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Caring for Betta FishThis page is about caring for betta fish. Some of the prettiest fresh water fish, Bettas don't require as much special treatment as you may think.
Removing Tree Sap on MicrofiberThis page is about removing tree sap on microfiber. Tree sap can show up in the most unexpected places after a visit to the woods.
Party Food IdeasThis page contains party food ideas. Preparing food for any party can be creative and fun for all ages.
Uses for Mesh Orange BagsThis page is about uses for mesh orange bags. Recycle your mesh bags in a variety of useful ways.
Microwave Quiche RecipesThis page contains microwave quiche recipes. To turn out well, a microwave quiche generally will need to be crustless.
Cornbread RecipesCornbread is a wonderful addition to meals with chili, stew or soup. This page contains cornbread recipes.
Recycled Jeans PlantersThis is a page about recycled jeans planters. Recycling jeans sets the stage for many craft projects.
Making Colored Play RiceThis is a page about making colored play rice. By dying uncooked rice you can make an indoor alternative to play sand.
Shrimp Creole RecipesShrimp creole is most likely New Orleans' most famous dish of creole origin. This page contains shrimp creole recipes.
Removing Labels from Glass JarsGlass jars can be reused in a wide variety of ways from storage to crafts, but first, you will want to remove the label. This is a page about how to remove labels and sticky residue from glass jars.
Creamy Tomato LinguiniAn easy pasta dish that you can have ready in less than 20 minutes. You can also opt to serve the sauce separately from the linguine so everyone can spoon the sauce amount to their liking.
Float Off Your Plate Oatmeal PancakesMix ingredients in the order they are listed. Bake on hot greased griddle. I use about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. When top of pancake is covered with bubbles, turn and brown on the second side.
Keep Lettuce Fresh LongerI live alone. When I buy a bag of lettuce, I divide it up into serving sizes in quart size bags. In each bag, I place a single saltine cracker that I have wrapped in a paper towel, then press the air out.
Flower Pot Bird BathI really wanted to have a bird bath in our yard, but every time I found one that I liked it was so expensive. I decided to try and make my own using stacked flower pots and saucers.
Bees Taking Flight (Oklahoma)My grandpa passed away last October, when he passed he left me all his honey bees for my aunt and the rest of the family to care for. Although my aunt takes on most of the responsibility, we all help out when we can.
Put Away Summer Structures in the FallPut away your backyard shade structure when the summer is over. We bought this one two years ago and didn't put it away over the winter. When the windy rainy days of spring hit, it just couldn't take it and totally collapsed.
Additions To Kids Frozen DinnersI always add extra nutrition to the frozen food for the kids, the fun foods, as I like to call them. I will add a piece of frozen broccoli to the dinner if it only takes a few minutes or cook, just stick it under the plastic.
Socks the Sock MonkeyMy sock monkey arrived as a birthday gift in August - that's 8 months ago. He likes to hang out on my bed, tumble onto the floor occasionally, and hide under the covers.
GPS Instead of a SpeedometerWe have an old car, and it needed a new speedometer. We were told by our friend who works on cars to just get a GPS and use it. GPS's tell your speed along with directions.
Weeping Willow TreeThis is a very old Weeping Willow tree that I am fortunate enough to pass by every time I drive back to our town. We have to go out for everything.
Organize Playmobil Toys in Separate SetsI cut the box apart so that it can be folded into a gallon size ziploc bag and then I put all of the pieces in the bag with the picture, so my daughter can see which playmobil set is inside.
Saving for Big Ticket ItemsI am currently trying to save for a new sofa. I feel that by waiting, I'll appreciate it that much more. I decided that I want to spend no more than $700. So I divided $700 by 26 which is how many pay days are in a year for me.
Caring for Your BettaI found this video on youtube.com and it was great. I wanted to share it with all of you who are interested in Bettas.
Yarn Wrapped VaseGoodwill always has a bunch of glass vases for sale. I decided to dress up one of these vases by wrapping it in colorful yarn. It turned out really cute!
Science Museum Memberships are Worth itWhen we signed up for a family membership at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, it seemed like a lot of money, about $120 for free admission and some other perks. Looking back over the last 12 months, we have really gotten our money's worth from it.
Add Blueberries Directly To Muffin TinsWhen baking Blueberry muffins, don't add your blueberries to the batter. Just fill your muffin tins using a teaspoon and alternate batter with individual blueberries until the muffin cup is 2/3 full.
SOS Pad For Bathroom Soap ScumBathtub, shower stalls, and doors are quickly and easily cleaned using an SOS pad. They eliminate a lot of elbow grease, but cut through grime and soap scum. No scrubbing or soaking. Even the off brand pads work just as well as the name brand.
Duke and Rachel (Cats and Best Friends)Just wanted to share photos of the special bond Duke and Rachel had between them. As you can see it didn't matter where they slept; they slept together :-) Rachel is the dark gray and white kitty.
Spring Flowers (Hillsboro, OR)I love seeing the early Spring flowers pop up as winter fades away. Here are some crocus and hyacinth photos I took recently that I thought you might like. Enjoy!
Frugal Iced CoffeeMake a half pot of coffee, allow it to cool a bit. Then pour it in a quart jar and add a tsp. of sweetener. I use Agave syrup, which is low-Glycemic and you use less than you would sugar, you can always add more later.
Repelling Mice?How do you keep mice out of a house which is currently vacant and for sale?
Making a Birthday Corsage?I'm trying to remember what the other items were, one was 16 sugar cubes. I know we made others; one year was dog biscuit. I cannot remember any more. Thanks.
Cheap Dental Work?I will be 60 in a few months. I can not work and I need major dental work. I do not have many teeth left and probably need dentures. Where can I find cheap dental work?
Reusing Grommets?Can l remove and reuse plastic grommets from one curtain to another curtain?
Removing an Old English Stain from Clothing?I accidentally washed an Old English staining rag in my load of colored clothes and now I need to know how to get the stain spots out of my clothes. Please help!
Using Epsom Salts to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants?Will Epsom salt hurt my palms and other plants and my dog? I put some all around my plants to see if it would get rid of carpenter ants.
Table Finish Color to Coordinate With Olive Sofa?I have an olive green sofa and love seat. My problem is I think I purchased the wrong color cocktail and end tables. My tables are merlot with a glass top. I don't have a photo.
Keeping Cats Out of Planters?I have a large planter in my yard and the cats use it as a potty. How can I keep them out of it?
Previously House Trained Dog Peeing in the House?I have what they think is a Terrier and German mix. I have had him for 5 to 6 years now. In the past year I have had so many issues with him peeing in the house. I am not sure what to do anymore. I see him pee outside. He has a lot of time outside, however, will still pee in the house.
Craft Ideas Using Syringe Caps?I am diabetic, so I end up with gazillions of those little semi-transparent offwhite syringe caps. I just toss them. Is there a craft I can make with them? Some sort of glue I could use that won't melt them?
Best Soil for Container Vegetable Gardening?We're planning to use containers to plant tomatoes and peppers. I also plan to use window boxes for zucchini, cucumbers, and pole or string beans. I have a homemade (3/4 galvanized pipe) tee or yardarm shape approximately 7 feet high with a 4 foot cross at the top for stringing the beans.
Choosing the Right Food for Your Cat?Recently you had a tip about feeding a cat. It was mentioned that some cats don't like canned cat food and it also told what to look for on the bag of dry food regarding what it should have in it.
Cleaning Rate for an Open House Sale?What should I charge for a one time, open house sale, cleaning? There is no furniture. The house is 3 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen, rec room, and has a basement with washer and dryer, on concrete floor. I would also need to give the garage a sweep.
Dressing for a Mother Daughter Tea?I can't decide what to wear to a mother daughter tea? I am having trouble deciding on shoes, hat, and whether I should wear gloves. And if so, should I take them off when eating? Thanks.
Homemade Liquid Detergent?I need a recipe for liquid laundry detergent.
Homemade Cuticle Remover?What is good to use to soften and remove cuticles?Thanks.
Grease Stain Removal from Clothing?I bought a pair of lovely royal blue cotton trousers, but something leaked in my bag, it was grease. I washed them straight away, but alas the stain was still there. So this time I massaged Fairy liquid into the area and washed again...
Canning Pickled Eggs?How do I can pickled eggs?
Getting a Child to Stop Sucking on Their Fingers?My little cousin has a bad habit of sucking her fingers. Her mother does not do anything about it. I do watch her often so I have time to attempt disciplining her. Does any one know a way to get her to stop?