When To Harvest Your Homegrown Onions

This is my second year at attempting to grow onions.  The first year I tried to grown onions, they didn’t grow at all.  However, this year, they look fabulous! I was in the garden today to check on them and look at what I have Continue reading

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Homemade Magnetic Air Vent Air Freshener

I like for my bathrooms to have a nice fresh scent.  So, I made these specifically for my bathroom.  I figured with such a closed-end space that these magnetic air fresheners would work best in that size room.  They were Continue reading

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Homemade Chicken Salad with a Barbecue Flavor

I baked a whole chicken two days ago.  I decided to make chicken salad with the leftover chicken.  For some reason, it seems that the breast of the chicken is always left over.  So, it’s chicken salad today.  I added barbecue sauce to this chicken salad batch and it was so delicious! The barbecue sauce gave Continue reading

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Creative Uses for Baskets

I found a couple of cute baskets at the thrift store yesterday.  Of course, my mind went straight to its creative side and started contemplating how I would use the baskets. If you put your mind to it, you can definitely come up with some creative things to use a basket for besides holding items.  This one Continue reading

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Angel Hair Summer Pasta Salad

With summer almost here and most kids out of school, it’s the perfect time for light cooking.  This pasta salad will hit the spot.  It can be prepared in a short time.  Plus, it’s a lightweight salad.  It’s perfect for enjoying as lunch or dinner, especially when you’ve put in all that working out during the day.  If you’re growing a Continue reading

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Using Wooden Bowls to Make Candle Holders

I decided to spruce up my fireplace mantel.  Of course, candles will spruce up any area.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on candle holders so I thought about what little trick I could use to make my own candle holders.  When the thought first came to mind, I was thinking about having tall candle holders.  I knew I would use Continue reading

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Creative Magnetic Recipe Holder for Wooden Cabinets

Items Needed:

  • Two Rectangle Magnets (Home Depot….$2.67)
  • 1 large Washer (Home Depot… 0.42)
  • Picture Hanging Strips (Walmart…. $2.57)
  • Acrylic Paint (Big Lots…. $1.00)

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Bite-Size Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you need to come up with a simple dessert for a gathering, try these so-not-homemade peanut butter cookie ice cream sandwiches.  Of course, since I made these at home with premade items, I guess they may be considered somewhat homemade. They’re easy to make and simply delicious.  Just grab a couple of store-bought items and Continue reading

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Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

So, today is the perfect day to try my hand at making homemade pudding pops.  I remember eating these all the time when I got my first apartment in 1989.  I liked them because of the creaminess and chocolate taste, plus they were not so sweet. Loved that part. ( If your kids are use to eating really sweet ice cream, this my not be their cup of tea. You may have to add in a little sweetener for them.)  My only Continue reading

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Removing Water from Flooded Basement

Imagine this.  You wake up in the morning and realize that the water is not getting hot for some reason.  You go down in the basement to check the water heater.  And….Crap! This is what you find in the basement.  Water everywhere! (Storming for 2 or more days in our area) You know it’s not a good sign if your empty clothes basket floats by you. (insert laughter) On top of that, your husband’s out of town. So Continue reading

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