Jill Nystul / Blogger / Author

Jill Nystul / Blogger / Author @byjillee

Sharing simple ideas for joyful living...one good thing at a time! jill@byjillee.com

I definitely do this whenever we pet sit my grand puppy Milo! 🐶🐾 I'm positive he understands me. 😜
Anybody hitting the beach or the lake this weekend?  Here's a handy tip you might want to put to use! Put your valuables in a rolled up diaper. Nobody will steal a dirty diaper! Just make sure a well-meaning friend doesn’t throw it away. 😉 http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/20-creative-summertime-hacks
If you have any skinny-necked water or glass bottles laying around you won't want to miss today's post! They can be such a pain to clean - even the dishwasher doesn't really get them totally clean. So I'm sharing a DIY fizzy cleaning tab. Click the link in my profile to find out how to make them! http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/fizzy-cleaning-tabs-for-bottles
One of my least favorite parts of summer is being HOT while I’m trying to sleep! So this DIY "chillow" is right up my alley. It's a blow-up pillow that you fill with water and then chill in the refrigerator. It's pretty self explanatory, but you can click the link in my profile for the full instructions!  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/make-your-own-chillow.html
Watching my son Kell Nystul packing his truck and a trailer with his belongings as he sets off on his own for the first time....trying to hold back the tears, but failing. 😥 Such a bittersweet experience seeing your kids spread their wings and fly away. And having cared for him with Type 1 diabetes since he was 2 years old makes it just a little more poignant and unsettling. My head knows he's only going to be 30 minutes away, but my heart feels it's the end of an era. Nobody can prepare you for how this moment is going to feel. 💔 But I know he's going to do great on his own and is more than ready to fly!
Dawn is definitely my dish soap of choice but I get asked pretty often by my blog readers who don't love Dawn as much as I do if I have a favorite homemade soap recipe! Today I'm finally getting around to sharing a really simple and effective recipe that leaves dishes sparkling clean. Click the link in my profile for the full instructions!  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/homemade-dish-soap
Have all those fun summer activities left you with sore, achey feet? Then be sure to check out my DIY foot soak that's made with just a couple of natural ingredients. Click the link in my profile to get the recipe!  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/soothe-tired-and-sore-feet-with-this-blissful-foot-soak
Relieve the painful congestion of a sinus infection with the help of a little hydrogen peroxide! Mix 4 parts filtered or distilled water with 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide, and pour it into a neti pot or a nasal sprayer. Hydrogen peroxide helps relieve congestion and reduce infection and inflammation, without creating a dependence like other nasal sprays can.
Today I'm sharing 10 brilliant kitchen gadgets under $15 - that are actually worth your money! We tried out this awesome pineapple corer that I definitely thought was too good to be true. But it worked so well and left me with perfect pineapple slices in about 30 seconds.  Click the link in my profile to check out the rest of the gadgets! http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/summer-kitchen-gadgets
Raise your hand if you have a messy cabinet in your kitchen full of storage containers! 🙋 I sure do! And it drives me crazy. 🙆 It always takes me forever to find the right lid for any container. So I rounded up 5️⃣ easy and affordable ways to get all those containers and lids organized. I especially love this idea of using a dish drying rack to keep all the lids corralled. Click the link in my profile to check out the rest of the ideas!  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/5-ways-to-organize-food-containers
Now that we're more than a month into summer, I'm willing to bet you're kiddos have complained more than once about being bored! My instant reaction is to assign my kids a household chore but they never think that's very much fun. 😂 If your kids are still young, a simple and inexpensive craft like these DIY duct tape wallets are the perfect boredom buster. Click the link in my profile to get the step-by-step instructions!  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/crafts-your-kids-can-make-sell.html
Today I'm showing you how to speed clean your bathroom in just 5️⃣ easy steps! One of my favorite little tips from this post is to prop your toilet brush under the seat to let it drip-dry while you clean the rest of the bathroom. That way you can put it away dry and keep your toilet brush holder nice and clean. Click the link in my profile to check out the whole post! http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/how-to-clean-your-bathroom
Story of my life!! 😂😂😂
Homemade banana chips are super easy to make and so much better tasting than the store bought kind! Click the link in my profile to find out how to make them.  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/5-foods-you-can-dehydrate-and-why
I'm embarrassed to admit just how much times I've Googled, "How many cups in a pint? " or "How many tablespoons in a cup?" while I'm cooking a meal! I just can't ever seem to remember those simple conversions! That's why today I'm sharing a couple of cute printables that you can hang up in your kitchen so you'll never have to ask Google any of those questions again! Click the link in my profile for the free download. http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/kitchen-reference-printables
Even the gentle stream from a watering can might be too forceful for some delicate potted plants. Use a small piece of garden hose to make an in-pot watering system! 🌷🌻🌹 Cut a piece of garden hose to match the depth of your pot, then drill several holes along the sides. Dig a hole near the center of pot down to the bottom and slip the hose inside. Fill the empty spaces back in with dirt, and you’re ready to water!.
Do you have any kitchen utensils that have seen better days? Click the link in my profile to find out how to get them looking like new again with my 2-ingredient kitchen miracle cleaner!  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/if-you-have-stubborn-kitchen-bathroom-stains-you-need-to-try-this
Laundry is one of those chores that is just never ending! So today I'm sharing 25 tips to up your laundry game – whether by cutting down on the time it takes to do the laundry, helping your clothes last longer, or saving you money and energy. Click the link in my profile to check out the whole post! But before you go, I'd love to hear your best laundry tips in the comments below!👇 http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/25-smart-laundry-tips
😂😂😂 Especially after Prime Day this week! Anybody else?🙋
Use a paper plate to prevent splattering the next time you use your hand mixer! Just punch a couple of holes near the center of your plate, feed the beaters through, and attach them to your mixer. This easy modification keeps wet ingredients from jumping out of the bowl and making a big mess. || Click the link in my profile for 9️⃣ other practical ways to use paper plates!  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/10-practical-and-creative-ways-to-use-paper-plates