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December 11, 2009
Mice Nesting In My Car
I need help. I have mice under the hood of my car nesting, chewing, and I'm so afraid after pulling all that junk out every night, cigarette butts, dog food, dried grass, just trash, that I will have a fire.
Making a Grave Blanket
I want to make a grave blanket. Whenever I buy one and put on the gravesite the deer eat it. I would like to make one out of plastic or something that deer don't like. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Removing Animal Urine Odor from Wood Furniture
How do you remove animal urine smell from the interior of a wooden antique bookcase? It was stored for years in an outdoor barn.
Christmas Gift for Skater Boyfriend
Christmas is coming soon and I don't know what to get my boyfriend. He is one of those skater boys.
Knitting With Tobacco String
What is tobacco string and is it true that you can knit with it ?
Budgie Has Stopped Talking and Beak Has Changed Color
While I was away, for 6 weeks, my male budgie stayed with a friend whom he knows and who loves him. He was molting and it was suggested to my friend that she sprinkle a few drops of flax seed oil in his seeds about 2 times per week.
Candles Made from Recycled Wax Burn Down Much Faster
I have been making candles from leftover candlewax, but they are burning down very quickly. Does anyone have any idea what the problem can be? Many thanks.
Freeze Your Cabbage For Rolls
We started freezing whole heads of cabbage for bulk cabbage rolls. Why do some of the heads of cabbage discolour when thawing? They are a dark horrible looking colour, but when cooked are fine.
Resources for People Who Can't Afford Hearing Aids
I was wondering if anyone knows of places that might provide help for seniors with hearing aides? I have profound hearing lost, but hearing aides only last 4 years. Any help appreciated.
11 Year Old's Birthday Party
I need some ideas for an 11 year old girl's birthday party?
Can I Glue New Laminate Over Old Laminate?
We are updating our laminate countertop with a faux granite laminate. Can the new laminate be placed directly on to the old laminate or should we remove the old counter top first?
Controlling Fleas in the House
How do you get rid of fleas in your house?
Alberta Spruce Tree Turning Brown
We had a "dwarf" Alberta spruce that outgrew it's space after 15 years. We moved it and replaced it with a smaller one last year that browned and died. We replaced that with another this past summer and unfortunately that too is dying.
Being a Secret Shopper... Is It Legit?
Can anyone tell me about the secret shopper jobs in markets? I believe people are hired to visit competitors stores and record prices, etc. Any advice? Also, how can I get that job.
Plastic Canvas Christmas Stars
A package of 10 plastic cross stitch star patterns cost me about $2. I was given a bunch of yarn and I made up my own patterns. I did all ten at once.
Looking for easy brunch recipes. Thanks in advance.
Warm Tortillas in the Microwave
I found out if you microwave a tortilla shell with a paper dampened paper towel on it, the tortilla will be moist and not hard and brittle.
Tiny Christmas Lights on the Deck
I have a deck on the back of my house and at night it's pitch dark out there. So I came up with a great idea. I took the tiny Christmas lights, and strung them under the railing all the way around.
Fels-Naptha For Many Uses
Fels Naptha soap is a wonderful product for cleaning ones hands after staining furniture, woodwork, etc.
Store Hair Extensions Around a Curler
Do you wear hair extensions? I have recently purchased some and was at a loss for how to store them when not in use.
Sour Cream Raisin Pie
Grind raisins and combine with all other ingredients. Turn into pan; top with a layer of pastry. Bake in quick oven 10 minutes.
Always Run Water When Using Garbage Disposal
I read tips on clogged garbage disposals and tried the vinegar/baking soda trick. It didn't work because the pipe from the disposal was filled with chopped up Brussels sprouts! The lesson learned is always send enough water when chopping up vegetables as recommended.
Plastic Lids for Moving Furniture
Keep all of your plastic lids. They are very handy to place under furniture when moving it around. They are slick so furniture will glide easily even on carpet, and they will protect your wood or vinyl floors.
Freezing And Using Pumpkin
Pumpkin can be peeled cut in cubes and blanched in water, cooled and packed in ziplock bags to freeze.
Substituting Butter for Shortening When Baking
Can butter be substituted for shortening in a sweet bread recipe?
What Breed is My Dog?
This is Max, he is 2 1/2 years old. I was told when I got him that he is a poodle mix. Can anyone tell me what he might be mix with? Thanks.
Candid Moments at a Wedding
This photo is from my wedding in 1984 and is my most cherished picture of them all on that day! The little girl, Lindsey, was my flower girl and the child of my still bestest friend, Cindy, now for 42 years!
What Breed is My Dog?
Can anyone tell me what breed these 2 adorable puppies are? They wandered into our yard and appear to be approx. 4 mo. old. They seem well cared for and somewhat trained. I've reported them found to several places, but they need to list them under breed if possible.
Old Trunk with Musty Smell
How do you get a musty smell out of an old trunk?
Shabby Chic Christmas Centerpiece
I already had an old pitcher filled with pink silk roses. To make it more festive, I simply tucked in some gold colored trim from AC Moore (about a buck a piece).
Scenery: Sunset (Orange Beach, AL)
This is the sunset at Orange Beach on my recent trip to AL.
Making Large Raffia Angels
Does anyone remember the paper raffia angels that were large enough to decorate with? Some were large enough that they stood at least 3 feet tall and were made of unrolled raffia. If you know where to find the instructions with pictures of the end product I would be grateful.
Housebreaking a Three Year Old Dog
How do I convince my parents to get my dog housebroken? My dog is 3 years old and my parents think it will mess the house.
Antiques Appraiser in Brooklyn, NY
I have a piece of 18th century antique furniture and would like to have it appraised near where I live.
A great finger food, keep lots in the freezer for gatherings. Combine ingredients and refrigerate 30 minutes. Roll bread slices with rolling pin. Place 2 Tbsp. filling on each slice.
Removing Pine Sap from Dark Wool Carpet
How do you get pine tree sap out of wool carpet? It is very dark in colour.
Curry that can be eaten with roti, puri, rice or made into a bunny.
Foods In Celebration Of Hanukkah
These are some of the foods that would traditional be served at a Hanukkah supper. Fried food is traditionally eaten on Hanukkah in commemoration of the oil that miraculously burned for eight days when the Maccabees purified and rededicated the holy Temple in Jerusalem.
If you're like me you'll want to make up extra because it will keep up to a week in the fridge for more meals. The best part is that it tastes even better after marinating a day or two.
Blossom (Mixed Breed)
Blossom is almost 10 months old. We're not sure what type of dog, and I was hoping someone could tell me. I was told she was a Lab/ Retriever or even a Shepherd mix. I'm not convinced at any of those breeds. Can someone help?
Duke (Boxer Hound Mix)
Duke is a 10 month old Boxer/Hound mix. We got him from a guy my husband worked with. He loves to play with his buddy Eddie our other dog.
Handprint Christmas Tree
I made this tree for my parents when they moved into a small apartment and didn't have room for a real tree for the first time in their lives. It had all of their family members signatures on it so it was really special to them.
Another great way to use leftover turkey. Mix turkey with dressing. Put in 9x13 inch pan. Make gravy. Don't make gravy thick; should be rather thin.
Make lace ornaments for your own tree or give as gifts to others. Since you have to wait for the glue to dry between layers, it's best to make several ornaments at the same time.
Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine shortening, brown sugar, water, and vanilla in bowl. Beat a medium speed. Beat eggs into creamed mixture at low speed.
Cracker Barrel's "Fried" Apples
For Cracker Barrel restaurant lovers. In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings. Pour apples evenly into the skillet. Sprinkle with lemon juice, brown sugar and salt.
Peanut Toffee Pie
Place rack on lower shelf of oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place pie shell on a baking sheet and let stand 10 minutes to thaw slightly.
Egg Drop Soup
Wash and separate spinach leaves. Break into 4 inch sections. Beat eggs. Bring chicken broth to a boil. Add salt and spinach. Add cornstarch paste. Stir a few seconds until stock thickens.
Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas For Children
I have a 5 year old step son and he is into the Hulk, Transformers, Mickey Mouse, cars, and just all this boy stuff, but he has all the toys in the world because his dad and real mom spoil him. I was just wondering what I should get him with a budget of $50 for him maybe only $25.
Stains on a Leather Jacket Collar
How can I clean the dirt and oil from the collar of my leather jacket?
Oster Model 4811 Bread Machine Instructions
Where can I find a manual for a Oster bread machine model 4811?
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