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June 12, 2007
Making a Peg Leg for a Pirate Costume
I'm making a pirate movie and I need a realistic non-cheezy peg leg. Can someone help me out?
Virgin Mobile Reviews
I am I the only one that has had a bad experience with Virgin Mobile. I signed up for a service that was supposed to be unlimited nights, well imagine how mad I was when I found out that the plan had changed and I was not notified.
Growing Herbs in Vermiculite
I just recently planted a packet of mint seeds from Williamsburg, Virginia that I picked up there three or four years ago. I put a bunch of Vermiculite in a pot (with rocks in the bottom) and began to water it.
Struggling Aloe Plant
I have one plant and I'm afraid I've over-watered it since it is a semi-desert plant. It just kept on getting browner and browner. One of the leaves has fallen off, so I immediately took it outside and put it into a bigger pot with rocks in the bottom, then sand mixed with fertile dirt ...
I have lots and lots of earrings. I have some that loop in, others that have backings. I want to create something to "display" them so that I can 1. find the pairs easier, 2. see all of them for choosing a pairs, and 3. keep the pairs together.
Struggling Bamboo Plant
I have indoor bamboo, it is in a porcelain pot, with small rocks. As I said I have in indoors on a mantle that really does not get any sunlight, it is close to a window but does not get any sun. The leaves were light green.
Locating Someone in Germany
How do I locate someone that lives in Germany?
Getting Out of a Car Lease Early
We have outgrown a vehicle we had leased for 36 months. We found a replacement vehicle and are looking to get out of the lease 9 months early. We are very close the the mileage limit on the lease and did not want to pay penalties.
Recipe Using Jerusalem Artichokes
I have Jerusalem Artichokes growing in my back yard. Anyone have some really good recipes using them? They have a very mild flavor, and are not so digestible when raw. I know they're good for diabetics, but I don't have diabetes, fortunately.
Decorating for a Church Reunion
I am decorating for a Church Reunion. This reunion is for everyone that has been a member of this church in the past, even if they are no longer members. We are expecting over 700 people in attendance.
Curling Tupperware Lids
This is for the tupperware knowledgeable. I've heated up food in cereal bowl sized tupperware containers with the lids loosened and now the lids are curling up.
Ink on Durasuede
I have a very light tan Ashley durasuede living room set. My 18 month old got a hold of a blue ink pen and scribbled on a cushion. The tag on the couch says to clean with the foam of a water based cleaner.
Here's a picture of icy leaves.
Impossible Rhubarb Pie
Combine rhubarb, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour; stir to blend. Add beaten eggs and nutmeg. Pour into greased 10 inch pie pan.combine margarine, 6 Tbsp. flour and 8 Tbsp. sugar and blend to form a topping.
Making A "Boppy" Style Pillow For Babies
Boppy pillows are so handy for nursing moms or simply for baby to lay on while we Grandmothers rock them to sleep. At the baby stores, they are around $25 but, with the following instructions, you can make your own for half the price.
Fresh Fruit on a Cloud
Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small bowl beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Then add Cool Whip. Beat on high until smooth. Fold in marshmallows.
Tips For A Great Camping Adventure
Build a good fire at night, it keeps the bugs away. Take all the ingredients for s'mores, a must have for camping. And don't forget the marshmallow sticks.
Kids' Stepping Stones
This project is easier than it sounds. Do it outside, because it gets messy! Mix cement with water according to directions on bag. Pour in tins. Let it sit until it is firm enough to hold a print. Place child's foot in center of tin and smoosh :)
Raisin Apple Fritters
Peel and cut the apples in very thin pieces. Mix all ingredients well and add a small handful of raisins. Drop by tablespoons into deep fat fryer, like you would donuts.
Keep Camp Pots From Boiling Over
When cooking over an open camp fire, place a stick or one strand of spaghetti across the top of pot to keep it from boiling over.
Diabetic Cranberry Orange Salad
Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Was the unpeeled orange, cut in quarters and remove seeds. Put orange quarter (with rind) through food chopper.
Saving Money Running a Motel
I run a 19 room motel and I try to help my boss/best friend save some money wherever we can. One way is when I'm watering the yards and the hose has a leak. Instead of letting the leak just waste away on the ground, I put a large watering can under the leak ...
Use Grocery Bags For Garbage Liners
We use small garbage cans in many of our rooms. To cut out the cost of small garbage bags, I use the plastic bags that my groceries come in.
White Sauce, Gravy or Soup Mix
Mix dry milk and flour until thoroughly blended. With pastry blender, cut in margarine until like fine meal. Store in lightly closed container in refrigerator.
Tips for Saving Money on Food
It's summer, grow stuff! You don't need a garden. I grow vegetables in containers outside my back door. Some is eaten as it's picked, the rest becomes soups, sauces, cakes, etc. for the freezer.
Reuse Meat Packaging For Making Bird Suet
When making my bird suet, I've started using the meat containers that you get when you purchase meat. I shop a lot at Walmart, their meat trays are also dishwasher safe.
Easy Refrigerator Pickles
In a glass or crockery bowl, alternate layers of the sliced cucumbers and onions. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard seed, celery seed and ground turmeric.
Kitchen Window Covering
Drapes can be very expensive, so in covering my window in the kitchen, I took a flowered bathroom shower curtain, with ruffles. Take one rod and slip curtain onto rod.
Crumb Topped Pumpkin
Thoroughly mix eggs, pumpkin, sugar, spices and milk together. Combine cake mix and butter. Cut in like for pie crust. Add nuts, if desired.
Share Magazine Subscriptions
When I worked at the studios, etc, in the entertainment biz, they would have a circulation of the trade papers like Variety, rather than everyone getting their own subscription.
Precious is 4 1/2 years old and is a Miniature Pinscher and Chihuahua mix. I got my first dog 5 months ago from my loyal cousins.
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