Tuesday, April 24, 2018

11 Unexpected Uses For Your Appliances

11 Unexpected Uses For Your Appliances

I have been vocal about my hatred of unitaskers before, but what am I to do about those appliances I need for their specific function? Find other household hacks to use them for, obviously! Check out this list to learn what common household appliances can become multitaskers you can use daily!

1. Use your flat iron to smooth hems and collars.

I'm not even sure I know where my clothes iron is. I don't really have a regular use for it, but every now and then I need to fix a droopy collar, and that's where my hair straightener comes in handy. 

2. But your clothes iron can also help get stains out of the carpet.

Spritz a vinegar and water solution onto the stain, then lay a damp towel over it. Set your iron to its steam setting and run it over the towel. The stain will loosen and soak up into the towel.

3. Thaw frozen pipes with your hair dryer.

Before calling the plumber, try warming up the pipes yourself. 

4. Your hair dryer can also remove stickers.

Skip the residue and products like Goo Gone. If you have a big label you want to remove, warm it with your hair dryer to melt the adhesive and peel it off cleanly.

5. Wash your delicates in a salad spinner.

Spinners really can make a big difference for the quality of your salad greens, but they're also just plain big. Make them worth the space they take up by washing your delicate laundry. Spin once with soapy water, once with clean, and once to dry. Done!

6. Sanitize your kitchen sponge with the microwave for 1–2 minutes.

This works well for killing bacteria, but there are two important safety notes: do not use a sponge with metal fibers (like a steel wool scrubby side), and make sure the sponge is damp when it goes in. Otherwise, you could have a fire hazard. 

7. Proof your bread dough in the microwave.

Yeast is picky about its environment. A little bit of warmth and humidity can make a big difference in how your bread rises. You can turn your microwave into a perfect spot by warming up a cup of water, then placing the covered dough inside with the steam. 

8. Shred meat with your stand mixer.

Don't waste time picking apart your chicken or pork by hand. Stick it in the bowl of your mixer with the paddle attachment and run on low until everything is perfectly shredded. 

9. Cook your dinner while washing your dishes.

By placing your food in airtight jars, you can cook food in your dishwasher without having to waste water and energy. The soap can't get at the food, so you get clean dishes anda great meal in one step!

10. Cook a pizza with your waffle iron.

Really, cook anythingwith your waffle iron. My favorite: make waffles, then make grilled cheese with the waffles as the bread! Yumm...

11. Make soap in your crockpot.

No need to carefully watch a pot or deal with a double boiler. Instead, make your homemade soap in your slow cooker. 

If you know anyone with these appliances kicking around, be sure to SHAREthis list with them!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Photos That'll Turn That Frown Upside Down

Photos That'll Turn That Frown Upside Down

When was the last time you smiled?

I mean REALLY smiled: one of those stupid grins that you can hardly help. 

Chances are, if your day/week/month/life has been anything like mine, it's been a little while longer than you'd have liked. 

Well, I don't know about you, but I personally think that kinda sorta totally sucks. 

Smiling is awesome! It fills you with all the good feels... who doesn't want that?

I know I do! And I can nearly guarantee you do too. So let's get to it, shall we?

Which photo made you smile the most? Let me know in the comments! 

1. These bros who know how to have fun while getting the job done. 

Fam goals. 

2. This pit bull who is all cute and cozy. 

This makes me happier than I know what to do with. 

3. This epic show of support. 

That's good looking out, man. 

4. This little cutie who stopped to honor the Pledge of Allegiance.

He was running late, but nothing could stop him from doing his duty. He proceeded to pray afterward.

5. These besties who are having some real-life "FaceTime."

They love each other. 

6. This happiest of new beginnings. 

Tell me this doesn't warm your heart even just a little. 

7. The little newborn bum of a much anticipated panda at the Atlanta Zoo. 

Adorableness doesn't make you smile? Well, what about the fact that giant pandas are no longer listed as endangered?! Yay! 

8. This little girl who saw another little girl without any hair and got super inspired. 

"Oh. She can have some of my hair," she said.

9. This cat who knows how much you appreciate a little tech humor. 

Go ahead and smile. Loading Cat won't tell. 

10. This woman who knows what her priorities are. 

Hint: they are furry and fuzzy. 

11. The smile on the little girl's face as she looks at her best friend in the world. 

This is happiness. 

12. This little boy who dressed himself like this to celebrate a classmate's birthday. 

He brought flowers too. 

13. These women who dare you not to smile. 

How could you not? 

14. This is the president of a company on his birthday. 

We're all little kids at heart. 

15. This woman who lives life like she loves it... because she does. 

Let's all be a little more like this happy human and embrace the day with arms wide open. 

Yes, that's a Creed reference for those of you who made it through this without one smile. :)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

13 Things Most People Don't Know About Adam Sandler

13 Things Most People Don't Know About Adam Sandler

Over the last 20 or more years, Adam Sandler has been at the top of the comedy world releasing hilarious movie after hilarious movie. From his time as a stand-up comedian to his five year stint on Saturday Night Live to his rewarding film career, Adam Sandler is always making audiences laugh hysterically with his relatable characters and extremely goofy humor. But there's a lot we don't know about the guy they call the Sandman. Check it out!

What is your favorite Adam Sandler role? COMMENTand let us know. 

1. He has been performing as a stand-up comedian since he was 17.

There are even clips online of a much younger, less confident Sandler telling jokes in front of pretty small audiences. 

2. He attended NYU and graduated in 1988.

He enrolled in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts while simultaneously improving his skills in the city's many late-night comedy clubs. 

3. After graduation he became a regular on the MTV game show Remote Control

The show incorporated sketch comedy and trivia and was MTV's first original program that didn't revolve around music.

4. It's been rumored that in all his years of stand-up, Sandler has never written a joke.

Apparently Sandler likes to wing it on stage, and doesn't come up with any jokes until he's in front of the audience. 

5. Sandler and Judd Apatow used to be roommates.

While trying to make it big, the two lived together in a cheap apartment where Sandler just slept on a mattress on the floor. Footage of their days together is featured in the intro to Apatow's movie Funny People

6. He almost portrayed Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's 2005 film. 

Sandler made it to the final audition stages but the iconic director eventually decided to go with his old pal Johnny Depp. 

7. He used to date Alicia Silverstone.

I don't know if things were ever really serious, but she did rock a full Happy Gilmore outfit at the film's premier. 

8. His net worth is over 300M!

But you wouldn't know it by the way he dresses on all of his talk show appearances.

9. Combined, his films have grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. 

Whether you love him or hate him, that's pretty impressive. 

10. He loves dogs.

We've all seen his prized bulldog Meatball in films like Little Nicky, but did you know that his other dog Matzoball was actually in his wedding party?

11. His college professors told him that he'd never make it big.

Apparently Sandler had trouble paying attention during lectures, and many of his instructors gave him negative evaluations. 

12. He credits his father as a major comedic influence.

His father wasn't particularly funny, but he did have a temper. Sandler says that as a young kid, he used humor to get his father to calm down. 

13. Almost all of the characters he plays has a name that ends in the letter Y. 

Happy, Billy, Sonny, Whitey... think about it! In addition, almost all the love interests have names that start with the letter V. Veronica, Vicky, Virginia, Vanessa...

COMMENTand share your favorite Adam Sandler role with us!