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January 4, 2005
Help Replacing a Fluorescent Light
I have taken down a fluorescent light in my house and lost my wiring diagram. There are 4 wires inside 2 brown (I expect to be live), 1 blue (newtr) 1 purple (don't know) also it should be earthed. Help me please. Baz
Need Help Painting Plastic
I use a lot of recyclable goods for craft projects. I want to use the white plastic from store bought frosting containers (and other items) to make some jewelry and ornaments but I can't seem to paint the plastic. Is there something I could use as a sealer or primer before I start painting? Thanks, Angie
Removing Garlic Odor From A Room
Help! my house mate is a wimp when it comes to garlic odor. I need to remove the smell so I can continue cooking. - Valerie Smith
"Hope on the Horizon" Themed Banquet Table Decorating Ideas
I need an idea to decorate banquet tables. The theme is "Hope on the Horizon". Ideas?
Looking for Chicken Salad Recipe
A few years a go at my daughters baby shower, we served a chicken salad on mini croissants that was wonderful. My youngest daughter will be getting married soon and she is wanting to have the same food served at the reception. The problem is that I can not find the recipe anywhere.
Fun Kids Food Cookbooks
Can someone please tell us your favorite kitchen cookbooks, where the focus is on fun kids food. We have triplet boys, age 3, plus an older 4 1/2 year old boys.
What Kind Of Rice For Heated Rice Bags?
I wanted to make a heated Rice bag. Does it matter what kind of Rice I use? And can I add dried herbs in with the rice? I heard about using kitty litter instead of rice, just the regular clay litter? Thanks! Tammy
Decorating A Surprise Party For My 17 Year Old Friend
Hey guys, I'm planning a surprise party for my friends 17th birthday. It's going to be at her house and I know who is coming. Do you have any ideas as to how I could decorate her house?
College Gymnastics Banquet Centerpiece Ideas
I am trying to come up with inexpensive centerpiece ideas for a collegiate gymnastics banquet. Time is a consideration as the banquet is in two days.
Clay Stains On Jacket
My son recently came home with a huge clay stain on his brand new jacket. I am wondering if anyone has any tips that they can share with me, in the safe removal of this stubborn stain? Thanks in advance for your help and advice. ConnieM
Cleaning Wax From Ceramic Tile
Hi, I recently bought this house and the homeowner before had used wax on her ceramic tile in the bathroom. My problem is that the grout below the wax has dirt in it and I want to take the wax off and clean the grout also. What is the best thing to use? I have tried some chemicals, but it takes alot of scrubbing and it really isn't working? Donna J.
Inexpensive Shoe Storage Ideas
I need an inexpensive idea for shoe storage at the bottom of a closet. Already tried clear shoe boxes. I have lots of shoes and even willing to build. Nicole from OK
Suction Cup Tips
The suction cups with a clip that are used to hold Christmas lights to windows can also be used as a holder for the flag stick on a 12"x18" flag. They can also be used to hang sun catchers, ornaments or other decorative items on a window, on a refrigerator or on any smooth surface. By Jo Ann
Store Papers In a Notebook
Use a notebook with plastic insert sheets for storing...
Keeping Bags from Tipping in your Vehicle
When shopping, take an 18 gallon plastic box with you in your vehicle. You can place your shopping bags in it and thus avoid the bags tipping over and things falling out. By Jo Ann
AAA for Travelers
If you have someone you love who needs to travel a lot, I would suggest giving them a AAA membership for Christmas. It is very economical and something they may have to use more than once throughout the year. My sister gives her kids and their families memberships each year for Christmas and she often gives this as a gift for weddings. Seems like a very original idea to me! By Robin
Negotiate CD Rates
I found out that on larger amounts of money, CD Rates can be negotiated. They have a margin they can work with. They don't tell you this.
When you receive a gift that is not suitable for you, be sure to make a note of who gave it to you originally. Don't regift it to someone that knows the original gift giver OR regift to the person who gave it to you, too embarrassing! Be sure there is no trace of an old card in the gift you are passing on. By Syd
Get New Money For Gifts
If you are going to give a gift of money, see if the bank can get you new bills.
Upgrading Your Operating System
If you are going from Windows 98 to XP, before you buy your new computer with a new Windows Program, get a library book and start reading up on the new Windows. That way you won't be overwhelmed when the new XP Windows doesn't work the same as your old 98 Windows. A lot of times you can renew the book until someone else makes a request for it. By Syd
Easing Aching Legs With Rubber Bands
Try this if you want, it works for me. For aching legs, put rubber bands around your ankles. Not tight just enough to put a bit of pressure.
Is It A Safe Car? Call and check before you buy.
Before you buy a car, new or used, you might benefit from a call to the toll-free Auto Safety Hotline sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Make Your Own Bird Seed
Make your own bird seed by saving the pulp and seeds from squash and other vegetables and spread it thinly on a plate or tray.
Storing Baking Powder
Don't keep baking powder for more than one year, as it loses its potency. To check whether your baking powder is still usable, add 1 teaspoon of it to 1/3 cup of hot tap water. The mixture should bubble vigorously. By Joesgirl
Group Cookware by Shapes
When trying to decide how to handle all the lids and bowls, pots and pans, always group by shapes. You will get more storage that way and a lot less hassle and mess.
Tips for making great lasanga. Post your ideas.
Silver Salmon Fillets
Thaw in refrigerator. Brush fillets with lemon butter and sprinkle with dill. Broil 6-8 minutes in an oven broiler. Serve with the following, if desired.
Mushroom Steak Dianne
Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. Place sirloin steak pieces and mushrooms in skillet. Sprinkle lemon pepper over beef. Cook sirloin pieces and mushrooms 5-6 minutes in stir-fry manner. Remove meat to a serving platter and keep warm.
Hawaiian Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix hot water and butter and boil. Stir in stuffing mix, pepper, half the pineapple and syrup. Spoon stuffing evenly on chicken, roll tightly.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pound chicken breasts to flatten. Place 1 cheese slice over chicken breast. Place 3 asparagus spears in center of each.
Quick and Easy Turkey and Rice Casserole
This is a really quick and easy recipe. Cook turkey and boil rice, chop up tomato, and onions, add liquid butter, and cheese. put into oven on 350 for about 15 minutes.
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