Mom Tip: Surprising Foods You Can Grill

Mom Tip: Surprising Foods You Can Grill

We’ve officially entered grilling season and it is one of my favorites! Many of us would be surprised at some of the yummy things you can make on the grill.
Here, 19 surprising grilled food ideas to try the next time you’re craving something new.

1. Squash
2. Sweet potato wedges
3. Stuffed peppers
4. Carrots
5. Lettuce
6. Cauliflower
7. Radicchio
8. Avacado
9. Cheese
10. Peaches
11. Pound cake
12. Watermelon
13. Pineapple
14. Bread
15. Polenta
16. Tofu
17. Mussels and clam
18. Quesadillas
19. Pizza

To see more specifics on how to grill these things, click here!

Mom Tip: Dye Your Kids Hair with Kool-Aid

Mom Tip: Dye Your Kids Hair with Kool-Aid

All you need is a few packs of Kool-Aid, some hot water, and 10 minutes of patience!

1. Start by mixing the desired Kool-Aid color/flavor with hot water. Start with one packet and a couple of tablespoons of water. You may need to add more packets and water depending on how long the hair is or how saturated you want the color to be. This is an art, not a science.

2. If you’re doing multiple colors, tie off the different sections of hair to keep the colors separated.

3. Put a towel down on the floor, have the kiddo lie back and dip the desired amount of hair into bowls of the Kool-Aid for 10 minutes. (Depending on their height, you could also have them sit in a chair with their back to a table and put the bowls on the table. Just be sure to drape a towel around their shoulders to protect their clothing from the dye.)

4. Rinse the hair with cool water only (no shampoo) in the shower or sink and air dry or blow-dry to set.

5. That’s it! The color should slowly fade out over the next few weeks. (This will be different for everyone, depending on the color of your hair, how much dye you use, how long you let it set and how often you wash your hair.)

If you’re looking to dye the whole head and not just streaks, check out the other method here!

Mom Tip: How to Make Any Fabric Outdoor Safe

Mom Tip: How to Make Any Fabric Outdoor Safe

It can be hard to find pillows and fabrics that work outdoors! Today we’re learning how to make any fabric outdoor safe! It was found on this blog and you can read the full blog post here!

“Yup, Scotch Gard. I know you’ve heard of it & it’s honestly the most simple tip to making any fabric waterproof & outdoor safe. I sprayed everything from the rug, cushions, blankets, pillows, & beyond with it so that it was safe from the weather & now I was able to use normal everyday pillows from Home Goods out on our porch. I think I get asked probably three times a week how we keep our stuff outside safe from the elements…well, here’s the answer! I ended up getting two different kinds of Scotch Gard, but you can read the labels to see which one will work best for your situation. I chose the outdoor ones obviously because I wanted a lot of durability. All you do is spray on your desired fabric in even strokes & voila.. waterproof. It dried super super fast when I sprayed the items & in fact it dried so fast sometimes I didn’t know if I missed a spot or not. I ended up giving things a few layers because I really wanted everything to stay really nice & waterproof. All the fabric still felt like it did originally and nothing was crispy or dis-colored which is awesome. I think the only thing to note about this stuff is the smell.. make sure you wear a mask or are in a very well ventilated area. It got quite stinky & I felt a little dizzy, but the smell also went away quickly after I was done from the air and fabric.”

How To Remove Makeup Stains

How To Remove Makeup Stains

Makeup stains can be super stubborn and frustrating to get out! But did you know that a little shaving cream goes a long way in removing them?
Shaving cream dissolves through the oils and helps remove the stain from any garment when it is followed by a quick wash machine cycle.
All you need to do is apply a quick squirt or two of shaving cream to the stain and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. Then carefully blot up as much shaving cream as you can using a clean cloth. Rinse the spot under cool water and toss it in the wash machine!

More bathroom cleaning hacks here!

Mom Tip: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Mom Tip: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Make your next Taco Tuesday a little better with homemade taco seasoning! It takes 5 minutes or less and most of the ingredients are already in your house!

Here’s what you’ll need: chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and salt. (Plus a pinch of brown sugar can give it that signature smokey-sweet flavor)

To make homemade taco seasoning, stir together 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar until combined. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place up to 1 year.

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