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November 7, 2007
Donating Ostomy Supplies
My DH had a colostomy for several months after his colon cancer surgery last year. He got it removed and the colon rejoined. We have several hundred dollars worth of Hollister and Concatec Ostomy supplies and want to donate them. Any suggestions as to who helps with this sort of thing?
Making Fabric Stronger for Purses
Ways to make fabric stronger for handmade purses. The purse could be lined with fabric, or craft foam, or iron on interfacing could be ironed on to the fabric pieces before you sew them together.
Book on How to use Power Tools
I am a DIY wannabe. I have quite a few simple Black and Decker tools but the manuals are so complicated and so not user friendly. I looked on Amazon to find a nice, easy, walk-me-through-and-not-scare-me how-to book and couldn't begin to pick one. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good, easy to understand how-to for power tools?
Repairing Driveway Cracks
What is a good economical way to repair driveway cracks?
"Celebrate the Season" Float Ideas
I am looking for Christmas parade float ideas with the theme of Celebrate the Season.
"I've Been Boo'd" Ideas for Thanksgiving
I am looking for an activity similar to "I've been boo'd" for Thanksgiving. Has anyone ever done this before?
Reusing Embroidery From Old Shirts
Tips for reusing embroidery from worn out clothing. Post your own ideas here.
Problems with Rolling Backpack
My backpack on wheels is starting to have problems. Sometimes the wheels refuse to roll (possibly they are tilting)- had a lot of wear. I was wondering if these things are made with non-rubber type wheels. Suggestions? Warnings? Like cars, do they need regular replacement when the mileage gets too high?
Black and Decker Jar Opener
I have arthritis and great difficulty opening some jars. I already got a thumbs down on the new One Touch Jar Opener. Anyone have the Black & Decker one or some other device. I live alone so that leaves me. Thanks!
Raised Stenciling With Spackle
First, make sure wall is clean or painted the color you wish. Position the stencil to your taste. Decide if you want to use colorant to your joint compound or spackle or if you want to paint it after it is done.
Let's Share Our Pretty Party Platter Ideas
With the holidays coming up, I (and most likely you) am looking for new ideas to dress up the food I serve or take to parties. I would love to see your ideas. I will start with this deviled egg dish I did today for a friend's party. Show me yours!
Christmas List Budget Worksheet (Printable)
Here is the Christmas List Budget Worksheet I like to work off. I list the names of everyone I need to get gifts for, gift ideas and how much I am able to spend on gifts.
Give The Same Card Year After Year
My mom saved for years on giving cards to Dad and we all got a good laugh 50 years later!
Combine all ingredients - season to taste. Make 24 hours ahead and refrigerate. Keeps weeks in the refrigerator. Makes 1/2 gallon. Serve with corn chips.
Add Baby Food To Recipes To Boost Nutrition
I do not want to spend that much time steaming and pureeing veggies and fruits, so I buy the small bottles of baby food when it is on sale and add it to different dishes.
No Egg Cake/Cupcakes
This recipe is simple and easy clean up. Preheat oven. Mix every thing together, I use a wire whisk. Use a 8x8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F about 45 minutes.
Creamy Spinach Bake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pan, melt the butter over low heat. Remove 2 Tbsp. of the melted butter to a large bowl and add 1/4 cup cereal.
Clean Blinds With Old Sock
Here's an easy way to remove dust from window blinds: Put an old sock over your hand as if you were making a sock puppet. Now grasp each slat on the blinds and rub your sock back and forth to remove the dust. So easy!
Peach Noodle Kugel
Cook noodles as directed on package (al-dente). Drain, add butter, then add remaining ingredients. Pour into a deep glass baking dish (13x9 inch).
Organizing and Cooking a Large Meal Successfully
Tips for organizing a large meal and making sure that everything is ready at the same time.
Golden Potato Casserole
Boil potatoes in skin. Peel and grate. Combine 1/2 cup butter and cheese. Stir until almost melted; chill. Blend in sour cream, onions, salt and pepper and pour over potatoes.
Ayden In His Harley Outfit
This is my grandson Ayden in his Harley outfit. He can't wait to get bigger, so he can ride on grandpa's Harley.
Paint Swimming Pool Dark For Warmer Water
I heard this tip on Martha Stewart's TV show. Paint interior of swimming pool a dark color, so the water stays warmer longer.
Apple Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 13x9x2 inch baking pan. In large mixing bowl, combine apples with sugar, raisins, and nuts. Mix well and let stand for 30 minutes.
Regular Maintenance For Better Computer Performance
Speed up your computer. Run disk clean up and defrag once a week, minimum. Contact internet explorer, if you have it, and give them permission to enter and control your system. They can go in and delete redundant programs and free up a LOT of space saving memory and increase speed when you restart your system. This is what takes so long to reboot.
Twice Loved Shirt
A couple dollars worth of faux foliage and some beads can turn a "plain jane" sweater or shirt into "OH WOW" favorite in an evening while watching TV! My 79 cent "twice loved" shirt is now totally fun and attractive!
5 Can Soup
Simply put it all in a pot and warm it up! Great for soup and sandwich night. Filling too.
Laundry Helper For Stains
Each of my laundry baskets has either a handle or holes on sides. If I see an item in the laundry pile that needs special attention such as pre-treatment, I will thread that item through the handle or holes.
Boston Clam Chowder
Saute' onion, celery and pepper. Put in a large soup pot. Add milk, clams and juice, soup, potatoes and seasonings. Simmer until potatoes are soft. Just before serving add crumbled bacon, if desired.
How to Make a Duct Tape Shirt
How do I make a duct tape shirt?
Using Milk and Soda Caps for Christmas Decorations
What do you do with the milk and soda caps nobody wants? I believe I pretty much covered before their use as game pieces. How about Holiday Decorations or just small vessels that can be used to decorate holiday decorations?
Getting a Toddler Around in Winter Weather
Winter will be here before we know it and I need to figure out the best way to travel around the neighborhood with my almost-two-year-old son.
Memorial to Our Girl Maggie (Golden Retriever...
Maggie was an 11 year old Golden Retriever Mix. My wife and I went to the SPCA on October 22, 1996 to adopt a pet. We were walking through the kennel while all of the dogs were jumping and barking, except for Maggie.
Recipe For Cranberry Fluff With Red Jello
Does anyone out there have the recipe for Cranberry Fluff - About 30/35 years ago I had a recipe for a salad called cranberry fluff.
Home Improvement Videos
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Recipe for Gobbs Cookies
We are looking for a cake-type cookie which we called "Gobbs". Can anyone find a recipe for these delicious sandwich type cookies which are put together with a frosting? Please and Thank you. Julia in Orlando
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