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Camera Tips and TricksThis is a page about tips and tricks for using your camera. Whether you are using a 35mm film camera, a point and shoot digital camera or a DSLR, some photographic tricks will help you take better pictures.
Freezing BroccoliThis is a page about freezing broccoli. Frozen broccoli is a handy addition to your dishes or as a side vegetable. Whether you grow it yourself or pick up a deal at the market, it is a great to have your freezer.
Saving Money on MascaraThis is a page about saving money on mascara. Many woman love to wear mascara to enhance their eyelashes. Depending on what brand you buy, mascara can be quite expensive.
Fixing a Squeaky DoorAs a house ages things start to creak and squeak, doors being one of the biggest offenders. To get your door swinging smoothly all you need to do is apply something to lubricate the hinges.
Wrapping Large GiftsA big box or oddly shaped large present can be difficult to wrap. Here are some tips to help you wrap it beautifully and keep the surprise until it is opened. This is a page about wrapping large gifts.
Removing Silly Putty from CarpetThis is a page about removing Silly Putty from carpet. If your kids play with Silly Putty in the house, it is bound to end up on the carpet.
Cleaning a Pontoon Boat?This is a page about cleaning a pontoon boat. Pontoon boats are great for enjoying a day out on the lake. As with any boat periodic cleaning will keep your boat looking nice for many years.
Removing Mold from Boat SeatsIt is not uncommon for boat seats to develop mold. There are things you can do to not only remove the mold but prevent it too. This is a page about removing mold from boat seats.
Mascara Tips and TricksThis page contains mascara tips and tricks. Many women enjoy using mascara, but sometimes it is difficult to achieve the look you want.
Felt Christmas Ornament IdeasThis is a page about making felt Christmas ornaments. Felt has been used for years to make holiday decorations. These can be simple kids crafts or beautifully crafted ornaments to be treasured for generations.
Making Pinecone Bird FeedersThis is a page about making pinecone bird feeders. Pinecones covered in birdseed can be a cheap and natural way to feed your backyard birds.
Budget Overnight CasseroleThis is yummy and great because you can use leftover meat to make this.
Turkey and Cranberry QuesadillaThis recipe is yummy all year round but is also an easy and tasty way to use up those Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers.
Cheese SoupThis is very yummy with some fresh bread!
Grandma's Strawberry SaladThis may be my all-time favorite salad ever! Love strawberries!
Mom's Mashed Potato RollsGreat way to use leftover mashed potatoes.
Button Love Christmas PresentThis cute framed button art is the perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season. Made with items easily found at most dollar stores.
Entertaining "Table Covers"The tables are covered in paper instead of table clothes, with cute buckets of crayons so everyone can write. I kept mine for years. After I had my son, I used this idea over and over at banquets; always with someone asking about how I came up with that great idea.
Free Desk Drawer OrganizerThe plastic trays that come in frozen dinners make great organizers for your desk drawer. The compartments are perfect for paperclips, rubber bands, and the like, and they are free.
Use Cleaning Cloth And Water For EyeglassesI called up my optical place where I bought my glasses. They have free cleaning cloths just for my glasses which are progressive lenses. I wash them often in warm water, squeeze it out, and lay it to dry.
Auto Duster for Dusting HomeI picked up a small "auto duster". The large versions are called "California Car Dusters" and are used to dust the outside of the car in areas where there are water restrictions and car washing isn't allowed at the dollar store.
Organize with Plastic Boxes and BinsKeeping a kid's bedroom clean is no walk in the park. Here are some ideas to keep things under control. I really like organizing with plastic boxes (think sterlite boxes), but they can be pretty pricey.
Keep Frozen Water In Your FridgeNow the weather is turning cold, I leave clean plastic gallon jugs of drinking water outside overnight to freeze. One bottle gives me refreshing iced water in the morning, the others go in the fridge and freezer to fill space and keep cooling costs down.
Use Borax and Hot Water For FleasWash all bedding using hot water and 20 Mule Team Borax. While it's washing, sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax on the mattress. Place a plastic zippered mattress cover on the mattress. The next time you change sheets, you can take the cover off and vacuum the mattress.
Young Hummingbird And LavenderThis young Hummingbird came in under the patio roof to a potted lavender plant that was beginning to bloom. I was able to photograph the bird through a glass patio sliding door. I like the closeness, with a telephoto lens, and the detail in the photo.
Removing Mold from Non-Bleachable SurfacesOf course, we all know that bleach does a great job of getting rid of mold from any surface, but if you don't want that surface discolored (like carpeting, decking etc.), use vinegar. This will take the mold out without any discoloration!
Call Your Doctor About HivesWhen you first see hives, take an antihistamine and call your doctor immediately. Hives can break out on the internal organs, including the brain, in which case the swelling brain can result in aberrant behavior and hospitalization.
Air Smelly Books In SunSet the opened books out to air in the sun. A further solution is to place unused dryer sheets among the pages of closed books.
Additional Free Email AccountsI had a tip about organizing e-mail, using more than one e-mail address. It dawned on me that some people may not know how or where additional e-mails can be acquired.
Removing Scuffs From Linoleum FloorsAs a custodian, I use a tennis ball attached to a broom handle. A little rub and the black mark is gone.
Coasters and Pot Holders From JeansI cut up old jeans and make coasters and/or pot holders. I make four - 4 1/2 inch squares of the jeans, and one - 4 inch square of any cotton material, then sew around the square and sew from corner to corner so it has a big X through it.
Home Dry Erase CalendarsTake two (my friend uses three) dry erase calendars. Use one for the current month, and the other for the upcoming month. Use different colors for different family member's schedules, pay days, holidays, appointments, etc.
"System Fix" Virus EmailI received an email from the USPS. They gave me an attachment that was an application to retrieve the package, and correct the address. I clicked on it, and Norton said it was not a virus. That is when everything went to panic mode. Things began to lock up, then go black.
Bee's Blossom ViewI call this photo Country Perfection because of the scene that bee gets to take in. Imagine, sitting atop the bright center of a gorgeous flowers, just people watching in the sun as butterflies and sweet aromas drift by you. Ahh, to be a bee!
Lemon Juice for Canker SoresI have canker sores often and have used may different home remedies, over the counter medication without great success. A friend told me to rinse the area with lemon juice.
Cranberry Walnut Bread Mix for Bread Machine?Can these recipes (oven baked bread) be adapted for a bread machine?
Collecting Child Support if the Parent is Deceased?What if the father of my two sons is dead and he owned me child support? The boys are 18 and 20. Their father was receiving Social Security when he died. Will I still get the money he owned me?
Reupholstering Kitchen Chairs?How much fabric will I need for eight kitchen chairs?
Replacement Heating Element for H20 Steam Mop?Where can I get a replacement heating element for my H20 steam mop?
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs?These bugs are small, black, and pin head sized. They are very hard to even see. Sometimes I see white ones, also. They seem to get in my clothes and bite. My wife doesn't seem to get bitten or says she can't feel anything on her. What's going on? I'm not crazy.
Kitchen Paint Color Advice?I have a long kitchen, galley style. The sink, dishwasher, stove, and microwave are on one side and the laundry closet and refrigerator are on the opposite wall. The ceilings are 8 feet. The cabinets are natural oak and the counters are black and dark blue fleck.
Storing Light Bulbs?Can you store your extra light bulbs in an outdoor storage shed where it will get below freezing?
Making an Acrylic Bead Hot Pan Pad?I have a friend who has a beautiful two color faceted acrylic bead hot pan pad. I have looked on the internet, but I can't seem to find a pattern. It has 6 sides and is so beautiful.
South Carolina Gamecock Mascot Cross Stitch Pattern?Can anyone help? I am in search of the cross stitch pattern for the university of South Carolina mascot (cocky). I would also be interested in college football cross stitch patterns, in general.
7th Golden Birthday Ideas?My daughter is having her golden birthday on Dec. 7th, 2011. Any ideas on what to do? We live in the northwest Indiana.
Cleaning Stains on a Knit Tablecloth?How do I get egg and coffee stains out of a knit table cloth?
Repairing a Spot on Leather Couch Where Cleaner Removed Dye?I had Resolve spill on my leather couch and the color came off. Is there a product that can help me?
Bathroom Paint Color Advice?My bathroom has a black shower kit and a black and white sink (specks). Also surrounding the shower kit and around the sink is tile which is a taupe and beige color. The vanity and cabinet are oak. What color should I paint the walls?