HELPFUL HINTS

“Take my advice.  I don’t use it anyway.”

Over the years I’ve found numerous ways to solve simple problems.  Operating in the spirit instilled in me by my mother, which is sharing, I decided to tell you about some of my genius ideas.

My first brilliant idea is a way to keep pots off wood floors while displaying your plants. For those of you fortunate enough to live near a habitat store where odds and ends of building materials are available for a pittance, it’s simply a matter of purchasing a tile for each plant that you want to elevate.  These tiles generally sell for a dollar or two.

Next, purchase some self-stick pads or various sizes that are meant to go under table and chair legs in order to protect your floors.  Stick two pads, one on top of the other, to the bottom corners of the tile.  Voila!  An elevated tile that keeps itself and a plant off the floor.  Also, the tile won’t scratch your floor if the plant gets moved.

tile
Can also use a small on top of the large

Next, a hint I’ve written about before, is to purchase a plate or bowl from a thrift store whenever you take food where you’re asked to bring a dish to pass.  You won’t have to worry about getting your dish back.  If you purchase a lovely enough item, you’ll garner brownie points with the hostess.

plate

Purchased for $1.59.  Used under a Lemon Cornmeal Cake.

For those of you who want to store your bras in a way that will allow them to remain tangle free and air out until their next wearing, try sewing a strip of sports mesh to the top of some fabric.  Sew a trim along the edges of the mesh.  Sew a pocket on the top where you can insert a dowel.  Attach to a lovely hanger with ribbon.  This can hang on the back of a closet door.  Holds about 8 bras.  If you have more than that check out a site for minimalist living!

This particular undie holder that’s pictured also has pockets on the bottom where panties can be stored.  A vertical underwear drawer!

Turning to medicinals, I found a way to soothe sunburn that works for me every time.  Simply apply Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar to the affected area.  Some people get carried away and also apply olive oil to soothe the skin.  This is recommended if you want to treat your affected skin as well as create a great vinaigrette.  You’re welcome.

Enough brilliance for one day!

Loveya – The Grandma

A Musing Grandma Pat Cooks

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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