December 18, 2009

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Toasty OatmealOatmeal with nuts, toast, and brown sugar. I have this for breakfast all the time because it's hot and fills me up until lunch.

 

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Cookie Mix in a Jar - Oatmeal Raisin SpiceMix together flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Layer ingredients in the following order into a 1 quart, wide mouth canning jar:

 

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Low Calorie Vegetable SoupSimmer all ingredients until veggies are tender. Very low in calories and a filling snack or main course.

 

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Holiday Eggnog CookiesThese are fun to make, great to eat, and spread out on a paper doily plate. They look awesome. Your guests will be amazed with the colors.

 

gingerbread cookies

12 Days of Classic Christmas CookiesFrom the cookie left out for Santa to the gifts of cookies we give our neighbors, the cookie is one of the symbols of Christmas. Now a lot of people have gotten away from baking some of the great Christmas Classics so I present them here to you for your baking pleasure.

 

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Sassy Mac and CheeseThis is kicked up a notch. The perfect recipe for that side dish for Ham. This is the one I am making for Christmas Dinner.

 

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Christmas Gelatin SaladThis is the easiest to make at this hectic time of year, and uses simple ingredients. A favorite of everyone.

 

Articles

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Free Boxes For USPS Priority ShippingBoxes are available at the United States Post Office website free for Priority Shipping.

 

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Canning Equipment And Instructions As GiftI've noticed queries for present ideas. Now this wouldn't be for every couple, but definitely would be great for some: A canning pot, the Ball Blue canning and freezing book, and a dozen canning jars with lids, plus lid fisher, etc., if desired.

 

Recycled Christmas Card Gift Tags

Recycled Christmas Card Gift TagsHere's a way to get use of used Christmas cards again. Talk about great recycling!

 

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Add Glittery Polish to Bargain Cocktail RingPicked up a bargain cocktail ring at H and M, but it was a bit too shiny. I added some interest by putting on some blackish glittery nail polish on the work around the stone. Now it look likes marcasite and a much more expensive ring!

 

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Saving Money on Cell Phone ServiceI have a cell phone that I use for business purposes and have an unlimited plan that is very expensive. I have found out through my service provider (Verizon) that they offer a favorite five like another company.

 

tree shape cut from a green laundry soap bottle with ornaments punched from a red one

Laundry Bottle Christmas TreeMake a Christmas tree made out of a laundry bottle. Cut out the shape of the tree using leather shears. Punch the holes using a heavy duty hole puncher. Next punch out holes from other bottles to get circles of different colors.

 

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Substitute Double BoilerUse a sauce pan or pot and fill halfway with water. Place a heat safe bowl right on top of the sauce pan or pot and use as you would a double boiler.

 

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Christmas Tree Safety TipsWe just finished putting up our tree and I want to share with you these tips. Always use lights listed by a testing laboratory. Be aware that some lights are for indoor use only, but not for both.

 

A colorfully painted boot being used as a planter.

Colorful Boot PlanterI painted the boot with PVA glue to waterproof it then painted the surface with acrylic paint and added a potted plant

 

Blue crocheted clothes hanger.

Crochet Coat HangersCrochet a couple of extra and take them to your local nursing home, these are perfect for hanging nightgowns on because they help to keep the gown on the hanger. These could be made for men also, just use more earth tones.

 

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Use Fabric from Old Clothing for KeepsakesWhen sorting old clothes that you are considering handing down, donating, or discarding, rethink those ideas! Henceforth, see every single item of clothing that you no longer want as a "precious piece of fabric or cloth".

 

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Wood Pellets for Rabbit LitterThe best rabbit litter we've found in 20 years of keeping house rabbits is wood pellets. Some suppliers have a product called Woody Pet, but the wood pellets used to fuel wood pellet stoves are usually cheaper.

 

dog with headress

Holly Molly (Labrador)Holly Molly is a 4 year old Labrador. I got her when she was 8 weeks old. She likes swimming, getting a bath, playing ball and loves going in the car. I love all seven of my dogs.

 

Vanity Lightbulb Snowman - finished ornament

Craft Project: Vanity Lightbulb SnowmanSpray paint light bulb with flat spray paint until bulb is completely covered. I use the bottom of a egg carton to hold the light bulb while spraying it.

 

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Color Coordinated Totes for Storing Holiday ItemsI found that using different colored totes for different holidays. I use colors resembling the holiday. It makes looking for them in storage a lot easier.

 

Questions

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Removing Stains from Tea CupsHow do you remove inside tea cup stains? Where in Abu Dhabi we find the supplies?

 

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Making Brick Feet WarmersAn old friend heated some bricks on his wood stove, wrapped them in a towel and used them to keep my 'always cold' feet warm in bed during a bad cold snap.

 

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Taking Calcium for Scoliosis I need to know how much calcium to improve my health. I am 25 years old and am suffering from scoliosis.

 

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Making Gum Wrapper ChainsMy sister and I used to make chains from gum wrappers when we were little. Does anyone know the folding technique? I can't remember how. I think you can make different crafts from them.

 

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Dealing With Mood ChangesI've been a very moody person lately and I don't know why. My boyfriend is getting frustrated with me and we have been arguing a lot.

 

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Making Wings for a Sugarcraft BeeHow can I make wings for a Sugarcraft Bee?

 

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Making a Lemon Meringue PieWhen do you put the topping on a lemon meringue pie? While the lemon is hot or cold? Thank you.

 

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Psoriasis on the EyelidsI have psoriasis on my eyelids. The cream that has been prescribed says "Do Not use around eyes". This condition itches. Does anyone have any recommendations?

 

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Remedies for a Cat With Dry SkinI have a 9 yr. old long haired cat who is a very picky eater. She has such bad dry skin and is licking herself to where she is starting to have little open sores.

 

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