November 1, 2004

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Reflecting Heat Back Into A RoomIf you have radiators in your home, place a metal reflector behind each one to bounce heat into the center of the room.

 

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At Home Highlighter For Dark HairPut 1 teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon crushed cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon cloves in 1 cup water. Simmer. Strain, cool, and pour over freshly shampooed hair. Rinse off with clear water. By Suzanne S.

 

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For Brunettes or Redheads - Home Highlights for Dull HairBrew a pot of black coffee and rinse your hair with it after shampooing. Rinse it all off until water runs clear. By Suzanne S.

 

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Mini Pumpkin as Candle HolderUsing an apple corer, core a small hole into the top of a mini-pumpkin ( about 2 in deep) and use as a candle holder. Apples work, too! By Linda

 

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Decorating With NatureI stuck the leaves and a few flowers from weeds on the tape. When it began to drag the ground I went inside and fixed it to my storm door glass. So when I look out this winter, there is some greenery when everything else is covered with snow!

 

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Cooling Off Period for Credit Card UseIf you have a tendency to use your credit cards impulsively, try this: put them in a watertight zip-lock baggie. Drop this baggie (sealed shut) inside a larger baggie (or another type of container) that is filled with water.

 

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Put the Keys with the LeftoversWhen packing holiday leftovers to send home with guests, put their car keys in the fridge with the leftovers. They will think you are nuts, but they won't get any farther than the car door without their keys - and the leftovers! By Linda

 

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Label Serving BowlsI get out all the serving bowls I will need for the feast when I set out the holiday dishes. I drop a note in each bowl or platter to remind me what goes where.

 

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Laughter TherapyIf you're a victim of depression, tension headaches, the common cold, use a treatment some doctors use-a good belly laugh. Experts now recognize that humor is therapeutic, especially when it's positive and shows an appreciation of the paradoxes and absurdities of life.

 

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Mini Pumpkins for Table DecorationsA mini-pumpkin at each place, with a place card against it makes a festive table setting.

 

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A Cut Above - Find Good Cookie CuttersAlthough you may be tempted by cute designs, you may be better off purchasing cookie cutters based on material and sharpness. Heavy-duty metal cutters are more likely to have sharp edges that can cut neatly through cookie dough.

 

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Free After RebateIf you see anything advertised "Free after Rebate" buy it. If you don't want it, use it for gifts or sell it by consignment or on eBay. The risk is any sales tax and a postage stamp. I've made a lot of money on freebies like this. By coolchinchilla

 

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Cranberry BuyingBuy cranberries early in the season and put them straight into the freezer. The closer you get to the holidays the more expensive they get. Frozen cranberries can be used just like fresh in all recipes. By Linda

 

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Is Freeride.com Legitimate?Freeride.com seems to be in business again. They have several ways to earn tokens to redeem gift certificates.

 

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Getting Musty Smell Out of Cardboard Boxes?How do you get the musty smell out of cardboard boxes? They have been stored in a basement and I am now bringing them into the house to use. Thedav

 

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Removing Ink From Stuffed Animals?Anyone have a way of removing INK from stuffed animals? June

 

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Haddock with Francaise Sauce Recipe?I am looking for recipe for Haddock with Francaise Sauce. I am also looking for a recipe for sausage and cheese roll up dough bread. Thank you. Dan from New York

 

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Older Tot50 Stapler?I am looking for a version of the older Tot50 stapler. I need one to finish a craft project I am currently in the midst of. The newer version of the Tot50, has a knobby top, making it impossible to get into tight places to staple. Does anyone have one to spare, or could you point me in a direction where I might find one on the web somewhere? Shaddy

 

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