Easy DIY To Keep Wasps And Wood-bees Away

This is from Facebook.


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Jeanie Jones

Day 3 and NO wasps Or wood bees on our porch. Just a brown paper sack and I put plastic bags to fluff it out. Suppose to mimic a Hornets nest. Seems to be working.


If any Wasps or Wood bees show up around where I live, I’ll have to try this out.


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Dee YoungFollow

Why this Bird looks like it’s about to drop the hardest mixtape of all time 😂🔥💯

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Coffee Filters – Who Knew

This was on Facebook.


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Lizz Fee


Coffee filters …. Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome… Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11.. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters..

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great “razor nick fixers.”

15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds.. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

25. Use as a disposable “snack bowl” for popcorn, chips, etc


There are some pretty good hacks in this list.


Renew Old Furniture

This came from Facebook. As I have done a few things from scratch myself, I wrote a lengthy piece about it. And it is below this picture. I have put a boarder between what I wrote and what was already written by the original poster on Facebook.


Transformation! Turn a plain old bookcase into a little child’s closet. via Pinterest.

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I have done some things like that. The best one I ever did got broken when I moved to the senor citizens high rise apartments.They were small and I had a lot of stuff. I took what I could to the new apartment and most of the rest of it to my storage unit. Some was left behind. I have even built a bed, but I had to leave it behind, because once I nailed and screwed it together, it was too big to move out of the bedroom. I made it with 4x4s and4 full sheets of heavy plywood. The head of the bed was 4 feet off the floor and the foot was 3 feet off the floor. I woke up the fourth night in the middle of falling off of the bed. I broke my wrist in that one. So I bought PVC pipes, PVC elbows, and PVC t connectors. Whenever I come across the pictures of it again, I’ll post them on my blog, blogsbymamma.com. And I will also explain how I made it.