January 18, 2005

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Organizing Christmas PhotosI finally did it after all these years. I purchased a great Christmas Photo Album at a reduced price of $1.00. It has a holiday motif on the front and back and has 2 clear pockets on each page with a total of 100 pages.

 

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Take A Break, You Deserve ItNow that the holidays are over and we find that we need to "charge our batteries" take a little break and treat yourselves with a rewarding day. You've worked hard preparing, hosting, cleaning, etc.

 

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Food and Health - Cook From Scratch and Eat Fresh FoodIt is very quick and easy to put together recipes using boxes of cake mix, prepared breakfast cereals and tins of soup or vegetables, etc. But, please, for the health of your family, do this as little as possible.

 

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Storing Christmas Ornaments In LuggageI've been hunting mouse proof storage for my Christmas decorations and ornaments. This year I purchase several pieces of used hard-sided luggage at the local thrift store for a very low price. Sorry mice friends! By Jonna Marsh

 

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Use for Self Stick Curlers - Cactus HoldersWhat to do with those self stick curlers that just lay around in the bathroom in all different colors? They make great cactus plant holders! Fill them with dirt, and water little.

 

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Bacon and Egg LasagneIn large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 1/3 cup drippings. Set bacon aside. Cook onions in bacon drippings until tender. Add flour, salt, and pepper. Stir until a paste forms.

 

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Gift Wrap for Oils or WineIf you are giving a bottle of gourmet oils or vinegars or a bottle of wine, slip it into an oven mitt (so that the top of the bottle sticks out of the wrist opening of the mitt). Then tie a festive bow around the top to hold the mitt in place.

 

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Family Sized Tea BagsUse only one family sized tea bag for a two-quart pitcher of tea. Then, re-use the tea bag to make a second pitcher of tea. Some brands of tea make a stronger second pitcher than others. Aunt Sharon from Texas

 

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Keeping Water Marks off Faucets and SinksTo keep water marks off your sinks and faucets, use baby oil on them. Put the baby oil on to a cloth and wipe down your sink and your faucet. Works well on stainless steel too. I've also used it on my backsplash which is made of silver metal sheeting.

 

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Clean The Shower, Then Take a ShowerI hate to clean the shower, I get all wet! So I go IN "prepared to take a shower", and bring my cleaning tools with me. Then I turn on the water clean the shower, then shower myself!.

 

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Dillinger (Pit Bull, Rotti Mix)This is Dillinger. He will be five in March and he is a Pit-bull Rotti mix. He loves all animals and children. He is truly a gentle giant! He loves to wear costumes.

 

Taking Pictures of SnowUsually I am ranting against the use of flash with digital pictures, and that flash should only be used for pictures of mother-in-law and police mugshots, with very few exceptions.

 

Dillinger (Pit Bull, Rotti mix)This is Dillinger. He will be five in March and he is a Pit-bull Rotti mix. He loves all animals and children. He is truly a gentle giant! He loves to wear costumes.

 

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Bar Of Soap For KidsGot kids? Do they constantly drop the bar of soap when bathing? Do they have trouble keeping a grip on it with their little fingers? Cheap solution. Find some pantyhose you no longer wear, cut off at the foot. Drop the bar of soap in the foot part and tie a knot at the end. Now it's easier to keep a grip! My kids use this technique everyday and it works great! It's much cheaper than buying the costly kids soaps with attached netting. You can't re-use those! By joelen

 

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Grandparent's Day Table Decorations?I am in need of ideas for inexpensive table decorations for a Grandparent's Day at my son's school. We have 24 tables so we need to keep it spring like and cheap. Julie

 

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Cheap Prom Dress?I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that sells cheap prom gowns. I'm disabled and my 16 year old daughter would love to go to her prom but finding a dress on my budget is hard.

 

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Purses With Pictures On Them?I was wondering if anyone knew how to make the purses with the pictures on them. I would love a purse with James Dean on it, but the ones at the mall are very expensive. Any help would be appreciated! Stephanie

 

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Absorbing Smoke Odor?If you have a smoker in your home and want to control the smell of smoke, put dry coffee grounds (any flavor or kind) into the ashtrays. It will absorb the odor. Can be used in vehicle ashtrays as well.

 

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Our Dog Is Waking Up Early?I have a german shepard/Spaniel mix who has decided to get up at 5:30am every morning. This a new situation. We take her out at 9pm or even as late as 10pm, but she won't let us sleep past 530am. Please help! Seven hours may be enough for her, but it isn't for us. Sherry

 

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Planning a dance for my daughter's 13th birthday?My daughter will turn 13 in July and I am wanting to have her a dance for her birthday. I am looking for any ideas on how to decorate the hall. I am also looking for games they can play during the day so any ideas would be helpful. Michelle from Texas

 

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Need a Color To Go With Navy Blue and Beige?I want to know what kind of accent color I can use in my Living Room. My carpet is a Navy Blue and the walls are a rag rolled beige tone. My other furniture such as couch and chairs are an off white. I have a navy recliner. My curtains are white sheers with a Beige valance. I need a punch up color that goes with navy and beige. Any ideas? Ginger

 

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Uses For Old Spice After Shave Bottles?Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with empty Old Spice aftershave bottles? I hate to throw them away.

 

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