July 29, 2014

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Shiloh shepherd

Shiloh Shepherd PhotosThis page contains Shiloh Shepherd photos. These hybrid, long haired shepherds are playful family pets.


soft breadstick

Soft Breadstick RecipesThis page contains soft breadstick recipes. A yummy addition to many main dishes or salads are bread sticks.


sliding patio door

Cleaning a Sliding Door TrackThis is a page about cleaning a sliding door track. To keep your door opening and closing smoothly it helps to keep the track clean.



Threading a Serger?This is a page about threading a serger. This tool is very helpful for finishing fabric edges so they won't fray, but can be a challenge to thread.


ballon barrette

Making a Balloon Bouquet BarretteThis is a page about making a balloon bouquet barrette. A inexpensive, colorful hair accessory can be fashioned with balloons and a plain barrette.



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Brownie PieSo good! There probably won't be any leftovers!


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Black Forest PieThis is a delicious and rich mousse-like pie.



Beaded Minecraft Creeper Cuff - finished bracelet being worn

Beaded Minecraft Creeper Kandi CuffIf your kids like Minecraft (and I bet they do), then they are going to love this beaded creeper cuff. My son has been wearing it non-stop since we made it.


Use Flyswatters as a Drain Filter

Use Flyswatters as a Drain FilterDon't throw away old flyswatters. They are great drain filters for the bathtub or sink in a pinch.


Customizing a Pen Cup

Customizing a Pen CupI love sunflowers. I found a really cute cup to put my pens and scissors in on my desk. When I got it home, they all fell in too far for me to see. So, I found a little cosmetic jar that dropped right in and didn't tip.


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Dryer Sheets for Removing TarMy husband is a roofer and came home with tar on his pants, which I did not notice. I wet several dryer sheets and went to town. Worked amazingly! I then washed the inside of the dryer with hot soapy water.


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Use Deodorant To Deter Nesting BirdsI have found that if you put up a "Stick-Up" deodorant disk in the corners of your patio, birds will attempt to visit the corner but they will quickly fly away.


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Set Up A Wading Pool for the DogsWe keep ours full of water outside for our two dogs. They can have plenty to drink and even get in if they want to stay cool :)


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Nail Polish Remover For Silk StainsI have an ivory silk comforter that I purchased about a week and a half ago. It came in the mail, and I've already spilled a pink substance on it. I took a cotton ball and dipped it 1/4 of the way into nail polish remover.


Brown Paper Bags for Healthy Microwave PopcornStore bought microwave popcorn unfortunately is not "health food", mainly because of the artificial butter flavoring. If you are concerned about that, you will want to make your own healthy microwave popcorn at a fraction of the price!


labeled cords

Labeling Charging CordsWe have numerous cell phones and small devices that all use the same charging cords. I can never find any of my charging cords. I end up buying new ones or it always seems like the kids miraculously have one when mine goes missing.


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Make Tablets from Recycled PaperI fold the 8x11 paper into thirds the long way. I then separate the paper into three pieces, cutting on the fold lines. Fold the pieces in half and cut them again.


No More Paper Products

No More Paper ProductsThis was something that put more money in our pockets instantly! We stopped using napkins and paper towels. We were spending at least $5.00 a week just to wipe our mouths and clean our house.


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Cheap and Easy Low Flush ToiletAlmost all toilets can be easily retrofitted to allow a extra low flush by adding some plumbers putty to the inside of a hollow flapper which most 'cheap' toilets have. This makes the flapper heavy and not allow it to float.


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Funnel from Empty Juice BottleCut top third off an empty juice bottle, usually about where the top of the bottle forms the "funnel". I usually place a ziplock bag into the bottom part and the funnel part into the bag.



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Making a Baked Omelet?Can an omelet be baked in a toaster oven or does it always have to be fried?


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Canning Sour Cherries?We just bought our own home about 3 months ago and were ecstatic to find out we already have a sour cherry tree. I wasn't able to get anything from it this year (by the time we realized what it was the birds had gotten most of 'em), but would love to try canning some next year....


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Making 3 Day Coconut Cake?Can you use a chocolate cake for this recipe?


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Removing Shine from Polyester Curtains?I found some polyester curtain panels at Target. They are the perfect color, but they have more of a shine than I like. Is there any way to gently remove the shine? I would like the fabric to have more of a flat finish as opposed to the gloss.


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Value of Winpower Remote Control Lawnmower?I would like to know the value of a pretty rare lawnmower that I have that belonged to my father. It is a 1960 remote control mower, corded, from the Winpower Mfg. Co. in Newton, Iowa. It is in good condition, runs well, has the original manual, and all original parts except for a...


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Canning Tomatoes?We're going to do some canning this year. We used to can all the time. Our tomatoes are coming on pretty slow. I was wondering if I could can these as they come along? If so, could you tell me how to do this? I would really appreciate it.


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Finding Tower Climber Jobs?I'm a 20 year old that's looking for a challenging career climbing towers. I've tried Indeed and Monster. What other sources are there for me?


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