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tall celosia plant next to house

That is the biggest I have EVER seen Celosia. I havent had good luck with it though. The first year we had it, it got about a foot and a half tall, then the tops died off. So we figured too close to the heat off the road. I moved them to the side yard where...


cords with velcro

Uses for Velcro
I have a pen velcroed to the side of the monitor of our computer. I usually have scrap paper at the ready, but the pen right there is great to have, I dont have to get up to put it back, but if I am on the computer and thing of something, I just jot my idea...


Photo of a to do list.

Make a "What To Do" List for Idle Moments
I love idle time, it makes me feel a little more productive and everyone asks how I get so much done. Anyhow, I first thought of the coupons, as I am sending some to a military base. Then I realized when I sit and watch TV is when I notice all the cobwebs in...


Pink cosmos in garden.

What Are These Wildflowers?
Yup, they are cosmos, but they also come in white with the leaves like the picture you ghave. There is another variety that is of a yellow and orange mix. After the flower head die back, you can either pinch them back or let them seed. Their seeds are slender...


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Start Shopping For Back To School
Its also a great idea if you have a couple extra dollars to get supplies for the classrooms for your kids, or I have seen some backpack programs that send bundles of supplies to schools that really need it. The only thing to worry about it getting too much...


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Advice for Keeping My Life Private Away from Work?
Well, I would do the above mentioned, but I am one of those people that would pry and ask in another way until you flat out told me that we werent getting paid to talk about our lives, we are getting paid to work. A bit harsh, but with some people (myself included...


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Saving Money On BBQ For 50 People?
I feel for you. My son is a July baby, and while we dont do friends for parties, we have a list of about 70 people if everyone in the family shows up. Why dont you ask everyone to bring a covered dish? We even did that for our wedding, and most everyone was...


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Recycling Thermal Backed Curtains?
I sorted through our curtains, sheets, towels, and blankets and donated them to the local animal shelter. They werent all pretty and perfect, BUT they are needed for bedding and warmth for the animals and were very much appreciated. Hope this helps a bit.


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Getting Rid Of Solvent Smell In Dryer?
Was there any stain from an oil base? When the motor went in our dryer, there was a HUGE gear oil stain on one of my favorite sweatshirts (about 5 years ago it happened).....and to this day I still wear it for my around the house stuff, but I make sure to wash...


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Ingredients To Make Homemade Laundry Detergent?
I use an equal amount of borax and baking soda. I think it was a 8 lb box of borax and then 8 of the baking soda boxes. I even just used the Generic that Walmart had. I have had the same (plastic with a lid) box from the old soap powder for more then a year...


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Champagne Flute Wedding Favors?
I was thinking jelly beans with tulle, and a ribbon around the bottom. The jelly beans could be either the couples favorite flavor or the color of the wedding.


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Easy Tips On Being Green
And after I read this I happened to turn around, hold please while I turn off the light. Its easier to be green then people might think, just make sure you talk about it to others and get them thinkign too.


Saving Money on Appliances

Saving Money on Appliances
A few years ago, our stoves last burner finally went. We looked through the classified ads and found a few of the from $99 ads and called. We got a price of $180 WITH DELIVERY! Mind you we are in the middle of the country, so with only a $30 delivery fee, we...



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