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November 6, 2009
Plastic Canvas Hershey Kiss Ornament
I'm searching for patterns for Christmas ornaments that are made from plastic canvas and hold a Hershey Kiss inside. I've seen a Santa and a reindeer. They are great gifts for kids or to use as a decoration on packages. Does anyone have the patterns that they could share?
Christmas Float Ideas for Nursing Staff
We need some ideals for a float. It is for Christmas floats for the nursing staff.
Do Asiatic Lilies Develop Seeds?
Do Asiatic lilies get seeds? Are the seeds contained in the "bulb" that remains after the flower is done blooming?
Best Sealant for Painted Laminate Countertops
I'm a newbie here, but not a newbie to DIY. Somebody's gotta do it. I've spent 2 days reading and looking at all of your beautiful countertops and making notes. Now I'm down to trying to figure out what sealant to use, so would like to take a vote.
Reindeer Face From Wooden Spoon
How do you make a reindeer face out of a wooden spoon?
Child's Snuglet Pattern
I would like a free pattern for a child Snuglet, can anyone tell me where to go online to find one? Thank you.
Rehydrating Beans in Hard Water
Any tips to rehydrate dried beans in hard water? I tried a tsp of table salt, but no luck. I soak over night, but they stay hard. Cooking and cooling doesn't work either. Thanks and God bless.
Difficult to Get Computer Out of Sleep Mode
I have had an ongoing problem that is driving me crazy. My system appears to be running correctly and I have Norton 2009 internet security installed. My computer is set to automatically run any tests and updates.
Can You Make Ham Loaf Using Canned Ham?
I'd love to make a ham loaf, but I never see ground ham anywhere. I have a meat grinder, could I buy a canned ham and grind it? Would it be too salty? What should I use?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Brewster
I am looking for Brewster wallpaper: Traditional portfolio, page 37#7105866#7105868#7105866#710B5868
Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas
I need some new inspiration. What does your Thanksgiving Day menu include? I am looking for ideas from main dish, to sides, to dessert etc. (Links to recipes online if you have them would be great as well.) Many thanks.
Removing Paint Stains from Dried Clothing
On one school, dress my daughter has a large paint stain (I believe the paint to be acrylic) from art, on another, she has made many (but smaller) more. Both have been washed and dried. Your help is urgently needed and much appreciated.
Crickets Inside House
Does anyone know how to get rid of camel crickets (also known as cave crickets)? They are driving me crazy coming into my home. I've done my best to seal openings where they may be coming in, but they still manage.
I am looking for ideas to make cupcakes that are decorated as a skeleton for Halloween or birthday. Thanks.
Hurry Up Baked Salmon
Place salmon in baking dish, sprinkle with lemon juice and cover with cream or melted butter. Season with salt and pepper and bake in 400 degrees F. oven for 20-30 minutes.
Combine sugar, orange peel and cinnamon. Blend in yogurt. Chill several hours. Use as a topping for fresh apple slices. Yields one cup of topping with only 11 calories per tablespoon.
Brown Rash on Dog's Belly
My dog has a brown rash in between his legs. I have no idea what it is, does anyone know?
Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup
Might be a little early for this one, but Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, along with it, lots of left-overs!
Oasis Washer Error Code F-1
What does F-1 code mean on an Oasis washing machine?
Cleaning Mud Stains on Wool Coat
I have a great off-white wool winter coat. Unfortunately, last winter I wore this on a very windy and cold day. The dirty slush was thrown around my ankles and therefore all over the bottom of my coat. Any suggestions?
Braided Chair Pads and Rugs Using T-shirts
I have a lot of new long sleeve t-shirts and would like to know how I can use them to braid (chair seat pads). I've used them to make pillows, and mats, but now want to know if anyone has used jersey t-shirt material to braid rugs and chair pads.
Frigidaire Range Burner Doesn't Heat Up
I have a Frigidaire range made in 1962 with model #RCIB-635-2. How do I get to the left rear switch? I have replaced the burner, but it will not heat. The light comes on beside the knob, but no heat.
Dog Shaking Head
My do has been shaking his head as though he has an ear ache although he has no infection and no ingrown hairs. Any ideas on how to help him?
Transforming Old Formica Countertops
How do I paint Formica countertops?
Cleaning Ceramic Top Stoves
My porcelain gas cooktop has a film of grease on it. It doesn't come off. What do I do to clean it?
Keep Spoons and Forks Handy for Cooking
Keep some spoons and forks in a small crock or large coffee mug on your kitchen counter. Whenever you need a spoon or fork while cooking, they are easy to get instead of opening and closing the kitchen drawer.
Information About Shih Tzu Dogs
Do shih tzus have to be groomed, and if so, how often? Also, do they grow up to be very big? Anyone know average weight and size, or height? Also, how cute are they as adults?
How to Make Draft Stoppers
Go to hardware store and buy 1/2 inch pipe insulator. It should be less than a dollar for 6 feet of foam insulator. Buy one for each door your going to do. Measure width of door and cut foam 1/2 inch less than that measurement.
Keep Vegetables in Brawny Produce Bags
If you have 99 Cents Only Stores in your area, they have Brawny produce bags, look just like the expensive ones. I am trying them now but always wrap my celery in foil, it keeps for weeks.
Remove Lines from Home VCR Tapes With Commercial Tapes
I had a situation in which a new digital DVD/VCR recorder was acting up when I watched my recorded soap opera tapes. The picture would be full of lines on the top and bottom of the screen, would become static-y every few seconds,
Removing Pet Odor from Furniture
Does anyone know how to get dog odors out of an upholstered sofa?
Dollar Store Calendar Books
I can't remember my busy schedule without a calendar book. I like the ones with only one year per book. These can be expensive, but I found them at the Dollar Store and they are perfect for my purse.
Bed, Bath and Beyond Honors Expired Coupons and Competitor's Pricing
Most Bed, Bath and Beyond stores will accept expired Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons. Some will also accept up to five coupons per purchase. They will also match other stores' prices.
Make Your Own Pillowtop Mattress and Duvet Cover
Several years ago, I decided I wanted one of those featherbeds and a feather comforter. Instead of spending all that money, I took two old comforters, washed them up and put one under the fitted sheet on my bed - instant featherbed.
Deeli's Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloins
You can use fine dried bread crumbs in place of the tempura batter in a pinch. Slice tenderloin in to 8 pieces. Combine the honey, mustard, one tablespoon of the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl or a resealable food storage bag.
Reusing Dryer Sheets
This is another tip using fabric softener sheets. To get a better value from them, reuse them. A sheet can be used four times. Each time you use one, cut a bit off a corner. Toss the sheet after the fourth use.
Recipe for Making Bisquick
I need the ingredients for making your own Bisquick.
Organizing Your Jewelry Box
I save all those tiny little baggies that buttons come in on new clothes and keep my earring paired up and my jewelry separated in my jewelry box. They keep chains and hooks from getting tangled up, and help keep the box neat and well organized.
Crab Meat Quiche Lorraine
This quick and easy recipe looks gorgeous, tastes wonderfully creamy and rich. Great for a buffet, lunch or family dinner.
Fruit and Coconut Bars
A morning snack with fiber and tasty.
A "fool the eye" bookcase made from wallpaper borders. Depending on the size you want your bookcase, cut the border featuring books into pieces of equal length. For the "shelves", cut the wood grain border into narrow strips.
Combines banana pudding, vanilla wafers and whipped cream into a wonderful tasty textural delight! Easy to make and very satisfying.
This recipe makes about 4 dozen. These dumplings are a yummy treat and worth the effort. If you're like me and don't really need 4 dozen at a time just go ahead and cook them up because they freeze quite nicely.
What You Should Be Doing Yourself (But Might Not Be)
There are luxuries, but in bad economic times this isn't the time for luxuries. If you're looking to whittle down on your budget, be sure that you're not giving in to luxuries.
Craft: LED Mini Jar Lamp
This is a LED tea light in a jar with a lamp shade made from scrapbook paper. I used a vintage glass jelly jar, but you can also use a baby food jar or any other small jar.
Dust Cakes With Powdered Sugar Instead of Frosting
When my mother used to have friends over in the evening she wanted to serve a snack (cake and coffee) but most of them were elderly and would turn down the cake because of the frosting.
Make Funny Faces For Family Group Photo
This photo was taken in 2008 for our family picture, at Walmart. We had a great time.
Trixie is a two year old Pug. After much research into the perfect dog for children (young and old alike) that could handle apartment to farm lifestyle we found Trixie from a local breeder in the area of FL where we were living at the time.
Jack Daniels (German Shepherd/Red Husky)
Jack Daniels is a one and a half year old German Shepherd/Red Husky. I rescued him from a broken home. He loves to play frisbee! He's a great guard dog, very intelligent, and always playful.
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