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    Are you among the many moms who feel that their back-to-school shopping bills rival the cost of a college semester? As if that weren't bothersome enough, what do you do with all those extra supplies that invariably end up where they shouldn't, like tucked behind the couch cushions or under your dining room table? 

    Well, the days of dumping your cast-offs in a basement closet are over! Just because they're meant for school doesn't mean we can't put on our thinking caps and make the most out of those superfluous supplies. 

    The following are some creative ways to repurpose your surplus!

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    So, you've got a ring stuck on your finger. It happens to all of us -- especially with wedding rings during pregnancy, but also any time your finger suddenly swells for whatever reason (hello, hot weather!). So how the heck do you get your stuck ring off without having to cut it off?

    There are many home remedies for loosening a ring, like lubricating everything with butter or margarine. But if you'd like a less messy, quicker at-home method, try this string trick for removing a stuck ring.

    The video is seriously pretty amazing to watch -- no wonder it's gone viral and has blown up on Facebook! -- and it's so simple an idea we can't stop sharing it with everyone we know! You've got to see how it works ...

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    If you walk into your bathroom each morning and think to yourself, "Gee, I sure wish this space was a little bit more fresh and inviting," you most definitely aren't alone.

    Considering how much time we spend in there compared to the rest of our rooms, it's obviously a place we should feel happy and comfortable in. But as much as we'd all love to makeover our bathrooms so they resemble something in a magazine, most of us don't have the time or resources to do so.

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    Oh, white water stain on my beautiful wooden kitchen table. You are EVIL! Why must you taunt me so, catching my eye every time I walk through the room?

    Last week I hosted a brunch (because I'm like a spunkier, more-champagne-drunk version of Ina Garten) and did something incredibly stupid. I placed my delicious cheesy bacon casserole on the kitchen table, sitting it on a towel and NOT on a trivet. *Slaps forehead*

    I didn't discover the mark for hours -- because brunch was long and the champagne delicious. When I did, I panicked. This was different than your average white ring left from a cup or mug plopped down sans coaster. This was a rectangle roughly the size and shape, well, of a kitchen towel. I frantically scrubbed and scrubbed with soap and water. If this has happened to you -- DON'T DO THAT.

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    I've been busy decorating my front porch with flowers and was thrilled to find a fun and easy way to dress up my old plain teracotta pots.

    A lot of people are covering their pots with fabric to give them a pop of color that will spruce up any home. I love this idea as a little centerpiece on a table or even next to my kitchen sink.

    My Mom loves gardening and I know this could be a gift she might really appreciate on Mother's Day.

    But first thing's first, does it actually work? I used a spray adhesive, some fabric I had on hand and a bit of mod podge to seal everything into place.

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    Pinterest provides a ton of creative ideas to dye Easter eggs as an alternative to the traditional dye kit we can find in stores. When I saw the option to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream pop up again and again, I decided to give it a try! 

    I loved this idea because all you need to complete the craft is shaving cream, eggs, and food coloring -- things I already had on hand. After spraying shaving cream into a shallow glass dish, we added drops of food coloring, swirled it around and rolled our eggs through.

    After letting the eggs dry a bit with the colorful shaving cream in place, we wiped them off and were eager to discover whether or not the color actually stuck!

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    Cleaning your engagement ring is probably the furthest thing from your mind when you first slip that gorgeous sucker onto your eagerly awaiting finger. You are too mesmerized by this symbol of love. How it sparkles, how it shines! No one can blame you for looking at it as though you're a magpie, or as if it's the One True Ring, and you are as deeply smitten with it as Gollum before you.

    Wearing that sparkly jewel every day takes it toll -- though not in a way that really hurts your stone! Diamonds are made to withstand almost anything. But even diamonds get dirty. Why do you think there are so many different types of cleaners on the market? Just go to Amazon and type in 'ring cleaner' and you'll see what I mean.

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    The garden hose wreath has been making the rounds on Pinterest this season and I just couldn't ignore it! After a long winter I was actually looking forward to adding a cheerful splash of color to my front door and a decorative wreath sounded like the perfect solution.

    I grabbed a 15-foot garden hose, a handful of flowers, a pair of gardening gloves, and some burlap ribbon, and I got to work!

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    So the kids are on spring break, and you're wondering what the heck you're going to do with them day after day? Time to break out the crafts and get them busy! And what better way to pass their time off school away then by making bunnies and chicks for to help you decorate the house for Easter?

    Yup, that's right, Easter's hopping our way, and thank goodness for crafty mom bloggers everywhere because your kids can turn Peeps into taste treats and wine corks into cute little chicks.

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    I love the delicate look of the string Easter Eggs crafts I've been seeing on Pinterest and thought this week would be the perfect time to test them out! Whether you want to string together a garland for beautiful Easter decor or pop these string eggs in a bowl as a Springtime centerpiece, it could be the perfect touch in your home!

    I created a stiffener by mixing 3 tablespoons of corn starch, 1 1/2 cups of boiled water, and 1 tablespoon of flour.

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