Last night we had a "Share-A-Tip" night at church. It was better than Pinterest-there was even strawberry shortcake-which we ate at the beginning instead of the end (b/c I was in charge and didn't have time to eat dinner and was hungry).
We decorated the tables with funny "tip jars" that said stuff like:
"tipping: bad for cows, good for us" and "My name is Inigo Montoya-prepare to tip" or my personal favorite-Darth declaring he "finds your lack of tipping disturbing".
We found 3x5 notebooks at the dollar store (5/$1) and just covered them with scrapbook paper so everyone could take notes.
Here's some amazing stuff people shared:
I shared my shower cleaner and garden slug killer.
-How to clean oven burners: place them in a ziploc bag w/ 1/4 cup ammonia and let them sit overnight. Wipe them clean-no scrubbing.
-Clean your microwave-Add a splash of vinegar to a bowl of water. Nuke 5 minutes. The steam will loosen the gunk, then just wipe it out.
-If you spray Listerine around your front door, it will keep the bugs away.
-Gently mist your make-up with rubbing alcohol to disinfect it.
-Power Volume Collagen is the best mascara for those of us w/ thin, short lashes.
-Biz is great for stain removal.
-To make cake flour, add 2 Tb of cornstarch to every cup of flour.
-To calculate the tip, just double the tax.
-WD40 will stop creaky doors and will clean your stainless appliances.
-Pull out your fridge and dryer every so often and vacuum.
-Clorox wipes are magic.
-Lipstick will help you feel better on bad days.
-When life seems hard, a little chocolate and a nap helps.
-Sprinkle baking soda and lavender essential oil on wet beds. Wait and hour and vacuum to remove pee smells.
-When life is the craziest-stop and take a picture. It can help diffuse the situation.
-Teach your kids to act not react.
-When your kids won't stop begging. Inform them they have "asked" and you have "answered".
-It's pretty easy to get on the nominating committees to elect people.
There were a few more, that I didn't write down, because I was probably chatting w/ the person next to me.
Pretty much a perfect night for me. I got to eat cake, hang-out with fabulous women and I even learned some stuff.