January 20, 2013

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A woman with a sore neck.

Remedies for a Sore Neck?This is a page about remedies for a sore neck. Finding relief when you get a crick in your neck can help you feel a lot better.


Home Remedies for Poison Ivy

Home Remedies for Poison IvyThis page is about home remedies for poison oak. When you come in contact with this plant, you want to reduce the inflammation and painful itch.


Cactus Dish Garden

Creating a Dish GardenThis page is about creating a dish garden. Succulent plant and low water plants can make an attractive indoor planter for those in cooler climates.


Teddybear sitting next to a childproofed outlet.

Child Proofing Your HouseMaking sure that children are safe when they are in your home requires some thinking. This page is about child proofing your house.


pom poms

Making Pom Pom PillowsThis is a page about making pom pom pillows. Make one of these cute, retro pillows covered with pom poms to jazz up your decor.


Mother's Day Flower Ideas

Mother's Day Flower IdeasMost moms appreciate lots of flowers on their special day. This page contains mother's day flower ideas.


Redneck Wine Glasses

Making Redneck Wine GlassesThis page is about masking redneck wine glasses. Incorporating a fun party theme for decorations or favors can be crafty.


West Highland White Terrier being held by a young girl.

West Highland White Terrier Breed...This page contains West Highland white terrier - breed and information. Westies are a popular, energetic breed and great companions.


Installing Outdoor Play Equipment

Installing Outdoor Play EquipmentThis is a page about installing outdoor play equipment. To provide a safe and enjoyable experience for your children certain steps need to be followed when installing outdoor play equipment.


Remedies for Cold Sores

Remedies for Cold SoresThis is a page about remedies for cold sores. Cold sores are not only painful but unsightly. In addition to prescription drugs, there are several home remedies that can help relieve the symptoms of these viral lesions.


Buying Seeds

Buying SeedsThis page is about buying seeds. Getting the right seeds for your location will help you have success with your gardening.


Outdoor Play Equipment

Cleaning Outdoor Play EquipmentThis is a page about cleaning outdoor play equipment. Play structures, sand boxes, and other types of play equipment need periodic cleaning because of use and exposure to the elements.


Asking for a Raise

Asking for a RaiseThis page is about asking for a raise. Finding the opportunity to request a pay increase can be a challenge.


Donating a Car to Charity

Donating a Car to CharityThis page is about donating a car to charity. One way to get donation value as a tax deduction is to give that old vehicle to a non-profit organization.


Cleaning Stuffed Toys

Cleaning Stuffed ToysThis is a page about cleaning stuffed toys. Stuffed toys can be loved to the point of really needing a good cleaning.


Beaded Felt Pins

Beaded Felt PinsThis is a page about beaded felt pins. Felt is an easy material to use in many types of crafts.


Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Baking Cupcakes in Ice Cream ConesThis page is about baking cupcakes in ice cream cones. Having cake baked in a cone can add delicious fun for parties.


Tortoiseshell Cats

Tortoiseshell Cat PhotosThis page contains tortoiseshell cats. These multicolored cats have beautiful and interesting markings.


Healthy Choice Meal Container

Uses for Healthy Choice Meal ContainersThis page is about uses for Healthy Choice meal containers. Finding uses for plastic microwave trays is thrifty and keeps them out of the landfill.


Growing Lavender

Growing LavenderThis page is about growing lavender. This fragrant, hardy perennial shrub is a wonderful addition to any garden.


Thrifty Quilt Batting Ideas

Saving Money on Quilt BattingThis page is about saving money on quilt batting. New batting for your quilting project can be expensive.


Patio and Balcony Gardening

Patio and Balcony GardeningThis page is about patio and balcony gardening. When living in an apartment or condo you can still have some flowers and vegetables.


Cooking Ahead to Save Time

Cooking Ahead to Save TimeThis page is about cooking ahead to save time. Planning and preparing food in advance can make getting the food on the table much faster.


Felt Mouse Pin Craft

Felt Mouse Pin CraftThis page is about felt mouse pin craft. A cute mouse pin can be made for simple fun.


Using Soy Flour

Using Soy FlourThis page is about using soy flour. Many recipes can be adjusted to include soy flour.


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Free Plastic Canvas PatternsThis is a page about free plastic canvas patterns. Plastic canvas is a fun and easy craft used for making many different projects.


Avoiding Financial Scams

Avoiding Financial ScamsThis page is about avoiding financial scams. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


Starting a Lawnmower

Lawn Mower Won't Stay Running?This page is about lawn mower won't stay running. Problems with the spark, fuel or air intake can cause problems with your mower.


Uses for Lavender

Uses for LavenderThis is a page about uses for lavender. Lavender is a delightful garden perennial with a lovely smell, that has a number of uses.


Keeping a Cake from Falling

Keeping a Cake from Falling?This is a page about keeping a cake from falling. It is so disappointing to see that beautiful cake fall when you take it out of the oven.



Angel food cake trifle.

Tiramisu TrifleA quick trifle with all the flavors of traditional Tiramisu!


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Petal TartletsThese are little tiny little tea cakes with a topping of preserves. They are cut with a scalloped cookie cutter or shaped in a scallop. They are kind of cute sitting next to a cup of tea as sparkling "flowers" to brighten your tea tray.



Desk add-on for calendar and craft books.

Calendar Desk from Board and BookMy computer desk is not all that big, just 6 feet. I live by my calendar now that I am doing more fundraisers and such. It was by the keyboard and I always had to write on it sideways, or try and scooch my body and chair on the carpeting just to get 12 inches closer.


Colby on chair.

Colby (Maltipoo)I adopted Colby from a rescue group in Pennsylvania. She was born in a puppy mill. Colby was born with a genetic defect and is blind in her right eye. The rescue saved her from certain death because she couldn't be sold.


Twister in blanket bag.

Store Twister Game in Old Blanket Zipper BagI love these old plastic cases that blankets come in. I have found they store a Twister game quite nicely! It is our favorite birthday party game!


Make Doll Furniture from Scrap WoodDoll furniture made from scrap wood and blanket made from 2nd hand material.


Bottle of paprika.

Banish the January Blues with PaprikaI can give you this tip with the knowledge that this has worked incredibly well on my friend who's been going through a bad time. Paprika enhances your mood. And it works.


Christmas tree made from lights and boy riding a camel.

Pt. Defiance Zoo Lights (Tacoma, WA)This was my son's first camel ride and visit for Zoo Lights in Tacoma.


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Use Rolling Trash Can as Yardwork HelperI have a large yard with a lot of trees that requires a lot of work. I am always having to pick up limbs, spread mulch, etc. Then I came up with the idea to use my 30 gallon large garbage can on wheels that I had purchased from a discount store.


Rose plant completely encased in ice.

Ice Encased RoseA beautiful rose that has been covered in ice in my friend's garden. I've never seen anything like it in my life. Water had dripped from the roof thus encasing it magically in ice.


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Shred Wrapping Paper for PackagingHaving run out of tissue paper for packing around gifts, I shredded some wrapping paper. It looked great. Now instead of paper gift wrap (even the most crumpled bit! ) going to the bin it goes in the shredder and I have my recycled packaging.


Black rabbit.

Licorice (Rabbit)Licorice is a 2 year old bunny. The Easter Bunny brought a real bunny 2 years ago in my son's Easter basket. He likes to cuddle.


lunch bags on hooks

Storing Lunch BagsIt seemed like the kids' lunch bags were always in the way, on the counters after school. Because they don't flatten out, I was having a hard time find them a home.


Snow covered bird feeder and bird.

Snow Day in the MountainsThis little one is having a great snow day!



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Housetrained Dog Going Inside Again?My almost three year old Boxer mix has been housetrained for the last two and a half years with no problems; until now. Over the summer, I let her out to potty, and she happened upon a cat in the shed.


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Freezing Bananas?If I dip bananas in lemon juice prior to freezing to prevent them from turning black, will the lemon juice ruin the taste of the banana?


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Need A Welbilt ABM4600 Instruction Booklet?I have a Welbilt ABM4600 bread machine. Is there any way I can get an instruction booklet?


Example of bunny basket.

Making Bleach Bottle Bunny Easter Baskets?I am looking for directions on how to make an Easter basket like one I received as a child in the 60s. (something similar to the attached photo of a pinkytoast basket)


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Cleaning Stuffed Toys?How do you clean stuffed toys?


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Cleaning Nail Polish Off Patent Leather?How do you clean nailpolish off of patent leather? I have heard to use nail polish remover, but won't that ruin the leather? and acetone or non acetone?


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Using Bottled Lemon Juice on Face?I what to know if lemon juice in the bottle is the same as a lemon fruit? I have been using it and I just want to know does it work? My face does feel soft and with a glow, but I can't quite tell on my face. I just started about a week ago.


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Handmade Braided Round Rug Won't Lay Flat?My round rug (3 ft in diameter) is really puffing up in the middle. It seemed to be laying flat while I was working on it. Then the farther I got from the middle it started poofing up, cone shaped.


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Educational Opportunities On Line?I was actually looking out for career options which are available for military spouses. I am mainly looking for online courses which could help to get a certificate.


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Cake Falls When Taken Out of Oven?My cake rises nicely in the oven and then when I take it out, it begins to shrink. Not sure what I am doing wrong?


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Making Laminate Wood Flooring Shine Again?I have the same problem trying to make our laminate flooring glossy again as the person on the previous page. Is there any remedy other than tearing it up and putting down something else? I hate laminate. Never again shall I have it.


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Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?What are the symptoms of Parkinson's?


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