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January 8, 2010
Dog Biting Hair Off
After having my Chow cut for the summer, she now bites the hair off her back legs and tail also around her back area. She has almost no hair left.
Information About Terrier/Bichon Frise mix
I have a Bichon Frise/Yorkshire Terrier mix, male puppy who is 5 months old. Does anyone know how big he is going to get?
Changing From a 15 amp to 20 amp Breaker
If a #12 wire is connected to a 15 amp breaker, can I assume that it is safe to replace the 15 amp breaker with a 20 amp breaker?
Unclogging a Bathroom Drain
How do I unclog a drain?
Removing Grease From Washed Clothes
What is the best way to remove a set in oil stain such as butter, cooking oil, etc. from clothing after it has been washed?
Refrigerator Not Cold and Freezer Not Freezing
My Kenmore refrigerator stopped cooling and freezing. It makes a high pitched "click" noise when turning on and off.
Kenmore Freezer Not Automatically Defrosting
I have a Kenmore refrigerator model# 596-73824200, with freezer on bottom. The back of freezer wall keeps frosting up and then the refrigerator won't quit running.
Removing Sweat and Drool Spots From Microfiber Couch
How do I remove a sweat stain from a light green microfibre covered couch?
Ideas for Fun Family Road Trips
Looking at all this snow outside has me eager to travel. I am looking for kid-friendly road trips that will appeal to adults, too. I have an 8 year old boy. We parents aren't very athletic.
Quick, easy, inexpensive, and a hearty meal. I use my Dutch oven for this, and my kids loved it.
Never Fail Banana Bread
It really is a Never Fail Banana Bread! Beat margarine and sugar. Add remaining ingredients. To sour milk, add 1 Tbsp. lemon juice to milk.
AGX Hearing Aid Reviews
Does anyone have any information on AGX hearing aids and their prices?
Product Review: Lipozene Fat Burner
i just received my Lipozene order today and found that they added more of the product and another product that I had said no to. I thought I was paying $29.95 and I was charged $144.77. I should have read the reviews first. Do not fall for this product.
Saving Money on Calendars
Where can I get some calendars for 2010, inexpensively?
Installing Shelving on a Slanted Ceiling
I have a loft with a slanted ceiling and I was wondering if it is possible to somehow place brackets on the slope in order to create shelving? This would give us some more storage space for books, etc.? Any ideas anyone?
Use Spaghetti to Test When Baking
If baking a cake and you are out of toothpicks to test to see if it is done, use a piece of uncooked spaghetti instead.
Aloe Vera Gel for Minor Burns
Cover burn or sunburn completely with gel. If using plant, break off a piece of stem from aloe vera plant and squeeze gel from piece of plant directly onto burn. Leave on, do not wash off, reapply as needed.
Unclogging Toilet Hooked to Septic Tank
Has anyone with a septic tank used the soap and hot water method to unclog toilets? Would this damage your septic tank?
Using Last Year's Desk Calendar
Last year's desk calendar makes a great recipe holder or stand for pictures. Sure hope you haven't thrown them away! They stand up on their own and mine has rests on the bottom that hold the card or picture.
Use Baby Oil Instead of Bath Oil
Dry skin season is here. My skin tends to get extremely dry and use to crack. I use to use Skin So Soft (Avon) bath oil to help, but I found that I can get the same results using a couple drop of baby oil in my bath water.
"5S" Your Way to an Organized Life
Many people are overwhelmed with the thought of organizing their home let alone one specific area. A great "workplace" organization methodology you can follow in the home is called "5S", originally employed in Japanese manufacturing plants.
Repairing Crushed Gift Bows
How can I repair crushed gift bows?
Using Foil Covered Cardboard to Reflect Radiator Heat
I was reading somewhere on TF that if you covered cardboard in foil shiny side out it will help throw out more heat from radiators. Do you cut the card the length of the radiator and how far down the radiator do you place it?
Would anyone know if you can freeze breadcrumbs and if so, for how long? Many thanks.
Save the containers that grocery and consumable items come in and repurpose them!
Basil Stalks Turning Brown
My basil's stalks are turning brown, is this normal?
Grease Pet Dish with Olive Oil for Easy Cleaning
When I clean my pets' food and water bowls, after they dry, I lightly grease the inside of them with olive oil to make them easier to clean next time. This keeps food from sticking and the olive oil is good for their coat.
Old Fashioned Homemade Ketchup
Cut the tomatoes into quarters removing stem ends. Remove seeds from the peppers and cut them into strips. Peel onions and cut in eighths. Fill blender about 3/4 full with vegetables.
Upcycled Storage Table
Here is how to take a table frame that is plain and/or broken and make it into a usable table with plenty of storage. First, taking your table frame, put it on the cardboard and newspaper in a well-ventilated area and paint it the desired color.
Tubby (Chihuahua Mix)
My dog's name is Tubby (beside him is Puddles, she died October 19, 2009). She 7 months, a mixed breed, Chihuahua and something else (not sure). I got him from a litter of pups my mom's dog had.
Tigger (American Tabby)
Tigger is 2-1/2 years old. He is an American Tabby that we adopted from our neighbor. He likes to run after balls and occasionally go in the yard and frolic.
Decorating With Fruit Jars
These pretty little jars-o-fruit were found in the dollar aisle at the store of a nearby town. First seeing them, they appeared to be cute little candles but when picked up, the fluid inside was visible. Perfect little beautiful jars of fruit.
Peanut Butter Fudge
Boil for 5 minutes, the sugar, margarine and milk. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Let set up.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
I have been wanting to make this for awhile and finally bit the bullet. I had a sweet potato in the fridge that was on the verge of going bad and had I waited another week to use it it would have gone in the compost.
Polynesian Deep Fried Sweet Puffs
Here is another yummy sweet treat. These puffs are good plain, but taste really good sprinkled with powdered sugar or gently spread with your favorite jam or jelly.
Au Gratin Potatoes
Mix sour cream, cream of chicken soup and milk together. Mix hash browns, cheese and onion together.
Making Apple Butter
Peel and slice enough apples to fill a heavy six quart pan. Cook rapidly, stirring frequently, until apples are soft; then cook slowly, stirring constantly. When the mixture begins to thicken, add spices and sugar.
Hamburger Bean Bake
Brown the hamburger with the onion. Pour off excess grease. Add the sliced Kielbasa. Add the cans of beans, including the sauce. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and dry mustard.
Scooter and Rascal (Ferrets)
Scooter and Rascal both are around 5 years old. They are Ferrets! Rascal (the girl) is the dark colored cutie and we got her first. Someone couldn't keep Scooter (the yellow ferret) and so we took him.
Sophie (Pomeranian - Dachshund Mix)
Sophie is 17 months old. She is a Pomeranian - Dachshund mix. I got her through a classified ads on May 3, 2008. Sophie likes to wrestle with her pal, Ben.
Uses For Leftover Chili
I like to make enough chili so that I have leftovers for another easy meal. Here are two ways I like to use the leftovers: Bake a potato and top it with heated leftover chili, top the chili with sour cream and sprinkled cheese.
Pull the Plug on Electrical Costs
One can never save enough electric. Yet, the growing concern over the cost of utilities coincides with the growing concern for the health of our planet. This enables a household to cut utility costs while "going green" in ways that are easier than ever before.
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