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Clean & Deodorize Backpacks & Lunchboxes

How To Clean Backpacks Not all backpacks are equal. Usually, they make them with similar materials, but you should check the fabric care label to determine the proper way to clean the bag. Materials have different care requirements, so be sure to pay attention to the label to avoid damaging the bag. Pre-treat any stains […]

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Pay It Forward Friday

It’s Friday and we would like to continue to encourage you to “Pay it Forward”! Did you try any of the ideas we last Friday (08-08-14)? Maybe you came up with your own random act of kindness to pay forward? We would love to hear your stories! Visit us at Here are 10 more ideas […]

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Keep The Squirrels Out of Your Birdfeeders

Let’s face it. If you have squirrels in your area, chances are they will assume EVERYTHING you put out is for them. It is a conspiracy of nature! They don’t know the difference between your so called bird feeder and the squirrel feeder you want them to use. Bottom line is they will choose to […]

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Watermelon You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Can you picture a summer without Watermelon? Neither could we! While doing research I found that apparently there are folks out there that take their watermelon seriously! Did you know there is a National Watermelon Day?? It’s on August 3rd. There’s even a web site dedicated to this seriously popular and versatile fruit.  We found […]

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Keepin’ It Fresh

Here is an easy way to keep open bags of ingredients such as chocolate chips, powdered sugar, rice, etc fresh! Save the photo and print a copy and tape it to the inside of your cabinet door!  

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DIY 4th of July

Why spend a small fortune when you can make your own homemade decorations to brighten your July 4th holiday? Here are a couple ideas to spark your creativity and imagination: DIY Door Wreath These are very easy to make. Add food coloring to uncooked rice, layer and add a votive candle! You’ve seen the flag […]

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How to Make a Trash Can Rain Barrel

Rain barrels are the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the rain by collecting it and using it to water everything from houseplants to a full garden.  You can purchase them in home stores and hardware stores, but they are pricey. This DIY project is so easy to do and the savings keep growing as […]

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Memorial Day The Healthy Way

Yes, Memorial Day weekend is finally here and to most of us that means the start of summer fun! The parties can also mean tempting food that we know we should avoid, but it looks Soooo Good! The best solution is to make the healthy food look just as good, if not better! Here’s a […]

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Unusual Spring Cleaning Tools

White Bread as Glass Magnet The next time a tumbler takes a tumble, sponge up the shards with a slice of bread. Even tiny slivers will cling to it.       Salt as Iron Cleaner   Eliminate sticky residue from an iron. Run the hot iron (no steam) over plain paper sprinkled with salt. […]

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10 Tips For Your Own Organic Garden

It’s becoming harder and harder to avoid GMO food. Nearly 90% of corn and soy in the United States has been genetically modified to resist insects and disease. Much of the food we eat today has some form of these two plants alone, but because the FDA does not require labeling for GMO’s, you may […]

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