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Toddler Game -  heart with the arrows arrayed around it

Valentine's Day Arrow Toss GameThis is a fun Valentine's Day game you can make at home for the kids. Felt and dowel arrows are thrown towards the paper heart. The closest one wins.

 

Pure Love Valentine's Day Card - finished heart card

How to Make a Pure Love Valentine's Day CardThis homemade Valentine's Day card would be great to make for your significant other. This tutorial will show you how to make a pure love Valentine's Day card.

 

Candy Cane Heart

Making Candy Cane HeartsThese sweet, tasty treats are easy to make and are fun to give. This is a page about making candy cane hearts.

 

You Make My Heart Pop Valentine Card - add hair, eyes, and mouth plus make a frame from decorative lace tape, trim protruding edges

'You Make My Heart Pop' Valentine CardThis handmade Valentine will surely delight the recipient, plus it is fun to make as well. This is a page about "You make my heart pop" Valentine card.

 

A heart made out of pennies on a white background.

Valentine's Day on a Shoestring BudgetYou don't have to break the bank to show your Valentine how special they are to you. This is a page about Valentine's day on a shoestring budget.

 

Valentine's S'mores Bouquet

Making a Valentine S'mores BouquetShow your love with this sweet and fiery bouquet. This is a page about making a Valentine s'mores bouquet.

 

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St. Patrick's Day

Foam Shamrock Decor Ideas - attach the piece of the Velcro with the stick on backing

Decorating with ShamrocksShamrocks are used to symbolize Ireland and are a popular decoration around St. Patrick's Day. This is a page about decorating with shamrocks.

 

Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun Trap CakeThis is a page about making a leprechaun trap cake. Many of our children have made leprechaun traps at school to catch the wily little guy and get his stash of gold. Improve upon that idea and make a delicious St. Patrick's Day leprechaun trap cake.

 

St. Patrick's Day Sherbet Float 2

St. Patrick's Day Sherbet FloatThink green when you make this tasty float as a St. Patrick's Day party or family dinner dessert. This page contains St. Patrick's Day sherbet float recipes.

 

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Girls in Green with shamrocks on their face.

10+ Great St. Patrick's Day IdeasCheck out 10 of our best crafts and snacks for St. Paddy's Day. Kids will love making a leprechaun trap or eating a pot of gold.

 

Birthday Parties

A grandfather blowing out candles at this birthday party.

Walk Down Memory Lane Party Ideas?Make the next birthday party you throw more personal by making it about the memories you have shared with your special someone. Here are some walk down memory lane party ideas.

 

Teen girls at a birthday party.

17th Birthday Party Ideas for GirlsPlanning a birthday party is fun and often challenging. The older the child gets, it seems, the more creativity we need to employ. A 17th birthday is significant as the last one before reaching the milestone 18th birthday. This is a page about 17th birthday party ideas for girls.

 

A birthday cake with a 13 topper.

13th Birthday Party Ideas for GirlsPlanning a 13th birthday party can be difficult. Your child is not really a little kid anymore, but they also aren't a teen yet. This is a page about 13th birthday party ideas for girls.

 

A birthday cake with the number 11 on it.

11th Birthday Party Ideas for GirlsTween birthday parties can be difficult to plan, they are getting too old for children's parties and are still not ready to move up to teen party activities. This is a page about 11th birthday party ideas for girls.

 

Goldfish Themed Party Ideas

Goldfish Themed Party IdeasAre you looking for a unique kids birthday party ideas? A goldfish themed party is cute and easy throw together. Check out these great ideas for a goldfish themed party.

 

Teen girls throwing bright confetti outside

Birthday Party Ideas for TeensPlanning ahead can make for a fun birthday celebration. This page contains birthday party ideas for teens.

 

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Two heart shaped stockings for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day StockingsI started the tradition of Valentine Day stockings a few years ago. We enjoyed filling them with sweets and love notes.

 

The completed spool tree.

Spool Christmas TreeMade from fabric and old wooden spools

 

Three versions of the wreaths.

$1 Store WreathI bought the wreath forms at Dollar Tree to make these three similar but different Christmas wreaths.

 

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Vintage Ancestor Ornament

Vintage Ancestor OrnamentMaking these for Christmas for each of my five children using vintage "1960s" pictures of my husband's family and my family.

 

the finished egg carton cherry blossoms.

Cherry Blossom Out of Egg CartonsFor my son's school project, he only needed the plastic bottle vase. As a "mom of extra", I insisted on making the flowers to put into his vase. What I like about making this project is that I don't have to go to the craft shop to find the materials. I used what I can only find around the house.

 

Assembling the screw and nail organizer.

Screw and Nail OrganizerGreat organizer for small spaces! Holds sixteen jars in a 15 inch space! My husband's original storage container.

 

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A man applying hand sanitizer to his bare hands.

Make Your Own Hand SanitizerLearn the step by step process of making your own hand sanitizer in this short video. This recipe makes a strong enough sanitizer to kill of the coronavirus. This is based off of the World Health Organizations' recommendations. This recipe uses rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and glycerine.

 

A lariat necklace with a decorated washer in the middle.

Washer Lariat NecklaceTake a flat metal washer from the hardware store and convert it into beautiful jewelry. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

A serving of peach crumble topped with ice cream.

Peach CrumblePeach crumble is a classic summertime dessert, especially if you are lucky enough to have ripe fresh peaches. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

A stuffed red lobster with a black eye patch covering where an eye is missing.

Stuffed Animal Eye PatchIf you have a beloved stuffed animal that loses an eye, an eye patch might be the best solution. Learn how in this short video.

 

A small jar of butterscotch pudding.

Butterscotch PuddingCreamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

A clock being repaired with a new movement and hands.

How to Replace a Clock MovementIf you have a favorite clock that has stopped working, it's relatively simple to purchase a new movement as a replacement. Learn the technique with help from this step by step video.

 

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The completed book safe.

Vintage Book SafeThis is a storage book I created for my daughter's fairytale/garden wedding theme. The storage on the inside will be used to store her wedding advice cards.

 

A woman standing with a dog.

Losing Weight Without Being Able to ExerciseI was asked by a close family friend, how I lost weight. After a lot of thought about how to word everything, without hurting feelings I did my best to truthfully answer.

 

Little yarn ornaments shaped like gnomes.

Gnome OrnamentsThese were so fun to make. I had everything on hand. Ideas for making hats and gnomes on Pinterest.

 

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The completed paper flower chandelier.

Paper Flower ChandelierIt's inspection season in schools. My sister asked for my help in making her classroom decorations. Her idea was to make a chandelier out of craft paper to hang in the reading corner. This can also be used as Christmas decor.

 

A larger hole punched into calendar pages.

Make Calendar Hanging EasierI take my calendar down a lot to write on and also to look back. The hole in the calendar for hanging is so small. This past year, using a hole punch, I punched a larger hole in it. With the larger hole, it makes taking it down and hanging it back up much easier. I have done the same with my 2023 calendar.

 

The completed lighted floating pearl centerpiece.

Lighted Floating Pearl CenterpieceI made up this "mock" centerpiece to try out the floating pearl centerpiece idea for wedding reception guest table.

 

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A mouse toy stuffed with beans.

Identifying Antique Bean Bag Mouse Toy?Has anyone seen anything like this bean bag stuffed animal mouse toy before? I have never let it out of my sight since I was a baby and would love to know what it is. I am 50 years old so it is at least that old.

 

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Typewriter Won't Turn On?Not sure why but my Brother AX25 typewriter will not turn on. After plugging it in and turning on the power button, there is nothing at all. I haven't used it for quite a while but would like to get it going again so I can sell it. Any help would be appreciated.

 

An old copy of a dictionary.

Value of Laird & Lee's Webster Dictionary?Is there any value in this book? It's a vintage antique Laird and Lee's Webster dictionary high school collegiate addition, 1911. It's not in great shape, but cannot find copies out there. Thanks for the help.

 

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Golden and Beddian Birthday?My daughter was born January 23, 2023. Tomorrow she turns 23 on the 23rd in 2023. Is this both a golden and Beddian birthday? How often does this occur? Is there a name for this birthday?

 

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Value of Book of Knowledge Set (1912)?Long ago, I acquired a set of the Book of Knowledge published in 1912. They are not in good shape, but the contents and beautiful illustrations are very interesting and may be of interest to someone. Since I am retiring and leaving my classroom of 49 years, I cannot keep them (a small house). And I can't find it in myself to throw them away. Question: Have they any value to someone?

 

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Value of Heaven's Retired Angels?There is a 1998 Tom Rubel Ms. Wanderer from the Heaven's Retired Angel's Collection for sale on my Facebook Marketplace. Worthpoint has one for sale, but I am not a member. This one has no damage and comes with the box. Could someone please help me with her value? Thank you in advance for your help.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

legal documents

Rights of Person Holding Power of Attorney?A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone the right to act for another in specific situations. This is a page about rights of person holding Power of Attorney.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Crocheted Item

Cleaning Stains on Crocheted Items?This is a page about cleaning stains on crocheted items. Care needs to be taken when cleaning crochet items, especially the more delicate lace style ones.

 

Someone itching their skin from bug bites.

Getting Rid of Tiny White Biting Bugs?If you have small white biting bugs in your home, it would be best to exterminate them as soon as possible. This is a page about getting rid of tiny white biting bugs.

 

Bleach Bottle Santa

Making a Bleach Bottle SantaThis is a page about making a bleach bottle Santa. Clean plastic bleach and detergent bottles are great to use in craft projects. Make this cute Santa for the holidays.

 

Making a Candy Bouquet

How to Make a Candy BouquetA homemade candy bouquet makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. These tutorials show you how to make beautiful candy bouquets.

 

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.

 

Antique Lawn Mower

Finding the Value of Antique Lawn Mowers?This is a page about finding the value of antique lawn mowers. There seems to be a collector for almost every type of antique or vintage tool.

 

Christmas scene on glass

Using Mod Podge on GlassThis is a page about using Mod Podge on glass. Mod Podge is an easy to use product for your decoupage projects.

 

A senior with a cane.

Name Ideas for Senior Home Care Business?Providing in home services to seniors and other housebound individuals is a popular small business. This is a page about name ideas for senior home care business.

 

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.

 

Woman with holding her mouth in pain.

Remedies for Pain from Wearing DenturesGetting your mouth accustomed to false teeth can be uncomfortable. This page is about remedies for pain from wearing dentures.

 

bugs in hair

Getting Rid of Bugs in HairIf you have bugs infesting the hair of your family, proper identification will help you with treatment. There are several products and home remedies that will work on many types of insects. Medical advice should be sought if the bugs are very resistant to treatment.

 

Locating for a Half Sibling

Locating a Half Sibling?Finding long lost relatives can be a challenge and often requires professional help. This is a page about locating a half sibling.

 

an array of porcelain dolls

Finding the Current Value of Porcelain DollsThere are many collectors of porcelain dolls. This page is about determining the current value of porcelain dolls.

 

Small black bugs smaller than the tip of a match.

Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black BugsMany types of bugs are small and black, if they are biting bugs they can be annoying and a health hazard. This is a page about getting rid of tiny biting black bugs.

 

Uses for Plastic Bottle Caps

Uses for Plastic Bottle CapsWater and soda bottle caps can be difficult, if not impossible to recycle. Finding other uses for plastic bottle caps helps prevent them from ending up in the landfill. This is a page about uses for plastic pop bottle caps.

 

Value of a Vintage CorningWare Covered Dish

Finding the Value of Vintage CorningWare?This page is about finding the value of vintage CorningWare. This tempered glass cookware has been common throughout the US for many years.

 

Doll

Finding the Value of Seymour Mann Dolls?This is a page about finding the value of Seymour Mann dolls. The value of collectible items such as dolls can fluctuate over time.

 

A man itching his head.

Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch?Fleas like humans almost as much as dogs, and can be the cause of your itchy head. This is a page about tiny black bugs making head itch.

 

A potted citrus plant with lots of fruit.

Using Coffee Grounds for Citrus Trees?Citrus trees grow well when fed with used coffee grounds. Care should be taken as it is possible to make the soil too acidic and that might cause issues. Citrus grows best at a soil pH of 6.5.

 

orangish yellow forest mushrooms

Fungi and Mushroom PhotosThis is a page about fungi and mushroom photos. While all mushrooms are fungi, not all fungi are mushrooms. Mushrooms are the spore bearing fruiting body of certain types of fungi.

 

Finished license front.

How to Make a Kid "Drivers License"Making a drivers license for you child is a fun craft project for you and your kid to work on together. This is a page about how to make a kid "drivers license".

 

Blue Colored Granules

Homemade Simmering Granules?This is a page about homemade simmering granules. You can make your own simmering granules using the scents that you favor.

 

Kids at After School Program

Name Ideas for an After School Program?Choosing a name for an after school program can help define the focus of the activities and attract participants. This is a page about name ideas for an after school program.

 

Pug looking guilty.

Training a Dog to Poop on a Training PadThis is a page about training a dog to poop on a training pad. Training a dog to use a puppy pad may be the best solution for a pet that stays inside for periods of time without access to a yard via a dog door.

 

Ice Maker Arm

Ice Maker Arm is StuckThis is a page about fixing am ice maker arm that is stuck. Automatic ice makers in your freezer are a great convenience. However, if they get stuck releasing ice cubes it can be difficult to fix.

 

Homer Laughlin logo on the back of a plate.

Finding the Value of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware?The Homer Laughlin China Company opened in 1871 and remains active today. During the long history of the company many patterns were designed and sold. This is a page about finding the value of Homer Laughlin dinnerware.

 

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.

 

A bottle of dawn dish soap.

Why Is Dawn Detergent Recommended So Often?Original blue Dawn dish detergent has a wide variety of uses other than its intended one for cleaning dishes. They range from removing fleas from pets, ridding your plants of insect pests, to its inclusion in homemade cleaning solutions. This is a page about, "Why is Dawn detergent recommended so often?".

 

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.

 

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.

 

Pile of wood, screws, nails, and a saw

Finding Free Building MaterialsThis is a page about finding free building materials. One way to cut home repair or remodel costs is to find a source for free building materials.

 

Buy now pay later button on a computer keyboard.

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.

 

Hand Sanitizer

Removing Hand Sanitizer Stains on Wood?This is a page about removing hand sanitizer stains on wood. The alcohol content found in hand sanitizers can leave awful spots on your wood furniture. Thankfully, there are solutions to help remove or minimize any damage done.

 

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.

 

Sweet Bread

Sweet Bread Machine RecipesYou can use your bread machine for a variety of sweet yeast breads. This is a page about sweet bread machine recipes.

 

Value of Marie Osmond Porcelain Doll

Finding the Value of Marie Osmond Porcelain Dolls?There a couple of things to consider when trying to determine the value of a Marie Osmond doll. First is it a doll based on the singer herself or a doll that is part of the Osmond collection. This is a page about finding the value of Marie Osmond porcelain dolls.

 

Valentine's Day Candy Bouquet

Making a Valentine's Day Candy BouquetFlowers are beautiful and a delightful gift to receive, but you can't eat them. Try this candy bouquet instead or in addition to the traditional bouquet of flowers. This is a page about making a Valentine's Day candy bouquet.

 

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.

 

A painting a wood table using a roller.

Painting Over Varnish Without SandingIt is often recommend that you sand any surface thoroughly prior to painting it. Painting over varnish without sanding is not a best practice but it can be done.

 

Itching from a bug bite.

Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs?Identifying biting bugs is the first step in trying to eliminate them from your home or to repel them when outdoors. This is a page about identifying little black biting bugs.

 

Woman's hands with natural manicured nails.

Growing Out Healthy Nails After Years of...This is a page about growing out healthy nails after years of biting. While a challenge, it is very rewarding to be able to grow healthy nails after a history of biting them.

 

Soldier smiles while typing on a computer.

What Agencies Give Laptops to Veterans?This is a page about finding agencies that give laptops to veterans. There are numerous services that Veterans can utilize after they are out of the military. The best way to find out more information is to contact the Veterans Administration.

 

silver bracelet

Identifying Jewelry Markings?This is a page about identifying jewelry markings. The markings on jewelry help to identify the material from which it was made, the designer, and other information about the piece.

 

sore nails

Remedies for Nail Pain After Removing Acrylic...Your own fingernails can hurt after taking off fake nails. This page is about remedies for nail pain after removing acrylic nails.

 

Value of Noritake China

Determining the Value of Noritake China?Noritake china has been manufactured for decades and some of the older pieces have retained their value while others are worth little. This is a page about determining the value of Noritake china.

 

White Heat Stain on Wood Table

Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood TableWhether it's from a pizza box, a coffee cup or some other hot item, heat stains on a wood table can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing heat stains from a wood table.

 

Bathroom toilet with the seat up.

Removing Urine Odors from a BathroomThis page is about removing urine odors from a bathroom. Although the lavatory looks clean, it doesn't always smell fresh.

 

Recipes Using Canned Pork

Recipes Using Canned Pork?This is a page about recipes using canned pork. Finding a recipe to use for canned meat can sometimes be difficult.

 

A man using his laptop to shop.

Websites That Don't Require a Credit CardThis is a page about websites that don't require a credit card. Some consumers, for various reasons, don't have a credit card to use for their internet shopping. With some perseverance they can find a few sites that might work for their needs.

 

Bug Bites

Getting Rid of Invisible Biting BugsWhen you are having trouble identifying what insect is biting you, they can be difficult to get rid of. This is a page about getting rid of invisible biting bugs.

 

Silver Bracelets

How Much is .925 Silver Worth?Sterling silver is a silver alloy containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually copper. Sterling silver is commonly used for making fine jewelry. This is a page about how much is .925 silver worth?.

 

The face of a grandfather clock.

Determining the Value of a Grandfather Clock?As with many vintage and antique pieces, the value of a grandfather clock depends on a number of factors, including age, rarity, appearance, mechanical soundness, etc. This page offers some good advice on how to find the value of a grandfather clock, as well as, a detailed list of attributes and demand that will need to be considered in determining its value.

 

Crafts Using Old Jeans, Stack of jeans to use for crafts.

Crafts Using Old JeansWhether you are thinking of remaking them into other clothing items, decorations, rugs, or something completely different, there is a project just for you. This is a page about crafts using old jeans.

 

Moldy loaf of bread.

Preventing Mold on BreadIt isn't any fun to be making a sandwich and discover that your bread is moldy. There are a number of ways to prevent your bread from molding. This is a page about preventing mold on bread.

 

Man scratching his head.

Getting Rid of Fleas in Human HairSometimes in the case of a bad flea infestation, fleas will also get into the hair of the pet's owners. This is a page about getting rid of fleas in human hair.

 

Man mopping with spray mop.

Swiffer WetJet Isn't WorkingThis is a page about when Swiffer WetJet isn't working. The main reason your probably purchased your WetJet was the spray feature. So when it stops working it is very frustrating.

 

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