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I just have to share my excitement with you once again regarding BigSmarty Wallstreet. I’ve won over $2000 since October 1st and my husband has won $800. We are well on our way to winning more this month. Please come join us in these fast paced tournaments. It’s FREE and totally a blast. Baby Boomers, Seniors, and College Students are all a part of our new online community. I promise you will love it! 74 teachers just joined us. They found us at a Teachers Convention. Awesome!

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A Rainy Day is Laundry Day

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain. It was a wonderful sound and such a blessing. It has been so dry here in Southeast Texas. My husband commented that a rainy day is a good day for doing laundry. I had to laugh because if we waited to do laundry only when it rained we’d be knee deep in clothes. I thought it would be a good idea to share some laundry problems that we all have, and some great solutions.

Laundry Day

Bleeding of Colors: Your red shirt got mixed in with other clothes and ruined them? First off, DON’T DRY THEM! Wash again with regular detergent and color-safe bleach. If that didn’t work, Rit®, the makers of clothes dye, makes a color remover that works wonders and doesn’t cost much. To prevent bleeding in the first place, wash in cold water; I also use a cup of salt OR a scoop of Oxi Clean® with every load.
Blood on Clothes: Pour hydrogen peroxide on blood and rinse with cold water. If some blood remains, repeat. (Submitted by Michele Dutcher)
Burn / Scorch Marks: If the fabric is washable, brush it gently with a soft brush or dry sponge to remove loose carbon particles. Then, wash the fabric with regular detergent and color-safe bleach. This will permanently weaken the fabric even more than the scorch has, but the scorch may no longer be noticeable.
Burnt Stuff on Iron: Rub iron with aluminum foil to remove burnt on starch, etc.
Deodorant Stains on the Underarms of Washable Shirts: Sponge on white vinegar (or soak stain in it); wait 30 minutes. Launder shirts in the hottest water safe for the fabric. Using an enzyme detergent or a detergent with bleach alternative check care labels to be sure this is okay). I sometimes put liquid laundry detergent right on the area, leave it for five to ten minutes, then wash. To prevent: Let deodorant dry before dressing. And don’t let stains sit! Apply prewash spray or liquid detergent ASAP, then launder. Every third or fourth washing, use the hottest water safe for the shirts.
More tips next week.

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BigSmarty Wallstreet

I’m having so much fun competing in BigSmarty Wallstreet this week. I’m in last place. LOL My husband said they should have a category for, “Who can lose their virtual money the fastest.

I’m using the Mentor Center that we subscribe to and it shows you the pre-market activity. I decided to buy stocks with my virtual money that showed a good gain. lol Well, they had plenty of activity pre-market, but the prices dropped dramatically when the Market opened and I took another nose dive. The same thing happened yesterday. I know, I should have learned my lesson.

I did take a stock tip from CNN Money, which is available through our Mentor Center as well. So far, so good on that one. Good news though, my son DonnyBoy is in First Place! This is his first tournament and he is doing great. Congratulations Don. My husband is ahead of me too, I better finish this blog and look up some more winning stocks.

If you want to have a blast and learn how to invest in the Stock Market come join us at BigSmarty Wallstreet. You can join the tournaments and use $100,000 of virtual money to invest. It’s all FREE! You can also set up several practice portfolios.

This is an awesome online community that is tons of fun and educational. BigSmarty Wallstreet is by invitation only. You can join by going to my website, www.winintl.com/150165, or click on the BigSmarty logo below and sign up for Free. See you there.

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Small Space Design

Designing any room can be challenging, but making over a small space might make you feel like you have limited options.However, just because a room might be small doesn’t mean you should scale down your ideas.Here are a few tips from Philips’ Designing at Home Designer Stephen Saint-Onge to get you started on your small space design.

 

Warm wall color and streamlined
accessories bring soothing calm
to this newly redone bedroom.

  • Clean Up and Clean Out To start your small space redesign, get rid of what is not a necessity. This will help you get the room down to the basics. For example, if you notice a piece of furniture in a room that you don’t feel works in the space, move it out or store it, especially if it is an heirloom or antique.
  • Create a Look Book Once the room is down to the basics, it’s time to be creative. Create a “look book” full of inspiring ideas from rooms in magazines, catalogs, notes from TV shows, movies, etc. When it comes time to make decisions about your likes and dislikes, you will have creative direction at your fingertips. Look books are great solutions for couples wanting to combine styles and create a unified environment.
  • Rearrange Your Space Rework and rearrange what you currently have in the space. If you’re designing a living room, veer from the traditional seating area and create different inviting spaces. For a bedroom, position your bed against another wall to change the flow of the space. Simply reorganizing what you already have will help you see the space from a fresh perspective, and you haven’t even spent a dime!
  • Accentuate and Accessorize Don’t feel compelled to buy all new stuff for a different look. Redesigning can be as simple as buying new end tables and slipcovers or splurging to buy your favorite sofa. Focus your budget on buying accessories such as throw pillows, interesting artwork, frames, books, or candles. I love placing candles in a room, but if you have small children or allergies, consider using the LED Candles (ours are from Aurelle). These candles give you the look and feel of candlelight without the associated risk of an open flame.

Tuesday Tip from Better Homes and Gardens!

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