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Mother's Day Potted FlowersDo something nice for Mother for Mothers Day. All you need for this is some pretty flower pots. I have saved mine over the years and your Mom probably has also.
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL)...We finally took the plunge last year and replaced nearly all of the lightbulbs in our house with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL). Now, less then a year later, 4 of the 6 bulbs in our bathroom have burned out within days of each other.
Garden: Patio In SpringMy favorite tree peonies are the stars of our patio in spring. They blend with weigela, autumn joy just emerging, and the cheerful pinks.
Garden: Lilacs (Lodi and Seattle)Both photos were taken April 25th.Such a difference between my lilacs in Seattle and my sister's in Lodi, California. Both photos were taken April 25th.
Homemade Skins for Laptop or NetbookPlastic or vinyl skins look great on your laptop or Netbook, turning it from dull and boring to something eye catching and personal to you. But even these items can be costly, and you just can't find the one you really want.
Keeping Kids Occupied at DoctorWhen going to the doctor with my now 2 and 4 year olds, I've many times found myself with 2 wild kids, a long wait, and nothing for them to do. I finally realized I could simply use what I had on hand.
Easter Dress Among The FlowersMy granddaughter, Alli, seemed to match the flowers in my mother's yard. She is so funny, and came up with this pose on her own. She's always making everybody laugh.
Scenery: South River Lake (Nova Scotia, Canada)This is South River Lake, a man made lake, that we often visit when out on our four wheelers. It was the calm before the storm this September day. Everything around the lake was a complete mirror image. It was so restful.
Wildlife: Mama Squirrel (Chesapeake, VA)My daughter, in Chesapeake, VA, took these pictures. The wonders of nature always amaze me.
Soak Pea and Bean Seeds Before PlantingI always soak my pea and bean seeds 24 hours before planting. I cover them with water in containers and set them on the kitchen counter. They spring up so quickly when planted in this way.
Store Plastic Bags in Old JacketFor storing plastic bags, one tip I liked was to use an unused jacket in your hall closet. Stuff plastic bags into the sleeve facing the door. When you need one, pluck it from the sleeve cuff. Nary a problem ending up with two or three.
Prevent Glue Caps From StickingTo prevent stuck on children's glue caps, spray the inside of the cap lightly with WD-40.
Wildlife: Snail (Catalina Island, CA)This was taken at Catalina Island, CA. There were snails like this one all over. We were not anywhere near the water, just strolling along sidewalks and roads!
Tips from Years of Tent CampingCamping tips I've learned from years of camping in a tent at the race track!
Beautify Your Mom's YardA wonderful gift for Mother's Day would be to go clean an area and plant some flowers at a walk-way, right outside a window where she can enjoy the view, or at the mailbox.
Removing Chewing Gum From HairTo get out chewing gum stuck or attached to hair, rub the chewing gum with oil or butter. Rinse or wash the hair normally.
Garden: Mixed FlowersHere's a variety of mixed flowers to give off a variety of color.
Branches on Norfolk Pine Are Turning Brown?My Norfolk Pine has been planted outside for the past 7 years. It has thrived and is almost 25 ft. tall. It survived the hurricane when salt water covered the soil. After this winter with 3 or 4 freezes, many of the branches have turned brown and dropped leaves.
Recipe for International House of Pancakes Spanish Burger Salsa?Years ago the International House of Pancakes served a burger called a Spanish Burger. Does anyone remember this or have the recipe for the salsa type sauce that it was topped with? I remember it was not hot like salsa, but had almost the same ingredients and it was great!
3 Year Old Housetrained Dog Started Peeing in the House?I have a 3 year old Cocker Spaniel that I adopted from the pound 5 months ago. He came home and was amazing, never an accident in the house, and a great personality. I felt very lucky to have him. Then I met my boyfriend, who loves dogs and has a 13 year old Lab.
How Do I Replace a Lost MTV Lawnmower Key?I have lost/misplaced my MTV lawnmower's key and would like to know how to get it replaced. Locksmith? Lawnmower repair shop?Thanks and God bless.
How Do I Get RustOleum Paint Out of Clothing?How do I get black Rustoleum paint out of pink clothing?
Where Can I Get a Manual for my Smith Corona SL 575 Spell Right Dictionary Electric Typewriter?I need a manual for a Smith Corona SL 575 Spell Right Dictionary electric typewriter. The typewriter was with us for ages. (probably from 1970s or 1980s) The manual for it was thrown out or was burned I think. Can you give me a link on it? Make sure it's free.
Why Do Apples Turn Brown?Why do Gala (a type of apple) apples turn brown?
Is There an Herb That Will Repel Fleas on Dogs and Cats?Does anyone know of an herb that works to keep fleas off dogs and cats? I have 9 cats and 9 dogs and live in the south.
How Do I Train My Cat Not to Sleep on My Head?One of my cats keeps trying to sleep across my neck. She does it several times a night. I immediately wake up and put her on the floor, but she's not taking the hint. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Homemade Gift Ideas for Mother's Birthday?I do not know what to get my mom for her birthday. It needs to be homemade.
Why Don't My Dogwoods Bloom?I have about a dozen dogwoods that have never bloomed. A pink one that I planted about 5 years ago was blooming when I planted it, but not since. A few are 6-8 ft tall and at least 10 years old. We have acidic soil, and have 4 dogwoods that bloom yearly.
How Do I Make Frownies?Does anyone know how to make home made "Frownies"? I read that they are either look like kraft paper or really are made from kraft paper.
How Can I Find Free Vet Services?My cat may die because I can't afford a vet bill at all. He got kicked and has internal injuries.
Helping a Friend Who Is Breaking Off a Relationship?My very best friend, was in a relationship for nearly four years. They had a few problems and he seemed quite controlling. He would threaten to end the relationship if he didn't get his own way, but could also be very sweet.
How Do I Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen?I have these little brown ants crawling all over my kitchen counters, my sink, etc. and want to get rid of them. I have tried all kinds of things, but nothing works. I would like to know if anyone has a natural home remedy for getting rid of these pesky ants?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Wall Trends International Escailles #58767186?I am trying to find wallpaper for my living room. It is from Wall Trends International. The name on roll is Ecailles 587 67 186, Lot B, Batch 59. Can you help me find this? It is a double roll prepasted solid vinyl wallcovering.
Getting Rid of the Smell of Rotten Food in the Freezer?The freezer was turned off and we were away for 5 weeks. We came back to a freezer full of rotting pungent food. Please help! What can I do to get rid of the smell? Please!
Where Can I Sell My Handmade Beaded Bracelets?I live in Springfield IL. I make beaded bracelets and beaded necklaces, just beads and the string. I want to sell them so I can make money for myself. I have over 20 years of experience. I really like making jewelry for people.
Removing Ink Stain From Under Armour?How do you remove an ink stain from Under Armour?
Problems Training a One Year Old Dog to Heel?I have had my Shepherd for a year now and I am having problems with him lunging at people. At one point I thought he would bite. How do I correct him for this?
Finch Not In Nest With New Hatchling?My female finch laid an egg, and she was on the nest constantly. Now it's hatched, and neither she or the male have not been in the nest. Is this normal? And if not, what do I do?
Pesky Squirrels Chewing on Screen Door?I have some really cute little red squirrels that visit me every morning. I love to watch their antics however they have started to chew on my screen door. Does anyone know if there is something I can rub or spray on the screen which would discourage them.
Growing Corn From Seed?I would like to know when to plant corn seeds and how deep in the dirt to plant them.
Growing Coriander from Seed?Does anyone know how do you grow coriander/cilantro from scratch? I have seen so many sites, youtube as well, but to no avail. I would appreciate some help on this.
Tips/Info Needed on Maintaining Cast Iron Cooking Grates for a Gas Grill?How do you maintain cast iron grates on an outdoor gas grill? Most of the new gas grills that we have interest in are sold with cast iron cooking grates. We would like to know how good they for grilling plus the ease of clean-up and maintenance.
Fun Birthday Games for 2 Year Olds?I need great ideas for games to play at my daughter's birthday. Something I won't have to spend a lot of money on, but that they will have tons of fun. I have a big yard and the party is early in the day so I was thinking something outside.
Getting a Lizard Out of the Kitchen?How can I get rid of a lizard in my kitchen?
Frigidaire Water Dispenser Works Ice Maker Does Not?I have a Frigidaire refrigerator, frs23fcdq0. The ice maker makes no ice. The water dispenser shoots water, but no ice. Sometimes it will make a batch, but the ice cubes are half the normal size.
Faint White Mark on Black T-shirt from Iron?A hot iron was accidentally placed on a mattress. The satin on it stuck to the iron in sticky form. Unknowingly, I placed the hot iron on a brand new black t-shirt and got a white mark. It looks more like small white dust particles.
Ironing Silk Shirt?I have a silk shirt that needs ironing. What is the best way to do this so I don't ruin it?
Blue Sharpie on a 100% Blue Linen Shirt?How do I remove blue Sharpie from 100% blue linen shirt?
Spiders, Ants and Mice Oh My!We moved into a small cottage that is a rental with only a small crawlspace under the kitchen. We put stainless steel everywhere to keep the mice out. That worked some. Then the ants were everywhere. Even on my poor dog. But the biggest problem is the spiders.
Getting Rid of Spider Mites?Is there a non-toxic method of getting rid of spider mites on my bird's nest plant?