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July 15, 2009
Starting a Tree Service
I want to start a Tree service.
Home Remedy for Ants
How do I get rid of ants with a home remedy?
Getting Rid Of Horse Flies
Does anyone have a solution on how to get rid of Horse flies around your house? I have so far conquered getting rid of flies and mosquitoes, but not Horse flies and they are terrible. Any clues?
I live in Georgia and this is the first time trying to grow Strawberries here. I have grown them in Florida and they did great, but they are dying quickly and have not produced much fruit. What can I do to save what I have left?
Refrigeration of Cucumbers
What is the best way to refrigerate sliced cucumbers, in water or dry?
Craft Uses For Juice Pouches
I am looking for instructions for how to make Capri Sun pencil pouches.
Baby Shower Centerpiece Ideas
Can someone give me ideas for centerpieces for a sit down luncheon Baby shower? I want to use the centerpieces as prizes, so people will be taking them home. Diaper cakes, etc. will not work in this regard. I am also trying to keep it inexpensive. Does anyone have any ideas?
Odors in a Picnic Cooler
How do you remove odors from an ice cooler?
Removing Odor From Suitcase
I just got a suitcase from a second hand store and I cannot remove the nasty smell. It smells like old vomit or moldy milk. How can I get rid of the smell?
Consequences For Lying and Back Talking
My girlfriend's 9 year old daughter has been lying and talking back ever since I've known her. I am watching her and her 5 year old brother, who just doesn't listen to me.
Any type of fabric can be used to drape door and entry ways. The pictured doorway is draped with two red tablecloths and one turquoise shower curtain. A staple gun was used to secure the fabric in place.
Cleaning Grease off a Deep Fryer
How do I clean my fryer? Its caked up with old grease.
Hydrangea Won't Bloom
How do I get my Hydrangea plant to bloom?
Reusable Grocery Bags vs. Trashcan Liners
This is almost like the question, which came first the chicken or the egg, but here it is: Is it kinder/cheaper to our environment to use the reusable grocery bags and use trash can liners?
Landscaping Fabric as an Embroidery Stabilizer
It's hard to find a stabilizer for machine embroidery on black and navy fabrics. I've found that weed barrier cloth (landscaping fabric) which is black in color works great and is both cheap and sturdy.
What is Zinc Sulfate?
What is zinc sulfate?
Shop Once a Week
Over the past few months I have stuck to a simple rule: Grocery shopping once a week. If you are not in the store, you cannot spend money, you can't fall prey to slick marketing and "buy more, save more" types of incentives.
Use a Dryer Sheet on Thread
When using thread, take a dryer sheet, and run it up and down it. The thread will have less knotting.
Recycled Sock Cozies
I used to recycle old socks by cutting the toe section off, then sliding the sock over my children's bottles, sippy cups, juice boxes or canned drinks. This helps keep little hands from getting cold.
Making "Jesus" Sandals
I'm in need of clever and simple ideas for how kids (ages 6-12) could make sandals similar to what Jesus wore. 30 kids will make them, so we'd need a fairly inexpensive material stronger than construction paper.
Pick Up Dead Insects With a Clothes Pin
When you kill insect with a fly swatter, shoe, newspaper, etc., pick up the insect with a clothespin to put in the trash. That way you don't get stung or bitten if it's not dead.
Over Watering Tomatoes?
I think my Tomato plants are suffering from blossom end rot, how can I fix this? I'm afraid I've been watering too much, every morning until the soil looks wet. I don't want to cut back too much and shock the plants, what do I do?
Preserving or Freezing Tomatillos
I am growing Tomatillos or Toma Verdes, and I am wondering how I can keep them for a longer period of time? Can I bottle them or freeze them? Thank you.
Cup Measurement Equivalents
What is the measurement in weight/liquid of the amount of ingredients in a cup?
Oatmeal Scotchie Recipe
Can someone tell me what an Oatmeal Scotchie is? It's some kind of a cookie I understand. Thanks.
Making "Fresh Brush" Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Can anyone tell me how to make a homemade "Fresh Brush" toilet bowl cleaner? I have been using the $1 ones I have found, but if I can make it myself, that's cheaper for me. Thanks
Getting Started with Quiltmaking
How do you make a quilt?
Too Many Unfinished Craft Projects
I have several craft projects that I would like to complete. Example: I have a denim quilt that I have started sewing. I have a sweater I started crocheting (almost done). I have an afghan I started crocheting.
Mincemeat Recipe with Meat
Does someone have a recipe for real meat, mincemeat?
Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
I heard you could use Dawn for indoor plants. It what situations is it useful?
Freezing Feta Cheese
Can you freeze Feta Cheese?
Looking for DVD: Owen Marshall Counselor at Law
I love the old 70's courtroom shows. Anyone know where I can obtain DVDs of the show "Owen Marshall Counselor at Law" ? I have tried the obvious places: eBay, Amazon, looked up "old tv shows on DVD". But have had no luck. Thank you.
Repairing a Reading Lamp
I bought an over-the headboard reading lamp a few months back. I love it, but the manufacturing quality is not so good. The inner plastic-type lining is cracked and breaking off, leaving an uneven light flow.
King Ranch Casserole
I love this because I do not have to heat the oven to make it. If you use onion, saute in a little of the Rotel or picante sauce until tender.
Crockpot Soda Cake
It's so easy to make, doesn't heat up the kitchen and tastes wonderful. Spray crock pot with nonstick spray. Combine cake mix and soda, pour into crock pot.
Garden: May Bushes
To complement a pale retaining wall, I'm using May bushes as cascading plants along the top.
Recycled Jar Candle Holders
I wanted soft lighting for my apartment deck at night instead of the stark electric deck light. So I came up with the idea of a hanging jar lantern. You'll most likely have all the needed items already but, if you don't, none are expensive.
Use a Mini Recorder at Doctor's Appointments
Borrow or buy a mini voice recorder to bring with you when you visit the Doctor. This way you can remember what was said in instructions to you about medications, tests and anything else you will forget as soon as you leave the doctors office.
Here is a great craft to do at the beach this summer. What a great keepsake for the memories.
Easy Steak and Gravy
This is very good and easy to make. Cut steak into serving-size pieces and season with salt and pepper. Lightly brown steak in a small amount of oil.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and beat together. Add sour cream. Mix and sift together flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Hamburger Veggie Soup
Brown potatoes, carrots, and onion in butter until they have a browned color. Add some broth and boil till tender. Add cooked and drained hamburger, soups and some broth to thin soup to your liking.
Brown Rice And Cheese Appetizer Recipes
Use brown rice and cheese as a base for all kinds of delicious appetizers, including crab cakes. With brown rice, you have an affordable base which can be built upon with almost any flavor and which holds together well for frying.
Selah (Seal-a) is a 10 1/2 year old Pomeranian with a haircut and she loves it. Selah is a rescue dog. She was surrendered due to foreclosure when she was 9 years old. I've had her just over a year and we are super buddies
Using Vegetable or Tomato Juice in Cooking
For those of us that get WIC vouchers, here are some uses for the vegetable or tomato juices that we get with them. We interchangeably use the vegetable or tomato juice. I use it for pizza sauce or tomato sauce or for salsa or spaghetti sauce or for stews and soups.
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