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July 18, 2005
Catnip Mosquito Repellent
I have seen a lot of tips on catnip as a mosquito repellent, but, if I plant catnip somewhere in my yard, won't I have all the cats in the neighborhood pokin' around in it?
Foldable, No Sew Hat?
Does anyone have a pattern for a foldable, no sew hat? It is a circle with slits that radiate from the inside of the brim to within an inch or so of the top center circle. It lies flat until placed on your head, then pops up.
Flame Decorations for Room
I'm looking for flame room ideas and decorations for my bedroom. If anyone knows where I can get sheets, light shades, etc. with flames on them, please let me know.
Making Something Out of TV Cabinets
Do you have any suggestions on what to do with an old, broken console tv cabinet? I've heard of people turning them into fish tanks and faux fireplaces. Please provide your input. It would be greatly appreciated.
Cleaning Chair and Staircase Spindles
The best way I've found to clean chair and table leg or staircase spindles is to use wet dental floss. It gets into all the grooves and you can get to the dust quicker and more efficiently than by using just a cloth.
Custom Books for Friends
I save all kinds of stickers, colored paper, string, beads, fabrics, jokes, cartoons, anecdotes, etc. I then buy $1.00 mini photo albums and make custom books for friends.
Tips for removing weeds. Post your ideas.
Removing Pine Sap from Treated-wood Deck
How do you get pine sap off a treated-wood deck?
Baytril Could Be Bad For Cats
If you take your cat to the vet for a "bacterial" infection, do NOT allow the vet to give Baytril (enrofloxacin) injections! It causes blindness in cats. The FDA and Bayer have not been informed of actual numbers of adverse reactions due to lack of vet/client information.
Cleaning Paint Rollers
Paint rollers are inexpensive enough to throw away after use, but I hate to send them to the landfill if they can readily be cleaned.
Painting on a Tight Schedule
My schedule doesn't give me large chunks of time, so something as straightforward as painting a room with latex paint may take 2-3 days.
Eco-Friendly Critter Control
You may have noticed things getting a bit more crowded in your garden. Animal and human interactions are becoming more commonplace as our habitats increasingly overlap.
Vacuum Cleaner Cover
Are you someone that just doesn't have a good place to store your vacuum cleaner? You end up standing it in the corner, but hate seeing it there. I have the solution for you. Make a cute cover and no one will realize it's your vacuum cleaner.
Find New Places for Getaways
I think we all get in a rut and tend to take "mini" vacations to the same places over and over. That generally means it is a place we enjoy, but I am always looking for a new "getaway". I am sure you feel the same.
Place potatoes on a large piece of aluminum foil, or in a baking dish with a tight lid. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add bacon, cheese, onion slices, and dabs or margarine all over. Seal with a double fold and place on a cookie sheet in oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes
In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from the heat.
Potato Side Dish for Grill
When grilling, cut 4-6 potatoes in half lengthwise, then slice into slim half-moon pieces. Sprinkle with butter, onion salt, garlic salt and Montreal steak seasoning, wrap in heavy duty aluminum foil and throw onto grill for a spicy, yummy potato side to any burger or steak.
Sammi and Granddaughter Playing Dressups
These 2 photos are of my dog Sammi and my granddaughter playing dressups. My dog is 7 years old and my granddaughter is 2. Any attention is good attention to my dog, she will put up with anything as long as she is near the ones she loves.
Uses for Leftover Salad
Uses for leftover salad. Post your ideas.
Squeaker is a 7 weeks old kitten. He was abandoned at the lake when he was approximately 2 weeks old, left starving, sick, and cold. We found him hiding under a rock and nursed him back to health. For fun he likes to get into as much trouble as possible!
Quick Thin Crust Pizza (without the oven)
Heat BBQ grill, line with foil, assemble tortilla (used for fajitas and wraps) with Tbsp. sauce, 1/4 cup cheese and thin sliced toppings.
Crookneck Squash Casserole
Take 6 small crookneck squash sliced. Boil until soft.
Tulle and Lights Wedding Decor
For my daughter's wedding, she wanted to use lots of white lights. At this time of year, you can't just go out to your local department store and buy them so we decided to borrow as many as we could.
Pug With Yeast Infection?
It started out him getting sick once in a while to now about every other night. He was throwing up but I have changed his diet and feeding times and that has seemed to control that. His stools are still a little runny and frequent.
Crustless Blueberry Pie Recipe
I had a recipe for a no crust blueberry pie and I have lost it. Does anyone have one?
Charities To Help Someone Whose House Burned Down
I need your help. My freind Dino's house burned down yesterday distroying everything he owned except for the clothes on his back and his two dogs. We are so greatful that nobody was hurt however Dino needs help.
Ideas for Making My Own Shirts
Any body have any suggestions on applying a design to a shirt. Like letters, painting, airbrushing, pictures, etc.
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