Air Freshener Hack

Do you want the Air Freshener smell but don’t want to have to spray it every 10 minutes?

Try this hack!

Tape a dryer sheet to your air conditioner vent.  Change it out when it looses its smell.

I prefer Gain Dryer Sheets Huge Box (#240) because I love how they smell and they tend to last a good while.

You can also put them in heat and a/c registers where the air blows out.  (Note:  Do NOT put them in the intake vents.  The last thing you want is a dryer sheet accidentally coming loose and clogging up your heating system.)

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Or use them in your car vents instead of those expensive clip-ons!

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Maybe even put a few on the back of your fan!

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Long John Silvers Fish -recipe

The worst thing about eating out is the cost it can rack up quite quickly.

What if I told you that you could make those same meals at home?!?!

When you make this recipe at home, you can use any fish that you like. Long John Silver’s uses Wild-caught Alaskan Cod.

For frying, I used vegetable oil. I used my T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Ultimate EZ Clean Easy to clean 3.5-Liter Fry Basket Stainless Steel Immersion Deep Fryer. I like it because it regulates the heat very well, and it has a filter so you can reuse the oil.

I do have some tips on technique.   Make sure your fish pieces are no more than 3 ounces, when the fish is heavier it will immediately sink in the oil, and the batter may wrap itself around the heating elements of your fryer.  If you are simply using a pot to heat your oil in, this may not be an issue.  I like to raise and lower the battered fish pieces a few times when I lower them into the oil, this way the batter can cook just a little, and the expansion of the batter is less troublesome.  It isn’t difficult to do at all, but this batter does expand while cooking, it is one of the characteristics that makes this batter so unique.






 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cod sliced into 3 ounce pieces (you can use other types of fish)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces club soda
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

If you are not using a fryer, heat up 8 cups of vegetable oil in a heavy pot until the temperature reaches 350 degrees. Make the batter by combining flour, corn starch, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, onion salt, paprika, ground black pepper. Stir to combine all dry ingredients. Add club soda to dry ingredients. The batter will foam, continue to stir.

Drop pieces of fish into the batter. Coat fish with batter, drop into hot oil. Fry fish for 2 to 3 minutes or until the batter is golden and the fish pieces begin to float to the top of the oil. Drain fish on a wire rack.




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Get Stuff For FREE!

Here is a website you might not have heard of before!

It’s an Auction website but you use points instead of money.  You sell stuff you don’t want any longer for points then use those points to buy someone else’s item!

It’s called Listia and you can check it out —> here <—

Join through my link and you will get 1,000 credits (points) when you sign up just so you can check it out!

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It says “Start with 500 Credits” BUT if you use MY LINK to join you’ll start with 1,000 credits!

 

Cereal Boxes Modified!

Don’t let those old cereal boxes go to waste!  Make a storage organizer out of them!  Keep some for yourself or give away as gifts.  These will be a hit!

Step 1:  Glue cereal boxes together

Step 2:  Wrap tape around boxes.

Step 3:  Wrap boxes with decorative wrapping paper.

 

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Save Money With This Dryer TIP

Most people rely on their washer and dryer to clean clothes.  Most of those same people have no idea they could save money when it comes to their dryer!  Let me tell you how.

Take the lent trap out of your dryer and scrape or vacuum all the lent out of it.  Now take it over to the sink and run some water over the top of it.  If the water pools up on top of the screen, not only are you throwing money out the door (or dryer vent in this case) but your reducing the “life” of your dryer itself.dryer2

If water can’t get through the screen part of the lent trap then neither can air; which doesn’t happen to be optional when it comes to drying clothes.

Now that we’ve identified the problem, how do we fix it?   It’s a lot easier than you think.  All you need is some dish soap and either a scrub brush or tooth brush.soap-and-brush

Rub some dish soap on your hands then spread it around the screen.  Then use the brush to clean the screen.  After you’re done, rinse well with water.

You will now notice the water no longer pools on top of the screen.  It goes through the screen like it should.

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Give your lent trap time to dry completely before sticking it back into the dryer for use.

I do this every 1-2 months.

 

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Save Money & Time

If you use the desktop versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Opera you can save money and time on your online purchases!

It’s super easy and takes only a few seconds to set up!

 

Install the Chrome extension HONEY and every time you go to “check out” while making an online purchase it will scan the internet instantly and apply the best coupon or promo code for you!

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What are you waiting on?  Get it NOW!

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School DIY Ideas (Washi)

If you’ve never heard of Washi tape before; be ready to have your mind blown!  This incredible arts and craft tape known as Washi is amazing and you can do almost anything with it!

Here are some cool ideas to make your back to school adventure unique and more personal!

You will need:  (Click on each item for CHEAP deals.)

Washi Tape (15 mm wide or larger is recommended)

White Craft Paint

Craft Knife

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Rocketbook Wave -New Technology- (AMAZING)

Technology is changing FAST!  RocketBook is a must have when it comes to staying on top of your education.  Great for Junior High, High School, and College Kids.  ALSO great if you want to keep some of your little ones art work because it links up with the cloud providing very professional looking original content!  The best part….. It won’t put a dent in your pocketbook!

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Introducing the world’s first microwave-to-erase smart notebook. The Rocketbook Wave provides the freedom of a traditional pen and paper notebook, while instantly blasting your notes into the cloud using your smartphone. And when you use Pilot FriXion pens with the Wave notebook, you can erase your notes using your microwave oven and reuse your notebook. Go ahead and re-read that last sentence.

 

PRIME DAY IS COMING!!!

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With so many people missing PRIME DAY last year because they were “not a member”; I’m here to tell you that I have a work around for this year.  Now, before we get to that your probably wondering what PRIME DAY is….  It is basically like Black Friday and Cyber Monday but with twice as much inventory combined!

 

Now, here’s the tricky part and the reason why so many people missed out on these deals last year.  In order to participate in Prime Day, you MUST be an Amazon Prime Member.  Keep reading because I’m going to tell you how to get access to Prime Day deals without spending a penny!  But first let me tell you what Amazon offers to it’s Prime members EVERY day of the year:

  • Unlimited FREE 2 day shipping with NO minimum order size!
  • Movie, TV, & Music streaming. (In a Netflix-style)
  • Borrow Kindle Books.

For an Amazon Prime Membership they charge $99 per year.  ($49 if your a college student)

In my opinion, it’s well worth it considering Netflix costs $119.88 per year but you don’t get free unlimited 2 day shipping, eBooks, or music with that.

Here’s how to get the Prime Day access without spending a penny:

If you’ve never tried the Amazon Prime Membership before, you can get a free 30-day trial — and that trial membership qualifies you for Prime Day savings PLUS you get all the Prime member perks for the full 30 days FREE.

If you’re a college student, you can get a six-month free trial of Amazon Prime THEN if you’d like to keep it just pay the $49 at the student discount price of %50 off.

 

Amazon App…. Will I need it?

The Amazon App is one I’d place into the “Tips and Tricks” pile of this Prime ordeal.  It can be very challenging to keep up with the deals that interest you, especially those scheduled to begin later in the day. If you forget, you might miss out!

The App lets you track upcoming deals and you will receive notifications when they’re about to start. It’s compatible for Fire (natch), Android and iOS in their associated app stores.

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DIY Table Tents

Tablecloth tents are fun and awesome for the little ones!

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Don’t waste your money on a pop up tent that’s just going to take up a lot of room.  Check out these fun to make tents that go on your table and can be set up and stored away with ease!

  • You can start with a tablecloth, add your own stuff to it, and bam!
  • Be creative, go all out!
  • Scissors, Fabric Glue, Thread, Fabrics, Glitter, Velcro, etc.
  • Let the little ones be the architect.  Have them draw a make believe tent and make it as close to their drawing as possible.
  • Let them add their own stuff to the insides like Lights (battery operated lanterns, push lights, Christmas tree lights etc.).

Here are some ideas to get you started: