September 26, 2011

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Seive and apple in preparation for making sauce.

Homemade Applesauce RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade applesauce. Applesauce is not just for babies. Homemade applesauce is a great way to serve delicious sweet or tart apples. It is yummy as a stand alone dessert, a condiment with pork or potato pancakes, or as an ingredient in many recipes.


A selection of brushes used to apply makeup.

Cleaning Makeup BrushesThis is a page about cleaning makeup brushes. Many types of cosmetics and skin care products require the use of a makeup brush for application, but those brushes need to be cleaned after use.


A puppy scratching at fleas.

Giving Medication to PetsThis is a page about giving medication to pets. Most pets need regular medication for things like flea prevention. Keeping track and getting the medication down can be two challenges for the pet owner.


Buttermilk in a metal cup.

Homemade Buttermilk RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade buttermilk. Buttermilk is used in many recipes, when you don't have it handy, you can make your own.


A bathroom toilet paper holder that is built like an outhouse.

Making A Toilet Paper HolderThis is a page about making a toilet paper holder. Having easily accessible rolls of toilet tissue in the bathroom can be a decorating challenge but there are lots of ways to display them either discreetly or humorously.


Fabric pincushion with polka dot top and gingham base

Homemade Pincushion IdeasThis is a page about homemade pincushion ideas. We are all familiar with the ubiquitous tomato pincushion. However, if you are looking for something more unique consider making your own. Whether you sew, knit, crochet, or dabble in other craft areas, there are endless ways to make your own cushion.


Boy dressed in an old man costume.

Making an Old Man CostumeThis is a page about making an old man costume. Don't be grumpy that Halloween is here! Transform yourself into a grumpy old man and have some fun.


A traditional sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows.

Sweet Potato Casserole RecipesSweet potatoes or yams are often served with traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners, but are delicious year round. This page contains recipes for Sweet Potato Casserole.


Making Homemade Soap, Bar of natural pine soap, with a pine branch, and a dish of green sea salt.

Making Homemade SoapThis is a page about making homemade soap. Soap making is a popular hobby that can easily be done in your own kitchen. There is a wealth of information available, whether you are interested in making bath, beauty, or liquid hand soap.


LEGO Indiana Jones, homemade costume.

Making a LEGO CostumeThis is a page about making a LEGO costume. Many kids enjoy playing with LEGOS. This Halloween they can become one of the tiny, colorful blocks themselves.


Fly paper strips hanging by clothes pins.

Making Fly PaperThis is a page about making fly paper. If you are being pestered by flies, make your own flypaper. This pest control solution is an effective way to get rid of flies. Making it yourself allows you to solve the problem without chemicals, using ingredients from your kitchen.


Little girl on the beach wearing a grass skirt.

Making Grass SkirtsThis is a page about making grass skirts. Grass skirts are fun to make and wear either to that summer luau or as a costume. They can be easily made for adults and children using a variety of materials.


A man and woman in nerd costumes.

Making a Nerd CostumeThis is a page about making a nerd costume. Let your inner nerd come out this Halloween. There are some many ways to transform yourself into a nerd using items from home.



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Chicken PizzaI couldn't find a recipe for chicken pizza that I thought would appeal to my family so I came up with my own. It's simple to make and tasty.


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Mashed Sweet Potato CasseroleGreat traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas recipe.


Bowl of homemade chili con carne

Off the Shelf ChiliThis is a quick, easy, and flexible chili. You can vary the type of ground meat used, the varieties and amount of beans used, and the level of spiciness.


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Hamburger Lentil SoupGood vegetables and tomato juice in this soup.


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Hot Chicken SaladOne of my favorites! Love the crushed potato chips!



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Before You Dispose of That ComputerFirst off let me say that if your PC or laptop does everything you want it to do, why replace it? If it is a matter of hard drive space for more applications or files, upgrade you technology with a larger hard drive.


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Index Card Box for Coupon OrganizingDoes everyone remember the old "tickler file"? Basically, it was a index card box that had a chore or project on each one. You simply opened the box, did what was on the card, then put it in the back of the box.


White and Pink Christmas Cactus

Christmas CactusA friend once called this bloom, 'Angel Wings.' The blooms will soon be opening in large numbers. Photographed with a digital camera in the morning under the patio cover.


Man dressed in an old man costume.

Making an Old Man CostumeWith items easily attainable at your local thrift store you can become a grumpy old man even if you are young. Enhance your costume with a mask or cane.


Red Rose Bud

Garden: Red RoseThis is a beautiful red rose, my favorites like a lot of people's. I walked through my neighborhood and came across this picture perfect rose, just this one, in my neighbor's garden.


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Start With Small ProjectsTo get rid of clutter, I usually start on a small project. If I start with a small junk drawer and get it all cleaned out, I feel a sense of accomplishment that makes me want to do more.


Sugar the Dog sitting on Floor With Little Girl

In Memory of Sugar (Chipin)Sugar was a 12 year old Chipin. We are Lisa and Randy and our pet story we would like to share is about our Chipin named Sugar.


Wave Breaking on Rocks

Scenery: Splash (Sunset Beach, OR)This shot was really fun to get! Taken with my husband at Sunset Beach, we hiked up above onto the rocks above and to the side of the beach. From here we thought we'd have a nice vantage point to be able to see the entire beach and beyond.


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Making Cottage or Shepherd's PieShepherd's and cottage pies originated in Britain. I think they were ways of taking leftovers and making them into something different and delicious.


White poodle on counter after grooming

Learn to Groom Your Dogs YourselfI've got three little white dogs that all need regular grooming, and have "learned on the job" how to do it myself. Check out the internet for useful videos.


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My Frugal Life: Reduce, Reuse, Don't Hoard!Growing up, I was always taught not to hoard. Donate or throw away what you don't use. On the other hand, I learned to buy good once, reuse and be creative, and you never do without.


Two Deer Standing Together in A Field

Wildlife: Deer (Weekiwachee...Two deer being close in the Weekiwackee management area.


Dexter the dog running at the park.

Dexter (Pitbull)Dexter is a 1 year old Pitbull. We got Dexter when he was 6 weeks old, after I lost my black lab Candy. My husband got Dexter to help me with the pain of losing my Candy.


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Growing Mimosa Trees (Albizia)To choose the right tree, you have to be careful to use its proper name as mimosa is also the common name of another beautiful tree. A true mimosa does not survive temperatures as low as 23 degrees F.


Black and Grey Hummingbird Sitting on a Hook

Wildlife: Hummingbird (Santa Barbara, CA)Often the Hummingbirds come in and perch on the hanging basket hooks that we have in our front garden. They stay for quite a long time. We love having them with us.


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Sign Up for Library AlertsMany libraries have a "pre-minder" service. You sign up to receive an email, text message, or automated phone call a few days before your materials are due. At that point you can go online and renew your items.


Young girl in a nerd costume.

Making a Nerd CostumeFun accessories will turn your child into a harmless and funny nerd this year. This is a simple costume to put together and will bring smiles to peoples faces.


Caterpillar crawling on a branch.

CaterpillarThis shot makes me think of a tight rope walker at the circus. We always think they're either so brave or so silly, up there on that rope, but at least they have safety nets below them! This little critter just amazed me!



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Selling Collectible Barbies?How do I find a good place to sell some Barbie dolls? I have three Marylin Monroe Barbie dolls, Day in the Sun, Hollywood Cast Party, and Publicity Tour. They are still in their cases, they have never been opened. They are also their third, fourth, and fifth series.


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Removing a Perspiration Stain from Clothing?I am trying to get a perspiration stain out on a dress. I can't use bleach and Oxi-clean did not work.


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Growing Grapes?Are grape vines perennials or annuals? My zone is Indianapolis, Indiana.


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Ideas for a Surprise Birthday Party?My sister is turning 17 in October. My boyfriend and I want to give her a surprise birthday party. She loves books, skype, nature, sleeping, and films among other things. Please advise us on how to organize things. Thanks.


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Florida Gators Afghan Pattern?Does anyone have a Florida Gators afghan pattern? I have searched everywhere and cannot find one.


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Planting Morning Glories?I live in Phoenix, Arizona; when is the best time to plant morning glories? What type of soil do they need? I have grown them before in another state with no problems, but coming to Arizona, it's a whole new situation. Please help me.


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Getting Rid of Fleas in Your Yard?I just completely flea treated my house, only to find that my yard has fleas. Does anybody know of any household products I could use to get rid of them as money is tight. I just spent a fortune on flea products.


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Fixing Squeaky Brakes?I have just moved from living on a dirt road. My brakes are squeaking when I am driving and stopping my vehicle. Do I need to have a flush done on them? I need to get ready for winter, and I don't want to worry about my brakes.


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Finding Support Groups?I lost my husband in February and it still feels like it was yesterday. so I need a support group of people that are going through the same things I am. Can anyone help me find a widow support group?


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Growing Sweet William?I planted some Sweet William from seeds and love it! Do these plants reseed themselves but the plant dies (like a marigold) or does the plant survive and you just cut it back (like a daisy). Thanks so much!


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Left Over Apple Recipes?I have had apples in the fridge for almost 3 weeks already. What can I do with them?


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Growing Red Onions?How deep do you plant onion bulbs?


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Applying for a Longshoreman Job?How do I get an application for a longshoreman job?


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ASPCA Vaccination Schedule for Manhattan?When will the ASPCA vaccination truck come to Manhattan and where?


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Canning Bean and Ham Soup?I would like to know how to can my homemade bean and ham soup? I don't have a lot of freezer space, so canning is perfect. I just can't find any directions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Plantar Wart Coming Back?I had surgery to remove a plantar wart plus to shorten the toe that was causing it in February of this year and I can already feel a tiny bump starting to form in the same place again. So I would love to hear any reasonable suggestions.


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Favorite Books?What is/are your most favorite book(s) that you've ever read or are reading now?


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Water in Mower Gas?When my mower ran out of gas I grabbed my gas can and filled it up. Unfortunately from all the rain we have been having water go mixed into the gas. I poured out all the gas, put in a new spark plug and dried out the filter.


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Cleaning Your Shower?I am looking for a daily shower spray to keep shower tiles and doors somewhat clean between cleanings.


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Companion Flowers for Tulips and Daffodils?I am going to be planting a lot of bulbs, both tulips and daffodils (separately). I am going to be planting these in a few different areas and I am looking for idea of wildflowers/perennial flowers that would look nice with these two different bulb flowers.


Keeping Small Rugs From Sliding?What is a cheap or free way to get small rugs to stay in place on the floor? How about rugs? I appreciate any ideas, as my rugs are sliding and wrinkling and I don't have the money yet to get what I need. Thanks.


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Prune Kolache Recipe?When I was in college my roommate's grandmother send her a care package of homemade prune kolaches. They were absolutely delicious. Does anyone have a favorite recipe for them? Thank you.


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Value of Claxton Encyclopedias?I have a set of Claxton encyclopedias, volume 12 to volume 20. Are they worth anything? They're in great condition.


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