Monday, October 12, 2009

Clogged Hair Spray? Great Tips!

If your hair spray gets clogged up and will not spray, do not throw it away. Try these tips and you will be able to use all of your hair spray and not waste a bit.

  • Put the stem in a bottle of rubbing alcohol, replace on hair spray bottle and spray a few times. Your spray will be cleared right up. This works great.

  • Take the stem and spray cap out of your hair spray and put it in very hot water. Let sit for a couple of minutes. Leave the stem in the hot water and give the cap a few squirts. This will loosen the hardened hair spray and open up the cap. This method works every time.

Happy Spraying!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Recycling Used Up Deodorant

What is a person to do when you are out of deodorant? Yes, there is that little bit in the bottom, but you can't use it.

Pry it out of the deodorant container and put it in a pan. Melt the deodorant pieces and poor the melted portion in a small tube.

Place in refrigerator to harden.

Reuse & Recycle. It's the way to go green and save money.

Tight Boots

Have you ever tried to put on your favorite pair of cowboy boots and they would not cooperate. They are like yanking up a tight pair of jeans! No fun...

Well, I have a solution for tight boots.

Get a can of Silicone Spray. Spray the insides of your boots and they will go on and come off with ease.

Silicone Spray is also great at controlling foot odor!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How to Grill Corn On The Cob - Even Indoors

Have you only made corn-on-the-cob by boiling it? There is another way to cook it and it is delicious. You won't believe how easy it is.

Things Needed:

* 6 Ears of Corn - amount is up to you
* Grill, Foil, and/or Grill Skillet
* 6 Tablespoons Butter - margarine is a lot worse for your health : ) (You may use Olive Oil instead)
* Salt and Pepper
* Napkins

Step 1

Grill Outdoor:
Peel down the husks on cobs. Do NOT pull them off. Pull out all the silk from the corn. Rinse clean under water. Put the husk back down over corn.

Grill Indoors:
Peel husk completely off corn. Remove and rinse all silk from corn. Soak husks to prevent catching on fire.

Step 2

Grill Outdoors:
Place cobs of corn (with husks still attached) in container of water, submerged. Let soak 15 to 20 minutes. Drain corn on the cob by holding them upside down for a couple seconds.

Grill Indoors:
No soaking needed. Melt butter for better spread .

Step 3

Grill Outdoors:
Preheat grill in usual manner. Open husks and spread corn with butter.

Grill Indoors:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees or heat grilling skillet on medium heat, which ever you wish to use. If you use the oven line tray with foil. Open husks and spread corn with butter. Peel husks and enjoy.

Step 4

Grill Outdoors:
Once grill is heated, place cobs on grill. Cover and keep turning until all sides look burnt.

Grill Indoors:
Once oven or skillet is heated, place corn on foil lining or in skillet. Turn a couple of times. Total cooking time will be approximately 5 to 6 minutes, depending on the heating of your unit.


* Soak corn with husk in salt water.
* Try melting butter and garlic together, spread on at beginning.
* If preferred you can add more butter to the corn after cooked.
* Salt and pepper to taste.
* Have the napkins close at hand!!


Sweet Tea ~ Sourthern Style

I am a Southern gal at heart and heritage. I live in Oregon, but crave that Southern good cooking. One of my favorites from the South is Sweet Tea! There is nothing like it on a hot day or sharing with some friends.

The Main Ingredients are:

3 to 5 Family sized Tea Bags (I use either Lipton's or Luzianne)
2 to 4 Cups Water
1 to 2 Cups Sugar
Pinch of Baking Soda (optional)

The above ingredients depends on how sweet you like your tea and how much you wish to make.

If you like it sweet and want to make a medium sized amount, use 3 tea bags, 2 cups water with 1 to 2 cups sugar. You may want to taste test as you mix in the sugar.

If you want more tea with less sweetness, use 4 cups of water, with 1 3/4 cups sugar. Experiment with the amounts to see what you like best.

The optional baking soda will take out any bitterness of the tea. It does not affect the taste.

Bring water to a boil. If using baking soda, add it now. Add your tea bags. Lower the heat to a light simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour into a pitcher. If using a glass pitcher, wait about 5 minutes for cooling. Add sugar and stir.

If your pitcher is not full, fill with cold water.

You can serve now with ice cubes. For best results, let sit overnight.

For garnishment, add a strawberry or lemon to the rim of the glass. This is so good. I am sure you, your family and friends will enjoy this Sweet Tea for years to come.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Abrasion Remedies

It is very important to keep your abrasion or cut clean, so it does not get infected. Rinsing the cut with water is usually sufficient. You can also use a mild soap to help clean it.

You will need to apply an antibiotic cream. I do not recommend using a powder. Then wrap with clean and sterile gauze or a bandaide.

Aloe gel is a good, soothing alternative to a store bought cream. It is antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory.

Lavender oil helps in the healing process.

Thyme tea in a cup of water or 3 drops of essential oil will disinfect the area.

Tea Tree Oil, calendula, or comfrey make wonderful salves and ointments.

God Bless You and Yours ~

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ol' Time Remedy List

Ol' Time List of Remedies

Yellow Root ~ Chewing it will heal a sore mouth.

Green Walnut Juice ~ Rubbing on ringworm will ease the discomfort.

Tobacco Juice ~ Rub on a bee sting to stop the sting. As it dries it will also help pull out the stinger.

Mud ~ Put moist mud on a bee sting with or without stinger. As the mud dries it will pull out the poison and stinger. Cow manure will do the same thing, although it may not be the first choice to use.

Meat Tenderizer ~ Mix with drops of water until it forms a paste. Put paste on sting. It will pull the poison out and relieve the pain.

Rice ~ Cook and eat to relieve diarrhea