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Keep Food From Sticking the the Crockpot

I spray a little bit of Pam into my crockpot before I add the food. Clean-up afterwards is simple and quick, nothing sticks.

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- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 7/17/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Helpful Around The House

About a year ago we noticed that our son (nearly 4) really wanted to help us clean. So instead of saying no you're too little, we encourage him to help with chores that are safe for him to help with. He helps with the garbage, the laundry (changing from washer to dryer and dryer to folding), put the silverware away from the dishwasher, and gets to hold the cord while I vacuum. Everyday he keeps his room picked up, he gets $0.25 for his piggy bank. It works for us and the house stays nice and neat.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 7/15/2011 in Around The House | 4 Comments
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Save Soda Bottles

If you buy a soda (the small 20 oz bottle) while out and about, save your bottle after you're finished. Take it home, wash it, and fill it with water. If you prefer your water cold put it in the fridge. Then grab it when you need to exercise or go out and about again. It's all ready and you have 2 servings of water right there. You can keep re0using as long as you like. Save money and helps you get in your 8 water a day.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 7/5/2011 in Saving Money | 6 Comments
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Just 15 Minutes

Before I head off to bed for the night, I take a few minutes (about 15) to pick up around the house. There will be less for me to do in the morning, and at times, nothing. I can start my day with a clean house.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 6/28/2011 in Around The House | 3 Comments
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Bread Crusts

I recently discovered my son doesn't like bread crust. I was just throwing the crust away. But now what I do it save the crusts in a plastic bag, and when it's full, I take my son to the park to feed the ducks.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 4/13/2011 in Everything Else | 3 Comments
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Read Blogs

I've found that browsing and reading blogs that focus on maintaining and having a healthy lifestyle keep me focused on my goals.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 10/29/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Quick Tip For Bathroom Faucet

Using the bathroom is a dirty job, so when I'm washing my hands after using 'the facilities', I use the soap on my hands on the faucet handles, that way when I turn it off, no germs.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 7/31/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment
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Just A Few Minutes

Take just a few minutes, 5 or 10, and pick up around the house or in one room before bed. It helps keep the clutter down and is a few less things you have to pick up tomorrow.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 6/24/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Don't Wait

In the past, if I slipped up, I would say 'screw it' and just keep eating bad for the rest of the day. It would turn into the next day, then the next week. Now, I don't wait until the next day, I start with the next snack or meal. I feel good about, and the little slip up is a lesson learned.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 5/12/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 8 Comments
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Quick Way To Cut Green Onions

Use your kitchen shears to cut green onions. Super quick and easy!

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 4/13/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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