Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nail Fungus Home Remedies

Nail fungus can be difficult and expensive to get rid of . . . here are some relatively inexpensive DIY solutions to taking care of this problem:

  • Vinegar & water: Soak 15 minutes each day in a 1:2 vinegar and water solution.

  • Tea tree oil: Apply a few drops to affected area at least twice daily, rub into surrounding skin then cover with a bandage.

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil: same as above.

  • Grapefruit seed extract: Apply twice daily.

  • Vicks VapoRub: Rub this in covering the area entirely each morning and night.

  • Listerine Mouthwash: Soak twice a day in full strength Listerine mouthwash for at least 10 minutes a sitting.

  • Coconut oil: Use each morning and night (before bedtime).

  • Hydrogen Peroxide: Saturate the area with a drop or two daily.

  • Tea tree & lavender Essential Oil : Apply this 50/50 mixture morning and night.

  • Apple cider vinegar: Saturate with apple cider vinegar twice a day.

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014

    Best Buys for June

    Learning the tricks of seasonal shopping by knowing what items go on sale during which month is a great way to plan for purchases and save lots of money.

    June is known as "the wedding month" and also means that those items typically purchased as wedding presents, such as dishes, go on sale in June.

    It stands to reason that you can get a great deal on a gym membership in June since everyone has long forgotten their New Year's Resolutions to get in shape.

    Since Father's Day happens in June, so do the sales for tools and hardware!

    Who wants to paint in June?  Apparently, not many people do and while sales of paint are low, the stores will mark paint and related products down to make some sales.  Stock up on those painting supplies!

    Seasonal produce for June . . . 


    Green Beans
    Yellow Squash

    Happy shopping!

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    DIY Home Maintenance and Repairs

    These days we are all feeling the pinch of the poor economic times and are finding ways to stretch our precious dollars.  When it comes to home maintenance and repairs, it is one of the most expensive, often non-budgeted item and most of the time we are at the mercy of those repair people who are not so honest (especially when they are dealing with women).

    As money becomes tighter, it becomes more important than ever to learn how to be self-sufficient and do as many of those DIY home maintenance and repair projects that we can!

    How do you know where to learn how to tackle these projects yourself?

    Home improvement centers as Home Depot, for example, have excellent workshops to empower you to get those little things done around the house.  The internet is a search away from finding "how to" instructions for many of those projects.

    Pretty Handy Girl is one of those websites who claims to "empower you to complete your own DIY projects."  Why not?  It just takes a little education and knowing what tools you need to get the job done. Join Brittany Bailey and see what she has to offer before you pay that pricey repairman to do a simple repair that you can tackle yourself at a fraction of the price!  

    Click here for her section on Home Repairs and empower yourself!