July 5, 2012

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Row of Colorful Drinks on Ice

Saving Money on DrinksThis page is about saving money on drinks. When at home or out with the kids, there are ways to reduce the cost of beverages.


Cat laying on the hood of a car.

Homemade Cat RepellentsThere are many areas of the home and garden that you may want to keep cats out of. This page features homemade cat repellents and strategies for keeping cats out of your yard.


CD Jewelry

Making Jewelry from CDs and DVDsThis page is about making jewelry from CDs and DVDs. Interesting jewelry can be made by repurposing those old CD's.


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Low Carb Mac and Cheese RecipesThis page contains low carb mac and cheese recipes. There are ways to enjoy this dish without all the carbohydrates.


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Fake Fur Craft Ideas?This page contains fake fur craft ideas. There are many ways that fur can be incorporated into your projects.


Uses for Beer

Uses for BeerThis page is about uses for beer. Besides being a refreshing beverage there are a number of ways beer can be used around the home and garden.


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Frugal Window CurtainsThis page is about frugal window curtains. Purchasing drapes, window curtains, or coverings can be expensive.


adding red jello layer

4th of July Dessert RecipesColorful, festive desserts can be created for this summer holiday. This page contains 4th of July recipes.


Using VA Benefits

Using VA BenefitsThis page is about using VA benefits. Service veterans are eligible for many benefits through the veterans administration.


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Treating Scabies?This page is about treating scabies. An extremely itchy, contagious skin infection that is caused by a tiny mite.


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Remedies for Ringworm?This page is about remedies for ringworm. When people get ringworm it usually requires a visit to the doctor for medication.



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Over the Door Shoe Organizer for Dry Food MixesI hung one on the inside of a door near the pantry and use its pockets to keep all my large stash of dry mixes such as gravy mixes, dressings, and chili mixes. It's so handy and easy to pick the gravy mix I want, whether it is turkey gravy or beef. It holds a lot of packets.


Bracelet in process.

Threading Beads on Elastic Stretch CordI spent about 2 hours frustrated that I could not put 1 to 2 pieces of elastic cord through the center of a seed bead or other beads to make a stretch bracelet. Finally, I had a brilliant idea, I took a piece of beading wire and cut about 2 to 3 inches off and folded it in half.


Pots and utensils hanging on kitchen wall.

Hanging Pots and Kitchen UtensilsI am organizing my kitchen. I was tired of digging for my pots and utensils I use most. So I bought hooks at the dollar store, screwed them in, and hung my pots, egg flipper, etc. They are so much easier to find.


Finished rug.

Fabric Rug: Felt Gymnasts Performing...My granddaughter was visiting and looking through a craft book for children. She saw a pillow project made with burlap and felt. As I had no burlap in my fabric stash, we made a "rug" from pieces of cotton fabric.


Homemade raspberry jam being spread on a piece of bread

Making Berry JamIt has become a tradition for my friend Stephanie and I to make jam during the height of summer heat. This year, we made three kinds: blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry. We also made a mixed berry syrup from the leftovers of each batch.


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Storing Plungers in the BathroomI took a plastic coffee can and spray painted it to much my bathroom. The plunger now sits neatly in the corner behind my toilet and holds my plunger and all the drips from it. After I use it I wait an hour or so and go back and pour out the water, rinse, and back behind the toilet.


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Defrosting FreezerTo quickly defrost your freezer.


finished nails 2

Tie Dyed NailsIf you are looking for a fun thing to try on your nails, pick your favorite colors and tie dye them!


Dog sitting up on haunches.

Baron von Frank Fruiter (Miniature Dachshund)Baron von Frank Fruiter, is a four year old Miniature Dachshunc. Frankie is from a litter of my other Dachshund, Priscilla. Frankie likes to chase cats and chew the squeakers out of his mother's toy, because he can't stand the noise they make.


Closeup of black and white cat.

Mittens (Cat)Mittens is a 6 year old cat. I was at a yard sale and they had a box of 10 week old kittens so I thought I'd surprise our then 6 year old son with his 1st kitty, um. Hubby was surprised too. lol She loves playing with yarn. I buy cat toys and she ignores them.


Finished frog garden decoration.

Clay Pot FrogThese cute frogs are made from several painted clay pots.



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Making a Summer Top from Large Shirt?About a year ago, I saw a great post with a pattern on making a sun top from a large shirt. I thought it was bookmarked, but no. Did you post this or have it bookmarked?


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Keeping Squirrels Out of Potted Plants?How do I keep squirrels out of potted plants on the patio?


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Buying a Possum Trap?Where can I buy a possum trap in San Jose, California? It seems they want you to use a service. This is a garden problem.


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Name Ideas for Cleaning Business?I am going to start a cleaning business in residential and commercial buildings. Please help me get a unique and a nice company name.


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Removing Body Odor Smell from Sofa?How do I get body odor smell out of a sofa?


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Finding Value of My Encyclopedia Set?I have a set of 1994 encyclopedias. The pages have gold edges. I am wanting to sell them, but I have no idea what to ask for them.


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Causes of Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes?What causes tomato bottom rot?


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Selecting Paperwork to Discard?How do I select "what" business or personal papers to trash? (I am a "compulsive hoarder").


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Black Tar Spot on New Carpet?The spot I have to clean looks like a small bit of tar tracked in on newly carpeted stairs. It is smaller than a dime. When I started to clean it, I spread it a little bit. Suggestions for what to use?


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Food Ideas for Purple Rainbow Tea?We are having a rainbow tea at our church. I need some ideas on food; our color is purple.


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Removing Color Transferred in Wash?I washed a peach colored tank top with other colored clothing. An item that was turquoise faded into the tank top. I have tried using various cleaning items on the top, but cannot get all of the turquoise color out.


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Treating Ringworm?How do you cure ringworm. I am asking for someone that lives in India.


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Growing a Willow from a Cutting?I'm trying to start a new willow tree. I took cuttings, got them to root in water, but the top lost its leaves and has no new growth. Actually they look quite dead. Will leaves come out eventually? Two cuttings did spout leaves!


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Liquid Air Freshener Spill on Table?One of the liquid plug in air fresheners that comes from Bath and Body was left on its side on mother's dark antique end table. It looks like all the color was removed where it leaked out. Is there an easy way to fix this?


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Shopping for Wisk Detergent?Where can I buy Wisk laundry detergent in the greater Ottawa and or Montreal area?


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