PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 26 March 2012 - Uganda’s northern districts continue to recover from two decades of armed conflict. Some 2 million by leanna
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leanna PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 26 March 2012 - Uganda’s northern districts continue to recover from two decades of armed conflict. Some 2 million
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A Syrian girl holds a younger child in a refugee camp in northern Iraq. Some 2 million Syrian children are in need of assistance. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC by yvonne
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yvonne A Syrian girl holds a younger child in a refugee camp in northern Iraq. Some 2 million Syrian children are in need of assistance. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC
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Finishing the Rag Rug Edges by John C. Campbell Folk School, From Nanette Davidson's class "Weaving Rag Rugs" February 26 - March 3, 2012. by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
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LiveLoveLaughMyLife Finishing the Rag Rug Edges by John C. Campbell Folk School, From Nanette Davidson's class "Weaving Rag Rugs" February 26 - March 3, 2012.
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This is General ‘Black Jack’ Pershing. As the supreme general of the American Expeditionary Forces during the Great War, he commanded a force of two million men strong.    A West Point instructor, Pershing is considered to have been the mentor of some of America’s greatest generals—Patton, Bradley, Eisenhower, and Marshall. During his service he held the highest position in the US Armed forces—General of the Armies—in the history of the United States, surpassing even George Washington. by tracy sam
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tracy sam This is General ‘Black Jack’ Pershing. As the supreme general of the American Expeditionary Forces during the Great War, he commanded a force of two million men strong. A West Point instructor, Pershing is considered to have been the mentor of some of America’s greatest generals—Patton, Bradley, Eisenhower, and Marshall. During his service he held the highest position in the US Armed forces—General of the Armies—in the history of the United States, surpassing even George Washington.
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Little Big Man was  at  Battle of Little Bighorn  , was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. on June 25 and 26, 1876  Crazy Horse and Chief Gall,Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake)Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law. by vera
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vera Little Big Man was at Battle of Little Bighorn , was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. on June 25 and 26, 1876 Crazy Horse and Chief Gall,Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake)Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law.
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A CH-54 Sikorsky Skycrane delivers a bridge to route 9, 4-1/2 miles from Khe Sanh (I Corps).    Photo taken: 25th March 1968 by raquel
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raquel A CH-54 Sikorsky Skycrane delivers a bridge to route 9, 4-1/2 miles from Khe Sanh (I Corps). Photo taken: 25th March 1968
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Sleek and stylish, this ponte knit printed jacket from Notations is perfect for your work week look. Add some fun to your office attire with this classic fit, single button jacket with a novelty print and two zip front pockets. $19.97 by Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton Sleek and stylish, this ponte knit printed jacket from Notations is perfect for your work week look. Add some fun to your office attire with this classic fit, single button jacket with a novelty print and two zip front pockets. $19.97
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From our Pure Collection, two 12mm checkerboard cushion gems dance and catch the light. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $805 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 12mm checkerboard cushion gems dance and catch the light. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $805
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From our Pure Collection, two bold 16mm checkerboard cushion gems dazzle. Match your eyes or your mood. Optional diamond lever backs add extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1295 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two bold 16mm checkerboard cushion gems dazzle. Match your eyes or your mood. Optional diamond lever backs add extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1295
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From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $525 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $525
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From our Pure Collection, two bold 16mm checkerboard cushion gems dazzle. Match your eyes or your mood. Optional diamond lever backs add extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1070 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two bold 16mm checkerboard cushion gems dazzle. Match your eyes or your mood. Optional diamond lever backs add extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1070
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From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $525 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $525
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From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $350 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $350
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From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $695 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $695
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From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $480 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $480
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From our Pure Collection, two bold 16mm checkerboard cushion gems dazzle. Match your eyes or your mood. Optional diamond lever backs add extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1165 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two bold 16mm checkerboard cushion gems dazzle. Match your eyes or your mood. Optional diamond lever backs add extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1165
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From our Pure Collection, two bold 16mm checkerboard cushion gems dazzle. Match your eyes or your mood. Optional diamond lever backs add extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1300 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two bold 16mm checkerboard cushion gems dazzle. Match your eyes or your mood. Optional diamond lever backs add extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1300
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From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $530 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $530
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From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $480 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $480
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From our Pure Collection, two 12mm checkerboard cushion gems dance and catch the light. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $805 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 12mm checkerboard cushion gems dance and catch the light. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $805
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From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $570 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 8mm checkerboard cushion gems dance as you move. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $570
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From our Pure Collection, this perfect, dangling pendant features a large, round checkerboard gem and two smaller round gems. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1010 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, this perfect, dangling pendant features a large, round checkerboard gem and two smaller round gems. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $1010
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From our Pure Collection, two 12mm checkerboard cushion gems dance and catch the light. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $805 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Pure Collection, two 12mm checkerboard cushion gems dance and catch the light. Optional diamond lever backs add just the right amount of extra sparkle. The Pure Collection has appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards as well as the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $805
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Crayon Writing - Last week, we completed some writing using color words.  We worked on two colors each day.  For each color, we made a list of things that could be that color.  Then I passed out a crayon paper to each student.  They wrote the sentence, "I like red. I see a red rose {or whatever they chose from the list.}" by rebecca2
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rebecca2 Crayon Writing - Last week, we completed some writing using color words. We worked on two colors each day. For each color, we made a list of things that could be that color. Then I passed out a crayon paper to each student. They wrote the sentence, "I like red. I see a red rose {or whatever they chose from the list.}"
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From our Naked Gems Collection, nothing but luxury. A bold emerald cut gem is impossible to ignore.  Two more emerald-cut gems pump up the blinding brilliance. You might stop traffic. Naked Gems debuted on the red carpet at the 2011 Emmy Awards and appeared on the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $2070 by Gemvara
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Gemvara From our Naked Gems Collection, nothing but luxury. A bold emerald cut gem is impossible to ignore. Two more emerald-cut gems pump up the blinding brilliance. You might stop traffic. Naked Gems debuted on the red carpet at the 2011 Emmy Awards and appeared on the Spring 2012 Fashion Week runway. $2070
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The perfect overalls for any day of the week! Woven overalls that feature a scoop neck and two snap button shoulder straps. Chest pocket with front button flap pocket. Y back. Folded shorts that feature two side snap button closures and seam pockets. Belt loops. Darted at the waist. Stitched detailing. Antique finish buttons with engraved "forever 21 girls." Partially lined. Lightweight. - 26.5" approx. length from high point shoulder to hem, 11.5" waist to hem, 2" inseam, 12" leg opening, 2 by Forever 21
Forever 21
Forever 21 The perfect overalls for any day of the week! Woven overalls that feature a scoop neck and two snap button shoulder straps. Chest pocket with front button flap pocket. Y back. Folded shorts that feature two side snap button closures and seam pockets. Belt loops. Darted at the waist. Stitched detailing. Antique finish buttons with engraved "forever 21 girls." Partially lined. Lightweight. - 26.5" approx. length from high point shoulder to hem, 11.5" waist to hem, 2" inseam, 12" leg opening, 2
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Calling All Worms  This surprisingly simple technique will unearth some surprising results!    Find an area of loose, slightly moist soil (the dirt under a log or landscape timber works well) and push a 12- to 18-inch-long stick two to three inches into the ground. Vigorously rub another stick from side to side against it for about 2 minutes and watch as any worms in the vicinity wriggle to the surface. Try several areas in the yard to see which ones are the hottest worm hangouts. by roxycrafts
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roxycrafts Calling All Worms This surprisingly simple technique will unearth some surprising results! Find an area of loose, slightly moist soil (the dirt under a log or landscape timber works well) and push a 12- to 18-inch-long stick two to three inches into the ground. Vigorously rub another stick from side to side against it for about 2 minutes and watch as any worms in the vicinity wriggle to the surface. Try several areas in the yard to see which ones are the hottest worm hangouts.
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FREE SHIPPING at shopbop.com. 3.1 Phillip Lim applies his knit-back design to a standard field coat. The knit wraps under the collar for an extra touch of style. Two-way zip front with snap-over placket. Structured elbow patches and 4 flap pockets. Unlined. Fabric: Canvas / knit. Shell: 100% cotton. Trim: 62% wool/26% polyester/6% acrylic/3% cashmere/2% polyamide/1% yak. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 33in / 84cm, at center of back Measurements from Size M - Army Green $795.00 by ShopBop
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ShopBop FREE SHIPPING at shopbop.com. 3.1 Phillip Lim applies his knit-back design to a standard field coat. The knit wraps under the collar for an extra touch of style. Two-way zip front with snap-over placket. Structured elbow patches and 4 flap pockets. Unlined. Fabric: Canvas / knit. Shell: 100% cotton. Trim: 62% wool/26% polyester/6% acrylic/3% cashmere/2% polyamide/1% yak. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 33in / 84cm, at center of back Measurements from Size M - Army Green $795.00
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Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store –    Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells.  Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers.  Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using.  Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using.  Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.)  Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry.  Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap.  To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through.  Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer.  Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes.  Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it. by wendi
wendi
wendi Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
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16mm Hot Pink Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 16mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 5/8" (16mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry by Body Candy
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Body Candy 16mm Hot Pink Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 16mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 5/8" (16mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry
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14mm Red Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 14mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 9/16" (14mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry by Body Candy
Body Candy
Body Candy 14mm Red Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 14mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 9/16" (14mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry
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