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April 26, 2010
How Do I Stain Fireplace Bricks?
Can you stain fireplace bricks to a new color?
How Do I Make Beads from Plum Seeds?
I have some seeds from just picked Japanese plums. I want to know how to turn them into beads.
How Do I Remove Stains from Silk Upholstery?
I inherited my late mother-in-law's small wingback chairs. Well my grandchildren came to visit and, to make a long story short, after they left I noticed they needed to be cleaned.
How Do I Clean Non Vinyl Wallpaper?
How do I clean non vinyl wallpaper? My Mom used to buy wallpaper cleaner in a can, we used it like playdough to clean walls. Any ideas?
Why Are the Leaves on My Lilac Misshapen?
I have a lilac bush that is half OK and the other half has buds, but no leaves. On the half with leaves, the leaves are funny looking, kind of cup shaped. I am sending a few pictures. Any thoughts or ideas on what the problem could be would be appreciated.
What is the Ratio of Yeast to Flour When Baking?
How many ounces of yeast do I need for 5 lb of flour?
Do You Have the 70s Weight Watchers Yogurt Bread Dough Recipe?
Back in the late 70s I had a Weight Watcher recipe for dough made with yogurt. It was the best dough I ever had. Would anyone like to share?
How Do I Remove Ligustrums (Privets)?
How do I get rid of my ligustrums without the expense of having them professionally removed? I'm allergic to them.
What Can I Use on Combination Oily and Dry Hair that is also Frizzy ?
I have a major problem. I have oily hair. I have tried everything imaginable. If I do go one day without washing my hair, it's worse. So I use baby powder, but then I have static in my hair. Then I have used the Static Guard for your clothes, but after reading this I know now I shouldn't use it.
How Do I Make a Flowerpot Tree?
I am looking for instructions on how to make a flowerpot tree. A rod goes through the center hole of the pot. Then the next pot is slid on and tipped, all made 5 pots high. I thought I saw it here, but can't seem to find it now.
Why is Water Collecting in My Dishwasher After Usage?
The water drains completely from our dishwasher, but several days later there's a terrible odor coming from it. When I look inside, there's more water in there which wasn't there after the last time I used it. Please help.
Affordable Receptions Locations in the Bronx, NY
Does anyone know of any affordable reception halls in the Bronx, NY for a wedding reception?
How Do You Weave Coconut Palm Fronds?
How do you weave Hawaiian coconut palm fronds?
How Do I Propagate Hydrangeas?
I have tried to propagate hydrangeas and have not had any luck. When is the best time to take the cuttings? Any help will be very much appreciated with detailed propagation tips.
How Do I Get a Dog to Stop Mounting People?
My pit bull puppy is constantly humping my niece's legs and knocking her down. I need some help on getting him to stop this behavior before one of them (dog or girl) gets hurt. Please help! Thanks.
Using Roofing Shingles to Side a Shed
My mom's boyfriend repaired our shed wall, but he did not finish it. The siding that once was on the original wall is broken. I would like to shingle this side of the shed if nothing else just to preserve it from further damage.
Shoes Making Noise When I Walk
How can I make my shoes not make a farting sound when I walk?
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Split tenderloin lengthwise, partially through to butterfly. Open and place between waxed paper; pound to flatten. Saute' onion and mushrooms in butter until tender.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt margarine. Add brown sugar and cook to a slight bubble mixture. Remove from heat; cool. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add remaining ingredients and nuts if desired.
Apple Spice Spritzer
Combine apple juice concentrate, fruit and spices in saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes; strain juice into pitcher. Chill in refrigerator.
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine baking mix, milk and cheese in bowl; mix well. Add margarine and garlic powder. Beat for 30 seconds. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Wash and dry red bell peppers. Deseed and cut the peppers. An easy way to deseed and cut up a pepper is by cutting it in half by starting the cut at the stem and down. Remove the stem parts off by tearing with your clean hands. Remove seeds and membrane the same way.
Pumpkin Tea Bread
This Tea Bread (some call them Quick Breads) is a very easy sweet bread to make up and bake. Most children love anything "pumpkin" and as we all know, pumpkin has a good amount of beta-carotene in it, just as carrots do.
Basil and Parmesan Chicken Salad
Puree the mayonnaise, basil and garlic in a blender or food processor. Toss chicken, celery, pureed mixture and Parmesan in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Organizing Your Meals
A great way to keep organized, save time and money! Simply choose a day of the week to do your organizing. Get five to seven small totes to keep in the pantry. Make a simple menu for the week.
Wash Keyboard In Dishwasher As Last Resort
Reading the tip on cleaning a keyboard made me think of this tip. If you have a keyboard that seems dead or has too many sticky keys and you're about to pitch it, try this, it worked for me.
Use Empty Tissue Boxes for Small Trash Can
I place my paper scraps in an empty decorative tissue box while working on my scrapbooking. This can be used for any project that creates small pieces of trash. This way your craft area stays clean as you create.
Schedule Back to School Physicals Now
My children participate in school team sports which require an up to date physical to be on file with the school to participate in practices and meets. Our insurance requires a physical no earlier than 366 days after the last one.
Clean Your Children's Bath Toys
Every 4-6 months, I clean my kids' bath toys because of a scummy buildup. After their evening bath, I soak all the toys in a mild solution of bleach water until the next afternoon (the bleach does not fade the toys).
Vitamin K Cream for Dark Under Eye Circles
To "erase" under eye circles that can be caused by a lack of sleep, dehydration, allergies etc-try dabbing a cream rich in vitamin K on the dark area.
Update Cell Phone List To Save Minutes
If you are on a cell phone plan that offers Family and Friends calls, update your list before taking a trip. Family and Friends phone numbers are the same as mobile to mobile and there is not a charge for the call. This list updates within 24 hours.
Organizing Individual Fabric Craft Projects
When I am pulling fabrics together to make a particular pattern, I place all the fabric, the pattern, any notions, trims, and such in a large Ziploc bag and hang the bag on a pants hanger.
Line Planters With Diapers
Keeping moisture in you hanging baskets an large pots, I use the giant Pampers to line the baskets an pots. They hold lots of moisture, and your plants will thank you for the kindness.
Reuse Pet Food Bag Under Litter Box
I always keep newspaper under the litter boxes in case of "accidents". I found by cutting off the bottoms of the food bags, washing them and laying them flat; that they work well under the newspaper to keep any moisture away for the flooring.
Children's Photo Card for Mom's Day
This one is fun for kids and adults alike. Get out your camera and take some candid shots of your kids goofing off. I have one where four of my grandsons got into a mud fight in the back yard. They were just covered in mud from the heads to the feet.
Advertising a Cleaning Business
How do I post an ad for starting a commercial cleaning business?
Transferring a Picture to a Cup or Plate
How do I transfer a photo to a plate or cup?
Wildlife: Bird's Nest In Grill
I was dog sitting the house across the street. When I took their dog out the first morning, at their huge gas grill I heard a thumping noise. A bird flew out and sat nearby as I opened the grill. This is such a beautiful sign of spring.
Creating a Family Cookbook
I have a niece who is getting married in May this year and I was trying to think of a different and unique gift to give her. I finally decided to make her a recipe book.
Slow Cooker Black Forest Cake
Spread the crushed pineapple in a layer on the bottom of a slow cooker. Spoon the cherry pie in an even layer on top of the pineapple. empty dry cake mix into the slow cooker on top of the cherry filling.
Isis Louise (American Domestic Shorthair)
Isis Louise (Ice or Icy, for short) is a 2 year old American Domestic Shorthair cat. We adopted Isis on September 3, 2009 from a local shelter that houses only cats.
Sabber (German Shepard/Husky)
Sabber is a 1 year and 3 month old German Shepard/Husky. I found a ad on Craigs list while I was visiting friends in Tennessee. They had German Shepard/Husky pups listed and I couldn't resist. She was the last puppy with one blue eye.
"Honey Do" Hammer
This is a woodworking project. Great gift for dad for Father's Day. Just slip that list of projects into the clothespin. And don't forget to put at the end of the list something like, "There's a piece of apple pie in the fridge with your name on it!"
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