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June 1, 2005
Keeping Brass From Tarnishing
What is the best way to clean a brass kickplate on the door and keep it from tarnishing from the weather?
Perking Up a Condo Deck
I have a deck that does not belong to me but it is part of my condo. it is 5 by 7 feet with a wood floor and ceiling. It has vinyl siding on the walls. The back of my condo is about 100 yards from interstate 95, so it can get pretty loud out there. I have a pot of seedlings out there and some wind chimes.
Fish Mobiles from Soda Bottles
How do you make fish mobiles out of soda bottles?
Sharpie Marker On Door
My 18 month old daughter got a hold of a black sharpie and she scribbled all ove my white door in my apartment. I wanted to know how to get it off, i tried hairspray, Wd40 but it didnt work. Any other ideas?
How Do You Quiet PVC Waste Pipes?
We are in the process of finishing up a basement apartment. Unfortunately the PVC waste pipes are right above the dropped ceiling in the bedroom. Any good ideas on how to smother or quiet the noise when flushing a toilet upstairs or running water?
Applesauce and Molasses Bran Muffins
I recently returned from a vacation that included time spent at Knottsberry Farm and their hotel in California. In the morning my husband and I went to the breakfast buffet in their restaurant. One of the flavors of muffins was bran.
I have been very interested in getting my 18 month old son into baby modeling, But I don't know where to start?
Peanut Butter Cup Graduation Cap Favor
I remember seeing a graduation favor using a small peanut butter cup and a square cookie to make a graduation cap. Does anyone know how to make them? Any other ideas would be welcome, also.
Taking Floral Photos
This is a beautiful photo of the work of spring, both gardener and wildlife. Take floral photos with an interesting theme. Normally it is a patience game, just keep an open eye and have a little free time.
Need a Recipe for Spotted Dick
When I visited London a few years ago (earned a trip there), I was taken to dinner to a fantastic seafood restaurant that had a fantastically delicious dessert called Spotted Dick. It was like a super-rich super-flavorful Bread Pudding.
Using a Plunger In a Bathroom Sink
One problem with using a plunger in a bathroom sink is that the plunger can not create a true seal because of the overflow opening. Before plunging, cover the overflow with a piece of tape or hold a cloth against it.
Congregation Plate Joke
One Sunday a pastor told the congregation that the church needed some extra money and asked the people to prayerfully consider giving a little extra in the offering plate.
Homemade Hot Water Bottle
An old Listerine bottle that has been emptied and washed can be filled with warm water and used as a hot water bottle in a pinch.
Cleaning With a Steamer - Advice and Reviews
Has anyone else used a steamer for cleaning? What cleaning projects are they good for and are their any brands that you would recommend?
Saving Money on Litter for Small Animals
If you're like me, you want the best for your pets. Since conventional pine and cedar litters are not good for the health of your hamster, gerbil, mouse, rat, etc.
Use Fresh Spearmint in Tea
Wash, dry, and store fresh spearmint from your garden in a plastic baggy in the fridge for 4-5 days. Add to tea being brewed or add fresh leaves to iced tea along with fresh lemon and sweetener of choice. Amazingly refreshing!
Plates for Candles
Instead of buying fancy plates to set my large candles on, I use inexpensive salad plates either from my house or yard sales.
Locating an Oil Leak
Tips to help you locate an oil leak. Post your ideas.
Cleaning Acrylic Fish Tanks
Use pieces of felt to clean algae off acrylic fish tanks. It doesn't scratch.
Mouth Watering Slow Cooker Roast
Place roast in slow cooker. Crumble cranberry sauce on top. Cook 8-10 hours.
Tips for organizing shelves. Post your ideas.
Saving Money on Utilites
This past summer was so mild where we live that my husband and I only turned our A/C on a few days during the whole season. Tips for saving money on utilities.
Microwave Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Sprinkle brown sugar over bottom of microwave round cake pan or 9 x 13 baking dish, dot with butter.
Melt chocolate chips in double broiler over low heat stirring constantly so chocolate won't burn. Remove from heat. Add peanuts and noodles.
Mix together and freeze over night. Add 7 Up to 2-3 tablespoons mix.
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
In non stick pan cook first 4 ingredients. Stirring often until browned and cooked through. Drain. Stir in tomatoes. Add worcestershire sauce, ketchup, chili powder (if desired) and salt. Heat through.
Jello Oreo Pudding Pie
Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat well with wire whisk, about 2 minutes. Gently stir in 1/2 of Cool Whip. Pour into pie crust.
Cover with gelatin mixture. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Garnish with reserved orange segments.
Mixed Feelings Joke
Q: What's a mixed feeling?
Mix first four ingredients. Spread on bun halves. Top with a tomato slice. Mix miracle whip & grated cheese. Spread on top. Broil until cheese is melted.
Promotional Offers, Coupons, and Freebies
Find coupon codes and special links to savings at major online merchants.. Get discounts on Apparel, Jewelry, Travel, and many other categories... plus FREE samples from merchants too!
Cat Odor in Pop-up Camper
We recently bought a pop-up camper and after it had been closed up for a while, we popped it up and realized there was an odor in there from cat spray or cat pee. I bought stuff from the local vet that said would eliminate the smell and that didn't help.
Tyson Chicken Fajita Strips
Does anyone have a recipe that will produce something like Tyson Fajita Chicken Breast Strips? Tasty but $3.50 for 6 ounces.
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