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Really Random Tips

Really Random Tips
First, let me explain…..My grandma sent these to me, and thought they were too good, not to share!! Some of the tips you may already know or have thought of, but some of them are original! Have Fun Learning Some New Things with these Really Random Tips!! Expanding Frosting When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip itwith your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. Youget to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. Reheating refrigerated breadTo warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, placethem in a microwave with a cup of water. Newspaper Weeds-AwayStart putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Broken GlassUse a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass – thefibers catch ones you can’t see! No More MosquitoesPlace a dryer sheet in your pocket. Squirrel Away! Easier thank you’s When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cardsfor the guest of honor. Foggy Windshield?

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Four Homemade Cleaners This was easier than I thought it would be. One of Betsy’s goals for the year was to ditch some of our standard cleaners that we use around the house and make them! Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this project mainly because I wasn’t sure that homemade cleaners would really get the job done. And my lovely wife is a bit of a neat freak so there’s no way she would use something that didn’t perform well. So a couple of weekends ago she went out and bought a few staple ingredients and some empty spray bottles and we spent a few minutes mixing up four different homemade cleaners that have since replaced 90% of the cleaners we use around the house.

31 Days to a More Organized Home & Mind Happy 2014 friends!! This is where I should post the obligatory dressed-to-the-nines and looking fine photo. However I somehow forgot to snap a picture of me wearing my jammies, downing pizza and watching ESPN before I went to bed at 11. (Did you hear that?! I made it to 11- WHOOP!). HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING Over lunch with Simon Lovell, a fascinating former card shark, Allison Schrager learns all sorts of things about how swindlers operate ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE "I can spot someone's weakness a mile away. In any room I can pick out the best target," says Simon Lovell, reformed con artist and famed magician, when asked over lunch about the root of his talents.

Homemade Floor (and All-Purpose) Cleaner When we moved into our new house a couple months ago, I was so excited to not see one single inch of carpet in the whole place! Not the living room, not the bedrooms, nothing – woohoo! I hate carpet. It stains easily, it holds on to dust and hair, and it’s just a pain to clean. So the new laminate wood floors at the new place made me very happy! But with my new-found excitement, came some new-found stress as well, since our dark-coloured floors now showed EVERYTHING.

Paper Crafts : - StumbleUpon Description: So stylish, cheap and easy! Craft Link: Pretty Paper Flowers Read More: Paper Crafts or Home Organize Your Personal Files Simply Fabulous Living If you’re new to the site, WELCOME and thanks so much for stopping by! The Weekend Organizer is a series of projects that I post on Thursdays. These projects are small and easy to accomplish over a weekend. They also relate to each particular month’s organizing topic. Paper organization can be an overwhelming issue.

50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events.

Easy Ways to Save Energy - Products Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew of products, in their 'conserve' line, that help consumers track, monitor and control energy use in their home. Here's the Conserve Socket, which turns off automatically after 30 minutes, three hours, or six hours of use. (They also make another socket, the Conserve Valet, that turns off when an electronic device is fully charged): Here's a surge protector that reduces standby power to electronic devices like your TV and entertainment system: And here's my favorite gadget of the bunch, the Insight, a plug-in energy monitor that displays electricity consumed (wattage); the carbon dioxide produced to create that electricity; and the actual cost, in dollars and cents, of that energy use.

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic&8230; This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. Lemon Cleanse LEMON DRINK for your Master Cleanseyou need:* 2 tablespoons FRESH squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)* 2 tablespoons genuine organic maple syrup, Grade B (the darker the better)** 1/10 teaspoon (a small pinch!) cayenne pepper, gradually increase (the more BTUs the better)* 300 - 500 ccm (10-14 oz) pure waterIn a 300ccm (10-ounce) glass (to allow for 227ccm and mixing room): 2 tablespoons fresh (and organic, if possible) lemon or lime juice (absolutely no canned or frozen juice). 2 tablespoons real (and organic, if possible) grade B or C maple syrup. (Don't use Grade A maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup. They are over-refined, which means that they are mostly refined sugars and lack essential minerals.) A small pinch of cayenne pepper (to taste). Spring or purified water, between room temperature and medium hot (but not cold) – fill to 1/4 liter (8 oz).

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