August 14, 2012

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Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

Troubleshooting Why a Circuit Breaker Keeps TrippingDetermining the cause of the overload of the electrical circuit is essential. This page is about troubleshooting why a circuit breaker keeps tripping.


Removing Sunscreen Stains from Clothing

Removing Sunscreen Stains from ClothingWhen using sunscreen you are bound to get some on your clothing and the stains can be difficult to remove, especially from white clothing. This page has advice about removing sunscreen stains from whites as well as darker clothing.


Cleaning a Sheepskin Rug

Cleaning a Sheepskin Rug?This page is about cleaning a sheepskin rug. A sheepskin rug will eventually require deep cleaning.


Keep Dogs Out of Your Yard

How to Keep Dogs Out of Your Yard?This page is about how to keep dogs out of your yard. Dogs entering your yard can be a challenge to control.


Finished Apple Bread

Apple Bread RecipesA delicious quick bread can be made with apples. This page contains apple bread recipes.


A handdrawn pirate treasure map.

Making a Pirate MapThis page is about making a pirate map. Having an authentic looking accessories can make a pirate costume complete.



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Pudding Filled CupcakesThis is very easy. Yummy pudding or custard filled upcakes will remind you of Hostess cupcakes.


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Sriracha and Honey Grilled Meat KabobsIf you like heat and sweet you'll love this easy glaze! I used pork the first time, but it's also good with chicken; will be trying with beef and jumbo shrimp too.


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Spaghetti in MeatballsHere's a fun twist on spaghetti and meatballs: spaghetti IN meatballs! Fun to make, easy to take. Give it a try!



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Keeping Hands Clean When Doing NeedleworkWhen doing a lot of cross stitching, and other needlework, you know you should really keep your hands clean. The easiest and inexpensive solution for me is to use the store brand baby wipes.


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E-books for Inexpensive ReadingI've always been a bookworm, and love to have several on hand I have not read yet. Lately I have noticed all the e-readers, Nooks, Kindles, and such on the market and thought it would be handy to have one when I couldn't get to the library, such as 2 years ago when we were snowed in for a week.


Dawn on the lake.

Dawn Reflection (Lost Lake, OR)We spent several days camping at Lost Lake Resort at the foot of Mt. Hood. I got up before the sun every morning to get this photo. The slightest breeze or even fish jumping would ruin the glassy surface! I think it was worth the effort though. I love how the photo came out.


Chalk start line on sidewalk.

Sidewalk Chalk Boundaries When CampingUse sidewalk chalk to mark the boundaries of where your kids can play or ride their bikes around your campground. Another family did this where we recently went camping and I thought it was a brilliant idea.


A pile of Euro coins.

My Frugal Life: Keep Your Eyes and Heart OpenYesterday, we visited a supermarket to pick up a few bits and pieces. On a bench outside, there was a guy selling tiny red, sour Ringlo plums for the giveaway price of 50 euro cents a bag.


Scraping dough off counter with bag closure tab.

Plastic Bag Closure Tab to Clean CountersWhen I make my own pie crust my counter gets messy with flour and hardened dough. So that I don't scratch the countertop, I use a plastic potato bag closure.


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Smash Containers Flat To Save Room In TrashPlastic milk cartons, juice cartons, or laundry detergent containers can play havoc with garbage space when you are through with them. We have no recycling where I live, unfortunately.


Cross stitch project in floor frame.

Keeping Cross Stitch Clean in Floor FrameI do a lot of cross stitching and always use a floor stand. However, when kept in the stand frame, it is open to household odors, my hubby's cigarette smoke, etc. I now use a plastic garbage bag to slide over the scroll rods and upper frame, therefore helping to keep it a little cleaner.


Finished map.

Making a Pirate MapMaking a pirate map has never been so easy! Perfect for your little pirate's next party.


Finished blue yo yo.

Making Fabric Yo YosThis is a short tutorial for making fabric yo yos. These cute little fabric circles can be used in lots of craft projects, from quilts to Christmas garlands.


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Inflatable Arm-Band for Packing Fragile ItemsPacking for a holiday? Use an inflatable arm-band to transport delicate items like perfume bottles or when you are bringing home some vino in your suitcase!


Closeup of Quackers.

Quackers (Blue Fronted Amazon)Quackers is 2 years old and a Blue Fronted Amazon. A friend had to move and couldn't take him with her so we said we would take him. He likes to play with bird toys, talk, and chase our son on the floor. lol


Chambers Bay (Lakewood, WA)

Chambers Bay (Lakewood, WA)This is Chambers Bay in Lakewood, Washington. Beautiful area, a nice place to go walking and take pictures. Others like to go golfing.


Wiley (Tabby Cat)

Wiley (Tabby Cat)Wiley is a short haired, tabby cat. I claimed the new addition to my life on an unknown date. His name is Wiley. I called a newspaper ad and went to see what the house owners had. I wanted a tabby orange cat. I drove to the next town and picked up my new male cat, Wiley.



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Saving Overwatered Plumeria?I had to repot my plumeria into a bigger pot. The limbs grew at least a foot and a half within a few months. I had to tie one limb to a stake to hold it up and the other to another limb. Today I came home and it is all limp and has been in standing water for at least a few days.


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Using Dawn for Fleas on Cats?I have two cats. One cat is 2 years old and the other is 4 years old. How much Dawn should I use and how much water?


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Getting Rid of a Mouse Without Poison?I have a mystery mouse in my house, I see the poop pellets around, see teeth marks in cracker boxes, etc. , but I haven't seen the mouse. How do I get rid of a mouse humanely that I can't find?


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Growing Sunflowers?I planted sunflower seeds in a pot on August 12 and watered it. Now it is August 15 and I tried to dig them up to see if it is already sprouted and it is! But now there's a very, very strong heavy rain. I know that a sunflower needs to be under the sun to grow.


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Shelf Life of Instant Potato Flakes?How long can you store instant potato flakes that are vaccuum sealed?


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Raw Diet for Dogs and Cats?Do any of you have any experiences or comments on the benefits of feeding dogs and cats a raw diet?


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1942 American Standard Encyclopedia?How much is a full set of American Standard Encyclopedias worth from 1942? Is it worth selling them? Who would be interested in them? Or would it be best to donate them?


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