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June 13, 2011
Removing Blood Stains from Cotton Fabric
How do I remove blood stains from cotton material?
Would you Buy a French Door Refrigerator?
I am interested in buying a new french door refrigerator. I am older and tired of bending down to clean lower refrigerator. These have bottom freezers and we enjoyed a similar one years ago.
Holes in Yard
There are holes in our yard size of a quarter (5) and maybe one size of a 50 cent piece (1). What are they from and if they are living animals there, what do I do to get rid of them? Concrete city girl living in the suburbs.
Hydrangea Not Blooming
My hydrangea is growing larger and larger, but has no buds. Is there something I need to add to the soil or just be more patient? I have a second kind, but it has small clusters of little flowers and they are starting to bloom so they are OK. Thanks for any help you can give.
Fun Things to Do With a Teenager
My 15 1/2 yr. old grandson will be spending his days with me this summer. I would like some interesting and or fun things to do with him so that he doesn't spend too much time with video games and texting on his phone.
Getting Help for a Contested Divorce
Do I have any rights left if we are separated but not divorced? I sold stuff to get a lawyer, he did nothing for me. I'm out $35,000. He (the husband) hired a lawyer, but refuses to agree on anything. I've got no more money to fight. My husband won't divorce me.
Crust on Bread Machine Bread Always Too Crispy
I have found some great bread machine recipes. However, the crust always comes out extra crispy. It isn't burned, just crispy. Any ideas on how to prevent this?
List of Sales Cycles
Does anyone have a document that lists specific items and when they occur in the sales cycle?
Small Aphid Like Bugs in My Kitchen Sink
Every day there are small aphid like bugs in my kitchen sink. I never see them fly, they kind of hop and have antennas. They are so small it is hard to tell the difference between then and a bread crumb.
Wishbone Salad Dressing Recipe Book
Does anyone have or know where I can get a copy of the Wishbone salad dressing recipe book?
Caring for Parakeets
We have 2 parakeets. We our new bird owners. What can you tell us to help us take good care of them? We want them to live a full life span. What kinds of toys do they like? Can we make our own handmade toys for them that are safe to play with? Thanks bird lovers!
Scenery: Sunset from Our Porch (Tennessee)
We are all happy when the sun sets over here, not too far from Bristol, Tennessee. It has been so hot. The sunsets are absolutely beautiful. We live in a hollow, and the weather acts strange because of it. The wind blows in circles, and the snow falls in all directions.
Photo: Summer Heat (Texas)
These pictures are from a couple of years ago, but say it all when it comes to summertime heat in Texas! This summer is gonna be another hot one. We won't see any cool days until late September, or sometime in October.
Wildlife: Young Robin
This little fellow was too young to be afraid. I was parked beside the brush, when this young robin flew in and landed next to me. It didn't frighten him when I reached over to get my camera, turn it on and focus.
For a quick touch up on your knives, vigorously rub the blade on a green scratch pad, such as the Scotch brand. An old one will do. You will be surprised at the edge it will put on your knives.
Hair Catcher For the Drain
Place an old, used fabric softener sheet over the drain. The hair will stick to the sheet, allowing the water to flow smoothly down the drain. When you're done, just toss the sheet into the wastebasket.
Baking Soda Paste for Bug Bites
Iif you want to save lots of dollars to remedy bug bites, just make a paste out of water and baking soda. Something about this combination draws out the irritant from the bug bites.
Cigarette Receptacle for Repairmen
Whenever there's a repair to be done in our house, most workers just throw their cigarette butts around the place. To remind them to keep those butts off the ground, I hang empty pop soda cans in places where the workers will find them easily.
Be an Encourager
Do you want to be remembered with love everywhere? Learn to be an encourager. It isn't hard to do: it's as simple as smiling and saying something nice to at least one person, every day.
Laminate Squares as Shelf Liner
If you are looking for an economical, durable way to line your cabinets and drawers, then I would suggest the self-adhesive floor tiles you can purchase at local dollar stores. The material is easily cut with scissors and easy to apply.
Store Mouthwash in Decorative Container
My husband and I went to the flea market, and I bought a decorative glass bottle for $3.50 for our mouthwash. I was getting tired of looking at the plastic bottle sitting next to the sink and wanted to make a change.
Use Old Clothes for Camp and Outdoors
If your child is getting ready to go to summer camp, don't buy them nice new things to wear, it's not going to come home that way! Pack their oldest socks and underwear for them to take, so that when it comes home, you just throw it in the trash.
Weed Control for Garden
After I plant the seeds in my vegetable garden, I lay down 2 layers of newspaper then cover with old hay/straw or free mulch that I get from limbs/trees that have been shredded. I leave space for the seeds to sprout.
My Frugal Life: Ask And You Shall Receive!
I recently became involved in volunteering to teach swimming and surfing at the Ninos de la Promesa Orphanage in TJ, Mexico. The goal of the "Out of the Boat Swim" program is to help children gain confidence by teaching them to swim and become water safe in the ocean.
Cabbage Patch Stew
Brown ground beef in skillet; drain. Combine with soup, water, onion flakes, bay leaf, salt and pepper in slow cooker; mix well. Stir in beans, corn, carrots, and cabbage.
Baked Fudge Pudding
Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt together into greased 9 inch square baking pan. Add nuts, and toss together lightly. Blend butter, milk, and vanilla in small mixer bowl.
Aloha Grilled Chicken and Pineapple
Soak wooden skewers in water. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place chicken, reserved juice and remaining ingredients in 1 gallon plastic food bag, and seal.
Dinner In a Skillet
Combine first 8 ingredients in large bowl. Shape into meatballs, and roll in flour. Brown in hot oil in skillet over medium heat. Remove from heat and drain off fat. Arrange meatballs around side of skillet.
Slow Cooked Pork and Sauerkraut
This is a very easy recipe. If you like sauerkraut, you should love this. In Nova Scotia, we have a locally made delicious sauerkraut which I use that is made on Tancook Island.
This simple recipe makes a wonderful, filling meal in a short amount of time, and it appeals to all ages.
Cake Mix Brownies
This is very easy.
Apple Cream Pie
I had a craving for something with apples and cream cheese, and this is what I came up with. It was a big hit with the family and got the "Definite Do Again!" rating from my hubby.
This cornbread is very moist, and the broccoli gives it a very unique flavor. One piece will not be enough!
Freeze Leftover Coffee
When I have leftover coffee in the pot, I put it into an ice cube tray then freeze it. When frozen, I put the cubes into plastic Ziploc bag then return it to the freezer.
Stale Bread for "Waffles"
Use up odds and ends of any kind of bread by mixing eggs, milk, vanilla and then add all your bits and pieces of bread to the egg mixture. If it all falls apart, that's ok, because you will scoop it up and cook it in your waffle iron.
Cleaning a Salt Clog in the Toilet from Bore Water
Our toilets are clogged with hard salt as we are using bore-water (salt water). When we flush the water with dirt comes up and it takes a long time to drain. Some suggest to pour in a strong acid. Is it correct and safe to do that, or is there any other easier way?
Weigh Down Water Bowl
Cornelius has a habit of moving his water dish. And, even though it's wider at the base, he can tip it. So, I thought of something I could put inside that would not only weigh it down, but alert me that he is low.
Sassy Jazz (APHA Solid Mare)
Sassy Jazz is a 21 year old APHA Solid Mare. We raised Jazz from a foal as we had her mother and dad. She runs on our 20 acres with her friends, a paint gelding and two donkeys that we adopted from the BLM.
Oreo (American Shorthair)
Oreo is a 10 year old American Shorthair. I adopted Oreo back in 2001 from Cleveland, Ohio APL. He loves to run, climb, jump, meow loudly, and catch his bird noise maker. If I throw it towards him, he brings it back to me.
Homemade Dishwashing Liquid
What other soap can I use other than Octagon?
Recipe for Baked Jelly Filled Donuts
I want to find a recipe for baked jelly filled donuts. Any baked donuts will do!
Determining Prices for an Ironing Service
What do I charge for doing ironing?
Removing Mothball Smell in a Car
How do I get a mothball smell out of a car?
Packaging Ideas for Keeping Homebaked...
My husband will be going to Iceland in July, 2011 on a mission trip. I am a bread baker, and would love to send the missionaries a loaf of bread, as a token of my appreciation for their missionary work. I need a bread package that I could put into my husband's suitcase.
Using Yogurt for Yeast Infections in Pets' Ears
Some time ago, I read that you can give your cat or dog small amounts of yogurt to help control yeast infections on the ears. I read it should be plain, but I cannot find small containers of plain yogurt in my local supermarket. Is there any other flavor that would work as well.
Cleaning Melted Varnish Off Toaster Oven
I put a decorative varnished board on the top of my toaster oven and the varnished melted to the top of my white toaster oven, how do I get it off without scratching the enamel?
FoodSaver vs Seal-a-Meal
The local super market has a Rival Seal-a-Meal on sale for only $50. I have borrowed my friend's FoodSaver and it worked great.
What is This Flower? (Asiatic Dayflower)
I have these spring up all the time in my yard, they are shade loving and they grow very lanky and tall. I always bring them in and root them and transplant them so I have them all the time in the yard. They close at night. In the buds, there are little balls that are the flowers.
How Do You Grow Molokhia?
I am looking for detail instructions on growing the vegetable called molokhia. If you could post detailed instructions on how to do this it would be appreciated.Regards.
Making Yeast Donuts
Can we use yeast for making donuts?
Remedy for Severely Itchy Scalp and Hair Loss
I have been suffering with a severely itchy scalp and hair fall for the past few weeks. I have thyroid problems and recently had a regular thyroid check. The doctor said that the thyroid levels are normal and to get an another regular checkup after a year.
Flower Pot Note Holder
Any mother is sure to enjoy leaving notes with this cheerful note holder and you are giving a bouquet to her also.
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