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October 27, 2005
Make Your Own Finger Paint
Mix starch with enough cold water to make a smooth paste. Add boiling water and cook until glossy. Stir in dry soap flakes while mixture is warm; cool. Add glycerin. Keeps in airtight container for 1 week...
Science Experiment for Kids to Watch
Place a lump of coal in bowl and sprinkle 1 Tbsp. salt over the coal. Carefully pour 2 Tbsp. water over salt. In the same manner, pour 2 Tbsp. of laundry bluing.
A Creative Patio
Did you move into a house with an empty back yard? What you need is a nice deck or patio to enjoy the out-of-doors. Of the many choices is a wooden deck, a concrete slab, a fieldstone floor with planters or a multi-level redwood deck with benches...
Gift Giving on a Budget
It's getting to be that time of year again when you start thinking about holiday presents for everyone. For me, last year was a first as I set out to save money in a rather unique way: buying most of my gifts on eBay...
Selling Your Home
Tips to help you sell your home. Post your ideas.
Favorite Sugar Cookies
Sift together in a bowl the flour, soda, cream of tartar, salt and powdered sugar. Cut in butter with pastry blender. Beat vanilla and egg together; add. Dough will be fairly soft...
Mrs. Mau's Sugar Cookies
Make into small balls. Flatten with glass. Apply granulated or colored sugar with bottom of glass at the same time. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet...
Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew
Place all ingredients in large slow cooker, stir; add salt and pepper. Cook on low for 5 hours. Do not stir during cooking time. Serve with hot yeast rolls. Makes 5-6 dinner servings
Tiger Helping with the Halloween Decorating
Tiger is a 2 year old Orange and White Tabby Cat. He was dumped off by his previous owners at the park behind my house. He adopted us.
Sable in her Costume
Sable turned 4 in August and is looking forward to Halloween this yr yet again - she has four outfits to choose- maybe she will just change every half hour so she can get more treats! - Happy Howleen!
Gracie (Collie/Shepherd) Tigtig (cat)
Gracie was 12 years old when this pic was taken. Tigtig was 1 year old. When Tigtig arrived at our home at 6 weeks old, he was oddly unimpressed by Gracie's size.
Fry peppers in oil. Add mushrooms, relish, garlic, cinnamon, & crushed bay leaf. Cook until hot. Add vinegar & bring to a boil. Add chili sauce, olives, ketchup, & cauliflower. Boil. Add tuna & simmer 10 minutes.
Tuna Sandwich Ideas
Here are some tuna sandwich recipes.
Coffee and Cream Soap
Melt your soap down using a double boiler method. Once melted, stir in your instant coffee or coffee grounds, powdered milk and coffee fragrance oil.
Growing Pineapples in Pots
I have seen some people posting about growing the tops of pineapples in pots. Could someone please explain how to do it? What kind of soil do I use? How much light would it need? What size pot do I use? I really have never had much luck with plants, but if I use something I was just going to throw away, I haven't lost much.
Is Using Bar Soap Safe?
I have a question. I remember many years ago, ads on TV about bar soap (that had been used) harboring germs. Is it true? Or was that just a marketing ploy for SoftSoap? I have spent years being paranoid about using bar soap for handwashing, but I wonder if it is unfounded.
Durable Shopping Cart
I am looking for a durable shopping cart. I am looking for one with strong wheels. I saw a shopping cart in a magazine once with 4 wheels on each side with wheels in the front that swirl. That's what I need. I am tired of wasting money on unreliable shopping carts.
Planning a Big Wedding
I have just started to plan a wedding for next September-November (2006). I decided the first stop would be here since I am clueless on what to do. After having a baby, buying a house, starting a new job (me) and starting a new business (fiance), money is tight! We are forced to have a big wedding.
Carpet Cleaning Science Project
I'm doing a science project and I need to know of some good carpet stain removers!
Cleaning Shoes With Fake Fur on Them
I have a pair of shoes that I really like, but am not sure how to clean them because there is fake fur around the ankle; how do I clean a cream-colored fake fur so it doesn't look gray and clumpy from last winter? The rest of the shoe is made of brown suede.
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