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    Tuesday Tips And Tricks

    I love tips and tricks.  Actually, I love anything that makes my life a little easier!  Living in the country is great, but sometimes we have to get a little creative around the house. I use vinegar for a LOT of things.  But recently, I found out it is the perfect thing for making the glass in the oven door sparkle!  Grease and oil from cooking builds up into a thick film on the glass.  I have found if you rub the window with a sponge soaked in full strength distilled vinegar and let it sit for 30 minutes, the grease will wipe off easily, with hot soapy water! Another…

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    Tuesday Tips And Tricks

    Time for another round of Tips And Tricks.   I love candles.  But for some reason, I don’t burn them much in the summer, however, fall and winter are a different story.  Here are few candle tricks. When the candle is history, freeze the candle holder, and the wax will pop right out. Rub out nicks and scratches with panty hose. Put a small tealight in the burn well of a pillar to extend the candle’s life. Store candles in the fridge or freezer to extend burning time. Another trick I use for adding scent to my house this time of year is: Place a few drops of your favorite scented oil…

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    Tuesday Tips And Tricks

      I use old fashioned witch hazel for facial astringent-I quit buying the pricey stuff a long time ago, and achieve the same results.   I also use it for… Razor bumps.  Apply generously with a soft cloth or cotton ball.   To remove sticker adhesive. It’s also great to remove blood stains from fabric.  Wrap the stained area in a rubbberband, to isolate the area, and then immerse in witch hazel for about thirty minutes.  Then launder as usual. I have not tried this one, but I have been told you can combine a few drops of peppermint oil with witch hazel in a spray bottle, and use it for mosquito…

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    Tuesday Tips And Tricks

    Living in the country means sometimes, we have to get creative and make do, with whatever we have on hand to deal with just about anything that crops up.  So, for my own sanity, and hopefully to get you out of an occasional pinch, I am going to put all of our household tips and tricks in one place. My plan is to get my thoughts organized and post them here on Tuesdays.  This will make it much easier for us, cause, I am always asking Wranglers, what was that one thing your Grandma used to clean this type of stain?  what did my mom tell me to use to ward…