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citronella wine bottles…a diy

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GOT BUGS?  Here’s how to make a do it yourself citronella wine bottle torch!

Check out all the scoop from Jennifer at When Pigs Fly or click here and stop swatting!

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even more tips to make your head explode..

Yesterdays tips were pretty cool, right?  Well, hold onto your face, because there are more ideas coming…

1.  Use a small paint roller to put lotion on your back! 

That’s just freakin’ brilliant…

2.  Can’t reach that item on the top shelf?  No worries!

Ok, my husband makes fun of me because I actually have been doing this!

3.  Unclog a drain

1) Pour 3/4-1 cup of baking soda in the drain. 2) Pour 1/2 cup vinegar in the drain and immediately cover the drain with a plate. 3) Wait 30 minutes, then uncover and run hot water for 2-3 mins. 4) Repeat for really tough clogs.

4.  Unclog a toilet

1) Pour 3/4-1 cup of baking soda in the drain. 2) Pour 1/2 cup vinegar in the drain and immediately cover the drain with a plate. 3) Wait 30 minutes, then uncover and run hot water for 2-3 mins. 4) Repeat for really tough clogs.

5.  Get rid of roaches

Place bay leaves in all nooks and crannies to keep the roaches away!

6.  Overly sensitive EMO smoke alarm?

Secure with a rubber band. Now you’ll never have to get on a ladder to turn it off every time you cook or take a shower.  DON’T FORGET TO TAKE IT OFF AFTER COOKING….otherwise you will be on the news, because of the fire, and look silly…

You are now officially informed! 

Now…….go do something.

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more tips that make you feel stupid…

Have you seen those ideas on the internet that make you smack your head and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Yep, me too.  These crafty tips will totally impress your friends and make you feel glad you have an internet connection. (via)

Let’s get started:

1.  Using toothpaste to hang a picture..

Place a small amount on the back of the picture frame exactly where you want the nail to go..

Once you’ve found the perfect place to hang your picture, press the picture against the wall so the toothpaste leaves a mark. Now, whack the hammer with a nail on the toothpaste spot.  VOILA! This is a great technique for hanging pictures in a straight row, or as a collage.

2.  Open a jar

Place a rubber band around the lid and another one around the jar.  POP!  It’s opened!

3.  Use a mason jar to store leftover wine

Make sure the wine overflows so the jar is completely filled and no air gets into the wine. It’ll store in the fridge for a week, by golly!

4.  Moving a heavy appliance

Spray Windex around and in front of the feet of the appliance you’re trying to move. It will slide much more easily.  (and works best on lineoleum or tile…not sure about hardwoods!)

5.  Keep the mice away!

Rodents are allergic to peppermint. Dab on cotton balls and place in area of infestation. Or, mix with water and pour into a spray bottle; spritz rodent-infested areas with the mixture.

6.  Zip!

1) Tie one end of a ribbon/string through the circular end of the safety pin, tying a knot to secure it in place. 2) Hook the safety pin through the hole in your zipper. 3) Use the string to pull the zipper up.

In the photo: there’s a product that does this, but you could easily make your own.

7.  Put on a bracelet.. by yourself!

It will  keep one end in place while you hook the clasp!

Tomorrow I will share more tips.  If I put them all in one post your head would explode. … and I don’t have a tip for that.

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smart ideas that make you feel stupid…

Oh, Pinterest….once again, I have slapped my head while muttering, “duh!!!”….

(found here:  http://colbyalmond.com/12-creative-ideas-the-will-change-your-life/ )

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