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May 13, 2005
Homemade Version of Top Job Cleaner
Hey does anyone remember the cleaning stuff called Top Job? They've stopped selling it and I think it was about the best stuff since slice bread. I don't really care for any of the new stuff they have on the market now adays. My question, does anyone have any idea of how to maybe make a home version of Tob Job?
Decorating a Cabin's Interior - Paint Color Advice
I need some help and I know I can get some suggestions here. We built a small 24x26 cabin and it's down to the point for me to start painting the walls on the inside. We put up paneling that is primed and it looks like barn wood. I'm thinking of dry bushing white paint that I've watered down. Hoping it will look like old walls with peeling paint.
Replacing Grape Vines With Fruit and Nut Trees
We are going to be moving to the country next month. The property has a vineyard and one corner the vines were damaged by a fire. The whole thing is watered by drip irrigation. I really don't plan to just have a vineyard and would like a farm with all types of nut and fruit trees.
Gypsy Camp Themed Birthday
I'm planning a surprise birthday party for my friend and I have chosen as a theme a Gypsy or Rrom (as is the name they prefer to be called) Camp. For entertainment I plan to have a Mendhi Artist and Tarot and Palm readers, but I'm still looking for games for the guests to play. The guest of honor will be 36. I will appreciate any ideas you can send my way.
Identifying and Eliminating Pantry...
Pantry pests can be a disgusting problem in your home. This article looks at some of the most common pantry pests and how to eliminate them.
ThriftyFun News - May 13, 2005 - Pantry Pests
Online version of the ThriftyFun News. Pantry Pests. Volume Seven, Number 19 May 13, 2005
A Small Plot of Tulips
Here are pictures I took by my house. I live in Illinois and it was a garden near my townhome. It wasn't even a field, just a little plot.
Butterfly Birthday Cake
This cake is simple and delicious! A crowd (especially little ones) favorite. You will need:
My Dog Eats Socks and Bras
My chocolate lab is 7 months old now and he has eaten, well actually -- swallowed whole, every pair of socks that I or my kids have tried to hide from him (he still finds them), and also has eaten 3 of my bras! He eats EVERYTHING!
To core lettuce easily and quickly in a hurry with a capital "H", simply bang the core part firmly down on counter or table surface. The core will come right out, no mess, and it's a snap!
Saving Money On Perfume
Tips for saving money on perfume. Post your ideas.
Avoiding Fast Food Drive Throughs
I carry a thermos (picnic kind) of kool-aid or Iced Tea with me when running errands or picking up kids and I pack cheap snacks from the dollar store. I have saved a lot of money not going to drive-throughs anymore.
Uses For Terry Cloth Bibs
Save pull over the head terry cloth bibs to use as hand and/or dish towels.
Pet Toy Netting Under Couches
If you are like me and have a problem with disappearing pet toys under your furniture, especially couches, pick up some plastic gutter netting and cut it in half. Turn your couch up and staple-gun the netting from leg to leg inside of the couch.
Don't Buy Items On Time
Never buy anything you can't pay for, at the time, except a house.
Measuring Shortening Without the Mess
When I was a little girl, I invented a little "short-cut" in cleaning up after myself when I was done baking.
Storing Banners and Small Posters
Save the tubes from paper towels. They make a good thing to roll up a small banner or poster: i.e. Happy Birthday.
Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
In a large bowl, blend margarine, and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. In a medium bowl, mix together: flour, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Stir in Rice Krispies and chocolate chips.
Easy, Healthy Chocolate Muffins
Mix well. Batter will be thick. Spoon into muffin tin. Bake according to cake mix directions. Makes approx. 18 regular muffins or 36 mini muffins.
"I Forgot The Meat" Stew
Cook on top the stove for 1 1/2 hours or in crockpot for 6-8 hours on low heat.
Ham and Apricots
Drain apricots, reserving juice; set apricots aside. Combine juice, 3/4 cup chicken broth, and next 4 ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir in ham and green pepper. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
One Bowl Brownies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9x13 inch pan. In large bowl place chocolate and butter. Microwave at high 2 minutes until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Brownies
Cream butter and peanut butter in bowl. Add sugars gradually, beating constantly. Add eggs on at a time, beating well after each addition.
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