Friday, July 13, 2012

Frugal Friday Link Up--5 Uses for Aspirin

Happy Friday!
The last 2 weeks have flown by in a whirlwind. I really am hoping that things will slow down a bit. I feel like I've been away from home more than I've been at home. The home is what is suffering the most through it all.

We've been having triple digit temps and my mom's house has been super hot. We've been taking in the kids to our house from the heat.....and this last week also having my mom over here too. She's just on the phone now telling me that one of my son's friends brought her a window air conditioner. Hopefully she can have a cooler house again.

If you are a couponer you know about the coupon that came out a few weeks ago for $3 off any Bayer aspirin 20 ct or larger. You also know that you can buy it at the Dollar stores for less than $3. I've not used any of my 8 coupon yet, but I sure plan to after seeing what I am sharing today from the 99 Cent Solutions book.

Yes....5 uses for aspirin.

1. Stop acne. Try taming your acne breakout with one or two 325-milligram pills four times per day....after your doctor confirms that you can take aspirin regularly. Or, you can use it topically by crushing one aspirin and mixing it with a little water to make a paste. Dab the paste on the pimples. Let it sit for a few minutes and wash it off with soap and water. Repeat as needed.

2. Crush corns. Mix 5 crushed aspirins with 1/2 teaspoon of water and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Swab the mixture on to the corn. Cover the corn with a patch of plastic wrap and top that with a hot towel. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Remove the coverings and the mixture and gently file down the softened corn with a pumice stone.

3. Make a homemade styptic pencil. Don't rummage for an old-fashioned styptic pencil when you've nicked yourself shaving. Instead, crush a single aspirin and mix it with just a few drops of water to make a paste. Dab it on the cut. As the paste dries, the cut will too.

4. Give your face a day at the spa. An aspirin facial will smooth and exfoliate your skin better than an expensive preparation. Grind six uncoated aspirin tablets into a coarse powder and combine it with a tablespoon or tow of lemon juice if your skin is oily, or olive oil if your skin is dry. Smooth it on and let it set for 5 minutes, then rinse.

5. Get rid of athlete's foot. The salicylic acid in aspirin can serve as an anti-fungal. Crush tow or 3 aspirin to a fine powder and mix with some corn starch or talc. Sprinkle it on every morning when you put your socks on and your toes will clear up in no time.

Now it's your time to share!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Squidoo Hopping--This Week's Theme is Colors

Did you miss me last week?  Apparently I took some days off from blogging and actually didn't even realize just how many.  I did a post on Monday to find I hadn't posted anything since the 1st!

I hope you all had a great 4th of July holiday.  Ours was great with loads of family time, which is the most important for me.

I somehow, in my limited time online, managed to build a new lens one day.  It's all about my favorite color, and is why I am choosing colors to be this week theme.

Please link up one of 2 of you lenses below that have to do with colors.  No lenses about color?  Link up one that you would like to share.    If you have blog posts written about squidoo, please please link them up as well!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday--Finally Something to Post

Whoa!  I took 2 weeks off from doing a WIP Wednesday post because I just really didn't get crafting done to report.
Oh, I did finish up some soap savers....and I did work on the granny square blanket.
I also made this bag for my daughter for her birthday.  I did want the pockets on the inside, but my dyslexic mind ended them up on the outside.  Working without a pattern, and basing my thoughts on the walker bags I had made, this is what I came up with:


Yesterday was sewing club at church.   I believe the last WIP post I did I showed I had cut all the material (well all but the borders) on the quilt that Betty has me trying to make now.  You know, another one to up my quilting skills.  I also remember commenting that I think it will take me a year to get it finished.   After working from 10-2 yesterday and only getting 3 squares done, I still say it will be done a year from now!  Hopefully I will find a couple days a week at home to at least do a little work.

As I worked on the granny a day challenge blanket I had my calendar marked up to day 193, which is today.  When I took the picture and counted I have 191.  So, it's done up to day 191, which was July 9.

I am linking up with the following blogs:
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Purex Let's Be Honest Giveaway--3 Winners

Purex's Let's Be Honest campaign is a lot of fun!

There are 18 videos with Let's Be Honest Moments.
Purex, in their generosity, is allowing me to give away FREE coupons for Purex Triple Action detergent.   There will be 3 winners!  Each winner will receive a coupon for a free bottle, up to $6 in value.

What do you need to do to enter?  It's simple.  You will watch all 18 videos, then choose your favorite.  You will also need to share your favorite one by liking it, sharing it, or retweeting it.

Once you've watched the videos, keep the youtube page open so that you can share your favorite.

Other things you need to know-----Enter using the rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States.  Winners will each have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.

p.s. Don't forget to visit the Purex Let's Be Honest home page and enter your 10 digit code from your Purex bottle for a chance to win a year's worth of Purex!

Here is my favorite:

Disclaimer: I was sent coupons from Purex for the purpose of this giveaway.

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