Got the hickups?

Try some peanut butter as a cure. It’s not the peanut butter itself that works but the difficulty in swallowing it that may help cure your hickups. Eat one heaping teaspoon full and take your time swallowing it – as you chew, use your tongue to get the peanut butter off the roof of your mouth and your teeth. Your breathing pattern will change and therefore may rid you of those misserable hickups!


Skiing getting sticky?

When you are leaving for your next cross-country ski adventure, and don’t have time to apply a proper coat of ski wax – take a can of WD40 or light cooking spray with you. You can simply spray a little oil on your skis right before hitting the tails for a great non stick adventure! Just a light coat will do it.

Tea and twine?

To keep a ball of string/twine from knotting and easily available: store it in an old teapot that you don’t use. Thread the string through the spout of the teatop and put the “ball” in the main part of the teapot. When you need a piece of string or twine, simply pull a piece of of the teapot spout and cut off at the length you need. The rest of the ball is ready and waiting for you in the teapot.


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

– Winston Churchill

God will tell you

If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him; he will not resent it.

James 1:5


May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may He be gracious to you, show you His favor, and give you His peace.

Numbers 6:24 – 26

Cutting your own bangs

Have you ever tried to cut/trim your own bangs and end up with a “strange and crooked” looking bang?  I have done it more times than I can count. Here is a great tip to help prevent that “uneven” look in the future.

Start out by dampening your bangs and comb them straight down. Be sure not to wet your hair too much, it makes it stretch out a bit when it’s too wet and you will then end up with your bangs too short when they dry.

Place a piece of masking tape over your bangs just above where you want to cut them and press down lightly so the tape sticks. (If you hair is too wet, the tape won’t stick) Now use the bottom of the tape as a line to trim along.  Be sure to use small, very sharp scissors to get the best cut.

Hair bangs

Cutting you own bangs

When done, remove the masking tape and you’ll have the best “do it yourself” trimmed bangs ever.

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