October 27, 2011

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A bowl of refried beans.

Homemade Refried BeansIf you have never tried homemade refried beans, you are missing out on a great treat. They are worth the time and much better than canned.


Uses for Junk Mail, Mailbox Full of Junk Mail

Uses for Junk MailThis is a page about uses for junk mail. We get so much junk mail on a daily basis that sometimes all you can do is recycle it. However, there are other things that can be done with these unsolicited mailings.


Bathroom Counter

Organizing Your Bathroom CounterThis is a page about organizing your bathroom counter. Bathroom counters are prone to being filled with various products. It can be difficult to find a way to organize these things in manner that makes the products you use daily easily accessible, and also keeps the area to looking tidy.


Dirty Bathtub and Fixtures

Cleaning a Stained BathtubIf your bathtub is stained it stands out and can be embarrassing, especially if you are having guests over. Getting the tub clean will help make your whole bathroom look better. This is a page about cleaning a stained bathtub.


Small Pile of Button Mushrooms

Storing MushroomsMushrooms are notoriously difficult to store and keep fresh. Storing your mushrooms properly will keep you mushrooms fresh and ready to use for a longer period of time.


Slim Fast Bottle

Homemade Slim Fast RecipesSlim Fast is a popular and simple way to lose or maintain your weight. Save money by making these tasty nutritious shakes at home. This page contains homemade slim fast recipes.


Homemade pizaa sauce.

Pizza Sauce RecipesThis page contains pizza sauce recipes. Homemade pizza sauce is easy to make. Making your own sauce allows you to use fresh ingredients and adjust the flavor to your liking.


Woman Spring Cleaning in her home

Spring Cleaning (Inside Your House)Spring cleaning is a time to do a deep cleaning on your home. An extra thorough cleaning a few times a year can really keep dust and grime from building up. This is a page about spring cleaning the inside of your house.


Sloppy Joe Recipes, Sloppy joe on a plate with curly fries.

Sloppy Joe RecipesThis page contains sloppy joe recipes. Sloppy Joes make a simple and delicious meal. It is also a kid friendly meal that you can make without much preparation.


Couch Cushions Being Cleaning

Cleaning CushionsThis is a page about cleaning cushions. Whether they are on a couch or a favorite easy chair, cushions get used day in and day out. Therefore, they need to be cleaned well from time to time.


Freshly Canned Pears Near Pears in a Bowl

Canning PearsThis is a page about canning pears. Canning pears is a great, thrifty way to store pears from your harvest for use later in the winter and spring. Storing and canning your pears properly, will ensure you can enjoy them year round.


Homemade Quiche

Homemade Quiche RecipesQuiche is an easy dish to make yourself. There are so many flavor combinations to try when making quiche. This page contains homemade quiche recipes.


Homemade Salsa Recipes, Homemade salsa in a bowl.

Homemade Salsa RecipesThis page contains recipes for making homemade salsa. Making salsa is a great way to use up your garden's tomato harvest. Homemade salsa also has a freshness you can't get from the grocery store.


Homemade ravioli being cut apart.

Homemade Ravioli RecipesThis page contains homemade ravioli recipes. Making your own ravioli is worth the challenge. These delicious pasta pockets can be filled with all sorts of fillings.


A cup of instant cappuccino made from a mix.

Cappuccino Mix RecipesAlthough nothing replaces a perfect cappuccino or latte from a coffee shop barista, these convenient mixes make it possible to have delicious coffee drinks at home without an espresso machine.


Laundry Tips and Tricks, Dirty Laundry in a White Basket

Organizing Dirty LaundryThis is a page about organizing dirty laundry. Sorting and organizing your dirty laundry before it is washed can be very helpful. It will keep like colors and types together and help with folding and putting away later.


Fresh ricotta cheese.

Homemade Ricotta CheeseThis is a page about how to make homemade ricotta cheese. Ricotta cheese is a main ingredient in many Italian dishes. Making it at home allows you to have fresh ricotta at home.


A loaf of freshly baked homemade bread.

Beer Bread RecipesThis page contains recipes for beer bread. Beer is a natural pairing for homemade wheat bread. These loaves can be served with dinner, as an appetizer or snack, or for sandwiches.


Rust and Peeling Blue Paint on Car

Removing Rust from a Car or TruckThis is a page about removing rust from a car or truck. Rust will damage your vehicle faster than you might think. Therefore, if your car or truck is getting rusty, it is important to get rid of that rust as soon as possible.


Take Out Containers in Refrigerator

Using LeftoversThis is a page about using leftovers. Everyone has leftovers to use up every once in a while. Finding a way to make use of leftovers in other meals is a great way to prevent food waste.


Boy Learning at Home from Teacher

Homeschooling Game IdeasThis is a page about homeschooling game ideas. Finding ways to engage and educate children when homeschooling is very important. Playing games with the kids that teach along the way is a great way to accomplish this.


Woman Separating a Velcro Strip

Uses for VelcroThis is a page about uses for velcro. Velcro has a myriad of uses around the home and office. Finding new and creative ways to use velcro can make organizing and storage of items even easier.


Couple being served a Salad

Eating Healthy While Eating OutThis is a page about eating healthy while eating out. Eating a healthy meal when eating out is possible as long as you know what to look for. By knowing which things to avoid you will be able to make better choices for a nutritious meal.


Cigars in a Box

Craft Ideas for Cigar BoxesThis is a page about craft ideas for cigar boxes. Cigar boxes are useful for so many things around the home. they work especially well for craft projects.


Homemade ranch dressing.

Homemade Ranch Dressing RecipesRanch, Garden or House dressing is great on salads and makes a delicious dipping sauce. You can easily make your own ranch dressing so that you always have a fresh batch when you need it. This page contains homemade ranch dressing recipes.


Parenting an ADHD Child, Boy Reluctant to Work on Homework

Parenting an ADHD Child?This is a page about parenting an ADHD child. Being a parent of an ADHD child can be a day to day challenge. Good parenting techniques will help your child and help you keep your calm during difficult times.


Homemade Pizza Recipes, Boy Holding Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza RecipesPizza is a meal option that is popular with the whole family. Save some money and don't order out, make your pizza at home. This page contains homemade pizza recipes.



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Hot Cabbage SlawVery yummy and different.


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Scallion PureeScallion puree is quite versatile. Use for tossing with pasta or as a garnish for soup, steak, or fish, as a topping for baked potatoes or potato skins, or mixed in with mashed potatoes.


Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter CookiesYou may have noticed a recipe for super easy peanut butter cookies. The recipe calls for just 3 ingredients, egg, peanut butter, and sugar. Well, I tried this recipe on the recommendation of my dear friend, Beverly, and it is outstanding!


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Crunchy Chicken CasseroleLove the water chestnuts and celery in this recipe!


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Chocolate Chip BarsLove this chocolate chip recipe!


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Microwave Rocky Road CandySo quick, easy, and oh so good!


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Crunchy Cheese EggsThis recipe is fast and delicious, easy and fun. My kids loved it and always asked for it.


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Waikiki DessertLove the pineapple in this recipe!



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Wear Sports Coat When FlyingWhenever he flies overseas, my boyfriend wears a nice shirt and sports jacket. He does this so he doesn't have to pack them, but also because he occasionally gets bumped up to first class seemingly due to his clean cut looks and attire.


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Check Pineapple Inner LeavesTo select a pineapple which is ripe for eating, I've been taught to pull one of its inner leaves to see if it comes away in your hand. If it does, then it's ready for eating. So if you want to buy one for eating in a few days, select one whose leaves are firmly intact.


A rottweiler and his family.

Buy Store Brand Dog FoodWhile I wish I could have afforded the top of the line for my dog, but I could not. We fed our Rottweiler a store brand dog food comparable to the major name brands. Now, Rotts eat a lot of food and we fed him no table scraps.


Dark Storm Clouds

Scenery: The Perfect StormAfter a long, hard day of working cattle, my husband and I could not bear to call it quits. We had to watch this storm roll in. It was worth the wait and I still love to look at this photo.


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Don't Risk Damage To Your Carpets With Homemade CleanersI have been in the floor covering industry for 18 years now. In my honest opinion, there is no such thing as a homemade carpet shampoo recipe that will actually work.


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Honey For Sore ThroatThe other night my throat was so sore I couldn't swallow, couldn't sleep, and wanted to cry. Instead I took a teaspoon of honey and let it melt in my mouth, trickling slowly down my throat.


Closeup of Praying Mantis

Praying MantisMy husband and I had just got home from our morning errands and were getting out of our car when I saw something big and yellow fly by. I've come to know that that means you probably just spotted a praying mantis.


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My Frugal Life: Shop SmartI learned that the Goodwill is changing their marketing strategies due to the availability of new goods coming off shelves of failing/going out-of-business/bankrupt stores. I have found a plethora of NEW in-the-box with-the-manual items at tremendously low prices.


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Protect Plants With Mesh TrampolineWe had a few plants that had some veggies on them. Because of a lack of hot sun and the air cooling off, we talked of cleaning the garden up and digging everything under.


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Honey And Vinegar For Preventing ColdsI have not had a cold for 8 years, except for once when I neglected to do this preventive method.


Fall Colors at Brasstown Bald

Fall Colors (Brasstown Bald, GA)Spectacular view of the fall leaf change in the North Georgia mountains from atop Brasstown Bald, the state's highest elevation at over 4700 feet.


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Eat Meals Outside Theme ParksNever eat meals inside the parks, if you can help it. When my husband and I honeymooned at Disneyland, we found a great buffet restaurant just outside the park. We would just walk out of the park and across the street for our meals. It saved money for other fun stuff.


Moss Growing on Rocks at Waterfall

Garden: Mossy WaterfallWe have a waterfall in our back yard that we have been trying to get moss to grow on for years. Finally it is doing really well. (Good ole buttermilk/yogurt)


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Link: Reasons To Adopt An Older DogI recently got my husband a 2 1/2 year old Red Merle Blue Heeler for his birthday. His previous master had passed away a few months before. This sweet little boy has won our hearts forever!


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Brown Meatballs in the OvenOnce all of the ingredients for the meatballs were well mixed, my dad would roll small amounts of the meat in the palms of his hands. Then we put them on a cookie sheet to brown slightly in the oven, this helps hold them together better.


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Moving to a Small TownAlways remember you are PFA (people from away), and that will never ever change.


Molly the Dog with a Bow on Her Head

Molly (Miniature Schnauzer)Molly is an 8 year old Miniature Schnauzer. I got Molly in April of 2003. My son-in-law had her father and his groomer had the mother. I got pick of the liter. I picked the female runt and I am so glad I did.


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Oxi-Clean For StainsI have been playing with Oxi-Clean powder lately. I used it to clean a badly mildewed life jacket and it came out like new. On clothing, it will remove yellowing. I've tried it on walls, furniture, floors, etc.


Closeup of Double Red Ivy Geranium

Double Red Ivy GeraniumThis double red geranium is eye catching with its very red color. I raise geraniums and have for several years. Mostly they are planted in pots on terraces which grace our patio.


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Hydrogen Peroxide For Sore ThroatsGargle with one part hydrogen peroxide to 5 parts warm water, Do NOT swallow the hydrogen peroxide mixture, it may make you queasy. Then, follow up with gargling with 1 tsp. of salt to 8 oz. of warm water.


Sunset Silhouette Card - Finished Card

Sunset Silhouette CardAfrica is known for its beautiful sunsets, and I wanted to make a card to commemorate this.


Tex the Dog With Man in Yard

Tex (St. Bernard/Pit Bull Mix)Tex is a 2 year old St. Bernard/Pit bull mix. This was my brother's dog and his best friend, they did everything together. My brother was a logger and Tex would ride in his truck with him.


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Cool Neck When Throat Is SoreA sore throat is an "inflammatory state of the throat". To calm it down, you must not put on any scarf, turtle neck, or any other warm device which increase the heat. Instead, wrap around the neck a towel dipped into cold water.


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Artist Brush Cleaning and UseI don't use my good oil painting brushes for acrylic. I keep them just for oils, which I clean in white spirit*. The sediment settles after a few days, and the clean spirit pours off carefully into another jar.


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Hot Cocoa and Black Pepper For Sore ThroatsThe one sore throat remedy my family swears by is to drink 1 cup of hot cocoa with 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper sprinkled on top. Works great for us! You can repeat every two or three hours, if needed. Hope it helps.


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Fake Baked PotatoesPreparing baked potatoes in a microwave takes far less time than baking them in an oven, but sometimes the wonderful texture of an oven baked potato is missing. Take the following steps to give microwave potatoes an oven baked texture.



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Homecoming Week Character Day?What is a good idea for character day at school for girls?


Possum Infestation Under and in the Walls of House?Is there a home remedy that doesn't cost a fortune to get rid of possums? I have a family of possums that have made a home under and in the walls of the house. Is there a easy way to run them off, a smell or a chemical they can't handle being around?


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Growing Roses from a Cutting?I have been told you can grow a rose from a cutting. I don't know how to do it. Does anyone have some ideas?


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Home Remedy for Ear Mites?I know of a dog who is being treated (home remedy) for ear mites because the family cannot afford a vet appointment. What home remedies have worked? This is a German Shepherd stray that was found in a northern state.


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Clothing Dye Bled On Colored Clothes?I washed this greenish brownish jacket with some colored clothes, and the color from the jacket has bled onto my purple and blue bra, turning it a lime green color. I also have a gray pair of pants that got washed with this jacket and now have a brown tint to them.


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Painting With a Roller Left Lines?How do you cover paint lines left from painting the walls with a roller?


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Removing Set-in Stains on a Couch?How can I get long term set in stains out of a couch?


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Softening Hardened Glue?How can I soften Aleene's Foam Glue and Tacky Glue?


Getting a Book Published

Getting a Book Published?I have been writing a book for quite awhile, but I don't know how to self publish it. I also don't have the money. Who do I contact about this matter?


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Low Sodium Recipes?Does anyone on a sodium restricted diet (2000 mg) have any good recipes to share?


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Getting Seeds from a Pine Cone?My mom and I were searching for pine cone seeds. She had just read that you shake it, but there were none there. How do we get some pine tree seeds?


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