October 14, 2011

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Getting Rid of Fleas in Bedding. Upclose photo of a flea.

Getting Rid of FleasFleas reproduce very quickly so it is best to get rid of them as soon as you become aware of them. Not only do you need to get them off your pets, you need to get rid of them in your home too. This is a page about getting rid of fleas.


Family Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner

Reducing Stress at Thanksgiving?This is a page about reducing stress at Thanksgiving. The holidays can be a busy time and Thanksgiving is no exception. With a huge meal to prepare, decorating and having company over, Thanksgiving can be very stressful.


Little girl coloring with a blue crayon on a piece of paper.

Removing Crayon from Wood FurnitureThis is a page about removing crayon from wood furniture. The next time your little artists color outside the lines or decorate your furniture with their crayons, don't panic. There are some steps you can take to remove the waxy crayon from your furniture.


Flowers Planted in Bicycle Basket

Creative Garden PlantersThis is a page about creative garden planters. Planters come in all shapes and sizes. Every gardener knows that finding creative things to put plants in will add interest to their yard.


Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipes, A red enchilada covered in sauce.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade enchilada sauce. Whether you prefer a bold red sauce, a fresh and spicy green, or a creamy queso, enchiladas need a good sauce to be complete.


Disney's Pocahontas

Making a Pocahontas CostumeThis is a page about making a Pocahontas costume. Many children love the Disney story of Pocahontas. A Pocahontas costume is a simple costume that you can easily make at home.


An energy bar with chocolate, dried fruit, and nuts.

Homemade Energy BarsThis is a page about homemade energy bars. Energy bars contain high energy foods. They are intended to provide a quick boost, by delivering carbohydrates when you don't have time for a meal.


Cigars in a Box

Uses for Cigar BoxesThis is a page about uses for cigar boxes. From storage to craft projects galore, cigar boxes have so many uses. You can organize with them, decorate them how ever you like, stack them easily and more.


Photo of skull deviled eggs.

Halloween Deviled EggsDeviled eggs are a tasty snack anytime of year, but Halloween deviled eggs are even more fun. Make extra because these will get eaten quickly! This is a page about making Halloween deviled eggs.


Pairs of Baby Socks on a Clothesline

Keeping Baby Socks Together in the WashThis is a page about keeping baby socks together in the wash. Baby socks are very small and easy to lose track of in the laundry. Keeping you baby socks together will making putting your baby's clothes away much easier after the wash is done.


Man Repairing a Shoe

Repairing ShoesMaking a pair of shoes last a little longer is a great way to save money. Repairing old, worn or broken shoes is the best way to get the longest life out of a pair of shoes.


Cleaning Ficus leaves

Cleaning HouseplantsThis is a page about cleaning houseplants. The leaves of indoor potted plants can get very dusty and dingy looking if not cleaned off regularly. Cleaning your houseplants will help them grow happy and healthy.


Wooden Recipes Box

Organizing RecipesRecipes have a way of coming on any number of different media of various sizes and shapes. Keeping them organized and easy to find can be a chore. This is a page about organizing recipes.


A hand holding a bright yellow cloth to polish a wood surface.

Homemade Furniture Polish RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade furniture polish. Use simple ingredients instead of harsh chemicals to keep your wood tables, chairs and other surfaces clean and polished.


hand holding a potato

Harvesting PotatoesThis is a page about harvesting potatoes. Growing your own potatoes can be a fun and rewarding part of your vegetable garden. Once the potatoes are full grown it's time to harvest them.


Can of Aerosol Spray

Removing Hair Spray from FurnitureThis is a page about removing hair spray from furniture. Hair spray is sticky and sometimes difficult to remove. That is why it's best to avoid getting it on your furniture.


Generic Fabric Softener Bottles

Homemade Fabric Softener RecipesFabric softener is great for keeping your clothes soft and fresh when the come out of the laundry. However, it can get expensive to purchase on a regular basis. Making it at home is a great way to save some money. This page contains homemade fabric softener recipes.


Generic Hand Soap Container

Making Homemade Foaming Hand SoapThis is a page about making homemade foaming hand soap. Using foaming hand soap is a great way to get a quick effective hand washing. It can get expensive if you use it often, especially with children in the house.


Vacuum Sealed Turkey Breast

Vacuum Sealing FoodThis is a page about vacuum sealing food. Storing food so it doesn't go bad is a tried and true way to stretch your food budget dollars. Vacuum sealing is a great way to store food.


Hanging Steel Kitchen Utensils

Making a Utensil HolderThis is a page about making a utensil holder. Kitchen utensils can easily start to take up a lot of space in your cooking area. Making a utensil holder is a great way to reduce clutter in your kitchen.


Family in Car Leaving in Winter

Saving Money on Holiday TravelThis is a page about saving money on holiday travel. When the holidays come around, it's time for visiting family, friends and sometime far away places. All that travel during peak travel season can get expensive though.


Dog Scratching at Fleas

Getting Rid of Fleas in Your YardOne of the main sources of fleas coming in on your pets is your yard. Keep fleas out of your home by removing them from your yard. This is a page about getting rid of fleas in your yard.


Green Household Tool Box

Creating a Household ToolboxThis is a page about creating a household toolbox. It's tough to get chores and projects done around the house if you can't find the right tools for the job. Making a household tool box can make it easier for everyone in the house to get done what they need to.


Brown Paper Gift Tag

Making Your Own Gift TagsThis is a page about making your own gift tags. Whether is for birthdays, Christmas or just because, putting a tag on gifts you give is important. They don't have to come from the store though. Add a little of your own personality to your gifts by making your own tags.


Cleaning up Mildew From Wood

Removing Mildew from Wood?This is a page about removing mildew from wood. Mildew can damage wood and smell up a room faster than you might think. Cleaning up mildew can be very difficult, especially on wood.


Clearing a Clogged Bathtub Drain, Pulling Hair From Clogged Drain

Clearing a Clogged Bathroom SinkThis is a page about clearing a clogged bathroom drain. When the drains in the bathroom are backed up it can be quite a mess to deal with. Clearing the drain helps keep things stay clean in your bathroom.


Tupperware Stacked

Organizing Plastic ContainersThis is a page about organizing plastic containers. With all the convenient sizes and shapes they come in, Tupperware and other plastic containers have become very commonplace in the kitchen.


Pumpkin Soup with Pumpkins in the Background

Cooking With PumpkinsThis is a page about cooking with pumpkins. Pumpkin adds a distinct flavor to food, especially holiday dishes. This large, tasty orange gourd is a great addition to many recipes.



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Peanut Butter Apple DipA very kid friendly way to serve apples, use up older bananas, and have a healthy snack! It doesn't get easier than this, and is healthier than caramel!


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Pineapple BavarianThere are more Bavarians recipes that will be posted as we get them set up with flavors such as marshmallow, lemon, and peach.


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Green Tomato Spicy RelishTasty relish made with those green tomatoes left in your garden that won't have time to ripen. Simply to make with just a few ingredients.


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Sausage DinnerThis is another recipe from "The Penny Pincher's Cookbook". It would be hard to find a cheaper, easier meal, and it's very tasty too.



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Store Curling Irons In Plastic BagsA simple way to organize flat irons and curling irons and keep the cords from getting tangled, damaged, or twisted, is to save the plastic bags from your newspaper and store the irons in them individually.


Shoe Planter with Hen and Chicks planted inside

Recycled Shoe Hen and Chick PlanterReuse an old leather shoe as a planter for hen and chicks or other small succulents. This is a great gift idea.


Large leafed plant growing in a clear vase with a couple large bright red and orange rocks at the bottom

How to Grow Houseplants in WaterYou don't need to have a green thumb to grow houseplants in water. Even if you've killed every houseplant growing in soil that you have ever had, your success is almost guaranteed when growing them in water.


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Drawer OrganizingI've found that since my husband is an avid golfer, we have an abundance of golf ball boxes, which make perfect drawer organizers. The boxes from Titlist, Pentach, and Calloway are reinforced and just the right size.


Yellow Rose with Blue Sky in Background

Yellow Rose In FallThe rose just came through a good rainstorm, and its sun colors contrasted very well against the sky. I had been watching this rose for several days thinking it would make a fine photograph, and I believe it has.


SayD the Dog Sitting on Rug

SayD (Australian Shepherd)SayD is a 6 month old Australian Shepherd. SayD became a member of the family 3 weeks ago. SayD likes to run, and boy, is she fast! She will chase a ball and already knows to bring it back. When you tell her "go get your ball" she understands, and brings it to you. She loves her squeaky toys too.


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Mark Real Margarine Container From Reused ContainersI use margarine and cottage cheese containers for storing food in the fridge. To ID which one is actually the margarine or cottage cheese, I put a rubber band around that one. It not only IDs it, but helps to grip the container especially if you have small children.


Icepack Cover step 4

Ice Pack CoverWhile making a cover for your ice packs may have already occurred to many of you, it hadn't for me. After constantly trying to wrap towels around packs over and over all day and night for hubby's leg after knee surgery, it finally occurred to me to just sew a cover for each pack...


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Check Thrift Stores For Baby ClothesI do volunteer work at a thrift shop. We get hundreds of used and new baby clothes, we sort them and put out only the best for sale. We price them from 50 cents and up, and the monies go to helping those less fortunate in the community.


A young girl in a Pocahontas costume.

Homemade Pocahontas CostumeWith items easily obtainable from the thrift store or a craft store your child can become Pocahontas this Halloween. Although these instructions are for a smaller child, they can be easily adapted for a larger size.


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Use Store Brands DiapersDon't be a label snob. Kirkland was the best for my now 11 year old. When my now 20 year old was diaper age, they were just coming out with the velcro "good" diapers.


Karma the office Kitty Taking a Nap

Karma the Office KittyKarma is my office assistant. Here he is on a break. Normally, he is head butting my hand while I am trying to mouse, walking across the keyboard adding his own thoughts to the editing, or trying to catch the pointer on the LED.


Teko the Dog Jumping on a Pant Leg

Teko (Mix)Teko is a 1 and a half year old mixed breed. Teko is my grandparents' dog. We were out helping them with their house demolition, and this poor little guy was completely confused as to what on God's green Earth was going on!


Jack-O-Lanterns Glowing at Night

Mason Jar Jack-O'-LanternsUse a few old Mason jars to make some cute glowing jack-o'-lanterns that you can use year after year. This is great project to do with the kids. They love to make funny and spooky faces on their jars.



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Glass Blocks with Hole and Stopper?I am looking for glass blocks with a hole and stopper. I would like to know where to find them and where I can find white lights to put in the block.


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Blocked Septic System Plumbing?We are on a septic system and when we flush toilets we can hear a gurgling type sound as the water travels through the drains. I am assuming that there is the start of a blockage happening here. We have put some Actizyme down the pipes, but this hasn't fixed it.


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Getting Rid of Fleas?I was gone for two weeks and I came back to my house and my dog covered in fleas. I need to know a cheap way of getting rid of them asap. My niece is here everyday and I can't let her get flea bites!


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Ninja Master Prep Pro Recipes?Where can I get a recipe book for my Ninja Master Prep Pro? I also want to make ice cream with it.


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Redness and Itching of Hands and Feet?What does it mean when your feet and hands go red and start this uncontrollable itching almost to the point of numbness? It happens now and then and it lasts sometimes up to 25 minutes and then it's gone again.


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Real Estate Business Name Ideas?My name is Khader, I want to find a name for my real estate business. I would like it to start with RK or some beautiful Arabic name. Can someone help me?


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Plugged Garbage Disposal?My wife put carrots and potato peels in the disposal and it is just a plugged up mess. It spins, but will not not drain. Any suggestions before I call the plumber? The disposal sits in the middle of the sink; it's not a divided sink.


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Troubleshooting Bathroom Outlets?I have 2 outlets that are in separate bathrooms. Both have power, but neither one will run a hair dryer or hot iron. They will power a radio. Has anybody seen this before or have any suggestions?


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Painting Over Varnish Without Sanding?I've heard that it's possible to paint over varnish without sanding by using Zinsser BIN primer. Has anyone tried this?


Painting Over Very Dark Brown Walls?We are moving to a place with defecation colored walls. It is a nasty dark brown. I am moving from a place painted crimson red and jet black. I want to make the new place livable, so I was thinking, what is the cheapest way to turn brown into red, or at least a rust color?


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Cleaning the Heating Element on a Singer Magic Mini Press 7?I have a Singer Magic Mini Press 7. The heating element is dirty. How do I clean it or where do I purchase a new one? Thanks.


Are Electric Blanket Controls Interchangeable?Is a Sunbeam electric blanket 4-prong control adaptable to a Cannon 4-prong?


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Caring for a Croton Plant?I have a croton which is a new plant; it looks healthy and well. My question is why some of the incoming new growth turns dry and falls off before they have the chance to become full leaves?


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Herbal Relief for Back Pain?I really could use advice. A few years ago, I underwent spinal fusion. Without mentioning a name, I used a prescription drug. I did take it 4-6 times daily. This helped me get around, as I don't feel as though I could without them.


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