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August 24, 2009
Watering Flowers With Air Conditioner Condensate
Is it OK to use air conditioner water on flowers?
Cat Rolls in Dust
Is it normal for a healthy cat to constantly roll in soft powdery dirt? I can't help but laugh, he looks like he loves it and is having the time of his life as he lays on his back and rubs back and forth in the dirt (like a dog).
Caring for Stray Cats
I am trying to help some stray kittens. One has pus in its eyes, runny eyes. One is blind. They are wild kittens. I have tried a lot of different medications.
Pine Tree Stump Coffee Table
We found a tree stump and we're turning it into a coffee table with a glass top. We're planning to use Danish oil. We're not sure what type of wood it is, but I think it might be pine. Is Danish oil okay?
Perspiration Stains on White T-shirts
What will get sweat stains off of white shirts and t-shirts. My partner's clothes always stain under the arms. We have tried using different deodorants, but they still appear.
Paint Stains on Microfiber
How do I remove paint from my microfiber sofas?
Removing Facial Hair Naturally
I would like to know whether there is any natural or herbal remedy to remove hair on the upper lip apart from turmeric?
Grease on Pan Bottoms
The outside bottoms of my pans have burnt on grease.
Color Advice for Exterior Light Fixtures
How do I choose what color exterior wall light should be used for an all white house? Do I use brass, white, pewter, silver, etc. The door is also white. Should the door locks match the light?
Cleaning Microfiber to Get Rid of Head Lice
I found head lice on my granddaughter when she came to visit. How do I clean my microfiber couch and loveseat to make sure they are not on them?
Disguising Smoke Detectors
I have 2 electric fire detectors in my mobile home living room. They are an eye sore to me. Any ideas on how to disguise them, so they aren't such an eyesore?
Buying Mini LED Lights On-Line
Where can I buy online 20-25 bulb mini LED lamp strings to fit into wine bottles?
Feeling Dizzy All the Time
For some reason I have been feeling dizzy or light headed for about a year. It happens when I stand up, or I am sitting down, or when I am doing anything. It happens everyday. Does anybody know what you would call this? Is it really bad?
Dog Bakery Business Name Ideas
I need a great name for a dog bakery. Any suggestions?
Pattern for Packers Doilies and Coasters
How can I get the patterns for the Green Bay Packers doily and coasters? Would like to make them for Christmas.
Black Bugs in Rice Products
How harmful is it to cook/use rice products that are infected. Must I throw all boxed items away? Can I open first and only dispose of those where little black bugs are visible? Will cooking destroy any harmful effects.
Refrigerator Over Temperature Control Keeps Sounding
We have a Kitchen Aid Superba Side-by-side refrigerator. Everything is working fine, but our "Over temperature reset" button on the top control panel keeps coming on (many, many times a day) and gives off a high-pitched ringing noise.
Harley (Border Collie/Mini Bull Terrier)
Harley is 3 months old in this picture. She is 1/2 Border Collie, 1/2 Mini Bull Terrier. We got him at a rescue shelter on May 2, 2009.
Tomato-Garlic Angel Hair Salad
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Rinse and drain pasta; add to tomato mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Interior Refiner Business Name Ideas
I just became certified as an Interior Refiner and am struggling with a name for my home based business. Does anyone have suggestions?
Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon
Place peas, bacon and enough water to cover in a large kettle; bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour (do not drain).
Ripe Tomato Chow (Chutney Sauce)
A nice condiment! Do not peel apples, wash, core, and slice. Slice tomatoes, onions, and apples in a large pot. Add vinegar, salt, sugar, and spices.
Coarsely crush peppercorns. Paint steaks liberally with mustard. Cover steaks with peppercorns. Place on HOT grill to sear. Paint backside. Cover with peppercorns. Turn over to sear.
Digging a Trench Through Tree Roots
I have a mature sweet gum tree that shades my sun room nicely, but I need to run a drain tube down the side of my house. However the roots of the tree cross the area where the drain tube has to go. How much of the roots can be cut without it killing the tree?
Ear Cropping and Tail Docking
I am considering breeding my min pin to a chihuahua and was wondering if I should crop the litter's tails and ears or just leave them alone?
Individual desserts the kids used to love. Cut 1 slice of Swiss roll per person and lay out on a baking tray. I use baking parchment but you can grease tray if you wish. Put 1 tsp jam. on each piece of roll.
Tuna Zucchini Quiche
No pastry crust needed. With a green salad, you have a delicious meal any time of the day served warm or even cold.
Makes 10-12. Simple and inexpensive to make. Mix together yeast, sugar and salt. Stir in the warm water to the mixture. Add only 2 cups of flour to the liquid mixture, stirring to combine.
Berry Basket for Holding Sliced Cheese
I have always hated after opening the cellophane package of cheese slices that they spread out in the fridge. I found the ideal holder for these slices just today!
Soothing Effects of Peppermint Oil
How does peppermint oil soothe our body?
Jewelry From Recycled Giftcards
Make fun jewelry with used gift cards rather than throw them away! Cut them into desired pieces, drill holes using an electric drill and drill bit.
This is my first year with cleomes and I am hooked! They are wonderful flowers and collecting the seeds is a breeze.
Decorating Drawing Room and Lobby
I have an east facing house. I want to know about decorating the interior of the house. My drawing room and lobby are attached. In the drawing room, I have a sofa and centre table.
Hand Tied Bridal Bouquet
This is a hand tied bridal bouquet I made. Being a certified wedding planner, I keep my business "all inclusive"! I sometimes am the florist too!
You'll be a very welcomed guest if you take this little hostess gift when you're invited over to a friend's house for dinner.
Garden: Rock Landscaping
We live in the high desert and did rock landscaping, put in some astro turf and 2 ponds with a river in between. (at a cost of $15,000 but we love it now!) Strangers driving by stop and tell us how great it looks!
Juice Can Lid Wind Chimes
Another use for those smooth can lids from the Pampered Chef Can Opener or from frozen juice concentrate. You can paint on a design of your own or use stamps. Just make sure the stamps are small enough to fit in the center of the lid where there are no ridges.
Recipe for 7 Day Pickles
Does anyone have a recipe for 7 day pickles?
Use Rug Runners As A Weed Blocker
Use old rug runners around where you don't want the weeds to grow through, and put mulch over it. It works great! No weeds grow through that. I use them around my house, where I just wanted certain plants to grow.
Preparing Carrots for Storage
We grow a lot of carrots and I like to keep some in long term storage as we live in central Canada where fresh produce is imported and expensive during the winter.
Shish Kabob Tips
When grilling, like "Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs", I thread each item on separate skewers, chicken on one skewer, onions on one skewer, mushrooms on one, etc.
Gluing Photos Onto a Glass Vase
How do I glue pictures onto a ceramic vase?
Printing From an External Hard Drive
How do I print from an external hard drive?
Use Pan Liner for Cake Baking
I learned something very neat at my job the other day, since I work alone in the kitchen. I needed to make a cake and I did not want to stay to scrub this pan.
Buy Groceries At Dollar Stores
With tough times we are all looking for ways to save money. My local everything cost one dollar store has many food items. I find you can buy flat flour burrito shells, and shredded cheese and pepperoni, all for $1.
Use Sharpies Instead Of Marking Pens For Crafts
Try using Sharpies instead of markers, they don't rub off or smudge like markers do. (I have tried markers on plastic for another craft project). Sharpies have a lot of colors.
Use Styrofoam Egg Cartons for Packing
I use Styrofoam egg cartons for mailing in place of packing peanuts. I never throw an egg carton away. They are far less messy than the peanuts and cost nothing.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Super Fresco White Fan #283
I need 4 rolls of discontinued Super Fresco white fan pattern no.283.
Magnetic Grocery List On Refrigerator
I have one of those clear see- through magnetic frames; the kind that pulls apart half of the way as you insert whatever picture you might like. Well instead of a picture, I put a blank piece of lined notebook paper in it.
Use Baby Wipes For Spot Freshening
I liked the convenience of "Feminine" wipes, but even though I was getting my packets from the dollar store, they were still sort of pricey. When the dollar store supply ran out, I thought I would try baby wipes in a pinch.
Product Review: Individual Carrot Cake
My daughter and I are both watching our weight. I love to bake, but, unless we have guests, we find we can't resist second helpings. Yet we crave some baked treats.
Use Less Shampoo By Avoiding "Repeat"
This is a fact I learned at least 30 years ago, maybe more. Re: the amount of shampoo you use when washing your hair. Everyone seems to follow the instructions of washing, rinsing, then repeat. Do you know why it says that?
Avoid The Advertisements
I noticed that when I read the Sunday paper or catalogs, that suddenly I would "need" something because it was on sale. I didn't realize how much those sales pitches were influencing the money I spent, until I ended up with two of the same bedding set that I didn't need.
Crochet Pattern For A Wheelchair Bag
This is not exactly a pattern but instead a way of adjusting a different pattern in order to make a wheelchair bag. I have 2 versions here.
Magic Eraser To Clean Grout
If you carry a small container of warm water with you and use those Magic Erasers on ceramic tile, and especially to clean grout between your tiles, without much elbow work at all, the grout comes clean.
Solo And Romeo (Lab Mix)
Solo and Romeo are a little over three years old and are a Lab Mix. A few years ago, I adopted them from a co-worker moving out of state. 5 only meant to adopt Romeo, but when we arrived, Solo was waiting, too, and they were inseparable.
The Non-Vacation Vacation
If the economy has brought your vacation plans to a screeching halt, there are some fun alternatives in your future. The alternative vacation plans might be even more enjoyable than a real trip, especially knowing that they're not costing you a fortune.
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