December 15, 2004

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Hawaiian PieCook until thick and clear. Add 3 tablespoons strawberry (dry) Jelly. Cool. Mix in fresh strawberries...

 

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Unusual Fudge RecipeJust ran across this recipe for fudge that is rather unusual, but ez to prepare. I got it from a friend that said his mother use to make it. It makes a large amount!

 

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Winter Sand BoxTo extend the fun of summer put some sand into a small rubbermaid storage bucket with some shells and play toys then let your kids play in the bucket on a large piece of vinyl or a shower curtain when it's snowed outside. They'll think you're pretty cool. Although it can get messy this is pretty cheap Occupational Therapy if a child needs it. By Melanie

 

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Printer Tip: Storing Color CartridgesIf you are using a black cartridge and trying to save the color cartridge, it can dry out... store it in a ziplock bag with a moist paper towel.

 

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Kids Math Practice Game With CardsPractice children's addition facts with 2 regular decks of cards shuffled together. Then, like in the game War, both kids flip up not one but 2 cards at a time. Highest sum wins both cards.

 

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Shoe Dye Can Do Wonders for Sale ShoesOut of season shoes may be on sale super cheap, but not the color you want. Dye them another color! I bought several pairs of white shoes and dyed them!

 

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Cleaning PoemA poem by Doggy about cleaning.

 

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Ad Matching TipsIf you do ad matching at Walmart, put all of your ad matching items on the bottom of your cart as you shop, then have them rung up first or last so you don't forget to keep them separate.

 

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Homemade Gum StickersMix together in a small bowl. One part white vinegar & one part white school glue.

 

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Homemade Colored Sugar for CookiesMix granulated sugar in a bowl with food coloring to desired color, then spread out on a jelly roll pan and put into the oven at 200 degrees, keep checking and stirring around until dry. Store in spice jars. Rather cheap! By Syd

 

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Storing Cake MixesMy cousin Darlene says to buy cake mixes when they are on sale and store them in the freezer. When you need one just set it out to room temp. and bake as usual. Beats going to the store and paying top price.

 

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Baking Soda for Icy WalksWe live in central Oregon and have lots of icy days. Put baking soda on your steps and walk ways. It gives you traction and is safe for the cement and steps as well as the grounds. By Patricia

 

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Removing Water Spots on ChromeTo remove water spots on chrome, use car paste wax. Works great!

 

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Keeping Useful Items HandyI keep a pen and small pair of scissors in my back pocket. It always seems like I end up using them around the house at some point in the day.

 

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My New Puppy Has Bugs?I have recently purchased a puppy. I am finding in the hair white bugs and the skin is flaking off the puppy. I have used the method of vinegar and water to spray this puppy with because he is only 5 weeks old. Is this fleas? I don't see any black spots or even black bugs of any sort. The bug is white with two little legs. Kind of like a white fly bug that you find on stems of carrots. The puppy has bumps all over its coat. Is this due to the bugs? I am wondering if I should take the dog back to were I bought it from to get my money back. He is a heathy dog otherwise. Can anyone help? Snowstress, Wisconsin

 

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Uses for Contact Lens Cups?Tips for reusing the lens cups that come with disposable contact lenses. Post your ideas.

 

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Ink or Permanent Marker on Suede Jacket?I have an ink line or permanent marker in red on my new suede jacket on the back. I need to found out how I can get it clean. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Teresa

 

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Buying Foam Cover for an Earbud?This seems so simple but I'm having the darnedest time! I lost the foam cover that goes on an "earbud" style (in the ear) headset for the phone.

 

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Box Made from Christmas Cards and Yarn?When I was a kid, my aunt made boxes out of old Christmas cards. She would punch holes along the sides and then crochet them together. The boxes even had a flap for a lid. I am looking for directions/pattern on how to make these. Nancy from Pittsburgh

 

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Looking for Drain Board Solution?I have a sink with about a 1/2 inch lip on it that sits above the counter to I can't find a drain board that has a wedge or an incline that will direct the drain water into the sink. the drain board I have now just pools the water. Can anyone suggest a product that will help? Bobby K

 

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