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Facebook Recipes to Google Drive

Facebook Recipes to Google Drive


Collecting Recipes

Here’s an idea I find works very well for collecting all the wonderful recipe shares that my friends have posted on Facebook.

Copy the recipe you find, and then open a new document in Google Drive.

 Paste your recipe, and tweak with notes or reformat them as you wish.

Put your recipes into folders within Google Drive.

 I have one big ‘recipes’ folder that I move all of my recipes to, but you could easily make other folders and categorize them in any way you choose.

The main reason I do this is to have quick and easy access from my laptop or iPad to this tasty info, but since the recipes are on Google Drive, you can also easily share them via email or links with family and friends.

DIY Recipes Book

If I want to have a hard copy of my Google Drive recipes for myself or to give as a gift, I print and laminate the recipes using a Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901) with Scotch Thermal Pouches 8.9 x 11.4 Inches, 100-Pack (TP3854-100).

 The lamination helps because if you accidentally spill on a recipe, you can simply wipe it off versus having to print a new one.

Once I have the recipes laminated I get a 3-ring hole punch and a 3-ring binder.

I select the recipes for my collection and then enjoy my custom, homemade recipes book.

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10 Romantic Cocktail Recipes

After a long day, it’s nice to kick back with your sweetie and have a drink. Nothing beats the summer heat like a cool, refreshing cocktail. Plus, what’s more fun than getting tipsy with you special someone? Fruity and sour, cherrylicious and

Dorm Room Tech Trends

Dorm Room Tech Trends

Whether it’s to help you get your homework done more easily or simply to entertain you when you’re not studying, electronics and accessories fill the dorm room of today.

HDTVs, laptops, printers, smartphones, iPads, Blu-ray players, game systems and more, are what today’s student brings with them to college.  Along with them, are a multitude of cords, batteries, cases and adapters.

Many deals on these dorm room items are available here:  College Bound Essentials  , where the Savvy Sleuth has added her personal picks for Back to School.

Dorm Room Electronics

Off to College Essentials at Amazon

Below are both wants and needs for college dorm rooms.

Check in with your roommate to see who’s bringing what to school with them, and maybe you can split the cost on the bigger ticket items.

Also be sure to check with your school to find out what services such as cable TV and Internet are provided.

The quintessential college dorm room is relatively small with blah cinder block walls and a pair of twin beds. And since this spartan space is going to be your home for the next year (or more), you may as well make it as comfortable as possible. If you

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Basic College Dorm Checklist for Essential Sleep

Basic College Dorm Checklist for Essential Sleep

So you’re off to the university in a month or so, get prepared for your new life on campus with basic college dorm checklist guides.

On this list, you’ll find items you’ll want to bring to school with you for a good night’s sleep.

Check your school’s website and/or written materials you’ve received to make sure you don’t buy unnecessary items.  For example, if your school provides mattress covers, you don’t need to purchase one.

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College Dorm Checklist: For Essential Sleep

  • Pillows (King or Standard)
  • Zippered Pillow Protectors
  • Mattress Pad (Waterproof with Dust Mite Protection)
  • Pillowtop and/or Memory Foam Mattress Topper
  • (2) Sheet Sets – Twin or Extra-Long Twin size depending upon supplied mattress.
  • Duvet Cover
  • Comforter (Down or Down Alternative)
  • Extra Blanket or Quilt
  • Alarm Clock
  • Black Out Curtains
  • Sleep Mask
  • Earplugs
  • Throw Blanket


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