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December 6, 2007
The Norfolk Pine - A Perfect Living Tree for the Holidays
If you're looking for the perfect potted Christmas tree, consider the Norfolk Pine. They have soft, compact needles, a naturally symmetrical shape and they come in a variety of sizes-small enough for a table-top display in the kitchen or hall, or large enough to be the focal point of a large room.
Mold and Mildew in Vehicle Carpet
How do I remove mold and mildew from carpets in a vehicle?
Removing Oil from a Leather Chair
Does anyone have any ideas on how to remove oil from a leather chair?
Old Dirty Dishes in Dishwasher
My sister has a problem with dirty dishes left in her dishwasher. She has been having renovations done to her condo, and before she could run the dishwasher, her building crew turned off the water.
Razor Rash and Bumps
Does anyone have any tips for treating and preventing razor bumps and razor rash on my neck?
Vinyl Flooring For Table Top
This is a piece of vinyl flooring left from a project. I needed something to jazz up my table top to match my kitchen. I painted the wrong side of the vinyl, then cut out some pieces of fabric and decoupaged them on.
Swedish Meatballs/Meatball Stroganoff
Simmer the meatballs and all the sauce ingredients, except the sour cream, for 1/2 hour on medium low heat. Turn off the heat, then stir in the sour cream just before eating.
Using A Ladder On The Roof Without Crushing Gutters
When using an extension ladder in cleaning gutters or going on the roof of the house, etc., your weight on the ladder can damage, crush, or even tear off your gutters when you put the ladder up against the gutters before climbing.
Holiday Pound Cake with Praline Sauce
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 1 10 inch tube pan and dust with flour. Cream shortening and margarine together. Add sugar and salt gradually.
Santa's Gift Tag Stickers
Here's a tip to help your littlest ones on Christmas morning (and to confound your present peekers and up-and-coming handwriting analysts!):
Leftover Chicken Quesadillas
I just made this this morning seeing I had a couple things in the ice box that needed used so they wouldn't get wasted. I decided after I tasted it that it deserved to be shared! A nice way to use leftover chicken and cheese.
Main Dish Ideas for a Holiday Potluck
I need a main course recipe for a potluck. Now, here comes the tough part! The potluck is a holiday celebration for my co-workers, we are school bus drivers. Since I leave my house @ 5 a.m. and the party is not until 10:00 a.m. I would like something that would keep and still be yummy.
Antacid Tablets and Vinegar Drain Cleaner
You can unclog your sink, shower or tub with 3 antacid tablets and 1 cup of vinegar. Works wonders!
Apricot Nut Bread
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add nuts, apricots, egg, milk, and shortening. Mix all ingredients and put in loaf pan.
Frugal Winter Canned Salsa
This is a recipe I came up with when wanting to make salsa in the winter and give them as gifts too! Makes about 8 250ml jars! This recipe cost me about $6 which means a gift salsa jar costs me 75 cents if I used recycled jars (which I did!)
Treat Glaucoma Before It Is Too Progressed
A person can have eye troubles and never know it. Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause blindness, if left untreated. It's a heredity caused disease. One in every seven generations will have it.
Butter Rum Fudge
Line an 8-inch square baking dish with foil and spray with non-stick spray. In saucepan melt butterscotch chips and stir in vanilla frosting. Stir in nutmeg and rum extract.
Getting a Christmas Cactus to Bloom
How do I make my Christmas cactus bloom? Tips as posted from the ThrifyFun community. I had this problem for many years until my older neighbor told me that she got her Christmas cactus to bloom by placing one feed stick into the plant pot each month.
Craft: Greeting Card Finger Puppets
This is a no-cost project that will occupy your kids for a while. Let the kids cut characters from the fronts of old greeting cards. These may be animals, people, snowmen, etc.
Jingle Bell Ring Ornament
Take the wire and cut the length you want for however big you want the wreath. String the bells on until you get to end of wire.
Merlin (Black Domestic Cat)
Merlin is 1 1/2 years old. He is a black domestic cat. I got him from a friend at work who took in a stray that had kittens.
Recipes for Canned Poppy Seeds or Canned Apricots
I was given a case of canned poppy seeds and canned apricots, from a friend who knows that I like to cook. But I haven't a clue at what to make with these. What can I use these in?
Handmade Christmas Ornaments for Gifts
When I decorate for Christmas, I like to make gifts. This year I want to make diamond shaped fabric ornaments with a lovely lace border.
Pattern For Miniature Christmas Tree Made...
Many years ago, while at a craft fair with my mother in law I learned to make a miniature Christmas tree from green pipe cleaners (or chenille stems for you language purists!).
Advice for Fixing Up Wooden Wheelbarrows
I have just purchased 2 small wooden wheelbarrows that are meant for the garden. They've been exposed to the elements for a long time and the wheels are badly split.
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