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DIY teeth whitening


I have been needing to do some serious DIY teeth whitening. I believe there is a television commercial that says, “If you aren’t whitening, you’re yellowing.” Well that got my wheels turning and I realized, “Ah! I must be yellowing!!!”

Good ol’ toothpaste just wasn’t doing the trick. So I figured I might as well try a home remedy before shelling out the cash on white strips. (Been there, done that. They work but why not try to save some deniro?)

I found exactly what I needed on Pinterest. Which is where I find all my great ideas. 😉  Fortunately, I saw an improvement after just ONE use which is why I am quickly sharing this breakthrough with everyone I know!

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And you know what else? I had all the ingredients on hand to do this home remedy, and I bet you do too! Got toothpaste? (Hope so…) Water? (If you have the Internet and are reading this, I’m sure you have running water.) Have any baking soda? Ok how bout hydrogen peroxide? If you have those four things, plus a little container for storage, then you are ready to go.


DIY Teeth Whitening IngredientsSqueeze a small amount of toothpaste into a tiny container, followed by
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
1/2 teaspoon water

Mix those ingredients together, and brush your teeth thoroughly for two minutes. Use this once a week until you are happy with the shade of white. Then reduce to using once a month.

You still have time to whiten before you go out tonight! Good luck!

*When I went back to Pinterest to share the website with y’all, the website was a broken link, so I apologize for not giving credit to the genius who made this DIY teeth whitening recipe.


Monthly Meal Plan 4

April 2013 Meal PlanY’all looking for more recipes yet? Well I have been working on this post & even got some help from my friend Tiffany for this monthly meal plan.

Lately I have been focusing more on having veggies cooked into the main dish so that 1) the veggies are unnoticed 2) I have less dishes/sides to prepare. So you will see LOTS of broccoli & spinach recipes this month. Also, as usual, I am using my crock pot a ton. I just love the thing. So much so that it actually has a fine crack in the bottom of it. I guess I should ask for a new one soon, perhaps for Mother’s Day. (Hint, hint Jesse)

Lemon Chicken & Spinach Pasta

Crock Pot Potato & Broccoli Soup

Janna’s Chili & Rice

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Ground Beef, Black Bean & Cheese Taquitos

Tortellini & Spinach Soup

Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia

Simply Great Chicken

Baked Potatoes (topped with salt, pepper, butter, sour cream, or ranch, bacon and chives)

Taco Salad

One Pot Pasta with Broccoli


Pizza (frozen, or make your own)

Easy Honey Mustard Mozzerella Chicken

Stir Fry

Quesedillas (bell peppers, onions, turkey pepperoni, or chicken) I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

Inside Out Manicotti

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

Chicken Taco Chili

Spinach Salad


How to clean combs

I have recently noticed that my combs needed to be cleaned. They get pretty gross with the hair product buildup that gets stuck on them, as well as dandruff and whatever else finds its way onto the teeth. Gross, right? Well don’t worry, I figured out how to clean combs and I’m here to tell you how.

First I rounded up all five of the combs from our bathrooms5 Dirty Combs

and some baking soda from the pantryALDI $0.49

I plugged up the sink, and poured in some baking soda. How much does that look like? About 2 Tablespoons? I never measure…Plug the sink!

Turn on the warm water and let it agitate the baking soda so it can dissolve.Warm Water

Throw in those bad boys and let ’em soak!Soak combs one hour

An hour later, THIS is what I found. Yuck!The yuck comes right off!

My fine-toothed combs needed some extra help, so I gently scrubbed them with this small toothbrush (that I use for cleaning, not my kids’ teeth!)My cleaning brush

Before long, all five combs were gleaming and clean again. Easy as that!Clean as can be

I also use my trusty baking soda to clean my toilet bowls. Just pour in a little bit and let it soak for thirty minutes or so and the buildup will scrub right off! Do you have any cleaning tips for me? Please share below!


Easy Green Bean Recipe

Ingredients for green beansIf you are looking for an easy green bean recipe, then look no further. I got ya covered! 😉 Not only is this recipe easy, but it is cheap, tasty, and can be done in three minutes or less. (Don’t worry, we are only using a small portion of the butter pictured above.)

Let’s face it, there are some nights that you feel lucky to get anything on the table for dinner. Oh, is that just me? Anyway, if I don’t have time to steam a fresh vegetable (check out my quick tutorial here) then I grab a can of green beans from the pantry, (or if I am out of those, my kids like the sweet peas too) and I am ready to rock n’ roll with what I got! Are you pumped up for green beans or what?

My dad taught me how to make green beans taste delicious and I am going to share my knowledge with you today. Are you ready for this?

Grab your can and place on counter.ALDI Green Beans $0.60

Open can.Open Can

Drain can in sink and pour beans into a microwave safe bowl. Add a heaping teaspoon of butter on top.mmm, butter

Add 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp of onion powder.My favorite seasonings- garlic and onion powder

Don’t forget a few shakes of pepper.Pepper!

Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Stir and serve. Enjoy!



Easy Green Bean Recipe

1 can of green beans

1 tsp butter

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

pepper to taste

Drain juice from can. Pour green beans into microwave safe bowl. Top with the butter and seasonings. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes.


What’s your go-to easy recipe?