July 12, 2010

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Dill Veggie DipA refreshing break from the same ol', same ol' veggie dips. Easy to prepare and serves a bunch. Beat all ingredients with a fork or whisk until well-blended. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

 

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Sugar-Free Raspberry Ribbon PieMany of us are diabetic. Cutting sugar and carbs help.

 

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Limeade CoolerI love the Limeade drinks from Sonic Drive-In and was glad to find this recipe.

 

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Carnitas and Guacamole TapasDelicious, can never go wrong! Set aside a crock pot or a large pot. Season the pork butt with Mexican Adobo Seasoning, Garlic, and black pepper. Massage seasoning into the pork butt.

 

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Bear Paw PancakesThis is such a fun pancake idea for kids (and grown-ups too). Stir together the first five ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour milk into a separate bowl; beat the egg and add it to the milk.

 

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Warning About Pets and RoombaThis is a warning about using a Roomba when you own a pet. My son's friend programmed his Roomba to run while he was at work. He also owns a four-year dog. His dog was completely housebroken and has never had an "accident" in his house except for this one time.

 

decorated stepping stone

Garden Stepping StonesHomemade cement, rock, and I added my own design!

 

Hibiscus

Garden: HibiscusI was out in the back this week and happened to go to the side yard, looking for Buddy. And I was standing near the hibiscus and saw the moon shining through the leaves. My camera is not very good, but this was fun anyway.

 

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Hydrogen Peroxide Stain RemoverFor several years now, I have been buying hydrogen peroxide by the bottle. When I get a stain on clothing, I lay the clothing on the counter, pour peroxide on the stain, rub in, and after a few hours wash as usual.

 

Recycled Garden Totem

Recycled Garden TotemI had a corner of my garden that needed some color this spring. I saw some garden totems made of glass, but I wanted something with more color.

 

Scenery: Mountain (CA)This is mountain we saw on our trip to California

 

Topsy Turvy Tomato Grower

Garden: Topsy Turvy Tomato GrowerI made a planter out of an old butter container and I am very happy with it. I used Morning Glories I picked from the yard, they are everywhere, but you could do this with anything, even tomatoes?

 

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Use Bowl Scraper When Making Scrambled EggInstead of using a spatula, that doesn't take the eggs off the sides of the pan, I use a rubber bowl scraper. If your heat isn't super high, this will solve all your problems. You can buy usually 3 bowl scrapers in a pack for about a dollar almost anywhere.

 

Stoney (Cat)One day on my way to the restroom, I found my cat Stoney using it. He is now elderly (11 years old), never goes out anymore and uses the restroom every morning.

 

Sutey on leash.

Sutey (Shepherd-Sharpei-Husky Mix)Sutey is my foster dog, she is eleven months old and is a shepherd-sharpei-husky mix. I was brought Sutey and her littermate by a health nurse who found them starving and suffering from mange.

 

Nena (Border Collie Mix)Nena is a 13 year old Border Collie mix. I got her as a gift after my male chihuahua passed away in 1997. She likes to play with birds and chicks or chickens.

 

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Make Panty Liner Work for Thong UnderwearI like to use panty liners every day but I wear more than one style of underwear. For the thong style, I just partially fold in the bottom edge of the liner.

 

My Frugal Life: Share Your GardenMost of what I have in my gardens in the raised beds (other than the fresh vegetables planted) pretty much came from others. As friends and neighbors, we check over each others gardens and say what we have extra of.

 

Wildlife: MothWhile cleaning a bench on our deck, I discovered a large, puffy cocoon with a beautiful moth hanging onto it. I ran for my camera and scooted under the bench on my back. This photo was snapped after it's wings were fully opened.

 

Spray Paint Plastic MatsI have changed the color scheme of my deck furnishings this year so my plastic mats didn't fit anymore. I decided to simply spray paint them with an indoor/outdoor spray paint that is good for metal, plastic, wood, etc.

 

Wildlife: Blue HeronI was out at a park in and was trying to photograph other birds when this heron wandered out from behind some tall grass. I hoped to snap a shot of the bird catching a fish, but no luck!

 

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Ask For Reimbursement For DamagesThere is no harm in asking for a fix to your problem if someone else caused it, they can only say no. Often they say yes. For example, our boat was covered with rust stains after a rusty flag pole was cut down, ruining our new paint job.

 

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Make Too Large Dust Ruffle Fit with Duct TapeLast winter I bought a really nice comforter set at a good price, but it was a queen and the bed is a full size. The dust ruffle was quite large but no problem, I grabbed the roll of duct tape and the fit was perfect in no time.

 

Reflector globe.

Recycled Garden ReflectorsCreate something beautiful from recycled objects! Decide how tall you would like the pillar of your gazing ball/reflector, leaving a few extra inches for where you'll place in the ground for extra support.

 

Questions

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Problem With Child Wetting HerselfI am having trouble with my 5year old wetting on herself during the day. This happens approximately 2-3 times a day. I need answers as to why this could be happening and how to react.

 

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Transplanting Calla LiliesI have a calla lily and was wondering if I can plant it outside now, in July? Or will that disturb it?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper BorderI am trying to find this border. Does any one have an idea of the product number or where I can find it?

 

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Themes for 2nd Birthday PartyI am looking for new theme ideas for a 2 year old kid birthday party?

 

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Keeping a Kitten Safe in Home with High LoftI have a high loft in my home and I am afraid the my new kitten might get bad ideas.

 

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Buying Lemon Shine I need to buy Lemon Shine in bulk.

 

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Keeping Insects Out of Bird Food BagsDoes anyone have a method to get rid of the moths that that develop in bird seed? We do not buy by bulk, we buy packaged seed like Kaytee. I use the little fly traps, recommended in the pet catalogs, but it does not take care of them all.

 

What Breed is My Dog?How do I tell if she is a husky/german shepherd mix?

 

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Starting a Wisteria from a CuttingDo I have to have roots on the cutting to start another wisteria plant?

 

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Help with Water Bath CanningCan you use water bath canning for vegetables? I am putting up black eyed peas, beans, and squash.

 

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Water Frozen in IcemakerI have a Whirlpool side by side. The icemaker every once in awhile would stop working and then start back up hours or a day later as if nothing was wrong. Recently it stopped working and acted as if no water was coming in to the machine.

 

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Understanding Finch BehaviorI have 4 finches, 3 are staying in the nesting house, but 1 is staying perched on top of it all of the time. What is the reason for this?

 

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Removing Water Marks from Leather FurnitureI would like to know how to get water like marks off of leather sofas.

 

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Dandelion GreensHas anyone ever used dandelion greens in salad or other recipes?

 

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Floor Cleaner ReviewsI'm looking for floor cleaners and mops which run on electricity. I need these cleaners for my house. Please advice which are easy to use, which do not occupy too much of space, and can clean in small areas.

 

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Ice Maker Water Is OverflowingMy Kenmore refrigerator ice maker will not turn off and overflows the container. What should I do?

 

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Space Bags Keep DeflatingI have bought 2 boxes of original Space Bags from Costco. None of the bags are holding air. It isn't rocket science. Could I really be doing something wrong? This is a sad day!

 

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Repairing a Tear on a Microfiber SofaI have a microfiber couch which has two small torn places, close together. How can I patch it without it being noticeable?

 

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Dog ItchingMy dog is itching really bad on her back and tail. It is starting to move up to her face around her eyes. She gets sores on her and has an odor. What do I do?

 

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Losing a Damaged FingernailMy fingernail was hit by a ball and now a new finger nail is coming in but half of the old nail is still attached. The old one is tearing and I cannot cut it. What should I do?

 

Safari Boy's Quilt Set From TargetDoes anyone know where to buy this discontinued Target Twin Safari quilt set for boys? They still sell the girl's set online, but I can't find the boys version anywhere.

 

Feeding Multiple Cats Different FoodI have two cats, an 11 year old and a 4 month old. The 11 year old eats special food, with no protein, because he has bladder and kidney problems. The kitten eats her own high-protein cat food. The older can't eat the kitten's food and the kitten shouldn't eat the low protein food.

 

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Old Photo Stuck To Glass In FrameHow do I remove a picture stuck to the glass on an old frame?

 

Stocky white dog with stand up ears.

What Breed is My Dog?Does anyone have any ideas what breed she is? I was told Pit/Boston Terrier mix, other people keep telling me Corgi, which I can see. I know for sure she can't be a Pit/Boston mix because her face is too long. She's only about 25 lbs, with solid muscle, and has kind of short legs. Thanks.

 

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Organic Mole RepellentI'm at my wits end! Moles are tunneling under all of my gardens. Over many years, I have spent lots of time improving the soil and removing rocks, all for the moles apparently.

 

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Bangs Are Damaged and Not GrowingI have really curly "ethnic" hair. I used to have side swept bangs that I've been straightening every day for a while. Well, those bangs are now 2 inches short (from the scalp and don't seem to be growing) and are extremely damaged. Anyone know how I can fix the damage and grow them out?

 

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Caring For and Training a Blind CatI have a 11 year old Maine Coon who is like my child. Last Monday I came home from work and realized his pupils were dilated and he was not responding to movement or light. We quickly took him to the vet hospital where they kept him overnight and ran tests on him.

 

What Breed is My Puppy?What kind of breed does my puppy look like?

 

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Growing an Easter Egg PlantI am growing an Easter egg plant indoors and the flowers come out and fall off, but no fruit have grown. I wonder if anyone has a solution to this problem?

 

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Determining Value of Vintage TractorI have a old John Deere tractor that I want to know how much it is worth? Help. Where do I start? I can't find a number. No pictures that I have looked at, look like it. It is in the shed and the tires are dry rotted. I have no way of getting it out.

 

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