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June 25, 2005
Bathtub Damage As House Settled
We live in a house that has an issue with settling. The tub was installed prior to us living here and since that time one of the pipes moved and has resulted in a hole near the faucet of our tub. Any ideas on repairing this, other than replacing the tub?
How do I remove dog hair from car upholstery?
The back interior of my car is covered in dog hair from us taking our dog from place to place. We have tried laying an old blanket down and that helps some but most the hair is just embedded in the upholstery. Any tips on how to lift it? We have tried vacuuming and that magic magnetized wand that supposedly lifts pet hair (didn't work).
Tips for Washing Polar Fleece
I have terrible trouble washing anything polar fleece. It always comes out with fluff which a clothes brush does little to fix. Any tips?
Starting a Summer Scrapbook
I really want to start a scrapbook for the summer as a new project with my friends and I. i have never done this before and I know a lot of you are experts at it! If anyone could give me tips and hints on how to develop it or how i should create it I would love that!
Chamomile Face Cream Recipe
I am looking for a chamomille face cream, and\or haw to make one.
Spots on Kids Clothing
I am trying to understand why when I wash my kids clothes their t-shirts come out with spots on them that they didn't have when I put them in the wash. Especially the white shirts. They always have these little yellow spots. On dark tees, they look like little oil stains.
Shirt Gift Card Made Out of Dollars
I would like a pattern for a gift card that you fold dollar bills to look like a man's shirt. You decorate it using two-sided tape with buttons and a ribbon for a tie.
Window Treatment Ideas for a Bay Window
I have this bay window in my living room/computer room and I would like to put up some other type of window treatment other than curtains, what do you all suggest that would be a good change. I appreciate anything you all can share with me.
Starting a Cutting from a Birch Tree
How would I start a cutting from a birch tree? We have one that grew where a pine tree used to be out of a rotted stump. I would like to start another one manually like nature had done it.
Frozen Lemon Cream
Combine all ingredients and freeze in any of the following ways:
Red Hot Salad
If you are looking for a kid-friendly recipe this Valentine's day, this would a fun one to make.
Combine crushed graham crackers, sugar, and melted margarine. Press into 9x13 inch pan. Mix together vanilla pudding, vanilla ice cream and milk; spread over crust.
Swiss 'n Chicken Casserole
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except nuts. Put in casserole, sprinkle with nuts. Bake 40 min.
This is my favorite crockpot roast recipe.
Aloe Vera for Sunburns
Take the burn out of a sunburn by slice open an aloe vera leaf and putting the gel on the burned skin. If you don't have an aloe vera plant, buy pure aloe vera gel at a health food store. Good for all MINOR burns.
Keeping Doors from Slamming Shut
On windy days, toss a towel, folded lengthwise, over the door to prevent it from slamming shut.
Using Soy Flour
I bought some soy flour just to check out all the claims of how versatile it claims to be. My favorite use for it is substituting it for eggs in a recipe. Use about the same amount as the size of a large egg. Yep, it's true, and no one knows you did it.
Give a Recipe as a Gift
A good gift idea is to get your favorite recipe, (front and back) put it in a frame and hot glue utensils on the frame (for example wooden spoons, soup ladle, cookie cutters,) whatever goes well with the recipe. Add a raffia bow.
Substituting Small Eggs for Large Eggs
When a recipe calls for eggs it usually means large eggs. If you use small eggs, just add an extra one.
Creative Piggy Banks Ideas
OK everybody, collect all those piggy banks and pack them away in a box and put them in the attic. My house has only been broken into twice in my lifetime. The first things that go are the piggy banks.
Preventing Newspaper Clippings From Yellowing
Stir this together in a glass or plastic pan. Now breathe. Put your newspaper clipping in to soak for one hour. Dry on a paper towel.
Marshmallows can be cut nicely, if you dip scissors in water.
Tough Guy - Yumas (Labrador Retriever)
This is our new family addition, YUMAS. He is a cute little lab. He thinks he's a tough guy.
Hanging Your Speakers With Macrame Plant Holders
I was at an acquaintance's home recently. They're using macrame potted plant hangers to set their stereo speakers in, so they're not on the floor. I thought this was a great idea, it brings the music, etc. up to where you are, instead of coming from down on the floor.
Be Careful When Entering Drawings and Sweepstakes Online
Names can get sold to spammers. When a friend directs you to a FREE offer on the Internet, think twice! You cannot just print out a coupon you must give your email address!
Put a Trash Can in Each Room
One might consider putting a small trash can in each room. This would come in handy when trying to tidy up in a hurry. You'd save on steps wasted on having to go to another room to toss something out.
Lawn Watering Tip!
Don't water your lawn at 1 in the afternoon when it's 86 degrees. We have had no rain to speak of in more than 2 months.
Getting Men to Help with the Chores
My man is the epitome of a armchair quarterback, news and weather expert, or anything that has to do with TV. He takes wonderful care of the yard and the garage but he believes that the house is my job. Not so!
Keeping Bugs Out of Shoes and Boots
Since we live in the country now we get our shoes really dirty and muddy and we don't want to bring them into the house so we leave them on the porch.
Don't Respond to Spam
If you open a spam to ask them to remove you from their list, they get a return message your address is a real one. Your spam increases. I have a yahoo box and just delete them.
Buying Blemished Tires
When going to buy new tires for your vehicle, ask if they have any "Blem" tires. These are tires that have blemishes on the sidewalls, nothing wrong with them otherwise & they sell them cheaper than the others.
Discounts for Paying with Cash
Usually when I have offered to pay cash for services instead of the provider having to bill me or pay a transaction fee on credit card use, they have given me a discount on the service. If they don't, I go ahead and use my credit card which gives me 1% cash back.
Buying Work Boots with Blemishes
We've all probably shopped at a Factory Outlet Store before, knowing all the time, you're purchasing second quality products, that save us a lot of money.
Ask for Double Dose Prescriptions
Insurance prescription providers are suggesting you ask your Dr if he can prescribe meds in double dose, and you can cut them in half, saving you and your insurance company a bunch of money. Of course, this is for long term meds being subscribed for over a month.
Storing Single Edged Razor Blades
Small plastic containers for mints or gum, or empty film canisters are the perfect size for storing single edge razor blades.
Saving Money on Calcium Supplements
I'm a woman in my 70's and I take calcium to protect my bones. I now buy calcium citrate (the most absorbable form of calcium) in powder form instead of tablet form. This is a much more economical way than paying for the more expensive tablets.
Keep Baby Wipes in the Car
ven though I have no babies, I carry a cheap package of baby wipes in the car. I always have them for a quick clean up of my hands after thrift store shopping, wipe a spill in the car, or wipe down the dash while waiting in traffic or at lights.
Planning Enough Leftovers for Lunch
I was blessed with a husband who doesn't mind leftovers for lunch but found myself in a bind often with leftover meat but no veggies, or veggies but no meat.
Stocking up on Cleaners
I always stock up on bleach, white vinegar, amonnia, borax, 91% rubbing alcohol, and Dawn dish soap. I boil my water. Then from these Items I make most of my cleaners. My favorite kitchen cleaner I make up a gallon at a time.
Egg Business Joke
Roy the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young (hens) layers, called pullets, and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to fertilize the eggs.
Plant Labels for your Garden
Have leftover wooden spoons that come with the little ice cream cups or popsicle sticks? Use them as labels in your garden.
Turn Cage Into Luxury Rat Condo
Pet accessories can be very pricey, and aren't always made of the safest or best-quality materials. Don't despair! Rather than let a pet sit in a boring cage, you can outfit your pet's domain with objects you have around the house.
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