Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Favorite Home Remedies and Tips

Just Try Bathing a Cat!
When I moved from Los Angeles to rural Illinois fourteen years ago, I learned about some home remedies I'd never heard of before:

If someone in your family is allergic to cat dander and you adopt a stray kitten, you can alleviate the dander by bathing the cat in distilled water. Have you ever tried to bathe a cat, especially a stray? How did that work out for you?

Really? I can make my cookies at home?

When baking several different kinds of cookies, first bake those calling for lower temperatures, then work up to the highest setting. You mean a person can bake their own cookies? The little elves don't bake them during the night, then put them on the shelves in the store before the sun comes up? Aha.

If you get a splinter, put a bit of bacon on it to draw it out. This might have worked fine if the splinter I acquired hadn't gone in at an angle, and if I didn't work at the front desk of a bank, where customers thought we had added to our "Super Extra Checking" by making breakfast for them!

Do you employ home remedies? What is your favorite from the list above, or one of your own?

P.S. The winner of my drawing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Devotional Stories for Wives is Karen Lange from Write Now! Thank you, all who entered, and congratulations, Karen! I will mail your book out after September 10, the official release date.