March 5, 2005

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Planter Bedroom WastebasketLast weekend, when we purchased a new-to-us oak bedroom suite, I thought it would be a great idea to get a new wastebasket that also would look as great in the room as the new furniture. NOT... There are no wastebaskets to be found in our town that are an oak finish.

 

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Shopping JokeThe husband was browsing in a souvenir shop when another man next to him struck up a conversation.

 

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Salt-and-Pepper ShrimpIn a small bowl, combine the coarse salt, peppercorns, and sugar and set aside. In another small bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, scallions and the chopped chilies. Heat a wok or deep skillet until it is hot and add the oil.

 

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Honey Oatmeal FacialPut 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 cup honey in a blender and mix until it becomes a paste. To use, massage 2 tablespoons of the mixture on your face. Let the mixture sit on your face for a few minutes, then rinse well.

 

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Removing a BandageYou can reduce the pain of removing an adhesive bandage by applying baby oil to the adhesive portion of the bandage. Let the baby oil soak for 5 to 10 minutes before trying to remove.

 

Buttercup (Pekingese)

Buttercup (Pekingese) Our Precious Pup!Hi! This is Buttercup, our new pekingese puppy. She is 4 months old in this picture. She enjoys getting in trouble any chance she gets! Her face is so cute, that we have a hard time staying mad at her!She makes our heart melt everytime she looks up at us with those big bulgy eyes. She is also adored by my 8 yr. old son, Jacob, who named her Buttercup, because he said her soft fur is the color of butter! By Tammy

 

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Sweet-N-Low for Bleaching HairWhen bleaching your hair, add four to seven packets of Sweet 'n' Low to the solution, to take the sting out. By Gevanda J.

 

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Draining Juice from CansWhen opening a can of ANYTHING with juice in it (such as tuna or vegetables), only open 1/3 of can with can opener and grip the handle firmly, then tip over can above sink to drain the juice. Then finish opening the can- with no spills! (Only works with a manual can opener!) By Jenny

 

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Storing OnionsYou can hang onions in the basement, garage, or coldest room in the house and they will keep longer. I tie the onions in old pantyhose and seperate them with a twisty tie so they are aired well and I can reuse the hose for next time or to filter oil or something.

 

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Wealth of WisdomOne man said, "I had a brain scan and was told not worry --there was nothing there!" Which is all right because some of my best ideas over the years have come from others, anyway. And I have discovered that wisdom can be found in most any place and from most any person -- even the young­est of us

 

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Buying Out of Season Can Save BIGI know it is only March, but I am finding HUGE sales on sweaters, since stores want to get in the spring fashion. For those friends or family members I know I will be getting a fall/winter/Christmas/Birthday gift for.

 

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Making Jewelry From CDs?I went to a class a long time ago where we were taught how to make earrings from recycled cds. Do you know where I could get instructions to do this again? Cindy

 

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Cleaning Stained Suede?I have a request on how to get stains out of a tan colored suede vest. I took to the dry cleaners but they wanted 35 bucks to do it. Any way I can do it myself? Dave

 

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Frugal Tips For a Convenience Food Addict?My fiancee is the pickiest eater ever! He really only likes convenience foods which are costing me a small fortune! He likes chips and dip, frozen waffles, pizza and french fries. He won't eat any vegetables, except potatoes or un-cooked celery and carrots.

 

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Tips for Dealing With Icy Steps?Ideas for dealing with icy steps. Post your ideas.

 

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Food TV Currently On "Economical" Kick?One recipe I tried and was excellent was Osso Bucco Stoup (thick, but not too thick). I figured it costs about $6.00 for approximately 10 adult servings. It can be found in the show "30 Minute Meals". I know it aired at least on 2/26/05, but other times too, I'm sure. If you don't find it, I'm happy to submit it.

 

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Dashboard?Does anyone know why they call a dashboard a dashboard?

 

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St. Patrick's Day Tips?Does anyone have any tips for St. Patricks day?

 

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Women's Bathing Suit Top?After you wash your women's bathing suits, how do you keep the top (bra) to keep the shape and keep from becoming deformed?

 

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My daughter got Playdough on the carpet!I was wondering if anyone knew how to get playdough off of the carpet? I am desperate! Thanks, Sjkuz

 

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Cleaning An Old Wooden Crate?I found an old explosives crate in my grandma's shed. it is very dirty but in great shape. it still has the lettering and company logo. I want to clean it up but dont know what to use. I dont want to ruin the logo. Any suggestions? Jason

 

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Oven Rack Height When Baking?After all these years I wondered if I am bakig my cookies on the right oven height. I have been using the 2nd notch from the bottom and today tried the 1st notch on the bottom. I know some recipes call for using the middle rack. I never have known if the top notch was for broiling or if the 2nd from the top was for broiling. Anyone know? Kittie1

 

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Fun Ideas For A High School Orchestra Banquet?I need fun things to do at an end of year, high school orchestra banquet. I am planning dinner at a restaurant; just need ideas to make the dinner fun and memorable. Please help!

 

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