October 12, 2011

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A photo of all the different actor's who played Doctor Who.

Making a Doctor Who CostumeThis is a page about making a Doctor Who costume. Doctor Who is more popular than ever. It's fairly easy costume to put together using clothes you already have or by visiting a thrift store.


Three Marshmallow Witches on a Purple Plate

Making Marshmallow WitchesThis is a page to making marshmallow witches. These delightful little treats are perfect for Halloween parties. Marshmallow witches don't require any baking and can be thrown together very fast.


Croutons on a Wooden Spoon

Homemade Croutons RecipesCroutons make a delicious addition to any salad. Making your own croutons is not only easy but also cheaper than buying them pre-made. This page contains homemade croutons recipes.


Photo of Christopher Lee as Dracula.

Making a Dracula CostumeThis is a page about making a Dracula costume. One of the most popular Halloween costumes is Count Dracula. It's a relatively easy costume to put together yourself.


Woman Dressed as a Flamenco Dancer

Making a Flamenco Dancer CostumeThis is a page about making a flamenco dancer costume. With it's bright colors and flashy frills, the flamenco dancer costume is fun and sassy choice for Halloween or costume parties.


Aphids on a plant.

Homemade Aphid Spray RecipesAphids thrive in temperate regions and feast on plants. They are one of the most pesky and destructive pests that gardeners have to deal with. This page contains homemade aphid spray recipes.


Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Dragon CostumeThis is a page about making a dragon costume. Dragons are fascinating for both kids and adults. It's no surprise then that a dragon costume is always a hit for Halloween.


Cat eating out of a yellow bowl.

Homemade Cat Food RecipesThis page contains homemade cat food recipes. Store bought food isn't always the best option for your cat. Whether its due to medical reasons or a picky eater, making your own cat food allows you to choose the ingredients in it.


Vintage Father Christmas

Making a Father Christmas CostumeThis is a page about making a Father Christmas costume. Whether it's for entertaining the kids at Christmas time or even dressing up for Halloween, Father Christmas is a timeless character that is fun for everyone.


Flapper Woman With Martini

Making a Flapper (1920s) CostumeThis is a page about making a flapper (1920s) costume. The Flapper style of the 20's was distinctive and whimsical. It allowed women to dress simply and fashionably without breaking the bank. Those are perfect ingredients for a great frugal Halloween costume.


Gloved hand holding a spray bottle.

Homemade Bathroom Cleaner RecipesThis page contains homemade bathroom cleaner recipes. Making your own bathroom cleaners can help you make cleaning solutions that are safer and more environmentally friendly than store bought versions. The trick is making cleaners that are both safe and effective.


Brass Buddha figurine on floral fabric.

Homemade Brass Cleaner RecipesThis page contains homemade brass cleaner recipes. Cleaning your brass items can restore their color and shine. Making your own brass cleaner allows you to use ingredients that are not as harsh as store bought cleaners.


Photo of Professor Snape from Harry Potter.

Making a Professor Snape CostumeThis is a page about making a Professor Snape costume. One of the most memorable "villains" in the Harry Potter series, Professor Snape is a great Halloween costume. It's also a fairly cheap costume to put together yourself.


Various art supplies in a pile.

Organizing Kids Art SuppliesThis is a page about organizing kids art supplies. Keeping your kids' art supplies organized will make it easy to find the right items when they want to be creative. If everything has a place then clean up will also be easier.


Photo of Dorothy from the movie The Wizard of Oz.

Making a Dorothy Costume (Wizard of Oz)This is a page about making a Dorothy costume. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz is till an iconic and recognizable character today. You can put together you own Dorothy costume with thrift store finds.


Photo of a person clicking on their inbox.

Organizing Your EmailThis is a page about organizing your email. With the large amount of email we all receive, making sure time sensitive email is read first is very important. You also want a well organized email archive so you can find important emails that you have received.


Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Dutch Girl CostumeThis is a page about making a Dutch girl costume. With it's distinctive hats and wooden shoes the Dutch girl is a great inexpensive costume idea for Halloween.


A bowl of hearty chicken noodle soup.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup RecipesChicken noodle soup is a soothing meal when you are sick or on a cold day. This broth based soup is simple and quick to make. This page contains homemade chicken noodle soup recipes.


Woman applying acne cream to her face.

Homemade Acne Cream RecipesThis page contains homemade acne cream recipes. Acne is a common skin condition that many people struggle with. Acne creams can be quite expensive, making homemade acne cream can help save you money.


Water on Deck

Homemade Deck Cleaner RecipesOne of the most important steps to keeping a deck from rotting is to clean it with deck cleaner once a year. To save money on deck cleaner make your own. This page contains deck cleaner recipes.


Ants on a carpet

Homemade Ant Killer RecipesStore bought ant killers and pest control services can be expensive and toxic. Save money by making your own. This page has lots of green ideas for killing ants at home.


Photo of a baby on changing table.

Making Homemade Baby WipesThis is a page about making your own baby wipes. For parents that want to control what products come into contact with their baby, making your own baby wipes can be a great option. It's easy to do and inexpensive.


A pile of women's underwear.

Organizing Your Underwear DrawerThis is a page about organizing your underwear drawer. It is not uncommon for underwear drawers to be disorganized. Keeping your underwear organized will help you find the pair you want and makes it easier to fit more into your drawer.


Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Homemade Dog Food RecipesOne way to make sure your best friend is getting the best dog food, is to make it yourself. Homemade dog food is easy, as long as you know what nutrients your dog needs. This is page contains homemade dog food recipes.


Picture of Jasmine from Aladdin.

Making a Princess Jasmine Costume (Aladdin)This is a page about making a Princess Jasmine costume. Jasmine is a princess in one of Disney's enduring classics, Aladdin. The movie is still popular and Jasmine is a great costume idea for any young girl who enjoys this classic movie.


Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce RecipesThis page contains homemade barbecue sauce recipes. Barbecue sauce is great for dipping and makes a great marinade. Making your own allows you to make it as spicy or sweet as you want.


Black Wallet Stuffed With Cash and Credit Cards

Organizing Your WalletThis is a page about organizing your wallet. With credit cards, discount cards, cash, receipts and more in your wallet, it's easy for it to get overstuffed and disorganized.


iPhone apps

Organizing Apps on Your iPhoneWith such a huge array of apps available for the iPhone these days, it can be difficult to keep them all organized. This is a page about Organizing Apps on Your iPhone.


Photo of a golf bag.

Organizing Your Golf BagThis is a page about organizing your golf bag. Organizing your golf bag makes it easy to find the clubs you need when you need them. Having a spot for each club can save you time on the golf course.



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Whole Chicken with CiderA friend introduced me to this crockpot recipe and it works beautifully.


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Ham With PineappleA classic recipe for your holiday ham shared from a very old cookbook.


Two loaves of bread.

Stone Ground Wheat BreadThis makes two delicious loaves. Hearty and flavorful, it has a nice crunchy crust when fresh from the oven. Brush it with a little melted butter while it's still hot if you want a soft crust.



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Decorating With BooksWhat do you do when your collection of books exceeds the space on your bookshelf? Make your books a functional part of your decor. Stack them on the floor, add a piece of glass or wood and use them as a base for a small table.


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Stick To Your Entertainment BudgetOnly take a certain amount of money with you. When it's gone, it's gone. Park your car and walk a distance to get where you're going. Leave extra money or credit cards locked in the trunk.


A young girl in a homemade Princess Jasmine costume.

Homemade Princess Jasmine CostumePut your sewing skills to work. Using a pattern for a gypsy outfit, you can customize it into a Princess Jasmine costume.


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Wrap Green Tomatoes to RipenOne year when I had planted my tomatoes late in the season I had lots of green tomatoes left on the vines when I needed to get them off or lose them all. I picked them all and wrapped each separately in newspaper.


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Dehydrate Potatoes for Hash BrownsI dehydrate my hash browns. Grate, put in cold water with some lemon juice added so they don't turn brown. Peel or scrub skins very well.


Snape from Harry Potter.

Homemade Professor Snape CostumeMaking a Snape costume for Halloween this year is simple and fairly inexpensive. There are instructions to make a cape and most of the other clothes may be in your closet or are easily obtainable at the thrift store.


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Shop the Week After HalloweenThe best solution we found was to shop the week *after* Halloween for the following year. For instance, my daughter wanted us all to be characters from the Wizard of Oz. We could not afford the costumes in time for Halloween 2010, but they were 75% off the first week of November!


Man Dressed in Classic Father Christmas Costume

Making a Homemade Father Christmas CostumeHere is a site with basic instructions for a classic homemade Father Christmas costume.


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Cheap Fix for Laptop With Broken KeyboardI had gotten a new laptop and gave my son the one I had been using. Well after time he had messed up the keys, and took it apart to try and fix the keys. Then he lost some keys because he couldn't get them back on properly and was getting very frustrated with not being able to type.


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Sugar Babies For Disguising PillsI give my dog, Montegut, his heart pill by putting it in a small piece of Sugar Babies candy. This candy does not have chocolate in it which I know dogs can't have.


Homemade Doctor Who costume with 13 ft. long scarf.

Making a Doctor Who CostumeHere are costume instructions to become the 4th Doctor Who. You can easily make the 13 ft. long scarf yourself using thrift store sweaters. Then all you need is a hat, trench coat and necktie.


Woman Dressed in Red Flamenco Dancer Costume

Making a Homemade Flamenco Dancer CostumeHere is a great site with thorough instructions on how to put together your homemade flamenco dancer costume. It has a pattern for a basic flamenco skirt and good information about the different styles of dress.


Woman Dressed as Frankenstein

Making a Homemade Frankenstein CostumeHere is a great homemade Frankenstein costume that can adapted for men or women. It explains the basic costume clothing and makeup for making your Frankenstein costume.


Young Woman in Dutch Girl Costume

Making a Homemade Dutch Girl CostumeThis site has a simple design for making your homemade dutch girl costume. It has patterns for the hat and shoes. There is even a hat for a little Dutch boy!


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Add Mustard to Mashed PotatoesI like to stir a tablespoon of seedy Dijon mustard into mashed potatoes, with a little butter and cream.


Hummingbird above sage flowers

Hummingbird Hanging in the AirThe hummingbirds have owned the back garden, near the Mexican sage and other plants. They have been zooming around, especially one couple who obviously are interested in one another. They are beautiful and graceful!


Crown Royal quilt lying on the lawn.

Crown Royal Bag QuiltThis Crown Royal bag quilt was fun and easy to make. I split the bags in half and cut the sides to get a straight line and uniform size. To square off the bags, I made a triangle pattern to get a straight line.


Family and Ranger Watching Sunset in Stub Stewart State Park

Scenery: Sunset (Stub Stewart State Park, OR)We went on a sunset hike with one of the park rangers while we were camping at Stub Stewart State Park. We hiked to the highest point in the park to see the sun set. There was a fire on Mt. Hood and all the smoke in the air made for a very colorful evening view.


Woman Dressed in Flapper Costume

Making a Homemade Flapper (1920s) CostumeThis site is a great resource for information about flapper fashion and how to make a homemade flapper costume.


Blue, green, and yellow paint swirled in white milk

Milk Art CraftMake milk art with your little ones with just milk and food coloring! Pour the milk in a shallow dish and add drops of the food coloring and swirl the food coloring around slowly. It is kind of mesmerizing to watch the colors float around in the milk!


Child Dresses as Fire Breathing Dragon

Making a Homemade Dragon CostumeThis site has a great homemade fire breathing dragon costume. It has good step-by-step instructions for making everything from the head and fire to the, wingd, tail and feet.


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Turn Off Video Games to Save EnergyVideo game consoles use a lot of energy, and they waste a lot of energy when not being used. You will save 75% of that energy, if you turn them off when they're not being used.


Giraffe Looking Down at Camera

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Glen Rose, TX)This is my favorite place to be! You can be surrounded by beautiful animals who run wild and somewhat free. They are all cared for and protected by this wonderful non-profit organization.


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Use Greek Yogurt in Your ParfaitI have the best yogurt. I actually eat it as a meal. When I had my niece visit she thought it was "dessert". Anything that taste good and is good for you is a winner in anybody's book.


A young girl in a Dorothy costume.

Homemade Dorothy CostumeIt is easy to make a Dorothy costume yourself. These simple instruction will help you make the costume and a wig.



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Foods Safe For Dogs?Are canned white potatoes, tuna, and sardines safe for dogs?


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Electric Stovetop Not Working?I have a separate stove and oven and they are on separate breakers. The 4 burners quit working. I replaced the breaker and still nothing. What should I do next?


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Asking My Boyfriend to Sadies?I really want to find a really cute way to ask my boyfriend to Sadies. But I don't want anything too common, I need something unique. We've been going out for 11 months and I really want this to be super special! Please help.


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Lyrics to "Peter Puppy"?How can I get the words to the song of Peter Puppy?


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Circuit Breaker Broke While Being Turned On?I had to change the outlet in the bedroom because it almost burned. I put in the new outlet then went to turn on the main circuit breaker. It was so hard it to move that it broke off.


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Remembering Deceased Friends at a Reunion?I am looking for ways to pay tribute to dead friends at a school reunion.


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Pizza Box Left White Heat Mark on Table?My son placed a hot pizza box on my wood table. Now there's a white square on the wood finish; how do I get it off?


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Suggestions for Altering Clothing?I need help altering clothes due to weight loss. Any suggestions to help would be appreciated.


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Using White Grout Reviver Pens?Has anyone tried grout reviver pens. I need a solution for white grouting which is turning yellow. I have had a company re-do the grouting but the discoloration has returned in places.


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Removing Permanent Marker on Shoes?How do you get permanent marker off of white shoes?


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Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Green Floor and White Cabinets?What color can I paint my walls in the kitchen so as to not draw attention to the outdated green laminate flooring? It has white painted cabinets.


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