June 1, 2014

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Girl Playtime Make-up

Faux Make-up For PlaytimeThis is a page about faux make-up for playtime. Giving young children real makeup for playtime can get really messy. It is also expensive to buy kids' makeup.


House Fire

Homemade Flame RetardantThis is a page about homemade flame retardant. Occasionally you may need to make certain items flame retardant, not fire proof.



Making a Cards and Marbles Board Game?This is a page about making a cards and marbles board game. There are several games that involve the use of a game board, playing cards, and marbles. You can make your own version of these entertaining games at home.


Background Check

Know What Information Is In Your...This is a page about know what information is in your background check. Many employers will run a background check on a potential new hire. Likewise certain professional licenses also require you to agree to a background check.



Pallet Garden

Pallet GardenI used a pallet and painted and dry painted attached planters with hose clamps and screws to pallet. This a easy project.


Reusing Crisco Shortening Packaging

Reusing Crisco Shortening PackagingMake your own cheese and crackers for pennies! needing just a bit of shortening, I came upon a great idea. These Crisco tubes, containing baking sticks, are perfect for 12 crackers and a hunk of cheese. You can also use them for veggies, fruit, nuts, and other things you can't eat like meds, change, and so much more.


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Back Scratcher for Reaching Top ShelfI bought a 'back scratcher' at the Dollar Store and use it to access things that I can't reach, whether they are on a high shelf or under the sink. The back scratcher has a curved end and that really makes it easy to pull an item to the edge of the shelf.


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Wall "Painting" as Rainy Day ActivityIt's raining. It's been a long, long day. The kids are bored. Get a bucket of warm water and a couple of paint brushes - the big kind that the kids see on the movies. Put them in the bathroom and ask them to 'paint the walls'.


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Use Wasp Spray to Kill RoachesIncidentaly, Hot Shot wasp spray kills roaches very effectively. If you see one scurrying along, just bust out the wasp spray. It has excellent range and aiming capabilities.


Upside Down Date Cake

Upside Down Date CakeCream margarine and sugar. Sift dry ingredients. Add vanilla to creamed mixture.


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Easy Blender CleaningFill your blender halfway with water, then add a drop of dish soap and 1 tablespoon baking soda. Replace the lid and blend.


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Store Steel Wool Pads in a JarI keep my used pad in a small jar with a lid. I had accidentally pushed a pad in a jar to the back of my cabinet and a few months later when I discovered it, it was still unrusted and usable.


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Removing Adhesive on EyeglassesI have an antiglare coated eyeglass. Stains of Elfy adhesive got accidentally on the corner of it. I tried to google for solutions but ended up having no solution to it. Finally, I tried to remove it by scrathing it with a scissor. I was able to remove the Elfy without harming the eyeglass.


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Catching Drips Under Drink DispensersWe all hate those nasty drips from drink dispensers that just grab that last drop and wait until the cup is moved away to let go of it. I have a wintertime plastic "boot tray" that is long enough to fit under several drink dispensers. Light bulb time!


Glam Shoes

Glam ShoesHere is a fun way to spunk up an old pair of shoes. Learn how to make your own glitter shoes with this short video.


coffee filters and spoon handle

Separate Coffee Filters EasilyNo more aggravation trying to get that one coffee filter. I keep a little plastic knife or spoon nearby. It has a small square of double sided tape near the tip. When I want that one filter, I just touch the tape to the filter and lift. Works every time.


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Work for DiscountsMy husband recently retired from his job of almost 30 years. He discovered that he could work as little as 10 hours a week at a very popular large national chain hardware store and get the employee discount.



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Chirping Electrical Wiring?The wiring in my home is chirping and won't stop. It is not the smoke alarm.


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Creme Rinse Verses Conditioner?When I was growing up we always used Tame creme rinse after shampooing. Can't seem to find anything close to the way Tame made my hair feel and look back in the day! Any suggestions would be very helpful. I would like to go back to the creme rinse instead of a conditioner!


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Cleaning Sticky Painted Cupboards?I need to clean my kitchen cupboards which are painted white. What is safe to use?


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Killing Weeds in a Lawn?What is a solution to kill weeds and not kill my St. Augustine grass?


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Kitchen Sink Color Advice?I have beige kichen cabinets and stainless steel appliances. What color farm sink should I get?


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