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  1. Quick Tip: Easily remove jar labels

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    February 7, 2013 by Jenn

    I am a recycling monster. I try to re-use everything including jars. Spaghetti sauce, salsa, honey. Anything that comes in a jar, I’ll re-use it. A lot of jar labels are adhered with this crazy glue that is hard to get off and I figured out a way to never mess up my fingernails again. Use your vegetable peeler!

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    Soak the jars in hot water for 5 minutes. Use the peeler to scrape off the labels then wash with hot soapy water. If the glue is stubborn, spray the jar with any brand of non-stick cooking spray and let sit for 10 minutes. Wash with soap and water again and boom! Nice clean jars!!


  2. Quick Tip: Plastic bag storage

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    January 27, 2013 by Jenn

    I save all my plastic bags so I can re-use them as trash can liners, cat poop bags, etc. but having them all around the kitchen isn’t very pretty. No one likes that. Instead, create a bag storage container. When I finished all my oatmeal, I made this inexpensive and visually appealing holder to corral all my plastic bags!

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    Take the paper off, paint on some mod podge, and use a scrap of fabric to cover the can. Use an exacto knife to cut off the excess fabric, then cut a hole in the lid of the can. Voila! Easy bag storage that takes up very little space and looks cute doing it.


  3. Quick Tip, Saving Your Broken Makeup

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    January 5, 2013 by Emily

    I’m sure every make-up wearer has accidentally dropped an eyeshadow on the floor of their bathroom, looked down and discovered it in pieces. Worst.

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    And I’m particularly rough on my makeup…. I toss things around, when I’m done with my powder I’ll just drop it (literally drop *plunk*….I’m a bull in a china shop most days) back into the plastic drawer I keep everything in… not the nicest way to handle my products.

    But, did you know you can RE-PRESS powdered makeup? Its easy, just a couple of minutes and some rubbing alcohol and your once destroyed makeup will be solidly back in its pot, ready to roll!

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    You’ll need:

    Your broken makeup
    Plastic bag/plastic wrap
    Something to break up and eventually smooth the makeup (I used a mini spatula from an at home waxing kit Don’t judge me! I have out of control eyebrows…I’m part wookie)
    Rubbing Alcohol

    Method:

    Place the plastic over the surface of the broken makeup and use the spatula to completely break up the makeup into a fine powder.

    Gently remove the plastic, and wiggle until the powder settles in a even(ish) way.

    Slowly drip the rubbing alcohol onto the powder, you want the powder to become saturated with the alcohol.

    Let the mixture meld together a bit, the powder will absorb the alcohol in a few minutes.

    Use the spatula to smooth the surface of the makeup, you can also use the spatula to compress the mixture a bit which will help it stay together.

    Allow to dry for 24 hrs, the use as normal!

     

     

     

     

     


  4. Our Favorite Free iPhone Apps

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    October 7, 2012 by Jenn

    I am somewhat new to having an iPhone and I must say that it’s an amazing tool. There are a bazillion (yes, bazillion) apps out there that can help you do just about anything you need. These are some of our recent favorites and the best part about them is that they’re free!
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