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April 2, 2009
Freeze Chewing Gum
This has worked for me. If small item of clothing, put into a zipper freezer bag and pop into freezer to harden up. Pull off gum. If there is a stain residue, and the garment is washable, rub dish liquid into the stain to pre-treat it before laundering.
Coordinating Paint Colors in Different Rooms
I am trying to find a color that goes with blue/grey and just grey. I am painting three rooms, I need a color that will blend in with the other two rooms.
Ideas for a Senior Ladies Brunch at Church
I am in charge of pulling together a brunch for the elderly ladies at our church to be held May 2nd. We would like a spring theme, but we need ideas on inexpensive favors to set at each seat and decorating ideas for tables, centerpieces, etc.
Painting Plastic Door Trim
The vinyl siding on our house is in great shape after 15 yrs. but the plastic trim around the door, etc. is yellowed. How can I properly paint it white again?
Gestation Period of Duck Eggs
What is the gestation period for duck eggs?
J & J Hard Gloss-Glo Coat Floor Wax
Where can I purchase J & J Hard Gloss-Glo coat floor wax?
Removing Tuna Can Bottoms
I am wondering if someone can tell me how to cut the bottoms out of tuna fish cans so that I can use them for English muffin molds. I have tried a hand cranked can opener and it doesn't work. What is the secret? Thank you.
Gift Ideas for a 30 Year Old Woman
Could anyone give me some suggestions on what I can send as a gift to a 30+ year old lady who lives overseas?
Red Berries on an Asparagus Fern
Are the red berries on an asparagus fern seeds? Can I plant them?
Learning to Knit Vs. Crochet
I'm 15 and I've been wanting to learn how to knit or crochet. My mom told me that it would probably be easier for me to crochet, but I just wanted to get a few opinions. So which do you think would be better?
A/H Fan Will Not Turn Off
Our central A/H on the outside is acting up. The fan will not stop when we switch it off. Can anybody tell me what to do? Thanks very much.
Pet Stains on Light Microfiber
I bought a very light beige microfiber couch and chair (what was I thinking). Then I got a roommate with a dog that laid on the couch and caused a deep dark stain. I have tried microfiber cleaner to get it out to no avail.
Converting a Piano Into a Bar
Does anybody have any ideas on converting an old upright piano into a bar for our game room?
Removing the Inside of an Egg
How do I get the inside of an egg out, without breaking the egg or boiling it?
Staining a Painted Surface
I have a painted surface and want to satin it. Is there a product that will let me do this without a lot of prep?
Salad Recipes for a Wedding
I am getting married on our acreage May 2, 2009. We still have 3 ft. snow drifts so we praying for warm weather. We got lots of ideas from this website for the barn decorations. We just need some recipes for salads for 50-60 people. We are serving barbecued steak, chicken and shrimp.
Samoyed's Hair Isn't Growing Back
My 4 year old Samoyed was shaved last summer. While the rest of his fur has grown back as normal, a large patch on his back hasn't grown back. He doesn't have any problems with it. He doesn't itch it, nor is it sore.
Removing Creases on Leather Clothing
How do you remove creases from leather clothing?
1970's Recipe for Meat and Cheese Macaroni
Way back in the 70s (?) I got a recipe out of one of the magazines that was called, "Meat and Cheese Macaroni". It had 3 different cheeses in it and was very simple to make. Does anyone have that one?
Paint Color Ideas for Kitchen with Peach Countertops
I am remodeling my kitchen and I put in American Woodmark Maple Honey colored cabinets and creamy peach colored granite countertops. I will be putting in White Oak wood floors and need to paint.
Inexpensive Wedding Reception Locations in Honeybrook, PA
My son and future daughter-in-law are getting married in Honeybrook, PA. They have about $3000 total to spend on the reception. Can anybody help us to find a cheap place to have the reception?
Sharpening A Rotary Cutter
How do you sharpen a rotary cutter?
Powercraft Riding Lawnmower Won't Start
I am trying to fix my MTD/Powercraft riding mower. It has an 18 HP I/C B+S motor, twin cylinder. 42a707 series. It has a hydrostatic transmission. The starter will not turn the motor to start it. I have put on a brand new starter and it still will not turn the motor.
Removing a Bathtub Drain Plug
How do I remove the drain plug from the combination tub/shower? It is the press and lock version, with no lever. I must remove it to clean it out. Thanks!
Water Spot on Dyed Cloth Shoes
How do I remove a water spot from dyed cloth shoes?
Cleaning Laundry Softener Bottle
How can I remove the softener smell, like Downy, from a plastic bottle?
Wrinkled Polyester Tablecloth
I have a 100% polyester 108 in. tablecloth that I cannot remove the wrinkles. When I iron it, the section that I have finished ironing becomes wrinkled when I start to iron a new section. Since it is a large tablecloth, I find it difficult to handle.
Buying Moldzyme in Ireland
Where can I buy Moldzyme in northern Ireland? I need to remove mold and mildew from football jerseys. They are polyester and cotton.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Naval Combat Tall Ships #YWVRWTT8V
I need to locate a wallpaper border that has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It's WTG# YWVRWTT8V on page 39 of the book "Men Men Men A Resource Collection" showing a naval combat between English and French tall ships (Nelson at Trafalgar).
Buying a Computer With Bad Credit
I would like to buy a laptop computer for school but I do not have good credit. I have been denied credit with Dell and Hewlett Packard. I was wondering is it easier to get a credit card through Walmart or Office Depot? Do you have any suggestions?
Cleaning a Polyester Couch
I was given a polyester fiber couch with stains and odor. what do I do to get rid of this?
Making Sourdough Bread in a Bread Machine
I would like to make sourdough bread in my bread machine. Can I do that? Do I use the friendship or Amish bread starter? Any advice? Thanks!
School Project: Futuristic Car
My daughter has to make a futuristic vehicle out of cardboard boxes, paper plates, etc.. I don't have a clue where to begin. Please help.
Fixing a Bathtub Drain
I have a bathtub lever that goes up and down, but recently the lever won't lift up the drain cover to let the water run out. How can I fix this?
Making Fake Cakes
How do you make fake cakes?
Grease Relief Cleaner
Does anyone know if they have started remaking Grease Relief? I use Simple Green a lot but I need to find something to clean stove rings and pans.
Removing Mold from Curtains
I have found a pair of stunning blue curtains that I would love to put up in my bedroom. But when I opened them up I saw that they are both riddled with Mildew. How do I get them clean?
Stickers Growing in the Grass
Our back yard is full of those little patches of green stickers. They cover more ground than the grass does. I noticed today they are starting to come up in the front yard in spots too now. What are they called and what can I do to get rid of them?
Dog is Peeing in the Back of Truck
Lately our dog, which travels in the bed of our pickup (tied), has started to pee while traveling. We stop often for him but he still uses the back of the truck as his area. We have traveled with him for several years and he has never done this before.
Learning the "Lingo" - Making Sense of Seed...
Starting plants from seed is an economical and rewarding way to garden. However, if you don't understand the meanings behind garden-specific terms like "hardy" and "tender" or "resistant" and "tolerant".
Easter Bonnet Cap
A great way to use bottle caps, ribbon, flowers, fabric and buttons! This magnet/pin can be made for a decoration, gift, or to sell. Its under .25 for everything and very easy to do.
"Bedtime at Granny's" Rubel Angel
I am looking for a Rubel Angel called "Bedtime at Granny's".
Dusting Ceramic Flowers
How can I remove the dust build up from my ceramic flowers?
Cleaning Laminate Countertops
What can I use to clean my laminate countertop? It is green. It always looks streaky, and dull. I don't want to ruin it.
Wedding Gift Ideas for Daughter
My daughter is getting married for the third time. Any suggestions for a wedding present? Thanks.
Recipes Using a Summer Sausage
Does anyone have any recipes to use a big Hickory Farms summer sausage? Thanks.
Hanging Curtains on a Large Window
I have a really large window with no area for middle support and the top part of the window is an eyebrow window (its actually about 7 windows filling up one very large wall space). I am having a difficult time with putting a sheer up.
Cleaning a Carved Wooden Framed Mirror
I have a huge wood framed mirror with carved wooden roses that drape over the mirror itself. It is difficult to clean this area of the mirror. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
Turning Grass Yard into Shaded Woodland
How can I transition a 1.5 acre lawn planted in grass and a few trees into a more shaded woodland or garden look without spending a fortune. The septic drain field is front and center.
Record Cover and Cowhide Purse
Does anyone know how to make a purse with a record cover and cowhide? I saw one at the rodeo and would like to try to make one. It was just the front cover of the album and the sides were cowhide and the bottom and back of the purse were cowhide.
Tiffany Themed Graduation Tea
I will be having a graduation tea with a Tiffany theme for my senior girls (79) in May. Do you have any suggestions for invitations, decor, and favors? They are going to wear hats and gloves.
What is This Song?
I am trying to find a song that was out about 1993. It was about your roots. The man talked about listening to your family about your past, you will need it someday. A lot about just listen to your roots. That's all I can remember. If anyone can help let me know.
Peanut Butter Cravings
I am trying to loose weight and my biggest weakness is peanut butter. I'm talking about anything with peanut butter and lots of it and the result is weight gain. Is there anything I can do to reduce cravings? What causes these cravings?
Making a Book Look Antique
I need to know what process to use when making a hard bound book into an "open antique book". I'm pasting a wedding invite to the open book. I want the pages in the book formed. I'll have to dip the pages or something. Does anyone have a recipe for this or directions?
Ladybug Themed Party
I am looking for ideas for my daughter's first birthday party. I am using a lady bug, but she is pink and the theme also has lime green. I want ideas on centerpieces and cake or cupcakes?
Home Remedy for Cellulite
I am looking for home remedies for cellulite.
Diabetic Rusks Recipe
My mother-in-law is a diabetic and I would love to spoil her by making her some diabetic health rusks. She always goes out of her way to help us.Could someone give me a recipe? Thanks.
What Breed is My Dog?
I got Blue a couple of days ago. The guy said that he is a black lab, but we think that he is a mix. We just don't know with what breed. Any help would be great.
Stretching Your Food Budget
Trying to make budget meals exciting can be a challenge these days. I use a three prong approach:
Drying Tips for Softer Towels
I have tried everything over the years to make my towels soft. First was the fabric softener and dryer sheets, then the baking soda and vinegar. Although I still use the vinegar, they were still scratchy.
Go Orange for Animals In April
This April, the ASPCA will kick-off Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month on April 7th for it's "Go Orange for Animals" Campaign. This is to bring attention to animals that are being abused and neglected all across the country.
Easy Pot Roast (Crockpot)
My favorite Pot Roast (and it's easy and thrifty too!) I stumbled upon this a few weeks ago and LOVE it.
Garden: Red Watering Can
At a recent auction, we spotted this red watering can. At once, we realized it would be useful and also very nice to look at in the flower garden. We were fortunate as it sold very reasonably. It has already brought much enjoyment and motivation to work in the flower beds.
Bubble Gum Machine Candy Dish
This would be a neat gift for anyone or a great conversation piece for your home or office. I purchased each piece for $1 or less at the local craft store.
Scallop Potato-Tomato-Beef Pot (Crockpot)
Mom used to make this for us, it was ready when we got home from school. Partially cook the ground beef; salt and pepper to taste and drain. Place in crockpot.
Save Seeds From Store Bought Tomatoes
I bought a tomato at the store and squeezed the seeds onto a paper towel. After they dried, I cut the paper around the seed and planted them in good potting soil.
Recipes for Cabbage Slaw
Put Floating Candles and Petals in Your Bathtub for Parties
When you are having people over and would like to create ambiance, fill the bathtub with water. Add a few drops of food coloring if desired, and place some fresh flower petals and floating candles in the bath.
Store an Ice Pick in a Wine Cork
To safely store an ice pick or any other utensil with a sharp tip, just stick into a wine cork. Better grab a real cork while you can get them since they are being replaced with man-made materials more and more often.
Use Plastic Tablecloths to Make a Ribbon Wall
I wanted to block that view, yet let in air circulation, but on a budget. I am ordering rolls of high quality plastic tablecloths. I will cut the plastic in 6 inch wide strips by 8 feet long and attach them to the roof line.
Reuse Glass Candle Containers as Glasses
When I am finished with the small glass containers that candles come in, I wash them in the dish washer and then use them for milk or juice glasses for my toddlers.
I tasted this fruit cake (absolutely divine!), got this recipe from an Indian lady, Vee Rai. The proof is in the eating!
Viva La Mexican Mac and Cheese
Try this spicy pasta and cheese for a colorful main dish.
Minted Yogurt Dip
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate. Serve as a dip with fresh vegetables or fruits.
Oliver (American Shorthair)
Oliver is a 9 year old American Shorthair. I got 9 years ago through a friend. He likes to chase birds and pose for pictures. I taught him how to sit on command.
Brown cut up slabs on both sides. Put browned ribs in a Dutch oven or heavy pot with about 1 cup water and simmer, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes. Mix together all other ingredients and pour over ribs.
Mix sugar with flour; add eggs and margarine which has been melted and cooled. Add walnut pieces, chocolate chips and stir in vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees F.
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