Thursday, February 21, 2008

Did you know???

PEPPER

Everyone knows Clorox's catchy ditty about keeping clothes bright, but all you need is pepper. Add a teaspoon of pepper to the wash before you add in your clothes and it will keep the colors from fading.

WHITE VINEGAR

Deodorant stains can ruin a perfectly good shirt. Save your whites by spraying white vinegar (no need to mix with water) onto the underarm areas. Then you can wash per usual.

SUGAR

At your next BBQ don't spend money on anti-pest candles that never work. Simmer 2 cups of milk, a 1/4 pound of sugar and 2 oz. of ground black pepper for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the mixture into bowls and put them where the flies will be attracted to them and then drown. You can also place around the house. No more buzzzzzing at the windows.

SODA

Next time your drain is clogged and you don't have time to run to the store for some Drain-O just look in your fridge! A 2-liter bottle of soda will do the trick. Just pour it down to clobber the clog.

SHORTENING

For a natural solution to diaper rash, try coating the area with a thin layer of shortening. It will act as a moisturizer.

SALT

Grease stains can be a huge pain when it comes to doing laundry. Before you wash, work a generous amount of table salt into the stain and then launder as usual.

POTATOES

Too much to drink last night and now you have puffy eyes? Apply a thin slice of cold potato to your eyes and leave on for five minutes. Then splash with cool water, put on your makeup (or just some moisturizer -- this means you, too, guys!) and head to work!

ORANGES

Don't you hate it when you have to start a fire and little bits of newspaper are flying everywhere? Next time, air-dry orange peels, which contain flammable oils that burn longer, and use those instead of the paper. The delicious smell is a bonus.

OLIVE OIL

Does it seem like nothing is working for your bad skin? Use 4 tablespoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of olive oil to create a paste. Leave it on your face for 2 minutes and rinse with warm water. Then wash your face as normal. Use every day for a week and then cut back to 3 days a week and you should notice an improvement.

MUSTARD

It may make you smell like a hot dog, but rubbing a thin layer of mustard over your chest and covering with a hot towel can relieve a stuffy head and chest.

MILK

Oh no! You forgot to put the cap on your pen and now there is ink seeping into your shirt. No worries -- just grab some milk and soak the area. Depending on the type of ink, this process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Patience is a virtue.


MAYONNAISE

It's one thing when your child draws on the wall with crayons, it's quite another when it comes to your wood furniture. Rub some mayonnaise on the crayon mark and let it soak for ten minutes. Then take a damp cloth and wipeaway the mayo AND the crayon!

LEMONS

Dandruff can be an embarrassing health problem, but the special shampoo often smells yucky. Try massaging 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and rinsing with warm water. Follow with a leave-in rinse of 1 teaspoon lemonjuice in 1 cup of warm water. Use this daily until your scalp is healed.

FLOUR

You have an ant problem but are worried about the poisonous ant traps around your pets. Just sprinkle flour wherever you see ants entering the house and along the pantry shelves, since they are most likely after your food.

EGGS

No time to hit the salon before your big event? Get your hair super shiny and conditioned with eggs! Take two beaten egg yolks and massage into hair. Start at the scalp and work in small sections. Then gather all of the hair in a shower cap, wrap in a warm towel and wait 30 minutes (you could cook the kids' dinner). Rinse with cool water and shampoo as usual.

CORN STARCH

Your child just learned how to tie their shoes and the knots are impossible to undo. Stay calm and sprinkle a little cornstarch on the laces to help you work out the knot.

CLUB SODA

There's no more worrying about drinking red wine on white carpet. Soak up as much wine as possible and then pour club soda over the area, making sure to blot and not rub. Repeat the process until the wine is no longer visible. You can also do the same for urine stains.

CASTOR OIL

While most of us associate castor oil with constipation or childbirth, did you know it can also help get rid of pesky moles in your yard? Just mix a 1/2 cup of castor oil with two gallons of water and pour the mixture down the mole(s) hole(s). Don't worry, the solution is animal friendly and they will likely relocate.

BUTTER

A jewelry box can help you organize, but sometimes those thin-chained necklaces just want to get tangled and you can't stop them! Rub some butter into the knot and lay on a flat surface. Then take a sewing needle to untangle. When finished just run under hot water to rinse off the butter.

BREAD

Next time you drop a wine glass or break a plate, grab a slice of bread to help you clean up. After you pick up the larger pieces, press the bread over the area and it will pick up all the itty bitty pieces you can't see. Bread can also help clean fingerprints off walls and wallpaper. Just rub and voila!

BANANAS

Before you throw your banana peel in the compost pile, remove any stringy pulp and use the peel as a buffer. This works with silverware as well as leather shoes and leather furniture. Just rub the peel over the object and buffwith a soft cloth. Be sure to test a small section of your furniture first!

APPLES

Sick of waiting for your green tomatoes to ripen on the windowsill? Stick up to five tomatoes in a brown paper bag with a ripe apple and seal for a few days. This will speed up the ripening process.

53 comments:

Skunkfeathers said...

Now I have to print this 'un, cuz it's got too much useful info in it ;)

I didn't see anything that protects lambs from moustached, deviant BBQers, tho...

The Phosgene Kid said...

I use olive oil on lamb before it hits the coals. Add some fresh squeezed lemon and oregano and you are in business!!

carmen said...

no, no ,no, LL...you took it all wrong...oh, my...

1. rub a thin layer of mayo, (not mustard!!! ) over your chest, LL..to relieve a stuffy head...

2. flour must be used to cover dandruff better...(is it dandruff or flour?flour or dandruff?/) while
3.Next time you drop a wine glass or break a plate, grab a slice of ...butter, yes, LL, BUTTER, to help you clean up. After you pick up the larger pieces, press the butter over the area ...over the area... and...
4. No time to hit the salon before your big event? Get your hair super shiny and conditioned with.... BANANAS ! Take two and massage into hair. Start at the scalp and work in small sections. Then gather all of the hair in a shower cap and you are ready for the great event....

ntss, ntss, ntss...:(

/t. said...

tired
of walking
around with old
and scuffed up shoes?

try kicking a lamb or two (or a cat) to put a new shine on old leather!

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Pink said...

meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!


Hey! Look at that! It works ;)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Aren't soccer balls made out of lambskin?

Little Lamb said...

Skunky, there is a lot of useful information in this here post. I haven't found a way for /t. to want to stop the bbq.

Phos, how does that protect the lamb from cooking?

Carmen, how does mayo relieve a stuffy head? I like your list.

/t. how about trying to tear off your stache instead?

Pink, what works?

Phos, dunno, are they?

Indigo said...

Very handy stuff! :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

We use coca-cola to unclog drains - works like a champ.

carmen said...

oh, LL, mayo and stuffy head?? simple...

fake cholesterol in fake mayo puts pressure on your chest heart connections..your veins get thicker, the thicker the veins , the smoother the thoughts in your head...the smoother the thoughts , the less you feel them..

result: you unclog your stuffy head, if it ..reaches the head

Little Lamb said...

Indigo, thank you.

Phos, Somehting to think about.

Carmen, Sounds good to me!

The Troll said...

I use WD 40 for all those things. Except picking up broken glass. That I just leave on the floor.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Want some excitement? Combine one part drain cleaner with two parts bleach then stand back and watch the fun. oh, try to avoid breathing the green cloud coming from the mixture is not your friend.

Little Lamb said...

The troll, thanks for visiting. You can always sweep up the glass so no one gets cut. Silly troll.

Phos, gotta try that!

The Phosgene Kid said...

No LL, you don't want to try that!!

Little Lamb said...

Oh why not? It sounds like fun!

/t. said...

tied
to the end
of a stick and
dipped into vinegar,
a lamb or cat makes a good mop

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

The Phosgene Kid said...

lamb on a stick - isn't that a kabob?

BTW ll, never mix bleach or drain cleaner with anything. They produce a horrid reaction and poisonous gas. I was just joshing.

Little Lamb said...

/t. I have a bottle for you filled with bleach and drain cleaner. You should shake it up and open it.

Phos, Too late! I already gave /t. a bottle of that stuff.

/t. said...

i gave it
to Lon for the
lambs' easter parade

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Oh no! You didn't!

The Phosgene Kid said...

I had to watch a film on chemical warfare research (we don't do that anymore) once and they used nerve gas on sheep and pigs. It was horrifying but it made me always make sure my chem mask and suit were in good working order.

ANNA-LYS said...

No wonder I get this feelings of hunger when I come near some people

;-)

Little Lamb said...

Phos, so that's why you wear a gas mask!

Anna-lys, I don't understand.

ANNA-LYS said...

Sorry, the Swedish humour are kind of mysterious and far-fetched.

"No wonder I get this feelings of hunger when I come near some people" Explained:

"Hunger" is a attractive force, and You have told us above to put a lot of delicious food and spices on our cloths ... before You thought me this lesson - I was lost in the believe system that it was the man behind the cloths I hungered after.

I thank You from the deep of my heart - no more will my hunger be interpreted as passion or in love ;-)


(( hug ))

Little Lamb said...

True, food is not for just eating anymore! :-)

(( hug ))

The Phosgene Kid said...

Now Swedish massage on the other hand...

Little Lamb said...

massages are nice if you mean it the clean and pure way.

carmen said...

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Jenny's Esthetic Boutique Inc -
Two Hands In Motion Massage -
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Rolfing By Craig Tracy - Optimum Effort Health Corp -
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.... two hands in motion turn into four with an optimum effort to reach an advanced massage therapy...
erotic massages ?? ne-ver !!

Little Lamb said...

I like that, Carmen.

Ruela said...

Lamb with sugar ;)

Little Lamb said...

Sweet lamb. ;-)

foam said...

i think you should mix all the ingredients and bake a cake ..
and sell it at the next bake sale..

ANNA-LYS said...

lol @ phos and foam :-)

Little Lamb said...

foam, I wonder what that would taste like?

/t. said...

you
wonder
what foam
would taste like?!?

a carnivorous lamb... who knew!

/t.

Little Lamb said...

HA!

/t. said...

that's
not much
of a laugh, LL

try this... ha ha haha ahha ahha ah ha ha hah ha ha hah ahah a haha hah aha ha hah ahah ha hah ha ah hah ah ha ha hah hah ah ha ah hah aha haha ha haha hah ah ahah ha haha ahha ha ha!

now that's an impressive laugh!

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

HA HA HAHA AHHA AHHA AH HA HA HAH HA HA HAH AHAH A HAHA HAH AHA HA HAH AHAH HA HAH HA AH HAH AH HA HA HAH HAH AH HA AH HAH AHA HAHA HA HAHA HAH AH AHAH HA HAHA AHHA HA HA!

HA!

Better?

/t. said...

AWESOME!

<3

Little Lamb said...

Thank yoy. *lamb bows.*

/t. said...

YOY
WELCOME!

ha ha haha ahha ahha ah ha ha hah ha ha hah ahah a haha hah aha ha hah ahah ha hah ha ah hah ah ha ha hah hah ah ha ah hah aha haha ha haha hah ah ahah ha haha ahha ha ha!

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

HA HA HAHA AHHA AHHA AH HA HA HAH HA HA HAH AHAH A HAHA HAH AHA HA HAH AHAH HA HAH HA AH HAH AH HA HA HAH HAH AH HA AH HAH AHA HAHA HA HAHA HAH AH AHAH HA HAHA AHHA HA HA!!!!!!

<3

The Phosgene Kid said...

LL finds out someone wants to make a lamb cake and she's laughing. Maybe she's had it before...

Little Lamb said...

Lamb cake? I didn't know anything about a lamb cake. No one said anything about a lamb cake.

Are you guys pulling the wool over my eyes AGAIN!?!!

foam said...

i'm not part of the ingredients now..
so nobody has to wonder what foam tastes like..

if we did add an extra ingredient.. i think i a shorn lamb might do quite nicely..

maybe we could make a mincelamb pie ..

Little Lamb said...

No!

carmen said...

no, no, no.....people,you have no shame...
LL is perfectly right...
mincelamb pie wouldn't do...

i suggest :

Aromatic Lamb
Braised Lamb Casserole
Chunky Lamb Stew
Greek Roast Lamb
Grilled Lamb Chops
Grilled Lamb Kebabs
Lamb and Asparagus
Lamb and Eggplant Lasagna
Lamb Curry
Lamb Rack
Lamb Roast with Spinach Stuffing
Lamb Shanks
Lamb Shanks in Lemon Sauce
Lamb Soup
Simple Grilled Lamb Chops

((my favorite ?? lamb roast with spinach.....shhhhhh !!!))

Little Lamb said...

CARMEN! NO!

/t. said...

how about

Roast Leg of Lamb Greek Style
Punjabi Spicy Leg of Lamb
Broiled Lamb Chops on Bean Stew
Spiced Ground Lamb Balls
Montreal Braised Lamb Shanks
Roast Lamb with Potatoes
Rack of Spring Lamb with Mustard Sauce
Herb and Mustard Rack of Lamb
Pepper-Herb Lamb Finger Chops
Lamb Shanks with White Beans
Grilled Lamb with Garlic and Parsley
Rack of Lamb with Herbed Potatoes
Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki
Sunflower-Encrusted Lamb
Lamb and Beans in New Mexico Chili Sauce
Filipino Roast Leg of Lamb with Sarsa
Goan Lamb Xacutti
Armenian Roast Leg of Lamb
Greek Roast Leg of Lamb
Italian Marinated Boneless Leg of Lamb
Swedish Mustard Roast Leg of Lamb
Nordic Buttermilk-Marinated Leg of Lamb
Mojito Rack of Lamb
Lamb and Eggplant Meat Loaf
Little Lamb Pizzas!
&
/t.'s BBQ Lamb Flambe!

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

No!

puerileuwaite said...

Very informative, Lamby. However, I tried some of these tips with mixed results ...

PEPPER

Everyone knows Clorox's catchy ditty about keeping clothes bright, but all you need is pepper. Add a teaspoon of pepper to the wash before you add in your clothes and it will keep the colors from fading.

The only problem is now I sneeze constantly.

WHITE VINEGAR

Deodorant stains can ruin a perfectly good shirt. Save your whites by spraying white vinegar (no need to mix with water) onto the underarm areas. Then you can wash per usual.

I don't like to waste anything, so I poured the vinegar THROUGH the pit areas onto the big salad I had prepared for my guests. They didn't seem to enjoy the salad as much as usual. But I DID get positive comments on the shirt.

SHORTENING

For a natural solution to diaper rash, try coating the area with a thin layer of shortening. It will act as a moisturizer.

I tried this with my nephew, but his butt was a tough squeeze into the Crisco can. There HAS to be an easier way.

POTATOES

Too much to drink last night and now you have puffy eyes? Apply a thin slice of cold potato to your eyes and leave on for five minutes. Then splash with cool water, put on your makeup (or just some moisturizer -- this means you, too, guys!) and head to work!

Oops. So THAT explains the "shrinkage" when I placed a potato in my trunks to impress the gals at the beach.

ORANGES

Don't you hate it when you have to start a fire and little bits of newspaper are flying everywhere? Next time, air-dry orange peels, which contain flammable oils that burn longer, and use those instead of the paper. The delicious smell is a bonus.

The only complication when I tried this, is that my house caught on fire. Unfortunately a nearby orange grove went ablaze at the same time, so the firemen couldn't follow the scent to my home.

OLIVE OIL

Does it seem like nothing is working for your bad skin? Use 4 tablespoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of olive oil to create a paste. Leave it on your face for 2 minutes and rinse with warm water. Then wash your face as normal. Use every day for a week and then cut back to 3 days a week and you should notice an improvement.

All this did was make my pizza face more "authentic". Thanks a lot.

MUSTARD

It may make you smell like a hot dog, but rubbing a thin layer of mustard over your chest and covering with a hot towel can relieve a stuffy head and chest.

They kicked me out of the ballpark when I tried this. Maybe I should've discretely used mustard PACKETS, instead of the huge pump-bottle at the hot dog stand.

MILK

Oh no! You forgot to put the cap on your pen and now there is ink seeping into your shirt. No worries -- just grab some milk and soak the area. Depending on the type of ink, this process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Patience is a virtue.

This was a fun one, actually. The key is to find a lactating woman who is approximately the same shirt size, and have her wear the shirt bra-less for a day or so.

LEMONS

Dandruff can be an embarrassing health problem, but the special shampoo often smells yucky. Try massaging 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and rinsing with warm water. Follow with a leave-in rinse of 1 teaspoon lemonjuice in 1 cup of warm water. Use this daily until your scalp is healed.

No thanks. Isn't it bad enough that I look like the dude on the "Lemonheads" box? I have to SMELL like him too?

FLOUR

You have an ant problem but are worried about the poisonous ant traps around your pets. Just sprinkle flour wherever you see ants entering the house and along the pantry shelves, since they are most likely after your food.

This is another bad one. Don't you remember what happened to the bad guys in "Billy Jack" who poured flour onto the Native Americans in the Ice Cream Shoppe? They got their butts kicked by Billy Jack! What if there is a "Billy Jack" ant? No thanks.

EGGS

No time to hit the salon before your big event? Get your hair super shiny and conditioned with eggs! Take two beaten egg yolks and massage into hair. Start at the scalp and work in small sections. Then gather all of the hair in a shower cap, wrap in a warm towel and wait 30 minutes (you could cook the kids' dinner). Rinse with cool water and shampoo as usual.

I heard a rumor that this is how Benedict Arnold became linked with eggs.

CASTOR OIL

While most of us associate castor oil with constipation or childbirth, did you know it can also help get rid of pesky moles in your yard? Just mix a 1/2 cup of castor oil with two gallons of water and pour the mixture down the mole(s) hole(s). Don't worry, the solution is animal friendly and they will likely relocate.

Great. Now they're under my house, and I'm out of Castor Oil. What now?

BUTTER

A jewelry box can help you organize, but sometimes those thin-chained necklaces just want to get tangled and you can't stop them! Rub some butter into the knot and lay on a flat surface. Then take a sewing needle to untangle. When finished just run under hot water to rinse off the butter.

I also use butter to untangle human knots. In fact, I wouldn't even attempt to use the Kama Sutra without a stick of butter close by.

BANANAS

Before you throw your banana peel in the compost pile, remove any stringy pulp and use the peel as a buffer. This works with silverware as well as leather shoes and leather furniture. Just rub the peel over the object and buffwith a soft cloth. Be sure to test a small section of your furniture first!

I tried banana peels on my shoes, and the last time I went to the zoo, every monkey in the place tried to hump them.

Little Lamb said...

Thank you, Puggy, I try.

PEPPER - I sneeze too. Sometimes I don't need the pepper.

WHITE VINEGAR - Now I wonder what that could have tasted like?

SHORTENING - Did you try to bake him afterwards?

POTATOES - Oh Pug! You didn't!

OLIVE OIL - Oops!



ORANGES - I guess since your house burned down, you'll have to move in with me.

MUSTARD - Maybe.

MILK - I bet she liked your attention, too!

LEMONS - Sorry!

FLOUR - A Billy Jack ant would be no fun!

EGGS - I never knew that.

CASTOR OIL - You can come over and borrow some from me. I'll be sure to buy some since I know you're coming over.

BUTTER - comes in handy, doesn't it?

BANANAS - silly dog!