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April 22, 2009
Earth Day Tote
Remember Earth Day is April 22. Let kids decorate a canvas tote to use when shopping to help keep the bags out of our landfill. We need to teach our kids to Reuse, Recycle and Reduce!
Inexpensive Ways to Lose Weight
I was wondering if someone knew how to drop 10 pounds or more a month. What are the best exercises and food that should be involved. I am very obese and just need help losing this the healthy way.
Putting Photographs on Glass Blocks
How do I put photographs on glass blocks? I would like to do this as gifts for family this year.
Recipes Using Pancake Mix
Does anyone have any unusual recipes using pancake mix? Thanks.
Hair Dye on Jeans
I got brown permanent hair dye on my jeans. Can anyone help me? Thanks!
Reviews of Generic Wrinkle Creams
Does anyone know what the best drugstore wrinkle creme is? I prefer generic brands since they are cheaper. Thanks.
Celtic Themed Wedding
My husband and I are wanting to renew our vows. We eloped when we got married so we want to have an actual ceremony. But we are wanting to do a Celtic themed wedding. I am having a very hard time finding anything for it.
What is This Plant?
Can anyone tell what kind of plant this is? I think it may just be a weed but I'm letting it grow.
Craft: Vinyl Disc Wall Display
After years hating this blank wall but having no ideas to improve it finally I've made this! Calm down! I only used those I didn't like it! I still have my vinyl collection.
Tomato Sauce to Clean Aluminum
If you need to clean an aluminum pot with tarnish. Make a pot of tomato sauce, the acid in the tomatoes cleans it. The sauce is good to eat.
The Eco-Scoop On Dog Poop
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the current U.S. dog population tops out somewhere near 80 million. Doggie dung is harmless, even useful, if disposed of properly. If not, it creates health-related risks for humans and problems for the environment.
Turkey, Celery, Grape and Nut Salad
Simple, very colorful, and very healthy. In a medium bowl, put turkey chopped into medium size pieces. Cut grapes into four pieces. Slice celery.
Emergency Screwdriver Set
Many times, I have been on the side of the road without a screwdriver, or the one I had one was too small. Now I carry a pliers, and some change: a quarter, dime, and nickel.
This is hands down the best recipe I've tried in months! In small saucepan over medium heat, stir butter with honey and sugar until butter melts.
Rotisserie Chicken for Several Meals
Check your local grocery stores to find when their rotisserie chickens are on sale (Our local Harris Teeter discounts them every Sunday). My husband and I get three filling meals from one chicken. Sometimes his mom joins us and there's enough to share.
Light and fluffy, ideal morning or afternoon tea. Rub butter into flour so goes crumbly. Add milk and mix so like a sticky dough. Put onto floured cutting board and cut into shapes or cut with glass that has been dipped in flour so it doesn't stick.
Keeping Yogurt Cold in a Packed Lunch
My husband puts my 6 or 8 oz. yogurt cup in a coolie cup which is normally used for cans or bottles. It fits right into the cup, and makes a handy way to keep it chilled until lunch.
All Kids Recyclable Band
My neighbor and my self started a "All Kids Recyclable Band" last year. These kids have played for the mayor of St. Catharines. They have also played at schools, churches, and parades.
Cream together 3 sticks butter and 3 cups sugar for 20 minutes. Add 5 eggs, one at a time. Add 8 cups flour and 2 tablespoons lemon extract. Fold in 3/4 cup of 7-Up. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan in a 325 degree F oven for 1 1/4 hours.
Ideas for Used Birthday Candles
These tiny candles work wonders for sticky locks and zippers. For sticky locks, simply rub the candle on the key then insert in the lock several times. For sticky zippers, open the zipper then rub the birthday candle on both sides of the zipper.
Ralphie (English Pointer)
Ralphie is a 1 1/2 year old English Pointer (friend quality). We got him in October of '07 when my husband's dog passed away. They'd been pretty close even though "Puppy" lived outside. They hung out together a lot.
Reusable Cotton Menstrual Pads
Based on a woman beginning to menstruate at the age of twelve and continuing to menstruate until she's 57 (that's 45 years of cycles), one could spend up to $10,000 on disposable pads.
Craft: Recycled Doll
This is a doll made by recycling items in my home. I took a piece of wood and stained and varnished it.
Hair Clips Hold Sunglasses on Visor
I have long hair that sometimes gets in my way so I usually keep a hair clip hooked to my car's visor in case I need it. I recently found it is the perfect way to hold my sunglasses to the visor!
Old Clothing Rag Rug
I crocheted this small rag rug out of 2 nighties, 2 tee shirts, and a pair of knit shorts. It measures 28 inches in diameter. I love working with old knit clothing because the edges do not fray.
Knit Shawls in the Spring
It's spring and scarf season is over - so if you are a knitter - switch over to rectangular shawls. It's the same only a bit longer and wider! And you can use up leftover yarn by using a different yarn per each row or so.
Nice twist on meatloaf. Combine first 3 ingredients in bowl; mix well. Add enough spaghetti sauce to make of desired consistency. Pat 1/4 inch thick on waxed paper. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and cheese.
Orange and Nut Honey Bread
Versatile for every day as well as holiday meals. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream shortening and honey in bowl. Add egg and orange rind; mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with juice, mixing well after each addition.
Looking At Everyday Household Energy Usage
I am such a creature of habit that I often do not think of the things I do that use expensive energy and climate changing fuels.
Peachy Tapioca Salad
Easy, every-day salad. Drain peaches, reserving juice. Add enough water to reserved juice to measure 3 cups. Combine with gelatin and pudding mix in saucepan. Bring to a boil; cool.
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