September 11, 2014

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Removing Onion SmellThis is a page about removing onion smell. A very pungent vegetable, the onion creates a distinct odor that may need to be absorbed. It contains certain substances that may irritate eyes.


Mom Teaching Child Personal Hygiene

Teaching Children Personal HygieneThis is a page about teaching children personal hygiene. Developing good cleaning habits early in life can help your child avoid germs and possible illness.


Baking Pan Trays

Crafts Made from Recycled Baking Pan...This is a page about crafts made from recycled baking pan and trays. Used metal baking pans or cookie sheets can be decoratively painted and used for all kinds of things.



Keeping Birds AwayThis is a page about keeping birds away. Finding the best way to deter birds from visiting and nesting at your home, patio or garden can be a challenge.


vintage plates glued together to make a tiered serving dish

Making a Two Tier Serving DishThis is a page about making a two tier serving dish. Get creative with old dinnerware or thriftstore finds and make a unique tiered serving dish.


Straw Hat

Fixing a Straw HatThis is a page about fixing a straw hat. A favorite woven straw hat can be used for a long time with some care and maintenance.


Dog Riding in the Car

Getting Pets Used to Riding in the CarThis is a page about getting pets used to riding in the car. Many pets are anxious when taken for a ride in the car. There are some ways you can help them enjoy or at lease tolerate the experience.


Nursing Home

Finding Nursing Home DonationsThis is a page about finding nursing home donations. At yard sales and second hand stores you may find inexpensive things to share with folks in assisted living facilities.


two glass jar snowmen nitelites

Making a Snowman NiteliteThis is a page about making a snowman nitelite. Make this cute decoration for the holidays. It is not only decorative but useful too.


Skin Lotion

Finding Water Based Skin Lotion?This is a page about finding water based skin lotion. A good lotion will lubricate your skin and help it feel soft and supple.


Woman Applying Foundation Makeup

Finding Good Inexpensive...This is a page about finding good inexpensive foundation makeup. It does not have to be expensive to find a foundation that looks good and you like to wear.


Velveteen Blanket

Cleaning a Velveteen Horse Blanket?This is a page about cleaning a velveteen horse blanket. A prize horse blanket needs special care to be cleaned and possibly put on display.



slices of apples frying in a skillet

Fried ApplesFall will soon be here and so will the fall apples. There are so many ways to prepare them but one of my favorites is fried apples. I never was good at frying them until I ran across this recipe on the internet. I made a few changes and just want to share the recipe.


Congratulations Casserole - Cooked casserole in a pan.

Congratulations CasseroleWhy the silly name? I put this together with leftovers and pantry items for dinner. My 6 year old asked me if I followed a new recipe or I made this one up. When I told her it was my own, she quickly responded; "Congratulations, it's very good!" I just thought that was too cute.



hand holding crochet pear

Crochet PearNo chemicals here, this is a genuine, all natural, organic pear! Please don't eat it though.:)


Create Your Own Unique Pots

Create Your Own Unique PotsIt's not pottery! It's called Hypertufa. You mix together a few 'ingredients' to create any size or shape pot you'd like! I can imagine these as totally unique gifts or even items to sell. Lots of fun too!


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Use Microfiber for Swiffer WetJet PadsI used the hair towels made of microfiber material, from $1 Dollar Tree. Just trim to size. They attach wonderfully. When one side is dirty, I flip it over before washing. An especially cheap alternative to the WetJet pads!


finished card

Polka-dotted Flower CardUse some simple materials to make a colorful, yet elegant, birthday card. Change the colors used to suit the recipient's personality.


Simple But Fancy Fruit Desserts

Simple But Fancy Fruit DessertsI like to freeze bananas or put apple slices or any other fruit into the freezer then take them out after dinner and pour some Magic Shell Ice Cream topping over the fruit.


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Diluting Laundry DetergentI've tried cheaper detergents and homemade laundry detergent but I always go back to Tide Coldwater. I love the smell it leaves my clothes. I've discovered that if I diluted the Tide by 50% water, my clothes are just as clean and smell just as good.


Make Extracts Cheaply

Make Extracts CheaplyDid you know that you can make your own extracts cheaply? It's so easy and they are so expensive! All you need to do is buy a bottle of plain, unflavored vodka and use your own leaves, peels or spices.


A pile of pot scrapers cut from recycled plastic.

Free Pot ScrapersI lost my pot scrapers recently. It struck me that I knew exactly how to get my hands on more without spending a dime! Cut them from those sturdy, empty shampoo and conditioner bottles. I've always thought it was such a shame to just toss them.


finished cookies

Baking from the Discount Grocery ShelfI recently started checking the discount shelves at my local supermarkets. I have found some really good savings from time to time. Earlier this year I picked up a couple of bags of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix.


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Chickens Save You MoneyEvery week, people usually spend $3 on eggs. Now that may not sound like much but it adds up! So, my family and I have decided that we are going to get chickens. Chicken feed costs $15 for a fifty pound bag.


cobalt blue spires rising from the lily pond

Chihuly Glass Art at the Denver Botanic GardensThis July my husband and I visited family in Denver, Colorado. In the many times we had been in town before, we had never made it to the botanical gardens. I was determined to get there this time. An added bonus was the Chihuly display.



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Making a Peach Cobbler?How do I make a peach cobbler with canned peach pie filling?


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Mince Meat Cobbler?Can I make a mince meat cobbler from the can mince meat?


doll in fancy white dress with large hat

Value of Seymour Mann Doll?I am looking for the value of a Seymour Mann Doll from the connoissuer collection. The tag says her name is Carol.


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13th Birthday Party Ideas?My daughter is stressing through her 13th birthday. She doesn't know what to do. She wants to invite some boys and some girls. She doesn't want too much money spent, but also fun though.


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Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics?I have 6 dogs, one needs to be spayed. That is Monkey. The boys are Benjamin Blue, and Shaggy. They are all small dogs. They are rescue dogs that I have taken in. Are there any organiznizations that would help me? I have managed to do 3.


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12th Birthday Party Ideas?My daughter wants a more fun and crazy party for a 12 year old; what do I do?


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Value of Old Grolier Encyclopedia?I have a set of Grolier Encyclopedia plus, The Book of Knowledge for children and a set of The Book of Popular Science. They are all from 1951 (I believe) and all in excellent condition. I would like to sell them. Can you give any advice as to the value of the entire set?


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Using Hedge Apples to Repel Spiders?When hedgeapples turn brown, or rotten, do they still work? Also, can you freeze then to use later when they are not in season?


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