December 23, 2015

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Merry Meringues

Merry MeringuesA wonderfully light, easy, low calorie Christmas treat to make.


Easy No Cook Chocolate Fudge

Easy No Cook Chocolate FudgeHere is a quick and easy way to make a pan of chocolate fudge. No cooking required.



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Easy Felt Stocking Filler BagThis Christmas, make this easy felt stocking filler bag. The bag in itself is a gift that could be used year after year, and you will earn double points if you fill the bag with a sweet little treat.


Upcycled Letter Rack for Eyeglasses

Upcycled Letter Rack for EyeglassesI up-cycled my letter rack to keep my eyeglasses on. I think the rack cost me £2.99 on eBay. By the window, I have two wooden panels and I decided to place it here. I just needed one nail to hang it by but the bottom half wasn't stable enough so I used a marble-sized piece of white Sugru to keep it in place.


A lemon shaped container for lemon juice.

Lemon Juice Ice PackI re-purposed an empty Jif Lemon juice container for a handy ice-pack. I suffered for a long time with nose bleeds due to a perforation and I found the shape of the Jif bottle was ergonomically shaped to keep the bridge of my nose cold thus stopping the bleeding.


Using Jenga Pieces as Building Blocks

Using Jenga Pieces as Building BlocksIf you come across a Jenga game at Goodwill or have one you no longer use at home, hang on to it and use it for building blocks. They are nice, smooth blacks perfect for stacking.


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High Volume Holiday Cookie BakingI often bake up to 100 dozen cookies around the holidays to give as gifts. For the drop or rolled out type cookies, I start the day after Thanksgiving by making various cookie doughs, and freezing in zip bags.


Old Church Songbook Christmas Angel

Old Church Songbook Christmas AngelTurn an old church songbook into a sweet little angel for Christmas. This angel might require some time and effort to make her, but it is a good way to recycle those old church songbooks into something useful. Merry Christmas to you all!


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Storing Food When the Freezer is Too FullWhen you bring your fresh meat home, place it in the coldest part of your refrigerator, usually the bottom right side. Check the time and start counting the days from the time you put it into the refrigerator. Fresh meat is usually good for three days in the refrigerator.


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Use Vaseline for Painting Around MouldingPainting the inside door moulding around the hinges is a job I've never relished because it's picky work. I always ended up getting paint on the hinges no matter how careful I was. It looked awful and needed scraping off when the paint was dry.


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Mark Emergency Contact With ICEAfter Katrina hit the south, emergency personnel asked everyone to program ICE, as a contact in their phone (In Case of Emergency).


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Heating Pad Saves the Cold Work DayI know a lot of my friends work in a cold, drafty office and they are always "freezing" at work. I have a very simple and heartwarming idea. I keep a heating pad at work and it works wonders for any aches, pains, or simply cold/chilly feet.


Candy Cane Planter

Candy Cane PlanterThis candy cane planter makes a great centerpiece and you can eat the candy canes after the holidays are over.


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Vinegar for More Absorbent Bath TowelsI use white vinegar in my final rinse when washing all my towels. Your clothes will not smell like a pickle either, that is, unless you use the whole gallon of vinegar.


finished photo wreath

Cake Platter Photo WreathThe base of this wreath is the bottom to those plastic cake containers from the grocery store deli. I love making useful things from what would otherwise be garbage!



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Keeping Glitter on T-shirt?Is hair spray or fabric glue the only way to keep glitter designed t-shirts from shedding glitter? I want to wear it today.


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Curtain Color Advice?My walls are white with an antique red trim in the living room. My furniture is dark brown. What color should my curtains be?


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Daddy Dog Peeing All Over the House?I have a Cain Corso Pit Bull mix and he just had his first litter of puppies. Now he is peeing all over the house. Any idea how I can get him to stop?


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Shampooing Hair After Coloring?Can you shampoo your hair the same day as dyeing it?


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House Trained Dog Peeing and Pooping Inside?My 3 year old dog is house trained. I use to take her out for a walk once in the morning and once in the afternoon until I had a fall, now a friend takes her. Now she has wet and pooped in the kitchen at night, every night. I let her out before I go to bed, but she won't do anything then.


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Freezing Canned Vegetabes?Can you freeze some vegetables when they have been in a jar?


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Oven Turns Off and Throws Breaker?We have a GE wall oven/microwave combo unit, Model JT965SK4SS 2007 model. We had new cabinets put in. The installers put the unit back in the wall. Now it turns on, but after a while the oven cuts off and throws the breaker off.


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