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March 25, 2010
Birthday Party Refreshments
My birthday was one day ago and my party is tomorrow. I don't have an idea what to serve my friends. Can anyone help?
Free Computer Training Site for Senior Citizens
Can someone help me find a free site for senior citizens that can help me to learn how to do more things on my computer?Thank you.
Name Ideas for Homemade Pet Treats Business
I am starting a business baking dog treats and I need a snappy name for my business. I am looking for suggestions. Thanks.
Suction on Shampooer Does Not Work
My Bissell Pro Heat carpet shampooer, will not suck up any water.
Does Baking Soda Damage Tooth Enamel?
Does baking soda damage tooth enamel?
Killing Mealybugs, Scales, Aphids, Spider Mites, etc.
How do I kill infestations of aphids on my euonymus vine? They have manifested thickly on the stems as well.
Identifying Markings on Serving Dish
I have silver by Rogers Brothers, 1847. It also has two letters after, that are I S. Can anyone tell me if this is sterling silver or not and what do the letters I S mean? The pattern is First Love.
Flowers That Don't Attract Bees
Does anyone know what type of flowers I can plant around the front of my house that won't attract bees?
Finding Zoo Locations
Where can I find a list of the locations of zoos?
Activities to Overcome Boredom
What do you do when you get bored? I get bored easily; I try to sew, or go fishing, or walking. I need something new to do. I'm always bored.
Carolina Jessamine Not Flowering
I cannot get my Carolina Jessamine to flower. Am I in the wrong zone for this vine?
Best Flooring for a Screen Porch
I have a covered porch that is screened in top to bottom. I need to replace some indoor/outdoor carpeting that is there with something else; it is over concrete. Is tile hard to install, and is there a special kind I need to use outside?
Mix Leftover Lipstick With Vaseline
This is a make up tip. You can purchase a little plastic container in the sample/travel section of your favorite grocery or drug store and then put the last bit of your lipstick in it with some Vaseline.
Jeans Zipper Won't Stay Up
If you have a pair of jeans that fit well, but has a zipper that just won't stay up, try this tip before getting rid of them. Get a small, thin ponytail holder, like the ones used for little girls.
Boil noodles; cook hamburger; drain; to hamburger add both soups, stir together; add noodles; stir together. In 9x13 inch pan, pour half of mixture with 1 cup grated cheese and add other half of meat/soup mixture; add rest of cheese.
Homemade Creamy Bath and Body Wash
This is something I came up with a few weeks ago and I love it! Very frugal, costs about 25 cents to make and it goes a long way. Great for large families who go through too much shower gel.
Traveling with Ziplocks
When traveling, I always throw in a few extra quart size zip lock bags. Then when I buy something on the trip, such as lotions or perfumes, I put them in the bag to avoid any dripping or spilling on to my clothing.
Carrot And Pineapple Salad
Dissolve gelatin in hot water and add pineapple juice. Chill. when this begins to thicken, add other ingredients. Pour mixture into a mold and chill until set.
Herbal Remedies for Post-Hysterectomy Problems
After my hysterectomy 6 yrs ago (I'm 55 yrs old now), my doctor put me on HRT since I had very bad night sweats and hot flashes. It was great and I had no problems at all.
What Breed is My Dog?
I know my dog is a mix of Rottweiler and I can't figure out what else. I heard maybe Mastiff, but I think his snout is too long for a Mastiff. Any suggestions?
Your oven can bake some wonderful BBQ flavored spareribs for dinner.
What Breed is This Dog?
This girl has been roaming around our neighborhood for over a week. She has been spayed and I intend to see if she is chipped. Would you guess this to be a full blooded fawn Boxer? Her ears and tailed are not clipped.
Reuse Bleach Jug for Toting Cleaning Supplies
Leave the handle but make a large round cut in front of the handle large enough for your cans of cleaner. I could get glass cleaner and toilet cleaner plus the brush and several rags in my handy container.
Replacing the Batteries in the Singer Handy Stitch 300K
Where do the batteries go in the Singer Handy Stitch 300K?
Inexpensive "Da Bird" Cat Toy
Both my cats love to play with a fishing pole toy for cats called Da Bird. It costs around $7, and consists if two feathers that twirl when you pull it. They can destroy Da Bird in about a minute. Refill feathers are available to clip onto the fishing pole for around $5.
Motivating Myself to Clean and Organize
I am so far behind on all of my house work. I seem to be in a very bad slump and cannot get myself out of it. I feel like I am extremely lazy. I have no motivation at all to get up and clean and it makes me not even want to stay here.
Mix Seasoned Meat Coatings With Potato Chips
I've thought of a way to get twice as much for my money when using the meat coatings that you "shake" in a plastic bag. I buy the store brand which saves me even more, then I mix each packet with an equal amount of finely crushed potato chips.
Paper Towel Tube for Tong Storage
I never used my tongs because they took up too much storage space and were always tangled into everything else in my cabinet drawer. Then I discovered that they fit perfectly in a paper towel roller.
Cleaning the Bathtub
How do I clean my bathtub with ease? I spend a lot of time bending and reaching while cleaning the tub. I was wondering if the Mr. Clean Reach mop (short handle) will help. Also, what can I spray on my tub daily to minimize cleaning?
Corn and Noodle Casserole
Combine all ingredients. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Serves 8-10.
Free Clipart Websites
I am looking for a web site for free clip art. I don't want to compromise my computer so I need a safe web site. Also, I would like to have a free site with no strings attached. Sometimes things say free, but turn out not to be. Thank you.
Jax Shane (Poodle)
Jax Shane is a 10 month old Poodle. I got him last August. My Gram had a friend selling poodles so I offered. Jax likes to play and go for walks.
Any ideas how to promote my hand crocheted items? I've been doing craft shows and I have a site on Etsy.com. I've put a lot of time and money into this, but I'm not seeing the rewards. Any suggestions how to get my name out there?
Cleaning and Caring for Birdfeeders
If you enjoying feeding backyard birds, cleaning and maintaining your birdfeeders is an important part of keeping your feathered friends safe and healthy. Wild birds prefer fresh, mold-free birdseed and a safe and convenient place to feed.
Advice for Buying Wind Chimes
What type materials should I consider or not consider when shopping for outdoor wind chimes? They will not be in the shade and will be exposed to hot sun, rain, snow, etc.
Starting a Hibiscus from Seeds
I am looking for advice for growing Hardy Hibiscus seeds that I have saved since last year. I would also like advice for caring for Hardy Hydrangea that I planted last year. I know nothing about Hibiscus and Hydrangea. Any advice you can share will be much appreciated.
Inexpensive Family Vacation Ideas
Where can a family of 4 go for a family trip that is very reasonable? We live in PA.
Dog's Urine Smells Fishy
Does anyone have any idea why my dog's urine smells fishy? Could it be an infection or the food he's eating?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Brewster's Rose Swag Trail (#55811, Batch #1)
I am looking for 4-6 single rolls (or double equivalent) of Brewster wallpaper pattern #55811 batch #1. The pattern is called Rose Swag Trail and has pale blue roses on it. It is discontinued and no one seems to have any. I appreciate any help. Thank you.
Generator Will Not Restart
I am unable to restart my generator because the cord is stiff. I have made several attempts after waiting a short while but it still would not start. What can I do to solve this issue?
Removing ChapStick from Fabric
My granddaughter smeared red ChapStick over a large area of my ivory colored bed quilt. How do I remove this without damaging my quilt?
Caring For A Christmas Cactus
My Christmas cactus blooms, but is not growing taller or fuller. It is just staying the same size. How can I increase plant growth? What kind of fertilizer should I use?
Fertilizing a Hydrangea
I have a Hydrangea and a Mallow Hibiscus each about 9 months old. They are in the ground , in poor soil. What fertilizer should be used on each to promote growth and flowers? Thanks.
Knitting Pattern for a Teapot Cozy
I am looking for an easy knitting or crocheting pattern for a teapot cozy. It is a 6 cup teapot.
Oliver (Silky Terrier)
Oliver is a 4 1/2 year old Silky Terrier I adopted from a pet saver group. He brings his toys to me to play.
Problems Installing MS Office 7
I just installed MS Office 7 and I can't get my graphics. It keeps saying the installer is installing, but it never does. Then it says something about a patch. What am I doing wrong?
Removing Soot from Porcelain Figurines
My father had a house fire and there were Hummel figurines and other porcelain/clay products inside. How do I get the soot off?
Cubby (Orange Tabby)
Cubby is a 14 year old orange tabby cat. My son adopted him for Mother's Day from Pets Unlimited in SC. Cubby is laid back. He sits at the dinner table most nights like a person. He has a little mouse that he plays with and loves cat nip.
Dress up a door knob, Easter basket, or your baby girl's room (etc.) with this simple yet beautiful boutique-looking butterfly.
Having a Wedding Ceremony After Eloping
My husband and I are going to have a wedding ceremony in July after a year and a half of being married. Since we eloped, we decided to have the whole ceremony and reception thing.
Refinishing Mobile Home Walls
I have textured mobile home walls. I want to take the strips down and mud the gaps. How do I do this with the light texture on the walls? Has anyone ever done this before? Please let me know.
Plant Suggestions for a Hanging Basket
I received a hanging, plastic lined basket and need advice on what and how much to plant in it so it will be full. Thanks.
Orange Cream Cheese Spread
This is really good as a spread on sour dough or French bread and I love using it as a dip for Jicama!
Kids won't need a green thumb to create these lilies, only the outline of their hand. Create several to form a bouquet to adorn your Easter table.
Cleaning Clothes That Have Yellowed
What's the best way to get white and colored clothing clean after it's been hanging in a closet for ages and has yellowed? I don't want to use chlorine bleach. I am afraid of using bleach full strength.
Use Less Sugar When Making Kool Aid
When making Kool Aid, instead of using a full cup of sugar, use just 2/3 cup. My family can't tell the difference in the sweetness. And it brings out more of the fruity flavor. Using less sugar saves money.
Melt butter in saucepan; add brown sugar. Boil over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in milk. Bring to boil stirring constantly. Cool to lukewarm. Gradually add confectioners sugar.
Homemade Worcestershire Sauce
You know what's going in it. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and saute the chopped sweet onion until soft, about 7 minutes. Add the tamarind paste, garlic, ginger, and jalapenos.
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