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February 19, 2010
Flea Life Cycle
How long can fleas live without a host?
Shiny Spots on Wood Table
I got a brand new coffee table and tried to fix a very tiny dent using a iron. I made a huge mistake. It left a hot iron mark and I tried to fix that with an olive oil and baking soda mix. It got a little better.
Does cold water or hot water shrink leather?
Scheffelera Outside in Hard Freeze
I have a 15 year old Scheffelera that was left outside during a hard freeze for a couple of days. I brought the plant inside and the leaves were drooping and brown.
Planning a Trip to Hawaii
My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this summer. We would love to go to Hawaii; but don't know exactly how to proceed to make this happen. What are reliable websites, etc. that would lead us to fantastic deals?
Finding Comfortable Shoes
Two males in our family have the same problem. They both buy shoes and before long are not able to wear them because they are uncomfortable for their feet. They end up buying several pair and changing them frequently.
Buying One Gallon Glass Bottles for Water
Does anyone know where I can purchase 1 gallon "glass" bottles that I can take to the grocery store to refill with water? I've been reusing Gatorade bottles, but I'm concerned about using the plastic bottles over and over.
Gas Cooktop Reviews
What's better a porcelain or ceramic (glass) gas cooktop? I have an electric ceramic top that I plan to replace with a gas cooktop and wondered if the "old fashioned" gas porcelain top would be a better choice.
Substituting Bisquick for Jiffy Biscuit Mix
I am making a recipe that calls for 1 box of Jiffy biscuit mix, but I couldn't find it at the store. I do have Bisquick. What is the equivalency?
Rootblast Product Reviews
Has anyone ever tried the product "Rootblast"? What were the results?
Plants That Grow Well Near Potatoes
I have little space and want to plant potatoes. I have heard they do not go good near other vegetable plants. Which plants are good to plant next to potatoes?
Cleaning a Cymbals on a Drum Set
My grandson wants me to help him clean his cymbals on his drum set. Does any one know the process, so I don't damage them?
Knit or Crochet Cap Pattern for Breast Cancer Patient
I am looking for a pattern to knit or crochet a cap for a breast cancer patient. It has an eyelet row that you weave a scarf through. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Dog With Brain Injury Peeing in the House
I have a 9 year old Siberian Husky. We moved last fall and she started running. She got hit in the head in October and had pretty serious brain trauma.
Do Dogs in Heat Gain Weight?
I have a Staff cross Pitbull and she has come on heat; I am wondering if they gain a little bit o weight when they come on? She has got a little bit of a pot belly on her. I know she's not pregnant, because she is on and bleeding everywere. Can any one help? Please.
Removing Red Paint from White Doors
My daughter used red paint and splattered it on white closet doors. I need to remove it to sell house. I do not have the money to buy new doors. Help!
Locations to Have a Luau Near Hagertown, MD
I am looking for a place to hold a luau in or around Hagerstown, MD. It needs to have an outdoor area as well as a indoor or covered area with a restroom. We need to be able to have alcohol on the premises. It would also need to be open/available after dusk. Any help?
Clay Garden Project Ideas
I'm a newbie at clay pottery. I am looking for garden projects to make with clay.
Caterers Near Hagerstown, MD
Does anyone know a caterer in the Hagerstown, MD area that is inexpensive. We need someone that can do a pig roast for a luau party?
When you buy cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double the size and frost more cake or cupcakes with same amount. You also reduce sugar and calories.
Repairing A Broken Water Line
When you get your new pieces in place, if the water is seeping through the pipe, it is hard to get the pipe to seal before the sealant is washed away from the joint.
Use Box Folder for Organizing Bills
For several years now I've used the box folders, the ones that have handles on top and 18 or more slots) some have medical, rent, etc. I put my own labels on the folders in the order that works best for us.
Buying a House Using Lease to Own
Do you think doing a lease/purchase of a house is a good idea? I am trying to buy a house but nowadays lenders want you to have a high credit score and you have to pay off ALL debts on your credit report.
Reduce Odor with Ziplock Bags for Dirty Diapers
When disposing of dirty diapers, use zip lock bags. Some baby wipe packages are resealable, save these for disposing of diapers also. You can recycle the bags this way.
Share Your Customer Service Experiences
Share your business experiences, regardless of if they were good or bad, with the manager or website of the company. Often times you will get a coupon and a really good service person may get a reward at work as well.
Keeping Cats Out of Garden Mulch
How do I clean around the house when cats have pooped in my mulch? Can I put something around the mulch to keep cats out?
Dish Detergent for Dog Prints on Wooden Deck
We have a large, painted wooden deck and two very large dogs. To say the deck is frequently dirtied by their paws is an understatement. My husband had tried several things to clean the deck without damaging the wood or making it slippery.
Tips For Eating Out Less
We also were finding ourselves eating out, and not happy about the quality of the food we were eating. My solution for the days when I don't want to cook are:
Name Ideas for a Commercial Supplies Business
I would like to start business to sell green products to restaurants and hotels. I would supply takeout containers, cleaning supplies and janitorial supplies. Does anyone have any name ideas for this type of business?
Children's Activity Box
Keep an "activity box" on hand. Organizing one day, I took a big cardboard box and filled it with the things that I had available for children to play with.
We live in an older rental home and almost all the windows are singled paned so before the Arctic weather arrived I went to Home Depot and bought 4 x 8 panels of insulation at $8.95 a sheet.
Daisy (Chihuahua/Toy Fox Terrier)
Daisy is a 5 year old Chihuahua/Toy Fox Terrier. I adopted Daisy from the local rescue. She was found scared to death on a busy street. She's been in our family for 3 1/2 years.
Advice for Sagging Breasts
I'm only 22 and my breasts are sagging and very unattractive. I've had 2 kids so I know that's why. Does anyone have any tips on what bra I should wear or exercises I could do? Thank you.
Gatto (American Shorthair Tabby)
Gatto is a four year old American Shorthair (Tabby) aka regular cat. He was adopted from a local shelter November 2009. He was a skinny guy with an unattractive skin condition who'd been in his tight little cage for three months.
Rusty is a 17+ year old Lab. I found him in a car dealership parking lot about 15 years ago. He was covered in mange and starving. He likes anything that involves food and car rides.
This is Molly. She is a healthy 7 year old, and was about 2 weeks in this photo. She's a medium-long haired calico. Molly was found by my neighbor when she was 2 days old. Her eyes didn't open for a week. We fed her with a bottle which you see, she took to easily.
Get Your Money's Worth When Buying Nuts and Produce
I keep a bowl of cracked pecans and a dish of candies beside the door of where I use my laptop so it's easy to grab a snack-on-the-go.
Family: Robin's First Grandchild
This is Trey Jackson. He is my first grandchild and was born February 12th, 2010. He's such a precious little miracle. It's impossible to describe how much we love him and how thankful we are for him.
Styrofoam Finger Puppet
Child's finger puppet made from styrofoam ball.
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg alternately with milk. Stir in peaches. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Pour boiling water over raisins and soda. Add brown sugar, oleo, white sugar,and mix well. Beat eggs, vanilla, and add to mixture and mix. Add flour, mix well. Put dough in 9 (10 ounce) well greased soup cans.
Leftover Mexican Casserole
A layered dish of one large flour tortilla with refried beans salsa hamburger with seasonings a layer of cheese and a layer of black beans and rice with corn. Add more meat and cheese with tortilla chips on top.
Slow Cooker Zesty Minestrone
A yummy full bodied meal when served with crusty bread smothered with unsalted butter and a mixed green salad tossed with a vinaigrette dressing.
Chicken Breasts with Wild Rice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt margarine in jelly roll pan in oven. Mix eggs and milk. Measure all dry ingredients into a paper bag.
Super Vegetable Salad
Cut the florets from broccoli and cauliflower. Wash and drain each thoroughly. Place florets in a large bowl. Add the chopped peppers, then the chopped onions. Place grated sharp cheddar cheese on top.
Getting a Syntax Error Message When Trying to Print
My Windows XP PC suddenly won't print to my HP PSC 2210 printer. I can not print from webpages or emails. I get a "syntax error" message. I can however print test alignment pages, scan, or copy.
For first layer: Melt butter with cocoa over hot water; add powdered sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix together the crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Add to the first mixture, mix well and press into bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Chill.
Instructions for Making a Doggie Backpack
Can anyone instruct me how I might make a doggie backpack for my friend's miniature poodle? We'd like him to be able to carry his own water, treats, and "stoop and scoop" bags.
Getting Rid of Potato Vine
Does anyone know how to get rid of a weed called "potato vine"? It grows, it seems like everywhere and is really hard to kill. I've dug up alot of it, but it manages to come back. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Wholesale Food Stores in Missouri Similar to Smart and Final
In California, Arizona, and Nevada there is a Warehouse Grocery store open to the public named Smart and Final. Is there anything similar anywhere in Missouri? No, not Costco or Sam's Club. Smart and Final is used by both the homeowner and small restaurants.....
Less Costly Landscaping
Landscaping can take a huge chunk out of a household's budget, but an untidy yard can really pull the entire look and value of a home down.
Planning a Ten Commandment Tea
Has anyone attended a Ten Commandment Tea? If yes, please tell me what took place, and what type of food was served?
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
This can be made the night before and my family that "hates" instant mashed potatoes, love these and never complain they aren't fresh.
Mix vanilla, heavy whipping cream, and sugar in one bowl. Scoop up 2 cups of snow in a different bowl and then slowly pour the mixture of sugar, vanilla, and whipping cream into the bowl of snow, while stirring. Taste.
Buying Christmas Lights Offseason
I'm looking for small boxes of Christmas lights. Can anyone help me locate these? I forgot to buy some when they had all the Christmas items marked down. Now all the Christmas stuff is gone. I don't really want to wait till next year to start my craft projects.
Name Ideas for Women and Children's Clothing Store
I'm starting a new business, a women and kids clothing store. I didn't name it yet. Can you help me? Thank you.
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