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August 10, 2010
Cleaning a Silver Bracelet
Does anyone know how to clean a silver bracelet that went in a swimming pool?
Turn Signals Not Working
My car's front turn signals work, but the rear ones do not. The fuses and bulbs are good. The flashers on the dash blink fast. What could be the problem?
Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets
How do you remove the gummy grease around cabinet knobs?
Tire Expiration Dates
We bought a lot of tires from agency of Good Year. They were produced in 2003. I wanted to know if these tires are still suitable for using or not.
Making Sea Shell Jewelry
I recently collected some interesting oyster shells that I wanted to cut into organic-like shapes. Ultimately I want to shine them and wrap with silver wire to wear as a pendent. Does anybody know what kind of tool I could use to cut a shape out of the shell?
Getting Rid of Fleas and Ticks
What can I use to rid my yard of fleas and or ticks?
Lip Gloss on Microfiber
How do I get a greasy spot of lip gloss off the arm of my microfiber recliner?
Homemade Beauty Products
I have been trying to find homemade recipes for skin and hair care products made from foods or other natural remedies. Do you have any recipes or web sites to make our own skin and hair care products?
What is a Natural Remedy for Keeping Animals Out of My Gardens?
Is there a natural way to repel deer from eating garden veggies, besides a fence?
Removing Carpet Dents
I have a commercial type carpet in my upstairs apartment which I rent out. The person left at the end of the month and I now see marks in the carpet caused by an elliptical machine. Can anyone tell me how to get these out or fade them out?
Homemade Damp Rid
How do I make homemade Damp Rid?
Uses for Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces
What can I make with jigsaw puzzle pieces?
Legitimate Work at Home Jobs
I am a single mother and have been looking for a legitimate at home job that costs little or nothing to get started. To my dismay I have found nothing that is real or doesn't take my money. I have done enough of those!
Plastic Left Residue On Wood Table
How do I clean a wooden table that a plastic drop cloth left marks on? Thanks.
Ideas for Remembering Groom's Mom at Wedding
I am getting married in 2 weeks and the groom's mom passed 6 years ago. I want to do something other than flowers in memory of her. Any suggestions?
Finding the Best Cell Phone Provider for My Family
I am not sure if the cell phone provider we have is the most economical for my family. Are there any consumer sites that will objectively compare cell phone companies and their plans? I need to know asap! Thanks.
How Do I Remove Colored Mark from Plastic on Wood Furniture?
How do you remove a green, plastic mark that scraped across my dark, wood furniture?
Blanching and Freezing Cut Up Beets
I peeled and cut up my beets for freezing and then saw that they should be cooked ahead of time, then peeled, and cut up, blanched, etc. So, how do I go about blanching, cooling, and freezing them?
Reviews of Mr. Sandless Floor Refinishing Service
Has anyone used Mr.Sandless to refinish their hardwood floors? What did you think of this service? of the finish? of the wear? of the results? Was it as fast and easy as they make it seem? Was it truly odorless and dustless?
Removing Printer Ink from Plastic Protector Sleeves
How can I get printer ink off of the plastic sleeves on my desk Rolodex? I have tried alcohol, bleach, and ink pad removers without any success.
Removing Ink Stains on Colored Material
I am looking for a solution to remove set in ink stains on colored material.
Fruit of the Spirit Crafts, Songs, and Games
I need an idea for discussing the Fruit of the Spirit: crafts, songs, and games. I need them by this evening. Thanks.
Removing Hairspray from a Tinted Window
How do you remove hairspray from a tinted window?
Rikki (Red Heeler)
Rikki is a 2 years old Red Heeler. After losing my first Red Heeler "Sassy" to a tumor and paralysis, my husband decided that the best healing was to replace my best friend with someone to fill her paws. He surprised me with Rikki on an October afternoon.
Start a Coupon Train With Friends
I'm looking to start a coupon train. Can someone please tell me the appropriate area to post on ThriftyFun, or another website that might be good for finding a few interested people?
What Are Hedge Apples Good For?
When collecting the hedge apples to use for cancer treatment, can you collect them from the tree or do you need to let them fall off first?
What smell do squirrels hate?
Corn And Macaroni
Mix all ingredients together in covered dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes with lid and then 30 minutes without lid.
Strawberry Pineapple Salad
Add gelatin to crushed pineapple. Bring to a boil and cool. Blend in cottage cheese and Cool Whip. Put in refrigerator.
Mix all steak ingredients together. Shape into patties. Place in 9x13 inch pan. Heat sauce ingredients until butter melts. Pour over meat and cover. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Preventing Laundry from Fading
What can I do to not have my colors fade during washes?
Gnats in the House
I have fungus gnats (that do bite) and or biting midges, and they are wreaking havoc with biting me and my dog. What do I do and how do I get rid of them in my house and stop them from biting us?
Wash lemons and oranges and slice into rounds. Put in large pan (big enough to hold 2 plus gallons). Add 2 cups of sugar sprinkling over tops of fruit. Add enough hot water to just cover the top and mash with a potato masher.
A easy meal in a Dutch oven.
Serve over a bed of basmati rice, short grain rice or orzo pasta.
This is handy to bake in a crock pot. This method works best if started before you go to bed. This way your oatmeal will be finished by morning.
I've always said that everyone should go to Las Vegas at least once in their lifetime. Well, everyone should make these at least once in their lifetime.
Vanilla Raspberry Pavlova
I found this yummy recipe at Kraft Kitchens. It takes a couple of hours but the results are well worth it. Of course you can substitute the raspberries with any other berry, or berry combination, you choose.
Get a Second Opinion For Dental Work
If any advice you are given at the dentist's office doesn't sound quite right with what you've known to be true in the past, seek a second opinion before having expensive procedures done. I had TMJ many years ago, and it recently started bothering me again.
Spray Scraps With Oil To Stop Fruit Flies
I have begun to buy a lot of produce, since I started juicing a month ago. I began to notice more and more of those little fruit flies hanging around. You know the ones I'm talking about - they hover all around you, but are impossible to get rid of.
Buy Electronics and Computer Gear at Thrift Stores
Think you can only get clothes and household items at thrift shops? There is often a lot of electronic and computer gear there, too. When our computer keyboard fritzed out last week, my hubby went out to the thrift shop and bought a new keyboard for about $5.00!
Wrap Pictures On The Wall
One year our small church was hosting a Christmas banquet and was short on funds. We needed some type of inexpensive decorations for the room it was to be held in, so we wrapped large framed pieces of artwork in Christmas paper and added ribbons and bows.
Pool Resources on School Supplies
My sister used to live in a town where the school bought the supplies and split the cost among the parents. They were able to save money, because they bought in bulk. Another advantage being that every child had the same items.
Mouthwash As Insect Repellent
To get rid of flies or mosquitoes go to Walmart and buy the brown Equate bottle of mouthwash. Put in a sprayer and spray around the house, both on the ground and as high as you can get. Works well the next day, no flies or mosquitoes.
Substitute Fruit Puree For Sugar
If a dessert recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, swap in 1/2 cup fruit puree. I make my own using apples, prunes, or pears. I also use jarred baby food when I can buy it on sale at the grocery store.
Pancakes are so easy to manipulate into shapes to teach with, so we are going to start doing plates of multiplication equations. Maybe one or two a week. I am hoping it will help.
Growing Sunflowers in Containers
This is my first year to plant sunflowers in containers. When cold weather sets in what should I do?
Painter's Tape As Reusable Adhesive
Keep painter's tape in the kitchen. It works great for sealing bags and it re-sticks over and over. It is also good in the freezer.
Secure Button on End of Yarn
When making a ball of yarn, secure a button (with a shank) or some other similar item to the end of yarn at the beginning and hold on to it while continuing to wrap the yarn.
Use Coffee Filter as Camera Flash Diffuser
Diffuse the flash on your camera with a coffee filter to soften the brightness. You can also try putting coffee filters over lights or lamps to lessen the harshness when taking indoor photos.
Salt to Remove Ink Stains
Salt works impressively on ink stains on carpet. If the ink is still wet immediately cover it with salt. Allow the salt to sit overnight then vacuum the area. The salt will absorb the ink. If the ink is already dry, wet it thoroughly before trying the salt treatment.
Use Hose to Prevent Splinters from Wheelbarrow Handles
To stop the splinters, measure the length and the thickness of the handles. Go to your auto parts store and request a water hose that has a diameter smaller than the wheel barrow handle and a length just an inch longer than the combined length of both handles.
Preventing Garden Theft
Residential garden theft is on the rise. It isn't necessary to surround your property with razor wire, but for all the time, money, and hard work you invest your yard and garden, taking a few simple precautions against theft is well worth the effort.
Wildlife: Imperial Moth
This imperial moth appeared on my back porch one morning and perched itself against a wooden post. The markings on this moth are that of a fall leaf with the coloration of dark yellows and browns. It was a fascinating creature to see.
Scenery: Lake Showme
Just a calm lake in the morning where we recently camped. I thought it was very relaxing!
Honeybee on a Flower
I was snapping pictures at the zoo and this one turned out really good! Honeybees are having problems these days and I never step on them since they seem to be dying out. Be nice to honeybees!
Wildlife: Meerkat At The Zoo
While I was at the zoo with my niece and her family we were watching the Meerkats play and this one actually is yawning. These animals are quite the characters to watch!
Garden: Moon Flower
This is my first year to have a Moon Flower bush and each bloom brings much excitement!
Harley (Australian Cattle Dog)
Harley is a 3 year old Australian Cattle dog. We drove across the state of PA to get her. Cattle dogs are a little hard to find. She was well worth the long drive though! She likes to catch frisbees and play with toys.
Rachel the Cat
Oh I love my little toys so very much! They're all mine and I am not going to share so don't you even think about touching them! Not even you mommy ;-)
What is the Difference Between a Yam and a Sweet Potato?
What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato?
Reusing Old Curtain Fixtures
What can I do with old curtain fixtures?
Bathroom Cleaner Left Top of Coffee Table White
I have a cherry coffee table and my brother accidentally sprayed foaming bathroom cleaner on top of it to clean it. Now it's white. What to do?
Easy Romantic Picnic For Two
In these tough economic times, finding time to be with the one you love can be hard. Between scrambling to keep up and getting the kids ready for school, couples can become very stressed. Here is a quick and easy picnic that can be put together in no time and would be very easy to take to a local park or to an outdoor concert.
In Memory Of Freckles (Husky-Shepard)
Freckles lived to be 16 years old. She was a Husky/Shepard mix. We were there the moment she was born and we loved her from that very second. She was so intelligent and so loyal. She was loved by all young or old.
Recycled Bedspread Rug
This is a rug made from a queen size bedspread that I found for $2 at the thrift store. The bedspread had bleach stain spots on it, but as you can see, they aren't visible in the rug.
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