Category Archives: Family Life

I love my family!

So my family has come together to help me with a problem I have dealing with severe TMJ problems. I am needing surgery and I am so happy that they are working so hard to help raise the funds for this. I can’t say how blessed I am that these people in my life have done this wonderful thing for me. Anywho, my cousin put this website/blog together to raise everyone’s awareness about what’s going on and to have people donate. I’d love for you to take a look at all the hard work he did! Click the link below the photo!

http://helpdana.wordpress.com/

Hope you read all about it and can appreciate what they are trying to do for me as much I do! Thanks!
-Dana


Pintrest Post: Glowing Mt. Dew? It doesn’t work!!

So there are loads of popular pins on Pinterest that get re-pinned over and over again and I am featuring one today. Most of my Pinterest Posts are about the pins that I find, try and enjoy or used. However, this post will be about one that is totally FAKE!

Glowing Mt. Dew

Glowing Mt. Dew how-to?

Now this has been proven on other websites that this project is indeed fake. The video showing how to make this bottle of glowing Mt. Dew with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide has been altered somehow to show that it does work. You can find it here. I can guarantee first hand now that this how-to does NOT work and it is a hoax to mess with or troll people. Why? I don’t know. But I sure wasted time and a tiny bit of money trying this out. Ha-ha they sure got me! *eye roll*

So please do me a favor, stop re-pinning this particular project on Pinterest (like my use of alliteration? LOL). Pin this one instead!! Share how it is fake, not how cool it sounds or might be! Please pass on knowledge and encourage others to re-pin for a less ignorant internet!! Huz-ah!!
-Dana Wilson


“Melties Goop”

Here is a fun project to play with your kids! When I was a little girl in Sunday School, one of the teachers made this for us. I had to figure out how to make it again for my daughter. I don’t have a name for it so I asked my 5 year old what it should be called and well, we now call it “Melties” or “Melties Goop”. It’s also a great tool to teach your kids about liquids and solids. This goop stuff is quite easy to make and takes no time at all! Here is what you need:

2/3 cups cornstarch
1 teaspoon Borax
2/3 cups hot water

Instructions: In a bowl pour out the cornstarch and then add the borax. Mix that powder combo together and then add your hot water. Mix it well. The mixture will be thick and hard so I would suggest using your hands or a fork. If it’s too powdery then add a tiny bit of water, if it’s too watery then add a little bit more cornstarch. You can tell that it’s done by playing with it. If left alone, it’ll look like melted cream of sorts. If you touch it, it’ll firm up.

FUN! You can roll up a ball and feel it as a firm substance. Then put the ball down onto the plate and watch it slowly melt back into a liquid state. We played for an hour and a half with this. Enjoy!

-Dana Wilson


Pinterest Posts-“Clean Clouds”

Today’s Pinterest Post is about a fun project called “Clean Clouds”. It’s super fun and cheap to make. I mean it guys, VERY fun!! More fun than playdoh or moondoh or any of those other dohs! SERIOUSLY!

Skeptical baby Taylor is skeptical.

YA REALLY!

I did this with my kiddo and I had a blast squishing this texturey stuff and throwing it at one another (never letting it get too close because there is soap in it and we don’t want it in the eyes now!). Taylor thought it was great too and enjoyed the process of making it and I loved the benefit of having clean and soft hands afterwards. I found it on Pinterest and it linked me over to Play At Home Mom LLC‘s blog. There are very good instructions on how to make it there but all you need is a regular bar of soap, a roll of toilet paper, and water. Enjoy!

 

-Dana Wilson


Pinterest Post-Make your own Febreze!

So loads of us have been on or heard of this addiction to the website called Pintrest. Loads of us will pin things and then pay them no mind later on. I have been trying to do as much of it as I can and I plan on posting blogs about them so you can hear first hand from me  about them. I’ll call them “Pinterest Posts”.

Our first Pinterest post is about making your own Febreze which I found via Fake-It Frugal.

I bought some cheapy cheap fabric softener at Wal-mart for $2.89 and I always keep loads of baking soda around for multiple uses so making this was a snap! It was super easy, cheap and useful! I made some just moments ago and sprayed up the house. Now I am liking this home made stuff much more than the brand named Febreze. At first Febreze was this amazing cure all for stuffy, stale and gross smelling rooms. However, lately I’ve noticed that it’s turned into this overwhelming room perfume. Yick! This stuff I just made has made the rooms of the house smell fresh, clean with only a hint of a lavender smell (due to the lavender scented fabric softener I chose).

You can find the exact recipe and instructions on the website I provided above. Let me know if you used it and if you agree with me! 🙂 Enjoy!

-Dana Wilson


Have you read the about?

Well if you’re trying to get to know the author of this blog, then the about page will tell you a lot! It does leave out of few things but all in good time my charming readers! My blog is mainly to share the strange things that seem to happen in my life, the lives of people I know, and impart my young wisdom to the masses lol. Mostly this wisdom is just about the things that I know and my view point on the matter. I also plan on sharing about the things that I love; art, movies  , games, cooking, and more!

Let us not forget, I am a stay at home mother.  I will often share things about her and our relationship. I may be biased, but I find this little girl to be an amazing child! Taylor is 5 years old now and goes to pre-school. She is quite the “tom boy” and a little bit of a nerd too (just like her mommy and daddy).

So for now I would like to extend a very warm welcome to any new readers and enjoy! Tonight I’m going to be sharing a very delicious recipe by yours truly; Taco Casserole! Stay tuned.

-Dana Wilson