June 1, 2017

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Man Reviewing his Credit Card Rewards

Getting The Most Out Of Your Credit Card RewardsCredit card rewards can, if used regularly, add up to some valuable rewards. This is a page about getting the most out of your credit card rewards.


Florida Beach

Florida Beach PhotosBeing mostly surrounded by water, the state Florida has many opportunities to photograph beautiful beaches. This page contains Florida's beach photos.


Baby Finch

Caring for Baby Finches?Baby finches, like any baby bird, need much care and nurturing. This is a page about caring for baby finches.



Paper Pom Poms - several white poms

Paper Pom PomsPaper is not just for writing. There are many different types depending on how they are going to be used. This time I'm going to make a simple pom-pom decoration using a different type of paper.


Faux Hornets' Nest - hanging on balcony

Faux Hornets' NestHornets and wasps are territorial. When one sets in the other pretty much doesn't. So, to keep both away from my balcony, I crocheted a faux hornets' nest to keep my balcony "nasties" free.


A perfectly folded orange T-shirt.

T-shirt Fold for Storage and TravelingThis is a fun, quick, and easy way to fold a short sleeve knit shirt. After watching a video (several times), I learned how to do it. Now, I can pick the shirt up, spread it out and have it neatly folded in less than 10 seconds, and I'm just a beginner.


Shower supplies stored in a hanging wire fruit basket.

Hanging Fruit Baskets as a Shower CaddyI bought on Amazon a three tier hanging basket for my fruit and veggies, but I never actually got it attached to the ceiling as I don't have a drill. So for quite a while, it sat in storage. That was until I saw a tip on a Facebook page telling me I could use it in the bathroom instead.


A bowl of instant mashed potatoes made with stock instead of water.

Make Instant Potatoes with Chicken StockI love to have single serve mashed potatoes on hand at our house. I use stock or broth for the liquid instead of water, because it adds more nutrition to the potatoes. Usually I buy the broth or stock, but sometimes I make it myself.


A white towel being placed in an open dryer.

Drying Laundry More QuicklyIf you want your laundry to dry quicker in your clothes dryer, add a dry fluffy towel to the machine.


A bottle of ammonia and a cleaning rag in the bathroom.

Why Doing Things Yourself is More than FrugalMost people I know have someone else to clean their homes and wash their cars. They bring in food a lot and go out to eat often. They tell me that since I work full-time, I am wasting my precious free time. They also think I'm cheap.


Vintage Music Birthday Card - finished card

Vintage Music Birthday CardIf you love crafting with music sheets, then this card will be perfect! This stunning vintage birthday card will speak to young and old, and will make the recipient feel very special.


Two pairs of shoes under a worktable.

Leave Sets of Footwear at WorkI have plenty of damaged shoes from getting soaked in the rain. I developed a habit of keeping a pair of shoes under my worktable.


An Oreo cookie placed on a fork, being dipped into a glass of milk.

Use a Fork to Dunk Oreos in MilkDunking Oreo cookies with your kids is fun, but sometimes it can slip from your fingers when dunking it in the milk. That makes me irritable. So what I did is to use a fork. I just insert the fork in the center of the Oreo. This time, it won't slip off. Let's have a dunk!


An assortment of different prepackaged salads in a supermarket.

Food Inspiration at the MarketI am trying to eat healthier but it's easier said than done. I am tiring of making the same salad over and over. When I go to assorted markets, I will snap photos of the salad aisle to give me inspiration on what different kinds of salads I could make or may like.


Pennant Flag Kids Room Decor

Pennant Flag Kids Room DecorPennant flag decor for a baby/kid's room is very popular and trendy right now. On handcrafted websites these flags range in price anywhere from $20+ and up. Why buy them when you can make your own less expensively. All you need are different pieces of felt and glue that adheres well on felt.


Graduation Cap Treats - finished grad cap treats

Graduation Cap TreatsYou can make graduation cap treats for your graduate with some cookies and candies. You can have the candy colours match the school's colours. This was for a red and gold school. These are so easy to make and super cute!


A computer screen showing how to use Window's Quick Launch options.

Using Windows Quick LaunchWhen I got my first computer, I went to the Start Button and Control Panel for everything. Then I discovered I could open all Windows folders and much more, right from my desktop with one click. No need to go to Start and then Control panel.



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Cleaning a Ceiling Fan?How can I easily clean a ceiling fan?


What Is This Houseplant? - Medium green foliage plant

What Is This Plant?This is a plant at work and I was wondering what it is. It has purple stems at the base.


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Mallard Duck Laid Eggs?We had a mallard who laid eggs in the front of our house. We noticed her sitting on them for 2 weeks. She is now gone and so are the eggs. There is no sign of cracked eggs anywhere. What happened?


Cleaning Residue on Windows - smudgy windows

Cleaning Residue on Windows?I just moved into a new flat, but I have no idea how to clean these particular windows! They're double glazed and it seems like there is residue from a previous bad cleaning. However when I tried to get it off it seems like the residue/marks are inside the two panels!


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Getting a Puppy After Losing One to Parvo?6 months ago I brought home a puppy that tested positive for coccidia, ghiardia, and parvo. He died by the end of the week. We did clean the whole house with the same product our vet uses for parvo cleanup. I want to get a new pup who the breeder will keep until it has had its second parvo vaccine.


Identifying a Plant - seedling

Identifying a Plant?My son brought this home from school, but I don't know what plant this is! Can you help me identify it?


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Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits?I'm the representative payee for my sister's survivor benefits. Prior to receiving guardianship of my sister, the state was payee and the monthly benefits just accumulated and were not used while she was in the state's custody. When the guardianship took place, the benefits that had accumulated were sent from the state back to Social Security.


Bugs on back Porch - brown beetle type bug

Getting Rid of Bugs on Back Porch?These bugs are getting in my house, I sprayed my back porch and am sweeping up 100 a day, what are they and where are they coming from?


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Value of 1829 Americana Encyclopedias?I believe that I have the whole set of Americana encyclopedias, they are in great condition and the year they were made in, is 1829. Are they worth anything?


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