March 9, 2005

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Recipes

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Party DipPut into blender and blend. Very, very good on crackers, veggies, and potatoes.

 

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Tuna DipBlend first 6 ingredients. Add the tuna. Blend. Refrigerate. Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.

 

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Making Your Own Dog LeashThose padded dog leashes are great, and easy on the hands, but expensive! So I made my own version, using clothesline rope. I cut three lengths of clothesline, each four times as long as the finished leash.

 

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Walter (Miniature Schnauzer)This is Walter, our 10 year old Miniature Schnauzer. We got him at a local pet shop, and who says you can't buy love! He waits patiently for my husband to come home from work so they can play "tug of war" with his rope bone. He is the apple of our eyes and he shares our nightly popcorn with us.

 

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Keeping Books From Becoming MustyTo keep books from becoming musty, pull them out, away from the back of the shelf. Line up the spines along the front edge of the bookshelf.

 

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Clearance RacksTake advantage of the clearance racks in buying for your child the next season's clothes. It will save a ton of money, and they can look like a million dollars. Sears, Children's Place provide a lot of additional coupons.

 

Tuscan Garden Bathroom DecorHere is a wonderful Tuscan bathroom project sent in by Angie Carr. Thanks Angie!

 

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Lint Brush for StairsUse a lint brush on carpeted stairs to remove fuzzies and pet hair instead of dragging out the sweeper

 

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Brown Sugar ScrubMake your own sugar scrub with brown sugar and baby oil. These household items are almost always around!

 

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Polishing The TubI have found that using ORANGE GLO Wood Cleaner and Polish works great if you spray a little on a clean dust mop to put a polish finish on the bathtub, shower stall and sink - it prevents soap build-up and makes the area much easier to clean.

 

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Calcium and ChocolateChocolate ties up calcium in the body. A lack of calcium is estimated to cause many diseases. I like chocolate soooo... I add sesame seeds to my chocolate cake and carrot shavings from when I make carrot juice.

 

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Fabric Napkins PillowsBuy fabric napkins on sale. You can usually find some in Bed Bath & Beyond for 99 cents to a dollar, sew them to make pillows. Reuse old pillows around the house for the stuffing.

 

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Some Generics End Up Costing MoreCertain things will end up costing you more in the long run if you buy generic. Stay away from paper towels and toilet paper. You will use more, because the sheets are thinner, and end up costing you more than a name brand.

 

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Instead of Disposable Face ClothsInstead of using expensive disposable face cloths, I use diaper wipes with aloe. It does the same job if not better and costs a lot less than the fancy name brands.

 

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Clean Your MousepadI thought my mousepad was worn out and ready to be replaced, until I got the idea of cleaning it with a piece of masking tape. I rolled the masking tape inside out, around my fingers, and proceeded to use the sticky side to pick up lint. Now the mousepad is good as new!

 

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Freezing MarshmallowsBuy marshmallows on sale and freeze freeze them in bags until you are ready to use them. They defrost and work quite nicely in recipes and keep longer.

 

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Hard Bumps Appearing On Leather BootsDoes anyone have any information about how to care for this leather boots? I have gone through 2 pairs, and I can't seem to figure out what's causing the strange, hard bumps that appear in the material around the bottom of the shoe.

 

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Life Sized Doll PatternI'm looking for instructions to form the body of the life size (3 or 4 yrs old) doll which has one arm hiding its face or standing in a corner like they have been in trouble. They were real popular a couple of years ago at the craft shows.

 

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Decorating Dance with Arabian Nights ThemeWe are having a freshmen sophmore dance and we have pretty much decided on an Arabian Nights theme but we don't really know what to decorate the gym with. Also the gym is really large and we kind of want to make the gym smaller we just dont know how to do that.

 

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Saving Money on MaterialHow do you save money on buying material for crafts?

 

Urgent Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas Needed!All that is left is the decoration for our wedding cake. (I have the cake - homemade!. But I am completely stuck for ideas on decorating it!

 

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Problems With MyFreeCheckI just bought a program called MyFreeCheck. I registered it on line. I bought this program in order to write checks on my computer but everytime I tried to print a check it says no check marked for payment. Then I get an e-mail about hoq I have an account with MyFreeCheck.

 

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Preserving An ObituaryI would like to preserve my father's obituary. Can you give me some suggestions on the best way to do this?

 

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