February 27, 2018

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Squash and Zucchini

Squash and Zucchini with PastaThis pasta dish is easy to make and is a great way to prepare squash and zucchini. You can even add other vegetables from your garden. This is a page about making squash and zucchini with pasta.


A plastic bag of crushed egg shells and a rolling pin.

How to Crush Egg ShellsMany gardeners use crushed egg shells as both fertilizer and to get rid of snails and slugs. One quick method for crushing them is to use a rolling pin. This is a page about how to crush egg shells.


A roll of carpet with a raw edge.

Finishing Raw Carpet EdgesCarpet remnants can be used to make throw rugs. Finishing the edges can be done at a carpet shop or you can try some of the suggestions in this page to do it yourself. This is a page about finishing raw carpet edges.


Cloves and Clove Oil

Buying Oil of Cloves?This is a page about buying oil of cloves. Oil of cloves is an essential oil, typically found in the health found section of stores. It is often used as a toothache remedy, although it is considered ineffective by the FDA. Oil of cloves can cause serious side effects in children.


Close-up of many dried cloves

Grind Whole Cloves in a Coffee GrinderEven if you don't have a spice grinder you can grind whole cloves, if you do have a coffee grinder. This is a page about how to grind whole cloves in a coffee grinder.


Examples of artwork hanging on wall.

Squished Paint ArtworkThis craft project is suitable even for younger children with supervision. Paint is applied to a piece of glass from a photo frame and then a second piece is placed on top and the paint squished to the edges. This is a page about creating squished paint artwork.


Calculator, cup of coffee, pencil, toy car and a notepad with "Loans?" written on it.

Avoid Rolling Existing Car Loans Into a New Car PurchaseMany dealerships will try to encourage you to trade in an unpaid for car and buy a new one, by rolling the remaining balance into the new loan. There are some good financial reasons to avoid this practice, as it benefits the dealer more than the consumer. This is a page about avoiding rolling existing car loans into a new car purchase.


Lemon sorbet cocktail in a martini glass.

Sorbet CocktailThis is a page about sorbet cocktail. This adult beverage features vodka, mixed with fresh fruit and sorbet. This cocktail would be the perfect drink to serve when the weather gets warmer.


Gold patent leather sneaker on a white background.

Removing a Dent from a Patent Leather Sneaker?Keeping in mind that patent leather is in fact plastic, the dent may possibly be removed using one of the suggestions in this page. Alternately it could be taken to a shoe repair shop. This is a page about removing a dent from a patent leather sneaker.


Dyed hair with lighter roots.

Fixing Roots After Dyeing Hair?Root color correction is a constant challenge when dyeing your hair. Whether it is the need to dye them as they grow out or because their did not take the new color the same way as the rest of your hair, they often need special attention. This is a page about fixing roots after dyeing hair.


Two pom pom chicks holding Easter candy.

Jelly Bean ChicksThese cute little chicks are made from plastic bags of candy topped with a yellow pom pom. This is a page about making jelly bean chicks.


Faded red sun hat with a red bow.

Starting a Red Hat Society Chapter?Originally begun as a social group for women 50 and over it is now open to women of all ages. To start a chapter go to their the official website. This is a page about starting a Red Hat Society chapter.


Faucet running water into Bathroom Sink

Bathroom Sink Backs Up into Tub?Some plumbing clogs result in one fixture or drain backing up into another one. This is usually indicative of a main line clog. This is a page about bathroom sink backs up into the tub.


Scraping off latex paint from a wall.

How to Remove Latex Paint from Hard SurfacesRemoving latex paint from hard or non porous surfaces can be done in several ways depending on the surface. This is a page about how to remove latex paint from hard surfaces.


Crabmeat Casserole in a red casserole dish.

Crabmeat Casserole RecipeThis tasty casserole is made by layering noodles, a creamy cheese sauce, and crabmeat. Adjust it to meet your taste. This page contains a crabmeat casserole recipe.


College students on campus

Tips for Attending College FairsChoosing the best college to meet your educational and social requirements takes time. One way to try and narrow the field is to attend a college fair. But even this option can be overwhelming. Preparing an approach before you go might help. This is a page about tips for college fairs.



Beef Stir Fry with Roasted Broccoli

Beef Stir Fry with Roasted BroccoliA simple meal to whip up and a much healthier alternative than the take out version.


Granny's Finnish Pannukakku

Granny's Finnish PannukakkuThis a breakfast desert that was always available when visiting Granny.


Spinach Artichoke Frittata

Spinach Artichoke FrittataThis delicious recipe can be served for breakfast or anytime. It's full of healthy nutrients to keep you satisfied for hours! I will bake two and cut up then freeze one to take out individually some mornings!



Printed recipes with unusual ingredients underlined.

Underline Unique Recipe IngredientsWhen I save my recipes in my files, I like to underline ingredients I commonly don't keep in my cupboard. It saves me time if I can quickly see what I will need to buy. I won't start a recipe just to discover I can't complete it due to an important missing ingredient.


Several credit cards cut into pieces.

Cut the CardThis was the best decision I could make during this time. I have worked hard on my budget and trust me. If there is a fee to even have the card, I don't want it. I did many reviews on Creditone bank. Not to be cruel but they are not a nice company. I found one of the hardest parts of reading the reviews was cutting off the card.


Gaskets cut from egg carton styrofoam.

Emergency Gasket from an Egg CartonGot a leak? Make a gasket out of a styrofoam egg crate. I can't tell you how many times something is leaking and it's after 5 o'clock or it's just too inconvenient to run to the store, not to mention the expense. So here is my thrifty tip on how to make a gasket in less than five minutes.


A toy train with cargo of colored pipe cleaners.

Pipe Cleaners as Cargo for Toy TrainI observed my four-year-old play with his train and he cut up some pipe cleaners. I asked why. He said it's cargo so it's like he's delivering things on his train route. So cute to see toddlers come up ideas using their own imagination and it doesn't require "actual toys", but pipe cleaners!


Using a recycled food tray to empty a coffee pod.

Emptying Coffee PodsI use to find emptying coffee pods could be messy, whether in your garbage, on a paper towel or down the sink. All were messy, not eco-friendly, and would even cost you if the paper towel method was used. I now use an empty plastic container. Simple, clean easy. I use a Smart One dinner container.


A cooler with ice to keep grocery store shopping cool on the way home.

Bring Cooler on Grocery Shopping TripsEvery time we restock our weekly groceries, we make sure to bring our cooler. We place the cooler in the trunk with ice packs.



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Removing a Sharpie Stain on an Upholstered Chair?I have an old black permanent Sharpie stain on my upholstered chair. Is it way too late to remove this stain? It's over a year old! Nothing was ever done to try to remove the stain.


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Value of Thomas Kinkade Prints?I have a hand signed Thomas Kinkade print called "Nevada City 1922 - A Rainy Afternoon on Broad Street". There is no number next to the signature. I also have a print that isn't signed called "Placerville in the Snow".


Shaping a Weeping Pussy Willow Tree - tree in pot inside

Shaping a Weeping Pussy Willow Tree?I bought a hand grafted weeping pussy willow. Should I break off the branches that are growing with leaves to keep its shape?


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Receiving Back Child Support?My ex-husband told me they took out 5,000.00 for back child support from his lump sum payment along with continuing to take out $136.00 a month until back support is paid. My question is when in the world will I receive it? It's been almost 2 months now and I called my support office and they know nothing.


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Buying Cold Hardy Bamboo?I have a few acres in Kansas City and I would like to plant bamboo as a screen and hope to find a large amount and possibly a few varieties that are cold hardy.


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Removing a Piece of Glass Embedded in Your Skin?I've got glass in my hand. It's been there for a while about 2-3 years. Will it surface and come out by it self or will I need to get it taken out by surgery.


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Receiving Deceased Parent's Social Security Benefits?I have been my mother's caregiver for 6 years. She passed away last week. I was told that I could receive some of her Social Security benefits, if I were her caregiver. Does anyone know the answer to this question?


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Cleaning Business Slogan Ideas?We went with Coles Cleaning, because it's our last name, but we're trying to come up with a slogan that can be used on our T-shirts and for company promotion. We clean houses and businesses. We are looking for something catchy, creative, professional, or funny.


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Beeswax Product for Dog's Poopy Butt?My standard Poodle gets a poopy butt; he has a "sanitary clip" from the groomer. I recently saw a notice of a product that can be applied to the hair on his butt which will make the poop "slide off" and not build up. It contains beeswax and is natural.


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Name Ideas for a Web and Graphic Design Company?I want to start a web design business. Besides that there will be additional services like graphic design and printing. Any suggestions?


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Selling Snowbabies Figurines?I am looking to sell my Snowbabies Dept 56 collection. Any idea where I could post?


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Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit Problems?My dryer started stopping prematurely and now it won't turn on at all but is still getting power. Soon after my stove's clock works, but there is no heat. They're on separate circuits.


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