Cleaning a Stain on Cabbage Patch Doll's Face?
I use liquid dishwasher detergent on most everything. I cant guarantee it, but I believe if you buy the liquid, it is easier to dissolve and dont be afraid to use plenty with water soak until the stain is gone.
Cleaning a Stain on Cabbage Patch Doll's Face?
Use inexpensive generic liquid dishwasher detergent and water. Soak until stain is gone. I am generous with the detergent.
What Is This Plant?
It is a begonia, they also come in pink and red and bloom prolific in sun or part shade all summer long outside.
Choosing Secondary Health Insurance for Seniors?
Just from experience Humana is a bad deal all around and there is not enough room on here to tell all the reasons. The representative will tell you anything, then after it is too late to change for a year, you find out the truth. AARP rates are quite expensive...
Stopping the Itch from Chigger Bites
This is excellent. I have used this for when I know I have been exposed to poison ivy and it works. I think it breaks the oil on the skin from the ivy. Now Ill try it on chiggers. Thank you!
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome?
Be sure you are getting lots of all the B vitamins and calcium, magnesium. There is a caplet that is labeled D-3 that has the right portion of cal. and mag. I know Wal-mart has it. I make sure I get at least 1200 mg of calcium along with magnesium and Vit. D...
What Are These Beetles?
I am presuming that you are talking about the Asian beetles that were brought over by stores to sell as ladybugs. They are harmless, but a nuisance and have an odor when one smashes them. Sealing up any windows or doors eliminating their access will keep from...
Can I Leave Wild Strawberry Plants in Vegetable Garden?
They will take over everything and be very difficult to get rid of. I would stop them, now!
Remedies for Weak and Thin Fingernails?
If you arent taking 1200 mg of calcium and also magnesium with Vitamin D, you should. Your doctor will tell you that also. There are brands that have all three in one capsule. Also rub warm olive oil into your nails at least once a day. I am also a cosmetologist...
What is This Plant?
Henbit is another name it is sometimes called. Get it before it seeds, I have seen farmers fields covered with it.
Removing Oil Stains from Concrete?
Use clay kitty litter, be generous, walk on to make contact, leave for how ever long it take.
What Can I Use to Get Rid of Ants?
I used Sweet-n-low last summer in my kitchen and had ants all summer, I really think I only fed them..I did see them carry it, but it did not kill them!
My Frugal Life: Find Out How Great You Are
I was amazed to read a story so similar to my own. These are very good words of advice. I am 67 and still look at the few pictures of me as a child and young person, and I have to really concentrate to not see fat and worthless. Thank you for sharing! God bless...
The Best Time To Shop Clearance Sales?
Here in the Midwest, the summer stock is needed gone for room for fall and winter merchandise beginning July 4. The winter is needed gone around Presidents Day.
How Do I Get Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor in the House?
I didnt list everything, but drapes and any window coverings were disposed of and replaced. Light fixtures were re-placed, and cabinets were scrubbed with ammonia(I use it for about everything). Windows were scrubbed and all casing stripped and finished, We...
Can I Refresh the Color on Faded Silk Plants?
There is a spray paint made especially for silk flowers, should be able to find it at Hobby Lobby.
Removing Soap Scum from a Bath Tub or Shower?
I use plain old Comet and a little elbow grease. Works like a charm on glass and tub!
Getting Bleach out of Colored Clothes?
Get you some old fashioned laundry bluing. it works. My mother used to used a blue crayon to much covered the area with the crayon and then ironed with a warm iron. Cover it with a thin cloth first to keep extra off your iron.
Saving Money on Car Insurance?
All I know is that a drunk driver was passed out at the wheel and hit me head on. He wasnt hurt because he was passed out. Broke my bake in two places. He had State Farm and They got him off without even paying a dime for my car or hospital. He was arrested...
Saving Money on Car Insurance?
Thank you, Deeli, I appreciate your info. However the face and attitude of that lawyer will be stamped on my brain for the rest of my life. He was just plain cruel and when he saw the jury was leaning toward me, he asked to go into the judges chambers and I...
Think Before Throwing Out
This is a great idea. I learned it on the Carol Duvall show over fifteen years ago and have made several. She had a great show!
Choosing the Flower Color for Bridesmaids Bouquets?
Celadon green goes beautifully!
Life After Acrylic Nails?
Rub warm olive oil into your nails and the nail bed at least once a day. You will be pleasantly surprised at how fast they grow out and how healthy!
Removing the Yellow Cast from Stored White Clothing?
I have had success with soaking them in a bowl of warm water with dissolved dish washing detergent. The longer the soak the better even a day or two.
Composting Dog Waste?
Do not use dog feces on anything edible!
Index Cards to Keep Track of Seldom Used Items
I have done this for several years on a Roladex, starting in my sewing and craft room where I have many many items and not all are see through. Then it worked so well and I have gotten older (memory?) that I have continued it though out. Some of my cabinets...
Keeping Buttons from Falling Off Leather Coat?
There are some buttons that cut the thread no matter how many times it is sewn or with what, I have found. Years ago I learned that if I used the eye part of a hook and eye fastener I put the eye through the button and then sew the eye onto the garment. I have...
Finding Leather Grips for Old Trunk?
I have used an old leather for this. If you dont have one, check thrift stores and garage sales.
Can Campho-Phenique Be Used Vaginally?
It would add a whole new meaning to Ring of Fire.
Can Campho-Phenique Be Used Vaginally?
Nice joke, got lots of response, get a life!
Fixing Loose Screws in Wood
I have used this for a lot of years, but I also add wood glue on the toothpicks!
Make Brillo Pad Last Longer
I cut them in halves or fourths before use, depending on the job size!
Braid Bulb Leaves After Flowering
The bulb growers tell us not to do this, so no thumbs up, sorry!
Product to Conceal Uneven Skin Tones?
I suggest using Bare Essentials available at Boutiques etc, but I buy mine from QVC. It sounds pricey, but if you watch how to apply it, you use so little that it lasts and lasts. Best thiung I have ever used, no allergies. Go to QVC.com to see when it shows...
Use Lid to Measure Vanilla
Have been doing this for over fifty five years, saw my mother do it.
What might be causing an itchy ear?
I have just gone to an ENT for that specific problem. He said it is dryness and to NOT use peroxide, as it is drying. Use a drop or two of sweet oil or olive oil. It works. Do not use cotton buds or anything in the ear as you can experience an injury very easily...
Drain Browned Ground Beef in a Colander
I have done this for ground beef and sausage for 25+ years, but I keep all my metal cans to strain it into. Rinsing is unnecessary if meat is good and hot when strained and left to drain long enough. While it is draining, I saute onions or other veggies.
I did this years ago, and went so far as to make one in Christmas colors, Halloween, Spring, Autumn colors, etc. They just stack to store and fluff up easily. I even did a patriotic one with small flags added. Love them!
Remedy For Burnt Soup?
Do not stir, but pour all loose soup in to another container. Do not scrape bottom burnt part. I did this just a few weeks ago and the soup had no burnt taste. Mine was scorched so badly, it was difficult for me to scrape off the pan after soaking for a day...
Reducing Dust Bunnies?
If you have a large dust mop that will pickup and hold, it only takes a few minutes daily to solve the problem. When I first got my hardwood floors, everyday when I dust mopped, i was sickened to think of what we had been living with and breathing for all those...
Sam's Club Artichoke, Spinach, and Jalapeno Dip?
Try this. 1 package (10 oz) baby spinach, chopped or 1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 1 container (16 oz) sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip and I think its better!) 1 package Knorr Vegetable recipe soup mix 3 green...
Allow Your Dishwasher to Air Dry
I have done this for years. If the air gets dry in the winter, I will let it dry them for the added moisture in the air.
Wallpapering Over Wood Paneling?
We purchased an old house 17 years ago. It was paneled through out. I used sheet rock mud and filled in each groove. After it dried well, I sanded lightly and filled again. Then sanded lightly for a wonderful long lasting finish for paint or wall paper. I am...
How Much Should a Chihuahua Weigh?
Have had Chihuahuas for years, and this is not a full blooded one. I would bet anything. It looks like a sweet dog, though, and I am sure you love it!
Removing Chlorine from Hair?
As a hair stylist, I have used Tide to remove the green from blonde hair caused from chlorine for years. By the time it is green, it is in terrible condition, sometimes looking glassy. So ater removing the green, use an intensive conditioner as ofter as needed...
Using a Pressure Washer to Clean Windows?
I am a senior and have a very tall three story home. I can no longer take off the outside aluminum stoms to wash thwm and the windows. I really dislike dirty windows and do not like having to put shears up to cover the fact they are dirty. Please help me, I...
Keeping Dogs from Peeing in My Yard?
Have done this, but only with containers with holes, because I dont want a child to pick them up. Doesnt work. Thank you, anyway!
Keeping Dogs from Peeing in My Yard?
I really really appreciate hearing from so many peole who understand and all the wonderful remedies. I am headed to the store to buy cayenne pepper. All of you have a blessed summer.
Freeze Berries on a Baking Pan
I have done this for years, also with gooseberies, strawberries, and blue berrries. I dont use the spray nor do I line the pan with anything. Let us keep it as thrifty as possible.
Hedge Apples for Pest Repellent
Hedge Apples work well for this. Known in the midwest as Osage Orange.
Covered Wire for Plant Ties
I have done this for years, am always there to retrieve that wonderful wire that is great for so many things, like tieing up plants, to wiring door knobs on cabinets together to save little fingers and to save what is inside. It has so many uses and comes in...
Rice Krispy Treat Easter Baskets
I, too, tried the green coconut one year, but the kids make such a mess with it, that I decided green baskets were better, especially for young ages. And not all the kids like coconut!
Paint Color Ideas for House with Dark Gray Carpet?
I just did a large room with one very bright red wall , the others a very pale gray. The floor is white and black. I painted all the walls gray first, as the red needs a gray undercoat. It is just gorgeous with many compliments.
Vegan Substitute for Cottage Cheese?
Use Old Bowling Ball for a Garden Globe
I have done this for years. I add a spray of high gloss poly to give it the shine and it also makes the paint stay better. Still have one that was done 12 years ago that looks fine.
Repairing a Vinyl Bean Bag?
You can purchase different colors of tape or use clear. Your problem with the corners coming up is that it should be cut with rounded corners.
Making Old Tissue Paper Look Like New
I have ironed all types of wrappings and ribbons for eons. Yes, I am that old. LOL
Donating Used Stuffed Animals?
Police and Firemen like to have these to give to children who are victims.
Using Gray Paint as Primer?
I am painting over a white satin finish wall. I am painting other walls gray and just thought I could paint it all gray first, but wondered if it needed to be primer. Thank you and sorry I wasnt clear.
Using Petroleum Jelly as a Moisturizer?
A friend of mine was told by her dermatologist that the best moisturizer (she is a senior) is Crisco.
Recipe Card Software?
I really want to thank all of you for the wonderful hints and suggestions for printing recipe cards. I am sorry I did not say that I am wanting to print my own childrens favorite recipes. Since I have received some very informative feedback, I am sure I can...
Recycle Carpet to Create Flowerbed
This is great until one goes to clean it up. My mother had done this all over her LARGE gardesns. It was horrible to clean up, and we still get threads wound around our tiller. Old newspapers covered with mulch is much better and gives back to the earth. I...
Preventing Mildew Around Shower?
I had a terrible mold problem on the caulking. Full strength bleach would not touch it. I bought a cheap gel DISHWASHER soap. I painted this on, make sure surface is dry and be generous. Leave it on. Works like magic even after showers removed the soap. I havent...
Dusting Intricately Detailed Furniture?
I use an old toothbrush dipped in lemon oil to clean. Then use a soft brush to remove excess. May need to wipe soft brush on a soft cloth periodically.
Websites That Sell Really Cheap Books?
Have you tried yard, garage, and rummage sales? I get hardbound great books for one dollar or under.
Keeping Squirrels From Eating Wooden Stairs?
Go to your local dollar store and buy cheap rubber snakes. Put them on the stairs and the squirrels will go somewhere else. I put these in my apple trees to keep them from eating all my fruit.
Use Shout Stain Remover For Your Tub
Does it remove mold stains?
Keeping Squirrels and Pests Off Grape Vines?
Removing Rodent Urine Stains?
You might try Cascade Powder dissolved in water. Soak as long as needed. I just put an amount in according to stain. Be sure to dissolve. Have used on whited and colors.
Removing Adhesive Bonding from Ironing Board Cover?
I use a scrap of cotton fabric or even cotton batting. Lay on top, have your iron as hot as it will get, with no steam. Place fabric over adhesive, iron on top until all adhesive is stuck to fabric.
Whitening Dirty Washcloths?
If I cant get most anything to come out, I use a cheap brand of liquid dishwasher detergent. I soak until they are clean, sometimes takes a long time, but it has never failed me and it is safe on most colors also. Just make sure the detergent is completely...
Yeast Rash In Skin Folds?
One does not have to be overweight to have this problem, only large busted. I have found after my daily shower if I use Gold Bond Medicated Powder, it takes care of it. There is also a generic brand that works just as well! Also avoid as much sugar as you can...
Organizing Kitchen Utensils In a Drawer
I would never store knives in with other utensils, it is not only dangerous, but the other utensils hitting the will dull the knives. I just went in and changed the direction of the handles in my utility drawer:)
Keeping Squirrels off My Walnut Tree?
Patterns For Yorki Clothes?
There are patterns in the pattern books for even a wedding dress for any size.
Cleaning Up a Beauty Shop?
I used to own and keep an immaculate salon. I used plain old ammonia.
I have been browning, draining, and rinsing our ground beef for over thirty years. I keep all my empty food jars for this. If I have a plastic peanut butter jar, I let the fat cool and then put it in it with cornmeal and anything birds will eat. When full and...
Getting Fat out of Ground Beef
This is a great idea to blot rather than rinse which I have done for thirty years. Because when we rinse, we do rinse flavor from the meat!