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Holiday Candy TrainsGlue 1 ribbon onto wide side of gum package, 1 raisin package, 2 more gum packages and 1 more raisin package, spacing cars about 1/2 inch apart.
Poppin' Fresh BarbecupsIn large skillet, brown ground beef; drain. Add barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and onion. Set aside.
Baked Beef HeartCombine flour, salt and pepper; dredge heart. Brown heart like beef steak, brown onions with heart. Put in 1 1/2 to 2 quart casserole; add soup and 1/2 soup can water.
Shortcut StroganoffHeat oil in pan, add beef and cook just until browned. Add soup, broth, water, worcestershire sauce and pasta. Heat to a boil cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring often. Add sour cream heat through.
Starlight - Star (Miniature Cocker Spaniel)This is a picture of the newest member of our family. Her name is Star and she is a miniature Cocker Spaniel that we got from the pound last October. They said she is about 7 years old.
Dual Use for the Swiffer Sweep and VacI recently bought a Swiffer sweep and vac and I love it so much that I ran out to buy the Swiffer Wet Jet. As I was looking at it I was thinking $20 bucks (plus the price of refill pads)? So instead, I paid 97 cents for a terry cloth rag.
Straining Goats MilkFor straining goat milk I bought a new plastic transmission funnel (for only $1.00), and pushed a large cotton ball into it, loosely so the milk can flow easily. Because of the long funnel, it holds a lot of milk at one time and doesn't turn over.
Newspaper Toy for KittensRip up the Sunday paper and put the strips in a shallow cardboard box. I have kittens and this is their favorite toy. At night the kittens sleep in my daughter's room and we can't always find them.
Hawks Float IdeasI need a theme for my float. Our team mascot is the Hawks and we are black and gold. The team we are playing is the Cougars and they are blue and silver. The school says nothing that could be considered animal cruelty in our theme. Any ideas?
Small High Powered FlashlightsHow can you tell in the store if a flashlight puts out much light? I just paid $3.99 plus tax for a flashlight with a key ring that is about 3 inches tall called the "Mini-Bright" by Dorcy with TRUE SPOT REFLECTOR (what ever that means). I am not impressed with the amount of light it puts out. But this is not the first time I have been less than impressed with a small, purse sized flashlight.
Embossed Stamped ImagesTo make your own anti-static pad to eliminate embossing powder sticking to fingerprints, etc.; bundle some bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) into an old hankie or piece of material, secure with string and wipe over card, glass, plastic, or anything you want to emboss.
First Bite of Solid FoodThis is a picture of our 5 month old grandaughter Victoria enjoying her first bite of solid food.
Fingernail Cleaning Brush on Utility SinkIn my outdoor sink and in my laundryroom sink, I glued a dollar store fingernail cleaning brush on the top inside edge with silicon. It never gets lost and it's easier to use.
African Gray ParrotsI would share with you my two little babies. These are African Grays - they are 4 months old. I am still hand feeding them. The biggest one is a male and the smaller one is a female. He is always standing over her just like he is protecting her. It is so cute.
Turn Off Electronic Devices That You Are Not UsingIn your office, while not using your equipment, keep these items turned off or in "sleep" mode, until ready to use and turn off immediately after each use.
Use Lids When CookingWhen cooking on the stove, put lids on your pans. The food will heat up much faster than if not using a lid. Thus, saving you money on your power bill.
Making Good Yard Sale Signs?Tips for making good yard sale signs. Post your ideas.
New Roof Recommendations?We need to roof our home. It has an attached barn that already is leaking. We are wondering if it is cheaper to reroof with shingles or go with vinyl or metal roofing. How hard is it to do ourselves?
Work-From-Home Administrative Assistant Business Names?Due to budget cuts, I will soon be a stay-at-home-mom. I'd like to start my own business at home. I've been an administrative assistant for the past 15 years so that's the type of work I'd like to continue.
Water Saving Tips?Tips for saving water. Post your ideas.
Inexpensive Substitute for Gesso?I would like to do some de'coupage. Gesso is really expensive. Does anyone have an inexpensive substitute?
Making Costume Jewelry Pins with CDs?I would like to find complete directions on how to make costume jewelery pins out of 'free' CD's. I know you 'warm' them before you cut shapes and use acrylic paints but does anyone have any more tips or directions?
Tree Sap on a Sleeping Bag?I have a sleeping bag that has tree sap in it. How do I get it out.
Christmas Crafts for Kids?We are planning our annual company Christmas event. This event is for company employees with their families that will include children. The childrens ages range from 2 to 3 years and teenagers as well.