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Gazing Ball Yard DecorationsSoon the stores will be putting out their Christmas decorations for sale. You need to find the huge balls they sell to decorate the outside of your house or trees.
Fall Centerpiece IdeaFor an easy woodsy centerpiece for your table all you need to do is raid your wood pile or go to the woods and find a cool branch. Using a hole saw, cut a hole the size of a tea candle in the side of your branch.
Lemon Air FreshenerFreshen your air for pennies and in a more natural way!
Keys That FloatI seal RV keys, boat keys, etc. in a ziploc bag (leave some air in the bag). Then if they are dropped in the water (i.e. pool, lake, river and the like) they float!
How to Make an Apple WreathDo you remember the last time you were in someone's home that had an apple pie baking in the oven? Ahhh, the aromas of a fresh baked pie -- it is simply irresistible! Well, now you can recreate this delicious scent in your own home, or in the homes of your loved ones, by making scented apple wreaths. Scented apple wreaths are not hard to make, and the results are heavenly! Hang one of these on your wall and you will surely impress all of your guests.
Preparing for Winter - Buy Essentials Before Winter HitsThe best way is to prepare before winter (or bad weather). Stock up on things that disappear literally in hours from stores: batteries, water, flashlights.
Protecting Your Marble SlabIf you use a marble slab for rolling pastry (which is recommended because the surface is always cool) never allow acidic food like vinegar, lemons or tomatoes to come in contact with the surface, acid corrodes marble.
Termite JokeA termite walks into a bar and sits down and says, "Say, is this bar tender?" (bartender)
Dissolving All The Sugar in Powdered DrinksIf you make instant iced tea, or any kind of powdered drink mix, here's a solution to always having undissolved sugar at the bottom of the pitcher. First measure in however many scoops of mix you need into your pitcher.
Tips for Flavoring a Low Salt DietHere are some good tips if you have to start and/or are on a low salt diet:
Drying Onions, Carrots and Celery for the WinterIt is now the end of the season for local farmers markets so I am trying to stock up on my soup supplies. My Husband made me some racks to go into my oven and on these I dry my vegetables.
Pine Cone Christmas CraftNext time you take your kids out for a walk or you visit your local craft store, get yourself some pine cones. Take plain old white glue and coat just the tips of the pine cones. Take silver, gold or the new iridescent white glitter and sprinkle on the glue.
Nursing Home DonationsI recently went to a yard sale and they had several jars of sample size body lotion, hand lotion & small bars of soap. I offered $1 for the whole lot and they accepted. I brought the items to a nursing home.
Duck JokeWhat did the duck say to the bartender after ordering his drink?
Answer: Put it on my Bill!
Cooking Uses for Beer?Beer is not just for drinking! What cooking recipes do you use beer in? Post your ideas!
Removing Smoke Smell From Wood China Cabinet?Hi, Just bought a used china cabinet from a co-worker who was moving. The cabinet is really nice but they were heavy smokers and everything smells like smoke. I have tried a few home remedies putting scented candles in there, putting a dish of vinegar in there, incense, newspaper, carcoal, etc... but some of it just seems to make it worse. Help? is there anything out there that will help me get rid of the smoke smell? If there is I would really appreciate knowing?
Kelley in Texas