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Thoughts on Thursday...

Crazy question...

If you buy something that comes in a box, how long do you keep the box?

My thought is, if the item doesn't work in a week or a month, I'll need the box to return it. Seriously though...I've think I've only needed the box one time.

Help me out and say..."just throw them away" so I can clear out the basement.

I don't have that many...few cell phone boxes, computer gadget box, ipad, toaster, etc.

Do you keep them at all? or How long?

Feeling "boxed" in,
~Karen~

Tool Time Tuesday...Recycle and Organize With Crisco

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Welcome to another Tool Time...it started out over 2 1/2 years ago using items from the hardware turned into cute useful items for you and your home. However, TTT has branched out to recycled item, things from the automotive store, office supplies, etc. The basis of Tool Time now is pretty much...look at anything and think outside the box!!
Well, here is a recycled box to think outside the box with. The box is from a package of Crisco which is a solid vegetable shortening used in baking. I don't use Crisco very often, but I do use the butter flavored for a pound cake recipe that is a family favorite. When I do use it though, I spend the little extra for the pre-measured sticks. Just cut off the amount you need....like the way sticks of butter are pre-measure.


The bonus for the pre-measured sticks is that they come in little plastic boxes!


3 sticks each come in a plastic box sealed in foil. The box are about 6 inches by 2 1/2 inches. You also get 1 cover to protect the one stick that …

The Nester Club...Raisin Bran Muffin Recipe

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Hi to all who joined the Nester's Club last week. What's a Nester's Club you ask? You can read the whole post by clicking HERE or in short, it's a club for any one and everyone who has a change in their home...kids growing older and moving out, kids sharing house between mom and dad, kids going off to college, older parents moving in, finding yourself in a quiet home etc...

Nesters...kids or family about to make their way at some point
Semi Nesters...kids share homes or you may be an empty nest but, your elderly parents live with you
Empty Nester...a quiet home all to your own or with your significant other

What ever the case, the Nester's Club shares thoughts, ideas, tips and tricks. Read through the comments of the Nester posts too, you may find someone in your same circumstance and make a connection.

Want to join? All are welcome. Grab the button on the right side bar. If you don't know how to grab a button...click here for a tutorial.

Well, I thought I would shar…

Sew Darn Crafty Party...Week 31

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I just love Sundays, and the rest of the week for that matter, when all of you link up your wonderful projects. There are so many great bloggers out there willing to share their talents with everyone, so I wanted to say...I can't Thank You enough!!

Enjoy the party and come back often...people link up all week long!

If you're new to Sew Darn Crafty, then grab a cup of something tasty, sit back and join in on the fun (starts Sunday and lasts all week long at Sew Many Ways).

WHAT IS SEW DARN CRAFTY...
"Sew" for anything to do with sewing, "Darn" for anything to do with knitting. I always think of darning to do with knitting, but in my case "darn" usually is similar to the word I say when I mess up crafting!! Let's not forget the word "crafty"...that can mean just about anything we do to create.
WHAT IS A LINKING PARTY...

So now we all know what Sew Darn Crafty means, let's explain a linking party again. I subscribe to a linking service,…