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November 28, 2011
Camera Tips and Tricks
This is a guide about tips and tricks for using your camera. Whether you are using a 35mm film camera, a point and shoot digital camera or a DSLR, some photographic tricks will help you take better pictures.
Wrapping Large Gifts
A big box or oddly shaped large present can be difficult to wrap. Here are some tips to help you wrap it beautifully and keep the surprise until it is opened. This is a guide about wrapping large gifts.
Making Pinecone Bird Feeders
This is a guide about making pinecone bird feeders. Pinecones covered in birdseed can be a cheap and natural way to feed your backyard birds.
Homemade Stocking Holders
This is a guide about making homemade stocking holders. Hanging your Christmas stocking can be a challenge, here are some homemade ways to display your stockings for Santa to fill.
Making Felt Christmas Ornaments
This is a guide about making felt Christmas ornaments. Felt has been used for years to make holiday decorations. These can be simple kids crafts or beautifully crafted ornaments to be treasured for generations.
Turkey and Cranberry Quesadilla
This recipe is yummy all year round but is also an easy and tasty way to use up those Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers.
Grandma's Strawberry Salad
This may be my all-time favorite salad ever! Love strawberries!
Budget Overnight Casserole
This is yummy and great because you can use leftover meat to make this.
Crocheting a Stocking
This is a guide about
crocheting a stocking
. A crocheted stocking is a great holiday craft. You can easily personalize them for friends and family too.
This is very yummy with some fresh bread!
Mom's Mashed Potato Rolls
Great way to use leftover mashed potatoes.
Cranberry Walnut Bread Mix for Bread Machine
Can these recipes (oven baked bread) be adapted for a bread machine?
Kitchen Paint Color Advice
I have a long kitchen, galley style. The sink, dishwasher, stove, and microwave are on one side and the laundry closet and refrigerator are on the opposite wall. The ceilings are 8 feet. The cabinets are natural oak and the counters are black and dark blue fleck.
Mascara Tips and Tricks
This page contains
mascara tips and tricks
. Many women enjoy using mascara, but sometimes it is difficult to achieve the look you want.
Garden: Bee's Blossom View (Shore Acres State...
I call this photo Country Perfection because of the scene that bee gets to take in. Imagine, sitting atop the bright center of a gorgeous flowers, just people watching in the sun as butterflies and sweet aromas drift by you. Ahh, to be a bee!
Removing Mold from Boat Seats
It is not uncommon for boat seats to develop mold. There are things you can do to not only remove the mold but prevent it too. This is a guide about removing mold from boat seats.
Young Hummingbird And Lavender
This young Hummingbird came in under the patio roof to a potted lavender plant that was beginning to bloom. I was able to photograph the bird through a glass patio sliding door. I like the closeness, with a telephoto lens, and the detail in the photo.
Cleaning a Pontoon Boat
This is a guide about
cleaning a pontoon boat
. Pontoon boats are great for enjoying a day out on the lake. As with any boat periodic cleaning will keep your boat looking nice for many years.
Removing Scuffs From Linoleum Floors
As a custodian, I use a tennis ball attached to a broom handle. A little rub and the black mark is gone.
Repairing a Spot on Leather Couch Where Cleaner Removed Dye
I had Resolve spill on my leather couch and the color came off. Is there a product that can help me?
Reupholstering Kitchen Chairs
How much fabric will I need for eight kitchen chairs?
Replacement Heating Element for H20 Steam Mop
Where can I get a replacement heating element for my H20 steam mop?
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs
These bugs are small, black, and pin head sized. They are very hard to even see. Sometimes I see white ones, also. They seem to get in my clothes and bite. My wife doesn't seem to get bitten or says she can't feel anything on her. What's going on? I'm not crazy.
My name is Sharon and I am contacting you in hopes that you knew of anyone who is looking to adopt a family in need for Christmas this year or if you knew of any organizations that are. I have contacted 211 and they have nothing and 2 of my children are too old to receive gifts from Toys for Tots.
Removing Silly Putty from Carpet
This is a guide about
removing Silly Putty from carpet
. If your kids play with Silly Putty in the house, it is bound to end up on the carpet.
Use Cleaning Cloth And Water For Eyeglasses
I called up my optical place where I bought my glasses. They have free cleaning cloths just for my glasses which are progressive lenses. I wash them often in warm water, squeeze it out, and lay it to dry.
Saving Money on Mascara
This is a guide about
saving money on mascara
. Many woman love to wear mascara to enhance their eyelashes. Depending on what brand you buy, mascara can be quite expensive.
Free Desk Drawer Organizer
The plastic trays that come in frozen dinners make great organizers for your desk drawer. The compartments are perfect for paperclips, rubber bands, and the like, and they are free.
Home Dry Erase Calendars
Take two (my friend uses three) dry erase calendars. Use one for the current month, and the other for the upcoming month. Use different colors for different family member's schedules, pay days, holidays, appointments, etc.
Storing Light Bulbs
Can you store your extra light bulbs in an outdoor storage shed where it will get below freezing?
Bathroom Paint Color Advice
My bathroom has a black shower kit and a black and white sink (specks). Also surrounding the shower kit and around the sink is tile which is a taupe and beige color. The vanity and cabinet are oak. What color should I paint the walls?
South Carolina Gamecock Mascot Cross Stitch Pattern
Can anyone help? I am in search of the cross stitch pattern for the university of South Carolina mascot (cocky). I would also be interested in college football cross stitch patterns, in general.
Making an Acrylic Bead Hot Pan Pad
I have a friend who has a beautiful two color faceted acrylic bead hot pan pad. I have looked on the internet, but I can't seem to find a pattern. It has 6 sides and is so beautiful.
7th Golden Birthday Ideas
My daughter is having her golden birthday on Dec. 7th, 2011. Any ideas on what to do? We live in the northwest Indiana.
Removing Mold from Non-Bleachable Surfaces
Of course, we all know that bleach does a great job of getting rid of mold from any surface, but if you don't want that surface discolored (like carpeting, decking etc.), use vinegar. This will take the mold out without any discoloration!
"System Fix" Virus Email
I received an email from the USPS. They gave me an attachment that was an application to retrieve the package, and correct the address. I clicked on it, and Norton said it was not a virus. That is when everything went to panic mode. Things began to lock up, then go black.
Cleaning Stains on a Knit Tablecloth
How do I get egg and coffee stains out of a knit table cloth?
Collecting Child Support if the Parent is Deceased
What if the father of my two sons is dead and he owned me child support? The boys are 18 and 20. Their father was receiving Social Security when he died. Will I still get the money he owned me?
Keep Frozen Water In Your Fridge
Now the weather is turning cold, I leave clean plastic gallon jugs of drinking water outside overnight to freeze. One bottle gives me refreshing iced water in the morning, the others go in the fridge and freezer to fill space and keep cooling costs down.
Additional Free Email Accounts
I had a tip about organizing e-mail, using more than one e-mail address. It dawned on me that some people may not know how or where additional e-mails can be acquired.
Call Your Doctor About Hives
When you first see hives, take an antihistamine and call your doctor immediately. Hives can break out on the internal organs, including the brain, in which case the swelling brain can result in aberrant behavior and hospitalization.
Use Borax and Hot Water For Fleas
Wash all bedding using hot water and 20 Mule Team Borax. While it's washing, sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax on the mattress. Place a plastic zippered mattress cover on the mattress. The next time you change sheets, you can take the cover off and vacuum the mattress.
Fixing a Squeaky Door
This is a guide about
fixing a squeaky door
. As a house ages things start to creak and squeak, doors being one of the biggest offenders. With these tips you will learn how to get your door swinging smoothly without that annoying sound.
Organize with Plastic Boxes and Bins
Keeping a kid's bedroom clean is no walk in the park. Here are some ideas to keep things under control. I really like organizing with plastic boxes (think sterlite boxes), but they can be pretty pricey.
Air Smelly Books In Sun
Set the opened books out to air in the sun. A further solution is to place unused dryer sheets among the pages of closed books.
Coasters and Pot Holders From Jeans
I cut up old jeans and make coasters and/or pot holders. I make four - 4 1/2 inch squares of the jeans, and one - 4 inch square of any cotton material, then sew around the square and sew from corner to corner so it has a big X through it.
Button Love Christmas Present
This cute framed button art is the perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season. Made with items easily found at most dollar stores.
Lemon Juice for Canker Sores
I have canker sores often and have used may different home remedies, over the counter medication without great success. A friend told me to rinse the area with lemon juice.
Entertaining "Table Covers"
The tables are covered in paper instead of table clothes, with cute buckets of crayons so everyone can write. I kept mine for years. After I had my son, I used this idea over and over at banquets; always with someone asking about how I came up with that great idea.
Auto Duster for Dusting Home
I picked up a small "auto duster". The large versions are called "California Car Dusters" and are used to dust the outside of the car in areas where there are water restrictions and car washing isn't allowed at the dollar store.
This is a guide about freezing broccoli. Frozen broccoli is a handy addition to your dishes or as a side vegetable. Whether you grow it yourself or pick up a deal at the market, it is a great to have your freezer.
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