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April 20, 2010
Anytime Peach Salad
I like this because it not only tastes good, but it's so quick to fix!
Line a large baking pan with foil; line the foil with parchment paper. Arrange crackers in pan; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar.
Sweet And Spicy Pork Chops
Fruits make this sweet and spicy pork main dish delicious. Garnish with orange slices and watercress, if you like.
Looking for a Photo of a German Shepherd Jack Russel Mix
Anyone have a photo of a dog that is part German Shepherd and part Jack Russel?
Eyeglass Lens Have a Milky Discoloration
I have had my eye glasses for 3 years now, that I wear all day They have gotten a whitish milky look on the bottom and top sections that does not come off (on both lenses). It's like it is in the glass or something.
Advice for Saving for the Future
I would like to know how do I go about saving money for the future?
Career as a Longshoreman vs Merchant Marine
My son is interested in becoming a longshoreman. He was considering becoming a Merchant Mariner, but he wants to try the longshoreman direction. Anyone have any advice as to which is the best avenue?
Using BBQ Lava Rock in Pond Filter
Can I use BBQ lava rock in a pond filter?
Halloween Baby Shower Ideas
I am throwing a baby shower for my niece with a Fall/Halloween theme, in particular a Rosemary's Baby theme. I have already thought about black baby buggies, but are there any suggestions as to decorations or any ideas or websites to make this gothic Halloweenish baby shower a hit?
Supporting a Grieving Daughter
I have a question of a sensitive nature. Our oldest daughter has never had a child. Two years ago, at age 42, she conceived only to miscarry. She still grieves for that baby, because she feels this was her last chance.
Getting Rid of Wild Strawberries
How do I eliminate wild strawberry plants in my lawn?
Cleaning a Fiberglass Tub
Mom always put her plants in her fiberglass tub to water them. Then she had an unexpected illness and left the plant in the tub, which created a stain that won't come out. Help please.
Heating Makes Honey Smoother
Why does honey get smoother when I heat it up?
Cleaning a Kenmore HE4T Washer
I have a Sears Kenmore HE4T washing machine. How do I remove the gasket (for cleaning). Is there a filter, and if so, how do I remove it for cleaning?
Donating Free Fabric Samples
I have lot of free fabric samples. Anyone have any ideas where I can donate them? Thanks.
Riding Mower With New Carburetor Won't Start
I have a 2002 Wheelhorse mower, model ch15s-44533, 315-8. I cannot get it to start. I replaced the ignition module (magnetic), spark plug, battery, and carb kit. It will turn over, but won't start. Please help.
Whatever Vegetable Soup
What's for dinner? Fridge empty? Make easy soup from whatever. This is so simple. Put the ingredients in a pot and simmer for a while.
Pursuing a Music Career
Music is my life. I am playing piano, guitar, and singing. I am planning on going to music school and I need to make an decision. If I don't get in the music school, I don't know what will I do? I am so scared and I think about it all the time.
Uses for Dog Food Bags
What are some uses for cat and dog pet food bags? I used some pet food and litter bags this week as weed blocking plastic. Do you have any other ideas for using pet food bags?
Using a Kiddie Pool to House Train a Puppy
Has anyone ever tried using a kid's small plastic pool to help paper train their dogs? I do not have dogs myself, but wondered if this was a good way to keep pets from urinating on flooring or carpet by putting the newspaper in the kiddie pool.
Grilled Ground Chicken Burgers
Finally grill time again! You can ask your butcher to grind boneless, skinless chicken thighs and/or breasts for you. You can also substitute the ground chicken with ground turkey.
Keeping Dog's Ears Floppy
My 4 month old Dachshund's ears are folding and sticking out. What can I do about this?
I'm curious about using foliar fertilizers for supplementing new cuttings. I didn't see mention of worm casting tea. Would one add the molasses to that for the bubbling method, and what are the appropriate ratios of castings to water for both brewing and spraying?
Netflix Instant Movies on Your Wii
I haven't really been able to take advantage of Netflix streaming Instant Movies. But now, anyone with a Wii that is connected to the internet can stream movies!
What is This Tree?
Can any one tell me what kind of tree this is? It is about 25 ft tall now. I couldn't fit it all in one picture.
What is This Plant?
I am looking for the name of this houseplant. See photo. I am searching to find out why it only flowers every 3 or 4 years.
What Breed is My Dog?
I was wondering what breed my dog is? We know she has Pit Bull in her, but we were wondering if there is anything else in her? We thought she was purebred at first, but now we aren't sure because she seems to resemble other breeds.
Making Your Own Chandelier
Does anyone have an ideas on how to make these chandeliers for less? Any recommendations on what to use to adhere rhinestones/acrylic bubbles to lampshades and be able to withstand heat? Calling all experienced do it your selfers.
Making a Glass Ceiling Fixture
Any idea how to do this yourself? I have a new home and the budget is oh so tight, right now. Thanks in advance.
Denture Tablet for Cleaning
Denture tablets work wonders for cleaning glassware, ceramic type ware, and tile. Dissolve a couple of tablets into a sink of hot water and wash glasses sparkling clean. I drop one into the toilet bowl. It also works on the bathroom sink, bathtub, and tile.
Separating Bacon Strips Without Tearing
Separating strips of bacon can be really bothersome. To make it easier, use a flat, flexible cake scraper. The strips will be easy to remove without tearing.
Use Paint Can Opener For Opening Jars
If you have trouble opening new jars of food, such as pickles, jams, etc. because the lid is vacuum sealed, slide the curved edge of a paint can opener under the edge of the jar top and push down or twist slightly.
Plastic Coffee Can Yarn Holder
Someone wrote in that she rolls her yarn into a ball and puts it in a coffee can with a hole in the lid for the yarn to come up through. I tried that, but the edge of the plastic lid kept cutting the yarn. So I came up with a better method.
Strawberry Container Seed Starters
I use my strawberry container, or any type that has a clear top, to start my plants and veggies in. This acts as a mini green house for free. It keeps the moisture in and is able to get plenty of natural sun. This way you can get a head start on your gardening
Keeping Your Bathroom Mirror From Fogging Up
Well I know everybody loves to have a hot shower or bath. And when you get out you like to look in the mirror, but you can't because it is all steamed up.
Bread Bags to Pack Lunch
Being a farmer and rancher's wife, we are always looking for ways to save. In the summer months, the men are in the fields a lot, and take their lunch.
Unclogging a Hot Glue Gun While Crafting
Is your hot glue heated, working one minute, but then not coming out, "stuck" in the glue gun? Rotate the glue stick from the solid, sticking-out end a couple times for the hot glue gun to continue working again.
Prevent a Smelly Washer With Powdered Dishwasher Detergent
I have a great tip for making a smelly clothes washer smell fresh and clean, given to me by a Maytag repairman. Simply run dishwasher detergent powder, not liquid, through your machine with no clothing in it, about once or twice a month.
Castor Beans for Mole Control
I have been bothered by moles routing through my garden eating my earthworms. I read that the castor bean was poisonous. I grow castor plants, so I put a dozen seeds in a run. The seeds were gone in a few days, and I haven't seen any signs of moles since.
Lipstick on Polyester
My daughter's first communion was yesterday and someone got lipstick on the front of her dress when giving her a hug. The dress says it's 100% polyester and can be washed in cold. How do I get the stain out?
My Frugal Life: Still Frugal
I do not have to be frugal anymore, but I can't change! I did it when I had 4 children, now they are grown and it's only me and my dog.
Different Cookies from Cake Mixes
This afternoon, I spent less than 40 minutes making 3 batches of cookies, all using cake mix. I used all white cake mix, but you can use yellow or chocolate if you like depending on the type of cookies you want to make.
Blue Rainbow Tea Ideas
We are having a rainbow tea at the church. My color is blue and I need food ideas, to decorate something differently, but simple. I need help fast.
Making Simmering Granules
I recently put a request on ThriftyFun for how to make my own simmering granules. I had a reply, but seem to have lost it. Can anyone help? It's the ones made from salt. Many thanks.
Squirrels Digging in My Plants
What can I purchase to stop squirrels from digging up all of my plants? I need the name of a product and where it can be purchased. Thank you.
Dogs Eating Grub Worms
My dog is eating grub worms. I know this, as I saw her licking the ground where I had stepped on some. Then out of wonder, I threw one to her and she ate it like it was a great treat. What's up with this? I now wonder if this is one reason why she likes to dig in the yard?
Hair Styling Ideas
What are some cute ways to wear your hair? My hair is currently dirty blonde and shoulder length.
Growing Heirloom Tomatoes
Are heirloom tomatoes hard to grow? Can you get starter plants for them? Also, can they grow in pots?
Homemade Cleaner for Glass Stove Top
Does anyone know of a homemade cleaner for flat top (glass top) stoves?
Herbs That Grow Well Together
I have cilantro, Italian parsley, dill, basil, thyme, tarragon, rosemary, sage, and mint, and I have four hanging pots to plant them in. What is the best combination?
Crocheted Tea Cup Pincushion
With some imagination, you can turn an old tea cup into a pretty pin cushion. With your chain one on hook, chain another and make a single crochet in first chain. Make one single crochet in the back loop of each single crochet.
Pico de Gallo
Of course, wonderful with tortilla chips but yummy as a grilled chicken or fish topping too.
Craft: Bulletin Board Button Pins
Here is a cute way to snazz up your bulletin board. I hot glued cute buttons to thumbtacks and use these to hold up notes, etc.
PJ (Princess Jr.) is a Pekingese that is 3 years young. I had just lost my dog Princess Sr. after having her for 15 years. I was so sad when my hubby got little PJ to try and bring my other Pekingese Tafyy (13 years old) out of some sadness.
Snuggle (Mini Schnauzer)
This is Snuggle a Mini Schnauzer. At the time of the picture, she was 18 weeks old. We got her when she was 8 weeks because my sisters apartment building wouldn't let her have her, and we have loved her ever since.
Beethoven (St. Bernard - Golden Retriever)
Beethoven just turned one. He is a St.Bernard and Golden retriever mix that I got a year ago at the pound after my Akita died. I wanted some company since I am disabled. He loves water and running after deer, but never too close.
Organic Compost Bins
How do I set up an organic compost bin?
RV Roof Repair
We need to re-do our RV roof, too many leaks. Anyone out there attempt to do this?
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