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February 8, 2010
Decorating for a Dinner and Barbershop Quartet Performance
Our senior center is having a dinner and barbershop quartet performance in 10 days. I volunteered to decorate the tables. I'm thinking red and white striped fabric somehow and making little mini barber poles with music notes up and down the table.
Crafts Using Pop Bottle Lids
I have over a hundred pop bottle lids, soda lids. I save them to redeem the points on the Coke lids. They're all red. Is there some kind of craft I can do? I can't think of anything.
Liquid Lipstick Dries Up Quickly
I use the liquid long lasting lipstick, the type that comes with lipstick on one end and gloss the other end. The problem is they seem to dry up quickly and as they are expensive; I wondered if anyone knows how to make these last longer. Many thanks.
Problem With Varathane Floor Finish
I have installed an oak wood floor in the kitchen. I purchased the "raw" oak, installed it, stained it and now am putting the finish coats of Varathane on it. I am using the product made by Varathane Oil Based Diamond Wood Finish.
Spouse Won't Sign Divorce Papers
My spouse won't sign the divorce papers. What do I do?
Cheap fun in Orlando
I am looking for information for cheap and exciting vacations in Orlando.
Painting Room With Red and Black Furniture
I have a black leather contemporary sofa and a crimson red chair in my living room. My ceiling is an exposed concrete gray. Any ideas/suggestions on what color should I paint my walls (they are currently white)? Thanks.
Decor for Easter Day Church Event
I have just volunteered for the decorating committee for our church. Now I have to decorate for Easter. Does anyone have some good, inexpensive ideas?
Craft: Recycled Heart Garland
Cut apart a milk jug or other white plastics, clear plastic from product packaging and cut hearts in several sizes. Using your choice of cord or thread, chain stitch 20 stitches between each plastic heart (20 worked best for me). C
Pineapple Cheese Salad
Let gelatin and water set up in refrigerator until of whipping consistency. Blend in the topping, pineapple and pimento cheese spread. Chill.
For the steaks: Brown pork steaks in skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Place chops in a shallow baking pan. Cover with onions, green pepper and celery. Pour on the tomato juice.
Loose Meat Sandwiches
These puppies originated in the Midwest and people either love them or they hate them. Be ready for messy eats and have a spoon ready to scoop the fallen beef.
Dog Smells Bad
I have a Shih-Apso dog and it stinks up my house. What should I do?
Grandma Derr's Stuffing
Easy, cheap and scratch made.
Reviews of AAA Auto Club
Is AAA Auto Club worth the $65 per year? I am looking for an auto club that will assist if my car won't start or breaks down as I have an older car. Just wondering is a AAA reliable and dependable before I spend my money.
Cut celery into half inch strips. Seed peppers and cut into half inch squares. Add onions. Cover with boiling water and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain.
Stella and Gunner (Yorkies)
Stella and Gunner are Yorkies. Stella and Gunner belong to my son Justin and his girlfriend Amanda. Stella has been a part of the family for several years now and Gunner (the one-eyed wonder) was rescued from a home this past year in Austin.
Dog Friendly Cat Repellents
Does anyone know of any dog friendly cat repellents?
Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs
We have three chickens that are almost three years old. Just before winter, they stopped laying eggs. Do chickens stop laying eggs at this age normally? If not, how can we get them to lay eggs again?
Abby is 3. She is a Cockapoo. We rescued Abby from a horrible pet store in November of 07. She loves to play with her toys and her boy, well, our son (almost 1) but she is his trusty sidekick.
Yellow Stain on Marble Countertop
How do you remove a yellow stain on a marble bathroom countertop?
Romeo (Miniature Poodle)
Romeo is an 8 month old miniature poodle. We got Romeo for Christmas last year. Romeo loves to go for rides in the car and he loves to play in the yard. He is the sweetest dog there is, he is so loving and always want to be cuddled. Romeo is just the best friend you could have.
Use Pressurized Oil Spray Bottle for Baking Pans
When greasing cookie sheets, bread pans etc. I have been using sprays such as Pam and their generic counterparts. But they build up over time as a brown gunk on my pans, and I have to take a scrubber to get it off.
Add Parmesan Rind to Soups
Take a tip from the Italians and don't throw away the rind of your expensive slab of Parmesan cheese. Add it to soups and stocks (particularly for risotto) for delicious flavour.
My family has made these cookies for many years. every time I get out the faded recipe card, I think of all the memories on Valentine's days in the past both in making the cookies and the smiles that are always there when I serve or give them away.
Freezing a Test Portion of Food
When you are not sure how a food will freeze, freeze a small portion. Thaw, heat and taste. Everyone has their own tastes. Some foods will change textures or a bit of flavor.
Papaya Skins for Complexion Softener
Papaya skins make brilliant complexion softeners (like a fruit-acid peel). When you've scooped out the flesh, rub the inside of the skin on your face and leave for two minutes or so. Rinse off, and your face will feel as smooth as a baby's.
Uses for Cooling Racks
A cooling rack used for cookies and baked goods has many uses in the kitchen. I use it after washing fruits and vegetables that need to be dried before storing.
Problems With Other Tenants
I live in a basement apartment of a house which is supposed to be totally non-smoking. My upstairs neighbors smoke pot constantly and I smell cigarette odors from them.
Run Smaller Heater to Supplement Furnace
I believe everyone these days are complaining about the high electrics bills we are receiving. The company which supplies my electricity keeps going up several times a year.
Old Pillowcases for Dust Covers
As I was organizing my garage last night I saw that my folding chairs were dusty. I had also just put some old pillow cases in a pile for donation. Then it struck me to put the pillow cases over each folded chair. They fit perfectly!
Unexpected Household Savings
Here are a few easy ideas to save a few pennies. Replace some of your paper towel usages with micro fiber towels. Great for cleaning up glass tables, the stainless steel sink and kitchen appliances (available at the dollar store).
Use an Oatmeal Box to Hold Yarn
When knitting or crocheting with different color yarns, slide skeins into empty oatmeal boxes. These boxes can be set into another box of the appropriate size to hold them, or they can be taped together so they will not fall over.
Paper Bag for Small Recycling
I use paper grocery bags for my recycling, I put them in the corner in my kitchen and they collect paper, newspaper, cans, and plastics. When the bag is full I just throw it out into my large recycling container in the garage and open a new bag in the kitchen!
Craft: Swiffer "Cozy" Pad Replacement
I recently made a Swiffer Cozy for my Swiffer to replace the dry Swiffer cloths I buy. I think it qualifies as the ugliest Swiffer Cozy ever, but it used up leftover yarn I had and, it is very functional.
Dental Brush Picks for Jewelry Cleaning
When you need to clean tiny crevices of items, namely jewelry, earring backs, or any decor with fine detail I found that brush picks (in dental floss aisle in stores) works great.
Beaded Valentine Bag
Crocheted bag with beads and heart drawstrings.
Dishsoap Instead of Stain Remover
Small squeeze bottles of dish-washing liquid are wonderful substitutes for the high priced stain removers when prepping your shirt or blouse collars for laundering.
Use Old Panty Hose to Tie Up Plants
Cut up old panty hose into small strips and use those to tie tomato plants to the stakes.
Matchbox for Spreading Small Seeds
When you are handling very fine seeds for planting up. Select a dry matchbox (empty) put the seeds into it, add some silver sand (very fine sand you will buy in any gardening store). Give box a little shake, mixing seeds with sand.
Crocheted Valentine Envelope
This small envelope is a unique way to present a Valentine's Day gift, especially a gift of jewelry.
Keeping a Comforter on the Bed
How do I keep my comforter on the bed at night? It seems to always slip down while we are sleeping!
Too Much Pepper in Chili
What can I use to tone down the effect of too much white pepper in my chili?
Buying Silk Hydrangeas
My daughter is getting married and she likes hydrangeas, but I can't find any that are pure white. Her dress is white and everything I've bought looks cream next to her dress.
Steam Marks on Wood Furniture
I used steam on a wood table to take out water marks. It worked wonderful but now I have stains from the steam. I've tried mayonnaise, toothpaste, baking soda, Old English, and wax. Any answers?
Science Fair Project: Growing Plants With Different Liquids
I'm doing a science fair project on how different liquids effect how plants grow. I'm growing radishes, pole bean and peas in orange juice, diet ginger ale, milk, water and diluted vinegar.
Liquid Eraser on Denim
I spilled some liquid eraser on my best blue jeans that I wear to the office on Fridays. I have already tried alcohol. The stain has a hard base like paint. Any ideas?
Diet Ideas for an Autistic Child
I have a 6 year old grandson that is one of a set of triplets. He was just diagnosed with allergies to eggs, milk and wheat. He is developmentally delayed with many symptoms of autism.
Super Easy Mexican Lasagna
I am looking for a recipe for Mexican lasagna or enchilada casserole. A very simple recipe without a lot of ingredients would be helpful.
Block Layout for a "Blooming Nine Patch" Quilt
I need a pattern for a blooming nine patch quilt. Thanks.
Looking For Bill Me Later, Same as Cash and Payment Plan Sites
Does anyone know of any good websites that could be compared to the Lakeside Collection or LTD Commodities?
Making Oil For Effusion Lamps
I would love to have the recipe so I can make my own effusion oil for my diffuser lamp. The oil is so expensive when you buy it in stores. Does anyone know how to make it? Thanks.
Name and Slogan for a Commercial Cleaning Business
I am starting a commercial cleaning business and I want to use the name and slogan for "Bubbles." Any ideas?
Pruning an Avocado Plant
I have grown an avocado seed and it is 2 years old and approximately 9 feet tall. I have had it outside and need to bring it in for the winter, but it is too tall for the ceiling.
Mold on the Bathroom Ceiling
I am looking for appropriate information on removing mold above my shower on the painted ceiling. The wrong paint was used at the time.
Chicken Enchilada Recipe
I am trying to find a chicken enchilada recipe. Does anyone have a good one? Thank you.
Removing Yellow Stains from a Juicer
How can I remove carrot stains from a juicer?
Hot Fudge Sundae Cake
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, sugar, 2 Tbsp. cocoa, baking powder and salt in ungreased square pan, 8x8 inch. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla 2 with fork until smooth.
Sharky (Yorkshire Terrier)
Sharky is one year old. He is a Yorkshire "Terror," oops Yorkshire Terrier. Sharky was rescued February of 2009 from the Humane Society. When we first saw him it brought tears to my eyes.
Quick and easy. Slice kielbasa in to 1/4 inch slices. Put in large boiling pot with about 1/4 full of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
Mix applesauce, margarine, eggs, vanilla and Sugar Twin together. Add remaining ingredients; mix well.
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