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April 1, 2011
Tea Tree Oil for Fleas
What are the side effects of spraying a small dog with bad case of fleas with diluted tea tree oil directly onto the coat?
How Do I Find Help to Pay My Rent?
Where do I go to get help paying my past due rent of $903.00? I am not having any luck so far. Thank you.
What is This Plant?
What is this plant? They grow very profusely in the area, in lawns and elsewhere. They are a weed or a wildflower depending on your viewpoint. Thanks in advance.
Organizing Clothes That Can Be Worn Again Before Washing
Does anybody have any ideas on what to do with clothes that you have worn, but feel like you could wear them again before washing? These items always get flung over a chair in my household. Any suggestions?
When is the Best Time of Day to Water Container Plants?
I have containers for flowering plants. What's the best time of day to water?
Advice for Growing Various Kinds of Berries
Does anyone have any advice for planting and growing blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries?
Foot Brace in Leather Shoe Squeaks
I have a full foot (bottom) plastic brace in a leather shoe that squeaks. I have tried baby powder which does not work. Any other ideas?
Ash Dining Table Has Cracks in the Finish
How do I treat ash furniture? I have an ash dining table and it seems to have cracks in the finish.
Epson Print Head Nozzle Seems Clogged
I have an Epson printer and I think my black is clogged. Any ideas how to make it write again? I've been using ink that is not Epson.
Cleaning Soap Scum on Shower Doors
What is the best way to keep soap scum at bay on glass shower doors?
Shelf Life of Frozen Cabbage
How long will cabbage last after it is cooked and frozen?
Calculating Nutrition Values of Individual Servings
I would like to know how to calculate nutrition facts that are given from the parameter report. For example the report is given for 100 grams, we want it for a serving size of 40 grams.
Bat Poop Stains on Fabric
Do you have any idea how to get bat poo stains out of material? The fruit bats fly over at night and poop on my cushions on my outdoor deck chairs and I can't get the stains out. Thank you.
Ideas for a Bridal Shower
I need ideas for a bridal shower for a co-worker. Any ideas for decorations and games? We was also thinking of playing the newly wed game, does anyone have any good questions?
Keep Laptop From Overheating
Laptops get warm and can overheat. To ventilate our laptop, I am propping it up off the table with old corks! I have taped 2 together for the hot side and use one on the other side.
Save Money By Shopping Online
I have been buying a lot of things I need online from a popular online auction site. I mean, things like wool socks, sewing patterns, vacuum cleaner bags, craft supplies, printer ink, tools, you name it.
Recycle Expired Credit Cards as Dish Scraper
I found that expired gift cards or any credit card no longer used is excellent for cleaning dishes in your kitchen. It kinda molds to the dish, pot, or pan you are cleaning and scrapes all the gunk off.
Removing Kool-Aid Stains Around Mouth
With summer on its way, this will come in handy after your small children have Popsicles or drink Kool-Aid and have the "Kool-Aid smile. You can easily remove this color by washing their mouth and lips with warm water and a tarter control whitening toothpaste.
Sun Requirements for Growing Calla Lilies
Where I am going to try to plant my calla lily is facing west and gets afternoon sun, but gets morning shade. Is that alright for them?
Do Calla Lilies Spread?
Do calla lilies spread once put in the ground because they are tuberous?
Red Hat Pin
Hope you like the easier version!
Alternatives to Paper Towels
I use washcloths to clean up spills instead of paper towels whenever possible. This saves a lot of money and the washcloths can just be washed when doing laundry. Try it! You'd be amazed.
To clean silver, pour hot water into a mug and add 3 Tbsp. salt (to make an electrolite) and some aluminum foil. Leave items in this to soak a few minutes. Take them out and rinse with clean water, then polish with a clean soft cloth.
Saving Money In A Jar
When we know we are going to have to provide for a wedding or new baby that is on the way, we start saving. We take a pint canning jar and start unloading our change and any tips we get.
Link: Safe CFL Light Bulb Disposal
It's really important to know that CFL bulbs have enough of an amount of mercury contained in them that they can cause very serious health and environmental problems, especially collectively.
My Frugal Life: More Neighbors Come Calling For Murals
After some irregular heart beats, shaky knees, and many brush strokes, a new and stronger me has emerged. I can see clearly now and a path has been paved. I had taken a small snowball and placed it on a big ol' hill and before I knew it, that snowball began to roll.
My great aunt Nelly is 102, and still keeps a beautiful garden. This picture was taken in her garden last summer. I am (im)patiently awaiting the arrival of warmer weather. It seems like my flowers are never going to get the chance to grow.
Wildlife: Rams (Wyoming)
These rams were atop a small hill as I was driving back to Yellowstone from Cody, WY.
Scenery: Portland Head Lighthouse (Cape...
My family and I were helping my mom move up to Maine. I decided that we should check out the Portland headlight. It is very gorgeous. You must go see this. The picture may be pretty, but in person, it'll take your breath away.
Garden: Blackberry Blossom
This is a blackberry bloom. Taking these pictures are therapy for me.
Pouches for Starting Seeds Indoors
To plant seeds and not take up a lot of space, use vinyl pouches and hang them on your windows with suction cups and water them with a turkey baster. This works well in a window that gets a lot of warm southern exposure light.
Composting Tools You Don't Need to Buy
Many garden tools are designed to make the job faster and easier, but an alternative usually exists that can accomplish the same task for a lot less money. Here's a rundown of six handy composting tools - what they do, why they are helpful, and the cost-saving alternatives.
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