Hack Attack

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Here we go–some more helpful hacks/tips I use for our family.
My disclaimer: I am not endorsing a product nor am I claiming that I came up with these on my own.
I am a Pinterest fanatic and if I find that it works…I am going to share!
At least you can say you know someone who tried it and it works, right?

Bring the Garden Indoors
       green onion
No special skill required!  You can save a couple bucks at the grocery store with growing your very own green onions.  I do buy one bunch at the grocery store to start the process.  Come home and cut the white part off (the green part use in a dish) plant that in the soil and water when soil feels dry and basically watch it grow.  When you are ready to use, snip off the green and it will keep regrowing with minimal effort from you.

 

 

 


Pack Rats
spacesaverorigThis one really surprised me.  This came in super handy as we moved this past summer.  Space Saver Bags! My concern was we stuff all our clothes in a vacuumed sealed bag but you are telling me that when I open the bag, my clothes won’t be wrinkled causing me even more work?  That’s exactly right!  We did just that.  The only thing you need is a vacuum. These bags can be found just about anywhere now but we got ours from Bed Bath & Beyond, using their 20% off coupons that do NOT expire.  I practically got all the girls clothes down here in those bags and not one wrinkle.

 

Wash Away

washclothsToo good to be true?  If you are always trying to find the newest or latest beauty regimen out there but end up with eh results.  I recommend this simple tip my grandma passed on to me.  I remember her visiting and spending a little longer washing her face yet I didn’t see her with a whole line up of products.  So I asked her one day what she was doing.  She said she just uses a washcloth every day to exfoliate.  No products, no masks, no peels, just a washcloth.  She simply uses warm water which opens up her pores, gently massages her face with the wash cloth focusing on any troublesome areas and uses her moisturizer at the end. That’s it.  I’ve actually made this even simpler by just keeping a washcloth in the shower so I don’t forget to do this. Give it a try–nothing to lose.

 

Spaghetti Squash       

spaghettisquashLet’s squash the subject on this vegetable.  I might be the only person who did not give this a try when the craze came out a while back on how awesome this vegetable is.  Well I am finally jumping on the bandwagon.   It’s not even difficult to cook but it takes a little while in the oven.  So here we go.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds and the stuff in the middle.  (I cut mine length wise)
I put the squash in a shallow dish with about an inch of water to help keep some moisture while baking.
Now pop it in the oven and forget about it for a good 45 mins.  Meanwhile go ahead and you can make your sauce.  The options are limitless.  You can do your typical meat sauce or Alfredo sauce for example, whatever your taste buds crave.
When it comes out of the oven it is quite hot so I will let it cool down for a few minutes before taking my fork to it.  Basically you are shredding out the “noodles.”  It literally comes out like spaghetti noodles.  It isn’t mushy or break apart easily.  The consistency is perfect and you have just saved yourself tons of calories eating this instead of the processed boxed noodles.  My true test–will the kids eat it? YES! So a winner all around for this family!

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After scraping out the cooked squash, you will have all these “noodles.”

If you try any of these, let me know how it works for you!  Happy Hacking! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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