September 7, 2012

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Store Cupcake Liners in a Pringles CanI have cupcake wrappers that end up all over the place once I have opened the package. Now I keep them in a Pringles can, they fit perfectly. No more wrappers all over.

 

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Maid Service During ChemotherapyThe following tip appeared in our recent condo newsletter. I had not heard of this before, but it sounds like a great idea for women undergoing chemo:

 

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Clean Oven Racks with AmmoniaTo clean oven racks a lot easier, remove them from the oven and put them in a heavy duty garbage bag. Pour in 1 cup of ammonia and then tie the bag shut. Leave it outside overnight, and then scrub with hot soapy water. The grime will wipe right off.

 

can opener

Invest in a Safe Edge Can OpenerWe purchased an awesome safe edge can opener and we love it. It removes can lids without leaving a sharp edge. Not only will this help avoid getting cut by the can we cook, it also makes it easier to use the cans for crafts later.

 

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Disposing Junk CarsFirst, let me say that metal is money. Don't throw it away just because it looks bad. That said here are a couple of options.

 

kiwi fruit

Canning Kiwi in a Hot Water BathKiwifruit is your first consideration when canning the kiwi. To check the fruit that you might want to can, you need to "sloop" the kiwi. Sloop is a word made up in the kiwi world for slicing and scooping.

 

A blue summer sky with white clouds and a tree.

My Frugal Life: Compromise and CompensateAs children, we grow up not ever paying attention to advice or knowledge provided by our elders, usually on a frequent and routine basis. Going along with our childish and playful days, knowing it all, and living the racey lifestyle, along with making unattentional choices, with little regard to our bodies limitations of the aging process.

 

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Slow Cooker Pork ChopsThis recipe is so easy. Just put it all in first thing in the morning and it will be done by supper. It tastes great too.

 

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Mason Jar Ring for Perfect EggsTo get a perfectly round egg use a mason jar ring. Make sure the pan is really hot then pour the egg into the ring so it does not seep out of the ring. Works really well. Also great for small pancakes.

 

Cork Bulletin Board

Recycled Wine Cork Bulletin StripThis video shows you how to make your own bulletin strip out of wine corks.

 

Blue Ribbon At The State Fair

Blue Ribbons At The State FairI entered a few things in the State Fair this year, and won a blue ribbon for my crocheted teddy and one poem, with a red ribbon for my other poem. I thought you all might like to share in my bragging rights!

 

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Non Food Treat Ideas for HalloweenI want to send treats to school with my son, but I don't want to send sugary food. Any suggestions?

 

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Finding a Lost RelativeI am looking for my son. I haven't seen him in 38 years. He lives in Rochester, New York.

 

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Ketchup Stain on Microfiber CushionHow do you get ketchup out of a microfiber couch cushion?

 

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Changing a 15 Amp Outlet to 20 AmpsI need to change one of my 15 amp outlets to a 20 amp outlet. I checked my fuse/breaker panel and all the breakers are 20 amp breakers. Can I just switch out the outlets and be OK?

 

Treating a Dog's Scaly Smelly SkinMy Shepherd mix has had some patches of fur missing, off and on, for about six months. I recently changed his diet to no grain, started him on fish oil and bathe him regularly with a gentle medicated shampoo.

 

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Keeping Flies and Gnats Off My Outside DogsMy dogs are being eaten up with flies and gnats. They are outside dogs. Any suggestions?

 

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SSD and Back Child SupportI need help. My ex recently got SSD and in June and July I received two payments of 377.00 a piece. Now it is September, and I have not received a dime.

 

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Growing a Banana Tree from SeedI hear you can grow lots of veggies and fruits from their seeds. Can you grow a banana tree from any part of the left over banana peel? Or, is it possible to grow bananas from scratch at all?

 

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Trapping MosquitoesI get that the small opening makes it hard to leave. But, can't they get a free meal and fly out the same way they got in?

 

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Cockroaches in My HouseHow can I get rid of cockroaches in my home?

 

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Removing Coffee Smell from Empty CanHow do I remove the coffee odor from a can of coffee?

 

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Mercier Prefinished Hardwood Floor Peeling and FlakingMy hardwood floor is 8 years old and is flaking and peeling. It started doing this about three years ago, but I thought it must have been my fault, but it keeps getting worst.

 

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Getting Coupons in the MailI have no printer; how can I get coupons mailed to me?

 

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Canning Jars Not SealingWhat do you do with jars that don't seal properly?

 

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Freezing White Half Runner Green BeansI have some white half runner green beans. Can you freeze them in a vacuum-freezer bag after stringing and breaking them? with-out blanching?

 

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Pattern for Making Cord BraceletsDoes anyone have a pattern to make bracelets using craft cord?

 

Collecting DisabilityOn October 6, 2011 I flipped my car and broke my back while driving to work. I have been off work for 11 months now. I work part-time for the school system. My doctor does not know when I will be able to return.

 

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Repelling GnatsDo you know where I can buy punk for repelling bugs? I was told the smoke would keep them off of me. The gnats are so bad in the park I have had to stop dog walking.

 

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Gift Ideas for Fiance's 18th BirthdayMy fiance and I have been together for 6 months now. What should I get him for his 18th bday on December 15. I have no idea and he is into anime and I'm not, so I have no idea where to start.

 

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Cleaning Teeth With Baking SodaWill half of a teaspoon of water and baking soda work for your teeth? Will it wear off the enamel on your teeth?

 

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Sending a Fax By ComputerIs there a way I can send a fax using my computer? If so, how does that work?

 

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Are Peanuts Good for Dogs?Are peanuts good for small dogs like a Chihuahua?

 

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