Rainbow Cake

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Rainbow Cake This cake is REALLY fun and always a huge hit! I made this last year for "New Beginnings" which is an LDS activity we do once a year for young women aged 12 to 18 and another once a year activity for the girls is "Young Women in Excellence". Since the cake was such a hit at "New Beginnings", I was asked to make it again for this year's "Young Women in Excellence". The recipe or How-To: You start out by making a vanilla or butter Continue Reading...

10 Things I’ve Learned Being a Landlord

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  1. Screen tenants thoroughly. A credit check is better than a gut check. Use www.rocketlease.com to screen candidates. Don't be fooled by "I'm going to love your property as if it were my own home" claims. Proof is in the pudding. 2. Wait for a better tenant. Don't sign a tenant out of desperation. You'll pay in the end. 3. Have a solid rental contract. Here's what we use for a contract. Customize it to meet your needs, but make Continue Reading...

5 Ways to Get Rid of Smoke Smell

How to Create a Smoke Free Home

So yes... it's true! We bought a house that smelled REALLY, really bad. I think most of our family thought we were cra-zy! But I had faith that we could make it better and I am going to tell you five things you can do to get the stink out of any house. Most likely you won't be able to get away with just one of these techniques unfortunately. More than likely you will need multiple techniques. 1. Fog your house. We did this in one of our Continue Reading...

Sing to My Soul Sunday (Working Title): Create

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Happy Sunday everyone! My goal in starting this blog was to inspire and motivate men and women alike and empower individuals that they too could create and do things they never thought they could. Some of you may have already noticed this video on my sidebar, but just in case you haven't, I felt compared to share. It couldn't be closer to the sentiments I have felt all along. I hope you enjoy it... I hope that it motivates Continue Reading...

Quick Tip Tuesday: Smelly Laundry

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Have you ever spaced the fact that you started a load of laundry and a day or two later been reminded by a not so lovely aroma? I know this has happened to the best of us (or at least I hope I'm not the only laundry space cadet out there). Well, you are going to have to rewash the clothes... but that doesn't always get the sour out... baking soda works okay, but you know what works the best? Vinegar! "Fight sour with sour?" you might ask. Continue Reading...