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November 16, 2011
This is a guide about organizing cookbooks. If you love to cook you probably have a small library of cookbooks, each with their own way of sorting the recipes they have. Keeping your cookbooks organized will make it that much easier to find the recipes you want.
Creative Uses for Cookie Cutters
This is a guide about creative uses for cookie cutters. Cookie cutters can be used for more than just making cookies. Their variety of shapes and sturdy construction make them perfect for use with other foods and many types of craft projects.
Disposing of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
This is a guide about disposing of compact fluorescent light bulbs. Compact fluorescent lightbulb are a great energy saving option for lighting your home or office. However they must be disposed of properly due the trace amount of mercury they contain.
Getting Rid of Weeds in Rocks
Whether it's for a walkway or simply decorative, a rock area can easily become overrun with weeds. Eliminating those weeds can be a real chore. This is a guide about getting rid of weeds in rocks.
Splicing Garden Plants
How do I splice plants?
Making a Potato Bead Necklace
How long do you let your potato beads dry before painting them?
Cleaning Plexiglass Shower Doors
What is the product that cleans plexiglass shower doors?
Making a Temporary Fireplace
What is the easiest and cheapest way to make a neat fireplace to use for a few hours?
Minestrone Soup Recipes
This page contains recipes for minestrone soup. A classic Italian soup containing pasta, beans and veggies, minestrone is the perfect cold weather comfort food.
GMC Truck Heater Blower Not Working
I replaced the blower motor on my 2005 GMC Sierra truck. I also replaced the resister. The motor only blows once in a while on level 5 when I am driving. What could it be?
Silestone Countertop Color Advice
I have white cabinets, dark kitchen, and wood flooring. What color Silestone should I choose for the countertops?
Christmas Charities in Pennsylvania
I am looking for help in Hanover, Pennsylvania, for my 2 young boys, their 19 year old sister and my soon to be 1 year old grandson. My husband and I split, he is having trouble with having a good Christmas for the kids.
Cranberry Salad Recipes
This page contains recipes for cranberry salad. Cranberries are good in salads, either fresh or dried. They can be sweet or savory and are often served at Thanksgiving or Christmas meals.
Growing Hair Faster
I live in Sri Lanka so it's very hard to get extensions. I am eager to know how grow the hair very fast. I have naturally thick hair. I want to grow my hair longer in 3 days at least. I would like to know how to grow the hair 1cm a day. Please help.
Black Bean Soup Recipes
This page contains recipes for black bean soup. Soups made with black beans are often spicy and flavorful. They are common in Southwestern, Mexican, Cajun and vegetarian cooking.
This is a guide about peeling plums. There are many great ways to cook with plums but it is often desirable to remove the peel before making pies, jams and preserves.
Saving Money on Tickets
This is a guide about saving money on tickets. Getting tickets to plays, movies, concerts, sporting events or other special events can be expensive. Here are some tips for cutting the costs.
Cleaning Gold Jewelry
This is a guide about cleaning gold jewelry. One reason that gold rings, bracelets, watches and chains retain their value is because they clean up easily and beautifully.
Celebrating a Half Birthday
This is a guide about celebrating a half birthday. It can be hard to wait an entire year for your birthday. A half birthday can be celebrated at the six month mark for toddlers or school children who may have a summer or Christmas break birthday.
Cleaning Cookie Cutters
This is a guide about cleaning cookie cutters. Although cookie cutters can make wonderful intricate designs for cutout cookies, they can be difficult to clean. Metal ones can get rusty and even plastic ones can get dough stuck in small parts.
Reusing Dryer Sheets
This is a guide about reusing dryer sheets. Why throw out your fabric softener sheets after they are done softening your clothes. You reuse them in various ways, such as cleaning or crafts or even put them back in the dryer.
Keeping Pets from Chewing on Electrical Cords
This is a guide about keeping pets from chewing on electrical cords. It is not uncommon for pets to chew on electrical cords around the house. For obvious reason it is important the owners prevent that behavior.
Quick Meal Ideas for Busy Families
This is a guide about quick meal ideas for busy families. Between school, work, fitness, sports and clubs, getting meals on the table can be a chore. Find ways to make quick healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Making Felt Mittens
This is a guide about making felt mittens. Felt mittens make cute holiday decorations. They are a simple kid-friendly craft and there are endless decorating possibilities.
Making Clothes for an American Girl Doll
This is a guide about making clothes for an American Girl Doll. An American Girl doll is an expensive investment. You can save money on additional clothing by making your own.
Christmas Gag Gift Ideas
This page contains Christmas gag gift ideas. You don't have to wait until April Fool's day to give someone a gag gift. Christmas can be a fun time to trick your friends or family.
Tips for Shipping Packages
This is a guide about tips for shipping packages. Many of us ship packages throughout the year but the holidays can be especially busy for shipping. Save time and money, and ensure your parcel gets there on time and in one piece by planning ahead and packaging it properly.
Uses for Coffee Filters
This is a guide about uses for coffee filters. There are so many uses for coffee filters besides making coffee. They are great for cleaning, crafts, and organizing items just to name a few.
This is a guide about cleaning eyeglasses. Anyone with eyeglasses knows that they can require constant cleaning. Proper cleaning will ensure that your lenses are smudge-free.
Uses for Plastic Packaging
This is a guide about uses for plastic packaging. Many items we buy at the supermarket or department store these days comes with plastic packaging around it one way or another. Depending on the shape and size of the packaging, it could be useful for something else.
Uses for Unmatched Socks
This is a guide about uses for unmatched socks. After the laundry is all done, there always seems to be a small pile of socks that the matches never show up for. Instead of throwing out those mismatched socks, find a way to use them in a different way around the house.
Black Bean Soup
This soup is made with my favorite kind of bean, other than green beans, of course. :) This tastes great!
Making Dryer Sheet Angels
This is a guide about making dryer sheet angels. Instead of throwing your used dryer sheets away, use them to make these adorable decorations. The finished project resembles a stained glass angel.
Laundry Tips and Tricks
Laundry is a necessary chore that many people dread. There are lots of ways to speed up the process, remove stains better, and make your life a little easier. This is a guide about laundry tips and tricks.
Saving Money on Hand Soap
This is a guide about saving money on hand soap. With numerous bathrooms or large families, hand soap can be expensive. Although it is a necessity, there are ways you can save money on it.
Budget with Envelope System
Credit cards have only been here since the middle of last century, for hundreds of years before it was cash, barter or credit balance payable at the end of each month in full.
Drape Christmas Lights Around Each Branch
At my house, we always start wrapping the lights from the top down. We wrap all the branches individually, and work the same level around all of the branches, before moving down to the next level.
Thumb Drive for Regular Backups
"Thumb drives," also known as "flash drives," are very inexpensive and plug into any available USB port on your computer. I don't have a lot of important files to back up, but I learned that frequent backups matter. During last July's heatwave, my old hard drive was fried.
Combine Bread and Cornbread Stuffing
I use one package of bread stuffing and one package of corn bread stuffing. I follow instructions on packages using chicken broth.
Scooby (Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix)
Scooby is a 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. I was at the animal shelter in a nearby town looking for a small dog as a companion to our 7lb Yorkie, Baby. Our beloved Schnoodle had just passed away and Baby was grieving so much missing him.
Using Glue When Reupholstering a Rocking Chair
Has anyone ever used fabric and a glue gun to recover an old rocking chair. I read it somewhere that it works. I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
Use Granite Footstone for Marker
When we bury our dogs, we buy them a granite tombstone from the funeral home. They are the footstones, that are used at the foot of graves. We have our pet's name engraved on it.
Buy Now Pay Later Internet Websites Selling Scooters
I am looking for a buy now pay later website selling scooters. Any suggestions?
Potato Bugs in Basement
How do I get rid of potato bugs coming into the basement wash room?
Arm and Hammer Washing Soda for Cleaning Wallpaper
Will this hurt my washable wallpaper at all? I put in a 1/2 cup of it to a small container of hot water, a small Sun Oxygen tub size. I want to know if it will hurt the paper or the linoleum floor as it drips on it. It looks cleaner by the way!
Refilling HP Cartridges
Can you refill HP cartridges?
Discontinued Village Wallpaper Border #5804157
I am looking for discontinued Village border. It has gold/green/mauve/reddish green leaves and gold on top with scant reddish/mauve flowers. I ran out and need to buy some. Thanks.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Verdigris by Sandpiper Pattern #PT12505
I am seeking 6-7 rolls of Verdigris wallpaper by Sandpiper. It was in book CS1461 and was pattern PT12505 I believe. Thanks for your help.
Christmas Parade Float Ideas: Small Town USA Theme
Every year our town holds a Christmas parade. This year's theme is "Small Town USA". I am a small business owner and would like to enter. I have no ideas as to how to design a trailer in this fashion. Please does anyone have any ideas?
Cherry Cheesecake Tarts
These are so good and they are also very festive. Love almost anything with cherry pie filling in it!
Recipes for Cooking Small Entrees in Muffin Tins
Does anyone have a website where I can find some recipes that accommodate cooking small entree servings within a muffin tin?
This is one of my favorites! Love the tartness to this recipe!
Ham and Rice
Easy and yummy to make!
Barbie Doll Clothes Patterns
Where can I find patterns for Barbie doll clothes for my granddaughters?
Home Remedy for Mange
How do I get rid of mange on my dog, by doing it the home remedy way?
Samsung TV Stopped Working
Exactly (to the day) 2 years after purchasing it, our Samsung 46 inch TV went out. The satellite TV box is fine, but the picture had "hung" with the weather, so we decided to turn off the TV until the weather passed. Nothing else was affected, just the satellite picture.
Ideas for 4H Sewing Project
I need a 4-H project for sewing. Any suggestions?
Sweet Potato Chips
I am always looking for ways to preserve food and make it delicious. I was given a bag of huge sweet potatoes and decided to dry them. My first attempt was not that great to eat as a snack, so a friend suggested cinnamon and brown sugar - yum!
Brownie Mix in a Wide Mouth Quart Canning Jar
Mix flour with baking powder and salt. Start filling jar with sugar at the bottom. Add cocoa powder, cleaning the inside of jar with a paper towel after this layer.
Make a Thanksgiving Scrapbook
Put together an individual Thanksgiving scrap/cookbook, since this holiday is all about cooking and gathering together with family and friends. Mine would be filled with photos of people gathered at the table for dinner on different Thanksgivings.
Odoban for Musty Odors
I use "OdoBan" in my final rinse. It makes towels, (and all my laundry) smell fresh wonderful. For stubborn musty odors in clothing, I turn off the washer, and let the final rinse soak for thirty minutes or so.
Pack Of Cards Costume
In South Africa, we do not really celebrate Halloween, but that does not mean that we do not enjoy dress-up parties! A few weeks ago I was invited to a birthday, and the theme was a "P-Party."
Scenery: Shannon Falls (British Columbia)
To be thrifty, our family only took one small 4 day holiday this summer and drove to Whistler, BC which is about a three hour drive from our house. On our way home, we stopped in the town of Squamish for lunch and visited Shannon Falls.
I was in a reminiscent mood yesterday and pulled out all of the photo albums. This photo in particular gave me oodles of forgotten giggles and I just have to share the giggles with you.
Beware Wild Animals Looking For Winter Homes
It's fall and opossums are heading your way. Do not provide winter housing for them. The young are cute, but right behind come the parents.
Chinese Chicken Livers
You might have had a similar dish at Chinese buffets. I love it. This is my version.
Precook Bacon For Fast Breakfasts
We like to have breakfast at home. We prefer to have a piece of bacon with toast and an orange for breakfast when in a hurry, but prep could take a considerable amount of time and cause a mess.
Prevent Gummy Rice with a Towel
After steaming rice, remove pan from heat. Place folded cloth towel over the saucepan, replace the lid, set aside for 5 to 10 minutes. Towel will absorb moisture so you will have rice with no mush.
Protect Electrical Cords With Rubber Hoses
Use rubber hose according to size and amount of cords you are trying to keep from getting chewed by animals. This will protect your cords also when moving, from nicks that may occur. Just mark with fingernail polish what the cord is for.
Vinegar in the Rinse Cycle
My child is always leaving towels lying around on the floor, or the furniture. They are never dry when she drops them where she does.
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