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June 28, 2011
Orange Slice Bar Cookies
A favorite of my husband.
Baked Tomato Wedges
Can't wait to get some tomatoes on my plants outside so I can make this!
Cream Cheese and Corn Soup
Another different soup recipe.
Please Don't Give Garlic To Your Pets
Please consider reading up about Heinz-Body anemia before you make the decision to give garlic in any form, or anything in the alliums family for that matter, to a pet. Personally, I wouldn't risk the health of my pet when there are other safe alternatives available.
Grandma's Gift: Pink Peony
This was a well-traveled peony bush! It was taken from cuttings back in 2005 from a bush in my folk's yard, that in turn had come from my Grandma's yard in Wisconsin, more than 35 years earlier.
Beetle Bug on Lace Panel
Look what a lovely beetle I found on my lace screen in front of our door. I had to take this shot! It is so beautiful. I never see them unless they get on our insect screen, and the porch light is on.
Small Tile for Message Board
I use a small tile for a dry erase board. You do not have to use dry erase markers. You can use color markers that are not permanent, like the kind the kids draw with. They are great for people to leave messages on, and the kids enjoy it a lot.
Scenery: The Falls (Yellowstone National...
We went on vacation to Yellowstone, and stopped here at one of the sites called the Falls. It was so incredibly beautiful! It took my breath away.
Scenery: Postal Scene Mural (Omro, Wisconsin)
This old fashioned postal scene is painted on the side of a local post office. I love the look of the giant stamp painting as it is a real conversation piece.
Scenery: Birch Alley in May (Stan Hywet, Akron, OH)
This is called the Birch Alley. It is an arrow-straight aisle of birches, with lilies of the valley at their feet. In May, the fragrance is intoxicating.
Request Take Out Drinks Without Ice
When you go to the take out, ask for no ice in your drinks. This way, your drinks won't get diluted, and they will taste just as good if you don't drink it all right away.
Aluminum Foil as Alternative to Fabric...
If you don't have fabric sheets or just don't want to buy them, try using aluminum foil instead! Crumple up a sheet of aluminum foil into a ball and toss it into the dryer.
Pack Luggage 24 Hours In Advance
I always pack my luggage over twenty-four hours in advance when I am taking a trip. I pack everything that I need in the bags. Then I take out the necessary cosmetics, medication, toothbrush, etc. from the bags that I need during the day and night.
Baking Soda Toothpaste
When we were very young, we were very poor and I never recall having toothpaste. We always made a paste out of baking soda and water and brushed our teeth with it.
Attach Photo To Shoe Box
What is the proper way to store shoes without paying for expensive storage organizers? Nobody has time to dust shoes on a shelf. I opted for keeping them in the original box, then take a picture of the shoes.
A Simple Way To Conserve Water
I used a pitcher to catch the water while I waited on it to change to hot water to use. I was wasting almost a gallon every time I was waiting on the water to get hot. Now I keep a pitcher nearby, and I save the water to use during the day.
Save Old Baby Food Jars and Lids
Baby food jars have many uses. I saved the ones I used from my son and have used them for a variety of things. I made his food, so I would make little "to go" meals for him and put them in the freezer for when we traveled.
Decorate with Themed Aprons
I got this cool apron last week. I used to be in the coffee biz, so this just called to me. I thought,"why not put it on the wall" and that led to a cup rack to go with it.
Yarn Storage Tips
When using yarn from a skein, you mostly use it from the center of the skein. That is the "norm". When you are winding yarn into a ball, use any button and tie it to the end of the yarn that becomes the middle of the ball.
Ashes for Garden
If you have a fireplace or wood stove, take your ashes and put them around your plants. Your plants will grow better, and less or no weeds will grow there.
5 Water-Saving Solutions for Your Garden
Water is one of the earth's most valuable resources, so it is important to make sure that we garden in a way that doesn't over-use or waste water. With a little planning, you can reduce your garden water waste, and save yourself a little money at the same time.
Barbecued Black Beans
I'm not always fond of beans unless they are either green or baked, but I have also learned now to really love black beans! This recipe is so good and black beans are very healthy as well.
Chaze Cinco Reyes (Catahoula)
Chaze Cinco Reyes is 12 weeks old Catahoula. I found Chaze at a local animal shelter. As soon as I saw him, I fell in love.
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