How to Restore a Non-Stick Pan

“Frying Pans…Who Knew Right?” -Flynn Ryder

There is literally nothing worse than having a pan that is not so non-stick anymore. Everything burns to the bottom and then you have to spend forever scrubbing the stupid thing. We tried everything to restore this old pan before letting it go. We found a trick for you that actually works. It super simple too. Chances are that you already have everything you need inside your kitchen.

All you need:

  • Old Frying Pan
  • 1 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

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  1. Heat your pan for 2-3 minutes. Once your pan is hot, add the 2 tablespoons coconut oil.

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2. Swirl the coconut oil around in the pan, so that the entire surface is coated. Once the coconut oil starts to smoke, remove it from heat and let cool.

3. Once the pan is cool take a paper towel and rub the left over oil into the pan.

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4. Your pan is as good as new.By heating the pan you open the natural spores to allow the coconut oil to penetrate into the surface. We hope this helped to make your life a little easier and cleaning to not be so tedious.

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De-Stress Bath Bomb

“When in Doubt, Take a Bath.” -Mae West

After a long day our de-stress bath bomb is the best way to relax. So grab a glass of wine (or juice) and take a load off. This recipe took a little while to perfect, but if you follow the recipe exactly…it should be a breeze. Getting the supplies can cost a bit, but you will get a lot out bath bombs of it.

Here is what we used:

  • 1 Cup Citric Acid
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 21 Drops of Essential Oil(s)
  • Silicone Mold (or a mold of your choice)
  • Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Glitter (Optional

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  1. In large bowl combine all dry ingredients. (If you are using food coloring, now would be the time to add it.) We have found that the best way to mix, is using your hands. We used gloves so that our hands did not stain. Keep using drops till you reach the desired intensity. We used 12 drops of blue and 6 drops of green to get the beautiful aqua color. When you mix the food coloring to the dry ingredients the color will look light, but it will get darker when added the wet ingredients.

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2. Put 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt. (About 20 seconds).

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3. Pour the wet ingredients slowly to the dry ingredients. We just poured spoonfuls at a time while mixing with one hand. You will want the consistency of wet sand. (Think sand castle.) To check squeeze the mixture in your hand and once it all sticks together with out crumbling, it is ready.

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4. When the mixture is ready you are going to add your essential Oils. We used 7 drops each of Lavender, Chamomile, and Frankincense. Equaling to 21 drops. (This blend can help to relive stress and anxiety.:)

5. Now you are ready to put the mixture into your mold. Make sure you pack the mixture down firmly.

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6. Let your mixture sit in the mold for about 24 hours. Or if you are impatient like us you can put them in the freezer. Ours were ready in only 2 hours 🙂

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If you love bath bombs as much as us, you have to try this recipe. You will love it!

How to Organize Your Pantry

For Every Minute Organizing, an Hour is Earned. – Unknown

We went grocery shopping and when we got home, there was no place to fit the food we bought. The pantry had really gotten out of hand. We are going to show you the steps we took to make the pantry look much nicer and also make it much easier to find what you’re looking for. We did not use much to do this DIY. Just a few things we had lying around the house.

Here is what we used:

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Permanent Marker
  • Boxes

Here is what out pantry looked like starting out. ..

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As you can see it is just very cluttered and we did have some boxes in there from prior organization.

The first step we took to complete this pantry organization was to find all extra boxes we had lying around the house. All shapes and sizes.

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The next step we took was to separate all the food into categories. (Ex. pasta, cans, spices, tea.) Once you do this you can wrap your boxes to make them look nice. (This step is optional.) We just used some old Christmas wrapping paper and turned it to the white side.

Next check to see what food fits best in each box. This can be overwhelming, just take your time.

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Once everything fit to out liking we labeled the boxes with Washi Tape.

1.In the first square from the top we have a spot for snacks and Ramen. We made sure to have a bin for popcorn because that is our favorite snack.

2.In the next square we have our cooking spices and hot sauce .

3.In the Last square on the top row, we have peanut butter and pasta sauce. Right behind that we havea few big cans

4.In the first square on the bottom row, we have our caned goods and a bin for our hot cocoa and tea.

5. In The bottom row, middle square, we have our rice and oatmeal. We used plastic cereal boxes for the rice.

6.In the last square on the bottom row, we have all of our pasta noodles.

Here is a picture of our masterpiece when it was finished…

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Now lets just hope we can keep it that way!

We really hope this gave you inspiration to organize your pantry as well. Happy organizing!

Face Mask for Oily Skin

“You’ve got to be happy in your own skin” -Jada Pinkett Smith

To our fellow oily skin friends, we have an inexpensive solution for you. We have found an easy affordable face mask, using only two ingredients! That’s right! Only 2!

  •  1 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

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Aloe Vera has many skin benefits, such as wound healing, anti-inflammatory properties,  treatment of acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

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Turmeric is also beneficial in many ways. One of the ways is, it regulates the production of Sebum (oil)  in your skin. Depending on what you mix the turmeric with you can make many masks for all different skin types. Here is what it looks like mixed with the aloe vera gel.

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You are now all set to slather it all over your face, avoiding the eyes and mouth area. Leave it on  for 5 to 10 minutes (depending how oily you are). Take as many Selfies as your heart desires. Here is Josh enjoying his mask, and his selfies.

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All of our Oily skin family members have fallen in love  with this oil fighting skin mask. It is great for men and women. It also has a really nice spiced smell. Make sure you wash you face really well afterwards with an exfoliating face wash or a wash cloth. When you are finished your skin will feel so soft and fresh, you won’t believe it is your skin. We know you will be pleased with this face mask!

*This mask is best done before bedtime as you might have slightly yellow tinted skin immediately after. Exfoliating will remove all traces of the yellow mask. 

How to Make Your Toaster Look Like New.

“It doesn’t matter how ready you think you are. The toaster will always scare you.” -Unknown

Sometimes the little things, such as cleaning the toaster can be easily ignored. Then one day it gets so bad, your surprised at how dirty it has become. That’s what happened to us. There is so much build up, it makes it harder to clean. It’s not just a spot treatment anymore. Today we are going to show you how to make your toaster look new again. You just need a few things.

What you will need:

  • Dirty Toaster (please don’t judge us) 🙂
  • Your Favorite Dish Soap
  • Clean Paint Brush
  • Stainless Steal Polish
  • Sponge
  • Water

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  1. Here is our toaster. As you can see it is full of crumbs and seeds at the bottom. Usually we just flip it upside down over the trash and shake hoping that most of it will come out. We did not even realize that there is a little tray that slides out.

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2. The crumb tray is usually located in the back/bottom of the toaster. It should have a tab and slide right out.

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3. Ours had quite a bit of build up. We shook the loose crumbs into the trash and soaked the tray in warm soapy water.

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4. Next we turned the toaster upside down and shook the rest of the crumbs out.

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5. After shaking all the crumbs loose, we took our little paintbrush with warm soapy water and cleaned out the crevices.

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6. Now it is time to focus on the outside. Take a sponge and dip into warm soapy water again. Clean the outside and be gentle not to scratch the surface. Dry with a soft cloth.

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7. Last take your stainless steel cleaner (this is our favorite part), and polish according to manufacturers directions.

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This is what our toaster looked like after…Inside and out.

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Thank you for following along with us. Your toaster will look as good as new in no time. Enjoy!

owing along with us. Your toaster will look as good as new in no time. Enjoy!

How to build a Box for Messy Cords.

“There’s a little bit of magic in every box”. -Adam Rex

Everyone has had to deal with messy cords at least once. As for us, we can’t stand to look at them anymore. It makes the house look messy and all the little dust bunnies and cat/dog hair get stuck in it. Here is a quick fix that is very inexpensive.

Supplies Needed:

  • Box that opens on top. Like a shoe box. We got ours at Michael’s Craft store for $2.00.
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Zip Ties
  • Grommets
  • Tape
  • Post it notes (or any paper)
  • Exacto Knife
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • OH AND A HOT GLUE GUN (GLUE STICKS)

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Instructions:

  1. First you will need your ruler to measure out where you want your holes for the cords. We did two on the side (for the cords to enter) And two in the front (for extension cords, phone chargers, etc.) Our Gromments came with a stencil to measure out how big the holes are. This made it super simple.
  2. Since the cardboard is too thick the Gromments wouldn’t snap on. We decided to use our glue gun and glue a grommet to both sides of each hole. We feel like this made it more secure anyways.
  3. Once you have all your holes in the box. You will need to untangle your cords, that need organizing. We made little labels for each cord because we had a lot.
  4. We then ran each cable into the box one by one and the power bar cables out to the plug.
  5.  Once all the cables were in the box with the power bar we raveled them up, so they were not too long, and secured them with a zip tie.
  6. Lastly we plugged them all in to the power cord. Now just put the lid on the box and your done! Voila nice and organized.