February 3, 2012

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Easy Peanut SauceThis easy and delicious peanut sauce makes a great dipping sauce or can add a lot of flavor to a variety of dishes.


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Raspberry Chocolate BarsSuper yummy dessert! Love the chocolate/raspberry flavors blended together.


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Puff Pastry CookiesAs mentioned before I am not much of a traditional baker but wanted some fresh 'out of the oven' cookies yesterday and since was already planning to make some puff pastry cherry tarts decided to use some of the cherries and cherry syrup from pie filling for these.



Front view of completed ribbon rose.

Wired Ribbon RoseUse wired ribbon to create roses that can be made into pins or used to embellish shoes, picture frames, pillows, hair bands, or whatever you want. The longer the ribbon, the larger the flower.


Pipe Cleaner Play Case - Stored pipe cleaners and some used for crafting shapes.

Pipe Cleaner Storage and Play CasePipe cleaners are a fun on-the-go quiet play idea. Once they're out of the package though, you need a play case to keep everything in order. Here's how to make one so that cleanup is fast and take-along is completely grab'n go.


Finished heart.

Crocheted Heart Wall HangingWith about an hour's time and about 200 yards (unless you are just opening a skein and don't need to measure) you can have this very pretty wall hanging.


Closeup of rocket Valentine card.

Children's ValentinesIf you enjoy making cards instead of buying them, here are 3 fun Valentine cards for kids. Children can help make them for their classmates!


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Store Toothbrush In Hydrogen PeroxideI now keep a small jar in my bathroom on the sink filled with hydrogen peroxide. When I finish brushing my teeth, I place my toothbrush into the jar. I know my brush is clean and safe the next time I brush my teeth.


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Ask For Household Items On CraigslistMy very good friend had to leave her home in a great hurry. When she and her young daughter arrived to stay with me, she had some clothes for them both and very little money.


Tigger (Maine Coon) a black cat lying down

Tigger (Maine Coon)Tigger is a 7.5 year old Maine Coon. I rescued her from an ad on Craigslist. Her adorable fat face just did me in.


Coloured Sugar Cubes, in light blue.

Coloured Sugar CubesI saw a good idea to make coloured pink heart sugar cubes. I am having a baby shower for my son and decided to make blue sugar cubes, since they're having a boy. It's a good idea for Valentine's day or parties in general.


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Use Leftover Yarn As StuffingDon't throw away those yarn tails and left over small amounts. If you have an extra skein of yarn laying around, it makes great stuffing instead of the polyester stuffing.


In Memory Of Pixie (Cat)- a cat with a bird on her head.

In Memory Of Pixie (Cat)This is Pixie, she passed away not long after this photo was taken. She was 17 years old. Here she is taking some mischief from one of my cockatiels, Molly. She was such a lovable cat and had to be where ever we were.


Scenery: Sunset (Lyle, WA)

Scenery: Sunset (Lyle, WA)Sunset and sunrises are our speciality overlooking the Columbia River Gorge!


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Getting Library Books Back On TimeWe have a wall hanging appointment calendar in the entry porch. When we come in from the library with a new load of books, we mark the due date and the number of books due on that date. Easy-peasy! I haven't had a fine yet.


Give Old Camera To A Child, a toddler playing with an old camera.

Give Old Camera To A ChildChildren's cameras are available, but you can save yourself the cash if you have an old camera that still works. Digital ones are especially fun because they can quickly see the results of their photography.


Carry Stun Gun On Dog Walks - a dog who was killed in a dog attack.

Carry Stun Gun On Dog WalksLast May, while I was walking my three Dachshunds, I was attacked by a Pit Bull. It knocked me down and then ripped up one of my dogs on top of me. My dog was unable to survive the attack and the Pit Bull had to be put down. I went into therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder.



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Cleaning Felt Hats?My dad needs to clean some spots off of his felt hat. It's non-washable, and the spot removers in the laundry department are all for washable items. Anyone have any good ideas? I'd thought about the Magic Eraser, but I'm afraid it might leave another spot.


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Breaded Potato Wedges Recipe?I was so excited to see this topic come in because my boyfriend absolutely loved these growing up and always got them from the convenience store by his house. I have a question though, does anyone have a recipe for these with breading?


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Removing Hair Dye from Hands?Last night I dyed my hair black and I was in such a rush that I didn't even realize I hadn't put the gloves on. Now my hands and nails are dyed black. I've gotten some of it off, but there's still some there that I can't get. How do I get the rest off?


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Traveling With a Baby?I would like to take my grandbaby with me on a 3 hour ride to visit my sister. My grandbaby is only 7 months old and I am not sure if she will be happy sitting for 3 hours. I would like any ideas on how I can keep her entertained while we are traveling. Thank you.


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Making Wire Hanger Dog?I need instructions on how to make the wire form for the coat hanger dog. The horse and cat are really cute, too.


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Computer Running Slowly After Software Download?My computer has been running slowly ever since downloading Microsoft Security Essentials. Anyone else seen this problem?


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Relief for Shingles Pain?Anyone have any home remedies to relieve the pain during the first stages of shingles?


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Getting Rid of Warts?Can you use a pumice stone on warts on the hand?


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Shopping for Vinyl Screening for Making Purses?I have seen totes and purses made of vinyl screen, in very bright colors like hot pink and lime green, but I can't find it anywhere to make my own. Can you help?


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Men's Crafts?It is easy to find crafts or creative endeavors for women, but what about men?


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