October 2, 2015

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Family at the Beach

Preparing for Family OutingsThis is a page about preparing for family outings. Outings are a fun and frugal way to create great memories with your family. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure an enjoyable trip for everyone.


Man putting Ice Pack on his Shoulder

Preventing Repetitive Stress InjuriesThis is a page about preventing repetitive stress injuries. Whether it's from work or exercise, stress injuries with your joints can hinder your productivity. Preventing these injuries can help you stay on track with your goals at work and home.


baby skunk and wildflowers

Removing a Skunk from a Live TrapThis is a page about removing a skunk from a live trap. You will want to use caution when releasing one of these cute but odiferous members of the weasel family from a live trap.


female hand shaving legs

Asking Your Parents to Let You Shave?This is a page about asking your parents to let you shave. Young girls and boys are often hesitant about asking their parents to let them begin shaving.


brightly colored tire planters

Reusing Tires in the GardenThis is a page about reusing tires in the garden. Worn out used tires can be recycled and find new decorative and functional uses in your garden.


bright red, orange, and yellow flower

Growing a Mexican Red Bird of Paradise TreeThis is a page about growing a Mexican red bird of paradise tree. This beauty is an excellent choice for your arid landscape.


steak in skillet with corn and beans

Beef Steak RecipesThis page contains beef steak recipes. There are so many delicious ways to prepare a steak you could have a different one every day.


two baking dishes with veggie omelettes

Baked Omelette RecipesAn alternative to making an omelette on your stovetop is to prepare one in the oven. This page contains baked omelette recipes.


White Comforter

Refilling a Comforter?This is a page about refilling a comforter. If the fabric on your comforter is still in good shape, but the filling is getting lumpy, try refilling it.


Transferring Data to a New Computer

Transferring Data to a New ComputerThis is a page about transferring data to a new computer. When you get a new computer, you will probably need to transfer data from your old machine to the new one.


Omelette on a Plate

Microwave Omelette RecipesThis page contains microwave omelette recipes. Omelettes are a simple an delicious breakfast option. Making your omelette in the microwave can be a fast way to whip up something yummy in the morning.



small white dog sitting on bed

Monty (Maltese Mix)I got her 2 weeks ago. I found her under a car on a busy street. She was scared, hungry, matted, etc.


Shabby Chic T-Shirt Scarf

Shabby Chic T-Shirt ScarfThis scarf is quick, fun, and easy to make and no sewing involved.


completed bag

Vintage Rose Gift BagCelebrate the joy of gift giving with this project. Turn an ordinary brown paper bag into an extraordinary gift bag that is sure to make the recipient feel special. The roses are made from an egg carton tray, so this is also a budget-friendly winner!


earrings attached to record

Vinyl Record Earrings DisplayThis project is for recycling vintage vinyl records. You can turn them into earrings display holders.


child wearing costume

Dalmation Halloween CostumeMy son won a prize for this costume. It is very easy to make and costs very little.


Halloween Mummy Gift Bags

Halloween Mummy Gift BagsThis should take little time and the materials you probably have at home. Be prepared for lots of smiles!


Three different colored popsicle with matching sticks.

Felt Popsicle Color Matching GameThese cute felt Popsicles are a great tool for teaching your toddler their colors. They also work well for pretend play!


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Dry Green Onions Inside CarI use a box flat that I get for free from the local store. Place the green onions in the flat. Place in your car in the summer months and they dry in no time and perfectly.


Covering Resistant Gray Hair

Covering Resistant Gray HairBrush 30 developer on the resistant grays. Wait 10 minutes, then dye as usual. You will find the color will hold.


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Light During an Electrical OutageI don't use candles or little flashlights. I get those big flashlights from Dollar General that take one of those great big batteries. I keep one in the living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.



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Planting Allium Bulbs in Fall?Last fall I planted my daffodils, allium, iris, and hyacinth, but in the spring only a few allium came up! I've never had this happen, what could have happened to them? I need to know before I plant them this fall.


brown and white dog in crate

What Breed Is My Dog?Is she a purebred Pit Bull or mixed with a Jack Russell?


What Is This Garden Plant?

What Is This Garden Plant?I just moved into a new house last summer where the previous owner has lots of beautiful flowers. Last summer this plant bloomed a yellow flower on top, I cut the dead stalks back early in the spring and the stalks grew again this year, they are about 8 or 9 ft tall, but no flower.


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Curtain Color Advice?I am working on a mother-in-law suite in my home for my mother. In the den I have painted it Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle and also did an accent wall with Resort Tan which will be covered by a TV. I have four windows in the room and was wondering what you suggested as drapes or window treatment.


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Curtain Color Advice?My husband decided to surprise me with a black leather sofa and love seat. Our living room and dining area is one large space. My dining room table is marble with four espresso chairs and bench. My walls and carpet are a neutral color. What color curtains should I put in the living room?


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Removing Dog Pee Smell from Hardwood?I have dogs and even though they go to the restroom outside if my kids don't let them out or they have a accident over night, as soon as we come in the house it smells like a dog kennel. I have hardwood floors and want to get the smell out naturally using the stuff I have at home.


doll next to a pink stuffed bear

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?My daughter received this doll when her aunt passed, she was 67. I have tried to figure out the name and have entered it in different way's and still can't find it. I know the 66/1000 means it's 66 of 1000 made. She's about 3 feet tall.


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House Training a Year Old Dog?My French Bulldog is 1yr and 2 months old and isn't potty trained. She would pee especially on her bed (I find it in the morning), on the other dog's bed, on the floor, couch - everywhere.


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Riding Mower Won't Start?I have a 2186 Cub Cadet lawn tractor. It will not start. It has a new battery and iginition switch.


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Understanding an Abusive Spouse?My now-ex, who I was with for almost 9 years, became very angry and abusive when I ended the relationship. He raised my daughter from 9 months old to almost 9 years of age, and requested that we change her last name to his, and then spoke of adopting her.


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Reviving a Black Leather Coach Purse?I have a black leather Coach purse and it's looking dull. It is getting a good many scuff marks on it. What can I use to bring it back to life? The purse itself is special because it was my mom's and she used it regularly too before she passed away.


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