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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday - Some Pulbic Service Information

Did you know?
You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it.




The color on the bread tab indicates how fresh the bread is.
And those colors are in alphabetical order: b, g, r, w, y. 



You can divide and store ground meat in a zip loc bag. Just break off how much you need and keep the rest in the freezer for later. So much easier than dividing and individually wrapping each pound or half pound.

 

If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over.



 

Marshmallows can cure a sore throat. Perfect for kids who don't like medicine. 




Stuffing a dryer sheet in your back pocket will repel mosquitoes. 




You can run a paper bag through your printer.




You can mail anything that will take a stamp and weighs less than 13ounces without a box?

 

If you break your blender jar you can replace it with a mason jar.


 
I think some of these were cool.  I never thought about putting in a paper bag in the printer.  And about the mailing.

News for us - we are in a holding pattern until this Wednesday.
Thank you!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!



 Love, Chatty

60 comments:

Sush said...

Those were such great ideas and so many things I never knew! You rock!
Happy Mother's Day...

Kim said...

There were some great ideas in there. Thanks! Have a restful weekend.

BelovedBomber said...

Great ideas! I can't wait to try wooden spoon thing!

Cheri said...

Cool ideas...had no idea with some of them. Thanks for sharing.

Granny Annie said...

I would be a little concerned that the cheese might drip into the toaster and be hard to clean. Another fun tip about making grilled cheese sandwiches is to wrap the sandwich in foil and iron it on both sides. Yes with a regular cloths iron.

These were some great ideas. Marshmallows to treat sore throats sounds like a good idea. And using a wooden spoon for something other than spanking the kids is a good idea too:)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thanks for sharing that information ... some of it I'd seen before but forgot and some of it was brand new. Am I the only one who, when clicking on the source links, got this message:

The Network Administrator is concerned that this link may lead to a site that causes your computer or our network to be more vulnerable to hackers, spammers or other Internet threats. You may be denied access to this particular site. If you believe that you are being denied access in error, please contact your Network Administrator.

At first I thought it was something from my end, but I don't get this message when clicking on links on other blogs ... just yours. Confused. ;-)

Buttercup said...

There are some great ideas here. I'm going out to get dryer sheets. I am a mosquito magnet. Hugs and love, my friend!

Sandra said...

i am ROFL about the toaster, i have the picture in my mind of what will happen to that cheese toast when it is done and POPS UP only it will shoot that cheese toast out on the counter and plop the cheese side down. ha ha ho ho he he. my grandmothers toaster used to flip the bread up in the air and down on the foor, this was about 60 years ago, so that made me think about the pop out tthing.

That corgi :) said...

I gotta try that toaster one! Interesting about the bread colored tabs; all fascinating info Sandie!

I hope it is a relaxing day for you

betty

Changes in the wind said...

Thanks for these ideas....love the paper sack one!!

Susan said...

Ooooooo, so many good ideas, Sandie. I especially like the Bounce sheets in pockets to repel mosquitoes. I'll put one in ALL my pockets! Ha! I HATE to be outside and bitten by those nasty creatures. You are all in my thoughts and prayers this weekend, my dear Sandie. Susan

Marti said...

I am going to try the mosquito repellent i.e. dryer sheet. I am so allergic to their bites, and I hate that stinky spray on stuff. Have a good Mother's day.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I am so glad that I started reading your blog. I have learned more new things here. I love the idea of putting a wooden spoon over a pot so it doesn't boil over. I am constantly cleaning my stove due to pots boiling over. I will try that one. I have tried the bounce in the pocket to keep mosquitoes from biting and that one did not work for us. Our mosquitoes didn't care one bit. They bit anyway. Hope your Saturday is a super one!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty interesting tips. thanks for passing them along.

and keep holding strong!

Wanda's Wings said...

Some wonderful tips. You have a happy Mother's Day.

LL Cool Joe said...

I had no idea about the toaster, but I imagine the melted cheese on the elements may not be that much fun to clean off!

Eva Ason said...

These were some interesting tips - the toaster was pretty smart :) Hope that you're having a good day my friend! Happy Mother's Day to you xx

Eva

Helen said...

Well, these tidbits of information blew me away. Happy Mother's Day!!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you for all the great tips. I like the toasted cheese idea. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day.

Susannah said...

Never heard of the wooden spoon over the boiling water! And the bread tags are interessting...gotta check it out. Hope you are having a good day...hubby, too. I'm sure Wednesday can not get here fast enough.

Susannah

Ginny said...

These are some of the best tips EVER!!! Not the usual that just keep going around every year. I love the paper bag one, and the blender, mosquito repellant, and wooden spoon.

Knitty said...

I got the same message as Kathy. I don't think the advice about mailing anything for that price is accurate. I have had to pay for special handling of handmade cards because they couldn't go through some machine because of a brad, three dimensional flower on a card, etc. It isn't just weight that determines the postal fee. The postal clerks have a template with a slit in it. If an envelope passes through the slit, a regular stamp will work.

I made a dozen Christmas cards a few years ago that were mailed in clear envelopes. Addresses were on a solid sheet of paper within, clearly visible. I had to pay for special handling because the plastic envelope wouldn't go through the machine.

Maureen #6745 said...

Great Ideas....my grandaughter is going to love the marshmallow one.

keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Have a good Mommys day!

Best,
Maureen

Nancy's Notes said...

Now those were fantastic ideas!!!

Happy Mother's day sweet friend!

Nancy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

These are so helpful. Thank you.
(the source link isn't working)
Have a beautiful Mother's Day!
Love, Debby

Pondside said...

Your posts are always such fun!

Annesphamily said...

C O O L ! Hope all is well with you sweet Sandie!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Love these clever ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Arkansas Patti said...

Going to have to try the toaster thingy and dividing the turkey burgers. My bread has ties so I guess it doesn't work for them. Good ideas.
Know you will be glad when Wednesday gets here.

Maple Lane said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your daughter. Keeping you all close in my heart and prayers.
Thanks for these great tips!

Mimi said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
I love some of those ideas, like the dryier sheet, mosquitos love my daughter and grand daughter, but I never get bit....so I will mention that one to her, I also like the marshmallow for sore throats...great idea!!!
love the postage mailing option too!!!
have a great day
love,
jamie

Denise Adorian said...

That was fun and interesting.Happy Mothers day to you too.

Debbie said...

Some wonderful tips and ideas!! Happy Mothers Day!!!

My Journey With Candida said...

Those are some neat ideas. I like the one about flipping the toaster over on it's side.

I did a post on making your own silver bullet using a blender and a mason jar.

My Journey With Candida said...

I almost forgot. Happy Mothers Day!!! Have a good one

Life is good! said...

I tried the wooden spoon over my pot of boiling water and you know what? it boiled over. i guess i'll have to try it again. love all of the ideas!

Life is good! said...

i just read back a few posts. i am so sorry to hear about your husband. i will remember him in my prayers! my blog got blognapped and i just started a new one http://bitsoflifeandcookiebites.blogspot.com have a happy mothers day!

jack69 said...

Oh, I liked the hamburger separations, those are all great ideas, sure didn't know about the mailing.
I know it is tough to wait, but the time will pass.

Love from here.

SweetMarie said...

Great tips! I love the paper bag and the wooden spoon.
Happy Mother's Day! Big hug and kiss to you!
Love,
Marie

Walking on Sunshine... said...

These are GREAT! And I knew about the paper bag because hubby printed some out for Christmas gifts. He made gourmet coffee to give as gifts to co-workers. Hope your Sunday is GOOD!

Jean said...

Super duper tips!!!

Shanda said...

I wondered why I never have a sore throat!!! It's because I eat a lot of marshmallows. So much so that they are coming out my thighs!

Belle said...

A lot of great ideas! The mason jar is a great one I will try to remember. God Bless.

Rhonda said...

Sandie, just wanted to make a quick stop to wish you a very happy mother's day tomorrow...may it be filled with lots of hugs and kisses .....

SquirrelQueen said...

I really like the idea for freezing ground beef, I'm going to do that one. I'll also have to try the wooden spoon.

Being in a holding pattern can be frustrating but at least you know the landing time.

TARYTERRE said...

We're in a holding pattern here. Please keep my daughter in your prayers. They just discovered 3 spots on her lungs. she's never smoked. And a big mass on her liver. They're going to do a biopsy soon. I am praying with all my heart these things are benign. She's only 36 and has two small children. You never know what the good Lord is going to throw your way. Last week everything was in transition about something else. This week we are confronted with this. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you. I know with your husband being sick, it'll hold even more special meaning to you. Take care.

DeanO said...

You've put together an awesome blog Ms. Sandie...I love your public service announcements. I trust all is well during your holding pattern.

BlueShell said...

Hi dear!
happy Mother's Day...

God bless you and your husband,
Love
Bs/Isabel

Ann said...

Several things here I didn't know about. The toaster one is pretty cool and the burger one is ingenious.
Also wish I would have known about the marshmallow curing a sore throat. I'm going to have to try that

Betty Manousos said...

those were such brilliant ideas.

thanks for sharing.

xoxo

Debbie said...

OK, my first thought:
Why don't they bake bread on Wednesday?

As for the whole post, it's WONDERFUL. I didn't know a single one of those. Wonder if the bounce works for gnats too? They are really bad this year!

Lynn said...

That spoon trick is good to know!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Just back home from being on a mother visiting trip and had no internet... I'll be praying in the holding pattern... love and hugs ~ t.

Catherine said...

Those are some great ideas! Some I had heard about before but some I hadn't. Very fun.
xo Catherine

Melanie said...

Those were some great tips, Sandie! I really like the ones about the frozen beef,wooden spoon, and bound sheet! Mosquitoes love me...I'll have to try this.
I hope you had a great Mother's Day!♥

Nancy said...

Love all of these interesting facts... thank you! Hoping all goes well with your hubby. :)

jennifer richter said...

these are awesome ideas, some of them who would have thought. the mason jar with the blender, I just through mine in the garbage, dang... clever!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Great tips, thanks a million for posting them,
will defintely be using the woooden spoon one!


x

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Great tips.

I wonder if those dryer sheets will work for Black flies in Canada. I have to wear a black fly net and last night walking. It was like so hot, hot with it on.

I am allergic to the black flies. I have tried every thing on the market to be a happy camper for to enjoy Spring. So if you ever find out anything. Please add to your list here to-morrow.

These blackflies are wee small like a fruit fly around ripe bananas. Boy do they bite. They attack like 100 at a time for me.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Like Katy said. I cannot open source neither. It says can cause hackers and so forth. Just on your sourses it reads. Are you aware of this?