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November 3, 2010
Scenery: Old House Taken Over By Vines
I went Apple picking with my family, and came across this house, covered in vines. I fell absolutely in love with the entire scene, and started taking pictures.
Scenery: Road Salad
This photo was taken on a return trip to NY, NJ and heading into PA. It has been the brunt of so very many jokes. Tired from so little sleep we came across this 18 wheeler that had wrecked and spread it's beautiful load of lettuce all over the freeway.
Scenery: Minto-Brown Island Park (Salem, OR)
My husband and I were out on a walk one day. We never knew this little place existed. It was nice and cozy yet open to the rest of the world. Hidden in the outskirts of a bustling town, here is this little gem.
You know it's summertime in Australia.
I found this praying mantis in my driveway. Found an old jar and scooped him up to take to my grandkids. I knew my grandson would appreciate how cool they look!
Smokey (Cocker Spaniel)
Smokey is a Cockerspanel. My daughter got him her first Christmas from her grandmama. He likes to lay on your lap. He is very loving and protective of my baby girl. Her best friend.
Lou (Lab/Border Collie Mix)
Our one year old Lab, Border Collie mix (Borador) dog Lou loves to roam in the woods behind our house. He will find water to jump in on every one of our walks.
Milo (Timneh African Grey Parrot)
Milo is a 5 year old Timneh African Grey Parrot. I got him 4 years ago, my sister gave him to me. When I handle him I make sure to have an old shirt on because he likes to make his happy holes in them!
Choosing the Best and Cheapest DVR Option
Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) can make your television viewing much more enjoyable. No more rushing home to catch the first few minutes of your program, no more phone calls that make you miss the final event in the plotline. Record your program and fear not.
Orange Tapioca Salad
This is one I was raised on, and I never get tired of it! One of my favorites, especially since I love mandarin oranges and tapioca!
Drain 1/2 of the liquid off the lima and kidney beans. Place all three types of beans in a baking dish. In a skillet brown the hamburger and bacon. Drain the grease.
In large pan, bring 5 cups water and salt to a rolling boil. Add cornmeal that has been moistened with 1 cup cold water, gradually stirring constantly.
Bagels With Ham and Honey Mustard Cream Cheese
Mix the cream cheese, mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Spread cream cheese mixture over cut sides of bagel halves, top two halves evenly with ham, top with remaining two halves, and serve.
Apple and Snickers Bars Bake
Chop leftover Snickers bars and make a dessert. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped snickers bars over the apples.
My Very Best Beef Soup
This soup is delicious as is or can be served in a wide variety of ways.
Swirled Pumpkin and Caramel Cheesecake
So good! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Finely grind crushed cookies, pecans, and sugar in processor. Add melted butter and blend until combined.
Keeping Roast Poultry Moist
To keep the breast of roast fowl from drying out while the legs cook, cover the white meat with cloth dipped in oil after the first hour in the oven.
Sharpen Knife on Mug Bottom
If your knife is dull and you don't have a sharpener, use the bottom (rough) edge of a ceramic coffee cup. Just run the blade over it a few times and you have a sharp knife again.
Using Press And Seal For Freezing
I use Press and Seal when I want to freeze things like sauces and casseroles for future use. First I put the wrap in a microwave safe dish. Then put what you want to freeze in the dish. Place in freezer until frozen. Remove the food from the dish and put in a freezer bag.
Use Your Leaves As Winter Mulch
After spending years raking up those fall leaves, I decided to make short work of the job by using my mulch mower and ran the mower over the leaves, which mulched them all and enriched my lawn happily at the same time.
Add Storage By Going Up
When you don't have a lot of space, try going up instead of around the room. A stacked washer and dryer is a good example. Floor to ceiling gives you lots of storage for anything. Try stacking pieces of furniture for more space.
Home Remedies for Granuloma Annulara
I have several members of my family, my mom, my aunt, and a couple of sisters who have granuloma annulara. Now I seem to have it too. I'm wondering if anyone has been bothered by this and received any help, either home remedies or OTC?
Protect Bottom of Metal Garbage Can
Paint both the inside and outside of your new metal garbage can's bottom with asphalt roofing sealer and the container should last ten years or more, instead of the usual one or two.
Ideas for Boyfriend's 51st Birthday
I just met my man for life 4 months ago. He will be 51 on 11/13/10. I want to do something special as a surprise for him. I thought of going to Dave and Buster's for fun, but the place is not located in CT. Do you have any suggestions on what to do as we are a new couple?
Shining Stainless Steel
I would love to have all stainless in my house because it is the easiest to clean. All you really need to do to clean them is use a linen towel and get it wet with hot water, wring it out then fill a spray bottle with hot hot water and add a little bleach.
Cleaning Canvas Shoes
Clean canvas shoes with rug shampoo. Use a toothbrush to get into tight places and around trim.
Link: "Shuffling" Software For Random Numbers or Names
There is a tiny freeware computer program, "The Hat", for all versions of Windows. Basically, you type a list of names, then click the 'Shuffle' button. When finished shuffling, click the 'Stop' button.
Check Tire Pressure in Fall
Now is the time to check your tire pressure. With cold nights arriving, the air in your tires loses volume. The rule of thumb is that for every 10 degrees lower, the pressure in your tire loses 1 or 2 psi.
Repairing Broken Links in Heavy Chain
Cut two pieces of sturdy flatiron the length of an ordinary link, drill holes in each end of both pieces, and join the broken chain with the chunks of strap iron and two short bolts.
Easy Hiccup Remedy
When I was a child, my folks showed me the hiccup cure from the Red Cross. They told me to put a glass of water in my right hand and put my left finger in my ear. Well I did that and it's worked every time.
Cuticle Trimmer as Alternative to Seam Ripper
One of my favorite hobbies is sewing. I create new items and also do a lot of repair for my family. Today, I could not find my seam ripper anywhere. While looking for it, I found a cuticle trimmer. This trimmer worked just as well if not better than a seam ripper.
Fabric Covered Decorations
Here is a list of things I plan to do in the future because after buying remnants at Walmart, I have fallen in love with certain fabrics and want them all around me all the time.
Craft Project: Copper Wire Cross Wall...
Every time I go beachcombing here where I live, I find sea glass and tangled balls of thick copper wire on the sand. I started picking the copper up, hoping I would be able to one day figure out something beautiful and one-of-a-kind to make from it
Freezing Uncooked Oatmeal
Can you freeze dry oatmeal?
Hearty Potato Soup
Combine potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, margarine, bouillon cubes, and water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
Combine meat ingredients and mix well with your hands. Form into balls. Place in shallow greased pan and bake at 350 degrees F until brown, about 1/2 hour.
Inexpensive and Weatherproof Outdoor Christmas Tree Decorations
I am in charge of decorating an outside Christmas tree for our village this year. I need something that is water-proof (in case it rains), non-breakable (in case it's windy), and cheap (in case they get "removed"!)
Advice for Disciplining a 10 Year Old
I have a grandson (10) I am raising and I am having trouble with him not minding when I say no. He is a great kid, but I guess I have given in so much because I felt sorry his parents left him. Now it is so hard to correct him. Please help.
Homemade Fly Repellent
I want to make my own fly repellent. Please help me. Thank you.
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