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Look, I don't like getting sidetracked like anyone else when following an eating plan...but it happens. I do this to ease the cravings I get without straying away from the path.
Hello again, your daily driver here....if your car isn't smelling that great or has a bit of a stale aroma, freshen it for cheap!
I'm a commuter - about 90 miles round trip mon-friday, so I like to keep my car clean on the inside. A key to getting those dirt/dust flecks in those odd corners on your dashboard is to use an old makeup brush that you cleaned to dust with. That's it!
I won't put the link here, but in these tough times it only made sense to reference and find out what families did during the great depression. on youtube watch a few episodes of Great Depression cooking w/Clara. I thought it was useful. Remember folks, everything in moderation
A trick to perking up carrots and other veggies that have wilted/got a bit soft is to place the carrots in a bowl of cold water in the fridge overnight. For spinach/asparagus, place in a tall upright container with fresh cold water in the fridge. You'll see a noticeable result :) Happy cooking!
A real quick and simple tip: Sometime on the weekend pick out 5 outfits for your child(ren) for the week. That way it's a no brainer when trying to rush out the door on school days. We have a shelf system from IKEA that we use to hold each separate day for outfits. Just that little bit helps.
I'm a frugalist extraordinaire...before we go shopping anywhere, especially the grocery store we have a meal. You'll be surprised at how much $$ you'll save shopping on a satisifed appetite. At that point, a small calorie burn from walking doesn't hurt either.
i might've missed the posting for this one, but here goes anyways. When we go out to eat, I generally as for a To - go container so that I can immediately save the other 1/2 of my meal for later instead of all at once.