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October 14, 2011
Homemade Pocahontas Costume
With items easily obtainable from the thrift store or a craft store your child can become Pocahontas this Halloween. Although these instructions are for a smaller child, they can be easily adapted for a larger size.
Making a Pocahontas Costume
This is a guide about making a Pocahontas costume. Many children love the Disney story of Pocahontas. A Pocahontas costume is a simple costume that you can easily make at home.
Homemade Energy Bars
This is a guide about homemade energy bars. Energy bars contain high energy foods. They are intended to provide a quick boost, by delivering carbohydrates when you don't have time for a meal.
Removing Crayon from Wood Furniture
This is a guide about removing crayon from wood furniture. The next time your little artists color outside the lines or decorate your furniture with their crayons, don't panic. There are some steps you can take to remove the waxy crayon from your furniture.
Ninja Master Prep Pro Recipes
Where can I get a recipe book for my Ninja Master Prep Pro? I also want to make ice cream with it.
Cleaning the Heating Element on a Singer Magic Mini Press 7
I have a Singer Magic Mini Press 7. The heating element is dirty. How do I clean it or where do I purchase a new one? Thanks.
Blocked Septic System Plumbing
We are on a septic system and when we flush toilets we can hear a gurgling type sound as the water travels through the drains. I am assuming that there is the start of a blockage happening here. We have put some Actizyme down the pipes, but this hasn't fixed it.
Painting Over Very Dark Brown Walls
We are moving to a place with defecation colored walls. It is a nasty dark brown. I am moving from a place painted crimson red and jet black. I want to make the new place livable, so I was thinking, what is the cheapest way to turn brown into red, or at least a rust color?
Redness and Itching of Hands and Feet
What does it mean when your feet and hands go red and start this uncontrollable itching almost to the point of numbness? It happens now and then and it lasts sometimes up to 25 minutes and then it's gone again.
Getting Rid of Fleas
Fleas reproduce very quickly so it is best to get rid of them as soon as you become aware of them. Not only do you need to get them off your pets, you need to get rid of them in your home too. This is a guide about getting rid of fleas.
Creating a Household Toolbox
This is a guide about creating a household toolbox. It's tough to get chores and projects done around the house if you can't find the right tools for the job. Making a household tool box can make it easier for everyone in the house to get done what they need to.
Getting Rid of Fleas
I was gone for two weeks and I came back to my house and my dog covered in fleas. I need to know a cheap way of getting rid of them asap. My niece is here everyday and I can't let her get flea bites!
Glass Blocks with Hole and Stopper
I am looking for glass blocks with a hole and stopper. I would like to know where to find them and where I can find white lights to put in the block.
Are Electric Blanket Controls Interchangeable?
Is a Sunbeam electric blanket 4-prong control adaptable to a Cannon 4-prong?
This is a guide about cleaning houseplants. The leaves of indoor potted plants can get very dusty and dingy looking if not cleaned off regularly. Cleaning your houseplants will help them grow happy and healthy.
Organizing Plastic Containers
This is a guide about organizing plastic containers. With all the convenient sizes and shapes they come in, Tupperware and other plastic containers have become very commonplace in the kitchen.
Reducing Stress at Thanksgiving
This is a guide about reducing stress at Thanksgiving. The holidays can be a busy time and Thanksgiving is no exception. With a huge meal to prepare, decorating and having company over, Thanksgiving can be very stressful.
Removing Mildew from Wood
This is a guide about removing mildew from wood. Mildew can damage wood and smell up a room faster than you might think. Cleaning up mildew can be very difficult, especially on wood.
Mason Jar Jack-O'-Lanterns
Use a few old Mason jars to make some cute glowing jack-o'-lanterns that you can use year after year. This is great project to do with the kids. They love to make funny and spooky faces on their jars.
I've found that since my husband is an avid golfer, we have an abundance of golf ball boxes, which make perfect drawer organizers. The boxes from Titlist, Pentach, and Calloway are reinforced and just the right size.
Check Thrift Stores For Baby Clothes
I do volunteer work at a thrift shop. We get hundreds of used and new baby clothes, we sort them and put out only the best for sale. We price them from 50 cents and up, and the monies go to helping those less fortunate in the community.
Recycled Shoe Hen and Chick Planter
Reuse an old leather shoe as a planter for hen and chicks or other small succulents. This is a great gift idea.
Making Homemade Foaming Hand Soap
This is a guide about making homemade foaming hand soap. Using foaming hand soap is a great way to get a quick effective hand washing. It can get expensive if you use it often, especially with children in the house.
Getting Rid of Fleas in Your Yard
One of the main sources of fleas coming in on your pets is your yard. Keep fleas out of your home by removing them from your yard. This is a guide about getting rid of fleas in your yard.
This is a guide about repairing shoes. Making a pair of shoes last a little longer is a great way to save money. Repairing old, worn or broken shoes is the best way to get the longest life out of a pair of shoes.
Halloween Deviled Eggs
This is a guide about making Halloween deviled eggs. Deviled eggs are a tasty snack anytime of year, but Halloween deviled eggs are even more fun. Make extra because these will get eaten quickly!
Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipes
This page contains recipes for homemade enchilada sauce. Whether you prefer a bold red sauce, a fresh and spicy green, or a creamy queso, enchiladas need a good sauce to be complete.
Homemade Furniture Polish Recipes
This page contains recipes for homemade furniture polish. Use simple ingredients instead of harsh chemicals to keep your wood tables, chairs and other surfaces clean and polished.
This is a guide about organizing recipes. Recipes have a way of coming on any number of different media of various sizes and shapes. Keeping them organized and easy to find can be a chore.
Vacuum Sealing Food
This is a guide about vacuum sealing food. Storing food so it doesn't go bad is a tried and true way to stretch your food budget dollars. Vacuum sealing is a great way to store food.
Making Your Own Gift Tags
This is a guide about making your own gift tags. Whether is for birthdays, Christmas or just because, putting a tag on gifts you give is important. They don't have to come from the store though. Add a little of your own personality to your gifts by making your own tags.
This is a guide about harvesting potatoes. Growing your own potatoes can be a fun and rewarding part of your vegetable garden. Once the potatoes are full grown it's time to harvest them.
Cooking With Pumpkins
This is a guide about cooking with pumpkins. Pumpkin adds a distinct flavor to food, especially holiday dishes. This large, tasty orange gourd is a great addition to many recipes.
Keeping Baby Socks Together in the Wash
This is a guide about keeping baby socks together in the wash. Baby socks are very small and easy to lose track of in the laundry. Keeping you baby socks together will making putting your baby's clothes away much easier after the wash is done.
Making a Utensil Holder
This is a guide about making a utensil holder. Kitchen utensils can easily start to take up a lot of space in your cooking area. Making a utensil holder is a great way to reduce clutter in your kitchen.
Teko is a 1 and a half year old mixed breed. Teko is my grandparents' dog. We were out helping them with their house demolition, and this poor little guy was completely confused as to what on God's green Earth was going on!
Karma the Office Kitty
Karma is my office assistant. Here he is on a break. Normally, he is head butting my hand while I am trying to mouse, walking across the keyboard adding his own thoughts to the editing, or trying to catch the pointer on the LED.
SayD (Australian Shepherd)
SayD is a 6 month old Australian Shepherd. SayD became a member of the family 3 weeks ago. SayD likes to run, and boy, is she fast! She will chase a ball and already knows to bring it back. When you tell her "go get your ball" she understands, and brings it to you. She loves her squeaky toys too.
How to Grow Houseplants in Water
You don't need to have a green thumb to grow houseplants in water. Even if you've killed every houseplant growing in soil that you have ever had, your success is almost guaranteed when growing them in water.
Painting Over Varnish Without Sanding
I've heard that it's possible to paint over varnish without sanding by using Zinsser BIN primer. Has anyone tried this?
Real Estate Business Name Ideas
My name is Khader, I want to find a name for my real estate business. I would like it to start with RK or some beautiful Arabic name. Can someone help me?
Homemade Fabric Softener Recipes
Fabric softener is great for keeping your clothes soft and fresh when the come out of the laundry. However, it can get expensive to purchase on a regular basis. Making it at home is a great way to save some money. This page contains homemade fabric softener recipes.
Clearing a Clogged Bathroom Sink
This is a guide about clearing a clogged bathroom drain. When the drains in the bathroom are backed up it can be quite a mess to deal with. Clearing the drain helps keep things stay clean in your bathroom.
Caring for a Croton Plant
I have a croton which is a new plant; it looks healthy and well. My question is why some of the incoming new growth turns dry and falls off before they have the chance to become full leaves?
Uses for Cigar Boxes
This is a guide about uses for cigar boxes. From storage to craft projects galore, cigar boxes have so many uses. You can organize with them, decorate them how ever you like, stack them easily and more.
Plugged Garbage Disposal
My wife put carrots and potato peels in the disposal and it is just a plugged up mess. It spins, but will not not drain. Any suggestions before I call the plumber? The disposal sits in the middle of the sink; it's not a divided sink.
Herbal Relief for Back Pain
I really could use advice. A few years ago, I underwent spinal fusion. Without mentioning a name, I used a prescription drug. I did take it 4-6 times daily. This helped me get around, as I don't feel as though I could without them.
"The Grinch That Stole Christmas" Themed Parade Float Ideas
Does anyone have any ideas for a parade float themed: "The Grinch That Stole Christmas"?
Troubleshooting Bathroom Outlets
I have 2 outlets that are in separate bathrooms. Both have power, but neither one will run a hair dryer or hot iron. They will power a radio. Has anybody seen this before or have any suggestions?
Saving Money on Holiday Travel
This is a guide about saving money on holiday travel. When the holidays come around, it's time for visiting family, friends and sometime far away places. All that travel during peak travel season can get expensive though.
Creative Garden Planters
This is a guide about creative garden planters. Planters come in all shapes and sizes. Every gardener knows that finding creative things to put plants in will add interest to their yard.
Ice Pack Cover
While making a cover for your ice packs may have already occurred to many of you, it hadn't for me. After constantly trying to wrap towels around packs over and over all day and night for hubby's leg after knee surgery, it finally occurred to me to just sew a cover for each pack...
Removing Hair Spray from Furniture
This is a guide about removing hair spray from furniture. Hair spray is sticky and sometimes difficult to remove. That is why it's best to avoid getting it on your furniture.
Green Tomato Spicy Relish
Tasty relish made with those green tomatoes left in your garden that won't have time to ripen. Simply to make with just a few ingredients.
Mark Real Margarine Container From Reused Containers
I use margarine and cottage cheese containers for storing food in the fridge. To ID which one is actually the margarine or cottage cheese, I put a rubber band around that one. It not only IDs it, but helps to grip the container especially if you have small children.
Peanut Butter Apple Dip
A very kid friendly way to serve apples, use up older bananas, and have a healthy snack! It doesn't get easier than this, and is healthier than caramel!
There are more Bavarians recipes that will be posted as we get them set up with flavors such as marshmallow, lemon, and peach.
This is another recipe from "The Penny Pincher's Cookbook". It would be hard to find a cheaper, easier meal, and it's very tasty too.
Store Curling Irons In Plastic Bags
A simple way to organize flat irons and curling irons and keep the cords from getting tangled, damaged, or twisted, is to save the plastic bags from your newspaper and store the irons in them individually.
Use Store Brands Diapers
Don't be a label snob. Kirkland was the best for my now 11 year old. When my now 20 year old was diaper age, they were just coming out with the velcro "good" diapers.
Yellow Rose In Fall
The rose just came through a good rainstorm, and its sun colors contrasted very well against the sky. I had been watching this rose for several days thinking it would make a fine photograph, and I believe it has.
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