May 12, 2014

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Bowl of Popcorn

Homemade Microwave PopcornThis is a page about homemade microwave popcorn. You can save money and control the ingredients by making your own microwave popcorn.


cleaning products on a floor

Cleaning Pet Urine Odors on FloorsThe are several ways to remove pet urine odors from your tile, laminate, hardwood, and resilient floors. This is a page about cleaning pet urine odors on floors.


Finding Help

Finding Help for Victims of Domestic Violence?This is a page about finding help for victims of domestic violence. Sometimes providing safety and security for your family may require a radical change in your living situation.


Permanent Markers

Removing Permanent Marker From Vinyl and...This is a page about removing permanent marker from vinyl and linoleum floor. Despite the name, permanent marker stains may sometimes be removed quite effectively.


vinegar and baking soda

Uses for VinegarThis is a page about uses for vinegar. In addition to use as a salad dressing and pickling base, vinegar has numerous uses in cleaning, cooking, gardening, and home remedies to name a few.


American flag suitcase.

Buying American Flag Themed Luggage?This is a page about buying American flag themed luggage. Themed luggage is not only fun to use, it can help identify yours at baggage claim.


Fabric Shoe Organizer

Making a Fabric Shoe Organizer?This is a page about making a fabric shoe holder. Make a fabric shoe organizer to coordinate with your decor.


Photo of a tie dyed fabric.

Removing Fabric Dye Stains?This is a page about removing fabric dye stains. fabric dye is not always colorfast and can transfer to many other items, such as your couch, a purse, or even the floor.


A man painting shelves.

Decorating ShelvesThis is a page about decorating shelves. Sometimes new decor additions can revive and personalize some older shelving.


Bathroom with vinyl flooring.

Removing Stains on Vinyl and Linoleum FlooringVinyl and linoleum are both types of resilient flooring. Because they are very different in their composition, you will want to determine your flooring type before attempting to remove stains. This is a page about removing stains on vinyl or linoleum flooring.


Chairback Caddy

Making a Chair CaddyThis is a page about making a chair caddy. A homemade chair caddy is a perfect way to keep kids school supplies, TV remotes, and even craft tools organized.


girl painting pottery

Crafty Gift IdeasThis is a page about crafty gift ideas. A handmade gift is so special for the recipient as well as fun to make.


A cardboard tube with a print.

Finding the Value of a Thomas Kinkade Print?This is a page about finding the value of a Thomas Kinkade print. Thomas Kincade prints have been a very popular collector's piece of artwork.


Painting a wood chair.

Decorating Wood FurnitureThis is a page about decorating wood furniture. Update older worn furniture or new plain pieces using a variety of methods, such as painting, stenciling, decoupage, and more.



Making a Crochet Pattern BookThis is a page about making a crochet pattern book. This gift is particularly good for a beginning crocheter. You can include basic stitch instructions as well as a variety of patterns for their skill levels and beyond.


Crochet Hook

Adapting Crochet Patterns For DollhousesThis is a page about adapting crochet patterns for dollhouses. You can make dollhouse sized accessories by adapting regular crochet patterns for the smaller scale.


girl going to school

Name Ideas for School Transport Business?This is a page about name ideas for school transport business. A business that safely carries children to school can help put parent minds at rest.


cartoon giraffe

Giraffe JokesThis is a page about giraffe jokes. These long necked animals can be the subject of a joke.


Corn Starch

Making Corn Starch ClayThis is a page about making corn starch clay. This homemade, no bake clay dries to a nice smooth finish making it perfect for sculptures.


Red Ice Chest

Deodorizing a Cooler or Ice ChestThis is a page about deodorizing a cooler or ice chest. Coolers and ice chests can absorb odors from the foods stored inside.


pink fur

Dyeing Fur?This is a page about dyeing or tinting fur. Using the proper dye and procedure can help ensure success in your home fur dyeing project.



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Greek Three Bean SaladI made this dish for a get together with friends because they needed a vegetarian protein to go along with dinner. This dish was a hit with everyone! No leftovers.


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Microwave PopcornPopcorn is a lot cheaper when it is not in little bags to pop in the microwave, so here is a way to do it yourself.


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McDonald's Special SauceTastes just like the McDonald's special sauce on their Big Macs.



Texas Bluebonnets

Texas BluebonnetsWe took this picture of some pretty bluebonnets along the side of the road.


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Borax for Cleaning FloorsI have hardwood and tile floors. I tried everything to make them shine. One day I was in a hurry. I grabbed a bucket, put in about 1/2 cup of borax, filled it with hot water, and mopped all the floors.


Cacti (Arcadia, CA)

Cacti (Arcadia, CA)Walking along the wash by my house one sunny day, I saw this cactus glowing underneath the sun.


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Store Bird Suet in the FreezerBirds like to eat suet all year, but it sometimes melts in hot weather. What I do to make the suet last a lot longer is to put it in the freezer; I do that as soon as I buy new cakes, and keep them there until I need to put them out.


Use All the Lotion in a Tube

Use All the Lotion in a TubeWhen you can't squeeze any more lotion out of a plastic tube, save what is left inside by cutting the tube so you can dip it out with your finger. I trim the tube so the top will fit over the bottom and this keeps it from drying out. It works great for me.


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Using Refillable Coffee PodsYou can find alternatives to buying pre-made pods on-line. I experimented with a lot of different ways and settled on the Perfect Pod EZ Cup. It comes with paper filters to contain the coffee.


Easy Trellis for Climbing Vegetables

Easy Trellis for Climbing VegetablesAttach the end of a string to a bamboo stick or any other wood tutor. Stitch tutor vertically into the ground. Attach a stone at the other end of the string. Put the stone next to the baby plant.



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Fruit Falling Off Peach Tree?The fruit gets about a half inch, then dries up and falls off.


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What Breed is My Dog?I adopted Milo recently and he is 2 months old. I was told he was a brindle German Shepherd mix. I'm curious and I want to know what other breed is he mixed with.


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Kitchen Paint Color Advice?I have stainless steel appliances, black and terra cotta counter tops, mahogany cabinets, and light tannish brown and white floor. So much that doesn't go together and now the walls are white, but need color. What color should I use?


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Growing Asparagus from Root Cuttings?How can I get asparagus to grow from root plantings? I plant them, according to instructions, but to no avail. I look in the dirt a year later and I find nothing there. I have asparagus growing at the other end of the garden, but I would like to expand.


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Maytag Washer Displaying 5H or SH Codes?I get a code either 5H or SH. Does anyone know what this means? My washer won't start. This happened after a power outage.


dog on bed

What Type of Dog Have We Got?What type of dog have we got? We've had him ten weeks now and he is growing fast.


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Making Photo Placemats?I would like to have placemats made from our school pictures. How or where can I have this done?


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Value of Reel Mower?I have an old push reel mower that once belonged to my grandfather. It's orange in color and on the wheels it has: The T Eaton CLtd Canada 52 made in Eatonia England. It has seen better days and the reel is rusted and seized.


small black puppy

What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my new puppy? I got him from a woman on Craigslist who said he was a Boston Terrier, which he's not. I got him anyways because he was so cute. Just want to know what he is.


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Established Ivy Not Growing?I have had English ivy, on the side of my house, for the past 6 years that has done wonderfully. This year after a long winter and a slow start to spring my ivy, as of May 12, still has not taken on any leaves.


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Best Food for Feeding an Overweight Dog?I have a daisy dog; she's overweight a few pounds, but on a small dog that's not good. She only eats human food. What's the best wet or dry food for small dog?


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Kitchen Paint Color Advice?I have maroon counter tops and an oak table with wood chair backs. I am looking for a different color for my walls that are now a very light yellow. Suggestions please.


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Homemade Cooling Bed for Dog?Any suggestion on making a cooling bed for a 60lb dog?


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King Size Pillows Too Short for Shams?My king pillows are too short for my king shams. Any ideas on how to fill out the rest of the sham?


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Cat Peeing on the Rugs by the Catbox?I believe my male cat is peeing on the throw rugs right next to the catbox. I place the rugs there to catch the sand from the cats' paws to stop it from being tracked all over the house. Both of my cats have been fixed and do not go outside.


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