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December 8, 2009
Crocheted Holiday Hair Bow
Crocheted and decorated holiday hair bow, or a wall hanging!
Craft Project: Pom Pom Candy Canes
Try this quick and easy craft to add color to your home for the holidays. It's also a perfect way to keep your kids occupied for a while.
Orange and Pineapple Fruit Salad
My mother and I were talking about a recipe she used to make for the holidays years ago, but she has no idea were the recipe is. Can anyone help?
Life Miracle Magnetic Laundry System Information
Does anyone have reliable info on the Life Miracle Magnetic Laundry System?
Christmas Gift for Boyfriend Who Likes to Draw
I have a boyfriend; he is 21. He loves to draw and would like to learn how to make tattoos. I now that Christmas is almost here and I don't know what to give him for a present. Can you help me find some ideas for what to give him?
Treating the Pain of Tailor's Bunion
Has anyone been diagnosed with what is called a tailor's bunion; a bunion on the outside of the foot just above the pinkie toe? I will seek medical help, but from doing research that seems to be my problem. What is the best way to treat the pain?
Car Heater Not Blowing Warm Air
I need help with the heater in my 1989 Mazda b 2600. The heater is not blowing hot and cab is staying cold. If anybody can help with suggestions it would be great.
Homemade Greeting Card Holder
Does anyone know how to make a nice, budget-friendly Christmas/holiday card holder with things from around the house? I want one that can hold a decent amount of cards and not easily fall apart or have the cards fall down? I have three boys.
Installing Aluminum Eaves in Cold Weather
Does aluminum expand or contract in cold weather? I was curious because I was thinking of installing aluminum eaves in our sub zero cold weather.
Holiday Bread Pudding
After milk has been boiled, combine it with bread cubes and butter. Then allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Beat eggs with salt until light. Add sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla and beat until lemon-colored.
Make Reindeer Food For Christmas Eve
First, take a small, clear bag, and add about a tablespoon of dried oats to the bag, add a tiny amount of glitter, and label the bag "reindeer food." Put the reindeer food on the front lawn, if you can.
Scalloped Potatoes Hamburger Casserole
Brown hamburger and onion. Drain. Grease a 2 qt. casserole dish. Layer 1/3 of potatoes in bottom; sprinkle with 1/3 of flour and pepper lightly.
Cranberry Marshmallow Salad
Combine first 3 ingredients and chill overnight. Next morning, add next 3 ingredients. Fold all into 1 cup whipped cream.
Louisiana Beef Stew
Combine first 6 ingredients and sprinkle on beef cubes. Brown in hot fat in large heavy kettle or Dutch oven. Add next 4 ingredients and 1/2 c. water. Bring to a boil.
I want to make a pineapple pie. However, I would prefer to use crushed canned pineapple, not pineapple pie filling as it is too expensive. I also do not want to make one that is frozen using Cool Whip. Any recipes out there for pineapple pie using canned crushed pineapple?
Combine Pressed Powders Into One Compact
When your face powder or blush compact is almost empty, or if the powder breaks into pieces, don't throw it away! I keep all the old compacts until I have a few, then I scrape out all the powder into one compact.
Soda Bottle Plant Waterer
If you don't have time to water your houseplant, take a plastic soda bottle, fill it with water and insert the spout in the earth of your plant, the bottle will empty as the plant need water. It is especially good if you are going on holiday or have a busy schedule.
Controlling Christmas Tree Debris
Tired of those flying Christmas tree needles? Control them by wrapping your tree in a fitted sheet. Before we bring our tree inside we first spray our tree with a hose to wash the dust and bugs off. Let it dry sitting in a bucket of water.
Freeze Extra Bread For Later
Buy several loaves of bread at a time and freeze them. It saves many quick trips to the store just to get a loaf of bread. To prevent the bottom of the loaf from being soggy or hard, DO NOT place it on the counter to thaw.
Product Review: Americraft Cookware
Don't ever buy Americraft cookware. It cost a lot more than what it is worth. If you see a demo of this cookware run, don't walk away.
Keeping Track Of Insurance Forms
After a few grueling hours filling out health insurance forms, my eyes crossed and I knew it was time to quit for the day. However, although I hadn't moved from my seat, I had misplaced a few pages of the forms! The next day, I had this idea.
American Girl Doll Dress from Blouse Cuffs
I make very simple dresses for American Girl Dolls by reusing the elastic cuffs from blouses I don't wear any more. By hemming them at around 9 or so inches, all you have to do is add simple straps and you have a pull on summer dress.
Joke: Beer Advertisement
My husband's friend Harvey told me this joke and, after hearing it, I realized one more reason why Harvey is still single. It goes:
Getting Rid of Pimple Scars
I have a lot of scars on my face from pimples. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? My face is very sensitive. Thanks a lot!
Reuse Chip Bags as Gift Bags
Wash the inside and let dry. When dry, turn inside out and you have a beautiful silver gift bag. Tie the top off with ribbon, put on a pretty bow, and you have a beautiful and frugal gift, wrapped and ready to give.
Making Pincushions Out of Scraps
You can get crafters you know to give you their leftover ends and pieces of pretty fabric, ribbons, etc., and make up little pincushions for small gifts. You don't need a sewing machine, you can make these by hand.
Permanent Marker on Hardwood
Last week as I was cleaning, I noticed that I had a temporary card from a store stuck to the bottom of my wet shoe. I found that the temporary card has stuck itself to my hardwood floor...
Using a Warm Towel After a Dog Bath
I have a Rat Terrier, which is a medium sized dog (about 17 lbs). When I give him a bath, I give him a bath in our laundry tub. While he is in the laundry tub, I heat up a bath sheet in my dryer.
Easy Deviled Eggs
To make easy deviled eggs, put the cooked egg yolk in a zip lock bag. Then mash until they are all broken up. Add the remainder of the ingredients, reseal, and keep mashing until it is thoroughly mixed. Cut the tip off of the baggy and squeeze the mixture into the eggs.
CD Case Pencil Holder
Does anyone have directions to make a pencil holder using CD cases to put pictures in? I would love to have my friend's children make it for her and her husband this Christmas. Thanks!
Leftover Turkey Casserole
A yummy way to use up Thanksgiving and/or Christmas leftovers. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix stuffing and 1/4 cup onions in a medium bowl and spoon stuffing mixture into a 9x9 inch baking dish, gently pressing along the bottom.
Buying Clotrimazole Cream
What is the price of Clotrimazole Cream for fungi elimination?
Repairing Refrigerator Water Dispenser
I have a side by side Kenmore refrigerator with the ice and water dispenser on the outside. The water paddle broke so I ordered a new one and replaced it with no problem. Now when you push the water paddle it dispenses water, but also I hear it crushing ice.
Glaze Mix for Cake in a Mug
How much glaze mix do I put in the baggie for the cake in a mug recipe?
Egg Foo Young Gravy Recipe
I love the gravy that is served in Chinese restaurants when I order egg foo young. Would anyone have the recipe? Thank you.
Christmas Gifts For Teachers
Our teacher was very beloved. Parents brought her many sweet gifts, including lots of chocolates and coffee cups. With the economy what it has been, there were so many other things she could have used. Here is a list of some of the things that we discussed.
Black Dye Transfer on White Clothing
I have just washed all my white holiday clothes with a black sock. Now my clothes are bluish. I go on holiday in a few days. What can I do to make my clothes white again?
Steamed Sweet Potatoes
For years, I dreaded "the sweet potatoes," and kept it to myself. Then, I watched Alton Brown on the Food Network, "Good Eats: Potatoes, My Sweet," and I am forever changed.
Unable to Connect to Interactrivia.com
In October I asked for recommendations for free online game sites and got a wonderful response. Thanks so much to all who responded. Tahlula recommended the Interactrivia.com site which I joined and have really enjoyed.
I am thinking about starting digital scrapbooking. I got a program, but it doesn't say what type of paper I need to print my pages on so that they will last. Can someone give me some insight on how to start this project, and what supplies I will need?
Casting Off a U Stitch
How do you cast off from a U stitch on an afghan?
Retaking the Longshoreman UTR Training
I was one of the lucky winners that got my name pulled in the lottery. I went through the orientation, passed my lashing test and when I waited for my name to come up for my UTR training, but it never came up.
Sarah Ann (Pekingese/Pomeranian)
Sarah Ann is 5 years old. She is a Pekingese/Pomeranian. A sweet couple in Tennessee gave her to us, it only cost us gas money, what a wonderful gift! She's a good girl who loves to go for long walks, she loves to play with her playmate Vinnie who is a Dachshund.
Defrosted Carrots Are Watery
I stored my carrots in the freezer using polythene paper with no holes. After defrosting them, they were watery. Are they safe to eat? How can I dry them and store them?
Wylie is 18 months. He is a Westie. We rescued Wylie when he was 3 months old. My husband wanted a girl, she bit him, and Wylie sat up and begged for us to take him home, it so worked.
Garden Cold Frame
You can build your frame any size you like but remember, you are going to have to weed some so you need to be able to reach across it. Mine was 2 feet by 6 feet.
Christmas: Fallen Ladder Joke Decoration
This was my Christmas decoration this year. Well, there is good news and bad news about my Christmas decorations this year.
Embellished $1 Tea Towels
Your local Dollar store carries a variety of plain and holiday printed hand-towels that provide an ideal and decorative way to use up your scrap ribbons, buttons, and fabrics.
Bacon Mushroom Toast Rolls
This recipe is the number one favorite finger food of my family at Christmas. I double or triple the recipe and keep lots in the freezer for entertaining or to take to gatherings.
Carrabba's Italian Grill Bread Dip Mix (Copycat)
Even if not exact it's close enough and oh so yummy! Enough for 8 servings. Store spice mix in an airtight container.
I like this recipe because it's inexpensive, easy and the brownies are moist and fudgy. Plus, clean up is a snap. You dirty one pan, 1 baking dish and 1 mixing spoon.
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