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April 10, 2011
Relax During The Holidays
In today's world it's rush, rush, rush! People are trying to jam in as much as they can, thinking they will miss out on something if they don't. My advice for the holidays is - relax. It's pretty way out there and very old fashioned, but just relax.
Save Patterns For Future Use
When I make something, I always save a pattern; whether it be hard copy or computer copy. I may want to reuse it later and it will be easily accessible filed away in a filing cabinet or on my hard drive.
Marking Where Bulbs are Planted
With spring finally here, it's time to get outside and plant some flowers, vegetables and bulbs. I usually forget what I have planted where. Now I just find a nice sized rock and with a permanent marker I write the name on the rock.
My Frugal Life: Making It Through a Little Longer
My husband and I moved here to CO to be close to our kids and grand-kids. We had lived in KY to be close to our oldest son, but we had to move away because of my arthritis, allergies, and asthma. Since we've lived here, we've both had to work and we're on Social Security.
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, CA)
Flying over the Golden Gate Bridge. What a spectacular view!
Scenery: Sunset (Ponce, Puerto Rico)
Walking down the boardwalk in Ponce, PR enjoying the sea breeze. Then to look up and see the sun setting, with sunbeams shooting out through the clouds.
Scenery: Morning Dew
I love walking into my yard every morning, being quiet and just looking around at everything that's happening. The frost melting, birds in the trees, the sun slowly warming the earth.
Whole Wheat Bread
Mix yeast with 1/2 cup warm water and 1 tablespoon sugar. Let rest 15-20 minutes. In large bowl, mix water, honey, salt, and oil well. Add yeast mixture, 1 cup white flour, and 2 cups wheat flour.
Brown onion and bacon in skillet; add to other ingredients. Mix well. Bake in oven at 275 degrees F for 45 minutes. Serves 6-8.
Liver Rice Casserole
Mix together the cooked rice and milk. Add the egg. The onion must be chopped fine and fried in butter before mixing with rice-milk mixture. Stir in salt and pepper and raisins.
Freezing Corn on the Cob
This may be a little early in the season, but as I used the last of my corn from the freezer for dinner tonight, it reminded me to share this with everyone. Over the years, I have tried many times to freeze corn on the cob. Most instructions say to blanch and cool.
Sasha (Beagle/Basset Hound/Dachshund Mix)
Sasha is 1 year and 4 months old. She is a Beagle/Basset Hound/Dachshund mix. I got Sasha when she was 3 months old on March 14, 2010. She was the last pup of the litter and was so cute, I don't know how anyone could have passed her up.
Sukki (Yorkie Mix)
Sukki is a 2 year old Yorkie mix that I got from a breeder. He loves to lounge. He's my shadow!
Birthday Gift Ideas for 19 Year Old Boyfriend
My boyfriend is having his 19th birthday in a month. He's financially sound while I'm not. He always does little and huge things that make me happy, so this time I really want to make an impression that I can also do the same for him.
What Breed is My Dog?
Is Sasha a pit?
Ribbon Barrette Holder
Don't discard those unwanted frames! Recycle and make a special little girl this sweet gift.
Raising a Puppy
How can I raise a German Shepherd puppy? He was taken from his mum. He is six weeks old and he barks a lot.
Should Parents Stay Out of Conflicts Between Their Grown Children?
What do you do when your married children talk bad about their eldest sister? Do you entertain it, take sides, or say you'll work it out and stay out of it? I am very frustrated.
Paint Color to Coordinate with Red Furniture
We're moving and the place we're moving to has medium gray carpeting throughout. We have bright red living room pieces. I'm coming up a blank with ideas for wall colors, please help!
Using the Ninja Master Prep
Can my Ninja make ice cream, grind coffee beans, etc.? I have the one that has the three containers.
Interior Design Business Name Ideas
Please suggest the name for my new interior designer firm. The name must be a symbol for creativity, innovativeness, as well as stylish and modern.
Remedy for Itchy Bumps on Face
I have this itchy bump on my face since 2006. A dermatologist has injected it with a medicine used for a pimple, but it didn't work. It is still right on the center of my right cheek and there are times that it is really very itchy and I can't help but scratch it.
Getting Rid of Wood Bees
How do I get rid of carpenter bees?
What Kind of Animal Could Have Gotten Into My Cellar?
I went down my to cellar and found a grey prickly animal in a ball. I think he is dead. I don't know how he could have gotten in. The window has an old carpet with weights on it. I found the old carpet in shreds and concrete bits all over the floor. Has anyone come across this?
Dealing With Aggressive Birds
How do you protect yourself from being attacked by robins?
Knit or Crochet Patterns for Tea Bag Wallets
I am looking for a few good patterns to crochet or knit tea bag wallets. I want to make them to sell online and at craft fairs. Any other ideas for items to make and sell would be gratefully accepted. I love this site!
What is the Best Way to Transport Small Berry Plants By Air?
I will be traveling to Europe with three small plants; raspberry and blueberry. I was planning to keep them in a carton box secure from shifting in a piece of luggage that will go to the cargo area of the plane. They will stay there for about 15hrs.
Buying Coil Spring Sofa Seat Cushions
I have a good leather 3 seat sofa with coil spring seat cushions. I took them to be repaired, what I got back were foam cushions and the upholster telling me he threw the old coils away! Is there anywhere I can buy new firm good quality coil filled cushions?
Cleaning Stainless Elevator Doors
I'm looking for the best way to clean stainless steel elevator doors? I am looking for all new tricks of the trade.
Ideas for Preparing for a Job Interview at a Botanical Garden
I have an interview for an apprenticeship at a prestigious botanical garden on Thursday. Feedback from my last interview recommends extending my knowledge beyond the plants met in my local parks. Please help, I don't know where to begin!
How Do I Paint an Exterior Foundation?
I want to paint the concrete around the bottom of my house (exterior). Do I need to clean it and do I need to primer it?
Remedy for Pimples and Milia
Is there any way to clear pimple marks and remove milia? My milia is hereditary because my mother, grandmother, and some of my sisters have it. Is there anything I can do to at least control them? Please help. Thanks.
Peanutty Pretzel Truffles
So delicious. Sweet and salty all at the same time.
Maryland Crab Cakes
The Best Eastern Shore Crab Cakes Ever! Mix together all ingredients, except crab and oil or butter. Add crabmeat now, toss gently and form into patties.
Reentering the Job Market
I took time out from having a paying job to raise my child. My husband can't seem to find more than a part-time job. I have a teaching degree, but I would have to take 6 credits and spend about $1000 to renew my license. Should I try to renew my license?
10 Minute Fruit Crisp
Enjoy this quick recipe with a variety of fruits.
Italian Seasoned Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Serve with angel hair pasta sauteed with garlic and cherry tomatoes, along with a simple balsamic vinaigrette salad for a complete full of flavor meal.
Serving Tuna Salad In Rolls
A new way to serve tuna or egg salad, is by cutting off the top of a hard roll, "hollowing" it out, and filling it with tuna or egg salad. Add onions, tomatoes, and lettuce and put the top back on. You can add anything else that you like on it.
Substitute Olive Oil For Healthier Cakes
You can substitute the same amount of olive oil instead of regular oil when baking cake. You get essential Omega 3 fatty acids found in salmon by using the olive oil.
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas
Any ideas for a rehearsal dinner for 50? The bride's parents are having a $20 a plate wedding for 300 people. I hate to look too cheap, but I am on a budget! (It is a summer wedding.)
Cleaning a Leather Couch
How do you get Bengay off a leather couch?
Protecting a Screen Door from Cats
I have a cat that is always ruining our screen door. Is there a place here in Ottawa, Ontario where I can buy a screen door protector?
Cleaning an Old Typewriter
How do I clean a Smith-Corona Delta III electric typewriter?
Rooting A Cutting From A Lilac Bush
How can I start a lilac bush from a bush clipping?
The Right Way To Spray
In organic gardening, spraying insecticides and fungicides (even if deemed safe) should only be done as a last resort. Although they are often botanically derived and considered "less harmful" than synthetic chemicals, organic chemicals are still chemicals.
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