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June 7, 2011
Removing Ball Point Ink from a Leather Seat
How do I remove ball point ink from leather?
Sunless Tanning Lotion Stained Hair
My hair is salt and pepper and I like it. I love the white. I accidentally got some Coppertone self tanner for your face on some of my hair. It turned the white to a brownish/yellow. It is just a few spots in the front. How do I remove it?
Removing a Yellow Bleach Stain on Cotton Fabric
I got a couple of small stains on the side of my needlepoint. It is white Aida fabric. I put a small amount of Clorox bleach on them and they came out. When it dried I now have a yellow stain on the fabric.
Looking for Information on Coupon Trains
How would I find info on coupon trains, as suggested by another member?
Removing Mold from Shower Walls
When we moved into this house, the shower tiles had a lime buildup and mold. Each time I clean with a bleach cleaner, the tiles turn orange/brown which is then very difficult to remove.
Mold on Our Shower Walls and Ceiling
We have mold on the walls above our shower. What's the best way to remove the mold and to prevent it from coming back?
Please don't use bleach! It is very caustic. Instead, buy a 32 oz bottle of hydrogen peroxide and buy and empty 32 oz sprayer bottle at Wal Mart. Remove the sprayer head and place on the hydrogen peroxide bottle and spray.
Krud Kutter will remove the mold overnight! Just spray on the surface and let it stand overnight. I get water in my garage when the rain is heavy and mold forms on the 'dry wall' and the wood frame it sits on. I spray the Krud Kutter on and the next day, mold is gone!
Clean Mold With Bleach
Bleach kills mold but you need to find out why it's there in the first place and do something to prevent or it'll come back.
Cooked Food For Your Birds (Mish Mash)
This is a recipe for a warm meal for my birds, who love it, and I love it because it is healthy.
This is one of my favorite varieties of camellia. It was an inexpensive plant from the Home Depot. The garden has probably 5-6 shrubs that have all grown tall enough to see over the fence from the walkway.
Garden: Iris (Arkansas)
My cousin sent me this bearded iris from Arkansas last year. I put it in a pot so I would remember where it was. This is the first bloom, and the color is so rich. It reminds me of orange sherbet.
Wildlife: Adult Grosbeaks
We had 3 adults and 4 babies at the feeders. They all left by the time I got my camera. This pair was still feeding. I have noticed that this bird does not feed its young, like some other species do.
Photo: Giving Life
I was trying to give life to my skeleton by putting baby's breath in his chest, and decided to put the rose in his hands. I don't know how I got the rose to glow. The sun just hit it at the exact moment I was taking my picture. It was amazing.
Picking Up Roadside Litter
Picking up litter during the hot summer months is not my favorite thing to do, but I'm proud of the sections of roadside my husband and I keep clean.
Use Junk Mail To Print Coupons
I use the unprinted side of paper from ads, bills, and other letters received to copy and print grocery and drug store coupons. Paper that hasn't been printed on either side is saved for important correspondence.
Homemade Slip 'N Slide
She spread a tarp out on the lawn, squirted it all over with Dawn dish soap to make it slick, then sprayed it down with water to make it good and wet. The kids were having blast running and sliding on this soapy tarp.
Camera or Mp3 Player Storage Case
If you're looking for a cheap portable storage case for your digital camera or mp3 player, buy thermal lunch bags from the dollar store. They will protect your equipment from heat and cold, and are much cheaper.
Keep Notebooks Handy
I keep notebooks around for when I have an idea. I keep one for goals, one to keep track where my money goes, and one for poems when I have a poem to write down.
50 - 30 - 20 Spending Plan
I recently read in a magazine a plan to get your finances back in line and to save money at the same time. It is called the 50, 30, 20 plan.
Use Refrigerator For Magnetic Toy Storage
The outside of the refrigerator makes a great Bakugan play area. Bakugans stick to the refrigerator with their magnets. You can line them up, battle them, and make them climb up the refrigerator.
Magnet to Pick up Dropped Pins
I always keep a magnetic bar on hand to pick up pins, needles and other metal items. They are cheap and very easy to use. They take the hunt out of finding dropped pins or needles.
Craft: Fabric Covered Notepad
I like to get remnants from Walmart and cover little notebooks and notepads and keep them in my purse. I love fabric remnants, and I have this piece of fabric which has covered a simple notepad that I keep in my purse.
My Frugal Life: Downsizing To the Past
I grew up in Europe during World War II, and after the war we coped with rationing until 1952. There were no washing machines or anything electric to ease the annoyance of housework.
It is a delicious harmonious blend of mouth watering tastes and texture! I like it so much because it's very easy to put together and the taste is such a pleasant surprise.
Buttermilk Challah Bread
This is a bread machine recipe, and it is so easy. I can make 3 large loaves of bread each week with this or 2 loaves of bread and a dozen rolls for dinner on Sunday when I make it.
Jalapeno Sour Cream
This may sound wacky to some, but this is very yummy as a topping for baked potatoes and, of course, it's perfect as a condiment for tacos and to dip your tortilla chips in!
Sunflowers Seeds for Zinc
Sunflower seeds are so wonderful. They are full of zinc, which means they will add zing to your life. Plus they will add sunshine to your personality. I am talking about the salted shelled variety here.
Add Lemonade Mix to Soda
For a refreshing, easy drink in the summer. Mix powdered lemonade mix with 7-Up, ginger ale or Sprite. Use the soda instead of water. Mix according to directions on the lemonade, add ice, and enjoy.
Mark Older Eggs
When I put new eggs in the fridge door, I take a felt pen and put "smiley faces" on the oldest eggs, so they get used first. Also, it's kinda nice to see a smile when I open the door!
Karma and Numi (Cats)
These young kitties are the newest addition to our family. They were both adopted this spring from different shelters.
"Where's the Weasel" and Tinker (Ferrets)
Weasel was adopted from a pet store. Tinker is a rescue. Someone else could not meet her needs very well, since ferrets require a lot of care and cleaning!
Giving Your Cat Medication
When my cat needed medication, I learned pretty quickly that none of the tips I'd read worked with him. Get canned cat food with gravy. Open the capsule or crush the pill and mix with the gravy.
Removing an Odor from an Antique Doll
Does anyone know how to remove an odor from an antique doll? It smells like someone has thrown up. I have tried charcoal, baking soda, and newspaper to no avail.
Substitute for Curing Salt When Making Ground Beef Jerky
I can't find curing salt in the store to make ground beef jerky, can I use canning and pickling salt instead?
Repairing a Chipped Ceramic Tile
How do you repair ceramic tile without having to remove the whole tile? I would like to have the repaired spot look the same color.
Use Metallic Elastic for Jewelry
I just finished a bead necklace that looks like it would cost $100 in Anthropologie and strung the beads on silver metallic elastic.
Squeeze Bottles to Water Plants
My house plants and some of my outside planters are hard to water without spilling water everywhere when getting to the center of the plants. I have been rinsing out my dish soap bottles really well and using them.
In a blender, combine strawberries, water, lime juice, and sugar, blending until sugar dissolves. Serve over ice.
Garden Deli Sandwich
Cut pita bread in half. Spread cream cheese inside pita bread. Add slices vegetables and sprouts. Makes two half sandwiches or 1 serving.
Beat eggs, sugar, milk, pumpkin, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg together. Pour into greased 9x13 inch glass dish. Sprinkle approximately 2 1/2 cups cake mix over top.
Skillet Beef Enchilada
Brown beef and onion in large skillet, for about 5 minutes. Add beans, broth, and taco mix. Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
Will zucchini stay as a bush or vine out?
Shopping for Born Sandals
I trying to find Born sandals like the ones I brought in 2008. They were very comfortable.
In Memory of Gizmo (Cat)
Gizmo was an 11 year old "Ragdoll". My youngest son brought him home when his friends cat had kittens back in 1999. We lost our beloved Gizmo due to kidney problems back in January of this year.
Canning Jalapeno and Banana Peppers
I am a first time gardener and I have have an overabundance of jalapeno and sweet banana peppers. I am looking for a good recipe to can them.
Happy Cluckers (Chickens)
Our chickens live in our front yard. They like to be by the front gate so they can meet and greet everyone. Their yard is around a giant oak tree, so we feed not only the chickens there but the squirrels, birds, and a rat or two.
Having an Air Mattress Repaired
I have an Ozark Trail air mattress that will not hold air. Is there someplace I can take to have it checked out? I live in Wisconsin, the closest city would be Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Making Baked Jelly Donuts
I have been trying for years to find a recipe for donuts that are baked. I had one, but I lost it. I want to make jelly donuts, but bake them. Help please. Thank you.
Refinishing a China Hutch
I have a very old antique hutch like piece if furniture that used to be my mom and dad's when I was a child. It was given to me by my aunt many years ago. My problem is this, when we got it, it was all stained but a nice honey color.
Lightening Skin on Face
My face got darker. What should I do to lighten it in a natural way?
How to Grow Radishes
Radishes are one of the first vegetable crops to get planted in the spring and one of the first crops ready for harvest. If one of your gardening goals is to grow mouth-watering radishes, here is everything you need to know to get started.
Scenery: Multnomah Falls (Oregon)
This is the most beautiful falls I ever saw in my life. Our family went there last summer, and I am looking forward to go back there again.
I think these guys like having their photo taken. They always sit upright to strike a pose whenever they hear the camera noises. I consider this an "AWW" picture!
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