Helpful Hints

Have dull scissors and need a quick fix?

Get out the tin foil!!

Fold a piece of aluminum foil in half several times (four or five times should do it). Then, cut through the aluminum foil with your scissors several times to sharpen the blades. Test out your newly-sharpened scissors on a piece of paper. If they're still not sharp enough for your needs, repeat the process again.

Wanted to share this great tip.  When you're struggling to put on a bracelet........
Use a Paper Clip 

Despite thousands of years of use and design, women's bracelets can be pretty tricky to put on, often requiring some tricky maneuvers or a two-person effort. MacGyver's favorite tool, the paper clip, to the rescue.
Reader Dale3h dropped off this little tip in the comments, and it looks like a great thing to keep in mind when a stubbornly tiny bracelet hook or catch refuses to cooperate, and time is running out as you're trying to head out the door. All you have to do is bend the paper clip once, and it should be much easier to hook things up.


  1. Hi Martie,
    Just a heads up and thank you for giving my website a mention, I really appreciate it. Could I have a backlink to your page please?

    Thanks again!

  2. Hi Riana, You're welcome. I think I did the back link thing right LOL.