Friday, April 12, 2013


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. 


  1. I LOVE the tip jars and some of those tips were great! Tip night - what a fabulous idea!

  2. Tip Night, what a great idea! I love that you could use this tip theme in various settings as well. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from TT&J :)

  3. Great stuff. This can be a fun activity. Thank you for sharing.

    Consider yourself hugged,

  4. sounds like a fun and interesting gathering!