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Keeping Flies Off Your DogThis is a page about keeping flies off your dog. Dogs that spend time outside are often bothered by biting flies. Are you looking for ways to protect your pet from these annoying insects?
Making a Butterfly GardenSeeing a beautiful butterfly gracefully fluttering in the garden is a joyous experience. There are a variety of plantings that will encourage these delicate creatures to visit your garden. This is a page about planting a butterfly garden.
Polishing and Cleaning SilverwareThis is a page about polishing silverware. Polishing silverware was a lot easier when the butler did it. Well cared for silverware makes for a beautiful table, but removing the tarnish and keeping it gleaming can seem like a lot of work.
Cleaning Oven RacksThis is a page about cleaning oven racks. Cleaning your oven racks is no fun; it can be difficult to remove the burned on food drippings. Looking for easy ways to take on this often put off task?
Sweet Potato PuffToo good to save for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Easy Apple Pork Chops!This is a great, easy recipe for pork chops that even a picky eater will not be able to resist!
Toffee BarsVery rich and sweet!
"Hamburger" Decorated CakeMake a simple box cake into a huge "hamburger" cake by adding a few modifications. I used 9 inch round tins to bake yellow cake and cut them in half to form hamburger buns.
Painting An Old T-ShirtIf you're tired of an old drab t-shirt, paint it. Iron freezer paper onto the front of the shirt you are going to put your design on. Gently cut out design, then gently pull the cut design away.
Marco Piggy Piggy (Guinea Pig)Marco Piggy Piggy is a 3 month old guinea pig. I got Marco from a locally owned pet store in my city. I've had him for about two months. He was born March 29th.
Scenery: A Welcome Sight (New Hampshire)After biking out in the wilds of New Hampshire, we came across this very welcome sight in the middle of nowhere!
Recycled Gift Bag CardWhen I receive gifts in gift bags, I always keep the gift bags with the idea of recycling them, either as a bag for another gift, or as inspiration for a craft project.
Teaching A Child How To DriveMy children have recently become teenagers but for the past year I have been sharing with them driving safety as we travel places. I only see them about once a month but you can make sharing driver safety a point to make on a trip.
Cleaning a Laptop KeyboardEven cigarette ashes are bad for the keyboard, also cat hair, dander, and dust. I used to turn the keyboard upside down and gently tap it on the garbage can. A lot of stuff fell out.
Unplug For a WhileI stopped watching broadcast and cable television about a year ago, and it has been an interesting experience. I paid for both Internet access and television over cable and my bill has been cut in half since I cancelled the television side.
Removing Cutting Board StainsUse a fresh lemon to remove stains from a plastic cutting board. Squeeze the juice from one lemon on the cutting board and allow it to sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then rinse.
Freezing Vegetables? How do I to freeze vegetables?
Kenmore Elite Topload Washer Won't Always Begin Spin Cycle?We run at least a load a day and this happens once every week or two. Pushing the button again is usually rewarded with a brief spin, but it can take a few tries before a normal cycle begins.
Getting Gum Out of the Dryer?How do you get pink, sticky, caked gum out of your dryer?
Displaying Horse Competition Ribbons?My daughter is now 20 and moved out on her own about 8 months ago. As I'm re-doing her room I'm trying to figure out a way to keep and display "some" of the hundreds of horseback competition ribbons that she has hanging from every wall in her room.
Cleaning Garden Tools?I have a number of gardening tools that need a good cleaning and de-rusting. Can any one out there give me some ideas? The more organic, the better! Thanks.
Finding a Durable Material for a Picnic Table?I'd like to cover my picnic table and benches with decking. Every year I paint it, but it peels and looks horrible. Any ideas?
Getting Rid of Weeds Without Herbicides?My entire back yard is virtually 100% weeds and I want to kill everything and start over and put lots of plants in and some grass, too. I have dogs and I won't use Roundup or other chemicals.
Growing Vegetables in a Greenhouse?How do you grow vegetables in a hothouse? I would like to grow them in the winter.
Cooked Liver Has a Greenish Color?I cooked some calf liver and noticed the next day that some of it was a green color. It was well cooked and not expired and had only been in the fridge a few days. Is that normal?
Jetted Tub Won't Turn On?I cleaned my jetted tub, but now it will not turn on.
Qualifying for Social Security Survivor's Benefits?My son's father passed away before my son was born. Can my son still receive survivor benefits even if his father did not sign his birth certificate?
Hydrangea Blooms Won't Open?My ever-blooming hydrangea has blooms, but they won't open.
Remedy for Bee and Wasp Stings?What is the best remedy for wasp and bee stings?
Finding a Professional Organizer?I am overwhelmed with trying to downsize and get organized and need help. I am in my 70s and have been in this 2 story colonial house for almost 50 years. How do I find a professional organizer that is reasonably priced?
Getting Rid of Spiders in Shrubs?Our holly bushes and rose of Sharon bushes are overrun by spiders and their webs, how would I get rid of them?
Making Fabric Flowers?How do I make a fabric flower? It would be sewn on a nightgown to cover a stain.
Eggplant Leaves Wilting?What would cause an eggplant's leaves to wilt?
Dog Wetting Its Own Bed?I have a 8 year old Pit Bull. She has never had a peepee problem before, but now she keeps wetting her own beds (3 of them in different parts of the house). She has a doggie door and can go out anytime she wants. She even does it while we're home.
Is Grape Seed Extract Toxic to Dogs?I had been reading up on foods that a dog should never have sometime ago. I was surprised to learn that grapes and raisins are toxic to canines. Would that include the grape seed extract? It is an ingredient in Vitahound.
Making Cheese from Sour Milk?My husband and I went to the grocery about 6 hours ago, and we forgot the milk in the back of the truck. It's pretty hot and humid out today. So if the milk doesn't make it for drinking, can I use it to make cheese or something else?
Understanding the Papers for an Uncontested Divorce?My husband sent me divorce papers, uncontested, and there was nothing for me to sign. What do I do; what does this mean?
Remedy for Smelly Front Load Washer?My front loading washer has the worst sour smell. I need some help. I bought the washer cleaner, but it did not phase the smell. I used Clorox bleach and used the hottest water and ran it through two loads, but that still did not fix it.
Hand Pollinating Melons?Is there any way I can pollinate my cantaloupe flowers by hand? The bee shortage is causing all my blossoms to go untouched. Out of 50 blooms so far, only 3-4 are setting fruit.