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December 29, 2010
Removing Permanent Marker
I need to get permanent marker out of multi-colored comforter. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Smoke Stain on Enamel Stovetop
I have a new stove. There is a smoke stain on the enamel stove top. I have tried Easy Off, Simple Green, and some off brand cleaners, nothing helped. The smoke stain happened while the self cleaning oven cycle was running.
How Much Garlic Should I Use to Prevent Fleas?
I was wondering how much garlic I can use on my dogs that weigh approximately 10-17 lbs? They have fleas.
Use Shredded Paper in the Garden
Will using shredded paper in your garden cause the plants to absorb lead?
Removing Food Stains on Clothing
My son has a cream colored sweater with old food stains on it. I've tried Resolve and Shout to remove the stain, but nothing works. Does anyone have some suggestions that might work? I thought about having the sweater airbrushed to cover the 3 spots, I hate to throw it away.
Advice On Opening and Financing a Small Business
Does anyone know of a grant or organization that would help me open a fabric store? Thanks.
Cat Urine on Leather Furniture
How do I clean my leather cushions? The cat has soiled on it and now it has urine stains and the smell is awful.
New Dog Not Eating or Eliminating
I picked up my new toy Pom on Monday, Dec. 27th in the evening. Co-Co seems to be adjusting pretty well accept for a couple things. She really isn't eating and she has not eliminated inside nor outside. It's going on day 2 and I'm getting a little worried now.
Save Sunday Funnies for Gift Wrap
I wanted to save money on Christmas wrapping paper. I started saving the Sunday comics to wrap children's gifts. However, when I went to use the comics, they had faded and are not pretty any more. How could I keep the colorful comics from fading?
Cleaning Soap and Conditioner Dispenser on Whirlpool AWE 6517 Top Load Washer
I have a Whirlpool AWE 6517 toploading washing machine. My question is, the soap and conditioner container doesn't dismantle to be cleaned and has now become very clogged with soap scum and conditioner residue. Can someone suggest something that would clean it?
Saving Money on Groceries
Since the New Year is only a couple of days away, I need help saving money and really becoming frugal, especially when it comes to food shopping. Any ideas? I am only shopping for one, but money is really tight!
Organizing Christmas Decorations for Storage
I am getting ready to put up the Christmas wreaths, ornaments, etc. Does anyone have a good way to organize the stuff in the bins before they go up in the attic?
Best Strategy for Paying Off Debt and Repairing Credit
Would it be better to get my credit repaired by going down the list to pay off collections, charge offs, and other delinquent debts when I get my taxes, or shall I seek a credit counseling service.....
On Line Shopping Sites in the UK for Purchasing Gift Certificates
Does anyone know of websites particularly department stores located in the United Kingdom that take Visa, Discover, or Mastercard to purchase gift certificates and send on to a recipient there in London? Thank you kindly for any help anyone contributes.
Finding a Porcelain Figurine Repair Shop
I have a porcelain figurine that has been broken. The arm broke clean off, so I need to find a repair shop in Jacksonville, FL. Please if you know of one let me know.
Making a Stained Glass Crochet Square
I would love to make a stain glass crochet square. If you know where I could get directions please let me know.
Removing Skunk Odor From Jewelry
How do I safely clean skunk smell off of my jewelry?
Changing Crockpot Recipes by Adding Other Ingredients
I'd like to get recipes for my crockpot, that can have a double or triple "personality". I need some recipes that can be updated by adding other ingredients. Is there a web site for that? Thanks.
Endless Cleaning Possibilities For Toothbrushes
Keep extra, new toothbrushes in the kitchen. They can be used to clean the handles of pots and pans, the coffee filter, the teeth of dirty forks, the rim of the stove, and the handles of the oven or refrigerator.
Buy Gift Cards from Resale Sites
Many people receive gift cards that they don't want or forget to use. There are websites where you can sell your card for slightly less than its value. My tip involves the flip side. The same websites allow anyone to buy these gift cards, thereby getting the card at a discount.
Craft Uses for Nail Polish
When making crafty things such as cards, instead of glitter I always use clear nail polish with glitter in it. You can get it at any dollar store and it makes no mess. You just paint it on where you want the glitter and you'll have a pretty craft with no mess!
Link: Beadwork Instruction Site
This is link for a site called Beadage which offers free instructions and online tutorials for making jewelery. It gives you ideas for ways to sell your own designs online and the chance to upload pictures and instructions to show others how to make your projects.
Remove Grease and Oil from Appliances
To remove fingerprints and smears and to shine kitchen appliances, make a mixture of half household vinegar and half water. Wipe over the dirty areas with an old, clean terry towel.
Product Review: BIN Stain Killer
Have you ever tried BIN stain killer? It's an alcohol based primer that works great on any kind of stains. For nicotine stains on walls and water stains on ceilings, it really has Kilz beat
Use Boards to Slide Boxes Down Stairs
I had a wonderful idea that might help you all when you have to move from down a flight of stairs. I made a ramp out of two 2X6's and slid the boxes down the steps!
Reuse Newspapers and Magazines for Packing
Here's an idea for packing material. Tear out magazine ads and stuff in boxes. My mom and I share magazines and then I leave them in public places for others to enjoy.
Scenery: Lunar Eclipse (December 21,2010)
This is a collage of five images of the December 21 lunar eclipse that I took from my backyard in Sarasota, Florida. My family members were all asleep during the eclipse, so I took these photos to share the experience with them.
Have Emergency Food Box On Hand
Every year we have no idea what the weather will bring in the winter months. I have a special box just for this occasion. I buy soups, canned meats with pastas and other non perishable items to go in it.
To make this bead ornament, all you need are strings of beads from the Dollar store, bits of ribbon, and a tiny rose or holly sprig. Let your imagination flow.
Scenery: Little Pine River (Bayfield, CO)
This is the Little Pine River in Bayfield, CO. It was beautiful from our little bit of snow.
Happy New Year Cube
Bring in the New Year with an adorable New Year cube. Hang them or add them to a flower arrangement. Easily made with things around the house, this little inexpensive decoration has many possibilities
Frozen Peas and Corn for Pet Birds
Amongst the many pets I have, there is a sulfur -crested cockatoo, a rescue bird, who is a real joy. He came to us in extremely poor health, nearly dead in fact He had been fed most of his 4 years of life on dry dog food of all things.
Blend White Sugar to Make Icing Sugar
Make your own icing sugar. There is a huge difference in the cost of regular white sugar and icing sugar, yet icing sugar is only white sugar ground finer. I have a little "magic bullet" food processor and its a snap to throw a cup of sugar in there and grind it up.
Cats need dessert too! Mix milk, yogurt, mayonnaise, and syrup together well. Bring 1 cup water to boil and mix in Knox gelatin. Set aside.
Easy-Off to Remove Stubborn Glass Stain
Clean a stubborn stain from a window by spraying the glass with Easy-Off Oven Cleaner. Wait several minutes, then wipe clean.
A thrifty way to use up bread and you can spice, or not, to your own liking for use in salads, soups and stuffing! Sometimes my seasoning of choice is simply grated Parmesan or dry Ranch Dip mix.
Keeping Natural Peanut Butter Spreadable
After stirring in the oil that collects at the top our jar of natural peanut butter, we store natural peanut butter in the refrigerator. The problem is, it promptly gets very hard and difficult to spread. We soften it by heating the jar in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
Almond Caramel Roll
This is a great holiday appetizer or dessert to have with coffee.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 9 inch square baking pan or a 9 inch round baking pan.
Hershey Bar Pie
If you love chocolate! Melt the Hershey bar over low heat or in the microwave. Immediately blend in the Cool Whip until smooth. Spoon into the crust and chill at least an hour before serving.
Scenery: Snow (East Coast)
Here is a beautiful view I had out my bedroom window during the 2010 blizzard that hit the East Coast. It was starting to look like Christmas after Christmas.
This is a picture of my Pomer-people Suzi. Suzi is now 7 years old, and this picture was taken right before she turned a year old. I had Suzi's full sister Snuggles from a previous litter.
Bobby is a 7 year old brown tabby born in January 2005. My granddaughter called, and knew someone who was moving, and couldn't take him with her. I didn't want another cat, because 3 years earlier, my other 2 cats had passed away 7 weeks apart.
Reduce Overflowing in Fruit Pies
When I bake fruit filled pies such as Blueberry, after adding the top crust as well as cutting slits in the top crust, I take a piece of tube type pasta and insert it in the center of my pie crust.
Noyo is some kind of heeler. My daughter and I were a couple of hours north on a weekend getaway. We had talked about rescuing a dog from a shelter, and were ready to do so. We visited the shelter, and found our dog.
Basil and Baily (Whippets)
Basil is 11 years old, and Baily is 3 years old. They are both Whippets rescue dogs. They can run 40 mph. They love to eat, sleep, and play with toys. Both dogs are couch potatoes.
Peanut Butter Squares
You can do a lot with this recipe. We make these as cookies around the holidays for parties and during the summer for making our own ice cream bars (sandwich ice cream between to large bars).
Brown hamburger and onions and drain. Mix ingredients. Can be refrigerated until serving time. Spoon on to hamburger halves or English muffin halves.
Last Minute Traditional English Rich Fruit Christmas Cake
Christmas just isn't Christmas in the UK without a Rich Fruit Christmas Cake. If you have forgotten to make your traditional rich fruit Christmas cake, don't worry because I have a easy to follow recipe that can save your blushes.
Puppy Ate a Sock
My puppy keeps eating socks! What do I do to get her to stop?
Getting Rid of Mosquitoes in My House
I have mosquitoes! Although I've lived in this residence for several years, this started this past summer and they are still here during winter. I thought I'd get a break until next summer, but no!
Making Fake Snow
How do I make "snow" from Ivory flakes?
Introducing Our Cats to a New Dog
How do I get my new one year old rescue dog to get along with my 3 rescue cats?
Question About Using Vinegar in a Humidifier
Has anyone heard of undiluted distilled white vinegar? I have a humidifier that calls for cleaning with this. All I can find in the store is the diluted to 5% acidity distilled white vinegar.
Question About Using Vinegar In A Humidifier
Will white vinegar neutralize the smell coming into the humidifier?
I have two small leaves growing from the main stem of my orchid. I have several orchids and have never seen this before and wondered if anyone else has?
Country Soup in a Jar
Great gift idea! In a wide mouth 1 quart jar, layer the barley, peas, rice, and lentils. Then layer around the edges the onion, parsley, salt, lemon pepper, bouillon, and the alphabet pasta.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
My family loves them! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place garlic cloves in a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, cover, and bake 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Caring for a 6 Week Old Puppy
I received a Pit Bull puppy exactly 5 weeks and 4 days old. She is very healthy. I'd like to now of any signs I should be on the lookout for, to know if there is anything wrong with her. Thanks.
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