Condo Blues: February 2018




Thursday, February 22, 2018

Friday Favorites Linky Party 413

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Lisa from Condo Blues chose
How to Install a Beadboard Kitchen Backsplash from Artful Homemaking




Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose


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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Antique Key Art from Not in Jersey

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose Traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipe from 5 Minutes For Mom


chalk paint vs milk paint
Kelly at Under a Texas Sky chose
Chalk Paint vs. Milk Paint from Repurpose and Upcycle


Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar -- popular dump cake with a fun twist by baking and serving in cute mason jars! #12Bloggers
Penny at Penny's Passion chose Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar from Home Cooking Memories


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Friday Favorites Linky Party 412






 I added a new Lost Bobby Pin Trinket Tray to my store LNWCreativeGifts to help you keep track of and organize your bobby pins, hair ties, and little daily bits. Check it out!


Lost Bobby Pin Trinket Tray
It makes a great gift too!



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Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose
Gender Neutral Nursery from Health, Home, & Heart

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Banana Split Brownie Pizza from Poinsettia Drive

Craft room organization - ideas from a blogger that will work in any space!
Kelly at Under a Texas Sky  and Lisa at Condo Blues chose 
Craft Room Organization from The Country Chic Cottage

Make your own coffee sleeves with customized designs! So simple with your Cricut and EasyPress! Get the cut file for the good morning coffee cup sleeve as well!
Penny at Penny's Passion chose DIY Coffee Sleeves from The Country Chic Cottage


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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How to Refill a Car Vent Clip Air Freshener

It is not very green or eco friendly, but I use a Fabreeze type vent clip air freshener in the car.

Yes, I know, I know. I’m fully aware of the questionable synthetic ingredients in plug in air fresheners like Glade, Air Wick, Yankee Candle, and the like but I was driving around in a car that smelled like wet dog and gym socks and it was too cold to clean out the car.

Feel free to yell at me and tell me what a horrible person I am in the comments below if you must.

DIY Car Air Freshener How to Refill a Vent Clip with Essential Oil


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Sunday, February 11, 2018

10 Easy Ways to Lower Winter Heating Bills

In 2008, my family went on a year long experience to try lowering our heating bills by %20 thinking it was a lofty goal we may not meet. a slew of Greenzillas swore up and down that the only solution was to trash everything that came new with our house (and was working great) and replace it by buying new top of the time super energy efficient everything. Replacing working and still fairly new things didn't seem very eco friendly. Instead we focused on changing old habits and a few inexpensive home improvements.

And we beat our goal by reducing our use and bill by 32%.

10 years later and we’re still using less energy to heat our condo than comparable energy efficient rated homes in our area – and we’re toasty warm doing it too!

10 Super Simple Hacks That Keep Your House Warm and Your Heat Bill Low

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Friday Favorites Linky Party 411

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

16 of the BEST DIY Green Cleaning Products and Solutions You Need to Try Right Now!

Often people ask me how I have time to do all of the DIY I do on Condo Blues. My not so secret secrete is most of my crazy experiments happen when I'm trying to find something, anything, to keep myself occupied during my yearly Cabin Fever. 

Otherwise this is what I'm like from mid January until June.

I don't know who made or owns this gif (please let me know so I can credit them)
 but it often the image in my head when I see one.more.gray.day. outside my window

Sunday, February 4, 2018

How to Clean an Essential Oil Nebulizing Aromatherapy Diffuser

 I’ve been poking around at upgrading my candle essential oil diffuser. I didn’t realize how many types and choices are available since I bought my ceramic diffuser ages ago:
1. Candle Essential Oil Diffuser – Good for a start but it’s too easy for the candle to boil the essential oil and water dry. Not to mention the whole never leave a burning candle unattended thing.

2. Reed diffuser – Swing and a miss. Slow acting and only good for small rooms like a bathroom. You need new reeds every time you want to use a different essential oil in it.

3. Ultrasonic essential oil diffuser – Uses water and heat to produce a mist of essential oil in the air. They are often made out of a ugly hunks of plastic. The last thing I need (per my allergist) is to add humidity to the air in my home due to my (rather annoying) seasonal allergies which makes it a no go.

4. Nebulizing essential oil diffuser -  Uses an air pump to release the essential oil from the diffuser as waterless mist. Many people feel a nebulizer is a better option because it doesn’t change the makeup of the essential oil with heat or weaken the aroma with water – which makes it the perfect type for me!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Friday Favorites Linky Party 410

Let's get this party started! Time to link up and share your fantastic craft and DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, and ideas! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week.





Please support and follow our lovely blog party hostesses:

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home - Twitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst
Maisy at Becoming Alice - FB | G+ | Pin
Sheree at Stage Presents - Twitter | FB | Pin | Inst | Inst
Lisa at Condo Blues - Twitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst
Penny at Penny's Passion - Twitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst
Kelly at Under a Texas Sky - Twitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst | BL





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