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March 28, 2006
Frugal Birthday Party Ideas
I'm trying to plan something for my daughter who will be 6 on April 9th. She is in Kindergarten and I would like to invite some kids from her school to do something on a shoe string.
Breed Information: Chow Chow
The Chow Chow has a broad, flat skull, small triangular ears and a thick double coat suitable for harsh weather. This dog breed has a strong personality and is usually loyal to only a select few people.
Attracting Eastern Bluebirds
Does anyone have any hints on attracting eastern bluebirds to the yard? They are the prettiest birds, but are seldom seen in the area where I live.
Using Laundry Tablets When Traveling
I recently read on a web site about taking laundry tablets with you on a vacation in case you have to wash some things. They are easy to carry and cheaper than buying the little boxes offered at "washing" places, however, I cannot find laundry tablets!
Can Food Coloring Be Harmful?
My daughter has discovered using food coloring to color her oatmeal and milk to make it more enjoyable for her to eat. My question is this, does anyone know if too much food coloring is harmful, or unhealthy to children? She likes to use it everyday, and it is now the only way I can get her to drink milk and eat oatmeal.
Caring for a White Leather Sofa
We are thinking of purchasing a white leather sofa but are wondering how hard it is to keep clean. Anyone have any experience with this?
Bumblebee Party Ideas
I have a soon to be 2 year old. He LOVES bumblebees. I found some plates and cups and I am making my own invitations. Can anyone think of some cute decorations or games? I would love to hear any ideas you have.
Freezing a Crab Spread
I made a crab spread with cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and imitation crab and would like to know if this can be frozen. I know that you can freeze cream cheese but not sure about something with mayonnaise in it.
Lavender Oil and Vinegar for Lady Bugs
My husband saw a commercial for Natural cures that said that Lavender oil with vinegar can be used to rid the home of Lady bugs (beetles) and now the ever present Box Elder beetles. Did he hear right and if so what is the recipe?
Photo Contest Winners for February 2006
Here are the Photo Contest Winners for February...
Rottweiler Rescue in Honolulu
Does anyone know of a Rottweiler Rescue in Honolulu, HI?
Make Your Own Cloth Diapers (From Recycled...
Diapering a baby can get expensive. So why not try cloth? Cloth Diapers can get really expensive and all the choices out there can overwhelm you.
The Advantages of a Mutt
So you'd like to get a dog, but you're not sure what kind. Purebred? Mutt? There are certain advantages to owning a mixed-breed dog, believe it or not.
High End Fashion Items
Don't think of thrift shops for just utilitarian items. It's amazing, but you can often get higher-end consumer/fashion items, like fancy place mats...
Lillie the Tabby
Lillie is a Tabby. We are not exactly sure, but she was a kitten when we found her. We think she is 4 1/2.
Fantastic Fruit Bran Muffins
These tasty muffins are easy to make and are a perfect grab-and-go breakfast.
Facial Tissue in the Wash
I left a facial tissue in the wash. What a mess! How do I get this off the "drip drys"?
Spiffing Up Festoons (Garlands)
I like old-fashioned tissue paper festoons (garlands), which I used for my wedding, but I supplemented them with angel figurines and decorative ribbon to spiff them up and make them look less out-of-the-box.
Avoiding Losing Stitches Crochet Tip
Just today after about 45 years of crocheting! I was at the end of a row and was starting to pull the yarn up so it wouldn't easily pull out until I got back to working on my pineapple afghan that I was making; I saw my "clover" plastic safety pin that I use to mark stitches when knitting . . .
Mix all ingredients, except meat. Salt and pepper ribs to taste and arrange in a 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover with foil. Bake 1 hour at 375 degrees F until almost tender.
Hungry Boy's Casserole
Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cook celery, onion, green pepper with beef uncovered in oven 20 minutes in 9x9 inch pan. Stir in remaining ingredients, except corn bread mix, and cook 10 minutes more. . .
Custom Printable Greeting Cards
I have found a web site where you can create custom, printable greeting cards. You can even include a personal message for the inside of your card.
Cake Mix Sweet Rolls
Mix together all roll ingredients, except sugar and cinnamon. Let rise 20-30 minutes. Punch down and roll out dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll up, cut on-inch thick, place cut side down on pan. . .
Cherry Meringue Dessert
Add cream of tartar to egg whites. Beat until foamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until it peaks. Fold in mixture of vanilla, chopped nuts and soda crackers.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Ice Cream Pie
Put softened ice cream in bowl from freezer, add peanut butter and honey mixture and chopped cookies. Mix on low with electric mixer until blended. . .
Easter Egg Mosaic
Start by cutting out your cardboard in the shape of an egg. Cover with a piece of construction paper. You could use hot glue or elmer's. If you use elmer's you have to let it dry before you glue on your eggshells. Then hot glue on the yarn around the outside of the egg. . .
What a Gang!
This is a photo of my grandchildren. I had bought them fake teeth and they decided to wear them for the picture. I call them "the redneck kids" LOL
Make Your Own Refrigerator Deodorizer
I made my own baking soda deodorizer for the refrigerator, after finding difficulty "refilling" the one they sell (with the fabric vents.) I took a small pringles can (1 3/4 oz) and discarded the lid. . .
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