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November 27, 2017
Drying Flowers for a Wedding
By drying you can save flowers that you have received over the years and use them to strew down the aisle for a wedding. This is a guide about drying flowers for a wedding.
Keeping Bra Underwire From Poking Out
After some wear the underwire in many bras will work its way through the fabric and poke out. This is a guide about keeping a bra's underwire from poking out.
Waxing Hardwood Floors
There are several very good options when it comes to waxing your hardwood floors. Read on for preparation info and product choices. This is a guide about waxing hardwood floors.
Keeping a Cat from Licking and Scratching Its Wound
My cat would not stop licking and scratching its wound behind its neck removing fur and causing scabbing. I got one of the dog harnesses that is fabric with Velcro and it has really helped and now his skin is healing wonderfully! Plus my cat does not hate it at all. It's worked out better than a cone!
Asking for a First and Last House Cleaning Charge
I clean houses and am wondering if anyone charges clients a "first and last cleaning"?
Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping
I recently moved into a townhouse and have been having some trouble with the breakers. When I try to use my toaster the breaker for that outlet trips part of the way through the cycle. Just to be transparent I have an electric kettle on the same outlet, but I don't use it and the toaster at the same time.
Identifying Small Black Bugs Inside
What are these small black bugs in my house? They are in the kitchen, in my basement, and around the front door. The exterminator said it is a confused flour bug, but I don't think he's right. I have looked them up and they don't look the same. They only seem interested in water.
Resident Cat Aggressive Towards New Cat
A few months ago I adopted a one year old female cat. She is a sweetheart, but is very paranoid by nature and prefers that you move slowly. She's taken to me a lot more than my boyfriend, who she doesn't like. She gets upset easily as well.
Caring for a Dog with Parvo
My dog was diagnosed with parvo yesterday, but he is walking around and drinking water. He is still is throwing up, has diarrhea, and he keeps groaning. What can do to reduce his pain?
Do you know of any local organizations that help families with Christmas?
Removing Dye Transfer from Merino Wool
I bought a new sweater, ivory colored, that's 50/50 merino wool and nylon. I put it in a garment bag and used the hand wash cycle on my washer. I also tossed a couple of other light-colored items in the wash as well, but one had dark stripes on it. The dye from that shirt transferred to my wool sweater.
Malaysian Bred Chicken
Seeing the greens around with this colorful Malaysian bred chicken is such a wonderful morning view. It's fresh and soothing to the eyes. What I like most about this photo is the chicken being caught in the act of keeping a nice posture as it feeds. And it felt like I had just a wonderful day seeing this!
Clematis - Belle Of Woking
Funny how we assume things with little or no good reason. Such is the case with this clematis. Given it's Oriental sounding name, I assumed the vine originated in China or was named for a real or fictitious lady from China. Not so.
Value of a Knightsbridge Collection Porcelain Doll
I have had this porcelain doll for as long as I can remember. According to her certificate she is a limited edition Melissa doll from the Knightsbridge Collection. I was wondering her worth.
Keeping a Cat from Scratching a Wound
My cat has a wound on her neck. Once that part get dries she scratches it and the dried skin gets removed and the wound starts bleeding again. This is the 5th time she is doing this. What should I do?
Removing Pen Ink from Door Handle
How do I get pen ink off of my house door handle?
Making Sleeper Wood Shelves
I am attempting to make shelves out of sleeper wood. I have prepared them with teak oil, 2 coats. Do I leave them like that or do I coat with clear varnish?
Manual for Coronado Treadle Sewing Machine
I have a Coronado treadle sewing machine with the #s 3432522 on it. I'm trying to find an original manual for it. If anyone knows where I can purchase or download one I would be so grateful.
Using 99.9% Silver to Keep Milk and Water Fresh
This is a guide about 99.9% silver to keep milk and water fresh. Silver has natural germ fighting qualities. Prior to refrigeration, silver coins were used to help keep milk and water fresh longer. Now you can obtain "silver rounds" at any coin shop, to achieve the same benefits.
Removing Musty Smell in Rabbit Fur Lined Gloves
I purchased a vintage pair of rabbit fur lined leather gloves and they have a musty smell to them. Does anyone know how to get rid of the odor?
Dog Will Not Eat Dog Food
I have a Chow Chow; he is around 12 years old. He will not eat dry or wet food. I have changed his dry food and tried adding wet, he still won't eat and he is losing weight. What can I do to get him to eat? He does want people food.
Fixing Grainy Peanut Butter Fudge
I have been reading past posts about gritty fudge. I have been making this fudge for over 50 years. Last year I started having big problems with it coming out gritty. I thought it was my burners, but I guess not. So far this year I have made 21 batches and only 7 have turned out non gritty.
Remedies For Itching
This is a guide about remedy for itching. Many things can cause itchy skin. Here are some remedies to try, that will hopefully relieve the itching.
Christmas Tree Card
This is a cute and simple card that can be created with craft essentials you may already have at home. Perfect for kids to make too!
Removing Sunscreen from Whites
This is a guide about removing sunscreen from whites. It is not uncommon for sunscreen to leave yellow/orange stains on clothing. Here are some tips for removing these stains from white clothing.
Mother's Day Program Ideas
This is a guide about Mother's day program ideas. If you are organizing a Mother's day program, here is some advice for themes and decoration ideas.
Mediterranean Feta Salad Recipes
This guide contains Mediterranean feta salad recipes. Feta is a slightly salty, soft cheese that tastes amazing in salads. Here are a couple of delicious feta salad recipes to try.
Celebrating the Weekend After Christmas
Sometimes family schedules don't allow celebrating Christmas with everyone you would like to be there. If this sounds like your family, try celebrating the weekend after Christmas to allow for everyone's busy schedules.
Selling Mature Pine Trees
If you have large pines trees that need to be removed, it may be possible to sell the timber if you have enough of them or a desirable variety of tree. Selling mature pine trees from your property can help clear some land and make some money.
One Circuit Not Working When Running Generator
This is a guide about one circuit not working when running generator. If one of your circuits isn't working, you might be trying to run too many things at once. Here is some advice for diagnosing the issue.
Having a Thrift Store Christmas
Shopping at thrift stores can be a good way to find inexpensive gifts for family and friends. Sometimes money is tight and having a thrift store christmas is the best way to celebrate the gift giving associated with Christmas.
Dyeing Hair After Bleaching
This is a guide about dyeing hair after bleaching. Dyeing your hair too quickly after bleaching it can cause damage to your hair. It also can result in the color being different from what is pictured on the box.
How to Protect Your Car in a Parking Lot
Parking lots can be an easy place to pick up small dents and scratches on your vehicle. Here are some ideas on how to protect your car in a parking lot.
Can I Freeze Stuffing?
Stuffing is often leftover from holiday meals. Freezing stuffing is a great way to preserve it for later use.
Well Water Tastes Bad
Well water often has more particulate in it than water from a municipal source but it shouldn't taste badly. If your well water tastes bad, this may be sign that you need to filter it and perhaps consider having it tested for contaminates.
Removing Oil Stains on Leather
Leather can be quite resilient, but oil can be a difficult stain to remove. Removing oil stains on leather is not always possible and may require re-dyeing, but sometimes the stains can be removed.
Substituting Whipped Butter in Recipes
A stick of butter, when whipped, will weigh the same (4 oz), but it's volume will be increased. Therefore, when you are substituting whipped butter in recipes it is important to measure by weight.
Proof for a Military Discount
Getting your military discount when you can is important because it can save you a lot of money over time. Be sure to bring proof for a military discount if you are entitled to it.
Frugal Tips for Children's Clothing
Whether it's because the clothes are too small or they have been damaged, kids always need new clothes. This is a guide about frugal tips for children's clothing.
Preventing Grainy Frosting
Everyone likes a smooth deliciously sweet whipped frosting on their cakes and cookies. Use the tips for preventing grainy frosting when baking.
Using Baby Wipes for Cleaning
Baby wipes are an easy and convenient way to clean surfaces are the house. Using baby wipes for cleaning a good way to clean small areas that just need quick wipe down.
Using Pods in Older Dishwashers
Using automatic pods in older dishwashers usually isn't a problem because the outer casing dissolves in water. If your pods have a drying agent, that may get washed away early and not do much good, but the detergent will do it's job.
Flavored Greens Beans
At our church, we have a monthly luncheon with 20-25 people attending. We have a committee that prepares the vegetables and desserts. I'm responsible for preparing green beans. I purchase a large can from Walmart and cook them in a large pot. Usually there are only a few left over.
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