September 3, 2005

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Tally in Her Hat

Tally in Her HatOur cat Tally wearing her hat! She really hates it and rips it off a.s.a.p. She's a two year old tabby that someone dumped out in our neighborhood.

 

Fairy WandHere is an easy wand to make for a Halloween costume.

 

Spencer (Great Pyrenees)

Spencer (Great Pyrenees)This is a picture of my oldest baby. Spencer is a 5 yr. old Great Pyrenees. He weighs 135 lbs. and when on his hind legs, stands even with me (I'm 5'4"!) but he thinks he's a chihuahua.

 

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Upside Down Shepherd's PiePreheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray 1 1/2 qt baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Press cold potatoes onto bottom and up the sides of casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes or till edge is golden.

 

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Onion Side DishThis is a tip but also an easy recipe for an onion side dish.

 

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Vouchers for UK SupermarketsThis is a tip for shoppers in the UK, Asda currently take money off vouchers for any other supermarket, for any item that they stock, even if you have not bought it.

 

Crayon Bath SoapsHave some containers ready for each color. You will also need something for a mold, an ice cube tray or something similar will work. Mix the soap flakes with the hot water, stirring constantly. If your soap flakes are not breaking down, place the pan on a little heat to melt it down further.

 

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Removing Smells from Plastic ContainersHere's something I just learned, if you have plastic that has like an onion smell or something, wad up newspaper and put it into the container. Then close it up for a day and the smell will be gone. Also newspaper is the best way to clean windows and mirrors, streak free.

 

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Plant Pot as a Garbage CanWe bought an oak bedroom suite. I went looking for a oak garbage can and all I could find were little cheap looking wicker or plastic colored garbage cans. So, I went to the plant pot section in Walmart and purchased a ceramic pot in similar colors to the oak suite we have. It looks great!

 

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Rules for Food Leaving the KitchenI have one rule for food leaving the kitchen. It must be on a tray. For this reason, I never get spills on my carpet or furniture.

 

A cabinet with a spoon as hardware.

Silverware Cabinet HandlesThe knobs and handles for kitchen cabinets are so expensive unless you want to settle for plain old wooden knobs. Here is how my husband and I were able to have something a little fancier with lots less money.

 

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Anti Spyware Program Recommendations?Does anyone have an anti-spyware program they recommend? Something that stops it from being down loaded? Every day I have to run the anti-spyware scan to stop my computer from running slow as molasses when on the internet. It's downright annoying.

 

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Cleaning Soiled Leather & Fabric Purse?Help-I need advice on how to clean a leather and fabric Coach purse that is soiled. Specifically, it is the Ladybug Coach purse. The outside has lime green/beige Coach fabric w/scattered faux diamonds and patent leather ladyburg embellishments, and is trimmed with a caramel colored leather handle and purse bottom. Both the leather and fabric are moderately soiled. The inside is bright lime green w/zipper and lime green leather embellishment and is lightly soiled. Any cleaning advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Wrapping Your Hot Water Heater?I have heard that if you wrap your hot water heater and pipes leading from it with a blanket it will help save you money. Has anyone tried this? What do you use to wrap the tank and/or pipes?? Thanks.

 

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Keeping Squirrels off My Walnut Tree?I can't stand the mess... Every morning I'm cleaning up after about 6 squirrels who are feasting in my wild (100 year old) walnut tree. What do I do to keep them away? My yard is a disaster; I spend hours cleaning up all the shells and the outer-coat of the walnut. It's a mess also because the outer-coat of the walnut stains everything it touches... What can I do to stop them? They are getting to the tree by the truck, and from the top of Garage. There no way to isolate the tree from these pests...

 

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Pattern for Forever Friends Folk Dolls?I am looking for a crochet pattern for 2 18" dolls called Forever Friends Folk Stuffed Dolls. This pattern was on e-bay but I lost the bid and the seller said it was the only copy she had. Does anyone have or know where I can buy this pattern. Thanks for your help.

 

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