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Scenery: Roses Starting to BloomIt's so pretty when the roses start to bloom. We planted this rose bush last year, and it's blooming wonderfully. Lots of buds on it yet. I love all the flowers blooming now.
Spray for Flying InsectsI have been using spray bottles with plain water; water and vinegar; or water and dish soap to spray on these winged flies, bees, etc. in the house. I use the spray to drop them and then go in for the kill.
Dehumidifier Water to Flush ToiletI use my dehumidifier water to flush the toilet. I was a little hesitant to use the water for my plants (although it may be completely fine). So, I decided every time I have a full bucket, I would bring it up from the basement and use it to flush!
Save Condiment PacketsWe have college students who meet here several times a week. They often stop by and pick up their dinner at some fast-food restaurant. Their bags often contain packets of ketchup, salt and pepper, Parmesan cheese, sweet and sour, etc.
Storing Batteries in the RefrigeratorJust yesterday as I was going to the nearest office to get some soda, I notice they had batteries in the refrigerator. I ask, "Why are there batteries in the refrigerator?"
Removing Mud From ShoesI discovered that if I put one quarter inch of water in the sink and let the shoes rest there for a short while, the mud softens and I can brush it off straight into the sink then wash down the drain.
Wash Sponges With LaundryI use a covered sponge at the bathroom sink and the kitchen sink. To keep them fresh and last longer, on laundry day, I safety pin the two together and put in with a load of laundry.
Iris (Knoxville, TN)This image was taken by my daughter. She has a short walk from a parking garage to her place of employment so she passes the First Presbyterian Church everyday.
Use Gel Dishwasher DetergentsConsider using gel dishwasher detergent or gel-pacs in your dishwasher. They aren't as abrasive as the powder detergents are. They will get the job done without leaving scratches on your dishes.
Heartbeats for Dad CraftChildren love making and giving gifts which they always put their hearts into, so why not let them give both to Dad on his special day. This craft is made with a tin can.
Kidney Cancer Support Groups?I was wondering if anyone would know of a support group for kidney cancer. I lost one 3 years ago and now I had to have part of the remaining kidney removed due to cancer. We don't have a support group here, let alone someone to lend an ear every now and then. Thank you.
Remedy for Dog with Allergy Related Ear Infections?I can't afford the vet anymore, so I'm going to ask you expert fellow pet lovers out there. My mini Goldendoodle has continuous ear infections. I will try to find an ear specialist if I have to. It's not yeast, it's allergies. I'm going to switch her off of Iams because I hear it's full of corn.
Uses for Used Dryer Sheets?Would everyone mind giving me some suggestions on things to use my used dryer sheets for?
Float Ideas for Annual County Parade Themed: Sow it, grow it, and show it"?I need some ideas on how to build a float for an annual county parade. The theme is "Sow it, grow it, and show it" for a church float.
Remedy for Unexplained Hair Thinning?I am a 19 year old girl. My hair has become too thin within these last 8 months. I don't know the reason behind this, so I need some tips to make it healthy.
Easy Patchwork Baby Quilt Pattern?I am going to be a grandma, and I am looking for an easy patchwork quilt for a baby.
Gift Ideas for Girl's 14th Birthday?My son has been invited to a girl's 14h birthday. What to get her for a gift?
Controlling Ants in Lawn and Garden?I started noticing the fine residue created by ants in my entire yard 3 years ago; it is also in planted areas. I used to have a gorgeous lawn, but the ants are killing the grass and plants. Has anyone used a professional lawn service? If so, what was their advice.
Making Acrylic Water?I would like to know how to make and the ingredients necessary to make acrylic water. As soon as possible please.
15 Amp Breaker Keeps Tripping?We have a 3 bedroom house and my son's family started living with us. Now there is a 110 volt window unit in every room, AT&T U-verse TV in every room, plus naturally the lights. The breaker started tripping (15 amp) so we bought a new one.
Homemade Vegetable Trellises?Does anyone have any ideas on making homemade trellises for the veggies to climb up in my garden?
100th Birthday Gift Ideas?We are combining a family reunion with a celebration of my aunt's 100th birthday. Each family member is challenged to come up with a small gift of 100 of some item, such as 100 buttons, 100 pennies, etc. Since all of the above ideas have been taken, I'm looking for something unique that I can present. Any ideas?
My House Smells Like Cigarette Smoke?My husband smokes cigarettes in the bedroom, but the whole house smells like an ashtray. I've tried to get him to smoke outside but to no avail. Is there anything I can do to get rid of the "ashtray" smell in my house? Thanks.
Refinishing the Top of an Antique Dresser?I have an antique dresser from my grandmother, made of solid wood. Due to my stupidity, it has water damage from me keeping a plant on the top; as well as some scratches from moving. How can I restore the top without spending a fortune?
Protection for Fabric Painted Items?Does anyone know of a spray or brush on additive that one can apply to fabric painted items to help protect the paint longer? I am looking for something for items that will not see the washing machine often, such as painted totes. Thanks!
Removing Dog Poop Stains from Carpet?How can I remove pet stains that been there for 2 months? The carpet company came and did a poor job. They have pooped everywhere. I tried Shout, Woolite, and other cleaners they don't work I need some help.
Organizing and Storing Tiny Lego Pieces?My 7 year old son is very big into Legos, the Harry Potter, Atlantis, and other sets with thousands of tiny pieces. I need a way to organize and store them so he can easily find the pieces he is looking for without dumping them all over the floor. Any suggestions?
Slogan for Home Daycare Business?I'm currently trying to find a slogan for my home daycare, the name of my day care is Busy Bees' Daycare. Please, any ideas?
Free Vet Clinic Near Albany or Saratoga New York?I have a elderly neighbor with disabilities who has a cat. I just realized today that this cat really needs to be seen by a vet. It's eyes are all red as if they are infected. This woman is on a very small income and can not pay, so I was hoping I could find a free clinic for her.
Alternative Uses for Coffee Filters?What are various uses of coffee filters?
Name Ideas for Adult Day Care Service?I'm looking for a name for my adult day care living business. Any suggestions?
Is Medicare Part B Worth the Cost?I am 55. Two and 1/2 years ago, I became permanently disabled. This meant that I lost all medical insurance, and didn't qualify for Medicare until later this year.
Shopping for Sea Breeze Astringent?Sea Breeze was mentioned in a comment I read about helping head sweats. What is this Sea Breeze, and what stores carry it?
Removing Hair Dye Stains on Nails?I dyed my hair and forgot to put the gloves on, now my nails are black. How do I get the color off my nails?
Cooking Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker?How does a person cook brown rice in a rice cooker? I have had good success with long grain and basmati, but I think the brown would need to cook for a longer time. Any suggestions?
Lilac Won't Bloom?About 2 (maybe 3) years ago I dug up some shoots (new growth from an older tree) and transplanted them. They are growing beautifully, but have never flowered. Is there anything i can do to get my nice lilac tree to flower? Please advise.Thanks much.
Where Can I Buy Top Job Cleaner?I cannot find Top Job anywhere. Where can I purchase it? If not in store can I order on line because I have a cleaning business and like this product very much. Please let me know where or if I can order on line.
Making Lemon Curd?What ingredients do I use in lemon curd?