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Roasted PotatoesRecipe for making roasted potatoes.
Macaroni Pea SaladRecipe for making pea salad.
Cheese Quiche SquaresThese wonderful cheese quiche squares make a great appetizer or snacks.
Growing a Lawn in The ShadeI would like to know how to get a lawn to grow next to the woods in northern Delaware. There is sandy soil, large trees, and a lot of shade. Crabgrass grows and so does plantain. Why does my attempt at seeding a regular lawn fail? It goes back to weeds quickly.
Using Coupons After Buying ItemsSave your grocery receipts for at least 3 weeks. Coupons often come up for something you have already purchased, some stores will accept them within a reasonable amount of time after the purchase.
Crocheted Leaf DishclothHere are instructions for making this cute crocheted dishcloth. It would be perfect for fall.
Hurricane Katrina - How Can You HelpTo all of our readers in the affected areas, you are in our hearts and prayers. For all of us safe and on dry land, here is a list of phone numbers set up solely for cash donations and/or volunteers. Feel free to add you comments and ways to help.
No Weed Gardening!Pick a place to start your garden. No need to till or plow, just pile this on top of your spot... A thick layer of newspapers. Use a whole sunday section, or daily paper, in thickness. Lay it down over the entire area to be planted.
Find the Brands You Like and Get To Know The SizesResearch name brands of clothing that are of good quality and be familiar with your size. For example, Banana Republic and The Gap sizes run small, Venezia clothing and Columbia Sportswear is generously cut.
Mia (Jack Russell Terrier) and Dougal (Westie)This is my 3 month old Jack Russell, Mia on one picture she is with her brother Dougal (9 year old Westie.) Mia was born on Friday 13th of May, 2005
Take Advantage of Complimentary Gift WrappingTake advantage of shopping at stores where you know they offer complimentary gift wrapping. This will not only save you time from having to wrap the gift at home, pretty bows are expensive, unless you can make your own. Plus, you could be finding some bargains while they're wrapping your gifts.
BC Island GladiolaHere is a picture of my gladiola, still with the rain drops on. I don't take these glads up in the winter and so far, they are wintering over. They are in a raised bed. Our British Columbia Island winters are pretty mild too.
Closing BreadInstead of using a twisty tie to close your bread bag, twist the end of the bag a few times and turn it inside out over the bread. It's faster.
Little PThis is a picture of my cat little P. He is 3 years old and loves to pick on the other cats which are his mother and brother.
Unexpected Gift ItemsKeep an eye out for inexpensive sale items, when doing your shopping. Maybe you can't use the item, but you never can tell when you might need an unexpected gift...
Keep Your Accounts and Insurance Policies OrganizedWrite down on paper all the information needed if you pass away unexpectedly or expectedly, and leave with a very reliable person. I have one copy with my file in my attorney's office for quick retrieval.
Growing a Crepe MyrtleI'm wanting to purchase a crepe myrtle, they seem to grow very well in my area of central Kentucky. I am looking for some guide lines as to planting and caring for it before I buy one.
Planning a Grocery ListI've decided it's time for change, so my question is, what does your average grocery list look like and what meals do you use those ingredients to make? I know it's a lot to ask, but i'm clueless on cooking.
Pony Tail HolderI want to make a ponytail holder for my daughter, who is a cheerleader for her school. I have seen one previously that I want to try and make. It looked like it might have had ribbons in the school colors tied in some fashion to an elastic. Any pattern ideas would be appreciated.
20th Golden Princess Birthday PartyI am planning my best friends 20th Princess or Golden Birthday Party. I have no idea what is tradition for this kind of party. I would like something classy and elegant. Any ideas classy, elegant or other?
Skinny AsparagusWhy do some of my asparagus come in very skinny while others nearby are very fat? Also, why do some of them become woody, no matter what their size is?
Dressing Up a Bathroom MirrorI have an unframed mirror in my bathroom that I would like to "dress up." Does anyone have any ideas, other than making a frame out of wood for it?
Melted Crayon on Leather SeatI have leather seats in my new car. I also have a 3 year old! A red crayon was left on the back seat and melted all over the leather seat (I live in Florida).
Homemade Policeman and Knight CostumesMy two boys (ages 6 & 4) want to be a policeman and a knight for Halloween. Do you have any ideas on how I can pull this off with materials around the house. I am not a great seamstress.
Are Wolf Hybrid Dogs Safe?Last week my kids went to the pound with a family friend. Our daughters Taylor and Brooke have been bugging us about this dog (Cooper) from the shelter. They have been asking us to adopt him. He is 1 year old and he is a wolf-hybrid.
Protecting RosesI have James Peirce roses, the ones that bloom are insanely beautiful, but it's rare that they bloom and they are not growing in height. It seems like they have been stunted by dogs, cats, fungi or something else. Any tips, suggestions or thoughts?
Soda Can CostumeI am looking for a pattern or idea to make a group Halloween costume. We want to go as a six pack of soda. We are thinking of using thick foam for the can and lid, but have no idea what to use for the plastic rings.
Was Getting Married, Now I'm ExpectingI was planning for a wedding in March. But now found out we're having a baby due in April. I really think we should get married right away before the baby is born, but my fiance wants to wait since I'm on Medicade. What do you think is the best thing to do? Should we wait?
Sports Hall of Fame Banquet DecorationsI need centerpeice and decorations for a sports hall of fame banquet at a university. I could use any ideas.
Student Assistant for an Autistic KindergartnerI have gotten a new job. I will continue working at a doctor's office but I will also now be a personal assistant to a kindergartner with autism. I am very excited but have no idea what to expect. I have been around children all my life, babysitting, teaching sunday school, youth group, etc. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could do to help the child and myself?
Turning a T-shirt Into a Tight Fitting Topi really need help on how to make an old t-shirt into a tight fitting top. I think I've seen it somewhere and really want to make one but don't know how.
Flowering Plants Not FloweringI recently removed all the grass from my front yard and landscaped with flowers, shrubs and trees. Two of the things I planted are a tree size Bougainvillea and a Bleeding Heart. The bleeding heart has been in the ground for a month, and has easily tripled in size, but no flowers yet.
Do I Remove the Fish When Siphoning Tank?I need help, I just brought a fish tank and now it is time to clean the tank. I have read everything but I can't find where it says to take out the fish before siphon. Do I take them out and put them in a bowl then when I am finish put them back?
Zucchini Dying After ProducingCan you tell me why my Zucchini and Cucumber plants produce a few vegetables, then quickly die? The plant starts decaying from the bottom of the stem and rapidly progresses upward.