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August 10, 2011
Paying More Than the Minimum Payment
Making only the minimum payment on your debt not only lengthens the time it will take to pay off but it also ensures that you pay more interest. Why give them more of you money than necessary.
Kiwi Fruit Selection
Kiwifruit should be firm but not rock solid. Avoid kiwifruit that is overly soft or moldy.
Prevent Food Odors from Developing in Your Refrigerator
One of the best ways to deal with odors in your refrigerator is to prevent them from happening. Here are a few tips to keep your refrigerator smelling fresh:
Removing Persistent Refrigerator Odors
So you have cleaned your refrigerator and removed any spoiled food and there is still an odor. Here are some solutions to removing persistent odors:
Applying Acrylic Nails
This is a guide about applying acrylic nails. Applying your own acrylic nails can save you money over going to the nail salon. If done correctly, they can be just as durable.
Finding the Source of Refrigerator Odors
There are many reasons that your refrigerator may smell. It is important to locate the source so that you can get rid of the odor. Here are some tips for investigating the cause of your refrigerator odor:
Dealing With Aggressive Dogs
My dog is people and dog aggressive. What do I do to calm him down?
Growing a Red Osier Dogwood
Is a red Osier dogwood supposed to be a tree or bush? I was given a stem about 2 feet long, which now has shoots coming out all along the stem. I need to remove those lower shoots if it is supposed to be a tree, right?
Removing Ink Stains from the Dryer
How do I remove inks stains from the dryer? I was able to remove the ink from the sides of the drum but not the back!
Removing Spoiled Food Odors from Refrigerator
There's nothing worse than opening your refrigerator and smelling spoiled food. Even after the food is removed sometimes the smell still remains. This is a guide about removing spoiled food odors from your refrigerator.
DMC Embroidery Floss Colors for Big Ten Logos
I need to know the DMC embroidery floss color numbers that they use for the Big Ten logos including Nebraska and the Univ. of Arizona. Is there a booklet that has all college DMC numbers for the college mascots/logos?
Getting ChapStick Out of Clothing
My daughter has a shirt that went through the dryer with chapstick in the pocket. It got all over the shirt. Does anyone have an idea of how to get the chapstick out of the shirt?
Getting Rid of Spiders
This is a guide about getting rid of spiders. Many people wish to get rid of spiders and remove them from their home, basement, attic, garage and yard. Here are pest control tips for removing arachnids from your living space.
Removing Smoke Odor After a House Fire
Smoke damage can be very difficult to remove even from a small house or kitchen fire. This is a guide about removing smoke odors after a house fire.
Cleaning a Marble Floor
This is a guide about cleaning a marble floor. Marble flooring is beautiful and durable for a kitchen, bathroom or entryway but needs to be cleaned and maintained with care.
Cutting Your Own Hair at Home
This is a guide about cutting your own hair at home. Going to the barber or salon can be very expensive and time consuming. It is easy to cut hair at home for you and your family.
Remedies for Stretch Marks
This guide contains recipes for stretch marks. Stretch marks are common for women after pregnancy or for anyone who may have gained weight quickly.
Homemade Facial Cleanser Recipes
This page contains recipes for facial cleansers. Making your own facial cleanser allows you to focus on your personal skin type and control the ingredients used.
This is a guide about organizing dishes. Having your dishes organized can maximize space and make it easier to work in your kitchen.
Building Storage Shelves
This is a guide about building storage shelves. Building storage shelving yourself may have advantages over purchasing them.
Flank Steak Recipes
This page contains flank steak recipes. Whether you thinking about marinating and grilling one or making a stuffed flank steak, a well prepared flank steak makes a delicious meal.
Something is Eating the Inside of Tomatoes and Pumpkins
I have beautiful tomatoes on the vines in my garden, but something is eating all the inside of the tomato and leaves the rest. Some say it is deer, but I don't think so. Could it be more of a rodent? They even ate the inside of my pumpkin. Please, I need help soon.
Name Ideas for an Interior Design Business
I am looking for a name of an Interior Design firm. It will be of 2 letters S and P, something like "space planner" or "scale plan"
Getting Rid of Mildew in a Closet
I have a small child in the house, so this is very scary. I looked in my closet and I saw that there was mildew everywhere. There is a vent beside the closet that has cold air blowing out of it so I guess the moisture from that caused it, but I'm not sure how to get rid of the mildew for good.
Stewed Apples Too Sweet
I put too much sugar in my stewed apples. How can I correct it?
Choosing the Right Hardwood Floor Color
I am planning to replace of my old kitchen cabinets with cherry wood. My couches are plush (pastel pinkish) color. My entire house has hardwood flooring except the kitchen, bathroom, and entrance foyer.
Downloading Maps for a GPS
I am going to Sicily in September. I would like to download the maps for my Garmin. I can purchase them directly from Garmin for $70.00 that come on a micro SD card.
Do turnips need blanching before freezing?
Reducing Shocks from Static Electricity
I am always getting a shock from anything I touch, now it's getting worse and I so afraid to touch anything. I am just looking for a solution; if there is anything I can use to prevent or stop it, please advise?
Painting on Wine Glasses
I would like to paint on wine goblets with gold paint. I already have 4 of them, but if I have more people I can't use them.
Saving Money on Horse Boarding
This is a guide about saving money on horse boarding. Boarding a horse can get expensive very quickly. Saving money on keeping your horse well cared for while you are away is an important part of budgeting for your pet.
This peony was in my garden prior to my moving to the city to be closer to my children after my late husband passed away. I miss my garden there terribly.
Garden: Backyard Sanctuary (Otis, ME)
My backyard is like a sanctuary.
This is a guide about acne remedies. Acne can be difficult to get rid of, even for adults. It is not easy to be self confident if you feel your complexion doesn't match your self image.
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes
This page contains recipes for homemade laundry detergent. Homemade laundry detergent can be just as effective as store bought brands as well.
Growing a Mango Tree
This is a guide about growing mangoes. If you are in the right climate mangoes are easy to grow. Knowing the proper soil and environment these trees like, will make your mango growing successful.
Rocky Road Ice Cream
This is good with or without the nuts. I prefer without.
One of my favorites!
Caring For Goldfish
This is a guide about caring for goldfish. Goldfish make great pets, they are beautiful and fun to watch. Whether you're planning on getting a goldfish or you already have one, it is important to understand the proper way to care for them.
Cottage Cheese Apricot Salad
One of my mom's favorites
Love this old standby, too!
Pizza Cutter for Cutting Homemade Noodles
I never dry my noodles. After rolling the dough out, I immediate cut them. Then I cook them at once. My husband suggested that I use a pizza cutter. My noodles are more uniform and cutting is so much easier and faster.
Saving Money on Pet Supplies
This is a guide about saving money on pet supplies. Whether you have a dog, cat, bird, fish or a more exotic pet, the supplies to keep them healthy and happy can really add up.
Getting Rid of Fruit Flies
I killed a good many fruit flies by cleaning the outside of my fridge! It is stainless steel and I used a cleaner that is is oily. When I woke in the morning, little flies were all stuck to the fridge door. I just had to wipe it down and they were gone.
Planting Seeds in August
What seeds can you plant in August, in a shady spot?
Recipes Using Wheat Berries
I am searching for recipes using wheat berries as a cold salad. Also any recipes using wheat berries as a hot side dish.
Removing Tree Sap from Car
I have some tree sap on my car hood and would like to remove it. Any suggestions for doing so without ruining the paint?
Growing Bonsai Trees
Is anyone here interested in or has tried to grow a bonsai? I'm a beginner and need some advice.
Removing Ink from Clothing
How do I remove ball point pen marks from my husband's shirt?
Getting Rid of Blackheads
How do you get rid of blackheads?
Craft Project: Chopsticks Wrapper
Wrap your chopsticks in patterned origami paper to add an Asian flair to your oriental-style home party.
After perusing your local garden store you'll realize that the summer growing season means big business for these companies. They're counting on you to invest heavily in your seasonal needs. Instead, look for some recycling options that keep your garden and your wallet healthy.
Remedies for Frizzy Hair
Just when you think you have your frizzy hair under control, it rains! Using the right remedy for the right situation can work wonders and give you that sleek hair you've always wanted. This is a guide about remedies for frizzy hair.
A delicious cake with apple and lovely lemon icing which gives it a special flavour. One of my favourites.
Avoiding Milk Residue in Glass
If you don't want to jump up and run to the sink to rinse your milk glass right away, just turn your glass upside down on your plate and the milk will run down the sides.
Cilantro Ranch Chicken Kabobs
I sometimes grill my veggies on skewers separate from the meat because a few varieties don't cook in the same amount of time, so I make an extra batch of marinade for them.
Cleaning Windows with a Mop
Buy an inexpensive liquid dishwasher detergent that has a "sheeting action" in the soap. Fill a bucket with warm water and stir in 1 cup of dishwashing detergent.
Dallas is a 6 year old Pomeranian. After months of looking on our local Craig's List, we took a look at pets in another part of Ohio. Dallas was offered there.
De-clutter Your Counter Top for Small Appliances
To keep my small appliances from cluttering my cabinet top, but still handy I keep the box the appliance comes in. These boxes stack neatly in a smaller place. If I don't have the original box, I find one that it will fit in.
Frugal Facial Scrubs and Cleansing Pads
Baking soda can be used as a facial scrub for oily skin either alone on a damp washcloth or with a little soap. It leaves skin soft and smooth.
Fry is 2 a year old tiger cat. He belongs to my son, but he couldn't take him with him to his apartment
Hot Oil Conditioning Treatment
Normally, just after I color, my hair feels and looks great. But after several washings, my hair becomes dull, dry, and course. When it gets to that point, I like to do a natural hot oil treatment on my hair.
Nail Polish for Itchy Earrings
If some pierced earrings bother your ears (make them itch), coat the posts with clear nail polish and let dry for 24 hours. This may stop the itching.
Quick Corn Casserole
Simple, fast, and tasty.
Recycle Bubble Wrap And Packing Materials
Hubby thought I was nuts when I scavenged bubble wrap packing material to give to a buddy who has an eBay store. But he and his partner has just spent $50 on a roll of it at an office store, and that cuts into their profits.
Rubbing Alcohol To Remove Smells from Microwave
To removing fishy and burnt smells from a microwave, use a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and rub. This cleans it right up and kills the smell. You may want to leave the microwave open for a few minutes, until the alcohol smell dissipates.
Scenery: Sunset (Gulf Shores, AL)
While on vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama my friends and I decided to go fishing on the pier one night. While a few were fishing, I was in awe of the beautiful sunset that was happening right before me.
Store Leashes And Collars In Drawers
We have two German Shepherds, and have all sorts of leashes, accessories, etc. We have a desk organizer that we store leashes and collars in. Each drawer has the name of our pet and what's in them.
Sweet Tomato Jam
Use some of your surplus tomatoes to make this sweet jam.
Travel: Alligator Adventure (Myrtle Beach, SC)
We went on vacation with our son, wife and kids. They took us to Alligator Adventure in Myrtle Beach, SC. Who says Grandma isn't tough? She can still keep up with the grandkids.
Wildlife: Squirrel Friend
This is one of the squirrels who hang out in my apartment complex courtyard. Here he is standing at attention letting me know he's tired of Granny Smith apple slices and how about sharing some grapes for a change instead.
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