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Robyn’s House and Home World

All things related to our houses and making them our home. Both inside and out

fake news or real news

How do I know what is real or fake online and where to check it out?

Fake news or real news? Photoshopped image or real? Real threat or fake? Fake offer or real deal? Real warning email or phishing scam? We all are faced with trying to identify what is real or fake in the online world. While I think the internet is amazing, it is ...
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Free Halloween Jokes Download | Robyns.World

Free Halloween Jokes Download

Does your little trick-or-treater need some Halloween jokes? Download my free Halloween Jokes file to give them some fun jokes to share with friends, family, and for getting even more treats this Halloween. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF FILE These are also fun to print out and include ...
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#MobileLiving Twitter Chat Recap - Emergency Preparedness

#MobileLiving Twitter Chat Recap – Emergency Preparedness

This past Friday I hosted the #MobileLiving Twitter chat about emergency preparedness. For those that attended, or if you missed it, I wanted to share all the tips, bookmarks and resources I shared. Below you can see my tweets from the chat. The purpose of this chat was to help ...
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Tips on How to Create a Disaster Plan for Times of Crisis

Tips On How To Create a Disaster Plan for Crisis

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time, and the emergency situations that follow can typically involve life-altering decisions, actions and consequences. No matter what region you and your family live in and regardless of which large-scale threat your area could be subject to, being prepared is crucial to handling ...
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Neighbors - The Good and the Bad | Robyns.World

Neighbors – The Good and the Bad

I'm taking my own advice and using and writing today using my 52 Prompts for Bloggers. I'm starting out at the top of the list which is a prompt about neighbors. So I have lots of neighbors and I've lived in the same place for over 20 years so I ...
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How to Reduce Home Energy Costs with Upgrades and Fixes

(Family Features) There are some great ways to reduce home energy costs. Enhancing your home's energy-efficient features is a savvy way to make the space more livable while also making a smaller impact on the environment and your bank account. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average American ...
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10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

(Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling lights to patterned tablecloths, every detail counts when it comes to impressing family and friends. It may feel like a ...
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DIY Project – Glitter and Light Canvas

(Family Features) When your home decor needs an upgrade, but expensive, ready-made items aren't in your budget, DIY projects can be an easy and affordable solution for revitalizing rooms in your home. One simple way to enhance the character of a room is with lighted elements. Add a glistening, on-trend ...
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Safe Trading Tips | Robyns.World

Safety Tips for Buying/Selling Locally Online

Do you regularly buy or sell items online where you meet up with people locally to make the exchange? Common places to find transactions are Craigslist, Letgo, etc. You can post items for sale or find items to buy and they generally are for local pickup and delivery. While most ...
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Deck Ideas

Deck Design Made Easy

For my family we enjoy our patio and deck areas just about all year long. Our current deck is over 20 years old though and it is time to think about a new one. So we have started planning. My first step has been started a Deck Ideas Pinterest board ...
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StarNight Laser Review and Giveaway

Have you all seen the laser lights on TV commercials? They look awesome, but do they really perform as well in person? The answer is YES! I recently received the StarNight Laser (disclosure: I received this for free but the opinions here are my own) and my family and I ...
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Decorative Crafts for Autumn | Robyns.World

5 DIY Decorative Crafts for Autumn

I know it is still summer, but autumn will be here before you know it. Crafts have always been enjoyable for me, but I haven't really been doing much of it for quite some time now. Since fall is my favorite time of year I thought I would round up ...
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5 Mistakes Homeowners Make That Attract Pests

5 Mistakes Homeowners Make That Attract Pests

(Family Features) Spring is house-hunting season and with warmer temperatures and increased rain, it is also the season when pesky creatures can invade homes. Even minor flaws in a new home should not be ignored as they can potentially lead to pest damage. Ron Harrison, Ph.D., entomologist with Orkin, recommends ...
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Infographic: How Much Stuff Do You Actually Own?

This week's infographic, How Much Stuff Do You Actually Own, is really interesting I think - well I actually say that each Saturday, don't I? Anyway, many of us are cooped up in the house more in the winter and we started to notice how much stuff (junk) we really ...
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The Latest Smart Home Gadgets

The Latest Smart Home Gadgets

This week CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is taking place in Las Vegas. There are thousands of new items being released but today I'm focusing on smart home kitchen gadgets and kitchen appliances and some other home tools and appliances. It is truly amazing what these companies are coming up ...
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Credit Card Chips: Everything You Need to Know [infographic]

With the new year fast approaching many people have resolutions about managing their money and credit. One of the newer things happening are chips in cards. These are known sometimes as smart cards, chip cards, smart chip cards, and EMV cards. These new cards are supposed to help protect against ...
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Infographic: The History of Christmas Trees

Tomorrow Hubby and I will be going to pick out our Christmas tree and decorating the house. It is actually a bit earlier than usual for us. My son's birthday is in a few days and when he lived at home we always waiting until after his birthday to decorate ...
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#STLBlab – Q and A with a #STL Home Inspector

BLAB UPDATE: Blab has closed down sadly. Embedded videos are no longer available. Some of the transcripts, notes, and comments are still available in this post however. This is a replay of the live broadcast with ✦ Karen Goodman, Mark Goodman, Robyn Wright, and Sidney ...
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Venta Airwasher - It makes your indoor air better! | Robyns.World

Making My Indoor Air Better with Venta Airwasher

While I love to have the windows open when the weather is nice, it is definitely the minority of the time that happens. The windows are usually all closed up and the air conditioner or heater is running. I want my indoor air quality to be better no matter what ...
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The new IKEA store is now open in St. Louis

The New IKEA Store in St. Louis, Missouri

Yesterday I finally got to visit the IKEA store that just opened here in St. Louis. I had never been to an IKEA before but have browsed their online site often. Hubby even went with me, although he was reluctant because it is in St. Louis city, but I convinced ...
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Halloween Cocktails | Robyns.World

Halloween Cocktail and Drink Roundup

With Halloween happening very soon I thought for this week's cocktail post I would instead do a little roundup of some of my past Halloween drinks and pull in a few others from fellow bloggers. Smashed Pumpkin Pie Cocktail This is one of my favorites because I would rather drink ...
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#SharingSafety for National Teen Driver Safety Week | Robyns.World

#SharingSafety for New Drivers for National Teen Driver Safety Week PLUS Win Tires

I am sharing this post as a part of the Michelin #SharingSafety campaign along with She Buys Cars. I have been compensated, but the story below is my own real story and my own opinion. Even though my son has been driving for several years now, I still worry about ...
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Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP - Fire Prevention Week Infographic

Infographic: Fire Safety and Prevention

The second week of October is Fire Prevention Week. I searched around to find an infographic for today that provided us all some reminders about this important information and found this two of them to share. Take the Fire Prevention Week Quiz first to see how prepared you really are, ...
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Have a question about your car? Ask a master tech now!

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Robyn Wright and Brad Wright ...
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Fun Food Bar Ideas and Tips | Robyns.World

Fun Food Bar Ideas for Entertaining and Food Bar Tips

I am very lucky that my family gets together at least once a month. We celebrate birthdays and play card and board games and of course, we eat. What I have found is that my family loves interactive meals where they can build their own plates just the way they ...
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How To Save Money With Your Freezer | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

How to Save Money with Your Freezer

Last year we finally bought a small deep freeze and it has been great. Our refrigerator is a side-by-side so the freezer space there is limited, but with the extra freezer we have a lot more room now. As much as 30 to 40 percent of all food in North ...
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Patriotic Table Linen Projects

Patriotic Decorative Table Linens

(Family Features) Celebrate your independence from another ho-hum summer gathering. Grab your family and friends for an evening of fireworks and a brilliant display of stylish crafts that give pops of red, white and blue. Patriotic gatherings are a great way to get in some extra bonding time with those ...
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Green Pest Management Infographic

[Infographic] Green Pest Management

I understand little bugs don’t mean to be a pest, they are just being themselves but I prefer if they find space to live that doesn’t mix with mine. Pesticides are effective, but they are just as bad for us as they are for the pests sometimes. I found this ...
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The Resurgence of Sewing - Infographic

[Infographic] Sewing Machine Day

Today, June 13, is Sewing Machine Day. I love that sewing has been making a resurgence in the last several years. My mom is actually a phenomenal sewer, I however, did not inherit her gene for that. I can sew a little, but nothing too complicated. I would love to ...
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Storage Style Quiz

What is your storage style? Take the quiz to find out!

(Family Features) Storage has style? Really? Of course it does. And when it comes to tackling storage projects, don’t skimp on creating the style that best suits your personality. “Creative, attractive and functional storage can give any home a refreshing lift,” says Scott Davis, ClosetMaid’s VP of Product Development and ...
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Household Cleaning - Vinegar vs Baking Soda

Spring Cleaning: Vinegar vs Baking Soda [infographic]

Spring is officially here although it is a pretty cold and snowy start still for many of us. As soon as I can open up the windows and air out the house is when I start doing some spring cleaning. While I do use some store bought cleaning products for ...
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Don't Worry, Retire Happy!

I have said it before and I will say it again, I am not really great with money. However, the more I do work on understanding it and planning our own money the better I am getting at it. While I do have savings for retirement already, there is really ...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Seriously Clever Household Hacks That Will Change Your Life

So I know the Super Bowl is tomorrow but I thought you might be getting overloaded on things related to the big game. So for this week's infographic I found a fun one with lots of useful household hacks (tips). Which tip has new to you? Have you tried any ...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Well Being and De-cluttering

This week Hubby and I tackled our "junk room" in the house and made significant progress. It is amazing how much stuff you accumulate in 20 years! Then yesterday during the weekly #VZWBuzz party our topic was about being more productive and one of the ways to do that is ...
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Infographic - Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Infographic: Keep Your Christmas Tree Safe from Fire

For those of us celebrating Christmas and putting up a Christmas tree, lights, candles, and other decorations we need to remember some safety facts. This week's infographic shares some of these important tips to keep your home safe from fires this holiday season. Infographic Source: http://www.authoritysafes.com/ ...
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8 Thanksgiving Craft Projects

Thanksgiving kind of gets overlooked these days it seems. This is wrong - it is such a great holiday to enjoy the autumn colors and share your gratitude towards others in your life. Today I have rounded up some great craft ideas that will be perfect to decorate your home ...
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Cats, Dogs, and the Swiffer Effect

You all know I love my cats but having three cats also means a lot of cat fur and dander around the house. I swear they shed enough to make a new cat every week! Like I said though, I love my cats and that means I just have to ...
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How to Go Green with Nalgene and a Giveaway

The average American uses 167 disposable water bottles each year but only recycles 38 of them. That is a huge amount of waste. I know it can be convenient to just grab a bottled water when you are out and about and then toss it in the trash when you ...
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Make this simple pine cone mason jar centerpiece for your autumn tablescapes | RobynsOnlineWorld.com #FebrezeFall

Pine Cone Mason Jar Centerpiece Inspired by #FebrezeFall

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. It finally is cooler outside, the leaves start to turn such gorgeous colors of red, orange, and yellow, planning starts for fall holiday food, the smell of fresh baked goods seems to be everywhere, and there are lots of natural ...
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Shopping for my P&G household supplies from Walmart.com with delivery right to my door makes my life easier

Household Items Delivered to Your Door and a Giveaway

Do you have those trips to the store where you need to get a bunch of household staples and it just seems to fill up your entire trunk or it is the heavy and/or awkward stuff? I know I do that at Walmart pretty often. The folks at P&G asked ...
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Guess What This Is [bonus entry too]

I am up at the lake this weekend and Hubby and I went into town (Perry, Missouri) for lunch and browsed around some of the antique stores. I found this interesting tool and thought we would play a guessing game like I have with other antiques in the past on ...
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HOUSEHOLD TIP: How to make your pots and pans shine again

Household Tip: How to make your pots and pans SHINE

Cleaning still is not my favorite activity and I still am not very good at it. However, I do like when I put in a bit of effort and get dramatic results like I did today. Apparently Spring really is in the air since I am starting to spring clean ...
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Laundry Tip

Laundry Tip: Mark fill lines on laundry caps for easier measuring

I am not old, but my eyes are getting older for sure at 43. That is okay, my eye doctor says it is completely normal. As a side note, make sure you have a yearly eye exam! One of the things that is harder for me to see now are ...
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You can have a garden even in small spaces [infographic]

While it is still winter, we are headed towards spring and it is time to start thinking about what you want to grow in your own garden. This week’s infographic will hopefully inspire you! I know many folks say they do not have the space for a garden, but you ...
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FREE DOWNLOAD: New Year’s Party Questions

Whether you are celebrating alone, with a small group, or at a big party it is fun to think about what has happened in 2013 and what you hope for 2014. Since it is time for New Year’s Eve parties and New Year’s Day gatherings I thought I would make ...
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RECIPE For a Safe Holiday

Personally I like to be an optimist and think that things will go well, however I do know that we have to take certain safeguards in our lives to help things go well. Safety and preparedness are really important in this regard. Nationwide Insurance (disclosure: they provided this “recipe” but ...
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Preparing the Inside for the Cold Weather Outside

Winter does not officially start for a couple of weeks but many of us are already experiencing the cold weather outside. There are a few things you can do inside when the cold weather is outside to make your home warm and yet still feel fresh when it is closed ...
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Tips for Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Tips for Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Another interesting “holiday” today – it is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! Are you planning on celebrating? Hmmm, not sure if that is a celebrating kind of thing, maybe for those of you who are neat freaks. For folks like me who are not a big fan of the chore ...
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Fire Safety Infographic [sponsored by Energizer]

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Reminder and Tips

Can you believe it is so late in the year already? This means it is time once again to change your clock and change your battery! On November 3 we will all “fall behind” and change our clocks to one hour earlier. I encourage you all to also change the ...
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DualTemp by Sleep Number Review | Robyns.World

Are you a hot or cold sleeper? DualTemp Review

Hubby, just like many men, puts off an enormous amount of heat when he sleeps. Seriously, he is like a furnace sometimes. Luckily for me, he doesn’t mind me warming up my cold feet on him! Me on the other hand, I think my thermostat is broke. Seriously. I used ...
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National Preparedness Month [infographic]

September is National Preparedness Month so I thought this week's infographic with some tips on being prepared for emergency events was a good fit today. I know that preparing for things like this is something I keep saying I am going to do, but somehow it always gets pushed to ...
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Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter Review | Robyns.World

Reduce the Odor in Your Home and How to Change Your Home Air Filter

Lots of us use candles, air fresheners, fresh flowers, room sprays and other things to make our house smell nice. Usually we do not really want it to smell like something else, we just do not want to smell some of the things that are in our house. At my ...
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Saving Money on Lunch Meat with FoodSaver

Saving Money with FoodSaver on Lunch Meat

Hubby is guest posting today! He wants to share with you all how he saves money on his lunch meat with his FoodSaver. Please note this photo was taken before he finally shaved off the Duck Dynasty beard last week! Happy, Happy, Happy! For lunch I like hard salami sandwiches ...
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Farmer Hubby and Our Tiny Garden Wordless Wednesday

Farmer Hubby, notice he shaved off his Duck Dynasty beard finally, and our little garden. He really wants to be a real farmer, but for now this has to do. Looks like green beans will be on the menu soon, fresh from the garden! Is this not the cutest little ...
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Easy Gift Wrap Idea

Today we celebrated my nephew, Colby, turning two! Time sure goes fast. We had a party at the park with all of the family and it was a wonderful time. My mom once again was so clever in her gift wrapping. I cannot believe how many ideas she comes up ...
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Infographic - Weekly Feature Each Saturday on Robyns.World

Create the Ideal Backyard for Summer [infographic]

Happy Summer, it has officially started. I thought a summer infographic would be fun this week. While many love to get away for a summer vacation, we still can spend a lot of time in our own backyards enjoying the warm weather. This infographic shows you to create the ideal ...
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National Safe Boating Week [infographic]

Today starts the beginning of National Safe Boating Week. I grew up being on a boat often as my parents and family love to fish. While a bass boat really is not my thing, I prefer a sailboat or a cabin cruiser or a yacht, being safe is always important ...
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Reusing and Re-purposing Before It Was Green Throwback Thursday

I saw a few things online today about general recycling, the kind we do today. It made me start thinking about how it was when I was a kid in the 70s ad 80s. Especially in my younger years it seemed that people did not recycle because they were trying ...
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Shovel Snow Like a Pro [infographic]

Even though it is the end of March, here in St. Louis we are expecting more snow tomorrow. Now I know a lot of you are tired of snow, but I love snow and have been happy having so much of it to look at this winter. They are saying ...
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Wordless Wednesday White Flowers

Flowers from my parents! I love the all white arrangement they sent to me. Roses are my favorite and the white roses in here are gorgeous. Plus they smell nice! What is your favorite flower? ...
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Wordless Wednesday and a Quiz

Hubby was up at the lake the last couple of days and took these pics to share. He has a quiz for you all too. His question for you is what type of animal made the mess in the snow in the last picture? I'll share the right answer tomorrow! ...
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Scotch-Brite Microfiber Dusting Cloth

Best Cloth for Cleaning Tablets, Screens and Phones

Our phones and tablets, and now even many monitors, need cleaned often. There are always little fingerprints on them and then dust seems to stick to those prints too. I have tried all sorts of cloths to clean my laptop, Surface tablet, smartphone, and computer monitors and what works best ...
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Be Careful What You Put on the Curb | Robyns.World

Be Careful with What You Put Out on the Curb

If you received some really nice gifts for the holidays - great! But be careful! Thieves will troll through neighborhoods this time of year looking for tell tale signs of homes to rob. It is a shame, but it is a fact. There are some things you can do to ...
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Inverted wine glasses with mistletoe and candles for easy Christmas table decoration

Super Fast Christmas Decorating Ideas

Until yesterday morning, I was totally under the impression I had an additional week until Christmas was here. Then I heard 5 shopping days - UH OH! That knocked me into reality quickly. As I am writing this I still have several gifts to buy, I need to do all ...
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Backyard Farming Book Launch Party and Prizes

One of my fellow bloggers, the amazing Angela England, has a new book! She is celebrating the launch of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More of Less) with a party and prizes! Stop by the Backyard Farming blog and get all the details on how to win and more information ...
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Antique Corn Husker

It was a corn husker and other antique finds

Saturday evening I shared a photo I took and asked you all to guess what it was. We did have a correct answer - it is an old corn husker machine (per the tag on it). For those that were thrown by the fabric at the bottom, sorry about that ...
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How to make a text donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief

Simple text to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief

I am in St. Louis and not directly impacted by Superstorm Sandy. However, I have lots of friends in the east who have been affected by the storm. Watching the news the last couple of days it seems to get worse. Yes, the storm is over, but the aftermath is ...
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Planning ahead for emergencies and disasters

Over the last couple of days we have seen so much about Hurricane Sandy. Before it made landfall there was much talk about getting needed supplies and how things had run out and just a bit of mayhem it seemed. There are some things we just cannot always have in ...
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The real place to get your free credit reports

There are so many commercials on TV, radio, and lots of online ads all stating you should go to them to check out your free credit report. While you may get your credit report through them, the actual official site is AnnualCreditReport.com (this is not an affiliate link of any kind) I ...
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power of the pink

Pick up your pink light bulb to use in October

A reminder to pick up a pink CFL bulb at Walmart in the next few days to use on your outdoor porch light throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here in Missouri, along with Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, this program is called Power of the Pink. Walmart sells ...
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Thermacell Review

Bug Off! ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Device Review

Hubby is an outdoors type of guy.He loves going out into the woods to just enjoy nature, to hunt, camping, going on the lake to fish, and just generally being outside. Missouri has a lot of mosquitos and bugs and he does not like to use sprays and lotions directly ...
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Parking Lot Safety Tip

A quick tip today for when you are shopping at any store you take your items out in a cart. If you are like me you have your purse in the seat of the cart most of the time. Just like you see I have in this photo above (I ...
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2012 Scotch Most Gifted Wrapper Contest

It is time to enter the annual Scotch Most Gifted Wrapper Contest! This is the 16th year for the contest – amazing! My mom is hands down the best gift wrapper I know. Everyone instantly knows which gifts are from her because of the wrapping, it is just always gorgeous ...
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Lawn Games

Lawn Games for Everyone

We were a fairly active family when I was a kid. Always busy doing something or another. Even if it was not a structured event like dance, softball, or the like we still did other games at home on the lawn or at picnics and family BBQs. Here are some ...
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Transfer Your Gift Cards to Your Bank or PayPal | Robyns.World

Transfer Your Gift Cards to Your Bank or PayPal

I seem to end up getting prepaid Visa, MasterCard, or American Express gift cards pretty regularly. However, I tend to lose track of them or misplace them often. I know I should be better about it, but I am not. What I really would like is to have those funds ...
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10 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

Vacation season is in full swing this time of year and sadly the crooks know it also. We never want to be the victim of a crime, but on vacation is especially tough. You can take some steps and make plans ahead of time so that you can relax and ...
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Narrowing down our sofa options and VIP event recap

Last night we went to the VIP event at the newest La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery in St. Louis (by the way they will have 25% off to celebrate until July 9). They did a wonderful job with the event. Everyone seemed to have a really nice time. During the evening we ...
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Searching for a New Sofa Sleeper

It is time for a new sofa sleeper at our house. Hubby actually ends up sleeping on ours most of the time because he snores, a lot. Sadly, the one we have now did not hold up as long as we would have liked. I’m sure it doesn’t help that ...
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Dog Water Frisbee Hack

PET HACK! Use a Frisbee for Messy Dogs Drinking Water

A dog water hack for all of you with messy pets. At my parents house the other day I noticed Macy, my brother’s Pug who was also visiting), drinking from her water bowl but that it was in a Frisbee. I asked Mom why. She said Macy is a very ...
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Kabob Party

World Harbors Marinade for Kabobs

On Sunday we went to my moms for my nephew’s 21st birthday party. As he did last year, he requested “do it yourself kabobs” for dinner. When we arrived Mom had all the fixings on the table ready for everyone and I was happy to see a World Harbors bottle ...
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A Gift That Sucks for Mom – in a good way

Now a vacuum is not the right gift for every mom – honestly for me it is not the best Mother’s Day gift even. BUT I know a lot of moms who would be doing the happy dance all day long if they got a Dyson for Mother’s Day, really! ...
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Make the Earth Happy Today

Today is Earth Day! I challenge you to do just one thing (at least) to make Earth happy today! Turn off the lights, recycle some items, plant a tree, walk instead of drive, use reusable bags at the store, or any other Earth friendly thing you like. Once you see ...
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Money Origami

My mom found something else fun to share (she really needs to start her own blog I think). This time it is a lot of money origami items. My Grandma H actually used to fold money into little fans and bows for us sometimes when we were little – I ...
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Tax time scams

With the peak of tax season upon us we need to make sure that we do not fall victim to scams that are out there. This happens offline as well as online. Not only do you need to protect yourself, but I really feel strongly that we need to let ...
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#SpringColor Twitter Party Thursday

Thursday I am co-hosting (@RobynsWorld) an Olympic Paint Twitter party! This should be a fun topic plus five people will win Olympic Paint so they can add color in their lives! My living room is in desperate need of a new color so I am hoping to be inspired at ...
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Spring Forward and Be Safe Tips

It is that time of year, time to spring forward at 2:00am tonight. Frankly, I wish we did not have to worry about springing and falling with the clocks, but I kind of have to go with the flow. One good thing about this day though is that it is ...
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Pinterest Word Quotes Project | Robyns.World

Putting those Pinterest word quotes on display

One of the things I really like on Pinterest are the wonderful quotes and motivational words I find, I have my own word board. The only problem is that once I pin them I do not see them again that often unless I’m looking at my own boards. Problem solved ...
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Disguise furniture scratches with a walnut

Another fun household tip Mom sent to me. Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Suggestion - do not eat the nut when you are done (grin) ...
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Tag your electronic cords

Bread tags make the perfect cord labels. Use a Sharpie to write what they are for and then pop them on the cord ...
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GOOD READ Give Your Clothes Dryer a Tune-Up

Another something great from Twitter today! @JillsGoodThings tweeted out a link to her recent post on giving your clothes dryer a tune-up. I had just asked my husband to clean out our vents really well last night so I thought I would take a look at the post to see ...
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Use shower caps to pack your shoes

Now why didn’t I think of this? Another tip my Mom found and shared. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes.  And you can find them in just about every hotel. Love this - I’m stocking up on shower caps on my travels this ...
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Keep sheet sets together

Ok, while this is a very clever tip, thanks again Mom for sharing it, I know I personally will never do it. Some of you are probably more organized around the house though and will love it. After you have folded your sheet sets and pillowcases, use one of the ...
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Sharpie Heaven

Today I was out bumming around with Danyelle and we went to the Office Depot near her. I have to say the difference between her Office Depot and the one near me is huge - mine is awful, hers is really nice. Anyway, I spotted this Sharpie display right away ...
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Savvy Saving Book by the Stockpiling Moms

Two of my favorite ladies, who happen to be fellow bloggers, have a new book! Savvy Saving is by Melissa Jennings and Shelley King who you may already know from their blog, Stockpiling Moms. I met Melissa and Shelley on a blogging trip and just love what these two ladies ...
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Store gift wrap out of the way

Mom shared this tip of keeping your gift wrap out of the way by storing it on the ceiling! Use wire run across a short stretch of a ceiling to hold the rolls. Make sure you use a heavy enough gauge of wire and Hubby suggested using eye-bolt to secure ...
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Extreme Cheapskates

In our family there are a few people who are, umm, ok I’m just going to say it - CHEAP - with their money. It is ok, it is their money and they can do, or not do, with it what they want.  Some people call me frugal (at times), ...
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Mrs. Claus’ healthy tips for the holidays

This time of year Santa’s little helpers do not have the healthiest habits, between eating too many cookies and late nights making toys. That’s why Santa and Mrs. Claus make it a priority to help keep everybody in the workshop healthier so they can make our season merry and bright ...
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Make Safety a Tradition This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a big cooking holiday. Even if you are not cooking in your own home, you may be helping in someone else’s home. Having a fire or accident on the holiday is not a memory you want to make. Here are a few safety tips to help keep you ...
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