Lex’s Life Hacks So Far…

Honestly, I am amazed that I have been able to make it this far with my life hacks. It has definitely been a fun journey, and I’ve loved being able to try lots of tips and tricks that I otherwise would not have done if it weren’t for this blog. Above, I have a video of pictures of life hacks that I’ve found. Some of them should look familiar!

Just in case you want to see all of the life hacks I’ve talked about so far, here’s a compilation list of every blog entry that I’ve done. Continue reading

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Would You Really Do This (Pt.3)- Arts & Crafts

Handiwork

What is this picture!?

a. absurd items I bought on Ebay

b. household items made out of recycled containers

c. some thing my roommate designed

d. new wireless technology

Today, I tested another life hack that I found online. This one involved taking an object and turning it into something else. Not only did I want to see if this life hack was actually possible to produce, but I also wanted to test whether it was useful or not. For all you eco-friendly readers out there, you should definitely check this out!

So if you guessed B, you were correct!

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What’s an EVOO?

For the longest time, there has been a bottle of olive oil in my apartment’s medicine cabinet, and for the longest time, I wondered why it was there. I have come to accept that my roommates have different habits and tendencies than me, so like other nuances at the apartment, I didn’t think much of it. I have gotten numerous life hacking tips that have all pointed me to one amazing product: olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is one product that my roommate swears by. What I didn’t realize was that I too have utilized the amazing abilities of olive oil as well.

Why olive oil? It is all-natural, hypoallergenic, and fortified with antioxidants, and vitamins A and E. Check out OliveOilSource.com and ThePassionateOlive.com for more information on olive oil and its health and beauty benefits!

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The Egg-cellent Egg!

If there’s anything that I’ve learned in the art of survival as a college student, it’s the importance of never wasting precious resources. Last week, one of my roommates was sitting at the dining table with a carton of eggs. She showed me a bowl with a cracked egg inside and asked me if I thought the egg was still okay. It looked okay to me, so I told her I thought it was fine. My roommate was concerned that she had too many eggs, and that they would go bad soon. This got me thinking of a life hack that I had heard about a while back… Continue reading

Banana Pancakes from a Ketchup Bottle

In my very first blog entry, the life hack I introduced was putting pancake mix in a ketchup bottle so it can be poured out onto the pan easier. Click here to  check out my first blog entry, and see the picture I’m talking about. Last week, I decided to give this life hack a try. As a woman of my word, I put this trick to the test, to some interesting results. Now I am here to tell you about my pancake ordeal. But let me start my story at the beginning… Continue reading

Beauty Hacks

I think it’s time to sift through all the makeup and beauty tips and get to practical advice that will really be useful to women.

Ladies, let’s face it. There are so many beauty tips out there! I definitely had a phase when I was into all things beauty. I found anything and everything on Youtube, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest… the list went on! Whether it was hair, makeup, or nails, I watched dozens of how-to videos on YouTube.  I know that things like learning how curl hair or how to properly apply makeup are basic essentials for any girl out there. But I know that we ladies also need things that will save us time and money. Can I get an AMEN?! Continue reading

Many Uses of Kool-Aid

What if I told you that Kool-Aid is more than just a refreshing, thirst-quenching beverage?

To be honest, I don’t drink Kool-Aid very often. I’m more of a Tang fan myself, but who can’t resist a boost of flavor for only 10 cents? There are so many different flavors, (and colors) to choose from! I’m sure everybody has tried Kool-Aid at least once in their lives, and lots of people have some packets of Kool-Aid somewhere in their kitchen cupboards. I found these packets in my apartment hiding on top of my refrigerator. Continue reading

Kool-Aid Toilet Cleaner

My apartment is home to 3 female college students in addition to myself. My roommates and I are often busy, so it’s not often that everybody is at the apartment all at once. I always love it when all my roommates are together, we have a lot of fun even if we just end up talking for hours. Despite all of us being busy, my roommates and somehow manage to keep our apartment in order when it comes to keeping things clean. But what ends up happening is that our apartment gets neglected of some major cleaning. Continue reading

What Do These Objects Have in Common?

No, I am not going to make a door out of floppy discs, a bookend out of bread, or share a new recipe for a potato chip sandwich… (But if anyone finds a way to make any of those happen, I’d love to see pictures of that!) But these random objects are actually the source of useful life hacks!

Guess which object is a stylus, tupperware organizer, bottle opener, pencil case, and saves a broken flip-flop! Continue reading

Alexa’s Infamous Folded Plastic Bag

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? -Katy Perry, “Firework”

As I’ve shared before, I’ve picked up interesting quirks and habits from family and friends. The life hack I’m going to share with you today has been passed down in my family for generations… I’m just kidding!

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