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July 7, 2010
Number of Litter Boxes for Multiple Cats
We adopted two kittens (litter mates) three weeks ago. They are both using the little box great with no problems. My husband thinks we should have two litter boxes, but my sister-in-law that has 4 cats of her own says one is fine. What is your opinion on this?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Coca Cola Pattern
I am actively looking for Coca Cola wall paper to redo my kitchen in. If anyone knows where I can locate it please let me know. Thank you.
Recording a New Message on Panasonic Answering Machine
I want to change the recording on my cordless phone answering machine. I want to re-record my voice mail message on my Panasonic cordless phone Model #KX-TG560M.
Fabric Ceiling Has Water Stains
We have a ceiling made of beige color upholstery fabric. It got wet from a leak in the roof, and it has big brown rusty halos created by the water. It cannot come down to be wash. It is a cotton fabric. I would appreciate any idea how to cover, conceal, or paint it. Thanks a lot.
Go Diego Go Centerpieces
I would love to make Diego centerpieces for my son's 2nd birthday party which is the "Go Diego Go" theme. I am thinking of using foam cut outs of Diego and sticking them into a foam disk with a wooden dowel, but I am not sure if it needs to be weighted or secured to the table.
Beach Waves Homemade Hairspray
Has anybody ever tried to make homemade Beach Waves spray? I've read many magazine articles about these and finally created my own. I put together into a small spray bottle:
What is This Plant?
What is this plant? I planted it in my garden because I thought it was a dahlia, but I don't think this is one.
Storage Solutions for a Small Car
I have bought a smaller car and I need ideas for homemade pockets of some kind. I would like some that hang off the front dash to hold a cell phone, note book, pen, and an average size box of Kleenex. I was thinking about something similar to shoe pockets, but I don't sew. Thanks.
Dog is Food Aggressive
I have an adult male chow chow living with me and my kids now. He's a little aggressive around food. He's bitten both my kids now (in the face and arm) and my other dogs also. How can I make him food friendly or do I need a pro?
Making Hair Wavy
My hair is wavy on the bottom and basically straight hair on top. It isn't right, is there a way that works really well to get the top wavy? I have tried a sea salt mixture, but that didn't work.
Scenery: Clouds (Panama City Beach, FL)
I took this photo from the front door of my home in Panama City Beach, Florida. If anyone knows what would cause a cloud formation like this, I would love to know, as the weather on this day was normal.
Scenery: Osternicas (Slovenia)
These are osternicas which you can only find in parts of Slovenia. Osternicas are made with dried spruce trees and the grass is hung on it and dried in the wind to make hay.
Organizing a Living Room
I need help in organizing my living room. How can I organize it so that it won't look too crowded?
Every year, we have a new family of baby robins nested atop our front door, this year was a new surprise! We are not sure what type these sweet little baby birds are, anyone? We were thinking English Sparrows?
Bleaching Designs onto Denim
I want to bleach designs onto jeans for making a blue jean purse. Has anyone done this and if so which kind of detergent did you use? How well did it work? I am thinking of making a retro jeans purse for the kids for Christmas.
Scenery: Seaside Heights N.J. Boardwalk
This is a picture of my granddaughter having fun on the rides at the Seaside Heights N.J. Boardwalk.
This flower was so different from any other flower I've seen. It's on the small side, and I thought it was beautiful. No idea what it's called, though!
Garden: Small Pond and Waterfall
My hubby created this beautiful pond for me to enjoy. It is situated right outside of our doorway so we enjoy it all day long. In the evening it is illuminated with colorful lights and it's so cool to see the fish cruising around in the dark.
Mario Galaxy Birthday Cake
Does anyone have a picture of a Mario Galaxy birthday cake?
Sammie (Shih Tzu Mix)
Sammie is 1 1/2 year old Shih Tzu Mix. I got her in September 2009 from people who no longer wanted her and were gonna throw her on side of the road if no one took her. She loves to run!
Angus is a 2 year old mixed breed dog. Angus was found wandering around a high crime area of a town. He was much smaller when he was found.
Esme' (Torti Sealpoint Himalayan)
Esme' is a 4 1/2 year old Torti Sealpoint Himalayan that I got at a local animal shelter. She was literally within minutes of being euthanized. She is a ferocious hunter. No bug can survive in my home.
Fisher Of Men Tic Tac Toe
This is a craft and a toy! I designed this one for sea-themed VBS, but it would be great for pool parties, or beach themed events.
Dogs With Behavioral Problems
Why is my dogs having problems? I have two 2 year old cocker spaniel mixes, one male and one female. They are siblings. They jump at everything from sound, movement, wind, even their toys.
Store Utensils In Jars at Buffet
We needed a thrifty cute way to hold plastic silverware on a buffet line for a 50th wedding anniversary party. This party was a casual summer time lunch buffet with sandwiches, pickles, olives, chips, and dips,etc.
Activities for a Girl's Random Party
What are fun activities to do at a girl's random party?
Have a lot of cucumbers to peel or just don't like the peelings? Grab up your potato peeler. It works great especially for those that have problems with their hands.
Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol
I bought a large mirror at the Goodwill several months ago. No matter what I tried to clean it with, it still had streaks and spots that would not come off. Several family members tried to clean it for me, but nothing worked.
Use Knife Block as Clapper
I really enjoy sewing, but lack the finances to buy some things I would like to have. For quite some time, I have wished that I could afford to buy a clapper, like I have seen on some sewing shows.
Make Quilt From Old Sweatshirts
Sweatshirts can be recycled to make good quilts. They are warm enough that just a backing rather than adding batting may be sufficiently warm if a lightweight quilt is desired. I often alternate sweatshirt materials with jean material.
Nine Tips to a Great Night's Sleep
Get yourself tuckered out. If your body is tired, you will be tired. So instead of cracking open the back door when you get home so your beagle can get some fresh air, grab a leash for your pooch and get out for a walk. Getting your blood flowing will jump-start your energy when you are feeling sleepy and prep you to be dog-tired when nighttime rolls around.
Keep Spare Pair of Sunglasses in Car
Now that summer's here, keep an extra pair of sunglasses in your car or truck. That way you will have a pair if it gets too hot or you forget yours.
A Garbage Bag Dispenser
I hate the way that rolls of trash bags get unrolled, so I found a great solution. I cut a small square hole in the top of the container with my jig saw, making a slot for the trash bags to "pop up" like they do on the baby wipe box.
Product Review: Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets
This product combines laundry detergent, fabric softener, and a dryer sheet into a single sheet which you place into the washer with your clothes and then transfer to the dryer.
Touch Up Paint With Liquid Paper
When we washed off a white wicket shelf that is in the bathroom (wicker doesn't mind water every once in a while), some of the paint chipped off revealing another color underneath.
Removing Oil Stains From Carpet
My husband was good at tracking mud and oil into our carpet, until I finally made him clean it up. The stains were a nightmare. Not so much the mud, but the oil that he tracked in along with the mud sent me through the roof.
Pay Attention To Your Bird's Body Language
Flapping wings: clipped birds hanging onto the side of their cage and flapping their wings is an exercise for your bird and can indicate that he might need a little more activity or wants some of your attention.
Use Bait Fish As Fertilizer
If you want to grow corn or tomatoes and a lot of them, go to the bait shop. Place 3 little fish about 2 inches below the plant. Cover them, plant your plant, sit back, and watch it grow. You will have more corn and tomatoes than you can use.
What Can You Do With Leftover Herbs?
I love fresh herbs, garden grown and store bought, but I DO NOT like having to waste what isn't used. So this is what I do after cleaning and separating what is necessary for the recipe.
My Frugal Life: Hunting Down A Bargain
My frugal life has been going on ever since I was a young child. I began to save scrap paper to write and draw on. My family knew never to throw out any paper that was unused or blank on one side.
Mock Beef Stroganoff
Brown hamburger and drain off fat. Add chopped onion and drained mushrooms. Cook until onions are tender. Add rest of ingredients except sour cream. Mix well.
Place rolls on cookie sheet to make crust. Bake until done. Mix sour cream and cream cheese and dressing mix. Put over cooled crust. Put raw vegetables onto dressing mix and then shredded cheese.
Fish Fillets Au Gratin
Combine ingredients except fish. Place fish in greased baking dish. Pour mixture over fish. Cover with foil and seal securely. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Serves 4.
Creamy Fruit Salad
Stir all together. Use the pudding last. Leave in refrigerator for a few minutes before serving.
Basic Spaghetti Sauce
This basic sauce makes 6 cups and can be frozen to use anytime. Plus you can add your favorite touches. Like mushrooms, garlic, black olives, carrot, zucchini, browned ground beef, sausage, or turkey, etc.
Lemon Cream Chicken
This chicken and cream sauce is wonderful served over a bed of basmati rice that has been cooked in chicken broth with a splash of lemon juice added. Also very good over buttered egg noodles.
Light and refreshing, Goes with many different entrees. Dice all vegetables into smaller pieces, add cilantro, and basil.
It's easy to make and a lot cheaper than store-bought. I love this stuff. To me it is not a cold weather drink only, I love to wind down at the end of the day with a cup and either a good movie or book.
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