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Baby (Cat) - long haired gray and white cat sitting on a chessboard

Baby (Cat)My little cat just HAD to try to play chess with me!

 

Candle Ring - finished candle ring

Candle RingThis candle ring is made from disposable aluminum pie pans and a 10" wire frame.

 

Soap Jellies - plate of jellies

Soap JelliesOkay yes this sounds unusual, but these are in fact really cool and playful. They make traditional soap fun and more interesting for sure!! I found many recipes and ideas online, but when I tried them, the jellies would just fall apart and these so far have not done that! So I'd like to share how I make them and hopefully these will be a fun project for you to enjoy:)

 

Child's Felt Book - cover

Making a Child's Felt BookUse pre-cut sheets of felt to create a unique book. The pages can be decorated with any of you previous crafts and kid crafts that you desire. Here is an idea to start from.

 

Large Lip Balm - new tube of lip balm

Large Lip BalmLip balms are usually made the size for lizard lips. They are easy to lose too because of their size. With this colder and dryer season, I wanted something bigger. Here is how you can make one too from your excisting ones, or from new ones ! :)

 

Upcycled Water Bottle Indoor Planter - two completed planters

Upcycled Water Bottle Indoor PlanterMake these cute indoor holiday themed planters with items you have around your home. They make a cute decor touch and are great for your plants to propagate in (instead of a plain plastic cup).

 

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Christmas Wreath - bows and other items glued in place

Christmas WreathAfter cleaning and organizing my crafts, I found a few items I could use to make a Christmas wreath. I purchased a wreath and some bows at an after Christmas sale and then added my craft items to make a wreath.

 

Poured Paint Christmas Bulb - finished bulb, reassembled and ribbon hanger added

Poured Paint Christmas BulbA friend gave me ten of these silver Christmas bulbs that someone had decorated with a writing paint, so I decided to upcycle them using the "paint pour" technique.

 

Christmas Dino Decoration - finished dino decoration on the mantel next to two potted plants

Christmas Dino DecorationHere is a cute dinosaur with a Christmas hat you can make with supplies from home. You can change the reptile/animal to your child's liking and add a Christmas hat. This dino would be a nice decorative piece to add in your home if you like your kid's artwork displayed.

 

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Propagating Plants Inside a Christmas Ornament Bulb - finished project

Propagating Plants Inside a Christmas Ornament BulbMake these cute and inexpensive ornament bulb propagation planters to give as gifts or simply to decorate your desk, bathroom, or home.

 

The completed advent calendar on the wall.

Wall Tree Activity AdventThis advent is simple to throw together using Ikea's wall tree, and cardstock. Our family likes to do activity-based advents like this one and when I saw IKEA was selling this decoration, I knew I had to make it into an advent calendar.

 

Photo of paper snowflakes.

Making Paper SnowflakesThis is a page about making paper snowflakes. Paper snowflakes are beautiful and simple decorations. Adorn your windows with paper snowflakes this year to get in the Christmas spirit.

 

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Non Pleated Child's Mask - child wearing the purple floral mask

Non Pleated Child's MaskThis easy to make mask is a great option for children. It is easy to put on and fits their face snuggly without gapping.

 

A family waving at their grandma.

Another Day in Quarantine: The Best Day of AllMy day started out about the same. I have to say, I am looking at life a lot more positive these days! That is important for everyone to know. I think we (people) are just adjusting to this way of living. We are so conscientious of the possibility of catching the virus, we have given into the new way of life living in our homes We are at an accepting stage.

 

DIY Ear Saver and Mask Extender - view of extender from the side of her head

DIY Ear Saver and Mask ExtenderSave wear and tear on your ears by using this DIY mask extender. This can easily made with pieces of leftover felt and buttons.

 

Non-Pleated Face Mask - child's mask from the side

Non-Pleated Face Mask With Filter PocketAs more of us are looking to make our own fabric masks to wear in public to help prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus, there are a couple of typical types. This page contains a tutorial for making the non-pleated style with a pocket for adding a filter such as a folded coffee filter.

 

A man applying hand sanitizer to his bare hands.

Make Your Own Hand SanitizerThis is our official recommended recipe to make your own hand sanitizer at home. This recipe follows WHO guidelines for maximum cleaning power.

 

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Bland Food Recipes for Stomach Issues?I've been having massive stomach issues, I have severe bleeding ulcers. I'm looking for non irritating recipes for bland foods I can eat. I've been living on plain chicken for months and I can't take it anymore.

 

A bowl of cooked green beans.

Southern Green BeansIt's fun to try out new recipes with my instant pot and to do something to make vegetables more flavorful.

 

The finished structure being enjoyed by a toad.

Stucco Style Reptile Hide/Pool DeckThis craft is made to be used in a reptile/amphibian cage. It is made from a brick of Styrofoam melted/molded into shape with a combination of a hot wire and a lighter, and then grouted to make it durable. The top includes a spot for a container of water to be placed into it. A ramp/stairs provides access to the top and a cave is carved into the bottom to provide a place to hide.

 

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Sock Storage from the Dollar TreeI am trying to organize my bedroom closet and socks are the bane of my existence. So today I thought of something that really helped.

 

A black bird with a yellow head.

Yellow-headed BlackbirdThis is a male yellow-headed blackbird that I photographed last summer at a small pond on the prairie of ND. He was with a presumed nesting female and was in beautiful plumage.

 

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Substitute For Pork Chop FatIn years past, I have made some very good pork chops and gravy. Today, they're pretty good but not as I remember them.

 

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Mounting a Tri-fold Bed in an Armoire?I am looking for the cheapest way to have a tri-folding bed come out of an armoire.

 

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Cast Iron Skillet Has 3 Notches on Bottom?I have a cast iron 10" skillet that has 3 notches on the bottom. Having an electric range all my life I never noticed the notches. Now that I bought a gas range I see the notches fit the grates perfectly. My other pans all seem to be slippery on the bottoms.

 

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Vacuum Plugged into Outlet with Christmas Tree Blew Lights?I plugged my vacuum into my pre-lit Christmas tree outlet and every last light bulb on my tree is blown. Is there anything I can do?

 

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Brother Sewing Machine Tension Issue?I've recently bought a Brother sewing machine and it was working perfectly. Yesterday I started sewing and noticed stitching issues. What happens is the bottom stitch comes up, but the top stitch doesn't penetrate the fabric. The top stitch is looped under the bottom stitch, but the top stitch can be easily pulled out since it never went into the fabric.

 

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Dog Peed While Lying Down and Head Is Shaking?I have a 5 month old Goldendoodle puppy. Recently, I've been taking her out to pee and walk around the yard around every 2 hours. Today, she peed while lying down and her head has been shaking from side to side. She has always been a super playful pup and loves to walk around a lot, but to say she's been acting lethargic would be an understatement.

 

Is My Dog a Chihuahua? - tri-colored puppy

Is My Dog a Chihuahua?I paid $500 for a Chihuahua pup, but now I'm not so sure she's a Chihuahua. She has floppy, fluffy ears and doesn't show signs of them standing up. She was 3 months old yesterday.

 

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A repair man fixing a leaky roof.

Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income FamiliesThere are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.

 

Roof with damaged shingles.

Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners?Low income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.

 

Close up of a roof being installed

Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors?Many senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.

 

Man sitting on couch looking through phone book in flooded room with water up past his ankles

Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.

 

A man performing roof repairs.

Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...When your roof is starting to fail it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. This page is about getting financial assistance for roof repairs.

 

Christmas Cactus on Table

Give Coffee to a Christmas CactusThis is a page about giving coffee to a Christmas cactus. Coffee is a trusted secret that many people use to keep their Christmas cactus healthy and blooming each year. Just make sure its plain black coffee.

 

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Buy Now, Pay Later WebsitesBuy now, pay later websites offer an alternative to shopping using a credit or debit card. This is a page about buy now, pay later websites.

 

Present for Grown Child

Buying Presents for Grown ChildrenThis is a page about buying presents for grown children. As our children get older it can become more difficult to decide on a gift for birthdays and holidays.

 

A man cutting down a tree.

Selling Trees on Your Land for LumberIf you own acres or even a larger residential lot you may have trees that you would like to have removed and be able to sell for the lumber. This is a page about selling trees on your land for lumber.

 

Finding a Lost Relative, Genealogy Study

Finding a Lost RelativeWhether you are trying to locate a relative you have never met or attempting to reconnect with some one you have lost track of, finding a lost relative can be a daunting task. This is a page to finding a lost relative.

 

Keeping Your Windshield Free of Snow and Ice, Man Cleaning Snow and Ice off of Windshield

Keeping Your Windshield Free of Snow and IceDuring the winter it can be a real chore to get all the snow and ice off your windshield before heading out in the morning. This is a page about keeping your windshield free of snow and ice.

 

Two wood dressers.

Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free Furniture?Buying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a page about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield vs. Medicare

Blue Cross Blue Shield vs. MedicareThis is a page about getting additional health insurance coverage. If you need medical coverage the choice between Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare can be a tough one.

 

Wire-Edged Ribbon Bow

Making a Wire-Edged Ribbon BowFashioning your own accessories or package adornments can be fun with this stiffened ribbon. This is a page about making a wire-edged ribbon bow.

 

Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

Leftover Mashed Potato SoupTry making this delicious soup using those leftover mashed potatoes. It is a certain family pleaser. This is a page about leftover mashed potato soup.

 

Glider chair with ottoman.

Finding Glider Chair Replacement CushionsMany glider chairs have fabric upholstered cushions that may need to be replaced long before the chair itself. This is a page about finding glider chair replacement cushions.

 

Black mold on a bathroom ceiling.

How Do I Remove Black Mold on the Ceiling?This is a page about removing black mold on the ceiling. Black mold can be difficult to get rid of anywhere in the home, but the ceiling can be one of the most challenging.

 

Dental tools in open mouth

Getting Dental Work w/o InsuranceFor the many people without dental insurance, there are sometimes affordable ways to get the needed work done. This is a page about getting dental work done without insurance.

 

Homemade Pet Treats

Name Ideas for Homemade Pet Treats Business?This page is about name ideas for homemade pet treats business. When choosing a name for your business you want it to be simple and easy to remember.

 

A woman holding her nose.

Locating the Source of a Foul Smell in HouseIt is not always easy to determine where a bad smell is coming from in your home. This page is about locating the source of a foul smell in the house.

 

Closeup of old garden hose.

Uses for Old Garden HoseBefore throwing away a leaky water hose, there are a number of ways it can be reused. This is a page about uses for old garden hose.

 

A variety of bagels.

Freezing Bagels?This page is about freezing bagels. When you have more bagels than you can use right away, the freezer is a good place to store them.

 

Buy Now, Pay Later Catalogs

Buy Now, Pay Later CatalogsLots of buy now pay later websites have catalogs picturing their merchandise, that you can receive in the mail. This is a page about buy now, pay later catalogs.

 

Veterinarian taking a blood sample from a cat.

Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts PaymentsIt is very stressful to have a pet in need of veterinary treatment and not have the cash for the visit. Finding a practice that will accept payments can be difficult. This is a page about finding a veterinarian that accepts payments.

 

a smart girl reading

Using Online Accelerated Reading TestsAccelerated reading tests allow children to read grade level appropriate books, take tests on content, and receive feedback. This is a page about free online accelerated reading tests.

 

Man repairing plumbing under sink

Finding Plumbing Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners?This is a page about finding plumbing repair help for low income homeowners. Plumbing repairs may be too expensive for many low income homeowners. However they are quite necessary for health and even safety. Finding a source of assistance to reduce the costs can help.

 

How to Fix Damaged Surfaces of Wood Furniture - small chest of drawers with bottle of oil soap, furniture pen, and rag on top

How to Fix Damaged Surfaces of Wood FurnitureWood furniture can get damaged in a number of ways. This is a page about how to fix damaged surfaces of wood furniture.

 

Gift basket with green ribbon.

Making Your Own Gift BasketsThis is a page about making your own gift baskets. Gift baskets are as fun to make as they are to receive. The choice of the basket or similar container can also help define the sentiment and theme. You can customize the contents for the person and the occasion.

 

Wood with a screw in it.

Fixing a Loose Screw in WoodThis is a page about fixing a loose screw in wood. When a screw comes loose in wood, it can be difficult to get it to stay in again. There are ways to fill the hole and get the screw to hold in the wood again.

 

small bedroom

Finding Replacement Controls for a Heated...This is a page about finding replacement controls for a heated mattress pad. It can be very frustrating to find replacement controls for a variety of electric household products.

 

Brown leather reclining sofa.

Slipcovers for Reclining CouchesFinding slipcovers for your reclining couch may be difficult. This is a page about slipcovers for reclining couches.

 

Tiny black bugs next to a penny for scale.

Tiny Black Bugs in the KitchenThe key to getting rid of tiny black bugs on kitchen floor is first identifying what they are. Check out what has worked for others in this page.

 

Kids sitting and listening to their preschool teacher.

Name Ideas for a Preschool?This page contains name ideas for a preschool. Choose an easy to remember name for your business.

 

Making Fudge

Fixing Fudge That Didn't SetSometimes fudge just doesn't set. Short of using it for a syrup or spread, you may want to try to fix it and successfully get it to set. This is a page about fixing fudge that didn't set.

 

Peanut butter fudge made with cake frosting and peanut butter.

Cake Frosting Fudge RecipesThis page contains cake frosting fudge recipes. A quick and easy way to make fudge begins with a tub of cake frosting.

 

A laptop being used by a person.

Buy Now Pay Later Websites for Laptops?This is a page about buy now pay later websites for laptops. If the cost of a new laptop is not within their budget some consumers look for pay later options.

 

A perfectly cooked beef roast on a cutting board.

How to Cook a Frozen RoastEven less expensive cuts of meat can come out moist and tender when cooked properly. You can save time by cooking the roast right out of the freezer. This is a page to cooking a frozen roast.

 

Closeup of pink marble slab.

Removing Stains from MarbleThis is a page about removing stains from marble. Marble, while admittedly beautiful, is a porous and easily stained material. There are methods for removing stains from marble that will not damage the surface.

 

Blue Bow

Finding an EZ Bow Maker Instruction ManualThis page is about finding an EZ Bow Maker instruction manual. Sometimes we need some help locating replacement instructions.

 

fresh picked blueberries

Removing Blueberry Stains From ClothingThis page is about removing blueberry stains from clothing. After you enjoy the berries, cleaning stains from your clothes can be a challenge.

 

Cleaning shiny counter top with a cloth

Restoring the Shine on a Formica CountertopOver time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.

 

Paris France Sweatshirt

Uses for Old SweatshirtsThis page contains uses for old sweatshirts. A sturdy cotton fabric that can be fashioned into other things.

 

Closeup of blue quilt

Blooming Nine Patch Quilt PatternThe nine patch quilting technique is a traditional first pattern for most beginning quilters. is This page contains information about blooming nine patch quilt patterns.

 

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Health Sciences Institute Reviews?This is a page about Health Sciences Institute reviews. Health Sciences Institute is a members only website that focuses on modern underground medicine.

 

Cleaning a Mattress

Cleaning a MattressThis is a page about cleaning a mattress. Cleaning a mattress thoroughly of stains, germs, and odors may seem daunting.

 

Computer Training
for Senior Citizens

Free Computer Training for Senior Citizens?New technology can sometimes make an older person feel left behind. However, there are opportunities for getting free training to help you keep up with the latest computer hardware and software. This page offers some suggestions for finding free computer training for senior citizens.

 

A pair of eyeglasses on an open laptop.

Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses?When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.

 

Finding Free Furniture

Finding Free FurnitureIf you need to furnish your home or apartment inexpensively, it doesn't get any better than finding free furniture. This is a page about finding free furniture.

 

Close up image of dog's water dish on wood plank vinyl flooring

Cleaning White Water Stains on Vinyl Flooring?This is a page about cleaning white water stains on vinyl flooring. Standing water can leave unsightly white marks on your vinyl flooring.

 

Cocoa Latte Drink

Recipes for a Cocoa Latte Machine?This page is about recipes for a cocoa latte machine. Being able to froth your milk with a machine can make delicious, creamy hot chocolate.

 

Mold on Walls

How to Clean Mold on Painted Walls and CeilingBathrooms and other humid areas can begin to grow mold on the walls and ceilings. This is a page about removing mold from painted walls and ceiling.

 

2 pink clothes hangers.

How to Make a Clothes Hanger Wall DecorationThis abstract wall hanging is fun to make and an eye-catching piece of wall decor. And it is so easy to create using plastic clothes hangers. This is a page about how to make a clothes hanger wall decoration.

 

Electric Blanket Controls

Replacement Controls for a Sunbeam Electric Blanket?This is a page about replacement controls for a Sunbeam electric blanket. Without the controls for your electric blanket it is just another blanket.

 

Split Tree

Saving a Split Tree?This is a page about saving a split tree. Storms and heavy branches can cause a tree to split. Sometimes there are ways to repair the damage to keep the tree alive.

 

Stressed unhappy young man with bad neck pain

What Type of Doctor to Consult for Muscle Spasms?When you have a pain in your muscles, it can be hard to know what is causing it. Certain conditions require different typesof specialists. This is a page about what type of doctor to consult for muscle spasms?

 

Information and Value of a Brandt Table

Finding the Value of a Brandt Table?Often online auctions can help you determine the value of a furniture piece. When you can't find something similar there, you may need a professional appraiser's help. This page is about finding the value of a Brandt table.

 

A vet giving a cat a vaccination.

ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck ScheduleIn some places like New York City, the ASPCA has mobile vaccination trucks that service neighborhoods on a set schedule. This page has links and information about the ASPCA's mobile vaccination truck schedules.

 

older couch

Removing Odors from a CouchMany different thing can cause your sofa to smell. This is a page about removing odors from a couch.

 

Pizza Box Cash Gift

Making Pizza Box Cash GiftThis is a page about making a pizza box cash gift. Coming up with cute ways to give cash makes the gift giving and receiving more fun.

 

A man using a tablet to shop.

Bill Me Later, Same as Cash, and Payment Plan SitesSome websites have payment plans for purchasing large ticket items. This is a page about looking for bill me later, same as cash and payment plan sites.

 

Closeup of Gray Squirrel

Keeping Squirrels Out of Fruit TreesSquirrels can be really adorable, except when they are decimating your fruit trees. Stopping the squirrels from eating the fruit on your trees will help ensure a good harvest. This is a page about keeping squirrels out if fruit trees.

 

Septic Tank

Maintaining Your Septic TankKeeping the bacteria in a septic tank working properly is essential for breaking down the sewage. This page is about maintaining your septic tank.

 

Uses for Old Records

Uses for Old RecordsThis is a page about uses for old records. Some old records have value, but some are either too scratched or too common to be collectible. There are ways to reuse old records to make them into something new and wonderful.

 

Dog Standing on Carpet

Preventing a Dog From Peeing on Carpet and Rugs?Preventing a dog from peeing on the carpet, especially repeat performances, can be a frustrating process, but there are solutions to this problem. This is a page about preventing a dog from peeing on carpet and rugs.

 

A bunch of ants on a white background.

Identifying Small Black BugsHaving unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a page about identifying small black bugs.

 

Man Cutting Up Pine Tree

Selling Mature Pine Trees?If you have large pines trees that need to be removed, it may be possible to sell the timber if you have enough of them or a desirable variety of tree. Selling mature pine trees from your property can help clear some land and make some money.

 

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