Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Pressing Situation

When you’re sewing or piecing quilt pieces together, do you get tired of getting up and down from your sewing machine to press the article you’re working on at your ironing board?  Here’s a solution that works great!… Use a collapsible table (I

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Posted in Quilting, Sewing

A Berry Good Idea!

Here’s a tip for keeping mold from damaging your precious berries.  Mix 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water.  Wash your fruit in it as soon as it’s picked or brought home from the store.  

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Posted in Food Preparation

Let the Homework Hassle Begin!

    I give this book a 5 star rating!!! School is starting soon in many areas. Entertaining children during the summer has it’s challenges, but when school begins, the challenge often becomes homework issues.  If you’d like to get a jump on

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Posted in Education

How to Pack for a Trip Using a Wooden Hanger

Start with a wooden hanger.  Add a pair of pants.  Add another pair of pants.  Add another pair of pants.  Add one or two pair of shorts.  Add a blouse or top.  Add another blouse or top.  Add another blouse

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Posted in Tavel, Tips for Travel, Uncategorized

Slice This!

My girlfriend gave me this slicer as a gift and I love it!  It saves so much time when slicing strawberries, mushrooms, bananas, cucumbers, peppers, eggs etc..  I prepared lots of fruit and vegetables for a wedding reception recently and I could have never

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Posted in Cooking

Great IPad App for Recipes!

Do you wish you could always have your recipes with you? If you have an IPad, IPhone or Mac, I highly recommend an app called “Paprika“.  My girlfriend (thanks Lola!) suggested it and I love this app.  If you have a docking

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Posted in Baking, Cooking

Worst First

Do you ever make a list of things to be done and wonder where to begin?  In Steve Chandler’s Book, “100 Ways to Motivate Others”, he suggests doing the Worst First.  He’s got lots of other great ideas in this

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Posted in Tip For The Day
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