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A pine cone dripping tree sap.

How to Remove Tree Sap from Just About...Spring and late summer are the prime seasons for sticky, gooey, tree sap. The stuff seems to ooze onto everything with ease. Getting it off, however, can be a whole different matter. Here are some sure fire methods for removing tree sap from just about anything.

 

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Shipping Fresh MistletoeThis is a page about shipping fresh mistletoe. Shipping fresh mistletoe can pose the same challenges as shipping live flowers or plants.

 

Santa and his bag whispering hush.

Keeping Christmas Gifts a SecretThis is a page about keeping Christmas gifts a secret. It is an annual event, hiding the Christmas presents from curious children and other family members. Each year you need to get more creative, or so it seems.

 

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Christmas Light Roof ClipsClip those roof clips onto the hem of your jacket/sweatshirt. It will save you a lot of time.

 

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Use Thrift Store Dishes At PartiesWhen you go to a meeting that requires you bring food, shop at the thrift store or Goodwill for platters. You can usually get them for a buck. Then when you bring your baked item, use it for that one time.

 

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Ask for Free Gift Boxes When ShoppingWhile out holiday shopping, be sure to ask if the store has free gift boxes available for each purchase made. Many major retailers will give you the boxes either at the register or at Customer Service counter.

 

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Check the Dollar Store for Holiday SuppliesBefore you go out to the discount stores like Wal-Mart or Target to buy Holiday supplies like gift wrap, bags, bows, cards, and basic ornaments, look for your local dollar store!

 

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Prepare Mashed Potatoes The Day BeforeWhen having guests for dinner, be it a holiday or not, we always peel, cook and mash the potatoes the day before the dinner. We put them in either a microwave or oven safe dish, cover and refrigerate.

 

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Use Photos as Gift Tags at ChristmasI have a Christmas package tip to share: My niece, just turned 5, loves to pass out the gifts on Christmas morning at my house.

 

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Alternative to "Secret Santa" for the WorkplaceWould you like an Alternative to the "Secret Santa" event in your workplace?

 

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Don't Miss The Hallmark MoviesHere's the Hallmark web site listing all the old time favorites and new holiday movies coming on for everyone to enjoy for the holidays. Enjoy!



     

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Making Holiday Hand SoapMaking Holiday Hand Soap. Try adding a small amount of cinnamon mouthwash to your pump hand soap for a nice Holiday "extra"!

 

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Keeping Kids Busy at ChristmasThis tip is for entertaining children at Christmas time while I am trying to put the finishing touches on the meal and before we open gifts. I take 2 large posterboards and tape them from the back side. Then I draw a Christmas tree on the front complete with trunk. ..

 

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Christmas Cocoa StirrersUpside down candy canes make great cocoa stirrers!

 

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Right-Now Holiday Sanity SaversGetting through the holidays with your sanity intact doesn't have to be Mission Impossible. But it will take you being willing to do things a little differently than last year. Isn't that the definition of insanity anyway -- to keep doing the same old thing the same old way and expect a different result?

 

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