September 25, 2015

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Topiary Craft Ideas

Topiary Craft IdeasThis is a page about topiary craft ideas. Topiary crafts are excellent choices for holiday decorations, centerpieces, or general home decor.


steak and blue cheese sandwich

Steak Sandwich RecipesThis page contains steak sandwich recipes. Steak sandwiches are delicious and don't have to be difficult to make.


paper, scissors, tape, and other gift wrap supplies

Gift Wrapping Station IdeasThis is a page about gift wrapping station ideas. Having all of your gift wrapping supplies together and a convenient wrapping surface make this task a lot easier.


Asian style soup with strips of steak

Steak Soup RecipesThin strips of steak are the start of a delicious pot of soup. This page contains steak soup recipes.


steaks in a supermarket meat case

Saving Money on SteakSteak can be quite expensive, but there are ways to save money and still serve steak. This is a page about saving money on steak.


raw pork steaks with tomatoes and onions

Pork Steak RecipesDon't forget to think pork when looking for a delicious steak based recipe. This page contains pork steak recipes.


balls of yarn

Saving Money on YarnThis is a page about saving money on yarn. Careful shopping and creative frugality both will help you save money on stocking your yarn stash.



Rolls of wrapping paper with cardboard tubes

Cardboard Tube for Storing Gift Wrap RollsStoring partly used rolls of gift wrap can be a bit of a nuisance. The paper unravels and becomes crumpled. You can end up wasting a lot, or sometimes all, of the remaining paper.


finished lantern

Toilet Paper Roll Fall LanternThis Thanksgiving make some thrifty decorations that will wow your guests without breaking the bank in the process. Turn empty toilet paper rolls into beautiful fall lanterns. Add them to your window sill or fireplace shelf, and add a unique atmosphere to your party.


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Yogurt as a Substitute for ButterI've had great success baking with no-fat, plain yogurt instead of butter. Baking powder biscuits, spice cake, bread, muffins; everything's turned out great thus far.


30 Second ManicureYou will keep this little one ounce container with you all the time! You just brush the oil on your cuticles and rub it in.


Blessing Bags

Blessing BagsBlessing Bags to keep in the car when you pass homeless people. Something special you can do with your children or grandchildren to teach them about caring/giving for those in need!


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Uses for Surplus SurplicesA number of eBay sellers stock second hand surplices cheaply. All that gathered white cotton can very easily be upcycled into a nightdress (add broderie anglaise), tunic for re-enactment, dirndl blouse, or Victorian style pinafore. And they usually take dye well.


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Save Ramen Noodle Flavor PacketsI empty the packets into clean salt shakers, using each flavour separately. That way, you can use a little to add a bit of spice to many dishes.


"clean" dishwasher magnet

Easiest Dishwasher MagnetThis is the easiest dishwasher magnet to make and will last for years. Take a clean plastic lid (I used an icing lid) and cut the edge off. Write "clean" on one side and "dirty" on the other with a Sharpie marker. Use stick-on magnets with a really strong adhesive. Stick one on one side and one on the other.


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Rubbing Alcohol for Cleaning Hard Water SpotsI was having trouble getting water spots off my windows until my neighbor suggested using alcohol. I used 91% rubbing alcohol from the drugstore that I already had in the house and paper towels. I didn't even have to scrub. The spots came off like magic.


closeup of finished bracelet

Sherbet Swirl Friendship BraceletBracelets are getting so popular. I decided I just had to try one of these for myself. This is really fun to do, very inexpensive too. What great gifts! Or they make a nice project for a slumber party. In addition to simple braiding, this has wrapped twisting knots that give it a really nice effect.


closeup of flower

Toxicity of the Moonflower Vine (Ipomoea Alba)The moonflower vine (which will be considered Ipomoea alba throughout this post) is a beautiful plant; a bit mysterious, too. I have read numerous internet accounts of this vine. The most consistent fact in these accounts is the inconsistency in their 'facts'.


orange and yellow blooms

Hot Red Mexican Bird of Paradise TreeMy first time to ever see such a beautiful bloom on a plant. I got home and read the label and it says, no water preferably full sun, tree gets 10 foot wide by maybe up to 15 foot tall! I said you're kidding, I've already planted it into my yard, but only six inches away from my fence OMG what to do?


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Wait to Buy OnlineWhen you buy online, leave the item in your cart for a few days without actually buying it. Many times, the company will email you with a discount to entice you to purchase the product they think you forgot about.


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Use Measuring Cup to Grease Baking PansIf you are using liquid oil in your recipe such as brownies, take the measuring cup that you used to measure the oil and turn it upside down in the baking pan while you are mixing the brownies.


Leo and Lola (Pit Bull)

Leo and Lola (Pit Bull)Lola (brown) and Leo (black) eventually make their way to my bed just about every night. They snuggle up against my back and Leo rests his head on my neck, and Lola on my hip.



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Curtain Color Advice?I have a soft grey wall in my dining room. My rug has a deep red, tan, and a hint of soft grey trim in it. What color should my curtains be?


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Dyeing Hair Two Colors?May I dye my hair and then my ends in two different colours? I wanna dye my full hair blond and then my ends pastel pink. Is it still possible to do that on one day or is it too dangerous for my hair?


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Activities for Birthday Sleepover?My birthday is coming up and I don't know what to do. I was going with the sleepover theme, but I don't know what to do for activities. I'm not a girly girl, but I'm not a tom-boy. I want to have 6 friends over.


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Chevy Silverado Heater Not Working?I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado. The AC works fine, but when I turn on the heat it blows only lukewarm air at best. It is hot when the blower is off. I have not checked anything as of yet. I was told the actuator may be stuck. Is there a way to determine if it is the heater core or the actuator?


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Daycare Name Ideas?My name is Kelsey Griggs I would like to come up with something using a nick name or my name.


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