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12/29 Full Circle: Deb Darr


I have a rather old wreath made of cones. It is still in good shape, but it has collected dust. Is there any way to remove the dust and restore the wreath without ruining the cones.


The best way I can think of to remove the dust from your cone wreath is to place it in a sink, tub or other container, leaning the wreath in an upright position. Mix two-thirds warm water to one-third white vinegar in a spray bottle. Next, spray the wreath generously with the solution and allow the water to run off the wreath. You will be amazed how clean the cones will become. Allow the wreath to dry in a sunny location. Next, mist the wreath lightly with lemon oil to bring luster to the cones.


I am a new grocery shopper and want to buy food as close to the real thing as possible. But many times I get confused by all the ingredients listed on the labels, especially on packaged items. Is there an easy way to find out what is inside the package without a science degree?


Many times people think they are buying something that is labeled something else. Be cautious of words like "flavored," "imitation," "aide," etc. I once read that if something had more than three ingredients listed on the package, don't buy it.

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