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You’ve probably heard all about the amazing uses of distilled vinegar, using olive oil to condition leather and even that nifty trick of using a potato to loosen a broken light bulb. But today, we are going to talk about some of the not-so-known uses for everyday items like coffee filters, marshmallows and dryer sheets. COFFEE FILTERS – The little paper-like liners that make your morning cup of joe possible have many more uses than just getting your morning started. Because coffee filters are lint-free and absorb oil very well, there are many, many uses for these little guys. Did you know… You can use coffee filters to clean glass, CD’s/DVD’s, computer monitors and even your iPad. DRYER SHEETS – Speaking of dryer sheets, did you know… If you plan on storing your luggage for a long period of time, stashing a dryer sheet inside each piece can help prevent musty odors.Going camping this Spring? MARSHMALLOWS - Yes, it’s true. CLEAR NAIL POLISH – Handy for more than runs in your hose. Related:  Neat uses for common stuff

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies! What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. These are one of Kev’s favorite homemade treats, and he usually asks me to make them at least once a week. They are so simple to whip up, and such a treat! Let’s make some right now :) All you really need for these fabulous cookies is your favorite cookie dough and a bag of chocolate chips. Since these cookies are absolutely gushing with delicious rich chocolate, my favorite chocolate chips for this recipe are the Hersey’s Milk Chocolate chips. Now let’s make some chocolate lava cookies! Place the flattened cookie dough in the bottom of a well-greased standard sized muffin tin. Now for our gooey, rich milk chocolate filling. Lay the Ziploc bag flat in the microwave, spreading out the chocolate chips in a single layer. Heaven help me. Mama mia. 1. 2. 3.

Natural Cleaning Recipes Why spend a fortune on cleaning products that introduce toxic chemicals into your living space? You can use simple ingredients, such as baking soda, lemons, and vinegar to make effective cleaners that work in every room of your house. Besides being a snap to make, homemade cleaners cost mere pennies! Common Natural Cleaners Combined in various ways, these common household items work just as well as the most expensive and noxious cleaners on the market—and they don’t leave your living space smelling like a freshly sanitized hospital. Baking Soda – The cleaning powers of baking soda reach far beyond it’s role as a fridge deodorizer…Baking soda works as a non-abrasive scouring cleaner on countertops and ovens, and in bathtubs and sinks. Natural Cleaning Recipes Here are a few quick and simple recipes to help you on your way to a spick-and-span, non-toxic living space. Always perform a test for allergies before using new ingredients or essential oils. Post-Cleaning Hand Soak

30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree. Old habits urge you to stay the same. But you need to stay determined. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them! However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety. #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) #4 Re-evaluate one long-held belief each day (Intermediate) Do you love yourself? We recommend:

Button Statment Rings « It’s September and that means it’s time to add another statement piece to your collection…. obviously! I heart almost every piece Nicole Richie designs for House Of Harlow 1960, especially her oversized rings. As amazing as these rings are they’re also an easy DIY. Buttons, buttons everywhere!! Materials: Buttons, Clippers, Glue, Rings With Flat Tops (available at the jewelry supply store) Use your clippers to remove the shank from the back of the button. Once you’ve made the back of the button flat, use an ample amount of glue to secure the ring to the back of the button. Here’s another hint: If you can’t find a flat ring base, Ring Pops are a fun alternative. Once the base has dried, glue on the button. I now thing I have enough new statement rings to get me through the month.

Vegetarian Diet: Vegetarian Protein, Protein Myths and Facts, Savvy Vegetarian Part 1 of 5: The Myth of Protein In Vegetarian Diets The top question most vegetarians are asked is: "Where do you get your protein?" The first question from people who are considering a vegetarian diet is: "How will I get enough protein?" The protein myth is so widely accepted in our culture that even vegetarians believe it! The Myth of Protein Goes Like This: 1. 2. 3. 4. Vegetarian Protein Facts Over the last few decades, widespread practical experience, traditional knowledge, and hundreds of scientific health studies all tell a different story about vegetarian protein. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Gospel According to Industrial Agriculture Nothing in our modern human diet has been as misunderstood, and as misrepresented, as protein. It's been estimated that the average person in this country eats two - six times more protein, usually from animals, than is needed for good nutrition. Unfortunately most of recent human history is based on flawed logic. Next: Pg 2: What is Protein? Related Posts:

Ancient Greek recipes - Ancient greek food If you redirected to this page it is most probably because you requested to view a page of the previous version of Greek-Recipe.com. Greek-Recipe.com recently updated its look and feel and Content Management Platform from PHPNuke to WordPress. The site is now using a responsive layout, which allows to be visible also to tablets and smartphones. Kalitsounia Greek-Recipe.com is one of the first websites, dedicated to Greek cuisine. 1) New sites popped up with new ideas and fresh recipes. 2) The content was not updated. Recently we made changes to the site and started to post again new recipes. Stuffed tomatoes and peppers We encourage you to stay connected with our site and follow our activities because we believe that we represent typical Greek cuisine. Access If you still want to access the old site you can access it for a short period at this URL: Greek-Recipe.com is also accessible through the following URLs: recipe.gr astronet.gr greekrecipe.com Enjoy!

How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs. You probably won't cure any diseases with your apothecary, but you will scratch that youthful itch to create something useful out of ordinary ingredients. narfmore I'll get your mad scientist career started with a list of ingredients to start a home apothecary, with which you'll be able to make herbal teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, eye pillows, and infused oils. Starter herbs and their properties You can find these herbs online or in stores with large bulk herb selections. So, oils. Starter oils Most essential oils aren't cheap, but a little goes a long way. AND! Storage Lavender Mint Room Spray & Linen Mist Ingredients

My Collection of Funny Emails. Send funny emails to your friends! Reynolds Wrap has lock in taps to hold the roll in place The color on the bread tab indicates how fresh the bread is And those colors are in alphabetical order: b, g, r, w, y. You can divide and store ground meat in a zip loc bag. Just break off how much you need and keep the rest in the freezer for later. If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over. Marshmallows can cure a soar throat. Stuffing a dryer sheet in your back pocket will repel mosquitoes. You can freeze cupcake batter for later use. You can paint upholstery You can make your own laundry soap. . You can dye plastic buttons. You can run a paper bag through your printer. You can print directly onto fabric. A dry erase marker can be used on most desk tops. You can mail anything that will take a stamp and weighs less than 13ounces without a box? If you break your blender jar you can replace it with a mason jar. Cereal canisters make the perfect trashcan for your car.

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40 Ways to Feel More Alive “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell As I write this, I am two hours away from my first weekly acting class in Los Angeles. I’ve been here for almost two years now, and though I loved Community Theater as a kid, I never so much as researched acting classes until a couple weeks back. I frequently said I wanted to do it, along with painting classes, which I’m starting next week, but I always made excuses not to start either. I was too busy. The list went on and on, but I realized the last two were the big ones for me. Also, I hesitate to give large amounts of time to hobbies I have no intention of pursuing professionally. I realized last month, however, that I want to prioritize more of the things that make me feel passionate and excited—and not just occasionally, but regularly. I don’t know if these classes are “leading” anywhere. Say Something You’ve Been Meaning to Say 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Valentine’s Day Treats: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Written By: Julia Mercier Decadent Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies 393 Whether you’re baking for your spouse, friend, or family this Valentine’s Day, share your love by giving this decadent red dessert. Be sure to make enough to go around - your loved ones will thank you for this Valentine’s Day dessert! Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Recipe from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 2-oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp red food coloring 2/3 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 8-oz cream cheese, room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350F.

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