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  • DIY Yellow Jacket Bottle Trap

    It absolutely breaks my heart when I hear stories like this, and see videos of *anything* attacking Honey Bees, as they are so sweet and pretty defenseless. I saw a show on TV about how their nests are being decimated by those F'ing (sorry, but gah!) Killer Bees! Watching them dive in and snap the heads off the little Honey Bees brought tears to my eyes, and made me sick to my stomach... and the rate they multiply is terrifying!! Are you going to try these traps? Have you found anything that is working against them to save your little bees?? :*( :*( :*(

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  • VictoriousVixen commented on jessyratfink's instructable unusual uses for rice1 month ago
    unusual uses for rice

    These are *great*, and you write perfectly with great grammar. You should think of one more, and then make an Instructable called "10 (or Ten) Fantastic Household Hacks". Take some pictures of each of them as well. It would be so useful, and I know a lot of people would appreciate them. But if not, thank you for posting them here. I've copied all of the great ones from this page, and the comments, into a text file I save with things like this. But if you do make one, would you send me the link, please? :)

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  • perfect pumpkin pie spice recipe

    Hi there! I found one of your Instructables, and decided to go through the rest of the ones you have posted, so you may hear from me again (ha)! *Anything* Pumpkin, or Pumpkin Spice, flavored is my absolute favorite, and will be my first choice over any others. But I've never heard of it being used on Popcorn. That sounds amazing! How to you make it, if you don't mind my asking? How much popcorn, butter, and spice - and how do you do it? Do you put the butter on the popcorn like usual, then sprinkle it? Or do you mix them all together and pour over the popcorn? I look forward to your sharing your "recipe"! :)

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  • VictoriousVixen commented on jessyratfink's instructable Unusual uses for ice cubes1 month ago
    Unusual uses for ice cubes

    I would think the scent and taste of those would be horrible if he licked his lips. (I can't *stand* the taste of perfume!) Why doesn't he just use a q-tip or a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol instead? It's the same thing, and it doesn't have a lingering scent. :)

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  • VictoriousVixen commented on jessyratfink's instructable pulled pork recipe1 month ago
    pulled pork recipe

    That is awesome to know, as I've wondered about that, but I've been too afraid to try it (I was afraid it would over shred some of it before I could stop it). I knew you could do chicken in a stand mixer, but wondered about other meats, so thank you! :)

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  • Altoids/Sucrets Tin Stove w/ Pot Stand

    So you didn't try this out afterward (which I'm assuming from your response below to voltan)? Is it regular rubbing alcohol, or drinking alcohol? How long does it burn? (Like, long enough to heat something up, or do you have to keep pouring more in while it's cooking?) This is adorable - and that it actually works (?) makes it awesome.

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  • 14+ Unusual Uses for Mouthwash

    jwhyman is seriously suggesting you put Mouthwash on your bum hole? I can't think of *any* mouthwash off hand that would not burn like a muther when applied to that area, esp if it gets inside. Even without alcohol in it, just the minty stuff in any would sting. That is just ridiculous. I've also never come across any mouthwash that "numbs" anything. Who would want a numb mouth? And if your poo is hard, and hard to pass, use a laxative or softener. There are a bunch of different ones to try - and suggestions for natural ones online if you don't want to buy any. I'm actually surprised the owner of this Instructable listed that one. :\

    I've never tried Target mouthwash - is it minty smelling? What dilution did you use? Did you just spray it and let it air dry, or did you wash it immediately after spraying (or after letting it sit awhile)? I wonder if this would work on clothes that have an off smell in the laundry load itself. I can't think of how else to get the smell out of an entire garment, and I don't want to waste that much mouthwash completely spraying them. I've also bought some cute pillow cases from a second hand store, and didn't realize until laying on it (after washing) that they had a B.O. odor, and washing with different types of detergent hasn't made a difference. :(

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  • How to sleep less but not feel sleepless

    Your link was broken. Here is the corrected link. :)http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-you-must-drink-8-glasses-of-water-daily/

    What type of Alarm are you speaking of? I've never heard of an Alarm that mimics the rising sun. Where did you find it? Or do you mean a sound alarm that starts quietly and increases in volume? Very interested.

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  • VictoriousVixen commented on TreatFactory's instructable SOFT GARLIC PARMESAN PRETZELS1 month ago

    Would you consider making an Instructable? They are beautiful, and sound amazinggg. :) (Great photo, too, btw.)

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  • VictoriousVixen commented on TreatFactory's instructable TIRAMISU CINNAMON ROLLS1 month ago

    These are absolutely *gorgeous*!! I've tried using my Kitchenaid twice to knead dough, but it was a disaster. I don't know what properly kneaded dough is supposed to "feel" like - as many dough recipes say that depending on the humidity in your home, your recipe may, or may not, need more water, or flour. Eeks. I could never get it right - either it never climbed my hook and left the side of the bowl, or.it was just a big blob that banged around the bowl, never getting stretchy/kneaded. I've successfully made a Raisin Bread with a yeast dough using my Bread Machine to knead it, and then proceeding with the recipe, so I am going to try that with this one, too. :) I'm very excited - you did such a spectacular job on this! Your photos are beautiful/mouthwatering, and the instructions with your accompanying photos are very easy to understand. It takes a lot of time and effort to do the recipe, write it up, & then upload all the pics -so, thank you for taking the time to do all this for us! I'm going to peek at your website as well. I haven't heard of it before, but I'm betting this won't be the last recipe of yours I try! :) Cheers!

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  • Make an all purpose organic pesticide from vegetables

    I'd hope that you would use the D.E. (or something else like it that just makes the slugs go away) instead of putting salt on them. They are mostly made of liquid, and the salt literally pulls the liquid out of their bodies and kills them. They foam to try to save their lives and get you to stop. It's a horrible, horrible, way to die. (The same goes for Snails.) Even though they are just slugs - they're still living creatures - and I would just hope you'd find something more humane to deal with them. Just my opinion. :) Have a great day!

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  • VictoriousVixen commented on bmcelik's instructable Easy Air Plant Gardening2 months ago
    Easy Air Plant Gardening

    @ wold630 - I was going to ask the same thing! It's so cute! Also, could include a link or two to places we can buy the plants?.They don't sell them at any of the places that sell plants in my area, so that would be awesome. Or, a link to cool containers, like yours?! :) Thanks for the great, to the point directions. Oh, does your air plant have to have it's roots touching anything?

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  • Upcycled plastic bottle into self watering planter!!!

    I love this idea! It's beautiful! Esp with the Sequins! So very cute! I'm a little confused on how the plastic parts go together, though - is it just one top part (with the bottle top & cap), and the lower part? Or is there a 3rd part that goes somewhere? It looks like from the diagram for the cutting, there is a 3rd ring that is kept to use, but I don't understand where it goes. Maybe I can just enlarge all of your photo's and look up close & figure it out. If you don't reply, and I can't figure it out, I think it still might still work without the 3rd ring - I could be wrong, and would find out soon enough. lol Again, great job! This is *so* darling! If you don't mind, I'd like to share it on my Facebook Feed sometime in the future. I'll wait for your permission, as it's your page after all. :) Thank you for posting and sharing this - some people don't realize how much work it is to take all the photo's, put them on your computer, upload them, organize them, etc, etc. So I really appreciate you putting this up for us. :) Take care!!

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  • VictoriousVixen commented on cingle1's instructable Coffee Container Slow Drip Watering2 months ago
    Coffee Container Slow Drip Watering

    My mom has used the square gallon milk jugs (i.e. Costco Kirkland Brand) to water her tomatoes for over 40 years. She just pokes 4 tiny holes in the bottom, fills them, and puts them on the dirt close to the tomato stalk on the shady side. They thrive like crazy. You can slow the water going down by putting the cap on and slowly unscrewing it until it only lets in the amount of air you want for how fast you want it to drain. :) These smaller versions of yours are great. I've been thinking of trying mom's idea with some of the smaller plastic half gallon & pint sizes for awhile. They even have a tiny 2 cup sized Chocolate Milk jug at Walgreen's. They're so cute - they look just like a large milk jug, just tinier. :)

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  • VictoriousVixen commented on krivas's instructable How to Make Corn Dogs on a Grill2 months ago
    How to Make Corn Dogs on a Grill

    Using a tall jar for the batter is genius!! Seriously, I doubt barely *anyone* would think of that! You should make a YouTube video of some of your ideas, or make an instructable. I would definitely watch it, and would share it! :) Thank you for sharing that!!

    In case anyone was wondering what you'd said, he said, "Probably very tasty, it is necessary to try)))" :)

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