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August 9, 2007
Painting Advice With Apple Decor
I have a apple kitchen, everything from curtains to decor, my walls now are a light green. I am wanting to repaint, but I need a good color that goes with apples. My cabinets are getting redone also, I am painting them white.
Parade Float Ideas With Community Theme
Need float ideas! The nursing home where I work is participating in a community parade. The theme is "Doing for the Community". Any ideas?
Mosquito Problems, Decorate with Geraniums
I have a severe mosquito problem at my home. Only outside, thankfully, but that's where I like to spend all of my time. I don't have any standing water that I'm aware of but my lot is surrounded by pine trees.
Removing Cloth From Bottom of Pot
I put a hot pot on to a piece of cloth unknowingly and now there are remains of the cloth on the bottom of the pot. How can I get them off?
Flattening an Area Rug
How to flatten out an area rug (fiber content is jute) that was rolled up when received about 6 months ago and the rolled marks still are there.
Reusing Childproof Pill Bottle
Does anyone have any ideas on uses for the brown plastic childproof pill bottle? These are the ones that Wal-Mart uses.
Other Ingredients for a Pork Sausage Crescent Roll
Recently, I had a baked sausage/cream cheese filled crescent roll. I understand you roll out the crescent rolls on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Then, you add the cooked pork sausage that has cream cheese in it, then cover with another sheet of the crescent rolls and bake until lightly brown. I do not know what other ingredients are used.
Dogs Wakes Up Every Night
I have a 9 year old Yorkie, who is totally devoted to me. Since a puppy she has slept on the floor next to my bed. For the past year or so she keeps waking me up at 3 AM to have a pee. At 7 AM, she yips until I get up. Has anyone any tips to help me get her out of this habit?
Need Recipes For "Unusual" Vegetables
Hi, I'm hoping that some of you folks can help me. I have been getting a box of organic fruits and veggies delivered every other week for a few months now and I love it. This week I got a bunch of raw beets (with greens).
Using Plants to Build Garden Architecture
Every plant in the garden performs a function. Some support the overall look of the garden, while others make a bold statement when standing on their own.
Unusual Garden Decorations
Unusual garden art and planting containers submitted from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.
Make Your Own Bag Holder
Bag holder for picking up litter! We found all of these materials at Home Depot. Insert the aluminum rod into the vinyl tubing. A quick way to do this is with the use of an air compressor. Blow air into the tubing while someone else pushes the rod into the tubing.
Shell Herb Garden
If you'd like to grow some of your own herbs for cooking purposes, why not make the garden they are grown in decorative? Plant the herbs in various clam shells and conk shells for display!
My hubby and boys love this easy and yummy meal! :) Roll crusts out onto a lightly greased baking sheet to completely cover the bottom. Layer 1/4 lb. meat, cheese and then veggies; continue until 3 layers are formed ending with the remaining ham.
Fruited Floret Salad
In a large serving bowl, toss the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peas, celery, grapes and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar and sugar; pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat.
Collage As Wall Art
Here's a great inexpensive home decor or gift idea. It's a collage made from magazine pictures, brochures, Internet pictures, etc. Just glue the pictures onto an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper and frame in an inexpensive 11 x 14" poster frame purchased at the dollar store for $3.
String Pendants On Unusual Materials
Think out of the box and use unusual materials. I ran into some acrylic hair "hand braid" for 99 cents, and it's great for stringing my pendants! It's strong, trendy, the right width to string pendants, and a nice color, too! So now I have oodles of "cord" to string all those orphan pendants in my jewelry boxes. Just resurrected one!
Use Craft Store Email Coupons For Wedding Supplies
Sign up for your local craft store's weekly newsletter via email. Stores like AC Moore not only send you the newsletter but also send a weekly coupon. You can use these 40-50% off coupons to purchase your wedding supplies.
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Torte
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour bottom of 10 inch springform pan fitted with flat bottom; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; pour into prepared pan.
Is The Coast Clear? - A Joke
The doorbell rings in the middle of the night, and the wife gets up to see who it is. She comes back to bed and the husband says, "Who was that?" The wife says, "Oh, it was some woman."
Use Flat Sheets Over Comforter
With a king sized bed, washing bedding is a major task - and washing blankets and comforters sometimes necessitates a trip to a laundromat to use the high capacity machines.
Repairing A Plastic Mattress Cover
How to repair a ripped, plastic mattress cover. Get some heavy duty mailing tape or duct tape to tape the rip together. No one can see the repair under the sheets and it's far more less costly than paying for a new one!
Conjoined Yellow Squash
This is a picture of my conjoined yellow squash--turns out there is another conjoined one just beginning to grow on the same plant! Believe it or not, I grow my squash plants in pots on my deck, which makes gardening a lot easier.
Add Tomato Soup To Chili
I worked in a nursing home kitchen and they always added a can of tomato soup to their chili, as the older people usually can't handle as much acid. Since then I always make mine that way as we don't like the acid either.
Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onions
In a large nonstick skillet over low heat, cook onions in butter and oil for 1 hour or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper; cook over medium low heat for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Melt chocolate morsels and vegetable shortening over hot (not boiling) water. Stir until melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Pour 1/2 melted mixture into an 8 inch foil-lined square pan; spread evenly.
Decoupaging Fridge Magnets
I buy packages of metal fridge magnet frames at the euro shop and decoupage them. I cut out matching pictures from magazines to put into the frames to make them fancier. These make wonderful little gifts. I have also sold these at Xmas and Easter bazaars.
Marble the Cat
Marble is an 8 week old domestic house cat. I was there when Marble and his brother and sisters were born, I helped in his birth because he was stuck.
Trap Fruit Flies In A Paper Funnel
Fruit flies were taking over the kitchen because of my wife and I love fruit. She hates them so I used a trick I learned in science class. Put a piece of fruit in the bottom of a glass. Then make a funnel with a piece of paper and put on top.
Chili Chicken Enchiladas
In a small saucepan, saute' onion and garlic in butter until tender.combine flour and broth until smooth; gradually add to pan. Stir in the chilies, coriander and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Butter Pecan Date Bars
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour jelly roll pan, 15x10 inch. Beat eggs, water, butter, sugar and half of the cake mix (dry). Stir in remaining cake mix and the dates. Spread in pan. Bake 20 minutes. Cool.
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