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Caring For a Pet SnakeThis is a page about caring for a pet snake. Knowing how to care for your pet snake will ensure that they are healthy and happy.
Keeping Deer Out of Your GardenThis is a page to keeping deer out of your garden. Many people love to see deer visit near their home, unless they are trying to grow a garden. Deer will eat through all of your harvest before you know it.
Cleaning ComfortersThis is a page about cleaning comforters. Comforters are nice to have on your bed anytime of year. They are warm in the winter, cool in the summer and look great year round. It can be a chore to get them clean again though.
Organizing Recycling ItemsThis is a page to organizing recycling items. Recycling is an important step that we can all take to help reduce the amount of waste making it to the landfill. However, if it isn't sorted and organized properly it can quickly become a pile of garbage.
Storing NutsThis is a page about storing nuts. Nuts are a good healthy snack, as well as, an important ingredient in many recipes. Storing your walnuts, pecans, and other varieties properly is important to maintaining their taste and texture.
Cleaning Windows (Inside and Outside)Cleaning windows can be daunting taks but there are ways to make the job easier. This is a page about cleaning windows inside and out.
Repairing a Garbage Disposal (Disposer)We enjoy the convenience of the in sink garbage disposal until, that is, it stops working. Many problems, such as jams, you can repair yourself. This is a page about repairing a garbage disposal.
Canning GrapefruitThis is a page about canning grapefruit. If you are a grapefruit lover, you probably can't get enough of this tangy fruit. Canning is one way to enjoy them after the season ends.
Red Velvet Cake PopsRed velvet cake pops are so yummy and will be a big hit at any party!
Sara's Easy Peanut Butter CookiesEasy, cheap, tastes great, and kids love them.
Eggplant ParmesanThis is a vegetarian dish that is so good served with a tossed salad.
Roasted Pumpkin And Garlic SoupSimple to make with limited ingredients. Very tasty.
Fresh Fruit MuffinsMuffins to die for, serve warm or cold, iced or plain.
Homemade ToothpasteI make my own toothpaste with 3 parts baking soda, 1 part sea salt or Himalayan Salt and enough glycerin to make it flow. I put it back into the glycerin bottle because it has a spout that opens.
Rickey (Terrier)Rickey is a 3 1/2 year old Terrier. He just wandered into our front door 3 years ago and liked it here and decided to stay. He likes to chase squirrels and eat treats.
My Frugal Life: Waste NothingWhen growing a garden and preserving your harvest, make sure to use it all. If you have to many green beans make dilly beans or make homemade soup to freeze or can. Make up casseroles and freeze for busy days.
Reusing Greeting CardsAny card you receive, that has not been written on the back of the front side, can be reused. It can be turned into a postcard or or used as a note stuck on a gift or in a gift bag!
Garden: Movable Garden (Lewiston, NY)This is our front door moveable garden, in my garden.
Use Alcohol Wipes On KeyboardI use alcohol wipes, such as those used for wiping skin before giving oneself an injection for diabetes. They clean the keys and spaces between them really well. They leave no residue, and are economical. Keep away from pets and children.
Preserving Cherries In DehydratorI wash, pit and halve the cherries. Then place them cut side up on a dehydrator; close but not on top of each other. Dry for about 2 days until leathery. Put on a cookie sheet for about 15 minutes to cool down.
Keeping Socks Together In The LaundryWhen my husband buys new socks, he marks each one "L" for left foot and "R" for right foot with a permanant marker. Then he takes a safety pin and pins the socks together when he takes them off.
Adopting a Rescue Pet2 of our 3 Boston Terriers are rescue dogs. The one on Freecycle was on a short leash and left in a plastic barrel outside. They are the most amazing animals. Our third Boston Terrier came from a female Boston Terrier, who died during birth.
Wear Nickle Free EarringsI had a problem wearing any kind of earrings, no matter if they were silver, gold, etc. Then I tried what is called "nickle free" earrings. Now I can wear mine all day long without any itching or infections.
Storing Pet FoodI have a variety of pets and needed ideas to keep the food clean and out of the way. For the dogs and cats, I use a big Rubbermaid box with a tight fitting lid. It holds a big bag of food and keeps pests out.
Garden: Daylily in the SpringMy favorite flower every spring is the daylily. I have perhaps 10 different colors. I just divide and plant them where ever I have an empty place and enjoy when they bloom.
Free Food and Coupons on Your ReceiptsBe sure to check your receipts - particularly from regular restaurants and fast-food places. A lot of times there is a free food item on your next visit. For example, Arby's will have a free regular roast beef sandwich in exchange for a simple survey you can do.
Little Baby And Nadia (Cats)Little Baby and Nadia are 3 and 1 year old, respectively. We found Little Baby abandoned under a tree when she was only a few days old. She could barely walk. We figured she was the runt of a new litter and was dragged out of the nest.
Mountain Stream (Bighorn Mountains, WY)This photo was taken in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming. We went camping for our 10th Wedding anniversary next to a beautiful mountain stream. My daughter tossed this flower in the water and I took this amazing photo.
Swimming Rubber DuckI woke up and, as usual, went out to sit on my patio for a cup of coffee with this creature in the swimming pool to greet me. Just had to take a photo of this cute little guy who was probably swimming all alone the entire night.
Pink Button TreePink buttons and pearlized pins were used to create this cute and fun tree. A nice finishing touch is the glittered paper flower with a pink pearl brad.
Update on the GE Self Cleaning OvenA few months ago, I posted a warning about my new GE range with self cleaning oven. A few nights ago, my neighbor is frantically knocking at my patio door. She had meat in the oven and couldn't get the door open to get it out.
Maple Syrup to Sweeten CerealI ran out of sugar and didn't have time to get to the store, so I decided to try something new. Instead of sugar I put maple syrup on it. It added a nice sweet but not too sugary taste.
Dealing with Dry HairTo help with dry hair, use a regular conditioner followed by 1/4 cup of vinegar to one cup of water; rinse and your hair will feel amazing. Also air dry when you can, and leave off the flat iron.
Removing Red Wine Stains With White WineWhen I was in my 20s, I seemed to spill a lot of red wine on myself. I had a long, white, cardigan sweater I wore all the time, and sometimes I would end up with red wine on it. One day an elderly woman I worked with told me to put white wine on the red wine stain.
Removing Leather Dye from Hardwood Floors?I had a bookshelf of genuine leather books fall onto my wood floor and now it is marked with colored leather markings. How can I remove them without hurting the floor?
Can I Give My Dog Its Shots?Is it better to have the vet give the shots to dogs?
House Training an Abused Dog?I just purchased a 2 year old Welsh Terrier. I think she has been abused. She has always been outside. I take her out for long periods of time, and she doesn't do anything, then when I take her in she goes potty. How can I housebreak her?
Cat Has Bad Breath?What I can do about the bad smell from my cat's mouth? I love my cat very much. She is 15 years old. I can't understand why she would have bad smell in her mouth. Can someone advise me of a remedy?
Yellow Stains on Whites After Washing?I have solved the moldy smell problem, but am having yellowish stains showing up on whites, such as, T-shirts, cotton sheets, etc. I use liquid He detergent.
Cleaning a Discolored Aluminum Pan?I hard boiled eggs with baking soda in my aluminum pan and it is badly discolored. Do you know of a way to clean or restore it?
Removing a Musty Smell from Faux Leather Furniture?I just bought a foam filled leatherette suite. It has a damp smell. There is no way I can open and clean the interior. I have only had it one night, but it smells horrible. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Determining the Age of a Murphy Cedar Chest?I have a Murphy cedar chest that says Murphy 18 on the back. It was in pieces when I found it beside the road. My grandfather was a master carpenter so he was able to put it back together and it looks like it just came off of the show room floor now.
Package Sent Via USPS to Amazon Not Received?I sent a Kindle by Parcel Select through the U. S Postal Service, July 21 with a return label and tracking label. They have not received the Kindle and are now trying to charge me. What can I do?
Name Ideas for a Cleaning Business?I need a unique name for my house cleaning business. My name is Darri, if that helps.
Copycat Herb and Spice Mixes from Packaged Products?I'm looking for a copy cat recipe for Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice herb and seasoning packet, or any other copy cat herb/spice mixes. We would like to start getting away from pre-packaged food, but some favorites still suck us in!
Removing Water Spots on Windows?How do I get water spots off the outside of a picture window?
Getting Rid of Red Ants Inside?Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of tiny red ants in the house?
Hydrangea Flowers Faded to a Tan Color?My hydrangea flowers used to be blue, but have turned tan over this summer. It is not like the brown when they are done blooming, they have just changed color. How can I get them to go back to the pretty blue color they used to be?
What to Put in a Compost Pile?Can you put tomatoes in the compost pile?
Panasonic Projection HDTV Will Not Turn On?Our Panasonic TV (PT61lLCX66) 61" PROJ HDTV is not turning on manually or with the remote control. Initially, our TV was showing on screen a lamp notice to be replaced and lamp meter to be reset.
Ice Maker Won't Release the Ice?How do I remove the ice tray in my Kenmore freezer? It has ice in it, but it won't come out.
Homemade Tortilla Chip Recipes?I would like to get recipes for homemade tortilla chips, fried and baked.
Making Fruit Punch with Sherbert?Can I make punch using Hawaiian Fruit Punch, ginger ale, and strawberry sherbert?
Freezing Onions?Can I freeze onions?
Rabbits in the Garden?How do you get rid of rabbits in a garden?
Glass Top Stove's Surface Seems Damaged by Scrubbing?I have my second ceramic glasstop stove and it seems as though the finish is being scrubbed off when I scrub the dirt off. I don't know why this is happening.
Getting Another Dog After Losing One to Parvo?I recently lost 2 Boston Terrier pups to Parvo. They had their shots, and were 7 months old. They had gotten loose and went to the neighbor's yard, where the neighbor had already lost 2 pups to Parvo, and has had several cases of Parvo over the past 5 years; I found out.
Homemade Potato Chip Recipes?I would like to get recipes for homemade potato chips.Thanks!