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March 1, 2012
Decorating Cakes With Fondant
I made this two tiered birthday cake and decorated the the whole thing with fondant. I really enjoy marbling fondant so I chose to marble a teal and a blue color together. It was for a young girl so I wanted to make funky yet beautiful, so I chose to make the bow and dots in a bright pink.
Sometimes He Likes to Play Santa Too
Throughout the Christmas season our elf likes to leave little presents, mostly for the kids. :) Because of his sweet tooth they tend to be yummy treats or candy to replace what he has eaten. Other times he leaves things to keep the kids busy.
Sometimes He Just Wants to Have Fun
Many times we find that he has been having a lot of fun while we have been sleeping. In many ways he is a kid at heart and enjoys to involve Barbie and other friends.
Saving Money on Tofu
This is a guide about saving money on tofu. Tofu is a healthy addition to your diet, as well as, a staple in many vegetarian dishes.
Applesauce Muffin Recipes
This page contains applesauce muffin recipes. Applesauce muffins are a sweet moist breakfast treat or after school snack.
Decorating Cakes With Fondant
This is a guide about decorating cakes with fondant. Decorating cakes with fondant is all the rage now.
This is a guide about canning applesauce. Canning applesauce is not only easy, but also a good way to use up extra apple from your tree.
Sometimes the Elf is Naughty
It isn't just your kids that can get into trouble when your Elf is around. He is know to get a little bit naughty himself. Here are so photos of our elf "Snap" getting into mischief.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
This page contains Elf on the Shelf ideas. Having an Elf on the Shelf is a fun tradition that many families have started to encourage good behavior around Christmas time and to have a few laughs too. He tends to get in a little bit of trouble when he hangs around the house though!
Chicken Parm Casserole Recipe
Nice video about how to make a wonderful chick parm casserole. This recipe turns out great.
Royal Icing Recipe
Making Royal Icing can be a bit tricky, but it is great for making beautiful flowers for your cake. It is important that you follow the recipe and instructions carefully, to ensure a good result.
Advice for Dealing with an Abusive Husband
How can a stay at home mom of 3 kids leave an abusive husband that won't give her any money? I have been married for 15 years and have been a stay home mom since our first of 3 kids was born. It has always been hard because I had no help.
Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse
What is the reason for covering seed trays with glass when the trays are to be left in a greenhouse?
Running a Mower with a Hydrostatic Transmission
Do you need to use the clutch to move with a hydrostatic transmission?
Calories Burned Information for Tony Little's Gazelle
I am looking for information on the original Gazelle by Tony Little regarding calories burned I weigh 226 lbs, stand 4 feet 11 inches. I am working at a medium pace on the original Gazelle, how many calories can I burn in an hour?
Simple Buttercream Recipe
This simple buttercream recipe is perfect for icing your cakes and decorating them.
Planting Peas and Beans in Berry Rows
Can I plant peas in my raspberry and blackberry rows and let them climb? Can I plant beans along the edge of my berry rows to help improve the soil?
Loud Bathroom Fan
My husband installed a brand new fan in our powder room. He used the exact same model as the old one that quit working. The new fan is so loud that it hurts my ears. Is this a defective fan or is there some easy way to make it softer sounding?
Ideas for Cleaning the Basement
My son is moving back in and I need ideas to get the basement straightened up to put his stuff in it. It's a mess and I have all kinds of things in there from Christmas items to gardening stuff (decorations).
Choosing Between a Tablet or Digital Frame for Photos
What is the best way to store digital photos for quick and easy viewing? A tablet or a digital frame? I want to be able to pull it out much like an old fashioned photo album, not to have it running constantly.
Remedy for Condensation Buildup in My Ceiling
I have stains all over this year, on my ceiling; I have a mobile home. The weather this year has been cold, to warm, and back to really cold. The way my house is, that one side gets the direct sunlight.
Packing Brown Sugar
I use a small glass to press down brown sugar in my measuring cup. You could use a jelly glass also. I got these 5 oz measuring glasses at Walmart for about $1 each (made in the U.S.A. too) and they are just the right size for my hands.
Making Pumpkins Grow Faster
One way of making pumpkins grow fast is to feed with water. Make a hole in the stalk of the pumpkin and insert a cotton candle wick in the hole with one end. Place the other end in a jar of water. The water will wick itself into the pumpkin. Always make sure there is water in the jar.
Soccer Ball Cake
This soccer ball cake is easy to make and is perfect for a birthday party. All you need is buttercream icing and a variety of tips to make this fun cake.
Dressing for a "Good vs Evil" Sadies
Our theme is "Good vs Evil" for our Sadie Hawkins dance at school and I'm not sure what to wear.
Bypassing the Clutch on a Riding Mower
How can I bypass a clutch on a riding mower so I don't need it to start the mower?
Use Sunflowers Instead of Bean Poles
A substitute for bean poles is to plant a sunflower seed by each hill of beans. I use the mammoth variety of sunflower. The flowers will measure at 15 in. across.
Asking Boyfriend to Sadie Hawkins
I want to ask my boyfriend to sadies in a cute way, it's already a for sure yes, but I still want him to feel special. He is also a baseball player. Any ideas?
Growing Morning Glories in Containers
Will morning glories grow in containers on a deck?
What is This Plant?
Please, do you know the name of this plant? I have been searching forever. Thanks.
Moving with Houseplants
I am moving to another state in the summer. How can I safely transport my plants?
Crafts Using Old Windows
Reclaim an old window by adhering broken glass, old hardware or shells (use your imagination) using a strong bonding compound. This window can be put outside or in
House Cleaning Tips
This is a guide about house cleaning tips. Getting and keeping the house clean is a challenge we all deal with on a daily basis
Bailout (Husky Mix)
Bailout is 3 years old and a Husky Mix. My husband and I got Bailout 3 Christmases ago. He was listed in a classified add and grabbed my heart from the moment I saw him.
Buffalo Chicken Wraps
I love spicy foods, so this recipe is a favorite! It's quick and easy too.
Caring For A Person With Dementia
There are many other types of dementia. It bothers me when people always say 'Alzheimer's'. My husband has FTD Dementia. It would be nice if one would say 'dementia', or 'type of dementia' instead of always calling dementia 'Altzheimer's'.
Charcoal Or Minerals For Upset Stomach
At the first hint of queasiness or stomach pain, I take one-half dropper of Trace Minerals from BEST Process AlkaLine. I put it in a little juice or water and drink it. It is unpleasant, but not nearly as bad as vomiting.
Crab Stuffed Fish Fillets
This is a delicious way to make plain fish very special. It can be made with any mild fish fillets. I like it best with my favorite fish, Swai. The accompanying sauce is very nice with this dish.
Cutting the High Cost of Insurance
One of our 2012 family goals was to re-evaluate our homeowners and automobile insurance to see if we could save a few bucks. WOW! This effort netted us nearly $2500 savings annually!
Fall Leaf (Annapolis, MD)
Saw this beautiful leaf floating in the ditch while on my way to meet a friend downtown. The colors were so lovely I couldn't resist snapping a picture of it! Makes me miss fall so much!
Healthier Banana Bread
I found this banana bread recipe online but changed it up to make it healthier and better suit my taste. It makes one large loaf or 2 small loaves. Makes a great gift too!
My family loves salsa, and homemade is so much better and cheaper than store bought. This recipe makes about 4 cups of salsa. Serve with chips or with your favorite Mexican dish.
Jalapeno Popper Spread
Jalapeno poppers can be expensive to purchase in the store. This dip is a great tasting alternative and much cheaper. It also makes a great gift for someone who enjoys spicy food.
Keep Mixing Bowl From Sliding
When you are mixing food in a bowl and the bowl begins to slide, put a dishtowel under it and it will stop.
No-Bake Energy Bites
This is a great snack recipe. Also, you can make substitutions to it to change it up and make it taste different. Soy butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc can be used in place of peanut butter.
Place Alarm Clock Across Room
I have my alarm clock set all the way on the other side of the room. I have to get up and turn it off. It sure does make it more difficult to hit the snooze button when you have to walk back and forth from your bed!
Strawberry Lemonade Cake
A moist strawberry cake with lemon-flavored filling, especially good on warm days.
Tipsy Flower Pot Stand
To make a tipsy flower pot stand, get at least 76 inches of rebar and pound 1 foot of it into ground. Place a 12 inch pot over/down rebar through the pot drain hole and fill with dirt so that your second pot will rest on top of dirt.
Vitamins To Help Memory Loss
Several years ago I had a stroke. Recently (about 6 weeks ago), I ran across a article about memory loss and vitamins. It recommenced taking Vitamin B12 and folic acid. Slowly, but surely my short term memory is returning.
Webster is a 13 year old Yorkie. I got Webster when he was 3 months old and weighed 2 pounds. It was love at first sight! Webster has been quite the entertainer in his day. He counts, multiplies, and divides in English and Spanish.
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