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May 23, 2007
My Clothes Dryer Door Won't Stay Shut
I have a gas front loading clothes dryer, and the door or latch is not keeping the dryer closed. it will go fine awhile, then I suspect clothes bump into it and pop it open.
Stressed Weeping Willow
I have a large weeping willow on a sloping area in the back yard. It has a number of dead branches and not a lot of new foliage. It looks stressed. Aside from pruning is there anything I can do?
Coraleto Marble Sunglow Wallpaper Pattern #5801545
We are remodeling our kitchen and are looking for Coraleto Marble Sunglow wallpaper by Raymond Waites. Pattern #5801545, it was in the New Vintage Home book. Does anyone know where we could find some?
This was posted on another list as a great example of "green knitting". It uses inexpensive yarn and old flip flops to create an awesome new pair of Espadrilles! Very cool!
Flat Ground Cover
I would like to plant a ground cover that stays flat on the ground so we do not have to cut or mow. I would love to do it once and never again. Actually this is an un-gardening request. Anyone have any ideas?
Products Being Thrown in the Garbage
I want everyone out there to know this... I am also going to try to contact the main company office. I was in Big Lots yesterday when a clerk was marking a whole cart of name brand tooth paste and throwing them into another cart.
Making Sprouts With a Sprouter Kit
I recently bought a second-hand seed sprouter kit, comprising of two plastic ridged trays and a lid, plus a bottom plastic tray. Unfortunately, there are no instructions listed on the box or a leaflet inside.
Taxes on a Thrift Savings Plan
I'm a 100% disabled veteran and want to withdraw my thrift savings money from my government job that I'm now retired from. Do I have to give 20% to taxes or am i exempt? What should I do?
Slow Growing Flower
What is a slow growing flower, annual, that doesn't get to high in height for the front of a headstone?
I've heard about a recipe for Koolaid pie and was able to taste a piece while living in GA. Has anyone else ever heard of this? Any idea where I could get the recipe?
Tips for scrapbooking, including page layout, designs and ways to save on supplies. Post your own advice here.
Keep Expenses Low And Pocket The Savings
When my husband and I got married almost 5 years ago, I was halfway through college and he was making $8.50 an hour as an airplane mechanic. We had no idea what little money that was (about $1000 per month after taxes) but we ended up learning to live on it successfully.
Marinated Grilled Shrimp
In a large bowl, stir together the garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp to the bowl, and stir until evenly coated.
Junior Green Thumb
Just wanted to share a picture of my little 8 year old nephew's thriving plants! He's growing strawberries, watermelon, honeydew melon, and a couple others I don't remember.
Ignore Calcium Hardness In Vinyl Pools
Dealing with calcium hardness (total hardness) in a vinyl pool? Well stop right now! Calcium hardness is one balance step you don't have to deal with in a vinyl pool.
Mix in Baby Food to Get Extra Veggies
Being a single working mother, I am always on the run. It's hard to come home after working all day and make the most nutritional meal. A lot of times we end up having quick fixes and I forget to add a fresh vegetable.
First Communion Centerpieces
For my son's First Communion party, we decorated the tables with small square glass vases. My son picked out the fresh cut flowers out and I cut them to the right size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For bars, combine butter and sugar in large bowl; mix well. Add flour, oats, baking soda and salt; mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Crunch Top Applesauce Bars
Applesauce makes a great fall dessert bar. Try this easy recipe!
Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add cold water, vinegar or lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Blend well with rotary beater. Pour into refrigerator freezing tray.
Finely chop and grind chicken. To make sauce, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir in two tablespoons of flour. When mixture begins to froth, add the cold milk, salt, pepper and a pinch of grated nutmeg.
Hoop and Fabric Craft
I made two of these for Valentine's Day with happy penguins marching with hearts on their flippers and the other with dogs and hearts.
Plum Good Cake
Combine ingredients. Stir in 1 cup nuts, if desired, and bake in greased bundt pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.
Danish Potato Salad
Combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt, pepper and mustard and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, gradually beat in well beaten eggs. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened (about five minutes).
Mass Of Flowers
Planting flowers in mass will make a huge "statement" even in a small area. Here is a favorite petunia window box.
Nala (German Shepard)
Nala is a four year old German Shepard. We got her two years ago from my husband's boss who was going to transfer overseas.
Spring Cleaning Tip For Cushions
Instead of banging cushions together outside, just toss in dryer one at a time on low setting for about 5 minutes. All the dust from cushions and pillows will go into the lint filter and will save your arms from doing all that work.
Entertainment Books: Discounted Halfway Through The Year
Purchase the Entertainment book for your area if you frequently go out or do things with kids. There are tons of museum, cinema, zoo discount coupons.
Inexpensive Target Practice
Tape some dark construction paper on tiled, waterproof, bathroom wall. Fill water guns and try to hit the center of the construction paper!
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