January 24, 2012

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Wildlife: Squirrel At Wedding on cake table.

Wildlife: Squirrel At WeddingThis little furry friend helped himself to our wedding cake. I know, he was just hungry, and a squirrel has to eat too, right?


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Freeze Sliced BeetsWhile reading the solutions to the question about freezing cooked beets, I realized I could freeze them like I do fresh berries.


A green box of Bag Balm medicated ointment.

Use Bag Balm For Dry Scaly SkinWinter is here. Being in the nursing field, I wash my hands probably more than a 100 times a day. Using the alcohol based sanitizers irritate my skin. Bag Balm is a wonderful substitute for lotion. Use it at night and see what a difference it makes.


"Vintage" Cake Platter made from a china plate and stemware.

"Vintage" Cake PlatterI had two china dinnerware plates stored in my cabinet; I wanted to display them or use them. I made matching cake platters. I used an inexpensive stemware piece, coarse sandpaper, quickset epoxy glue.


Two bare feet.

Homemade Foot PowderThis is a page about homemade foot powder. Store bought foot powders can be expensive, often not very effective and sometimes full of noxious chemicals. Making your own foot powder can save money and will ensure you know exactly what you're using on your body.


A brown dog looking up at the camera.

Three "R's" That Make You and Your Pet HappyRoutines simplify life for both pets and pet owners. From the time you bring a new puppy, dog, kitten, or cat into your home, you should establish a routine for feeding, walking, playing, and quiet time.


Mr. Jingles, a dumbo rat, standing on a person's arm eating cheese

Mr. Jingles (Dumbo Rat)Mr. Jingles is a 5 month old Dumbo rat. My husband bought me Mr. Jingles (and gave him his name) just last week. Mr. Jingles loves to sit on your shoulder, and he loves to eat macaroni and cheese!


Completed heart with decorations and hanger.

Granny Square HeartUsing a granny as a base, you can make this pretty heart for any occasion.


Completed doll.

Cupid DollThe kid's really enjoyed helping with this one. They're fun and cute to make for ornaments in the kids' rooms.


Decorated Candy Jar with the words "So Sweet"

Decorated Candy JarDecorate an old jar (any kind of container will work!) with scrapbooking paper


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Hot Towels For Ingrown HairKeep applying hot towels, especially when it is infected. I wet a wash cloth and place it in the microwave, make sure you do not burn yourself. I wrapped it in another wash cloth and used it that way until it cooled down.


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Make Nail Polish From Eye MakeupI always love it when something I do is shown on TV (or in a book, etc.) and now it's "cool". When I saw a episode of Rachael Ray showing something I had learned in high school, I thought I'd share. Being Thrifty is a way of life for me.


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Get Partial Fill On New PrescriptionsDue to a serious illness, I developed allergy/reactions to various medications, especially prescription drugs. This was costing me a small fortune, as I would fill a script and after 1 or 2 pills have to dispose of the rest because I could not tolerate them.


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"Dump-Stir" Stew (Crockpot)This is my basic recipe for something I call "dump-stir" stew. The items you dump into the crock pot can be altered depending on what you have available. Frugal cooks aren't wasteful and this stew is an excellent way to use up leftovers you have in the refrigerator.


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Social Security For ChildrenYour child is eligible to draw social security if one of his or her parents draw. If it is less than the court ordered amount, the parent would have to pay the extra.



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What is This Plant?I am wondering if there is anyone who lives in Florida or where it is warm, that might know what this plant is. I live in Michigan and was given a plant that grows Florida. It looks just like my aloe plant except that it has longer thorns on it and they are sharper.


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Lab Forgets How to Use Dog Door?We have a 2 and half year old Lab. She has been house trained for a good year and half. She has her own doggy door which she comes in and out of when she pleases. She is suddenly acting like she can't remember how to get out of the house.


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Gasoline Smell on Shoes?Somehow, gasoline spilled on my brand new shoes. I have washed them in cold water with baking soda and detergent twice to no avail. The smell is still there. What else can be done?


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Organizing and Storing Photos?I'm overwhelmed with old photo prints, 3 or 4 generations worth. Any suggestions on sorting, and storing? I'm not a scrapbooker, but eventually, would like to do one for each of my children.


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