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in a ‘Penny-Sale‘ item circa Xmas…

2014 {!?!}

Some good stuff! Intend to keep for {easy} bedtime reading; concentrating on those decimated hallways @ the moment…


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Thanks to BGR (and LST)

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The cap of my current white plastic bottle is blue (looks a little like a duck’s head?) although previous ones were white.

There are two vertical ridges on the sides of the cap –
Actually, there appear to be FOUR – and you have to figure out the RIGHT two.

  2. Grasp one with your thumb, the other with your index finger, then squeeze. The cap “bows” slightly – while squeezing, turn the cap counter clockwise. It won’t come off, but it will open the squirty thing at the top – actually, it appears to lower the red squirty point at the top so you can now turn the bottle upside down over the toilet bowl and squeeze the bottle to get the cleaner to dispense.

So I guess…the design works, now that I’ve figured it out – it certainly is child proof, and…also adult-proof!

MODIFIED from ForTheLoveOfBirds

* Took me a while to figure THAT one out too!

ALSO, broke an old and serviceable pair of pliers before finding For the Love of Birds post!



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Thanks to LST

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Never Buy Jewellery Cleaner Again

1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil

1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish-washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
4. According to wire-sculpture.com, “this works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.”.

Thanks to LST

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FB-Zip Lock Baggies-SMSmod

We went with friends to a restaurant on Sunday for lunch and sat in the patio section beside the store. We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with …water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious! The owner told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Google.
Below are comments on this fly control idea. I’m now a believer!

Zip-lock water bags: #1 Says: I tried the zip lock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggies with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer.The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!

#2 Says:Fill a zip lock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.

#3 Says:I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store& have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection& won’t come around.

#4 Says:Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it’s like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won’t take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these “hillbillies” were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn’t hang around long….

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Thanks to SMS

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Thanks to SMS

ADDED: facebook comment: I saw this on tumblr it will stain your feet blue

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