June 10, 2009

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Carrot Broccoli SoupVery simple recipe. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the onion, carrots and celery ribs in butter for 3 minutes.

 

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Ice Cream CakeEasy and no baking! Really good, doesn't last long!

 

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Instant Ice TeaMix all ingredients well and store in a covered container. To make tea, add 3 heaping teaspoons to 1 cup water.

 

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Storing Gift Wrap Under The BedI use one of those under the bed storage boxes for organizing my gift wrapping. Along with all the wrapping paper, I keep scissors and cellophane tape, ribbons, sticky labels and card tags along with birthday cards and a few left over Christmas cards.

 

Harley Davidson T-shirt Pillow

Make a Pillow Out of a Favorite T-ShirtRecycling that favorite t-shirt. Do you have a t-shirt you just can't seem to give up but it has some stains or tears? Well, make it into a pillow.

 

Red Pomeranian surrounded by pink flowers.

Tara (Pomeranian)Tara is an 8 year old mini Pomeranian. She was 6 years old when I got her. The breeder had finished breeding from her and she needed a new home.

 

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Frugal "Nameless" DinnerWhen I was growing up, most moms were stay at home moms. We were a family of six, my dad sold insurance on commission so mom had to be creative when it came to making a little meat 'stretch'.

 

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Use Baby Oil on Stainless SteelAfter cleaning your stainless steel, smear on some baby oil with a dry cloth. The stains will be easier to remove in future.

 

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A Hook for Empty Hangers in the ClosetI have always hated looking through my closet for the proper coat hanger to hang my clothes. So I have placed a hook inside my closet. Each time I take something off of a hanger, I put the coat hanger on this hook.

 

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Keep Lemon Wedges in the FreezerI wash and dry fresh lemons. Cut them into wedges and de-seed them. Toss them into a freezer proof bag or container. Whenever I need a lemon in my drink, I add the frozen wedges.

 

Can Drainer on Counter

Make Your Own Can DrainerI found this expensive single can drainer at a local thrift shop. While it was a fluke to find that particular thing that I needed, it was not the best part of this tip. If you only have one thing to drain, why dirty up a colander or something similar.

 

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Artificial Corks for Knitting Needle HoldersRather than buy tip holders for my knitting needles at the craft store, I put old artificial wine corks to use! They already have a hole in them and the tips of the needles can be made to fit them easily. Another craft savings.

 

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Donate Your Crafting Supplies in Your WillI am a big-time crafter with yarns. I do crochet, knit, and plastic canvas, and some latch hook. Basically if it has to do with yarn I do it. I have put it in my will that all of my crafting materials are to go to an adult care center or a nursing home.

 

wind chime

Bucket Wind ChimesMake use of old tin buckets and turn them into wind chimes. When the large chimes I bought broke from the wood ring on top that had rotted from the winter weather, I used my tin buckets as the base and bonger to give them new life and a prettier look.

 

Garden: Make Each Planter DifferentHere's a tip for planting planters. Plant each one differently for a change instead of planting each planter identical.

 

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Pay Your Child SupportWin the war in the end! Pay your child support. Non custodial parents: when your children are grown they will respect you so much more if they know you paid your part to get them raised.

 

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Use T-Shirts as Car Seat CoversWith several dogs in and out of my car several times a week, I needed something to protect the front seats from their rubbing fur and other stuff onto the upholstery. Seat covers were absurdly expensive so I now use the cheapest t-shirts I can find or use old ones.

 

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Sterilize the Barbecue GrillThis is a grilling tip. I've heard that people will grill in the spring, and everyone gets ill. This tip should stop that.

 

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Can't Read Caller ID on Cordless PhoneDo I need a new battery for my cordless phone if the caller ID part of the phone is unreadable?

 

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Unknown Upholstery StainI purchased a used 100% cotton off-white upholstered chair with unknown stains on it. What do I use to remove the stains?

 

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Do Sweet Gum Trees Weep Sap?Please verify this debate with a friend. Does the Sweet Gum tree weep sap that gets on autos? I say there is no weeping. I've never experienced sap weeping from a Sweet Gum, just gum from the trunk of the tree.

 

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Making a Baby Shower CakeHow do you make a baby shower cake?

 

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Shower Curtains with Dog DesignI am looking for shower curtains with dog designs for under $12.00 or an artist who can paint my logo on them.

 

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Sonnabend's "Mathematics for Teachers"I need chapter 1 of Thomas Sonnabend's "Mathematics for Teachers", 3rd edition.

 

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Squash Not Getting FruitMy Delicata squash blossoms fall off and leave a stem only. No fruit, just a stem. I am in a high wind area. My Butternut squash have lots of growing fruit and they are in the same area. I fertilize organically, only. Do I need to hand pollinate?

 

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Parade Float Ideas for a Waterski Club I'm looking for ideas for a Waterski Club parade float. The theme is "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow".

 

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Dish Soap Without Preservatives, Such as IsothiazolinoneOn behalf on my mom, I'm wondering if anyone knows if or what dish soaps or detergents contain no isothiazolinone or methylchloroisothiazolinone?

 

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Washable Marker on a Leather SeatMy 4 year old daughter accidentally wrote a long line on my friend's car leather gray seat. She used a purple RoseArt bold washable marker. I feel so badly since I'm the adult and I feel responsible.

 

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Recipes for Magic Bullet BlenderI am looking for recipes for the Magic Bullet blender. It was given to me.

 

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Caring for a Dog While Driving a TruckI am getting ready to go live on a semi-truck with my boyfriend and am taking my 1 year old Chihuahua with me. We will be on the truck for at least a year. Any ideas to keep my Chihuahua happy and healthy?

 

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Glazing Leaves to Make Candy BowlsI have a tree with very large leaves that I would like to put some kind of a glaze on. Then they could then be used as candy bowls or such things. I hope you can help me. Thanks

 

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Using Plastic BagsDoes anyone have any ideas for uses for thin vacuum sealer bags. They don't work with my Foodsaver.

 

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Using an Egg Pack for Oily SkinI have heard about the egg pack that one can use for oily skin and pimples, but is it the whole egg? And is anything else added to it? Is once a week enough?

 

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Cleaning Mold from Teflon PotsI had a sink full of dirty pots and pans when I got called out of state for an emergency. I filled the sink with bleach water and left, planning on being back in a timely fashion. Things went crazy and I ended up being away from home for three weeks.

 

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Steel Cooking Spoons That Hook on PotWhere can I find stainless steel cooking spoons that have a hook at the base of the handle to hook over the edge of a pan to keep it from falling into the pan.

 

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Pests That Attack SunflowersI am a very amateur gardener, and I decided to take a stab at growing sunflowers. My only problem is there are these tiny yellow-black larvae-worms that are tunneling in the leaves of my sunflowers and eating the leaves from the inside out.

 

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