November 7, 2004

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Drafty Bedroom WindowI would like to get some tips on getting my 2 drafty bedroom windows. I put the plastic around them, and that doesn't work. It's still cold. Should I cover the whole wall with a blanket because it's making us catch colds also. This is a brick house so let me know please. Thanks -Linda from Indiana

 

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Solution for Cracked Dashboard?Does anyone out there know how to stop a crack in the dashboard of a car? We're a little tight on money right now and can't afford to have it professionally done. We aren't looking to repair it right now, only to stop it before it gets worse! thanks! Alica from Missouri

 

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Saving Steps in the KitchenI always hang an empty plastic grocery bag on the top cabinet drawer handle below the sink, which is next to the stove. That way, as I empty packages or cans of food, I put the empty containers into it.

 

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Beaded Stemware "Skirts"Anything beaded is really hot right now and I wanted to come up with something new and exciting for a couple of newlywed couples for Christmas. Here is what I did.

 

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Homemade Lavender Heat or Cool PacksSew fabric into two equal sections leaving ends open. Divide ingredients into either end and sew shut. For stress headaches heat in microwave for 30 seconds. For migraine headaches place in freezer and then apply as necessary...

 

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Pre-teen and Teenage Game PartyPull out those board games and set each game up with its own table. Monopoly at one, Yahtzee at another, etc. Decorate the room with big playing cards drawn on poster boards.

 

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Preventing ColdsInteresting information about preventing and curing colds and flu using drops of hydrogen peroxide.

 

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The 411 on Little AnimalsHere are my experiences of the little fuzzy wuzzies people usually give children for Christmas, and how to avoid making a mistake this year.

 

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Ornaments from Argo ClayI make Christmas ornaments out of Argo clay. I then fix a gift basket or bag with the ornament and paints. I also, include the ornament hangers.

 

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Use Clear Newspaper Bags for YarnI use the plastic bags that my newspaper is delivered in when knitting or crocheting. I place a skein or ball of yarn inside to keep it clean and free from snarling.

 

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Hanging a PictureHaving trouble hanging pictures when you have the hooks on the back? Here is a solution, take a piece of tape (masking or scotch tape) and stick it to the pack of the picture. Now put a pencil mark on the tape where you need to put your nail or screw. Now take the tape off of the back of the picture, and put your tape on the wall and you have your marks, put nail or screws in and your ready to hang your picture remove your tape. You can put a level on top of tape to make sure it is level or you can just eye ball it. By Sassy

 

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Buy Gift Bags at a Dollar StoreI have discovered The Dollar Store as a place to buy gift bags. I keep a drawer in the guest room dresser full of them. They are dollar for the large ones and some are 2 for a dollar. I have even gotten 4 for a dollar.

 

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