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September 23, 2009
Removing Salt Water Stains from Boat Windows
Does anyone know of a good product to remove salt water stains from boat windows? Glass cleaners seem to leave a white haze.
Recovering a Footstool
My cousin bought this old foot stool at an auction for $1. It was from an estate sale of an elderly lady friend of mine from church. She moved into assisted living. I wanted to refurbish it and keep it in order to remember her.
Tips for Selecting Dog Food
What kind of dog food should I feed my boxer puppy?
Uses for Leftover Ambrosia Fruit Salad
What can I make with leftover ambrosia fruit salad? I have a large margarine tub full of it that has been lounging in my freezer and I'm getting tired of it taking up space. My husband doesn't like it and it's too much to eat by myself, so I need some ideas for something that both of us might like.
Discontinued Wallpaper: York "Live Well" #PV5268B
I am trying to locate a discontinued York wallpaper border PV5268B "Live Well". I need one spool to complete my kitchen and cannot locate any. Any suggestions?
Replacing a Solenoid Switch in Washer
How do you replace a solenoid switch on a washing machine?
Simple Fleece Hat
Super simple fleece hat! Easy to make, warm and adorable. Suitable for children and adults alike!
Carpet Color to Coordinate With a Grey Couch
I want to replace my living room carpet and would like to know what color would match a grey sectional couch?
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon onto wax paper. Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over moderate heat. Remove from heat. Beat in sugar, egg, and vanilla with a wooden spoon until smooth.
$10 Dinners: Bean With Bacon Soup
This recipe is a version of a childhood favorite of mine, Campbell's Bean with Bacon Soup. This recipe will leave you lots of leftovers and will be just as good the second day, maybe even better.
Mashed Potatoes and Peas
Remember mixing your peas in your taters as a kid? This recipe tastes good sprinkled with a little grated Parmesan cheese, too.
Tomato and Mozzarella Bites
Easy appetizers ;-) Spear half of a tomato, a piece of basil or cilantro sprig, a mozzarella bite and another half of a tomato on each toothpick.
Poppy Seed Salmon Steaks
I do not like the taste of salmon, but I know that it is good for you, so I tried something that I thought that would add a different twist. My family loves it and it is always a big hit. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Frosting
Easy to make and tastes great! My mother was a very young bride at the end of the Great Depression. She learned to make do with less. This frosting can be used between 2 graham crackers to make easy and fast cookies or to frost a cake.
Should I Choose Brown or White Eggs?
I was wondering why some chicken eggs are white while others are brown and why such a difference in the price so Googled and read a few different links. It turns out that, depending on where in the world you live, that you might as well buy whatever is least expensive.
Save and Melt Extra Margarine for Cooking
I store extra margarine or butter in an old margarine container, up to one cup. When a recipe calls for a measurement of soft margarine or butter ...
Finding the Value of Old Vinyl Records
Does anyone know the value of old 78 RPM records as well as 33 records? Someone said there is no value. Surely there is some value. Does anyone have experience in this area? I have a fairly large number. Thanks for sharing.
Spray Crock Pots With Pam for Easy Clean Up
Before using your Crock pot or pans to cook food, spray it first with Pam. Food will not stick and clean-up is a breeze.
In a greased casserole, place in layers. Begin the layering with the potatoes and end with the tomato sauce.
Painting Kitchen With Pink and Grey Countertops
We are purchasing a home with Corian kitchen countertops in a mauve pink with gray flecks and a pink and gray tile backsplash. I want to paint the kitchen cabinets white. What color should I paint the walls? Maybe gray?
Give Halloween Pencils Instead of Candy
For Halloween I give out Halloween pencils. You can get them at the Dollar Store, there is usually 10 in a package. They always get too much candy, and it can be used after the holiday.
Rubbing Alcohol for Cleaning Windows
The best and easiest way to clean windows and any glass at all is to use rubbing alcohol.
You May Be Eligible for Food Stamps
Apply for food stamps in your state. I thought I wouldn't get them, but surprise, I was eligible. There is no disgrace in getting help when you need it. Be brave and just go apply.
Use Bandaids For Emergency Eyeglass Repair
If you ever have to tape eyeglasses of any other small item temporarily, instead of scotch tape or even electrical tape, cut off the sticky portion of a band-aid and use that instead.
Baking Soda as a Clothes Softener
Use it in the laundry wash cycle to take the place of clothes softener. I used it once to get the white socks cleaner and noticed that when I took the clothes from the dryer, they were softer and no clinging was present.
Garbage Bag for Cat Litter Pan
Insert a clean empty litter box into a large plastic trash bag. It should fit in the bag loosely. Dump the kitty litter into the the box. Using the bread tie twisters or other type plastic twisters, close the bag.
My Frugal Life: Ways To Save
Here are some frugal ideas, we use in our home. Always buy used when we can. We visit many garage sales, thrift shops and online resources like eBay.
Cucumber Sweet Pickles
Wash cucumbers and wipe them dry. Dissolve salt in 1 gallon cold water and pour over cucumbers. Let stand 24 hours and drain.
Uses for Shoe Organizers
I love the cloth shoe organizers, I use them for everything. This is my arts n crafts/school stuff. I painted tin cans with spray paint and stuck them in the slots.
Drying and Painting Gourds
Purchase small gourds to use this year and then allow them to dry for next year. Small gourds take several months to dry so better get started now.
Brett (Guinea Pig)
Brett is 2 years old. Brett is an Abyssinian guinea pig. Brett came from the pet store. He likes to chew on his tunnel and loves to cuddle. He is my daughter's guinea pig, named after her favorite football player.
Dry Your Own Flowers
Make your own beautiful dried flowers. Simply hang fresh flowers in your front room on a plant hook, leave for about two or three weeks. Voila! Beautiful flowers.
Mix in quart jar and refrigerate. Makes 3/4 quart.
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