I would love to have a natural shipping container pool where we don't have to use chemicals or salt to keep the water clean. Plants like these do the trick. You only have to keep the water constantly circulating. by darlene
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darlene I would love to have a natural shipping container pool where we don't have to use chemicals or salt to keep the water clean. Plants like these do the trick. You only have to keep the water constantly circulating.
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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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How To Maintain A Beautiful Koi Pond…Is Koi pond maintenance getting you down? Do you spend more time and money just trying to keep your pond clean and healthy? I have had all of those problems myself but as a Koi pond owner, I know very well what it is like to constantly clean your pond with little or no success.Just the amount of chemicals I have tried that promise a clear pond and don’t work could fill a swimming pool...(continue reading by LiesbethLap
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LiesbethLap How To Maintain A Beautiful Koi Pond…Is Koi pond maintenance getting you down? Do you spend more time and money just trying to keep your pond clean and healthy? I have had all of those problems myself but as a Koi pond owner, I know very well what it is like to constantly clean your pond with little or no success.Just the amount of chemicals I have tried that promise a clear pond and don’t work could fill a swimming pool...(continue reading
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An alternative to chlorine pools, these natural pools use plants to keep water clean. Such an awesome idea and looks great! by Claret Peña Wagner
Claret Peña Wagner
Claret Peña Wagner An alternative to chlorine pools, these natural pools use plants to keep water clean. Such an awesome idea and looks great!
Outdoor Design
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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It wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the pool—but those harsh chemicals can be a real turnoff. These days, eco-conscious and design-savvy homeowners are increasingly adopting an unorthodox means of pool filtration: plant life. Aquatic plants and naturally occurring bacteria not only filter the water, they also contribute to the landscaping. Yes, natural pools require more planning than the standard-issue variety, but you can—with a little know-how and not an overwhelming amount of trouble... by sheila.moose
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sheila.moose It wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the pool—but those harsh chemicals can be a real turnoff. These days, eco-conscious and design-savvy homeowners are increasingly adopting an unorthodox means of pool filtration: plant life. Aquatic plants and naturally occurring bacteria not only filter the water, they also contribute to the landscaping. Yes, natural pools require more planning than the standard-issue variety, but you can—with a little know-how and not an overwhelming amount of trouble...
Dreamy Stuff
To all MK's OCD friends-Norwex!  LOVE these- use water ONLY no chemicals, The polishing cloth is AMAZING!!! by darlene
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darlene To all MK's OCD friends-Norwex! LOVE these- use water ONLY no chemicals, The polishing cloth is AMAZING!!!
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Keep The Chemicals Away! Try These Beautiful Plants To Repel Mosquitoes by andrea
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andrea Keep The Chemicals Away! Try These Beautiful Plants To Repel Mosquitoes
CUTE ANIMALS
Do you struggle to keep your house clean like I do? I changed how and when I clean and now I have a clean house all of the time! Use this free printable to help you get your house in order in only 20 minutes a day! This will save your sanity! by osa
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osa Do you struggle to keep your house clean like I do? I changed how and when I clean and now I have a clean house all of the time! Use this free printable to help you get your house in order in only 20 minutes a day! This will save your sanity!
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Don't like eggs?  We have you covered!  Try these Clean Breakfast Ideas That DO NOT Include Eggs! #heandsheeatclean #eatclean #breakfast by denise.su
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denise.su Don't like eggs? We have you covered! Try these Clean Breakfast Ideas That DO NOT Include Eggs! #heandsheeatclean #eatclean #breakfast
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Seat Sacks to help clean off the table and keep all the kids stuff together... tutorial, and if you don't have time, the poster will be selling these too.      I think I would use a stiffener for the top section of the 'sack' - boning, or stiff interfacing.  And multiple pockets for easier sorting of the stuff would be helpful too. by ES.chae75
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ES.chae75 Seat Sacks to help clean off the table and keep all the kids stuff together... tutorial, and if you don't have time, the poster will be selling these too. I think I would use a stiffener for the top section of the 'sack' - boning, or stiff interfacing. And multiple pockets for easier sorting of the stuff would be helpful too.
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rain barrel for the house so we don't have to pay to water the flowers or plants - cool idea by deloris
deloris
deloris rain barrel for the house so we don't have to pay to water the flowers or plants - cool idea
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Seat Sacks to help clean off the table and keep all the kids stuff together... tutorial, and if you don't have time, the poster will be selling these too.      I think I would use a stiffener for the top section of the 'sack' - boning, or stiff interfacing.  And multiple pockets for easier sorting of the stuff would be helpful too. by kristy
kristy
kristy Seat Sacks to help clean off the table and keep all the kids stuff together... tutorial, and if you don't have time, the poster will be selling these too. I think I would use a stiffener for the top section of the 'sack' - boning, or stiff interfacing. And multiple pockets for easier sorting of the stuff would be helpful too.
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These are the main chemicals in our bodies that control everything from our emotions to how we respond to certain situations. They don't rule out lives if we use our higher brain to think about how we're feeling and why and then make the right choice no matter what we're feeling. We also need to have these levels evaluated to stay balanced. by marissa
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marissa These are the main chemicals in our bodies that control everything from our emotions to how we respond to certain situations. They don't rule out lives if we use our higher brain to think about how we're feeling and why and then make the right choice no matter what we're feeling. We also need to have these levels evaluated to stay balanced.
technology
do you do research projects with your class and constantly have children at websites way above their reading level? use this easy trick to by kelly.meli
kelly.meli
kelly.meli do you do research projects with your class and constantly have children at websites way above their reading level? use this easy trick to
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"We have this really strange society where the only way to keep the society moving, a great percentage of the people have to be doing things they don’t want to do most of the day."  —  Joe Rogan by sharron
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sharron "We have this really strange society where the only way to keep the society moving, a great percentage of the people have to be doing things they don’t want to do most of the day." — Joe Rogan
Too Good To Eat
"I was born with an ability, with music in me, that is all. No special credit was due me.The only credit we claim is for the use we make of the talent that we are given.That is why I urge young musicians: Don't be vain because you happen to have talent. You are not responsible for that; it was not of your own doing.What you do with your talent is what matters. You must cherish this gift. Do not demean or waste what you have been given. Work - work constantly and nourish it." Pablo Casals by lucinda
lucinda
lucinda "I was born with an ability, with music in me, that is all. No special credit was due me.The only credit we claim is for the use we make of the talent that we are given.That is why I urge young musicians: Don't be vain because you happen to have talent. You are not responsible for that; it was not of your own doing.What you do with your talent is what matters. You must cherish this gift. Do not demean or waste what you have been given. Work - work constantly and nourish it." Pablo Casals
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The 4th of July only comes one day a year but every day is Independence Day in the US! Thank you to all who work to keep these monuments as memories of how far we have come and to point us to where we want to go (even though this one makes me look like a unicorn) #USA by cheryl
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cheryl The 4th of July only comes one day a year but every day is Independence Day in the US! Thank you to all who work to keep these monuments as memories of how far we have come and to point us to where we want to go (even though this one makes me look like a unicorn) #USA
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the plants don't necessarily have to grown in the container...nice garden accent  // Great Gardens & Ideas // by Jinx62
Jinx62
Jinx62 the plants don't necessarily have to grown in the container...nice garden accent // Great Gardens & Ideas //
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Keep pet paws covered or clean after adventures outside in winter. Not only can they pick up potentially damaging products like rock salt and ice-melting chemicals, but the snow and ice can also affect their paws directly. by lessie
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lessie Keep pet paws covered or clean after adventures outside in winter. Not only can they pick up potentially damaging products like rock salt and ice-melting chemicals, but the snow and ice can also affect their paws directly.
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Biotop natural pools -- chlorine free! uses plants to keep water clean. AMAZING! by dorthy
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dorthy Biotop natural pools -- chlorine free! uses plants to keep water clean. AMAZING!
bring on the cold
We would love to do a kitchen bench built in, but only if we have $$ left in the budget by jerri
jerri
jerri We would love to do a kitchen bench built in, but only if we have $$ left in the budget
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PVC Sprinkler.  What a great idea!  I already have several of these that I use as trellises.  I need to put the small holes in them and it would work to water the plants in the garden. by corinne
corinne
corinne PVC Sprinkler. What a great idea! I already have several of these that I use as trellises. I need to put the small holes in them and it would work to water the plants in the garden.
Bathing Beauty
Pots that are too small, have improper drainage, and are not weather safe will quickly cause the demise of the plants within. The secret to creating the perfect container garden is to create a healthy environment for plants contained in a pot. To do this we need to look at the soil, drainage, water needs, fertilizer, and the pot itself. by alissa
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alissa Pots that are too small, have improper drainage, and are not weather safe will quickly cause the demise of the plants within. The secret to creating the perfect container garden is to create a healthy environment for plants contained in a pot. To do this we need to look at the soil, drainage, water needs, fertilizer, and the pot itself.
office space
Youth leadership goes through developmental stages.  As youth become more capable and adults more comfortable with these capabilities higher levels of youth leadership are possible. Can you find your troop on the ladder? Where would you like to be? What do you need to do to get there? Scouting places the responsibility and authority to lead  on the Scouts , we need to keep out of their way, and supply the resources they need to get to the top rung. by rosetta
rosetta
rosetta Youth leadership goes through developmental stages.  As youth become more capable and adults more comfortable with these capabilities higher levels of youth leadership are possible. Can you find your troop on the ladder? Where would you like to be? What do you need to do to get there? Scouting places the responsibility and authority to lead  on the Scouts , we need to keep out of their way, and supply the resources they need to get to the top rung.
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Buffett we use for tv/game gear storage (something we would like to keep) @Kelly Potter by dianne
dianne
dianne Buffett we use for tv/game gear storage (something we would like to keep) @Kelly Potter
master bedroom
natural swimming pool costs less then a regular pool plus no chemicals!! The plants and animals filter it. video how to by flora
flora
flora natural swimming pool costs less then a regular pool plus no chemicals!! The plants and animals filter it. video how to
knickers
Do you love Kabobs but, don't have time to prep them and fuss with a grill and grease fires? These flavorful Deconstructed Sheet Pan Marinated Teriyaki Beef Kabobs are easy to prep, take only 30 min in the oven and have little clean up! Don't run out to the store to buy skewers and then spend time with assembly! Use chicken or beef meat. Pin for dinner. by marquita
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marquita Do you love Kabobs but, don't have time to prep them and fuss with a grill and grease fires? These flavorful Deconstructed Sheet Pan Marinated Teriyaki Beef Kabobs are easy to prep, take only 30 min in the oven and have little clean up! Don't run out to the store to buy skewers and then spend time with assembly! Use chicken or beef meat. Pin for dinner.
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Hence why we need to CONSTANTLY be drinking water to keep it and the rest of our bodies properly hydrated by janet
janet
janet Hence why we need to CONSTANTLY be drinking water to keep it and the rest of our bodies properly hydrated
geekness
as long as i don't have to clean it up and i feel like i would keep finding sparkles on me for months... oh well :) by corine
corine
corine as long as i don't have to clean it up and i feel like i would keep finding sparkles on me for months... oh well :)
typhography
We use to have one of these beautiful wisteria plants. Gorgeous bonsais here by tiffany
tiffany
tiffany We use to have one of these beautiful wisteria plants. Gorgeous bonsais here
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