Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - A Toot for Tina

Instead of my own Toot, I'm "tooting" for this cool chick, Tina! She was a participant in last week's Toot Your Horn Tuesday.

She's got a great blog! Let me tell you! She's a stay at home mom of 4 (like me, except that I'm now working part time!) and she shares all kinds of tips for living frugally. Her entry last week was a tip about a homemade wrinkle release concoction to aid in laundry time and hopefully help us avoid bringing out the ol' ironing board. Well, as soon as I read it, I had to try it!! Ironing might actually be a relaxing chore if I could turn on the t.v. and take my time to do it right, but who has the time?!

I found my son's clean laundry balled up on his bed this week, so I grabbed a couple shirts, hung them on hangers, treated them as directed by Tina, and guess what...It Worked!! By the way, my boys all do their own laundry! It's a rule in this house once you hit middle school. Parents: If You Are Doing Your Teenager's Laundry, then You Are Crazy!! I say, make them do it!

Anyway, Tina deserves a nice pat on the back. I'm looking forward to learning more from her blog! Make sure you visit her!
The Common Cents Home

See there! I visit as many participants as I can and when I find a post that really impresses me, I just have to share!

Sign Mister Linky if you've written a Toot Your Horn Tuesday post! Don't forget to link back using that cute little button on the left or just a small hyperlink will do too.

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. cute flower tank
2. Easy Faux Stone Planter
3. Thrift Store Tray Redo @ The Simpler Life
4. Organize and Decorate (Decorated for Spring)
5. Drab to Fab Photo Album
6. How to Make a Scroll Box for Your Blog Button
7. Recycled Porch @ The Common Cents Home
8. Craft Room Organization @ Remodelaholic
9. baby slings
10. Natural Fragrance
11. Outdoor Lighting
12. Chair Re-Do @ Meet Virginia!!
13. Marie
14. shabby vintage music frame @ raggygirlvintage
15. HOODED SWEATER & AM. GIRL DOLL SWEATER- a little bit of everything
16. Pottery Barn inspired bulletin board!! @ MarytheKay
17. Sherry@The Charm of Home
18. Fast Fabric Gifts Book Review Giveaway @ Songbird
19. Art Bags {New Nostalgia}
20. Mint-Filled Brownie Cupcakes!
21. Hopeful Homemaker
22. picket fence w/ photo clothesline
23. Head & Shoulders Book at Delicious Ambiguity
24. Mothers Day Song Book
25. {Chocolate PB Cookies} @ The Tidy Nest
26. Waterproof Picnic Blanket
27. Fabric cake stand @ KIS
28. TUTORIAL: Tulle Butterflies
29. PB Inspired CANDLE VOTIVES...Jane @ Finding Fabulous
30. DIY Frame Tray @ lemon tree creations
31. Distressed bench impatientlyprayingforpatience
32. Noah's Ark
33. Red Heads Craft More Fun (Spring Birdie)
34. All Things Heart and Home~Pain & Primer Make All Things New!
35. Liz@The Flowering Dogwood
36. Clean Mama -2 Painted Chairs
37. Yard sale buys!
38. Recycled Jar Lanterns @ Kreative Knack
39. Under the Sea Party & CRAB CAKE @ Life On Purpose
40. Ask Garcia
41. Mini Living Room Makeover
42. A flower
43. Beautiful Swedish Apartment @ Inspiring Interiors
44. It's not dinner but it's FUN (Chocolate Mice)
45. Lunch Bag
46. Homemade Boy Gifts
47. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
48. Handmade spring purses
49. Step by step Lampshade Tutorial
50. Paint Can Gift @ Lemon Tree Creations
51. Itty Bitty Dresses @ Home Sweet Home
52. DIT Beaded Garden Stakes
54. "KnotTEE" Spring Top
55. Erin @ Lemon Tree Creations-No Sew Pillow
56. Courtney @Good Life
57. Car Playmat
58. One Handy Chick-down came the wall
59. Lemon Skirts!
60. Adult Skirt
61. Glass Bead Bracelets
62. Toddler Skirt with thick elastic waistband
63. Cardboard Tube Giraffe
64. lacey stuff @ googiemomma!!
65. Recycled Ladybug Jar
66. Mirrors & Shelves @SweetSouthernMe
67. Student Project Out of Air Dry Clay
68. Marie Antoinette card and tutorial
70. Wine Cellar Mural @Murals&More
71. HOMEMADE ALMOND JOY BARS @ santasgiftshoppe
72. Quilt I Made to Give Away @ lovely bud
73. **Giveaway** 2 Dozen Fondant Cupcake Toppers
74. Concrete Bunny Tutuorial
75. Side Table Repaint @ My Dear Trash
76. Pedestal Coffee Table Transformation
77. Stenciled Dresser
78. Homemade Coasters
79. felt flower pillow @ love stitched
80. Rockin' Deals
81. Rock Star Tee w/ Template
82. MOTHER'S Day Cupcakes!!
83. French&Denim Ocean Art Banner
84. Vinyl Bowls InspByHMs
85. PMats►PolkaDotPillows
86. Hanging Pincushion
87. Necklace Organizer @theSingleNester
88. Turquoise Tuesday
89. Yours, Mine & Ours* (contact paper decals)
90. Bow Tank Top
91. The Greatest Wrapping Paper Ever and a Giveaway at YG!
92. Glass Bead Pendant Necklace Over @ GET CRAFTIN
93. Beach Collage @ Jen and her Marine
94. Girly Room Decor Plaques@ Sugar Bananas!
95. Twine & PVC Pipe Napkin Rings
96. Pinto Bean Wreath @ Ada Brown
97. An Antique Fan and more Garage Sale Finds!
98. Edible Earth: Rice Krispy Treats for Earth Day
99. Damask Tray @ Fun to Craft
100. Kitchen Before & After
101. Basket Toppers @ Attempting Creative
102. Little Drops of Heaven
103. ♥Yard Sale Tips♥♥♥
104. Laura@White Spray Paint
105. Soda Can Butterfly Mobile @ RootsAndWingsCo
106. Kids silhouette necklace AND earrings, perfect for mothers day!
107. DIY - Party Hats
108. My $1 find this weekend!
109. fabric flower hair clip for adults or kids!
110. silver button blingy decor ball
111. Wash & Dry @ Be Thou a Knight
112. Decorating with old books
113. Beadboard Wallpaper Project
114. Monogrammed Plaques
115. Children's Huge Art Display
116. *****Turquoise Dresser Revamp
117. lamp revamp w/fabric flowers
118. Start with Onion!
119. Denim Ruffled Table Runner
120. Condo Blues - Porch Table Revamp
121. prison bench @junkrestore
122. Carolyn
123. $7 DIY kids artwork board!
124. Kuzak's Closet: Before & Afters
125. placemats from scraps
126. heathersviewfromtheshoe
127. Charm of the Carolines
128. Dress Shirt-2-Dress

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Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

I was FIRST?! I'm never first for anything! lol I'm glad to be here, thank you for hosting. I'm looking forward to seeing some fun projects!

Leanne said...

Thanks for Hosting. My kids do their own laundry starting in 7th grade. It's a rule in our home too.

Jessica Hills said...

Thanks for hosting!!

Tina @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com said...

Thank you so much for tooting my horn!!! :) Made my night! I'm so excited. I'm adding your button to my page!

Meet Virginia said...

Thanks so much for hosting again Leah! I just LOVE your party!!


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Marie said...

Hello sweet Leah - what a FUN party! So happy I found your cute blog. Thank you for hosting!


Tina @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com said...

Forgot to mention, I have my kids loading and starting the washer when they are 4, then folding and putting their laundry away once it is dry. I move it from the washer to the dryer for them, since that is a tough reach for little arms. But it is never too early to get it started with the use of a good step stool or chair! :)

raggygirlvintage said...

Thanks for hosting Leah, I've linked up for a second week!

MarytheKay said...

Thanks so much for letting me join your linky party again!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Good Morning Leah. I am new here, but decided it was high time I came and partied along. My post is a bit of tooting my own horn and a little of tooting someone else's horn. I hope you don't mind.
Thank you for hosting the party!

A Lady's Life said...

I would do the laundry but I have to say I don't Every one does their own and sometimes mine.
I am soooooo lucky ;)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Thanks for hosting this blog party every week! I'll try to get back often. Love your blog!

becca said...

thanks for sharing tina with us. i need all the frugal tips i can get.

Hopeful Homemaker said...

Just found your blog in some roundabout way, and it looks great! My 8 children either help with or do their own laundry, too. I couldn't do it all myself if I tried!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Thanks for hosting this party, can't wait to check out all the goodies!

Garcia said...

Love Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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Tiffany said...

Thanks for being a great hostess!

Also, great idea about the laundry! : )

Kifus said...

I don't mind ironing. As long as I don't have to do it ever again in my life. I wish someone would pass a law stating that ironing is completely illegal and forbidden from now to eternity. Ah, well, I think I'm going to check out that tip, thanks so much for it.

And thanks for being such a wonderful host Leah!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the party! It's great to see what everyone is up to and get some great ideas!

The Train To Crazy said...

Good for you for teaching your children to do their own laundry! I am always shocked when I hear about teenagers that don't do their laundry. I can't imagine!

Amy said...

Thanks for hosting another great link party! It's so nice to see what everyone is doing!

Kristi said...

Thanks for hosting! My daughter is 11. She started doing her own laundry last year. Makes her think twice about throwing something that isn't dirty into the hamper!

Megan said...

first time linking up!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for hosting this fun link party! I love to see what everyone else has been up to!

Raise Them Up said...

What a fun party idea! And I just checked out Tina's blog and love it! Thanks for giving her a shout out. :)

I now have fabric softener on my store list.

I figure I can spray my three boys down before the walk out the door in the morning. And MAYBE no one will notice that they pulled their clothes off the closet floor. Lol!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Thanks for hosting..Always a great party!!!!!!!!

Frugal Home Designs said...

Thank you for hosting. I can't wait to see what everyone is up to.

Lisa said...

Thanks for hosting. I'm new to this party.. lots of great projects!!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

New to this party too! Thanks for hosting!!

Laurie said...

Thanks for hosting another great linky party!

meredith* said...

It's linky party time!

Jen said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for Hosting!

Sarah said...

Thanks for hosting. I'm off to check out some new ideas :)

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Thanks for hosting! I'll be coming back to browse some more while watching Idol tonight! ;)

Craftify It! said...

Lovin' all of the link ups!! Great projects going on around the blog world!!!

Alison said...

Thanks for hosting!!

Jill and Michelle said...

Thanks for hosting! Love the name and your linky button!


Heather said...

Great idea, Thanks.