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Keeping a Little Drinking Cup HandyI always keep a ziplock bag in my purse with a small mouthwash top, the little cup that comes on the mouthwash, to use for my kids when they want a drink from a public water fountain. Be sure to let the water run a little first before filling up the cup.
Travel Tip for Your CoatWhen we fly, we each carry a cloth tote bag or a plastic shopping bag with handles. It is much easier to slip your coat in that and carry it while you are in the airport. Some of the coats are slippery and poofy and awkward to hang onto along with your carry on.
Cleaning Cookie CuttersThrow dirty cookie cutters in a mesh laundry bag before putting in the dish washer to keep them contained while washing.
Buy Sunscreen Before You TravelIf you are going on vacation to sunny climate, buy "fresh" containers of sunscreen and take it with you. Many times, in resort areas it is rather high priced so it's better to buy it before you arrive. Be sure to seal the sunscreen in a plastic baggy so it won't leak in your suitcase.
Whole Wheat Bread In The Bread MachineIf you use a bread machine, reset it after the first rising. Adding another rising cycle improves the bread's texture, making it lighter/less dense.
Half of a Christmas TreeIf you have limited space, use an artificial tree and place it close to a wall and leave the back branches off and decorate. It still looks good in less space.
You may want to attach a string to the middle of the tree for added support and put a tack in the wall and tie the string to it.
Yum Yum CakeBake cake in a 9x13 pan. Cool. Layer cake with each ingredient listed above and garnish individual pieces with the cherries...
Bring Cloth Grocery Shopping Bags On VacationTaking a vacation where you will be staying in a condo? Pack cloth totes with strong handles and shoulder straps, to put your groceries in; much easier to carry from the car to the condo, making less trips.
Gift Exchange at Nanny's HouseWhen I was young, we each had our Christmas at our own home Christmas morning and then rushed to Nanny's house where Great Aunts and Uncles and everyone showed up for a gathering.
Poinsettia Tree DecorationsSilk Poinsettia clusters tucked into the branches of your Christmas tree is attractive and cheap when you buy them at "after Christmas markdowns."
Staying on Budget - Tracking Credit Card TransactionsTo help yourself stay on a budget, use a checkbook register to record all your credit card transactions and subtract them from a preset amount you can afford.
By June S.
Looking for Good Job Listing Site?I wish there could be job listings on this website. The other sites will send you emails about jobs you have no interest in or that are too far to travel. I feel it would be very useful if people could view jobs that are actually around the area that they may live.
Decorating A High School Dance With A Winter Theme?I'm on student congress and it is my responsibility this year to
design the Winterfest dance at our high school. Well, since pretty
much every idea has already been taken by previous classes, I am stumped, and the dance is just around the corner.
Keeping Clasps on Dog Chains From Freezing?I have several inside dogs and a real problem in the winter is the hooks that are on their chains left outside freeze up and it makes it so hard to hook them out when they need to take a trip outside in the winter time.
Tree Light Tips?Tips for putting up, taking down and storing tree lights. Post your ideas.
Looking for Small, Elegant Treat Ideas?I have a cute idea on how to package gifts for my friends but I can't seem to find any elegant yet small treats or candies to make to put in it. Any ideas would be helpful, thanks!
Sofia from Maryland