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Buying an iPhoneThis is a page about buying an iPhone. If you are considering purchasing a smartphone, iPhones are a great choice. The iPhone and its contract are a big investment, so it is important to find a good deal.
Buying an eBook ReaderThis is a page about buying an eBook reader. Buying an eBook is an environmentally-friendly way to read books. There are a few options on the market that offer different features.
Cleaning a Curling IronThis is a page about cleaning a curling iron. Hairspray and other hair products can build up on your curling iron. Cleaning your curling iron will prevent this build up from transferring to your hair and ensures that the iron heats up evenly.
Buying an iPad?This is a page about buying an iPad. An iPad is a great device for playing games or surfing the internet. This small, portable computer is a big investment so it is good decide on which one is right for you and then find a good deal.
Cleaning a Clothes IronStarch and other laundry products can build up on your iron. It is important to remove any build up to prevent it from transferring to your clothing. This is a page about cleaning a clothes iron.
Buying a LaptopThis is a page about buying a laptop. Buying a laptop is a big investment. A lot of things need to be considered when making your purchase, from screen size and memory to price and warranties.
Avoiding Keyboard SpillsThis is a page about avoiding keyboard spills. Keyboard spills can mean the death of your keyboard. Even though you can sometimes salvage it after a spill, it is best to avoid spills altogether.
Caring for Your MattressThis is a page about caring for your mattress. Your mattress is a critical part of getting a good night's sleep. Properly caring for your mattress will keep it comfortable and help it last longer.
Baby Shower IdeasThis is a page about baby shower ideas. Expectant mothers really enjoy having a baby shower. It is not only an opportunity for them to celebrate with friends and family, but also a time for them to receive much needed baby supplies.
Cleaning a Broom?This is a page about cleaning a broom. Brooms are in constant contact with dirt and pet hair. If not properly cleaned they can make a mess when you try to clean with them.
Delicious Vegan PancakesI've come to realize that more than a third of my friends are on vegan diets, not consuming any animal products. I like to throw big breakfast parties on the weekends, so now I use this vegan pancake recipe to feed everyone.
Summer Squash CasseroleThis is a nice and easy vegetable casserole, full of flavor, and economical when summer squash are at their peak.
Homemade Pudding Pie Filling MixThis is a recipe to make homemade pie filling in bulk. If you make a lot of pies during the holidays, then this recipe will come in handy. Plus, it's cheaper to mix this up than buy a bunch of different pudding mixes.
Salsa ExpressThe directions for this recipe are for a smooth blender salsa, but if you prefer chunky then reserve some or all of the diced tomatoes, but use the juice when blending the other ingredients.
Using Shampoo and Conditioner as Body WashSave the soap, people! Don't buy another bar of soap or container of liquid soap. I have found that the cheapest WalMart brand hair shampoo and conditioner combination work well.
Cumin and Mint For IndigestionTake 2 tsp of cumin and boil it with 1 glass of water. Add a few mint leaves and let it simmer till it reduces to half a glass. Strain the mixture and add sugar as per taste and drink it.
Let Your Dishwasher Clean ItselfIf you have discoloration in your dishwasher, just pour in a cup of Tang orange juice crystals. You'll be amazed at how hard water stains and discolorations have disappeared.
Use Boiling Water to Peel PeachesThe easiest way to peel a lot of peaches for canning or freezing is to bring a large pot of water to a boil and fill the kitchen sink with cold water.
Buy Infant Toys For DogsI found the best toys for my little dog are the ones designed for infants. These are sturdy and they don't have little pieces that are easily detached.
Framing Pictures CheaplyI love photos. In fact, almost all the wall hangings in my little beach home are pictures that I took; friends or prints, even shells and a sand dollar from a special friend. This could cost a pretty penny if I went and had it done professionally. Instead most of it, I have done myself.
Keep Zucchini/Banana Bread FreshThe end piece of cake bread tends to be dry anyway. I slice the end very thin and after I get the next piece, I put the end back on bread and wrap up. Next slice is always fresh.
Add Cardamom To Ground CoffeeAdd a cardamom pod while preparing coffee for a richer and more fragrant smell.
Guidelines for First Time RentersYour first place is like establishing credit. Start out right and it's smooth sailing. Make bad choices and it will follow you. Some pointers from my years of managing property are here, so I hope they help.
Maximizing Small SpacesI used to live in a small one-bedroom apartment with my 4 year old son. We didn't have a lot of room so the space we did have was very important! Some of the inexpensive and easy ways I used to maximize space were:
Doily to Brighten Up Drab LampshadeI recently set myself up a little table for just paperwork, radio and desk calendar. The only shade I could find to fit my lamp was a bit drab. I was unpacking crafts when I ran across a Michael's doily that I only paid $1.00 for.
Scenery: Sunrise (Moss Lake, TX)This is a photo I took of sunrise at Moss Lake, Texas.
Photo: Fluffy Bunny At Citywide Yard SaleIt was too late to put a bid on this fluffball by the time I saw him at the citywide yard sale. He had already been sold.
Shoe Boxes Double Storage in File Cabinet DrawersI was setting this shoe box on my open craft file cabinet drawer, and I accidentally put something heavy inside the box, and it fit right in! Imagine my surprise when it not only fit but closed!
Rinse Aquarium Filter WeeklyI have had aquariums for years. The best way that I have found to make my filters last longer is to take them out and wash them once a week. I use my sink sprayer and wash both sides of the filter.
Make Pillows From T-ShirtsUse an old favorite tee, by making a pillow out of it. Just buy or use a pillow form and make a cover by just sewing the t-shirt and matching material on 3 sides and inset pillow. Then handstitch the remaining seam.
Travel: The Old Mill Bridge (Little Rock, AR)This was taken at The Old Mill in Little Rock, Arkansas. My niece and her fiance took us there on our first visit to Arkansas. It's such a beautiful place, I can't wait to go back
Display Photos of Your Parents When They Were YoungerWherever your parent is living, prominently display framed photographs of him or her in younger days. Exhibit the parent looking glamorous, receiving professional recognition and achieving success in sporting events.
Sauer Sig D'Coursey (Doberman)Sauer Sig D'Coursey is a 7 month old Doberman. My in laws bought him for us in April. He is a decendant of champion bred dobermans. He is all puppy!
Chick Feeder Pen HolderA few months ago I was given a box of small galvanized chick feeders. We no longer have chickens, but I knew I could find a use for them. I immediately pictured them as desk organizers, or more specifically, as pen holders.
Caring For an Aging ParentI took care of my mother until she passed on and now I have the privilege of helping my father. My parents were always of the mindset to be prepared and it rubbed off on me, I suppose. They always took such good care of us growing up, so for me it was a no-brainer to take care of them.
Makita (Yorkie)Makita is a 13 year old Yorkie. We got her when our other dog died. Dig, dig, dig! Makita has dug a tunnel and Emma is watching. She is relentless when sniffing out animals. The other photo is Makita catching a fish.
Waking Up the TroopsI have one child who does not like to get up in the morning, so I set two alarm clocks. The one by her bed is set fifteen minutes earlier than the one that is set across the room. By doing this, she has extra sleep time or time to lounge in bed before having to get up.
Removing Permanent MarkerAs a teacher, once when I was preparing for a class, I used a permanent marker on the new dry eraser board. I read the marker and found EXPO's 1-800 number and called it for help. You can erase permanent marker by writing over it with another marker and wiping it off with a tissue.
Mini Greenhouses Made From Water JugsI use large, clear, round plastic water jugs from the grocery store as greenhouses. I cut them with a coping saw and leave a small attached area. I put the seeds inside in proper soil and close the top.
Repairing a Scorched Shirt?How do I repair a scorched spot on a nylon shirt?
Feeding a Dog with Food Allergies?My English Mastiff has food allergies. What besides lamb and rice dog food can I feed him?
Craft Ideas for Wheelchair Accessories?A friend's young daughter (10yrs old) was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident recently. We'll be going down to visit soon and I'd like to make something special for her to help her adapt to the wheelchair. Has anyone got any sewing ideas of what would be helpful?
Removing a Blue Ink Stain in Carpet?I have just found blue ink on my beige stair carpet. I am wondering what is the best way to remove the ink?
Removing Dye Stains on White Washing Machine Door?I bought some Purple Rags from Flylady.net. I did not wash them before using them. Big mistake. I used them, washed them in the sink, hung them on the door of my new white washing machine. Now I have pale purple stains on the door.
Relieving Burning from Chopping Hot Peppers?I just cut hot peppers with green peppers and forgot to put on my gloves. What is the best thing to use to relieve the burn on my hands?
Three Year Old Backsliding On Potty Training?My daughter is 3 and a half. She is usually usually fab with toilet, but for the past 2 weeks, she's constant weeing herself. I have been to the doctor and there is no infection. With her, it's not normal that she can't hold her wee in.
Upholstery Fabric Samples Craft Ideas?Yes, this has been asked before, but I thought I'd ask again and see if anyone has a few new ideas. I picked up a couple of bags of upholstery fabric samples at our local thrift store. They were a steal at $2 and $3 dollars a bag. Now I'd like to get sewing.
Using Borax for Fleas?What do you do with your pets when using the borax? I have three cats with fleas.
Crape Myrtle Leaves Turning Brown?I have a new crape myrtle and the leaves are turning brown at the tips.
Best Dye to Cover Bleach Spots on Clothing?Which dye will do the best to cover up bleach stains (light tan) on brown shorts. My husband was using bleach on something and didn't even realize that it had splashed back on his clothing.
Removing Nail Varnish from Clothing?How can I remove a small nail varnish stain from a T shirt?
Repelling Bugs with Vanilla?Will vanilla work to repel mosquitoes, lice, and no see ums?
Coupons by Mail?How to get coupons in the mail? I'm having trouble with my printer.
Bathing a Dog with Dawn for Fleas?What is the amount of the mixture of Dawn and water?
Storing Vacuum Cleaner Parts and Carpet Cleaner Hoses?How do you neatly store these items?
Removing a Tar Stain from Clothing?How do I remove a tar stain from white pants?
Homemade Jewelry Cleaner?Is there a way to make homemade jewelry cleaner?
Repairing Vinyl Upholstery?How can I repair a tear in vinyl upholstery? It is mostly along a seam at the edge of a cushion. The cushion is not removable, so it can't be taken off to be repaired or sewn.
Freezing Tomatoes?How do I freeze tomatoes?
10th Birthday Party Ideas?What should I do on my daughter's 10th birthday? It is on the 12 of December, but she doesn't want to go to the cinema, bowling, or a theme park because she has done all those things before.
Freezing Spaghetti Squash?How do I freeze spaghetti squash?
Cleaning Hardwood Floors With Murphy's Oil Soap?To clean my hardwood floors, can I use Murphy's Oil Soap straight (without adding water)? I love the smell and cleaning with it.
Dog Is Pooping in Owner's Bed at Night?I have a 8 year old Chihuahua that has just started pooping in my bed at night. It is as if she sleeps so soundly she doesn't know that she does it. Why is she just now doing this and how do I stop it?
Substitute for Sherry Vinegar?What can I substitute for sherry vinegar for making vinaigrette?
Best Glue for Diamante Crystals?Please recommend a glue for sticking flat back diamantes.