Keep Cool in the Summer Heat + HM #196

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #196! This week’s theme is appropriately: Keep Cool in the Summer Heat! Here in Central Florida, the heat index has been up over 100 degrees, and we’ve been trying our best to not get overheated. I hope wherever you are you’ve been doing okay, too…but just in case you might need some new ideas, we’ll get you covered! #KeepCool #SummerHeat #HomeMattersParty

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Keep Cool in the Summer Heat + HM #196

When it comes to staying cool on a hot day, one of the most important things to do is STAY HYDRATED! I want to give you some creative ideas for doing just that this week!

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3 Liters of Water Every Day from Joana @ Mamabee

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Infused Water Inspirations from Elsie @ A Beautiful Mess

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17 Foods That Will Hydrate You This Summer from Hannah @ This Is Insider

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10 Sneaky Ways to Drink More Water from Anubha @ The Beauty Gypsy

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How to Hydrate Dry Skin During the Summer from Nicole @ Beauty on the Go with Ms. Jo

I won’t lie, I need to take my own advice on a couple of these suggestions! Which one did YOU need the most? You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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  How to Choose and Use Basic Tools from Tania @ Run to Radiance   PIN here.  


  Mini Hasselback Cornish New Potatoes from Claire @ Coffee Break Reads   PIN here.  


  Creating a Simple Filing System for Personal & Business from Kendra @ A Proverb 31 Wife   PIN here.  


  DIY Winnie the Pooh Honey Pot Purse from Dawn @ A New Dawnn   PIN here.  


  New York Style Cheesecake Cupcakes from Michele @ Queen Bee Baker   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow… Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

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Get Ready for Back-to-School + HM #195

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #195! Can you even believe that it’s already time for: Get Ready for Back-to-School?! Time has FLOWN! I have 2 littles starting in on daycare, and I’m not sure I’m ready!!! #BacktoSchool #Back2School #HomeMattersParty

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Get Ready for Back-to-School + HM #195

When I think “back to school”, I think of the day from start to finish. You’ll see that reflected below! I hope these ideas help you plan your day from start to finish, too!

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Back to School Clothes Organization System from Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun

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33 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Kids from Donella @ One Crazy House

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First Day of School Printable Chalkboard Sign from Diana @ Bear Hugs & Blanket Forts

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9 Ideas to Organize Backpacks & Gear When You Don’t Have a Mudroom from Corinne @ The Pragmatic Parent

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How to Store School Papers & Memories from Erika @ Living Well Mom

I hope you’re inspired by these organizational ideas, and I wish you loads of awesome memories! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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Check out this week’s features below.

  Lemon Dessert Recipes from Crystal @ Crystal & Co.   PIN here.  


  Rich & Creamy Chocolate Avocado Mousse from Jessica @ This Happy Mommy   PIN here.  


  11 Cabinet Organizing Ideas from Katie @ Tuxedo Cats & Coffee   PIN here.  


  Prickly Pear Cactus Coasters from Alexandra @ Eye Love Knots   PIN here.  


  How to Make Rain Gutter Bookshelves from Anika @ Anika’s DIY Life   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow… Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

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  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

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3 Tips for Storing Your Jewelry at Home

Jewelry is one thing that humans are happy to spend a lot of money on, even if a particular item isn’t going to be worn very often. Timeless family heirlooms, engagement rings, and valuable pieces regardless of their cost should be cared for properly. However, many people are storing their jewelry in a way that leaves necklaces tangled, rings lost and earrings in a jumble. This not only makes it difficult to find that one item that would complete your special occasion outfit, but it also reduces how long your jewelry can be enjoyed.

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When improperly stored, jewelry can tangle and break, rendering it unwearable or requiring valuable time to repair. Fortunately, you don’t need to buy an elaborate storage system to keep your jewelry in great shape. For as much as I have spent on jewelry over the years, I don’t want to dedicate a lot of cash toward storing my belongings. This requires getting a bit creative, but it’s really not too hard!

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With minimal effort and minimal expense, I worked these three techniques into my organizational scheme at home. I no longer lose small rings or earrings, my necklaces aren’t in knots, and all of my favorite accessories are easily accessed when I want them.

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Ice Cream – Summer’s Favorite Treat + HM 194

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #194! This week is all about: Ice Cream – Summer’s Favorite Treat. Everyone loves ice cream, right? I know we’re all big fans at my house! We even buy dog ice cream for Taffy the White Doggie! Now THAT’S serious. #IceCream #HomeMattersParty

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Ice Cream – Summer’s Favorite Treat + HM #194

One of these days we’ll get around to getting an ice cream churn. I think that would be a fun activity for the girls, especially as they get a little bit older. But for now, I’m all about no-churn ice creams when we make it here at home. Have you ever tried one of those recipes? Well, today, you’re in luck! I’ve got five great ones for you!

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Extreme Chocolate Ice Cream – No Churn from Nicole @ Wonky Wonderful

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No Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream from Maria @ Two Peas & Their Pod

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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (No Machine Required) from Holly @ Life in the Lofthouse

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Easy No Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream from Jesica @ The Mommy Bunch

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No Churn Coffee Ice Cream from Lynn @ Fresh April Flours

I hope you’re inspired by these simple ideas, and I wish you loads of yummy times! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nina @ Vintage Mama’s CottageFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Check out this week’s features below.

  Colorful and Crafty Embroidery Hoop Wall Pockets from Jen @ Jennifer Perkins   PIN here.  


  How To Organize a Laundry Room from Ashley @ Simply Designing   PIN here.  


  DIY Wall-Mounted TV Cabinet from Wendi @ H2O Bungalow   PIN here.  


  Camp Care Package Ideas Without Food from Jennifer @ Satsuma   PIN here.  


  An Easy Breakfast Your Kids Will Love from Erin @ My Mommy World   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow… Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

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How to Convert a Garage into a Children’s Play Room

What do you use your garage for? If you answered ‘parking my car, of course’, you are actually a minority on the US. A lot of people simply use their garages as an extra storage space, as if the basements and the attics aren’t enough, right? But, if you’re not using it for your car, can you do something more worthwhile and purposeful with it? Sure you can!

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One great and interesting idea is to turn the garage into the play room for your children. Rockstar Garage Door Services experts have seen it done a few times and they have some interesting points about how to make it work best. Keep reading for some great ideas!

Lights

A garage which is used for storage or parking doesn’t really need much light. Maybe a small window and an electric light. However, if you are planning a kids’ playroom, you will want a lot more than that.

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One thing which can help is installing larger windows on your garage doors, which will spare you the trouble of cutting out windows in the actual walls of the garage. You can find a lot of help from places like https://rsgaragedoorservices.com/garage-door-repair/sorrento-valley/california

Alternatively, consider adding skylights, as they are both practical and look great.

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