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March 20, 2008
Making Seed-Starting Pots From Newspaper
If you are like most gardeners, you probably have a mound of plastic multi-pack containers growing in the basement or piling up behind the garage. You know, the dirty, crumpled flats right next to all of those gallon pots you plan to reuse.
Game Ideas for Birthday Party At McDonald's
I'm having a party at McDonald's for my 4 year old son. There's not really a theme, but the party favors are "Construction Pals". I need ideas for at least one game/activity that can be done at the tables.
Plastic Canvas Ornament Pattern
I'm looking for a plastic canvas pattern for small ornaments in shape of slippers; one looks like a reindeer, the other a panda bear. Found them in a second hand store.
Gothic Masquerade Party
I am planning my sweet 16 for February 17, 2009 and I want it to be a masquerade theme, but with a Gothic/modern twist. I want every one to wear masks...
Hanging Cafe Curtains With Clip Rings
I am trying to make cafe curtains with drapery ring clips but am unsure how far apart to clip the rings. I need to purchase the rings now, since they are on clearance, and have not made the curtains. How far apart should I clip the rings on cafe curtains made using drapery fabric with a lining so they will hang nicely?
Can Male Cats Eat Liver?
Has anyone ever heard that liver, cooked or raw, in cat food is bad for adult male cats? If so, why?
What Causes Ear Mites?
I have found several 'cures' for ear mites - but what causes them in the first place? Contagion, air borne, outside like ticks, etc.?
Leaves on Chili Plant Turning Brown
My chili plant was producing lots of healthy flowers and fruits, but now the leaves are turning brown and dying, even the new growth.
20 Year Old Jade Tree Growing Tiny Shoots
I have a Jade tree that is over 20 years old. For the past few months, it has been dropping its big leaves, and growing tiny spindly little shoots instead.
Putting Citrus Peels in Your Compost Pile
Can you put orange or grapefruit peels in your compost pile?
Pruning Gabriel's Trumpet Plant
I need to prune a Gabriel's trumpet plant/tree to a canopy instead of straight up and down. Any advice?
Lacy Easter Eggs
These eggs can be used as a centerpiece on your Easter table or you can cut a hole in them and they can be used as an Easter Basket. These are easy enough to make that it can be a family project.
Getting Rid of Weeds with Salt
I have a large area (about 5 acres) that is overgrown with huge (12' +) wild marijuana weeds (from WWII days) and an overabundance of sticker bushes. This area is where my horse lives. I have heard of using rock salt and water to kill these nasty weeds.
Be a Honey Bunny
This year, a lot of us will be shopping the thrift stores and yard sales for Bunnies to fill our Easter Baskets. There is nothing in the world like seeing a child on Easter morning hugging that sweet Easter bunny.
Use Copper For Tomato Blight
For early blight, once the tomato plant is established, I always put a piece of copper wire through the stem, just above the soil. However, this will not stop late blight, as it comes from the air not the soil.
Broiled Parmesan Tilapia
Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice.
Safer Driving By Planning Ahead
Besides the usual guff about gearing down appropriately for an automatic or manual transmission, why not reveal the following secret? Use the brake pedal BEFORE you enter curves, not in the curve!
Use White Out for Tiny Painting Jobs
Need to do a small touch up job on something white, but don't have the white paint or don't want to open that big can? For a small, very small touch up job needing white, use White Out.
Buy a Locking Gas Cap
Crime is up. Gas theft is up. I just bought a lock-type gas cap. I almost had gas siphoned from my van, at MacDonalds.
No Fail Potatoes
Grease 9x13 inch pan. Spread potatoes in pan. Mix next 6 ingredients; pour over potatoes. Put crushed corn flakes over top. Drizzle margarine over top.
Store Crochet Hooks or Knitting Needles in Tubing
This craft tip is for storing knitting or crochet needles. Using fish aquarium tubing, which is very inexpensive and comes in various diameters, I cut just about an inch or so, pushing it down a bit (so they don't slide off) but yet long enough to cover the tips of the needles.
Allspice is a dried berry. It is very important in many cuisines around the world including Caribbean and Middle Eastern foods. In the west, it is usually used in desserts, but is also a main ingredient in barbecue sauce and chili and an important spice for making sausage.
Mix soda in 1 cup boiling water and pour over dates. Cool. Mix 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon butter and egg. Sift salt and baking powder into flour.
Cleaning with Odor-free Oven Cleaner
Odor-free Oven Cleaner is especially great for cleaning dirty can openers and tops of kitchen waste cans.
Red Cabbage and Apples
Heat oil a large saucepan. Add cabbage and cook gently about 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender, about 10 minutes.
Affordable Dental Work
Is there a university medical center near you? I have had my entire mouth repaired at the Dental School of the university at a fraction of what it costs in the mainstream.
Brown meat and onion. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Add to tomato paste, soup, and a little water at a time. Let simmer slowly until sauce thickens. Cut cheese into small pieces; add to sauce.
Should I Put Vinegar In Water When Boiling Eggs?
Should I put vinegar in the water to boil eggs?
Where Can I Find Dischem Vitamin E 7000 Cream?
I've seen Dischem Vitamin E 7000 Cream mentioned in several previous posts about dry skin but have not been able to locate this cream in stores. Where can this product be purchased? Thanks for all responses!
Use Copper, Slugs Be Gone!
Having tried everything possible known to man to rid my garden of slugs, I came across an item on ebay that I thought may just work, a roll of sticky back copper tape.
The Best Lasagna Ever Tasted
Serve this lasagna with a big green, vinaigrette-tossed romaine salad and your favorite garlic bread.
Gardening Tips That Recycle
Ice Cream Pots: Wash out paper ice cream cups. Add planting soil and plant a few seeds in each cup. When seedlings are 4-5 inches tall, moisten soil and carefully press out the root ball to transplant in an outdoor garden or tub.
Decorating a Teen's New Bedroom
I'm 13 and I am moving. My room will be 13x12. I need some help decorating and help with a color. I have a desk, a chair, a double bed, and a fish tank. I also have a walk in closet.
Psychedelic Easter Eggs
Here is a tip to make the coolest eggs around, all you need is food-coloring.
Clyde (Heinz 57)
Clyde is 6 years old and is a Heinz 57 (unknown mixed breed.) When he was 8 weeks old we got him and his sister from a rescue in Orlando FL. The lady that "owned" the rescue, took only stray dogs and puppies that people had left behind.
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