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Two Discoveries

April 14th, 2006 at 04:43 pm

I bought bulk popcorn and popped it in a paper bag in the microwave. It worked perfectly. I watched it close the entire time. No burning, and if for some reason it had burst into flames I would have caught it. Now I can have healthy, butter-free popcorn for pennies at anytime. For 1.22 in bulk I would guess I have 20 to 40 bags worth.

I bought some really cheap conditioner, 1.99 for a huge bottle, enough for months. Sadly, the conditioner is thin, and I needed a lot of it to condition my hair. I solved my problem. I am using it as a leave in conditioner. I tested it and it works great. Instead of double the normal amount, I use the normal amount. Instead of lasting months it will last over a year.

I love minor victories like this.

7 Responses to “Two Discoveries”

  1. contrary1 Says:

    Those little victories are almost more fun that something huge, aren't they??

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Great ideas...I am going to try both!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. boomeyers Says:

    I can never find huge bottles of conditioner for cheap. I need it, I have 3 girls. Where did you buy it?

  4. lrjohnson Says:

    Boom-I buy most of my toiletries at the Canned Foods Grocery Outlet. I just checked; it's a 32 oz bottle for $1.99. I've found them for $1.49 before. I don't pay attention to the brand, for conditioner or shampoo, or soap/toothpaste, etc.

  5. lrjohnson Says:

    I'm deleting a comment; the part of the message I want to retain is that the gentleman believes popping popcorn this way is very unsafe. I agree that there are risks; please use common sense and either don't use this tip or monitor closely to minimize risk.

  6. katwoman Says:

    OK, I was curious after what you posted in the forum so I came to check out your blog (specifically, this entry).

    LOVE the popcorn idea! Of course I'm going to ask a lot of questions about differences in paper bags; when I figure out exactly who to ask.

    Phooey on the person that left you a negative comment. Totally uncalled for.

  7. markio26 Says:

    i used to be a beautician.. we used cheap perms, conditioner, shampoo, in the shop... also, in beauty school... the conditioner and shampoo were half water and half solution... we used one perm for two ppl. with short hair.. i mean it goes on and on.....

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