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Check containers when grocery shopping

I lift the plastic lid on items like sour cream, cream cheese, tubs of butter, etc. to make sure that the foil/plastic wrap covering the product is still in place. A couple of times I've found that its been slightly torn or peeled back, so I had to go back & exchange the item because I didn't trust ...

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Rings on my Fingers and hand lotion

Reminding myself to use hand lotion more often during the day

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shopping

I hate shopping. Becasue I never know what to buy & when I buy what I think is goo for me, I never eat it.

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Low calorie candy for gnawing.

Puntini is a small chewy candy with a light flavor that takes quite a bit of chewing to eat and it's only 3 calories. This candy is similar to a jujubee. Sometimes I just need a little something sweet or I just need to gnaw away nervous energy.

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Changing Toothbrushes

Because I change toothbrushes every three months as recommend, when the brand/style I like is on sale I'll buy enough for the entire year (4).

To keep track of when a brush needs to be changed I change them quarterly (Jan-Mar, April-June, etc.) on the first Sunday of the month.

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Safety first....sleep with your keys!

I know...this could take some getting used to because putting our keys in a certain stop becomes routine. Even a habit....however....I recently read somewhere that taking your keys to bed with you is like your own personal alarm system. In the event of a break-in you can just push the alarm button...

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Only One Resolution Needed For 2011!

And that one resolution is: MAKE BETTER CHOICES IN 2011. God Bless, and Happy New Year, Vic, Team Leader of God's Family.

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Donate make-up

Instead of throwing away old make-up, consider contacting a local funeral facility and donate it to their stock.
Many facilities keep large amounts of makeup on hand and appreciate the compassion shown by donators for families who can't afford the emotional or financial cost of preparing their l...

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Bath soap

To lengthen the life of bath soap, unwrap a bar days before you might need it. It lasts longer.

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Taking Care of Yourself

When down and out physically or emotionally take some time out to take care of yourself. Being a single mom, it is my job to take care of everyone else but, it is equally important for moms and dads to take time out and take care of themselves.

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