October 31, 2005

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Almond Bark CandyRecipes For Almond Bark Candy.

 

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Creamy CaramelsLine an 8 inch square pan with foil and butter the foil; set aside. Combine sugar, corn syrup and butter in a 3 qt. saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

 

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Tootsie RollsMix chocolate, margarine, corn syrup, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and knead slowly. You can add more powdered sugar if necessary, up to 1 1/2 cup. Make into tootsie rolls and wrap.

 

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Vi's Vegetable Beef SoupI hope you'll enjoy this. Don't be afraid to improve on it with your own favorite flavors. And please share some with someone that can use a hug and warm meal.

 

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Caramelized CrispixBoil the margarine, brown sugar, syrup and salt for 1 1/2 minutes. Add baking soda. Pour over the cereal in a glass or microwave dish.

 

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Chocolate Covered ToffeePlace sugar, butter and water in saucepan. Cook for 10 minutes or until brown, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Add vanilla...

 

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Mounds Candy BarsCombine all ingredients except chocolate coating; drop by heaping teaspoonfuls on waxed paper. Roll into balls or oblong shape; refrigerate 1/2-1 hour.

 

Articles

Cute Bird Halloween Costumes

Cute Bird Halloween CostumesFor Halloween costumes, I use sweatsuits/jackets/sweatpants that I already have on hand and decorate them.

 

Woman in yellow towels.

Bath Lady CostumeI sewed two large bath towels together, made a knot over one shoulder and secured with rubber band (wore a strapless top under it), used quilt batting to make soap bubbles attached to double faced tape & pasted on arms & face, and shower cap with soap bubbles also and carried a bath brush and soap on rope and wore flip flops.

 

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Using Up Face PowderTo be able to use up solid face powder when just a little is left in the compact and it's too expensive to throw out, do the following outdoors or where you won't mind a little powder blowing about when you open the blender...

 

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Having Bibs Ready to GoTo save myself from running around during feeding time, I secure bibs on the back of the highchair so that they are ready to go. I also string a small laundry bag for the dirty ones.

 

toddler poodle costume

Abby as a PoodleAbby, 13 months is just a adorable poodle in this pink outfit. She has won many hearts over!

 

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Having the Correct Brush for MakeupHaving the correct brush really does make a difference to one's appearance. I used to think that almost any brush would do as long as it was more or less the correct size, but have since realized through demos, trial and error that there is no substitute for having the best brush for the job...

 

Halloween KittyHere's another entry with no description. Unfortunately when we changed our system for photo entries, this one got lost. It looks like another pet helping with the Halloween decorations. If it is your entry, please write us and let us know more about it.

 

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Newspaper for Less WeedsA great and easy way to get rid of weeds in your garden. After you have prepared your soil and have planted your lovely plants, take all your newspapers and lay them on top of the soil.

 

Avocado and Pontsettia Plants in My Patio RoomThe first photo is an avocado tree from spring 2005. This picture I had promised a lady reader several weeks ago.

 

Brindi (Basenji/Terrier)Brindi, basenji/terrier mix was found on the highway in 2001 when we brought her home, starving. Brindi's favorite pasttime is snuggling, but she blends in so well with our bedding that it is sometimes hard to find her!

 

Costume

Kylie as a LionKylie my adorable 2 year is just adorable in this lion outfit. And I am not lioning about that! She is surely going to be a roar at the church carnival.

 

Questions

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Letting Clay Dry?Thanks for the recipe on making your own clay. Does anyone know the proper way to let your piece dry? What surface should it be on while drying?

 

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Birthday Gift for Someone Deployed in Iraq?What is a good birthday gift for my girlfriend who is deployed to Iraq?

 

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Making Color Fireplace Logs and Rocks?Does any one know how to make color fireplace logs or rocks?

 

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Law and Order: SVU Themed Party?I'm throwing a Surprise 50th Birthday Party for my Mom. I want to have a Law & Order: SVU theme because she really likes the show. I'm already going to get the Caution / Do Not Enter tape and I'm going to get see-through paper that I will print fingerprints on and stick to the walls.

 

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Cleaning an 18 Wheeler?My husband drives an 18 wheeler and he gets tar and oil all over it. He currently uses diesel to remove it but he gets it on his clothes and shoes and it's awful. Any suggestions on how to more efficiently clean such a large truck more quickly and less toxically would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Mildew Stains on a Cotton Tablecloth?Looking for something to get mildew stains out of a cotton hand made crochet tablecloth.

 

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Protecting Painted Fabric?I recently decorated a white feather comforter with my grandchildren by letting them stamp their hand and foot prints all over it with paint. The problem now is that I used your basic water based paint, not fabric paint.

 

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Fabric Paint on a Couch?Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get fabric paint off of my new couch?

 

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Ideas for a Retirement Luncheon?I'm giving my supervisor a retirement luncheon. Does anybody have any good ideas or unique ideas?

 

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Painting Window Shades?What about painting window shades? I am thinking of changing my bedroom comforter. The wall color will be OK but the shades will no longer work. They are decorative shades with some fringe on the bottom. Any suggestions short of buying new shades? These shades are about 45 or 50 inches wide so a bit more costly than the regular size.

 

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Waverly Border #574392?I had a ceiling collapse and I need to replace my border. It is Waverly 2 by 2 #574392. Can you please help me find 2 spools of this one? There has to be some somewhere! It has colorful seashells on it that matches my shower curtain exactly.

 

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Preventing a Knitted Top from Stretching?I have a knitted top that stretches every time I wear it. I've tried to shrink it in hot water and also the dryer. It shrinks a little but when I wear it again it stretches. Can you give me any tips to stop it from stretching?

 

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Rotten Fish Smell in Freezer?During the recent hurricane in Florida we lost electricity. There was frozen fish in the freezer and it defrosted. I cannot get the rotten fish smell out. I have washed it two times and the smell is still there.

 

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Making Yogurt Without Soy or Animal Milk?Does anyone know if it is possible to make yogurt from any kind of milk other than animal or soya? I have tried to make it from rice milk but it didn't work. Any ideas? I cannot have soy or dairy (including goat's milk).

 

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Inexpensive Sofa Slip Cover Ideas?I have a light beige sofa with pink, green pastel as the design. I don't really care for the pattern. I would like to get a sofa slip cover, preferably red. My sofa is a T-cushion style sofa.

 

Cat Appears to be Spraying?I have a 1 year old male cat, he was spayed when he was 6 months old but recently every time he is close to me meows a lot and raises his tail and makes an action like he is spraying me but nothing comes out. I have see him do that with some of the furniture as well. Is that normal and why is he doing it?

 

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Bugs Eating My Roses?I have some sort of little bug with wings that literally eats the center of the stem out of my rose bushes. It goes from the top of the cut off stem down the center and eats it leaving a hole. It is making each branch that it attacks die.

 

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"Pay As You Go" Cellphone Plans?If you are thinking about buying a cellphone but don't want to sign up for a 1 or 2 year contract, pay as you go cellphones plans are a great option. You can buy a reasonably nice cellphone for as little $30.00 to $60.00. The phones come with a small amount of minutes, when those run out, you buy a card to reload the phone with more.

 

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Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Party?I am have a birthday party for my son who will turn 2. His party has a Thomas the Tank Engine theme, but I don't know what games or activities would be good for the party.

 

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Homemade Bar Soap?Does anyone know how to make homeade bar soap? I want to make it in diffrent shapes and sizes. I have seen several for liquid hand soaps but I would like to have a recipe for a solid soap.

 

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Ironing Tablecloths?What is the best way to iron tablecloths? Any tips would be appreciated.

 

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