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October 28, 2009
Considering an Eskimo/Shepherd Mix
Is an Eskimo/Shepherd a good breed? What are they like?
Safely Moving a Stove
I am preparing to move a stove for my daughter. It will take 2 1/2 hours. Is it OK to lay a stove on its back? I didn't know if is was like a refrigerator and they must be carried upright at all times. Any professional movers out there? I would appreciate your advice.
Using Doilies and Dresser Scarves in Craft Projects
I collect crochet doilies and embroidered dresser scarves. I am looking for websites and suggestions for recycling/reusing them in craft projects. Thanks.
Removing Hard-Water Stains Inside Dishwasher
How do I remove hard-water build up on dishwasher walls, from well water?
Removing Monster Glue from Carpet
How do you remove Monster glue from carpet?
Homemade Baby Products
I am looking for someone that might know how to make baby lotions, shampoos, diaper cream and/or pregnancy belly butter? Any recipes or directions will be greatly appreciated.
Pringles Can Hair Accessories Organizer
Cover Pringles can with contact paper or wrapping paper that would match your bedroom or bathroom. We use one as a hair scrunchy holder and store hair clips, etc. inside.
Pringles Can Backpack Organizer
How many times has your child come home with precious art work smashed or torn from being stuffed inside a backpack? Let your child make a backpack organizer out of a used Pringles can.
Keeping Copperhead Snakes Out of My Yard
I'm having problems with baby copperheads. Just this month I've found three. One of them got into my house. I've lived in the same house for 3 years and never had this problem before. I read that this is the month that they should be hibernating.
George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Electric BBQ Grill Lids
I need a replacement lid for the George Foreman electric BBQ grille.
Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for Nurses
Need ideas for Christmas gifts for 40 nurses. This needs to be inexpensive.
Getting Rid of Dead Rodent Odor in Wall
I think a mouse has died in the wall. How long does it take for the smell to go away or is there something I can use to make smell go away?
Reusing Motor Oil
Has anyone tried to pour waste oil from tractors or automobiles into a newspaper log roll and let it soak in? I would think for a wood stove it would be a way to recycle oil as well. What are your thoughts? Would it burn too hot?
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Cut potatoes in half and scoop out and mash potato. Add rest of ingredients to potato and mix well. Pile into potato skins and broil until browned.
Beef and Rice Skillet
Lightly brown meat in margarine in large skillet. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Meanwhile, thinly slice onion and green pepper; add to skillet.
Brown Sugar Pudding
Boil brown sugar and 2 cups water for 10 minutes. Add the butter and put in greased pan. Mix remaining ingredients and pour into the syrup. Do not stir.
I like to do a "batch" of these up at one time, then use them in different ways for several days. I might use them in wraps, stir fries, salads, Caesar salad, my husband likes them with good old fries.
Sugar Spice Mix
A combination of sugar and spices that can be used for topping bagels, oatmeal, toast, etc. Inexpensive and tasty/easy to make/has many uses/would make a great gift.
Cranberry Apple Delight
I grew up with this recipe, and to me it's just not Fall unless I cook this delicious dish. Oh, help me, I can eat a whole pan of it by myself.
Greek Lentil Soup
I love lentil soup! Here's the one I came up with from trying various recipes. I call it Greek Lentil Soup because some of the ingredients are those that my Papa would have used.
100 Calorie Snack Packs
Why spend hard earned money on pre packaged 100 calorie snacks? Here are some you can package yourself and always have ready for yourself or your kids' lunch box. Each of these will fit into a small snack zip lock bag which I buy at my local dollar store.
Use Plastic Bag to Toss Salad
When my family and I make a salad we put in into a plastic bag (we use the ones that we put our veggies or fruit in at the grocery store). Put on dressing and shake up the bag this get all the dressing every piece and you use up less dressing.
Buttermilk for Septic System
For those of you on septic tanks; I had to have my tank pumped out last year. The guy who did the work, told me that instead of buying the expensive bacteria products, to pour a half gallon of buttermilk down the drain once a month and it would do the same thing!
Patching Chipped Enamel Around Tub Drain
There is chipped enamel around the drain in my tub. I have tried to cover it with enamel paint meant for that from the hardware store, but it's expensive and wears off.
Take Advantage of Theater Preview and Community Nights
Start planning now for upcoming holiday events. Take advantage of local theatre's preview and community nights. You get the same performances at deeply discounted prices.
Use Kerosene to Clean Wrenches
For the home DIY mechanic: to clean the grease from your wrenches, use a rag dampened with kerosene. Not only will it remove all the grease and grime, but kerosene leaves a very light oil coating, even when wiped dry.
Gift Bags Instead of Wrapping Paper
The bags can be used over and over, in fact in our family it's fun to go to a party and see a bag you bought being used again. I have started to give gifts in the reusable grocery bags.
Remove Zippers Before Discarding Coats and Sleeping Bags
Before you through out an old coat or sleeping bag, remove the zippers. The last time I had to replace a coat zipper, the zipper was almost the price of a new coat.
Removing Skunk Smell from House
We called the Erie police! We thought our dog had been sprayed by pepper spray! We thought someone had intruded our back yard and the intruder sprayed the dog! The smell smelled like burning chemicals so we knew no better! Now we do.
Halloween: Elevated Ghost Costume
Hi from Canada! Halloween is bigger than Christmas here in Quebec, Canada, and the costumes are wonderfully unique.
Recycled Halloween Windsock
Make a Halloween witch or ghost windsock decoration using recycled milk jugs, plastic bags, and stuff you have around the house! Super easy. Weather-proof too!
Deer and Rabbit Deterrent
If you are troubled by deer or rabbits eating plants in your garden, try my foolproof remedy. After a lot of experimenting, I came up with this easy and inexpensive spray.
This was taken during our cruise to the Caribbean last winter. We were touring Dominica and stopped for a photo of this stream. As the weather was hot and humid, the cool, rushing water and shade from the trees was very welcome.
Does anyone have a quick recipe for meatballs in a crockpot? In essence of saving time, I am going to buy the frozen ones and cook in some type of sauce. Any sauce suggestions?
Couch Seems Too Big for Room
I recently got a new sectional (my husband really wanted a sectional.) I have a great room which includes kitchen, dining room, and living room. I have no choice, but to place this sectional in the middle of open floor against no walls.
Alternate Direction When Stacking Clothes
When you stack any type of clothing in drawers, alternate the direction. For example, when folding tee shirts, place one in normal position but top it with another folded tee shirt that is turned around. In other words, that top of the tee shirt should be at the bottom.
Removing Stiffness from New Clothing
I need help getting the stiffness out of a new shirt? What should I use to wash it?
Faux Caramel Apple
This realistic looking caramel apple is beautiful on display. You will have everyone thinking it's the real thing.
Garden: Volunteer Gourd
The seed that started this plant was dropped in front of our hay rake and started growing. It climbed up our rose and grew quite large! You can see a small gourd growing if you look closely!
Classic Horror Movie Trivia Game
This is a great Halloween game that can be played by adults or teenagers at your next Halloween Party. Copy and paste the questions with their options into a word document.
Craft: Mini Scarecrows
I run an after school program. For a group contest we made mini scarecrows out of my two year old's clothes. The kids stuffed them with newspaper an used balloons for heads.
Guilmon (Digimon) Costume
I purchased 4 yards of red felt, 1 yard of black felt, 1 yard of white felt, and 1 yard of grey felt as well as some foam. I also got some elastic (for the waist) and sat down to try to figure it out, without a pattern....
Removing Sharpie from Leather Shoes
My friend just got blue Sharpie permanent marker on my white leather Puma shoe. And I really need to know how to get the permanent marker out. Please help.
Halloween: Mermaid Costume
Arrange seashells to bust of dress and glue accordingly. Outline with sequined trim. Sketch tail outline on cardboard and cut. Cover with old pillowcase. Outline with sequined trim.
Smoke Detectors Beep When the Temperature Drops
I don't know the name of my smoke detectors, but they begin to beep when the temperature is cooler in the house. The batteries are good. Why would this happen and can you help me? Thanks.
Freezer Stopped Running
My GE freezer, model FUF14DPGRWH, ran for 2 to 3 hours before turning off.
Cost of Chimney Cleaning
What is a "decent" quote or price for having a chimney cleaned?
Making Crackle Glass for Crafts
I have an old costume jewelry Christmas tree, framed on velvet. I would like to know how to crackle the glass or break up glass bottles for the tree. Any suggestions?
Gracie (Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle)
Gracie is 10 months and a Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle. We found her on Petfinder and Craigslist. She and her siblings were in a shelter and they (plus other dogs) were due to be put down within the next few days.
Howlie and Lilly (Bassett Hounds)
This is Howlie and her sister, Lilly. They are 22 months old Basset Hounds. I received Howlie in December of 2007 at six weeks old. I received Lilly when she was 6 months old in June of 2008. I got both of them from my son. He has the Mama and Daddy and their other sister.
Alex (American Shorthair/Splotched Tabby Mix)
Alex is 1 year old and an American ShortHair/Splotched Tabby Mix. Copper (our dog) was barking in the new barn. My brother when in to find out what it was. My mom went in as my brother went behind the bales, and low and behold, a kitten walked out!
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