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Wildlife: Rams (Wyoming)These rams were atop a small hill as I was driving back to Yellowstone from Cody, WY.
Link: Safe CFL Light Bulb DisposalIt's really important to know that CFL bulbs have enough of an amount of mercury contained in them that they can cause very serious health and environmental problems, especially collectively.
Saving Money In A JarWhen we know we are going to have to provide for a wedding or new baby that is on the way, we start saving. We take a pint canning jar and start unloading our change and any tips we get.
Keep Laptop From OverheatingLaptops get warm and can overheat. To ventilate our laptop, I am propping it up off the table with old corks! I have taped 2 together for the hot side and use one on the other side.
My Frugal Life: More Neighbors Come Calling For MuralsAfter some irregular heart beats, shaky knees, and many brush strokes, a new and stronger me has emerged. I can see clearly now and a path has been paved. I had taken a small snowball and placed it on a big ol' hill and before I knew it, that snowball began to roll.
Removing Kool-Aid Stains Around MouthWith summer on its way, this will come in handy after your small children have Popsicles or drink Kool-Aid and have the "Kool-Aid smile. You can easily remove this color by washing their mouth and lips with warm water and a tarter control whitening toothpaste.
Scenery: Portland Head Lighthouse (Cape...My family and I were helping my mom move up to Maine. I decided that we should check out the Portland headlight. It is very gorgeous. You must go see this. The picture may be pretty, but in person, it'll take your breath away.
Garden: DaisiesMy great aunt Nelly is 102, and still keeps a beautiful garden. This picture was taken in her garden last summer. I am (im)patiently awaiting the arrival of warmer weather. It seems like my flowers are never going to get the chance to grow.
Red Hat PinHope you like the easier version!
Garden: Blackberry BlossomThis is a blackberry bloom. Taking these pictures are therapy for me.
Cleaning SilverTo clean silver, pour hot water into a mug and add 3 Tbsp. salt (to make an electrolite) and some aluminum foil. Leave items in this to soak a few minutes. Take them out and rinse with clean water, then polish with a clean soft cloth.
Recycle Expired Credit Cards as Dish ScraperI found that expired gift cards or any credit card no longer used is excellent for cleaning dishes in your kitchen. It kinda molds to the dish, pot, or pan you are cleaning and scrapes all the gunk off.
Alternatives to Paper TowelsI use washcloths to clean up spills instead of paper towels whenever possible. This saves a lot of money and the washcloths can just be washed when doing laundry. Try it! You'd be amazed.
Save Money By Shopping OnlineI have been buying a lot of things I need online from a popular online auction site. I mean, things like wool socks, sewing patterns, vacuum cleaner bags, craft supplies, printer ink, tools, you name it.
Composting Tools You Don't Need to BuyMany garden tools are designed to make the job faster and easier, but an alternative usually exists that can accomplish the same task for a lot less money. Here's a rundown of six handy composting tools - what they do, why they are helpful, and the cost-saving alternatives.
Pouches for Starting Seeds IndoorsTo plant seeds and not take up a lot of space, use vinyl pouches and hang them on your windows with suction cups and water them with a turkey baster. This works well in a window that gets a lot of warm southern exposure light.
Tea Tree Oil for Fleas?What are the side effects of spraying a small dog with bad case of fleas with diluted tea tree oil directly onto the coat?
Bat Poop Stains on Fabric?Do you have any idea how to get bat poo stains out of material? The fruit bats fly over at night and poop on my cushions on my outdoor deck chairs and I can't get the stains out. Thank you.
When is the Best Time of Day to Water Container Plants?I have containers for flowering plants. What's the best time of day to water?
Do Calla Lilies Spread?Do calla lilies spread once put in the ground because they are tuberous?
Shelf Life of Frozen Cabbage?How long will cabbage last after it is cooked and frozen?
Epson Print Head Nozzle Seems Clogged?I have an Epson printer and I think my black is clogged. Any ideas how to make it write again? I've been using ink that is not Epson.
Calculating Nutrition Values of Individual Servings?I would like to know how to calculate nutrition facts that are given from the parameter report. For example the report is given for 100 grams, we want it for a serving size of 40 grams.
Advice for Growing Various Kinds of Berries?Does anyone have any advice for planting and growing blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries?
How Do I Find Help to Pay My Rent?Where do I go to get help paying my past due rent of $903.00? I am not having any luck so far. Thank you.
Organizing Clothes That Can Be Worn Again Before Washing?Does anybody have any ideas on what to do with clothes that you have worn, but feel like you could wear them again before washing? These items always get flung over a chair in my household. Any suggestions?
Cleaning Soap Scum on Shower Doors?What is the best way to keep soap scum at bay on glass shower doors?
Foot Brace in Leather Shoe Squeaks?I have a full foot (bottom) plastic brace in a leather shoe that squeaks. I have tried baby powder which does not work. Any other ideas?
What is This Plant?What is this plant? They grow very profusely in the area, in lawns and elsewhere. They are a weed or a wildflower depending on your viewpoint. Thanks in advance.
Sun Requirements for Growing Calla Lilies?Where I am going to try to plant my calla lily is facing west and gets afternoon sun, but gets morning shade. Is that alright for them?
Ash Dining Table Has Cracks in the Finish?How do I treat ash furniture? I have an ash dining table and it seems to have cracks in the finish.