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November 7, 2004
Solution for Cracked Dashboard
Does anyone out there know how to stop a crack in the dashboard of a car? We're a little tight on money right now and can't afford to have it professionally done. We aren't looking to repair it right now, only to stop it before it gets worse! thanks! Alica from Missouri
Small Christmas Gift Ideas
I need to make 20-60 small gifts for my families for Christmas. Any inexpensive ideas? It's all for ages 10 and up. Can anyone give me any ideas? Kristen
Drafty Bedroom Window
I would like to get some tips on getting my 2 drafty bedroom windows. I put the plastic around them, and that doesn't work. It's still cold. Should I cover the whole wall with a blanket because it's making us catch colds also. This is a brick house so let me know please. Thanks -Linda from Indiana
Hanging a Picture
Having trouble hanging pictures when you have the hooks on the back? Here is a solution, take a piece of tape (masking or scotch tape) and stick it to the pack of the picture. Now put a pencil mark on the tape where you need to put your nail or screw. Now take the tape off of the back of the picture, and put your tape on the wall and you have your marks, put nail or screws in and your ready to hang your picture remove your tape. You can put a level on top of tape to make sure it is level or you can just eye ball it. By Sassy
Homemade Lavender Heat or Cool Packs
Sew fabric into two equal sections leaving ends open. Divide ingredients into either end and sew shut. For stress headaches heat in microwave for 30 seconds. For migraine headaches place in freezer and then apply as necessary...
Strategy for a Must Have Toy - Buy It Early
If there's a "Must Have" toy on your child's Christmas list that you've decided to purchase, here's a strategy to make sure it's under the tree Christmas morning.
Use Clear Newspaper Bags for Yarn
I use the plastic bags that my newspaper is delivered in when knitting or crocheting. I place a skein or ball of yarn inside to keep it clean and free from snarling.
Ornaments from Argo Clay
I make Christmas ornaments out of Argo clay. I then fix a gift basket or bag with the ornament and paints. I also, include the ornament hangers.
Buy Gift Bags at a Dollar Store
I have discovered The Dollar Store as a place to buy gift bags. I keep a drawer in the guest room dresser full of them. They are dollar for the large ones and some are 2 for a dollar. I have even gotten 4 for a dollar.
Saving Steps in the Kitchen
I always hang an empty plastic grocery bag on the top cabinet drawer handle below the sink, which is next to the stove. That way, as I empty packages or cans of food, I put the empty containers into it.
Always Ask for Gift Boxes and Cards
When I buy an item at a store, I always ask for a free gift box and card. Even if the item I purchase is something for me. I store them until I need a gift box for articles that I had made or purchased at a backyard sale. By Jean Sterling
$5 Gift That Helps Teach a Child About Money
I give children money: a dollar bill, 4 quarters, 10 dimes, 20 nickels and 100 pennies. I then teach them about money, showing them that the change is equal to the dollar bill. By Jean Sterling
Beaded Stemware "Skirts"
Anything beaded is really hot right now and I wanted to come up with something new and exciting for a couple of newlywed couples for Christmas. Here is what I did.
Interesting information about preventing and curing colds and flu using drops of hydrogen peroxide.
Christmas Tea Party Menu and Tips
Here are some easy ideas for a Christmas time tea party. Serve hot spiced teas (Celestial Seasonings have some great ones), cucumber sandwiches are traditional tea party fare but take it one step further for Christmas and try some of these easy sandwiches...
Pre-teen and Teenage Game Party
Pull out those board games and set each game up with its own table. Monopoly at one, Yahtzee at another, etc. Decorate the room with big playing cards drawn on poster boards.
The 411 on Little Animals
Here are my experiences of the little fuzzy wuzzies people usually give children for Christmas, and how to avoid making a mistake this year.
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