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Potty Training Your ChildMost parents eagerly look forward to the days when their child is potty trained. However, children don't always learn as quickly as parents would like, causing stress and discouragement. This is a page to potty training your child.
Using Up Your Cherry HarvestThis is a page for using up your cherry harvest. If you are lucky enough to have a fruiting cherry tree in your yard, you may now have too many cherries for your family to eat before they go bad or before the birds eat them. Here are ways to preserve, cook, freeze or get rid of your abundance.
Organizing Your Computer DeskThis is a page for organizing your computer desk. Whether you work from home or go into your office, your computer desk can get out of control very quickly. Here are some tips for keeping it clean and organized so you can work more efficiently.
Organizing Kitchen UtensilsThis is a page to organizing kitchen utensils. Kitchen utensils are all different shapes and sizes, which can make them difficult to organize. Well organized kitchen utensils makes it easier to find them and can also add a decorative element to your kitchen.
Painting a Laminate Counter TopPainting your old laminate countertops gives your kitchen a brand new look without the expense of buying new countertops! Look below for first hand experience and step by step instructions for painting laminate countertops.
Removing Clover from Your LawnThis is a page about removing clover from your lawn. If you prefer the manicured appearance of a lawn with no intrusive plants, then those patches of clover have to go. But how do you remove the clover without damaging the grass?
Remedies for Hair Damaged by ColoringThis is a page about remedies for hair damaged by coloring. Coloring your hair is a fun way to enhance your appearance or reflect your current mood. Normally, this is positive experience. However, sometimes the chemicals used to dye your hair can cause damage.
Growing Ornamental BananasThis is a page about growing ornamental bananas. While ornamental banana plants don't produce edible fruit they can add a tropical feel to your garden. Some of these plants are also quite hardy and can be grown outdoors in cooler climates, whereas others will not tolerate frost.
Homemade Toothpaste RecipesThis is a page about homemade toothpaste recipes. Making your own toothpaste allows you to control what ingredients you use and can also save you money.
Starting Plants from CuttingsThis is a page for starting plants from cuttings. One of the best way to get new plants for your home and garden is by taking cuttings from an existing plant. There are several techniques to ensure success.
Pineapple Apple CakeI like this cake. It is moist, and pineapple tastes so good cooked!
Pineapple-Apricot DessertSuper fruity dessert recipe.
Cabbage SaladLove the tangy taste of this salad.
Butterscotch SauceThis is yummy on ice cream!
Tasty Rum SauceJonni Ready, one of the best bakers I've known, made this rum sauce. It is wonderful, even on angel food cake.
Broiled Bacon and Cheese SandwichI love bacon and cheese, and they are great together in this recipe.
Pizza CasseroleThis is super easy to make and keeps well in the fridge.
How to Keep Lemons FreshI have my best results keeping lemons fresh (even halved) by wrapping first in good paper toweling, and then in wax paper, and keeping them in my fruit bin.
Take Crochet Wherever You GoI love to crochet and try to squeeze it in everyday, even if it's just for a few minutes. I take it wherever I go! I crochet during my lunch hour, waiting for doctor appointments, waiting in the car for the kids to get out of school, and while watching TV at night.
My Frugal Summer DayIn our household, frugal living is easiest in the summer. Since I am an early riser, morning chores are my domain with the assistance of Keira, the cat. Our first task is to unload the dishwasher which dear hubby has run earlier in the morning.
Crochet On Road TripsWhenever we travel, should it be a short distance or a vacation, I crochet while my husband drives. Believe me, crocheting goes really fast. There are not as many interruptions such as a TV or excessive talking, because my husband must concentrate on driving.
Inexpensive Gifts From The HeartWe have thirteen grandchildren and four other small children that we are very close to. Birthdays get really expensive! However, children don't really understand why they don't get a gift from us. So I found a way they get something from the heart and doesn't cost much.
Dust with Used Pillow CasesHaving pets in the house causes me to need to dust more often, but not with polish. So, the other day, I was stripping the sheets off the bed, and I took one pillowcase and used it to dust the bedroom.
"Shop" In Catalogs First, Then Visit Thrift StoresWe go through catalogs, ad flyers, and find the latest "styles". Then with favorite colors and sizes written down, we go to our local thrift store or goodwill. My kids love doing this, knowing they are helping mom save money, and it's fun!
Hanging Stuffed Animals In A HammockI have put two cup hooks in the corner of the room, as far apart as you want your hammock to stretch. I then hung a pretty color of nylon net (about 2 yards) to make a hammock. All the animals sleep there!
Garden: Desert Rose in BloomWhile visiting my friend Tone', I enjoyed her potted dessert rose in full bloom. I imagined what a treat it would be to come across in the desert.
Homemade Birdseed WreathThis cute wreath will bring your feathered friends together for a good meal. Made from birdseed and a few household items, this hanging feeder can give you many pleasurable hours of bird watching.
Scenery: Day at the BeachMy 1 1/2 year old grandson Moses was exploring the beach and became fascinated by his own shadow. He laughed every time he waved his arms and then proceeded to chase it.
Turning Fabric TubesTurning fabric tubes right side out can be very frustrating. I found a way that works great for me and is much safer than the turning tool I purchased, as it makes a hole in some fabrics.
Organizing MagazinesI recycle my magazines by donating them to local gyms, offices, and salons. I just remove my name and personal information and drop them off. This way I'm not only preserving trees, but I'm also sharing with others information that I have received.
Store Linens Under The BedAfter organizing the linen closet, I found myself still having to refold and pick up linens after the kids had rooted around looking for the correct linens to fit their beds. In our house we have 3 different size beds, single, full, and queen.
Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Bird FeederFirst we hang our feeders far out on the branches away from the trunk of the tree, so that leaping from trunk to feeder won't work. Next we use fishing line to hang our feeders with. It's so fine that they fall off when they are trying to climb down from the branch.
Using Diatomaceous Earth for Worms in a Pregnant Dog?I want to use diatomaceous earth to treat my pregnant dog for worms. I know that because of her size I need to give her 1/2 teaspoon full. I need to know how long I should continue the treatment and want to know if it is safe to use with a pregnant dog.
Cleaning a Suede Couch?How do I clean a suede couch?
Crocheted Dove Christmas Tree Ornament?I am looking for a crocheted pattern of a dove to hang on a Christmas tree. My preference would be one that the body, tail, and wings are made separately, starched, and then put together. Maybe this is not possible, but any pattern would be greatly appreciated.
Ideas for a Waterproof Clothespin Holder?I need something to hold my wooden clothespins and keep them dry outside. I need to be able to easily open and close it and easily get my hand inside to grab a few clothespins. Any creative ideas, e.g. recycling another item? Thanks.
Bosch Model 3200UC Front Load Washer Won't Spin?My wife did laundry and one of the tee-shirts got tangled in a door gasket and the gasket came off. After that, the spin cycle stopped working. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
Ideas for Selling Crafts?I am good in craft work; I produce some craft things, but I don't know what are the best ways to sell my product. Can someone please give me some ideas?
Stains on Vinyl Flooring?I have a stain on my vinyl bathroom floor caused by one of those toilet
bars. It is the result of an overflow. I have tried almost everything. Does
anyone have any ideas?
Shopping for Oxydol?I can no longer get Oxydol liquid Clean n Fresh Detergent at Dollar General. Does anyone know where I can purchase this in my area. I live in Ogden, Utah.
Hydrangea Leaves Yellowing and Falling Off?I have a standard Limelight hydrangea growing in full sun. We have recently had hot dry conditions and I have watered and fertilized a reasonable amount in frequency and quantity. My hydrangea has just started to flower and at the same time the lower leaves have turned yellow and started to fall off.
Zucchini Blooming But Not Setting Fruit?I have several of zucchini plants this year and they are huge! My problem is that they bloom with flowers and then all of the sudden the flowers close up and then eventually fall off.
White Rot on Onions?What is the best way to get rid of and to avoid white rot on onions?
Crafts Using Styrofoam Trays?Are there any fun or useful suggestions, tips, or samples of items made from Styrofoam trays that meat from the supermarket comes on? Thanks for the consideration and time.
Dust Balls Keep Forming on Wool Area Rug?What can I do to prevent dust balls from forming on wool area rugs? I vacuum one day and the next day, the dust balls appear again. Thank you for any help you can give me.
Discontinued Laura Ashley Strawberry Wallpaper?Can anyone help me find 4 rolls of Laura Ashley's discontinued Strawberry wallpaper? Better still, would Laura Ashley consider restocking it? There seems to be enough demand for it.
How Much Shrinkage Can Occur in 100% Cotton Jeans?How much shrinkage will occur in 100% cotton Wrangler jeans which are labeled 36 inches, but are 38 inches in length when new? I don't want to cut them off too short and they need to be 30 inches long.
Craft Ideas for Used Medicine or Pill Bottles?I really hate seeing the medicine bottles from Target go to waste and would like to know what they can be used for other than keeping screws or such in them. It's such a waste and I figure since the holidays are coming up that it would be fun to create some kind of project with them.
Removing Tape Residue from Metal Surfaces?How do you take the sticky stuff from tape off metal?
Biting Invisible Bugs?I recently moved into these apartments, after a week something start biting on me, just me. My son lives with me and he says he is not affected by this. I can't see them. They came out and sprayed, but they are still there. What can I do?
Removing Dried Gasoline from a Windshield?How does someone remove dried gasoline from a car windshield?
Litter Box Training a Month Old Kitten?I rescued a 3-4 week old kitten from a box in the parking lot in Walmart. I have been feeding him out of a syringe, because he is still to little to eat out of a bowl. I grew up with cats and kittens, but because there is no momma cat, I'm not quite sure how to litter train him.
Remedies for Swimmer's Itch?My daughter called from a lake she was at in MN and she said her daughter had swimmer's itch. She has used calamine and that has not helped her. I suggested soda. Does anyone know of a good way to treat it?
Using June Bugs for Fishing Bait?Are June bugs good for fishing with as bait?
Business Name Ideas for a PA Equipment Hire Company?I'm looking for some ideas on a funny catchy name for a stage PA equipment hire company. Anyone got any ideas?
Leaves on Strawberry Plants Dry Around the Edges?My strawberries are tiny and red. The leaves are dry around the edges. It seems like there may be little bugs. Please help. Thank you.
What are the Birthstones Most Commonly Used?What are the commonly used birthstones? For example, if your birthday is January the commonly used one is garnet. How about the others?
Getting Rid of Tansey?What is the best post-emergent herbicide to use to kill tansey and not kill the grass?
Frozen Rice Krispies Dessert?When I was younger I used to go to my friend's house and spend the weekends. My friend's step-mom used to make a dessert, it was so good. It was made with Rice Krispies, ice cream, and chocolate, but I can't remember what else.
Pet Safe Remedy for Spiders?We have spiders wanting to get into our house, and we have used so many sprays. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have two Dachshunds, so I have to be careful with them. Also, what can I spray in my yard that my dogs won't be allergic to?
Hanging a Bird House?I bought a larger bird house that was chainsaw carved. Is there a certain direction I should put the hole?