Monthly Archives: July 2011

On Sharing Recipes

I love sharing recipes.  And I’ve always thought it was tacky not to share a recipe.  When restaurants put out books of their recipes, one can have no good reason not to share.  A good homemaker will always be considered … Continue reading

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Organizing the Bathroom: Makeup in a Teacup

A year or two ago, I impulsively stopped at a yard sale on my way home from work — I had gotten off early for some reason, and of course decided that stopping at this yard sale was indispensable to … Continue reading

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Sewing Room Organization: Alternatives for Scissor Storage

Ladies (and gentlemen?), today I’d like to share two of my favorite organization tactics for sewing scissors. While we’re at it, we’ll take care of seam rippers and markers, too. Bought at Office Max on clearance for 97 cents many … Continue reading

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Flea Market Finds & My First Really Great Doorknob

I went to the flea market Thursday night after work. This seemed safe — most of the vendors have left by five o’clock. I stopped and bought things from two vendors, though — one of my favorites and one new … Continue reading

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Cleaning: Do What You Feel Like Doing

I needed to clean the living room. It had reached an embarrassing state, really. I didn’t. Because I didn’t want to. I knew I had to clean something, but I just couldn’t make myself go into the living room and … Continue reading

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Removing Ink Stains from Clothes

To remove an ink stain from clothing, use either rubbing alcohol or hairspray.  I’ve had excellent results with both (and it’s a good use for that old, clogged-up bottle of hairspray). As with any chemical, test it on an inconspicuous … Continue reading

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Vintage Double Cola Tray as CD Holder, and DVD Organization Tip

I know that, in this enlightened age, most people have their music on their iPod and have gotten rid of their CDs.  For those of us clinging to the older ways, however, here’s my latest storage idea. It all started … Continue reading

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