May 8, 2013

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Bee Hive Photos

Bee Hive PhotosThis page contains bee hive photos. Although most of us don't want to find a bee hive too close to our home, the hives can be very interesting to photograph.


Sewing Machine Presser Foot

Sewing Machine Presser Foot Stuck Up?This is a page about sewing machine presser foot stuck up. Sewing is impossible if the presser foot on your machine is stuck up.


Paper Clip Chain

Making a Paper Clip BraceletThis is a page about making a paper clip bracelet. Paper clips are a great item to use in kid crafting projects.



Homemade Bee RepellentsThis is a page about homemade bee repellents. Keeping bees away from your home and yard can be costly and involve using commercial sprays. You can save money and perhaps use less toxic products by making your own homemade bee repellents.


Growing Cleome

Growing CleomeThis is a page about growing cleome. The cleome or spider flower is a striking addition to your garden and a favorite for hummingbirds. It is grown from seed and available in white, rose, and pink shades.


cup of coffee

Homemade Coffee Pods?This is a page about homemade coffee pods. Buying the pods for your single serving coffee maker can get quite expensive. You can save money by making your own.



Cockapoo PhotosThis page contains Cockapoo photos. The Cockapoo is a common dog cross breed, resulting from mating a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle.


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Making Panels With a Knifty Knitter Loom?This is a page about making panels with a Knifty Knitter loom. The Knifty Knitter looms have made it easy for even an inexperienced knitter to create many beautiful items.


Cover for an Outdoor Grill

Making a Cover for an Outdoor GrillThis is a page about making a cover for an outdoor grill. Covering your outdoor grill will help keep it clean and may extend the life of the grill. You don't have to spend a lot to buy a cover, make one yourself.


canned tomatoes

Tomato Pudding Recipes?This page contains tomato pudding recipes. Start with tomatoes and bread and add seasonings for a delicious side dish that will soon become a family favorite.


yellow jackets in a house

Getting Rid of Yellow Jackets in Your House?Yellow jackets can enter your home through very small openings, such as damaged screens and attic vents. This is a page about getting rid of yellow jackets in your home.


wasp by a pool

Keeping Bees Away From a Pool?This is a page about keeping bees away from a pool. Bees are often seen winging down to a backyard pool for a drink.



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Use BBQ Tongs to Retrieve ItemsI hit on the idea of using long metal BBQ tongs. It really grabs what I need and I can keep it right by my chair.


fresh green beans

Canning Green Beans in the Pressure CookerOnce green beans become ripe on the vine, they need picked and preserved. Picking goes on for days as a new crop appears. If you have your own garden, you can pick and can until you are sick of green beans and still have plenty to give away.


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Flower Pin for Mother's DayHere is the perfect gift for family and friends, that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. This flower pin is easy to make and they turn out so very beautiful. Everyone will want one.


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Remembering Smiles: A Memento BookI've discovered how using a binder with a few simple office supplies and some slight creativity can be used to preserve greeting cards and special memories for years to come.


Starting Moonflower Vine Seed

Starting Moonflower Vine SeedLast Fall, I collected seed from the dried seed pods on the vine pictured here. I brought the seed inside and put them in a saucer to dry for three days.


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Plastic Bottles for Patio ChairsI was given some old patio chairs that are very sturdy. I love them, however they are rusted on the bottoms of the chair legs. I went and recycled some bottoms of those plastic soda bottles and put them under chair legs.


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Storing Multiple Cake PansI found over time, I had accumulated many Wilton Cake Pans. I began storing them in bins by holidays and then ran out of room and started hanging them on the walls of our two car garage.


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Use Pledge to Deter AntsFollow the ants' trail and try to find where they are entering from. Spray the area with lemon scented furniture polish and they will stop entering the house, kitchen, or wherever you see them.


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Methylated Spirits for Color RunHave the garment either dry and damp with cold water, rub in by hand methylated spirits, undiluted, rinse well in cold water, then wash as normal.


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Taco Dip From LeftoversA quick taco dip and making good use of leftovers. After we enjoy a meal of tacos, we usually have ingredients left over. Instead of putting all of them away in different containers to re-use for tacos, I got the idea of making a taco dip with them.


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Remove Odors with Ground CoffeeMy daughter had accidentally unplugged a chest freezer and I didn't find it until about 2 weeks later. The whole thing was filled with nasty rotten meat.


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Mod Podge SubstituteI recently discovered that if you add a little water to plain white craft glue, the same crafts can be made, with the same results, as if you used the more expensive Mod Podge as an adhesive/sealant/gloss.


How to Avoid Pests when Planting Squash

How to Avoid Pests when Planting SquashThe squash vine borer is a very insidious moth that feeds on squash plants. You can tell it attacked your squash when you can see that the stem of the plant itself has been destroyed and gutted out by a disgusting fat white grub.


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Greek Yogurt Parmesan Baked ChickenThis is a chicken breast recipe. It is made out of greek yogurt mixed with parmesan cheese, with the spices of garlic added to give it a nice healthy flavor.


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Make That Bed Before You ShowerI learned that I could make my bed in the time it took for the water in the shower to get warm. Smooth the sheets and fluff the pillow as you get out of the bed. Turn on the shower. Then make the other side of the bed including spread or comforter.


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Drying Heavy QuiltsWhen I dry heavy quilts and heavy mattress covers, I put clean tennis sneakers that have been washed in the washer and put them in the dryer with the quilts. The sneakers fluff the quilts and they dry quicker and look very puffy just like new.


Car Scent Canister for Bedroom

Car Scent Canister for BedroomI have a chair in my bedroom that is holding up a fan. I don't like the cats to go underneath it. I put this can under the chair and it has made the whole bedroom smell wonderful when the fan is on and when it is off.



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Determining Prices for a Craft Fair?Please help. I would like to sell my handmade patchwork tote bags (made out of old jeans and new fabric) at a local farmer's market this summer, but I don't know how much to charge.


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House Trained Dog Peeing and Pooping Inside?My dog is neutered and he's five going on six years old now and he's been potty trained since he was one. We just moved like a few months ago and he was fine with it, because he went from a condo to a big house.


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Freezing Cake Balls?Can cake balls be made a week or two in advance and frozen until the date of my party in the proper freeze container that won't smash them?


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Name Ideas for Interior Furniture Showroom?I am starting an interior furniture showroom. I would like suggestions for a name.


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Cleaning Carpets Without Chemicals?I have become a big fan of using vinegar and baking soda to spot clean my carpet. It works wonderfully. Can anyone tell me how I can use my carpet cleaner to do the whole room without chemicals?


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Shredder Making Mess on Floor?Any suggestion on how to solve the paper shredding mess on the floor? When I take out the shredder container to empty it there is always a good deal of paper left in the teeth of the shredder that falls on the floor.


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Kitchen Paint Color Advice?I have a black fridge, white stove, and grayish blue countertops. What color should I paint the walls and cabinets?


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Pet Friendly Weed Killer?I need to find something that is safe for outside dogs and doesn't kill the grass! Is there anything out there?


Pit bull.

Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull?According to the breeder her mother was a red nose and her father was a blue nose. Does she look like a pure Pit? Another problem, she's 6 1/2 months old and according to the vet and she's 16 pounds.


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Cleaning Company Slogan?Can I get some ideas for a slogan for my cleaning company?


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Squirrels Tearing Up Lawn Furniture Cushions?I have a problem with squirrels tearing my lawn cushions apart. What can I do to stop this? Can I make a homemade squirrel repellant and if so can I have a recipe?


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Wall Color Advice for Pink Tile Bathroom?I have an old time pink tile wall and shower. How would the top wall look if I paint it taupe or chocolate?


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Stairwell Light Tripped 220 V Main Circuit Breaker?I live overseas, and have a 220V circuit. Yesterday, when I came home and turned on the light at the bottom of the semi-outdoor stairwell, the main circuit breaker shut off. I turned it back on and it was fine and I shut the light off from the switch at the top.


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Cleaning Oil Spritzer?I also have an oil spritzer that you pump. My problem is it won't spray any longer; it just shoots a small stream. Maybe the same fix?


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Shoney's Pizza Soup Recipe?Many years ago, my husband and I had pizza soup at a buffet in a Shoney's. It was great and we were wondering if anyone might have a recipe for that?


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Decorating Plastic Buckets?How do I decorate a plastic bucket? I am looking for a kids craft.


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Strait Talk Unlimited Phone Plan?Last month Straight Talk called me and told me that I was over my limit. I buy the unlimited at 45 dollars a month plan. If it's unlimited, why did they call me?


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Moving a Wood Deck?So a neighbor of ours is moving and we are getting his wooden deck. It could be carried to our house by about 5 people or so, but we are new to town and don't know anybody willing to help.


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Hardwood Floor Refinishing Problems?My husband and I stripped our floors down to the bare wood and used a Minwax oil based stain. Then he applied a water based polyurethane (Varathane).


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