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December 7, 2007
Cleaning Wool Handbag Straps
I have an expensive wool handbag that has stains on the straps. They're stains from usage, mostly. I'm thinking body oils and such.
What Color to Paint Kitchen With Black & White Counter Tops and Red Mahogany Cabinets
I recently purchased a house with kitchen and living room that was divided by a large pantry. After demolishing the pantry to create space for a dining room table I am now left with an open concept room.
Looking For Free Calendar Templates Online
Does anyone now of a web site with free calender templates. Prefer one where I don't have to give them my e-mail address or sign my life away.
Removing Kerosene From Wool
How do I remove kerosene from wool or an unwashable fabric.
Health Advice For Pus Bump on Tonsil
Back in mid Sept. I was brushing my teeth and saw a small pus spot in my left tonsil. I popped it several times but it kept coming back. I gargled with salt water and it disappeared.
Homemade Christmas Tree Flocking
I have looked for spray flocking, heavier than the normal snow spray used for Christmas trees, etc. No one seems to carry it. When I checked on line, cheapest price was $39.95!
Organizing Art Supplies and Materials
Full pieces of construction paper can be stored in file folders or in those magazine storage boxes. You can also spray paint cereal boxes to put your paper in.
Wallet Made from Magazines
Does anyone have a pattern for a two or three fold wallet? I would like to use magazine pictures to make it. How many plys of plastic will I have to use and were can I buy it.
Materials to Make a Magazine Purse
Can someone tell me what type of material to use for the magazine purse, if you want to make them out of magazines. Iron-on vinyl did not very well. What size do you have to have for it to come out even. Do anyone have a picture to send me?
Recipe for Spicy No Bean Chili
Does anyone have a good no bean chili recipe that's spicy but not ridiculously spicy to where you can't eat it?
Scoring a Wall
How do you score a wall?
Oriental Themed Christmas Decorations
I am hoping that some of you can help me with ideas on making Christmas Tree ornaments to be hung on a tree in my Oriental themed living room.
House Paint on Velour Pants
How do you get paint stains out of Velour pants? It is the kind of paint that you use to paint a house. I have used color safe bleach and all kinds of other laundry powders, and even used a toothbrush, but it left a small spot that looks like it has been rubbed like a small chunk of material is gone. Can anyone tell me how to get it out that wouldn't ruin the material?
Saving Money on Heating Your Home
Tips and advice to heat your home for less this winter as suggested from the ThriftyFun community. To help heat our home, we winterize by covering all the windows with the plastic made especially for them.
Pencil Jar As Gift
Here is a cute idea I made for my children's teachers. This can be used as a vase for fresh cut flowers (or even an artificial bouquet) or even as a pencil/pen container.
In a bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, onion, and egg. Shape the mixture into 16 balls. In a slow cooker, mix the spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato puree.
Snow Covered Almond Crescents
Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Add almond extract and chopped almonds to dough. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Before Buying Online, Look for Coupon Codes
Before purchasing anything from an online retailer, search the Internet for coupon codes for that retailer. You can save a lot of money just by taking a few minutes to look for a discount. It is well worth it.
Three Holiday Fudges
All three fudges start the same way: line an 8x8-inch pan with a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil large enough to hang over the edges. Grease heavily with butter. Set aside.
Reuse Entire Juice Concentrate Container
The container itself makes a great pen holder, it even can hold pair of scissors. The lid can be used as a picture magnet. Take a photo, cut it to fit the lid, glue a magnet on the back and stick it to the fridge.
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Saute' garlic and onion in oil; add celery, green pepper, tomatoes, sugar, salt and water. Tie bay leaf, peppercorns and cloves in cheesecloth bag; then add. Cook slowly, uncovered, 20 minutes.
Decorate Cheap Plain Paper Tableware With Holiday Stickers
The cost of holiday napkins, cups, etc. is more than you need to pay. You can get the same effect for much less by buying your paper goods at the dollar store and decorating them with holiday themed stickers. This also works for kids themed birthday parties.
I call this Louie's chili as it was based off of my late dad's recipe when we were growing up. The only thing I changed was using V-8 juice instead of tomato juice. (V-8 didn't exist yet when we were kids).
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
Saute' onion in butter until tender. Add cabbage, cloves, salt and boiling water. Cover with tight fitting lid. Simmer 15 minutes. Add apples. Simmer 1 hour. If necessary, add more water.
Handy Uses for Address Labels
Address labels can be used a number of ways. Stick one on the bottom of a dish of food you're taking to a potluck. Carry some in your wallet for that unexpected sweepstakes promotion you see in a grocery store.
Have flank steak deeply scored. Mix egg, vegetables, salt and crumbs together. Spread vegetable stuffing on flake steak; roll and tie with string.
Poor Man's Pecan Tarts
These tarts taste just like pecan tarts but contain NO NUTS. They are absolutely a hit where ever I take them. Enjoy!
Craft: Christmas Mitts and Potholders
Do you have four dollars and are able to sew a straight stitch? Here is a quick and easy craft for Christmas.
Breakfast Gift Basket
I bought the basket from a garage sale this summer and added a ribbon. The only items that I had to buy was the teapot, and the tea bags. Total cost for making the basket was about $20.00 or less.
Puddles (Yorkshire Terrier)
Puddles a 3 year old Yorkshire Terrier. I got him from a pet shop when a baby. He loves to help mom with house work, keeps floor clean from crumbs and helps with the dishes.
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