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2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free sothey'll leave windows sparkling.
3. Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting a coffeefilter between each dish.
4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when openinga wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in theskillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sievelined with a coffee filter.
8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffeefilter on a kitchen scale.
9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messyfoods.
10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant potwith a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through thedrainage holes.
11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as neededin a coffee filter.
12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use stripsof coffee filters.
13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries,chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.
14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."
I got this from PA Cafe
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I'm hoping to get some more done tomorrow morning and do some scraping in the afternoon.
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
Monday, January 5, 2009
You can go with any theme a person likes. You don't have to pick a basket to put everything in either, you can get a bucket, hat, flower pot, even a pan so they can cook the soup mix that you put inside it.
So start with a list of people you got to buy for, what do they like to do.
Gardening- flower pot, seeds (look at the dates), gloves, hat, shovel, spade, garden statue, live flowers, etc.
Tea and Hot Chocolate- tea pot, mugs, tea bags, hot chocolate, and don't for get the marsh mellows.
Cleaners for there Vehicle
If you search Gift Baskets online you will find hundreds of ideas.
Have fun shopping and making things.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I know it will never be done, but decluttering will help me be able to find things easier, enjoy playing with the kids, reading a book, or going to my scrap room to play. I will reward myself with things I enjoy doing.
So get out the garbage bags and start decluttering.
- Pick one room a week or maybe for as long as it takes to get it cleaned, don't over whelm yourself it will make you walk away and never get it done.
- Look around and find the area that needs your help the most.
- If you don't use it pitch it, ask your friends and family if they need it, take it to goodwill.
- Separate everything as you go- burn, shredded, friend, etc.
- At the end of everyday if there are things you can burn or put in the garbage or find a new home for do it. It will make the biggest difference
- Don't forget to look and see what you have done and pat yourself on the back.
These are my goals for decluttering.
Tell me what yours are and maybe it will help me out.
As I was doing my dishes I looked around my kitchen and I thought where did all my counter space go. I don't have allot of it, but what I have I need to use. Cleaning it is another story because I don't like wiping everything off all the time and moving it to clean under it. If you have a house like mine I'm not the only one that cooks and the other once that cook don't think about making a mess because they don't clean it.So here is what I'm going to do:
1. Clean my counters
The appliances that I don't use once a week are finding a new home or getting put under the steps on the shelf. They will be easy to get to when I need them.
2. Clean inside of my cupboards.
Get rid of unused, broken, chipped cups, plates, plastic containers, etc.
3. Clean stove, fridge, and microwave.
Don't forget the Windex it will make it shine.
4. Clean the outside of my cabinets.
5. Scrub my floor on my hands and knees.
The kids like doing this maybe they will help.
I hope I find my kitchen .
Oh I forgot to tell you the reason I picked my kitchen is I got a bread maker for Christmas and the bread taste so good, but I don't have room for it on my counter. If you have any good recipes please pass them on. I know my family would love to try them.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
1 paint-stirring stick
Tempera paint; white, black and orange
Strip of Christmas or winter fabric for the scarf
Blush make-up for the cheeks
Small strip of thin wood for the hat brim
Hot glue gun or Elmer's glue
Heavy string or yarn to hang ornament
Bit of greenery or a bell for hat decoration
Using a clean new stirring stick, paint the majority of the stick white, leaving some space at the top to paint black for the hat.
Paint the top of the stick and small strip of wood black.
When all the paint has completely dried, glue the black strip of wood to the hat.
Use the Tempera paint to make the face and buttons.
Tie the material around the narrowest part of the stick, which is the neck of the snowman.
OPTIONAL: Glue some decorative greenery, holly, or bell to the hat.
Glue the yarn to the back of the hat forming a hanging loop.
Let dry overnight.
When will school Start
I hope everyone is having more fun then me.
One thing I'm am thankful for is no one is sick today. The stomach virus started the last day of school and ended yesterday. All 7 of us got it. Yuck remember to take your vitimans and drink lots of fluids.
Monday I will be getting back to were I was before Christmas, plus adding things to this years schedule.
So if there is anyone out there that would love to declutter there house please join me and let me know I'm not the only one that has junk.
Friday, January 2, 2009
TOUCH OF SNOW BOOKMARK
1 Ball of knit cro sheen (225 Yd ball) color of your choic Or white will make several Bookmarks.
1 Size 6 crochet hook
size 9" long (snowflake is 2" in diameter
gauge: over sc 8 sts=1"
ch4, join w/slst to form ring
rnd 1: ch3, 13dc in ring-14 dc, counting beg ch3 as one dc. join w/slst to top of beg ch3
rnd 2: ch1, sc in same st as join, ch4, *sk next st, sc in next st, ch4, rep from * around, join w/slst to beg sc-7 lps
rnd 3: (sc, hdc, 2hdc, sc) in each lp around, join w/slst in first sc
rnd 4: ch1, sc in same st as join, *ch4, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from * around, end ch4, join w/slst in first sc-14 lps
rnd 5: rep rnd 3. do not fasten off.
rnd 6 (tail): ch 48, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 46 ch, join w/slst in first sc of rnd 5. fasten off.
cut 11 3" strands of thread and 2 6" strands. tie 11 3" strands in center with one 6" strand and tie ends of 6" strand to end of tail. fold strands in half and wind second 6" strand several times around tassel 1/2" below fold and tie in knot. trim ends evenly. tie tassel to end of tail. starch lightly.