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Save Mylar Balloons and Reinflate Them
If you have no other use for the deflated Mylar balloons, simply save them to be reinflated on another occasion. If you insert a straw at least 6-8 inches in length up into the hole where it was originally inflated, you can press out the remaining helium in order to store the balloons flat.
Use Syringe To Refill Travel Tubes Of Lotion
I have a 2 oz tube of lotion that is perfect for carrying my purse. Instead of purchasing a new travel tube whenever I've used up the lotion, I refill it from the larger tube/bottle I already have on hand which may be located anywhere else in the house.
Scenery: Sunset (Lake Texoma, TX)
My daughter worked a youth camp this summer between her sophomore semesters in college. She had time before the kids started showing up to document some of the beauty of the facility and it's surroundings.
Paying Bills On Time Without Auto-Pay
Organizing the household bills and making sure they get paid on time shouldn't be a problem. I open all mail immediately upon bringing it into the house. If I cannot do that, at least the bills are pulled out and placed in my bill-paying spot on my desk.
Reuse Takeout Containers For Leftovers
I save most of the better take-home containers we get from eating out at restaurants, some are quite sturdy. Whenever any of my married kids comes over for a meal at my house, I'll usually send some leftovers home with them for their lunch the next day.
Iris (Knoxville, TN)
This image was taken by my daughter. She has a short walk from a parking garage to her place of employment so she passes the First Presbyterian Church everyday.
Scenery: Front Yard Flags
Several years ago, my husband decided to cut down a large leaning tree in our front yard and put up the flagpole he'd been wanting for quite some time. We replace the American Flag every year on (or around) July 4th, and replace the USMC around January 1st.
Scenery: Skyline Caverns, Front Royal, VA
This photo was taken by my daughter. It was taken inside the Skyline Caverns near Front Royal, VA. These caverns are famous for the anthrodite mineral formations that look like flowers.
Scenery: West Coast Bluff (San Jose, CA)
My daughter flew to CA to visit a friend during the summer of 2009. Of course the beach was an ideal place to capture some awesome scenery shots.
These tulips were an obvious subject for my daughter's photography class. She asked the grower for permission to enter her yard and take several shots of these beauties.
Scenery: Whirlpool State Park (Niagara, NY)
The Niagara River makes a 90 degree turn at one point which causes natural whirlpools to appear, momentarily, and then they swirl away. You have to be quick on the shutter button to capture them!
Scenery: Running the Strawberry Rows
We try to pick strawberries locally every year. The long rows made a great place to do running "speed work" for Cameron, my 3 year old.
Wildlife: Black and Yellow Argiope (Garden Spider)
This "beautiful" specimen was hanging outside our living room window. This is as close as I wanted to get! I had never seen this type of web either, the zigzag pattern.
Horseshoe Falls (Niagara, Ontario, Canada)
My husband and I visited Niagara Falls in September, 2010. This photo was taken from the closest point one can stand at the "Journey Behind the Falls" attraction in Niagara, Ontario, Canada.
Scenery: Oakum Creek at Munden Point Park (Virginia Beach, VA)
My husband and I took a canoe up Oakum Creek putting in at Munden Point Park, in southeastern Virginia Beach, VA. The trip took about an hour to get to the turn around point. Awesome scenery and these trees were begging to be photographed.
Refilling Laundry Detergent Dispensers
I buy the economy size jugs of laundry detergent to refill a button-spout type jug for ease of dispensing the soap. I've found that pouring the soap from the regular type jug into the one that has the button spout is messy and quite a bit of detergent remains in the jug because of the configuration of the spout.
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