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I got this from a friend. For pearly whites that wow without harsh chemicals treatments, try this natural whitener: Mash 1 ripe strawberry to a pulp and mix with 1/2 tsp baking soda. Using a soft toothbrush, spread the mixture on your teath, let sit 5 minute, then brush as usual. The malic acid in strawberries acts as an astrigent to dissolve surface stains on teeth, while the baking soda breaks into tiny particles to reach and remove deeper stains. Use once a week for a picture perfect smile.
My daughter has a pair of white pants that had some mysterious stains on them and nothing she tried including bleach would remove the stains. Then I remembered that I had some Zep mold & mildrew stain remover In the house. I sprayed some on the stains and like magic the stains disappeared.
Go through your closets and get rid of some of the stuff. You can have a yard sale with it, take it to a consignment shop, or even donate it for the tax deduction for more money in your pocket. This will also give you an incentive to clean out your other closets as well.
Try varying your daily calorie intake. Instead of consuming (for example) precisely 1800 calories each day - you can mix it up. Eat 1500 calories one day, and 2100 calories the next. This can be as simple as doubling a portion size or cutting it in half. The trick is to keep the body guessing.
I love to give and recieve spark goodies. Getting spark goodies make me feel like my team mates really care about what I'm going through. I give goodies to try to help boost the morale of my team mates. We all need a little encouragement from time to time. What better way than to give a goodie.
I have small trash cans in the bathrooms, den, and living room. Instead of throwing away grocery plastic bags or taking them back to the store; I used them as trash can liners. They are just the right size for my small trash cans. Because the bags have handles make for quick throw away.
Mix a few drops of natural soap, 2 cups water, and 30 drops of lavender essential oil. You can spray this on all surfaces, like cutting boards, counters, toilets, walls, (not on glass it will streak), it disinfects well and is also safe to use around bagies.
In my house we eat a lot of chicken, pork chops, and ground chuck. I'm a member of Sams club and we buy these things in bulk. For example you can get a pack of split chicken breast at Sams for about $14 and you can get about 4 meals out of one pack. Same applies to the pork chops and ground chuck.
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