22 May 2015 @ 08:59 am
My toaster sucks...it only toasts one side of the bread and I have to take the toast out, flip it around and toast again if I want both sides done. And no, it is not a cool antique, I've only had it about five years.

I need a two-slice toaster, preferably with a small footprint, that makes nice crunchy toast. Can anyone recommend one? Thanks!
 
 
 
04 May 2015 @ 01:31 pm
Hello there! I'm really hoping this is in the right spot/tagged correctly...

Anyhow, I suppose I should've asked about this sooner since mold isn't the best thing to have in your walls. A little background-- Apparently there was some sort of clog in the pipes between my apartment and/or the apartment upstairs. We noticed and reported it Sunday, April 19th. Maintenance came by on Friday, April 24th and fixed the pipe. Fixing it included cutting a hole in the wall which they covered with some plastic and tape. Because the wall is moist, my roommate and I have had to re-tape it a few times. Of course, the moisture in the wall has caused mold to accumulate. I managed to clean some of it off the surface of the wall underneath the hole. I'm pretty sure that's not enough though. I called and left a message asking if/when they're going to fix the hole/clean the mold. I'm not sure what to do at this point. Should I clean the rest of the surface mold (that I can reach)? Any specific tips on what products to use?

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On the upside-- my roommate and her cats are back at her parents' house for the week and if necessary I can go home to my parents' house until the issue is fixed.
 
 
 
20 April 2015 @ 05:09 pm
I am doing, or trying to do, a craft from facebook, where you use transfer gel to put a picture on wood, let it dry overnight and then use a damp cloth to remove the paper and reveal the picture on the wood.

Except I keep either removing the whole photo, or not enough. I can't seem to find the right balance!

Has anyone done this project before? What tips would you share?
 
 
 
08 March 2015 @ 01:55 am
I have a teddy bear that is a little over 40 years old.  He was given to my mom by her beau when she was 16, and when I was a baby, I claimed him for my own.  I don't think he's ever been washed, and years of constant moving, travel, sleeping, hospital stays, illnesses, etc., and he's looking pretty gross.  Is it safe to throw him the washer?  His tags are long faded.  He still has his glass eyes, but his nose is long gone and he has a "new" mouth and nose sewn on by a babysitter I had.  I try to febreeze him and set him out in the sun with my other stuffed animals that sit on the shelf, but I noticed tonight how truly dirty the poor bear is.  I worry about his stuffing and his limbs getting ruined.  Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
 
 
 
21 February 2015 @ 01:52 pm

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29 December 2014 @ 03:50 pm
Is anyone familiar with the Rubbermaid or Closetmaid closet systems?
I need help deciding which way is best to go....

My husband and I have "his and her" closets. The inside of the closet area is one space - 8' long. But we each have our own set of 4' doors and our "side" of the space. Our clothes are each on our respective sides.

Do you think we're better off with an 8' set and adding in shelves/pieces as we need? Or do you think we should each get our own 4' set and let them just kind of meet in the middle? (Does this make sense?)


This really shouldn't be so hard, but apparently it is!

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17 December 2014 @ 08:35 pm

So, we have this bed that used to be higher...but the legs (on the frame) broke when we moved. We bought risers, but it's still not as tall as I had hoped for. I'm thinking about trying to find another box spring to add height, but not sure if it might cause the mattress to slide or something.

Any advice?

 
 
 
13 December 2014 @ 12:38 pm

Hey there, hip domestics. Check out this rad vintage wreath I got!

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11 December 2014 @ 09:54 am
My husband is on the HOA board in our community. A couple of piece of shit teenagers keep destroying the lights that point to the neighborhood sign at the entrance and we're tired of buying new ones.

Does anyone have lights that are unbreakable? Or have any ideas on how to make it harder for them to break?

*shakes a cane*
 
 
 
06 December 2014 @ 03:02 am
So I have three cats and thought it would be cute to have them 'sign' the gifts that I'll be making for my family this year.

Are there any non-toxic-to-cats dyes that I can use on their paws so they can leave their paw prints on the things I intend on making?