April 6, 2012

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Couple Standing in Front of Their New House

Buying a HomeThis is a page about buying a home. Buying a home is a big step to take.


Wood Knife Holder

Making a Kitchen Knife HolderThis is a page about making a kitchen knife holder. Kitchen knives are more safely stored if kept in some type of holder.


Chicken and Rice on Plate with Salad

Chicken and Rice RecipesThere are a great variety of ingredient combinations you can choose from to create your own delicious chicken and rice meal. This page contains chicken and rice recipes.


Spraying Carpet Stain

Cleaning Carpet StainsWhile a very durable floor covering, carpets get stains on them from time to time. This is a page about cleaning carpet stains.


Garden Fork and Seedlings

Using Manure in the GardenThis page is about using manure in the garden. Well rotted manure is an excellent compost addition, soil builder and fertilizer.


Quinoa in a Bowl on White Background

Recipes Using QuinoaQuinoa is an excellent source of protein and delicious in many different dishes. This page contains recipes using quinoa.


Baked Easter Ham

Easter Ham RecipesHam is a traditional Easter meal. This page contains Easter ham recipes.


Spice Rack

Starter Spice Rack SuggestionsThis page contains starter spice rack suggestions. Confused about what to include in your first spice rack?


Seed Starts by Window

Starting Seeds IndoorsThis is a page about starting seeds indoors. Often it is recommended that certain seeds be started indoors in order to get a jump start on the growing season.


African Violet

Growing HouseplantsThis is a page about growing houseplants. Houseplants can add beauty to our home, if well chosen and cared for.


Container with Plants Attached to Fence

Container GardeningThis page is about container gardening. When faced with limited garden space or to enhance your patio, many flower and food producing plants can be grown in containers.


Lime Margarita

Making a MargaritaThis is a page about making a margarita. There are many different variations on this popular drink.


Making a Coffee Filter Wreath

Making a Coffee Filter WreathThis page is about making a coffee filter wreath. Coffee filters are a flexible craft material for a number of projects.


Avocados on a Tree

Caring for an Avocado TreeThis is a page about caring for an avocado tree. Avocado trees whether grown from seed or purchased from a nursery will need to proper care to thrive.


Jumper Cables

Jump Starting a Car BatteryThis is a page about jump starting a car battery. It is extremely frustrating to turn the ignition switch in your car only to hear the telltale sound of a dead battery.



Ham and Cheese Popovers in the pan

Ham and Cheese PopoversIf you are looking for a quick snack or meal, then give these popovers a try. They are easy enough for kids to make too.


Rice Krispy Nests

Rice Krispy Bird NestsThese cute little bird nests are a fun treat to make with kids on Easter. They are easy to make and are delicious!


Decorated Rice Krispy Bunnies

Rice Krispy BunniesIf you are looking for a fun and easy to make Easter treat, try making these adorable Rice Krispy bunnies. There are so many ways to decorate them...be creative!


Rice Krispies Easter Eggs

Rice Krispies Easter EggsRice Krispies treats are so yummy. These Easter eggs are so easy to make and kids will enjoy cracking them open to find a sweet surprise inside.



Peanut, an orange cat with plastic Easter eggs.

Peanut With His First Easter EggsPeanut in his Easter Picture. I put some brightly colored eggs by him so he could have a seaonal photo.


Cuba artwork

My Frugal Life: Making-Do In CubaSeveral years ago, Barbara, an amiga from D.C., delivered some medicinas to a family in Cuba. They invited her to stay with them and to attend their little girl's birthday party.


A dragonfly hovering over a budding peach tree.

Dragonfly And Peach Tree (Ludowici, GA)This dragonfly has been visiting my peach tree for a couple of days now. I just love the picture!


Crater Lake Scrapbook Page

Crater Lake Scrapbook ThemeA few years ago, my family drove from Portland, OR to Crater Lake. As my boys can't get enough of volcanoes, we stopped at the Newberry Volcanic Monument on the way there. Of course, we took lots of pictures.


A pink rose just blooming

Pink RosesHere are my roses. Gardening is therapy for my very painful illness.


Add citrus peels to vinegar

Add Citrus Peels To VinegarPlain, old vinegar is still one of the best and thriftiest cleaning products going. But the smell can put some people off and keep them from using it more often, even though it dissipates quickly after use.


Spaghetti in Pringles Can

Store Spaghetti in Pringles CanA great way to store spaghetti is in a full-sized Pringles can. I wiped out the empty can with a damp paper towel to remove any oil and salt. I was able to fit 2 whole bags of spaghetti into the can.


Patriot (Paint Horse) in a field

Patriot (Paint Horse)When I was 11, I saw him at an auction. He stood out. I loved him from the first time I saw him. My mom kept saying "no", but finally gave into the tears and begging and pleading and bought him for me.


Slices of pizza in a frying pan

Reheat Pizza in a Frying PanA great way to reheat leftover pizza is in a frying pan. Place the pizza in the frying pan over medium heat. Cover loosely with a piece of aluminum foil.


Ellie Mae (Yorkshire Terrier/Toy Poodle) sitting outside.

Ellie Mae (Yorkshire Terrier/Toy Poodle)Ellie Mae is 12 years old and a Yorkshire Terrier/Toy Poodle mix. We got Ellie Mae when she was 7 weeks old, in 2000. She was so small, she fit into my young son's baseball cap.



Repairing a Battery Cover on Toy BankI have a toy bank and the part where the batteries go has broken. How can I fix this or where can I have it fixed? Please help.


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Building an Inexpensive Garden FountainHow can I make a water fountain without it costing a lot?


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Curtain Color for Burgundy and Brown RoomI have a braided rug in my family room that I cannot afford to replace. The rug is burgundy in color. My sofa is brown. The walls are burgundy and cream. I want to put up curtains that will go with brown and burgundy. The curtains need to be just valances. I would like more color in this room, but I have no idea what color curtains would go with a brown couch and burgundy rug.


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Value of Vintage EncyclopediasI have a complete set (10 volumes ) of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History in great condition. Do they have any value? Thanks.


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6th Birthday PartyDo you think it would be OK for kids 5-6 years old to jump in a glow in the dark b-day party? We just want to do something the kids like, but different at the same time.


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Inexpensive Recipe Ideas for a College StudentI live in China and am an international medical student. Can anybody suggest any quick energy giving meal recipes that are fairly cheap that I could cook? Thank you. I'm open to all suggestions.


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Eye Lashes For Mattel DollWhat kind of eye lashes can I get for my Mattel Miracle Baby Doll 2000? Her's are missing! Can I just buy just some at the store and put them on?


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Riding Mower Won't StartI have a Briggs engine, 18 hp, on a riding mower. The engine will turn over, but will not not start. It seems to turn easily and then hard as you are trying to start the engine. I was told that a compression valve is not releasing properly.


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Removing Dried Paint from ClothingI had my favorite white t-shirt on and I got some blue paint on my collar. I then by mistake put it with the laundry and I'm not too sure how to get it off, does anybody know how?


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Value of a 1934 Compete EncyclopediaI have a 25 volume (complete) set of 1931-34 Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia of Universal Knowledge in excellent condition. Aside from seeing how funny our "facts" were back then, do you know its range of value?


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Crafts Using Eggs CartonsHow craft can you make out of egg cartons?


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