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Cleaning Tile FloorsThis is a page about cleaning tile floors. Tile floors are popular in kitchens and bathrooms because of their durability but can be difficult to clean, especially the grout between the tiles.
Doing Yoga During PregnancyThis is a page about doing yoga during pregnancy. Yoga is a great form of exercise for expectant moms. It keeps muscles toned and can be modified as the woman's due date approaches.
Growing BulbsThis is a page about growing bulbs. Growing bulbs is a perfect way to add color to your garden, especially for the spring. Planting your bulbs during the winter will give your garden a great head start when it warms up.
Freezing OnionsStoring onions in the freezer is a good way to preserve them before they go bad or start to put out green shoots, and makes cooking with them quick and easy. This is a page about freezing onions.
Cooking Dried BeansThis is a page about cooking dried beans. Using dried beans can be much cheaper and healthier than using canned but they do take a bit more time to soak and cook.
Amish Sweet SpreadI would love to slather this spread on homemade Amish bread. Since I can't bake for a darn, and there are no bakeries in my area where Amish bread is available, I'll have to be content with spreading on toast, dinner rolls, and bagels.
Portabello Mushroom AppetizerThis is something I threw together one day when I had some beautiful, big portabello mushrooms to use up. It turned out really nice.
Peppermint Hot ChocolateMy kids love this and so does my husband. The kids are always asking for it. It makes a nice treat after they have been out in the cold.
Pasteurizing EggsDon't be afraid of using raw eggs in smoothies, custards, ice cream, or whatever; simply pasteurize them first. Just heat them to 140 degrees F for 15 minutes, cool them quick and wala! No threat of salmonella or any other bacteria.
Tips for Delicious Potato SoupWhen making potato soup, add 1 can of cream of chicken soup and one can of cream of onion soup. Thicken the soup with instant mashed potato flakes. Add a little of the flakes at a time until you get the consistency you like.
Reflections on a Frugal YearI have always tried to live a frugal lifestyle. Sometimes that frugality was a matter of choice and sometimes living frugally was a necessity rather than an option. This year has been one where frugality was a necessity, not just for me but for many people.
Natural Hair Gel From Flax SeedsIf you are in a bind for hair gel and don't have much cash on you, take a small handful of flax seeds, boil them in water and see a natural gel appear very soon!
Seal Food Using A Recycled Plastic BottleCut about 2 inches below a plastic bottle with cap. Put left over food in plastic bag to store in refrigerator. Pull the plastic up the neck of the bottle and close cap to keep it air tight.
Cooper (Beagle)Cooper is a 5 month old Beagle. I was walking my other dog Chompers, and he ran to a bush and started sniffing. I saw what looked like a stuffed animal. I went to look closer and it was a puppy!
Scenery: 1998 Ice StormThis is a picture of the ice storm in 1998.
Keeping Your Garbage Disposal In Mint ConditionGarbage disposals not only get really stinky if you don't maintain them, the blades will also go dull. Here's is a fast and easy way to eliminate odors and sharpen the blades.
Mr Clean Eraser for Mold RemovalThe easiest way to remove mold from boat seats is to use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. The mold comes right off. Just rinse and you are done.
Aspirin For Cold Fingers and ToesMy toes felt frozen throughout the entire month of October and winter was just beginning. I searched for answers on the internet and came across one remedy that I felt was thrifty and worth trying.
Thank Yous That Last A LifetimeTake pictures of you child opening a gift for Christmas or their birthday. Print the picture out and have the child write a thank you on the back of it and send it as a Thank You to the person giving the gift.
Heat Burners To Remove Food ResidueAfter wiping the stove off after dinner every day, I turn on all the burners on high for 30 seconds and watch to see if there is smoke. Then I turn them off to cool. This saves me from having a burning smell on the bottom of pots the next time the stove gets used.
Holiday: Christmas Tree and DecorationsThis is our tree for this year (2011). It rotates. I painted the caroling kids around the bottom years ago, also the Santa above the fireplace.
Save Food Containers For LeftoversMy sister-in-law did something for Christmas that we all thought was smart. She saved the containers in which she had purchased take-out food all year. It was easy to just grab and fill them from the left-overs.
Cayenne Pepper for TermitesThis is for small localized areas when finding termites. Cayenne pepper has worked for us. Expose the hidden areas taking care not to damage the surroundings, sprinkle the pepper liberally in as many spots possible.
Mr. Black and Tiger (Domestic Shorthair)Mr. Black, with his brother Tiger, came one stormy Halloween night and never left. Mr. Black and Tiger are about 9 years old. They were half grown teenagers who moved in taking over our lives.
Train Your Dog With A Choker Chain CollarMany years ago, when I lived in Philadelphia, I took my Boxer puppy to our local SPCA, which held puppy training classes on a certain night of the week. I wanted Rodney to learn basic commands. The instructor, a canine police officer, ran the class.
Crocheted Barrette or PinCrocheted with two strands of thread. I liked the sparkly gold with purple. You can use one color or two, but thinner thread will make a smaller project.
Basic Botany for GardenersPlants are truly amazing. They create the oxygen we breathe, provide us with food, beverages, clothing, products for shelter, and medicines. Botany is the scientific study of plants.
Scenery: Summer at The Downtown Walking Mall...This photo was taken this past summer in an area called The Downtown Walking Mall in Winchester, Virginia. We were on our way to get ice cream when the children pictured started skipping and holding hands!
Transplanting Trees?I would like to transplant trees from a lot next to us to our property and every time I try this the tree dies. I don't know what to do. The lot next to us will only be cleared one day and the owner told us to help ourselves to anything we wanted. What should I do?
Homemade Malibu Hair Treatment?Do you use Kool-aid without sugar to do homemade Malibu to remove rust? Please help.
Welders Cap Pattern?I'm looking for a welder's cap pattern. Can anyone tell me where to get one or if anyone may have one? Thanks.
Discontinued Hunter Valley Prints Wallcovering - Revetment Mural #HV6041?Does anyone have Hunting Valley Prints Wallcovering - Revetment Mural HV6041? I can use any quantity, any run. It shows Shaker people and is called "Transportation"?
Tiny Red Dot Bugs?I have tiny red dot bugs around my computer desk. They bite and the area is really itchy. They are as small as the periods at the end of a sentence. Please help. I have tried everything. I'm about ready to move.
Can Corningware Dish be Repaired?What kind glue do I use to repair a broken Corningware casserole dish?
Pattern for Fringed Bath Towel Jacket?Some years ago I had a jacket made from bath towels with fringe. 3 towels were used. The elbow length sleeves had fringe and the neck down the back had fringe also. Would anyone have any input/knowledge of this?
Kitchen Floor Color and Type Advice?I would like to know what color floor will go with a Silestone countertop that is called Quasar? I have cherry cabinets. Also what type of flooring would be good, wood, ceramic, or vinyl?
Clogged Sink and Disposal?My drain is clogged in the the sink next to the garbage disposal. Every time I run the disposal the water comes up on the sink next to the disposal.
Lime Delight Jello Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for a jello dessert called lime delight? I got it from a dear friend along time ago and I seem to have lost it.
Power Cord for George Foreman Fusion Grill?I can not find the power cord to plug it up. Does anyone know where I can get another one?
Feeding a Dog Chicken?Is it OK to feed my Labrador cooked chicken breast once a week for added protein?
Dog Afraid of Loud Noises?My Golden Retriever is like a skittish cat when it comes to loud noises. She scares easily and I don't know what to do for her, but let her know it's OK and I'm here comforting her. You can imagine what the 4th of July is like! Thunder even gets her going.
Opening a Bent and Dent Store?I am interested in opening a bent and dent store in Greenville, Alabama. I have a prime location on main state highway with building and parking. I need some help with suppliers and regulations please.