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February 23, 2009
Organizing Hair Accessories
I am looking for tips on organizing hair bands and accessories.
Cleaning Windows Outside
Can anyone help with a do-it-yourself solution for cleaning outside windows and screens? Sure would appreciate any good mix that works.
Bathroom Ceiling is Peeling
I just brought a house and added a shower to my bathroom. The ceiling above my shower is now cracking and peeling slowly due to the moisture from the steam.
Printable Miniature Food Items
I am looking for printable miniature food items and bottle labels. Anything else that's neat for printable minis would be welcome.
Rust Stains on Plastic Tub
I have rust stains on a plastic tub. I've moved into a mobile home just a week ago and can't use the tub. What product can I use to remove the rust and yellow stains on my plastic tub? Thanks.
Homemade Humidifier Water Treatments
My humidifier uses wick filters and I'm replacing the filter every 2-3 weeks. I've tried various water treatment solutions, but they're expensive too. Can anyone please recommend solutions which don't involve spending a lot or which use common household ingredients and not a number of questionable chemicals?
Cleaning an Old Metal Meat Grinder
I have an old metal meat grinder. How would I go about cleaning it so that I can start using is? Thanks.
Making a Zipper Necktie
Does anyone have a pattern to make the zipper neckties. I took one apart to make a pattern but it has a small plastic piece that I can't seem to find to buy. Thanks.
Buying a Child's Bowling Ball
What is the lightest weight bowling ball you can buy for a child and where would you buy it at? My 5 year old grandson went bowling for the first time with his parents and he absolutely loved it!
What Breed is My Dog?
We adopted Nelly from a rescue group back in June. She is by far one of the sweetest and loving dogs I have ever met. She is very petite, only 22 pounds. My vet has guessed that she may be a Shepherd/Shiba Inu mix.
Painting a Canvas Rug
Has anyone painted a canvas rug? How did you do it? I want to paint one to match my kitchen. Thanks.
Dog is Sleeping a Lot
My Labrador sleeps a lot, what should I do?
Hubcap Yard Art
Is there any way I can use hubcaps as yard art?
Has anyone ever used Heal-n-Soothe for inflammation of the hip or other joints?
Why do Calla Lilies 'cry'?
Why do Calla Lilies 'cry'?
Craft Project: Baby Sock Puppets
Turn mismatched baby socks into cute little friends for your kids. They are the perfect size for little hands.
Crock Pot Fish Stew
I have lots of different fish fillets in my freezer. Anyone have a crock pot recipe for making a stew or soup? I've been steaming the fish in the microwave, but would like a soup/stew. I'm on a low-carb diet. Thanks so much in advance.
My Husband Doesn't Like Vegetables
What is a good and cost effective way to cook vegetables for my husband? He doesn't like vegetables and of course I love them, but I would like to be able to cook for two without wasting the vegetables.
Recipes Using Leftover Oatmeal
I was wondering if anyone has a any recipes using leftover oatmeal?
Bendaroos Fun Guide
Where do you find a used Bendaroos Fun Guide?
Melt margarine in heavy saucepan. Add onion, cabbage, salt, and dill seeds. Cover and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Add sour cream and serve hot. Makes 6-8 servings.
Converted Coffee Table Display Case
My husband converted a damaged coffee table into a display case and it is now my favorite piece of furniture. You need a coffee table that has a drawer in it as you need a table with a top piece and a bottom piece.
Dorm Room Necessities
Sending our oldest away to college was going to be difficult enough as she selected a college 4.5 hours away. In order to provide some basic DORM ROOM necessities, I began collecting items last September to present to her upon graduation from High school.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
These are the easiest cookies to make, and go faster than any other cookie I have ever made. Two ingredients and they freeze well too!
Woodpecker From The Window
My daily visitor the woodpecker. I love watching him play with believe it or not, 1 or 2 others woodpeckers. They fly around chasing each other. This was taken from my bedroom window
Cook meat and onion. Stir in tomato sauce, sugar, salt, garlic salt and pepper. Remove from heat, Cook noodles, drain. Combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream and green pepper. Spread half noodles in baking pan.
Frugal Tissue Dispenser
As a former teacher I am very much aware of how many out-of-pocket expenses teachers have. One big request is tissues, especially this time of year.
Texas Hot Chili
This was handed down to me by my mother-in-law. I just gave it a little extra kick.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. About 40 minutes before serving, or early in day, grease 13x9 inch baking pan. In large bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Use Child's Wagon to Haul Laundry Outside
I load two round baskets instead of using one large basket with my laundry to make them lighter and carry them out the door and put them in a children's wagon.
Sausage and Greens Quiche
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch, beyond edge of pie plate; flute edges. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil.
Make Your Own Pasta Sauce
Never buy prepared pasta sauce! They are expensive, very loaded with unhealthy items, and very bland. You always have to add extras to make it taste like "your own". So why pay $3-5 for a jar of tomato product?
Loose Hinges and Screws
Doors that now hit the door jam when you close them, or flop around at the hinge, are normally caused by our dear children hanging and swinging on door knobs or by piles of clothing by the wall or behind the door.
Cream butter, sugar and salt then add rest of crust ingredients. Put in a 13 inch glass pan. Cover with remaining ingredients. The crust rises to the top. Bake in 350 degree F oven until the crust is golden brown.
Using Bell Pepper
Bell peppers come in a variety of colors, including, green, red, yellow, and orange. Delicious in a variety of dishes, they originally were grown in Mexico, Central and South America.
Cleaning Essential Oil Rings
If you use those metal rings that sit on light bulbs and heat essential oil to "scent" your room, there is an easy way to clean the baked on oil residue that eventually forms. Simply heat the ring in your toaster oven, remove it with metal tongs and place it on a potholder.
Chocolate Pecan Critters
In a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, melt chips and margarine with sweetened condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and vanilla.
Old Fashioned Apple Butter
Cook apples in cider until tender. Press through a sieve or food mill; measure 3 quarts apple pulp. Cook pulp until thick enough to round up in a spoon. As pulp thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add sugar and spices.
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