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Inexpensive Ways to Lose WeightThis is a page about inexpensive ways to lose weight. We have all seen the numerous TV ads for various pills, drinks, and diet programs promising to help you lose weight.
Troubleshooting a Riding Lawn Mower That Won't StartMowing the grass is one of the rites of summer, but now your mower won't start. There are many things that can cause a riding mower to refuse to fire up. This is a page about troubleshooting a riding lawn mower that won't start.
Organizing Sewing ThreadThis is a page about organizing sewing thread. Organizing your sewing thread can reduce the clutter in your craft area, help you keep track of the colors and types you have, and help you prepare for your next project.
Saving Money on Soda PopThis is a page about saving money on soda pop. Whether you call it soda, pop, tonic, or Coke, we spend a lot of money on this sparkling beverage. Finding ways to save money on this delicious treat will free your budget up for other expenses.
Saving Money on Clothing PatternsThis is a page about saving money on clothing patterns. Making your own clothing allows you to choose the fabric and achieve a more tailored fit. The cost of the pattern is, however, a noticeable portion of the overall expense of sewing.
Removing Soap Scum from Shower DoorsSoap scum is a white film that builds up in showers and bathtubs. It can be extremely frustrating when your trying to have a sparkling clean bathroom and the soap scum just won't go away. This is a page about removing soap scum from shower doors.
Saving Money on Cat LitterThis is a page about saving money on cat litter. Cat litter is a necessity, particularly for those of us with indoor kitties. However, these products can be quite pricey.
Drying BananasThis is a page about drying bananas. Banana chips are a delicious healthy snack that both adults and children enjoy. Drying bananas is an easy process.
Cleaning a Hot Tub?This is a page about cleaning a hot tub. There is nothing more relaxing than soaking in a hot tub. It is important to do regular cleaning maintenance not only for obvious sanitary reasons but also so your hot tub will continue to work for many years.
Homemade Exfoliator RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade exfoliator. Exfoliation is an important element to your skin care regime. Exfoliating your skin gets rid of all the dead skin cells that make your skin look dull. Making your own exfoliator is easy.
Saving Money on JeansThis is a page about saving money on jeans. Jeans are a staple in most wardrobes. Finding a pair of jeans that have the right fit, good quality, and a thrifty price tag, can be challenge. See what our readers have to say about getting a good deal on jeans.
Homemade Sugar Scrub RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade sugar scrubs. Sugar works as a great base for an exfoliator. Exfoliation is an important step to keeping your skin looking young and vibrant.
Delicious DipI found this recipe in a book many years ago, it has since been a family favorite.
Peach CobblerThis is delicious. The cobbler is cake-like and really good with peaches.
Taco OmeletI wish restaurants would make this. I look forward to having leftover taco meat just for it.
Grilled Caprese Pork ChopsThis recipe is great for boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs. I love these served with a red wine vinaigrette salad and some crusty bread with unsalted butter!
Sour Cream Lemon CheesecakeMy family and I are not huge cheesecake eaters, but this is one recipe we all love.
Washable Pet BeddingIf you have ever purchased a pet bed, you will know from experience that the bedding often becomes stinky and needs cleaning. I always look for beds with zippers so that you can wash the cover.
Loki (German Shepherd)Loki is a 2 year old German Shepherd. We got Loki when he was 12 weeks old. He has been absolutely amazing. He loves playing but managed to remain gentle with our young daughter.
Scenery: White Iron Work Car (Juarez, Mexico)We were on vacation in Juarez when I saw this on the side of the road. Naturally, I had to take a picture. I have never figured out how this was done.
Garden: Zinnias and MarigoldsThese are zinnias and marigolds! I dislike the smell of marigolds, but I love the way they are sooo bright!
Use Dots And Labels For Garage Sale PricesI used fluorescent dots from the office supply store. These work really well if you have large items to mark and they're really easy to spot by the shoppers.
Socks for Sweaty BottlesI cut off the bottom of socks just above the heel to put over my kid's water bottles to soak us the wetness from the bottle sweating. It saves papers, shoes, and whatever else your kids put in their backpack or gym bag from getting soaking wet.
Coffee Filters to Protect Non-Stick PansPutting a coffee filter in each pot or pan before stacking will keep them from scratching each other while in storage.
Darling Miss Emma (Great Dane/Lab)I rescued Emma as a very young puppy. She had been horribly neglected and I'll be the first to say that due to her circumstances, I probably spoiled her a little more then I have my other dogs, past and present.
White Vinegar For Carpet CleaningI have a Bissell Shampoo machine, bought especially because I had 2 older dogs, that once in a while peed on my carpet. To make a long story short, I tried everything everyone suggested and happened upon a good one.
Makeup Organizer for CrayonsI solved my daughter's problem of too many crayons, ink pens, and colored pencils by giving her a makeup organizer. This organizer has three zippered pockets, and folds into a square with a handle.
Christmas Table Napkin RingsFestive table napkin rings with a knitted flower embellishment.
Leftover Rice - Four WaysI recently cooked a whole package of brown rice and made stir fried rice, which was very good. This was for a group buffet and I ended up with quite a bit left over. There are just two of us at home and we didn't want to eat stir fry rice every day for a week.
Wildlife: Danger and EleganceEveryone knows that bees can sting and can be dangerous, especially if one is allergic. In this photo I tried to capture the essence that dangerous and beautiful things often accompany each other. The bee needs the flower and the flower needs the bee.
Keep Cookies SoftAdd a slice of bread to any kind of cookies. The cookies will pull the moisture from the bread and soften. Every year I add a slice of bread to my Christmas cookies. It works wonderfully.
Longhorns in TexasBelieve it or not, these longhorns live just beyond my brother and sister-in-laws' house in a suburb! Their dog loves to go greet them whenever they let her outside.
Tips for Organizing Your ClosetI have too many clothes, well, some think so. I love buying at thrift stores, consignment shops, and clearance racks. The problem is they get lost in a closet that should have enough room.
Put a Photo of Your Destination in Your WalletAcquire a photo of your destination vacation spot and reduce the photo so that it fits in your wallet. Place it where you can see it each time you reach for your cash, credit card or check to make a purchase.
Yellow Jackets in the House?Yellow jackets are getting into my house. Last year I lit them up by pouring gas down their holes in the yard and striking a match. It worked, but now they are really mad.
Growing Hazelnut Trees?I'd like to know how to grow hazelnut trees. I bought one that is hardy enough for this area.
Repurposing New Fabric Bed Sheet Container?I bought bed sheets the other day. It was nice that they weren't wrapped in plastic. They were wrapped in a bag that is made out of the same fabric as the sheets. Any ideas how I can repurpose this bag?
Securing Slip Covers?I have a slip cover on my wing chair. Every time when we sit on it the cushion seams to move and I have to always straighten it out. Is there a homemade solution that I can get to stick in between the seat and the back of the chair.
Using Peel and Stick Tiles on a Countertop?I live in an old home and can't financially replace my countertops with Formica or the other normal ways. I found some peel and stick tiles at our local home improvement store.
Canning Summer Squash and Zucchini?I need to know how to can summer squash and zucchini. Any suggestions?
Making a Wash Cloth on a Knitting Loom?How do you make a wash cloth or a dish cloth with a loom knitter? How many pegs do you need?
Using Benadryl Spray on Dog's Paws?My little dog has been licking his two front paws to where now they are swollen bigger than the average size. He licks underneath them. I got some Benadryl antihistamine spray and sprayed them; was that OK?
Removing a Link from a Watch Expansion Band?How do you remove a link from and expansion band on a T2M932 Timex watch?
Parent's Level of Involvement in Cub Scouts?Is the Cub Scouts organization for boys always a father/son interaction? My little 7yr old grandson is joining with his dad and wants to have his dad there each time and have it not just be the group of boys only. His dad wants to be involved each time too.
Using a Handy Stitch?How do I lock a stitch on the Handy Stitch? I'm a dad trying to teach my daughter how to use this frustrating thing. Thanks.
Freezing Lobster?How do I freeze fresh lobster, cooked or uncooked?
Getting My TWIC Card?Where do I go to get my TWIC card? I live in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Using a Brillo Pad on Cloudy Headlights?Could a Brillo pad be used to remove the film and oxidation that is on the headlight lenses? I have used the toothpaste method and the baking soda method and neither helped.
Determining the Value of a Partial Set of 1865 American Encyclopedias?What would be the value of 5 encyclopedias from 1865? They are in pretty good shape with the exception of one which lost some of the outer binding. The pages inside and binding are very good. I believe they are called "The American Encyclopedia."
Baking Soda Darken Skin When Used as a Deodorant?I have read that applying baking soda can eliminate underarm odor because of its odor-eating ingredient. When I tried, yes it did, there was no unpleasant smell, but it did darken my skin as if it was burnt.
Removing Candle Wax on Walls and Hardwood Floors?Candle wax spilled on my hardwood floors and walls. Please help me and tell me what can I use to clean this hard mess up.
Creeping Myrtle Dying?I have a creeping myrtle that is slowly dying. Any suggestions?
Removing Skunk Odor from House?My dog was sprayed by a skunk two nights ago. I bathed him the day after with his shampoo but, he still smells a little. The house it is very strong, everything smells like skunk. What can I do?
Killing Weeds Around My Pigface Plants?What can I use to kill weeds in my large area of pigface plants?
Removing Urine Odor on Leather Couch?My daughter has just peed on my leather corner sofa. The cushions don't come off and it has soaked through to the bottom. I just poured white vinegar over the sofa and have let it soak through. Will that be enough or do I need to do more?
Selling Time Share Points?Does anybody have time share points that they are dealing with right now and do you know if it is possible to sell them?
Inexpensive Dog Clippers?I have a small, long haired dog who is in bad need of a haircut. I have looked around at the dog clippers sold in stores and it is cheaper to go to the dog salon. Does anyone know if you can use the "people" clippers on a pup? Has anyone ever tried it?
Shopping for Terra Cotta Flower Pots?I am in need of 3 to 4 - 18 inch, 4 to 5 - 12 inch, and about 5 or 6 - 9 inch terra cotta pots. Can anyone help?
Eye Catching Name Ideas for a New Discount Food Store?I am opening a new discount (bent and dent) store and I need a very good name for it. What names for a discount food store might get your attention and get you to try shopping there?
Chokecherry Jelly Recipes?Today I harvested over 40 lbs. of chokecherries and froze them. Does anyone have a great jelly recipe they would share? I have heard that some people put crab apples with the cherries when they are cooking them down for juice or replace 1 cup of canned apple juice for one cup of chokecherry juice.
Choosing Drapes to Coordinate with Room Color Scheme?I have picked out a dark green for the walls in my library. I have a maroon colored sofa, but am undecided on the drapes. I've gone from chocolate brown velvet, to crimson, to light green. I would like velvet.
Cleaning Mold Off Bathroom Tile?How do I clean mold from my bathroom tiles?
Fountain Pen Stops Writing?I have this old Sheaffer fountain pen with a converter. When I refill it, I press something to get the ink inside. When I'm not using the pen and it has ink, it will stop writing 3 days later. What happens to the ink? It uses the Parker Super Quink ink.
Potty Training a 3 Year Old?My daughter is now over 3 years old. When I first started to potty train her she would rather poop then pee on the potty. Then the past couple of months have been stressful because I can't seem to get her on the potty to poop.
Printing Coupons with Barcodes?How do I print coupons with barcodes? Can I install a printing program that will do this? I know it can be done, because I have done so before. Please help!
Aphids on Tomatoes?I am looking for a natural cure for aphids on tomatoes.
Repairing a Cut in a Leather Car Seat?I accidentally cut a slit in the leather seat of my car. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to repair it so it will not be so visible?