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  • Keep Germs Out of the Water…

    Think Healthy. Swim Healthy. Be Healthy.

    With Memorial Day and summer right around the corner, many Oklahomans will be…

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  • Why Can’t We Be Friends

    Pervasive Parenting

    Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Oklahoma Special Olympics Summer Games.…

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  • Carl Albert State College…

    Carl Albert State College was recently named a Certified Healthy Business by Certified Healthy Oklahoma. CASC earned…

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  • Myers Drive In – Good food,…

    If you are looking for a good hamburger in Poteau, well look no further than Myers Drive In.

    Myers Drive In has the…

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    Pervasive Parenting announces…

    The Pervasive Parenting Center recently awarded their 2017 Teacher of the Year and Paraprofessional of the Year…

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  • Dr John Turner, Arkoma Public School accepts his award from Louise Musseman, Partnership Engagement Coordinator

    Certified Healthy Oklahoma…

    Poteau, Oklahoma - Several schools and businesses were honored on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 for their efforts to improve…

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  • Howe Public Schools…

    Howe, Oklahoma - Howe Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides…

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    Pervasive Parenting

    I like to listen to podcasts when I’m on long drives around the state. One I recently…

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  • Oklahomans Should Be Aware of…

    A warm spring means Oklahomans are already enjoying outdoor activities, but a bite from a tick could quickly put a…

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  • Rabies Season is Here –…

    Vaccinating pets against rabies is crucial for their protection as well as the protection of you and your…

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  • Headed in the Right Direction

    Pervasive Parenting

    Konner and Kruz recently received some sunflower seeds to plant and they have started growing in…

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  • Educational course available…

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Fruit and vegetable growers interested in learning more about produce safety can do so at the…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Planning a…

    I briefly mentioned in a past column that I was planning a family reunion for my mom and her siblings.

    That got me to…

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  • Public Health Nurses Week…

    During National Nurses Week May 6-12, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) will recognize the…

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  •  After recent heavy rain and snow across Oklahoma, floodwater mosquitoes may be on the rise. (Photo credit: R. Grantham, Oklahoma State University)

    After heavy rains, beware of…

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A wave of dangerous storms that recently rolled through the state brought large amounts rain…

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Decorating Wisely: Jan 27th Featured

Written by  Glenda Wise Friday, 27 January 2017 23:17
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We’re still hard at work on the poolhouse, but I have no good pictures to show you yet. Ashton did, however, paint the gold door hardware oil-rubbed bronze and they turned out fabulous.

 

She bought a can of Rustoleum’s spray paint made just for painting things like that and sprayed them, it was that easy. The hardest part is taking off the hardware and putting them back together. She had paint left over so she thought, “What the heck, I might as well go ahead and try to paint the chrome light fixture we were going to replace.” It turned out great, so yippee skippee that’s more savings for us!

 

Since there aren’t any fabulous before and after pics to share with you, I thought I would share a few recently discovered hacks. A few Sundays ago, I decided to cook baked beans. You know the kind you cook all day in the oven.

 

They were delicious but the aftermath of the pan was awful! I used one of my glass baking dishes and the sides were a baked on nightmare. I soaked and soaked and soaked that pan for days. Nothing would even touch those sides. Ashton told me that she had read if you put a dryer sheet in the pan, fill it with water and let it soak that it helps loosen the burnt mess. We did it and you know what? It worked!

 

Yes, it still required a bit of elbow grease to get it completely clean, but before the dryer sheet I couldn’t even get that stuff to budge. The pan is good as new and ready for another use. A few days later, I was doing laundry, cooking dinner and a million other things.

 

I forgot about the corn I had put on the stove and let’s just say it was well on its way to becoming popcorn. That was a burnt-on mess as well, so we did the dryer sheet thing again and it worked like a charm after soaking overnight.

 

Several years ago there was a product made for cleaning the microwave. I can’t remember the name and it may still be on the market, I’m not sure. It was a wipe sealed inside a package that you heated up much like a bag of popcorn. When it was hot, you took the wipe out and wiped down the microwave. It worked pretty well, but the best I can remember they weren’t that cheap. Here is a good way to get a clean microwave for literally pennies and it’s environmentally friendly.

 

1. Fill a glass bowl half-full of water.
2. Add lemon slices.
3. Microwave for about five minutes.
4. Take the bowl out and wipe down the inside of the microwave with a paper towel. The inside of the microwave will be kind of moist and sweaty.

 

If you have a few stubborn spot left, repeat the above steps.

 

You can even take this a step further by pouring the remaining water over the microwave plate in the sink. Then, put the used lemons down the garbage disposal to clean it.

 

I hope some of these tips help you.

 

This weekend is the big move from Norman!

 

Wish us luck!

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