The Dos & Don’ts of Building a Fireplace Mantle

A few weeks ago my dear sweet friend asked me to help her build a mantle for her fireplace, so naturally I said yes. (I should mention that neither of us had ever built a mantle before.)  Today I’m going to share with you a few of the Dos & Don’ts of Building a Fireplace Mantle.

Do your homework (Hello, Pinterest)

Don’t follow the exact lay out another person posted. (Your fireplace will be different, so there will need to be some adjustments made. If you don’t you’ll be making to two mantles and one of them will end up being a wine rack.)

Do find the most experienced carpenter in Home Depot and talk to them about what you’re doing. She or he can give you some helpful hints to make your project go more smoothly. (Shout out to Mark at the Home Depot in Hattiesburg, MS!!)

Don’t forget to charge your tools the night before.

Do make a list of ALL of the supplies you’ll need.

Don’t do your shopping the day you plan to complete the project. (The shopping took a lot of time.)

Do this project with a friend it makes it so much fun and a lot easier. Enjoy!!

 

 

How to get free products from Amazon.

Who doesn’t love free stuff?! For the last 5 months I’ve been receiving free and discounted products from Amazon in exchange for an honest unbiased reviews.  There are a few differen review websites but my favorite is https://www.amzreviewtrader.com/. It’s a really simple process to sign up for. Sign up at Amzreviewtrader.com, select products you’d like to review and wait. If you’re chosen to review the product you’ll be sent a code to use on Amazon. There you have it, free stuff!!! Enjoy!!

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

I loved sweets for as long as I can remember and one of my all time favorite summer time desserts is peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So today I’m going to share with you one of the easiest peach cobbler recipes.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

2 Cans of Peaches

1 Stick of Butter, Melted

1 Cup of Milk

1 Cup of Bisquick

1 Cup of Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg

1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Grab a cake pan (The smaller the cake pan the thicker the cobbler will be.) Pour the melted butter on the bottom of the pan, add the peaches with the juice, and sprinkle the nutmeg and cinnamon over the mixture. Stir.

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In a separate bowl combine the Bisquick, milk, and sugar.

Pour the Bisquick mixture over the peaches. Then place the cobbler in the oven and bake for an hour.

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When time is up cut a slice, throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and ENJOY!!

How to Clean a Dishwasher

Lately I’ve noticed that the inside of my dishwasher looks a little dirty and it’s made me question how clean my dishes are actually getting. So I decided it was time to clean my dishwasher and today I’m going to show you how to do the same.


Here’s what you’ll need:

1/4 Cup of Baking Soda

1 Cup of White Vinegar

First you’ll need to remove the filter and the filter tray and soak them in warm soapy water for 10 minutes. Using a wash cloth lightly remove any debris that may be caught in the filter. (You don’t want to be careful because these pieces are delicate.)


Then you’ll want to replace the filter and the filter tray.


Then sprinkle the baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher.


Next pour the white vinegar on bottom of the dishwasher and turn the dishwasher on the deepest clean cycle you have. After the cycle is finished your dishwasher is clean. There you have it.