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December 29, 2006
Trail Mix Granola Bars
Trail Mix Granola Bars. Does anyone know how to make a homemade granola bar? The bar I buy at the store has almonds, sunflower seeds, cranberries and whatever.
Storing Cologne. I received several bottles of cologne for Christmas and was wondering the best way to store it to keep the fragrance from losing strength.
Caring for Formica Countertops
Caring for Formica Countertops. How do I care for painted Formica countertops? It has three coats of oil-based polyurethane.
Bubble Bath Stain on a Sofa
Bubble Bath Stain on a Sofa. My daughter spilled an entire bottle of bubble bath on an upholstered sofa (a polyester blend fabric).
My Dad Won't Let Me Shave
My dad won't let me shave, how can I ask him?
Home Improvement Price Comparisons
Home Improvement Price Comparisons. I want to put up a new fence around my yard this year, either a privacy or chain-link. I also plan to repaint the exterior of my home and replace the front porch and back porch.
Blackberry Stains on Clothing
Is it possible to get a blackberry stain out of my pink shirt?
Recipes Using Cilantro
Recipes Using Cilantro. I just recently found my love for cilantro. I put it in almost everything. What are some of your easy recipes with cilantro?
Buying Plastic TV Dinner Dishes
Buying Plastic TV Dinner Dishes. A couple years ago I purchased some hard plastic divider dishes with lids (from K-Mart) that I used for storing prepared meal (TV Dinners).
Cooking Tender Rib Eye
Cooking Tender Rib Eye. My son had an unbelievably tender rib eye at a nice restaurant. Any idea how the restaurant insured the flavor and tenderness?
Acrylic Overlay and Natural Nails
Acrylic Overlay and Natural Nails. Will getting an acrylic overlay mess up my beautiful natural nails?
Making a Fake Wedding Cake
Making a Fake Wedding Cake. I want to make a fake wedding cake for displays.
"Snow Angel" Photograph
Here's a photo of the angel statue in our front yard after a recent snow. I was so pleased with the photo I added the perfect title of "Snow Angel".
Sunset at Camp Lejeune, NC
At the bay in Camp Lejeune, NC. At 1600, usually, the fog covers the bay and the sun sets just at the right moment to create the beauty that you see here. One of my best pictures yet.
Jacob with Santa
Jacob with Santa. This is my Grandson Jacob visiting Santa Claus.He is almost 3 months old.
Cleaning Vomit Stain from Suede
Cleaning Vomit Stain from Suede. I need help cleaning vomit on suede boots.
My Frugal Life - Getting By
My frugal life began when I married young against my parent's wishes. I dropped out of high school and made my way in life without a lot of help from anyone so learning to do without or making it myself became a life-long thing.
Chandelier from a Table Lamp
I wanted a chandelier over my dining room table, but couldn't find any I liked enough for the price so I decided to hang a table lamp upside down over the table. I found this one at the thrift store and bought it for five bucks.
PuggyPoos the Cat
PuggyPoos the Cat. PuggyPoos is a two and a half year old Heinz 57 variety. Her mom was a stray who adopted us when she was about five weeks old. PuggyPoos is a kitten from the litter she had (when the vet said she was too young to get pregnant!)
Uses for Date Books
Now in December, I put down the Christmas decorations that I need or wish for, after I have seen exactly what I need. It makes it super easy to pick up just what I need.
Honey For Boils
A Honey Of A Cure. If you know someone who is constantly plagued with boils, use this to cure and continue to take it for prevention.
Add a Drain in Your Basement Floor
When building your home, if you're having a basement, you might want to consider having a drain in the floor. In case of a water leak while you're gone, your basement won't fill up, so no water damage.
Use Cereal Crumbs in Baking
There are always little crumbs left when the cereal is finished. I save these crumbs in a zip top bag, crush them fine, and use them in cookie recipes.
Recycle Milk Jugs As Garbage Bins
Recycle Milk Jugs As Garbage Bins. I reuse milk containers as garbage bins all over the house. Carefully cut top of milk carton leaving handle intact.
Remedy for Dry Coughs
Dry, tight coughs are the worst and they can lead to further bronchial problems. Loosen up that dry phlegm - yes, uck, so you can get rid of it - by breathing in steam deep into your lungs by inhaling the steam of a large cup of hot tea.
Small Cookies For Dieters
Small Cookies For Dieters. Do you like the smell and taste of fresh baked cookies all the time but can't bake as often as you would like? Does your diet dictate to you that cookies shouldn't be the largest part of your daily food pyramid?
Mexican Scrambled Eggs
Recipe for Mexican Scrambled Eggs. Brown the onion, green pepper and garlic in the butter or margarine until a golden brown. Add the tomatoes and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes to blend the flavors.
Buy Stamps At Below Face Value
Save On Postage. If you do a lot of mailing, you can save on postage by purchasing stamps at below face value.
Recipe for Tomato Sip. In large saucepan, combine bouillon, tomato juice, lemon, cloves, basil; simmer 5 minutes, strain. stir in salt and sugar. Serve hot in mugs or cups.
Mixed Fruit Soup
Recipe for Mixed Fruit Soup. Soak fruit in cold water 2-3 hours. Add sugar and cinnamon stick and cook slowly in the same water until tender. Add tapioca during the last half hour.
Recipe for Lime Punch. Stir together. The lime sherbet melts and makes a milky green punch with foam on top.
Recipe for Enchilada Sauce. Mix all of these together and bring to a boil. Lower hear and simmer for about 2 minutes.
Beef Bean Barbecue
Put the ground beef, onion, salt and pepper in a skillet and brown. Drain off all fat. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Recipe for Glorified Rice. Mix together the rice, sugar, salt, pineapple and marshmallows. Fold in the whipped cream and chill.
Organize Your Sandwich Fixings and Condiments
Try keeping most of your sandwich making items in a plastic basket in your refrigerator. Not only does this save multiple trips to and from (opening the door each time) but your kids won't require much help at snack time!
Mulching Mower For An Organic Lawn
Chemical Free Lawncare. We no longer buy chemicals for our lawn. We learned through our cooperative extension office that using a mulching mower makes natural fertilizer.
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