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DECORATE YOUR ROOM ON A BUGGET ... use paper plates and other embelishments ... New Millennium Girls - Cookin' n Crafts for Kids

12 preplanned and budgeted activities or lessons for the meetings. Have another set ready for the Journeys or Awards.

Ice Cream in a Bag i learned this on zoom when i was little! … and delicious! In a small Ziplock bag, put: 1/2 C. half and half (milk works too) 1 Tbps. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Insert that bag into a larger, one gallon Ziplock filled with ice and salt. Shake the bag for five minutes. Kids love that part! Then, remove the smaller bag which should have turned into ice cream.

Prepping for winter around the house & car

How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit : This post is excellent on being emergency ready.

Saving this idea for the Cold Days ahead! Hate scraping off ice! Ice Proofing the Car Windows with 2/3 Vinegar 1/3 water! Just spray on windows and ice will melt away! Totally making a bottle of this for this winter!

Swimsuit Slimdown Plan

Go to Lowes and buy the cheapest board they have (12″ x 36″) I believe it is around $6.50 for the board, and you can pay .25 a cut at Lowes as well. I had them cut the board into three equal parts (12″ x 12″). Pick up Mod Podge as well, and some sponge brushes. Develop pictures at Costco for $2.99 a picture! (12″ x 12″) First step is to paint the boards. ~ I painted the whole back and the sides grey. Just use left over house paint. ~ Next you let the paint dr...

Use zippered pencil pouches to organize puzzles instead of storing the bulky boxes. Cut off the image from the front of the box and store it in the bag, too. (This blog post has several great ideas for organizing kids toys.)

TONS of DisneyWorld tips and tricks...so I can spend the next 3 years planning our vacation.

click on the map to find museums, zoos, aquariums, planetariums, historic houses, nature centers, cultural centers, and other educational facilities in your state or province.

if you write a letter to a character at disney (walt disney world communications p.o. box 10040 lake buena vista, fl 32830-0040), they will send you an autographed photo back! I'm totally going to do this!

Science of cooking - Appetizer

Put a tiny bit of toothpaste into a small cup, mix in one teaspoon baking soda plus one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, and half a teaspoon water. Thoroughly mix then brush your teeth for two minutes. Remember to do it once a week until you have reached the results you want. Once your teeth are good and white, limit yourself to using the whitening treatment once every month or two. - And to think I almost shelled out $40 at the store for some whitening strips!

Might as well give it try...The next time you have green onions, don't throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely. We just use kitchen scissors to cut what we need for meals. I periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots off and give them fresh water.