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August 15, 2008
Canning Tomato Juice
I am looking for tomato juice canning recipes.
Something Eating My Hibiscus
I just planted two small hibiscus plants outside this early fall season, and something has cut off (or eaten) all the small branches and leaves from the plant. Are there any animals or birds that would devour this plant?
Hole Punch for Vertical Blind Slats
I am looking for an oblong hole punch for a vertical blind slat.
Vinyl Floor Stained By Foam Backed Rugs
I need to remove yellow stains from foam backed rugs on vinyl flooring. Help!
Removing Glue from Glass
How can I remove nail glue from glass?
Leaves Dying on an Avacado Plant
We have an avocado plant started from seed, which is really shooting up. It has nice large leaves on it but the lower leaves keep turning, curling and dying off.
Painting Fiber Glass Shower Walls
My shower is old and yellowed. Is there a product that you can use to paint your fiberglass fixtures?
Packing a Lunch Without a Soggy Sandwich
When preparing a turkey sandwich for lunch what could I store the mayo and tomatoes in? If I put the mayo and tomatoes on the sandwich in the a.m. it is usually soggy and wet by lunch time. Any suggestions?
Adding Crystal Light To Water
Does adding Crystal Light to my water change the affects that water has on my body?
Getting Rid Of Odors In Apartment
A renter moved out and let us with an horrible odor. We think the dog used the apartment as a big litter box. Any idea on what we need to use on the floors and baseboards?
Growing Vanilla Beans
I live in Coffs Harbour, NSW and have been told that I would have to move further North if I want to grow Vaniila. We have a sub tropical climate and most tropical fruits grow really well here. I would love to hear your thoughts regarding this matter.
Recipe For Hot Dog Relish
I am looking for a recipe for hot dog relish like the kind you buy - eg. Bicks. I have tried several but they are all on the sweet side. Anyone have such a recipe? Thanks.
Having a Wedding Reception Without Candles
I am getting married in April and I am not allowed to have candles at the place that I am having the reception at. Please help me, we are having a beach theme for the reception decorations since we are getting married on the beach.
Portable DVD Player's Screen Too Dark
We have just purchased a Phillips portable CD/DVD player. The picture is way too dark and the instructions are too complicated for my (very untechnical) brain to work out. Does anyone have one like mine and if so, how in the world do you sort out the picture so that it is not so dark? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Saving Money on Picture Frames
Here are tips and advice from the ThriftyFun community on saving money on picture frames. Post your own ideas here.
Hardee's Style Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
I want to make homemade cinnamon raisin biscuits with the icing over them just like Hardee's restaurants have. Does anyone have or know how to make them the same way from scratch? Thanks
Getting Rid Of Gnats In Garden
I have tons of gnats in my garden. I have used the soap pesticide to no avail. Please help, I have tomatoes, peppers, flowering plants these are all in pots on my patio.
Homemade Remedies For Common Ailments
I was wondering if anyone had great old folk remedies, herbal cures or homeopathic advise. What do people do in times like these when they do not have the $ to go to the doctors all the time for minor things like ear infections and sore throats?
Saving Money on Houseplants
Tips and advice for saving money on houseplants as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Please share your ideas below.
Making Iron Bottom Shiny
I have a Laurastar iron which is good but the bottom of the iron has become dull. I have tried to use a wax stick to make it shiny again but it does not work. Any ideas?
Removing Sour Milk From Leather Seats
I had a gallon of milk in a paper bag in the back seat of my car that I forgot was there. When I remembered it was in there two days later and took it out, the heat had busted the jug, and the milk was gone, all down into my perforated leather seats.
Removing Sticky Glue From Doll's Hair
My daughter's American Girl doll got caught in a fly strip. Her hair has spots of sticky goo in it. Does anyone know how I can get this out?
Product Review: Foodsaver V1205
Don't buy the Foodsaver v1205. It worked for a couple of months then quit! I will never buy another Foodsaver product.
Buying A Venus Fly Trap
I would like to buy a Venus fly trap. I saw one in a magazine. It's a small plant and it eats small insects that sit on it. Is it too late to buy it because I would set it outside. I can't leave it in the house, my husband has terrible allergies.
Where Can I Find Spic and Span Cleaner?
I've been searching for Spic and Span to clean floors. I'm not finding it in any of the stores where I shop. Any ideas? Thanks
Removing Wood Stain From Vinyl Siding
How do I remove sealer from vinyl siding? I got my brother to help me stain and seal my fence about a month ago. It got all over my house and a small section of my neighbors'. We tried to clean up the stain on the siding with mineral spirits and Goof Off. Now the finish has a nice glossy sheen to it. I would like that gone. I've used Goof Off, mineral spirits, and gasoline. Nothing seems to get the stuff off. It keeps smearing a thin layer of stain. Please help.
Trimming A Maple Tree
We need to trim a maple tree which is three years old. We want to keep it from getting too tall because of nearby wires. Where can we find instructions? Thank you for your help.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Mirage Royal Traditions II BR38401
I am looking for a discontinued wallpaper from Mirage Wallcoverings, Royal Traditions II book. The pattern number is BR 38401.
Making Sleeves To Hold Silverware
I would like to sew some sleeves to hold my silverware so it does not tarnish. Has anyone made any and what fabric should I use?
Trouble Crocheting Nylon Netting Scrubbies
When I try to crochet a pot scrubber with nylon netting it comes out with a totally frayed look from the cut edges. The stitches are not distinct so it is difficult to find the hole for the next stitch. I am looking at a scrubber that I purchased and the stitches are very obvious and it has a very neat look. What am I not doing wrong?
Storing Firewood In Deck Box
I have a recreational fireplace in the backyard and was hoping to store some firewood. I purchased a deck box to store the wood, will this work?
Recipes For After Bypass Surgery
My Dad just had quadruple heart bypass surgery and I know he will need to change his eating habits. I was wondering if anyone could suggest some recipes or recipe books with good recipes suited to his needs?
I am looking for information on canning pimento.
How Long Will Shih Tzu's Hair Grow?
My Shih Tzu is 11 months and I would like to know if her hair will grow to the ground? And if so, at what age will she be? She is the best baby I have ever had. She comes with me almost everywhere. By the way, I groom her twice a day, is that too much? Her hair is about 2/3 inches off the ground but her beard and whiskers are short. Thanks. I hope you can help me with my question.
How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?
I am planning a spring wedding. I need a lot of stuff and I was wondering on the prices for flowers. I need 14 boutonnières and 8 corsages and two center pieces for the church all real and then fake 7 boutonnières. The colors are cornflower blue and yellow and I don't know what flowers I want.
Using Wheat Grass Tea
Someone gave my mother a big bag of wheat grass tea. The stuff tastes awful! You know what old grass clippings smell like? Well, that's how this stuff tastes! Does anyone know of any other use for this? Plant food, anything? Thanks for any suggestions.
Painting On Leather Clothes
How do you paint on leather clothes? What type of paints would I use? Are there specific brands? Can I also use the same ones for denim cloth?
Black Bear Plastic Canvas Pattern
Does anyone know where I can get a pattern for a deer or a black bear in plastic canvas?
Vegetable Peeler for Removing Prescription Bottle Label Info
The other day I wanted to remove my name and numbers from an empty pill bottle before putting in the recycle bin. I was in a hurry and didn't have time to soak the label off, so I grabbed my vegetable peeler and gave it a couple of swipes, enough to remove all the personal information.
Newspaper End Rolls for Packing
If you need packing paper to wrap your valuables, go to your local newspaper and ask for an end roll of paper. They give it away for free here and it has no print on it and has plenty of paper for getting your things packed. You can also cut it to the exact size you need.
Recipes for Parmesan Chicken.
Fresh Corn Salad
This recipe was given to me by a friend that brought it to a potluck supper. And it was a hit. It is unusual, healthy, and delicious! Measurements of ingredients may be changed according to your needs or taste. This will keep for several days in the fridge.
The green movement is in full swing, and while it might be great for our planet, it might not be so great for our wallets. A growing concern involves e-cycling, recycling electronic products which seep chemical poisons into the ground beneath the dumps.
Green Tomato Relish
Don't know about some of you but our garden is pretty well dried up now. Here is a great recipe for using up the green tomatoes that you have left on the vines.
Swiss Vegetable Medley
Combine vegetables, soup, 1/2 cup cheese, sour cream, pepper, pimiento, and 1/2 can onions. Pour into a 1 qt. casserole. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and onions.
Reuse Containers for School Supply Storage
School teacher supplies can be a challenge to store in a crowded classroom with limited storage space. Empty tennis ball containers which are clear can store office supplies such as paper clips, paper brads, pens, pencils, erasers, etc.
Making Market Bags from Plastic Bags
I make market bags from plastic store bags and colored trash bags. Here is a photo of a pink one I made. With most stores going with reusable bags now, I think people will enjoy these.
Cranberry-Sesame Pork Loin
In saucepan, whisk together cranberry sauce, powdered gravy mix, water, garlic, and barbecue sauce (with liquid smoke, if using). Heat to boiling, and boil for one minute. Lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
Miss Mollie (Long Haired Chihuahua) Bubbe...
Miss Mollie and Bubbe are both about 2 years old. Miss Mollie is a long haired full blood chihuahua and Bubbe is a Chapoo (1/2 chihuahua and 1/2 poodle.) I got them both from a friend.
One Pot Dinner
Brown ground beef in skillet; drain off fat. Put beef in crock pot. Brown bacon and onions; drain off fat. Add bacon, onions, and remaining ingredients to crock pot.
Bagel Cheese and Fruit Spread
Your children will beg for bagels with this fruit spread. For added appeal, try some cinnamon-raisin bagels.
Warm Stuffed Toys for Bedtime
"Kill 2 birds with one stone" in the laundry dept and place a child's favorite medium or large stuffed toy in the dryer to help absorb the moisture. If the dryer load is started before the child's bedtime soon enough, at "lights out", the toy comes out of the dryer warm and snuggly and comfy.
Easy Tip for Flipping Over French Fries
When oven cooking french fries, chicken nuggets, chicken strips, etc I get out two cookie sheets. Mine are the ones that are usually called jelly roll pans, they have 1 inch sides.
Quick Dinner: Salmon Patties
Salmon patties are a quick and easy dinner I can throw together when I get home late from work, and don't want to spend all evening in the kitchen.
Remove Smell From HE Washers
Most front loading High Efficiency washers will develop a "smell" every few weeks caused by stale water sitting in the rubber door seal. Instead of buying the expensive tablets sold for this problem, just put a 1/4 cup of regular Vinegar in the wash along with your clothes. Vinegar is a natural cleaner that will not harm your washer, your clothing or the environment.
Decoupage Ornamental Ball
Decoupage is the art of pasting paper. Wildly popular during Victorian times, it can be a wonderful way to create many different styles of art.
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