July 5, 2011

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Cleaning a Laptop Keyboard, Photo of a laptop keyboard.

Cleaning a Laptop KeyboardThis is a page about cleaning a laptop keyboard. Dirt and grime build up can result in stubborn or "dead" keys. Keyboard replacement can be expensive.


A picture of a pair of socks.

Organizing SocksThis is a page about organizing socks. From the hamper, to the washer, to the sock drawer, there are several places that socks can lose their match. The mystery of missing socks will likely never be solved, but there are ways to increase the probability of being able to find two socks that go together.


Picture of a telephone keypad.

Remembering Phone NumbersThis is a page about remembering phone numbers short and long term. Even in the era of cellphones, memorizing phone numbers can still be a valuable skill.


House Training a Puppy, Photo of a labrador retriever puppy.

House Training a PuppyHouse training a puppy takes time, consistency and patience. The proper training methods can make it easier on you and your dog. This is a page about potty training a puppy.


Picture of several skeins of yarn.

Organizing YarnThis is a page about organizing yarn. It's great to stock up on yarn when it's on sale, but it does take up quite a bit of space. Keeping yarn organized can save you time when working on a project and space in your craft area.


Getting Rid of Cockroaches, Woman about to hit a cockroach with a frying pan.

Getting Rid of CockroachesCockroaches are disgusting pests and can be very tough to get rid of. There are many ways to tackle this pest. This is a page about getting rid of cockroaches.



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Stuffed Pork ChopsI love stuffed pork chops! I have found myself using pork chops many different ways of late, and I always enjoy them.


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LasagnaMy husband's favorite meal.


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Chocolate SauceThis is an excellent sauce full of chocolate flavor.


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Veggie DipI found this recipe in a most unusual place - on the back of a packet of seeds! I bought a package of Trionfo Violetto beans, an Italian bean that is a lovely, deep violet color. When cooked, they don't retain that color, but they are delicious.


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Pasta with Fresh VegetablesOur family loves pasta. This recipe can be used as a side dish, or if you want to add a little meat to it, it can become a main dish as well.


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Fresh Cranberry RelishSomething my mother used to keep in the fridge a lot when I was a kid. She usually served some kind of salad or fruit at every meal.


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Yellow Crook-Necked Squash PattiesI love yellow squash! It's a lot more versatile than some people think.


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Pickled BeetsI love these so much! My mom had these around the house all the time when I was growing up. Yum!


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Velvet SaladGreat salad recipe!



Pretty pink poppy in a garden

Pretty PoppyOf all the poppies in my gardens, these salmon-colored ones are my favorite. The seeds were given to me many years ago, by an elderly friend who is no longer living.


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Follow Written Directions On Cleaning ProductsPlease pay attention to the directions on the cleaning product label. Many cleaners are NOT to be used on fiberglass tubs, shower walls, and shower pans.


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Link: Petshed.com For Pet MedicationI order all my Flea and Heartworm protection from www.petshed.com. They are half the price of what I used to pay at my Vet. I just placed an order for the 6 month package, for dogs 45-88 pounds and with shipping it came to $70.90.


red painted sled with snowflake decoration affixed to top side

Handmade Wooden Sled OrnamentThese are so very pretty when you make them yourself. This is not an easy project, but the results are stunning. It has been a tradition in my family to give the children each an ornament for Christmas to add to their collection.


A white ferret with a cage behind it.

Tinker (Ferret)Tinker, the ferret is over 1 year old. We read on freecycle.org that someone was looking for a suitable home for a ferret. The person had taken it from someone else, who had found the ferret too hard to care for.


Fifty year old Rose hedge

Garden: Rose HedgeThis rose hedge was planted over 50 years ago. This year it is especially beautiful.


Two mule deer sparring in the snowy field

Wildlife: Two Mule Deer SparringThis was taken from my back porch, hence the fence in the foreground. This was the very first time I had actually seen two bucks sparing, and hurried to get my camera. This picture was taken on January of 2011.


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Review: eBay Motors for Auto PartsUse eBay motors for car parts vs. local parts stores or junkyards. My car needs a headlight. A local junkyard quoted me $45 for the part. I recently bid on, and won the same thing on eBay motors for $5 plus $12.40 shipping.


handmade table with base made from two halves of a tree trunk

Termite Finished Side TableThis old fallen tree still serves it purpose tremendously. The termite finish is a great attraction to anyone.


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Low Calorie LemonadeSuper refreshing!



Jack Russel with stand up ears on red and white print bed

Training a Small Dog Not to Attack Visitor's Shoes?I have a 9 month old Jack Russel cross Patterdale. He's lovely, but when people come into my garden he bites their shoes and won't let go. He only does this when in the garden though. Any ideas?


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Changing Yellow Cake Mix to Chocolate?I have a yellow cake mix that I want to make into chocolate. Can I add a couple of tablespoons of Hershey's unsweetened cocoa mix to the batter?


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Removing Highlighter Stains on a Silk Sweater?How do I remove yellow highlighter stains in a silk sweater?


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Adding Lavender to Rice Hot/Cold Packs?How much dried lavender do you put in a rice bag, hot/cold pack?


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Name Ideas for a General Merchandizing Business?I intend to do business, but in general merchandise. I will be supplying different types of items to various clients. How does the name Omni Source sound?


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Cleaning My Leather Chair Removed Some of the Dye?I cleaned the arm of my brown (real) leather chair and now the area I cleaned is a lighter color than the rest of it. It's fairly new and a good quality chair (BarcaLounger). Does anyone know how I can darken that area up a little?


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Keeping Bugs Off My Silking Corn?Last year I was told to put a few drops of something on my corn when it started to silk and it would keep the bugs and worms off the corn. It worked, I just can't remember what it was that I put on it. Can anyone help me out. I would love to save my corn before the varmints have a feast!


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Repairing Fabric Trim on Antique Couch?I have an antique couch that is over 100 yrs. old. It has trim running down the side of the arms. At Christmas time my grandson starting pulling on the trim and it is hanging half way down.


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Does Leather Furniture Have a Protective Coating?I would like to know if leather has a protective spray like fabric furniture?


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Pattern for YoYo Wine Bottle Cover?I am looking for a pattern for a wine bottle cover using yo-yos. Does anyone know where I could find one?


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Washing Your Dog With Dawn Dish Soap?How often can I bathe my one year old dog in Dawn?


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Boric Acid for Killing Roaches?Has anyone used boric acid for killing roaches? Please let me know what you think about it. I have a young child and 3 dogs. I'm not sure about this as a safe pest control substance.


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