December 12, 2012

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Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving TipsThis is a page about energy saving tips. Saving energy is not just a trendy thing to do, it not only is good for the planet, but also can reduce your household expenses.


Photo of a window made more private using contact paper.

Making a Window More PrivateWhen you don't want to lose the daylight coming through your window, there are ways to retain your privacy. This page is about making a window more private.


A girl cleaning stinky laundry.

Removing Tough Smells from LaundryThis is a page about removing tough smells from laundry. Certain odors are very difficult to remove from laundry.


Recovering Stolen Items

Recovering Stolen ItemsThis page is about recovering stolen items. No matter how you have been burglarized, it can be hard to get your belongings back.


A broken egg.

Cleaning Up a Broken EggThis is a page about cleaning up a broken egg. If you have ever dropped and broken an egg you know what a mess it makes.


Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog Breed Information...This is a page about the Australian Cattle dog- breed information and photos. The Australian Cattle dog was bred to be a hard worker. It is agile, energetic, and clever.


Knitted Purse Patterns

Knitted Purse PatternsThis page is about knitted purse patterns. A fun and useful knitting project is a purse.


A graham cracker.

Freezing Graham Cracker CrumbsThis page is about freezing graham cracker crumbs. Being ready for the baking you have planned can be helped by freezing.


Homemade Jewelry Organizer

Homemade Jewelry OrganizerThis is a page about making a homemade jewelry organizer. If your jewelry is always tangled and jumbled, perhaps you need an organizer to wrangle those wayward chains and earrings.


Saving Money on Lighting

Saving Money on LightingThis is a page about saving money on lighting. Lighting for your home is one area where you can save money relatively easily.


A gift made with a formula can.

Uses for Formula CansThis page is about uses for formula cans. Reusing these baby food containers can be helpful for a variety of crafts and things.


Organizing Linens

Organizing LinensThis is a page about organizing linens. Organizing your linens for easy access and use of space can be a challenge.


Uses for Shower Caps

Uses for Shower CapsThis is a page about uses for shower caps. Shower caps can be used in ways other than just for keeping your hair dry in the shower.


Decorating Ikea Mirrors

Decorating Ikea MirrorsThis is a page about decorating Ikea mirrors. Those inexpensive mirrors from Ikea are great for craft projects.


Donating Food

Donating FoodThis is a page about donating food. Donating food not only helps those in need, but is a wonderful alternative to buying gifts for Christmas and other occasions.



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Preventing Slippery SidewalksLast minute company coming and you have a icy sidewalk? A fast way to make it not slippery is to use cat litter or fireplace ash if you have a fireplace. Just spread either along the sidewalk and your guests will have better traction.


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Removing a Stripped ScrewWe all know how frustrating it can be if a screw is stripped and you need to remove it.


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Make a Sock Bun for Your HairYou can make a sock bun as the basis for a bun in your hair simply by cutting off the end of a dark sock and then rolling it up inside out to make a round roll. Then use it as a basis for your bun, putting your hair around it. The sock bun will give it fullness.


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Organizing Holiday RecipesIf you find that you are baking the same cookies, cakes, and other baked goods every holiday season, save them to a file on your computer by either typing them in or scanning them.


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Privacy Window Using Contact PaperI decided that I didn't want to use curtains on our bathroom window so I was trying to find an alternative. I looked at the window films that they sell and didn't like how expensive they were.


Rainbow over a wharf in Astoria.

Beautiful Views (Astoria, Oregon)I was driving around and stopping to take pictures. What a beautiful place Astoria is!



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Condo Management Company's Responsibility?I own two condos in Florida managed by the same company. Both condos are rented on a yearly basis. The management company takes a percent of the rent as compensation.


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Using an Over the Door Ironing Board?In an effort to save space, I was thinking about buying a compact ironing board that hangs on the back of your door. However, I was wondering when ironing a pair of jeans can you put a lot of pressure on the board when ironing a crease in the legs?


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Making a Sock Quilt?I have enough old socks to make a quilt. I would love some instructions on how to do this. I have never done anything like this before, but I love the idea and would like to give the quilt to my son as a Christmas present.


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Buying a 220 Volt George Foreman Grill?Where can I get a 220 volt George Foreman grill?


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Bleach Stain on Colored Formica Countertop?I want to know if Super Iron Out is a safe product to take off bleach stains in my colored Formica (salmon color) countertop.


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Value of 1962 Midge Barbie Doll?I have a 1962 Midge Barbie doll in the box. What is the value?


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Sour Cream Flavored Yogurt?How can I get my yogurt to taste like sour cream without adding more dairy products, like cottage cheese, to it? I am using non-fat yogurt. I have also tried to make my own yogurt, which is still a work-in-progress [grin].


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Shopping for Peppermint Oil on the Internet?I would like to purchase a large quantity of peppermint oil due to an overwhelming mouse infestation of a farm house that our family rents.


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Refreezing Bell Peppers?Can I refreeze bell pepper?


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Alternative for Unsweetened Kool-Aid Powder in Recipes?I am trying to find a dry powder flavor replacement for unsweetened Kool Aid in my recipe mixes. They need to have a dry powder flavor component like the Kool Aid flavors because I make these mixes and then store them in the pantry.


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Using Homemade Laundry Soap in HE Washer?Is it OK to use homemade soap in the new HE washers?


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Keeping a Journal?A person wrote about journaling her granddaughter's quotes she made to her. I love it and have been looking for a journal to do this.


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