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January 10, 2011
Removing Cigarette Smoke Residue from Flat Screen TV
My question is how to clean the screen of a flat screen TV in a home where there is a smoker (make that heavy smoker!) The instructions say use only the anti-static cloth lightly dampened. I just do not think that's gonna do the trick. Help please!
Shopping for Small Scarecrows
Can you please tell me where I can buy small, 8cm scarecrows? I need a place that will ship to England? My husband and I visited the USA on a number of occasions and I purchased them in either Walmart or Kmart. Unfortunately they don't appear to show the craft items on their website.
Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa
How do I take oil base paint off a leather sofa?
Plastic Canvas Barbie Furniture
Does anyone have any plastic canvas Barbie furniture patterns they are willing to share?
Yellow Stains on White Clothing
How do you remove yellow stains from white t-shirts?
Relieving a Dog's Itchy Feet
Is there an over the counter cure for persistent toe licking? It seems to be moisture driven, ie., lots hair on feet and lots of snow outside.
Painting Bathroom Tiles
How do I paint bathroom tiles?
Treatment For Dog's Itchy Ears
Is there an over the counter cure for persistent ear itching? It seems to be moisture driven, ie., floppy ears and lots of snow outside.
Ice Maker Only Dispensing Crushed Ice
My Frigidaire model "FPS23LH5DW0" side by side refrigerator's icemaker will only dispense crushed ice now. I replaced the filter yesterday and cleaned out the ice bucket and now it will not give ice cubes, only crushed. Any advice on how to fix?
Removing Stitch Witchery Residue
How can I remove Stitch Witchery residue?
Using White Vinegar for Dandruff
Will white vinegar work for treating dandruff? If so, should I use it in dry or wet hair?
Slipcover for a Dual Reclining Sofa
I have a microfiber dual reclining loveseat and I am looking for a slipcover. Can any one help? Surefit did not offer anything. Everyone one else has single reclining chairs.
Cat Spray Odor on Furniture
I have a big bean bag and my cat started spraying on it. He has done it more than once so the unwanted smell has soaked in the bean bag and the inside is made out of cotton. Does anybody know what will get rid of the smell?
Does My Other Dog Have Parvo Too?
We had a dog die of Parvo. How long do we wait to see if our other dogs catch it?
Use for Used Fabric Softener Sheets
Is there anything I can do with used fabric softener sheets?
Getting Rid of Flies on Dogs
How do I get rid of flies? They are biting my 2 dogs' ears and paws, etc. We have chooks (chickens) so they could be attracting them. Any hints would be useful.
Boil the cider until it is reduced to 1 quart. Pare apples, core and slice in thin pieces. Add apples to cider and cook slowly until the mixture begins to thicken.
Crispy Pea Salad
Combine peas, celery, onions, nuts, bacon, and sour cream. Add 1/4 cup of dressing.
Ham Potato Breakfast Casserole
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Pour into ungreased rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika.
Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken and Corn Soup
You can use canned chicken broth or make your own by combining the frying chicken with 6 cups water, 2 peeled carrots, 2 ribs celery, 1 onion, and 1 bay leaf.
Use Vegetable Oil Instead of Olive Oil
Instead of buying primarily olive oil for the kitchen, buy a vegetable oil in bulk and use that for most of your cooking. The 'extra' bottle of olive oil will last longer and you won't have to spend as much.
Using Coffee Grounds More Than Once
To save money on coffee, I get three 12 oz. cups from one and one half scoops of grounds. I use a reusable conical shaped 4 coffee cup filter in a wide soup/coffee cup and slowly pour boiling water into the first cup with one scoop of grounds.
Make and Freeze Extra Pie Dough
When you make a pie, make a double or triple batch of dough and freeze it in portions to thaw and roll for a quick dessert. Simplest is to roll it into a big flat circle, cut it into strips or shapes, and bake it like that.
Use Bundt Pan When Cutting Corn Off Cob
Use an angel food cake pan to cut corn off the cob. The end stands up nicely in the hole and the pan catches all the kernels.
Angeles Cocktail Drink
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a whiskey sour glass, and serve drink.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
This really is quick and easy and you can substitute any fruit. Mix cake as directed and set aside. Melt butter in sprayed 9x13 pan then add the brown sugar, remove from heat.
Coconut Crusted Marshmallows
Here is a super simple way to make your own marshmallows at home. They are so much better than the store-bought variety and no corn syrup is added.
Original Bisquick Dumpling Recipe
I am looking for the recipe for dumplings from the Bisquick box. Does anyone have it? Thanks.
Weight Watchers Coleslaw (PointsPlus+)
A great salad for those on the Weight Watchers Diet Program and a PointsPlus low carb recipe as well (1 point). Healthy and delicious!
Treating a Cat With Ringworm
I just noticed my cat had patches on the side of its head. Where there is loss of hair it looks like ringworm. Can I safely get rid of these ringworms without going to the vet? I don't have the money, but I would do anything for my cat.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
Safe Homemade Computer Screen Cleaner
I have stopped buying commercial products over a year ago and make all my own stuff now, but I want to clean my computer screen. I am worried about using vinegar, etc. on the screen.
Slow Cooker Lamb Stew Recipe
Please could anyone give me a recipe for lamb stew using a slow cooker?
Traditional American Pumpkin Pie
Please could someone give me a American recipe for pumpkin pie?
Adjusting Flat Screen TV Display to See Banners at Bottom of Screen
I have a flat screen TV that is about 5 yrs old and it will not show the info that is at the bottom of the screen anymore. For example, when I am watching the football game I can barely see the score which is listed at the bottom of the screen. Do you have any suggestions?
Craft Project: Lace Fans
Delicate fans to decorate with. They would make adorable favors for a wedding shower too.
Training Fruit Trees to Form Hedges
When visiting apple orchards in Tasmania I noted that the trees are trained to form 'hedges'. Please advise where I may learn more on this technique and limitations for other fruit trees, if possible?
Table Decorations for a 70's Themed Birthday Party
I am planning my husband and my 40th birthday with a 70's theme. I need ideas on table decorations and a table cloth. Please note I don't want to spend too much money, but want it to look effective. Thanks.
Crafts and Decorative Pictures Using Paper Towels and Napkins
I remember reading somewhere that you can make beautiful pictures or something with pretty paper towels and paper napkins. I bought some paper towels that have seashells on them and I want to do something with them. Any ideas? Thank you.
Combined Grandmother/Granddaughter Birthday Party
I'm turning 20 on Valentine`s Day, but I'm having my party on February 19 and we're having my grandmother's on the same day with mine. What can I do?
Crocheted Puppet Doll on a Granny Square
Where can I find the pattern for a crochet puppet doll on a granny square?
Scenery: Park Bench (Wabash River)
This photo was taken around August at a local park. The river in the background is the Wabash River. The Wabash River is a tributary of the Ohio River. I was sitting at a car show and decided to snap some photos.
Crafts Using Wool Fabric Strips
I was blessed with tons of many styles and patterns of wool fabric strips. Most are 1 inch to 3 inch strips. I really would like to make several pet beds for pets in shelters or for their fundraisers.
Getting Rid of Dog Urine Odor on the Kitchen Floor
About 5 weeks ago I watched my son's puppy and he peed on the carpet and once on the kitchen floor, which I cleaned up. After she left my 3 year old (15#) Bichon/Maltese has been going on the kitchen spot, not every day and not all the time.
Vaseline Hairball Remedy
To prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a dollop of Vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat's nose. The cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive system.
Paper Tube to Mark Seedlings
When you want to grow a small amount of seeds, and know exactly where you've planted them, use a toilet paper tube.
My Frugal New Year
It is now 2011, and what more can we do to be frugal and save in this New Year? Here in Australia, prices are on the up and up - food, electricity, other utility bills, my rent.
Make Repairs with Scraps of Fabric
What is it with most guys? They'll wear an article of clothing until it rots or rips to shreds before they buy something new to replace it. My army son owns a pair of bathing trunks that he's had for years now.
Homemade Laundry Detergent
I only now finally went to the website of the Duggar Family, the family from the "20 Kids and Counting" TV show, and found a treasure trove indeed! Below are 2 laundry tips that really impressed me and gave me a wake-up call with the "recipe cost."
Use Baby Powder as Deodorant
I began using baby powder containing corn starch and zinc oxide instead of antiperspirant deodorant. For me, it works even better than the deodorant and I don't have to be concerned about the aluminum from the antiperspirant being absorbed through my skin anymore.
Natural Remedy for Ants
Sprinkle pantry shelves, window sills, and door sills with a mixture of red pepper and sage to rid them of ants.
Heating Your Home With Your Clothes Dryer
Use the dryer vent to raise the temperature in your house in cold months. Do only with an electric dryer! Close off and seal the vent that goes to the outside, so you don't lose heat through that 4 inch hole to the outside.
It isn't unusual to have deer in our yard or the driveway. This evening on my way in I saw this beautiful deer waiting at the top of our driveway. I had just checked the mailbox and gotten back in the car when she came out.
Dark Circles on My Elbows and Knees
My 16 year old daughter has dark elbows and knees. What should she do?
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