December 8, 2015

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Fabric Pinecone Decorations

Fabric Pinecone DecorationsThese pretty Christmas decorations can be made to hang on the tree by adding a ribbon hanger or used in a cluster on a table top. My daughter and I made them for ourselves and as a gift for her friend.


Granny Square Afghans from Leftover Yarn

Granny Square Afghans from Leftover YarnI enjoy making afghans for a charity group called Project Linus. I make large granny square afghans out of the scrap yarn and add to my squares as I get new colors from the donations. It is fun to try to coordinate the color scheme or just to add colors to get a new pattern.


Pill Organizers for Jewelry

Pill Organizers for JewelryWeekday pill organizers like the one pictured can be used to plan what earrings will be worn on which day of the week. Bobby pins fit also fit in this particular one, and rings as well.


closeup of fleece

Fleece Infinity ScarfHere is a beautiful, yet warm, infinity scarf made out of cozy, soft fleece.


Christmas card with four felt sugar cookies

Sugar Cookie Christmas CardFind some inspiration from the kitchen for this Christmas card. Make a card with mock sugar cookies. Decorate the "cookies" with bows and rhinestones, and spread some festive cheer to friends and family.


A dinner roll in a red bowl.

Cook Frozen Dinner Rolls in the MicrowaveJust like many of the other foods I warm daily in the microwave, frozen dinner rolls are great hot out of the microwave as well. I have the highest wattage microwave and, on thirty seconds, these yeast rolls are hot and ready to be enjoyed.


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Paper Towel Tubes for Organizing Hair TiesI use paper towel tubes and slip them on to the tube. When I want a certain color, they slip right off of each other, not disturbing the ones left on the tube. They sit in drawers easy. I have three of them going right now.


Potato Peel Crisps

Potato Peel CrispsMy husband calls this the epitome of Thriftyfun recipes. When you peel your potatoes, don't throw out the skins. Instead, make this super easy, super yummy appetizer. It only takes a few ingredients. As a bonus, potato skins contain all the best health benefits, packed with B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium and calcium. Score!



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Are Mylar Balloons Safe for Children?How safe is the mylar/foil balloon for children?


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Dog Peeing on Rug?Our 10 year old Shih Tzu, Paddy, pees on the rug outside our bathroom door. If we leave the door open she will pee on the bathroom rug. No rugs, no pee. What is her problem?


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What Breed Is My Dog?This is Bob, he is 12 months old. He is a rescue from Romania. Any ideas on his breed? Is he a German Shepherd mix?


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Sewing Machine Jammed?My single needle machine stop working; it jammed. The motor hums, but it seems to be locked.


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Childcare Center Name Ideas?I am in the process of opening a child care center in my home. I will also offer evening and overnight care for ages birth to 12 years old. I am having trouble with a name that speaks to all parents. I would prefer the name to have the word "passion" in it being that children are my passion.


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GFCi Outlet for Christmas Lights Keeps Tripping?I put my outdoor Xmas lights up the day after Thanksgiving. I have them connected to the GFCI plate we've used every year. The first connection is a solar sensor and then thru an extension with multiple plug-ins. It is the same setup as years past. Last evening they stopped working.


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Distinguishing Between Male and Female Finches?I have had two finches for about 3 months. When I first got them I noticed they were the only ones snuggled up to each other. Just today I noticed that one had laid an egg, but it fell to the bottom of the cage. I have no way of telling which finch is the female or male they are both white zebra finches.



Identifying a Houseplant?I have had this plant for almost 10 years. When I got it, it was just a tiny thing that could sit on my desk and it had no height. Over the years, it's grown taller and taller, but the stem? stalk? trunk? seems kind of dead towards the bottom and the bottom leaves end up dying and falling off.


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Potato Flakes to Thicken Deviled Eggs?I read the comment about thickening deviled eggs with potato flakes. I only have butter


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5 Month Old Puppy Pooping in Crate?Our 5 month old German Shepherd is pooping in her cage. She is let out every 4 hours and still always poops in her cage. Three months ago she was not doing this at all. What do I do?


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Childcare Center Slogan Ideas?I am opening an in home childcare center called Peace Haven. Can you please help me think of a slogan?


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