Day Care Name Ideas?
Its not only the eye catching name that adds panache, its also the style of distinctive lettering which advertises your business.
Stock Up on Filters When You Buy a Vacuum
The same thing happened to me when I purchased an expensive sponge mop. We have since learned our lesson!
Best Fence for Keeping Neighbor's Dogs Out of Yard?
I would like to suggest you call the local animal shelter, police dept., and a veterinarian to get professional opinions as to the fencing. Also know that pits can be good jumpers, so this fence has to be plenty tall. Lastly, I do not think you should go in...
11th Birthday Party Ideas?
Businesses that offer swim lessons frequently have birthday parties for kids. Call and confirm because sometimes they mess up scheduling. I googled swim lessons and Cali LA and came up with several suggestions which might be useful. On the other hand, you can...
Sheets Transferring Dye to Skin?
Find the receipt and take back to the store. If you decide to keep the sheets, do not ever wash them with something else. I have heard soaking in salted water or vinegar + water will help to set the dye, but I wouldnt trust this method.
Removing Water Stains from Car Windows?
You can re-wash the car and then dry it fast! The water spots are actually the chemicals in the water.
Romantic Birthday Trips Ideas?
Something like a brewery trip or a trip to a coffee processing plant might be fun.
Storing a Handmade Pieced Wooden Table?
Look for a climate controlled storage place. Cover lightly with a sheet to keep the dust off. Put roach traps all over the floor.
Pages Too Big for Computer Screen?
Press control and keep pressing it while you scroll up or down to re-size the screen on the monitor. I just found this out a couple of months ago.
15th Birthday Party Ideas?
Considering the previous parties are all about fun, how about something serious that gives back to the community. You could all volunteer at a food bank, the animal shelter, clean up the neighborhood park...and then have that party everyone has earned.
15th Birthday Party Ideas?
P.S. Volunteer at a food pantry. All with prior arrangements, of course. Then all go out to dinner. This waay, the whole party is chaperoned on site.
Replacing Worn Off Keyboard Letters
Thanks for the tip. One silver sharpie is now on my shopping list!
Post Office Lost Package?
Speak with the manager of the post office. Bring duplicates of all documentation. Good luck!
Powdered Milk Ice Cream Recipe?
When you get the recipe, please post it!
Granite Color with Ivory Cabinets?
Think about the lighting in the kitchen. Would dark counter tops make it too dark? We bought a black fridge (DH wanted that color - BIG mistake) and you would not believe how it darkened the room. He even agreed that the next one is going to be lighter colored...
Furniture Finish to Coordinate With Black...
If you want a black piece of furniture, and cant locate anything that will match, suggest you go to a store that sells unpainted furniture and have them paint one for you. Let them do the painting (not you) - youll get a very professional result. Bring in a...
Skin Lightening Tips?
This isnt a whitening tip, just a general comment. White skin isnt all that lovely. As you age it becomes blotchier, more likely to develop skin cancer, and generally a person tends to look like a dead body unless wearing makeup. And you may spend a small fortune...
Window Treatment for Arched Window?
I have seen this thrifty method several times: just place a drape over the arch as if it were a regularly shaped window. The arch is lovely from the outside, and covered from the inside like a rectangular window. You lose the inner beauty of the arch, but the...
Chocolate Chip Fruit Bark
Remedy for Skin Cracks on Fingertips?
Put on a dab of Noxzema on the crack and cover with a Band-Aid. Do this over night.
Fixing a Fading Leather Sofa?
Id like to suggest that you use something that drapes over the arm rest where the hand and elbow would lie. If you fix this problem, it sounds like it will return. Also, is the person who usually sits there using a product that would fade leather? Seems to...
Dog Swallows Food Whole?
I have seen pet food bowls with rocks that prevent easy access to food. The dog has to search for the food in between the obstacles. Google: slow feed bowl.
Removing Common Mallow from New Lawn?
No answer - just sympathy.
Non Food Treat Ideas for Halloween?
Mini bags of pretzels (Sams) are what I give out for Halloween. We usually get 20 to none at our front door, so I have to make it something we will eat, yet can purchase in bulk and not be too expensive. No matter what you send, there is going to be someone...
Treating a Dog's Scaly Smelly Skin?
Sounds like allergies. Our vet has the 70 lb pit mix on 1 allergy pill per day. Its been a major help. We use the generic form of adult Zyrtec, 10 mg.His under the neck fur still looks a little moth eaten, and I dont know if this is due to the Boston terrier...
Product Review: NutriBullet
The Vita Mix is a larger and older version of the Nutri Bullet. I mention this in case you want to look up additional recipes. Just remember,to reduce the quantities.
Cure of a Dry Nose
What about the ointment going into your lungs and being stuck? I wish youd get clarification from the doc about this possibility. Too much junk in the lungs can facilitate pneumonia.
Brown Bag Sandwich Ideas?
I buy a rotisserie chicken and debone it. Dh gets chicken sandwiches with lettuce, cheese, hummus spread and a small pepper (but not too hot) on the side for the sandwich in addition to: 1 bag cookies; 1 bag mixed nuts, mini shredded wheats, and some dried...
Tips for Estate Planning
Suggestion: place a sticker on the back of items with the intended recipients name. Makes it easier if the list is lost.
Use a Sock as Alternative to Swiffer Cloth
Also, spritz the sock lightly with Endust before cleaning up dust. But, do not spray the sock over a floor because the floor will become slippery! Its a great product - just use appropriately.
Cash for Gold
These cash for gold places pay the pennyweight, not the ounce. To them its the same as a lump of gold, not a fine piece of jewelry. I could say something like, That $300 necklace is only worth $2.00 cash - but I have no way of know how applicable this information...
Converting Conventional Oven Cooking Time for NuWave?
I had a NuWave oven from several years ago and it blew air so forcefully, that the food would be scattered all over the container while cooking. Does this still happen?
Expired Eagle Brand Cream?
Every time you open a can, make sure to check the inner and outer seams and see if they still look intact and the correct color. Also check for an off odor. Make sure the lid and bottom arent pop-able. They need to be somewhat firm when pressed with a finger...
Dumpster Diving Down Under?
If you rummage around a dumpster (giant trash receptacle) you may be cut by broken glass or other items. Not a good idea. Its a cute phrase, but please dont take it literally.
Slow Cooker Energy Usage?
Slow cookers are wonderful. I need to tell you that the old ones from the 1970s have a different wattage than the new models. So, you need to make sure that the recipes correspond to the correct size and age of model. The older models take longer to cook, and...
Braid Winter Scarves
Review: Wild Blue Internet
Try ATT. Been using them for many years. Ask for an introductory rate, so it will be less expensive for the trial period (1 year). http://www.att.com/econtactus/index.jsp&appid=ecomm
Getting Rid of Fruit Flies?
Try bowls of something interesting (beer, stale juice, ...) into which you have placed a few drops of liquid dishwashing liquid. Keep them on the kitchen counter or the window sill if thats where the flies land.
Discount Grocery Stores in Mesa, Arizona?
Go to www.dollartree.com to locate the nearest Dollar Tree ($1.00 per item) stores.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Employer?
Starbucks gift certificate. Do you have to give something different every year?
Burnt Popcorn Odor in Microwave?
Had this situation years ago. I tried everything I could think of, and eventually the smell went away. Wash the entire interior. Boil cups of vinegar in it. Let bowls of vinegar sit in it overnight. You may find that the interior doesnt smell, but using the...
Add Carnation Instant Breakfast to Coffee
I feel as you do about eating breakfast. Getting up early plays havoc with my ability to eat much. My suggestions may work well with your meal plan. I make Keurig coffee using the 9 oz setting, and after drinking half a cup with a little flavored creamer, and...
Pickle Juice for Clogged Drains
Check into what freezing might do to the pickle juice enzymes. If they are unharmed, then you can freeze the liquids without a problem.
Organizing Store Frequent Shopper Cards
I am concerned that in a crowded situation, someone could unsnap the clips and take off with your cards.
Making Dutch Baby Pancakes?
No matter what anyone says to you, I am thinking it would be wise, based on your particular recipe, to make 2 batches of these baby pancakes at your house, and then put them to the test. Someone elses recipe may be more durable than yours. This will avoid a...
Using Candy Melts Without a Mold?
I have no idea how to answer your question, except to say make a trial run. Your design sure sounds clever. Good luck! How about using thing licorice strings for the body?
Include Basement Photos When Selling House
I think you should pitch your basement as an extended living area with possibilities and indicate square footage. By all means, include pix if they arent a turn off for the potential buyers.
Placing Hot Pans on Glass Tops Stoves?
Whatever you put on your glass top stove, put it down gently. One of my friends accidentally plopped a pot full of boiling water down too hard and had to buy a new glass top.
Bi-Saver Mortgage Payments
Just be sure to keep track of all payments and their labels. More than once I had the mortgage company apply my extra principal to interest. Catch their mistakes monthly! Otherwise, the mort. co. might tell you that its been 3 months and they cant do anything...
Determining the Most Cost Effective Lighting Source?
Fluorescent bulbs are better than incandescent bulbs and candles are just plain dangerous. The better question to ask is how long a F. bulb should be left burning before youve maxed out the thriftiness part. Let me explain: I. bulbs dont take much energy to...
Best Shoe Glue for Repair or Redesign?
If you are just adding decorations, try Gorilla Glue. If you expect it to withstand pressure when walking (like re-attaching a strap), it might work - might not, but it functions nicely for the former.
Wait For Insurance to Pay on Medical Bills
And you might not receive a refund - especially if the hospital or physical therapy unit where you stayed sent you a bill immediately upon your exit, and you paid what the hospital estimated what you owed. Your overpayment does not automatically equal a refund...
Pay Off Your 30 Year Home Mortgage in Only 18 Years
And make sure the principal overpayment is actually applied to the principal instead of future interest! A mortgage co. we had was constantly messing up - so I learned the hard way to be a good detective.
Label Leftovers in the Fridge
I do the same with a piece of masking tape and a sharpie. It wont stick to cold containers, so attach before you refrigerate the food.
Duplicate Catalog Style with Thrift Store Finds
Old birds nest = germs maybe?
Hutch (Husky/Wolf Mix)
It is so wonderful of you to invest time and effort into this pooch. Bless you!
Remedy for Dog's Itchy Feet?
Our dog has the same problem and the vet told us to give him one Benadryl pill every day. Check with your vet as our pooch is 75 pounds. Generic Benadryl pills ok.
Frankie (Schnauzer Mix) and Belle (Pit...
Cute picture. Belles collar looks a bit tight. Might be the angle.
Thank you for sharing. Its lovely and worth waiting for. At least he did it within 7 years, mine is still getting around to doing things I requested in 1985!
Plant Tomatoes Horizontally
Is it recommended to plant green peppers on their sides, too?
What Breed is My Puppy?
Making the Pork Cracklings for Mofongo?
I havent had Mofongo in absolutely ages, thanks for reminding me! Mofongo (Plantains) 4 Plantains, Green 3 cloves Garlic, mashed 1 tbsp. Salt 1 quart Water 1 pint Vegetable oil for frying 1/3 lb. Salted Pork Rind (Fat Back) or ask us for Chicharrones 1. Mash...
Cleaning a Crock Pot
Next time you use the crockpot, brush cooking oil (I use ev olive oil) all around the interior sides and bottom. Cleanup is much easier.
Sunset on the Mississippi River (New Orleans, LA)
I could almost feel the movement of the water!
Unique Place Settings Instead Of A Set
I recognized some of the $$ patterns of your new china. You have gathered some top notch dishes!
Buy Ground Beef in Bulk
Suggestions, please, about cooking the frozen burgers on the bbq grill. And in the oven!
Having Hard Wired Telephone for Power Outages
I tried to use my hard wired phone (which is usually kept unplugged on a shelf) when the power was out and it didnt work - and then I discovered we have to unplug all of the cordless phones -and then the hard wired one worked!
Travel: Wedding Dresses (Danang, Vietnam)
Those dresses are too pretty to be worn only once!
Travel: Wedding Dresses (Danang, Vietnam)
More pictures, please!
Musty Smell on Stored Clothing?
I find All detergent to have a musty smell of its own. Try a non-scented detergent.
Where Can I Buy Gray or Silver Hair Dye?
Id make an appt. with a professional colorist - whatever it costs, its worth it and you can do maintenance a la DIY with this professional advice.
Taming Frizzy Hair?
A Chi might get hot enough. But, your life will be much simpler if you can get a hair style that complements your hair type. I could suggest a chignon or a bun on top of your head, but these may not be appropriate for your age or lifestyle. I did the bun on...
Choosing Granite Countertop Colors?
This color scheme sounds very cool - do you need to add warm tones to the rooms?
What Breed is My Dog?
She looks like my pit mix. Adorable!
Remedy for Sinuses That Clog Up When Lying Down?
Neti pots are great - I use half the amount of buffered salt in the individual package. I used regular salt and it burned (and I do mean burned) the inside of my nose when I had a bad cold. Dont even think of doing that!
Gift of Grandchild's Rice Giving Ceremony?
How about a nice powerful blender for the mother so she can puree the food easier?
Cleaning Artificial Plants?
I am wondering if the spray used on crystal chandeliers might help. Not particularly thrifty, but if you are having difficulties cleansing a plant, it might be beneficial.
Keeping a Dog from Chewing on Things?
Nope. No muzzle. Not a good idea. He needs enough exercise to exhaust his endurance and toys for hearty chewers. Ask your vet. I am sure there will be some good answers.