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September 18, 2007
Knit Hat Pattern
Does anyone have a knitting pattern for an easy to knit hat - preferably one which can be easily adjusted to fit different sizes of adult head. I'm looking for a man's hat, a woman's or unisex?
"Parade of Lights" Christmas Parade ideas for Brownies and Guides
I am looking for "Parade of Lights" Christmas Parade ideas for Brownies and Guides. We're trying to come up ideas that use light. Our girls (approx. 50) will be walking, and have blue rain capes if it rains. One leader uses a medical scooter and is dressing up like a tree, with lights. This leader is riding at the front of the group.
Stubborn Ingrown Hair
Does anyone know how to get rid of a severly ingrown hair on my husbands back? He has had it for years. It gets infected, we try to pop it and it stinks to high heaven. It goes down for a while and comes back. It does not hurt at all.
Sunflowers Theme Decorations
I'm on the decorating committee for a woman's retreat and the theme is sunflowers. I need some smart and easy ideas for table decorations, and favors.
Cleaning Outdoor Chair Pads
How do I clean my outdoor chair pads? Before bringing them in for the winter, I would like to get them cleaned.
My New Job Doesn't Offer a Retirement Plan
I have a 40000.00 in my 401k and my new job doesn't offer a retirement plan, what should i do?
Allergic Reactions to New Carpet
We need new wall to wall carpeting installed through our entire house, living room and 3 bedrooms. I've read that new manufactured carpets contain chemicals. Has any one ever had an allergic reaction to new carpeting? When would be the best time of year to have this work done?
Who sells Aborio rice?
Does anyone know a store that sells Aborio rice? I've looked at Walmart, Kroger, and many budget stores and can't find it. My daughter has looked for it in Indiana and hasn't found it either.
Painting Glass Vases
I need glass vase painting tips and templates.
Village Wallpaper #5812685
I am looking for discontinued wallpaper by Village, style number 5812685. It was purchased about three years ago, and I am about 1 double roll short. Any suggestions?
Substitute for Brandy
I need a substitution for brandy.
I need ideas for a centerpiece. Our Women's Ministry is having a meeting. We are responsible for setting up themed tables. Mine is a "girly-girl" using plates with shoes, pocketbooks, and other girly items on it. Colors will be hot pink and lime green. What should I do as a centerpiece?
Iron Mark on Cashmere
How can I get rid of a white iron mark on a red cashmere sweater?
Organizing Nails, Screws, Nuts and Bolts
I would like to organize my husband's nails, screws, nuts and bolts. There are so many of them we're overwhelmed. Any suggestions for us to get started?
What is a "moberly" room?
This is something that has puzzled me for 40 years. When I was in high school I read a book (can't remember the title or author) that was set in Victorian England. A room in a big mansion was described as a "moberly" room.Does anybody know what "moberly" is?
Gas or Electric Fireplace?
My wife and I are considering having a fireplace installed in our 650 square feet room in the basement, even so the house is well central heated. My wife wants the glow that the fireplace produces, but we are unable to decide whether to have an electric or gas fireplace. My wife is also concerned about fumes produced by gas.
Cleaning Vinyl Floor Tiles
I have cream colored vinyl tiles on my kitchen floor. Despite regular cleaning, these tiles have gotten really dirty. I can see dirt and grime in the grooves. I have used ammonia (diluted with water), Pinesol, ivory dish liquid, etc.
In Memory of Toby (Yorkshire Terrier)
Toby, our 12 year old Yorkie died in my arms so we had to get another pet. I was crying for 3 weeks over Toby. After we lost Toby we got another Yorkie named Odie. I thought I had posted him on this site some time ago but they've been unable to find the picture. He has been missed.
When Things Aren't On Sale
There is a time when things aren't on sale-no matter what the store sign says, what's written on the price tag, or how much the cashier actually charges. When is this? When you pay with your charge card.
Old Baby Gate For A Trellis
Do you remember the old wooden baby gates? If you see one at a garage sale or an auction, they make an excellent trellis. I have a clematis growing on mine that I started this year.
Baby Blanket Dolls
Baby dolls, boy and girl, made out of one pink thermal receiving blanket and one blue thermal receiving blanket, a boys bonnet, a girls bonnet, a blue bib and pink bib, white thin satin ribbon, girl booties and boy booties.
Plum Glazed Chicken
Rinse and dry chicken. Salt to taste. Brown chicken in oil and butter combined. Arrange pieces in shallow pan. Spoon plum glaze over pieces.
Use Vintage Metal Buckets for Planters
Use vintage metal buckets found at yard sales for container gardening. In most cases, the buckets already have holes in the bottom, acting as great drainage holes.
Quick Zucchini Cake
Beat cake mix, eggs, oil, cinnamon and vanilla together in a large bowl for 5 minutes. Fold in zucchini, raisins and nuts. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
Power Of Attorney For Elderly Parent
I strongly suggest if you have a parent still living that they make you power of attorney over them, in case something happens to them where they might have to wind up in the nursing home.
Ham and Eggs on Toast
In skillet, melt butter; add ham and green pepper and saute' 10 minutes. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
Steam Cleaning Leather Running Shoes
You might faint from shock or horror, but I have had great luck cleaning leather runners with a steam cleaner. Just be careful not to let the dirt from the shoes blow onto the white sink like I did while steaming.
Fool Proof Roast Beef
Rub roast with seasonings and let stand until room temperature. Place in roasting pan rib side down and bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 1 hour. Turn oven off. Do not open oven door!
Fishing Line For Frugal Toilet Fix
As a very stingy gramma, I have got "tight waddery" down to a science. While living in an apartment where the repair people didn't come running when I called, I figured out a way to fix my toilet.
Mix brown sugar, half and half and butter or margarine. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the consistency of mayonnaise. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Arrange sliced bananas in serving dish.
Keep Utility Phone Numbers In Your Cell For Emergencies
In my cell phone's address book, along with my other numbers of my family, friends and other contacts, I also have the phone number of the electric company. In case of a power outage, I'm not running in the dark trying to find the phone book to look up the power company's number to report the outage.
Mix above ingredients in large salad bowl. Chill. Marinate for 24 hours.
Stock Up When Groceries Are On Sale
One thing I do is watch the grocery store flyers to find items that I think is a good price. I watch prices real close, I may have a coupon , maybe not.
Save Magazine Pictures for Crafts
When I want to make card for a certain holiday, let say Halloween, I just pull out my latest magazine and look for cute pictures of pumpkins, black cats and other Halloween related pictures.
Herbed Yogurt Cheese
Line 6 inch strainer with coffee filter or double thickness cheesecloth. Place strainer over bowl. Mix all ingredients, then pour into strainer. Cover strainer and bowl and refrigerate at least 12 hours.
Cheap Photo Business Cards
I got a great deal on business cards with pix at www.vistaprint.com. They had a deal on free photo uploads! So 500 only cost me $6 or so for shipping.
Lady (American Cocker Spaniel)
Lady is 4 years old and a American Cocker Spaniel. Her nickname is LadyBaby. I have a friend that knew these people that lived next door that had Lady. Lady wasn't being taken care very well at all. When I got Lady, her fur was all matted up.
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