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16 Ways to Fake a Clean Home-Fast





There are times we all need this article. I saw this article from Good Housekeeping with helpful tips for you and me. See what tips you need.

16 Ways to Fake a Clean Home-Fast

Need to clean up in a hurry? Whether you’re expecting guests, the guests just  left, or you want to at least pretend that yours is a life of clean and  ordered bliss, pick a task, any task, for quick tips to fix your place up fast.

Master Bathroom

Put the Living Room in Order

Run a microfiber cloth over the coffee table and other dusty surfaces, like  the TV screen. Pile magazines or books into neat stacks on the end tables;  gather all of the stray remotes in one place. Plump up throw pillows and chair  cushions (even easier: flip the latter, if possible). Use a clean corner of the  microfiber cloth to nab any obvious clumps of pet hair or dust stuck to  upholstery or carpeting. Drape throws to hide dingy chair arms or furniture strains.

Think Sink




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Red, White and Blue Punch Bowl Recipe

This is a great red, white, and blue punch bowl patriotic desert.

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1 box  White or French Vanilla cake mix

1 1/4 cup milk

 1/3 cup vegetable oil

 3 eggs

1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa

1 teaspoon red liquid food color

1 teaspoon blue liquid food color

2 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

1 package vanilla instant pudding

2 cups milk

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

 1 8 oz lite Cool Whip

2 cups sliced strawberries

2 cups blueberries

Heat oven to 325. Spray two cake pans with Pam.

In large bowl, beat cake mix, milk, oil, eggs and cocoa with mixer

Divide batter between 2 bowls. Add red food color to one bowl, and mix well. Pour into one of the cake pans. Add blue food color to other bowl and mix well. Pour into 2nd cake pan. Bake according to instructions on the cake box or until toothpick comes out clean. Around 30 minutes. Cool completely

In large bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the sugar and the vanilla until smooth. In smaller  bowl, mix vanilla instant pudding with 2 cups milk. Mix cream cheese mixture with pudding. Fold in Cool Whip into cream cheese mixture.

Break up 1/2 blue cake & 1/2 red cake in bottom of punch bowl. Add 1/2 of cream cheese mixture on top. Add 1/2 of strawberries & blueberries. Break up 1/2 red cake and blue cake on top of fruit. Spread rest of cream cheese mixture & top with rest of fruit.