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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, July 28, 2012

Saturday Service



10 BRILLIANT USES FOR ICE CUBES

1.  Entertain a pet effortlessly - just put one on the floor during a hot day and let them swipe at it for fun and chase it (now Disco would just walk away and let it melt).

2.Easily water hanging plants.  Drop several ice cubes onto the soil daily.

3. Smooth out lumpy caulk lines - to make your touch-up job look professional - try this - after applying caulk run an ice cube along the lines.  The ice will glide over the tacky compound without sticking.

4.Keep a disposal smelling sweet.  Run a few ice cubes through the disposal once a week.  The ice will knock some debris off the blades to keep the appliance working and smelling like new.  (new???)

5.Save a scorched coffeepot - After the pot has cooled, fill it halfway with ice, ad 1/4 cup salt and swish around for 1 minute.  The abrasive combination of ice and salt will dislodge the stains.

6. Safely separate stuck glasses - place ice in the top and put the bottom one in warm water.

7. Erase carpet dents overnight - place an ice cube on each of the spots where the rug is dented and as the ice melts water will slowly sink into the carpet fibers and they will be fluffy by morning.

8. De-wrinkle delicate fabric - Run a little ice in a cloth over the material and then iron with warm.

9.  Prevent reheated rice from dying out - before you microwave add an ice cube and loosely cover with a lid before heating on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

10. Stop  lipstick from smudging - run an ice cube over your mouth right after applying your favorite shade.  It will set it!

(This was taken from First for women. - thanks for the magazines Cheri)




AND ONE MORE THING - Want to cook corn and shuck it at the same time?
Thanks Monica at The Chicken Wrangler

We have all bought corn from a farmer or in the grocery with the husk and silk attached and realize we need to remove as cooking, right? Well this gentleman in this video will show us an easier and less time consuming method and all we need to remember is eight minutes!! This is really cool and I hope you too enjoy this video.

Thank you Kelly!

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

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58 comments:

Debbie said...

These are great ideas! And also fine examples of "Why didn't I think of this". Thanks for sharing! Now I'm off to tell my husband about ice cubes and caulking. Have a great day!

Kim said...

Who knew ice cubes could be used for more than just a drink! Some good tips

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the ice cube tips -- our dogs do like to play with them. :)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love the ice cube tips ... I already knew about #1 and #4 (although our dogs wouldn't play with the ice cubes ... they loved to eat them and always came over to the refrigerator when we were getting ice ... hoping that a cube or ten would fall on the floor for them to eat).

Maple Lane said...

Like you pup, ours ignores ice cubes and instead goes for our food! Thanks for the helpful hints, though. Enjoy this hot weekend!

Joyce Ann said...

Bring on the Raspberries!!!

CalamityJr said...

I hope somebody tries cooking corn this way and reports back here. Wouldn't it be great if that works!

Melanie said...

I saw that video about a month ago and tried it and IT WORKS!!!! :)

jack69 said...

Thanks lady, I just picked up some great tips with the ice. Gonna save that list.
Also the corn, I just learned that last year and an thrilled with the results. This years PA corn has been great.

Love from here.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

ice cube ideas....how 'cool' is that. No pun intended!!!! wishing you a beautiful weekend. Love that granny gif on your sidebar.

Gloria Hood said...

Miss Mindy loves her ice cubes with a side of dirt on the patio!

LL Cool Joe said...

I may well try the ice cubes on the carpet.Thanks. But I'll pass on the lipstick. :D

Happy Saturday!

That corgi :) said...

Koda's the same about ice cubes like Disco; he just kind of looks at them and then goes about doing something else; didn't realize there were so many uses for ice cubes! Off to buy raspberries :)

I do like the thought for the day; I can see that happening in my life :)

enjoy Saturday!

betty

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

I have to say that last quote there is very true. I do keep getting those lessons to learn over again. Till I get them right they keep on repeating. There are days when I wonder if I'll ever learn the lesson. Hope your Saturday is a wonderful one!

BelovedBomber said...

We better plant some more raspberry bushes lol. I will have to try that with our corn.

Pam :) said...

Hi CC, your blog is a breath of delightful fresh air!

I enjoyed taking a tour, have a joy-filled weekend ~:)

laurie said...

those are great ice cube tips, excuse me while I go eat some raspberries and watch my behind shrink!

Sandra said...

number one, same as you, they ignore ice cubes. the plant thing might work, i will try a couple of these. i know the burnt coffee pot works, that is how we did it when i was waiting tables, they taught me that.

Terri Buster said...

Ice cubes for watering plants- now why didn't I think of that??!!!
Have a great weekend Sandie!!

TexWisGirl said...

love raspberries! and a couple of my dogs like chomping ice cubes. :)

Shug said...

Hey Sandie....What's Up? Great uses of the old ice cube! glad to know these things...
Hugs
shug

Beth said...

All great ideas. thank you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Th corn thing works like magic! My Mom only does her corn on the cob like this and it is good!! Hugs, LInda

Miss Debbie said...

Great tips about ice...who knew?? And the last quote...so true! Some people say our God is the God of second chances... I am grateful that He is the God of MANY chances. His mercies are new every morning and His loving kindness endures forever!! :-)

Mevely317 said...

Great shares, Sandie!!! I'm going to try that lipstick trick ... any excuse to COOL OFF!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love those ice cube solutions!
Have a great weekend. Debby

Knitty said...

A friend just told me about her success fixing corn this way.

About those raspberries, do you think they'd negate ice cream calories if I pile them up on a scoop of vanilla?

Paula said...

Good tips. My daughter's dog begs at the ice maker.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for more tips about ice cubes than I knew..and some that will be tried in the future. Have a great weekend, yourself!

Susannah said...

I like the man in the video...reminds me of my Grandpa. Will try to do corn that way next time. Thanks for the ice tips. Have a grand day and happiness to ya!

The Jones Family said...

Very interesting ways to use ice cubes that I had not thought of. I always love your "thoughts for the day." Enjoy your weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just read this post and yesterdays...most of it aloud! My hubby have appreciated the laughs. Of course this last one about tests is a bit sobering. I'll have to think on this one! Enjoy your weekend!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Rasberries will do that??? My new candy!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Here's my ice cube tip. If you have a teething baby, buy those Munchkin mesh feeders. Stick an ice cube in it for the baby to chew on. Works like a charm - when nothing else will soothe them this'll do the trick every time!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Love all these creative uses for ice cubes, who would have though.....? And the corn trick is amazing, someone else pointed this out to me last week and I can't get over that I've lived this long without figuring that one out!

my diary said...

nice post...thanks for sharing ...i found your blog thrue other followers...looking for to visit more..blessings

Wanda's Wings said...

Who knew ice was good for so much!

Mary said...

Wow, Sandie, I learned so much...I'm a corn eater...love fresh on the cob. I surely hope I start passing some tests. Hahahahaaaa

Fiona said...

Fantastic ice cube tips!

Busy trying to catch up on my favourite blogs
after being away on holiday
I have missed so much....

Hope all is well

Have a good weekend

x Fiona

Retired English Teacher said...

Thanks for the tips. They were all great. It is a good thing we have you in our lives to simplify things for us.

Jill said...

Your last thought really made me stop and go Wow!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'm going to stock up on raspberries! :) Thanks for the tips!

Renae said...

Thank you so much for your comments! I've read all of your posts this week and now have time to say.....be sure to see my post on Monday!

I loved the corn husk thing. I'm going to do that next time. amazing!! We had bbq-ed corn last night and so recent info is appreciated.

see ya, love ya,

andy said...

Very useful info !! Have a great rest of the weekend

Rob-bear said...

I always knew you were a cool lady. Now we have more icy evidence. But I won't give your the raspberry.

And I haste tests. Of any kind.

mare ball said...

Man, that corn thing is amazing!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sandie, great ideas for ice cubes! India and Gracie the dog love ice cubes..Halo the doxie not so much..when the kids were here last weekend with the babies, Gracie loved getting little bits of ice to chew on..She is her father and Grammy's girl I guess after all...
Have a wonderful weekend my friend:)

Barb

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your post is chock full of good info, Sandie!! And, man is that last quote ever the truth!!! Sometimes, I am really slow! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Holy smokes-- what great tips for the use of ice cubes!
Plants and raspberrys too
love
tweedles

my diary said...

great tips! thanks for visiting me im following you love your blog...loves from the holland (the netherlands )

Jim said...

Nice post, Sandie. I like the last item best. For sure I take them over and over til I pass.
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SquirrelQueen said...

That is a pretty neat trick with the corn. I'm going to have to try that one. Great ice cube tips too.

Arkansas Patti said...

I have some touch up caulking to do so I will definitely try that. Should be less messy than a wet finger.Thanks.

my diary said...

hi friend im following you i will love you following me..dont understand i check all the settings but still as you can see 3 pictures dont show up...i will keep trying ..thanks for the comment...hope you visit i will blessings

Renegades said...

I am going to try the ice cubes in the garbage disposal.

SweetMarie said...

Our puppy dogs eat the ice cubes.:)

TARYTERRE said...

I have used a few of those ice cube tricks. They are all GREAT. good to know about the raspberries too.

Debbie said...

Some of them I knew, but some were new to me,like the lipstick one. I am forever needing lipstick. I think I talk it off.

And the corn thing works so well! We tried it, and that's our favorite way to cook it now, unless we have a crowd.