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March 8, 2007
Help My Tea Rose
I have a tea rose/potted miniature rose that I think I may have killed. When I transferred it to a bigger pot it was really dry. I had been watering it but apparently not enough. All of the leaves fell off.
Cranberry Crockpot Pork Chops
Recently, someone posted a recipe for slow cooker pork chops in which one dumps a can of whole berry cranberry sauce over the chops and cooks it in a slow cooker. I thought I had saved it, but and can't find it.
Fabric Covered Photo Album
I was wondering if their is anyone that can tell me how to cover a photo album. The kind that is padded with quilting and fabric and can be trimmed with lace.
What is this plant? (Hens & Chicks, Sempervivum Tectorum)
Can someone tell me what that plant is in the picture with the old boot planter. I know it's a type of cacti but from there I'm stumped. Here's the picture.
Mississippi Vacation Ideas
My family all has time off next week for spring break. We are in Mississippi and I need good budget vacation ideas.
Candle Wax on a Rug
I tipped the candle when I blew it out and now I have wax on my rug! Is there any way to get it off?
Dyeing a Bleached Shirt
My mother spilled bleach on an olive color shirt. She wants to know what color of dye to use that will cover the bleached areas as well as the olive color of the shirt?
Decorating a Room for My Show Dogs
We have a few show dogs and I am decorating the spare bedroom (dog room) to put up our dog pictures, rewards and memorabilia. Any ideas on how to decorate, paint, etc?
Removing Carpet Stains
How do you get stains off carpet?
Adding Padding to a Couch Cushion
How do I put more padding in the cushion of my leather couch?
Food Oil on Microfiber
How do you clean food oil off of microfiber?
Basset Hound With a Rash
My basset hound has a rash on her back and she is losing her hair. What should I do?
Painting Wood Cabinets
Can I paint over stained wood cabinets?
Soap Scum on Marble
Anyone have any luck with removing soap scum from marble? Especially the shower floor?
What is the best grout cleaner?
What is the best cleaner for cleaning the grout in bathroom tile?
Indoor Birthday Party Ideas
I am having a 13th birthday party, but I have no idea what to do when my 8 guests come! I can't go outside and all I know is that I am having a sleepover.
My boyfriend and I have a Husky puppy who is the sweetest guy alive! we also have a 10 month Border Collie. The Husky is 13 weeks. On Saturday, the Husky wasn't eating and seemed calmer than usual. He wasn't drinking anything so we force fed him water and then he ate quite a bit.
Unusual Ideas for Planters
Here are ideas for reusing items as planters or pots from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own unusual planter ideas below.
I am looking for information about growing chili plants from existing fruit, seed storage and drying to get the seed.
Male Cat Getting Friendly With Another Male Cat
I got 2 new 9 month old male kittens. I brought them into a home with neutered male and female cats (all are neutered by the way). The oldest reigning male cat of the household is started to try and be overly friendly with the biggest male kitten! This is so gross. How do we fix this?
Trouble Shooting Tomato Problems
One of the greatest joys of the gardening season is harvesting plump juicy tomatoes. If your harvest is less than you hoped for this year, here is a guide to diagnosing and treating some common tomato troubles.
Answers to Seldom Asked Gardening Questions
What's the difference between a tree and a shrub? Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? What makes pepper hot? These are just some of the interesting questions that gardeners may or may not ponder while on their knees pulling weeds.
Chemicals for Weeds?
Chemical for Weeds. There are too many weeds in my garden. Can you suggest an effective weeding chemical or else, any other suitable suggestion for it?
Changing the Baby After His Nap
I always change the baby before he goes in for a nap. Instead of changing him when he wakes I wait 10 or 15 minutes. Babies don't tend to wet very much when they are sleeping, he is often fairly dry!
Beautiful Pumpkin Welcome
I thought you might like to see the pumpkin I painted for myself this year. I just used acrylic paint and decorated the top with a bow and berries. She sat on our front porch to welcome our guests.
Lady Fingers (Flower)
Would anyone know of a flower called Lady Fingers? I have not heard of this for a while. I also can not find them anywhere. Any help would be great.
Confederate Jasmine With Leaves Turning Brown
I have Confederate Jasmine on my fence. It has brown spots on it and the leaves are turning brown and falling off. Can you help?
Snickerdoodle Instant Coffee
In large bowl combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. For single serving place 3 Tbsp. mix in mug and add 3/4 cup boiling water.
Easy to Clean Garden Tools
Spray your garden tools with a little cooking oil or WD-40 and they will be very easy to clean when you are done gardening.
Cool Cucumber Dip with Fresh Veggies
In medium bowl, combine sour cream and mayonnaise; stir in cucumber, garlic, and dill. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh veggies.
Savory Sausage Balls
In medium bowl, combine egg, sausage, stuffing mix and sage; mix thoroughly. Shape into 1 inch balls. Add to large skillet; cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until browned on all sides.
Calvin and Riley (Golden Retriever/Yorkie)
Calvin is an 8 year old Golden Retriever and Riley is 7 year old Yorkshire Terrier with a little Shih Tzu for character. I got them both from breeders.
Carrot Ginger Soup
Melt the butter in heavy Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and ginger and cook, stirring often, until onions are translucent (4 to 5 minutes). Add carrots and vegetable stock.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Chop artichokes and set aside. Prepare pizza crust mix according to package directions. Place dough on greased 14 inch pizza pan.
Julie's Chicken Parmesan
This is an easy, measurement free dish that everyone loves! Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pound chicken breasts between plastic wrap with the flat side of a meat tenderizer until smooth.
Map Garage Sale Routes
When making a shopping route for garage sales, enter all the addresses you are interested into mapquest.
Crunchy Baked Fish
Rinse and dry fish fillets, dip in milk then dredge in crumbs. Bake in 350 degrees F oven on greased cookie sheet for 25 minutes.
Egg Slicer For Olives
I always use my egg slicer to slice black olives. It works like a charm!! Very quick and convenient for getting evenly sliced olives.
Lasagne Noodles For Toy Cars
Dry lasagne noodles work well as ramps for toy match cars! Also use glue them on cardboard for roads.
Cleaning Baked On Food
Take enough cream of tartar to cover the area to be cleaned and/or to remove baked on food. Add enough vinegar to make a thin paste.
Dressing Up a Photo Album
I came up with a great way to spruce up old photo albums! I took the photo album and used old tissue paper and regular craft glue and applied glue with my finger and put tissue paper over it in different designs.
Easy At Home Pedicure
It is getting closer to sandal weather here in Texas and I will not spend the money for a pedicure, as it is $30.00 plus a tip. I hope these tips will inspire you to treat yourself to a little pampering, which will give you nice looking toes for those sandals.
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