Sunday, February 17, 2008

Interesting Tips

I received an email with these cool tips today and I thought I'd share. I love little bits of helpful knowledge! I am so trying the mosquitos trick...those pesky little stinkers love MM and me!

1. Reheat Pizza: Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove , set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

2. Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal , mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients , reseal , keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly , cut the tip of the baggy , squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

3. Expanding Frosting: When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store , whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

4. Reheating refrigerated bread : To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated , place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

5. Newspaper weeds away: Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

6. Broken Glass clean up: Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

7. No More Mosquitoes: Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

8. Squirrel Away!: To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

9. Flexible vacuum nozzle: To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

10. Reducing Static Cling: Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and y ou will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and -- at DA! -- static is gone.

11. Measuring Cups clean up : Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

12. Hate foggy windshields?: Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

13. Reopening envelope: If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside , just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

14.Hair Conditioner: Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair..

15. Goodbye Fruit Flies: To get rid of pesky fruit flies , take a small glass fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid , mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

16. Get Rid of Ants: Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it , take it "home", can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains , but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

Do you have any cool tricks? SHARE THEM WITH ME IN THE COMMENTS! I'd love to hear them!


Kelly said...

Those are great tips! I'm going to try and remember SEVERAL of them! I wish I had known the ant trick last year. We had a terrible ant problem (I HATE ants - I cried we had so many) and the bug man came and fixed it but I could have at least tried the cornmeal first. HOPEFULLY - I will never have a reason to need to try it. :-)

LaskiGal said...

I am so printing this and putting it on the fridge! Great ideas!!!!

I've been doing the conditioner/shaving thing for awhile. I never, ever get though conditioner as quickly as I get through the shampoo, so this works well.

Love the BUG ones!

Jen said...

These are so great. I happen to need to shave my prickly legs (ok, you caught me...they ARE passed the prickly stage, but who has time to shave anyway?), AND I have some conditioner I don't like. You just saved me that toss.

I am printing these off right now. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Chapman said...

Lindsey, It was great to meet you in person finally today at AD's birthday. I'll post the pics soon (by tonight). Your girls are so sweet! Jess

Tammy said...

Lindsey-great tips!! I already use the conditioner tip, I use more shampoo than conditioner anyway so why not try to use them up together!! Thanks again

Kimberly said...

Great tips...thanks..I found your blog though the Elmores blog. I also scrapbook with Jamie.Your girls are so cute! Hope you are having a great week!

Leigh said...

Great ideas!