January 22, 2013

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A woman doing needlepoint.

Finding Needlepoint DesignsThis is a page about finding needlepoint designs. There are so many options for searching for needlepoint designs it can be overwhelming.


Growing Musk Mallow

Growing Musk MallowThis page is about growing musk mallow. These beautiful flowers that last for one day, are native to south asia.


Sanvitalia (Creeping Zinnia)

Growing Sanvitalia (Creeping Zinnia)This is a page about growing sanvitalia (creeping zinnia). Although not actually a zinnia, the flowers of this pretty creeping plant resemble zinnias, hence the name.


Saving Zinnia Seeds

Saving Zinnia SeedsThis is a page about saving zinnia seeds. You can grow zinnias year after year by saving the seeds from this year's flowers for planting next season.


Growing and Harvesting Stevia

Growing and Harvesting SteviaThis page is about growing and harvesting stevia. This natural sweetener can be grown in many gardens.


A while down pillow.

Washing Down PillowsThis page is about washing down pillows. These pillows require special care when laundering.


Starting Seedlings

Starting SeedlingsThis is a page about starting seedlings. Give your seedlings a head start by planting early. Start indoors if you garden in colder climates.


House Training a Pitbull

House Training a PitbullThis page is about house training a pitbull. Patience is needed when teaching your puppy to relieve itself in a designated area or outside.



Origami Craft IdeasThis page contains origami craft ideas. This Japanese paper folding art can be used to create beautiful decorations.


A group of graduates in cap and gown.

Graduation Party Centerpiece IdeasThis page is about graduation centerpiece ideas. A personalized centerpiece for your graduate can be fun to create.


Starting Seeds

Making Your Own Soil Mixes for Starting SeedsThis page is about making your own soil mixes for starting seeds. Having the right PH balance and soil consistency is important to give your plants a good start.


Keeping Ice Cream Fresh

Keeping Ice Cream FreshThis page is about keeping ice cream fresh. If your ice cream does not all get eaten when opened, there are ways to maintain the texture.


Zipper Plastic Bottle Container

Zipper Plastic Bottle ContainerThis is a page about making a zipper plastic bottle container. Make a cute, functional container from a recycled plastic bottle and a zipper.


Uses For Toothbrush Holders

Other Uses For Toothbrush HoldersThis page is about other uses for toothbrush holders. These stands can be used to hold and organize for other things.


Plastic Bottle Birdfeeder

Making a Plastic Bottle BirdfeederThis page is about making a plastic bottle birdfeeder. A good reuse of a plastic bottle is fashioning it to feed the birds.


Growing Zinnia

Growing ZinniasThis page is about growing zinnias. These annual flowers originally grew as wildflowers.



Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry - Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Stir FryI have started cooking my vegetable stir fry separate from any meat, so that I can serve a version to my teenage son, who is vegetarian. This one turned out particularly well.


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Pizza Inspired "Monkey Bread"Little pillows of dough stuffed full of delicious gooey saucy pizza! Who doesn't LOVE pizza? This is a huge hit in my family not only because its absolutely delicious but also because my little ones have a blast helping me make it.


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Strawberry Cream Cheese PizzaCream cheese filling with strawberries on top of a sweet wonderful homemade crust.



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Mug Tree for Storing Bracelets or WatchesWooden mug trees make great places to keep watches and bracelets. Just hang them where you would put mugs. Do not have one? You can find them at thrift stores or garage or yard sales.


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Get Rid of Ants CheaplyStop buying expensive bug killers. Get rid of them the easy way! Fill a spray bottle with water and dish soap, and spray them. The soap breaks down the protective outer layer and it kills them in seconds. Best of all. no clean up, no mess, no expense, and it's not toxic to your children or pets!


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Softening Hard Brown SugarAdd an apple to your brown sugar in a glass jar. Works every time.


Willow with her binky.

Willow Rose (Boxer Mix)Willow was a Christmas gift to my children. We wrapped her up in an old Pepsi box and the kids thought it was soda!


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Thai Ramen NoodleCook noodles then stir fry with fresh green beans and carrots. Add 1/2 flavor packet for low salt. Now add one large Tbsp. peanut butter and some hot sauce to taste.


Germ X Large Bottle fits Dollar General Bubble Bath

Switch Bottle Tops and DispensersI get a really big bottle of hand soap out of Dollar General bubble bath, by using a Germ X large size bottle squirt top on the bubble bath bottle.


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Non Stick Spray for CandlesTake non stick cooking spray and spray the inside of the holder. After the candle is done burning, the last bit of wax will just fall out.


Snowy fields, frozen lake, and and icicles.

IciclesA blue and icy cold day in St. Placid, Quebec. This picture was taken with my Nikon digital Coolpix camera.


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Check Pharmacy for Free AntibioticsMy Giant Eagle grocery store's pharmacy has a list of antibiotics that are free, and they are happy to fill a K9 prescription. What would have cost me 40 dollars at the vet's office was just free for us.


Lion lying in the shade.

Lion Resting in ShadeTwo weeks ago, we went on a game drive at Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve. The reserve boasts four of the big five, including buffalo, rhino, lion, and leopard. The lion park is a new addition. It is a sanctuary for lions that will not be able to survive in the wild.


A family playing games together.

Family Fun NightWe have dedicated one night a week to be our family fun night. On this night, we set up a themed dinner. The possibilities are endless and we have so much fun deciding what to do.


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Dryer Sheets Contain Toxic ChemicalsWhile it is great to be thrifty, there are certain things that should never be re-used. It amazes me how many tips are submitted for using or re-using dryer sheets.


Snowman ornament with light-up nose.

Light-up Snowman OrnamentI had some leftover LED votive candles from a prior project. I saw this online and went to town using up what I had left in my stash. Easy peasy!


Samantha witha braid.

How To Repair Frizzy American Girl Doll HairThis is an easy and inexpensive way to repair American Girl Dolls' hair using household items.


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Fast Way to Deal with Flyaway HairWhen your hair is all staticky and you're in a hurry, grab a dryer sheet and rub it on your hair. It will cure the flyaways and your hair will smell good too.



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Washing Sweaters?I got 2 pretty sweaters (cardigans) for Christmas and would like to know how to properly wash them. The last time I owned a sweater I washed it and it came out looking dull with lots of tiny balls and lint on it.


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Filter Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker?I got a Hamilton Beach, The Scoop, 2 way coffeemaker with an attachment that makes 2 cups. It takes a filter the same size as a cupcake filter.


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Machine Washable Beading Thread?I'd like to jazz up some of my wardrobe by adding beaded trims. Does anyone know what kind of beading thread is machine washable? Thank you!


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Slogan for Beauty and Fashion Store?It a business that is about beauty and style in a way, a bit of body care, beauty needs and fashion. It is primarily a retail store. The business name is Bizbliss, and I am looking for a slogan.


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Getting Crayons Out of Washed and Dried Clothes.How can you get crayons out of washed and dried clothes?


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