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October 25, 2006
Bleaching a Black Dress
I want to bleach my black dress white. But it is satin and lace. Do you think bleach would work on those materials. How do I even begin with how to bleach it, in the washer. in the tub (someone said) and what kind of bleach?
What causes a videocassette tape to wear out?
What causes a videocassette tape (that you record on, yes, I still record shows on a videocassette tape) to wear out? And how long do the manufacturers of these videocassette tapes expect them to last for a consumer (before needing/having to purchase another videocassette tape)?
Five Year Diary
Does anyone know where I can find a simple Five Year Diary at a reasonable cost? I have been wanting one for a while to track events in the garden, weather, and my life! My Grandmother had several throughout her life.
Blue Jean Teddy Baby Shower
I'm having a baby shower in a couple of weeks and the theme is Blue Jean Teddy. I have the invitations done. I'm looking for some ideas for some decorations and centerpieces.
Highlighter Stains on Leather
A top came off a highlighter in a new Donney & Burke purse. It leaked through to the leather on the bottom and side. What will get it out?
Removing Rust From Glass
How can I remove rust from glass?
Dye From a Rug on Carpet
My dog had an accident on a small red rug on top of my beige carpet. The red dye ran straight though and stained the carpet.
Gnats in a Donut Case
I am trying to get rid of gnats in donut case.
Buying a Knitting Board
I am thinking about buying a knitting board, any suggestions? Are they as easy to use as they advertise? I enjoy knitting by hand, but thought this might be something fun to try.
Fishy Smell In My Bathroom
I have a fishy smell in my bedroom. It's not there all the time and there's no stains anywhere. I've totally emptied the room and mopped the carpet as I have 2 cats and wondered if they had wee'd. It's not there all the time.
Choosing a Floor and Countertops That Go Together
I want a new floor in tile and a laminate countertop. I have white cabinets and will paint the walls. I want a floor in brown tones, I currently have a white floor which shows everything.
Parvo Help Needed
My puppy has parvo, it's the 3 day of having it. I took her to the vet today where they gave her injections, stuff for throwing up, the runs and antibiotics.
Making Cool Birthday Invitations
How do I make cool invites for my 14 year old's birthday party?
Dealing With an Unexpected Job Loss
My husband just lost his job unexpectedly. I work part-time, and we have a 3 year old son. I'm looking for any tips from others who have been through a job loss. Does anyone have any feedback on what you did day-to-day (financially) to help you get through until starting a new job?
My 5 Month Old Fights Going To Sleep
My 5 month old daughter fights going to sleep. She also cries for what seems to me no reason. I feed her, change her, rock her, give her kisses and hugs and still she cries. Can anyone help with these two problems.
School Fundraising in a Rural Community
My name is Marnae, and I attend a tiny high-school. When I say tiny, I'm not exaggerating. We have a student body of 22 kids, from grades 7-12. In some ways, we don't have very many opportunities or options.
Keeping Weeds Out of Flower Beds
How can I keep grass and weeds out of my flower bed? I have a beautiful flower bed and am having trouble keeping the weeds manageable. this is a direct sunlight area. What products do you suggest we use?
Orchids Not Blooming
I have several orchids that bloomed beautifully in my other home but since I move they just send out green and don't bloom. Is there something I can do to jump start the bloom process?
Transplanting Black-eyed Susans
When is a good time to transplant Black-eyed Susans?
Patio Vegetable Garden
My husband and I recently moved to an apartment. I am seeking ideas for inexpensive vegetable patio gardening. There isn't much direct sunlight on our patio.
Pruning a Brunfelsia
What is the best way and when do you prune a Brunfelsia. Mine is in a large pot, about 7 years old and is in need of pruning.
Sawdust Floor Sweeping Compound
Use this recipe to help keep dust down when sweeping your basement garage or workshop. Mix 6 cups sawdust, 2 cups rock salt, and 1 1/2 cups mineral oil and put it in a jar with a lid for storage. To use, sprinkle it on your floor before sweeping.
Easy Cat Nose and Ears
Need a quick and easy Halloween Costume? How about an easy cat nose and ears. Meow!
Egg Carton Spiders
Here's an easy decoration to make from paper egg carton cups and black pipe cleaners. Add it to your centerpiece or hang them from the corners with webbing.
Enjoying Life's Little Moments
Enjoying Life's Little Moments Photo. We have to learn to enjoy life's little moments.... Otherwise we'd all go insane!
Candleholders made from glass beer or soda bottles.
Patio Paver Scarecrow
Cute scarecrow made from a patio paver, paint, felt, foam, and raffia.
Sabrina (Miniature Pinscher)
Sabrina (Miniature Pinscher) Photo. Sabrina is 6 years old and is a Miniature Pinscher. My husband had her before we got married.
Baked Egg Omelette
Recipe for Baked Egg Omelette. Grease bottom of 9x13 inch cake pan and line with cheese slices. Add your choice of meat. Beat remaining ingredients with egg beater. Pour on top of meat and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes or until set.
Cheesy Chicken Pizza
Recipe for Cheesy Chicken Pizza. Roll out dough into a 12 inch circle on a large pizza pan. Spread with pizza sauce. Top with chicken, onion, pepper, mushrooms and cheeses.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix and Spiced Nuts
Recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix and Spiced Nuts. In a mixing bowl, beat egg white until frothy. Add water; beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in nuts and toss to coat. Combine sugar and spice; stir into nut mixture.
Joe's Corn Bread
Recipe for Joe's Corn Bread. Oil an 8 or 9 inch glass pan with 1/4 cup oil, pour off excess leaving 2 Tbsp. in pan. Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Add slightly beaten eggs, milk, oil.
Keep Snow Out Of Your Boots
With winter coming to MN, it's time to get prepared with warm clothing. I learned this when the kids were small: Cut the foot off a pair of old tube socks. Then slip the tube part over the top of their boots and no snow will get in when they are outdoors.
Keeping Fresh Mushrooms Fresh
I purchase a large package of already sliced mushrooms from Sam's club about every two weeks. For me it is a great price and saves time since I do not have to slice them. However fresh mushrooms spoil very quickly, especially the pre-sliced ones.
Pumpkin Jar Centerpiece
Pumpkin face centerpiece made from a mayo jar.
Reheating Refrigerated Bread
Reheating Refrigerated Bread. To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water.
Recipe for Roasted Turkey. Place 7 layers of aluminum foil on a large surface. Spread out 1 lb. bacon on foil. Place turkey on top. Sprinkle with seasoning salt. Drape the other 1 lb. of bacon over turkey. Fill turkey cavity with ice cubes.
This is a simple way to decorate your sandwiches for Halloween. Great as an appetizer or sent as a fun school lunch.
Save By Applying Online
Save By Applying Online. Check to see if you get any bonus by applying online for credit cards, accounts, etc. I just got a $30 credit on one offer and my bank offers bonuses for opening accounts online.
Tip For Changing Your Refrigerator Filter
If your refrigerator's filter is in the front grill, under the doors. When it's time to change it and you have trouble getting it out, place a tad bit of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the new filter's ears.
Vegetable and Biscuit Casserole
Recipe for Vegetable and Biscuit Casserole. Make gravy with first 7 ingredients. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of garlic. Thicken slightly with 1/2 cup flour and enough water to make paste. Bring to a boil and add Velveeta cheese. Melt.
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