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May 3, 2010
BrassMate Metal Polish
Where do you buy Brassmate?
Cleaning a Canvas Patio Umbrella
How can I clean my canvas patio parasol which is stained by an overhanging tree?
I make a chocolate frosting that I feel is too grainy. The frosting is made with butter, Crisco, superfine sugar, Chocobake, vanilla, and a small amount of warmed milk that you let cool before putting with the other ingredients.
Choosing Between Cable and Satellite Bundled Services
I am considering Charter's cable bundle for phone, TV, and internet, or Direct TV's same 3 bundle with Qwest. I am wondering about the difference in reception. I am located on the coast with winds and rain. Any input would be appreciated.
Bleach Shower Cleaner Left White Spots on Glass Shower Doors
Well, I went to clean a shower with a bathroom bleach spray. I left it for about 10 minutes.Then I came back and scrubbed the floor forgetting I actually sprayed it all over the shower (which I was not meant to do).
Crafts Ideas for Old Window Panes
I have found several old glass window panes. They are clean and without frames. I just cannot think of what to do with them. I would love to create something crafty with them; perhaps to sell. Any ideas?
How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need?
We're curious about how much walking a dog needs if the breed has been changed. The father was full blood Husky and the mother half yellow Lab I presume and Shepherd.
Puppy Pees When Excited
My 14 week old Chi-poo puppy gets so excited when my dad gets home that she pees on the floor. She only does that to him. Any idea's how to stop this from happening? And will getting her fixed help this problem too?
How Do I Clean a Moldy Bathroom Before Painting?
How do I clean a moldy bathroom prior to painting?
Using Wine Bottles for Building Sidewalk or Retaining Wall
Has anybody used wine bottles as bricks for a sidewalk or to build a retaining wall?
Spiced Sugar Cookie Recipe
I need a recipe for spiced sugar cookies. Can anyone help? Thanks.
What is the Best Spot Remover for Laundry?
What is the most efficient spot cleaner for clothing? I am spending too much money on laundry "spot cleaners". Please help.
Can I Tint My Eyeglasses at Home?
I have a pair of eyeglasses I would like to tint. Sears wants $200+. Is there something that I can use to tint them? Thank you for any help you can give.
With spring here, what better way to celebrate it than with a new house, for the birds that is.
Very simple idea for adding a little color to your spring. Measure and cut 1x9 inch strips of paper. You will need 1 yellow strip, 3 green strips, and 6 of your chosen color.
Mix first 4 ingredients with 4 cups boiling water. Let cool until warm. Dissolve yeast, sugar and water and add to oatmeal mixture when cooled. Then add 10-12 cups flour.
Mix Cool Whip, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Add enough food coloring to make a light pink salad.
Turkey And Stuffing Casserole
In medium bowl stir together eggs, turkey, gravy and pepper. Turn into well greased 12x8 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with stuffing.
Coca Cola Cake
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, mix the butter, flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, vanilla, eggs and buttermilk together for 1 minute.
What Breed is My Dog?
What kind of dog is this?
What Breed is This Puppy?
I found this puppy on the street. Does anyone knows what breed it is? Here is his photo. I think it's about 2 months old. Thanks.
Can I Defoliate an Indoor Avocado to Reduce Leaf Size?
I have 2 avocado trees I started from the pits in avocados bought at a supermarket. I want to use these as house plants, but the larger one has such big leaves I wonder if it could be defoliated like sheffelera and Japanese maples can?
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Real easy to make with just a few ingredients. Mix the three ingredients together and drop by teaspoon full onto lightly sprayed cookie sheet.
Quick Beef Skillet With Green Salad
Using the covenience of pre-cooked rice or pasta, make a very quick one pot or a skillet meal in just minutes.
Plucking Facial Hair Results in Black Spots
I have hairs growing on my cheeks and chin. I usually pluck them. Eventually I have black spots where I have removed the hair. How do I get rid of these marks?
Made with items right from your cupboard. Mix all together after you have sauteed the onion, simmer to blend flavors. Cool and refrigerate.
How Do I Remove Hair Dye and Makeup Stains on Fiberglass Shower?
Can anyone suggest something to remove dark brown hair dye or eyeshadow stains in a fiberglass shower?
Cut Rolled Cookies With Pizza Cutter
Having spent many years watching my mom bake cookies I've come upon a near perfect way to do so: Make your cookie dough any way you like, but be creative. Throw in chocolate chips, nuts, cereal, even shredded coconuts.
What is the Best Product to Minimize Pores?
What is the best pore minimizer?
What is the Best Firming Lotion?
What is the best firming lotion?
Can I Remove the Tint from Prescription Sunglasses?
How do I untint a pair of eyeglasses? I broke my regular glasses and need to untint my prescription sunglasses.
Where Can I Find Inexpensive Wedding Invitations and Decorations?
How do l get invitation cards, cheap centerpieces, table cloths, balloons, and plates? I really do not mind if they are used. Thank you for the reply.
Dealing With Unsolicited Phone Calls and Messages
If you receive unsolicited phone calls and text messages even though you are on the Do Not Call registry, you can file a report with the FCC. But there is something else you can do; report them to the company who's phone service they are using!
Can You Machine Wash Cotton Velvet?
Can we machine wash a cotton velvet cushion cover or bed linens?
Mom's Money Jar
Since I no longer work outside the home, I've been looking for ways that I have my own money. My husband hands over his check and never questions where it goes, but it is just not the same.
How Often Should Sheets and Mattress Pads Be Washed?
How often do you change or wash your bed sheets and mattress pads?
Mark Corners On Bedspread
Have a bedspread, such as all one color chenille, that is hard to tell where the corners are, making it hard to place on the bed? Take a piece of ribbon or embroidery floss a shade lighter. From the back, make a stitch, tie if off and leave tails a couple inches long.
How Do I Repair the Toggle Switch on an Ice Maker?
Our power went out months ago and when it came back on our ice maker didn't work. The toggle switch won't stay on. Can the toggle switch be fixed or replaced or do I need to replace or fix something more?
How Do I Cook a Roast on a Gas Grill?
I am wanting to do a roast on the grill for Mother's Day. I have a gas grill, any tips? Thank you.
Use Caution When Trying Home Cleaning Tips
I tried using SPF 30 sunscreen to get black marker pen out of my white leather sofa and it did not work! I also tried nail polish remover which stripped the leather and ruined my sofa. Do not assume that this will work!
What are These Worms on My Apple Tree Leaves?
I have a problem with my apple trees. They are 2-3 years old and have done well so far. This year as soon as the green started showing and the leaves started forming, I noticed something bad.
Sitting While Sewing and Ironing
When sewing bags and crazy quilt purses, I am sitting a lot of the time. I have had 2 back surgeries, and can't stand for long periods of time, so what I did was set up my ironing board at a right angle to my sewing machine and lowered it to a comfortable height.
Buy Postage Stamps to Help Pet Shelters
I wanted to share this with fellow pet lovers because it's for such a wonderful cause and I think this is a great thing to spread around!
Paper Towel Rolls for Seedlings
I save the cardboard centers from toilet paper. These are excellent for starting seeds for my garden in the early spring. When the conditions are right for planting, I simply plant seedling in its cardboard core.
My Frugal Life: Separating Wants From Needs
With the uncertain times we are all facing now it is even more important to save where we can. It is hard sometimes to tell myself to hold off on purchasing something I really want and distinguishing a want from a need; this is what I have come up with.
Why Did My Truck's Fuel Pump Fail After Only a Month?
I have a '02 Nissan Frontier and it's fuel pump (not filter) went bad after one month. Any idea why?
Can I Repair the Spin Cycle Pin on a Washer?
I have a Roper washing machine. The spin cycle plastic pin broke off. Can I repair this myself?
Ideas for Thoughtful Inclusions in Get Well Cards
I am looking for ideas to put in get well cards, other than bookmarks. I have lost a button blessing poem that you could attach a pretty button to. This was just right for mailing.
My Sister's Garden (Lodi, CA)
My favorite place to be is in my sister's garden at her house in Lodi, California. She is an amazing gardener, and has worked very hard creating her raised beds surrounding her beautiful fountain, with brick and gravel walkways.
Photo: Bad Hair Day
My friend, Karen, who lost a 15-year battle with breast cancer, decided to just go ahead and shave her head when starting chemo, knowing from the last bout that she would lose it anyway.
Scenery: Sunrise (Cocoa Beach, FL)
This sunrise photo was taken from the balcony of our hotel room in Cocoa Beach, FL on our last day of Spring Break vacation in Mar. 2010.
Wildlife: European Robin
This beautiful robin has adopted us for the breeding season and he and his hen have raised a brood just yards from our back door. We have robins in the garden every winter, and some become tame enough to eat from a dish in my wife's hand.
Garden: Cherry Tree In Blossom
This is the cherry tree in the backyard of our new home. When we went to look at the house before we bought it, the many fruit trees already there and lots of room for more are what sold me on the house.
Craft: Little Girl's Purse
What little girl wouldn't love another purse, we girls just can't have enough purses. This one is so easy to make. Just cut two shapes and join them with a short zipper. Sew the raw edges together, with the right sides together and slip some bright beads on wire for a handle.
Mother's Day Silk Bouquet
I know I love real flowers from my kids but it is always sad when they are gone and I have to throw them away. So here is a way that you can have a bouquet that lasts and can be used in a vase as a centerpiece for that Mother's Day table.
Dandy (Maine Coon)
Dandy is a 5 year old Maine Coon. He picked me by climbing into my lap on 2 separate occasions when I visited my best friend. He likes to play, bite, and carry around snack bags with marshmallows in them.
Naughty Spottie (Jack Russel Terrier)
Naughty Spottie is a 4 and a half year old Jack Russel Terrier. I took part of my rent money, drove to Rugby and picked her up at the Cenex, second guessing myself all the way there.
The Kook (Budgie)
The Kook is a 6 year old Budgie. I got her at a pet store in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and we have been best friends ever since. She enjoys throwing all of her toys off of her cage, along with her food. Then laughs when I have to pick them all up.
Precious The Dog
Precious is 8 months old. She was rescued from beach nearby. She likes to play with other dogs and follow me around.
Advice for Choosing Appliance Colors
I am remodeling my kitchen with off-white glazed cabinets and a farm sink. I am going for the look in the attached photo. I have a white fridge, white dishwasher, and a black stove top.
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