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Fix-It Friday: Some Good Herb… How To Keep Fresh Herbs Fresh

November 21, 2014 by

How many times have you bought a fresh herb bunch, only to throw it out cause you didn’t use it quickly enough? A wilted slimy bag of green goop, tossed in the garbage - money wasted, and no sage for your favorite lemon-sage chicken dish you just prepped. I swore I’d never kill innocent aromatics again so I came up with a bunch of herbal fixes and a battle cry to forever ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Brain Over Brawn… A Girl’s Guide To Gaining Brute Strength For Tough DIY Projects

November 14, 2014 by

I’m often asked about the differences between men and women in the construction world. Although I’d like to share a profound insight depicting psychological dissimilarities between the male and female psyche, the truth is, there’s not much to report. I’ve come across subtle differences, ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Clean A Dirty Oven… No Chemicals Required

"Hi Norma - I REALLY need to clean my oven so my Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t taste like everything else I’ve made in it of late. It’s seven years old and not self-cleaning. I’ve avoided doing it because I don’t want to set-off a cloud of noxious chemicals in my kitchen for a whole day. Is there a non-toxic way to clean a non-self cleaning oven? Thanks so much!" - WYSK Reader Nina ... [Read More]

Got Pumpkin?

Fix-It Friday: How To Repurpose Your Pumpkins After Halloween

Think about how many millions of pumpkins get tossed in the trash after Halloween each year. A wasteful act that’s not only a dis to ole Jack, but needlessly dumps massive tonnage into landfills. Why not do something purposeful with your post-Halloween pumpkin? For me the two best options are to eat it or compost it, so for this Fix-it Friday I give you two ways to ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Avert A Disastrous Washing Machine Flood

Far too many times I’ve heard testimony and seen the aftermath of what can happen from a washing machine flood caused by a burst water supply line. And no, the washer doesn’t have to be running in order for this to occur, in fact the washer being “on” has nothing to do with it. What causes the flood is this: the water supply lines that run from the shut-off valves (wall connections) to ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday Tip: A Flexible Way To Prop Power At The Perfect Level

Friends, whether you’re a pro, a weekend warrior, an aspiring handywoman, or even a seasoned DIYer, it’s critical to keep safety, efficiency and convenience in mind when it comes to tackling any job, big or small, in and around the house. So when I discovered a new “power” tool that addresses all three of those things, it put a spring in my steel toe work boots. ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Take The Stink Out Of Appliances

So you open your washing machine or dishwasher, and PHEW, you’re hit in the face with a musty, foul stench. Now how are you to use an appliance that’s supposed to clean things when it smells so dirty? To make matters worse, the odor is starting to permeate the room, and the "clean" towels smell mildewed, fresh out of a wash cycle! ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Use A Pizza Stone… A Delicious DIY Fix For National Pizza Month

"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore"... sung by beloved Dean Martin, I’d sooner say, "When a pizza pie hits your mouth, that’s amore!" For me, amore, love, isn’t quite strong enough a word to describe my feelings towards pizza. A better description would be adore, crave, an addiction - simply put, ... [Read More]