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October 6, 2008
Killing Roots in a Sewer Line
What is a good way to rid tree roots in the sewer lines? Our landlord will not pay to have this fixed.
Finish For Rusty Coat Hooks
I want to do my bedroom and bathroom with a western theme. I have bought some rusty old coat hooks that I want to use in the bathroom to hang towels on. What can I put on them to keep the rusty look and make sure the rust doesn't come off on the wet towels?
Laying Wood Floor Over Vinyl
Is there a system to laying wood floors over vinyl?
Recipe For Streusel Apple Cake
I'd like a recipe for a simple, moist apple cake that has something like a streusel swirl or crunchy, cinnamon flavored topping. Thanks!
Recipe For Sugar-Free Graham Crackers
I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have a recipe for sugar-free Graham Crackers?
Homemade Fog Machine Fluid
I have a fogger that we use for Halloween. The fogger fluid is kind of expensive. I would like to use it this year but don't want to have to buy that expensive store bought stuff. Does anyone happen to know what it is made of? Thanks in advance!
Wendy's Style Chili
I would like a recipe for Wendy's style chili.
Smelly Well Water
We have smelly well water. We replaced the rod in our hot water tank and now it smells worse. Any suggestions?
Painting Over Gloss Paint
Can you paint over gloss paint?
Removing A Willow Tree
On the right side of our house, 10 feet apart from the house foundation, there is a willow tree, its height is just above the house's roof (two stories). It has been about 7 years old since it was planned by the previous owner.
Revamping Kitchen Cabinets
I need ideas for a way to revamp my kitchen cabinets! They are old home made kind with thin wood. I would like to put a trim on them and either paint or stain them. Any neat ideas for a color out of the ordinary? We are also putting in new wood floors that we haven't yet picked a color for! Help.
Topics For Cookbook
What topics are needed for a cookbook? I need to keep it narrowed to 8 topics including holiday, desserts, and misc. Any ideas?
Halloween Sleepover For Teenage Boys
I am looking for some ideas for a Halloween sleepover for teenage boys. They are very hard to scare, they are 13 to 15 years old. I am thinking of having a seance and playing with a Ouiji Board - to contact the spirits (with some help from my husband to make things go bump in the night). Any ideas?
Looking For 15 in. Foam Pumpkins
I saw the web page on carving foam pumpkins which is something I have been doing, too. I have gotten my craft pumpkins at Michael's too but this year they seem to be selling fewer and are not even selling the 15 inch tall pumpkins at all this year. Have you been able to locate any of the 15 inch pumpkins?
Homemade Fall Place Mats
The leaves are changing colors on the trees! What a perfect time to make a personalized fall place mat for your little ones! We made these last year and the leaf colors aren't as vibrant as they had been when we first made them.
Use Your Kroger Charge Card To Save
We have a Kroger charge card, you get a discount on food or other Kroger products. When we buy $100 worth in a month, we get 15 cents off gas. We get the grocery ads in the mail on Wednesday, my husband makes the grocery list from this. We add things we need, they have some good sales.
Cook carrots according to package instructions; drain and cool. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a food processor, puree carrots, onion, ricotta, salt and pepper.
Staining Cabin Walls
I would like to stain the outside and inside walls of my cabin which is build with T1-11 vertical siding. The outside will be stained with solid stain, and the inside with semi transparent stain. I have a few questions though.
Cloth Invasion: Use Fabric instead of Paper
When I was trying to strain my brain to see what more I could do to try and help the earth, I looked around for what we used a lot of and just threw away.
Crocheting a Flat Circle
I have just started to learn to crochet. I have tried to learn from a book although a friend started me off. I can crochet a circle but it does not lie flat - it's like a bowl made out of crochet instead of being flat like a mat.
Can a Rat Snake Hurt a Rabbit?
I found what looks like a black rat snake in my yard. Does any one know if it is likely to hurt a rabbit that i have caged outside? The cage is about 3 ft. off the ground and up against the back of my house. Thanks.
Family Gift Baskets for Christmas
We had a big family and now our children are all grown, married, and we have lots of precious grandchildren. The problem is that we can't afford to give individual gifts to all, but still want to give something to each instead of drawing names as our children do among themselves.
Roman Columns for a Wedding
Where can I find cheap wedding columns that are 8ft to 3ft tall?
Attach Spare Buttons to Cardboard
Here is a tip I hope that everyone can use. Whenever you buy new clothing, you will almost, always get a extra button in case you lose one.
Rustoleum With Specks
I am in process of painting my old laminated counters which are in great shape. I am tired of the same color. I have read some feedback on using Rustoleum. I went on their website but cannot find anything that has a spray with specks in it.
Jess' Vegetable Soup
Boil all veggies in sea salt and water until soft. Drain water. Add olive oil and puree veggies with a blender or a hand blender, adding enough broth to get to your desired consistency. (I like mine a little thinner than applesauce.)
Keeping Animals Out of Your Garbage Can
We have been having a problem in my neighborhood for the last 2-3 months with some animal (we assume it is a dog) coming in the middle of the night, knocking over trash cans, dragging the trash bag out of it, and then dragging the trash bag into someone else's yard (mostly mine) and digging through the bag.
Using Shrimp Paste
Shrimp paste is small fermented shrimp used in many South East Asian cuisines. The smell is quite strong and can be unappetizing to those who are not used to it, but is cherished by many Asian countries.
Decoupaging a Mug
I want to put decoupage onto a plain drinking mug and would like some help and advice. I need to know the mug will be both heatproof and waterproof. I am sure that somewhere on the ThriftyFun site or someone that reads it may be able to help.
Easy Pumpkin Table Decorations
Cute pumpkin table decoration made using a toilet paper roll and fabric or tissue paper.
Kozmo (Persian Cat)
Kozmo is a 4 year old Pure Bred Persian cat. A friend got him for me 3 years ago.
Making a Round Loom
How do you make round looms?
Baking Jar Gifts
Does anyone have recipes for baking cakes/breads in small jars for gifts? I was given this gift one year and it was so good and meant a lot too!
Trim Ideas for Old Cabinets
I am looking for ideas for trim on old cabinets?
One Piece Crochet Afghan Project
I am looking for a winter time crochet afghan one piece project to do in front of the TV.
Getting Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders
I need something safe to dogs and humans but that will kill and get rid of brown recluse, brown widow and wolf spiders.
Roast Beef That Makes It's Own Gravy
In a roaster, combine all of the ingredients, except the potatoes. Bake at 325 degrees F until the roast is done. Add the potatoes 1 1/2 hours before you are ready to serve the roast.
Prune Cake Recipe
I am trying to find a recipe for a prune cake my neighbor used to make when I was a child. The recipe called for baby food prunes and apricot juice. It had a glaze that soaked into the cake and made it very moist.
Distressed Look for Walls
Any ideas on how to do a distressed look on wall panels from the 70's? I wanted to do a nautical type look in my living room.
Use Your Oven Heat to Warm Your House
After using your oven in the winter, turn it off and leave the door open so the leftover heat can spread into your home. Of course you need to keep small children away until it cools, but when it comes to conserving energy and money every little bit sure adds up.
Using a Computer in My Living Room
I would like to set up my computer in my living room because of limited space. However, my living room is decorated in traditional/elegance style. Do you think it will look tacky with all the cords hanging down?
Sun Cloud Heater Reviews
Has anyone ever used a Sun Cloud heater? It's an electric heater that only costs 9 cents an hour to operate.
Accidental Tie Dyed Clothing
I washed beige and pink clothes in cold water. Something was in the washing machine that was blue and now everything looks like it been tie died. Some clothes are cotton,nylon, polyester, etc. Clothes were dried on clothes line, not in a clothes dryer.
Painting Over Beadboard
A while ago, a friend put up beadboard on 1 wall in the kitchen. I never noticed it, but a seam is showing, right in the middle of the wall. I hate it. Is there some kind of wall liner I can use to cover up the lines of the beadboard and just paint over it?
Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw
Copycat recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken's Cole Slaw
Food to Bring on an Airplane
What would be good to take on a airplane to eat and will go through airport security?
Fresh Apple Bread
Does any one have a good recipe for fresh apple bread? My mom is looking for one as she had some at a shower and now wants to make some at home.
Where is Chichen Itza?
Which continent is Chichen Itza located?
I am curious about doing surveys. Is it safe? Is it worth it? Are there any groups to stay away from? Does one really get good products free? Any catches I'd need to know about?
Using a Cycling Thermostat
Balto gas and electric is offering cycling thermostats. It would be set to turn off air conditioning during peak times of use. Then it would save me money. My problem is I am not well (ie. I have Fibromyalgia and allergies).
What Foods Are Poisonous to Dogs?
What foods are poisonous to dogs?
Christmas Club Accounts
Consider opening a Christmas Club account. Some banks still offer them but they may not advertise them. You can deposit money weekly or as often as you'd like; however, the funds are NOT accessible for withdrawal.
Roast Beef and Bean Soup
Cook the beef, beans, celery, onion and basil in large soup pot until tender. Add noodles, cut until tender. Add water, chicken or beef broth if it cooks down too much.
Removing Cat Hair from Furniture
To remove cat hair from your furniture, take a damp sponge and brush it one way across the fabric. It helps ball up the hair and you can pick it off the sponge.
Truly Different Cupcakes
Melt together butter and chocolate. Stir in eggs, butter flavoring, sugar, flour and vanilla. Pour into foil cupcake papers 1/2 full and bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees F.
Removing Stains from Pots and Pans
How do you clean stains off the bottoms of your pans? Mine have brown stains from years of cooking and of course, from others in the house trying to cook. Thanks for any information.
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