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January 28, 2011
Bathroom Organizing Ideas
I need storage ideas for my too deep drawers! My bathroom is incredibly disorganized! It's tiny to begin with, but on top of that, I only have 3 drawers (2 of which are pointlessly deep) and a small under cabinet space.
Burning Wood Pellets in a Non-pellet Stove?
Can or has anyone burned wood pellets in a hi-efficiency wood fireplace. Are they OK to use in a fireplace, metal, 0 clearance, Napoleon nz-26 unit?
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors
I have been given a brand new wheelchair (electric) which I needed badly, but the lady who had it smoked a lot and it smells of strong cigarette smoke. Anyone have a good suggestion on how to remove the scent from the chair?
Puppy Poops in Crate
I have a 3 month old Husky/Shepherd mix. She is a very sweet docile dog, but she does not like us to leave her. She will sleep in her crate at night, but if I leave her for even 15 minutes in the crate during the day, she poops in it.
Kitchen Appliance Color Advice
I'm looking for input on kitchen appliance color? I have medium/dark kitchen cabinets, light neutral walls, rose quartz countertops, with cream, caramel, and burgundy spots. I need new appliances. I prefer not to have stainless steel because of the cleaning.
Best Visa Card for Earning Airline Miles
What is the best Visa card for earning miles?
Getting Rid of Musty Smell in Cloth Purse
How do I get rid of a musty smell in beaded handbag with satin lining? It is brand new never used.
Paint Color to Coordinate With Brown and Bluish Grey Comforter
I have a comforter that is dark brown with circles on it. The circles are a bluish grey color. The circles don't stand out unless you are focusing on the circles themselves. I wanted to use brown leopard in the adjoining bathroom. Will this match? If so, what color accent do I use?
Do Fruits and Vegetables Lose Nutritional Value When Frozen?
I have been given some fruit and vegetables, more than I would eat in a week. I have decided to freeze most of the veggies and some of the fruit. Does anyone know if much of the vitamins and minerals are lost in the freezing of them? Many thanks.
Wall Hangings in a Bathroom with Red Poppy Shower Curtain
In my master bathroom, I have a green shower curtain with red poppies I want to know if it's OK to hang pictures of another flower? The colors coordinate!
Shower Hooks to Hang Purses
Need a better place to store those purses and bags than under the bed disturbing the dust bunnies, how about using shower hooks on your closet rod? They are sturdy and will hold a pretty heavy bag.
Light Candles With A Spaghetti Noodle
Use uncooked spaghetti or spaghettini to light gas furnaces, fireplaces, BBQs, gas lamps, gas fridges, gas ranges, anything with a pilot light, even candles.
Use A Broom To Sweep The Snow
We've been getting a bit of snow here in Nebraska, and it just keeps piling on. I've got a tip for quick snow removal from the car. Purchase a $1 broom at a Dollar Tree or at another dollar store location.
Clean Shower Doors with Squeegee After Showering
I purchased a short handled squeegee at a 99 cent store. I thought it would be nice to clean my windows, but it was too short and so am I. OK, trash that idea.
Cleaning Porcelain Stove Grates
To get stove top grates clean, place in a large plastic bag or sealable container with some ammonia. Close up the the bag or container and wait several hours. The grates will be easy to clean. Remember to exercise safety precautions when using ammonia.
Dry Powder Roach Control
If you have a roach infestation, mix equal parts of boric acid powder and flour, cornmeal or sugar. Put in small lids in the affected areas (keep away from pets and children). Roaches will walk through and eat the mixture when they clean their feelers and legs and then die.
Fixing Orange Skintone After Self-Tanner
Help for looking orange after using a self tanner. Try taking a warm bath with a cup of fresh lemon juice added to the water. This is most effective if done as soon as possible. Soak 20 minutes and the lemon juice will help cut color and product buildup.
If you misplace your cell phone and have no way to call it, you can go to icantfindmyphone.com and enter your number. Your phone will ring shortly and you will be able to find it!
Ten Lessons from the Blind Side
Here are just a few things I've learned over the last eight years since I lost my sight:
Joke: Big Trouble
There were two young brothers, 8 and 10 years old, who were exceedingly mischievous. Whatever went wrong in the neighborhood, it turned out they had a hand in it.
Use Vinegar For Removing Chewing Gum
To dissolve chewing gum, saturate the area with vinegar. Heated vinegar works faster.
Bagel Bird Feeder
Don't forget our birds this winter. They need food! Spread entire bagel with lard. Place birdseed on a paper plate. Roll the bagel in the birdseed. Tie jute or string through the hole of the bagel to hang the bagel.
Transform Your Garden with a Self-Contained...
There is a universal appeal to the sound of trickling water - it calms the spirit and soothes the soul. Fountains are a great way to add a water element to your garden.
Take pineapple, remove juice and add to sugar, flour, eggs, and butter; cook until thick. When cool, add pineapple, marshmallows and nuts.
Brussels Sprouts Supreme
Cook sprouts, bouillon cubes, water and onion in saucepan over low heat for about 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain and save liquid. Mix cornstarch and water, add to reserved liquid.
Whole Wheat Vegetarian Pie
A cheesy vegetable pie is delicious nutritious dinner.
Handmade Paper Fan
Make some lucky mother feel like a real southern belle with this beautiful fan on Mother's Day or any time.
Scenery: The Potomac River in the Fall
This photo was taken while standing along the C and O Canal towpath looking out at the Potomac River. The leaves were just beginning to turn for the fall, but the temperature of the air was comfortable.
Photo: Message to Mum
I felt like the luckiest mum in the world, when I came home from visiting a friend to find this message! My 2 boys made it out of their Magnetics for me while I was away!
Scenery: Nova Scotia, Canada
Believe it or not, this is the ocean on a calm cold winter morning, not far from where I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. The island offshore protected this inlet from the winds.
Daisy is my 8 year old BLM (Bureau of Land Management) standard donkey/burro. I got her 2 years ago, as a rescue. She was living in a 12x12 foot pen for two years, I couldn't leave her there!
This is a picture that my daughter took when she was just 5 years old. We had just brought home this camera from the store. She took the camera from me, held it up in front of our cat (Huggybear), and pushed the button. I am totally amazed at how well this picture turned out.
Mason (Border Collie - Lab) and Chewy (Pomeranian -...
Mason and Chewy are my dogs. Mason is a 5 year old is a Border Collie/Lab, and Chewy is a 1 year old Pomeranian/Dachshund. We rescued them both from the animal shelter, when they were puppies. They love playing together and especially in the snow.
Unclogging a Bathroom Sink
My bathroom sinks keep clogging up, repeated use of Drano is not working. Help!
Jessie the cat can climb and go anywhere she wants to in the house. She is five years old, very playful and curious about everything. She is very intrigued by the computer and printer.
Has Anyone Flown With Allegiant Airlines
Has anyone flown Allegiant Airlines and if so, how would you rate their performance compared to the "major" airlines?
Warm "Lovie" for an Elderly Pet
I have an elderly cat and dog that love warm spots to snuggle in. I had a couple of recycled stuffed bears that my grandchildren had outgrown. I sewed a couple of bags filled with rice that would fit through the zippered opening.
Banana Mutt Cookies
Whew! Cat chasing can be exhausting work! This is truly the paws that refreshes. Use fresh bananas and your dogs will love you a bunch!
Removing Mold on a Stroller
How do I remove mold from my daughter's Peg Perego Aria stroller?
Brightening Cabinet Finish Without Stripping
Does anyone have a way to make dark kitchen cupboards with an antique finish look brighter? I don't want to strip, but they are way too dark for the small area. Any hints will be welcome.
Can I Paint Over Fence Stain?
We recently stained our wood fence, with a non shiny stain. Can we use the block wall paint over the stain?
Copying a Game to a Computer Without Internet Connection
I have internet on one of my computers, but I want to put a game on the one without internet. How do I do that?
Doily Heart Decoration
This darling colorful door decoration will make you look twice. It's feminine touch of lacy goodness brings a smile to your lips. Easy to make and decorate.
I came along this wonderful tip as I was looking up ideas for freezing pasta dishes for make ahead type meals. Very clever! If you don't want to tie up your baking pans in the freezer, line them with plastic wrap before filling.
Make Bread in Tupperware Cake Container
When you make any yeast risen dough, do it from start to finish in an upside-down Tupperware-style cake keeper. Tilt it to one side to combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar and then add the remaining ingredients.
Keep Peas Green
Add three or four drops of vinegar while cooking green peas if you want them to retain their natural green color. You can also use lemon juice. Mom only did the fresh, home grown, peas. I do not think it would work for the store bought cans!
Easy, tasty meal with a kick to it. One of our favorites! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place uncooked chicken in the bottom of a 9 x 7 inch or similar size Pyrex dish.
Cheesecake Topped Brownies
Prepare brownie mix according to the directions on the package. Spread into prepared baking pan. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and cornstarch until fluffy.
Layered Three Cheese Nachos
My former son-in-law, Jess (who will always be my son) would deep fry the chips before making nachos, they were so good!
Instant Flavored Mocha Coffee
I like using hazelnut flavored powdered creamer but French vanilla and caramel macchiato would be great tasting too. Perfect for gift giving and when camping or traveling.
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