto ways to store your more crafty supplies.

How about using the accessory organizer for all your embroidery supplies?
Place all your thread in the pockets where you can see all the colors and then you can store new thread that needs to be put on a spool.
Place your ink, scissors, needles in a pocket as well for easy reach.
You can even slip some of your upcoming projects into the pockets to store until you get to creating them.

You can use the over the door shoe organizer to store all that fabric you have sitting around.
Just roll them up and slip them into the pockets.
And if you are like me and you like to browse the fabric remnant bins, you will have lots of random rolls of fabric sitting about that is perfect for this.

Are you a knitter?
How about placing your yarn  into each pocket? You can even store your knitting needles in a pocket as well.

OR you can use the hanging shoe organizer for your yarn as well.
Spots are large so you can fit a few in each hole.
You can even fold up whatever project you are working on and slip it into one of the spots until you have time to finish it.

There you have it!
10 ways to use pocket organizer other than their main use.

Do you have pocket organizers?
Do you use them the way they were intended or do you use them in one of these ways?

Stay tuned for more tips next week!

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Let us know so we can add it to our calendar.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #107

It's time to show off those great ideas you've been working on! 
Are you ready!? Let's go it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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