Setting up a new household can be overwhelming and expensive. This simple list of kitchen essentials can bring the job down to size. Just starting out... by cheryl
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cheryl Setting up a new household can be overwhelming and expensive. This simple list of kitchen essentials can bring the job down to size. Just starting out...
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Setting up a household in a new place is overwhelming. Here's a list of little necessities to get you started! by Aeerdna
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Aeerdna Setting up a household in a new place is overwhelming. Here's a list of little necessities to get you started!
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Are you a new teacher? Or perhaps you're moving to a new school this school year? Either way - starting a new school year can be overwhelming, stressful, and flat out scary. But it doesn't have to be! Check out this FREE New Teacher Orientation Checklist, and you'll be all set for the new school year as you check items off one at a time! by graciela
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graciela Are you a new teacher? Or perhaps you're moving to a new school this school year? Either way - starting a new school year can be overwhelming, stressful, and flat out scary. But it doesn't have to be! Check out this FREE New Teacher Orientation Checklist, and you'll be all set for the new school year as you check items off one at a time!
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Starting a blog can be completely overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be! I've spelled out all of the steps and resources I wish I had when I started blogging! | All of the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com by ThriftyMoM
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ThriftyMoM Starting a blog can be completely overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be! I've spelled out all of the steps and resources I wish I had when I started blogging! | All of the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com
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Starting your first Whole 30? It can be a little overwhelming to come up with meal ideas at first. You probably have dinner all mapped out, but did you consider lunch? The last thing I want to worry about in the morning before I leave for work is lunch, so I make sure to always have something ready. I’ve got some quick and simple lunch ideas for you that helped me get through my first Whole 30 Journey. The products and information listed in this post are to the best of our knowledge. We ... by jeanie
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jeanie Starting your first Whole 30? It can be a little overwhelming to come up with meal ideas at first. You probably have dinner all mapped out, but did you consider lunch? The last thing I want to worry about in the morning before I leave for work is lunch, so I make sure to always have something ready. I’ve got some quick and simple lunch ideas for you that helped me get through my first Whole 30 Journey. The products and information listed in this post are to the best of our knowledge. We ...
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The amount of books that can be released every year is overwhelming and pretty intimidating – which is why it’s easier to break it down to seasons. I know you have a lot on your plate in the coming months, what with a new school year, new teachers to adjust to, and a new social life to juggle, but trust me: you’re going to want to make time for these new books coming out this fall. by yesenia
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yesenia The amount of books that can be released every year is overwhelming and pretty intimidating – which is why it’s easier to break it down to seasons. I know you have a lot on your plate in the coming months, what with a new school year, new teachers to adjust to, and a new social life to juggle, but trust me: you’re going to want to make time for these new books coming out this fall.
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Sexy Arms in 6 WeeksIf you’re just starting out, aim for two sets of 8 to 12 reps of the heaviest weight you can handle for each exercise. Looking for more of a challenge? Shoot for two sets of 15 to 25 reps per exercise. Bent-Over Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: lats, back extensors, rhomboids, rear shoulders, biceps, core. Stand with a slight bend at the knees, holding the weights at your sides. Lean over, extending your chest while reaching your hips back. Allow your arms to hang straight down toward the floor with your palms facing your thighs. Bent-Over Row Step II  Looking forward at the ground (not up), pull your elbows up and rotate your hands until your palms are nearly touching your upper rib cage and your elbows point toward the ceiling. Lower the weights to the starting position with control. Repeat.tip: Keep your belly button pulled in toward your spine to engage your core and protect your lower back. Upright Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, biceps.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with the weights hanging down in front of your body, their ends touching.Upright Row Step IIRaise your upper arms, leading with your elbows while bringing the weights up the front of your body as if you were tracing an imaginary midpoint, stopping when your elbows become level with your shoulders. Lower the weights back to the starting position.tip: Keep your chin up and your belly button tucked in. Chest Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: chest, front of shoulders, triceps. Sit on a ball and walk out so that your head and shoulder blades are resting on the ball. Lift your hips by contracting your glute muscles to make a bridge. (Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and below your knees to give you stable support.)Chest Press on Ball Step II Bring the dumbbells to your shoulders. Then extend your arms over your chest and bring the dumbbells together to make a triangle over your chest. Lower the weights back to the starting position and repeat. tip: You will need to engage your core throughout the exercise to avoid falling off the ball.Overhead Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, triceps. Sit on an exercise ball with your belly button pulled toward the spine. Hold the weights in front of your shoulders, your palms facing in.Overhead Press on Ball Step IIPush the weights up until your arms are extended. When your arms are extended, they should be slightly in front of you rather than directly overhead. Lower the weights to the starting position and repeat.tip: Keep your chin lifted slightly and your core stable.from this website by osa
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osa Sexy Arms in 6 WeeksIf you’re just starting out, aim for two sets of 8 to 12 reps of the heaviest weight you can handle for each exercise. Looking for more of a challenge? Shoot for two sets of 15 to 25 reps per exercise. Bent-Over Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: lats, back extensors, rhomboids, rear shoulders, biceps, core. Stand with a slight bend at the knees, holding the weights at your sides. Lean over, extending your chest while reaching your hips back. Allow your arms to hang straight down toward the floor with your palms facing your thighs. Bent-Over Row Step II  Looking forward at the ground (not up), pull your elbows up and rotate your hands until your palms are nearly touching your upper rib cage and your elbows point toward the ceiling. Lower the weights to the starting position with control. Repeat.tip: Keep your belly button pulled in toward your spine to engage your core and protect your lower back. Upright Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, biceps.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with the weights hanging down in front of your body, their ends touching.Upright Row Step IIRaise your upper arms, leading with your elbows while bringing the weights up the front of your body as if you were tracing an imaginary midpoint, stopping when your elbows become level with your shoulders. Lower the weights back to the starting position.tip: Keep your chin up and your belly button tucked in. Chest Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: chest, front of shoulders, triceps. Sit on a ball and walk out so that your head and shoulder blades are resting on the ball. Lift your hips by contracting your glute muscles to make a bridge. (Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and below your knees to give you stable support.)Chest Press on Ball Step II Bring the dumbbells to your shoulders. Then extend your arms over your chest and bring the dumbbells together to make a triangle over your chest. Lower the weights back to the starting position and repeat. tip: You will need to engage your core throughout the exercise to avoid falling off the ball.Overhead Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, triceps. Sit on an exercise ball with your belly button pulled toward the spine. Hold the weights in front of your shoulders, your palms facing in.Overhead Press on Ball Step IIPush the weights up until your arms are extended. When your arms are extended, they should be slightly in front of you rather than directly overhead. Lower the weights to the starting position and repeat.tip: Keep your chin lifted slightly and your core stable.from this website
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Running a giveaway or promotion for your business can bring a whole new audience and traffic to your brand. We know it can be really overwhelming to organize, promote and follow through with a giveaway, but this is your chance to be able to offer up something you know your audience will love | Think Creative Collective by taylor
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taylor Running a giveaway or promotion for your business can bring a whole new audience and traffic to your brand. We know it can be really overwhelming to organize, promote and follow through with a giveaway, but this is your chance to be able to offer up something you know your audience will love | Think Creative Collective
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In the past ten years there has been an explosion of interest in and information about herbal remedies. If you are just getting started on your herbal medicine journey, trying to figure out which herb book to buy turns out to be a monumental task. The amount of herb books out there now is nothing short of overwhelming! Check out this great list of the best herb books by ollie
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ollie In the past ten years there has been an explosion of interest in and information about herbal remedies. If you are just getting started on your herbal medicine journey, trying to figure out which herb book to buy turns out to be a monumental task. The amount of herb books out there now is nothing short of overwhelming! Check out this great list of the best herb books
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Keep it simple ���� How does your favorite keto meal look like? . If you’re a Keto newbie... don’t over think it. If you have to ask yourself “should I be eating this?” Don’t eat it. . The list above is just an example of what you can eat. You can mix and match. . Tag a friend that just started or is thinking about starting Keto �� �� Follow @fit2fat2fit for more. �� Picture credits: @low.carb.love by gertrude
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gertrude Keep it simple ���� How does your favorite keto meal look like? . If you’re a Keto newbie... don’t over think it. If you have to ask yourself “should I be eating this?” Don’t eat it. . The list above is just an example of what you can eat. You can mix and match. . Tag a friend that just started or is thinking about starting Keto �� �� Follow @fit2fat2fit for more. �� Picture credits: @low.carb.love
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Choosing a resin can be confusing and overwhelming. This chart breaks down the details several popular resins, including the pros and cons of each. by Jinx62
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Jinx62 Choosing a resin can be confusing and overwhelming. This chart breaks down the details several popular resins, including the pros and cons of each.
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Date nights can really be expensive! However, it doesn't take a lot of money (or any money) to have a fun time together. Check out this list of the Top 10 Best Frugal Date Night Ideas. by cassie
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cassie Date nights can really be expensive! However, it doesn't take a lot of money (or any money) to have a fun time together. Check out this list of the Top 10 Best Frugal Date Night Ideas.
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Having just started a new job and needing to set up dozens of new passwords, I can SO relate to this... by laurel
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laurel Having just started a new job and needing to set up dozens of new passwords, I can SO relate to this...
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Have you ever tried coming up with second job ideas to make extra money? Everyone struggles financially from time to time and sometimes the solution is to take on a second job. You can budget your money, scrimp and save but sometimes it is just not enough. Take a look at this unique list of second job ideas. by mrs. sparkle
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mrs. sparkle Have you ever tried coming up with second job ideas to make extra money? Everyone struggles financially from time to time and sometimes the solution is to take on a second job. You can budget your money, scrimp and save but sometimes it is just not enough. Take a look at this unique list of second job ideas.
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Learning to knit can be completely overwhelming but our list of 18 easy knitting stitches you can use for any project will have you knitting up a storm. by marcia
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marcia Learning to knit can be completely overwhelming but our list of 18 easy knitting stitches you can use for any project will have you knitting up a storm.
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▶ Recycling for the Garden: Upcycling Items for a More Productive Vegetable Garden - YouTube Acquiring equipment for gardening can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a list of items you can reuse and recycle in your garden. Great new video out today from growveg.com by elva
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elva ▶ Recycling for the Garden: Upcycling Items for a More Productive Vegetable Garden - YouTube Acquiring equipment for gardening can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a list of items you can reuse and recycle in your garden. Great new video out today from growveg.com
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All of the Foods you MUST try in Prague recommended by a chef! From restaurants to meals and snacks, this list has great suggestions and helpful hints. Dining in Prague can be overwhelming so use this list to help you prioritize. You will want to catch the next flight to Europe! by lacy
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lacy All of the Foods you MUST try in Prague recommended by a chef! From restaurants to meals and snacks, this list has great suggestions and helpful hints. Dining in Prague can be overwhelming so use this list to help you prioritize. You will want to catch the next flight to Europe!
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When searching for a wedding dress, the amount of choices can be somewhat overwhelming — especially so when you're first starting to shop. What is the difference between all the different styles? We had the same questions, which is why we did some research and created this guide — complete with easy-to-understand illustrations and shopping options — for each distinct silhouette. by karla
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karla When searching for a wedding dress, the amount of choices can be somewhat overwhelming — especially so when you're first starting to shop. What is the difference between all the different styles? We had the same questions, which is why we did some research and created this guide — complete with easy-to-understand illustrations and shopping options — for each distinct silhouette.
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Wondering what to bring with you to the hospital? Check out this list of hospital bag essentials you should be packing — everything you need for your hospital stay for you and the baby. Comes with a free printable hospital bag checklist for labor and delivery! by terry
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terry Wondering what to bring with you to the hospital? Check out this list of hospital bag essentials you should be packing — everything you need for your hospital stay for you and the baby. Comes with a free printable hospital bag checklist for labor and delivery!
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The past few days have been extremely overwhelming for me. As a budding entrepreneur it seems I have a never ending to-do list. I have found recently that my OWN self care has been slipping. And that makes me feel guilty and out of integrity. Because I teach self care. I preach the benefits of it. I need to remind myself from time to time to listen to my own advice. . Those of us who are super sensitive empaths tend to be very outward focused. We are always scanning our environment feeling into peoples moods and energies. We are also natural born people pleasers. We LOVE to help other. Which is a beautiful thing. But it can become harmful to us when we feel guilty saying no. We feel if we say no to someone or an event or project that we are letting someone down disappointing them or worse- making them angry. We often feel that their reaction is our responsibility. And so we put ourselves last time and time again. We say yes over and over until we are completely drained exhausted and resentful. . But no is NOT A BAD WORD. No is a self-loving self-respecting responsible mature and often times kind word. We have to start asking ourselves why we always fall to the end of the line. Why we are so worried about disappointing others- but what about disappointing ourselves? I often ask my clients who are struggling to say no what would you say to a friend in this situation. Because the answer is almost always that the friend should stand up for and care for her energetic needs. So then why is it that YOU do not deserve the same is my next question. . You deserve to say no. You deserve to stand up and to take care of you. You are important and needed in this world. But if you dont give yourself the love you so freely give to others you will be stuck in a cycle of overwhelm turmoil and exhaustion. . Join me on January 26th for a potent conversation on how to care for yourself as a sensitive soul in this world. This powerful workshop is FREE and will ignite you on your path to re-connecting to the beautiful truth of who you are and to working on setting boundaries and practicing the magical word no. . SIGN UP LINK IN PROFILE by Nena Flores
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Nena Flores The past few days have been extremely overwhelming for me. As a budding entrepreneur it seems I have a never ending to-do list. I have found recently that my OWN self care has been slipping. And that makes me feel guilty and out of integrity. Because I teach self care. I preach the benefits of it. I need to remind myself from time to time to listen to my own advice. . Those of us who are super sensitive empaths tend to be very outward focused. We are always scanning our environment feeling into peoples moods and energies. We are also natural born people pleasers. We LOVE to help other. Which is a beautiful thing. But it can become harmful to us when we feel guilty saying no. We feel if we say no to someone or an event or project that we are letting someone down disappointing them or worse- making them angry. We often feel that their reaction is our responsibility. And so we put ourselves last time and time again. We say yes over and over until we are completely drained exhausted and resentful. . But no is NOT A BAD WORD. No is a self-loving self-respecting responsible mature and often times kind word. We have to start asking ourselves why we always fall to the end of the line. Why we are so worried about disappointing others- but what about disappointing ourselves? I often ask my clients who are struggling to say no what would you say to a friend in this situation. Because the answer is almost always that the friend should stand up for and care for her energetic needs. So then why is it that YOU do not deserve the same is my next question. . You deserve to say no. You deserve to stand up and to take care of you. You are important and needed in this world. But if you dont give yourself the love you so freely give to others you will be stuck in a cycle of overwhelm turmoil and exhaustion. . Join me on January 26th for a potent conversation on how to care for yourself as a sensitive soul in this world. This powerful workshop is FREE and will ignite you on your path to re-connecting to the beautiful truth of who you are and to working on setting boundaries and practicing the magical word no. . SIGN UP LINK IN PROFILE
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When you have a house full of guests, the last thing you want to be doing is making and cleaning up meals for everyone. This super simple trick makes feeding a big group easy, and people can munch on these breakfast "cupcakes" whenever they stroll through the kitchen — and just toss the wrappers in the trash. No dishes! by L.e.a.
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L.e.a. When you have a house full of guests, the last thing you want to be doing is making and cleaning up meals for everyone. This super simple trick makes feeding a big group easy, and people can munch on these breakfast "cupcakes" whenever they stroll through the kitchen — and just toss the wrappers in the trash. No dishes!
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ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE Wild Life Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates. BUBBLES According to Bubbles.org, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun! GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease. HAIR PRODUCT BUILDUP Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing. MANICURE SECRET Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well. REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water. CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS  Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner. PETS AND PESTS Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dogshampoos. CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools. ICE PACK Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack. TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring. REPEL ANTS Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray. STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear. UNCLOGGING TOILETS A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet. POISON IVY Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading. DRIVEWAY CLEANER If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement. OILY SKIN Dawn makes a great facial cleanser for oily skin. A drop or two combined with warm water will do the trick. PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers. CLEANING THE KIDDIE POOL Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun. MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on: • Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks. • Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.) • Tubs and toilet seats. LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual. NON-TOXIC LUBRICANT Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well! SIDEWALK DE-ICER For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks POOL CLEANING Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle. EYEGLASS DEFOGGER Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up. SHOWER FLOORS Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush. APHID CONTROL ON FRUIT TREES Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY! AND FINALLY…….. Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL ! by liz
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liz ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE Wild Life Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates. BUBBLES According to Bubbles.org, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun! GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease. HAIR PRODUCT BUILDUP Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing. MANICURE SECRET Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well. REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water. CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS  Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner. PETS AND PESTS Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dogshampoos. CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools. ICE PACK Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack. TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring. REPEL ANTS Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray. STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear. UNCLOGGING TOILETS A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet. POISON IVY Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading. DRIVEWAY CLEANER If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement. OILY SKIN Dawn makes a great facial cleanser for oily skin. A drop or two combined with warm water will do the trick. PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers. CLEANING THE KIDDIE POOL Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun. MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on: • Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks. • Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.) • Tubs and toilet seats. LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual. NON-TOXIC LUBRICANT Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well! SIDEWALK DE-ICER For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks POOL CLEANING Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle. EYEGLASS DEFOGGER Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up. SHOWER FLOORS Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush. APHID CONTROL ON FRUIT TREES Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY! AND FINALLY…….. Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL !
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If you're planning a Disney cruise, it can be a little overwhelming to think of everything you need to do before you leave. Preparing in advance will make for an even better experience, so check out this list of things to do before a Disney cruise. We also provide tips to help you along the way with info on dining, excursions, Fish Extenders, and more! by nadine
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nadine If you're planning a Disney cruise, it can be a little overwhelming to think of everything you need to do before you leave. Preparing in advance will make for an even better experience, so check out this list of things to do before a Disney cruise. We also provide tips to help you along the way with info on dining, excursions, Fish Extenders, and more!
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Starting to grow seeds indoors might seem overwhelming but if you have the right gear and select the appropriate seeds, you will actually be setting yourself up for MORE success! by meredith
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meredith Starting to grow seeds indoors might seem overwhelming but if you have the right gear and select the appropriate seeds, you will actually be setting yourself up for MORE success!
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Looking at all the images of beautiful lettering online, it can be a bit daunting to get started. Where do you even begin? What materials do you need? With faux calligraphy, you can learn the basic principles of calligraphy without buying expensive materials or spending hours with a drill book. This technique is easy to pick up and hard to put down! by sasha870211
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sasha870211 Looking at all the images of beautiful lettering online, it can be a bit daunting to get started. Where do you even begin? What materials do you need? With faux calligraphy, you can learn the basic principles of calligraphy without buying expensive materials or spending hours with a drill book. This technique is easy to pick up and hard to put down!
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Organic food is expensive. That is a fact. But this fact shouldn’t stop us trying hard not to ingest pesticides. This is why growing your own food is the best way to control the quality of what you eat. You have probably tried to grow something from seed and know how difficult and time consuming it can be. Fortunately, there is another way which is not only cheap but also simple and easy. We are talking about regrowing food from kitchen scraps. It sounds to good to be true, but you can easily up by tiffany
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tiffany Organic food is expensive. That is a fact. But this fact shouldn’t stop us trying hard not to ingest pesticides. This is why growing your own food is the best way to control the quality of what you eat. You have probably tried to grow something from seed and know how difficult and time consuming it can be. Fortunately, there is another way which is not only cheap but also simple and easy. We are talking about regrowing food from kitchen scraps. It sounds to good to be true, but you can easily up
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Being told you have to go gluten free can be extremely overwhelming! Here are 20 great tips and the "how to" of going GF if you are Celiac, going Paleo, or just trying something new. There are many benefits of going GF so if you would like to regain your health without going crazy, check out these amazing resources- one being a gluten-free guide to ordering your food at your favorite restaurants and of course, amazing and healthy recipes! by irma
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irma Being told you have to go gluten free can be extremely overwhelming! Here are 20 great tips and the "how to" of going GF if you are Celiac, going Paleo, or just trying something new. There are many benefits of going GF so if you would like to regain your health without going crazy, check out these amazing resources- one being a gluten-free guide to ordering your food at your favorite restaurants and of course, amazing and healthy recipes!
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how to get rid of blackheads on nose - I can swear that this could be the best blackhead remover and the fact that I can make a way less expensive version that works just as well and covers more. by vicky
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vicky how to get rid of blackheads on nose - I can swear that this could be the best blackhead remover and the fact that I can make a way less expensive version that works just as well and covers more.
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I woke up this morning thinking of all the possibilities in a day. Things can fall apart, things can fall together, you could meet the man of your dreams, be introduced to someone who will bring great things into your life, nail an interview, get a job offer, turn a corner in a difficult relationship. Something new is happening everyday. Be encouraged by the possibilities! #singlemomstrong #somethingnew #possibilities #workhard #potential #fallinlove #dreambig #believe #havefaith #thrive... by briana
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briana I woke up this morning thinking of all the possibilities in a day. Things can fall apart, things can fall together, you could meet the man of your dreams, be introduced to someone who will bring great things into your life, nail an interview, get a job offer, turn a corner in a difficult relationship. Something new is happening everyday. Be encouraged by the possibilities! #singlemomstrong #somethingnew #possibilities #workhard #potential #fallinlove #dreambig #believe #havefaith #thrive...
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Loads of tips for how to organize, decorate and add style to a small bedroom. An attractive hanging light fixture or the sparkle of a chandelier can bring a small space to life. Just be careful of the size and the fussiness of the fixture. A too large or too fussy light fixture can visually fill up a room. by Makia55
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Makia55 Loads of tips for how to organize, decorate and add style to a small bedroom. An attractive hanging light fixture or the sparkle of a chandelier can bring a small space to life. Just be careful of the size and the fussiness of the fixture. A too large or too fussy light fixture can visually fill up a room.
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Packing a diaper bag can be overwhelming for new moms. Here's our list of items you can't leave home without. by Mattie_Perch
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Mattie_Perch Packing a diaper bag can be overwhelming for new moms. Here's our list of items you can't leave home without.
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