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December 10, 2007
How To Get a Vintage Look When Matting Pictures
I've got a project I'm working on and I need some input. What type of picture frame and mat would one use to create a Vintage Look?
How to Make a Primitive Wreath
I bought a wire wreath to make my mother a primitive wreath. We saw one in a store where you cut strips of cloth and knot it around the rings of the wreath.
Recipe For Cherry Mash Candy
I would like a recipe for cherry mash candy using the canned cherry frosting.
Having Two Female Shih Tzus from Same Litter
Does any know if it is okay to have two female Shih Tzus from the same litter? I read someplace that with some breeds it could be a problem. Should I get one female and one male? Or is having two females from the same litter okay? Thanks..
Decorating for Christmas on a Budget
I am trying to decorate my house for Christmas for my mom as a surprise but I'm on a budget. Could you help with some ideas!
Removing Candy from Cooking Pot
How do I remove cooked on candy from the cooking pot?
Low Sugar Freezer Jam or Jelly
I am hoping to find a recipe for freezer jam or jelly that doesn't contain lots of sugar. I do not want to use artificial sweeteners, either. Does anyone know of such a thing?
Red Gatorade Stains on Carpet
How can I get red Gatorade stains out of beige carpet? The stain is about 2 years old and I've tried everything.
Keeping Lint Off Clothes in Washing Machine
How do I keep lint from getting on my clothes in the washing machine?
Laying Down a Tile Floor
I have purchased floor tiles for my kitchen and am not sure how to measure so that they are laid evenly. Anyone have any advice?
Removing Furniture Polish from a LCD Screen
I have an LCD television and my wife has used furniture polish on it to clean the screen. This has left a cloudy film on it which I have tried to remove but it hasn't worked!
Extreme Barbie Makeover
In this article, I will try and give you instructions with pictures for giving an old Barbie that you have bought at a thrift store a new makeover. Believe it or not it is not as hard as you would think.
Candy Decorated Christmas Trees
Try these as an alternative to making an entire gingerbread house. My school's PTA had this as one of the crafts this weekend and it was a big hit with all the kids.
Blue Ink Stains on White Leather Jacket
How can you get smudged blue ink stains off of a white leather jacket?
Making Christmas Tree from Old Phone Book
Does anyone remember making Christmas trees out of old telephone books?
Crafts Using Old Crayons
I have a large amount of old crayons from a Sunday School class. I would love to use them up to make something for the kids in my class. Someone suggested melting them in cookie cutters to make shaped crayons. Any ideas on how to do this, or other uses?
Butter Cookies Not Spreading Out
I've made butter cookies for years but in the last few years sometimes they don't bake right. I use an oven thermometer and test my baking powder/soda. They seem to retract instead of spread out. On the same cookie sheet I'll have some that are fine. Any suggestions? I thought maybe the flour is old?
Stove Top Teriyaki Pork Loin
I have a 22-ounce Teriyaki flavored pork loin and am looking for a quick, on-top-of-the-stove way to prepare it. No crock pot, no oven, few ingredients and not cooked well done. Thanks in advance for all suggestions!
Gray Smoke Coming from My Van's Tailpipe
I have a 1990 Caravan with 178K miles on it. Recently it started smoking from the tailpipe intermittently, though the engine was running smoothly and there was no noticeable loss of power.
Removing Glue from Front of Microwave
How do I clean the glue off the front of a new microwave?
Has Anyone Tried Roopamrit for Acne?
Is the e-book 'acnefreein3days' safe to download? Has anyone tried the program in India? What were the results? And what about the product Roopamrit? Is is effective?
Lifesavers Gift Packs
My sister-in-law and I both have kids in college this year and decided to pare down a little by purchasing consumable gifts for $15 or less. These Lifesavers Gift Packs are what I am planning to give everyone on that list.
Homemade Foaming Carpet Cleaner
Early last summer, I was watching Channel 6 - Joey Green was sharing some of his recipes for different problem cleaning issues. He gave a recipe for foaming carpet cleaner using pine scented ammonia, clear dish detergent -- and something else. I can't find where I put the recipe and can't remember the ingredients/measurements. Does someone have this?
Kharma the Cat
This is Kharma. I gave her to my mom last Christmas, and in the year since she has been nothing but spoiled! As you can tell from the photo she's the perfect combination of cute and gorgeous! Just had to share, don't be jealous! (lol)
Homemade Gift Bath Scrubby
I buy dollar store soaps in holiday scents, like peppermint or even gingerbread scent. From thrift stores or again the dollar store or any outlet, buy cheap children mittens.
Ideas for Planning a Spouse's Birthday Party
For my husband's upcoming 30th birthday, I am renting a beach house on Pismo for a weekend party. It's not more expensive than two hotel rooms. I'm sending the guys down a day before the girls to have a poker competition and Xbox tournament.
Heat cranberry juice, red hots and 1 cup water until candy is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Serve hot or cold.
Cheesy Acorn Squash
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place squash cut side down in a glass dish. Cook in microwave approximately 20 minutes on high until almost tender.
Melt butter and chocolate together. Add coffee powder. Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Add flour and stir to combine.
String Nuts on Fishing Line for Target Practice
For preparing for target practice for the upcoming deer season, my sister and her daughter picked up walnuts on the ground during a nature walk.
Nummy Yummy Spicy Harvest Soup #2 (Dairy and Meat Free)
Another concoction of mine because I just threw in what I had!
Fabric Lunch Bags
Several years ago before I retired, I made some interesting lunch bags for my supervisor and some other fellow workers.
Five $5 Gifts
I find it challenging to give all the gifts I'd like to without exploding my budget. For many friends and their children, I have a $5 budget. I feel like this can work when 1: the gift is thoughtful and original and 2: the gift is well wrapped and comes off looking more expensive.
CD Christmas Elf
In order to make the picture of this craft work, without an intense reflection, I have covered the CD with invisible tape. Your actual project will allow the shine of the CD to show and reflect holiday lights.
Marshmallow Creme Divinity
Boil sugar, water and salt to soft ball stage in water. Place in marshmallow creme in mixing bowl and pour hot syrup in and mix.
Peanut Butter Ham
Use at least one inch thick ham slices. Spread with peanut butter; spread well but not too thickly. Over this spread prepared mustard lightly. Put in a baking dish which it fits as closely as possible and add milk to top of ham. Bake at 325 degrees for about 2 hours.
Christmas Traditions: Making Ornaments
When I was a kid, I always wanted a themed Christmas tree like you see in stores or in the movies. We had the kind of tree with mismatched ornaments that had been handed down or picked up secondhand. No one can really afford to have all their ornaments match, right?
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