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June 17, 2005
How Do I Get Rid of Blue Jays?
I have this blue jay that sits by a window of my house and pecks at it. Sometimes it starts pecking around five in the morning. It's always waking me up and it continues to peck throughout the day. I use to have mourning doves that had nests by my front door that have been scared off along with sparrows and other birds because of the Blue Jay.
What is a Roth IRA?
As a 60 yr. young woman, is it a safe idea to invest in a Roth IRA fund? Exactly what is a Roth IRA, and how does one invest in it? I currently have no pension from a job for when I retire, and very little investment in some mutual funds.
Herbal Remedies for Fleas
I would like to know if anyone has a receipe for a homemade herbal remedy for flea on cats and dogs. I do not want to use chemicals, and since I have quite a few cats. I thank you for any help you can give me. Also something for ticks would be nice.
"American Freedom" Float Ideas
I need any ideas please. This years theme for the Fourth of July Float is "American Freedom". We have a 20 foot float, so we have room to work with, just not a lot of money.
Perennial Sweet Peas Stopped Blooming
I planted perennial sweet peas 6 years ago. They were very beautiful and bloomed every year. But this year there's only one plant that came out. Does anyone know what could of happened?
Decorating a Hall for My Birthday
Well I am having a 15th birthday party. It is going to be a dance in October. I need some advice on how to decorate the hall that i am going to have it in. What colors i should go with? I really like the baby colors lke baby blue, light pink and yellow.
Grease Stain on Cotton Shorts
Just recently as I was eating a quesadilla, grease spilled out of the end of the piece I was eating and spilled on my shorts. The shorts are 100% cotton. I washed them once and hang dried them and the stains are still there. Any ideas on the best method to remove the stain?
Rotten Onion Smell Inside a Wooden Cupboard
There was a really bad odor from my kitchen and I couldn't find out where it was from. Until one day, I found out that I had some rotten onion inside the cupboard, under the stove.
Tip for a Multi-Level Home
If you have a multi-level home, put a small container near the stairs. Put items to go upstairs or downstairs in it so the next time you go up you can take it. It saves running up and down the stairs.
Mix Your Own Everyday Spices
Garlic salt and onion salt is nothing more than mixing some garlic powder or onion powder with salt. Its much cheaper to make it yourself, instead of buying small jars in the grocery store. Other similar spices can also be made.
Dry Erase Board on the Refrigerator
Put a dry erase board on the refrigerator door for important dates so you will see it every time you open the refrigerator.
Use For Leftover Meat Loaf
If you have too much meat loaf left after a meal but not enough for another meal, try this suggestion. Refrigerate overnight, then cut into medium cubes the next morning.
Covering Baby Car Seats During Hot Weather
Keep a white towel in your car for covering the babyseat, steering wheel or front seat during hot sunny weather.
Iced Tea - Tips and Recipes
Tips and recipes for making iced tea. Post your ideas.
Preventing Moldy Cheese in the Refrigerator
No more moldy cheese in the refrigerator: moisten a paper towel with a bit of cider vinegar and wrap it around your wedge of cheese; then place the wrapped cheese in a plastic bag and seal.
Inexpensive Higher Education
Our state allows older citizens to attend higher education for $l0 a semester. This allows them to take classes to help with hobbies, learn new skills, etc. It saves a bundle. They audit the class but who cares when learning how to use software or increase hobby skills.
Another Use for Wrought Iron Plant Holders
In the dollar store there are foot high thin wrought iron plant holders, (to lean plants on) some have wire flowers on them, instead of putting them in a flower pot, I made small fences in my garden with them.
Decorating With Throw Rugs
I bought a throw rug, with a picture on it, actually a wilderness scene, and hung it on my wall. It looks great and very colorful.
Something Good to Do with a Dandelion
Take a picture of it. I took this picture with my digital camera. There is a macro function and finally you can do something good with dandelion.
Brownie reading paper and falling asleep.
Upside Down Meatloaf
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan with butter. Press brown sugar into bottom of pan. Spread ketchup over sugar and set pan aside.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Bursting with fresh lemon taste and crunchy with poppy seeds, these muffins freeze beautifully and can be heated up for a perfect snack.
Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake
This is a perfect dessert to please your friends and family for the holidays.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Rice Krispie Treats
Melt butter/margarine, peanut butter and chocolate chips together, stirring constantly until smooth. Let stand for a few minutes.
Just before serving, in 2 qt. pitcher, combine raspberry-cranberry drink and carbonated beverage. Stir gently. Makes 16 (1/2 c.) servings.
Get Together Punch
Day before, pour 1 can of punch in 1 1/2 qt. ring mold; freeze. Mix remaining punch, pineapple juice, lemon and club soda in a punch bowl.
Dipping Cheddar in Honey
You have got to try this one! Cut some sharp cheddar cheese into dipping sized slices. Put some of your favorite honey into a bowl. Dip cheese into honey and eat! Kids love it! It's an easy summer time snack.
Patterns For Yorki Clothes
I would like to know if anyone has a pattern for making yorki clothes. My daughter just got a yorki and she weighs 5.01 Lbs. I have checked out some of the clothes they sell, the price is insane! If any one can help me out I would like to make her some clothes for her puppy.
Cat With Bad Diarrhea
We have a one year old cat that has severe diarrhea. The vet said there are no worms, but really didn't offer any good advice on how to cure her. Does anyone out there know of what I could give her to help? She poops all over the house, and I'm talking like 10 times a day!
Siberian Husky and German Shepherd Dog Mix Feedback
What is the best environment for Siberian Husky and German Shepherd Dog Mixes? Here is advice from the ThriftyFun community.
Curry Smell In Apartment
I moved into an apartment. This apartment smells of curry. I was told the previous tenant cooked with it regularly. I would like to know how I can get rid of this smell.
Green Up Your Garden Organically
An organic garden is a garden that works in cooperation with nature. It minimizes and replenishes the resources it consumes.
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