March 20, 2012

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Uses for Lattice

Uses for LatticeThis is a page about uses for lattice. Lattice can be used in a variety of home projects and crafts.


chicken gumbo soup

Chicken Gumbo RecipesThis page contains chicken gumbo recipes. Ready for a spicy Cajun stew; try chicken gumbo.


Hummingbird feeding at lavender

Hummingbird PhotosThis page contains hummingbird photos. These pretty, busy birds are fun to watch zooming from flower to flower in the garden.


Saving Money on Ice Cream

Saving Money on Ice CreamThis is a page about saving money on ice cream. The price of ice cream has been escalating for the past few years.


cleaning supplies

Saving Money on Cleaning SuppliesThis is a page about saving money on cleaning supplies. Cleaning supplies are often a significant part of your household shopping budget.


Zucchini Salad Recipes

Zucchini Salad RecipesThis page contains zucchini salad recipes. Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that makes a nice addition to your fresh salads.


Pile of Colorful Rubberbands

Using Rubber Bands to Make StampsThis is a page about using rubber bands to make stamps. Making your own stamps is a craft in itself, especially when you start with rubber bands.


Buying Rose Bushes

Buying Rose BushesThis is a page about buying rose bushes. Trying to choose the best rose for your garden can be a pleasant challenge.


girl looking at a pimple

Hiding a PimpleThis is a page about hiding a pimple. It never fails that a pimple erupts right before an important event.


Getting Rid of Skunks

Getting Rid of SkunksThis is a page about getting rid of skunks. They may be cute and fluffy, but skunks are rarely welcomed guests around our homes.


Five terra cotta pots with flowers arranged vertically on rebar.

Tipsy Flower PotsCreate interesting vertical planting space by making your own tipsy flower pots. This is a page about tipsy flower pots.


uses for cooking oil

Uses for Cooking SprayThis is a page about the uses for cooking spray. Cooking spray is not just for spraying the inside of your pots and pans.


zucchini slaw recipes

Zucchini Slaw RecipesWhen you have an abundance of zucchini or want to try something new make zucchini slaw rather than the typical cabbage version. This page contains zucchini slaw recipes.


Decoupage Box

Decoupage Craft IdeasDecoupage is a craft that is not only easy for the beginner, but has numerous applications for all ranges of experience. This is a page containing decoupage craft ideas.


cheese enchilada

Cheese Enchilada RecipesThis page contains cheese enchilada recipes. Whether made spicy or mild, cheese enchiladas are a good choice for an easy, quick meal.


Glitter Tubes on White Background

Working With GlitterThis is a page about working with glitter. Working with glitter generally ends up with glitter everywhere.


Seedlings in a egg carton.

Uses for Egg CartonsThis is a page about uses for egg cartons. Rather and throw away your empty egg cartons get creative, there are a lot of new uses for them.


Coconut Pie Recipes

Coconut Pie RecipesThis page contains coconut pie recipes. No matter what your preference, custard or cream, coconut pie is a scrumptious indulgence.


Closeup of Hummingbird Moth by a Purple Flower

Hummingbird Moth PhotosThis page contains hummingbird moth photos. On first glance you might mistake this nectar sipping moth for a baby hummingbird, except for the antennae.



Indian Flat Bread

Pudhina Paratha (Mint Flatbread)Here is a recipe for making mint paratha, a healthy Indian flat bread with the goodness of mint. It's awesome to eat and easy to make.


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Gnocchi, Zucchini, and Tomato CasseroleGnocchi are tasty teeny potato dumplings that are a wonderful alternative to traditional pasta. There are a few steps for this casserole, but the effort is worth it. If you have any leftovers they taste just as great reheated the next day.


Lemon Mint Crusher beverage in a glass.

Lemon Mint CrusherYou may also freeze mint leaf with ice, as shown below. This will give a new vibe of colour as the ice cube floats in the drink.


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Red Pickled EggsThis is a recipe that has been in the family for at least 90 years. My grandmother prepared pickled eggs for an Easter dish every year; when she was unable to prepare them, my mother learned and prepared them. From a family of five I was the one that has been carrying on the tradition.



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Pet Treat Bags for Grease DisposalWhen the foil cat treat bag like Purina Whisker Lickin' Tender Moments is empty, do not throw it away. Instead, let your grease cool after cooking and then then pour it into the little bag and zip it shut.


Blooming Spring Branches in a vase

Forcing Spring Branches to BloomSay hello to spring this year by cutting a few branches from flowering trees and coaxing them to bloom for you indoors. Many woody plants can be forced into early flowering early, including forsythia, pussy willow, fruits trees, witch hazel, spirea, quince, and even lilac.


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Plastic Bags as Emergency ToiletAnother use for plastic bags is to drape them over a bucket or other container and then use as a toilet! I understand that in Africa, they call these "flying toilets." It would be great for camping or to use in an emergency situation.


Nelson (Toy Poodle) lying on the floor.

Nelson (Toy Poodle)Nelson is 8 months old and a Toy Poodle. I fell in love with Nelson the first time I saw him. He loves to play, protect the house, and eat french fries. Nelson is very affectionate and loves to gives kisses!


The outside of the Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN)

Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN)It is time for the wonderful madness to come into town again, when the Big Boys race! We snapped this as we were driving past Bristol Motor Speedway, as we always do when they come into town.


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Reusing a Wendy's Frosty CupAfter you have finished off your cool, refreshing Wendy's frosty that comes in a clear plastic cup with a clear plastic dome covering. Wash it and reuse in the bathroom for a toothbrush holder.


Corona and Abby (Jack Russel and Rat Terrier/Springer)

Corona and Abby (Jack Russel and Rat...Abby and Corona are both 7. Corona is a Jack Russel and Abby is a Rat Terrier and Springer. Both were looking for new Homes due to their owners not being able to keep them.


Hillsborough River Park

Hillsborough River Park (near Tampa, FL)I caught the mirror-image stillness of the Hillsborough River in Florida. The water has a deep-brown tea color from the tannins and humus contained in the trees and swamps that the river flows through.


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Free Kitchen Storage Containers I was trying to figure out how to keep my pantry dry and thought about the old fashioned 1 gallon glass jars. I took a trip in to my local grocery store to see if I could get some at the deli. I ended up with 1 Gallon plastic salad dressing containers.


Bam-Bam and Pebbles (Labrador Mix)

Bam-Bam and Pebbles (Labrador Mix)Bam-Bam and Pebbles are 3 years old. They are labradors. My other chocolate lab Jazmin mated with my yellow lab Hercules. We had puppies at 3:00 AM.


Blackie, a starling that lives in the eaves of a house.

Blackie the StarlingThis is the seventh generation of the starling family that lives in a little eave of our house on the patio side. Blackie is a male starling, of breeding age, and he is very interesting to have around.


Tipsy Flower Pots (The Path Garden) - close up

Tipsy Flower Pots (The Path Garden)I had been wanting to make on of these planters for The Path Garden for a couple of years. Just hadn't gotten around to it. The 99 Cent store had the clay pots so I got 5 and asked DH to go get the rebar for it.


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Use Cinnamon To Deter AntsTo get rid of ants in the kitchen I sprinkle cinnamon on them and around the spot that they seem to be interested in. My local dollar store is a great source for cinnamon. The ants came marching in to the dog and cat food bowls and I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon.


Hummingbird at Feeder

Hummingbird at FeederRecently I was helping a friend move and as we were taking a moment to chat on the front porch at dusk this little guy kept buzzing our heads on his way to the feeder.


Small bala sharks from the aquarium department at Wal-Mart.

Sharks At Wal-MartThese are the little sharks at Wal-Mart. I snapped about 6 or seven shots before I was happy with this one, and then edited it even again. They are so amazing!


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Getting Rid of Ants Without ChemicalsWe had this problem in one of our apartments. The ants literally went from our balcony sliding door right to the dog food. I put vinegar in a spray bottle, sprayed the track of the sliding glass door, the balcony, and the carpet to the dog dish and under it.


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Banana Peels for Removing WartsMy son had a wart and a friend told me to put a banana peel over it and cover with bandage. I did and it was gone in a week.


Renovating A Small Home In Alaska - trailer in box before improvements

Renovating A Small Home In Alaska (Part 2)I renovated this little Quonset Hut over a Square over a Trailer in the Fall and Winter of 2000 in Fairbanks, AK. The first part of the work was to get the kitchen, bathroom and work space done. Now I will fill you in on the rest of the house.


Bottle Lid Barbie Dishes

Bottle Lids for Barbie DishesLet kids use old pill lids and pop lids as Barbie dishes. They can cut out foam to put in the bottoms of the lids.Then use old beads and paint them to look like fruit and other foods.


Sunset in Nova Scotia

Scenery: Sunset Over Beach (Nova Scotia, Canada)This was taken in Nova Scotia at my cousins house. It's beautiful there.


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Save Money by Organizing Your RefrigeratorAlways add a label with the date a product was opened to insure freshness. If you do not plan to use leftovers right away, immediately freeze them for future use.


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Calcium Supplement for DogsDry egg shells in the oven at 250 F for 30 minutes. Crush the shells and add to your dog's food. You can also use them to feed birds as well.


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When You Get Ants, Make Lemonade!Well, don't really make lemonade, but I read in an old fashioned tip book that ants don't like lemons. When I got ants in my pantry, I took an old bottle of lemon juice, dampened my cleaning rag with it and wiped down the shelves and walls.


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Talcum to Deter Kitchen AntsEvery year ants invade my kitchen for a few weeks in June. Last year, they almost drove me crazy until my daughter gave me this tip. I sprinkled talcum powder across the threshold of the door and they will not cross it.


A Blanket of Soft Clouds in Tennessee

Scenery: A Blanket of Soft CloudsThese were floating in the air, so light and beautiful, and I had to capture them with my phone camera. They look like a soft cozy blanket made out of squares of soft cotton.



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Growing Clematis?I am looking for growing tips for clematis vines.


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Organizing Medicare/Supplemental Insurance Paperwork?I am absolutely weighted down with keeping track of paperwork related to Medicare and supplemental insurance, also pharmacy receipts. Does anyone have a system that is easy to follow? There are two of us.


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Cleaning Red Stain on Carpet?I've got two big red stains in my carpet. I don't know what it is, Kool-aid or some kind of red drink


Getting Rid of Mice Naturally?Is there a way to naturally repel mice from a home besides a cat, lol?


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Keeping Flies Off of Goats Naturally?My goats are being eaten alive by flies. I wanted to know if I made up a mixture of garlic oil and water, or vinegar and water and sprayed my goats, would this hurt them?


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Getting Rid of Fleas on Dogs?I have a small breed Poodle/Maltese mix about 18 pounds. Can I use K9 Advantix II every 4 weeks, as she seem to get fleas in about this time frame?


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Cleaning Stained Shower Doors?My glass shower doors are stained. I have tried all types of cleaning products, but nothing has worked so far. Can someone out there help?


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Letters Rubbed of Keyboard Keys?I was just wondering if anyone has the same problem as I do. Some of the letters on my keyboard have been rubbed off. I have tired to mark some of them with Wite Out and they just rubbed back off.


Email ID Ideas for Interior Design Business?I am an interior designer and I want to make a visiting card for my official work. Can someone please suggest to me some good, catchy, unique words to make my official email ID?


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Troubleshooting Circuit Breaker Problems?I turned off the main breaker and when I turned it back on my pool equipment is not working.


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Stains on Microfiber Couch?I have a few ring stains on my micro fiber couch (from my little one's sippy cup). So far I have tried Resolve upholstery cleaner, but that did not help. Does anyone have a better idea?


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