Why am I just learning about this now???

I'm embarrassed to say in fifty ...yes, fifty years of housekeeping and cooking, I never saw these tabs on the sides of foil and plastic wrap rolls, to hold the roll in place. 😞
Leave it up to Pinterest to get me up to date!

And you know how your straw keeps popping up when you put it in a can of soda? Well, the hole in the tab will hold it in place....genius.

I always thought that the slot in the end of a pot handle was just for hanging, but it sure makes one handy ~ dandy spoon holder!

I always buy natural peanut butter with no sugar added but it's a pain to mix in the oil that rises to the top. Now I turn the jar upside down when I put it in the pantry. When I'm ready to use it, I stir it well and keep it in the fridge, right -side up. And it stays perfectly mixed. Voila!  


I saw this hint in a cooking magazine. Just a rubber band holding a folded paper towel around your oil bottle to catch drips. Doesn't cost anything to do and when the bottle is empty, just pitch it! 

http://www.listotic.com/50-brilliant-storage-ideas/28/
This one I saw a few years ago and I've been using the idea ever since. Tuck your sheet sets inside one of the matching pillowcases to keep the set together! No more searching for that lost pillow case and look how neat the linen closet stays!

What's your favorite hint?

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George Eastman ~ KODAK


Recently, My hubby and I drove to Rochester, New York, to visit the area where we lived for four years. While we were there, we toured the home of George Eastman...The creator of Kodak.

A beautiful home built in 1905-1907

George was only 8 years old when his father passed away, leaving Mrs. Eastman alone to raise several Children. George's mother took in boarders to support her family and George dropped out of school at age 14 to help out. He was not a gifted boy but was able to get a job as an office boy at a local insurance agency. He later became a bookkeeper at the Rochester Bank.

When he was 24, he became interested in photography and found the equipment was very heavy to use and costly. In 1888, he invented his first camera using a roll system to instead of glass plates.

What does the name "Kodak" stand for?   nothing!  George made it up because he wanted a word that was associated with nothing else and had it's own identity. He invented the Brownie camera in 1900 with a $1.00 price tag. It became very popular with serviceman and children.

The company slogan became "You push the button and we do the rest"

In all, it is estimated the Eastman Contributed more than $100 million of his wealth for philanthropic purposes during his lifetime. He established the prestigious Eastman School of Music in 1921 and the Eastman Dental College. Both are still in existence today.


He never married and built the home for himself and his ailing mother. In later years he suffered from severe diabetes and a spinal cord condition. So on March 14, 1932, at age 77, he took his own life with a single gunshot to the heart.
 He left a note saying "My work is done, why wait?"
















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Valentine Tree

I love the way the Christmas lights brighten the house during the dark days of  winter. The first thing I do when I come in from work is plug in all the holiday lights and enjoy the sparkle! 


So when the week after New Years comes around, packing everything away has always been a let down for me. The house always seems so empty and dark in January.
This year, I decided to leave the green garlands with clear lights on the stair railings up a little longer, and I turned my Christmas tree......

into a Valentine tree!!

Someone in my family, that I refer to as the "QVC queen", bought these beautiful glass and metallic hearts for her tree. She decided that they were too large for her small tree and offered them to me. I gladly accepted!
This way, I can enjoy the sparkle a little longer!


Here's where I'll be sharing:
 Amaze Me Monday Mix it up Monday * Make it Pretty Monday * Cooking and Crafting with J and J *  Busy Monday * Keep it simple Monday  * Tasty Tuesday * Delicious Dishes * Inspire me Tuesday * Talk of the Town  * Waste not Wednesday *  Thrifty and Vintage Finds *Moonlight and Mason Jars Before and After Wednesday * the Alder Collective * You Link it, We Make it * What's Cookin' Wednesday  * Create it Thursday *  Creatively crafty *  Full plate Thursday * Throwback Thursday * The Handmade Hangout The Pin Junkie * Anything blue Friday * Sweet Inspirations  Friday Finds * Foodie Friday *  Photo Friday * Foodie Friday and Everything Else * Friday Features * Party Palooza *  What To Do Weekends * Home Matters *  Saturday Sparks *  Best of the Weekend *  Happiness is Homemade  * Sundays at Home  * What's for Dinner Sunday Crafters-noon  *  Nifty Thrifty Sunday *