April 19, 2018

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Close up of rhinestone embellished jeans.

Name Ideas for Jeans Embellishment Business?This is a page about name ideas for a jeans embellishment business. Finding a creative name for a home based business is important for attracting customers.


Making a Roux in a source pan

Making Roux For GumboThis is a page about making roux for gumbo. Roux is a thickener for sauces made by mixing equal parts of flour and fat (especially butter) and cooking the mixture until it reaches the desired color. The darker the roux the more flavorful it becomes.


Electric Toothbrush heads

Use for Electric ToothbrushesThis is a page about uses for electric toothbrushes. Even after the brush head is spent and ready to be replaced you can use them for cleaning small areas. An inexpensive brush is a great alternative to a pricey facial scrubber.


Slice of blackberry pie

Blackberry Pie RecipesSummer brings the ripening of sweet blackberries. Buy them or pick some yourself and bake up a delicious pie or two. This page contains blackberry pie recipes.


Lilac leaves on white background

Lilac Bush With Very Little Leaves?This is a page about lilac bush with very little (few) leaves. If your lilac is not producing sufficient leaves the plant will not flourish and may die. Check all the usual suspects, including sun exposure, soil nutrients, and pest infestations.


Cooked pasta fresh from the pot

Saving Energy Cooking PastaThis is a page about saving energy cooking pasta. You can save energy when cooking pasta by trying these simple tricks.


Inside of a bread machine with a loaf of fresh bread.

Oster Model 4811 Bread Machine InstructionsThis is a page about Oster model 4811 bread machine instructions. Instructions can get lost and if a small kitchen appliance is purchased used it may not have the manual. They can often be found by searching on the internet.


Stacks of colorful knitting yarn

Saving Money on Knitting SuppliesThis is a page about saving money on knitting supplies. Budget need not keep you from enjoying knitting. Save money by shopping thrift and discount shops. The same sources apply when shopping for needles, buttons, or zippers. Patterns are available for free online or can be traded with other crafters.


Woman standing in her vegetable garden

Maintaining Your Vegetable GardenThis is a page about maintaining your vegetable garden. While waiting for your crops to grow there are many maintenance activities that need to be attended to such as watering, weeding, staking, and more depending on the veggies you have planted.


A microwave oven over a stove.

Cleaning a Microwave Over a StoveThis is a page about cleaning a microwave over a stove. Cleaning your over the stove microwave is a routine task. The interior and even the exterior can be splattered with food and grease. There are many ways to keep your oven clean.


Cherry tomatoes on the vine.

Growing Tomatoes In Black Plastic BagsThis is a page about growing tomatoes in black plastic bags. Tomatoes can be grown in a variety of containers. Hanging them upside down in buckets or bags is one option. Similarly, they can be planted in soil filled bags on the ground.


Chicken Kiev on a plate with fries.

Cornflake Chicken KievPounded chicken breasts rolled around butter chunks are then coated with crushed corn flakes and cooked. This is a page about making cornflake chicken Kiev.


Back of a blonde haired person holding up a cut lemon next to their hair.

Lightening Dyed Hair With Lemon JuiceThis is a page about lightening dyed hair with lemon juice. This method of trying to lighten dyed hair seems to have mixed results. Read the comments below and then make your decision. Trying to change the color of dyed hair can have very unexpected and unhappy results.


Sewing machine.

Replacing a Sewing Machine Fuse?This is a page about replacing a sewing machine fuse. Your manual should provide the information on how to do the replacement. If you do not have a manual, check online by manufacturer. You should be able to find the instructions and very likely a downloadable manual as well.


Bacon wrapped hotdog.

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies RecipeWrap bacon around Little Smokies or cocktail wieners then sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake until the sugar is bubbly. They make great appetizers.


Mowing the lawn with tractor mower.

Removing the Rear Wheel on a Troy-Bilt Mower?This is a page about removing the rear wheel on a Troy-Bilt mower. When making repairs to your lawn mower, you may need to check out the many videos on YouTube if you don't have a manual that contains repair help.



Noodles with Beef and Shrimp on plate

Stir Fried Noodles with Beef and ShrimpIn Vietnamese this dish is called Banh Pho Xao Bo Tom which translates to rice noodles stir fried beef and shrimp. I like to occasionally make this dish because it is really easy and tastes delicious. This dish is versatile as you can switch up the meat and vegetables. You can use chicken, beef, or shrimp. For vegetables, you can use Chinese chives, bean sprouts, bok choy, etc.


Foiled Meat and Veggie Dinner in bowl

Foiled Meat and Veggie DinnerThis is a quick and easy meal that you can prepare any way you choose. You can change the veggies or meat depending on your taste. You put it all in the oven and then just sit back and wait. It can be prepared in the oven, on a grill or over a campfire.



Making a Mini Wreath with Stickers - wreath hanging against a blue background

Making a Mini Wreath with StickersThis adorable mini wreath is great fun for children to make and is so pretty. There are so many sticker designs available so don't just limit yourself to flowers, hearts, and butterflies. Or even better choose 3D stickers or sticky gems.



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Saving a Dead Looking Christmas Cactus?I have a dead Christmas cactus, it looks like branches at this point. It was left in my car overnight back in December, of coarse in freezing temperature. I'm thinking it's hopeless at this point. Is there anything I can do?


Caring for a Kalanchoe Plant

Caring for a Kalanchoe Plant?I rescued a kalanchoe (daigremontiana?) that wasn't doing too well. After repotting and giving it plenty of light, it seems to be doing better on top and getting some new baby leaves. However, the bottom leaves are much thicker, stiffer, and most are broken. Any advice on where to go from here?


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Dyeing Hair After Burning Scalp?I used hair dye from Sally's about 10 months ago and it gave me a bad chemical burn on my scalp. I had blisters everywhere, since then my hair has thinned out a lot, but also looks a disaster because I haven't dyed it since. My question is, is it safe to dye it again now?


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Cat Urinating All Over The Home?I have a cat who is less than five years old. He was adopted and pretty much since I brought him home he has urinated in different places in my home. I have 2 other cats and 5 litter boxes. He uses the boxes and also pees on multiple surfaces.


Value of Coca Cola Dolls - period dolls

Value of Coca Cola Dolls?I have 4 Coca Cola dolls from the Franklin Mint. I have had them for around 20yrs. They are Danny with a scooter, Sarah with the cradle (has a broken rocker on the bottom), Kirby with the box cart, and Megan with the pull cart. I am curious to know what they are worth and any other info would be great.


Value of Franklin Mint Dolls - baby doll

Value of Franklin Mint Dolls?I have a list of dolls from the Franklin Mint. I am just wondering the price/value of each. #5 has a repaired leg.


Repairing a Glider Rocker

Repairing a Glider Rocker?I have just bought a glider-rocker from Craigslist and I'm looking at it from across the room for the first time. It looks to me like it's sitting much too far from the floor. When I got it home, it slid out from under me and hit the bookcase behind it. So I'm wondering if I knocked something loose or does it look OK.


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Roof Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners?Our roof was somewhat old and Hurricane Harvey finished it off. I am not eligible for FEMA help. I live in Fort Bend County, Texas. I own my home and land. I already have a replacement quote from someone. What are my best options in finding a charity or government grant to help?


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Removing a Chemical Smell in a Car?When it gets warm/hot outside the inside of my car has a weird chemical smell and when I get out my hair and clothes smell like I have been riding on a go cart or something. It's gross and I can't figure out how to get rid of it!


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Removing a Breathe Right Strip from a Blanket?A Breathe Right nasal strip is stuck to a fuzzy blanket. How do I get it off?


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Finding a Replacement Mattress Frame?Where can I find mattress replacement frames?


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