How to do? Step by step instructions, answers, faq - Part 13
How perceptions of parents change as we age

YOU ONLY THOUGHT YOUR PARENTS WERE DUMB! When I was a child of school age, I thought my mother was mean and loud. Clean your room and take out the trash and empty the dishwasher were just a few of her favorite sayings. I don't recall thinking she was wise but she sure did seem to know everything! As I moved into my teenage years, my mother was even worse. Strict and unfair is how I would describe her. Even my friends feared... More

How to avoid and treat calluses

Treating food calluses and avoiding recurrence Foot calluses are unsightly but they can also be very painful. The pain can come with every step; have a burning sensation while trying to rest, or a shooting pain that feels like being stabbed with a needle. Painful calluses automatically force people to change their behavior and become more sedentary. Everyone knows that when their feet hurt, everything hurts. We can avoid... More

How to decorate waffle bowls for special occasions

  Indulge in a waffle bowl that’s been decorated with melted chocolate and candy sprinkles, fill it with a super ice cream sundae, and you’ll have a dessert fit for any special occasion. These edible bowls are even more festive and appealing if some of the chocolate and candy sprinkles intended for the sundae are set aside to decorate the bowl itself. It’s a simple process to melt... More

How to make Swedish meatballs

How to make the best Swedish meatballs Swedish meatballs make the perfect hors d'oeuvres for a party but they also go well with rice for a quick meal. You can make a large batch of meatballs and freeze them in containers so that you always have some on hand for times when you are rushed and don't have time to cook. The secret to making great tasting Swedish meatballs is to use ground pork along with... More

How to ice down a keg of beer

Keep your beer cold and refreshing The modern beer keg is typically manufactured from aluminum or stainless steel. They provide a convenient method of storing, transporting and serving beer. Kegs of beer are often served at beer festivals, bars, parties, and celebrations. A keg provides a less expensive option and isn't prone to breakage. While kegs can be purchased in a variety of sizes, the contents are best enjoyed... More

How to give your home a new look by changing the floors

Few things improve the feel of a room like new flooring. As time goes by, the first thing in a home that wears or fades is carpet or even tile and wood floors. So when the time comes to redecorate and give your home a new look you should literally start from the bottom up. So how do you go about choosing and installing your new floors? It is always easier to have a professional come do the job for you, but it is more fun and... More

How to get rid of dandelions

Before we get the juicy part of this how-to on ridding your lawn from dandelion infestation, let's hear about some interesting facts regarding this miraculous flower: - The dandelion is the only flower that represents the 3 celestial bodies of the sun, moon and stars. The yellow flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon and the dispersing seeds resemble the stars. - The dandelion flower opens to... More

How to decorate your home with budget artwork

A home should feel comfortable and warm and more importantly it should reflect the owner's personality. Every piece that goes up on your walls or against a corner says something about you, which makes it ever so important to spend some quality time researching the look you want to achieve for each room (and for each wall). Once your ideas are in place, create a mock-up, either on the floor or against the wall. This way you... More

How to Make a Fleece Scarf

Create an easy fleece scarf Fleece is warm and colorful and it keeps out the cold. That makes it perfect for winter weather gear. Even if you flubbed 6th grade sewing class, and would prefer not to sew at all, you can create a no sew fleece scarf. The good thing about that is you can leave your sewing machine in the corner. It's the fleece fabric that makes it easy. The hardest part is choosing from the numerous fleece... More

How to make a spice rack from old pill bottles

Create your own unique spice rack A spice rack is essential in every kitchen. Yes, you can buy them just about anywhere, but then you have one that looks common because they are mass-produced. Did you know that it is very easy to create a very unique spice rack for your kitchen and help the environment at the same time? Instead of throwing your old pill bottles in the trash, save them until you... More