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Cleaning Artificial Plants
For an artificial plant/flower that is very lg. place a discarded knee high hose over the end of your vacuum attachment to remove dust. if the plant needs more cleaning place a large trash bag under the plant and spray with ammonia and simply wipe clean. For...
Painting Laminate Countertops Question
Wow! It looks great. I have a bathroom sink that needs redone i think that i will try this. not too big of a job. To the person wanting to know if they can use acrylics. I am a crafter/painter from way back. The answer. is yes as long as it is properly coated...
I am a big fan of food network esp. Alton brown he explains the chemical aspect of a lot of cooking why something does or does not work. Onions have a lot of water in them by nature. You need to have anything that you freeze to be as dry as possible. Alton...
Removing Skunk Smell from a Car
This sound crazy but when I was a child living in the country my grandmother used tomato juice! She said that the acid in the tomatoes neutralized the odor. Carla
Dampness and Mildew in a Closet
Saving those silica packets that come with nearly everything are great to throw back for things like this. Since they do control moisture i always save them for such things. as far as shoes etc.I place the packet in the box that I will store them in and for...
Bill Me Later Websites
Amen! What can give you a little pleasure today can be meaningless or cause heartache later on. Besides, I think that they all do credit checks. I agree completely with kmcb59 save your money until you can pay cash then it is yours and you don't have to answer...
Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol
Alcohol is also great to keep in your purse when you have to go to the grocery store, ride the bus, or whatever. Great way to sanitize. Carla
How Can I Tell If Something is Made of Silver
One sure way to tell if something is silver is to use a little diluted bleach on the item. If it turns dark then it is silver. I have some silver ware that are silver. I discovered this when I accidentally placed them in dish water with bleach in it. By the...
Grease Stain on Polyester
I have two suggestions. One is lemon juice (removes a number of stains) the second is dawn detergent. Good luck, Carla
My son had a similar reaction. Little red sometimes itchy patches starting slowly and spreading over his entire body. Good news! I took him to a dermatologist he suggested that it was a reaction to detergents he suggested that we rinse clothes twice in the...
Refrigerator's Door Ice Maker Not Working
Unplug the fridge and remove the water line that connects to the back. There could be some kind of blockage. carla
What Color Sofa Should I Get?
A cream, butter or camel microfiber would be beautiful. Thanks, nunley10
Defrosted Carrots Are Watery
No, I have done the same thing. They are safe to eat. Use them in soups etc. The best way to avoid soggy carrots or any other frozen vegetables is to spread them on a cookie sheet in a single layer. place the tray in the fridge and allow to dry naturally. place...
Stay Healthy By Keeping Your Hands Clean
Most large grocery chains have a number of sanitizing wipes available for the public. Keep on the look out for these at my local krogers for ex. They are at the entrance where the buggies are, the meat dept and there is on in the deli where the clerks put out...
Whipped Cream Cheese
OK first, in order to make your cream cheese light and airy like what is in the market you must first add air (to make it light and fluffy). I you add ordinary milk it will only make it thin. i do not think that is very appealing. You need low fat whipping...
Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe
One good source is your baking aisle in the grocery. on the back of the cocoa tins are some awesome brownie recipes. Good luck, Carla
What You Shouldn't Try Yourself (But Maybe You Have)
Also, (something that I have regretfully tried) going to the salon in expensive but cutting ones hair is usually a mistake. carla
Separating Old Currency That is Stuck Together
Yes, or try steaming them open by holding over a boiling pot of water. carla
Surviving Family Thanksgiving
I really do not have anything much to add. however, I do agree with redhatterb and patty. It is your home and your guests should make accommodations. I have know people who said they were allergic to particular things but I did not see that they were. Good...
Fixing an Old Wood Floor
So you poured veg. oil directly onto the floor rubbed with a tea bag then applied floor wax? Did you brew the tea first? How many rooms did you do? I am just curious, I have nothing but wood floors and I am mentally trying to calculate the amount of time involved...
Layered Pumpkin Pie
This sounds great! I will have to try it. Thanks, carla
Uses for Egg Cartons
Thanks guys. Great advice. I never thought of offering my empty cartons to the egg vendor. I also really like the idea of using the little compartments for starting seeds. carla
I once used psst (a spray on dry shampoo for the hair) and a suede brush on a jacket with good results. Try on an inside seam or a spot that is not obvious first for any discolorations. because suede is finicky a lot of cleaners refuse to accept them. Good...
Difficult to Get Computer Out of Sleep Mode
Thanks for the feedback. I think that it is best to manually do the updates and disconnect hibernate and avoid all of the frustrations. Thanks, Carla
Substitutes for Egg in Meatloaf
Thanks, it sounds great! I will try that. Can you taste the mayo? Carla
Substitutes for Egg in Meatloaf
for Thursday_Next adding egg to meat load is not a regional thing! to prove this do a simple quick search you will find a multitude of recipes for meat loaf that always calls for eggs! Perhaps the best source for this is food network that includes recipes from...
Substitutes for Egg in Meatloaf
The mayo and the tomato paste both sound great as well as the egg substitute. Thanks for the suggestions, Carla
Cooking Bag Steak
Why not? First I would sear the meat then place it in the bag maybe with some sauteed onions and mushrooms! Carla
Buying Small Jars and Bottles
I do not know how much this may help but if you have some empty pretty candle jars with the lid wash those thoroughly. These cute little jars can be used for so many things. carla
Eliminating Moisture Under the Sink
Thanks guys! The problem is not too bad. I think that it occurs when I use the sprayer. Just a thought, it just occurred to me that I have tons of those silica packets that you get when you purchase something to prevent moisture. I always save them instead...
Repairing Bathroom Wall
You can find a terrific article on removing mold from a br at creativehomemaking.com it is a great site with so much info there on just about everything. Also, you can go to Gary Sullivan's site and sign up for a newsletter. he has a great show on the a.m. radio...
Refrigerator Leftover Cake
I do something very similar but not for baking cakes. I throw leftovers that no one will eat into the food processor. This makes a good base for rice, spaghetti sauce, chicken dishes, gravies really about anything. The leftovers are already seasoned so this...
Caring for a Hamster
Thanks for your feedback. That is a cute image of a hamster climbing the tree! Thanks, Carla
Ideas for Mother's 80th Birthday
Just a thought, with this idea you could be very creative. What was going on in the world 80 years. ago that would be special to your mother; popular song, author, maybe a birthday theme for that era. I once found my mother a copy of a newspaper of the year...
Use Styrofoam Egg Cartons for Packing
I love this idea! carla
Making Crispy Fried Chicken
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I will continue to try.
Making Crispy Fried Chicken
Thanks guys, a lot of great advice here. I will try them all. Thanks again, nunley10
Using Leftover Wax from Scented Candles
Thanks, great idea.
Creatively Reusing Chop Sticks
Chop sticks also make great little tools to saute vegetables.
Decorating With the Color Red
If it were me, i would go with neutral walls. perhaps cream. i once moved into an apt. and 2 of the walls were a dk. green (forest) and 2 were similar to a Christmas red! I did not care for it. I think that the most striking thing that you can do is to put...
Triple Sheeting a Bed
I am sorry guys but I had to read this no less than four times to understand the final step! Let's see. When all is said and done I should have one solid piece right? Some of my queen sheets are rather big when I bring my fitted sheet up and over the third...
My Frugal Holiday: Homemade Gift Ideas
Just a thought. For years I got my empty burlap bags from the local peanut shop. When I was in girl scouts, I once made my grandmother a pair of bookends made from bricks that I covered with paper and colored. Good idea for kids, I guess. carla
Small Savings Add Up
This is the first year that I have not had a xmas account. I did not think that I would miss it, guess what? I really do. Thanks for the reminder. I will start saving for next xmas as soon as we get this one over with! Have fun everyone! nunley10
Do You Preheat a Baking Stone?
Which is better parchment paper or silicone for baking cookies. I always have a problem with sticking even when I use a spray. Thanks, Carla
I worked for xm radio cancellations for a number of years. I often talked to very angry irate cx whose cc was still charged after the expiration date had expired, so be careful. Carla
Gum on Wool Clothing
I am not sure, but try placing an ice cube to freeze the gum and patiently removed with tweezers. You may have to do this a number of times. Carla
Garbage Bag Made From Newspaper
Sorry, but it sounds like a lot of work to save a few bucks.
Lipstick As Silver Polish
One hint. Once you polish your pieces up nicely and are ready to store them place them in tiny zip lock type bags (like the one that hold buttons when you buy an article of clothing) and store them away. By keeping oxygen from them and limiting contact with...
Cooling a Home from the Desert Heat
I do not live in the desert. However, I do live in a humid area my apt. has lots of windows and the blazing sun in the summer comes through. It was difficult to cool the room affordably. I covered all of my windows with black out curtains that was amazing. It...
I too line my loaf pan with bacon. I watch the food network and the chef that hosted the show was doing this. She also topped the loaf with more bacon instead of a tomato based mixture! The chef was Paula Deen. I tried it and everyone loved it. As far as fat...
Another note. I have never tried lining the pan with onions but I will. I love cooked onions! Carla
Smoothie Maker Reviews (frozen drink maker)
I recently ordered an ice crusher online. I purchased this because I could not justify spending 100 dollars or more for something to crush ice. I already own a very good food processor that I use regularly. So, a blender just for ice did not make sense. Anyway...
Cleaning as You Go
Absolutely! I have done this forever and cleanup after the meal is so much nicer.
Crispy French Fry Tip
Thanks everyone for your input i will definitely try this everyone agrees salt water, how simple. Thanks again, nunley10
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