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June 11, 2009
Replacing Power Cord on a Coffeemaker
How do I replace a damaged power cord on a Bunn coffeemaker?
Name for Classic Car Restoration Business
I need a name for my Classic Car Restoration Business. Help. I would like to incorporate my name, Hago, if possible, since it's so different.
Weight Watchers Exchange Values for Frozen Dinners
I need the old exchange values for the Weight Watcher frozen dinners. Is there somewhere I can get these, please?
Treating Ant Bites
I have been bitten by red ants and my foot is very swollen and tight. I've been putting on ice on it and taking Benadryl. Any other suggestions? Thank you.
Nail Polish on a Wood Table
How do I repair a spot on my table where fingernail polish was spilled and took off the varnish?
Adding Scent to Old Potpourri
I have Fall potpourri which has lost its fragrance. Can someone please tell me which oils or scents to add to it?
Cellulitis Is Causing My Skin to Peel
Has anyone on here ever had cellulitis and then when it started clearing up your skin peeled? I have lymphodema in my legs and got cellulitis a few months ago. It spread over both legs, my upper arms and one inner thigh.
Inexpensive Deodorizer Recipes
I am looking for the best and most inexpensive way to deodorize my home. I like it to smell like cookies or apple pie or pumpkin pie, anything yummy. I have a soft heart and have taken in 5 homeless kitties. I don't know if my home smells, but I want to be sure that it smells good!
Discontinued Wallpaper Border: York Wallpaper #NN6701-B R-04
I am looking for a York wallpaper border, #nn6701-b r-04. It is a very wide border with mauve colored lilies and a blueish flower. Thank you.
Sugar-Free Lemonade Pie
I would like to make a sugar-free version of the lemonade pie.
Red Hot Poker Plants Not Blooming
My poker plants (Kniphofia or Red Hot Poker) haven't bloomed in 3 years except for one plant in 2007. They were in pots until last winter when I planted them in full sun and well drained soil. The foliage is healthy and the plants are getting bigger.
Getting Coupons for Free
I'm finding it too expensive to keep printing coupons from the internet and the local library charges .25 per page. Does anyone have any good ideas for getting coupons without having to buy a newspaper each Sunday?
Tips for Fishing Without a Boat
I love to fish but I have to fish from the bank because I cannot afford a boat. I use worms and minnows. I am looking for tips for catching fish from the bank.
Cold Pasta Salad Recipes Without Meat
I am looking for some great meatless, cold pasta salads. I am not looking for exotic recipes. I would like ones that are simply made, like the ones our mothers and grandmothers made.
Starting A Self-Sowing Garden
For the busy gardener, the idea of a flower garden that sows itself is pretty appealing. The idea of a garden that sows itself AND saves you money sounds almost too good to be true.
Use an old recycled chair from the junk to make into a planter for flowers to set in the garden. Get an old chair to use. Take the seat off and use as a pattern to cut one out of hard wood to withstand the weather.
Make a Garden "Bed" Out of an Old Bed...
This is an old metal bed frame of my sister-in-law's that she was selling at our 3 family garage sale for $3.00. I had always wanted a "flower bed" but decided to make a "salad bed instead".
Saving and Printing Recipes on Cards
When I find a recipe that sounds interesting and don't want to write it down and don't always have good luck at saving it or don't want to save the whole page, I found a compromise. I copy and paste what I want to keep and paste it into a blank e-mail and save it as a draft.
Recipe for Neem Oil
What is Neem Oil made of? Does anyone have a recipe for this organic fungicide?
Use Ziplock Bags for Space Saving Storage
Ziplock bag come in some very large sizes now. I recently tried using a vacuum hose to suck the excess air out like the space bags that are advertised but are expensive.
Homemade Salsa With Too Much Onion
We made salsa, and added too much white onion. Does anyone have suggestions on how to "cut" the onion taste?
Growing Tasty Blueberries
Any ideas on how to help our blueberries taste good for next year? Last year's crop was a great mix between tangy and sweet. This year, they are so bland and blah.
Using Every Bit of Laundry Detergent
Here is a surprise that I discovered recently. It may surprise you, too. This is not a reflection on the product in the picture because about the same amount came out of a very expensive All Free and Clear. It is what is left in the bottle, which would normally be trashed.
Reviews of OFF! Clip-On Mosquito Repellent
I bought one of these to try and was more than extremely disappointed. It didn't REPEL the mosquitoes, it ATTRACTED them! I had more mosquitoes around me than I ever had without this thing!
Garden: Gourds as Birdhouses
Here is a photo of a bird house "neighborhood community" that my dad and step-mom created out of gourds they grew last year.
Marking Seed Rows
Put your seed packet row markers in an upside-down closed zip lock bag and secure it with a clothes pin, the rain will stay out and the wind won't blow it away. Also face it away from the direction of the sun and it won't get sun bleached so quickly.
Break Eggs in a Separate Bowl
Don't let one rotten egg spoil your recipe. Always break each egg into a small dish before adding it to the other ingredients.
Use Dryer Sheets for Embroidery
I recently bought a sewing/embroidery machine and love to embroider on things that I make. The stabilizer is pretty expensive so I didn't buy any, instead I use dryer sheets.
Ladder as a Hanging Trellis
With limited space for a garden, I have to come up with new ways to grow things. This is the new hanging trellis I made to grow cantaloupes on. It is an old ladder supported by plant hooks on the fence side and utility hooks and nylon string for the outside.
Tomato and Vegetable Soup
Quick, tasty and low calorie. Blend tomatoes, carrots, sweetener, salt, pepper and and herbs, add a tin of water (carrots size tin)
Tub Scrub Paste
This tip is from a magazine and it works so well I want to share it. In a bowl: place contents of 1 box of baking soda. Add a small amount at a time of your favorite dish washing liquid.
I have never found a homemade coleslaw recipe that I liked, so this is a result of my own experimentation.
Beans for Weight Control
This is more a weight control and health tip than a cooking tip. Although, I am almost 50, my weight is under control without obsession about food and exercising myself to death. I do walk but not to the extreme.
In a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Stir until smooth then remove from heat.
Parker, Rosie, Emma and Ginger (Dogs Playing)
Parker, Rosie, Emma and Ginger: Parker will be 10 in July, Ginger 7, Rosie 6 and Emma 5. Parker, is a Labrador/Rottweiler mix. Rosie, is a German Shepherd/Mini Pin mix.
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