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May 23, 2005
Flying Bugs Outside Our Door
We have alot of flying bugs right outside our door. How can we get them away?
Homemade Soap with Pumice
Hi Folks. I need a little help here. I'm looking for a recipe to make homemade liquid soap with pumice. (Nothing real involved or spectacular). You know, the kind you can buy in the expensive stores in the mall that you would use to wash your hands after working with greasy food in the kitchen.
How to Cook with Dried Beans?
I have used dried beans in slow-cooker recipes for chili that cook all day, but would like to learn how to cook them for soups that don't take all day to cook.
Removing Smoke Smell from Memory Foam Pad
How do you remove smoke smell from a 2" memoryfoam pad? I don't know the contents of foam, since it was gifted to me.
Direct T.V. vs. Cable
The new home I purchased doesn't have any sort of cable or dish connected to it. I am debating whether to have Comcast install a line to the house or opt for the "DirectTV" sort of dish. Any comments? Recommendations? Negative feedback is also appreciated.
Tabitha's Deer Party
Tabby is 13 years old & she loves to go outside even when it is cold. She was very inquisitive about her deer friends. And they were her.
Make a Photo Storage Box
This is a great and very cheap, an almost free craft to do. I called around to shoe stores and got a ton of free shoe boxes. Then I went and picked up free sample books at a wallpaper store.
Sunset at Lake Travis
This picture was taken at Lake Travis near Austin Texas.
Make Your Own Wedding Invitations
Tips and ideas for making your own wedding invitations. Post your ideas.
Getting Organized in the Morning
We all have times we feel unorganized. When this happens, the first thing you do in the morning is get your coffee, tea or diet cola ready, and make a list of at least 6 things you COULD get done that day.
Instead of Post Its
I always have trouble with post-it notes. They keep falling off and losing their "sticky". So I made this handy note holder that is small enough to post a note anywhere it is handy. Just take a large size plastic egg, the kind you find at Easter that you can open and is hollow.
Raising Money for the Church Joke
A minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building.
Entering Online Sweepstakes and Contests
If you enter many sweepstakes, create a separate email account for use as part of your submissions. This will help keep junk mail down for your regular email address.
Keep the Chimney Clean
Clean your chimney at least once a year so there's no build up which can cause a fire.
Keep a Magnet by Your Sewing Machine
Keep a magnet by your sewing machine to pick up loose pins.
Craft For Remembering Your Trip
When you go on vacation, find small items such as small stones, shells, coins (pressed pennies from a machine or small foreign currency). Get a post card or take a picture that will remind you of the trip.
Savings for Senior Citizens
Did you know that many fast food places, restaurants, and other retail outlets offer a senior discount? Most restaurants that I go to give a 10% discount, and many of the fast food chains will either give you at least a 10% cash discount or a free drink with no minimum purchase.
Saving Money on Homeschooling Supplies
Tips for saving money on homeschooling books and supplies. Post your ideas.
Complain To Companies Directly
When something breaks or a product doesn't work right, complain. Find their website and tell them what went wrong and most companies will send a coupon or replace the product.
The best way to die joke...
I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming, and yelling like the passengers in his car.
Saving Money on Building Supplies
Tips for saving money on building supplies. Post your ideas.
Saving a Dying Pine Tree
We moved to Arizona from New York, we had a pine tree from a seedling and was doing fine in a large pot. We brought it to AZ with us. It was 100 and above for a few days. The needles turned brown and are falling off. Is there anything I can do to save it from totally dying?
Inexpensive Remodeling Supplies
We are buying a new house it is a fixer upper but it will be wonderful when it's done. we need a few things, we need insulation, sheet rock, paint and we also need a 27' pool liner and cover. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as for we are not financially well off.
Hawaiian Luau Party
This is my 13th birthday and I want to have a luau, my budget is low, and I don't have many ideas. My party is next weekend. I would really appreciate it if ya'll could help me!
Getting a Job Without a Car
We are looking for a car for my daughter, she has no money to get one. She has two children to take care of. Any advice on how she could find a car so she can get a job would be appreciate. We live in Florida.
Uses for Big Plastic Tubs
I have a stash of items that I need ideas of how to use them rather than throwing them away. What can I do with those big plastic tubs with rope handles?
Spring Food and Family Book
When does the spring food and family book come out? Also, please send me the recipe for Jello Taramisu. I love your recipes and hints. I watch the Food Channel every day and look forward to seeing everything new from Kraft.
Pets Catalog and Parvo Shots
I am in need of a catalog called, The Pets Catalog. I am requesting for one to be sent to me. Or anything on how to get free parvo shots for puppies ages 12-20 weeks old.
I Need Help Identifying Weeds
We just recently moved into a new home. The home already has a garden. But I am not sure how to identify actual weeds and actual garden items.
Using Coupons at Dollar Stores
I was just wondering which dollar store will take coupons. I'm pretty sure I read about one in thriftyfun a awhile back, but I've been searching the website and I can't find it. If anybody knows which store it is, please let me know.
Old Video Tapes
Well People! It looks like DVD's Are The Next Greatest Thing, so what do we do with our old broken Video Cassettes now?
Colic Remedies - Tip for Colicky Babies
I know that new Mothers are VERY hesitant about anything us OLD FOLKS reccommend, but honestly this works. Doctors aren't there when a young mother is dealing with a screaming baby. My Mother suggested this when my oldest had colic for nearly 3 months.
Pillow Case Pastry Cloth
A pillow case makes a great pastry cloth! Fold up and save in your flour can until needed again. It helps for rolling pie crusts.
Castor Bean Plants are Dangerous
The deadliest plant in the world is the castor bean plant. It is estimated that the protein, ricin, found in the castor bean plant is as much as 6,000 times more poisonous than cyanide.
Words That Women Use
I got a cute email today I thought I'd share:
Black Olive Mayonnaise
I like to put black olives on my sandwiches. I found this great recipe incorporating olives and mayo. I take my sandwiches to work so I leave out the garlic.
Cheap Mac n' Cheesy Chicken Pasta
I like to cook up a box of Mac n cheese and when the noodles are almost done I add 1 crushed up pack of Ramen noodles. I then add the butter, milk cheese packet and the Chicken seasoning packet. It turns out to taste like Cheesy Chicken Pasta.
Parsley Chicken Bake
Combine first 6 ingredients in a plastic bag; shake to mix. Place 2 pieces of chicken in bag, and shake to coat. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken.
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in raisins. make a well in center of mixture. Combine egg, applesauce, and oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
In a large saucepan, place everything but the nuts. Then, without stirring, cook over high heat, shaking pan occasionally, until the mixture becomes a syrup and the color of molasses.
In a large pan, cook dates, sugar and margarine for 6-8 minutes. Take off the heat and add rest of ingredients. Stir; pour onto a piece of aluminum foil and let cool. Roll in balls, then roll in powdered sugar.
Pop Bottle Car Project
I need to make a car out of 3 rubber bands, one soda bottle (empty) and a chopstick. Any ideas?
Make Your Own Natural Jewelry
Au Natural Jewelry is all about using natural material like wood, natural fibers and shells where possible. The look is relaxed. Rather informal. Very spontaneous.
Study Smart by Drawing Colorful Pictures
Studying can be boring. After reading an entire chapter of text, can you remember the facts presented in the chapter? How much of what you read can you actually understand and apply during the tests or exams?
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