July 26, 2018

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Tuna salad in an avocado.

Making Tuna BoatsTuna boats are a delicious alternative to traditional tuna sandwiches. This is a page about making tuna boats.


Pile of blue towels in different shades near a dryer.

Extending the Life of Your DryerThe lint catcher screen can become blocked with fabric softener and not allow the air to flow freely. Cleaning this buildup regularly can help keep your dryer working properly. This is a page about extending the life of your dryer.


Volunteer teacher reading to a class of kids

Volunteering for KindergartenParents and grandparents can be a part of their young child's schooling by becoming a volunteer for their kindergarten classroom. This is a page about volunteering for kindergarten.


Marshmallow cream on a whisk.

Marshmallow Cream ConversionsSometimes, a recipe calls for marshmallows but you only have access to marshmallow cream. This is a page about marshmallow cream conversions.


Hand holding glass bottle of iodine.

Uses for IodineMany people take supplements to ensure they are getting enough of this essential mineral nutrient. This is a page about uses for iodine.


Canning jars of sweet stickles.

Making Sweet Stickles?Stickles, or sweet pickles from cucumber rind are easy to make at home. This is a page about making sweet stickles.


Outside of a Goodwill store

Senior Discount Day at the GoodwillBe sure to get all the discounts that your years on the planet have awarded you. This is a page about senior discount day at the Goodwill.


Lamb's quarters plant (Chenopodium album) at twilight.

What Is This Plant? Lamb's QuartersKnown by common names such as lamb's quarter, pigweed and goosefoot, chenopodium album is a fast-growing annual. It is mostly considered a weed, but the young shoots are eaten around the world, and has been found in ancient food storages. This is a page about what is this plant? lamb's quarters.



Dried Carrots with and without lemon juice

Easy Sun Dried CarrotsTake advantage of the extra hot, dry weather if you've got it. We definitely do here in California, and next door in Nevada and Arizona. Some foods, you can sun dry without blanching beforehand. Carrots are a great example. When dehydrated, they can be reconstituted in soups, stews, and casseroles. You can also pulse them in a food processor and use them in cakes, smoothies and breads. My local shop had carrots on sale for 29 cents per pound so I had to fill up!


Egg Salad Sandwiches on plate

Eggcelent Egg Salad SandwichesI like to make egg salad to last a couple of days. I use it for parties, open faced sandwiches and cool stuff. It is easy to make and super nutritious. It is a delight of the senses.


Tofu Chocolate Mousse in bowl

Tofu Chocolate MousseThis will be one of the easiest chocolate mousses you will ever make. It only contains silken tofu, dark chocolate, and maple syrup, making it vegan and gluten free.



A sink with plugs in the drain and a small amount of standing water.

Getting Rid of Fungus GnatsYea, Yea, we've read all these tips on how to get rid of them and most help but they just don't get rid of all of them. Well, I'm here to tell you a good way of getting rid of them for good and I mean all of them. We had them in our bathroom, kitchen and everywhere. They were driving us CRAZY!


Reuben (Dachshund) - black puppy on a green and white pillow

Reuben (Dachshund)Reuben came to me from a breeder in Pasco County. He was the last one left. We've been together since March 8! Reuben is a mischief maker extraordinaire. He is constantly running off with something to hoard in his crate. Something he shouldn't have.


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Reuse "Clean" Paper TowelsIn our family, if we use a paper towel to dry out clean but wet hands, we put the unwrinkled flattened wet paper towel on the counter to dry. Then we can reuse the relatively clean and now dry paper towel in the garage to check oil levels, clean tools, greasy hands, etc.


How to Make a No Sew Mini Pouch

How to Make a No Sew Mini PouchThis is a cute little no sew mini pouch you can make to hold coins, or for your child's knick knacks (like rocks, beads, or small toys so they don't get lost on the go, etc.)


A ripe cherry tomato.

Using Cherry TomatoesMy cherry tomatoes are getting ripe and I plan to make tomato juice and put it in the freezer. I am enjoying snacking on these sweet cherry tomatoes. The skins are tough so I have to remove that from my mouth after chewing on it.


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Boxer Shorts for SleepingWe're all familiar with the cotton, loose and baggy boxer shorts that men wear. I never thought about them much until recently and now I love them. They're my new sleeping shorts.


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Home Remedy for MosquitoesMix blue mouthwash with epsom salts and spray your yard and decks before your next bbq or pool party (or just sitting on the porch) to keep the mosquitos away


A variety of grocery items, purchased with Ibotta.

Money Back for Grocery ShoppingAre there items you wish you could afford but they just don't fit your budget? Items you would like to try but unsure how they'd taste and don't want to consider it a waste of money. Or, did you know items you already shop and buy can qualify toward cash back?!


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Boiling Water for Removing Fruit StainsMy Aunt taught me how to make strawberry preserves and I got some on my T-shirt I was wearing. I thought my shirt was forever stained by the juice of the strawberries. She showed me that when you take your shirt and stretch it over a bowl inside out and pour boiling water on the stain, it disappears!


A paint key being used to open a jar of pickles.

Paint Key to Open JarsI use a paint key to open jars, especially pickle. It fits under the lip of the lid. When you press down on the handle, it releases the vacuum which breaks the seal and makes the jar easy to open.


Small jewels attached where the manicure color has grown out.

Nail Art to Extend a ManicureSometimes my manicures stay nice and intact all over, but new nail growth will really take away from its "polished" look. To keep my nails looking fresh, I grab some baby jewels from my local Japanese dollar shop and affix them on top of the new nail growth with a bit of strong, clear polish. Fun and cheap!



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Saving an Underwatered Christmas Cactus?I stopped watering my Christmas cactus for a long time (a couple of months?) and now the leaves are dark red and it isn't growing. Is there any hope that it is still alive?


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House Training Dogs?So my dogs won't go outside unless I tell them to. They have a doggy door to use, they're not scared of it either, they just won't go outside to potty. We've tried everything.


Treating a Cat's Eye Infection - infected eye

Treating a Cat's Eye Infection?My sister has a 2 month old cat and can not afford a vet. The poor kitty has an eye infection and it keeps getting worse. We clean it everyday, but it is not helping. What should she do? He is eating and drinking, but he is in such pain.


Identification and Value of a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a red print pinafore dress

Identification and Value of a Porcelain Doll?I bought her not too long ago. I don't really know anything about this doll. I can't really read the signature. Can anyone tell me about it and if it's worth anything?


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Selling Trees for Lumber?I have a large number of both pulp and trek trees that are over 30 years old on many acres of land. I want to know how to find a company who is interested in them for lumber.


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Mother Cat Aggressive Towards Kittens?We adopted a stray cat when she was pregnant. She gave birth to three kittens. One of them unfortunately died. The kitten was really undersized. The mother has been good to the kittens so far. But now suddenly she seems very aggressive. She'll pounce on them and scratch and bite them really hard.


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Can Parvo Cause Blindness in a Puppy?I'm so greatly thankful my puppy survived that scary parvo, but I think she's blind now. I have 4 other dogs, I'm glad they never got it. I never even knew about that horrible parvo. I have never felt so helpless when she was so sick. It was really all up to the medication to help her.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a pink and blue gingham dress

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?This doll doesn't have any signatures or numbers on her at all. I don't know anything, can you give me some info on her and if she's worth anything?


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Huskee LT 4200 Riding Mower Won't Start?I was trying to start a friend's Huskee LT 4200 riding mower that I've only ridden twice. I followed the starting instructions on the mower and it won't even make any startup noise. It's gas tank isn't empty.


Information on Collectible Memories Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a white outfit in a box

Information on Collectible Memories Porcelain Doll?Can anybody tell me any information on the Collectible Memories genuine porcelain doll, Samuel?


Is My Dog a Full Blood Pit Bull? - young puppy with dark coat and white on chest

Is My Dog a Full Blood Pit Bull?My boyfriend got him for me yesterday from an old lady that was giving them away. He's suppose to be a full Pit. But people have been telling me he is half Pit. Plus I don't know his age or when his birthday was. How old does he look? Or should I just make up a birthday?


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Keeping Doves Away from Bird Feeders?I have doves eating all my birdseed. I tried a squirt gun, I tried not feeding the birds for a couple of weeks. As soon as I put seed back out it didn't take long for them to come back. I love birds, but I would like the smaller ones to eat too. How do I get rid of doves?


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Training a Puppy Not to Bite?My puppy is going on 7 months now. He is a mutt. He is mixed with breeds that I have yet to find out. He is medium size right now. He has a lot of energy, and is very trainable. But, he gets so overly excited to see me that he automatically wants to play so he bites and tugs on my skin to play.


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Catchy Cleaning Business Name Ideas?I am starting a new cleaning business. Please suggest some new names and ideas. My name is Aziz and my last name is Shaikh and my partner's name is Sohail Noorullah.


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