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Painting Wood Cabinets?This is a page about painting wood cabinets. A coat of paint can really update older wood cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom.
Cleaning Your Dog's EarsThis is a page about cleaning your dog's ears. It is important to keep your dog's ears clean of dirt, build up and parasites, and is easy to do at home.
Getting Rid of ClutterThis is a page about getting rid of clutter. Clutter can add up around the house faster then you thought possible. Keeping clutter down in your home helps your home be more organized and clean.
Cleaning SilverSilver is a lovely, elegant looking metal used to make a wide variety of decorative and utilitarian items. Whether you own a treasured family silver tea service or a new punch bowl, you will want to keep your silver bright and shiny. This is a page about cleaning silver.
Removing Rust from Baking PansHave your favorite baking pans started to develop rusty spots? This happens to older, well used pans. Rather than throw it away you may want to try cleaning it. This is a page about removing rust from baking pans.
Painting Over WallpaperWallpaper can be very difficult to remove throughly, especially if there is more then one layer of it. Painting over old wallpaper is sometimes the best option. This is a page about painting over wallpaper.
Saving Money on Graduation AnnouncementsThis is a page about saving money on graduation announcements. Completion of high school or college is a time to celebrate but it doesn't have to cost a lot of money.
Cleaning a Front Loading Washing MachineFront loaders are becoming the washing machine of choice for many families, but they do have specific cleaning issues that can cause odors. This is a page about cleaning a front loading washing machine.
Cleaning a Lawn Mower's Carburetor?This is a page about cleaning a lawn mower's carburetor. Cleaning your lawn mower's carburetor is something that has to be done on occasion. Depending on what type of mower you have it can be relatively easy to do.
No Bake Fresh Peaches And Cream PieNo oven required. My husband requests this often when peaches are in season.
Hemingway HamburgersThis is a delicious twist on burgers; a real change of pace.
Quick Cheese and Chicken EnchiladasI love this recipe, it doesn't have a lot of ingredients. It's quick and tasty!
Baked Ham in a CanThis is an unusual kind-of fun and very easy recipe.
Green Bean and Pea SaladLove the green beans in this.
Bacon PancakeI like this just because it's a different kind of pancake recipe and I love the bacon!
Colonial Spice BarsI like these especially in the fall. They have that autumn spice flavor to them.
Butter-Free Choco Chip Pecan CookiesMy husband begged me to make cookies the other day. I said yes before I realized I had no butter! I made him these butter-free cookies and he was absolutely in love with them. I'm not a huge cookie fan but I ate about 5 in one sitting!
Turkey SaladYummy stuffed in a fresh tomato!
Paper FlowerThis is a simple origami flower made from paper. Kids can make this with their parents, too. It's great for gifts and party decorations.
Organizing My Sewing SuppliesI have several large 3 drawer plastic organizers that I purchased from Walmart to hold everything. I have divided each of my drawers. I divided one in half. The others into thirds, quarters and eighths.
Painted Glass Wine BottlesI save all the wine bottles and paint them with decorative glass paint. I let them sit overnight. Then cure them in a 325 degree F oven for 35 minutes to make them permanent and dishwasher safe.
Use Hair Clip to Secure PenNo matter how many times I promise myself that I won't use the pens next to the TV chair, I do and then walk away. Since I now have short hair, I used the old clip to keep the pen where it's needed and then I put it back where it belongs.
Promoting Your Garage SaleAs a rummage goer and a rummage doer, I've found that proper signage is very important. BIG arrows are necessary. Matching signs help, so that people know the sign they are following is for the rummage they are looking for.
Tips For Saving At DisneylandWe took our two oldest grand daughters to Disneyland a little over a year ago. It was a dream come true. We stayed at a resort a couple miles away. They had a shuttle that ran to all the parks every day.
Dry Erase Marker Over Permanent Marker On White BoardsShould someone get permanent marker on your dry eraser board, there is a very simple way to fix that problem. Trace over the words or marks with a dry eraser marker, and then wipe clean.
Measuring For CurtainsFor a fuller look when curtains are closed, measure width of the window and multiply it by 2.5. Round up for the total number of panel inches you will need.
Don't Use SoapDon't use soap to wash your pizza stone, just water. That was the instructions that came with mine.
Getting the Best Profit for Your ItemsYard sales vs online auctions? If you've ever devoted an entire Saturday to a yard sale, but only earned a few dollars, you've probably questioned your selling technique. Yet, for every yard sale failure there's a person who sits in front of a computer screen wondering why she can't earn a profit selling her items online.
Scenery: Sunrise (Manchester, WA)I was up early Sunday morning while visiting family in Manchester, WA. I noticed the sunrise was full of color and thought it would be a great time to walk down to the water, with my camera and tripod. They turned out pretty good, I think.
Hydrogen Peroxide For StainsPour on hydrogen peroxide on the stain, and immediately scrub with towel. Let dry and reapply if needed. My mattress took two treatments.
Baking Soda For Greasy HairI was raised partly by a grandmother and she was very thrifty with everthing. She taught me many easy solutions to all kinds of problems.
Pairing Herbs and Other Flavors with VegetablesHere is a quick reference for making every vegetable even more delicious.
Save Items For Kids' Craft BoxIt is time for me to start filling up a craft box for the holidays. I save cardboard and paper of green and red. I also save orange for fall harvest decorations, Thanksgiving, etc. I will pick up little stickers at the store and put things in it for the kids to do.
Baking Soda And Sugar ExfoliatorThis is a recipe for a simple summer detox face cleanser. We play in the mountains a lot and this facial removes dirt, grime, and sweat and leaves my face fresh. I use it 2 times a week, especially after a long ride on our four wheelers!
Lil Fella (Japanese Chin/Chihuahua)Lil Fella is a 7 year old Japanese Chin/Chihuahua. I got fella 7 years ago when the lady I worked with brought in a box of her adorable puppies her own dog had just had.
How To Store Crochet DoiliesI love to crochet doilies with #10 thread and #6 crochet hook. I block them, then when thoroughly dry, place on a paper plate. I have about 10 stacked each on a paper plate on top of each other, stored in a cupboard.
Have an Organized Priced SaleMake sure everything is organized and has a price tag on it. Before opening your sale, be sure everything is put out to be sold. As customers move through and buy, straighten things back up, and keep everything neat.
Make A Tally Mark For Each Dollar When ShoppingI always use a list when I shop but sometimes the amount of sales tax would trip me up. I found that if I tally a line for each dollar the item costs. and tally up to the next amount.
Use Sand Instead Of Cat LitterBetter than cheap cat litter, free! Indoor cats were using sandboxes long before the current craze for pricey cat litter.
Removing Paint From Wood FurnitureI found a couple of ladder back chairs in our storage facility that my daughter wants to take with her to college. One of chair legs had some dried paint spatters on it.
Saving Money to Go on VacationIt's hard in any budget to save money, even if you make what is considered a good income, there seems to never be enough. Nothing is left over, especially for vacation. It's the time in all our lives when we have to make exceptions and get crafty without thinking day to day.
Ginger (Kitten)Ginger is an 8 week old kitten. Ginger was born on the farm. His parents are feral cats. He was born approx 8 weeks ago, and came to us about 2 weeks ago.
Garden: Illuminated Swiss ChardI love the colors of swiss chard, especially with the morning sun lighting it up!
Scenery: Sea Shell (Del Mar Beach, CA)My husband and I are at Del Mar Beach, CA collecting shells. He held this one up for me to look at. I see the ocean behind and ask him to hold it, got it!
Gatorade For RosesGive your rose bushes the potassium they need by watering them with Gatorade.
Scenery: Wildflowers (Yosemite National Park,...The first picture is bluebonnets in Yosemite National Park in California and the second is flowers just outside Yosemite. We were on our motorcycle trip to the West Coast in June this year.
New Cleaning Use For An Old ToothbrushDon't through away that old toothbrush. Carefully heat the toothbrush handle with a lighter for about 10 seconds and bend into a curved L shape. Dip in cold water to cool it down.
Using Ice for Disposal CleaningFill the disposal with ice cubes and let stand for a good ten minutes. Then flush with cold water, while running the disposal for ten seconds or so. This method hardens all the gunk on the blades, causing it to break up. It cleans and sharpens the blades.
The Inside of Dog's Ears Constantly Dry?How do you relieve dry skin in a dog's ears? His ears are dry inside and out. I clean them all the time because he scratches the side of his face until it bleeds! Any suggestions would be great.
Removing Poison Ivy Oil from a Dog?How can I get poison ivy oils off my dogs without actually bathing them? I was hoping to be able to use something like the dog wipes, but can't find any that are for poison ivy/oak.
Freezing Courgettes AKA Zucchini?Is it possible to freeze courgettes?
Brown Brittle Leaves on Burning Bush?We recently planted a dwarf burning bush. It is in full sun, in sandy, well drained soil and I water it daily. Some of the leaves are brittle and brown. Am I watering too much?
What Is This Plant?I was just wondering if anyone can tell me what this plant is? All I have are these leaves. My understanding is that they grow on top of a stalk and it does flower. The seeds as you can see are on the edges of the leaves. They get at least 3 feet tall. Thanks.
Making a Cookie Cutter Aroma Beads Air Freshener?How do I make a cookie cutter aroma beads air freshener?
Package Ordered from Internet Site Never Received?I ordered a package from the US, but I moved to a new house and could not change my delivery details. Now I don't know where it is. Can anyone one help?
Getting Rid of Fleas Without Pesticides?How can I rid my dogs of fleas without using chemicals?
Making a Votive Candle Holder?I am looking for ideas to make a votive candle holder out of a small Mason jar and a candlestick.
Keeping Squirrels Out of Fruit Trees?I just landscaped my backyard and added about 5 fruit trees. First I noticed all the pomegranate blossoms and one small fruit on the ground one morning. Then I was admiring the Asian pear on my tree and the next day it was gone. There was a slight hole under the tree like it was dug away.
Tiny Bugs in Kitchen and Bath?I have these little bugs in my house that are really, really tiny. I would see 1 or 2 every few months, but now it's every day and sometimes 4 or more at a time. They seem to be where ever there is water. For example, under my sink, under my refrigerator.
Replacing a 50 Amp with a 60 Amp Breaker?Can a 50 amp breaker be replaced with a 60 amp with no re-wiring needed?
What is This Houseplant?Can anyone out there identify this house plant? The guy I bought it from did not know what it is. He just said it requires only low light and he has not watered it in 6 months.Thanks so much.
Recipes Using Hot Banana Peppers?I am looking for things to make with hot banana peppers, eg. stuffed, how to freeze, how to pickle, etc.
Cleaning a Greasy Dishwasher?My dishes come out with greasy film. What should I use to clean the dishwasher?
Removing Odors With Baking Soda and Water?Is cleaning with a baking soda and water combination to prevent odor a proven method?
Stuffed Green Pepper Recipe?I was reading a blog about freezing green peppers for stuffing. One lady said she freezes the peppers already stuffed, but not cooked. I'm looking a for a great stuffed green pepper with rice and meat not already cooked. Sorta like a meatball and using tomato sauce and no cheese. Thanks so much.
Tastefully Simple's Roasted Red Pepper Relish Recipe?I bought some red pepper relish from Tastefully Simple and it was delicious. I am looking for a recipe, if anyone has one. Thank you.
Peppermint Oil for Mice Control?Do you have to dilute the peppermint oil for mice control before putting it down and how often did you have to change it and put fresh peppermint down?
Pickled Trout Recipe?I would love a simple, easy, yummy recipe for pickled trout/fish.
Cheap Decorating Ideas for Hello Kitty Birthday Party?How can I decorate with balloons and a table cloth for a Hello Kitty birthday party?
Shopping for Seat Savers for a Sagging Sofa?Where can I find or purchase sofa panels or seat savers in Rhode Island?
Getting Rid of Fleas?My cat has had fleas for ages and I have spent a fortune on treatment for my cat and surroundings. I am getting fed up of it now. I don't know quite what to do. I have had the powder for carpets, sprays, tried Frontline on my cat, pills, you name it, I have tried it.
Reviews of DVD/VCR Combos?Is there anyone who has a recommendation for a DVD/VCR combo? I read lots of really negative reviews, but such a machine would be really handy for me, if it worked. Thanks, Thrifty Friends!
Sentiment for 50th Anniversary Party Favor?I have shot glass party favors for a 50th anniversary party. I am looking for a funny sentiment to include.