March G+ Home, Garden, and DIY Hangout

Ready to share, inspire, and interact with other great DIY’ers on Google Plus? Us, too.

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

For the party this month we’re sharing our spring home maintenance checklist to help get you ready for the change of seasons. The shift in temperature and water runoff can create problems, but most of these issues are preventable. Save yourself a bunch of time and money
spring home maintenance
Are you looking to GROW Your Google+ Circles? Do you want to improve your SEO and increase your blogs exposure? You’ve come to the right place!
Welcome to the first mommy is coocoo G+ circles hop of 2015.
google+ circles

Google+ Circles

If you want to be included in our Google+ Circle:
1. Circle all of the cohost.
2. Link up your Google+ url NOT your blog url.
3. Share a creative post (i.e. posts about cooking, DIY, crafts, etc…) to the public on Google+ and include the hashtag #mommyiscoocoo.
4. Socialize – The more shares a website or blog post has the better chance it has of ranking well.
  • Add new friends to your circles.
  • Comment and Share posts you really enjoy!
  • Throughout the day +1 posts with the hashtag #mommyiscoocoo on Google+
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6 Budget Friendly Landscaping Ideas

Beautiful landscaping does so many things for a home – it creates a warm and inviting look, adds curb appeal which, in turn, increases the overall value of your home, gives you privacy from neighbours and passers-by, absorbs noise, cools the air through transpiration and so much more…

On the down side, landscaping costs can add up quickly. If you want to landscape your home and keep the budget down, here are 6 tips to get you started.

6 budget friendly landscaping ideas


Household Uses For Epsom Salt

11 Household Uses for Epsom Salt You probably already have a bag of Epsom Salt hanging out around your house.  Pretty much everyone knows you can use it in the bathtub for muscle aches, but did you know how versatile Epsom Salts really are?

Epsom salts aren’t a salt like table salt, they are a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. This combination has a multitude of benefits for health, gardening and household uses.  I use them all the time in my garden and around the house.  Here are just a few of the ways you can use Epsom Salts.


Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Decor

Sometimes the red candy and pink puffy hearts can be too much for home decor.  Here are some ways you can decorate with Valentine’s day decor and keep it subtle.

Ditch the Red and Pink

Try decorating with traditional hearts in an unexpected color (like blue)  The sentiment is still there but the colors can coordinate with your home’s existing decor for a seamless look.  (Found Here)



10 Upcycled Lighting Ideas

Looking for something a little bit more trendy in the lighting department? You’re much better off perusing through Etsy. There are tons of creative upcycled lighting ideas that are sure to add a unique feel to any room.

Vintage Book Pendant

Some people consider it sacreligous to ruin books. Personally I perfectly okay with it in the name of art and DIY projects. The following pendant light would be one such case.
Upcycled books light