August 1, 2012

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Coffee Ice Cream FloatAny instant coffee or vanilla ice cream will do, but I highly suggest French roast flavored instant coffee and Haagen-Dazs brand vanilla ice cream ;-)


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Super-Creamy Mac 'n CheeseOh my! Very good if you're into creamy and decadent. For the Italian seasonings it can be a blend of any of these: basil, oregano, rosemary, and ground red pepper.


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Stuffed Portobello MushroomLarge portabello mushroom stuffed with chicken and sauces. It's delicious, healthy, and a bit exotic.


Finished Apple Bread

Chris' Apple BreadMy husband makes this bread for my 5 year-old often. It's a family favorite and never lasts long. As you can see, someone stole a slice before we could even get a picture :).



Bright light on the horizon with dark clouds above.

Storms Never Last (Fredericton, New...I was driving home after a thunderstorm today and this is what awaited me as I turned the corner. It was another gift to make my day just a little bit brighter. I hope you love it as much as I.


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Washing Clothes While CampingIf your going camping bring a 5 gallon bucket that has a lid, a new plunger, and some rope for hanging clothes. This works good for washing clothes.


Piece of clothing and bottle of clear nail polish.

Make Buttons Stay on LongerCover your button threads on any piece of clothing with clear nail polish.This will make the buttons last longer. It helps the threads endure the heat.


Herbs planted in canning jars.

Canning Jar Herb GardenA cute way to have a small herb garden in your kitchen or just outside your front door.


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Use a Flat Iron for Clothes when TravelingMy sister and I were away and she had a meeting to go to. Her shirt was quite wrinkled. After hanging it in a steam filled bathroom she used her hair straightener to touch it up. It worked good in a pinch.


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Keep Silver Jewelry from TarnishingTie a few pieces of blackboard chalk in cheesecloth and store it with your sterling silver jewelry.


Closeup of Romeo in the truck.

Romeo (Border Collie)Romeo is a 1 year old Border collie. He is a good friend. He likes to ride in the truck and on our tractor. He loves chasing squirrels and rabbits!


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Use Bungee Cord To Secure DoorI thought this would be a good way of added safety, too We do this at night to help with airflow between our rooms since we have furbabies we keep out of the hall at night. We put a bungee cord around one door handle and then hook the other end around another nearby door.


Bead and Wire Butterfly

Bead and Wire ButterflyCut your wire 36 inches and find center. String 3 E beads, then 1 black seed bead, then another E bead, then 1 black bead. With the end of your wire you will then go back thru the 3 colored beads, so you have the 'eyes' on top.



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Making Long Skinny Boxes?I am trying to mail out small items that look like the old cigar cases. Need to put them in boxes so the items inside won't crush. The items aren't cigars, just the tubes.


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Removing Sharpie from Hair?Can you get red Sharpie out of brown hair? It's been in for a while now, but I want it to come out now! What should I do?


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Christmas Noel Wall Hanging?I am looking for a pattern for noel wall hanging. I saw one I want on your suite.


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Medical Help for Persons Over 65?I have never had Blue Cross I don't think. Now I am 65 and need help with prescriptions and my glasses haven't been changed for almost 5 years. My old age pension is only $276.00 a month and I can't afford anything although it seems a lot is going wrong over the past 5 years or so.


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Removing Oil from Clothes?My son works in a machine shop with machines that spray oil. His clothes get very very oily and stink. I don't want my HE washer ruined from the oil deposits. Is there a way to degrease them first, then put in the washer? I also don't want the smell to stay in the washer or dryer.


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Housing Help for Disabled Veteran?I am a disabled Vietnam veteran. My home just burned down. Where can I get some help?


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