July 3, 2011

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Getting Beach Sand Off SkinGetting all of the sand off your skin after a day at the beach can be tough. If you sprinkle baby powder onto your skin, it will absorb any moisture on your skin, allowing the sand to be brushed off more easily.


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Keep Mice From RVTo keep mice away from your RV, spread Bounce laundry sheets around the inside of your RV. I've done it for years and it works great.


finished pair of earrings

Magazine Bead JewelryI have got lots of old magazines at home so I thought of making something out of them instead of throwing them away. I don't really know anything about jewelry making, but I learned the basics from YouTube. I am so satisfied with the outcome of my first jewelry project.


Golden Plums

Garden: Golden Plums (Louisiana)In spite of the dry conditions in this part of Louisiana, the golden plum crop was abundant. These golden jewels make the very best sweet, yet tart, jelly ever! If you ever get the opportunity to try your hand at making golden plum jelly. You will not be disappointed!


Mint Growing in a Garden

Controlling Invasive HerbsHerbs become invasive in two ways. Some freely scatter their seeds, and others send out rhizomes (root-like stems) that meander along just under the soil's surface. Here are some ways to keep these invasive herbal companions in check.


closeup of passion flower

Garden: PassionflowerThis plant grows wild in my yard. I have at least four, that just pop up in the spring! The flower looks purple in the photo but is a very bright, beautiful blue (periwinkle) color in person.


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Marsha's Pepper SteakThis is a very easy way to get the good flavor of Chinese food without paying the high price. It cooks up fast and can be ready in about the same length of time you'd have to wait for Chinese Take-Out or Delivery.



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Preparing to Plant After Removing a Fruit Tree?After removing a fruit tree from the ground, do I need to rototill and get rid of any seeds left behind before I replant new stuff?


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Treating a Kitten with Eye Discharge?Last night I adopted a kitten from a feral cat's litter. The people who have been feeding them say he has always had a discharge in his eyes that they wipe away each day. They thought it was allergies, but I recognize it as an infection.


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Getting Rid of Marks from Pimples?Is there any cream to clear up the marks from pimples?


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Lights Dim When AC Comes On?The lights in my bedroom are dimming when the AC kicks on and while it is running. They are on the same circuit breaker. Do I need to change all of the breakers?


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Yellow Squash Fruit Turned Black and Shriveled?My yellow squash was growing fine and all of a sudden in about 2 days the small squash fruit turned black and shriveled. What happened?


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Gluing Fabric to Paper?What's the best glue to use for paper and fabric crafts? More precisely, what's the best glue to use for gluing fabric to paper (cardstock)?


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Keeping Rodents from Eating My Peaches?I have one simple peach tree in my yard and this was the first year it was mature enough to produce a decent number of peaches. I quickly realized that I was going to run in to competition with the birds and the squirrels. So, I purchased netting.


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Reviews of the LG Bottom Freeze Refrigerator LMX25964ST.Can anyone offer any insight to this machine? It looks good on the showroom floor and the price is right.


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Advice for Growing Asparagus?Why does asparagus come up right at first in hard tiny spindles and fern out without making any eatable sprouts? Does it harm the asparagus to cut down the fern at any time, especially the hard stems before mentioned?


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