April 8, 2013

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New York, New York

New York, NY Frugal Travel GuideThis page has tips, photos, and guides for traveling to New York. Whether you are planning a trip to the Big Apple or other parts of New York state there are numerous sites and activities to make your trip memorable.

 

Victory Garden

Growing a Victory GardenThis is a page about growing a Victory Garden. Although the original Victory Garden originated in England and the United States during WWII, you can still enjoy the benefits derived from these early family gardens.

 

Roof Shingles

Reusing Roof ShinglesThis page is about reusing roof shingles. When roofing shingles are removed they may possibly be used for another project.

 

Cigarette

Repairing Cigarette Burns on a CouchThis is a page about repairing cigarette burns on a couch. Depending on the type of upholstery, you may be able to make repairs to a couch that has been damaged by a cigarette burn.

 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie RecipesLiven up your peanut butter cookies by adding your favorite jelly to a thumbprint depression in the center. This page contains peanut butter and jelly cookie recipes.

 

Apothecary Jars

Crafts Using Apothecary JarsThis is a page about crafts using apothecary jars. Apothecary jars are great for displaying many foods and collectibles, but they can also be used in a variety of craft projects.

 

counted cross stitch

College Team Cross Stitch PatternsThis is a page about college team cross stitch patterns. College teams and mascots are a popular subject for cross stitch crafts.

 

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Information and PhotosThis page contains Rhodesian Ridgeback breed information and photos. This large muscular dog was developed in South Africa as a hunter and protector.

 

Baby's Nursery

Homemade Decorations for a Baby's NurseryThis is a page about homemade decorations for a baby's nursery. The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time, filled with activities including decorating the nursery.

 

old car

Painting Vinyl Car TrimThis is a page about painting vinyl car trim. The trim on your car can fade or be damaged by debris kicked up from the road. Painting it can improve its appearance.

 

A tan woman sitting on the beach.

Maintaining Your Tan LongerThis is a page about maintaining your tan longer. You spend a lot of time working on your tan and naturally want to keep it as long as possible.

 

Vegetable Garden

Minimizing Diseases in a Vegetable GardenThis is a page about minimizing diseases in a vegetable garden. Plants are susceptible to a variety of diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, and viruses.

 

A hungry orange cat licking his lips.

Cat is Always HungryThis is a page about when a cat is always hungry. There are several reasons your cat may always be acting hungry, some requiring a trip to the vet.

 

A woman who owns a professional cleaning business.

Slogan Ideas for a Cleaning BusinessA catchy phrase to explain your service, and a easy to remember name can help you attract customers. This page contains slogan ideas for a cleaning business.

 

Plastic Flower Pots

Painting Plastic Flower PotsThis is a page about painting plastic flower pots. You can brighten up your potted plants and give new life to faded plastic pots by painting them.

 

Indoor Water Fountain

Making an Indoor Water FeatureThis is a page about making an indoor water feature. Water features are not just for your outdoor garden. You can enjoy the soothing site and sound of a water feature indoors as well.

 

Antifreeze Spill

Cleaning Up an Antifreeze SpillThis page is about cleaning up an antifreeze spill. This product is poison, but animals can be attracted to consuming it.

 

Doll House

Miniature Crochet Patterns for Doll House AccessoriesThis is a page about miniature crochet patterns for doll house accessories. You can create fun crochet doll house accessories from the many patterns available.

 

Frozen vegetables in freezer safe bags.

Preventing Freezer Burn on FoodThis page is about preventing freezer burn on food. There are a few things to keep in mind when freezing food that can help it maintain quality.

 

Garlic Keeper

Making a Garlic KeeperThis is a page about making a garlic keeper. While there are an endless variety of garlic keepers available for purchase, you can save money by making your own.

 

Glass Doors on Wood Stove

Cleaning Glass Doors on a Wood StoveThis page is about cleaning glass doors on a wood stove. A contained fire creates soot and grimy film on the window of a stove.

 

Food Poisoning

Preventing Food PoisoningThis is a page about preventing food poisoning. There are a number of steps you can follow to help prevent food poisoning.

 

Holland Lop

Holland Lop PhotosThis page contains Holland Lop photos. These cute bunnies with their floppy ears originated in the Netherlands.

 

Applique Patterns

Printable Applique PatternsThis is a page about printable applique patterns. Applique is a popular craft that is often incorporated into quilts and other fabric arts. Finding printable applique patterns can be an adventure.

 

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Breed Information and PhotosThis page is about Siberian husky breed information and photos. This intelligent breed is friendly and usually bonds more deeply with one person in the family.

 

Glass Blocks

Putting Pictures on Lighted Glass BlocksThe addition of pictures and photos to a lighted glass block makes for great home decor projects. This is a page about putting pictures on lighted glass blocks.

 

stew pot

Frog Pond Stew RecipesThis page contains frog pond stew recipes. This easy to prepare sausage and vegetable stew is perfect for dinner on cold nights.

 

girl in a summer dress

Repairing Elastic Smocking on a DressThis is a page about repairing elastic smocking on a dress. Repairing damaged or worn elastic smocking can seem daunting.

 

Garage Door

Garage Door Not Opening ProperlyThis is a page about garage door not working properly. Automatic garage doors are a great convenience, until they have problems working properly.

 

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Look for Working Self Serve Car WashesWhen in doubt about whether a do it yourself car wash is working, look for the wet ones. Because it has been used recently, it is more than likely a working one.

 

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Hair Spray To Protect Printed SignsWhen putting home-made signs out on the street advertising the sale, it is helpful to spray the entire page with hair spray. This is helpful so the printing does not bleed if the weather is inclement. Hair spray is a lacquer and dries in seconds.

 

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Duct Tape To Label Food Storage ContainersI found myself wasting too much time, tape and energy placing labels on my frozen and fridge food containers. I bought WHITE duct tape and use a Sharpie to write contents on "labels" made from the tape.

 

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Organizing for Your DisabilityMy son has Down Syndrome so we've learned to make things simple around our home. I moved his bed to the center of his room so he could walk around it to make it, much easier than making a day bed which needs long arms to reach to the back when making it.

 

Silverware for Butter Dish Handle

Silverware for Butter Dish HandleUpdate a simple glass butter dish by adding a bent piece of silverware. Glue to top using a good adhesive like E-6000.

 

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Give Aloe Vera Plants As GiftsBuy an Aloe Vera plant from the store or get one from a friend. Plant it in your garden. It will multiply and grow many baby plants. When you need a gift, just take an coffee can or plastic milk bottle cut in half and fill with soil.

 

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Save Coins in Prescription BottlesI have had some rather large pill bottles that would hold a lot of coins, so I decided to sort them and label each bottle by quarter, dime and so on. I was amazed how much money you can save in those pill bottles.

 

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Newspaper and Ashes For Ecofriendly Fireplace Glass CleaningSimple, no cost. Take damp newspaper and dip in cold wood ashes. Rub on glass until creosote and film come off. Repeat as needed; finish with window cleaner. Works better than anything I buy.

 

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Cling Wrap on Banana StemsIf you wrap the stems of bananas with cling wrap, they will not turn brown so fast.

 

stuffed shells

Stuffed Pasta ShellsMy daughter loves stuffed shells, so we decided to make our own. We also made our sauce.

 

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Use Old Sheets to Tie Garden Vegetables.I grew up using strips of worn out bed sheets as ties for tomato plants, peppers or whatever plants are staked in your vegetable garden. The best is 100% cotton as it has to be able to "tear" into strips easily.

 

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Prevent Bleach from "Eating" Your FabricIf you need to use bleach on your fabric, make certain to rinse with white vinegar in the water. This keeps the bleach from continuing to work after it has been 'rinsed' out with plain water.

 

Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol for Carpet StainsThanks for the tip about isopropyl alcohol for stains. After a vase of lilies fell over onto our cream carpet, there was a stubborn yellow stain which was resistant to all cleaning solutions known to mankind.

 

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Use the Entire Pot Of CoffeeGood coffee is expensive, but cheap if you use it correctly. I purchase good quality ground coffee. When I make a 12 cup pot of coffee, I immediately pour the whole thing into a reused plastic juice bottle.

 

Decorating Houseplants With Toys

Decorating Houseplants With ToysI love plants in my home, especially herbs that I can use all year long! I had a small child's toy bear that I added to my bonsai plant and really liked the look! So I went to garage sales and found other animals that would look good in my plants, all just for fun!

 

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Dawn Dish Soap Kills EarwigsTo control earwigs in your house, get a spray bottle and put a generous squirt of Dawn Dish soap in it, then fill with water. Spray directly on the earwig. If you coat the bugs in the solution, they die immediately.

 

Use Leftover Candle Wax for Firestarters

Use Leftover Candle Wax for FirestartersI save our empty toilet and paper towel tubes, stuff them with waste paper and junk mail or even pine cones. Then I melt my small, leftover candle pieces in a old candle warmer just until it melts.

 

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Check Out Large Print EditionsOften times when I read a book from the library, I have more reading than I have time to finish it. But, I have found a way to extend my time so that I can finish the book. All you have to do is look for the book of your choice in the big print section. and check it out.

 

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Corn Chips Make Great Campfire StartersPut that stale bag of Fritos to good use. Start a campfire with them.

 

Painted room

Smart Decorating with 10 Year Old PaintOut of money and couldn't get a job, I decided to rent out my spare bedroom. The walls were riddled with nail holes and it hadn't been painted in 12 years.

 

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Vicks Vapor Rub for Minor BurnsFor minor burns, such as steam burns in the kitchen, after running cold water on the burn, you can put Vicks Vapor Rub or a similar product on it and it will take the sting/soreness out of the burn!

 

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University of Georgia Bulldogs - Cross Stitch PatternMy daughter has been accepted into the UGA Honors Program for the fall of 2013; she graduates high school end of May. I would love to find a design to make her for her dorm room. Anyone have UGA Bulldogs cross stitch designs?

 

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Making a Backyard Tipi (Teepee)We are homeschooling our daughter, who will be in second grade this year and studying American history. She will of course be learning about Native Americans. One of the projects we would like to do this year would be to construct a Plains style dwelling in the yard, a tipi (or teepee).

 

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5 Year Old Dog Piddling When Lying DownMy five year old Pit Bull Boxer mix female dog has started randomly "piddling" in the house. She is a very well disciplined dog and is well trained to go outside.

 

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Need to Jump Start MowerI replaced the battery and my mower still needs a jump after sitting for a week. It is a John Deere L100. What could this be?

 

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Shopping for Cheese Filled PiroulinesAs a child, I enjoyed these little cheese rolls from a grocery store's bakery/deli counter (an IGA in Paris, Tennessee, USA), but have not seen them for about 24 years. They were small straw-like rolls, about 6 inches long and less than a half inch in diameter.

 

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Uses for Empty Prescription BottlesDoes anyone have any ideas on how to use empty prescription bottles? Unfortunately I receive many medications on a monthly basis and I really do not want to throw them out. I have been using the large ones to collect spare change, mainly quarters for laundry. Thanks for your feedback!

 

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Weight Watchers Quick Control Menu PlanDoes anyone know where I can find the Weight Watchers Quick Control Options weekly menu plan? I have a couple, but would like to get the full set. Thanks.

 

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Kitchen Wall Color AdviceI have a black granite countertop with birch color cabinets and a tan ceramic floor. What paint wall color should I consider to bring the kitchen together?

 

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Food Ideas for a Ladies LuncheonI am looking for luncheon ideas for a Mother's Day luncheon. We will be having older ladies, as well as girls. We plan to have a silly fashion show, the speaker will be talking about how what we wear is not important, it is our inner beauty that pleases the Lord.

 

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Shampoo for Oily HairMy husband has extremely oily hair. He can shower and by the end of the day, it is totally oily. Is there any kind of shampoo that can counteract this or any other solution?

 

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Repairing Elastic in Fitted SheetsHow much elastic do you need to replace the old on twin bed sheets?

 

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Cleaning Company Name IdeasI'm thinking to start a cleaning business, but I'm a little confused about the name. I'm from India, please help.

 

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Anchoring Down Outside DecorDoes anyone have ideas how to keep outside decor, such as, pots w/plants, ceramic animals, etc., somehow anchored where no one would be able to steal things?

 

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Giving a Photo Tile as a GiftI have a tile with a photo printed on it. I want to give it as a gift. Is there a simple way in which I can present it without putting it in a frame? Please give suggestions.

 

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Husqvarna Riding Mower Won't StartI have a Husqvarna lth130 riding mower with a Kohler 13hp engine. It was running fine until yesterday, when I almost ran out of gas. I'm thinking the carb is clogged with gum and junk, but I am not too knowledgeable in this field.

 

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Homemade Sidewalk chalkCould you use food coloring, for the colors or do you have to use the paint?

 

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1900 Universal EncyclopediaI have a complete encyclopedia set of Universal Cyclopedia, D. Appleton and Company, New York - A.J. Johnson Company 1900. Does anyone have any idea what this could be worth?

 

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Making Jello WormsI am going to make these jello worms. Do you think I should put it in the refrigerator to let it set? It has the kind of whipping cream you buy in a carton so I am thinking yes to the refrigerator, but it doesn't say in the recipe.

 

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What is Travel KnitCan someone define travel knit?

 

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Back Child Support and SSIMy son's father lives in Marion South Carolina and I live in Maryland. He is on SSI so he sends me a letter saying that he no longer has to pay child support because he's on SSI now. This is not fair to me because he never paid when he was not on it. Please help.

 

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Using Collards That Survived the WinterI am in Virginia and my collards lasted through the winter into this spring. They are still small in size and look great. Are they still good?

 

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Getting Rid of Creeping CharlieHelp! Creeping Charlie has taken over my shade garden. It's even found it's way to the lawn. How can I get rid of this menace without having to kill everything in the garden and starting over?

 

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Repairing a Tear in Fabric CouchI have a tear in my couch, not leather, some kind of fabric. It's 2-3 inches long, almost like a slit. I just needed some idea of how to fix it easily and not costly?

 

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Deodorant Stains Turned Black Dress Blue Under ArmsI have a dress which is lace with a black underlay and the armpits have gone blue? Help please.

 

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