Dragonfly Treasure: August 2015
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Few Good Hacks

Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows
Via Storage and Glee

Install a regular coat rack low down 
   the wall to store shoes safely off the floor
Via Destination Unknown

Hang onions in cut-up tights or
old stockings to make them last for months!
Via BuzzFeed
My Dad did this all the time.

To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar (which won't affect the taste of the onions)

Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.
Via Bobbenblog Lite

Cover paint trays with aluminium foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze.
Via OurHumbleAbowed
I've even used plastic grocery bags, works wonders :)

Water straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.
Via Instructables

                      Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations 
                   made by furniture on your carpets.
Via North Carolina Charm

Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven - it will help keep them upright.
Via Better Recipes
                To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.
Via My Fridge Food
Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.
Via Delighted Momma
Use bread tags to label power cords.
Via Apartment Therapy

Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.
Via Real Simple
   WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!
Via Real Simple
When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.
Via Somewhat Simple

Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large coffee filters
Via This Old House

Sprinkle salt in the spaces between patio slabs and at the bottom of walls to get rid of pesky weeds (but be careful NOT to get salt near plants you want to keep as salt will kill them!)
Via One Good Thing
To clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the morning.
Another way to clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.
Via Off the Wheaten Path

Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge
Via In This Crazy Life

Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.
Via Martha Stewart

             To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.
Via U-Create Crafts
Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.
Via Stockpiling Moms
 A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!
Via Obrienkr18 

This has to be the simplest way to
open those annoying blister packs!
Via Babble

Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal - the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.
Via Budget101

They look pretty too - a great tip for parties!
Via Daily Pix

Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger
to prevent dresses from slipping off.
Via Re Create Design

Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.

Place a wooden spoon over a pan to
stop the water from boiling over
Via The Life of a Not So Ordinary Housewife

A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!
Via Buzzfeed

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

MY Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge Review #konjacsponge

OK at first glance this looks like something
 you'd use in the garden -

but you know what they say about
 judging books by their covers -


I had never heard of MY Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge or any thing like it before.
So when I was asked to review it I was curious indeed. 
When it arrived it was hard, I mean really hard.
I wondered just how soft it would/could actually get. 

Holy Guacamole!
after getting it thoroughly wet and allowing it to
 fully absorb water it got really soft!


It has a unique soft texture that gently exfoliates and
cleanses my skin leaving it feeling very soft.
Thus speeding up metabolism and promoting cell growth.

MY Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge is made exclusively from the Konjac fiber, a pure vegetable fiber taken from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant,
which is rich in minerals and vitamins.
 Also known as konnyaku potato or elephant yam,
 it is native to eastern Asia where it has been traditionally
 used as a beauty treatment for a long time.

This all natural sponge is Chemical Free, pH Balanced,
with added Natural Bamboo Charcoal, which contains activated carbon, various minerals, and natural antioxidant ingredients that help fighting hard to reach acne causing bacteria's. 

 The Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Facial Sponge is excellent for sensitive skin, including those with oily skin, acne, and pimples.

The Konjac Sponge can be used up to 3 months with proper care.  After each use, simply hang it by the string that is attached to it and let it dry out.

Remember what I said earlier about using it in the garden?
Once it starts to break down you can bury it in your garden and it will decompose. Maybe I wasn't too far off after all ;)

MY Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge is available on their website and on Amazon.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price from MY Konjac Sponge.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

Oh My............

My wife said "Fix that gutter downspout TODAY!"
So I invited the boys over.
One brought his welding machine, one brought a pipe cutter
the others brought beer.

Took us about 4 hours, mostly for the beer,
but we got the downspout fixed.

Wife is still speechless...
I am certain not for much longer though.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Summer Vacation with @Snuggle_Bear #TeamSnuggle #Spon #Snuggle #SnuggleSummer

Summer vacation at home has always been about sleeping in and day road trips that lead to adventures. This year we got to share our Summer with the very cute and adorable Snuggle Bear.
Unfortunately due to multiple injuries that started at the end of Spring and has continued through the Summer we ended up having a Doc-cation, spending most of out time in waiting rooms and Urgent Care Facilities. But Snuggle Bear was a real trooper and never complained.
We managed to sneak in a few fun times :)
My daughter, Snuggle and I headed for the Stanislaus County Fair
 and managed to see Bret Michaels! Woo Hoo!   
Another day we headed to show Snuggle Bear the park,
that was before it started reaching in the hundreds. 
The closest Theater to us has Summer $1 movies for kiddos.
We went to see Sponge Bob Square Pants Out of Water.
It was so crowded Snuggle hid in my purse the whole time!
He was holding our ticket the whole time,
what a buddy!

After we stopped in for a bite to eat.
I woke up the other morning to find Snuggle
outside relaxing in the cool fresh air.
 Snuggle trying to comfort my daughter,
 who is at her 4th different Drs. office visit in one week.
Snuggles liked meeting all the other
 people in the lobby!

Snuggling with Bella after a long day. 

**Disclaimer: I received one or more items free to facilitate this post.
 However all opinions are 100% my own**


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