October 11, 2012

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Photo of a frozen rose bush.

Protecting Plants from Cold WeatherThis page is about protecting plants from cold weather. There are many plants and vegetables that can weather some chill with protection.


Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancake RecipesThis page contains zucchini pancake recipes. A nutritious use for extra zucchini is in breads and cakes.


Wooden Spoon Deer

Wooden Spoon Reindeer CraftThis is a page about making a wooden spoon reindeer. Make a really cute holiday decoration using wooden spoons.


Saving Money on Pet Medications

Saving Money on Pet MedicationsThis page is about saving money on pet medications. There are ways to save on on your pet's need for medication.


Salmon Casserole

Salmon Casserole RecipesThe addition of salmon can make a delicious, flavorful main dish. This page contains salmon casserole recipes.


Quick and Easy Halloween CostumesThis is a page about quick and easy Halloween costumes. You don't have to spend lots of time or money to make a unique and fun Halloween costume.


Red delicious apple decorated to look like a turkey.

Making Thanksgiving Table FavorsThis is a page about making Thanksgiving table favors. If your holiday dinner will include table favors, you may save some money and have fun, making your own.



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Keeping Pests Out of Holiday DecorationsPinecones, acorns, and seedpods are great in holiday decor, but they sometimes house little insects or larvae.


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Stuffed Fried Wonton AppetizersEasy appetizers for holiday get togethers or for family game/movie night.


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Fridge Organizing With Metal Desk TraysI had a lot of the old fashioned metal desk trays. These now are in the fridge to help keep things organized, i.e. all the dairy products including: yogurt, sour cream, and sliced cheese are in one.


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Natural Way to Keep Colors from FadingTo keep colors from fading, an inexpensive and safe tip is to add 1 cup of vinegar to your wash. It also softens your clothes so I don't have to use dryer sheets.


Sandi crocheting a chain for Food by the Foot

Launching a Fundraiser for Marion-Polk Food ShareI am doing a fundraiser for Marion-Polk Food Share here in Salem, OR.


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Store Meal Essentials TogetherWhen I pre-cook meal essentials like seasoned taco meat, I store it in a wire basket in the fridge with the tortillas, cheese, salsa, etc. so I can grab the basket and assemble the meal without having to track down 6 items in various parts of the fridge. Storing each ingredient in a Ziploc takes up less space, too, than plasticware.


Band-Aid looking treats

Halloween Band-Aid CookiesThis video shows you how to make treats that look like band-aids, that are sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party.


Display of Jesus on a cross

Jesus on the Cross (South Dakota)I love traveling in my state to different towns and cities and come across some pretty interesting crosses (like this one), found in the back of a cemetary. I took this traveling down the road at around 55 - 60 miles per hour. I got it home, cropped it and thought about what name I should give it.


Boy holding kitten.

MittensMittens is 10 weeks old. I was at a yard sale with my Aunt. They had kittens so I thought I'd surprise my son and bring home his 1st kitty. Hubby was very surprised too, lol. This is the 1st picture of my son with Mittens. Mittens likes to play and snuggle.


witch brooms and hats

Halloween Witch Hat and Broom TreatsThese Halloween treats are quick to make and sure to be a hit.


Pink and purple sunset over the lake.

Sunset (Washington)This was taken at Chambers Bay in University Place. Such a gorgeous sunset that night!


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Getting Crayon Marks Off of WallsGood way to get crayon marks off of walls is to take your hair dryer and hold the heat on the crayon for a couple of minutes. It will start to melt the crayon. Then take a rag with warm water and it will wipe off.



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Dog Swallows Food Whole?My poodle eats her food like someone is going to snatch it away. She even does this when you put it in a bowl. She never chews it she swallows it whole. She is the only pet here. Please give me some advice on what to do.


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Crochet Doll Furniture Patterns?Does anyone have patterns for crocheted doll furniture?


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Selling a Doll Collection?I have the full collection of four dolls for the "Where Do Babies Come From", porcelain doll collection by Artist Titus Tomescu for Ashton-Drake Galleries.


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New Cake Pan Does Not Bake as Well as Old One?Why does a new pound cake pan not do as good as my old one?


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Getting Rid of Bedbugs?What are the steps to kill bedbugs? How do you clean the sheets with splattered blood and feces from bedbugs?


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Daycare Business Name Ideas?I'm looking for cute, attractive names for my new daycare. The day care center is on a corner. Any suggestions?


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1935 Book of Knowledge?I've got a 10 book set of the 1935 Book of Knowledge in the original wooden box. They are in good condition. What is something like this worth?


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Homemade Vegetable Soup?When I was young, my mother made a vegetable soup using what she called a "soup bone". I do not know exactly what kind of a bone that was. Does anyone know, or have a recipe for a good old fashion vegetable soup? Thank you for answering.


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Washer Won't Spin?I have an older top load washing machine. I agitates, fills, and drains, but it won't spin. It sounds like it is spinning, but it doesn't.


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Dog Going in the House Since Other Pet Died?I have a Cavalier who messes in the house. She only started doing it, since I had my Westie put to sleep. What can I do?


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