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October 29, 2009
Build Your Own Sofa
How can I make a sofa?
Can't Remember The Name of an Old Horror Movie
Does anyone know the name of an old scary movie (black and white) that had a diving suit that was lying in the corner of a darkened room and begins to inflate all by itself.
Painting Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets and Dark Granite Countertops
I would like some ideas on what wall paint color to use a in kitchen with cherry cabinets and Santa Cecilia dark granite countertop.
Gnats or Bedbugs
I need to know if I have gnats. That's what they look like, but then someone said could they be bedbugs. I have only seen them in my bathroom nowhere else. They seem to jump, but not really fly. Does that make them not gnats? Do gnats look anything like a bedbug?
Sugar Cookie Mix Recipe (Dry Mix)
I am looking for a recipe for a sugar cookie mix. This would be the type like a Betty Crocker dry mix which you can purchase. I happened to see a recipe by Sandra Lee which uses the sugar cookie mix, and a few more things to make biscotti.
Hiring a PHP Programmer
What is the best company to hire to provide PHP programing services for continuous outsourcing work?
What Breed is My Dog?
Can anyone tell me what breed my dog might be? We were told she was a boxer when we bought her as a puppy, but now that she is 2 years old, she really looks like a mix.
Gift Ideas for Operation Christmas Child
I need thrifty ideas for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for 10-14 year olds. Operation Christmas Child is an outreach by Samaritan's Purse in which shoeboxes are filled with gifts and then shipped to children in need (due to poverty, disaster, or war) around the world.
Painting Kitchen Cabinets to Coordinate with Green-Yellow Walls
What color should i paint my kitchen cabinets? They are currently a honey stained real wood. But here's the thing, I just painted the walls a green chardonnay it's a kind of olive green with a yellow tinge.
What Breed is My Dog?
What breed is my dog? She is about 11 months old now, 25 pounds with a curly tail and a couple spots on her tongue. She has the brown/black min pin markings, but what is she mixed with?
Decorating a White Bathroom
I need help with decorations with my bathroom. I have a white sink, frames, and tub. The walls are antique white and the counter top is black with speckles of antique white. Maybe some picture ideas? Any ideas will help. Thank you.
Using Stevia in Tea
This is my first season growing stevia and I had a bumper crop. The only thing is I am not fond of the leafy substance floating in my tea. Are there ways to process it to a liquid or powder? The picture is after I harvested.
What Breed is My Dog?
Can anyone help me figure out what breed my rescue dog is? Maybe a Rottie mix.
What Are These Chairs?
Does anyone know what type of chairs these are? I want to get covers for them but I am not sure what style they are.
Storing Smoked Banana Leaves
How can I preserve fresh banana leaves, after smoking them. I live in the Caribbean and would like to package some for future use.
Storing Window Blind Cords
Does anyone have a clever way to store pull cords on window blinds? They are driving me nuts.
Snobowl Discolored Stainless Steel Sink
I poured Snobowl on my stainless steel sink. Now it's all tarnished. What can I use to shine it back up?
Festive Dip or Snack Ideas for Halloween
I need a quick festive dip or some sort of snack. It's a Halloween party at work and I have made all of my favorites for them. Anyone have a suggestion?
I have a power juicer and want to know if you can put pomegranates in the juicer?
What does it mean that lip gloss contains pig fat? Can you tell me?
Halloween Party Ideas
Our 11 year old daughter is hosting a Halloween Party this year for about 10 kids. We plan on wearing costumes, trick-or treating and watching movies But what would a Halloween Party be without some Tricks and Treats?
Five Layer Dinner
Cover bottom of large skillet with small pieces of bacon. Make patties of ground beef and arrange over bacon. Slice onion over ground beef. Cover with sliced potatoes. Add some sliced carrots over potatoes.
Last Minute Fruit Salad
Prepare whipped topping according to directions on package. Fold in remaining ingredients and chill.
Little Pizza Appetizers
Brown ground beef with dry onion soup. Add pizza sauce and egg. Cook. Spread on party rye. Sprinkle chopped mushrooms and Mozzarella cheese on top.
Sour Cream Tortillas
Chop green chili peppers. Chop onion very fine. Heat tortillas until pliable. Mix sour cream, soup, chilies and chicken; beat slightly. Place 2 tablespoons sour cream mixture into center of each tortilla.
Chocolate Sundae Dessert
Crush cookies, add butter; blend well. Reserve about 1/2 cup for topping and press crumbs into a 9x13 inch pan; freeze. Combine the sugar, milk and chocolate and bring to a boil; cool.
Use Leaves for Free Fertilizer
Leaves are a type of free fertilizer, and yet we pay our cities to haul our free fertilizer away every fall, and then buy unnatural, non-organic chemicals, or organic fertilizers in the spring to replenish our lawns.
Creamy Carrot and Turnip Soup with Savory
Hot soup for the cold winter days. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the onions, celery and leeks.
Stir Fry With Hash Browns
I have never been able to get my husband to eat stir fries with rice, so in desperation I started using hash browns instead.
You can use on wholewheat biscuits or on toast. Rinse the chickpeas and add enough water and boil for 3 hours or until done.
Deeli's Buffalo Chicken Wraps
I just love the hot stuff and try to come up with new variations. This is so easy! Heat the butter and hot sauce in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook while stirring until the chicken is no longer pink.
Oh My Gosh Squash Pie
This is a super easy "surprise" pie, and oh, so good. I like it because you put everything into one bowl and pour into unbaked pie shell, very eas
Cheap Shower Caps for Food Covers
This may sound like a silly tip, but this proved to be very handy when we were camping with friends once, and I found that it works equally well at home.
A Dollar a Year for Birthdays
On each birthday, instead of sending a package, they enclose with the birthday card a check in the amount of $1 for each year of the recipient's age.
Removing Smell from Shoes
To get the smell out of shoes, I put a mixture of baking soda, baking powder, and cornstarch in a pair of cotton socks and stick in the shoes overnight. It works like a charm.
Store Shears in Cork When Traveling
Whenever I travel and need to take shears (nail or other), I push the tip of the shears into a wine cork. It stops the point of the shears going through my makeup bag.
Using a Knitting Machine
How do you use a knitting machine? Where can I purchase one?
Chicken Broth for Feline Urinary Health
About 15 years ago, my mother got a cat. After about 6 months, he got a severe case of urinary tract infection. The vet told her to give him low sodium chicken broth along with his medicine until he was over it, because of the chicken broth he would drink more water.
Halloween: Playing Card Costume
Creative, crafty and inexpensive Halloween costume! Could not have cost more than $10 per person for all. My son and his friends decided they wanted to be playing cards for Halloween. Here is how we made it happen.
Garden: Walking Stick
I started out of the front door the other day only to stop dead in my tracks seeing this walking stick sunning on the glass. I rerouted my steps to grab the camera and finished my coffee inside!
Recommendations for Wireless Driveway Alarm
I am thinking about using a wireless driveway alarm system. I'd like to know if anyone has had any experienced using one and I looking for recommendations. Thank you.
Appreciate Simple Pleasures
We all have memories of our childhood that are cherished in our hearts forever. It's not the things that cost the most money, it's the time spent with the ones we love the most that we'll always remember.
Make quilted coasters from 4 1/4 inch fabric scraps. This can be done by hand or with a sewing machine. Cut five 4 1/2 inch scraps of material.
How to Make Compost Tea
What do you get when you use a five gallon bucket as a tea pot, a burlap sack as a tea bag, two shovels of compost as tea leaves, and molasses as a sweetener? The answer is compost tea.
Fall Fairy Costume
Measure child's waist and cut a ribbon 3x that measurement. Make a mark in the middle, this will be the center of the waistband. From that point, measure half the waist measurement on each side. Tie knots to mark end of waist.
Old Blue Spruce Tree Is Dying
Recently we had a tree cutter remove some branches from the middle portion of our blue spruce tree. It appears that now many of the surrounding branches are beginning to turn brown.
Repairing Bathroom Wall
I have an area right next to the shower tile on the drywall that is very damaged and wet with mold and mildew. Can this spread behind the shower tile wall? And what can I do to remedy this problem? Thanks for any help.
Planning a Moving Sale in the Fall/Winter
I want to do a moving sale and I do have access to indoors. Are November and December bad months to have a moving sale?
Replacement Parts for Rocket Chef
Does anyone know where I can get the "stem" part for the Culinare Rocket chef? During a recent move, this part was misplaced.
Schmitten the Cat
Schmitten is 4 years and a Tuxedo cat. We found him outside a restaurant begging for food. It was below freezing, only four degrees. Of course, we took him home with us to be ours. He is always grateful. This was three years ago.
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