Velvet outdoor bows can last for several seasons by using this little trick. Before putting them up, spray them with Scotch Gard. Not only does it keep them from fading, but it also keeps the dye from running down the side of your house during rain or snow.
I love holiday smells, don’t you? This is a little trick I use while I’m pulling out my Christmas decorations and don’t have the seasonal candles out just yet. It’s super simple and will have your home smelling like holiday cheer in minutes.
Just bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the following:
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
Optional–1/2 tsp cloves
Reduce to a simmer and enjoy!
Cleaning silverware and silverplate flatware doesn’t have to be a long and tedious process. With just three ingredients, you can clean every piece in minutes, and without the use of harsh chemicals. Here’s what you need:
6″ x 6″ piece of aluminum foil
4 cups of water
1 Tbsp baking soda
Place foil, water and baking soda into a large saucepan and bring to boil.
Using tongs, place silverware into boiling water for 20-30 seconds, with a maximum of 4 utensils at a time.
Remove from boiling water and rinse off. (Heavily tarnished pieces may need additional polishing.)
Wasn’t that easy?
- cinnamon (pictured below)
- all spice
- pumpkin pie spice
- vanilla extract
- orange peel
- peppermint extract
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To treat dry, cracked feet, massage chest rub into your feet and cover with socks over night. Do this every night for 2 weeks (you’ll notice a difference after the first day). This is something we used to do in ballet and let me tell you, it works.
Applying chest rub to the bottom of feet at night also acts as a cough suppressant. I love this stuff!