favorite tips of the week

I’m realizing that I’m a bit of a tip junkie.  Being the analytical person that I am, I’ve wondered “why?”  I think it’s because it makes me feel like I’m being let into a world of secrets.   A world that makes life easier and makes you feel clever.

But the cool thing about tips is that they are meant for sharing!  The tip world may be a world of little secrets, but it’s not a secret world.  Make sense?

So, today I want to share a few of my favorite tips that I’ve recently discovered

in Hair, Fashion and Makeup

   Aquage uplifting foam does wonders for creating volume.

Between my hairstylist  and  Kate  from The Small Things blog, I decided it was worth a try.  Speaking of Kate, that brings me to my second favorite tip…

Kate’s blog is full of hairstyling tips and tutorials.  That works well for me since I have an obsession with hair.

in Shopping

If you follow me on Facebook, twitter or google plus, you might have seen this link to my feature at Be @ Home Decor blog. I still feel like I need someone to pinch me.  In the process of preparing for the feature, I discovered my next tip.

Be @ Home has a tip center filled with buying advice and shopping tips which features anything from tips on moving, to baking to organization.

and last night, Red Head Can Decorate shared a great  link from Holistic Homemaking on saving big when you shop Target. 

and in Home Decor/D.I.Y. 

I’d really like to put a planter box under this window.

but I’m hesitant to drill in the brick.  Well, imagine my delight when I saw this tip on Pinterest.

Brick clips!  You can hang things on brick without drilling.

Have you discovered any cool tips lately?

Until next time,

Sharon

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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Comments

  1. If you use a masonary bit there should be no problem drilling into the brick.

    Cynthia

  2. I’m intimidated by the thought…so, maybe I should drill just to get over that fear!

  3. Try it…..

  4. Thanks for the wonderful tips…and also for stopping by today and leaving a comment. Have a great weekend. Mona

  5. Hi Sharon,
    I’ve never heard of brick clips. Learn something new everyday. I’ll have to look into them as I have a spot right outside the kitchen on the back deck that I’ve been wanting to do something with but the wall is brick. I know my hubby wouldn’t mind drilling into it but I know me, I might tire of whatever I put there after a bit and want to change but then I would have holes in the wall, something that I don’t want IF I were to change. Anyhow, thanks for that tip. Will show them to my dh.
    Have a great weekend!

    P.S. Not sure if you went back to see my answer about the Pony Tail palms, they get about 3 foot so a great plant to bring indoors in the winter if needed.

  6. That’s good to know about the Pony Tail palms. Hope you find some brick clips.

  7. Great tips! We’ve drilled into a few bricks without any problem, good luck :)

  8. Great tips! I wish I would have known about the brick clips when we lived in student housing and had brick walls!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    blessings,
    katianne

  9. Great tips. My husband used a masonry bit and had no problem drilling. I think I would be hesitiant on those clips, not sure how sturdy they are and you could have yourself a big old mess. I love the hair tip, in fact I love all tips they are fun because it gives me new things to try.

  10. Thanks Debbie! A big old mess is exactly what I want to avoid. I do have concerns about the strength and sturdiness of the brick clips. Y’all have convinced me to go ahead and drill. Now I need to go pick out a planter box. The hair tip is my favorite, but like you, I love tips in general..anything to make life easier.

  11. Love the brick clips! We will need to consider those when hanging our flower window boxes!

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