November 19, 2016

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Burning Healthier CandlesThis is a page about burning healthier candles. Many candles contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health.


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Track Sales With a Price BookThis is a page about track sales with a price book. When you keep track of the last price you paid for commonly purchased items, it can help you know when you find the best deals.


Refrigerator Caddy

Making a Refrigerator CaddyThis is a page about making a refrigerator caddy. Many of us use magnets to hang things on our fridge. Here is another idea for utilizing all of that unused exterior appliance space.


A man adhering a sticky name badge label to his dress shirt.

Removing Sticky Label Residue on ClothingThis is a page about removing sticky label residue on clothing. A sticker on new or old clothes can leave a residue that can be a challenge to remove.


A leather suitcase with travel stickers.

Removing Sticker Residue on LeatherThis is a page about removing sticker residue on leather. Keep the color and texture of your leather unchanged when cleaning sticker residue.


When Are You Being Too Frugal?

When Are You Being Too Frugal?We all need to be thrifty to avoid waste and reuse whenever possible, but not be penny wise and pound foolish. This is a page about when are you being too frugal?



An elastic band stretched across the paint can opening.

Elastic Band Across Paint PotBy simply wrapping an elastic band around your paint pot, you can save yourself a lot of mess. This has two useful purposes. You can rest the brush on it and you can wipe off excess paint.


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Niffty Knitter ClockWith just 7 items, you can make this fun clock. It's a great project for kids, with adults supervising the glue gun.


A waxed paper liner from a cereal box.

Save Waxed Paper Liners from BoxesThe waxed paper liners from cereal and cracker boxes have so many uses. The paper is very good quality. After you finish your box of cereal, take out the liner, and open it up so it can lie flat. It's best to do this over the sink to catch any crumbs. Wipe down with a sponge and allow to dry before using. Make sure you recycle the box, too!


cardboard tube Christmas wreath

Cardboard Tube WreathThis is a gorgeous way to recycle the cardboard tubes from the inside of your toilet paper or kitchen roll. You can dazzle them up with some colourful findings from nature outside. Enjoy and happy holidays!


Popsicle stick plant marker

Plant Markers from Popsicle SticksAt this time of year, many of my plants are being brought inside for the winter. I love all of the beautiful plant markers that can be purchased, but if you have a lot of plants, those markers can get expensive. I save Popsicle sticks to make inexpensive markers.


Baby Toys for Parrot Joy

Baby Toys for Parrot JoyParrot toys are very expensive, yet vitally important to the health and happiness of our beloved friends. Parrots are exceptionally intelligent and require a lot of mental stimulation to thrive. They need much more than a good diet, fresh water, clean surroundings, fresh air, and warm sunshine.


A scone with cream on one side and jelly on the other.

Adding Cream to SconesIf you spread jam or jelly on your scone, it is then quite difficult to add cream on top as it won't spread without the two getting mixed together. The remedy for this is to put the jam on one half and the cream on the other then sandwich them together.


Writing Pen Organizer

Writing Pen OrganizerI keep all sorts of scraps from previous projects I have done. I turned this crocheted rectangle into a pen organizer. I fastened three large safety pins in a row and then hung writing pens on the safety pins. I tied a ribbon onto one end, rolled it up and tied it.



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Custom Wreath Design Business Name Ideas?I design custom wreaths, swags, garlands, and centerpieces for all seasons and events. I live in Colorado. Any thoughts?


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13th Birthday Party Ideas?My birthday is Dec. 24th am I am turning 13. I just want to invite 2-3 friends. I have no ideas on what to do! Everyone is so busy during the holidays. I don't want to do something simple like movie or ice skating. Any ideas?


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Removing a Stain from Marble Countertop?How do I remove a stain from a marble countertop?


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Freezing a Pecan Pie?Can I freeze a store bought pecan pie?


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14th Birthday Party Ideas?My 14th birthday party is coming up and I need help. I know where I'm going to have my party. I am going to do it at a community center which has a pool, movie theater, and a party room. The pool is indoors and heated which is good because my birthday is in December. I have no idea what to do for fun.


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Cleaning Food Stain and Odor in Car?Sweet and sour sauce sauce spilt on the back seat in my car and I cannot get rid of the stain and odor. How do I get rid of the stain and the odor in my car?


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Discontinued Simplicity Pattern #9535?I lost my pattern in a tornado. Please I really need this pattern and can't find it anywhere. Full Figure Solutions #9535 18W-24W or larger would also work. It says 1996 as the year made.


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Freezing Brussels Sprouts?I love to roast my Brussels sprouts coated in a little olive oil. Is this still possible if I freeze them? Will I still be able to peel the leaves? Or should I peel and then freeze? They can't be mushy. Any ideas?


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