October 14, 2005

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Recipes

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Pork Steak and Rice Skillet Brown two pork steaks in a lightly oiled skillet. Add: 1/2 -1 cup green peppers, red peppers and onions cut into 1 inch or larger chunks

 

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White Chocolate FudgeIn a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy.

 

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Chinese ChewsMix and pat in an 8x8 pan and bake at 350 degrees until golden. Mix together remaining ingredients and spread on crust.

 

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Quick Scented Liquid for Strong Cooking OdorsQuick! The visitors are coming. Oh no, I just cooked that strong smelling recipe I got from my mom! Oh double no - I ran out of scented liquid!

 

Renewal of Wedding Vows on the Beach in St. ThomasWe had been the witnesses of wedding of our friend's on the beach of Meagan's Bay in St. Thomas when the minister turned around and offered a renewal of our vows ceremony to mark our 40th year of marriage! It was one of the most beautiful and magical moments in our lives!

 

Little girl dressed as a flower garden.

Flower Garden CostumeI needed a fast and inexpensive Halloween costume and my daughter wanted to be a 'flower garden'. So off to the thrift store we went, where we bought a green adult size M sweatshirt, which I cut at the sleeves. And some green stretch pants.

 

Couple dressed in costume.

Gold Digger and Sugar Daddy CostumeFor the woman, wearing black pants and black sweater, using a 3 inch wide yellow ribbon, I made a "Miss America" type banner, and put sticky letters on it saying "GOLD DIGGER" ...

 

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Fire Pit Starters With Alcohol And CorksGet a jar that closes with a rubber seal. Put in corks from wine bottles, etc, then fill the rest of the way with denatured alcohol.

 

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Trick or Treating BagA white pillow case (or any old one will do) works really well for trick or treating...

 

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Easy Ghost CostumeFor a last minute costume idea, dont forget the good old plain white sheet ghost costume.

 

Genger Hall (Pitbull)

Genger Hall (Pitbull)My baby girl's name is Genger. She is three months old and is a pitbull. My brother raises pitbulls and my son wanted one so my brother brought her and a couple of others over. She chose us and we chose her.

 

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Repairing the Garage Wall JokeA friend who usually takes a bus to work over-slept one morning and decided to drive. As he opened the garage door he saw that the rear wall

 

Halloween Planter from Detergent Lid

Halloween Planter from Detergent LidI made this planter out of an empty detergent lid. Just paint it and plant. You could use spray paint or I like to use model paint. I used a sharpie to make the face of the jack-o-lantern. Happy Halloween!

 

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Making Masks and Halloween CostumesMy children love to create their own costume's mask for Halloween. I buy foam craft sheets, self sticking cut outs, glitter and glue. Any items in the craft area or around the house works.

 

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Keep Your Whole House Smelling SweetWant to keep your whole house smelling sweet, especially closets, bathrooms, garage, laundry room, etc.? I keep approximately one half cup of baking soda in a container.

 

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The Benefits of Home BakingBy baking your own pastries, cakes, pies, cookies, etc., instead of purchasing them already pre-made in your grocer's bakery...

 

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View of the helmet painted like a shell.

Turtle Costume for a BabyTrying to find an inexpensive costume for a 7 month old can be hard. I had this idea to make our son Nathan a turtle costume.

 

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Washing Detergent CostumeSix Halloween costumes to come up with yearly and wanting to never repeat one was quite a challenge. One of the cutest and easiest, was a box of detergent that was overflowing with suds. Instructions included.

 

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Autumn or Halloween Party Table DecorFor a festive touch at your next Halloween or autumn party, hollow out some mini pumpkins...

 

Clay pots decorated with Jack-O-Lantern Faces

Pumpkin PotsPumpkin pots add personality and charm to Halloween and Thanksgiving décor. If you make them in September, you can add soil and seeds so they will be overflowing with fragrant herbs, just in time for holiday cooking.

 

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Face Painting Ideas for CostumesDo an internet search for face painting ideas. Last year I found a great fleece lion costume for $5.

 

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Hang-gliding in Arkansas JokeIn Arkansas, you don't see too many people hang-gliding...

 

Two Cocker Spaniels.

Sammy (Cocker Spaniel)This is our boy Sammy. We adopted him at the pound a few weeks ago. He is a 5 1/2 year old cocker spaniel and we just had him neutered. He is very well behaved and very fun to have around. Here is a picture of him and our little miniature Cocker Spaniel I entered before named Star - they get along great!

 

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Woolite Carpet Cleaning Stain GuideWoolite has a stain cleaning guide that maybe of interest.

 

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Birth Control Pills for Full Blooming RosesMash up birth control pills and put them in the soil with your rose bushes. Amazing results and plenty of full blooms to come.

 

Questions

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Feeling Lightheaded?I have been very lightheaded as well as having sinus pain, pressure and headaches for the last 2 1/2 weeks. Being lightheaded is my biggest complaint. My doctor seems to think it is from allergies even though I dont have any other allergy or cold symptoms.

 

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Make Your Own Halloween Costumes?Tips and Ideas for Making Your Own Halloween Costumes. Post Your Ideas.

 

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Asking My Mom To Let Me Shave?My name is Katie and I am 14 years old. I am a freshman in high school, and I dont shave. I would really like to but I am just too afraid to ask my mom. I am so embarresd by it and I need your adivce. I was wondering if I should just start (buy my own razors and go for it) or if I should just ask my mom.

 

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Knights Float Ideas?I need an idea for a float for homecoming. We are the knights and it's for the senior class. Some of the guys in my class want to build a tank but we have no idea how to relate that to our school and our class. Any ideas?

 

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Using Olive Oil as Fuel for Oil Lamps?I have read somewhere that olive oil is a safe, inexpensive and non-toxic substitute for lamp oil. I tried to use it in one of my oil lamps, but it didn't work. The wick burnt, smoked and went out.

 

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Cambridge Pattern BKB78092?I am looking for 5 rolls of discontinued Cambridge pattern BKB78092.

 

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Buying Coal In New Jersey?I am looking to buy coal in bulk. I have a coal bin that holds 2+ tons and the since the last year, the company I used to that use to deliverer to me is out of business. Now I have to buy it by the bag which is too expensive. Does anyone know of any any local distibutors?

 

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I Can't Find Legit Freebies?I am looking for free samples and free stuff but it seems like everyone wants a credit card or you have surveys to fill out and then you don't even get the samples.

 

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Moldy Odor In a Thermos?My son left a new stainless steel thermos in a friends car for several days with a small amount of hot chocolate in it. I cleaned out the mold by soaking with bleach but some odor still remains. How do I get out the remaining moldy odor?

 

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I Have The Worst Luck Washing Walls!I read a few of the tips on washing walls but still had a question or two. Can I use a mixture of water with either bleach or sunlight dish soap? How much should I use? I have the worst luck washing walls! My mother used to use Tide. Her walls were fine, but I am thinking I used too much Tide?

 

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What Does "Owl's Grease" Mean?Does anyone know just what the meaning is of "owls grease"? I just can't find it anyplace. Could it be something to do with wisdom and the grease to keep it going? Undying affection of anyone who can tell me.

 

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Parade Float Ideas For a Gym?I need some ideas for a Christmas parade float. I work at a gym. Any suggestions?

 

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