Your collection of etiquette books is not complete without Candice Simpson-Giles’s, How To Be A Lady. This fantastic manual is both short, sweet and thorough.
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I just love this tip from Martha Stewart Living and couldn’t help but share her latest idea. While I love my fancy purses, I’m more of a tote-bag-kinda-gal. For me, this idea is genius and helpful as I am constantly tangling up my cell phone, keys and other random items in my tote.
- Tote Bag
- Carpenter’s Canvas Nail Apron–available at most hardware stores
- Buttons (2)
- 12-Inch Twill Tape Strips (2)
- Cut off the apron’s straps.
- Fold your twill tape strips in half. Sew buttons and the loops of twill tape to opposite sides of your apron. The buttons should be sewn about 1 inch from the top edge and spaced so that they line up with the tote’s handle straps.
- Place your apron in the tote and wrap the twill tape around the tote handles. Pull buttons through the loops. Voila!
Beer is great, though as someone who is gluten-intolerant I no longer drink beer—except for the occasional gluten-free version. Beer is a delicious and refreshing beverage. Speaking of refreshing, there are dozens of refreshing ideas for beer that don’t involve cooking or drinking. Check out some of my favorite ideas!
Use beer to spruce up dull wood furniture by applying a little to a soft microfiber cloth. Gently rub the furniture and let dry.
Beer is great for removing coffee and tea stains. Should you find yourself in such a messy situation, simply pour some beer on your coffee stain. Let soak, then rinse clean with soap and water. Repeat as necessary.
Green grass grower:
Should you not be as thrilled with your green thumb this season, use beer to help kill lawn fungus and other pests while supplying your brown grass with the nutrients it requires. Simply pour beer over the brown spots in your yard and rejoice in the green grass that will return in its place.
Time to relax:
Ice cold beer helps soothe both the soul and the soles of your feet. Soak your tired toes in a bucket of beer and your feet will find the strength to float away their troubles.
Beer is great for shining copper and brass pots and even gold coins. Pour beer on a soft cloth and rub the inside of your pot to remove any discoloration from use. For gold coins, let them soak overnight in a bowl of beer. Rinse and shine with a soft cloth. Problem solved!