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What I DON'T keep in the House on a Regular basis!

Cream Cheese, cookies,brownies,soda at all [no diet,nothing],cupcakes,donuts, high cal pizza[we go for Kashi Med. pizza @ 290 for a 1/3 slice],cakes,pies,ice cream[we go for frozen yogurt instead!~our fave=Chocolate Fudge Brownie Frozen Yogurt by Dreyer's!]. We know we eat processed foods,just chang...

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I'm DONE doing the Potluck thing with Foods that are unhealthy!

I have had my LAST unhealthy contribution to a potluck !!! I have a terrible sweet tooth and I tend to indulge it when I bake for a potluck! This last time I baked cookie cups and only two were eaten@ my MOMS Club! Everyone in My MOMS Club does NOT eat healthy! We have a fundraiser set up for Rubi...

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Really Limiting My Prepackaged Dinners!

It occured to me yesterday as I was looking at the frozen food section in Henry's, that I don't do alot of prepackaged frozen foods anymore! I still have some frozen foods stocked in the freeezer as now we have t-ball practice AT DINNERTime :( And can't always have dinner ready when we get home!But ...

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Organizing Temporary Storage Of Recyclables During the Day...

I recycle as you probably do ,too! A method I found helpful for organizing the recyclables during the day without having to go out near the recyclable container CONSTANTLY is to have a plastic bag HANGING IN THE PANTRY CLOSET out of the way ,but across from the trash can so a person can clean up t...

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Scrapbookers~ 3 in 1 tip for Organization of BIG Themes!

First of all~ a BIG theme to me is Wedding,Baby Boy,Baby Girl,Christmas. To organize all the myriad of scrapbooking stuff for each BIG theme, I have to divide each theme into 3 categories and then EACH CATEGORY OF THAT THEME gets an IRIS box[ those see-through thick containers that store materials f...

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Chicken Soup ~helps my cold and I like it HOT!

When I had a cold as a youngster,my mom gave me chicken noodle soup.Little did she know that years later they would PROVE in a study [found in My Doctors'Book of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager & Editors of Prevention Magazine[pp.167-170-] that it DOES HELP with the colds in easing nasal congestion....

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An Organized Method for Giving Used Items to Charity for Tax Purposes!

When I donate used items such as clothing to Goodwill or other charities,I always post a list of each item as it goes in the collected bags and then tape the list to said bag and the next morning when I set the bags out,I collect the list and keep them together with the tape and an address of the ...

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Where is the TV Remote?

I hope this is the LAST time we lose the remote for the television! I have SECURED each remote to the lamptable with a piece of heavy-duty velcro and a matching piece to each remote! I cannot get hearing aids at this time right now [as I NEED them] but have a preschooler and don't want to lose my he...

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Measuring My Margarine!

I like to have margarine on toast and the kinds I prefer are SMART BALANCE Light @50 cals per tbsp or I Can't Believe It 's Not Butter Light @ 80 per tbsp. To help assist me in not overdoing w/ the fats,I use a large spoon or a measured tbsp.[tablespoon] to put my margarine in BEFORE I spread it o...

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Scrapbookers~ Use Those Plastic See-Through $1.00 Folders to House Themes!

I have ALOT of themes for scrapbooking~ Animals,Baby,Pets, Romance/Valentine's Day,etc. When a craft store has a sale on the plastic see-through folders for a $1.00each [regularly $2.99],I buy a bunch of them as I "house" themes in each one and then store them upright alphabetically .For example~ ...

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