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February 10, 2017
Painting Glass Blocks
Using the wrong paint on your glass block project can be disastrous. This is a guide about painting glass blocks.
Can I Machine Wash Dry Clean Only Draperies?
Dry cleaning drapes can be quite expensive tempting you to consider machine washing them. This is a guide about, "Can I machine wash dry clean only draperies?".
Use Vinegar for Ants
Making Soil Acidic for Tomato Plants
Some plants prefer a soil pH on the more acidic end of the spectrum. There are additives that can be used to increase the acidity of your garden soil. This is a guide about making soil acidic for tomato plants.
Sewing Machine Stuck in Buttonhole Mode
It is frustrating to have your machine get stuck in a stitch mode and be unable to set it to another. This is a guide about sewing machine stuck in buttonhole mode.
Testing Seeds for Viability
Some gardeners save seeds from year to year and for years at a time. Prior to planting season it is a good idea to do a bit of testing to check their viability. This is a guide about testing seeds for viability.
Storing Sweet Potatoes
Deciding how to best store your sweet potatoes depends on how many you are storing. A garden harvest may require a different method than a few purchased at the market. This is a guide about storing sweet potatoes.
Sewing Machine Has No Power When Plugged In
Troubleshooting the electrical problems with your sewing machine may be something you can do yourself, depending on your skills. This is a guide about sewing machine has no power when plugged in.
Storing Potatoes for Planting in Spring
Saving potatoes for the next growing season is one alternative to buying seed potatoes. This is a guide about storing potatoes for planting in spring.
True Love Adult Coloring Page
Blue violets symbolize love and faithfulness, and red hearts symbolize true love. This adult coloring page combines the two for a romantic coloring experience, just in time for Valentine's Day. Print a copy of this page and color it, while sitting down and thinking about how much you love your significant other.
Organizing a Shared Family Computer
Setting up a computer so that everyone can find their own files and games, as well as adding parental controls makes a family computer a workable option. This is a guide about organizing a shared family computer.
Homemade Outdoor Twister Game
Take this fun game outside for parties or camping trips by making one from a tarp. This is a guide about homemade outdoor twister game.
Copycat Waffle House Waffle Recipe
Make your favorite waffles at home using a copycat recipe. This is a guide about copycat Waffle House waffle recipe.
Caring for a Puppy Recovering from Parvo
My puppy is on her 6th day of parvo. I've been feeding her baby cereal. Is that what she needs to eat? How long until she can eat hard food? Any tips for recovering pups?
Shopping for Walmart Masterchef Coffee
Has Walmart stopped selling Masterchef Coffee? I cannot find it at any of the Walmart stores in Wichita Kansas.
Longarm Quilting Machine Jammed
My longarm quilting machine jammed, and I disgorged a lot of thread, but the shaft doesn't turn and the motor grinds when I turn it on. I know it isn't a thread birdnest anymore, causing my machine to freeze. Could it be that the motor belt was torqued? The handwheel is just as tight as the shaft.
Sewing Pet Food Bags on Sewing Machine
I have a problem with sewing the pet food bags on a machine because the material slides around or doesn't want to move at all, it is so slippery. Does anyone have that problem and how do you solve it?
Removing Urine Odor from Skin
I am a woman who suffers from urine odor almost everyday. The only relief I can get is to wash with vinegar. If there are any other suggestions you have I would be greatly appreciative.
Removing a Stain from a Magnalite Pot
I boiled a large amount of water in my Magnalite pot. When I poured the water out there was a horrible "water level" black stain. What happened? How do I get the stain off? Is it safe to cook in this pot after removing the stain?
Orchid Leaves Turning Brown
Is my orchid lost? I recently brought it to my house from my mom's. It now has more light and the right amount of water, but the leaves are all turning brown except the green one on top that came in the last 3 months. That leaf is still firm and standing up nice. What can I do or is a lost cause?
Save Money on Prescriptions
I work in a pharmacy and find there are several ways to save money on prescriptions that many of our patients are not aware of.
Crafts Using Balloons
Balloons are used in a large number of craft projects. Sometimes they are a part of the finished craft and other times they are used as a mold. This is a guide about crafts using balloons.
Egg White Mask for Wrinkles
One of the common problem for us women is wrinkles! I want to share this tip to you mommies, because I have applied this many times. My mom and my sister also do this. Grab one egg, separate the egg white from the yolk, and apply the egg white to your face.
Setting a Curfew Time for Teens
Parents of teens typically define a curfew time for their children based on age, day of the week, and type of event. This is a guide about setting a curfew time for teens.
Valentine's Day Crafts for 3rd Grade Boys
There are many Valentine's Day kid crafts that will appeal to both boys and girls. This is a guide about Valentine's day crafts for 3rd grade boys.
Easy LED Shamrock Balloon Decoration
This easy to assemble St. Patrick's Day wall decoration is so quick and easy you may want to make several. This is a guide about easy LED shamrock balloon decoration.
Pasta Measure to Strip Kale Leaves
After cutting the tougher stem off from my kale for salads and some recipes I decided to try to use my pasta measuring stick instead. Just pull the kale (or other tough leaves like collards I bet!) through one of the wholes and the stem is removed from the leaves!
Keeping Bacon Fresh
Despite the preservatives used in processing bacon, exposure to air can cause it to turn an unappetizing color. This is a guide about keeping bacon fresh.
Organizing and Cooking a Large Meal Successfully
When preparing a large meal, timing is critical so that everything is done in the proper order for serving. This is a guide about organizing and cooking a large meal successfully.
Keeping Kids From Hanging on Towel Racks
For young children bathroom towel racks seem to scream that they are a perfect place to dangle from. This is a guide about keeping kids from hanging on towel racks.
Finding Sunday Newspaper Coupons Online
As more and more advertising is moving online, even weekly store coupons are often readily available there as well. This is a guide about finding Sunday newspaper coupons online.
Paint Color Advice for a Kitchen With Oak Cabinets
The finish on your kitchen cabinets plays a role in the choice of wall paint colors. This is a guide about paint color advice for a kitchen with oak cabinets.
When Frugal is Not!
After watching some TV shows tout frugality that aren't really in our best interest, I wanted to express what I think is not frugal.
Decorate Food Cans For Office or Craft Storage
This project is super easy! With recycled cans, craft paper, fabric, and ribbon you can create something decorative and functional for your home, office, and craft room.
Simple Beach Centerpiece
Recently our family went on a rare vacation to the beach. I collected a lot of shells during that trip and wanted to keep them where I could see them. This is what I came up with.
Loretta (Angus/Shorthorn Mix)
Meet Loretta. This little gal was born early this morning. I took this picture when she was about an hour old. Her momma is a Shorthorn, and her daddy is a Black Angus.
Ex-bait Dog Attacked My Other Dog
Wilbur is the sweetest most loving dog. Recently he attacked 2 separate dogs and then last night, he attacked my Cocker Spaniel, Grace. They've always gotten along. She's doing OK after a trip to the ER, but I can't let this happen. Is there anything I can do or should I find him a home with no pets?
Hair Looks Green After Re-dyeing It
I recently dyed my hair blonde and the lady that did it messed it up so I just ended up going back to brown. Now I've noticed that my hair is turning green. Is there anything I can do without damaging it more?
Value of Pastime Rotary Mower
I have a very rare, all original mower from the Pastime Lawn Mower Co. Detroit, MI? 1890's 14" cut double rotary lawn mower with gearbox/drive shaft and rare cast Pastime letter wheels. It is in working condition. There is no damage seen and the handle is good and original. I've owned this for 40 years.
Is My Dog a Full Blooded Pit Bull?
I just got her a couple of days ago and I'm not sure if she is a full blooded Pit or what kind she is.
Donation for Quilting Material to Sew for Charity
I am looking for any quilting material donations. I am sewing quilts for sick kids that have cancer or autism and lap blankets for the vets and elderly as well. Where can I get donations? Any suggestions?
Cleaning a Silver Necklace
This is a guide about cleaning a silver necklace. Special polish and cloths are available to clean tarnish from silver or you can use a few common household items.
What Is Cornstarch (USA) Called In England?
I am pretty sure I know the answer to this, but I would like to hear the answer from someone who knows for sure. I'm assuming what is called cornflour in UK is what we in the USA call corn starch.
Singer 99K Runs on Its Own
I have a Singer 99K (knee controlled) which runs on its own continuously. How do I fix this?
Healthy Bean Soup
We were snowed in today, so I made this soup to warm us up after shoveling. The original recipe required soaking the dried beans, and adding ingredients partway through the cooking. The slow cooker allowed me to put all the ingredients in, and go about my day. The soup is delicious, and the house smells divine! Leftovers freeze well for future busy days.
Preventing Inappropriate Cat Urination
I have 3 indoor cats. They are all female and all spayed. Two of them are almost 4 and the youngest is almost 2. It is the youngest cat that I am having the issue with, although I suspect the second oldest of the 3 is also peeing outside her litter tray. This includes both full-on peeing and marking.
Replacing Turkey for Chicken in Recipes
There are so many delicious chicken recipes that can be made using another popular poultry turkey. This is a guide about replacing turkey with chicken in recipes.
Cleaning Melted Taffy From Clothing
When candy is forgotten in a pocket it can make a sticky mess to remove. This is a guide about cleaning melted taffy from clothing.
Sharing Cooking Disasters
Paying close attention when cooking is not always easy. Please share your mistakes with us, so maybe others can avoid them. This is a guide about sharing cooking disasters.
No Picture on a Plasma TV
If it isn't the cable connection you may need a professional to determine why your TV screen is no longer visible. This is a guide about no picture on a plasma TV.
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