June 7, 2015

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piece of cake

Lazy CakeIt was super late, when the kiddos and I had a sweet tooth. I was tired and feeling lazy, thus the name. I wanted something super easy and quick, but we were out of everything! I had a cake mix, chocolate chips and pumpkin. Not even any eggs!


cookies and milk

Disappearing Oatmeal CookiesThese are my spin on oatmeal cookies. My Hubs loves them with the raisins, but I know others prefer them with chocolate chips or just plain. So the raisins are optional, or you could easily replace the raisins with chocolate or butterscotch chips (I have done both and they are delicious).



flower bed

Making a Garden Flower BouquetThis is a page about making a garden flower bouquet. Choosing blooms and foliage from the garden can create a colorful, unique arrangement of flowers.




What Breed Is My Dog?My husband and I brought our Bodhi home when he was just 7 weeks old. He's now 18 months and weighs almost 70 lbs. According to our friend that we got him from, Bodhi's mom is a Lab/Boxer/Mastiff mix.


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Craftsman Mower Won't StartI just replaced my serpentine belt and the battery on my late 80s model Craftsman riding mower. It won't even turn the lights on or crank. Would it most likely be the starter solenoid?


What Kind of Snake Is This?

What Kind of Snake Is This?I have a friend that wants to know what kind of snake this is, as she had never seen it before. Unfortunately this is the only photo she gave me. Can anyone help?


Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start

Craftsman Riding Mower Won't StartI have a 2013 lt 2000 Craftsman riding mower. I've changed the solenoid, the starter, and the battery, to no avail. It only clicks rapidly at the solenoid. I tried to jump the mower right at the starter and it will not turn over at all. It just sparks.


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Cleaning with Vinegar and Brown Paper BagsMomma swears by this, but due to being struck by a car she is unable to remember parts and pieces of many things, such as the recipe/how to/what for is one of these things. Please give the above info if you or an elderly family member has ever used vinegar and brown paper bags for cleaning anything.


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Dealing With a Verbally Abusive HusbandI have been with this man for 14 yrs, When he gets angry he's really mean and calls me all kind of names. He has hit me before. We have got 2 boys 15 & 7. He hasn't hit me in a while, but always threatens me that he is gonna hit me.


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Craftsman Lawn Tractor Won't StartMy Craftsman 18.5 lawn tractor turns over slowly and makes a puff puff sound, but will not start. It also smells like gas. It always started on the first turn. Any suggestions?


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Dog Stopped Using Pee PadsMy 10 month old male Maltese is pee pad trained. He just started peeing in other spots of our apt., out of the blue. I am wondering why. He's been great since 12wks old. Any help?


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GE Front Load Washer Won't SpinI have a GE washer model WCVH6800J2WW that won't spin. The door locks and it runs and drains. I have checked the belt and it looks fine. I guess I may have overloaded it the last time. It is only 3 years old. What do you think? Can you also tell me the steps to get a error code?


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Powdery Residue on Resin Lawn ChairsI have a white powdery residue on my green resin lawn chairs, even though I have cleaned them it still stays powdery. Is there anything I can do for this?


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Removing Cigarette Smoke SmellHow can I eleminate cigarette smoke smells from my home when someone smokes in his room daily?


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Curtain Color AdviceWhat colour curtains should I go for? I am renting so I can't repaint the walls. I have beige coloured walls and my sofa is a dark blue. And also what colour rug?


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Social Security and Child SupportMy husband of 11 years is now receiving Social Security. Since he is now receiving SS, and the mother of this child that he has from a previous relationship, is know asking for the father to sign a voluntary acknowlegement of paternity from the state of Maine.


What Breed Is My Dog?

What Breed Is My Dog?Can anyone tell me what breed my dog Dexter is? We got him at a shelter 3 weeks ago. He is now about 4.5 months old and weighs about 17 pounds. They said he was a Labrador Retriever mix from Puerto Rico.


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Finding Inexpensive Daycare EquipmentHow or where can you find churches or organizations looking to get rid of daycare equipment for free or really cheap?


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Flea Treatment Caused Cat to Lose HairMy 4 1/2 year old cat lost his hair when I applied flea treatment. Is it normal for some cats to lose hair after a flea treatment? His hair fell out the next day after the treatment. There is no redness and his hair is growing back. Is it safe to give him another treatment when it is due?


Value of Seymour Mann Doll

Value of Seymour Mann DollI have a Seymour's Mann award-winning doll named Tori. I would like to find the value.


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Shopping for an Anniversary/Birthday Reminder BookI used to have a small book that had monthly pages where I could quickly see the special reminders and it had pockets to insert the cards needed for that month. I would like to know if anyone can help me find one?


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Growing Indoor/Outdoor Lucky BambooI read the previous answers and I am wondering about transplanting my "lucky bamboo" from its ceramic stone filled 2x5in box to a 5 to 10 gallon smartpot. How large will this plant get and is it worth growing in a 5 gallon or larger pot?


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Caring for a Pill BugHow would you know if a pillbug is pregnant?


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Kitchen Paint Colour AdviceI am currently remodelling my kitchen with the following: white Shaker cabinets, dark island, dark hardwood floors, chrome hardware, super white granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. I need help with my wall colour and perhaps backsplash. I don't want the kitchen to look too white and boring.


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Identifying a Porcelain DollHow can I find out about a porcelain doll the I bought. It has the name V. Cline painted on the back of the neck with the date 1983 and no. 3/25. She is at least 3 feet tall with a soft torso and porcelain arms and legs.


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