January 26, 2012

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Using Railroad Ties in Landscaping, Stack of Railroad Ties

Using Railroad Ties in LandscapingThis is a page about using railroad ties in landscaping. Railroad ties have commonly been used in landscaping but there are health concerns to consider. Do your research before using creosote treated lumber.

 

Keys hanging on a row of hooks.

Remembering Your KeysThis is a page about remembering your keys. Constantly forgetting where you placed your keys or just losing them altogether? There's nothing worse than the feeling you get when you can't find your keys.

 

Make Your Own Sparkling Apple Cider, Two glasses of sparkling apple cider.

Make Your Own Sparkling Apple CiderThis page is about making your own sparkling apple cider. Sparkling apple cider is a wonderful non-alcoholic beverage that is perfect for celebrating almost any holiday. Although it is readily available at the store, why not make it fresh at home.

 

Videos

Metal Rose Card

Metal Rose Valentine's Day Card Part 2Here is the second part of the Metal Rose instructions. This section shows you how to put together the final card.

 

Metal Rose Valentine's Day Card, Purple Metal Rose

Metal Rose Valentine's Day Card Part 1This video has detailed instructions for making some really fantastic Valentine's day cards. Anyone you give these to will love them!

 

Recipes

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Enchilada SoupOne word says it: Yummy!

 

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Bread PuddingOne of my favorite uses for stale bread is turning it into bread pudding.

 

Articles

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Storing Books and HobbiesMy son purchased a pantry for the apartment. It is the kind that comes in a box to be assembled at home. Last weekend, he put a lot of his collection of books inside the cabinet.

 

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Use Flattened Boxes for Drop ClothsWhen we got all our stuff unpacked from our recent move, my husband decided to flatten some of the larger packing boxes and use them around the edges of rooms that needed to be painted instead of having drop cloths spread about.

 

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Use Toothbrush To Clean KeyboardTake an old toothbrush and wet the bristles with vinegar, then press the bristles against a towel so the bristles are almost dry. Use the toothbrush between the keys gently, just like you would if brushing your teeth.

 

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Cleaning Up Your WalletMy husband just had to change wallets since his old one was busting at the seams with credit cards, insurance cards, receipts and discount cards. We took the outdated credit cards out and shredded (my shredder has a section for this).

 

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Buy Birdseed In BulkI buy birdseed in bulk. I feed my birds, safflower, thistle and sunflower seeds, wild bird seed and peanuts for the squirrels and blue jays. I buy the wild bird seed locally, usually a 40 lb bag comes out the cheapest.

 

Red inked sponge and stamped paper.

Frugal Heart StampMake your own heart stamp frugally from a tissue paper roll.

 

Finished license front.

Kid "Driver License"A fun project to make for, with, or by your child that will make him or her feel special! Use the directions to customize a driver's license with your child's photo, state of residence, and Power Wheels, tricycle, bicycle, or Fisher Price Coupe Car!

 

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Reusing Empty Parmesan Cheese ContainersI reuse empty Parmesan cheese containers for flour dusting, powdered sugar dusting, small amounts of sugar when needed, cornstarch, and even dried fruit.

 

An orange cat sitting outside on a flower covered chair.

Kelly (Cat)This is a picture of my cat Kelly outside on the deck. I picked some flowers and put them on this chair. She is enjoying a lovely day.

 

Prince (Kitten) a grey and white kitten on the floor.

Prince (Kitten)We got Prince's mom (Kyra Mae) from a family member. To our surprise, she was pregnant with Prince and his brother Mr. Tink.

 

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Drying Out a Wet MattressI need suggestions for drying out a 22" thick all foam (latex core and memory foam build-up) mattress that's been soaked thru by water from roof leak. It is totally saturated. I intend to stand the mattress up on end on a tarp in the bedroom and shop-vac the drainage.

 

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Refinishing Hollowcore Interior DoorsI have a mobile home that is about 15 years old. The interior doors appear to be an oak color. The outer layer is a thin coating like an onion skin type material that is peeling off. The doors are hollow and still in good shape except for the outer laying peeling.

 

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Freezing or Canning TurnipsHow do you freeze or can turnips?

 

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Internet Security Software AdviceMy paid AVG Internet Security is about to expire. I'm looking into free software and am overwhelmed with all the choices. I'm using Firefox as my web browser with Windows 7.

 

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Hanging Vinyl Fabric Instead of WallpaperDoes anyone know how I can hang embossed vinyl fabric on a wall like wallpaper? It's 54 inches wide and pretty heavy when you're dealing with a 9 foot length.

 

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Carburetor Spraying Gas While Engine RunningI have John Deere lawn tractor that has a 16 hp V-Twin engine. It has a manual choke. When I crank the mower, the mower runs fine, but gas sprays from the choke side of the carb.

 

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Gestation Period for DogsHow long does it take for a dog to have puppies?

 

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Freezing RiceWhat effect does freezing have on rice?

 

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Foley Food ChopperI am looking for a Foley food chopper or three-edged food chopper. Anyone who has one and is willing to sell it or knows where I can find one please advise through this site.

 

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Website for Printing on EnvelopesQuite some time ago I had found a site that gave the dimensions of just about any size envelope that you could choose to print on with your computer. In changing computers I have lost this site ...

 

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Best Mop for Textured Wetroom FlooringWhat is the best mop to clean a wetroom bobbly floor?

 

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Male Dogs and Territorial BehaviorI have a 11 month red nose Pit Bull that recently started humping everything. I don't want to get him neutered until he becomes a father. Will my Pit Bull have any problems with having one of his sons in the same territory household/backyard?

 

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Keeping Overdue Bills from Going to CollectionsIs it true that if I make payments to an oil company on time every month they cannot sell the account to a collection agency?

 

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Lowfat Cake RecipesI need to make a cake or dessert for a co-worker who is on a diet. Any suggestions?

 

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Growing an Aucuba Japonica from a CuttingI have been getting cuttings from one of these plants and they seem to rot before they get roots. What am I doing wrong that they do this? Can you also tell me where I can buy one of these? I want the one with the speckles on the leaves Thank you.

 

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Mixed Breeds and Hybrid DogsIs there an actual breed of a Yorkie and Chihuahua mix or would they be considered mutts?

 

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Cleaning a Fabric PurseHow do I clean Downe and Browne handbag with a leather strap

 

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Pruning Confederate JasmineI live in the southern bay area and my confederate jasmine is climbing on a fence in the front of our house. It hasn't been trimmed since I first put it in some 6 or 7 years ago. I've heard I should prune it, but how far should I cut it back? It's been acting like a bush.

 

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Homemade Dog BedsCould I have a few suggestions on how to make homemade dog beds that are durable for a large breed of dog?

 

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Varnish Stain on a Basketball JerseyHow do I get wood varnish out of a basketball jersey?

 

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Bleach Left Yellow Stain in TubI am moving into a new apartment. The cleaning crew came in and could not take off these black marks. So I put bleach with water into the tub and I let it sit for 2 days and now I have a yellow ring around the tub and the black marks are still there.

 

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Ideas for 3 Day Cancun VacationI am going to Cancun, Mexico for a 3 day vacation. Any suggestions on sight seeing?

 

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Removing Blood Stain on Leather FurnitureWe have a light coloured leather suite; one of the chairs has a dried in blood stain. How do I remove this stain safely?

 

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