To keep brushes and rollers from drying out, place them in bags, and tie them or wrap them with rubber bands to keep out air. The tools will stay moist and protected for a day or so. by ursula
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ursula To keep brushes and rollers from drying out, place them in bags, and tie them or wrap them with rubber bands to keep out air. The tools will stay moist and protected for a day or so.
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A sand-filled trough will keep small garden tools from vanishing -- and keep them in good working order. Fill a trough or other container with sand to 1 inch from top. Pour in about 1/4 cup of motor oil (sand should have a slightly moist texture); stir. When returning tools to trough, wipe them with a rag. The sand will keep tools clean and sharp, and the oil will keep them rust-free. by lynette
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lynette A sand-filled trough will keep small garden tools from vanishing -- and keep them in good working order. Fill a trough or other container with sand to 1 inch from top. Pour in about 1/4 cup of motor oil (sand should have a slightly moist texture); stir. When returning tools to trough, wipe them with a rag. The sand will keep tools clean and sharp, and the oil will keep them rust-free.
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Tool Station - need to place tools at an angle so will stay in --- what about other tools by juliette
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juliette Tool Station - need to place tools at an angle so will stay in --- what about other tools
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CHEAP DIY FROSTING BAG HOLDER--Use 99 Cent Store popsicle molds to hold icing bags and keep tips from drying out (place a piece of damp sponge or damp paper towel in each cup to keep tips fresh and ready to use.) This is especially essential when working with Royal Icing which dries hard and can quickly dry out in your decorating tips. It's cheap  effective! What a TERRIFIC IDEA! by ursula
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ursula CHEAP DIY FROSTING BAG HOLDER--Use 99 Cent Store popsicle molds to hold icing bags and keep tips from drying out (place a piece of damp sponge or damp paper towel in each cup to keep tips fresh and ready to use.) This is especially essential when working with Royal Icing which dries hard and can quickly dry out in your decorating tips. It's cheap effective! What a TERRIFIC IDEA!
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Flower pot, sand, WD-40 and garden tools. Add WD-40 until the sand is moist. Clean all excess dirt from garden tools, shove into sand, place in a dry area. This will keep your garden tools nice through winter or long periods between gardening. by lynette
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lynette Flower pot, sand, WD-40 and garden tools. Add WD-40 until the sand is moist. Clean all excess dirt from garden tools, shove into sand, place in a dry area. This will keep your garden tools nice through winter or long periods between gardening.
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"Cell Phone Day Care" a place for students to put their phones so they don't have them at their seats - but doubles as a charging station to encourage them to put them there. Day 1 was successful - hopefully it will keep up and keep distractions out of the classroom! by briana
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briana "Cell Phone Day Care" a place for students to put their phones so they don't have them at their seats - but doubles as a charging station to encourage them to put them there. Day 1 was successful - hopefully it will keep up and keep distractions out of the classroom!
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Our chickens in their DIY chicken tunnel. We live in a residential area, so to keep the chickens protected from hawks, dogs and other predators (and to keep them out of our neighbor's yard) we hook up their portable play-pen to the run and let them range. by minerva
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minerva Our chickens in their DIY chicken tunnel. We live in a residential area, so to keep the chickens protected from hawks, dogs and other predators (and to keep them out of our neighbor's yard) we hook up their portable play-pen to the run and let them range.
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To keep hot water handy for use around camp:  *Fill several zip-seal plastic bags with water and place them inside a black plastic garbage bag.   *Lay the bag in direct sunlight on smooth ground. Make sure there are no sharp sticks or stones beneath the bags that could puncture them.   *In just a few hours, the water in the zip-seal bags will be hot.   *Carefully remove a bag from the garbage sack (you might need gloves to hold it), unzip one by eve
eve
eve To keep hot water handy for use around camp: *Fill several zip-seal plastic bags with water and place them inside a black plastic garbage bag. *Lay the bag in direct sunlight on smooth ground. Make sure there are no sharp sticks or stones beneath the bags that could puncture them. *In just a few hours, the water in the zip-seal bags will be hot. *Carefully remove a bag from the garbage sack (you might need gloves to hold it), unzip one
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Pack lunches on Sunday for the whole week! Wrap sandwiches with a moist paper towel to prevent the bread from drying out. See 170 more ideas for packing kid lunches.  This will come in handy when they start school. by melody
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melody Pack lunches on Sunday for the whole week! Wrap sandwiches with a moist paper towel to prevent the bread from drying out. See 170 more ideas for packing kid lunches. This will come in handy when they start school.
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Restoring teak furniture  What You Need:  Rubber Gloves  Two Brushes  Medium Grit Sandpaper  Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool  TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water  Teak Oil  Polyurethane    Instructions:    Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance.    Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible.    Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores.    Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood.    Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture.    Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood.      MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY:  How To Care For Teak Furniture by babyblu3
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babyblu3 Restoring teak furniture What You Need: Rubber Gloves Two Brushes Medium Grit Sandpaper Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water Teak Oil Polyurethane Instructions: Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance. Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible. Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores. Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood. Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture. Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood. MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY: How To Care For Teak Furniture
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You can get voluminous curls like these by putting your hair in rollers at night while wet and then blow drying them out in the morning! Brush them out gently, flip your hair over and with a little hairspray they'll be soft and are guaranteed to last all day :) by nanette
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nanette You can get voluminous curls like these by putting your hair in rollers at night while wet and then blow drying them out in the morning! Brush them out gently, flip your hair over and with a little hairspray they'll be soft and are guaranteed to last all day :)
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You can get voluminous curls like these by putting your hair in rollers at night while wet and then blow drying them out in the morning! Brush them out gently, flip your hair over and with a little hairspray they'll be soft and are guaranteed to last all day :) by MyohoDane
MyohoDane
MyohoDane You can get voluminous curls like these by putting your hair in rollers at night while wet and then blow drying them out in the morning! Brush them out gently, flip your hair over and with a little hairspray they'll be soft and are guaranteed to last all day :)
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Utensil Holder No more hairy mess. Keep rollers, clips, elastics, brushes, combs, and irons in one place, and we guarantee you'll never search the whole house for a hair tie again. by cathleen
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cathleen Utensil Holder No more hairy mess. Keep rollers, clips, elastics, brushes, combs, and irons in one place, and we guarantee you'll never search the whole house for a hair tie again.
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Popcicles using spark and rehydrate from AdvoCare. Will be sharing with Mema for the kids! Perfect for a hot day to keep them hydrated and SO much better than what's in popcicles from the store by roslyn
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roslyn Popcicles using spark and rehydrate from AdvoCare. Will be sharing with Mema for the kids! Perfect for a hot day to keep them hydrated and SO much better than what's in popcicles from the store
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Keep your BESTÅ storage combination organized with BESTÅ boxes. Perfect for storing anything, from magazines and remote controls to DVDs, toys, or hobby supplies. Soft felt protects your things and keeps them in place so they don’t move when you pull out the box. by shelia
shelia
shelia Keep your BESTÅ storage combination organized with BESTÅ boxes. Perfect for storing anything, from magazines and remote controls to DVDs, toys, or hobby supplies. Soft felt protects your things and keeps them in place so they don’t move when you pull out the box.
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Doggy Chicken Jerky. The only changes to this recipe that I do are put the chicken strips on cooking spray coated racks over a large foil lined tray and keep them in the oven overnight or all day. I don't make the slices super thin. I think they're about 1/8" thick. Drying thins them out to meaty strips. by simone
simone
simone Doggy Chicken Jerky. The only changes to this recipe that I do are put the chicken strips on cooking spray coated racks over a large foil lined tray and keep them in the oven overnight or all day. I don't make the slices super thin. I think they're about 1/8" thick. Drying thins them out to meaty strips.
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1) Give your pumpkins a bath in 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. Soak them stem side down to keep them from bobbing up out of the water. 2) After letting them sit for 10 minutes or so, dry them off and then buff with Vaseline and a soft cloth to make them shiny. by elena
elena
elena 1) Give your pumpkins a bath in 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. Soak them stem side down to keep them from bobbing up out of the water. 2) After letting them sit for 10 minutes or so, dry them off and then buff with Vaseline and a soft cloth to make them shiny.
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To achieve this look, wrap eggs with wide rubber bands before dunking them in dye. by iris-flower
iris-flower
iris-flower To achieve this look, wrap eggs with wide rubber bands before dunking them in dye.
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Lettuce, Bok Choy, cabbage are relatively easy to grow from scraps. Instead of throwing out those leftover leaves, simply place them in a bowl with just a bit of water in the bottom. Keep the bowl somewhere that gets good sunlight and mist the leaves with water a couple of times each week. After 3 or 4 days, you will notice roots beginning to appear along with new leaves. When this happens you can transplant your lettuce or cabbage in soil. by harriet
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harriet Lettuce, Bok Choy, cabbage are relatively easy to grow from scraps. Instead of throwing out those leftover leaves, simply place them in a bowl with just a bit of water in the bottom. Keep the bowl somewhere that gets good sunlight and mist the leaves with water a couple of times each week. After 3 or 4 days, you will notice roots beginning to appear along with new leaves. When this happens you can transplant your lettuce or cabbage in soil.
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how to clean baseboards and keep them from getting dirty in the first place! genius! by Kim Paige
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Kim Paige how to clean baseboards and keep them from getting dirty in the first place! genius!
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5 Tips To Help Keep Your Cakes Moist. From baking to storing, these tips will help you stop your cakes from drying out. Because no one enjoys eating sawdust by Divonsir Borges
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Divonsir Borges 5 Tips To Help Keep Your Cakes Moist. From baking to storing, these tips will help you stop your cakes from drying out. Because no one enjoys eating sawdust
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To keep hot water handy for use around camp: *Fill several zip-seal plastic bags with water and place them inside a black plastic garbage bag. *Lay the bag in direct sunlight on smooth ground. Make sure there are no sharp sticks or stones beneath the bags that could puncture them. *In just a few hours, the water in the zip-seal bags will be hot. *Carefully remove a bag from the garbage sack (you might need gloves to hold it), unzip one corner and pour the hot water where you need it. by eve
eve
eve To keep hot water handy for use around camp: *Fill several zip-seal plastic bags with water and place them inside a black plastic garbage bag. *Lay the bag in direct sunlight on smooth ground. Make sure there are no sharp sticks or stones beneath the bags that could puncture them. *In just a few hours, the water in the zip-seal bags will be hot. *Carefully remove a bag from the garbage sack (you might need gloves to hold it), unzip one corner and pour the hot water where you need it.
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To achieve this look, wrap eggs with wide rubber bands before dunking them in dye. by carlani
carlani
carlani To achieve this look, wrap eggs with wide rubber bands before dunking them in dye.
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So what you do is start with 2 pieces of hair at the top and lace them until you gte to were you want the pig tails and the tie in rubber bands(thick) by cheri
cheri
cheri So what you do is start with 2 pieces of hair at the top and lace them until you gte to were you want the pig tails and the tie in rubber bands(thick)
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Cymbidium Sarah Jean or 'Ice Cascade'. Cascading white flowers will generally bloom from December to February. 10-15 hours of light each day and drop in night temp. Place near south or west window. Moist soil, mist occasionally, reduce water in winter. by Damian Pelser
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Damian Pelser Cymbidium Sarah Jean or 'Ice Cascade'. Cascading white flowers will generally bloom from December to February. 10-15 hours of light each day and drop in night temp. Place near south or west window. Moist soil, mist occasionally, reduce water in winter.
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how to clean baseboards and keep them from getting dirty in the first place! genius! by Ming Ding
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Ming Ding how to clean baseboards and keep them from getting dirty in the first place! genius!
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T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers  They warm up in three minutes & retain heat for up to 20, so you can put them in and go about your business while your style sets—the nonslip clips ensure they stay in place. WANT THIS!!!! by jimmie
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jimmie T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers They warm up in three minutes & retain heat for up to 20, so you can put them in and go about your business while your style sets—the nonslip clips ensure they stay in place. WANT THIS!!!!
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People ask me ALL the time, how do you get so much body/volume to your hair? KEY: blowdry hair (heat really sets up the volume) a few Velcro hair rollers (the bigger the better) place at crown. Hold with hair clips , a Few sprays of hairspray.. do your makeup while they set take out clips/rollers, shake out a bit and spray a little more hairspray to keep all day and... BAM awesome body/volume... YOU'RE WELCOME ;) by obsidianwaters
obsidianwaters
obsidianwaters People ask me ALL the time, how do you get so much body/volume to your hair? KEY: blowdry hair (heat really sets up the volume) a few Velcro hair rollers (the bigger the better) place at crown. Hold with hair clips , a Few sprays of hairspray.. do your makeup while they set take out clips/rollers, shake out a bit and spray a little more hairspray to keep all day and... BAM awesome body/volume... YOU'RE WELCOME ;)
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To prune Joseph's coat climbing roses: leave for two or three years, so as to grow and develop long, sturdy canes. Just keep them in bounds and remove dead or damaged stems the first years. Tie to support with stretchy floral tape. As the rose gets older select more canes to create structure and fill up fence or trellis. Remove other canes at the base of the plant. After you bend and tie the structural canes horizontally new lateral shoots will by kimeyly
kimeyly
kimeyly To prune Joseph's coat climbing roses: leave for two or three years, so as to grow and develop long, sturdy canes. Just keep them in bounds and remove dead or damaged stems the first years. Tie to support with stretchy floral tape. As the rose gets older select more canes to create structure and fill up fence or trellis. Remove other canes at the base of the plant. After you bend and tie the structural canes horizontally new lateral shoots will
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A plastic bag tightly secured with a rubber band will keep a paintbrush or roller moist for a day or two between painting sessions : the end of dried-out bristles by leila
leila
leila A plastic bag tightly secured with a rubber band will keep a paintbrush or roller moist for a day or two between painting sessions : the end of dried-out bristles
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How to Growing Rose From Cutting - Simply cut healthy stems, place them in large potatoes, and them bury them 3-4 inches deep in a healthy soil mixture of peet moss and top soil. The potatoes keep the stems moist and help develop the root systems. It's a perfectly simple way to multiply your rose garden without spending lots of $$$. by ToniAnn57
ToniAnn57
ToniAnn57 How to Growing Rose From Cutting - Simply cut healthy stems, place them in large potatoes, and them bury them 3-4 inches deep in a healthy soil mixture of peet moss and top soil. The potatoes keep the stems moist and help develop the root systems. It's a perfectly simple way to multiply your rose garden without spending lots of $$$.
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