January 9, 2011

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Landscaping TipsA beautiful yard is a treat to the eyes. Remember the four seasons and plant so each season has its own special design. Plants should have their own space in your yard.

 

Tigger (Cat)My cat Tigger is difficult to photograph. I found that if I put catnip where I want him to lay, and he gives a great pose. Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

Opra's KittensOpra's kittens are about 7 weeks old in this picture. Opra was a stray young cat that showed up at my home in the rain. She became a great pet, but she was pregnant. She had 6 almost identical black kittens that were beautiful, and so much fun.

 

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Uses for Fabric From Old CurtainsAfter removing blue and white checked curtains and shades in my kitchen and laundry room and replacing them with blinds, I snipped the curtains in two to make valances and used the remainder of the fabric to make quilted place mats, oven mitts, and pot holders.

 

Homemade Pot Rack

Making a Pot RackMy husband made me a pot rack for Christmas out of galvanized pipe. I've posted it on my blog and there is a list of materials to make this yourself.

 

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Washing Delicate Crystal or ChinaWhen washing fine china and crystal, generally you should wash them by hand, do not put them in the dishwasher. Place a soft terry towel on the bottom of the sink.

 

Brown and white puppy.

Krispy (Beagle - Papillon Mix)Krispie is a one year old Beagle - Papillon mix from a friend for a birthday present. She loves to bark, have belly rubs, run around, eat and just have fun. She is so spoiled!

 

African gray parrot.

Rocco (African Gray Parrot)Rocco is 19 year old African Gray Parrot. I had to order here before she was an egg from a African Gray Breeder in MN. Rocco tries to climb in cupboards, dances, sings, whistles, and she talks up a storm. Rocco is getting more cuddly as she gets older.

 

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Dishwasher Leaving Dishes Dirty and Cloudy LookingI have a nice dishwashing machine, but some of the dishes don't come clean after 2 or 3 times in the cycle. It is especially in the glasses that seem to have some kind of "sandy" material on the sides and in the creases near to the bottom on the inside.

 

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Learning To Use Knitting LoomsI would like to learn to do knitting on a Knifty Knitter. How do I get started?

 

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Paint on a Leather JacketHow can I remove paint from my leather jacket without damaging the jacket?

 

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Seasoning Cast Iron SkilletsHow can I repair my cast iron frying pan that was washed with too harsh a detergent?

 

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Seeking Home Cleaning and Organizing TipsSince my husband passed I have been diagnosed with PTSD and bi-polar disorder. Now my house is horrible. I need help in figuring out a way to get through cleaning the stuff up without just bulldozing through and throwing away all the good "stuff" along with the not needed or not used.

 

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Recipes for Making Faux FoodHow do I make faux champagne for a prop?

 

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Name Ideas for an Interior Contracting BusinessPlease suggest to me a name for my interior contracting company, starting with M or S.

 

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Donating Used Christmas CardsA retirement center near our church used to accept used Christmas cards after the holiday was over. They would use the blank inside cover (minus any writing), cut around the design and make gift tags which they would sell. No one at this center is doing it again.

 

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Resetting a Car RemoteMy car remote just stopped working in the winter. It was working fine before. It's not due to bad handling, that's for sure, and it's not broken. Any tips on how I can reset it at home, instead of taking it to the mechanic? Thank you.

 

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Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment RecipeDoes anyone have a recipe for homemade hot oil treatment for hair?

 

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Buying Wild Game MeatI am looking to purchase beaver meat from a friend for a non-profit fundraiser wild game dinner. Any clue how much I should be willing to pay, or not pay, for such a thing?

 

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Help Making Perfect Southern Fried ChickenI am desperately needing the help of the Thrifty Fun community. I have been trying to southern-fry chicken for a very long time, but have failed miserably. My two assets are firstly, the batter sticks to the chicken without a problem and secondly, the flavor is wonderful.

 

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Best Rinse Cycle Temperature for Permanent Press ClothesWhat is the best rinse temperature for permanent press clothes?

 

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Why Would Clean Clothes Have a Strong Chemical Odor?What would cause my clothes to have a strong chemical smell in them? It causes me and others to sneeze, cough, and start sniffing, and their sinuses start to drain. I've tried buying new clothes and rinsing them before wearing them, and still have the same problem.

 

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Kenmore Ice Maker Not Dispensing IceI have a Kenmore refrigerator/freezer. The icemaker works fine, but the ice "sticks" in the chute. It won't dispense.

 

What Breed is My Dog?What breed is he?

 

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Instructions for Knifty Knitter Spool LoomI have a very small double ended Knifty Knitter with only 8 pegs on one end and 5 pegs on the other. I can't remember which direction to work in, I lost the instructions. Do I wrap the yarn clockwise around the pegs and work to the right?

 

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Shopping for Angel Figurine by Tom Rubel Titled "Heaven's Retired Angel"I am looking for a angel by Tom Rubel. It is a grandmother with white hair and is called Heaven's Retired Angel by Tom Rubel. I am not looking for retired angels as I get when I put this in to search. Does anyone have any suggestions where to look?

 

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Removing Stains from the Toilet BowlWhat is the best way to clean a hard brown stain in a toilet?

 

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Removing Wonder Under From ClothingHow do you get the adhesive from iron-on Wonder-Under off of fabric?

 

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