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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  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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Seven Ways to Earn Money While Traveling

It’s been a while since we’ve done any traveling. Have I mentioned that recently here? I think I have…because it’s been a WHILE since we’ve done any traveling! I’m missing it! This weekend we are going on a teeny getaway (thanks to Papa and Nana watching the twinsies) for the first time in over two years. And I must say, it’s kind of whetting my appetite for a bit more travel. Oh, if only we could all travel and keep working and keep on going with life all at the same time, right?

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It might just be more possible than you think!

In our modern age of the internet, traveling around the world has become easier than ever. Visiting faraway countries used to be a distant dream for most people. But now, modern technology has brought the whole world into everyone’s reach! Faster flights, loads of information on almost any destination can be found on the internet, and the ability to book flight tickets and accommodations online has enabled almost everyone to visit their own dream destination. Now you can book one of the luxurious Cabins in Breckenridge to spend a beautiful holiday in Colorado or plan a trip to Iceland to witness the magical Northern Lights, all from your own computer! What a time to be alive!!!

Earn Money While Traveling

However, one of the most important things which made travelling around the world even a much more achievable dream for many is the emergence of a whole new genre of jobs allowing folks to work on the go. Now, if you have a laptop and an internet connection, you can have a full-time career without ever setting foot in an office. As these jobs are becoming more and more popular with every passing moment, more and more people are getting to experience what travelling is really about – and that is freedom. You can do these jobs from anywhere as per your convenience – so you won’t ever have to worry about getting a leave for your upcoming vacation! And if you are someone who is in love with travelling and the freedom that comes with it, here are the top seven ways you can earn money while traveling…

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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!

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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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BBQ – Barbecue – Grilling – Get Smokin’ + HM #193

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #193! This week we’re focusing on: BBQ – Barbecue – Grilling – Get Smokin’! Do YOU know anyone who would turn down a BBQ?! I don’t! Especially my hubby. BBQ is his favorite food group! #BBQ #HomeMattersParty

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I’m pretty well-versed in BBQ, and one of my favorite things to throw on the grill is a foil packet. I guess I like the fact that everything can be wrapped  up in a nice tight little package…and that clean-up is a BREEZE! So here are a few great foil packet ideas I’ve discovered and would like to share with YOU!

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Chicken Fajita Foil Packets from Kelly @ Life Made Sweeter

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Garlic Steak & Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Foil Packs from Karina @ Cafe Delites

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Foil Pack Italian Sausage & Peppers from Blair @ The Seasoned Mom 

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Shrimp Boil Foil Packs from Tiffany @ Creme de la Crumb

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Foil Baked Salmon with Asparagus from Jazmin @ Savory + Savvy

I hope you’re inspired by these simple ideas, and I wish you no messy kitchen afterwards! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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Emily @ Domestic DeadlineFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Check out this week’s features below.

 

Frozen Grasshopper Pie with an Oreo Crust from Liz @ That Skinny Chick Can Bake   PIN here.  


No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream from Jen @ Cincy Shopper   PIN here.  


 Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Succulent Wreath from Krista @ The Happy Housie   PIN here.  


How to Make a Hanging Fence Garden from Serena @ Thrift Diving   PIN here.  


Host a Lavender & Lemonade Tea Party from Jennifer @ Satsuma  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. If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

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The Definitive Guide To Natural Laundry Detergents

Have you ever considered what detergent you are washing your clothes with, or do you simply choose the cheapest option on the shelf? In other words, is your laundry natural laundry? Or artificial laundry? 

Of course it can be difficult to find the right balance between your budget and your environmental concerns. But, there are a number of natural laundry detergents which you can use that won’t break the bank and will do an excellent job at washing your clothes. Using the right laundry detergent can result in the best possible fabric care for your clothing!

Important Note

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You should be aware that the more natural a product is, the more time you will need to spend pre-treating stains. While natural laundry detergents can be very effective, they do not contain the chemicals associated with premium brands. While these chemicals do make it easier to clean fabrics, there is the environmental factor to consider.

Manufactured Natural Laundry Powder

You can find these on the shelves in your local store and in the health store. There are several manufacturers who create laundry detergent completely naturally. The main ingredient in these types of detergents is sodium carbonate; also known as washing soda.

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If you have water that contains magnesium sulfate, you should not use this type of detergent; it will not dissolve. The clumping will cause damage to your machine over an extended period of time.

Detergents With Enzymes

This type of detergent is about as close as you can get to the main brands in terms of cleaning power.  With these products, you’ll notice a longer ingredient list; but they don’t contain any artificial brighteners. These detergents are usually scent free, but there are a few that give a gentle, natural odor.

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