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March 26, 2010
Helping Stray Cat and Kittens
The stray cat that I have been feeding gave birth to a liter of five kittens two weeks ago. The box that they were living in was too small and smelled awful so my neighbor and I decided to transfer the kittens into a bigger box.
Rainbow Tea Party Ideas
We are having a Rainbow Tea at my church. I need ideals on a theme and a Bible verse to go along with it. Ideas for decorations would also be helpful.
Getting The Last Out Of Pump Bottles
How do you get hand lotion, liquid soap, etc. out of plastic pump bottles when you get to the bottom and know there is some left in the bottle?
Homemade Skin Toner
I just recently found out about homemade skincare and am very excited. I already tried the facial scrubs (honey and brown sugar) and loved it. What can I use for a facial toner? I have sensitive skin. Thanks.
Replace or Repair Plumbing Fixtures?
The shower head and faucet in my bathtub are almost coming out from the wall. Will it be worth getting a plumber to fix them and how much would it cost? Would I be better off buying new fixtures?
Whenever I cook fish, either baking it or panfrying, there is a milky residue that seeps from the fish. The fish is done, but the residue is unappetizing looking. What causes it and how can I cook the fish to avoid it?
Patenting an Invention
I have invented a spray bottle that will spray to the last drop. What do I do?
Cleaning Kitchen Appliances with Baking Soda
How do I use baking soda in cleaning kitchen appliances?
Using Store Bought Yogurt as Starter in the Easiyo Yogurt Maker
I purchased an Easiyo Yogurt maker and a packet of the base and culture. It seems incomprehensible to me that this $15.00 packet of culture is needed to make 2 lbs of yogurt.
Removing Wax Build Up from No Wax Floors
We have a no wax floor. For some reason, over the years mom used wax on it. It looks dull and dirty. How can I remove all the built up wax?
Wall Trends International Wallpaper #306-91-276 Hydrangea Trail
I purchased a beautiful wallpaper two years ago at a store in Luzerne County, by Wall Trends International. It is called Hydrangea Trail and the stock no. is 306 91 276. It is a muted gold/taupe with hydrangea on a vine.
Diagonal Furniture Arrangement
My wife and I recently purchased a new home. In the living room she wants to put a couch across the back corner of the room and cut off some the living space. I don't like this idea. Is is a good way to decorate the living room or not?
Egg Carton Easter Eggs
A way to make Easter eggs that you can fill with treats made with egg cartons.
Beef Stir Fry with Romaine
Cut beef into strips. Combine water, cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, soy sauce, salt and bouillon cube in bowl, mix well. Heat salad oil in wok or electric skillet until medium hot.
Making your own cranberry relish can be a hit with turkey for a holiday treat.
Reviews of Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner
I would like some feedback on the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner. I was thinking about trying it but wanted to hear from those who have used it first. Thanks for your input.
Putting a Ray with Cichlids
I have a 50 gal tank with 30 medium-sized cichlids. I am planning to buy a 3 in diameter freshwater ray from a friend but I don't know if it will be ok with my cichlids.
Simmer sauce ingredients together for 20 minutes. Prepare crust, add sauce and add your favorite topping of cheese, sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers, etc. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes.
White Film on Glasses
Everytime I run the dishwasher to clean my dishes, they always come out filmy with etching? We've tried several different dishwater tabs, but nothing helps. Why is this and are my glasses ruined now?
Ericaceous Compost for Lilies in Pots
Do I use ericaceous compost for growing stargazer and muscadet lilies in pots?
Planting Day Lily Bulbs
I may have planted day lily bulbs that already had roots too deep in ground. What should I do? Its been about 2 weeks since planting and I still haven't seen any growth.
Making Dry Bread Crumbs
All stale bread, muffins, pancakes, wraps, buns or rolls are set on a cookie sheet to dry in my oven (cold). It becomes a habit to remove what's in the oven before you turn it on. When everything is dry, I use my food processor to make crumbs.
My Dog is Afraid of Me
My 3 1/2 year old German shepherd is so scared of me I don't know what to do. Every time I go near him or in a room he is in, he goes the other way looking real scared.
"Over the frosty moorland, The moon is rising high..."
"Over the frosty moorland, The moon is rising high, And out of the wintry silence, The wraiths of Rome ride by." Does anyone recognize this? I first read it years ago and it has nagged in the back of my brain ever since.
Nursing Home Gift Basket Ideas
Our Ladies' Auxiliary likes to make little baskets for the Veterans in our nursing homes and have run out of ideas for items.
What Breed is My Dog?
What breed is my dog? We've been told Boxer.
Product Review: Kilz Primer and Paint
It covers wonderfully and fills minor cracks and holes. I love to paint and change my colors often and am pleased that quite often one coat does a great job of covering another color.
Crocheted Easter Basket
A handmade Easter basket. Instructions for two sizes. Read all instructions through before beginning. I got my plastic canvas round at Michaels. Always pull your slipstitches tight. Beginning chains DO NOT count as a stitch throughout.
Bring Tea for the Mall
When going to the mall, I pack tea bags in my daughter's diaper bag. That way when passing through the food court, I ask at a fast-food restaurant if I could have a coffee cup with hot water in it.
Baking With Fat Free Cream Cheese and Sour Cream
Is it safe to use fat-free cream cheese and fat-free sour cream when baking?
Use Unlit Incense to Scent a Room
A nicer way to fragrance a room and much safer than those horrid chemical plug-ins is this handy tip. Open a packet of incense sticks and pop a few into a little vase. Decorate it if you wish.
Just add marbles to this quick craft and you have a rabbit racing game. Draw and cut two rabbit ears from white paper. Color the center of the ears with pink marker. Glue these near the top of half an egg.
Removing Eye Makeup
An inexpensive and effective way to remove eye make-up is with petroleum jelly. It works well and also helps keep delicate skin around the eyes soft. Simply wipe on with a finger and tissue off, then wash your face as you normally do.
Frugal Shoe Stretch
I saw that some time ago, someone requested a way to stretch shoes. Bunch up newspapers, wet it, and stuff it in your shoes. The key is to make sure there is enough newspaper in each.
Extinguish Candle Into Melted Wax
Put out candles by shoving the wick into the melted wax. This keeps the wick from smoking and ruining the fragrance in the room. Make sure you straighten the wick after the flame goes out.
The Cheaper Chia Pet
As a Chia alternative, miniature plant heads can be made for much less. You'll substitute the clay head for a nylon ball of soil, and grass will serve to replace the chia plants, but it'll get the same amount of smiles.
Keep Bacon From Curling
To keep the edges of bacon from curling as you fry it, dip the bacon in ice cold water before you begin cooking it.
Budget Your Money Flow
I belong to a weekly creative writing class that costs $9 each week for the class. We are now on two weeks break from the class, so that is $18 that I save for that time.
Brown sausage and ground chuck and drain. Add the oregano, garlic, and cheese, cooking until the cheese is melted. Place a heaping teaspoonful of the mixture onto each bread slice.
Use Ketchup to Polish Brass
Use hot sauce or ketchup to clean brass! Works wonders!
Feeding Baby Pets
If you are tackling the job of mama for baby puppies or cats, don't let them aspirate (breath in) their milk, as it can cause respiratory problems and death.
Outback's Honey Mustard Dressing (Copycat)
Stir together all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate.
Mix all ingredients together. Serve in clear plastic cups. Makes 5 cups.
Easter: Decorated Cake
An Easter cake that is moist and bursting with spring!
Look For the "Silver" Lining at Thrift Stores
Look for the "silver" lining in that dark cloud. As a thrift store junkie, I don't know which I like more, searching out treasures or finding them at a rock bottom price.
Cooper (Pitbull Lab)
Cooper is a 5 month old Pitbull Lab. I got him a couple of months ago. Cooper loves to run around the yard.
Seymour The Cat
Seymour is two years old and a Heinz 57 breed. He came to our door one day when the neighbor moved and left him as a kitten. He likes to play with the wire toy with a paper end that moves in the air.
Lola is a 1 year old Peekingese. We adopted her from another family who could no longer keep her. She likes to climb! She is my cutie patootie!
This is a wonderful way to use up Easter Eggs. A traditional Easter morning breakfast at our house. My children are all grown now, but still fix this for their children.
Bar One Cake Recipe
I am looking for a Bar One Cake recipe. Thank you.
Weed and Feed for Flower Beds
Is there any weed and feed that can be sprayed on flower beds?
This citrus rice contains almonds, celery, and onions, but no added salt for a flavorful low sodium side dish.
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