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WFMW – Tablecloth for the Bed   13 comments


I have family coming for the July 4th week and I wanted to make the guest room look less boring and more inviting without spending the money for a new bedspread!


One afternoon I was looking through my linen closet and a tablecloth my dear sister purchased for me at the Good Will jumped out at me. I thought to myself – too bad this isn’t a bedspread. Then it hit me! Why not! This could work! And lo and behold:



Works for Me! Perky little tablecloth huh?! Now I’m thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas and that just has me way too excited about decorating my guest room for all the seasons!  Oh am I in trouble!

Check out Rocks in Dryer for more Works for Me Wednesday Tips!

Real Simple Solutions – Fork   4 comments


Real Simple Solutions – New Uses for Old Things – A Fork

Original Purpose: Twirling Spaghetti.

AHA! Use: Reviving dents in carpeting made by heavy furniture.  Use the tines to gently fluff plush carpet fibers back to their original height.  Now, that’s a real fork lift.

Reward: A smooth rug. 





Hey, it worked for me! Check out Rocks in Dryer for more Works for Me Wednesday Tips!

Real Simple Solutions   5 comments

June 2007 Table of Contents

Do you have a subscription to Real Simple Magazine?  I do and I wait in anticipation for each and every issue.  Real Simple is filled with great information and ideas.  How can you not like a magazine that provides a bookmark every month? And let me tell you – I use that bookmark!

My favorite section of the magazine is

Simple Solutions  – “New Uses for Old Things”

This month I learned a new purpose for a toothpick

Original Purpose: Spearing hors d’oeuvres. 

AHA! Use: Marking a roll of clear packing tape.  After each use, place a toothpick under the loose end.  The next time you have something to seal, pick up where you left off. 

Reward: Tape and fingernails that aren’t picked to shreds.

Since I have learned some great AHA! Uses from this magazine, I think I’ll start sharing them with you in a regular post.  🙂


Update!: Just learned about Works for Me Wednesdays over at Rocks in My Dryer.  Check out all the other Fabulous Tips posted there!