August 28, 2012

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Encourage Students To Be Frugal In CollegeSome of my daughters' friends ran up huge debts at university. Their parents had said "We will pay your college bills". This sounds practical, but the students had carelessly charged everything to their college accounts, thinking that it did not matter, parents would pay.


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Propagating a Weeping Willow TreeHow do you start new trees from an existing Weeping Willow tree?


Medicine Cabinet

Saving Money On Health And Beauty ProductsThis is a page about saving money on health and beauty products. Shopping for health and beauty products can be very expensive or confusing when trying to get a good product at a reasonable price.


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Cork Bulletin StripI have been trying to use up the corks that I have and decided to make this version of a cork "cork board". It was easy to make and can fit into smaller space than a normal cork board. Plus I think it is more interesting.


Plate of beef and broccoli.

Yoshida's Beef and BroccoliThis is my son's absolute favorite dinner. Yoshida's (found at Costco) is the best Asian style marinade sauce we've tried. This is a very simple and nutritious meal.


Coffee Can Flower Pot

Jute Wrapped Coffee Can Flower PotThis is a recycled empty coffee can. No need in buying the expensive flower pots and vases.


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Replacing Old Toilet with New Low-Flow ToiletThe toilet that was in our house when we moved in was always a little grungy. We wanted to replace it but didn't have the money or the gumption after we first purchased the house.


Toilet brush mounted on cordless drill.

DIY Shower Scrub BrushI hate cleaning my shower, it takes alot of elbow grease.


Bark covered picture frame with additional twigs added for interest.

Bark Covered Picture FrameThis is simply a wall hanging for home decor using an old picture frame without glass.


Growing a Willow From a Cutting

Growing a Willow From a CuttingCan someone please tell me how to take a cutting from a willow tree and how to get the cutting to grow? I live in CT.


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Improve Freezer AccessI use small meal size containers for berries to go with pancakes or deserts. The first trick is to turn over every second container, so that it's lid rim is down. I get one extra container per row that way.


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Creating a Grocery ListI use a system that I learned while I was a restaurant manager and by the nature of my job "had" to control food cost.


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Cleaning Hazy HeadlightsRecently I noticed the headlights on both my car and especially my son's car were quite hazy, thus reducing visibility at night. I purchased a cleaning kit at the automotive store, (not cheap,) which involved several steps...



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Exercises to Flatten Stomach After Having a BabyI'm 5 feet 4 inches and weigh 150 pounds. What kind of exercise can I do to get a flat stomach, after having a baby?


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Canning Salt vs. Table SaltWhat is the difference in canning salt and regular table salt? Can they be use interchangeably?


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Uses for Sour Milk and ButtermilkHow old can sour milk and buttermilk be before it's not good to ingest? I am now an old man, alone and don't know much about cooking.


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Color for Peace in the BibleWhat is the color for peace in the Bible?


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Freezing Yellow Cherry TomatoesCould you please tell me if it is possible to freeze the yellow cherry tomatoes, and what do you do?


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Food for Dog with Kidney TroubleThe vet told me that my 9 pound Poodle has the onset of kidney disease and recommended Hills prescription K/D food. My dog doesn't like that food and in fact will eat very little of anything.


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Removing Hard Water Stain on Motor HomeOur water heater leaked and we have a hard water, calcium streak down the side of our motor home. It is a fiberglass with polyethylene surface. It will not wipe off. Thank you.


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Keeping Plums from Turning Brown When FreezingTo prevent plums from turning brown I've read that you can wash them in a solution of water and lemon juice. True or false? Does it work and what's the amount you use of each, water:lemon juice?


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Finding Yarn Donations for Charity KnittingI am doing a yarn drive for local south Floridians who knit for cancer patients, hospice, and neonatal babies. They will use any type of yarn. Where can we find donations?


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