April 25, 2012

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stack of popcorn balls

Popcorn Ball RecipesAn inexpensive fun treat for many occasions is popcorn balls. This page contains popcorn ball recipes.


Vintage Button Bracelet

Making Button BraceletsThis page is about making button bracelets. A button collection can be used to make interesting jewelry.



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Free Haircuts From Salon StudentsMy husband and I get free haircuts at least once a month by professional stylists. A local hair salon chain near us runs training classes for new hires and needs models for the new employees to learn their way of styling.


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Repurposing a DresserWe have a wonderful old piece of furniture and no place to put it, so we decided to use it as the TV stand, but it would require some modification.


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Organizing Bill PayingSet up five file folders labeled Week One, Week Two, and so forth. As you open your mail each day file the bills into the week of the month it is due. Choose one day a week to pay your bills. Monday works best if you mail your payment, if paying online it doesn't matter which day you choose.


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Organizing Camping EquipmentWe have always had a "housekeeping box" for the basic set-up and break-down stuff: toilet paper, paper towels, table cover, first aid kit, rope, hammer or mallet, wasp trap, trash bags, flashlight, aluminum foil, potholders, tissues, etc.



Lulu (Hedgehog)Lulu is 6. I got her from a humane society. She likes to play with a ball. She is my love.


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Organizing Craft PaperTo keep my 8.5 x 11 cardstock organized by color I use a vertical cardboard magazine holder that I have covered with decorative paper to look pretty in my craft room.


Curious Snail (Rancho Santa Margarita, California)

Curious Snail (Rancho Santa Margarita, California)My husband and I recently moved to California. It was a big move for me, being born and raised in small-town Oregon, but it seems to have definitely been for the best!


Bowl of caramel corn

Homemade Caramel CornMy mom made this for all my slumber parties when I was young. It was always a hit and we would all eat caramel corn until we felt ill. I'm always reminded of my mom when I make this with my kids.


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Add Levels to Kitchen ShelvesI felt that my dish storage space was not being used effectively, so I purchased some inexpensive wire racks at Ross. They turned out to be about half the height of my current dish shelves, and therefore doubled the space.


Saving Money When You ShopThe first thing I do now is look at the fliers for the week and plan my menu around the sales. I give myself one hour a week to do this. No need to make it complicated by spending hours at it. Also I have started a stock pile.


Red flowers blooming in the Path Garden.

Spring In The Path Garden (Moorpark, CA)Here are a few more pictures of what is happening in the Path Garden now.


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Cleaning the Back of Your WatchWhile cleaning my glasses with a wet cloth designed for that purpose I noticed my wrist watch sitting on the desk and noticed that the back of the watch seemed a bit dirty.


Sophie (Maltese)

Sophie (Maltese)Sophie is a 5 month old Maltese. She likes to play with chew toys and fetch. She is just adorable! She gives me a lot of company and laughter!


Cleaning with Turtle Wax

Cleaning the Bathroom With Turtle WaxI tried cleaning the bathroom with Turtle wax. The sink came out pretty shiny. Next I am going to do the tiles with it.



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Lawn Tractor Won't Start?I have a John Deere LA125. I bought it new in 2009. After sitting unused in the garage for the winter (5 months) I couldn't get get it to run. The engine wouldn't turn. There was either a clicking sound when turning the key or no sound at all.


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Selling Books on the Internet?I have a large collection of books I was given in a deceased estate. There is a great variety of both English and German books. There are encyclopedias, cookbooks, and other collections. I am looking for a site that I may be able to sell these on. The ages vary, many of them are from before 1970.


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Cleaning a Plastic Cutting Board?My mother has a cutting board. It is made of a type of white hard plastic. Over the years knives have cut into the surface and now those areas have darkened. My mother believes this is mold and has tried cleaning the board with bleach to no avail.


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Starting a Bent and Dent Grocery Store?I am planning to open a dent and bent grocery store. I have a great location, but I need to find out where and how to get product.


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Removing Craft Glue from a Dining Table?How do I remove craft glue from a dining table?


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Washing Sneakers in the Washing Machine?Can you wash sneakers in HE washers?


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Blending Vegetables?What vegetables can I blend in the blender?


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Selling a Stamp Collection?How do I go about selling my stamp collection? I saved stamps as a youth, which was 50 years ago. Now I want to sell the collection, but want to get an honest evaluation of its worth. Any ideas?


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Name for an Interior Design Firm?I am planning to start an interior business in UAE, so please suggest to me some names related to interior, decor, or some attractive names which will catch customer attention.


Wall of kitchen cabinets

Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets?What's the best way to clean kitchen cabinets? They are a light tan color and I want to clean all the gunk that has gathered in the corners. I don't want to harm the finish of the cabinets.


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Making Scrapbooks for a High School Athletic Banquet?Our athletic booster club is having a bit of financial crunch, so we were going to make small, sports themed scrapbooks, for all the athletes. I am looking for scrapbooking designs and ideas for a high school all sports banquet.


Easy Homemade Craft Ideas?Where is the best place to find some simple homemade crafts?


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