November 14, 2004

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Saving Plant TagsI save all of my plant tags and information about where I bought them so that I can purchase the best producing annuals again from the same merchant for the following spring.

 

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Sea Shell Candle HolderStart with a 3x3 inch square block of wood, about 1-2 inches deep. Paint it out with light (off-white, cream, eggshell, etc.) colored craft paint. If you have the tools, drill a 2 inch diameter circle or the diameter of a pillar candle you have on hand.

 

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Don't Over Water Your Indoor PlantsYou can love your plants to death. Over watering can do them great harm, almost a sure death for them.

 

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Car Snow ShovelHere is a tip for anyone that lives in a snowy area. Sometimes we get so much snow that besides having to dig out the car to get it on the street, our cars look like they are wearing big white hats.

 

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Time Flies JokeWe all know that "Time flies when your having fun!" but frogs know that "Time's are fun when you're having flies!"

 

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Recycling Political Campaign SignsMy biggest pet peeve around here is that after the election our city is littered with election signs and issue signs that no one ever gets around to picking up.

 

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Organizing Small ObjectsIn your garage you have all these nuts, bolts, nails, washers, things of that nature. Get jars, baby food jars are great. Take the lids off and nail the lids to the ceiling beams of the garage over your work area.

 

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Free Wintertime Bird FoodThis is how to make a bird feeder for absolutely no cost. First, I ask the butcher in my supermarket for suet. I've never been charged for this because they throw it away anyway. Then I tie the suet in an empty mesh onion bag and hang it from a tree.

 

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Make Your Pets Bath Water Do Double DutyWhen bathing your pets, do it outside on the lawn or near plants that need watering.

 

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Thank You Cards From Gift BagsI was so thrilled when I figured this out yesterday that I had to share it! My son's grandmother gave him a Halloween gift in a Halloween themed lunch bag. As I was putting the gift away, I was thinking of writing thank you notes for his Halloween gifts.

 

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Sympathy Gift for a FriendA wonderful idea for a sympathy gift for a friend rather than sending flowers.

 

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Hanging Wet Laundry on HangersI hang shirts and blouses on hangers to dry after washing. Most cotton shirts can be softened up for wearing by putting in the dryer with a dryer sheet for only about 10 minutes and then rehanging on the hanger. This saves you money on your energy bill! By SueKaf

 

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Write Information On The Back Of PicturesWrite your child's age, weight, and height on the back of professional photos (school pics, baby pics from a studio, etc) or on good quality home pictures. If, heaven forbid, you're child were to come up missing, you'll have important identifying information in one place.

 

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Big List of Food TipsRobin submitted a bunch of food tips so we put them together into one post. Feel free to add your food tips as well.

 

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Need Ideas for Mother's 80th Birthday?I need some ideas for my mother's 80th birthday.

 

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Bad Electrical Circuit?I own a new condo, and have lost power at four outlets. Two of these are in the kitchen, the other two in the dining room. The outlets in the dining area have only been used periodically while vacumming. The two outlets in the kitchen that aren't working have only been used for small appliciances. None of the outlets have burn marks etc. Other outlets in the kitchen are working fine. I've reset all the breakers and still no juice. The advice given to others about electrical problems has been good. Hoping to get some help as well! Cheers... Steve B

 

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Removing Fold Lines from Rugs?Does anyone have any ideas on getting the fold line out of a rug? Rina from Oregon

 

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Army Homecoming Ball?I am in need of ideas or suggestions for an Army Homecoming Ball. My husbands Army Reserve unit will be returning from a year long deployment. We will be having a homecoming ball in late February. There really is no theme, except maybe patriotic. We have a shoestring budget and would appreciate all ideas or suggestions. Thank you. - Crys

 

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