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September 22, 2011
Cleaning Dog Urine from Carpet
How do I clean dog urine on carpet? There is no stain but an awful urine odor.
Making Photo Tile Coasters
Where do you find the instructions for putting photos on tile and for making the 4X4 coasters? What type of glue and top coat and so forth? This sounds like something I would enjoy.
Leftover Steak Recipes
What to do with leftover steak? I'm clueless, and I definitely do not want to throw it away.
Smelling Strange Odors in Home
I have been getting three distinct odors periodically coming into my home. First a peppery burnt odor, then a sweet smelling gassy odor, and then an acrid chemical smell.
Cleaning Sheer White Nylon Curtains
How can I brighten and still keep the sizing in my sheer white curtains without ironing them and using spray starch?
Making Pillows Out of a Down Comforter
What is the easiest way to turn a down comforter into pillows, either bed-size or toss pillows?
Computer Safety and AntiVirus Programs
Computers 101: Computer Safety and AntiVirus Programs
Making a Homemade Donald and Daisy Duck...
This site has a nice homemade Donald and Daisy Duck costume that is perfect for couples.
Making a Donald and Daisy Duck Costume
This is a guide about making a Donald and Daisy Duck costume. Donald and Daisy Duck make a great couples costume for Halloween or costume parties. These popular characters are sure to be a hit anywhere you go.
My Frugal Life: Thinking About Thriftiness
I've been thinking a lot about the world and the terrible state we are in. One thing I've been thinking is that we would all be a lot better off if we didn't say "someone ought to do something" and said "I'm going to do something" instead.
Unsubscribe And Return Junk Mail
To cut down on junk mail, first, I "unsubscribe" from as many websites as I can. That cuts down on a lot of junk mail.
Making a Homemade Cruella De Vil Costume
Here are some good basic instructions for a homemade Cruella De Vil Costume. It explains what supplies you will need and how to put the costume together.
Substitutions for Wine in Recipes
This is a guide about substitutions for wine in recipes. Although many recipes call for wine, substitutions can easily be made without affecting the flavor of the finished dish.
Making a Cruella De Vil Costume
This is a guide about making a Crualla De Vil costume. Cruella De Vil, the classic villainess from 101 Dalmatians, is a fun and recognizable character to dress up as for Halloween.
Sweet Jalapeno Chicken
Sweet jalapeno chicken blends sweet and spicy flavors. It is delicious on tortillas or served with rice.
Making Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Coffee is very popular in Vietnam. Coffee shops are practically on every street corner. Whether it is a big fancy coffee shop or a sidewalk cafe, the coffee can be delicious at both, as long as the person making it knows how to make it well.
Remembering Usernames and Passwords
This is a guide about remembering usernames and passwords. Many of us have online accounts that require usernames and passwords. If you use multiple ones for different accounts it can be difficult to keep track of them.
Organizing Your Makeup
This is a guide about organizing your makeup. Depending on how much makeup you use, it can become quite disorganized. With all of the different sizes and shapes it can be difficult to organize it all.
Getting Rid of Gophers
Have your hubby save his urine and pour dashes of the urine on the mounds. The gophers move.
Making a Cow Costume
Here is a simple and inexpensive solution for your child's cow costume. The instructions are easy to follow and you probably have a lot of the materials on hand already.
Making a Cow Costume
This is a guide about making a cow costume. Kids love to dress up as farm animals and the cow is by far one of the all time favorites. A homemade cow costume for your little trick-or-treater is easier than you might think.
Getting Work as a Longshoreman
How do I get work as a longshoreman in Newark New Jersey?
Eight Houseplants That Are Virtually...
For many of us, the perfect houseplant is one that looks great and continues to thrive without requiring a lot of extra attention. Although no houseplant is completely indestructible, here are eight that have earned a reputation for their adaptability and tolerance for neglect.
Making Toy Cars from Cereal Boxes
My 2 grandsons are often with me after school. I make crafts with them. I tried to make toy planes and toy cars from corn flake boxes, but the wheels come out wobbly. Does anyone have any tips on this?
Weatherizing a Door
I have a 1/2 French door (only one side opens) going out to my back porch. I would like to have ideas on how to eliminate air coming in around it. I have tried weather stripping, but it falls off or the dogs tear it away from the side.
Making a Columbia Costume (Rocky Horror)
This site has very good instructions for putting together all of the different outfits Columbia wears.
Making a Columbia Costume (Rocky Horror)
This is a guide about making a Columbia costume (Rocky Horror). Rocky Horror has become an iconic play and movie, and it's especially popular around Halloween. Columbia is one of the many characters that you could dress up as.
When making my own cards, I love experimenting with different shapes and sizes. This makes the whole process of card making much more fun.
Making a Homemade Clone or Storm Trooper Costume
Here is a site with excellent step-by-step instructions for making a great looking homemade Storm Trooper.
Storing String Beans
What is the best way to store string beans?
Making a Homemade Clone Trooper Costume
This site has incredibly detailed instructions for making a very authentic homemade Storm Trooper costume for cosplay or Halloween.
Making a Clone Trooper Costume
This is a guide about making a clone trooper costume. Children everywhere have wanted to dress up as a Storm or Clone Trooper since the movie Star Wars came out. There are many store bought versions available out there, but this costume can be made at home.
Walter (Lab/Bull Mastiff)
Walter is a 4 year old Lab/Bull Mastiff. I got Walter at the Humane Society! He seems to be custom made for me as he is all the things I wanted in a dog and more.
Willie is a 5 year old Yorkie. I got Willie about one year ago and he was a rescue. Plays with his brothers.
Scenery: Lighted Pier at Night
When I took this picture, I had no idea it would be a place to escape to! I see a place I have never been before, or perhaps a place I have visited in a past life. A life I love to remember or one I will never forget!
Scenery: Reflection of the Moon (Weekiwachee...
This is a reflection of the moon on a lake in the Weekiwachee wildlife management area, early in the morning.
Travel: Kitten in the Window (France)
This cute little kitty was staring at me as I was walking down an alley in France on the way to getting some croissants. I thought the huge wooden shutters were beautiful, too. It really made my day!
Preventing Head Lice
I had a terrible time with lice when my son first started school, they were so bad I had to cut his hair to a quarter inch long! These three tips worked to prevent them.
Keeping Track of Expenses
I pay bills by direct debit/check. Then I get my monthly allotment for groceries, gas, etc. in cash which I have in an envelope in my purse. After each purchase I put the receipts back in the envelope with the balance of my cash.
Dessert for Young Kids in Restaurant
When we would go out to eat with our kids when they were quite young, most of the time, they would fuss and not finish their meals. So we decided to let them eat their meal at home before we went to a restaurant.
Store Coupons In Photo Album
I purchased a small photo album that holds 3x5 inch photos. I use the clear double sided photo holders to place and organize my coupons so it's easy to thumb through at the store and goes easily in my purse.
Simmer Fruit Peels For Holiday Home Fragrance
Near the the holidays, I find myself buying more apples and oranges than usual. I love the aroma of baked apple pie or the smell of oranges. Whenever I peel an apple or orange, I throw the peel into a pan of water on the stove.
Contain Legos On A Comforter
We had huge Rubbermaid containers full of Legos that all 3 of my kids loved to play with daily. They would dump the containers so they could get pieces that were all the way at the bottom.
Avoid Using Aluminum Foil
Please remember that aluminum foil uses the most energy of any synthetic product on the market. It is expensive and in most cases can be replaced by pure elbow grease.
Deeli's Roast Beef Wrap
I usually have roast beef sandwiches on oat bread but switching to flour tortillas was a nice change of pace yesterday. For even more flavor, add finely diced avocado and/or thinly sliced pepperoncini too!
Exploding Glass Bowls
Just a warning about glass mixing bowl shattering. DD gave me a set of 3 nesting glass mixing bowls for Christmas. I had used the larger and middle size one 3-4 times and the small one 5-6 times.
Legends of the Fall Casserole
I created this recipe to hide the cauliflower from the grandkids. I sometimes mix the cauliflower and potatoes, but I like the layering for serving.
Observations from the Blind Side
Blindness ain't for sissies! Apologies to late actress Helen Hayes who originally said "getting old ain't for sissies", but this is true. It takes a special sort of mental, emotional and spiritual toughness to deal with suddenly being blind.
Southern Louisiana Cajun Gumbo
This is an all time family favorite, the Scardina family true Southern Louisiana Cajun Gumbo. We eat it on a regular basis and at any large family get together. We have a big family!
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