June 4, 2012

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Frozen Juice Containers on White Background

Reusing Frozen Juice ContainersThis page is about reusing frozen juice containers. If you find a use for those frozen juice concentrate containers, they don't end up in the landfill.

 

Foodsaver on Kitchen Counter

Foodsaver Tips and TricksThis page contains foodsaver tips and tricks. Food savers can help you vacuum pack all kinds of foods and other things.

 

Nail Polish Drying Tips

Nail Polish Drying Tips and TricksThis page contains nail polish drying tips and tricks. Keeping that nail polish untouched before it's completely dry can be a challenge.

 

Recipes

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Orange 'N CarrotGreat combination of ingredients in this recipe! Very good side dish!

 

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Hot Hamburger DipThis is a favorite snack in our home.

 

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Fruit Cocktail SlushThis is a great summer snack as well as being great for parties or showers.

 

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Quintet Vegetable SaladThe bread cubes and cheese really make this salad extra special.

 

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Sweet-Sour Fruit SoupI like this soup because it's good both in warm weather or cold since it can be eaten either hot or cold. The mix of ingredients is just great!

 

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Butterscotch DessertGreat dessert for pot lucks!

 

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Caramel Rice Krispie CookiesThis is a great kid-friendly treat! Great for after school snacks and also to take to school with them in their lunch!

 

Sundae Pie

Sundae PieI made this as a kid friendly dessert contribution for a pot-luck I attended. It was very popular with the kids. You could add butterscotch, strawberry, pineapple, or other traditional ice cream sundae toppings if you wish.

 

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Oven Pizza BurgersThese make yummy sandwiches!

 

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Escalloped AsparagusI'm an asparagus lover, so I like it fixed most any way. This is a great side dish and I think the eggs and cheese really add to it.

 

Articles

A calico cat lying on bricks

Fishface (Cat)A stray cat started eating the bread and popcorn that I threw out on my patio for the birds. I bought some cat food and it came every day. Then it became pregnant. One day went off and had its kittens.

 

Pink peonies in bloom.

Peonies (Washington DC)I took this in mid-May 2012 as my next-door neighbor's garden had its best peony season ever.

 

The smallest apples come off easily.

Thinning an Apple TreeIt's June and that means the apple trees are fruiting. To improve the quality of fruit this season and increase your flowering next season, now is the time to thin the apple tree.

 

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Vitamin E Cream For RosaceaI have found it very hard to find a moisturizer that does not cause massive problems with my rosacea. One day, I found a bottle of Johnson's baby moisturizer cream.

 

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Spelling Hints For KidsWhen my kids need help with spelling, I just think of all the words that start with A-Z and write them all down. I cut each one out and put them in a hat.

 

Rock-n-Roll (Black Pearl, Grand Cayman)

Rock-n-Roll (Black Pearl, Grand Cayman)Photo taken at the Do Something World event, while traveling in the Cayman Islands.

 

Closeup of Max lying with owner.

Max (Cocker Spaniel)Maxis a 2 year old Cocker Spaniel. Our little darling doggie was found wandering in a subdivision, had on a rabies tag, and they could not locate the people who had it. We think they simply moved away and left him

 

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Compare Prices With Your PhoneMy husband and I buy bigger packages of things like Tyson chicken tenders, but we make sure they are on sale. Pull out your calculator on your phone and do the math to see which size will be the better deal.

 

Have Child Take Photos

Have Child Take PhotosWe recently attended a Cinco de Mayo party at a friend's house. I have a nice camera and brought it just in case, but felt a little uncomfortable getting it out since I didn't know everyone very well.

 

Cody on his lease.

Cody (Collie Mix)Cody is a 2 year old Collie mix. We got Cody 1 year ago from a rescue in New Jersey. He picked us out as we checked out all the dogs. He kept running back and forth in the cage to get to us each time we would round the bend again to check them all out. It was "love at first sight" for both of us.

 

Cooking Pinto Beans

Cooking Pinto BeansAs a southern gal, I must have pinto beans every now and again cooked by me and not from a can. Since I got old and my hands became arthritic, it was difficult to rinse the beans and lift the slow cooker or large bean pot to pour off the water used for washing.

 

Questions

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Plants Suggestions for Over a Septic TankWhat can I plant over our new cesspool (where we had lots of rhodies, azaleas, and andromedas before)? It's a large triangular space in the front of our house.

 

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Using Shredded Paper as MulchI love to shred personal documents and have seen many people using that around their garden plants and flowers. Is it really OK and will it benefit my plants and dirt?

 

Encyclopedia Britannica on bookshelf.

Finding the Value of Encyclopedia SetI have a full set of Encyclopedia Britannica - 1959 Edition in very good condition. What is the value?

 

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Testing SoilHow do I test my soil? Do I hire someone to do it or is it a DYI project?

 

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Refurbishing a Formica Vanity TopMy bathroom vanity needs refinishing and I do not wish to replace it. It has been in place for 20 years and has gotten rather discolored.

 

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Tiny Brown Biting Ants Eating VegetablesDoes anyone know a way to get rid of them in my vegetable garden? They are killing my tomato and cucumber plants. I would prefer using things I have around the house than spending money I don't have :)Thanks.

 

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Wiring a New 15 Amp Outlet to #12 WiresThe whole house has 15 Amp outlets; some with one or two #12 wires. I came across, while changing an outlet that this particular one has six #12 wires on a 15 Amp outlet. My new outlet doesn't has holes big enough to insert #12 wires.

 

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Treating Black Spot on RoseI have black spot on my ramble rose and all the leaves are slowly dropping. Is soapy water any good if I spray it with that or do I have to get Captan to clear it?

 

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Planting a Weeping WillowWhat is the best time of year to plant a weeping willow?

 

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Blue Loo Stain on CarpetI have spilt Blue Loo toilet bowl cleaner on a synthetic mocha coloured carpet. How can I remove the stain?

 

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