I’m reposting some oldies but goodies this week.  Hope you enjoy!


In honor of little ideas that can make a big difference, I thought I’d link to seven tips from bloggers – plus one tip from me.  These tips aren’t necessarily life-changing (well, I think my sock bun hair trick is pretty damn cool) but are definitely handy and fun.  I can’t tell you how often I do something and say, “I learned how to do that on such-and-such blog!”


Overnight Oats from Kath Eats.  Tasty oatmeal with no cooking involved.  Very tasty and very easy.




A Tofu Tutorial from Daily Garnish.  This tutorial illustrates how to make crispy pan-fried tofu – a very basic recipe that you can easily mix up with different marinades and spices.

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The Ol’ Switcheroo from Ray and Jen.  I’m in love with this closet organization method that I’ve seen on multiple blogs because it basically requires no work – just a little time.  To start, you turn all your hangers backwards and, after wearing them, put them back in the closet with the hangers facing the right way.  After six months, it will be easy to identify which items you haven’t worn through multiple seasons and should donate.




Smoothie ice cubes from Side of Sneakers.  This simple tutorial shows you how to make the smoothie ‘base’ into ice cubes, drastically cutting down on the time and prep work involved in making daily smoothies.




Nut butter parsnip fries from Oh She Glows.  A totally delicious recipe that puts a tasty and healthy spin on your regular French fry.




River Rock Boot Trays from Dollar Store Crafts.  My buddy Nicole actually did this craft and the shoe tray looks so cute near her front door.




The Sock Bun Top Knot from me, Healthy Tipping Point.  This hair trick – which involves wrapping your hair around a sock – was passed down from my mother to me and now to you!


How to freeze soup flat.  I originally read about this method way back in 2008 on Kath Eats – to freeze homemade soup for later, fill up large Ziploc bags, lay them flat on cookie sheets, and place in freezer.  Here’s a helpful step-by-step breakdown of the process.




Your turn!  I’d love to know what tips you’ve learn from blogs – healthy living, crafty, organizational, etc.



  • Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers July 18, 2014, 9:32 am

    I missed these before, but I’m happy to have found them now. Thanks for sharing!!

  • L. July 18, 2014, 9:37 am

    I started freezing soup in 2-cup containers, then popping them out once frozen and putting them in big zip locs. It takes up more room in the fridge, but it is so much easier to just take one out of a zip loc and put it right in the pot instead of trying to break the flat pieces into something that fits in a pan.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 18, 2014, 9:44 am

    Definitely some great tips! I’m particularly loving the hanger trick. I have yet to actually do it, but it’s definitely one that I need to try.

  • Sarah July 18, 2014, 10:12 am

    Green smoothies are the ones that stick out to me the most! I saw them everywhere and finally tried them; now I’m a die-hard fan of drinking them for energy, clearer skin, and getting more veggies into my diet.

  • Linda July 18, 2014, 10:22 am

    Great tips! The river rock idea is very cute, however, I have a feeling my toddlers would have too much fun collecting rocks and moving them all over the house. 🙂

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed July 18, 2014, 11:49 am

    I did the hanger trick a while ago and it was definitely eye opening! I think I need to do it again soon. Out with the old… so I can go shopping 😉

  • Sharon July 18, 2014, 12:17 pm

    These are great – thank you! I like to make homemade stock. I save veggie scraps in a (sealed) gallon bag in the freezer. Once it’s full, I dump it on a pot of water, boil, and season until a good flavor is reached. Once it’s cool, I strain it and freeze with the same method you mention above for soups. :0)

  • Amanda July 21, 2014, 2:49 pm

    I always thought sock buns looked nice, but figured it was too complicated for me. Now i know how to do it!!! Thank you so much!

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