March 19, 2005

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dog with paper spots

Bogart (Lab/Terrier)This picture just goes to show you that you don't need a lot of money to have fun! Our dog, Bogart thought we were weird taping paper circles to him; but we had fun! by the way, he wasn't hurt at all and just stood there and let us do it.

 

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Keeping Coolers Smelling FreshPut crumbled up newspaper in your Coleman cooler to remove all musty odors; let set until the next time you use the container and all odors will be gone.

 

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Doing It Yourself For The ExerciseMow your own lawn, rake your own leaves and shovel your own snow. You save paying someone else and also on gym memberships!

 

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Keeping Hair Clippers RunningIf your clippers become too hot and stop clipping, for example: when shaving your dog - just dip them in alcohol while they are still running, and this will cool them off enough so that they continue to clip!

 

Freckles (Saved from Freeway)This is a picture of Freckles. My husband found him on the interstate in the middle of traffic and rescued him. He had the mange but was in very good health other wise.

 

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Grandma's Fan PatternThe papers that come on the back of panty shields have just the right curve on one end for the Grandma's Fan (quilt) pattern. Just fold the other end in the get the straight edge you want.

 

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Make Some Gardening PantsMake a pair of gardening pants out of an old pair of jeans. Sew the pockets from a pair of old pants on the knees of a pair of jeans. Then stuff the pockets with some foam rubber. These built in knee pads really save your knees. Just remove the foam rubber when you wash the pants.

 

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Chill Your Jello MoldPlace your jello mold in fridge to chill before adding the jello mixture. This will keep the "skin" off the mold.

 

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How Do You Clean Copper?Tips for cleaning copper. Post your ideas.

 

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Speeding Up Green Bean CasseroleRecently, I wanted to make a green bean casserole, but not wanting to bake it for the hour the recipe calls for. I made the casserole up like I'd normally do, but nuked it in the microwave till good & bubbly, while at the same time, I had my oven preheating.

 

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Nice Fried and Poached EggsPut an egg in custard cup then slowly slide into pan to fry or poach to keep it in good form.

 

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Meatless ChiliI make a meatless chili full of veggies and spices and thick tomato base and serve it over brown rice or in a homemade bread bowl. My family never misses the meat!

 

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Lint Trap for Washtub DrainPrevent lint from clogging a washtub drain when the clothes washing machine drains into it by covering the drain hose with old pantyhose. Just cut off a 5 inch section of leg from the pantyhose and a 1 inch section.

 

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Checking New ClothesWhen I get a new article of clothing, I always use a pair of sharp sewing scissors to cut off all the extra threads hanging from seams and buttonholes.

 

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Visit Dog ParksStart taking your new puppy to a Doggy Park now. You have plenty of happy days ahead of reading in the park as your dog runs free, gets plenty of exercise, and socializes with other dogs.

 

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Telephone Warning for KidsDid you know that you can go to google.com on your computer, type in area code+phone number, and you will be given the name and address that goes with that phone number, unless it is unlisted. This seems dangerous for kids, especially. Warn them!

 

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Shopping for Car Insurance - Get Multiple QuotesGet 3 or 4 quotes from different insurance companies. Write down as much information as possible about each insurer. If the agent or representative is not willing to answer your questions, it's probably not a good company to give your business.

 

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Doily Dish ClothInstead of my usual dish cloth, I use a crocheted doily to wash dishes with. The roughness of the material helps "scrub". When I'm done, I lay the doily in the bottom of the sink and it looks pretty there.

 

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Deodorizing the CarIf you don't have a lot of time to deodorize your car, use dryer sheets. You just hold or tuck one in the vent and turn the fan on! It works for me and sends a nice scent through the car.

 

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Cooking MushroomsWhen cooking mushrooms, always be sure that you cook them with low heat and do not allow them to cook too long. If you do, they will become tough and will shrivel.

 

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Plastic Cutlery for Lunchesput plastic cutlery in my husband's lunches for work. After him losing a couple of my "good" forks on the job site, he's gotten plastic ever since. Those I don't care if he loses.

 

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Pizza JokeHow do you fix a broken pizza?

 

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Build a Bridge To Hawaii JokeA man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer. Suddenly, the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."

 

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Painting Advice For Room With Navy Bedspreads and Wooden Baseboards?I have wooden baseboards, navy bedspread, shams and bedskirt with white and navy. It is very white, not cream. What color would you suggest I paint the walls?

 

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Poinsettias For a November Wedding?I am getting married around the middle of November, and want to have poinsettia's as center pieces, I would like to know if they are available that early in the christmas season? Keep in mind I live in Southern Alberta, Canada.

 

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Freezing Prepared Oatmeal?I have high cholesterol and want to start eating oatmeal daily, but the instant is not effective in lowering it. Has anyone tried making oatmeal in a large batch and then freezing it in single serving sizes to reheat in the morning?

 

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Annuals For a Blue Flower Garden?Last year I grew a white garden and it was spectacular. This year I'd like to try my hand at a blue garden. I'd like some ideas of annuals I could use. Donna Marie

 

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Using It Up - Beauty Items?Tips for using the last little bit of beauty items and cosmetics. Post your ideas.

 

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Scratched Glass?I have a glass table top with a few minor light scratches and would like to know if I can do something to minimize them, camouflage etc. and how to protect it from now on.

 

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Skinny German Shepherd?I have a beautiful German Shepherd named Bullett, he is 2, but to look at him, he looks like I do not feed him. He goes to the vet for his check ups and does not have worms, parasites, etc. He eats like a pig but will not put any weight on.

 

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