January 18, 2012

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Applying for a Passport, US Passport on White Background

Applying for a Passport?This is a page about applying for a passport. If you want to travel internationally, it is best to carry a passport with you at all times. Applying for a passport can be quite a process, use these helpful tips to make it easier.


Saving Money a Ski Vacation, Sisters on Ski Vacation

Saving Money a Ski Vacation This is a page about saving money on a ski vacation. Ski vacations are a great way to bring the family together and have a wonderful time doing it. Skiing isn't cheap though and finding ways to save money on your ski vacation will give you more time to enjoy the slopes.


Landscaping Design Tips, landscaped yard

Landscaping Design TipsThis is a page about landscaping design tips. Landscaping can help create a beautiful oasis around your home and in your own backyard. Well planned do it yourself landscape design can save time, money and help you realize your landscaping goals.


Planning for International Travel, Coliseum at Night

Planning for International TravelThis is a page about planning for international travel. There is a lot of planning and extra consideration you need to take when traveling abroad, especially if your family is on vacation. Planning ahead will help you get the most out of you international vacation.



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Watercress SaladAll natural and helps with bloating. Water-cress tastes peppery.



Repairing an old Mickey Christmas sculpture.

Use Fingernail Polish to Repair Ceramic PaintI had this Micky Mouse centerpiece (made in China) that was packed in with our Christmas decorations. The paint was peeling off. The under glaze was white and it took some work to remove the cracking and peeling paint.


Completed table setting.

Budget-Friendly Decorations for...Make some budget-friendly decorations for a special Valentine's dinner with your loved one, using red, white, and pink, with a dash of gold, as the colors of choice. Add a few beads and candles, and voila!


Spraying Mold on Window frame

Quick and Easy Mold Removal from WallsAccording to the CDC mold spores can come into your house from the outside through open doorways, open windows or heating and cooling systems with outdoor intakes. Once inside, mold thrives and grows in moisture rich places


A Christmas candle holder with a red poinsettia.

Christmas Candle HoldersI used rose/ivy bowls and glass vases and added beads, flowers, or other decorations for vessels to hold flameless candles, as Christmas gifts. Here are pictures of some of the finished ones. I used low melt hot glue.


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Onesie For Storing Plastic BagsTake a child's onesy pajamas with feet. Then sew up the cuffs at opening. If you want to, sew the upper arms where connected to the body of PJs.


Finished wreath.

Valentine's Day WreathA cute way to say Happy Valentine's Day to anyone coming in the house. I have mine hanging on the front door.


Two women riding horses in the snow.

Decker and Scout (Horses)This is my friend Jodi. She is riding Decker, the big brown horse. I am on Scout, the paint, she gave to me that winter. We are taking advantage of a semi nice winter afternoon. These horses are having a great time with us girls, laughing, riding, and loving the day.


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Mylar Chip Bags For Gift WrapSeeing as chip bags pile up fairly quickly, I decided several years ago to put them to good use and save money at the same time. I wash them good, let dry, cut off the top edge, and turn them inside out.


Lights in water reflection at Shore Acres.

Scenery: Holiday Lights (Shore Acres, OR)Ah, my favorite time of the year! I know it's a little past Christmas, but I couldn't help myself, I had to post these festive photos! I have included 8 shots, and I think I covered just about everything I had taken pictures of that night.


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Using Slow Cooker LinersWe all know how easy it is to use a slow cooker to make dinner, but the clean up can be a time-consuming job. We recently found the Reynolds Slow Cooker liners at the grocery store, WalMart, etc. They have probably been on the market for a while, but we just realized how easy they make cleanup.


Organized restaurant coupons taped inside cabinet door

Organizing Restaurant CouponsOn the rare occasions we eat out, I usually only remember to look for restaurant coupons when we are leaving. Since the coupons were not readily accessible, we failed to take advantage of them and let the coupons expire.


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Mark Electronic Cords When MovingWhen moving electronics, I find it helpful to mark my cords so that when I am ready to set them back up, the cords are not a tangled puzzle. I mark each cord with a different colored dot of nail polish.


A sewing room garbage can by tying a bag to the table leg.

Tie Garbage Bags To Table LegsLike most people, I find myself trying to find uses for my grocery store bags. I don't like to spend money for something if I can avoid it. I bought waste cans for all the areas where I thought I would need them and forgot my master bedroom.


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Trail MixThis is great for a quick snack for the kids.They like it a lot and keeps them satisfied until dinner.


A pug with a red sweater lying in front of fire.

Mr Gizzy (Pug)When snow is on the ground in Nebraska, Mr. Gizzy can be seen relaxing by the fire.


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Exchange Keys With A NeighborMy neighbor and I exchanged house keys so that we could enter each other's homes in case of an emergency or to feed pets while one of us is on vacation, etc.


pink leash

Hanging Dog LeashesIn a home with multiple dogs, there are several ways to keep dog leashes organized and readily available when you need them.


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Book Review: The Other End of the Leash (McDonnell)"The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs" by Patricia B McConnell, PH.D was an excellent book. It explains a lot of what dogs are thinking and how they perceive our behaviors.


A car on a road trip cross country.

Take Advantage Of Entire Night's StayBy checking in later in the day, you lose money. Most venues require you check out by 11am but you can check in by 2pm. That means you pay for a stay of 21 hours in just about every hotel/motel you stay in.



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Cleaning Dirty Luggage?My luggage is still in pretty good condition, but it is dirty on the outside. Any homemade suggestions for cleaning it? I believe the fabric is polyester.


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Finding Free Furniture and Clothing?Is there anybody in the Fredericksburg, Stafford, or Spottsyalvina areas that could help me with some furniture or clothes?


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Wholesale Supplies for Dent and Bent Store?I am looking to start a bargain bent and dent type small grocery store in Greenville, South Carolina. Anybody have any ideas where I can get the merchandise for the store nearby?


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Red Hat Society and the Poem "Warning"?I am trying to find the connection between the Red Hat Society and the poem "Warning". It's really important. I need to find a few connections. Thanks :)


17th Birthday Ideas?I will be turning 17 on February 21 and I have no plans of what to do. Please help!


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Shopping for Gift of the Magi DVD?Does anyone know where I could get a DVD of the TV movie Gift of the Magi with Debby Boone? I love this movie and would love to have it. Even a VHS would be OK.


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Bandaging Your Ear?How do you bandage an ear? Regular Band Aids don't work due to the shape of the ear.


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Cleaning an Antique Christening Dress?My father's 1901 christening dress in showing signs of wear and tear after being used many times over the years. I would like to use it for my great granddaughter's christening, but don' know the safest way to clean it.


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Name Ideas for My Interior Decorating Shop?I want to choose the perfect name for my interior decorating shop. Any thoughts? Thank you.


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House Training a Puppy?I have just got a lovely Lhasa Apso puppy. I am looking for tips on the best way to toilet train him.


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Best Selling Craft Ideas?What is a good item that I can make to sell at yard sales?


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75th Birthday Party Centerpiece Ideas?We're giving my mother a surprise 75th birthday party. I don't know what to do for the centerpieces. There will be 10 tables with 10 chairs at each table. Help me please.


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Removing Packaging Wrinkles from Crushed Voile Curtains?What is the best way to get wrinkles from packaging out of new crushed voile window panels? I don't want to iron them since they are the crushed material, but there are some deep wrinkles from the packaging. Would just washing and hanging damp work?


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Using Vinegar in the Wash?I have seen on a few other sites that vinegar will break down the fabric if used in every wash load; is this true?


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Dog Peeing and Pooping Inside When Left Alone?My dog is peeing and pooping all over my clothes. He only does this when I leave him alone. He urinates and defecates all over my clothes and my couch, even to the point where he hides it under some clothes that are laid out on the couch!


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Painting Decorative Gourds?I am looking for images to paint on gourds for the flower bed. Does anyone have some ideas? Some of the shapes I have are bottle gourds, warty gourds, and swans.


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Thrifty Facial Moisturizer?Does anyone have any suggestions for a good, but thrifty, daily facial moisturizer for the over 60 female?


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