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Growing a Crepe Myrtle TreeThis page is about growing a crepe myrtle tree. It's good to know the best location and other requirements when planting a new shrub or tree.
Snickers Fruit Salad RecipesThis page contains Snickers fruit salad recipes. Snickers candy bars are a fun addition to a fruit salad.
Taco Dip RecipesThis page contains taco dip recipes. Taco dip is a party essential or side for your family's favorite south of the border meal.
Repairing Fabric UpholsteryThis page is about repairing fabric upholstery. Knowing a good way to fix fabric upholstery can extend the life of your furniture.
Honey Mustard Dip RecipesThis page contains honey mustard dip recipes. A delicious, sweet dip for any occasion can be made with mustard and honey.
Fourth Of July CraftsThis is a page about fourth of July crafts. Patriotic holidays such as July 4th are a great time to make special crafts for decorating and celebrating the day.
Seafood Salad RecipesA wonderful salad can be created with a variety of seafood for any time of year. This page contains seafood salad recipes.
Baked Apple Egg Roll RecipesThese simple rolls make an excellent quick dessert for dipping. This page contains baked apple egg roll recipes.
Getting Rid of Stink BugsThis page is about getting rid of stink bugs. Stink bugs are an irritating pest that can cause a lot of damage to plants.
Controlling Weeds in Ground Cover?This page is about controlling weeds in ground cover. A ground cover can choke out most of the weeds, but sometimes it doesn't cover well enough.
Stuffed Tomato RecipesA great way to use an abundance of ripe tomatoes is to stuff them. This page contains stuffed tomato recipes.
Pruning a Crepe Myrtle TreeThis page is about pruning a crepe mrytle tree. Unless damaged by frost, a crepe myrtle generally doesn't require much pruning.
Patriotic Craft Ideas For Kids (USA)This is a page about patriotic craft ideas for kids. Get the kids involved in observing patriotic holidays such as July 4th by making special crafts in honor of the day.
Hamburger Casserole RecipesThis page contains hamburger casserole recipes. So many delicious casseroles are based on using hamburger as a main ingredient.
Crepe Myrtle Not BloomingThis page is about crepe myrtle not blooming. Crepe myrtle likes full sun, but in drought conditions or even when it's rainy, the flowering may be delayed.
Quilt Square Throw PillowsThis is a page about quilt square throw pillows. You can either use left over squares from a quilting project or create blocks especially for use in making beautiful throw pillows.
Italian Pot Roast (Crockpot)A great first-time crock pot meal!
Bubba's Rib RubSimple to make, all measurements are the same! Use the same measure for each part; ex. tsp., or Tbsp., or 1 cup, or a fist full.
Delectable BiscuitsThis recipe does not look like a biscuit recipe. It has sugar and an egg in it, for Heaven's sake! Sounds more like a muffin recipe, but it makes the best biscuits around.
Lemon Rotini and Asparagus SaladThis salad tastes great switching the Parmesan cheese with crumbled feta too!
Hawaiian Inspired 'Any Meat' MarinadeThis recipe is excellent to use to marinate beef, chicken, fish and pork.
Baked Sweet Potato FriesFeel free to use just about any kind of spice or seasoning and adjust the amounts to taste. I also like these using crushed red pepper flakes or cumin.
Pecan Honey ButterRichly flavored butter to place on pancakes or anything you would like to have a nutty, buttery flavor on. I like these on little tiny pancakes or on little crackers or on an occasional bowl of cheese grits.
Chocolate Dipped PretzelsMy recipe is for chocolate dipped pretzels. I like this recipe because it is great for parties, holidays, candy baskets, and just for fun. The kids like them. I have to be careful when I make them or they will eat them all.
Spiced Glazed CarrotsThese carrots have a sweet, yet tart flavor. They have a bite of their own!
Tequila Margarita PieI made this pie for a Cinco de Mayo party and it was a big hit. It's an adult version of a key lime pie and so tasty! I begged my co-worker to get this recipe for me after listening to them rave and rave about it after they'd had it at a friend's house.
Crock Pot Balsamic ChickenAn easy version of Balsamic Chicken.
Preventing Smelly Feet and ShoesKeep an inexpensive container of solid deodorant where you first put on your shoes in the morning. Just quickly rub the deodorant stick over the bottom of your feet (soles and toes), before putting on your socks or shoes.
Freeze Stew Meat Before CuttingIf you have enough time before starting your stew, freeze your meat almost but not quite, solid, then chop it into whatever size chunks you need. The almost frozen meat doesn't slide around on the cutting board as much, and you are much less likely to slice yourself!
Virtual Yard SalesJoin or create a virtual yard sale on Facebook! I recently discovered this idea. You post a picture of the item you want to sell along with a description and price.
Stretch Dish Soap with BubblesTo stretch your dish detergent, use "bubbles" refills from the dollar store, the type kids use to create bubbles. The cost is about $1 for 32 ounces.
Catalog PurchasesWhen I receive catalogs or those thick fliers in the mail, I go through them and turn down the page for anything I "think" I want. Then I put it aside for about 1 week. At that point, I look at those items again.
Choosing the Right Drill BitMy husband shared a good tip with me yesterday when choosing a drill bit for a project. To find the right bit take the screw and put into the drill bit hole to see which one is the perfect fit.
Make a Charcoal Smoker Into a Gas SmokerMy husband has a gas grill that had a burner on the side that he had never used once. He had a charcol smoker that he wanted to use more in the cooler parts of the year, but it was hard to keep up the heat.
Driftwood and Rock ArtI love using natural objects for crafts. They look great on a table in a cottage or your home.
Homemade Wasp NestWhile browsing another of my favorite blogs, Calgary Garden Coach, I found a great, simple, and free idea to make fake wasp nests. Basically you make a nest and hang it in potential nest spots to deter the real wasps from nesting there.
Yellow Rose (Needham, MA)I discovered this beauty while taking a walk this past fall. As I walked among the fallen brown leaves, it was an unexpected reminder of the summer that had been.
Duct Tape for Plantar WartsUse duct tape to smother plantar warts. My granddaughter's doctor recommended this after the prescription failed. It worked and all the plantar warts are gone and have not come back.
Homemade Wasp SolutionThe cheapest hair spray you can find will freeze a wasp in place, and drop it like a cannon ball. Just keep a can handy. It works for other flying insects too. Just spray on the wasp, and in seconds it will dry and the wasp will drop out of the air.
Attract Slugs With Melon RindsAre you having trouble deciding what to do to kill the slugs on your okra, bell pepper plants, and flowers. I was having a huge problem and tried a few things. Well, here is the best, quickest, cheapest solution.
Mitchel (Cat)Mitchel is 7 months old. I got my pet cat Mitchel last year to replace my other cat who ran away. The kids got Mitchel for me. They felt bad that Lion ran away since they left the front gate open just enough for him to get out.
Tips For Selecting Good RaspberriesDo you want the biggest berries, the reddest, the least seedy, the sweetest, the zingiest, or the ones with the firmest texture? Intended use also plays a role in berry selection. Do you want them for fresh eating, baking, or freezing?
Baby Giraffe (Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)We were at the zoo and a baby giraffe came over to check us out, and I caught a pic of my son and the giraffe looking at each other.
White Powdery Substance on Hibiscus Leaves?My hibiscus plant has a white powdery substance on the leaves and stems. The leaves turn yellow and fall off. How do I get rid of it? What is it?
Name Ideas for Poultry Shed Cleaning Firm?I am starting a business of cleaning of poultry sheds with the help of high pressure cold water cleaning machines. This process helps keep my clients free from microbial load and organic matters. Please suggest a title for the firm.
Replacement Canopy for Garden Swing?I am looking for a replacement canopy for a three-seat hammock swing that I purchased from Walmart a few years ago. The canopy top resembles a gazebo top. It is stationary (does not pivot) and angles up from the four sides to a flat top in the center similar to a roof.
Removing Old Dog Pee in Large Carpets?Does anybody know what I can use in a carpet cleaner (shampooer) to get old dog pee smell out of 3 very large carpets? When I got my first dog and I live in a upper and it was very hard for me to get out of the house to get him outside to pee.
Clothing Dye Transferred in the Wash?I washed red clothes with black ones. My red clothes have gone black. I don't know how to take the transferred colour off my red clothes.
New Finish on Cabinet Still Sticky?I refinished a wood/veneer china cabinet. I sanded it down the best I could. The top to the bottom piece was sanded down to bare wood and that's what's giving me the hardest time.
Organizing Crafts Inexpensively?I am looking for inexpensive or very cheap ways to store my yarns and paper craft items. I really want to get things organized by colour and theme, but I am stumped as to how to get it done without blowing my budget. Any ideas?
What is This?A really nice buddy on my online Scrabble site sent this to me. She said she doesn't know what it is, but it's really cute. I agree. I have no idea what it is, but I too think it's really cute. I'm not looking to have it appraised nor do I want to sell it.
Using Pickled Beets to Make Harvard Beets?Do you have a recipe for Harvard beets using pickled beets?
Pet Safe Snake Deterrent?I live in the Outback at a caravan park and it is expected that we are going to have snakes and I do not wish to harm them. I would be quite happy to keep them away with moth balls, but I have a small dog and I am wondering if she will eat the moth balls.
Displaying Dance Exam Pins?I am looking for a creative way to make a display for dance exam pins. Any ideas?
Propagating Lilac and Forsythia Bushes?I would like to start more lilac bushes and forsythia bushes. Can it be done successfully? Also a friend has a large rhododendron that they don't want. We want to move it to our house. What's the best way and the best time?
Film on Dishes?I use Cascade packs. I also use Jet Dry rinse agent in the rinse receptacle. My dishes have a white film on them. How do I get rid of the film?
Hummus Recipe?I am looking for a garbanzo bean hummus recipe.
Shopping for Food for Graduation Party?I am having a graduation party in two weeks and we have sent out 160 invitations. On my daughter's menu she has hot creamy chicken sandwiches, cold turkey sandwiches, pasta salad, veggies and dip, chips, fruit cake, and punch.
Shopping for Arm and Hammer Washing Soda?Why has Arm and Hammer discontinued selling washing soda to the public in 2012 and laundry detergent manufacturers still buy it by the ton.
Wasp Traps?Does anyone know why a wasp cannot get out of a wasp trap by flying down and out ? They can fly downwards.
Freezing Squash?How do you blanch squash for freezing to be used later?
Problems Potty Training a Two Year Old?I have a problem; my youngest child is 2 and will be starting preschool next year, but still uses her nappy. I have been told I have to potty train her before she can start. How do I do it? I have tried and she always goes everywhere else but in the toilet. Please help.