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December 29, 2009
Treating a Cut on Dog's Ear
I am hoping for some advice, without having to go to the vet. My dog has a cut on the end of the ear that just won't heal. It will not stay scabbed long enough. It's around an inch long, but not deep. I have tried just about everything. Help?
Buying a Laptop
I am looking for a laptop for travel use. It will only be used for internet and word processing. Any input appreciated.
Making Sweet Tomato Sauce
I would like to know how to make the sweetest tomato sauce.
Drying Fresh Mistletoe
I would like to know how to preserve mistletoe.
Removing Sharpie from Closet Doors
My friend decided to help organize with me and she wrote on my cabinet with Sharpie. I left it there for a year. Now I want it gone. But how?
Shampoo For Hard Water
We have hard water in our home. Having a water softener is a long way away. So I was wondering if anyone can suggest a shampoo that can handle hard water? I find my hair is dull and flat with the build up. Any suggestions?
Online Shopping With No Credit
I am looking for Bill Me Later websites. My husband doesn't have any credit. We are trying to buy some things and thought that we might be able to build our credit at the same time. Thanks so much.
1993 Ranger Heater Not Working
My 1993 Ranger won't heat up. I've put in 3 different thermometers, drained and flushed the radiator, new heater core, new temperature sending unit and still no heat. The temperature gauge won't rise above the "C" and the heater blows cold air. Any suggestions?
Removing Stickers From Wallpapered Wall
How can I remove bedroom wall stickers? I have wall stickers in one of the kid's bedrooms. They are the type that you get specifically to decorate bedroom walls. Some are quite small and some are about the size of my hand.
Using Corn Syrup
What can I make with corn syrup?
Removing Grease from Car Upholstery
How can you get grease out of car upholstery?
Cheap Project Ideas
I live in a small town and there is nothing to do. I have plenty of hobbies but scrapbooking and other craft kits are expensive. What are some cheap projects that I can do?
Taxing a Retro Active Raise
I received a 3% raise retro active from 01/01/09. My employer taxed it at the gift tax rate. Is this legal? Should it not have been taxed as regular income at the individual tax rate?
Buying Items to Reuse the Containers
I would love to see ideas on planned leftovers, not necessary for food. For instance purchasing an item wanting the container for a further use.
Getting Rid of Silverfish
How can I get rid of silverfish? The pest control people have not eliminated them, after coming back twice.
Getting Internet While Traveling
I'm currently traveling a good bit and recently have had a problem with getting online. Up until now the internet has been supplied with our room but now I'm finding that I need a good but cheap way to get online.
Unlocking a Microwave
My microwave is locked. I didn't know how it got this way and I need to unlock it. How do I unlock it?
Artificial Wreath and Garland Storage
If you have purchased a comforter or large blanket that comes in a plastic bag with a zipper, reuse the bag to store your artificial wreaths and garlands.
Poem For The Adopted Child
I was adopted, but my folks never told me. I found out by accident, but I never discussed it with my parents before they died. My father has been dead since 1972. I was going through some of his papers the other day and found this short poem which he had carried in his wallet.
Dyeing Jeans With Natural Dye
I have a pair of light blue jeans that fit really well (thanks to a recent 27lb weight loss) but I'm just not crazy for the color. I'd really like them to be darker but don't want to use chemical dyes like Rit dye.
Here you see my family room with a retractable clothes line and a nice fire going to dry my laundry. I mounted the retractable line on one wall and used two sturdy hooks so I can get two lines.
Product Review: Perfect Brownie Pan Set
I purchased this pan set to make my Christmas baking easier and more enjoyable. I baked my usual tailgate blondies. They are a family favorite. Well, the pan worked great.
Recycle Magazines at Nursing Homes
Give back to the community, Instead of throwing away your old magazines, bundle them up and take them to a nursing, senior citizen or rest home. I have done this every so often and it is much appreciated by the residents.
Many Uses for an Electric Heating Pad
Two years ago I received one of those small electric heading pads from a friend for the holidays. Within a month or so of owning the pad, I found myself using it for a few things and to this day it's one of the most useful gifts I've ever received.
Drain Browned Ground Beef in a Colander
When using ground beef cooked for a soup, spaghetti or tacos etc., drain hamburger through a colander before adding to your soup recipe. This takes away the extra fat and tastes great, even in chili.
Use Craft Foam for Hanger Cushion
I recently bought some really nice hangers with a velvet type of covering on them so garment won't slip. They are extremely thin like wire hangers, which is great to save space, but when you hang a pair of pants, or linens on a wire or very thin hangers you get BIG time creases.
Baking a Marie Callendar's Pie Crust
How long do I bake a Marie Callendar's pie crust?
Beloved Pet Remembrance
The presents are all unwrapped and it was a successful Christmas. the most loved present this year was to my daughter. This year we have lost three beloved pets to accidents, so I got to thinking about how to make their memories special.
Removing Fish Oil From Clothing
To get fish oil out of clothes, first treat the oil with Dawn dish detergent. Let it sit over night and then wash. Air dry and repeat if necessary. Then treat the smell with pet stain remover. I used Nature's Miracle.
Coasters Made From Old Shirt
I loved this print and really could not feel right in not making a nice little craft from it so I decided on coasters! The pattern was cut from paper left from a sheet of stickers which was high gloss and somewhat waxy so it will last a good long while.
What is This Plant?
Does anyone know what type of plant this is? Are the white things shown in this photo flowers or seeds? Please let me know.
Tootsie and Gypsy (Chocolate Labs)
Tootsie and Gypsy are 2 and 3 years old. They are Chocolate Labs. I got them from breeders. They like to swim, swim and swim some more. These two are our second 'family' of Labs. Our first 2 girls, Tori and Sable Softail lived to be 10 and 12 1/2 years.
Kane The Dog
Kane is 1 1/2 years old. I found him at the Pumpkin Festival last year with a few other abandoned dogs eating ketchup packets and very skinny. I took him home and gave him the love he deserved.
Serve with a salad or mash and gravy or in a sandwich. In a large bowl mix the chicken, greens, spices and lemon juice. Shape into discs 1/4 inch thickness.
Proving That a Dog is Not a Pit Bull
My dog is a mixed breed but I am being told that she is a Pit Bull and that I need vicious dog insurance. What can I do? She is not vicious, she plays with all of the neighborhood kids and is a wonderful dog.
Uses for Avocado Skins
Are their any uses for avocado skin? Is it harmful at all? I've thought about blending the skin and using it as some sort of facial or skin scrub, but I'm skeptical on whether it's beneficial or not. Thanks!
Sturdy Felt Hat
These instructions are adaptable to any kind of hat, but they detail a multi-color fedora since that will cover the most complicated aspects of hat-making. If you just want a bonnet, your life will be much easier!
Save Your Christmas Cards for Gifts
Save your Christmas cards for gifts for next year. Use craft scissors for unique designs to cut out pictures on Christmas cards and glue thin magnets on the back.
Troubleshooting Your Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposal quit working? Shut off the switch, look under the disposal, usually a red reset button. If it turns on and only hums,look to see what size Allen wrench you need, and hand turn a couple of times. This will free up whatever was stuck in there!
What Breed is My Dog?
Can anyone help me figure out what kind of mix my dog is? I adopted him today. I think he is almost a year old. I've asked many people and they think some kind of mix of a terrier and maybe a chihuahua, but I honestly don't know. Please help me.
Mix cream of mushroom soup and 8 oz. sour cream. Add seasoning and spread over chicken in 9x13 inch dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
Put all ingredients in a Dutch oven or appropriate pan and bake at 250 degrees F for 5 hours.
Christmas Pistachio Bars
Yummy and Quick and easy! Combine confectioners' sugar and pistachio pudding. Add cream and margarine. Knead until ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls.
Frozen Cranberry Salad
Quick and easy to make. Combine cranberry sauce, pineapple, marshmallows, and lemon juice. Spread in bottom of 8x8 inch pan. Combine whipped cream, mayonnaise and sugar.
Pumpkin Dump Cake
A deliciously different and simple to prepare pumpkin cake. All you do is dump! Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 inch casserole dish.
Arby's Horsey Sauce (Copycat)
Mix all ingredients together well. Keep refrigerated, tightly covered. The sauce will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Melt butter in skillet. Add dates, beaten eggs, sugar, and salt; cook until thick. Cool 5 minutes, then add 2 cups Rice Krispies, 1 cup chopped pecans, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
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