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Reusing Glass JarsThis is a page about reusing glass jars. Instead of recycling or throwing out your glass jars, find another function for them. From storage to decorating, glass jars have many different ways of being reused.
Maintaining Your Septic TankKeeping the bacteria in a septic tank working properly is essential for breaking down the sewage. This page is about maintaining your septic tank.
Milk Jug Snoopy CraftThis is a page about making a milk jug Snoopy craft. Make a cute Snoopy from plastic milk jugs.
Cabbage Stew RecipesThis page contains cabbage stew recipes. Cabbage stew with your favorite additions is a hearty meal in itself.
Cleaning a Fabric Softener DispenserA clothes washer's softener dispenser can develop a build up and become pretty gunky. This page is about cleaning a fabric softener dispenser.
Ozark Oatmeal CookiesThese make a wonderful, soft cookie! The chocolate chips in them make them extra good!
Homemade PancakesGreat, from-scratch pancake recipe!
Danish Potato SaladMy favorite potato salad recipe ever!
Pico De Gallo Avocado SaladGently toss first seven ingredients in a medium bowl, season with salt to taste, toss again and serve.
Creamy Hash Brown Potato CasseroleKids love these potatoes! They are so easy to make any, in my opinion, most anything with Velveeta cheese in it is extra good!
Taco DipVery easy and very tasty! Great treat for after school for the kids!
Chili CasseroleVery good casserole! Definitely has a chili flavor!
Porcupine MeatballsMy mother in-law got me started on these years ago. Our family really enjoys them!
Summer Strawberry PieGreat summer dessert!
Barbecue Beef SandwichesGreat barbecue sandwich recipe! So easy!
Madonna SaladThe combination of apricots, cream cheese and pineapple in this salad is so good!
Cherry SaladThis is a favorite of my husband. Possibly the easiest salad I have ever made! Very good!
House Finch Nest (Santa Barbara, CA)This year, a pair of house finches have "set up housekeeping" in one of our front yard garden hanging baskets with geraniums. There are 5 eggs and they will hatch in about 2 weeks.
Ammonia To Whiten ClothesI found a way to whiten and brighten my clothes without bleach or Oxyclean, which I am allergic to. I take a bucket of approximately 1/2 gallon of very warm to hot water and 1 cup of lemon ammonia.
Saving a Dollar at a TimeDollar bills have a letter on the left hand side of each bill, identifying which Federal Bank it is from. Bills are lettered from A to M. Choose a letter or two and every night sort out any bills with that chosen letter to put aside for savings.
Recycled Disco Bulb Bird DeterrentI am in the P.N.W. where we are blessed with a ton of different types of birds. The downfall to that is they love attacking new plantings and my fruits. What I've been using are recycled disco bulbs I picked up at the local Goodwill for $1.99 and $1.50 each.
Tongue Scraping to Treat Bad BreathMy young nephew's halitosis let up after his mom started using a tongue scraper on him nightly. We started using them in our family as well. Our favorite one is the Tongue Sweeper since it's metal and lasts a long time without nicking and is easily sterilized.
Eliminating Bad BreathA product called SmartMouth really works to get rid of bad breath! It can be purchased at Wal-mart and pharmacies.
Busting the Money Myths Your Mother Told YouSometimes it's okay not to listen to your mother. You can wear white any time of the year and leaving your air conditioner running when you're not home doesn't save money.
Love of the Ocean (Apollo Beach, FL)I took my 5 year old to the beach in between appointments. He had to get in the water. His love of the ocean is as big as the ocean!
Cut Olay Daily Facial Cloths in HalfI was going on a trip and trying to conserve space. I realized by cutting my favorite facial cloths in half, they will make them last 60 days instead of 30!
Anna's Hummingbird in Our English Garden (Santa Barbara, CA)We have many hummingbirds coming into our small backyard "English" garden. We call it that as while in England we saw many small and very colorful and beautiful gardens and wanted to capture some of that beauty in our own garden.
Chain Clothes Drying LineI use lengths of painted, rustproof chain instead of cotton or nylon cord on my clothesline poles. Then I hang the clothing on hangers and put on the line. When they're dry, all I have to do is hang them in the closet! Towels can be hung the usual way, with clips.
Stop Super Glue from Drying OutAfter opening a bottle or tube of "Super Glue", put it in the refrigerator. It will never dry out! I've had a bottle in the door of my frig for 10 years or more and it's still like new. One of the maintenance men in the factory where I worked told me this.
Using Peroxide to Get Rid of Bad BreathDip your toothbrush in peroxide and brush to kill germs that cause bad breath. You may also gargle with peroxide but have a glass of water ready as you will want to gargle with that also. It really works. Some might have to do two to three days.
Bathe a Dog with Tea Tree Oil and DawnI have been giving baths to my husband's German Shepherd mix dog, and I use the Tea Tree and Dawn mixed with water to bathe her with. She no longer has the tumors or warts she had on her back, above her tail at the end of her spine.
Junk Mail TabletsMany of our ads and coupons come in envelopes. Many of the slips of paper inside are printed on only one side! They are all cut the same size, so I pull them out, staple them in the corner and viola a nice tablet!
Keep PC Dust FreeI wipe the table that I use for my desk and laptop with a bounce dryer sheet. I also wipe the outside of the PCs and keep one in my laptop bag. It cuts down on dust and keep my PCs running cool. Dust is a computer's worst enemy!
Dyeing Eggs with Everyday IngredientsI've seen a really good list of, every day ingredient, egg dyes and how to make them. Be forewarned, they take a day to soak in the color, and be sure to wash the eggs before you dye them. I tried three colors this year: yellow made from turmeric, pink made from beets, and green made from spinach.
Rooting Whips?How do I root plants (whips)?
Growing Thymus Praecox Coccinieus?How do I plant Walk on Me Thymus coccinieus? I have new bare root starters of Walk on Me and I need to know how far apart to plant them and how deep?
Making Redneck Wine Glasses?How do you make these glasses?
Fixing a Sagging Couch?Can anything be done for couch cushions that are old and no longer have support when I lie on couch. They are foam inside. I feel like I am almost on the floor. Thank you.
Ideas for a Peacock Themed Wedding?Any ideas for an inexpensive, yet classy peacock wedding? Particularly centerpieces? TIA
Craft Uses for Pop Can Tabs?What can I do with pop can tabs? I have around 200 pop can tabs that I saved from soda cans and I don't know what to do with them.
Homemade Oven Cleaner?Do you have a recipe for homemade oven cleaner?
Getting Rid of Dandelions?How do I kill dandelions?
Starting a House Cleaning Business?Are most house cleaners a self employed business setup as an LLC? Do you have any insurance, bonds, or setup any contracts with clients? Are most clients experienced with this type of service?
Polishing Petoskey Stones?Does anyone know the best way to glaze or polish Petoskey stones? They have been through a rock tumbler and are smooth, but I'm not sure how to shine them up.
Removing Dye Stains on Leather Purse?How do I remove red suede dye off of light beige leather handbag?
Toro Riding Mower Won't Start?I have a Toro Wheel Horse 15-38 hxl riding mower and it won't start. I took it in to get serviced and was told it was needing a new battery. I got the battery and still nothing. It doesn't do anything, no noise, nothing.
House Training a Pitbull Puppy?My 5 week old bluenosed Pitbull keeps using the potty in the house. How do I get her to stop?
Making Dry Shampoo from Baby Powder and Baking Soda?In the 04/25/2012 newsletter, further down the page from the article "Use Baby Powder to Stop Stains" was a related topic, "Make Dry Shampoo with Baking Soda and Baby Powder". By Dorinmoz from Sugar Land, TX
Cleaning Rusty Jumper Cables?Is there something I can use to clean my rusty jumper cables so that I will have a good contact when using the cables to start another car?
Using a MP3 Player for Audio Books?We are contemplating purchasing a MP3 Player. At the present time, we are borrowing audio books on CDs from the local library. It is not always convenient to go to the library due to their closing hours. We can download audio books from the library's web site.
Growing Strawberries?Can I till up my old strawberry patch and plant new plants? Or do I have to plant in a different spot?
Homemade Bird and Squirrel Food?I would like a recipe for homemade bird and squirrel food. Thanks.
Lawn Mower Won't Stay Running?I have a Poulan pro riding lawnmower; it turns off after it has been running for 5 to 10 minutes. What could it be?