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3D Merry Father Christmas Card
Christmas Tree Wreath Card
Barbie's Snowbunny Hat
Bug a.k.a Lovebug (unknown)
Easy Spanish Rice

Goes great with Mexican Chicken.

Garden Scene Woodcarving
Litter Box Cover
Add Baking Soda to Saline Rinse

To relieve the 'saline burn' when using a sinus rinse just add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) to the mix. I got this from my GP.

Broom for Cleaning Bathtub

Now that I'm an Oldie but Goodie I have found an easier way to clean the bathtub. After my shower, I lightly sprinkle cleanser in tub. I got a broom from Dollar Tree, wet it and swish it all over, tub and walls.

Grandma's Pie Invention

My grandkids are the pickiest eaters imaginable and getting them to eat breakfast is a frustrating chore. I came up with a breakfast meal that's nutritious, tasty and fun to prepare. They call it Grandma's Pie Invention and now they ask for it when they come to visit.

Mexican Chicken (Crockpot)

Hot, spicy and tender; great for a cold day. Worth all the work!

Organizing Your Digital Music
Re-purpose Foil Roasting Pans in the Garden

Wash and store the foil roasting pans and loaf pans that you used through the holidays and bring them out of storage in the spring. They can be re-purposed as a tray for seed cups when you plant your vegetable and flower seeds in spring.

Tips for Wearing False Eyelashes
Weber Kettle Turkey

Preparing a turkey using a Weber Kettle results in a moist turkey with a crispy skin without heating up the kitchen.

Bagel Slicer for Vegetables

I constantly need to slice veggies like zucchini, eggplant and onions thinly for recipes and to dehydrate.

Barbie's Crocheted Winter Cloak
Bubble Mailer Envelopes for Breakables

Use bubble wrap for storing small breakable items. Cut the mailer into wide strips. Place the strips in between items as you place them in the storage box. This protects anything breakable.

Daisy (Yorkie/Poodle/Chihuahua)
Double Up Flat Pillows

Here is a tip to to stretch dollars for those buying new pillows. What I do when they go flat is to put two flat pillows in my pillow shams to have a nice plump sham.

Embroidery Hoops for Making Macrame...
Homemade Onion Soup
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Santa Hat Photo for Christmas Cards
Textured Half Shell Cowl
Tips for Threading a Sewing Machine

Here is a tip to thread a sewing machine correctly and quickly. Once you have found the right way to thread your sewing machine take a close-up picture of the machine, make a drawing, anything you can think of to keep it in mind, but here's the trick.

Katie (Springer Spaniel/Lab)...
Tin Punch Candle Holder
Turkey Pumpkin Centerpiece
Use Found Objects for Dollhouse Furniture

I used to work at a drug store and a customer bought a watch from the case and the box it came in looked just like a trunk, so I asked him if I could have it and put it in my dollhouse. It was the perfect size!

Coco (Chocolate Lab) and Katie (Springer...
Free Handwritten Art Letters

There is a site called "Snail Mail My Email". From November 10-16, they will allow you to type a letter to anyone you choose, turn it into a piece of art and mail it anywhere for free.

Homemade Oatmeal Scrub

Be it for winter dry skin, sunburn or a rash, I rely on this concoction to give me hours of relief from intensely itchy skin. I grind oatmeal and dried rosemary leaves and store in a large mason jar until the time I need it.

Life in the Fab Lane Without Breaking the...
Mom's Potato and Bread Stuffing

I make an old fashioned type of stuffing for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I used boxed bread crumbs. I can still make my mom's by drying out the bread and seasoning it in the oven as she did. I don't see a difference except for time!

Smiling Goat
Autumn Leaves Jar Candle Holder
Goof Off to Remove Permanent Marker

Use a product called Goof Off. I spayed this on the marker spot and it ran off. Be sure to have a dry rag to wipe it up quickly. It's the only thing that takes it all off.

Make Litter Box Tending Easier

Get 4 or 5 litter boxes of the same size. Fill each one with a few inches of litter. Stack one on top of another. When it's time to change the litter just remove the top most box.

Murphy's Oil Soap to Remove Chocolate Stains

If you have a chocolate stain on clothes, try Murphy's Oil Soap. Dab it on the stain and rub. Once the stain is gone, rinse with cool water til soap is removed and launder as usual.

Product Review: Brother "Project...
Using Cupcake Liners for Kids' Snacks and Projects

Cupcake liners have many uses in a pre-K class. They can be used for small servings of peanuts or cookies.

BINGO Cupcakes
Charlie (Macaw)
Crock Pot Yogurt
Drops for Treating Itchy Ears

After reading hundreds of web pages and articles, I came across a site that kind of described my symptoms. I found out it was similar to summer ear. Then, after scouting around, I decided to try this.

MamaMia (Tabby Cat)
Remember Truck Stops for Emergency Purchases

I know in larger cities, businesses are almost always open. But for those of us in rural areas, shopping in an emergency can be tough.

Save Eating Out for Special Occasions

We were sitting at a buffet one busy weekend discussing how we needed another dresser but can't afford it. Then we paid the $65 bill and went home. It struck me how ridiculous it was to continue to eat out for convenience sake all the time.

Snowy Trees Christmas Card
Paper Plate Christmas Bauble
Thanksgiving Memories
Buy Frozen Chicken Breasts

Like most of you, I have noticed the huge jump in prices at the grocery store. I have a trick to save money on chicken that I will share.

Easily Remove Coffee Stains From Mugs
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Wreath
Crust Cover from Metal Pie Plate
Double Closet Space with Soda Can Tabs

Here is a clever closet trick. Slide a soda can tab over the hook of a coat hanger and you can hang twice as many items in your closet. This works especially well for keeping coordinating jackets and pants together.

Free Red Dress Jewelry Pin From American Heart Association

If you go to the link below, all you have to do is click the button that says "Get the Pin" at the bottom, fill out your mailing address, and they will ship your goodie!

Planning Ahead for Holiday Cooking

I have already started my cooking for the holidays. Last week, my store had over ripe bananas for 9 cents a pound. I bought all they had and it is now in the freezer.

Store Suitcases Inside Each Other

I place smaller cases inside larger one. Also flatten carry bags and store inside suitcases.

Baking Soda As A Kitchen Safety Precaution

With Christmas on the way you are normally cooking more than any other time. Buy a big box of baking soda and keep it within reach just in case you have a fire. You can buy a big box for about $3 at most big grocery stores and it sure beats having your kitchen burn down.

Crocheted Newborn Mitts
Don't Throw Away That Pumpkin Yet
Individual Pumpkin Bundt Cakes
Naive Cottage Watercolor Card
Pizza Burger Meatloaf
Pompom Loom
Quick Blender Marinara Sauce

This is great and fresh over cooked pasta or I use it for dipping sauce with mozzarella stix or fried eggplant or zucchini and more!

Easy Newborn Crocheted Booties
Fixing A Wrinkled Prom Dress

I have what is undoubtedly someone's old 100% acetate prom dress. I found it in a thrift store and bought it to sing in at a concert. Not able to afford dry cleaning, I made the decision to launder it with Woolite on the delicate cycle. I would only be out my $10 investment if this went badly.

Free Heat from Dryer Vent

What do you need in winter? Heat and humidification. Disconnect the dryer vent in the winter and let the heat and moisture stay inside. Smells nice too.

Sausage Spinach and Cheese Tortellini
Tiny Crochet Rosebud
Barbie Winter Set
Deterrent for House Lizards

Clean infested area with bleach and any other cleaning agent. Use spray bottle mixed with vinegar, lemon, and finely ground cayenne pepper. Spray area 1 time a day for 1 week, then 1 time a week inside and outside house.

Spiced Apple Cake
Frank (Siamese Mix)