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September 14, 2009
Ladybug Bowling Ball
This is a bowling ball I painted to look like a ladybug. I used eyeglass frame, handles for the antenna, pushed them into corks and glued it to the top of her head.
Now this is corn!
Bloomers Plant Hanger
This is a recycling craft using children's pants as a holder for potted plants. Quite unique and cute. I saw the idea in a Birds and Blooms magazine and used it myself.
Getting Rid of Scorpions
What is the best way to get rid of scorpions? I need something that will not effect the safety of my grandkids.
Tomato Preserves Didn't Set Up
I made tomato preserves last week and it never set up. I made it exactly as the recipe stated. Please tell me what I did wrong and how I can correct it if I did it wrong. I used 4 cups tomato juice, 6 cups of sugar and a lemon wedge.
Wedding Floral Decoration
I have been "planning" my wedding for years. I have gradually picked up unusual wire frames, planters, silk flowers, and greenery from resale shops when I can find them.
Frugal School Lunch Ideas
I need ideas for inexpensive, everyday, delicious ideas for school lunches.
Tips For Traveling Cross Country By Train
I wanted to share a few things I learned if you find yourself traveling over several days. Take music, a book, a moshy pillow, a donut if don't want a comatose bottom, and your own food if you are thrifty or just broke like me.
Getting Rid of Flies
How do I get rid of flies outside before a pool party?
Very kid-friendly. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Slit hot dogs to within 1/2 inch of ends; insert 3 strips of cheese into each slit. Separate dough into triangles.
Mix pudding with orange juice. Add marshmallows, pineapple and nuts. Fold in Cool Whip and chill several hours or overnight.
In top of double boiler melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and paraffin. Mix with remaining ingredients and drop by teaspoon on wax paper or foil; let cool.
Steak Stir Fry
In a large wok or nonstick skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add the meat and stir-fry until no longer pink, about 1 minute.
Peel eggplant and slice. Sprinkle slices with salt & put in strainer. Saute onion and garlic in oil; add ground beef and brown.
Color Bleeding When Washing a Quilt for the First Time
I made a quilt from squares of blue flannel (with white dogs in the pattern) and white flannel. I washed it and dried it first. When I was done sewing it I washed it again and the blue ran in to the white squares.
Natural Repellent for Cats
I am looking for a natural repellent for cats.
Saltine Peanut Butter Fudge
This fast and simple recipe yields tasty peanut butter fudge with a surprising "nut-like crunch" that will confound all who try to guess what it is! It is also very inexpensive to make, because it does not require butter or nuts!
Bet you can't eat just one slice. Instead of using ricotta cheese on one layer, you use cream of mushroom soup and it gives it flavor you would not believe.
Dog Is Itchy After Being Groomed
I adopted a Shih Tzu and her fur was very matted so I took her to the groomer's. They had to shave some parts close to her skin due to the fact that she was so full of knots in her fur.
Paint Color Ideas for a Sports Bar
I am in the process of building a sports bar and I need some help with the color scheme. The place is an open area around 2400 sq ft, with 11' ceilings and exposed spiral duct work. There will be drywall on the ceilings and walls.
Listing a Vacation Rental
I am looking for places where vacation rentals could be listed. The property in question is in New York, but people from all over the world come to stay there. I am aware of Craigslist, but I was wondering what else is out there. Thanks.
Ham and Mozzarella Bagel Bites
Tasty for breakfast, a snack, lunch or as appetizers.
Buying Wooden Privacy Fence Panels
Does anyone know where I can purchase (other than Home Depot or Lowe's) reasonably priced wooden privacy fencing panels or individual boards that I can have installed?
Rules for Hull Gull Marble Game
Back in the 50's my grandfather played a marble game with me called hull gull. I need the rules for this game if anyone has them. I know you put marbles in your hand and said "hull gull".
On-line Photo Developing
I'm wondering what website(s) are the best for on-line digital photo developing in terms of price, promos like free shipping, ease of use, extra features such as optional borders, etc.
Caring for a Sick Kitten
I adopted a kitten on Aug. 29th and the following Monday had to take him back because he was very sick. They came and told me he has Panleukopenia. They are treating him now and I my other 2 inside cats got shots for this.
Cooking Brown Rice at High Altitude
I am needing help in cooking brown rice in high altitude; 6800 feet. I follow the instructions, and the rice never gets tender.
Replacing Liquid in a Barometer
What is the colored liquid in a glass weather barometer (the one with a clear glass bulb with a tiny spout on it) and how do I replace it?
How can you tell if a roly poly is a girl or a boy?
How can you tell if a roly poly is a girl or a boy?
Selling Homemade Curtains
I sew for fun, but I am about to sew window treatments for a friend who recently purchased a beach home. How much per hour, plus cost of materials would be a fair price?
Low Calorie Ranch Dressing
Hubby and I just got diagnosed with high cholesterol, and the doc said, cut out Ranch dressing! Well, that's our favorite, so I've come up with a way to drastically reduce the fat content, with no compromise in flavor.
Pain When Putting Dentures In
I had all my teeth pulled and dentures put in a little over a week ago. I have been able to take out my top plate and put it in with no problem. I finally got my bottom plate out last night and now I can't get either of them back in. It hurts way too bad!
Saving Money on Flowers
One of the best tips I can give a young homemaker is to always save money for flowers. If you don't have a garden and live in an apartment, they can get pretty dreary.
Empty Can to Hold Utensils When Cooking
I usually use more than one utensil when I am cooking but never know where to place them during the cooking time as I am still using them. Well, since I usually use some type of canned goods with all my meals, I came up with the following idea.
Make Flash Cards To Learn New Subjects
Make a set of flash cards using index cards and the glossary in your text book. Review them during commercials, in the car, on the bus, while waiting for text messages, etc.
Organizing Extension Cords and Other Wires
I bought a 50 cent tin to match the decor of the room and cut a square hole in the back. We pushed all the phone cord and extra computer line through, hooked it all up, put the lid on the tin and now all the mess is "contained".
Help Organizations Start A Recycling Program
Compared to others, I am new to recycling or green living. I learn more each day. Many people say they don't have time to recycle. Help them get started.
Pack Clutter Into Trash Bags and Organize Later
Do you feel overwhelmed that your home is a big mess? Just looking at it, you do not know where to begin? Try this:
Homemade Stain Remover for Clothing
I recently had gotten cherry stains on a off-white cotton top. I tried many things and the stains did not come out. I finally found this recipe and soaked the shirt for 30 minutes and all the stains were removed.
Making Windshield Wipers Last Longer
To make your windshield wipers last longer, when you think you can't use them much more, try running the edges with a knife or the striking side of a matchbook cover over the blade.
Reuse Air Conditioning Water in the Garden
I noticed water coming from a pipe from in the attic of the house and traced it back to the unit for an air conditioner, that is in the attic of a lot of Florida homes.
Vinegar As An All Purpose Cleaner
Once a month, I run vinegar through the coffee maker to clean out the residue that builds up. Make sure you run a pot of clean water through before you make your next pot of coffee.
Marley the Cat
This is Marley and he is 12 years old. We got him when he was abandoned at a friends house when he was about one year old. Marley loves to go outside on his leash.
Buy an Inexpensive Bed Pillow for Fiberfill
Cheaper stuffing. I went to by some stuffing for some pillows I was making and was shocked at the price. Then I saw some regular bed pillows with polyester filling that were 1/2 the price of bagged stuffing.
Her real name is Sinew, but we call her Baby Girl. She is a 4 month old Pitbull and Rottweiler. We got her when she was 8 weeks old, but we visited her every day before that.
Wax Paper Place Mats
Cut 2 sheets of wax paper, about 8x10 inches. Place card or a picture on one sheet. Next, place second sheet of wax paper on top.
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