July 2, 2012

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Cheddar Jalapeno Puff Pastry CrispsAn easy to make flavorful treat whether served as a snack or appetizer.


Baked pizza still on pan.

Chicken Spinach Feta PizzaI created this pizza loosely based on a chicken pizza I had at a restaurant. I love all the vegetables and flavors in it. The amounts can be adjusted to your preference. This is a fork and knife style pizza.


Strawberry Chiffon Pie

Strawberry Chiffon PieI made this pie with fresh strawberries from the farmer's market. It reminded me of strawberry ice cream. Yum!



Pringles can straw dispenser in the shape of an ice cream soda.

Pringles Can Straw DispenserI have been making straw holders/dispensers from empty Pringles containers (or the cheaper version of Pringles). I wanted to make them look like ice-cream sodas. My inspiration came for a 50s wedding that I was helping with. This is what I came up with.


Yellow Flower (Altisima Park, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)

Yellow Flower (Altisima Park, Rancho Santa...While walking in Altisma Park with my husband, Brian, I kept passing pretty orange flowers. Eventually, I spotted this yellow one among the orange in one of the flower beds.


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Cleaning an Electric Tooth BrushTo clean the brush head for my electric tooth brush, I put it in a deep (3 inches tall) prescription pill bottle, fill the bottle with hydrogen peroxide covering the brush head.


Rear of the castle at Disney World in Florida.

Disney Castle (Orlando, Florida)This was the Disney castle picture I took of when I was off on my trip. It is the back of the castle, but it looked so beautiful and there were no people in the picture.


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Hair Cutting TricksIf you are cutting your own hair and want to get "interest" around the edges, just twirl the side strands together, then cut diagonally along the bottom.


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Prove it's Your Child's BikeWe just bought some new bikes for the kids. We put a picture of each child inside the handle bar grips before putting them on. If a bike is stolen and later recovered, you have proof it is your child's bike.


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Use Crowdfunding Sites to Help with Medical BillsCrowdfunding website can be used to solicit donations for urgent needs, such as money for health care! It makes it easier for your loved ones, even strangers to donate, often directly through twitter or Facebook.


Dogs playing.

Tiny and Jake (Rat Terrier Mix and Hound Mix)Tiny and Jake are both one year old. Tiny is a Rat Terrier mix and Jake is a hound mix. I got my Rat terrier mix/mutt from the Humane Society in Miami Florida in 2010. My second dog I rescued from the Humane Society in Tampa Florida, recently in May 2012.


Man Trimming Hedge With Power Hedge Trimmer

How to Shop for a Power Hedge TrimmerFor gardeners with large hedges or multiple shrubs to maintain, a power hedge trimmer will save hours of time and energy over hand-held garden shears. Here are some features to consider before purchasing one.


Butterfly on zinna.

Patio Visitor - Butterfly (Golden, Colorado)This beautiful butterfly landed on my zinnia plant yesterday. And it stayed awhile, while I rushed to get my camera. Then it flew away. I hope it made other people as happy as it made me to see it.


An old media case being used to store art supplies

Media Case Used To Store Art SuppliesUse an old DVD case as a child's colouring case. Just decorate it and make a little pocket inside with either paper or fabric to hold pencils or markers. You can also turn one into a make-up case to hold liners, lip gloss, and mascara.



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Freezing CeleryI always have celery left over and want to know how to peserve it for later use without it going bad. Can I freeze it?


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Getting Rid of Flies InsideOver the weekend (starting on Saturday afternoon) we opened our patio door. The screen door is always shut even when we close the glass door. Out of nowhere, there were approximately 15-20 flies on the screen on the inside. We sprayed the screen and the flies died. However, later that night, still in the kitchen there were about 10-12 more flies flying around the kitchen, but all seemed to be hanging around the sliding glass door. My question is: Where are the flies coming from and why all of a sudden? The more we spray the more they seem to come out.


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Removing Dog Urine Stains on Wood FurnitureHow do I remove old dog urine buildup from hardwood furniture? The urine is so thick I could use a scraper, but would damage the wood.


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Freezing Vegetables for StirfryDo I need to do anything (like blanch) veggies to use later as stirfry? Any other helpful hints? Thanks.


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Homemade Remedy for Ants InsideWho has a recipe guaranteed to get rid of ants and their homes?


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Tomatoes Not Getting Very LargeMy tomato plants are loaded with fruit and blooms, but the tomatoes are not getting large enough before turning red. They are about tennis ball sized.


Small indentation on purse.

Indentation on a Patent Leather PurseI have this patent leather little purse, and I wanted to sell it, but I noticed after cleaning it has a little dent in it. So, is there a safe way to actually get that indentation out?


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Name Ideas for Interior Design BusinessCan someone suggest a name which is different and also gives a good impression.


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Making a Crochet Version of Piggy Back AliensThere is a new toy being advertized, Piggy Back Aliens. I can just see in in crochet. Using eyelash yarns, variegated yarns, bobble yarns, and all those other novelty yarns to make your own alien. I'm not sure, but I think they are using sandbags in the hands of the aliens to hold them in place. How fun they would look.Is there anyone out there who can write patterns?Maybe someone has a pattern that could be adjusted/adapted?What fun it would be!


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Brother Sewing Machine Not Feeding FabricThe fabric will not move, but I can pull it.


White fabric with green dollar sign print.

Craft Ideas for Fabric With Dollar Sign PrintI have some fabric with a "dollar signs" pattern. Are there any suggestions on what to make with this unique material? It is all cotton with a white background surrounded by 1 inch emerald green dollar signs throughout.


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