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Molly (Dog)Molly is 11 and a pure mutt. Molly was a stray wandering the streets of Rochester, New York. She was hanging out at a business my husband frequented for his job.
Rufous Hummingbird at Mexican SageThis Rufous hummingbird really suprised us as we had not seen one before at our location. The beauty of the Mexican sage's purple blossoms must have attracted him.
Funny Frog ValentineMaking humorous and quirky gifts for Valentine's Day is always fun especially when you have the perfect friend to send one to. This one should put a smile on any girl's face!
Paper Towel Baby WipesI make my own wipes! Cut a roll of paper towels in half, add 2 cups hot water and 2 tablespoons each of your favorite baby wash and baby oil.
Using Canned VegetablesI have accumulated many canned foods. There is a great variation in quality between brands and types of cans used (some with metal liners, some with white-coated liners).
Hanging Felt "I Love You" HeartThis is cute to hang in your kitchen. Kids can do this too, with help of course.
Make Small Raised Beds from Old TiresSmall raised garden beds save energy, water, and growing medium! Looking for ways to conserve energy and not dig more than I have to, I covered a large rectangular area with old garden cloth, large pieces of corrugated cardboard, etc.
Cheesecake Cookie BarsThis recipe more than takes care of your sweet tooth. It is rich and full of flavor without all of the sugar and low carb too!
Use Leftover Vegetables For Future MealsIf I have less than one serving of cooked vegetables left, they go into an omelette. When I have 1-2 cups left over, they get minced and added to meat loaf, burgers, or poultry stuffing.
The History of MarshmallowsI found this not so earth shaking information in Readers Digest and then did some further research about them and thought it interesting enough to share as food for thought (pun intended LOL).
Store Seeds In JarsPut seeds in glass jars with tight fitting lids. Store in cool, dry place. Seeds will last 2-3 years
Celebrate Valentine's Day With KidsPut some candy in a balloon and put a little note in it. Then blow it up, tie a ribbon on it and attach it to your loved one's chair.
Garden: Pink Tipped Rose (Pennsylvania)This is just one of the many flowers in my backyard. My husband has a green thumb.
Make Body Shimmer LotionI learned a new really neat idea. If you use bronzer powder or make up, the same thing happens; left over hard to get in corners. Or it is the wrong shade. We all have seen way too dark bronzer at one time or another.
Turn Your Paper Clips Into HeartsAfter fidgeting with some paper clips, I realized that by bending them in half, you can make them resemble hearts. Looks cute using colored clips.
Cleaning With LemonsDon't throw away those lemons after you've used them. They are great for scrubbing the kitchen sink. Simply take half a squeezed or unsqueezed lemon, dip it in some baking soda and scrub away.
Many Cleaning Uses For A Swiffer MopI have found using dryer sheets works great for doing my blinds and dusting. Since doing this, I have discover a great way to save money.
The Path Garden (Jan. 2012)When it comes to rose buds, I love the clear colors and so pure, as this white one from the Path Garden. Here is another Angel Face, full opened. Enjoy each in their own beauty.
Frugal Kids Spa DayI have two girls, five and nine. My nine year old Dacoda, was always asking me if we could go to the spa. So I decided to surprise her with a home spa day.
Chicken Scratch as BirdseedI buy chicken scratch from the local feed store and it is quite a bit cheaper than birdseed.
Cheese Ball RecipesThere's nothing like a good cheese ball as the center of a snack tray. There are many simple tasty ones to make at home. This page contains cheese ball recipes.
Couponing for Food DonationsI save thousands of dollars each year by couponing. I used to not use, trash, or give away coupons for items or brands we don't use, even if they were free or close to free.
Freeze Soup In Ziptop BagsPut a baggie in your soup bowl, add soup to the baggie. Close loosely. When frozen, remove from bowl and store in freezer. To thaw, you can dunk it in a bowl of warm water until loosened from the bag. Then heat as you would any frozen soup.
Scenery: Setting Sun (Bandon, OR)Moving to Bandon, Oregon is the absolute best decision my husband and I have made in such a long time! Being less than 5 minutes away from the beach is even more fun than I imagined!
Removing Tree Sap from a Car?How can I remove the sap that has fallen on top of my car?
Cat Scratching Furniture?I need to know the best way to keep my cat from sharpening her nails on my furniture. Keeping her outside has always worked best for me, but recently I have begun to let her stay in. She knows she is doing something I don't like because she stops and runs when I react to the pawing.
Identifying Black Hairy Caterpillars?I have hundreds of black hairy caterpillars all over my yard. How do I find out what kind they are?
Protecting Plants from Cold Weather?How do I protect my plants that are coming up because of the unusably warm weather we have been having in Jefferson County, West Virginia?
Cylindrical Wall Mounted Containers for Bathroom?We are redoing our bathroom and I saw a great idea on TV. They used concrete forms and cut them to desired thickness and placed them on the wall. Then they put face clothes, etc. in them.
Finch Laid Eggs?I had 7 finch eggs; 5 hatched, but 2 didn't. Should I take them out?
Social Security Disability Benefits?I am currently receiving Social Security disability benefits. Is my child eligible to receive monthly benefits?
Converting a Dress Into a Shirt?How do you pin up a dress so it is a shirt?
Vacuum Pack Freezing Cauliflower?How do I freeze cauliflower without blanching?
Using Epsom Salts on Plants?Do you add the Epsom salts (1 Tbsp/gallon of water) alone or with your nutrient recipe?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Village #5801340?I'm looking for rolls of Village brand wallpaper, pattern #5801340.
Reusing Wine Boxes?Does any one have any ideas for reusing wine boxes? I have the 5 liter size.
Removing Nail Polish from Fabric?How do I remove dried nail polish from a comforter? It is 100% cotton.
Removing Marker from Painted Door?I want to remove marker pen from my painted front door. Any suggestions?
Yardman Riding Mower Won't Start?My Yardman riding mower with a 20 horse Briggs cranks, but will not start. It has good spark to both spark plugs. Comp. check good/values adjustment checked, and fuel shut off OK.
Old Heinz 57 Meatball Recipe?I am looking for a recipe that was on the back of the Heinz 57 bottle in the 80s. You made meatballs with Parmesan cheese. The sauce was Heinz 57, canned tomatoes, and sugar. You served it over noodles. Can someone help?
Best Silver Cleaner?Where can I get a reliable cleaner that will not etch/damage the original surface? Or how can I make a safe cleaner?
House Training an Adult Dog?I have a 3 year old Staffy who keeps wetting in my house. I can't get her to stop.
Rag Stuck Between Wall and Washing Machine?I was trying to clean between my washing machine and the wall. I had to use the stick end of my broom to get in there. Alas the rag is now wedged between the wall and the washing machine, how can I get it out of there before it smells, moulds, and whatever else can get in there does?
Killing Micro Mites With Vinegar?It makes sense that vinegar can kill mites. Has anyone had success with this?
Stereo Display Not Working?How can I get the screen on my home stereo system to light up? or to start working?
Looking for Work From Home Jobs?I'm 15 and I'm looking for something I can do at home to earn money. I have looked at cashcrate and inbox something or other, but I couldn't really understand it. I have a cousin who might be pregnant (really it's not me it's my older cousin) and I told her if she is I will help.