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I eat salads at work every day for lunch because it's the easiest way for me to get my vegetables and they have a decent salad bar. I also like the creamy dressings, but I usually avoid them because I use too much and I hate the dipping on the side thing. Recently, I've taken to filling a dressing bowl (tiny things the cafeteria gives us) halfway with red wine vinegar and the other half with a creamy dressing. I mix the two up really well and pour it over the salad. The dressing becomes super runny from the vinegar and spreads well, so I don't use as much and I still have some of the creamy flavor too. I personally love vinegar, so the half/half works well for me. The ratio can be adjusted to taste.
Same, but we usually cook in a crock pot, so that is when I do that meal.
We are movie fiends here and rarely sell anything like movies, books, cd's and such. Our 'coffee table' is a wooden trunk and we have about 5 cd cases of movies inside it, it keeps them all out of the way and saves room. Of course, we have tossed all the dvd cases away, but in our family it doesn't matter.
Ok...here are a few pertaining to dryer sheets. After having the babe, I invested in some wool dryer balls and I liked them so I gave up using dryer sheets. I had some left and didn't want to just throw them out so I found new ways to use them. Here goes!
You can place a dryer sheet in each shoe overnight to help with odors.
Used dryer sheets work very well to clean your computer and TV screens. I also found that wetting them and cleaning the fixtures on the sink in the bathroom leaves it sparkling! Who knew?
You can also scrub the windshield of your car. It does an awesome job removing those dead bugs.
I use those dryer balls too. A few years ago I made christmas cards and I used those used dryer sheets and put them over my landscape picture with some light blue stamped snowflakes on them, it made it look like a snowy day!
If you have a mini crockpot that's just sitting around - to get rid of smells in the house, put half vinegar & half water, plug it in and the smells should disappear in no time!. (watch the water level though - once it gets halfway just top up with more water)
I do this coz I'm not a fan of the candles or the air freshener thingys...
Save money by making your own laundry detergent. We started doing this right before Kaylin was born. There are a ton of recipes for powder or liquid. We use the powder because it's super quick to make and works great in our HE washer.
The recipe I use is:
5lb box borax
5lb box washing soda (NOT baking soda)
5lb box Oxy clean (I bought some off brand for cheaper)
1 or 2 boxes (to preference) of Zote chips.
Mix it all together in a large trash bag as best you can and then divide into containers. (I use those 5lb ice cream containers) All ingredients cost about $15 depending on where you get them and if you get name brands. We made our first (and only) batch in March of this year and still have a TON left. I use the plastic scoop from the Oxy Clean and put only 1 scoop in per load. IN HE washers you should put it in the barrel not in the top where it says to put detergent.