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Make It Work

How to wear a lei in your hair!


We have been blessed to participate in a wonderful program for girls called Far Above Rubies.  A sweet Christian woman organizes one afternoon a week for girls in our area.  She keeps them busy with skits, songs, lessons, & snacks.  They learn scripture & hear about missionaries. 

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It started small with just a few girls and now there are almost 100 that are involved. 

Elizabeth is a leader of one of the sub groups and Megan is a helper in another group.

Last weeks theme was Tropical Tuesday.  One year after the blizzard that swept through the mid-west! 


We actually joke that it is guaranteed to snow on Tropical Tuesday and it usually does!

Megan wanted to do something new this year with her outfit. 

Its hard to find tropical stuff in January!

We have a collection of hawaiian type shirts & a few leis.  The girls also take a beach towel to sit on at class.

Megan declared she wanted flowers in her hair so she made it work to have a lei headband.

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A clip helps hold it in place.  Megan’s hair has gotten really long so her flowers fit right in with her flowing mane!  Looks great Megan!  Don’t forget your flip flops!

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Make it Work! Athlete’s Foot

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There has been a battle going on at our house.  Michael has had blistery itchy toes on one foot for a while.  He never could fine the time to head to the doctor & have it looked at during the school year.

“Athlete's foot is a very common infection that affects mostly men and young people. Athlete's foot attacks the area between toes, soles of feet fingernails and toenails. This infection is cause by a fungus called tinea pedis it lives off the dead skin cells, and thrives in moist, warm places, such as gyms, locker rooms, showers and swimming pools, Athlete's foot is also very contagious and is transmitted by coming in contact with wet floors, or by touching infected shoes or socks. “ source

Luckily it wasn’t so bad to make him miserable(probably why he couldn’t find the time—HA!)

But in the hot weather as he has been sweating more and it was getting worse & spreading.  So Dr. Mom started searching on-line for any kind of home or natural remedies we might try.  Let me tell you that there are a TON of pages to search through! 

One recommendation I saw over and over was to soak the foot in apple cider vinegar!

I LOVE vinegar.  It has so many uses! 

Michael has been soaking his foot daily in the apple cider vinegar and I am happy to report that the blisters are healing and the swelling & redness have been greatly reduced.  It isn’t cured but I have every confidence that if he can keep up the routine for another week or two that it will be GONE!

Home cures are so much less expensive than prescriptions & doctor visits.  Just another great way to MAKE IT WORK around our home!

Storing Plastic Bags


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I keep my eye out for new(or old) ways of doing things that improve my home!  So next week my plan is to start a new blog hop on Monday called Make It Work.  This a new thing for me so stay with me here.  Do you have some great ideas that fix a problem? 

This is the place to share it!  Come back next week & share your handy dandy solutions so we can all benefit! 

Plastic bags are so useful but so plentiful!

You come home from shopping with dozens of plastic bags from the store.  (Unless you have invested in enough reusable bags)

We do recycle most of them but some of them are used in our smaller trashcans.  So what do you do with the ones that are hanging around the house waiting to be used?

In the past, we used a homemade cloth tube that hung on a hook in a closet but the tube came apart so I kept looking for an easy solution.

Paper towel tubes!  We’d be recycling these anyway & they are free!  I like that they are slim & somewhat crushable.  An empty Pringles can works well also—love that it has a lid!


It makes this little nook in my garage a bit neater!