April 24, 2018

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Many Flea Beetles on a branch

Getting Rid of Flea Beetles?If you have a vegetable garden, you will want to discourage this jumping pest from eating your crops. This is a page about getting rid of flea beetles.


Electric blanket controller.

Replacement Control for a Biddeford Electric Blanket?This is a page about getting a replacement control for a Biddeford electric blanket. Replacement cords for some electric blankets can be gotten from the manufacturer, that failing you can try searching thrift stores.


Ants climbing on borax.

Using Borax to Rid Your House of PestsBorax is a relatively natural and non-toxic way to rid your home of unwanted pests like cockroaches and ants. This is a page about using borax to rid your house of pests.


Harvesting Potatoes from a Potato Tower

Harvesting Potatoes from a Potato TowerThis is a page about harvesting potatoes from a potato tower. Potato towers are a great way to grow a crop of spuds in a small footprint. If it it a wooden tower you simply lift off each segment and begin harvesting.


Heating Pad Cord.

Replacement Cords for Biddeford Electric Blankets?Electric blanket cords often get misplaced or damaged while the oringial blanket is still usable. This is a page about replacement cords for Biddeford electric blankets.


Hand wiping down a leather sofa.

Removing a Cooking an Oil Stain on a Leather Couch?Oil can stain leather furniture and must be removed carefully to avoid further damage. This is a page about removing a cooking an oil stain on a leather couch.


Mosquito Larvae in water

Killing Mosquito Larvae in Rain Barrel?Using a rain barrel is a great way to conserve water but it can also become a breeding ground for mosquitos. This is a page about killing mosquito larvae in a rain barrel.


Homemade Chicken Parmesan

Homemade Chicken ParmesanThis delicious combination of chicken with parmesan breading and marinara sauce is based from the classic Italian recipe for Chicken Parmigiana. This page contains a recipe for homemade chicken parmesan.


Closeup of blue quilt

Blooming Nine Patch Quilt PatternThe nine patch quilting technique is a traditional first pattern for most beginning quilters. is This page contains information about blooming nine patch quilt patterns.


Woman selecting paint color from a color swatch catalog.

Painting Trim Different Colors?This is a page about painting trim different colors. The paint colors used for the trim inside your home is a personal choice. You can paint it all white as some homeowners do or you may choose to paint each room with a coordinating or contrasting color for a unique look.


Organized craft beads with scissors on a wooden table

How to Sort and Organize Craft BeadsBeads come in many different sizes and colors. They need to be carefully organized in order to be able to access them when you need to. This is a page about how to sort and organize craft beads.


Blueberry Muffins on wire rack

Quick and Easy Blueberry MuffinsMuffins on the go are especially good when they are made easily at home with blueberries. This page is about quick and easy blueberry muffins.


Oatmeal Muffins with fork

Simple Oatmeal MuffinsMaking simple muffins with oatmeal is a great option for a quick breakfast. This page contains a recipe for simple oatmeal muffins.


Spraying a spray bottle

Goo Gone ReviewsThis page contains Goo Gone reviews. Goo Gone is a good cleaner for getting off a variety of sticky messes, including sticker glue, gum, and more.


A sports drink with a light behind it, making a lantern.

Emergency Light from a Sports DrinkAttach a regular light to a bright colored Gatorade or other energy drink to amplify it as an impromptu lantern. This is a page about making a emergency light from a sports drink.



Grilled Cauliflower on plate

Grilled Cauliflower SteakGrilling steaks, ribs or burgers? You can grill cauliflower too as a side vegetable to complete your meal. Tastes delicious with the char and seasoning, yum!


Thai Yellow Curry over rice on in bowl

Thai Yellow CurryThis curry is by far one of my family's favourite meals. It's creamy, savoury, spicy and has a hint of sweetness. This version uses chicken, potatoes and carrots, but you can use any mix of meats and/or vegetables and it's an absolute delight.


Puffed Rice on plate

Puffed Rice (Ampao)One famous delicacy in some provinces here in the Philippines is the so called "ampao" or puffed rice. I don't know how this is being made into a snack bar but I do have an idea how to simply cook it. Just as easy as 1,2,3 you can have an instant snack made out of leftover steamed rice; just leftovers. So as I always say, at home nothing is wasted.



A bottle of Ortho Home Defense for ant control

Ortho Home Defense for Ant ControlSix days ago, I looked and saw a trail of ants crawling up our screened porch and going up under the vinyl siding at the top of the porch. There was a long trail of them that crossed the side of the deck and down the steps. It was time to get out the spray and put a stop to that problem.


A small legal pad attached to a small cutting board with binder clips.

Make an Impromptu ClipboardWhen you have a dollar tree cutting board that is no longer good for food, don't toss or recycle it. Turn it into a clip board! With the 3/$1.00 mini legal pads, two binder clips and the cutting board, you can make something to do a shopping list, To Do list, or even a Honey Do list!


Upcycled Business Card Holder from Gum Packaging

Upcycled Business Card Holder from Gum PackagingMake a business card holder from an empty gum package. It will hold business cards perfectly! This card holder is slim and fits nicely in your purse, backpack, or even your pocket.


Free products from the supermarket next to a smartphone.

Supermarket FreebiesMost of the large supermarket chains offer free full-size items every week. They work via mobile phone app or mailing list. Just sign up and they'll notify you when something free is available for pickup. You usually have 2 to 3 weeks to get it, so it's pretty convenient.


File Flower Seeds to Help Sprouting - packet of nasturtium seed and a nail file

File Flower Seeds to Help SproutingYou can file the flower seed a little bit to help germinate the seed if there is a thick coating like this, nasturtium. By filing down, it'll help the water absorb. I soaked the seeds 24 hours prior then planted in soil.


A two door fridge that is well organized.

Organizing a Two Door FridgeI bought a two door fridge. The freezer side of the fridge was difficult to organize. The meat was one on top of another on shelves, so I used two plastic bin drawers that fit perfectly on the shelves


A preowned Keurig coffee maker in a kitchen.

Use the Company Customer Service NumberI saw a non-working Keurig on Freecycle. I knew about descaling it from an article written by Mary Hunt on the Debt Proof Living website, so I decided to take a chance. However, the descaling and cleaning did not work, so I called their toll-free number, and within 10 minutes the screen error the previous owner experienced was fixed and I have a great machine. I got the manual online and downloaded it.


A Pair of Canadian Geese two geese on the edge of a snow patch

A Pair of Canadian GeeseI have a pond in my back yard which attracts wildlife. A pair of Canadian geese showed up. They were grazing on the green grass near the edge of the pond. Food is scarce right now with all the snow on the ground. The winter season just keeps lingering on making it a challenge for spring time arrivals in the area.


Ladybugs for Your Garden - finger pointing to ladybugs on a shrub

Ladybugs for Your GardenThis past weekend, there was a learning event on lady bugs and a bag of 150 lady bugs complimentary with any purchase at Armstrong Garden Center - limit 1 per family.


Potting Shed - view from the front

Potting ShedThis is a potting shed I made. It had a re-purposed wood ceiling. Re-purposed granite top tables made out of 2x4 and 4x4 outdoor wood and re-purposed shelving with a lattice back.


Goldfinches Feasting On Poa Seed - two make goldfinches eating grass seed

Goldfinches Feasting On Poa SeedLast fall, I sowed my front lawn in Falcon 4. That's the best and highest rated tall fescue grass I was telling you about. It's still in a juvenile state. Once it's mature, late summer or this fall, I do expect it to look like a putting green.


A foam motorcycle sissy bar alternative.

Motorcycle Sissy Bar AlternativeI love riding on my boyfriend's motorcycle but the passenger seat isnt too passenger friendly. Without installing a sissy bar, you will be sliding around the back which may cause the wheel well to rub or, worse, you can slide off. My boyfriend doesnt like the sissy bar look, and mounting/detaching one every time I ride with him can be a hassle. To purchase a detachable sissybar was far too expensive.


Art Deco Cardboard Wall Art - finished art piece from above

Art Deco Cardboard Wall ArtThis is a fun and easy way to make a very pretty piece of wall art using the cardboard centers of toilet paper rolls. Spray painting it is completely optional, but I like the sheen to make it look less like toilet paper tubes! ;)


A jar full of dollar bills.

Have a Frugal MindsetI enjoy reading the articles on ThriftyFun and have picked up many, many tips to help make my life easier and less expensive. I'm amazed sometimes at the ideas that are shared and are so easy to do.


Bargain kitchen shears and a silicone basting brush from WalMart

WalMart Deal Alert: Scissor and Basting BrushWalMart now has its annual display of grilling items. Grills galore and more. They also have some great deals on accessory items. You'll find a pretty large selection of items for 88 cents. Grill brushes, tongs, wiener molds, skewers, etc. The tongs were good size and quite hefty for that price.


Chubs & Mochi (Chihuahua Mix) - Chubs with glasses and Mochi next to him wearing a scarf

Chubs & Mochi (Chihuahua Mix)Chubs was a rescue dog. My roommates and I, at the time, were considering getting a puppy. While still in the process of reviewing our schedules and lifestyles to guarantee we could give a puppy a great life in our home together, one of our neighbors happened to rescue a fat little Chihuahua Min-Pin mix.



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Slogan for Learning Center?I'm starting a center by the name of Beginning Growth Learning Center. What is a good tagline?


Best Food for a Skinny German Shepherd - two Shepherds

Best Food for a Skinny German Shepherd?What kind of food helps German Shepherds gain weight? I rescued a German Shepherd in December and he started eating on a schedule. He is much happier now, however, despite him eating more he hasn't gain much weight. I took him to the vet and they took blood samples and it came back with no problems.


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Value of a Vintage Rowe Music Miracle Jukebox?We have a Rowe MM3 Music Miracle jukebox that holds 100 45s. The exterior is in very good condition, but I don't believe it is currently working as it has been in storage for the last 20 years. I have not been able to find any information on the internet in order to offer it for sale. Would you know it's value?


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Re-dying Hair the Same Color?Is it okay to re-dye my hair the same color after three weeks? It is permanent. It is an intense red.


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