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4 Quick Tips For Using Tea Bags

Here are 4 quick tips for using tea bags around the house that can save you time, stress and even some money.

1. Use a wet tea bag to soothe a shaving cut or nick. The tannic properties in tea helps soothe inflammations.

2. Use a tea bag or two when potting plants. Just place tea bags on the drainage hole of the planter. They'll help retain water so your plants can grow better.

3. Use tea bags to help loosed stuck food on pots and pans. Fill the pot or pan with warm water, toss in a tea bag and let soak. The acids in the tea should help loosen the stuck on food.

4. Use tea bags to soften skin. When you run your next bath, hold a couple of tea bags under the running water. Tea has antioxidants that can help rehydrate and soften skin.

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Money-Saving Home Remedy For Dandruff

Store bought dandruff shampoo can be expensive. If you are looking for small ways to trim your budget, try this inexpensive home remedy for dandruff the next time your scalp feels itchy and you are tempted to run to the store to get some bottled relief!

Wash your hair as you normally do, using your regular daily shampoo and conditioner. After the final rinse, apply one Tbs. of lemon juice to your scalp and massage in gently. Rinse hair with cool water. The citric acid in the juice should help relieve the itch and the flaking! If you decide you just can't give up your favorite store bought dandruff treatment altogether, you can still save some money by alternating with the lemon juice too. By doing so, your bottle of dandruff shampoo will last longer, saving you money by not having to buy it quite so often.

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Potatoes: Fade Age Spots Naturally

If you are looking in the mirror and seeing age spots looking back at you, but you just do not have money in your budget to buy expensive age spot remedies, you might want to buy some potatoes instead! It has been said that potatoes can help fade those age spots that insist on showing up on our faces and hands. Potatoes contain catecholase, which happens to be the enzyme used in many skin-care products. It lightens the skin by blocking pigment cells that cause discolorations and dark circles.

Grate a fresh potato and place the pieces in a cheesecloth. Hold this under your eyes to help with those dark under eye circles, or place directly on age spots to help fade them. Do this about 5 minutes a day. I have also read that you can place sliced potato slices directly on the age spots as well to help fade them, or grind a potato completely then apply the paste to your skin.
I will tell you that I have not tried this natural remedy for age spots, so I cannot guarantee you that it will work…

IHOP National Pancake Day: Free Pancakes Tues. Feb.28

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, IHOP will be celebrating their annual National Pancake Day by serving free pancakes!! Customers can order a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes, and in return, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals© and other designated local charities.

Since the first National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. This is a great cause and if you have time on that day, why not stop by your local IHOP and enjoy some free pancakes while helping out others at the same time. Your heart and stomach will both thank-you!

To find an  IHOP restaurant near you, use the ihoplocator!

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Love selling your handmade clothing and accessories online, but would prefer to avoid the fees that eBay and other online sites charge? Well guess what? Selling on Smashion is FREE: there are no charges, no listing fees or transaction fees or any other kind of fees.

It is easy to start selling on Smashion - you basically just register then start customizing your own online store. All transactions are handled through Paypal, so you will want to get an account there if you do not have one yet.

You can sell any women's fashion items including clothing, accessories, beauty & cosmetic products, and footwear. They can be brand new, gently-used, or NWT (new with tags.) Browsing through the stores online, I saw many handmade clothing and jew…

Subway Giving Away Free Cookies Feb.29th!!

Free Cookie Alert!! Subway is giving away free cookies Feb. 29, 2012! And you know how good those cookies are, right? If you do not {somehow,} take my word for it - they are delicious!

So here is the deal: they are giving a FREE freshly baked cookie with any purchase on February 29th to celebrate Leap Day.

 (Did you know Feb. 29 is Leap Day/?)

Mark your calendars!

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All Natural Homemade Air Freshener {Easy-Peasy!}

Skip the expensive air fresheners at the store, and save a little money by making your own all natural air fresheners right in your own kitchen.

Slice two lemons then layer the slices on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Bake in your oven at 250 degrees for about 60 minutes. Turn off the heat, open the oven door, and enjoy the refreshing scent throughout your home!


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5 Creative Ways To Reuse Items in Your House

I love finding ways to reuse old stuff that would otherwise languish forever in the back of our closets, in the garage or stuffed under the beds,er,thrown away. I often search the web for creative ways to reuse household items, and thought I would share some of my {most} favorite finds with you today (because I am so nice that way.)

1. Have an old picture frame but no picture to put in said frame? Simply place a piece of fabric or pretty paper over the thin cardboard that comes with the frame (or if you have lost that, use lightweight cardboard from an empty cereal box or any other box you have laying around.) and you have a lovely vanity tray. Put it on your dresser and keep your brush, comb, lotion, hair-clips or whatever you want on it! (this tip comes from RealSimple.)

2. Those thin potato chip cans make great containers for straws! Of course I know you never eat those things. Neither do I. But in case you happen to come across one someday, you might want to cover it in some cute… Get Paid For Your Opinions

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The Best Free Instant Virtual Makeover

Before you spend money on a new haircut or new makeup, get a free virtual makeover so you can decide if you will like the new 'you.' Seriously, who has not shelled out some big bucks on a haircut just to walk out of the salon full of regret? Even money spent at a drugstore cosmetics counter for makeup that you end up never wearing hurts, right?

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Everyone loves freebies, and I have come across a great place to get some amazing free stuff.  House Party is a website where you and your friends can be the first to try out new products from sponsors waiting to get your feedback!

 By hosting a party, you get to try products from sponsors for free, and give out free stuff to your friends as well! You don’t pay anything or sell anything. Just tell the sponsor of your party what you and your guests thought of the products.

You will need to first sign up {free} at House Party.  Next, you can go check out the upcoming parties, and apply to be a host of any that interest you. If you are selected to be a host, you will receive a party pack full of products, cooking tools and party decorations to share with your friends.

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