March 8, 2005

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Cheap Bubbles for the KidsWant a cheap way to make bubbles for the kids? Just add a little shampoo to some water and let them go. By imaqt1962

 

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Covering Scuffs on LeatherPaste wax shoe polish works great to cover scuffs on leather accessories or furniture.

 

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Exercise For A Preschooler At HomeHelp your young preschooler (3-4 year old) in hand strengthening, fine motor skills, name and shape recognition.

 

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Make Your Own Quick MealsMake your own quick meals by making a large batch of soup or casserole and freezing meal-size portions for later. You will save on high-priced last minute fast food purchases.

 

Blackie (Black Cat)

Blackie (Black Cat)Picture of a beautiful black cat.

 

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Crisco Stick Shortening Tubs As Cheap Drawer DividersThose clear plastic Crisco stick shortening tubs make dandy drawer dividers in bathrooms and girl's dresser drawers. They make it really easy to find what you are looking for.

 

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Blackboard EraserA powder puff makes a great washable blackboard eraser.

 

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Save Egg Shells for the GardenDon't throw those egg shells away! Rinse thoroughly, removing membrane inside, air dry thoroughly and put into a zippered plastic bag. Crush with rolling pin. Store in freezer until ready to add to your garden or compost pile.

 

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Elderly Woman and a BurglarAn elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of Church services when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled, "Stop! Acts 2:38!" (Repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.)

 

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Herb VinaigretteWe prefer this using fresh mint, and toss it with mixed greens, crumbled feta, diced red onion, and walnuts. This vinaigrette is also good tossed with assorted vegetables and served as a cold salad.

 

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Wash Your Dryer Lint ScreensI had a wonderful morning, the heating unit went out of my dryer! Why does everything seem to fall apart this time of year!? The guy that fixes things went in to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. We always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes.

 

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Rolling Pastry TipWhen making pastry, flour the work surface then cover the pastry to be rolled with cling film, and roll out as usual. It does away with the floury, sticky rolling pin. By margaret

 

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Save on Drying - Spin TwiceAnother cost saver when doing laundry: when the washer has finished all cycles, reset to the final spin and do again. This extra step will remove all excess moisture possible and cut your dryer time by at least 1/3.

 

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Replacing and Preserving Numbers On a Measuring CupColored nail polish works great to mark measuring cups where the numbers have faded.

 

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Daffodils in Flower ArrangementsDaffodils produce a toxin that kills other cut flowers, so keep them separate when making flower arrangements.

 

Joely on New YearsMy granddaughter Joely, age 2 on New years.

 

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Cereal Box PursesDoes anyone have a pattern or directions for making the cereal box purses that they will share? Can find them on the web, but with no instructions. Do you glue and or sew them?

 

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Slippery FaucetI have a daycare in my home and just recently had to replace my faucet in the bathroom. The one that was there had a handle on each side that was like a bicycle handlebar.

 

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Furniture and Decorating Suggestions For a House With Rose Colored CarpetOur house in brand new and with signing the mortgage, we are being given money for furniture as a bonus for signing with this particular bank. My problem is what goes good with a dark rose carpet.

 

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Uses for Stale Ice CreamSometimes I forget about ice cream in the freezer, and it gets stale -- or develops ice crystals, which make it unappetizing. Does anyone have an idea for ways to use the stale ice cream? I hate throwing it away. By zballoongirl

 

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Cleaning MushroomsTips for cleaning mushrooms. Post your ideas.

 

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How Far Apart to Plant Willow TreesCould someone give me advice on how far apart I should plant willows? Thanks for your time.

 

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Changing a Fluorescent Light BallastWhere can I find information on changing a ballast? I've tried www.google.com and typed in the appropriate words. No luck! Until now, I hope!

 

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Cleaning Curling IronsTips for cleaning curling irons. Post your ideas.

 

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Duck Bills For Easter BasketsI am looking for duck bills/beaks. They are used for making baskets for Easter. I have searched the web and have not found any.

 

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