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Baked Parmesan TreatsIf you like Parmesan you will love this yummy, crispy snack! You will need to work in batches if you only have one baking sheet. If you have two sheets, try to set them side by side on the same rack or switch their positions half way through baking.
Easy Pumpkin Spice CookiesThis is a fast, easy, yummy cookie recipe for Halloween!
Caribbean Cucumber SaladEven if you're not an onion fancier, you'll want to use the entire onion for the flavor blending. You can simply be a picky eater by setting them aside on your plate or share with your onion loving family and friends.
Witch's Hat Chocolate Cupcakes Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl on high speed of mixer 3 minutes.
Crispy Jack-O'-LanternsCoat a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the marshmallows and butter in a large nonstick pot over medium-low heat and cook for 5 minutes, or until melted and smooth.
Transylvania PunchSweet and fun! I Put those wax teeth in each drink.
Scenery: Drumlins (Nova Scotia)Drumlins are hills created by the glaciers thousands of years ago. This is a good example of the many drumlin hills found along Nova Scotia's coastline. I live near this beautiful scene.
Garden: Fall Blooming SedumIt sure is nice to have fall bloomers in the garden. I live in a colder zone and our summers are short. Having flowers that bloom in the fall helps to extend the season!
In Memory of Dakota (American Shepherd)This is one of my American Shepherds "Dakota" who had just received a treat. She apparently decided it was lip smacking good because she stood there for a couple of minutes smacking her lips.
Clothespin BatsThis is an easy, cute craft! Just cut a bat shape out of black construction paper, glue on some googly eyes and a red mouth. Glue a clothespin to the back and let dry. You can make tons and clip them anywhere and everywhere!
Pepper (Rottweiler)Pepper is about 4 years old and a Rottweiler She was a stray. We found her on the street about 3 years ago. She loves to bark at the mail man, run around the yard and meet other dogs.
Halloween Costume: Country MouseMy grandson had to dress as a country mouse for school. They were reading the book about a country mouse and a city mouse in his Kindergarten class. Beside him is a pumpkin he decorated with paint.
Preventing Mildew On a Shower CurtainWhen washing a plastic shower curtain, retard the formation of mildew by adding half a cup of table salt to the rinse water and allowing the curtain to soak for fifteen minutes. Drain washer and remove the curtain.
Ten Things to Do with a Blind CompanionSomeone recently asked me what I like to do. I didn't have an answer then, but I've been thinking about it. I'm not into extreme sports like skydiving or mountain climbing, but I have read of blind people who do those things. Here are some ideas for the rest of us.
Scenery: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN)We went camping and hiking this past week at Look Rock Campground in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park In East Tennessee. This shot is a view from Look Rock Tower.
Air Freshener Using Crock PotYou can easily make your own air freshener by using your small crock pot. Fill with water and add some of the following:
"Pumpkin" CupcakesThese "Pumpkin" Cupcakes are not pumpkin flavored but a festive cupcake for either Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Max (Pug)Max Lee Halcomb is 5 months old and a pug. I got him on July 13th 2010 . He likes to play, eat, run and dress up
PeoniesI built the bird house and the little chair. Some years the peonies bloom, sometimes not. Sparrows nest in there.
Apply Glycerin to Car WindowsIf you buy a small bottle of glycerin at the drugstore or grocery store and apply a thin coating of the liquid to both sides of your car's windshield, you'll prevent moisture and the frost that often follows-from forming on the glass.
Ladybird On FlowerI spied a ladybird on this pretty lilac flower in the garden. It's a seven-spot ladybird. I had to go look up her species to identify her. Isn't Mother Nature colourful.
Keep Broom from SlidingFit a rubber crutch tip or cap from a chair leg over the end of your broom handle. Then, when you lean the broom against a wall or door, it will not slide, fall down, or leave marks on anything.
Boil Water Before Scalding MilkIt is extremely difficult to keep milk from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan when boiling or scalding the liquid as some recipes require. Try this: you first put a small amount of water into the pot and heat it ...
Halloween Candy Corn TreeHalloween candy corn tree used as a centerpiece or a decoration.
Use Lint Brush To Clean Cutting MatI do a lot of quilting. When I square up my blocks, I always have a lot of lint and little fabric pieces left on my cutting mat. I use a lint brush to get the mat fuzz free again. I also use both sides of my cutting mat.
Spooky Candy Storage SystemUsing assorted empty jars, create a spooky candy storage system. Spray paint jars layering paints to create a spooky effect (dripping blood, candy corn, pumpkin orange, cloudy night, etc). Use your computer and the "chiller" font to print labels on plain white paper.
Uses for Oatmeal Container TabI opened a new round box of oatmeal today, and found myself with this little hanger "thingy". I thought it would be perfect for hanging a light weight picture frame on a wall.
Removing Limb From TreeTo prevent a limb from peeling down the side of a tree as it's removed, saw partway through the branch from the underside first. Make your upward cut close to the trunk and about one-third of the way through.
Fall Recycling ProjectsAt our house, we are celebrating the cooler weather and watching, photographing, and being awed by the beautiful colors and hues of the trees all around us. This time of year is special, since we get the house and the surrounding area ready for snowy winter months.
Place Ice Cube Trays on Cookie SheetIf you are like me and still have to freeze your own ice cubes, a cookie sheet under the ice cube trays used to carry them to the freezer saves a lot of messes. I leave mine right in the freezer.
Scenery: Misty MorningThis was taken from the back of my parents house on their balcony.
Pick Up Small Items With VacuumIf you lose or drop small item or pill you don't want the children or dogs to find first, simply put a knee-high stocking over the end of the vacuum hose and vacuum around the area it may have fallen.
Bread Ties as Alternative to RollersReuse bread ties. When you get out of the shower, put gel in your hair (or not!), twist hair around your finger and twist with a bread tie. Much more comfortable than rollers and hair dries quicker too.
Witch Boot CenterpieceI wanted to make a new centerpiece for Halloween this year, but I didn't want an ordinary container. I have used pumpkins and plastic cauldrons in the past, but I wanted something thriftier and unusual.
Coon (Tortoiseshell Cat)Her mother's name was Carmella and her grandmother's name was Squeeker. Her father's name was Little Foot. Coon was born in our bathtub! She loves to play chase with a flashlight beam.
Make Frozen Pesto from Home Grown BasilUse as much of the harvest from your garden as you can, freeze, can, and dry. My basil went crazy this year! I made 10 cups of pesto and still had some left to dry.
Link: Free 2010 Consumer Action HandbookFREE 2010 Consumer Action Handbook. I have mine, and it is great and I am sure it will be used frequently. It covers lots of things from checking up on doctors qualifications to the National Do Not Call Registry. It is beautiful to look at too and leaf through.
Scenery: Sunset (Myrtle Beach, SC)I love watching sunsets. This one I took off my front porch. I love the different colors the sky can paint.
Halloween Costume: SpiderThis is a spider costume I made. It is a long sleeve turtle neck shirt, skirt and black pants. For the shirt, I took 4 black pant legs stuffed them and sewed them to the shirt under her arms.
Removing Tree Suckers And Water SproutsWhen gardening, preventing problems from occurring is often easier than dealing with them after they appear. This is often the case with tree suckers and water sprouts. If not removed immediately, they will zap the vitality from healthy trees as they continue to grow.
Scenery: Celeste By The Weston WheelA picture of my friend's daughter sitting by the Weston wheel. It's a mini version of the London Eye here in our seaside town. A lovely windy day as usual!
Growing Pumpkins?Can you grow pumpkins from the seeds we have just scraped out of the pumpkin?
"Indian War Bonnet" Quilt Pattern?How do I get a Indian War Bonnet quilt pattern or where can I find one?
Cleaning a Self Cleaning Oven By Hand?Is it safe to use ammonia in a self-cleaning oven to clean without heating it up? I'd like to clean by hand, but don't know what to use.
Dog Rarely Wags Her Tail?We have a 5 month old female Multipoo puppy and we have only seen her wag her tail when we were gone all day (one day last week) or if someone new comes over and the wagging only lasted 10 seconds or so. Should we have any concerns?
Shower Doors are White Instead of Clear?We recently moved into a beautiful rental home. There is one problem, the shower door has so much build up that it looks like it is covered in white film. I have tried everything. I am just concerned that the soap scum has actually etched the glass, what can I do?
Remedies For Oily Skin and Pimples?My skin is oily and I have lots of pimples. What can I do?
Crockpot Lemon Chicken?How can you cook lemon chicken in a slow cooker?
Homemade Gift Ideas for Under $10?I am looking for gift ideas for around $5 - $10 to make.
Solution for Extremely Oily Hair?I have extremely oily hair with dandruff and it is falling out. What can I do?
Paint Color Advice for Living Room with Sage Carpet and Graphite Sofa?I am updating my living room with a soft sage carpet and a graphite sofa. What colors would work well for the walls?
Paint Color Advice for Bedroom with Soft Sage Carpet?I am updating a bedroom with a soft sage carpet, what color blue would work well on the walls?
Buying a Microwave Food Cover?I am trying to find a 7 inch cover that you use to cover food when cooking in the microwave. I have seen them online to purchase, but I would prefer to buy one in person.
Converting Recipes to Weight Watcher Points Format?I'd like to see some recipes posted that are Weight Watcher friendly and show the point values. Or, does anyone know how to convert a recipe to show how many points are in a serving? Thanks.
Can I Freeze Zucchini Whole?Can I freeze zucchini whole?
Creating Color Changes From One Room to Another?I have a dining room/kitchen that I would like to paint, but I am having a hard time coming up with colors. The cabinets are a light-medium oak color, as well as the floor. There is a dining room adjacent to the kitchen that has chair rail around it in the same color.
Homemade Gift Ideas for Under $10?I am looking for any primitive or country style wreath ideas. I am also looking for other gift ideas for around $5 - $10 to make.
20th Birthday Party Ideas?I want a very special birthday this year it's my Golden Birthday (20). Does anyone have any good ideas?
Ideas For Asking a Guy To a Dance?So coed is on the 20th and I wanna ask this guy that I really like. I've already asked him through text, but I wanna ask him in a better way. I can't come up with anything good. Please help.
Decoupage Glue Recipe?What is the water to glue ratio to make decoupage glue, and can I use this recipe on fabric to tin and plastic?
Paint Advice for Bedroom with Soft Sage Carpet?I am updating a bedroom with a soft sage carpet, what color blue would work well on the walls?
Making Country Primitive Crafts?I am looking for any primitive or country style wreath ideas.
Removing Baby Formula Odor from Carpet?My granddaughter spilled her formula on my Berber carpet. My husband and I steamed cleaned the carpet twice and the smell is still there. What can I do?