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April 5, 2005
Paint Color Suggestions For Asian Inspired Decor
Does anyone have any suggestions on what color to paint our bedroom? We have a red satin duvet cover and our room will be asian inspired.
13th Birthday Blunder
I have been posting on this website throughout planning my party. I already have my ideas and games. I also have already passed out the invitations, but earlier today my mom and I got in an argument, she got really upset, and told me I couldn't have the party.
Looking For Angels For a Quilt
I am searching for pictures, drawings and/or patterns of Angels that are appropriate to use as patterns for Quilt squares. I have looked every where. I want to make a quilt with just angels and would like several different ones.
Tips For Taking a Cruise With Children
I'm taking my 10 and 12 year old children on a 3 or 5 day cruise, other than going to the doc to get a perscription for motion sickness. Any tips/suggestions to make this an awesome trip? I have never traveled before so any advice is much appreciated.
More Rocky (Jack Russell Terrier)
This is the second photo I am sending in of my litte Jack Russell Terrier, Rocky. In this one, he is 14 months old. He is a very smart and lovable little dog. He loves to have fun and is a joy to have around.
Soaker Hoses and Newspaper
I've been gardening, seems like forever. My best 'creation' was laying a soaker hose along the growing rows, then cover the garden with newspapers.
Folk Art Angel Border from "American Country Classics III"
I'm looking for a folk art angel border from "American Country Classics III". It has whimsical angels on it with the phrase "Bloom where you are planted".
Baking Soda and Dawn For Clothing Stains
A great way to remove stains from your clothes is to mix baking soda and Dawn liquid dishwashing soap (blue liquid) into a paste. Brush it into the stain and let set.
Funny pet story: The bunny and the parrot pellets.
Bunnies will eat anything. Tonight I was getting ready to put the parrot in his cage for the night. I always give him fresh water and pellets at night. I put his dish on the coffee table and picked up the supply of parrot pellets.
Can't Sleep Joke
Bob was having trouble getting to sleep at night. He went to see his doctor, who prescribed some extra strong, sleeping pills. Sunday night Bob took the pills, slept well and was awake before he heard the alarm.
Ideas for Rainy Spring Days with the Kids
On those rainy spring days when the kids are complaining of being bored have them do a scavenger hunt in the house! You can have them find any number of things and it will keep them busy as well as helping them have a little fun!
Keeping in Touch with the Relatives With Video and Audio Recordings
We live a long distance from most of our relatives and one thing they appreciated most from us was the times when we would either video record the children or else record their voices on a tape and send it to them.
Keeping Clothes from Snagging and Tearing
To prevent snagging and tearing your clothing and fabrics in the laundry, make sure that you close all closures like bra hooks, velcro items and even snaps before you throw the items in the laundry.
Tupperware Lids for Plates
Don't waste money buying toddler plates for your little one. Tupperware lids work great.
Garden Ridge Damaged Items Rack
The Garden Ridge I shop at has a rack in the rear of the store where they sell damaged items,etc. For Christmas one year I found picture frames with the glass broken for $1. I went to the dollar store and bought a cheap frame for the glass, so a nice picture frame cost me $2.
Save Money on Pet Ear Cleaning
If you have a pet, that you bring to the vets to get their ears cleaned.
Ice Cream Cone Tip
To prevent dripping ice cream from dripping through the bottom of the cone, put a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a waffle or sugar cone.
Spiced Tea Mix (for Gifts)
I am looking for a recipe for a spiced tea blend. Something made from loose leaf tea to be made by my children and given as a gift in a sealed jar.
Tips for Swallowing Pills
Swallowing pills can be hard for some people. Here are some tips to help. Post your ideas.
Save on Electricity and Have Fun
Turn off the TV, computer and Xbox and pull out the board games for entertainment at least 2 times a week. Not only saves electricity but creates memorable experiences.
All Bran Pie Crust
Combine all ingredients. Press into pie place sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 375F for 12 minutes. Allow to cool before putting in filling. Serves: 8, each containing 63 calories.
Cream shortening, sugars, and vanilla. Add eggs; mix thoroughly. Gradually add dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Sift flour with baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside. Combine shortening and sugar; cream well. Blend in 2 eggs. Add milk and vanilla. Blend in sifted dry ingredients; mix well. Add pecans, dates, and maraschino cherries. Mx well.
Chocolate Chip Spice Crocodiles
Cream margarine and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, flour, soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt. Mix slow until incorporated. Mix in nuts and chips. Pinch off small pieces of dough and shape into 1 inch balls. If sticky refrigerate.
Put chicken broth, onion & potato in large pot & bring to a boil. Lower heat & simmer for about 10 minutes. Add rest of vegetables & seasonings. Bring back to a boil & then simmer for another 10 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked.
Broiled Swordfish Provencal
Joanne and I particularly enjoy swordfish broiled or on the grill, but we always look to see what looks particularly good at the fish market. "Fresh" means the fish has never been frozen; it does not guarantee that it is of the highest quality.
So You Made A Mistake?
The obituary editor of a city newspaper was not one who would admit his mistakes easily. One day, he got a phone call from an irate subscriber who complained that her name just appeared in the obituary column. "Really?" was the calm reply. "Where are you calling from?"
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