THURS­DAY TIPS

The Signal - - NEWS - – E.L. in Ten­nessee

* Use glow-in-the-dark paint to light a path in your yard. Sim­ply paint a se­ries of rock mark­ers, and when the sun goes down, your path will be lit up. * In­ge­nious way to hide a backup key: Hot glue a dec­o­ra­tive or dis­tinc­tive stone to the top of a clean pill bot­tle. In­sert key and close top. Sim­ply bury the bot­tle some­where in your yard or gar­den bed, leav­ing the stone above ground. When you need a key, it’s easy to pull up. * Got a few min­utes stand­ing in line? Go through the pho­tos on your smart­phone, delet­ing those that are out of fo­cus or no longer rel­e­vant (like the pic you snapped a month ago of your gro­cery list writ­ten on the

fridge white board!). Down­load pho­tos off your phone to a stor­age de­vice weekly. You’ll thank your­self if your de­vice is lost or dam­aged. * Fun pre-Hal­loween ac­tiv­ity alert: “Our fam­ily likes to host a spooky movie night near Hal­loween for all the kids. If the weather is nice, we project a kid-friendly movie on an out­door screen and invite neigh­bor­hood kids over to have a pa­jama party in the back yard.”

* Make your own face paint with a few sim­ple in­gre­di­ents. Mix corn­starch and lo­tion to­gether to form a paste. Mix in a few drops of veg­etable oil to keep the paste from dry­ing out and crack­ing. Then add wash­able paint to the paste to color. Ap­ply with makeup sponges or cot­ton swabs, then add glit­ter, etc. Have fun! * Recipe sub­sti­tu­tion: Need bak­ing pow­der? Mix 1/4 tea­spoon bak­ing soda with 1/4 tea­spoon corn­starch and 1/4 tea­spoon cream of tar­tar. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Vir­ginia Drive, Or­lando, FL 32803.

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