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October 16, 2009
My husband and I are about to purchase our first home. It is a foreclosure so its buy "as is". There's really not too much wrong with it other than carpet stains (and the carpet is a really light color, almost white).
Pumpkin Spice Tea Recipe
How do you make pumpkin spice tea?
Planting Trees and Shrubs Near a Septic System
We are new home owners in Advance, NC. Our home has a septic system and we have never had this before, always public sewer. We are on 3/4 of an acre and I would like to plant flowering trees and hopefully some maple trees to give us some privacy.
Making Wire Snowflakes
I would like instructions for snowflakes made with wire.
ParvoBusters Remedies for Parvo
Has anyone dealt with ParvoBusters? I have two puppies (6 months and 4 months) with Parvo. Tyson (6 months) has full blown Parvo and I have been keeping him alive with Gatorade, Pedialyte, and Pepto and an antibiotic shot the vet gave him.
Repairing a Swiffer Vac
I am looking for advice to repair a Swiffer Vac. It turns on but the noise it makes sounds like the battery is about to die and it doesn't produce any suction. It seems to run for quite a long time like this so I don't think it's the battery but possibly the motor?
Water Bathing Potatoes for Canning
I have always pressure canned my potatoes. The canner is starting to leak so I have to beat the lid to get it to seal. Years ago didn't they water bath everything? Does anyone know the old recipe for water bathing potatoes and the steps to do that?
The Eye Balls Have It Costume
To make this costume, start with a white kitchen trash bag. Cut a hole at the top for the child's head and one on either side for their arms. For the pupil, we hot glued a paper plate painted black to the center of the front side of the trash bag.
Pattern for Nylon Bath Scrubbers
I see the pattern for pot scrubbers to crochet. I was wondering if anyone has a pattern for bath scrubbers to crochet? I use one to take a shower with and I guess I'm hard on them because the ones I buy fall apart so fast that I buy 3 at a time.
GE Washer is Stuck in the Spin Cycle
My GE washer (9 years old) gets stuck on the spin cycle. What would cause this and what will it cost to repair?
Taya (Miniature Poodle, Papillon, Pincher)
Taya Pookey Honey Bird will be 3 in September. She is a miniature poodle/papillion and pincher. We saw an ad, she had a brother and sister but right away we realized she was the one.
Halloween Candy Box
Painted wooden box to put your Halloween candy in. Use screwdriver to remove screws from hinges. Not a necessary step but makes it so much easier to paint.
"Miracle on 42nd Street" Float Ideas
I am in desperate need of some ideas for a Christmas parade float for the local Cub Scouts. The theme of this year's Christmas parade is 'Miracle On 42nd Street'. The parade committee consists me! Any and all ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Cleaning Ocotillo Branches
How do you clean or prepare Ocotillo branches to use for decorating?
Famous Fish Chowder
Place in soup kettle and simmer 1 hour until thickened. Serve with a sprinkle of parsley and a very thin lemon slice.
Spinach and Cheese Omelet
This recipe serves two. In large bowl, beat eggs; mix milk, salt, Parmesan cheese, Swiss cheese, spinach, parsley, onion, and garlic. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in skillet.
Perfume Bottle Sprayer is Stuck
I dropped an expensive perfume bottle on the floor and the nozzle sprayer jammed. Now it will not spray and I cannot get the perfume out. Any ideas on how to get my perfume out? And when I do how do I transfer it in another bottle I have that is empty?
Some people are comfortable bargaining, but others would rather stick with the number on the price tag. There's no need to fear bargaining; the worst that will happen is that a person will say "no deal."
Inexpensive Waterproof Bed Protector
I have an idea for a waterproof cover to protect the bed from bed-wetting. The hardware store has rolls of plastic sheeting in various sizes and thicknesses. It's available in both black and clear.
White Trash Cake
Easy, fun and delicious. In a 9x13 inch glass dish, place the ice cream sandwiches then layer the rest of the ingredients as listed above.
Use Unused Kitchen Appliances for Storage
I recently moved from a 3 bedroom house to a singlewide mobile home. I found I have much less storage space in my kitchen so this is what I did.
Cook butter and sugar over low heat until it bubbles; cool. Add eggs, 1 at a time; beat thoroughly after each egg is added.
Quick and Easy Chicken Quesadillas
Easy to make, and freezes well. Spray 2 8 inch square pans. Spread a tortilla generously with cream cheese and place in pan. Spoon salsa over.
Equinox The Cat
Equinox is a 1 year old runt. My husband heard a tiny meowing last winter while in a doctor's office parking lot. After looking around he discovered it was coming from the engine of a nearby car.
Basic Golden Oats
When I discovered this recipe some years ago, I just couldn't have imagined that oatmeal can do this! Use it with any rice, pasta or potatoes with your meal. It also isn't much longer to make it than instant rice.
Remedy for a Stinky Dog
I wrote asking for tips and have now cured the 'smelly' dog. I got a second vet's opinion regarding the awful smell my chocolate brown Lab had. The vet diagnosed a yeast infection and prescribed an anti fungal and anti bacterial shampoo.
A Remedy for Salty Soup
If your soup is salty, you can steam some veggies like grated potatoes, carrots, celery or use evaporated milk.
When roasting a whole chicken, turkey or turkey breast use a "basting" cloth and roast breast-side down for a flavorful moist chicken/turkey. Roasting breast-side down keeps the breast moist because the juices will go down and keep the breast from drying out.
Baked Sesame Chicken
Combine ingredients, except chicken, in a large bowl. Add chicken, coat well, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, turning at least once.
Halloween: Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) Dog...
The white shirt is from the Salvation Army. The plaid fabric was also from the Salvation Army. The wig is a from a previous costume.
Preserve Leaves With Hair Spray
You can preserve colorful autumn leaves easily by spraying them on both sides with heavy duty hair spray! I did that, put them on twigs with wire - added nuts and other pods.
Scenery: Bancroft, Ontario
This was just a peaceful place to stop and relax and enjoy the autumn colors. Picture was taken at a rest area on the outskirts of Bancroft, Ontario.
Mix all ingredients together, except cheese. Pour 1/2 of mixture into a 2 qt. greased casserole. Cover with a layer of cheese; add rest of mixture and top with generous layer of cheese.
Clothes Tree from a Lamp Stand
You can make a clothes tree of a sort from a curlicued lamp stand! I found an abandoned standing lamp stand, which was quite heavy and had 3 metal curlicue decorations on it around the top of the stand.
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