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June 25, 2009
Picnic Themed Rehearsal Dinner Ideas
I need some ideas for a fall "picnic" themed rehearsal dinner.
Scratches on CDs and DVDs
How do I repair or clean scratch marks from a CD without damaging it?
Plum Wine Recipe
Does anyone have a recipe for Plum Wine?
We purchased a house with an in-ground pool. We had a large hole in the light niche fixed, but we are still seeing some water loss. What can be expected as far as normal evaporation? This is a 19000 gallon round pool, and the temps have been in the mid 80s.
Determining the Value of Antique Dishes
I have some antique dishes, Flying Turkey, with the "M" mark in a wreath, "T" mark in a wreath or triangle, and "TT" in triangles. What are they worth (ball park)? They were made in the early 19th Century.
Pennsylvania Flowers That Bloom in July
What flowers bloom in July in central Pennsylvania?
Softening Beard Stubble
My brother shaves his face, but when he starts getting stubble the hairs growing back are rough and dry giving a very unclean look. Could you please give me some tips to pass onto him?
Painting With an Airbrush
I'm just getting started with an airbrush (for painting) and would like to know whether latex paint can be used, and how to thin it to the right consistency? I read something about adding Windex to it. Any suggestions?
Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs
When trying to keep the Western sun window cooler in the summer, how does one use the wax paper method? The shiny-side in? Thanks.
Create Display Shelves Above Windows
Some time ago someone posted an idea to use shelves over windows. I had commented that I did the same thing only I used wooden door gingerbread trim to make the side brackets so that I could hang my curtain rods through them.
Orange Flowers Along Kentucky Highway
I see these beautiful orange flowers by the highway. What are they and how can I get some to plant?
Recipes Using Ritz Crackers
I have two stacks of Ritz crackers plus some loose ones. I would like a salad or a dessert recipe to use for them. I also have a batch of leftover brownies in the freezer, and I would like an easy recipe for them. Thank you. Di
Use a Nut Cracker to Open 2 Liter Bottles
My sister gave me this useful tip. We sometimes have a hard time opening 2 liter bottles. To remedy that, we use a nut cracker. You know the kind that usually comes with the picks? It is just right to go around the lid of the bottle and, in a flash, the bottle is open.
Hanging Clothes in a Wire Rack Closet
When hanging my clothes in my closet on the wire rack, instead of hanging them on the bottom bar where the clothes get all scrunched up together, I hang them on the top bar, placing one hanger in the space between each of the cross bars.
Chalk to Prevent Tarnish on Jewelry
To save any of your jewelry from tarnishing, pop a length of chalk inside your jewelry box. I have no idea how this works but it does!
I've joined a dish cloth swap. Most of the ladies are knitting or crocheting theirs. I don't do either, but was hoping that I might be able to still make one out of fabric that I could embellish somehow.
I love summertime. I love to plant and garden and watch everything grow. I love to take pictures of all my plants and see the beautiful colors and watch them grow from when I first planted them to the end of the summer.
Use Vaseline for Young Looking Skin
I have a friend who uses Vaseline on her face every night and has for many years, and she has very young looking skin. I'm trying that Moisture Therapy Intensive hand cream on my face and it seems to work.
Clear VHS Cases For Seedlings
When our library decided to get rid of videos in favor of DVDs, all the old transparent plastic cases went in the waste bin. This is a cloche made from some that I rescued. Superb for plants and less for landfill!
Fresh Mint for Air Freshener
I use fresh mint from my overgrown mint patch for air freshener. I gather a small handful and crush it up a bit, put a couple of bread ties or rubber band around it and hang it from the light fixture of the ceiling fan. I also put one hanging in front of the box fan.
Reuse Plastic Cat Litter Bags as Tomato Planters
The new tomato plants were out today, and I couldn't resist, thinking surely, I had some large planters at my apartment. You guessed it, no planters, but I do have a cat.
Alcohol Left White Spot on an Antique Dresser
I spilled rubbing alcohol on my dresser the other day. I tried rubbing with soap and water, but the white stain is still on my dresser. It's an antique dresser. What do I do to get that white stain off of my dresser? Thank you.
Potty Training an Older Puppy
Please help me housebreak my Chi shihtzu mix; 5 months old and neutered. Just doesn't seem to want to cooperate at all.
Discolored Stainless Steel Pans
I find that using liquid bleach on the inside of my stainless steel pans removes tea stains immediately.
Shop Holiday Clearances All Year Round
Here is a tip that you can use following any holiday, stock up! If you use paper plates and napkins, now is the time to stock up on those outdated, never to be used again graduation plates, napkins and paper cups.
Laptop for a College Student
I'm wanting to purchase a laptop computer for my son who just graduated from high school, for his future college needs. What are some basic necessities to look for? And how are the wireless expenditures charged? I am clueless!
Picket Fence Garden Hanger
This garden hanger was made from old leftover barn wood and fence boards from previous projects, a recycled clay pot and baling wire. It is simple and quick and can easily be hanging on your garden gate by noon.
Turning Up The Heat: Growing Hot Peppers
Many gardeners are developing a passion for hot peppers. With all of the exciting colors, shapes, tastes, and degrees of heat for every palate, it's easy to see why. Here are some helpful tips for selecting and growing hot peppers.
Amish Friendship Bread
Great for holiday gift giving and taste great with coffee. Important Note: Don't use metal spoons or equipment. Do not refrigerate. Use only glazed ceramic or plastic bowls or containers.
No Peek Chicken
Put raw rice into roaster with milk, celery soup and mushroom soup. Stir. Place cut-up chicken on top and sprinkle with onion soup mix. Cover with foil and bake 2 hours at 300 degrees F - without peeking!
Easiest Coleslaw recipe ever! Combine ingredients and refrigerate.
Cream Puff Dessert
Bring the water and butter to a boil and remove from heat. Add the flour and mix until it turns to a ball. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and stir after each egg.
Tyson (American Staffordshire Terrier)
Tyson is a 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier. Some women left him in a parking lot when he was very very young. I took him to the vet right away and had to bottle feed him for about 2 months! He is like my baby!
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