Tips, Tricks & Hacks Thursday — SMELL HACKS To Make Your House Smell Amazing

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Hello my Lovlies, since today is Tips, Tricks & Hacks Thursday I am going to share with you 10 hacks to make your house smell simply amazing. 

All the hacks listed below have given credit to the original posters. Nonetheless, I wanted to give credit to the place where I found them all assembled together. Below is the link to the site where I found them. 

Keep these around for the next time you are desperate to get your home smelling great. TheY would be perfect if you had company coming over!
The other day I came home to a smelly house. I had left something extra nasty in the trash can and was totally regretting it. I immediately took it out of course but was scrambling to get the smell out!
I searched around and found some awesome smell hacks that helped me in a pinch. Keep these around for the next time you are desperate to get your home smelling great. These would be perfect if you had company coming over!
10 Hacks To Make Your House Smell Amazing
Make your whole house smell fresh with this totally chemical free hack we love.
Place a clip on air freshener for cars onto the vents in your house! via Krazy Coupon Lady
Use Gain Fireworks scent booster in your candle wax burner and your house will smell amazing. via Stock Piling Moms
Kick stinky smells in your house by filling your crock pot with water and baking soda. via A Year of Slow Cooking
Make your own room scents easily with ingredients right from your kitchen. via The Yummy Life
Place a tealight candle inside a jar filled with coffee beans for a vanilla coffee scent. via Smart School House
Banish carpet odors quickly with this simple DIY concoction.
Put a few teaspoons of vanilla extract in an oven dish and bake at 300 degrees. Your house will smell amazing. via Lifehackable
Quickly get the room smelling good by taping dryer sheets to a box fan. via Society 19
The most fun way to make your house smell great? Bake cookies! Or brownies or whatever sweet treat you have on hand.
What is your favorite smell hack? 
 Comment below and let us know. 

Top 10 Tuesday — New Year's Resolutions 2018

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hello my Lovilies.  With New Year's Eve fast approaching I thought I'd make my Top 10 Tuesday about 2018 New Year's Resolutions. 

I scoured the internet this morning (as usual [lol]) and the following seem to be the top 10 most common resolutions on the world wide web. 

1. Improve your fitness 

2. Eat better

3. Quit smoking

4. Quit drinking

5. Learn something new


6. Travel more


7. Volunteer

8. Meet someone

9. Sleep more


10. Get out of debt


Okay my Lovlies, comment below and let me/us know which one(s) of these will resonate most with you in 2018. 

As for me, I think they all do with the exception of meet someone.  I've already met my Prince Charming (hi babe [Chuck])!

Tips, Tricks & Hacks Thursday — Tip For Creating an Advent Tradition

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hello my Lovlies,  Since today is Tips, Tricks & Hacks Thursday I am going to share something that I believe will be a great tip for creating an Advent tradition in your home.  

This was a delightful little surprise e-book that I  received in my inbox this morning.  It is a lovely book by Cissie Graham Lynch.  She is granddaughter of Billy Graham.  

I liked it so much I though I'd share it will all my lovely followers. 

I hope you enjoyed the book, and I pray it helps you create an Advent tradition in your home. 

Top 5 Tuesday — Top Bible Apps for You [2018]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello my Lovlies.  Well... this week it is actually only the Top 4. 

I am really into all things apps right now.  Gee whiz you think it maybe because I have an iPad Pro, an iPhone 8 plus, and a new Apple watch 3. 

Anyway, one of my online friends told me about this amazing Bible app called YouVersion.  With that in mind, I thought I'd make today's Top 4 Tuesday about Bible apps. 

The information for this blog post came from


Neubible is the best app in this respect. The reading experience is so good that many technology blogs commented that they wished NeuBible came as an ebook reader too. This is due to a few factors which include the simple but delightful choice of fonts, the clever interface featuring a quick way to search for the right verse via both text search or scrolling.
NeuBible doesn’t have any reading plans, nor does it have an audio version. Plus there is the significant factor that it is only available on iOS (sorry Android folks) and it currently only offers 9 translations of the Bible (though it does include the NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV, and Holman Christian Standard Bible, some of which require and in app purchase). As such it is a good simple bible app. In fact, it is the app I often use during a church service when I don’t bring my paper bible so I can concentrate more.


YouVersion from LifeChurch (know as by some) is almost a universal standard of Bible app. It is by far the most popular Bible app around and that is for a good reason. It has a lot of very useful feature and with the more recent updates, it looks great too. It is on a whole host of platforms include a web version, iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry and more.
These features include
  • A huge library of Bible versions in different languages
  • Bible study and devotional plans
  • Audio versions of the Bible to listen to
  • easy sharing of verses
  • Bible verse graphics which you can share
  • community features to get inspired by your friends
  • following sermon verses (when the preacher uses …)
and more. Best of all, it’s completely free as it is supported by (though you can make a donation to help with the licensing fees). There is also the “Kids Bible app” which I can’t vouch for as I happen to never have used it…yet.

The Choice for Academic and Sermon Prep


If you are looking for a great tool for preparing sermons or deep academic study, then Logos is the app for you. This is not limited to being a Bible app but instead focuses on study and resources that support that purpose.
Logos also features a fairly minimal design with many hidden features like YouVersion. At the bottom of the page are a series of options including accessing different reading options, Home (a feed which includes content such as a verse of the day, promoted materials, devotional material), your library or materials, a powerful search option, the store and “more” which opens up your settings.
The real power of Logos is how it can connect material on the same topic together. So if you have a study on a particular book, you can access it easily from within the Bible as you read. You can also look up the original Greek or Hebrew of passage and a dictionary to help you understand the source material. There are also maps and links with resources such as proclaim which also come from the faithlife group.
Overall, it is a really powerful research tool but it can suffer from providing too much data (especially if you are looking for a resource for your quiet times). There is also a focus on their store and getting more content into your library.


Bible gateway is another free Bible app including a lot of features such as audio versions, different translations, notes and so on. However, it is advert supported which in my opinion, distracts from the reading experience (that is an adverts purpose after all). I’d rather pay and not have any ads. As such, I find it hard to recommend.

     •   Bible gateway app on iOS

There you have it my Lovlies.  Check out some of the great Bible apps out there ~ I am sure you'll find one that you'll like and use.