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Remove Cherry Pits with a Lollipop Stick

Remove cherry pits before you serve a bowl of cherries and you won’t have to worry about your kids chocking on the pits–or spitting them out at their siblings. First, wash the cherries. Use a narrow-necked bottle, like a wine bottle or an old-fashioned soda bottle. If the cherry has […]

Create Font Based on Your Handwriting

Create font based on your very own handwriting. Just a few years ago, creating a font took months of work by a graphic designer. Today, you can create a font based on your own handwriting, the easy way. High tech meets low tech at a website that will walk you through the […]

DIY Nail Art with a Band-Aid

DIY nail art can be simple, fun and oh-so chic–all you need are a couple of Band-Aids. First, paint your nails with a base color. You can add a clear top-coat over the base, or over your “art” or, for a super long-lasting manicure, over both. Place the end of […]

Perfect Mascara Using a Business Card

Perfect mascara can be yours, at last. You want to coat all your lashes, from the base all the way up–but it can get messy. Try this: hold a business card at the base of your lashes. The card will absorb the extra mascara that would otherwise end up all […]

Remove Water Stains with a Hair Dryer

Remove water stains from your coffee tables, dining room table or even your piano bench (!) with the concentrated heat of your hair dryer. Cool glasses of water or hot cops of tea–along with those sippy cups full of juice that your kids love–leave a white mark on wood furniture. […]

DIY Vacuum Extension with a Paper Towel Tube

A DIY vacuum extension can come in handy when the parts that came with your vacuum just aren’t doing the trick. Let’s say you want to reach all the way under your couch or bed, or behind the t.v., without having to move the furniture around. You can make your vacuum […]

Keep Earrings Together with a Button

Keep earrings together when you travel, so you won’t have to rifle through your bag when you’re getting ready for a big event. It’s easy: just use a simple button. Insert each earring through a buttonhole and attach the back. If the earrings are “French wire” style (with no back), […]

Pack Half in Your Luggage, Half in Your Partner’s

Pack half of what you’re bringing on vacation in your luggage, and the other half in the luggage of your travel partner. And, your partner should do the same: half of his stuff in his bag, half in yours. That way, if one bag gets lost or delayed, it won’t […]

Keep Ice Cream Soft and Ready to Eat

Keep ice cream soft and ready for the whole family to enjoy with one simple trick: a freezer bag. No one likes to wait for ice cream to soften–especially kids! When you bring your favorite frozen confection home from the store, put it in a Ziploc bag before you put it […]

Keep Basil Fresh the Simple Way

Keep basil fresh for up to a week with a simple cup of water. This method is similar to keeping a bouquet of cut flowers fresh. First, trim the stems of the basil with a sharp knife. Then, place the bunch into a glass of water. Cover with a plastic […]

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Grapefruit Works to Clean the Tub

Grapefruit is delicious for breakfast, makes a great juice and you can even use it to clean the tub. If you have a dirty tub, skip the chemicals and the expensive “all natural” cleaners because it’s easy to make your own. Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle it generously […]

DIY Nail Art with a Band-Aid

DIY nail art can be simple, fun and oh-so chic–all you need are a couple of Band-Aids. First, paint your nails with a base color. You can add a clear top-coat over the base, or over your “art” or, for a super long-lasting manicure, over both. Place the end of […]

Light A Candle the Safe and Easy Way

Light a candle that’s hard to reach without burning your fingers. Matches and lighters can be hazardous to your fingers, especially if you’re reaching into a jar or up to a candle holder. When you’re lighting a candle–especially one that’s deep inside a tall candle holder or at the top […]

No More Lost Bobby Pins! Keep Them Handy

Bobby pins come in packs of 30 or more, and yet they have a way of disappearing. When you don’t need one, you might find a bobby pin on your nightstand, in your handbag, or stuck in the grooves of your hardwood floor. They seem to find their way to the […]

Hang a Wreath without Damaging Your Door

Hang a wreath on your front door without using a single nail. There are lots of good reasons to put up a wreath–it’s festive, fresh and a lot less expensive than decorating an entire tree! But, if you rent, or if you have a really nice front door, you probably don’t […]

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Freezer Hack: De-ice the Freezer with Cooking Spray

When you’ve just walked in the door and all you want to do is to heat up that frozen pizza, the last thing you need is to fight with frost–it’s like climbing into an igloo through a closed door. You can prevent frosty messes with this freezer hack. First, you’ll need […]

DIY Nail Art with a Band-Aid

DIY nail art can be simple, fun and oh-so chic–all you need are a couple of Band-Aids. First, paint your nails with a base color. You can add a clear top-coat over the base, or over your “art” or, for a super long-lasting manicure, over both. Place the end of […]

Car Scratch Hack: WD-40

You love your car. You’re careful to keep it clean on the inside and out. Then one day, you notice a nasty scuff mark. First, take a deep breath–you know it’s not your fault and whatever, or whomever, left the stain is long gone. But it’s easy enough to fix without […]

For Travel Peace of Mind: Scan Your Docs

Before you travel, scan or photograph each of your important travel documents–your tickets, itinerary and of course your passport. That way, if you… lose your passport, drop your tickets while you’re in line or use the back of your itinerary to make a shopping list, you’ll still have an image of each. […]

Frozen Treats Help Fido Cool Down

Frozen treats can help cool down your dog on hot summer days. When it’s hot, your dog may not feel like eating his regular kibble, but he still has to eat. It’s easy to make healthy frozen dog treats. Start with some canned pumpkin, chicken broth (no salt added!), or […]