March 26, 2005

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Making Gourmet Dog TreatsEven the family pet deserves a "special" treat! But those "gourmet" dog treats can be very expensive. These are great recipes for making your own dog treats at home. They also are terrific as gifts - we all know someone whose dog is very special to them:

 

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Holiday Wreath or Easter Egg NestsCombine marshmallows, butter, and vanilla plus food coloring in top of double boiler. Heat over hot water until marshmallows are melted.

 

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Coconut SquaresPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 1 cup of the flour and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, add butter and blend well. Press firmly into a 9 inch square baking pan and bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, beat the eggs until thick and light yellow.

 

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Easy Cheeseburger CasseroleCombine meat, rice, Velveeta, and soup while hot and stir until cheese is melted. Spread into baking pan and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Heat in a 350 oven for 20 minutes.

 

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For Dried Coffee Stains on Carpet and UpholsteryBeat into a lather or put in a foam-producing bottle. Spray on, leave a couple minutes and rub off. Because so little ammonia is being used in such a large quantity of water, it does not leave a strong ammonia smell.

 

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Dusting Fragile Plants and Knick KnacksTo clean dust on your African violets, artificial flowers, knick-knacks buy a small soft bristle brush and dust with that, It's great for the African violet being that the plant does not like to be touched. The job gets done a lot faster.

 

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Iron-on Backing For Quilt PiecesI use iron on backing to make the quilt pieces easier to work with.

 

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Checking the Air ConditionerIn the spring or summer, check your outside air conditioner compressor before turning it on for the season. Rinse out any dirt that might have blown in. Be sure to turn the power off first.

 

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Gardening Email Group for Phoenix, ArizonaThere may be some gardeners in the low desert that would be interested in my new list for the exchange of plants, seeds, info, advice and posting of garden events throughout the Valley of the Sun (Metro Phoenix). Come join us . . .

 

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Orientation in Heaven JokeThree buddies die in a car crash and they find themselves at an orientation in Heaven. Each man is asked, "When you're lying in your casket & friends and family are mourning, what would you most like to hear them say about you?"

 

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Use Cat Hair to Keep Rabbits Away from FlowersIf you have a problem with rabbits munching on your flowers, try brushing your cat and then sprinkling the cat hair over the plants. This was the only solution that helped me after I had tried other remedies such as sprinkling cayenne pepper, human hair and blood meal over my plants.

 

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Water Feature - Old Pump And Washtub as Frosty's...This is a two for one. After a bad wreck I was very depressed. At the time I did not have any pets, which was unusual for me. My family gave me this dog to try and help with the depression. She was about a year old at the time and refused to drink water out of anything except puddles in the back yard.

 

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Take Out Menus - Inspiration for MealsI get take out menus (when available) from restaurants and store them in a folder. When I run out of meal ideas, I occasionally look to these menus for inspiration. They are divided by type of cuisine.

 

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Spice Scent Recipe for a ClosetMix ingredients gently in a large glass jar. Cover with lid and store for six weeks until salt is well seasoned.

 

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Lawnmower Tip: Using Up All The Gasif you have a gasoline engine lawnmower, always run the engine out of gas before putting it up till your next use. Also, it doesn't hurt to use a bit of gas additive in your fuel (so you don't gum up your carburator.)

 

Emmy (Golden Retriever)

Emmy (Golden Retriever)This is my baby Emmy. She is a golden retriever. Any way, this is my baby, she is a year and 1/2 old. She sure is a lot of fun, she loves to steal everybody's socks and hide them behind the couch!

 

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Regaining the Tan Color after BleachingIf you are trying to get bleach stain out of tan clothing you can use a tea bag to hide the stain. I discovered this trick when I used a bit of bleach to get rid of a stain on my favorite tan jacket.

 

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Cleaning DollsA doll restorer gave me the following tips for cleaning dolls:

 

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Reusable Furnace FiltersBuy reusuable furnace filters. These you can put in your shower/bathtub and rinse the the lint and dirt off or take out to your yard and use the garden hose to rinse the dirt off.

 

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Filling BirdhousesTo fill your bird house faster make your own funnel by cutting off the bottom of a clean 2 liter bottle. Cut off what you want (the choice is yours) then put the neck of the bottle in the bird house and filler up. It's fast and less messy.

 

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Free Microsoft Mouse ReplacementIf you have one that needs to be replaced: Send a letter to the following address:

 

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Frozen Yoplait Yogurt Ice Cream AlternativeTrying to lose weight but want you ice cream anyhow? I started doing this a couple months ago, I buy Yoplait Light yogurts and put them in the freezer. They take awhile to eat because they are frozen and you're kind of shaving it off at first with your spoon.

 

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Checking the FurnaceAbout twice a year, turn off your furnace and A/C, pulling your furnace door(s) off, taking out the filters, take your vaccuum cleaner and clean around your furnace fan and motor.

 

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Shopping Tip from CVS ManagerA manager at a CVS drugstore told me that the sales are recycled every 3 weeks, so if what you want isn't on sale and you can wait to stock up, be aware that this is a possibility and may also be true of other stores. This may no longer be practiced, but it was true as of a few months ago.

 

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Scented ClothingMoisten cotton balls with perfume and slip in each drawer to scent your clothes.

 

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Cheating HusbandMy husband and I have 3 children together. He cheated on me prior to us getting married and I felt he was truly sorry. Well now I find out not only is has he been cheating but the woman is pregnant. She does not want to keep it but what do I do after that?

 

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Pit Bull Eating GrassHey guys, I would like your advice. I have a one month old pitbull which was given to us since her mom died. We are currently giving her milk that we bought at the store, the shops were closed down that sell dog milk.

 

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Blistex Stains On ClothingDoes anyone happen to know how I can get a stain from blistex out of clothes? My husband left one in his pocket and I now have little cirlces on a lot of his good work shirts and can't get them out.

 

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Imperial Border #GR4211B I am desparately looking for one roll of Imperial Border. It is called New Crty Gr Amer Ctry home II. The item number is GR4211B. It has been discontinued by the manufacturer and I am about four feet short of finishing my library. Please contact me if you know where I can get this border.

 

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Sweat Odors On UpholsteryI have a sectional sofa that everyone always ends up taking a nap on. It has recently begun to smell like sweat. I have tried steaming it, using Febreze, and upholstery cleaner and nothing seems to help. It still has the smell of body odor.

 

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Long Hair TipsTips for caring for long hair. Post your ideas.

 

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Outdoor Boy and Girl Birthday PartyI am having a 13th girl/boy birthday party at my house and i don't know what to do. I want to have a bonfire in my backyard but i don't know what else to do.

 

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Sore Throat and Ear AcheI'm fighting a sinus infection and just got an antibiotic from the doctor but it hasn't kicked in yet. So I have a very severe sore throat and ear ache. Any tips to ease the pain for these? I've tried gargling with salt water, honey and chloraseptic but it still hurts.

 

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