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Quick Chili PieWhen I spring clean, it even includes going through the pantry and freezer searching for foods coming close to the stale date and making sure they get used up soon or are given to the food bank.
Diet CakeCake mix and club soda! That's it! This cake is very moist and delicious. Using club soda cuts out most of the calories. No eggs or oil needed.
Spirit Lifting Garden Bouquets as GiftsWhen your garden is full of beautiful blooms and you begin cutting some to add beauty inside your home, cut a few more than you need. Deliver your surplus of flowers to a nursing home, assisted living facility, elderly neighbor, or a friend or family member that needs a little cheering up.
Gnarly Old Weeping WillowThought tree lovers might like to see my enormous willow tree. Photos really don't do it justice. Standing beside it, however, is a truly humbling experience.
Finding Heirloom SeedsStop by your local farmers market and look at all the produce. See a purple tomato? Maybe a yellow and green striped one? There are so many different kinds. Buy a couple to taste, and dry the seeds for next year's crop.
Thicken Soup With Potato FlakesIf you like your soup a little thicker, sprinkle a small amount of instant potato buds/flakes into the already hot soup. Stir and wait for the soup to thicken. It is so good and easy!
Old Door Knob VaseEven the tiniest flowers in the garden deserve their moment to shine. But how to display them? Most vases are way too large for these miniatures.
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (North Carolina)Spring is here and it will soon be butterfly time. This is a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on our Butterfly Bush. It is amazing how many butterflies are attracted to this bush.
How to Rotate Your CropsCrop rotation is the practice of growing related crops in different areas of the garden in consecutive years. Rotating crops helps maximize yields by making the most efficient use of the nutrients in your soil, and reducing the likelihood of soilborne pests and diseases.
Soup in a Jar GiftThe mother of a good friend is dealing with cancer. It is easy to feel helpless when those you love are going through any kind of suffering.
Use Available Medical ResourcesMany people are entitled to benefits that they do not know about. In Massachusetts, there is a program to help offset the cost of medication not covered by Medicare.
Glass Frog Pencil HolderI have several of these glass flower frogs that I picked up at garage sales and thrift stores. I use them to hold pens and pencils on my desk.
Billina (Splash Cochin Bantam)We got our little Cochin Bantam hen along with her sister and brother at the pet store. She likes to scratch in the dirt, ride on my husband's shoulder, come for a visit into the house, sit on eggs, and hatch little baby chicks.
Band Instruments At Pawn ShopsWhen my kids decided they wanted to be in band at school, I went to Pawn Shops and looked around to see what they had. I did not want to put a lot of money into an instrument in case they did not take it but one year.
Landscape Design TipsFormulating a landscape design plan can be an overwhelming prospect. The goal is to develop an attractive, cohesive plan that fits your needs, without overwhelming (or under-whelming) your home. Here are some tips for getting started, broken down into six easy steps.
Tiger and Sassy (Chihuahua)This little guy Tiger is really full of life! I bought him for my elderly mom to keep her company as she lost her blue chihuahua boy who she had for 12 years. Tiger is really a rare colored chiahuahua, like a striped cat.
Taking Vitamins, Minerals and HerbsMy parents are in their 70's. And both of them are doing fairly well with regard to their health. There are things they can't do that they used to and they have no problem telling you that. But they really don't make that comment often.
Using Every Bit of CleanerIf a marble is put into an almost empty spray bottle, all the cleaner will be used up.
Value of Old Dictionaries?I have (2) dictionaries called, The New Century Dictionary. They were first copyrighted in 1927. They are in good condition. Does anyone happen to know what their value might be?
Remedy for Squeaky Shoes?My Jordan 60+ are squeaky on the bottom of the shoe. Every time I step there is a squeak. What can I do to get rid of it?
Growing Micro Greens?I have tried several inexpensive ways to grow micro greens and none are very good. Dirt is the worst, as it clings to the plants and is very hard to get them clean. Vermiculite didn't seem to work very well for me.
Name Idea for Interior Design Firm?I'm looking for a name for my interior firms. It should be one word that sounds professional yet creative.
Joint 17th Birthday Party Ideas?My friend and I are both turning 17 in June this year. We want to do two parties, one for the day time and one at night. We were thinking about a pool party during the day and a lingerie party at night. We want it to be a joint party for both of us. Should we do this?
Ice Maker Not Dispensing Ice?I have a Frigidaire side by side fridge. The ice maker produces ice, but the ice just sits on top of the ice maker and rarely drops into the ice tray. When it does drop, it is a huge chunk of ice that won't fit down the dispenser and is too big to fit into a glass.
Removing Pine Tar from Clothing?How do you remove pine tar from a baseball uniform?
Mother's Day Devotional Theme Ideas?I need help with a rainbow theme for Mother's Day devotional outline. We have a young girl who wants to sing, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Hummingbird Feeder Leaks?I bought this beautiful glass hummingbird feeder, it has a tube with a cork. When I make my sugar water and then plug the tube in, it drips the water out from the hole in the bottom of the tube until all the sugar water is gone. What am I doing wrong?
Growing a Norfolk Pine Indoors?My Norfolk pine is getting too tall for the house. Can I pinch it back?It is an indoor plant that I put out on the deck in the summer.
Previously House Trained Puppy Backsliding?Our 7 month-old, female Lab/Beagle mix is potty trained. However, we've had problems over the past week. It rained once and she refused to go outside and eliminate. When she did go out, she'd go potty on the concrete pad, versus on the grassy area like normal.
Books on Nano Technology?I am 17 years old. I am studying in high school. I want to know which is the best book for advanced nano technology. Thank you.
Removing a Tomato Sauce Stain on Clothing?How do I get a tomato sauce stain out a white dress? I tried putting Fairy liquid on it and the put it on a wash cycle.
Soaking Beans?How do you quick soak beans, such as pinto beans?
Getting Rid of Garter Snakes?I have a family of garter snakes living in my concrete patio off my family room. It has cracks in it and that's how they go in and out. They really wouldn't bother me at all if my little dog didn't think of them as toys.
Leveling an Area of the Yard?I want to level a 10 by 12 foot area in my back yard. It has some tree roots and it has a slope. How do I begin to level it?