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First Aid TipsThis is a page about first aid tips. Being able to provide first aid during an emergency is an important skill to have. Use these helpful tips and be ready to assist someone when they need it most.
Making a TerrariumThis is a page about making a terrarium. Terrariums are a great way to add some life to your decorating. They can be made from just about any glass or clear plastic container. They are also a perfect way to make use of something that was just taking up space before.
Working Out In the WinterThis is a page about working out in the Winter. When the sun is shining and the outdoors are inviting, it's easy to get out and exercise. Winter can be a different story though, it can be tough to stay motivated when it is cold and wet outside.
Bacon and Pea SoupThis is so good! It is made with frozen peas, not dried, for a real change of pace. It is quick and easy to make.
Gilroy Garlic Ice CreamI love garlic but don't have an ice cream maker, nor the courage, to give it a try myself so this one is for the ultimate garlic lover, Aric, and for other brave garlic lovers to try.
Hamburger-Zucchini PilafGood, hearty main dish meal.
Hot Fudge SauceThis is so much better then the stuff from the stores. It is really easy to make and makes a good frugal gift, as well.
Bubble RollsThese are so yummy and sweet! Kids really like these. They are great any time!
PoinsettiaI saved this from the trash 3 years ago, it was a mostly dead stick. With lots of care, it is now thriving at over 6 feet tall!
Wildlife: Tiger (Toronto Zoo)This is a picture we took of a tiger at Toronto zoo.
Removing Manufacturer Emblems from VehiclesWhen you need to remove any type of emblem, badging, sticker, etc. from a vehicle, consider using a piece of dental floss (waxed is best) and shimmy it back and forth slowly to release the unwanted item without damaging the paint.
Harlee (Great Dane)Harlee is a 6 year old Great Dane. I gave Harlee to my daughter in February 2005. He loves to run in the woods. My daughter has woods behind her house.
Feral Momma CatThis cat came to visit about 3 days after we moved in and she stayed for 3 years! You could not get near her, even though she was our guest for meals twice each day until the day she disappeared.
Natural Stain RemovalFor stains on clothing the easiest way to remove is by buying vinegar, a tooth brush, and baking soda. Rub it into the stain by making a paste and voila the stain is gone.
Call a Professional for TermitesThere is no way you can treat termite infestation with home remedies. I know from personal experience. When we lived in the south we had termites. We saw them swarming in a bathroom.
My Frugal Life: The Way of the MiserBack in 1985, my father claimed that at the head of every giant corporation, in the hand of every international banker, in the stomach of every commodity pit trader lives the spirit of an old miser.
Finding Small Items on the FloorIf you have a visual impairment and drop anything small and colorless on the floor, place a stocking over the end of your vacuum hose and run it over the area you suspect it may have fallen. It will easily be picked up allowing you to retrieve it from the stocking.
Use Baby Wipes For Cleaning Rubber StampsI keep a few baby wipes handy (in a zip bag) to use when stamping to clean the surfaces before going on to a new color. The sooner you clean the stamp surface the better.
Using MascaraTo create the effect of rounder eyes, first apply one coat as you normally would. Then just coat the upper, outer lashes of your eyes.
Caring for Your Aging DogAging dogs need some special considerations to keep them happy and comfortable. These are just a few tips that I have found helped improve the quality of life for my aging pets.
Making Carrot Souffle?Can you use canned carrot to make the carrot souffle?
Grease on Corduroy Pants?How do you remove grease from corduroy pants?
Chirping Smoke Detector?I have a model 9120B smoke alarm. It chirps about every 1 to 2 hours apart. I have replaced the batteries, checked connections, and even unplugged it from the wall. I took the batteries out and it still chirps. Do you know what's up?
Japanese Sweet Carrot Recipe?I'm hoping to get some help in finding a recipe for these sweet carrots served in most Japanese restaurants. They are so good. I've made several attempts at making them, but they're never close to the real deal. Help!
Determining Your Growing Zone?I live in the Alps in France. How do I know which zone I am in?
Softening Hard Sugar?How do I soften a 10 lb. bag of hard sugar?
Determining the Value of Encyclopedias?I have a set of New Standard Encyclopedia, 1981, and The Science Library that is in mint condition. Can anyone tell me how to find out if they have any value?
Shopping for Oxydol Liquid?Where can I find Oxydol liquid laundry detergent in the Seattle area? I found it once in my local dollar store in Port Orchard, WA, but then it disappeared. My mother used this detergent for years and it was the safest one she had found for our sensitive skin.