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July 25, 2005
Dryer Sheets for Flies on Dogs?
Can static dryer sheets be used to help control flies on my dog's ears?
Ants on Porch
I have ants on my front and back porches. I have sprayed ant killer that I bought at Wal-Mart but the ants keep coming back. Please help.
German Girl Coming To Canada
I am 14. Our neighbor is German and her 14 year old relative is coming here from Germany to see Canada and to learn English. She'll be here for 3 weeks and we don't even speak each other's languages. I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on what to do?
Chip Bag Purses
I'm looking for instructions on how to make chip bag and candy wrapper purses. Can someone please help me?
Warner, Coordinates, page 17, Pattern #7213411
I am looking for a discontinued wallpaper by Warner, book name Coordinates, page 17, pattern 7213411. American Blinds doesn't have it.
Jeans Skirt with Ruffle
The distressed look is very popular with young folks. This skirt definitely has that distressed look and is a fun and easy project for your budding clothes designers.
Make Your Own Dickies
Dickies can be made by taking the dickie cloth and using garters at each side at the top to attach around bra straps. They can be made from expensive remnants from something that you hemmed. I keep a stash of large pieces that were cut off from hemming just for this use.
Make a skirt out of a pillowcase, either with a zipper or elastic.
Reusing Old Crocheted Sweaters
Enhance your Shabby Chic or vintage decorating with crafts from OLD CROCHETED SWEATERS from the thrift store. These sweaters are often torn or pulled in one area so are not useful as sweaters anymore.
Flannel Shirt Memory Quilt
My husband and I lived on a farm and through the years he wore and wore out many flannel shirts. I saved them all and finally made a crazy quilt from the best parts of them, including some pockets and buttons.
The bride came down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side.
Brightening Cooked Green Veggies
To make dull looking, green cooked veggies brighter again, sprinkle a little baking soda in with the water while they're cooking. They will return to a bright green color again.
Draining Fatty Meats
Instead of using a lot of paper towels when draining fatty meats, like bacon and sausage, place a single layer of paper towel on a folded section of newspaper.
Personalized Alphabet Book
I made a personalized alphabet book for a young child using a small photo album. I used current and past pictures of people and things familiar to the child. Example: On one side I put "M" is for Mommy and I put a picture of her Mommy on the facing page.
Thrifty Wedding Tips from Robin
I have listed several things about my daughter's wedding but realized that I don't think I sent in the prices for the items to decorate, etc. The greenery was either borrowed from friends or else purchased at Wal-Mart. It came in 9 ft. sections for $3/section.
Tips for storing apples. Post your ideas.
Expiration Date on Catalogs
Whenever you receive a new catalogue that you intend to keep, either circle the expiration date on the front cover or write it on with a black with a felt tip marking pen. Then you will know when to recycle the catalogue without having to hunt for the date.
Water Melon Baby
This is my 6 month old great grandbaby, Emily and her first taste of a Watermelon. She would shiver as she was eating it.
This is a picture of our cockatiel "Gypsy" We've had him for almost 2 years, or you could say he's had us. He "found" us.
Icing Beautiful Cakes - Scoobie Cake
To ice beautiful cakes like this by yourself, after cooling completely, and removing from pan, freeze the cake. Then when you're ready to frost it, remove from freezer and decorate, it is much simpler that way!
Mix together all meatball ingredients. Shape into small meatballs. Melt 1 Tbsp. shortening and brown meatballs until cooked. Remove from skillet and pour off fat.
Pour the soda into a small glass and stir in food coloring. Top with the frozen yogurt and sprinkle the candy on top upon serving.
Cinnamon Fried Ice Cream
Quickly roll 1 scoop ice cream at a time in cereal to coat. Place coated scoops of ice cream in jelly roll pan. Cover and freeze about 2 hours or until firm.
Double Decker Hamburger
Mix together well. Make 6 thin patties. On 3 patties, put a filling of cheese cubes, chopped mushrooms, and fresh onions if desired.
Stuffed Burger Bundles
Prepare stuffing mix and set aside. Combine milk and ground beef. Divide into 4 patties and press into 5 inch circles on waxed paper.
Write the Date on Travel Brochures
How many times have you looked at a map or booklet giving information on a particular area that you wish to visit on vacation and wondered how old the information is?
Mr. Clean AutoDry Reviews
Reviews of the Mr. Clean AutoDry Car wash system.
Go-Go Boots For a Dance Team
I am the new sponsor/coach for the dance team at the high school where I teach. The girls on the team are interested in doing a routine to "These Boots Were Made for Walking" and they are all pumped up about buying go-go boots.
Piggy Tails Bank
You read it right - a piggy tail bank! Instead of saving your money in a traditional "piggy" bank, why not create a cute little girl with pig tails to hold your spare change?
Pen Left In Wash
My husband left a Bic grip roller black marker in his shirt pocket when I washed and dryed the clothes. Now I has black stains on the clothing. Some of the clothing is white and others are colored.
Pattern for a Twin Bedskirt
I would like to make my own bedskirt for twin beds. Does anyone have a pattern or any other ideas on how to make it?
What Is Interpolation?
This weekend I saw an advertisement for a Bell and Howell digital camera with 10 megapixels. The asking price was $200 and I just had to read about it.
Spay and Neuter Help
2 years ago, I did what I thought was a good deed, I took in a stray female cat. She in turn brought me home 1 litter of kittens a year later.
Cleaning Metal Heater Covers
I live in a fairly old apartment, but love my little home sweet home. I am trying to figure out how to clean the front of the heater in my bathroom. It is one of those built in the wall heaters.
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