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Scenery: SnowHere is the last of the big snowfalls in early 2011! This was taken from a small opening in my back door. The snow was deep, but the drifting up against the front door kept me from opening it.
Giving Pills to DogsFor dogs who need Cosequin (or other dry medications) but spit the pills out, take a small piece of regular cheese and cover it with 'squirt cheese'. Next, grind up the pills into a powder and sprinkle it so it sticks to the squirt cheese.
Garden: Roses By My Rocking ChairResting, rocking, meditating or praying; all are made more lovely by the view of roses. Belinda's Dream rose invites us all to dream.
James (Orange Tabby)James is a 3 or 4 year old orange tabby. James came to us from the local shelter. He likes to eat, eat, eat, and sleep. He is the most loving cat with the biggest purr. Love in a fur coat!
Davey (German Shepherd - Boxer)Davey is 13 weeks old. He is a German Shepherd/Boxer mix. We got him at a pet store, March 1, 2011. He likes to chase my 4 year old.
Spring Lawn CareEven though your lawn goes into dormancy during the winter, frigid temperatures, drying winds, and a lack of snow cover can leave it looking tired and ragged once the snow melts.
Peanut (Mayo-Yochon Mix)After we lost our Basset Hound, Willie, I was sure I would never agree to another dog. Then I met Peanut. With his beautiful brown eyes and playful nature, he is a perfectly adorable mix of his parents, a Yorkie/Maltese mix and a Yorkie/Bichon mix.
Scenery: Sunrise (Prescott Valley, AZ)While RV'ing through Arizona, we were parked in a store parking lot overnight. One morning, the bedroom was orange! This is the picture I took. Beautiful!
Blue Jean Dye on a White T-shirtMy teenage son washed his favorite 100% white cotton shirt with his new blue jeans in hot water. The shirt turned a light blue.
Scenery: TurkeysWe discovered these prancing "toms" vying for the attention of 8 hens (who were not in the least interested) while strolling through our back yard. I guess April is their mating season?
Zucchini Falling Off The Vine EarlyI have two beautiful zucchini plants that seem to be quite healthy. The squash begins to grow they grow to about 1 inch or so and then very easily fall right off the stem.
Choosing the Right Bra?I am looking for a new bra and I could use some suggestions. I am a 38 B and I feel a little too large for my athletic frame. I do not like a snug fit across my chest for my shirts.
Dye Transfer on Clothing?I have a black shirt with white on the sleeves. The black ran into white. How can I remove this on the white cotton material?
Homemade Detergent for a Front Load Washer?I would like a detergent recipe for a front load washing machine.
Zucchini Falling Off The Vine Early?My zucchini are falling of the vine when they reach 1 inch long. What can I do?
Kerosene Heater Will Not Start When Plugged Into Outlet?I have an old kerosene heater that will not start when it is plugged into the outlet. I've changed the spark plug, and put in fresh kerosene.
Fixing a Fluorescent Ceiling Light?My room tubelight switched off abruptly one day. I even tried changing the tube and even the starter, but it still isn't working. I suspect a loose electrical connection inside. What can I do to repair it myself? Please help.
How Do I Remove the Wrong Color Shoe Polish?I have put the wrong colour nugget (shoe polish) on my leather boots. How do I get it out and back to the original color?
Removing Yellow Bleach Stains from White Jeans?I washed a pair of white jeans and there were blue stains left from the laundry detergent that didn't dissolve. I poured bleach onto the areas that were stained and I then washed them and the bleach left those areas yellowed. How can I get this back to white again?
Instant Mashed Potatoes As A Thickener?How much instant potato flakes do I add to 1 cup liquid when making brown gravy?
Getting Rid of Mice?How do I get rid of mice?
How Can I Get Rid of Roaches?How do I make borax balls to get rid of roaches?
Free Wire Coat Hangers?I am having a huge moving sale and need 200-300 wire hangers. Where can I find them for free? I would be willing to pay shipping.
Cleaning Brass Furniture?How do I clean a brass occasional table?
Minimum Payments to Avoid Collections?Is it true that if I make payments to a hospital account on time every month they cannot sell the account to a collection agency?
Free Penny Rug Patterns?I am looking for "penny rug" patterns if anyone has some to share.
Free Yarn and Other Craft Supplies for a Nursing Home?A friend and I volunteer at our local nursing home and we need yarn, embroidery floss, hoops, plastic canvas, and needles. So, if anyone has extra and would like to donate or has suggestions for where we can procure donations, please help.
Soil Advice for Avocado Plants?I am growing an avocado plant. We had regular soil in the pot, but then we bought Miracle Gro soil. I distributed it in 7 avocado plants. Then we read the back side of using the Miracle Grow, and it said not for potting. Will it affect the avocado plant in any way?
Can I Hand Wash a Linen and Viscose Jacket?Can a jacket made from 55% linen and 45% viscose be hand washed even though the label says dry clean only?
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent?I need a recipe for homemade dish washing detergent for the dishwashing machine.