October 7, 2004

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Storing Embroidery FlossHere is a use for an old Velveeta box and lid. Cut thin pieces of cardboard slightly smaller then the width of the Velveeta box. Wrap embroidery floss around the cardboard and store in the box. Makes it easy to organize colors.

 

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Free Information on Product WebsiteI see so many people asking for tips and recipes for using name brand products. Most of these have great consumer web sites with all kinds of info.

 

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Student Uses for WD-40I truly trust in WD-40. Here's some good examples of what students can use it for. Remove leftover adhesive from new binders, backpacks and other accessories. Lubricate chains on bicycles. Clean and shine lockers. Penetrate stuck bolts on skateboard trucks. Help remove gum from hallways and classroom floors. Stop squeaks on and lubricate folding parts of scooters. By Lisa T.

 

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Easy Buckeyes - Peanut Butter SquaresThis a very simple recipe we make every year and is great for kids to help with around the holidays!

 

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Cooking ShirtDon't throw men's shirts into the rag bin when they become a little stained or frayed. Use it as a "paint shirt" when cooking. The sleeves protect your clothing better than aprons and kids love to wear them while helping out in the kitchen.

 

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Window to the PastWhen my mom passed away I made a window to the past in honor of her. I found an old window with the glass still intact and filled each section with things and pictures from her life. In one I had her baby picture and a bonnet that she wore. Another had a family picture of her mom and dad and sister. Another had her high school graduation picture along with her program and the gloves she wore. The next was her and my dad and I added a corsage she had saved. I think you get the picture. For the backing of this window I used cardboard and I covered it with black fabric to set off the mostly black and white pictures. I then hung it on my wall. Many people in my life have loved my idea and have made their own windows to the past. By Debra in Colorado

 

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Sand Clay for CraftsThis clay is made from ordinary beach sand and is great for decorating cheap picture frames (I get wooden ones from the $1 store) to remember trips to the beach.

 

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Keeping The Kids Busy On Long Car TripsBuy some of the new clipboards that have a compartment in the bottom. Fill with paper crayons and car games. Some car games can be found on the internet and just printed out.

 

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Don't Throw Away Those Board GamesMany companies will send you replacement parts for free or for a nominal fee (shipping and handling). Many of the major game companies have web sites where you can request parts and instructions for games.

 

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I want to vote but don't know anything about the candidates

Here is a great resource to educate you on the political races in your state and area no matter you live in the U.S.

 

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Starch for Canvas ShoesSpray your new canvas shoes with spray starch (for ironing) to keep the dirt from settling in the fibers. Easier to clean, too.

 

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Alternative To Kettle CornTo make a simple sweet popcorn snack, just sprinkle your freshly popped unbuttered popcorn with salt and sugar to taste. Kids love this and it is much easier to make than kettle corn or caramel corn.

 

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Making Your Broom Last LongerYou can get more life out of your broom by occasionally snipping the dirty tips off with scissors. By Lisa T.

 

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Looking for Cod RecipeI am looking for a recipe you had in a past flyer for cod which was baked in a casserole dish. Can you help? Dholling. Editor's Note: I can't seem to find one, maybe one of the readers has a Cod recipe to offer.

 

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