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Removing Pet Stains from CarpetThis page is about removing pet stains from carpet. Stubborn pet related stains in a rug can be a challenge to remove.
Recipes Using PretzelsPretzels can be used to make some interesting sweet and savory entrees. This page contains recipes using pretzels.
Sunchoke Vegetable Stir FryI got these hard knobby sunchokes in my organics box one week and had no idea what to do with them. After a little internet research, I found that they were also known as Jerusalem artichokes and could be used in salads, soups and stir-fry.
Crockpot CaramelThis is great in a prebaked pie shell, ice cream topper or straight off the spoon!
Caramel FrappuccinoSomeone was just asking for a Caramel Frappucino recipe so thought should share with everyone. Here's the recipe I've used for quite awhile.
Recipe for a Happy MarriageJust being sentimental. ;-)
Shrimp CreoleOne of the very few dishes I've never even tried tasting before is Shrimp Creole. Well, a neighbor of mine brought some over yesterday afternoon. I liked it so much that I asked for his recipe and am sharing it here with you.
Turkey Mushroom Tomato Microwaved QuicheSeasonings make the difference and in most recipes I find that there is just not enough. I created this so I could tell I had put some seasonings in it! The rosemary is savory and the cumin brings in a bit of spice which goes nice with the tomatoes.
Peeling Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and WatermelonI cut honeydew and cantaloupe into 1/8ths, and watermelon into manageable narrow strips about 2-inches wide. I use a sharp paring knife to carefully follow along the edge of the rind and not leave any of the white part of the rind on the fruit strips.
The Boys DaydreamingWas going through and organizing boxes of old photographs and came across this photo taken about a decade ago of the three boys, Jake, Duke and Shadow.
Tennis Ball for Walker LegsYou can make a small slit in a tennis ball and put them on the tips of walkers. Often, walkers can catch on carpeting, especially in offices or homes that the users aren't familiar with.
Removing Plantar Warts From FeetI had Plantar warts as a child and I had them removed by a doctor burning them off. They were under the skin and it felt like I was walking on pebbles.
Using Tennis Balls in the DryerI use tennis balls in the dryer to help fluff clothes. They also cut down the drying time. In the preschool classrooms, they are helpful on the bottom of chair legs to alleviate the noise when moving.
Look and Find Bottle"Look and Find" bottles are great entertainment for long car rides! They are simple to make and you can make them small or large depending on your needs. The concept is simple, fill a bottle with rice and place a bunch of small objects into the bottle too.
Never Buy Used Mattresses or Upholstered FurnitureUsed mattresses and upholstered furniture are a plain and simple possible serious health hazard, not to mention creepy sounding, so it's best to avoid them.
Garden Glove BagDH has been working on a shed for our back yard. He is making it from repurposed fence lumber. I was watching him work today since I'm not allowed to play with his power toys.
Mesh Bag for Cleaning Cookie CuttersUse the mesh bag from your next turkey to throw your cookie cutters into. Place the mesh and cookie cutters in your dish washer making sure that the end is closed and placed over a prong.
Shadows in the ParkWe go to the park a lot, and I love to look at all the shadows that our beautiful sunshine makes on the grass!
Crafting a Fun Frugal LifeI don't like to rush out and buy a ton of expensive materials before I start a new hobby, so I have found it's worthwhile to take a sample class or visit a craft store for a demo of something I'm interested in trying before I jump in all the way.
Remove Wine Stains on ShirtsIf you have a wine stain on your shirt, stretch your fabric over a bowl, cover the stain with salt and carefully pour boiling water over it. This will remove your stain.
Homemade ShampooTake 1 cup of water and add 1 Tbsp. of baking soda into an empty bottle. Shake well. Distribute evenly through your hair and then rinse. Follow with 1 cup of water and 1 Tbsp. of app;e cider vinegar as a conditioner.
"After" Slumber PartyMy granddaughter just turned 7 and she wanted to have a slumber party with her friends to celebrate. But many kids her age have fears of spending a night away from home (and mom and dad).
Velvet (Mini Potbelly Big)Velvet is an 8 week old mini potbelly pig. Velvet's mother was not able to care for her and her brother. A friend of mine told me if I still wanted a pig to come and get them. I have a 10 month old pig already named Digby.
Don't Waste That HamThis past Easter I baked a bone-in ham, wrapped in foil, then unwrapped and covered with a glaze. Delicious! In the past, I had never bothered going to the trouble of using the ham bone for soup or whatever, so I usually just picked off as much ham as possible and discarded the bone.
Hanging a Pancake GriddleI never have to worry about storage any longer for my pancake griddle. After I have used it, let it cool, and wiped it off, I put it in a sturdy 13 gallon garbage bag that has handles.
Gap Insurance Coverage Could Have Saved ThousandsIf you have a loan on a vehicle like I did, make sure you add "gap protection" onto your full coverage policy. It was never offered to me by my insurance, and I sure wish they would have.
Digging Tips for GardenersDigging garden soil can either be a pain in your back, or an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon outdoors. Here are some helpful tips to make this necessary garden chore easier, safer, and more enjoyable.
Uses for Tennis Balls in the GardenA good gardening friend of mine uses tennis balls to make a gardening frame and found that the tennis balls are useful for bluetits too.
Save Mylar Balloons and Reinflate ThemIf you have no other use for the deflated Mylar balloons, simply save them to be reinflated on another occasion. If you insert a straw at least 6-8 inches in length up into the hole where it was originally inflated, you can press out the remaining helium in order to store the balloons flat.
Using Tennis Balls on Chair LegsA lot of people take a tennis ball, cut it in 4 directions and put it on the bottom of a walker to prevent dragging the legs of the walker. This also keeps the walker from damaging hard wood floors.
Rainbow Over the Falls! (Niagara Falls, NY)We celebrated 37 years of marriage by going to Niagara Falls, NY. It was a beautiful sunny day and we took a picture of the fall. We visit this site every year on "our" day. We were amazed at the two rainbows!
Plant Old Winter PotatoesI always have wrinkly old potatoes left over from my winter "load-up" in the fall. I plant them in the garden, cutting them in pieces and making sure that each piece has one or two "eyes". I plant them 6 inches deep with the eyes facing up.
Frugal Ways to Clean and Pack Your CamperI love camping but I will be honest, I do not "rough it" very well. No tent and sleeping bag for me, I prefer a camper. But camping in a camper can be very expensive. I work hard to keep it frugal.
Gum in the Dryer?How do I get gum out of my dryer? It was left in someones pocket and went though the washer and then the dryer. Needless to say, it's stuck on the dryer walls.
Storing Fresh Avocados?How can I keep avocados fresh? Will wrapping them and refrigerating them keep them from turning brown and last longer?
Kitchen Paint Color Advice?I have white kitchen cabinets with blue counter tops. What colour do I paint the walls? It is currently very drab.
Saving Money on Cereal?What is the cheapest kind of cereal?
Finding the Value of a Seymour Mann Doll?What is a Seymour Mann doll worth?
Athletic Banquet Centerpiece Ideas?I need centerpiece ideas for an athletic banquet. The sports we're celebrating are basketball, baseball/softball, track, and cheerleading.
Using Makeup Primer?I have been having problems with my makeup (MAC) staying on all day. I put the liquid foundation on my face in the morning around 6:30am and by noon it is complete gone. A lady at the MAC cosmetics counter told me I needed to purchase a primer which was $27.
New Standard Encyclopedia?What would be the value on a set of New Standard Encyclopedias 1030 to date, Aiton's Encyclopedia 1910, Standard reference work 1912 and later?
New Dentures Painful?It has been one week since they pulled all my teeth and fitted me with dentures. I am in so much pain I can't stand it. So I took the bottoms out. My top ones are fitting OK and there's only a little pain, but those bottoms, wow.
Frozen Squash and Zucchini Got Mushy?Last year I grew a ton of squash and zucchini. I decided to freeze a good amount of it. I cut it into slices and put in vacuum sealed bags. However, when I attempted to use the veggies, they were mushy. Why?
Using Sevin Pesticide Around Animals?Since when is Sevin okay for animals?