Dollar Tree Patriotic Wreath

Check out the hodge podge of patriotic decor they had at Dollar Tree. I was checking them out and thought about all of the fabulous dollar store crafts I see on Pinterest and other blogs and thought I would try one out. I’m gonna start by saying that I had the styrofoam wreath so I […]

6 Camping Necessities You Didn’t Know You Needed

One of my oldest and bestest friends and I decided to pack up and take our babies camping this week.  We got back yesterday, and boy am I sunburned!  I know, I know, USE SUNBLOCK!!!  Which, I did on day one and day three, but on day two I managed to forget it.  However, we […]

How to Save Brown Sugar & 3 R’s Video

Originally posted 2013-06-08 00:01:00.

DIY Knitting Nancy Guest Post

Hello there! Dawn here from With a Side of Thriftiness. I am so glad to have the opportunity to blog here at Crafty Zoo with Monkeys, thank you Kaycee! I would like to take this opportunity to discuss knitting. Yes, I am 30+ and just learning to knit. My husband had bought me a “learning […]

How To Clean Stove Grates

Aah, spring cleaning!  Getting that Spring Cleaning itch is such a great feeling!  The one time of year where we actually WANT to clean house!  It’s interesting how we sort of nest this time of year, makes me wonder if it’s some primal instinct.  Regardless, I read about this somewhere and thought I would share […]

5 Cool Uses for Honey

Hey Everyone!  I thought this week I’d bring you some great new uses for honey!  Check them out below and let me know what you think!  Do you have any ‘alternative’ uses for honey!?!  Well, get to sharing!  😀 1.  Make a honey oatmeal facial! Does wonders for your skin and is super easy.  Also […]

How to Make Hairspray

Hey Everyone!  Here is a great little recipe to make your own hairspray!  No more harsh chemicals in your beautiful hair!  Plus, it’s way easier to breath when you spray this one!  LOL. Light Lemon Hair Spray 2-4 lemons Water Slice the lemons and cover with water in a pan. Simmer for 1 hour, adding […]

DIY Magnet Board

Hey everyone!!!  I am a list freak and I have them everywhere.  Since I didn’t want to stick 9 million tacks in my beautiful wall (I really love the paint in here!) I decided to make a magnet board.  They have all those cute ones, but they are expensive and we all know I’m cheap […]

Homemade Cleaners

Hey Everyone!  We’re back with Thankless Tips and Tricks Thursdays!  I hope you are enjoying them!  I’d love to hear any ideas you have for them!  I’ll gladly do the research and find tips and tricks on whatever subjects you suggest!!!  .Today I thought I’d share the recipes for laundry soap and window cleaner.  Both […]

Kitchen Cleaning Guide

This week:  Kitchen Cleaning Guide!!! These little tips will help you keep that kitchen in order with little effort!!!  Doing these when you have an extra few minutes should keep your kitchen shining without breaking your back everyday!!!  Remember, you don’t have to do this daily, just do it every now and then and you’ll […]

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