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September 14, 2010
Funny: Santa On Vacation
Jack was a friend of my parents at church. He played Santa every year to the children in the church by visiting them at their home, one by one, with a candy cane and to take Christmas wish lists. He was a funny man, obviously.
Scenery: Sunrise (Maui, Hawaii)
Silhouette picture of people while watching the rising of the sun from Haleakala (House Of the Sun).
Garden: Heirloom Seeds
This year is my first year for trying heirloom gardening. I didn't harvest peas for eating this year because I learned a little too late that they like growing in cooler weather. Next year they will be planed and grown for food.
Scenery: Yellow Flowers
I just love to take pictures. This one turned out great.
This red wasp was just peering over the top of this leaf on a bush at me fully aware that I was taking pictures of it. Its wings were injured making it accessible for me to get so close to it.
Killing Fleas on Furniture
Fleas and more fleas. How do I get them out of our furniture? Help! Thank you.
Repairing Slate Steps
My slate front steps are flaking and I want to know if there is a product that will protect the slate.
Mosquitoes Biting My Dog
What is the best way to keep mosquitoes off my dog?
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
Scenery: Jet Stream 9/11 Tribute
My living room and patio face the direction of our small airport here, about fifteen miles away from my home in Richland, so I often see takeoff jet streams from the planes.
911 Memorial Made by Children
The young children, on this day, September 11, 2010, made a tribute memorial to the twin towers and to the people who lost their lives on 9 11. Our cat, Tiger, liked it so much, he decided to take a cat nap on it.
This is a picture of my friend's dog, Molly. She's very young and likes to investigate everything. Here she is in the children's buggy car.
Marley, Charley and Harley
Marley, Charley and Harley are two months old. They are Morkies. The Mom is a Yorkie and the Dad is a Morkie.
This is my kitty, Pepper, resting after playing with my great niece's mega bouncer. I think she likes it just as much as my great niece. I can never catch her when she goes like crazy through the legs.
Baby Candy (Pincher)
Baby Candy is a six year old Pincher. I got her six years ago, when she was just two months in Venezuela. She was a gift for my b-day. Baby Candy likes play with my kids. She loves to sleep with me.
Discontinued Wallpaper Border: Sunworthy - Blue with White and Peach Geese
I need to find wallpaper border from Sunworthy that I purchased 20 years ago. It is blue and has white and peach geese on it. I know I am stretching it. But it never hurts to ask.
Substituting Cranberry Sauce for Fresh or Frozen Berries in Breads
Can I substitute cranberry sauce in sweet bread recipes calling for fresh or frozen cranberries?
Repairing a Cracked Ceramic Pasta Dish
My favorite big porcelain ceramic pasta dish cracked in two places when I accidentally hit it as I washed it in the sink. Can I fix this without glue? Thank you.
Pattern For a Car Seat Cover
I am looking for a pattern to make a new cover for my child's toddler car seat and booster seat.
Homemade Jet Dry Recipe
I just got a new dishwasher and it recommends using a Jet Dry type of solution for best results. Is there a way to make a homemade or very inexpensive solution?
Signs That a Dog is Pregnant
We have nine month old Poodle Terrier. How do we know if she's pregnant?
Does anyone have any simple recipes for paper making? I am looking for ones that children ages 5-8 can do with some help from an adult?
Getting Rid of Refrigerator Odors
How do you remove odors from a refrigerator?
Persistent Body Odor
Does anyone have underarm odor that doesn't seem to go away? No matter how may times you shower/bathe, and no matter how many different deodorants you use?
Cleaning a Microwave Over the Stove
Does anyone have any idea on how to clean the vents on the front of your over the stove microwave? I am guessing it is where the fan blows through and it feels like grease or something has settled in the vents and I cannot figure out how to clean that area. Thanks.
Ratio of Shortening to Oil for Substitutions in Cooking
What is the ratio for shortening to oil?
Bean-Filled Cloth Turtle Pattern
Can anyone tell me where I can find a free link for a bean stuffed cloth turtle pattern. I have a frog pattern, but I have not been able to find a turtle pattern. Thank you.
Sea Foam Salad
Heat pear juice; add gelatin and stir until dissolved. While still hot, pour over cream cheese which has been blended with the 2 tablespoons of cream.
These taste like onion rings but are easier to make.
Instant Hot Chocolate Mix
Mix and store in covered container. To drink put 2/3 cup mix in cup and foll with hot water; stir
Making Homemade Spices
I am making spices for gifts. Do I need to do anything special to the jar that I am storing it in if I am using Parmesan cheese? Will it be OK if I do not refrigerate the contents?
Simmer pheasant in salted water until tender; remove meat from bones. Cut meat into small pieces; set aside. Beat eggs; add broth and soup.
Many people do not put a meringue on, but opt for buttered or sweetened graham wafer crumbs sprinkled on top. Either way you serve it, it's good!
Wilted Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and cook, tossing often, until just wilted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and vinegar, season with salt and pepper and serve.
Grilled Salmon with Whiskey Dill-Mustard Marinade
So melt-in-your mouth good! My friend is the editor of the magazine where I got this from. I have tried a lot of the recipes in the magazines and I haven't been disappointed by any of them.
This was a family favorite of my husband's growing up. It makes plenty, so plan to freeze half.
Apple Spice Syrup
I love maple, but this is different for a change.
Recycled Flip Flop Craft Ideas
Does anyone have any ideas for a cute craft for my daughter's outgrown and worn out flip flops?
To add an outdoor grill flavor, use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon liquid smoke to the ground pork during the initial cooking.
Bring Baggies for Taking Home Leftovers
As I live alone and am on a restricted budget, I have to be frugal. Now when eating out I carry three different sized baggies to bring leftovers home in. I bring the bread, individual butters, honey, jellies, etc and any veggies or meat.
Ideas for Landscaping a Steep Hill
Does anyone have any tips/advice for landscaping a steep wide hill in a backyard? Thanks!
Make Your Clothing Multi-task
Make your clothing multi-task. Wear a sweater over a dress and turn it into a skirt. Wrap a shawl around your waist and it is a sarong.
How many ounces are in a pint of marshmallow creme?
What Causes Red Feet?
What does red feet mean?
Keeping a Plant from Growing Taller
How do I stop a tall indoor tropical plant's growth?
Finding a Low Cost Real Estate Lawyer
Does anyone know where a senior can get a real estate lawyer free or at a very low price?
Keeping Clothes Bright
How can I make my clothes come out brighter even though I use bleach?
What is a 10/10/10 birthday called?
I will be 57 on 10/10/10. I already had my golden birthday when I was 10, what is this one called?
Brown Spots on Washed Clothing
The last 3 loads of whites I have done came out of the dryer with what looks like dried coffee spilled on them. I used bleach on these 3 loads. I'm thinking it has to be something wrong with the bleach because I cannot find these spots on any other clothing.
Kool-Aid Stains on Carpet
How do I get Kool-Aid stains out of my carpet?
Dice Game: Frackel or Greed
Our seniors group plays a dice game called Frackel or Greed. It goes like this. You start with 6 dice. Someone keeps score of all the players. To start, you roll all the dice. The points go as follows.
Make Your Own Address Book
I don't like the address books that are generic, so I decided to make my own. I went to the dollar store and bought a journal, with blank pages. I counted the pages, and divided it up by the 26 letters of the alphabet, giving a few more pages to some letters.
Starting a Jewelry Business
I am wanting to start a small business. I want to buy jewelry wholesale and resale it at local bazaars and possibly in homes with groups of women. I do not know where to begin. Do I just need a tax ID or a reseller's license? Thank you and I look forward to the feedback.
Baby Won't Drink Formula
I am breastfeeding my 9 month old and was not planning on weening until after 12 months of age. The problem is, I am 16 weeks pregnant and either the taste of my breast milk has changed and/or I am not producing enough milk anymore.
Rug Shampooer Recommendations
What is the best rug shampooer to buy?
Deodorize Toilet With Vinegar
Deodorize your toilet bowl by allowing 3 cups white distilled vinegar to sit in it about 30 minutes before flushing.
Free Tuesday Movies And Other Promotions From Cablevision
For the people who live out here in the east and happen to have Cablevision as their cable supplier, PLEASE take advantage of their free movie Tuesday offers!
Bridal Shower Etiquette
Is it proper etiquette to have a bridal shower for my daughter? She is getting married by the judge at the courthouse but having a big reception after her wedding?
Aspirin For Bug Bites
A dissolved aspirin in a little spray bottle is an excellent antidote for bug bites.
Tip for a Moist Cake Every Time
Adding 1 tablespoon of honey to any cake batter keeps your cake moist. The honey draws moisture to the cake and it stays moist from first slice to last. You do not need to change any ingredients and it can be added to a box cake mix or a homemade cake.
Lock Tabs on Aluminum Foil and Plastic Wrap Boxes
Check the ends of your aluminum foil boxes for a handy little circle or triangle. If you punch it in it will hold the roll in the box and prevent it from popping out when you rip off a piece. I never noticed it before and had to check it out. Sure enough it's there!
Advice for Dealing With Eczema
I am looking for good advice for eczema.
Dry Metal Cookie Cutters in Oven
Instead of towel drying metal cookie cutters, put the washed cookie cutters on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven for a few minutes. You can even do this right after the oven has been turned off. Your cookie cutters will soon be dry.
Dishwasher Detergent and Bleach to Brighten Whites
Everyone's white clothes eventually get dingy and gray. Here is a way to get them bright and white again and looking like they did when new. I found this tip many years ago from Heloise. It is to be used only on whites.
Pliers to Remove Burr from Pet's Fur
To remove burrs from your pet, crush the burr with a pair of pliers and work oil into the tangle. The burrs should then brush out easily.
Use Greeting Card To Embellish Gift Bag
If you end up with a card without an envelope for a birthday or anniversary, you can cut the card with scalloped craft scissors. Cut the front of the card out and the message from inside the card. Embellish a gift bag with the card and message.
Reusing Old Barn and Fence Boards
There are a lot of different projects that one can make out of old weathered barn boards. Now I may be a little behind times here, I don't know if decorating with old barn boards is still in style and frankly I don't care.
Zipper Flower Purse
A purse with unusual trim.
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