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Use empty Lysol wipes containers to keep plastic grocery bags! Keep in your car for wet swimsuits, dirty diapers, trash, etc. Totally portable, and she even shows you how to put the bags in so they pop out one after another!

How to get fingernail polish out of clothing... I totally just got some on my new yoga pants yesterday

For the kids at the restaurant while you're waiting for your food: DIY busy wallet! pick up a cheap wallet. fill it with pictures, scrap scrapbook papers, stickers, and various treasures. My kids would LOVE this! Great idea.

Wish i knew this years ago! How to fix frizzy barbie hair. Someday I will be glad I pinned this.

A tip to keep in mind in case of emergency…

Here's how to mend holes in knits. I had no idea you should do it this way

I was in Ulta today and a sales lady dropped nail polish. They immediately began poring sugar on it. Did you know sugar makes nail polish clump up and you can sweep it right off the floor? I watched them. No scrubbing at all!

fava bean being shelled by Food Blogga, via Flickr

How-To Prep and Cook Artichokes

SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Soak steel wool in apple cider vinegar, rub down new wood with the soaked steel wool for an instantly aged wood look. Good to know for "vintage" signs.

Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens up the mattress. Keep that same mixture in a small mason jar with holes poked in the top in your linen or clothes closet to keep it smelling fresh! Many Baking Soda Tips!!!

For those in my life who prefer soft cookies... "I recently learned about a secret ingredient that will produce the most delicious, fluffy, soft chocolate chip cookies ever--CORNSTARCH! Instead of baking powder, you use cornstarch in your dough. The dough itself ends up looking exactly like ice cream and the texture is out of this world...very close to the Keebler Soft Batch Cookies"

Need to remember this for KIDS...Remove a splinter easily by applying a paste of baking soda and water, then waiting several minutes for the splinter to pop out of the skin. Gotta remember this!

How to keep apples from turning brown after slicing them for a party or snack... no lemon juice! I DO THIS ALL THE TIME - ITS MAGIC!

"To paint over ANY surface, without sanding, use a product called 'ESP Easy Surface Prep', available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Works well over enamel paint , without having to sand. SAVES HOURS of work. It was recommended to me by a professional painter."

How to Boil an Egg the right way, with out the gray ring. I never knew the reason for the grayness.

Bundt Pan as Vertical Roaster - clever For a juicy bird that’s crispy all the way around, First layer potatoes, carrots, and onions on the bottom of the pan. Then season the chicken and place in the pan with the cavity over the center hole. Set the dish on a cookie sheet to collect any drippings and roast as usual... ♥ this, and will definitely be trying it when the weather cools down!

Sprinkle drops of vanilla, orange, lemon or almond extract on return air filter to scent your entire home. I"m going try essential oils instead.


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