Free New Year’s Eve Printables – FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com

New Years Eve Free Printables - FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com
New Years Eve Free Printables - FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com
New Years Eve Free Printables – FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com




Can you believe another year has come to an end?

In honor of ringing in 2017, I wanted to share with you these 6 free New Year’s Eve printables I created to add a little festivity to your holiday! They look great sitting on a table, even in a Dollar Store frame!

Just click on the link to download, save them, and print them off at home.

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6 Free New Year’s Eve Printables – Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers

New Years Eve Free Printables - FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com
New Years Eve Free Printables - FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com
New Years Eve Free Printables – FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com




3-2-1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

In honor of ringing in 2017, I wanted to share with you these 6 free New Year’s Eve printables I created to add a little festivity to your holiday! They look great sitting on a table, even in a Dollar Store frame!

Just click on the link to download, save them, and print them off at home.

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DIY Farmer’s Market Sign With Free Template – Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers

DIY Farmer's Market Sign + FREE Template - FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com
DIY Farmer's Market Sign + FREE Template - FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com
DIY Farmer’s Market Sign + FREE Template – FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com

Hey y’all! I’m not Southern, but I still like to say that! 🙂 Especially because…It’s FALL, y’all! 🙂

I’ve been getting my craft on up in here in a big, big way. I’m decorating my house with lots of cool DIY’s, and I’m starting to make a lot of handmade Christmas presents in preparation for the holidays.

Well, I’m sort of in love with my latest DIY, and I wanted to share it with you, so you can make it!

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5 of My Personal Favorite Household Products That I Can’t Live Without

5 Household Products I Can't Live Without - Food Wine and Poopy Diapers

5 Household Products I Can't Live Without - Food Wine and Poopy Diapers

When it comes to household products and cleaning supplies, I’m usually pretty frugal. I try to use multi-purpose cleaning products, like good old bleach, that are cheap and do the trick. I also try to usually stick to generic brands. However, I’ve come to REALLY love these 5 products for their quality and value. You’ll notice that I MAY have a slight obsession with lavender. I LOVE LAVENDER. It instantly relaxes me. 🙂

Here are 5 items that I just can’t live without! 🙂

Magic Erasers – Where have these little magical sponges been all my life? I used my first Magic Eraser just one year ago on some stubborn shower stains that I couldn’t even get rid of with bleach! With a light scrub, the stains immediately disappeared and I was instantly in love. I really like it that there are now less expensive, store brand versions of Magic Erasers that work just as well.

Lavender Febreeze – Sometimes I clean my house…and sometimes I just turn the lights down low, spray everything with Febreeze, and pour a glass of wine. With 3 sons, a fisherman hubby, and 2 dogs… I should probably buy stock in Febreeze. I love it. It works wonders in our Casa!

Downy Infusions Lavender Liquid Fabric Softener – Do you want your laundry to smell like Heaven and rainbows and happiness, even after sitting folded in the closet for 2 months? Yes? Ok, I thought so. Then try this fabric softener. It is domestic bliss in a bottle. I LOVE IT!




Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soaps – For every season, there is a delightfully-scented Bath & Body Works soap, in a gorgeous pump bottle. Just looking at the pretty scenes on these soap bottles makes me happy. Smelling them makes me even happier! Oh, and the price…makes me triple happy. They’re on sale at the beginning of every season, and B&BW has amazing coupons, to boot, so their hand soaps are super affordable!

Lavender Essential Oil – I use this to freshen up bed linens and towels, as a health and wellness aid, in the bath for added relaxation, and mixed into an ointment for irritated skin and baby bottoms. My favorite thing to use it for, though, is at bed time. I’ll dab it behind my ears and on my pillow case, and drift into sweet dreams. I’m not very brand loyal with my essential oils, but I do make sure to ALWAYS buy 100% pure oils from trusted sources.





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10 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Plants

10 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Plants - Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers

10 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Plants - Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers

Spring is here! Who’s excited? THIS GIRL! Although I’m becoming more of a winter person the last couple years, mostly due to my love of ice fishing with my family, I absolutely love Spring, and the change of seasons we get to enjoy here in Iowa.

Spring is a refreshing change of pace, and it feels so good to get some sun on your skin again after being cooped up inside! Working in the yard is one of my favorite things to do after the thaw. However, I get sticker shock every time I have to make a trip to the nursery for plants and supplies!

Frugal gal that I am, I set out on a mission to find the cheapest (or FREE) plants that I could find. Here are the best sources that I’ve found!

10 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Plants - Food Wine & Poopy Diapers

Join the National Arbor Day Association – Become a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 free trees as well as tree nursery discounts.

Craigslist – Check out the free section, or search under”free plants”. Any avid gardener would shudder at the thought of dividing up their lovely landscaping, only to throw it in the trash. They want it to go to a good home, yours!




Garage Sales – Garage sales are a common place for people to sell their extra cuttings for mere pennies.

Plant Sales – Plant sales are frequently held by churches and community organizations as a way to raise money as well as improve the environment.

Free Plants By Mail.org – Free Plants by Mail was started by local growers to help find a solution to the plants that were grown for nurseries but never purchased. They send you a free plant every month, you just pay shipping.

10 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Plants - Food Wine & Poopy Diapers

Nurseries – Nurseries frequently discard their lowest performing plants and flowers that look a little shabby, the ones nobody wants to buy. With a little TLC, however, you can bring these beauties back to life! Call your local nursery and ask if you can have what’s just going into the trash bin.

Neighbors doing yard work – Next time you see your neighbors out doing yard work and weeding their flower beds, offer to lend a hand in exchange for some divided perennials or cuttings.

Garden Clubs – Nearly every town has at least one garden club with members who meet frequently to discuss the trials and tribulations of gardening. Most members also love to trade and giveaway their own plants to spread the joy to others.




Dollar Tree – When starting plants from seeds, you can’t beat Dollar Tree’s price of 4 packets for just $1! They don’t have the seed selection of the big nurseries, but if you’re looking for the basics, it’s a good way to go. Remember, just because something is cheaper, doesn’t necessarily mean the quality isn’t as good.

Split or take cuttings from your current plants – Most perennials need to be split every year or two. So, remember, two hostas will quickly become four, and four will quickly become eight. Splitting your plants is a great way to get more plants for the cost of just one.

I hope this helps you save some money on your Spring & Summer landscaping! Happy Planting!

10 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Plants - Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers

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My Top Picks for Outdoor Summer Decor from HGTV & AtHome

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If I had a dollar for every minute my TV is tuned into HGTV, I’d be a multi-millionaire. 🙂 I love shows like Fixer Upper, Love It or List It, and…I LOVE virtually touring all the HGTV dream homes. Have you seen the HGTV Spring House 2016 yet? It’s to. die. for. Vibrant colors, bold patterns, and rich textures, that’ll leave you wanting to spend all your date nights at home on the patio.

Even more exciting for this Iowa girl is that AtHome (the amazing home furnishings store that proudly sponsored said HGTV dream home) JUST opened a store near ME! That’s right…their new store in Waterloo, Iowa, is just a hop, skip, and a jump from me, and I couldn’t be more pleased! And the timing is perfect, just as the temps are starting to warm up and I’m thinking about how I’m going to decorate the deck this summer. 

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Rustic Mason Jar Light Fixture Tutorial

Mason Jar Light Fixtures
Mason Jar Light Fixtures
Mason Jar Light Fixture Tutorial – Food Wine & Poopy Diapers

If you’ve ever taken a gander at my Pinterest or Instagram pages, you’ve gotten a good glimpse of the fact that I’m into very rustic distressed and shabby chic decor. And while I love my house, when we first moved in, a lot of the design & fixtures were too modern and contemporary for my liking.

Case in point, the pendant lights above our kitchen island. There was nothing wrong with them, but I just felt like they needed a more rustic touch. Knowing me, you know I’m frugal, and I just can’t bring myself to spend a lot of money on my home decor items. I love thrifting, garage sales, estate sales, auctions and craigslist! Sometimes I’m even able to find things in my own home to use as home decor. And that’s exactly what I did with my pendant light fixture makeover.

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Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Start A Blog!

5 Reasons Blogging is the Perfect Home-Based Business, Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers

I wanted to share with you a post that I originally wrote for my website KelliBrink.com, because I know a lot of you out there are interested in starting a blog, too, but haven’t taken the leap yet. Hopefully this post will inspire you to join the millions of other bloggers across the globe!

Blogging home based business
We all dream of working from home, where we can be our own boss. As a blogger, it’s possible!

Now that I’m officially in year 3 of my blogging career, I’m really beginning to feel confident in my skills, my knowledge, and I can honestly say that I will probably never work for a traditional employer again. Blogging is for me!!

While it started as a hobby, a fun outlet for me after becoming a stay-at-home mom, it has blossomed into a career…one with more potential than I even thought was possible!

Here are 5 reasons why blogging is the perfect home-based business!

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