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Save Yourself From Poison Ivy
Slip a plastic newspaper wrapper (with no holes) onto your hand and arm when weeding poison ivy. Pull the wrapper inside out over the plant to dispose of it.
Dry, Cracked Heels
Acne cleansers have salicylic acid, which works as an exfoliant, promoting the sloughing away of dead skin cells. Using it on dry, cracked heels has been proven to work.
Use cream, NOT lotion
Some lotions evaporate so fast, they do more harm than good. This is according to my dermatologist, who tells me to use cream instead of lotion.
Because I am of small stature, I choose to stay within a three pound range (i.e. 120-123 lbs.) When my weight creeps toward the upper end, I know it's time to get back on track - before I go crazy gaining weight. I had planned to have a five pound range, but I fine-tuned it to three. Works for me.
For seasonal practices, photograph the "old" way as a record of what to do or not to do in the future. For example, in gardening you will have a future reference of what you like and don't like about your landscaping. Likewise, holiday decorations...furniture arrangements...outfits with accessories...
One of our cats has terrible hairball issues. We've tried all the normal remedies, to no avail.
The vet told us to try using 1/4 tsp of Miralax mixed with canned food in hopes of making the hair come out the other end.
Hang With The Right People
If you hang around people who exercise regularly and eat in healthy ways, you are absolutely going to succeed in becoming a healthy YOU.
Aquaphor is Terrific!
Aquaphor ointment is the best for cracked knuckles and dry skin! It's worth every penny spent...
How To Organize Clutter
The first step in organizing clutter is to get 3 big boxes. Label them "Give Away", "Keep", and "Trash". Next, go through a pile of clutter, putting everything in its proper box.
Easy Jello Salad Good For Potlucks
Mix a 6-oz pkg of red Jello as directed. Let set in fridge for 1 1/2 hours. Fold in 1/2 can crushed (or Tidbit) pineapple, 1/2 C grated carrots, and 1/2 C walnut haves. Stir well. Let chill for a few hours. It's scrumptious and looks great!