Adjusting the pH in Your Pool?
Take a water sample to a pool store, such as Pinch-a-Penny. They will test your water for free and tell you what you need to do to get it balanced.
Removing Hair Dye from Hands?
Dont know if this will work, but it removed self-tanner that had turned the palms of my hands orange.Try soaking them in a little Clorox. Then wash well. You may have the smell a little while. lemon juice may help cut it.
Training a Puppy Not to Bite?
I have two American Bulldogs. When they were pups and tried to nip or chew on us, we squeezed their lower mouth just hard enough for them to not like it. Several times of doing this and they stopped.
Remedy for a Dog with Constipation?
If the mentioned methods dont work, please dont wait too long to see a vet. We thought our dog was constipated, but he was impacted (which can be life threatening). It took our vet several hours and a couple of things, which should only be done by a vet, to...
How Can I Find Free Vet Services?
The person who kicked your cat should have to pay the bill. Unless it was an accident, they could be charged with cruelity to animals. A lawn crew guy hit my dog with a weed eater and they paid for everything.
Clipping Dog's Nails?
I have two large dogs. I do their toenails at night when they are tired and sleepy. My male is easier to do than my female. (I had to prove to her that I was alpha. I had to gently pin her down until she stopped fighting me and relaxed.) My vet told me a way...
Old Dog Peeing in House?
Its possible your dog has a UTI, bladder infection, etc. Something an antibodic could clear. Have your vet check your baby out. That way, if its not one of the above, he can look for other possibilities.
How to Remove Underarm Sweat Stains from Light Clothing?
I had the same issue with my sons T-shirts. I tried the Oxi-clean in my HE machine with no luck. But, when I tried a way on thriftyfun, I had great success. First fill your sink, etc. with hot water. Add about four scopes of Oxi-clean. Let soak overnight. Wring...
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas?
What is the weather like for you at that time of year? If its pleasant, why not have an old-fashioned bar-b-que? As weddings can be stressful, you can do something that is fun and relaxing.
Website for Determining Your Best Career Choice?
What about trying some volunteer work for differnt types of organizations- schools, nursing homes, animal shelters, hospitals, etc? You may find something you love and can turn into a career.
Is 80 Pounds Heavy for a Male Lab?
Check out the web-site dogbreedinfo.com It provides info on a vast amount of dog breeds. It says the average is about 70 lbs. but can go to 100 lbs. I think it would also depend on the height and bone structure of you dog. I have 2 American Bulldogs that are...
Removing Underarm Stains on White and Colored Clothing
I tried a rememdy recommended by a previous post and it worked great on whites. I dont know about colors, though. For the whites, mix a couple of scoups of Oxi-Clean with hot water in a sink, etc. Add clothing and let set over night. Launder as usual. It removerd...
Getting Dogs to Stop Marking Territory?
We had a four year old male that started marking his territory inside. I asked my vet if neutering would help. He said at that age I had a 50/50 chance. Well, the 50/50 chance turned out to be in favor of me. The marking stopped. Plus, there is a very high...
Letters Wearing Off My Brand New Dell Keyboard?
What about some small peel and stick letters? Then when they wear down, you can peel them off and put on new ones or just put new ones on top of the old stickers. I wouldnt try paint.
Thor (Pit Bull/Chocolate Lab)
We have two American Bulldogs that we love, but I have to say I like the looks of the pit bull/choc. lab mix. Thor is very handsome.
Cleaning a Moldy Hot Tub?
Twice a year I drain and clean my hot tub. To get rid of any mold, etc. I spray a little Clorox II on a rag and wipe. Then I wipe the area with a clean wet rag. If that doesnt work, I use a little soft scrub with bleach. Then throughly wash with water. Be sure...
Jeans Getting Wrinkled in the Dryer?
Along with the other suggestions, you might try spraying them with Downy Wrinkle Release after you take them out of the dryer. Just be sure to follow the directions about smoothing the item after spraying. You may have to do it more than once.
Removing a Piece of Glass From Under the Skin?
Last year I got a splinter in my finger that was too deep for me to remove. The splinter became encapsulated (a hard shell formed around it) and I had to have it removed by an orthopedic surgeon. I would definitely go see a doctor, as it has been in there so...
Changing the Color of Roman Shades?
It might be easier to paint the walls(s) they are against to something that ties the blinds in with everything else.
Preparing for My First Trip Out of the Country?
Make sure you take a copy of your passport and other ID and store it seperate from your originals (should you lose them). Have a copy of where you will be, phone numbers, friends names, etc. with your family. Try to take only a carry-on. Take clothing you can...
Activities for a 50th Anniversary Open House?
How about a party memory book? This could be done ahead of time or as the guest arrive. Have everyone send or bring photos of themselves with the guests of honor (or separate pictures of each couple). Along with the picture(s) have them write a heartwarming...
Paint Color Advice for a Hunter Green and Oak Kitchen?
I have hunter green paint on an accent wall in my living room. The other three are a medium tan. They look great together. Make sure you test the tan though. Many have an underlining color (such as a pinkish tint, etc.) that may appear more prominent once you...
Where Can I Buy a Frame for a Bathroom Mirror?
I bought a chair rail style that I liked and painted it in the color I needed. I then mitered it. ( I have one of those inexpensive miter boxes you can buy.) After testing to be sure the corners met (If they are a little off, you can use wood filler to even...
How Can I Find Dried Dog Pee in My House?
When I needed my carpet cleaned because of dog urine, the cleaners used a black light to find the spots you could smell but not see. That way they could treat those spots better. I know Spencers gifts carries black lights, but I think you mignt be able to find...
Neighbor's Dogs Digging Under Fence and Getting Into My Yard?
Do your neighbors not realize that this is a lawsuit, along with criminal charges, just waiting to happen should anyone in your family be attacked by these dogs! I would remind them of this. Like the others I would contact every city agency there is, but sometimes...
Name Ideas for a Green Cleaning Business?
Green and Clean (by Charity)
Slogan Ideas for a Daycare?
For smiles galore, try Wiggles and Giggles
Slogan Ideas for a Daycare?
We Wiggle and we Giggle the whole day thru
Organizing Clothes Closet?
I recently redid my closet. I installed two ventilated wire shelves. One as high as I could reach (for shirts,etc.)(If you arent very tall, keep a little footstool in the closet.) and one below (for slacks). I measured about how long an average blouse was and...
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Brown and White Cabinets?
Sage green, aqua, creamy yellow, a medium blue
Dealing With Someone Who is Trespassing?
I would check with my local police dept. first. I would also move the sign to the front of my property, because thats where you want them to stop. I would think that if its on your door that would mean no trespassing in your house, not your yard. I know in...
What Type of Window Treatments Are Used With Plantation Shutters?
Ive had plantation shutters and have never used additional treatments. But, I have seen them used with drapes. I would go for a more causal look, such as drapes or rings, etc.
Paint Color Suggestions for Grey, White, and Stainless Kitchen?
It sounds like you have an elegent kitchen. I would go with a sage or a warm brownish gold color. I would not go with a bright color. Choose something that compliments the adjorning rooms.
Paint Color Advice for Brown and Stainless Kitchen and Adjoining Dining Room?
Ypu could stay neutral with a cream color or go with something more appealing such as a blue or green color. I would stay with a light to medium wedgewood blue or a sage green.
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen with Chestnut Cabinets and Black Counter Tops?
With such dark cabinets and counter tops I would go with a light or muted color, such as tan, sage, golden brown, etc.
Removing a Dead Animal Smell from Clothes?
Not sure about clothing, but I recently had to remove a dead animal smell from a cloth back pack. I scrubbed the area with soap and water, rinsed, and set it out in the sun for a while. I had to do this a few times. I also sprayed the area with lysol several...
Websites Offering Free Computer Software Classes?
Microsoft does offer free tutorials. Also, if you click on the little question mark in the toolbar, you can bring up a table of contents for whatever you are looking to do. Some versions ask you to type in what you are looking for, say creating labels. Then...
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Medium Oak Cabinets?
When I was taking home-ec YEARS ago, we were taught that you should choose one color from a room to carry into the adjoining room. Say you had a room with green walls and you used rust, yellow, etc. as accents. You should choose one of those accent colors as...
Other Uses for Key Rings?
If the key rings themselves are large and have cute, odd, etc. attachments (or if you can add either of the previous mentioned items), why not use them as napkin ring holders to add a conversation piece to your next dinner.
How Do I Deal with a Relative Who Visits Unannounced and Often?
Although I agree with some the ideas suggested by the others, I think theres something you need to think about first. Is it possible she is lonely? Does she not have friends of her own? Is she a single mom? If this is a possibility, perhaps you could help her...
Buying Marie Callender's Pie Crusts?
Most major grocery stores should carry them. They are usually where the Cool-Whip is. If you cant find them, talk to your store manager and see if he can order them. Ive had grocery stores do that for me.
Remedies for an Ingrown Toenail?
My husband recently had an ingrown toenail that kept coming back. (He got his from stubbing his big toe one night. He actually fractured it.) The podiatrist had to kill the nail bed in that area. A little painful but a quick, permanent fix. You really need...
Kitchen Wall Decoration Ideas?
I have hunter green walls and golden brown maple cabinets in my kitchen. As I dont have much wall space, I put items above my cabinets. I like using a multitude of items and colors instead of a theme or using one or two accent colors. I have Mexican teravella...
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Dusty Rose Counters and White Cabinets?
My sister recently purchased a house with a pink tiled bathroom. The decorator recommended a pink floral on a medium sky blue background wallpaper. The colors looked great together. How about using a a soft blue?
Christmas Parade Float Ideas: Theme "Light the Night"?
(Assuming you have a way to supply power to the float.) Whatever setting you choose, you could have the items come on one at a time until the float is completely lit. Then they all shut off and start over again-lighting up the night.
Getting Rid of Blow Flies?
What about one of those fecal waste disposal units they sell through pet catalogs? You only have to dig one hole and insert the unit. You then drop in the waste and put chemicals on top to rapidly break it down. I have never tried one, but maybe someone who...
Keeping Sugar From Becoming Hard?
I had that issue while living in Denver. Use a ziplock bag or a container that has a good seal. Add a slice of bread. You will have to change it every few days. Turn the stale bread into crumbs, make french toast from it, add it to dishes requiring bread, feed...
Painting a Kitchen with Light Granite Countertops with a Touch of Burgundy?
I would try a sage color, as it has a gray tint to it. You could bring in some burgundy accents with towels, etc.
Paint Colors for Bathroom with Harvest Gold Fixtures?
Have you thought about using a wallpaper? Although my bathroom fixtures are white, the paper I have has golds, greens, rusts, etc. on a light brown background. (Its an autumn leaf pattern.) I chose it because this bathroom is off my den which is painted a color...
Paint Color Advice for a Blue and White Bathroom?
How about tan and add accents in the same blue shade with perhaps a pop of another accenbt color? A yellow , pink, or rust shade.
Dogs Abandoned at Boarding Kennel?
I would think you could check with your local authorites (as well as an attormey) to see what constitues abandonment in your area. Frankly, people who would do this dont deserve to be pet owners. I wish you luck if you need to find them a good home.
Tree Sap on My Windshield?
We used to get pecan sap on our car windshields. Coke-a-cola would take it right off. Just be sure to wash it off when done.
Removing Tree Sap from a Nylon Tent?
I know coke-a-cola will remove tree sap from cars. Maybe try it on a small area?
Looking for Oneidacraft Forever Rose Flatware?
Try Replacements. com. They carry many discontinued china, flatware, silver, etc.
Restoring Shine To Dull Stone Countertops?
Granite needs periodic polishing (and you need to put a sealer on it once a year). To save my arm from all that rubbing I bought an inexpensive electric car buffer from Costco for $20. I just go to my local tile store or you can find products at Home Depot...
Living Room Paint Color Advice?
I think a medium to deep tan would really make the black accents in the room pop.
Paint Color Advice?
I would paint the walls a nice deep cream color (that has a yellow undertone). Then paint an accent wall the same color as the piping on the sofas. Now you can experiment with with throw pillows, lamps, etc. to find an other accent (smaller) colors you like...
Determining Value of Vintage Tractor?
Have you tried taking pictures of it and sending them to John Deere headquarters? Some of these companies can be very helpful. Also, I would think there are tractor clubs. (Ive seen small towns that actually have tractor parades.) You could try googling them...
Paint Color Advice to Coordinate With Dark Salmon Accent Wall Color?
Though its not salmon, my sister and her husband are redoing a 1950s house that has a bathroom with a deep pink tile. The decorator is having them put up a large floral walllpaper with a blue background. It looks great and tones down the pink. Perhaps you could...
Kitchen Sink Color Advice?
I agree with Yonder178. The black, especially if you get the stone look style, not black shiny. I would go with a brushed nickel faucet.
Finding Cheap Airline Tickets on the Web?
Dont know about that airfare, but was once told by a travel agent to go on one of those web-sites that sell discounted airfare after midnight. Thats when the airlines release unsold seats and you can get really good prices. These are generally tickets that...
How Do I Keep My Hair Color from Fading?
My aunt was a hairdresser for over 60 years. She always kept her hair colored red. What she didnt do was use shampoo on it very often, Instead, she just ran cool water through her hair and massaged it to rinse it. Remember its your scalp that gets oily, not...
Adding Color to a White and Beige Kitchen?
What colors are in your adjoining rooms? You might want to pick up one of those. If that doesnt matter, Id go for a rust color. You could also paint the column and the top strip attached to it an accent color and use that color in your towels, etc.
Paint Color Advice for Painting Countertops
What about black? It goes with everything and is very dramatic. If youre ambitious, you might try to make it look like granite. That way you could add in a couple of other colors.
Ideas for a Unique Feminine Style Bed?
I love old-fashioned metal beds, but I shy away from the brass ones. If you like metal beds, perhaps you could find one that needs to be repainted. You could paint it in pretty pastels for something old but unique looking. If you have a high ceiling, you could...
Kitchen Counters to Go With Beige Stone Floor and Medium Wood Cabinets?
Ive moved so many times, I always think of the resale potential when I make a major investment in my home. I have a stone floor (browns, grays, and a little black) also. My cabinets are a honey brown. I chose a black with rust granite counter top and back-splash...
Bathroom Countertop Color Advice?
Black with flecks of gold. You could also go with a black one that has a few other colors in it. If youre trying to decide between granite and marble, go for the granite. I put in marble. Big mistake. It scratches and stains too easily.
Suggestions for Traveling in Europe?
Make copies of your passport, etc. Take one with you and leave the other with friends or family. Notify your cell phone company. Pack light and take things that can be layered. Also, take things that can be worn more than once, i.e. jeans. You can always wash...
Honoring Deceased Classmates at 30th Reunion?
At our reunion we had a delegation that got up and lit a candle for the classmates that had died. They each said something special about a deceased classmate. We then had a moment of silence followed by a meaningful song from the year we graduated.
Polyester Activewear Crinkled in Dryer?
Try Downy Fabric Release. (I buy it a Target.) I use it on T-shirts, pants, etc. anything that comes out of the dryer slightly wrinkled. Just hang the item on a hanger and follow the directions. Occassionally, I may have to spray an item twice. Id advise laying...
Removing Artificial Nails?
Ive had artificial nails for years and this is what I was told to do by my tecnician. Go to a beauty supply store (like Sallys, etc.) and get their pure acetone (a gallon is about $10, but you can get smaller sizes). Pour some into a small glass bowl and set...
Use a Post-It to Clean a Keyboard
Another way (recommended by several web-sites and the method I use) is to turn off your computer and spray the keyboard area with compressed air. You wont believe the stuff that comes flying out. Then wipe the keys with a soft cloth.
What Color Countertops Should I Get?
I have a neighbor who just redid her kitchen. Although she used a granite, the colors in it were beautiful and unique. It had several shades of blue/green (light to medium) with flecks of a quartz-like blue/green. It looks almost like moving water. Maybe you...
Paint Advice For Kitchen With Maple Cabinets and Oak Floors?
I would suggest a sage green or a bluish/gray color.
Cabinets and Trim for Mint and Chocolate Kitchen?
I would paint the cabinets the chocolate brown color or a little darker and the trim the sand color to or the chocolate brown.
Paint Color for Green Carpet?
I love green, but a whole room may be a little too much. I have a living room that has 18 walls. I painted one wall the dark hunter green and the other three walls a medium tan. They look great together. I would paint the walls of your room a medium tan. The...
Painting Walls to Coordinate with Gray Floor Tile?
There are many colors you could use since you have so many windows that allow light into the room and grey goes with most any color. Depending on the colors in the kitchen, choose something that compliments it. If you want to keep it soft, try a sage green...
Uses for Used Paper?
If its printer paper, I use it to make copies of recepits and orders that I do on-line. I just make an X on the used side.
Removing Hair From a Gold Chain?
I use a small pair of scissors and/or a straight pin to carefully remove the hair tangle.
Color Ideas for Brown and Light Blue Living Room?
I would say cream with either a tan or more yellow tint, light green, or coral.
Decorating a Bedroom With Pink and Purple Walls?
My friends daughter just painted part of her room dark pink. She used a zebra comforter set to go with it. Throw some purple, bright green, off-white, black, etc. throw pillows, etc, into the room.
Name Ideas for an Online Clothing Store?
Depending on the type of clothing, how about Men On The Go, No Store Clothing Store (since youre an on-line clothing store), A Guys Place, etc.
Dog Won't Eat?
Recently, some people we know had the same thing happening to their dog. Like with your dog, at first the vet found nothing. But at their second visit he took x-rays which showed that the dog had ingested a partially eaten ball and it had caused a a blockage...
Does My Dog Have an Ear Infection?
Has he been scratching the ear ? (That might be why it is pink.) Does the interior of his ear smell? Either of these could indicate a problem. Its always good to check with your vet.
Deck is Slippery When Wet?
Living in south Florida, our wooden deck gets lots of rain. Staining didnt last long and was prone to mildew. We decided to try painting it. With the first attempt, we realized the paint made the deck slick. We learned that Sherwin Williams carries a product...
Paint Color for Beige Sofas?
Great sofas! I agree with staying in the brown family. I would use a medium tan or a light to medium brown. Then you could use the same shade of green, plus some golds,etc. as accents.
Tips for Selecting Dog Food?
I know it costs more to buy a high quality dog food ( such as Wellness, Dick Van Patten, etc.), but it can save you money in vet bills and give you a healthier dog. (We have an American Bulldog that has allergy issues. Our vet recommended that we stay away...
Ideas for a 50s Dance?
My daughters school has a 50s dance every year. They make decorations that look like old records, juke boxes, old cars, etc. and put them walls and hang them from the ceiling. They also rent a jukebox and have pictures made in front of it. They serve chips...
Window Treatment for Sliding Doors?
I know they are more expensive, but plantation shutters are great. I have them on all my sliding glass doors and many of my windows. I got tired of changing drapes when I changed my decor, for the shutters go with everything. Its easy to control the amount...
Discontinued Wallpaper: Striped Wallpaper?
Have you tried wallpaperwholeseller.com? Their selection of new and discontinued wallpapers is vast. They have helped me on several occassions and their prices are very reasonaable.
Countertop Color for Bathroom with Yellow Fixtures?
I agree with the white or a soft cream. Then you can add complimentary colors through your towels, wall color, etc. I would advise not using real marble tops, We installed them and found that they scratch and stain easily.
Painting Walls to Coordinate with Brown Carpet?
Since brown is a neutal color, you have a lagre range of colors you could use( though I would suggest a cream or blue shade or even a tan). If the room is small or not well lit, I would stay with a light shade of whatever color you choose. You could use darker...
Keeping an Inside Dog Occupied?
There is a ball at the pet stores that you can get that allows you to put small dry dog food in it. You can accomplish two things at once with it - feed the dog and keep him occupied for quite some time. We used them to occupy our big dogs when they were puppies...
Store Detergent in Name Brand Box
I did something similiar with my husband. I wanted to switch from regular green tea to decaffinated, but my husband swore he could taste the difference and didnt want me to switch. So, for about two weeks I mixed 3/4 reg. tea with 1/4 decaf. The next week I...
Using a Dish Cloth to Clean?
Using it to wipe off the stove is one thing, but I would use something else for the counter tops. I use wipes that contain chlorox in them to disinfect. In fact, I also use them for wiping all surfaces in the bathroom - using one for the toliet area, one for...
Backsplash Ideas for Granite Countertops?
Tumbled tiles look great with granite. OR My neighbor just put in a granite counter top and the back splash was made of small stones. (It is sold in sheets like any small tile.) It was beautiful and unique.