MoJo Hacks: DIY – How To Cheaply Re-Do Your Kitchen Countertop

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MoJo Hacks: DIY – How To Cheaply Re-Do Your Kitchen Counte top 

I love this idea. We look at our hidesous countertops and wonder when will be able to afford to get them redone. It is of course used all the time and is in the center of the house so we can’t just ignore it. Let face it! It is ugly and takes a tremendous amount of abuse from us.

We came across the Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations and loved the idea.

Buying new counter tops can be costly and of course the amount time involved with strangers running in and out of the house is a problem too. In some cases you may just want to change the color or texture of your counter top or cheaply cover up various stains, damage or abnormalities. Now you can and on the cheap!!

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15 Outdoor Games – Fun For The Whole Family

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15 Outdoor Games – Fun For The Whole Family

With Spring approaching, I’m sure we’re all starting to get the bug for some outdoor activities. What better way to do so then with these FUN 15 DIY outdoor games that will surely be fun for the whole family.  From Giant Dominos to Frisbiee Tic Tac Toe, the whole family can get involved in making and enjoying these games! Plus, you’ll save money in the process and get your DIY fix on at the same time.

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Mini Red Velvet Lava Cakes Recipe!

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Mini Red Velvet Lava Cakes Recipe!

Need a fun recipe to make for this Valentines Day holiday?

If so, check out this adorable Mini Red Velvet Lava Cakes recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour*, plus more for dusting baking dishes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons natural cocoa (not Dutch-process), plus more for dusting baking dishes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon red gel paste food coloring
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • For dusting Dixie Crystals Confectioners Powdered Sugar

For additional directions on how to make the cake, click here!

Thanks, Dixie Crystals!

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Mojo Hack: How to Make and Save Money Using Facebook Yard Sale Groups!

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Mojo Hack: How to Make and Save Money Using Facebook Yard Sale Groups!

Do you have a lot of old stuff sitting in your garage or your extra bedroom? Why not make some money selling your old items for cash! If you are a Facebook user, there are so many pages available for you to use for selling and buying items in your area.

Here is how to get started:

1) Head to Facebook, and search for your county or town (Pages will start to show)
2) Choose a site that says Yard Sale or Rummage Sale
3) Request to Join the Group
4) Wait for approval from an Admin
5) Make sure to read the rules for the group (usually in the Pinned Posts portion of the page)

Getting Your Items Ready to Sell:

1) Start collecting things in your home that you would like to sell
2) Decide on the price you would like to start your sale at, and decide whether or not you price is firm or you will take offers
3)Take clear, easy to see photos
4)Take notes of any damage to the items
5) Take out anything you can’t sell on the page after you have read the page rules

Listing Your Items:

1) Check page rules for amounts of items you can list and decide whether you will need to create an album or not
2) If you need to create an album, go to the photos page and select create an album
3)If you don’t need to create an album you will want to write your post in the Post section at the top of the group page
2) Include a full description of all of your items including any damage to the item, whether it works or is non-working, etc.
3) Include your price
*If your price is firm, you will include the word “firm” after your price
*If you would like to take offers, you will include “obo” after your price
4) Include your location, so possible buyers will know the area they will be meeting you in
5)Upload your photos for all of your items and make sure they are all facing the correct direction (not upside down, turned sideways,etc.)
6)Click Post

When you start to get replies on your items, you will want to do the following:

1) Go in order of who commented that they were interested first (First Come, First Served)
2) If the buyer is making an offer, decide whether you would like to accept or not
3) Decide on a time and place that you can meet your buyer that you feel entirely safe
4) Meet with your buyer and sell!

If your buyer backs out, you will want to continue down your list of interested buyers. If you have a no-show at your meeting point, you will want to let the administrator of the page know, so they can do what needs to be done about removing the person from the page or giving them a warning.

Remember, some things will come up, including emergencies, so be understanding if your buyer needs to change days or times to meet.

Now on to buying!

Buying from a Yard Sale group can help you save a ton of money on things you may normally buy brand new! There are so many times, when I need something and I have been able to purchase them gently used for half the price or even less from a yard sale group!

When you are looking to purchase something from a yard sale group, you will want to comment on the item you would like to purchase. Commenting with the word “interested” will help ensure you have dibs on the item. If you are first to comment, you will be the first to have the chance to purchase the item.

If you are not the first to comment, you will be put in order of who commented, and it may get down to you if the buyers ahead of you fall through.

Buying an Item:

1) Comment “interested” on the item listing
2) Set up and time and date with the seller to pick up and purchase your item where you feel safe
3) Pay with Cash for your item

If you are looking for something in particular, you will want to make a post in the Post section at the top of the group page. When doing so, you will start with “ISO”, which means In Search Of. Then you will enter what you are looking for.

People will then comment saying if they have what you are looking for and their price. You can then decide on whether you would like to meet them to purchase or buy from someone else!

Do you use the Yard Sale groups in your area? What tips do you have for our readers that are new to this?

Happy Selling and Hunting!!

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DIY: 20 Goofy Valentines for Boys!

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DIY: 20 Goofy Valentines for Boys!

We all know life with little boys is a fun adventure! Why should Valentine’s Day be any different? My little guy loves race cars, so we will be checking out the “I Wheelie Like You” Valentines!

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Here is what you will need for this one:

  • card stock
  • dollar store cars/trucks
  • washi tape
  • free printable
  • printer and scissors

Grab this tutorial + 19 more Valentine’s for Boys Here!

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Recipe: Double-Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes!

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Recipe: Double-Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes!

Looking for an awesome breakfast for Valentine’s Day? Check out these Double-Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes!

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 container (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry extract or vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
  • Whipped cream or frozen (thawed) whipped topping
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Strawberry syrup

Find this full recipe from Betty Crocker!

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Recipe: Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders

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Recipe: Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders

I don’t know about you, but I love chicken tenders. It is a comfort food for me, so I am always looking for new ways to try them!

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 package or jar (3 oz) cooked real bacon bits or pieces
  • 1 package (14 oz) uncooked chicken tenders (not breaded)
  • Chive and onion sour cream potato topper, if desired

Find this full recipe and more from Betty Crocker!

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Mojo DIY Hack: Turn a Plain Kitchen Table into a Farm Table!

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Mojo DIY Hack: Turn a Plain Kitchen Table into a Farm Table!

I can not emphasize enough how I hated to look at my drab boring old kitchen table. I have slowly been forming my home into a cozy warm farmhouse feel, slowly but surely. One day I was researching how to build a farm table on the cheap, and found we could do it with our old table base!

Also, say hello to my cat June she decided to interjerject herself in both photos and loves to be the center of attention!

This Pinterest post helped us figure out what we wanted to do with our table and how to do it cheaply!

What you will need for this project:

  • Screwdriver or Electric Drill
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint color of your choice (we used black latex paint)
  • 5 1×6 pine boards (we cut ours in 5 foot lengths)
  • 1 1x4x6 pine board (we cut ours into 3 pieces for bracing the top)
  • Stain (We used Walnut)
  • Stain Rag
  • 1 1/4 inch screws
  • 12 corner brackets

Here is how is how we did it:

  1. Flip  your table over and remove screws from the base.
  2. Sand the table base to remove any sealent and to ensure the paint will stick
  3.  Paint your base and legs with your selected color and let dry
  4. Attach brace boards to the base (we used three) with corner brackets and screws
  5. If you want to achieve the rustic/barn wood feel, you will want to ding up your table some with the screwdriver or other tools to make it look more authentic
  6. Stain your 2×6 boards with stain and stain rag to achieve color preference for top and let dry
  7. Attach top to the braces from the underneath with the 1 1/4 in screws
  8. Attach Base to the new top using existing screwholes from previous top
  9. All Done!

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