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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Handy Everyday Tips With Everyday Home Products

Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Kills fleas instantly...Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor ...Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Did You Know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail f ungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover. Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply i t to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Artisan Beaders Street Team's Holiday Giveaway

The Artisan Beaders Street Team is having a weekly giveaway during the holiday season on our team blog. The team blog website is and we hope you will stop by for our giveaways to enter for a chance to win some beautiful jewelry by our talented artists.
All you have to do to enter this giveaway is stop by Patty's shop find your favorite piece of jewelry in her shop and post it on our team blog.

This week, we have a gorgeous pair of earrings from Patty of Broken Teepee Designs. These sweet beauties feature prasiolite (green amethyst), mystic blue topaz, and gold filled findings. They measure 1/2 an inch long and are darling!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Craft Fair Day

Saturday, I did a craft show for the 3rd year in a row for me. I worked hard to streamline the setup and perfected my display tags for days. I was excited for a successful day. Despite the economy, I knew sales would be lower than what I really wanted. I had hopes to at least make my booth space and pass out some cards for hopefully future sales. I was so surprised to see 2 or 3 people stop by my jewelry and notice they were wearing jewelry of mine. Wow, what a great conversation starter and the feeling of seeing people wearing my work is one of my joys being in this business. I love that part of the business!
I sold 2 pieces that really surprised me. One piece was in my shop for a long time and was one of the first wire wrapped pieces, which was an agate wrapped in copper wire.

The other was a bail I had just wrapped in sterling silver wire with a blue lace agate cabochon. It was only in my shop a couple of days. I wish I could find another stone like it to make another, but unfortunately some pieces are just a one of a kind.