Grandchildren Ungrateful for Gifts?
A gift is just that - a gift. There should be no strings attached. No expectations of what you get in return. You give to see the joy it gives to others. If you dont want to give - then dont. The problem lies in your expectations. You cannot change others. You...
I just made the fudge on the back of the container of marshmallow cream. It turned out wonderfully smooth. I will be making this again.
Name Ideas for a Crochet Business?
Tiny Stitches Precious Stitches
Keeping Pets Warm in Winter
I love my pets and am all about keeping them warm in winter. But, you have to be really careful with electric blankets. Never fold an electric blanket back upon itself. It radiates too much heat that way. My in-laws unfortunately found this out when they set...
Name Ideas for an Interior Design Business?
Problem Thinning Wilton Candy Melts?
Im getting ready to do these myself. Someone told me to thin it with a little Crisco.
Mom's Scalloped Potatoes
Oh my! This brings back memories. My dad called it rat cheese, too! He called it that because that was the cheese he used in the rat traps!
Reviews of the LG Bottom Freeze Refrigerator LMX25964ST.
I have the bottom freezer LG refrigerator. I dont really care for it, though. I cant tell what I have in the freezer because its all stacked on top of each other. I much prefer the upright type freezer because you can see at a glance what is in there. The top...
Homemade Food for a Dog with Allergies?
My dog was licking bald spots on himself. I thought it was stress and gave him supplements for that. But, the licking continued. I went to Earthclinic.com and found a wonderful solution. I had always given him yogurt on his food but I upped it to 2 T with each...
Fried Green Tomatoes
I dont like tomatoes but I love fried green tomatoes! I cut mine in small wedges and deep fry them. I peel, cut, salt and then toss in a bag with corn meal and flour. When the tomatoes are cut this way, they stay crisp. No more soggy tomatoes!
Best Cat Litter for Controlling Odor?
Dr. Elseys is the best cat litter for odor control. You can get it at Petsmart. Im not sure if Petco sells it.
Remedy for Dog with Allergy Related Ear Infections?
A spoonful of plain fat free yogurt in their food at every meal. Give it a couple of weeks and you should start seeing a different. It works!
Name Ideas for a Daycare Business?
My immediate thought was My Three Sons. Im not sure how old you are but that was one of my most favorite shows when I was young.
Cilantro and Lime Dijon Mayonnaise
This sounds great! Thanks.
Decorated Chocolate Chip Cookies
I think my husband would love these.
Home Remedies for Dog With Chronic Ear Infection?
Sometimes chronic yeast infections can be cured by feeding yogurt. Just feed a spoonful with every meal. Use the plain low fat version. If your dog is not suffering from a yeast infection this will not hurt it. In fact, it gives them a nice soft coat but protects...
Rosie (Shepherd Mix)
I love that look that dogs get when they are sunning! Too cute!
Can I Feed My Dog Fat Free Cheese?
I give my dog fat free cheese. I dont see any problem with it. I also give him fat free plain yogurt mixed in his food.
Cats Peeing in House?
We had a cat with this problem at one time. He was cured with the medication and special food. Every now and then hed have his problems again. It sounds as if this cat has been on the medication long enough for it to work. So, Im wondering what else may be...
Pit Bull Chewing Problem?
Check out the Kongs. My dog is an aggressive chewer. The extreme Kongs have been great for my dog. He can destroy just about anything. The nylabones are also great. One of those lasts my dog about a month before I have to replace it because hes chewed it apart...
Dog Bed for a Dog That Chews?
I love the beds that Jilson posted! Ive been wanting to make my dog one of those. Thanks. My dog always chewed all his bedding until I sprayed it with the ComfortZone spray. Its a pheromone which is supposed to remind them of their mother dog. I ordered it...
Training a Dog Not to Bark?
Ive found the best method is positive training. When my dog started barking, Id grab a whole handful of small treats. Id tell him quiet and put my finger to my mouth and say, sush. Then when he was quiet, Id say, good and feed him one treat after another, repeating...
Severe Back Pain?
I, too have had severe back pain. The surgeon told me I needed surgery. I just didnt want to have surgery. He just seemed to eager to jump into surgery. Anyway, I found a supplement that has totally eliminated my back pain. In fact, it has totally eliminated...
Sibling Rivalry With Dogs?
I would suggest finding one of them another home. I had two brothers that fought constantly. It got as bad as almost twice a month. There was nothing we could do to stop the fight once they started. They were big dogs and my husband got biten once when we tired...
Elevating Bowls For Larger Dogs
That picture is priceless! They do adapt, dont they?
Link: Vitacost.com For Healthy Foods
I love Vitacost.com. I have been buying my vitamins and supplements from them for the past year. They have saved me hundreds of dollars. I love the $4.99 shipping! It doesnt matter how much anything weighs, its still only $4.99. The reviews are nice, too. You...
Concerns For Daughter Who Recently Has Been Depressed?
Hi, Tina. I, too, am in OKC. I have had a daughter depressed as well. Get counseling! You didnt say how old your daughter was or why you suspect she may be cutting herself. Cutting is a serious matter. Get some help quickly! If shes still in school, go to the...
Pooh Bear (Border Collie Mix)
This could be a professional photograph. Wonderful job. Love the dog, too! Very nice looking poochy.
Making Your Own Cushion Covers for Outdoor Furniture?
You could use the cheap tablecloths you get at the Dollar Store. Buy some stick on velcro. You can get that at WalMart. Just cut out the shape for your cushion and stick the velcro on the eges and press together. Theyre also easy to replace later with the velcro...
Scenery: Maine Baxter State Park
Wow! Great photograph. You need to enlarge and frame that.
How Do I Make Soft Sculpture Dolls?
I make and sell soft sculptured dolls. Ive made them since the eighties when the Cabbage Patch Dolls were popular. Soft sculpture is a technique thats easily mastered. Search online and then just practice. Sure youll have to throw some away but thats how you...
Recycled Wine Cork Bracelets
I love these! Who would have thought of using corks cut up? They kind of remind me of Indian jewelry. Im going to try this. Thanks! Debby
Love it! Im a cat person, too. We had a cat one time that my daughter would dress up in baby clothes and push around in a doll stroller. It was the cutest thing. The cat was an angel, too.
What Breed is My Puppy?
Black Lab, definitely. Lovely dog! What a shiny coat!
Uses for Newspaper Plastic Bags
I keep mine in an empty tissue box by my kitchen sink. When I take meat out of its package, I put the empty meat packaging in the bags and tie the tops. I can then throw them out and it doesnt stink!
Making Rigatoni in Advance for a Party?
I made lasagna for a graduation party years ago. To me these type dishes are better re-heated. So, they are great to make ahead. Just prepare the rigatoni like you normally would, then re-heat in the microwave or oven right before youre ready to serve. Its...
Cat Peeing on Dirty Clothes?
Yeap, our cat did the same thing when he had a urinary tract infection. Have the vet check her for that. Urinary tract infections can get so extreme that the cat can go into a coma. Its best to have it checked even if this is not the problem.
Camping Food Ideas?
We always stayed in tents and cooked on the campfire. On our first night we would always have foil dinners. We would make them at home and put them in the ice chest. Tear off a long piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and lay out on counter. Wash and slice a...
Repairing Lawn Chairs?
This may sound real trashy but it turned out well for me. I used duct tape! I bought some brightly colored purple duct tape at WalMart. I laid out strips of the tape and stuck it to itself so I had a strip with no sticky sides left. I attached another piece...
Problem With Child Wetting Herself?
I know when I was young I had a problem with wetting in my pants. I just could not hold it. I had six bladder operations before the age of six. They corrected the issue. So, yes, see a doctor. It could very well be a physical problem for which your child has...
Resident Dog Fighting With New Dog?
I had to give up one of our dogs because of this same fighting you speak of. I tried everything. You may not realize what you did to set them off but it was something. Usually they are fighting for your attention. Make sure they are both spayed. Other than...
Dogs With Behavioral Problems?
I agree. You have been reinforcing the behavior you want to get rid of. Praise when they are doing things you want them to do. Ignore the ones you dont want them to do.
Fried Green Tomatoes?
Well, this is the way I do mine: Wash tomatoes. Peel them. Cut into bite size wedges. Put in single layer on a plate and salt. Leave them for a few minutes to sweat. Mix flour and cornmeal in a ziploc bag. Put wedges in bag and shake. Fry in oil until crisp...
Makeup is Not Staying on My Face?
Ive used Mineral Powder makeup for a couple of years now. I found out recently that two friends of my sister-in-law were diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease and the doctor believes it was caused by the mineral makeup. I have given up my mineral makeup which...
Sealing Acrylic Paint for Outside Use?
The Patio Paints thegoodlife mentioned carries a clear sealer. You can paint it on top of your design to protect it. Several coats applied, with drying time in between, are best.
Gobs of Goo
This is too cute! What kid doesnt love goo? Im printing this out. One day when I have grandkids, well make this. Thanks.
Keeping an Active Dog Happy?
I know everyone is going to suggest walks. I would suggest play. This is something Im starting with my dog. The book, Playing With Your Dog, by Pat Miller is rated as an excellent book to show you things to play with your dog. I know it seems silly to have...
Resident Cat Peeing in House After Arrival of New Kitten?
When our cat started using our clothes, towels, rugs, etc. instead of the litter box, we found out he had a urinary tract infection. Once that was cleared up, he started using the litterbox again. May be something you want to have checked.
Thank You Notes for Mom
Awww...how sweet! You made me cry. Thanks for the lovely idea.
Break Frozen Ground Beef In Sections
Now why didnt I think of that! Great tip. Im buying meat today and I will definitely do this! Thanks.
Choosing a Hair Color Brand?
I like Nice & Easy because it is just that - nice and easy. Its also very inexpensive and easy to find your same color every time you buy it. It makes my hair feel so soft after coloring it. It actually seems to help the hair be more healthy. Ive not noticed...
Removing Adhesive Residue from Transdermal Patch?
Ive used hand sanitizer to remove glue residue. It works really well.
Puppy Growls and Snaps at Owner?
I agree with wacky camper. Take her bowl away. No food left down. Make her sit. Feed her in the morning and at night, by hand only. The only food she gets is from your hand. Dont worry if she doesnt eat much at first. She wont starve herself to death. After...
Vent Dryer Inside in Winter
Ive read where people put their dogs house next to their outside dryer vent. This way the dogs house gets some warm air.
Touch Lights for Power Outages
I bought these a couple of weeks ago when they were warning we may lose power from the ice storm. The flashlights are not handy to use when you have to do your hair, brush your teeth, etc. Their beam is too focused and you have to use one hand. I went to Wal...
I painted our brass chandelier. I used an oil based paint that was called hammered metal. I got it at Lowes. I didnt even take down the fixture! Its looks great. Its a very thick oil-based paint and really adheres well. I used a brush but it was also available...
Moving to Alabama?
I lived in Florida for a long time and then moved to Alabama. Now I live in Oklahoma. Id go back to Florida or Alabama anyday. Yes the humidity is high but you get used to it just like anything else. I would have to say the people are the friendliest in Alabama...
Mold Problem With Front Loading Washing Machine?
We have a front load machine. After we use it, we take a cloth and dry the gasket on the underneath side. It always holds water there. We leave the door ajar until it has time to dry. We also remove the detergent/softener drawer and empty the water out of it...
Painting Cement to Look Like Rock?
This is my bathroom floor that I painted to look like stone. You can get stencils or just draw free-hand if youre artistically inclined. Clean the floor very well first. Then, lightly sand it and clean again. I used Patio Paint from the craft store. When I...
Dog Lick Lips Around Other Dogs?
Licking their lips is a calming signal. They are either trying to calm themselves down or trying to show the other dogs or people to calm down. Yawning is another calming signal.
Home Remedies for Lowering Dog's Heart Rate?
I would suggest going to the following websites: www.onlynaturalpet.com and www.healthypets.com. You can email them with questions about their all natural supplements or can actually talk to someone on the phone. I wouldnt want to take a chance on a dog with...
How Well Do Garment Steamers Work?
I agree with Ace00. Dont waste your money. I was given one as a Chritmas gift and was not pleased with it. I know it cost $100. So, it was not cheap. I had used steamers before in a ladies dress shop that worked wonderfully. I think the main difference was...
Using Vinegar on Rosacea?
Do not put apple cider vinegar directly on your Rosacea. I have contact dermatitis and tried the vinegar directly on my skin. It made it tremendously worse. Its okay for undamaged areas of skin but not on any broken or inflamed areas.
Treating a Dog with Yeast Infection?
My dogs used to be bothered with ear infections until I started feeding them a tablespoon of yogurt with every meal. I also give them grapefruit seed extract in their water. Its a natural antibiotic. I give it to them as a preventative against infections of...
Aerating Your Lawn?
We have an equipment rental business. We rent aerators. We tell people it takes about twice as long as it does to mow. Most people will go over it from two directions. Leave the plugs on the lawn and either let the rain wash them back in, or your sprinkler...
Abused Dog with Separation Anxiety?
Oh, I swear by the ComfortZone diffuser. That thing is amazing. Just plug it in by the dogs crate. It reminds them of the smell of the mama dog. You can get it at any pet store for about $30. You can usually order them online for a little less. Check out OnlyNaturalPets...
Bugs in the Pancake Mix?
I was bothered with these at one time. I tried everything, bay leaves, spearmint gum sticks, etc. What finally worked for me was this: I threw out everything that had grain in it, all my flours, corn meal, cereal, etc. I then vacuumed the cabinets out using...
Honey Mustard Salmon
This sounds great! Im so sorry to hear about your husband. God bless you. Debby
Organizing Useful Tips
I print them out and put them in a notebook, as well. I also put in dividers. I can then find them quickly under cleaning tips, crafts, recipes, etc.
Transplanting a Trumpet Vine?
I have never had a problem with my trumpet vine not growing. It is the most aggressive thing Ive ever seen. It flowers profusely. I have mine in mostly shade. I found that it is not easily moved. If you do not completely get all the root, it will grow back...
Exercises For Your Face?
Definitely Carole Maggio! Boy, her book has every type exercise you can imagine. One I like to do is this: Sit up straight and slowly turn you head to the right. Lift your chin up and kiss the ceiling. Then, slowly turn to the left and repeat. You can really...
Craft Ideas Using Terra Cotta Pots?
Ive made candle holders out of them. Turn the pot upside down on a flat surface. Glue the saucer to the bottom of the pot. Saucer should be facing up. Paint anyway you like. I like to put felt or foam on the bottom of mine so they dont scratch surfaces. I also...
Recycle Towel Pieces into a Quilt Beach Towel
Wow! This is a great idea! I have tons of rags made from old towels. Your idea would make a perfect beach blanket. Now, why didnt I think of that? Thanks.
Love her pink collar and leash!
Cocker Spaniel Has Severe Allergies?
Try feeding your dog Purina ProPlan for Sensitive Stomaches and Skin. It has no grains and its first ingredient is Salmon (lots of fish oil). A lot of dogs are allergic to grains. Also, Grapefruit Seed Extract added to the water is great for healing.
Inexpensive Finger Sandwich Recipes?
We make cucumber sandwiches for special ocassions. They are incredibly easy and inexpensive. Youll need: 1 loaf of white bread 1 loaf of wheat bread 1 pkg. cream cheese Mayonnaise 3 T worchestershire sauce scallions or green onions. chopped cucumbers (about...
What Brand of Washing Machine Do You Have?
LG Frontload. Love it.
Homemade Yogurt Recipe?
I tried one of these recipes for homemade yogurt with powdered milk. I love it! Never again will I buy store bought yogurt. There is just no comparison in taste. Homemade is so much better, smoother tasting.
Use Your Lawn Mower To Move Leaves
Ill have to tell my husband about this. He spends days and days raking up leaves. We have the tarp and the mower, so there you go. Thanks!
Trouble With Acia Website?
My daughter also got caught up in this. She told me about it right after ordering from them. I told her I had heard this was a scam and theyd keep billing her. She cancelled her credit card so they could not keep billing her. She tried and tried to call them...
Sister Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer?
April, I havent been in your shoes, but I know that Id feel the same way if it were my sister. I would want to do anything I could to lighten her burden. I agree with Glennsmom, listening would be very important for your sister. Prayer should be number one...
Prepping Formica To Paint?
Ive done this to my daughters backsplash. It turned out great! You do need to lightly sand the surface. Then, coat it with an adhesive primer, Zin Primer. I used a foam brush to apply several coats of paint. Then, I put on a clear oil- based satin gloss. The...
Purchasing An Invisible Fence?
Ive had an invisible fence for our two lab dogs for over a year. I would only recommend it as a back up to an actual physical fence. Our dogs were digging out under the wooden fence. Thats why we put in the invisible fence. It works great this way. We have...
Make Your Own Dog Ramps (Steps)
The styrofoam sheets can be found in the lumber dept. of Lowes or Home Depot. If you cant find them, ask someone where the sheets of styrofoam insulation can be found. You can also find scraps at construction sites. They will usually let you have as much as...
Healthy Living Tips To Keep Weight Off
Im glad you have found something that works for you! Congratulations! We all struggle with our weight at some point in our lives. I was never overweight until I got in my fifties. Then, it seemed like nothing worked for me. The pounds kept piling on. I have...
Keep Necklaces From From Getting Tangled?
I love the drinking straw idea. Im getting ready to go on a trip soon. Ill be heading to the store for drinking straws! Thanks!
Pupsicles For Dogs
I do the yogurt and peanut butter, too! I put mine in an ice cube tray. I ask my dog if he wants a frosty paw and he knows what Im talking about. He loves them!! Ive started making my own yogurt so I never run out.
Need Help Painting Plastic?
I paint on a lot of different surfaces, so Ive pretty much tried everything. The plastic paint does work well, but doesnt hold up well unless you put a sealer over it. Ive found the one that I prefer is the satin finish Kilz clear spray paint. Its available...