September 14, 2005

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N Is for Nutty Marshmallow BarsMicrowave chocolate and peanut butter in 2 quart bowl on medium heat 2-3 minutes until melted, stirring often. Fold in marshmallows and nuts, stir well. Pour into buttered 8x8x2 pan. Chill until firm.

 

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Banoffe PieGot this from my wonderful sis-in-law Laura. Unbeatable! Use any one of your favorite pie crusts, I prefer graham cracker crust.

 

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Spinach and Tortellini SoupSpray bottom of large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Saute carrots, green onions, garlic, and basil until onions are tender, about 5 minutes.

 

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Salad NicoisePlace the potatoes in a 2-quart pot and cover with water. Boil for about 12 minutes, until tender. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon, rinse with cool water, and set aside.

 

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Chicken SkilletIn large deep skillet, add chicken breast, cook until no longer pink. Add soup, then water, and vegetables into skillet, and cook until hot. Add salt and pepper (optional).

 

Articles

A crocheted doll's sweater in pink.

Crocheted Doll SweaterInstructions for making a 18 inch Crocheted Doll Sweater.

 

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Small Signs for Learning Vocabulary and MathI use this to learn more medical words concerning my illness, but I had used this when my daughter was in school.

 

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Jeans BlanketSave up and ask friends and family for old jeans. Make a throw or bed blanket!

 

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Getting Rid of Glue Strings from Hot Glue GunTo get rid of those glue strings when you use a hot glue gun when making a wreath or other craft use a hair dryer on high heat for a few seconds by blowing over the project to make them disappear!

 

A card holder in black and white beads.

Personalized Badge HolderThis personalized badge holder was created for nurses that work in a hospital. Not only does it have their name and professional title on it, but it's in neutral black and white to match practically any outfit.

 

Bunnie's Brother JoeyJoey is a four year old Tabby, I think. My grandson calls him a blue cat. Sitting straight up he looks like he has a tuxedo on.

 

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Look for Coupons at the Customer Service DeskBefore shopping, whether at your local grocery or Target, or wherever, first check out the Customer Service desk, for any discount coupons, you might can use to save a few bucks off your checkout order.

 

Bath BombsCombine the dry ingredients in bowl and stir until well mixed. Next... Drizzle in the almond oil and stir until mixture is moistened. Add more oil and fragrance and stir until well mixed.

 

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Using Clear Plastic JarsUse clear plastic peanut butter or other food containers for small craft items like glue sticks, buttons, beads, etc. or use them in the garage for screws, nails and other small hardware!

 

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Mother in Law JokeA man, his wife, and his mother-in-law went on vacation to the Holy Land. While they were there, the mother-in-law passed away.

 

Photo of a denim purse.

Denim Pocket PurseEver wonder what you can do with blue jeans that have seen better days? Favorite blue jeans may not be suitable for reuse because of all the wear and tear.

 

Diapers in a Basket

Organizing the NurseryHere's one of the ways that I organized my son's nursery before he was born, and I still use it now that he's a toddler! I found a nice, large rectangular wooden basket and lined the inside with a receiving blanket.

 

John Hall and Goats

John Hall and his Kids (Goats)Pictured from left to right, MoMo, Georgia (MoMo's mom), Baby, Baby's kid Fancy and our "great kid" John Hall.

 

Questions

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Remove Numbers from Football Jerseys?I'm a Cleveland Browns Fan and I have a big problem. Over the years friends of mine have bought me Football Jerseys of players who are no longer playing with the Browns, hence making my jerseys useless. I would like to remove the painted on numbers and names, but I don't know how or what to use.

 

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Madagascar Themed Birthday Party?My 2 Year old will be turning three on 11/11/2005 and I want to have his party at home this year. The problem is, how do I keep 3 year olds entertained? Please help me mommies and daddies!

 

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Stains Showing Through Paint?We have a 1940's bungalow that had cheap wood paneling in three rooms. We painted one room and decided to remove the paneling in other two rooms that had plaster behind them. We tore it down, removed all nails and scraped the chunks of glue off, leaving behind the stains from the glue strips.

 

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Have To Hold Down The Handle To Flush?I installed a new flapper on my Commode, the old one was leaking out water, and now In order to flush it you have to hold down the handle until all water is out of the bowl. Why is this? did I forget something that keeps the flapper up while the water goes into the bowl?

 

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How to clean 30 years worth of dirt of a floor?I've recently moved into a new house and am at my wits end trying to clean the kitchen floors. The floor is approximately 30 year old linoleum. This was previously a rental property, so you can imagine the mess. I've tried conventional floor cleaners and also clorox spray cleaner. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated since I can't afford to replace the floor any time soon.

 

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Build Your Own Kiln and Potter's Wheel?I am looking for several ideas. I would like plans to build my own potters wheel, either kick or electric. I would also like to build my own kiln. And finally, I would like a recipe for homemade potters clay and glazes.

 

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What to give an outstanding woman?I have a friend who is just super. She is raising 3 young boys, one with a disability, she has a job with headstart...

 

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IRA Alternative?My husband will retire in about 4 years and presently all his IRA money is in stock mutual funds. I have been reading that when you get that close to retirement, your money should not be in stocks. What else can we put it in that will give us a little more than the 3% savings and money markets are paying?

 

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Cleaning The Inside of Second Hand Leather Shoes?I bought some nice brown leather Stride Rite kids shoes from a thrift store for my two year old. Is there a way to clean and disinfect the inside of the shoes? Can I throw them in the washer?

 

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