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Making a Coupon Organizer SystemThis is a page about making a coupon organizer system. Coupons can save you a lot of money, but it can be difficult to use them if they aren't organized. Properly organizing them will help ensure that they don't go unused or expire.
Making a Dalmatian CostumeThis is a page about making a Dalmatian costume. With the popularity of 101 Dalmatians and their distinctive spots it's no wonder dressing up as a Dalmatian is a favorite amongst children.
Making a Detective CostumeThis is a page about making a detective costume. Searching for a clue as to what to dress up as this Halloween? Try being a detective and sleuth out where all the candy has gone to.
Getting Rid of Old ComputersThis is a page to getting rid of old computers. With new technology coming out everyday, computers can seem to become outdated quickly. When it comes time to get rid of an old computer, it is important properly dispose of it.
Plantar Warts RemediesThis is a page about plantar warts remedies. Plantar warts are painful, not to mention ugly. Getting rid of plantar warts can be difficult, but with the help from these tips, you can wave you warts bye bye.
Getting Rid of PigeonsThis is a page to getting rid of pigeons. Pigeons have been known be be called "flying rats." These birds can be pests if they have chosen to hang out near your home or office. Here you will find tips for humane ways to deter pigeons.
Homemade Dog Treat RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade dog treats. It is easy to create nutritious dog treats and biscuits from ingredients from your own refrigerator and pantry.
Making a Death CostumeThis is a page about making a Death costume. From a dark robed figure carrying a scythe to a goth girl wearing an ankh, Death has been imagined many different ways. Death makes a perfect spooky costume for Halloween or cosplay.
Fruit CreamHeat fruit juices to boiling. Add marshmallows. Stir until dissolved. Chill until partially set. Fold in stiffly whipped cream. Line shallow pan with vanilla wafers.
Quick Pickled OnionsCrispy, crunchy, pickly onions to make a good salad great!
Easy Chicken CasseroleThe flavors are great, but the recipe is simple and delicious and can be put together in 15 minutes or less.
In Memory of Amos (Bombay)Amos was a 14 year old Bombay. Amos was a rescue, he wandered into my store one chilly day, scared and very hungry. I soon found out he was a beloved pet of an older lady who passed on and her family threw him out in the cold.
Halloween Egg Carton BatMake a Halloween bat with your kids from a recycled egg carton.
Cover Garden Beds With Sheets For Weed PreventionToo many morning glories is a fairly easy fix. In the spring, put down old sheets, material, or newspaper and put leaves and straw on it and praises to be the few scattered outside. Those you can decide which to keep and which to pull.
Check for Free Trash DaysCheck with your City Hall. Our city has a site to bring old electronics once or twice a year for free. The rest of the time they charge a fee. Our dump also has two free days a year to clean up things that will not fit into household trash cans.
Cement LawnYears ago in Chicago, one of my neighbors got tired of his lawn, and had the whole thing dug up. He poured a slab of cement. When it dried, he painted it green.
Tips For Getting Rid of AphidsThere are insecticidal soaps on the market, however, I normally just take a small spray bottle with tepid water and a few drops of a mild detergent soap. It is much less expensive and I particularly like the "green" detergent soaps.
Easy Caramel Apple DipThis will make caramel for dipping apples. It is simple and safe. Take a 15 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk and put it on a rack or a towel in your crock pot.
Easy Votive Candle Wax Clean UpIf you're going to put a candle in a glass holder, put a few drops of water down into the glass before you burn it. When the candle melts it won't stick to the glass, and will be easy to remove.
Removing Paint with Hand SanitizerThe best thing I have found to clean paint brushes is hand sanitizer. It will even remove paint dried in the brush. Just squirt some hand sanitizer on the brush and work it in to soften the dried on paint.
Potato Peels and Acorns for Creosote Build-upOne solution that I have found to remove creosote build-up is to throw all of your potato peels and available acorns directly into the fire. The potato peels can be collected and added whenever you have them.
Trapping Racoons With MarshmallowsCoons love marshmallows. You can use mini ones or cut up a big one. Leave a trail to a cage and put quite a few in the cage. Try to drop them in the middle or the coons just stick their paws in there and grab them.
Substitutes for Wine in RecipesWine can be too expensive to include in your cooking budget. Or you might just not want to use it. Well, that's no problem, because there are good, healthy substitutes for it.
Freeze Cheese in WrappingFor years I have been freezing cheese, especially when I see the expensive ones on sale or marked down. I leave it in the original wrapper and place them in a freezer bag and into the freezer they go.
Using An Iron For Candle Wax CleanupI always do the same thing no matter where the wax has dripped; once on expensive speakers. Let the iron heat up to a medium/light setting and have many paper towels ready.
Lemon Cucumbers SlicesSlice two cucumbers. Squeeze on half of a lemon, add salt and crushed black pepper. Mix well. This delicious healthy snack is ready for TV time. Instead of cake or cookies, this is very crunchy and healthy.
Use a Hair Dryer to Clean Wax Off BrassHeat the hard wax on the candelabra with a hair dryer. Then keep mopping up the wax as it melts.
Saint (Akita Mix)Saint is a 1 year old Akita mix. I adopted Saint from an animal shelter in Midland, Texas in 2010. Saint loves to play with squirrels and eat pecans. He made friends with this squirrel when they were both babies.
Machine Oil for Squeaky HingesA small bottle of machine oil or sewing machine oil is a must for your home tool box. The small pointed spout makes it perfect for putting a drop or two of oil in tight places. Use this to oil hinges.
Terro Ant KillerWe had ants. They flew, they crawled, and they took over my kitchen. I tried everything I could think of, commercial sprays, home made solutions, and nothing worked. I store everything in jars, made sure no dirty dishes or food ever remained out, but yet they came.
Pumpkin CenterpieceI bought a styrofoam pumpkin; the pretty orange ones that look real. I cut off the top, and put in some pretty fall sprigs that I found on sale. I just laid them in, so next year I can change the look if I want.
My Frugal Life: Every Which Way to SaveI have been honing my frugal skills every since I left college, years ago. My first frugal research started with an old book entitled "How to Save on Everything", written in the late 40s. It had all sorts of interesting ways to reuse, remake, and recycle.
Scenery: Fun In the Sun (Lake Erie)This is my son, and my best friend of almost 15 years sons playing at a quiet beach off of Lake Erie. We all went to an event in my town called "Meet the Trucks" where the kids get to look at and climb on all kinds of cool vehicles.
Use Silicone Spray for HingesJust spray the hinges with a silicone spray. It works every time!
Create a Spice DrawerKeep all the spice bottles in the cabinet drawer which is very close to your stove. The upper left side drawer is a really convenient place to keep all the spices. When you are cooking it is easily accessible and visible.
Photo: First Day of SchoolThis was our oldest daughter's first day of Kindergarten. She's been a "Daddy's Girl" from the moment she was born and this day was no different. She had Daddy's hand tight as we walked her into her first day of school.
Wildlife: Butterfly WingsTaken by the river at Nesika County Park, these butterflies were playing in the grass and trees nearby. These are very common butterflies along the Oregon Coast, as I see them often near blossoms and once even at the beach!
Making a Sandman Death CostumeThis site has excellent step-by-step instructions for making a Sandman Death costume.
Homemade Silver PolishSilver jewelry that has become tarnished can be cleaned by soaking it for a few minutes in a mixture of 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and then rubbing it with a soft cloth.
Organizing Legos with Drawstring BagWhen my son was a little boy, he had a bag to hold his Legos. It was a circular piece of material that had a drawstring. So he was able to spread it out on the floor and play with the pieces, but then pull the drawstring tight and it formed a bag.
Break Up Lumps in Dishwasher DetergentA few weeks ago I bought some powdered dishwashing detergent at a discount/damage store that had been wet. I took this home and put it in a plastic bag and broke the lumps up with a hammer. It was a 7.5 lb box of Cascade and I bought it for a $1.00.
Removing Lawn GrassI live in Austin, Texas. We have been experiencing drought conditions this year. It is the perfect time to remove grass lawns, and landscape with drought tolerant alternative landscapes.
Making a Homemade Detective CostumeHere is a homemade detective costume that is inexpensive but looks great! The materials are simple and the instructions are easy to follow. You can even make a detective coat for you favorite dog companion.
Making a Homemade Dalmatian Puppy CostumeHere is a homemade Dalmatian costume that you and your child will love! It's easy to put together and the pattern is provided.
Removing Cat Pee Odor from Couch?My cat is peeing on my couch. I need a strong remedy to get the smell out. I have tried citrus pet cleaners, vinegar and baking soda, Nature's Miracle, etc. He doesn't seem to avoid the area. Please help.
Shopping for Kewpie Dolls?I have searched the internet far and wide. I cannot find where I can purchase the undressed 7 inch vinyl Kewpie dolls. I want to crochet some clothes and give one as a gift. I am going to Hobby Lobby and Michael's to check in the store to see if they sell them.
Daycare Center Name?I am looking for a creative daycare center name that has to do with music. Ex: Little Mozarts, etc.
Pattern for Pout Baby Clothing?I am looking for Pout Baby instructions or patterns. Any suggestions?
Cocktail Sauce Recipes?How do I make 1 gallon of cocktail sauce?
Growing Yuccas from Seed?Each year I have hundreds of seed from the flower pods on my yucca. I've tried to plant them with no luck. Anyone know how to get them to grow? Thanks.
Keyless Door Locks?Does anyone have one of those keyless locks on their door? What are your thoughts and experiences?
Growing Orchids?I was given a beautiful orchid plant for my birthday and all the flowers have dropped off of it. Is it dead? Can I do anything to make it bloom again? I feel so sad to have lost this gorgeous plant. It is just the stems in the planter. Thank you.
Shopping for Laptops?Where can I get a new or refurbished 15.6 inch laptop, with CD and DVD burner?
Finding the Value of a Granville House Doll?What is the value of a Granville House doll item #3340? How do I find out?