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Charlie (Chiweenie)
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Easy Boiled Dinner

This was made from my ham bone from Thanksgiving I froze the bone that day after carving it. I took it out recently and let it boil all day long. I added add spices like: thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, black pepper, a splash of cider vinegar and a splash of white wine.

Homemade Buttermilk
Keep Cats out of the Christmas Tree

My cat doesn't like the smell of citrus. I take the tree shaped car deodorizer, orange scent, and hang them from the bottom branches.

Perfume Insert as Bathroom Air Freshener
Personalize Cookies as Gifts
Recycling Aging Veggies or Salads

Know how we chop off ends of veggies or ditch salads or refrigerator veggies that are less than fresh looking but still good? Well, if you don't freeze them for future soup, consider JUICING them now in your food processor or blender.

Restoring Old Photos At No Cost
Santa? No, Fuzzy! (Domestic Long Hair)
Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs
Use Silk Pillowcases Inside Cotton
Add a Hershey's Kiss to Coffee

Ugh! Trying to lose weight during the holidays? When you get that chocolate urge, put a Hershey's Kiss in the bottom of your coffee cup! Pour coffee over the Kiss and you will have great tasting coffee with VERY little calories!

Beach Towel To Protect Pillow

Hubby has oily skin and, being bald, he has no hair that absorbs at least some of the oil on his scalp. I bought several used beach towels at the Thrift Store and made them into pillow cases that I put over the pillow to protect it before slipping on the pretty top pillow case.

Gluten Free Ice Cream Treat
Noodles with Red Peppers and Tuna
Paper Doily Christmas Tree
Sam (Raccoon)
Working Man's Cowl
Absolutely Fab Christmas Cracker
Candy Cane Place Cards
Add Ranch Dressing to Mashed Potatoes

Today I wanted mashed potatoes and noticed that there was no butter in the fridge. I got out my bottle of ranch dressing and smushed the bottle so that a good sized blob came out. I then whipped them in the usual manner and they were delicious!

Baby Wipes for Flannel Graph Board

I print pictures from my computer. Then I spread a baby wipe out flat. When it is completely dry, I cut it to fit the picture. Use a glue stick to glue it on the back of the picture. Either scented or plain baby wipes can be used. It is a very inexpensive easy way to tell flannel graph (flannel board) stories.

Cleaning Paint/Artist's Brushes

As an artist I sometimes forget to rinse my brushes out well. By the time I get back to it it is completely stiff and dried with paint. The way I rescue these brushes is to fill an old plastic cup with enough Murphy's oil soap to cover the bristles and let it sit overnight.

Easy Decoupage Christmas Candle...
Easy Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Next time you are cooking scrambled eggs, cook a double quantity and leave half to cool. These can then be mashed with your preferred mayonnaise and freshly ground black pepper to taste. It saves all the palaver of shelling boiled eggs, and is easier to mix into the bargain.

Homemade Clam Chowder
Plastic Trash Bag Storage for Car
Coffee-Mate Container Snowman
Table Candles or Place Settings
5 Tips to Simplify Christmas
Easy Lavender Sachets
Pumpkin Carrot Bread
Singing Angel Christmas Card
Sugar and Spice (Tabby)
Use Clear Nail Polish To Seal Costume Jewelry
Candy Cane Tree
Champagne Perfume
Christmas in Our Capital
Making a Seek Sack
Mocha Latte (Calico)
Sprocket (Torbie)
Sweet Christmas Present Card
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Christmas Dog Ornaments
Date and Grape Mini Cheese Balls

This is a surprisingly good appetizer for the holidays.

Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
Lola (Calico)
Ms. Kitty (White Tabby)
Rose (Pitbull)
Choco-Nilla Cookies
Crockpot Chicken with Gravy
Natural Flea Treatment for Dogs
Store Injection Pens in Toothpaste Holder
Test Seeds For Viability
Yonder Star Christmas Card
Designer Santa Gift Wrap
Beautiful Butchart Gardens (Victoria B.C.)
Chiming Bells Christmas Card
Coned Newspaper Christmas Tree
Dull Laminate Floors?

Floor surface residue build up is a combination of previously used products, yes, but there are many other culprits: outside dirt, foot oil, lotions, baby powders, perfumes, room deodorizers, make-up, etc.

Hydrogen Peroxide to Remove Pet Urine Odor

Many years ago a vet tech suggested using hydrogen peroxide to remove pet odors from carpet, rather than buying the all too expensive store bought cleaners. I gave it a try and have been hooked ever since. Test an area of the carpeting/upholstery first, then soak the area you're treating with peroxide. Let it dry completely. The odor won't disappear until it is completely dry so don't be impatient, give it time. If it's a stubborn/very strong odor, you may need to repeat the process, but when you're done, the odor will be completely gone and you will have saved a lot of $$.

Newspaper Comics for Giftwrap
Oliver (Tabby)
Peanut (Domestic Shorthair)
Use Armor All Leather Wipes

I had large globs and spray spots of white house paint that had dried for months on a new gray leather couch. It took me about thirty minutes to remove all the paint using the vehicle leather wipes. I rubbed each paint spot lightly and consistently while using the wettest portion of each wipe, and switching them out when needed.

Wild Turkeys
Check for Lost Money Under Bleachers

Forget phone booths and soda machines! When I was a kid in the 70's, we had a huge high school and football team. The bleachers were huge. The morning after a big game, we would scour under the bleachers and find several dollars in dropped, irretrievable change from fans.

Keeping Dog Hair Out of the Drain

Bathe you dog in the tub? Catch his hair before it clogs the drain. Save the netted bags that potatoes and onions come in. Scrunch one up tightly and stick it down into the drain before letting the water out. All of the dog hair will collect around the top of it. Then, just toss it in the trash.

Salt Dough Rainbow Flower Pendant
Take Frozen Water for Hospital Patients

If you are visiting someone in hospital, freeze a bottle of water the night before, and take it in. The water will thaw very gradually, and will provide a refreshingly cold drink over quite a long period of time. Provided that the patient is not nil by mouth, this is so much better than the tepid water jugs provided by the ward!

Give 'em C-A-S-H
Look for Early Editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica

The basic guideline is that the 1st up until the 8th Editions have great collector values, defined by condition. The 9th and 10th Editions are so numerous that they are of small value. Anything after 1928 is basically worthless.

Muffin Tin Hendominium
Reuse Produce Rubber Bands

I use those big thick rubber bands from vegetables for use on shower pipes to stop shower caddies sliding off of the shower pipe that holds the shower head. Works great!

Celebrate Winter Christmas Card
Cut Veggies to Prevent Double Dipping

You see it at all parties. Those that think no one is looking and they double dip, Right? On Thanksgiving, I was preparing my vegetables for the platter, and as I was cutting everything up, I started cutting them very small. Dip once and it's gone!

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Garden Scene Woodcarving
Life in the Fab Lane Without Breaking the...
Smiling Goat