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January 4, 2010
Removing Crayon from Wallpaper
My lovely 3 year old son is fast becoming a graffiti artist. Does anyone know how to remove crayon from wallpaper?
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Combine strawberries, rhubarb and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and add gelatin.
Fancy Company Vegetables
You can make any vegetable fancy for company by doing the following: Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan. Slice 3 or 4 cloves of garlic with a potato peeler.
Crepes can be filled and topped with just about anything your heart desires for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a dessert. If using crepes for a meal; chop or shred the ingredients before cooking/heating them.
In skillet, brown the ground beef and onion. Add seasoning and tomato soup. Simmer 5 minutes. Cook vegetables as directed on package. Combine vegetables and beef mixture.
Low Protein Dog Food Recipes
My 4.5 pound Yorkie is on a low protein diet. Does anyone have some dog food recipes?
Laptop Key Not Working
My "num lock" key doesn't work when I turn it on, but when it's off the arrows and the rest work. However, when I turn on the lock the numbers don't work.
Ideas for Valentine's Party
I am looking for ideas for a kids' Valentine's Day party.
Litter Box Training a Cat
I'm trying to get my new kitten to use the litter box, but she keeps eating the litter. What should I do?
Save Money on Your Utilities
Does anyone have suggestions for ways to save money these days? I am particularly interested in saving on power usage.
This is a recipe using only pumpkin puree and cake mix. All you do is mix the puree and the cake mix. Don't add water. It will seam really thick; that's OK.
Fried Potato Curry
Curry that can be eaten with rice or roti. Wash potatoes and boil in water. When cooked remove peel and slice. Heat oil and fry. When cooked, drain on paper towel and keep aside.
Fixing a Bad Hair Dye Job
My hair stylist messed up my hair on retouch. From blonde she went to reddish brown. To fix it, she made it either blonde or white streaks to cover it up. I want to go blonde again.
Micro Fiber Furniture and Pets
I have had a leather sofa for about 11 years and I'm considering buying a new sofa made of micro-fiber.
Fluorescent Lights Burn Out Too Quickly
I am having trouble with my 8 foot florescent lights at my business. They turn black on the ends and only last about 2-3 days. Could it be the ballast?
Stain Remover For Set-In Stains
Tips and ideas for removing set in stains from clothing.
Recipe for Sauerkraut Balls
I lost my recipe for making Sauerkraut Balls. It uses one can of SPAM and 1 can of corned beef in place of ham. Thank you.
One on One Activities for Parent and 14 Year Old
What are some fun one on one things my son and I can do when we are just hanging out together? He is 14.
I want to make lemon cookies using a cake mix. All I have are white and yellow mixes. How do I make the ingredient changes?
Ink on Leather Car Upholstery
How do I remove black ball point pen from a leather car seat?
Updating an Old Lamp Table
I have a polished lamp table that I want to give a distressed cream finish. How do I do it?
I have a marble fire place and over time people have put tea cups on it, and it has become stained. Has anyone an idea on how I can remove these stains and get a shine back to it?
Saving Money on Your Grocery Bill
Does anyone have suggestions for ways to save money these days? I am particularly interested regarding things like, food, pet products, lotions (dry skin in winter)?
Mango Stain on Clothing
I have a mango sap stain on a cotton/poly shirt. I tried soaking them in Oxy Action soaker, but they are now worse than ever and have gone dark brown. Have you any suggestions please?
Recycling Old Barn Wood For Crafts
I make barn wood picture frames and when I cut the wood, I have raw natural wood showing. What can I do to turn the wood to a matching color so it isn't so noticeable? I have heard of using vinegar and something else? Thanks for any help you can give me.
Training a Dog to Not Run Away
How can I get my dog to stop running away and not coming back when not on a lead?
Ten Commandments of Human Relations for the New Year
I've lived by giving, and receive from others who do the same, so many blessings and moments of joy and it's by and because of these words of wisdom over and over in a lifetime!
Cleaning Computer Vents
My computer's case has tiny vents that clog up with dust (in addition to the larger obvious vents). They are quite difficult to clean due to the fact that the vents are surrounded by deep fins.
Buying Clothing from the Maternity Rack
Average US female size? Have a tummy? The secret to really cheap jeans (and other pants) is to look at the maternity rack in the thrift stores! They have elastic tops that will adjust to fit you nicely.
Free Denim for Short Folks
It is hard to find the 29 inch length jeans that my husband wears for work and play. I have become an expert at cutting off and hemming the 30 inch to fit. I decided if I had to cut and hem, why not buy the longest length possible 36 inch or longer.
Have a Plan B When Party Planning
My husband and I planned to host Christmas for his side of the family, which includes 5 children (4 children under the age of 5), and 7 adults. About a month before the party his mother planned to bring chili and I would make sure there were plenty of fixings.
Using Fleece for Top Sheet
Since it has been so cold, I began using fleece for a top sheet. It is really warm and easy to wash. And my dogs love it too.
Always Include a Photo When Posting on Craigslist
We buy a lot of items on craigslist and if the listing doesn't have a picture attached then we usually just pass it by. So, when selling something on Craigslist always include a picture of the item you are selling. As the saying goes "A picture says a thousand words."
Uses for Spanish Moss
Here in Florida, we have what we call Spanish moss, which is considered to be of the pineapple family. This moss can be used in flowers in potting arrangements.
This was crocheted using Super Saver yarn and a size H hook. It uses 2 colors: one solid, one matching variegated. Works up very quickly and is warm without being heavy. This was made for a friend with cerebral palsy.
Tips For Choosing Eco-Friendly Toys
Young children have a natural tendency to explore new objects with all of their senses-especially their hands and mouths. That's why it's so important to make sure the toys we give them are green and healthy! Here are some tips for choosing eco-friendly toys.
Recycled Lacing Puzzle
Cut a large shape out of a laundry bottle. Next cut an identical smaller shape. Punch holes along border of both shapes. Cut the smaller shape into 3-4 pieces to create puzzle. Provide string with knot on end. Show a child how to line up the puzzle shapes to lace.
Craft: Year of Birth Plate
This year, for my sister's birthday, I decided to give her something unique. I purchased a 1962 calendar plate (the year she was born) off of eBay. I then found a candle holder at my local thrift store that was perfect for a stand.
Scenery: Playing in the Snow
There isn't much snow on the ground, but the home park we live in doesn't have too many places for kids to play. As you can see, there is a small hill behind our house and after a snowfall, it attracts many children.
Mugzee Malone (Boston Terrier)
Mugzee Malone is 2 1/2 years old. He is a Boston Terrier. We purchased Mugzee from a home, it was a 45 minute drive. He likes to play with his friends next door (two much bigger dogs!)
Kisser And Hugger (Chocolate Lab And Black Lab Mix)
Kisser and Hugger are 8 months and 3 months. They are a pure bred Chocolate Lab and a Black Lab Mix. The chocolate one is from a breeder and the black one is from a rescue.
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