Daily Tips and Tricks

  • Teething - Peyton has demonstrated to me a neat trick. She showed interest in brushing her teeth. Most especially with brother's electric toothbrush. She'll brush for up to 15 minutes or more. It occurred to me that the vibration from the toothbrush must be soothing to her cutting teeth.

  • Sweet Tea - The secret to good sweet tea is to make a concentrate of your tea hot then add the sugar. I put in 1- 11/2 cups for about a gallon of sweet tea. Stir well. Then add cold water and/or ice to chill. You can also put it in the fridge at this point to chill it.

  • I've discovered that you can use hand sanitizer to remove ink from clothing. I put a paper towel behind the stain, put the sanitizer on the stain, and rub with a second paper towel on the stain. It does take some elbow grease but it works. A less expensive option would be to use straight rubbing alcohol.

  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar in a load of wash helps eliminate odors, especially, urine (human or animal).