July 12, 2014

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stained glass hummingbird sun catcher

Homemade Suncatcher IdeasThere are several ways to make a pretty sun catcher for your window; glass, wax paper, recycled materials. There are ideas here for kids and experienced crafters alike.


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Cleaning Up Our BeachesThis is a page about cleaning up our beaches. Tons of trash are discarded directly onto or wash up on our beaches every year. This pollution is not only unsightly, but harmful to sea and coastal wildlife.


old window decorated with snowmen painted on the panes

Making a "Let It Snow" Window FrameThis is a page about making a "let it snow" window frame. Old windows can be reused to make unique crafts for your home. Paint on a winter motif and you have an original holiday decoration.


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Treating a Chicken With HeatstrokeThis is a page about treating a chicken with heatstroke. Knowing how to recognize and treat heatstroke can save your chicken's life.


bumper pads on stairs

Crafts and Other Uses for Crib Bumper Pads?This is a page about crafts and other uses for crib bumper pads. Many parents have bumper pads that they are no longer using. While you may not wish to use them in the crib due to safety concerns, there are many other ways to put them to use.


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Using a Mailbox for Storing Garden ToolsThis is a page about using a mailbox for storing garden tools. Decorate an old mailbox and create a great place to store your gardening gloves and tools.


Santa hat with gold thread snowflakes

Making a Santa Hat PurseThis is a page about making a Santa hat purse. Make a cute purse for the holidays from a Santa hat.


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Mazette Sauce RecipesThis page contains Mazette sauce recipes. This delicious pasta sauce generally includes mushrooms, onion, and peppers in a tomato based meat sauce.


wood patio umbrella table and chairs

Replacement Parts for Patio Umbrella TableThis is a page about replacement parts for patio umbrella table. Replacement parts for patio furniture can be difficult to find.


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Making a Mini Bunting Cake BannerThis is a page about making a mini bunting cake banner. A mini bunting makes a fun cake topper for any occasion.


flower bed

Creating a Bed for Cut FlowersThis is a page about creating a bed for cut flowers. Certain flowers are much better for cutting. Choosing carefully from those varieties should help ensure a house filled with beautiful bouquets.


lace tank topper

Making Toilet Tank/Lid CoversThis is a page about making toilet tank/lid covers. If you can sew, crochet, or knit you can make toilet tank and lid covers to dress up the bathroom.


chickens in their pen

Keeping Chickens Safe in Hot WeatherThis is a page about keeping chickens safe in hot weather. Hot weather can be a tough time for your chickens. There are several precautions you can take to keep them safe and comfortable when temperatures soar.


bowl of red, green, and black grapes

Pickled Grape RecipesThis page contains pickled grape recipes. When grapes are in season, try this different way of serving them. Spicy pickled grapes are a delicious alternative to olives on an antipasto platter or in recipes.


red first aid bag

Stocking an Avian Emergency KitThis is a page about stocking an avian emergency kit. Birds like other pets may at times need emergency first aid, either to easily treat a manageable injury or illness or until you can get to the vet.


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Growing Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)This is a page about growing blanket flower (gaillardia). The rich bright colors of this easy to grow, drought tolerant perennial are a great addition to your garden.


bowl of uncooked black rice

Savory Black Rice Recipes?This is a page about savory black rice recipes. Although often used in sweet dishes, black rice is also delicious prepared with savory spices.



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Store Large Trash Bags in TrunkKeep a couple of big plastic trash bags in your car - trunk, tool box, or gear box - they will help keep the grease and grime off your clothes when you need to change a tire, attach or detach a trailer to the hitch, or add oil/radiator fluid under the hood.


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Doubling Your Tomato CropI stirred in a slow release organic veggie fertilizer, crushed egg shells (and/or oyster shells), along with peat moss, vermiculite, compost, and a bit of potting soil. The shells will slowly release calcium which prevents blossom end rot.



Sewing a Button on PantsI found a button in the washer and sure enough it fell off a pair of my favorite pants. I'm not very skilled at sewing, but I know this is an easy repair so I thought I'd try it.


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Cabbage Tossed SaladI was making salad a few days ago and already had many of my veggies chopped and ready to go. I realized at the last moment there was no lettuce in my fridge. I don't really care for any kind of lettuce anyway so I hauled out a head of cabbage. I will be making this salad again.



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Repairing a Bent Sofa Bed Frame?My sofa bed frame scraped the floor when I open it. I moved recently and think something heavy was set on it during the move.


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George Foreman Grill Not Heating?I have a George Foreman GR35SBTMR grill. It will not get hot; the lights and the on/off switch work, so does the temperature gauge.


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Buying Dawn Dish Soap in Australia?What outlets located in Perth sell original blue Dawn dish soap?


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Value of World Book Encyclopedias?I have set of 10 World Book Encyclopedias circa 1925 including a loose leaf annual. I am curious about their value.


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Making Liquid Fertilizer?3 weeks ago I hit on the idea to make my own fertilizer for tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. I used a plastic bin, put a tap in it about 6 inches up from bottom and put all raw bits of carots, potatoes, nothing cooked, all raw, anything that we normally sling in the refuse bin.


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Village Home Wallpaper Border Print?I am looking for pattern #5806412 Village Home border print.


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Getting Rid of Little Black Biting Bugs?I have these little black bugs in my condo. There doesn't seem to be a lot of them. They crawl on the floor coming out from the baseboard. I see them in the bathroom, hallway, and living room. They are not in the bed, but I get bites not all together.


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Anniversary Toast?Who makes the toast for the couple?


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Babysitting Business Name Ideas?I need a name for a babysitting business that has something to do with "apples" in it. Thank you!


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Budgies Losing Their Feathers?We have a pair of budgies and one started pulling out its feathers and the other one was fine. Then a few weeks later the other bird started pulling its feathers out. What do we do?


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Best Grass for Shady Spots?What is the best grass for under a large maple tree?


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