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April 13, 2007
Spirea Not Leafing Out
Why isn't my spirea leafing out this spring? I've cut back sprigs and it seem to be alive.
Vacuum Cleaners That Clean With Water
Has anyone tried the vacuum that cleans with water that are seen on TV? You buy one and get the second for shipping and handling? I know my mother used to have one called Rex Air and they are now called Rainbow.
Parvo: How Long Should I Wait to Get Another Dog?
The staffy pup I brought home from the shelter had parvo. She soiled twice on my carpet. I quickly cleaned it up and then we used a trigene disinfectant from the vet and sprayed the carpet many times. She also vomited once outside and we dug out the soil about 2 feet and bleached the area.
Starfall Educational Website
My first grader has this great reading site that he is able to go to for extra practice with reading. They have a bunch of online games and activities.
Saving Money on Snacks
Share your tips for saving money on snacks below.Here are some ideas on how to save money on snack food from the ThriftyFun community. Share your own snack tips.
Rice And Noodle Pilaf
In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add spaghetti; cook and stir until golden brown. Add rice and onions; cook and stir until onions are tender.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In medium bowl, combine baking mix, milk and cheese; stir until just moistened. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough, 2-3 inches apart, onto greased baking sheet.
Chocolate Cluster Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place cookie dough in large bowl; mix in peanut butter. Add chocolate chips, chocolate pieces, oats and nuts; mix well.
Frugal Snack Box For Driving
Buy granola bars and other individually packaged snacks on sale, with coupons or at the dollar store. Then find a lunch box and put a couple of each kind inside.
No-Cost and Low-Cost Family Activities
No matter how we save money, every family needs fun things to do. Here are some suggestions on no cost/low cost things to do. In these times of rising fuel costs, you need to think about saving on your gasoline costs also.
Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in blender container; blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; blend all until thickened.
Shopping for Clothing Online
When you need new clothes, if at all possible, buy garments that are washable. Otherwise, you are definitely adding to the cost of the jacket, fancy dress, or whatever!
Cook carrots in boiling salted water until tender; drain. In large skillet, heat butter and syrup over medium heat. Add carrots; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Mother's Day Spring Switch Plate
Choose colors to match your decor and make beautiful switch plates for every room in your house. Make extra ones for special gifts. Cut 4 pieces of green ribbon, each about 1 inch wider than the switch plate.
Knott's Berry Farm Meatloaf
Mix all the above ingredients by kneading them together with your hands (messy). Shape into two loaves and place 1-inch apart in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Tips For Easing Into Vintage Clothing
I remember when I first started to wear vintage things, and I was nervous about it. So here are a few tips. Don't go totally vintage, use a vintage piece here or there, and use quality items.
Tea Bags As Aromatherapy
While doing some kitchen cabinet cleaning out, I was discarding expired seasonings which had lost their potency. I saved anything that could be recycled into a scentful fragrance. I also came across quite a few old open boxes of flavored tea bags and old bulk tea.
Extra Spin Cycle Helps Drying
I always run the extra spin cycle on my washing machine while I'm unloading the dryer. This helps get even more water out of your clothes before drying them.
Cleaning Delicate China Flowers
Want those pretty little delicate china flowers to shine once again? Use a mushroom brush like this one. Cleans them up in a big hurry!
Prevent Plastic Wrap from Sticking to Food
Use cooking oil spray on plastic wrap and it won't stick to your food.
Use A Potato Baking Nail
Although I have seen "cloth bags" to bake potatoes in the microwave, there is nothing like a real baked potato from either the oven or toaster oven.
Elsa is a 3 year old Rottweiler. She was found on the side of the road a year ago Two weeks after we brought her home she gave birth to 10 beautiful full blood Rottweilers.
Savory Salmon Puff
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In large bowl, combine cream cheese and mayonnaise. Add salmon, peppers, olives, celery, onion and dill weed; season with salt and pepper.
Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas
Try these enchiladas for a delicious main dish. While it is cooking, prepare a nice green salad to go with it.
Waverly Bristol Wallpaper Pattern #5507722
I am looking for Waverly Bristol wallpaper pattern #5507722. I need one double roll.
Basic Noodle Casserole
You can substitute crab, lobster, salmon, chicken or turkey for the tuna with equal results. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a glass casserole dish with vegetable oil or lightly grease.
Full List of Recalled Pet Products
Yesterday, the FDA released a spreadsheet that listed all the products that have been recalled due to contaminated gluten. We imported the spreadsheet into a database and set up a page where you can access it online.
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