November 13, 2011

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A girl making a homemade Christmas card with stickers and cutouts.

Homemade Christmas CardsCard making is a very popular paper craft. This Christmas try sending beautiful handmade cards to friends and family. They will treasure the sentiment and the very personal touch. This is a page about homemade Christmas cards.

 

Raccoon looking for goodies in a waste bin.

Protecting Wildlife from Your GarbageThis is a page about protecting wildlife from your garbage. Not only do they make a mess when scavenging through garbage, animals can often ingest things they shouldn't. Securing you garbage insures that your local wildlife do not get used to finding human refuge to supplement their diets.

 

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ButterhornsLove these soft, warm rolls!

 

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Ham LoafI like ham loaf because there seems to be so many different recipes and so many different ways to make it. Very versatile!

 

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Chili SoupThis chili recipe is great, and I love the green pepper added.

 

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Stuffed PepperonciniAn easy appetizer with just a little bit of heat kick.

 

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Coconut Chocolate Upside-Down CakeHave you ever heard of an upside down cake made with coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips before? Well, let me tell you, this cake is just outstanding. It is easy and delicious, and a real favorite.

 

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Tuna Melts for TwoIn tough economic times like these, I always keep cans of tuna in my pantry. Rather than just making the regular boring tuna sandwich, tuna melts are still cheap and tasty.

 

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Candied Sweet PotatoesThis is a favorite of my husband and was also a favorite of my dad.

 

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Chicken Noodle SoupCreamy chicken soup with lots of chicken and noodles and quick to make. During the winter my family asks for this almost weekly.

 

Articles

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Newspaper for Gasoline SpillI spilled gasoline in the trunk of my car. I solved the odor problem by laying newspaper over the carpet where it was spilled. The paper absorbed the odor and there was no stain to even see where it was spilled. The problem was solved!

 

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Tote Bags on Decorative HooksI have two pretty, sturdy tote bags hanging on decorative hooks on my bedroom wall. You'd be surprised how much they hold. I have wallets, extra pairs of glasses, etc.

 

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A Few Options for BackupThere are a couple ways to back up files on your computer. Whether they are financial statements, financial records, personal letters, prized pictures or favorite songs you have options.

 

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Freezing Leftover Turkey In GravyI usually freeze the turkey in the gravy! That way the turkey stays moist.

 

Nicholas Hugging Bleux in Shelter

Bleux (Shelter Dog)Bleux was a shelter dog for many months. Nicholas, a shelter volunteer, bonded with this massive boy instantly. Two guys, never afraid to share their love for each other even in a less-than-perfect world.

 

Girl Leaning Against Rock With Bubbles Blowing By

Photo: Blowing BubblesA lovely picture of my friend's daughter as she's playing with bubbles. Oh, to be a child again! :)

 

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Cleaning a Small BottleI had an old glass Bo Peep Ammonia bottle. I was thrilled with it, because I love anything vintage. However, it had a very small mouth. The idea to clean it, was to use a small piece of a shim, cut lengthwise (make sure you cut a piece as small as the mouth of the bottle).

 

Trees With Fall Colors

Fall Colors (Missouri)I love the way the colors blended in the tops of the trees. This was taken on a city street.

 

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Fannie Farmer CookbooksI have a lot of cookbooks and, even though I don't often use a cookbook anymore, I always keep my copies of "The Fannie Farmer Cookbook" and "The Fannie Farmer Baking Book" on hand.

 

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Homemade Refried BeansOnce you have boiled your beans for 2 1/2 hours, use bacon grease, 1 Tbsp. for 2 cups of beans. To pour the bacon grease, let it warm up, then add your fresh boiled beans with their own juice.

 

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Make a Collage for ThanksgivingI think this year I will make a collage of the day after taking loads of pictures, of course. ;)

 

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Pet Food Scoop from Laundry Soap BottleFirst cut the top in a scoop fashion from a Tide laundry soap container. Use the 100 fluid ounce size, leaving the handle on. Make sure that it is washed out very well. I cleaned it with baking soda and vinegar to be sure it was clean.

 

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Bright Nail Polish to Distinguish Key FobMy hubby and I have two similar cars, and we have both sets of car keys on our key chains. He worked for a company that gave him a car to use, and he was first in line to buy it after so many miles.

 

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Making a Yarn Wrapped Clothes HangerHow do you start to wrap a wire clothes hanger with yarn, but not with a crochet hook or knitting needle?

 

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Removing Stains from a Microfiber SofaHow do I remove blood and urine from a microfiber sofa?

 

Embroidery stitch.

What Embroidery Stitch Is This?Could anyone please help me identify this embroidery stitch? I've been going crazy trying to figure it out, but I can't seem to identify it. Thank you!

 

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Hat Made from a BraI want to make a red hat from a red bra and need to see a picture of one. Thanks.

 

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Repairing a Welbilt Bread MakerI purchased a used older model Welbilt bread maker. The machine only cycles up to kneading. Is there a way to get the machine to cycle through rising, baking, and cooling?

 

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Giving a Dog GarlicHow much and how often do I give raw garlic to my 60-70 pound dog?

 

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Puppy Can't Chew It's FoodI have an 11 week old puppy we rescued who was pretty under weight, and will not eat anything. The pound said she had been eating Blue Buffalo brand food, so we bought that and she won't touch it

 

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Preventing Sooty Residue from CandlesMy husband insists the windows will get waxy smears on them that will be difficult to clean, if I burn candles. I love candles and would love to burn some this holiday season. Any suggestions?

 

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Getting Rid of Slugs InsideI live in a ground floor apartment and have a dog, so salt in my carpet is out of the question. I find them in my kitchen and I know they are harmless, just gross. My complex can't figure it out and the bug man can't either. Any suggestions that won't harm my dog? (He's just a puppy.)

 

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Cutting LettuceIs it true that lettuce "rusts" quicker if you cut it with a knife?

 

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Meat and Potato StuffingI am looking for a recipe for meat and potato stuffing. My uncle use to make this wonderful dish, but I have forgotten how it was made. My sister and I would love to know how.

 

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Discontinued Faux Grasscloth WallpaperI am looking for 50+ rolls of wallpaper pattern J 3825 02 from the 'Journey" wallpaper book put out by Sutton Place Studios from their Talmadge design series.

 

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Removing Holly Tree Sap from Glass Patio DoorsWe just moved into a townhouse with a large holly tree in the back yard. Our patio doors have spots that look like water spots. We have had some success with Windex, Goo-Gone, and a razor blade.

 

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Choosing a Rat or a Mouse as a PetI was wondering which is better a rat or mouse for a pet? I really love rats a lot, but I also like mice. I need to know which requires more care and which is smarter and friendlier. Any thoughts?

 

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