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March 9, 2010
Refrigerator's Door Ice Maker Not Working
I have a Kenmore side by side model 106.52582201. The ice maker is all functioning well, except it won't come out the door. I held the button down so I could see what was going on and the spiral that carriers the ice was turning and there was nothing blocking it.
Keeping Dogs from Chewing on Furniture
Can someone please give me tips on how to stop my 3 month Chow mix from biting my couch?
Making a Poncho with an Oblong Knifty Knitter (Long Loom)
I need a pattern for a poncho. I use the long looms.
I would like to know how or where I could get my Ugg boots cleaned? I have the short tan Uggs and they have gotten very dirty. I also need them to be fixed, because I made a hole on the big toe area of the boot. The hole isn't big, but it needs to be fixed. Thanks.
Ink on Microfiber Furniture
How do I get ink (black) out of my brand new microfiber sectional couch without harming it?
Repairing Scraped Patent Leather
I have Patent leather Pradas and the leather is scraped off; is there a way I can get them fixed?
Are dry sherry and cooking sherry the same thing?
Baby Shower Ideas
I would like to have the directions to the diaper cake pattern and other baby shower ideas, and gifts.
Removing Nail Polish From Comforter
My 3 year old daughter got into a purple bottle of nail polish. I would like to know what is the best way to remove it from my bed comforter.
Mildew on a Baby Car Seat
Does anyone know how long it would take for mildew to consume every piece of fabric material on an infant car seat when left outside during the winter?
Preventing Bed Bugs from Moving Too
I recently moved into a house only to find out that its infested with bed bugs. The landlord knew it was infested, but yet let us move in anyway. They had pest control come in and spray, but Ive still got bugs.
Cigarette Odors Coming from the Apartment Next Door
The owners downstairs from me smoke. It seems like it is only on the weekends when I can smell the smoke in my house because that's when all of his friends are over and they all smoke like crazy. Will this smell stay in my house if its only on the weekends?
Cleaning Fireplace Smoke Stains off Walls and Ceiling
How do you get smoke stains off the walls from the fireplace?
Adjusting Sewing Machine Tension
I have a problem with my sewing machines. I have 2 different brands, different ages, but the same problem with both so I'm sure it's me and not the machine.
Chai Tea Mix Recipe
I am looking for a Chai tea recipe that doesn't call for as much sugar.
Manual for Pillsbury Bread Machine #1016
I am looking for a manual for a Pillsbury Bread and Dough Machine Model 1016.
Champagne Cake Recipe
I am looking for a recipe for Champagne Cake. I remember getting it at a bakery in Bakersfield, CA many years ago. We would get it for special celebrations.
Putting Photos on Plates
How do I make photos on a plate?
Yellow Stains on Bathroom Walls and Floor
What are the yellow stains I get around one bathroom commode? They are also on the walls and floor. It is made worse with Clorox. Alcohol seems to work. It has yellowed the tub (fake marble) which is never used.
Removing Smoke Odor from Artificial Plant
I had a house fire three months ago and lost most of my belongings that meant the world to me. I have a artificial tree that I love. It reeks of smoke damage and I want to know how to get that smell out?
Making Your Own Dog Grooming Products
Does anyone have recipes for Oatmeal and Aloe Vera conditioner and shampoo? I am also looking for recipe for Greenies dental chews and the dental filling that is minty and freshens breath. It is found in rolled raw hides. I have a large dog (50 pounds and growing).
Ants Eating My Roses
The ants are eating my roses and it's leaves. I sprayed the leaves, but the spray is harmful to the leaves, too. A friend told me to wrap a plastic bag around the base of the plant, but the ants just crawl over that, too. Any suggestions?
Problem With Buffering Streaming Video
I am having a problem with buffering/streaming. When I am playing back videos, it stops, starts, and stops again. Any ideas how to fix this problem?
Getting Rid of Small Yellow and Black Bugs Inside
My brother has been seeing these small black and yellow bugs in his apartment. The bugs are about 1/4 inch long, black with a yellow middle, and crunch when squished. What can he do to get rid of them?Thank you.Michelle
Introducing a Pit Bull to Cats
We are fostering a Pit Bull Boston Terrier mix from the Humane Society. How can we introduce her to our 2 cats? She knows what room they are in and just stares down the hallway. We tried to introduce them, but she goes nuts. We think she goes nuts, maybe she just wants to play?
Composting Grass and Horse Manure
How can you get a very large pile of grass and horse manure to break down quickly?
Feeding a Dog After Surgery
My 17 lb. Lhasa Apso was neutered about 9 hours ago and he just seems to want to eat more than they said he would. Can I give him the food he wants or let him cry, bark, whine and continue making me feel guilty?
Ceramic Cooktop Scraper
Where can I get a "razor blade" scraper specially designed for glass-ceramic cooktops?
Boiling Eggs in an Electric Skillet
Can an egg be boiled in an electric skillet?
Soil Safety of Vegetable Bed with Rail Road Tie Sides
We are transforming a landscaped garden at my daughter's school into a vegetable garden. The garden had raised beds made from creosote impregnated RR ties that have been in place for thirty years. We are concerned about soil contamination.
Using an External Fax Modem with Magic Jack
Faxing with HP K60 through Magic Jack initially worked fine, but later and now I have the same issues as others have. It will work on some numbers I try, but not at all on others. I am thinking an external fax modem should work.
Best Fax Machine to Use with Magic Jack
Has anyone used the Magic Jack to send and receive faxes and if so what brand fax machine? I can receive faxes through my Lexmark, but am unable to send. I want to buy one that can do both.
Link: Send Crayons To Be Recycled
Are there crayons in your house that are unpopular colours? Put them in a small box and send them to the recycling program run by Crazy Crayons, where your castoffs will be melted down and turned into a new generation of crayons.
Easy to Digest Meals for Someone with Stomach Problems
My husband has problems with his stomach. He can not eat anything heavy for supper. He is only eating oatmeal right now. I need some ideas on meals I can fix that will be easy on his digestive system and actually taste good.
How to Tell if Your Pet is Sick
Here are some tips to tell if your pet is sick.
Share "One Favorite Thought" at a Funeral
Uncle Jimmy recently died. In preparation of his funeral, my contribution was to introduced an idea of "My One Favorite Thought" to add along with the traditional photo books, sign-up directory and flowers.
Microwave Safety Tips
Several times, I used the microwave oven, only to have pitted "microwavable bowls," and the inside of the microwave, a food mess. I discovered on my own, to use a smaller "heat" setting for a longer period of time.
Crocheted Shamrock Garland
St. Patrick's Day garland to decorate your home, office or classroom. Shamrock: Chain 4, join with a slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.
Stir Fry Sesame Green Beans
Blanch green beans in large pot of boiling water for about 3 minutes. Drain. Transfer green beans to large bowl of ice water to cool and drain again.
Coffee Filters Instead Of Paper Towels
Save on paper towels by using round coffee filters instead. They are the size of your hand which is the area you generally use on a paper towel. You can buy filters unbleached too, if you prefer. You get plenty per pack for a dollar and they have a million uses.
Use Produce Rubber Bands For Toothpaste End
I've found that the small heavy rubber bands that come on bunches of Broccoli work perfectly to 'hold' the end of your tooth paste tube when you start to roll it up.
Detergent Bottle Pumpkins
Save the bright orange liquid detergent bottles during the year. Decorate the front of the bottle with either black felt, or black fun foam cut into triangle eyes, and nose, and zigzag mouth.
Mix Sunflower Oil With Oil Of Olay
For years I have used Oil of Olay moisturizer for my face and loved the results. Now I am trying to be more frugal, but don't want to lose my smooth skin. Here is what I have learned from a dermatologist.
Straightening Clothes Without a Iron
Don't have an iron? Use your curling iron to straighten your hems. After curling your hair, simply run the curling iron along the hems of your cotton or cotton-blend clothes.
Removing Candle Wax from Holder
The best way to remove hard wax from candlesticks or any leftover wax is to place the dish or candlestick in the freezer overnight. Take it out the next day and the wax will just come off by rubbing or pop out of the dish. Easy cleaning!
Jingles is 5 years old and a Pekingese. I got him from my partner for Christmas 5 years ago. He likes to squeak the toys I buy for him and roll them around.
Bhindi (Okra) in Yogurt
Curry that can be served with rice or bread.
Product Review: Eggland's Best Eggs
My son has been telling me to try these eggs for many years. I always refused because of the high price. Since we moved I can no longer buy farm fresh eggs. I finally gave in to his suggestion.
Chinese Beef Casserole
Cook the beef and drain of grease. Mix beef with all ingredients except noodles. Place in casserole. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Top with noodles and bake another 5 minutes.
Creamy Ranch Potatoes
Here is a recipe to put in crock pot and walk away.
Hearty Soup Mix
Combine ingredients in a large airtight container. Stir to evenly distribute ingredients. Label container. Store in cool, dry place.
Flapjacks for Teatime Treat
Flapjacks are the most economical teatime treat and kids love them. Melt half cup of butter in a small pan, add golden syrup (about one cup) and stir until warm through. Then take off heat and stir in two cups of rolled oats until they are fully absorbed.
Orange Streusel Muffins
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 14 muffin cups with paper baking cups. In a large bowl, combine the flour, pecans, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Jello Pressed Cookies
In large mixing bowl, combine shortening and sugar, then add Jello. Mix thoroughly with the egg. Add the soda, then gradually add flour, mixing well after each addition.
Mix first 5 ingredients together and chill well. Mix last 4 ingredients together and chill well. Crumple pieces of foil in bottom of salad bowl so dressing can drain. Line bowl with lettuce leaves and add salad.
Energy Saving Tips for Using Dehumidifiers
If left untreated, too much moisture indoors can lead to a host of issues, the least of which is the growth of mold and mildew. Dehumidifiers work by removing excess moisture in the air. Here are some tips for getting the most energy savings and efficiency out of your dehumidifier.
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