December 9, 2015

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"Swap Not Shop" Party Ideas

"Swap Not Shop" Party IdeasThis is a page about "swap not shop" party ideas. A thrifty and fun way to give gifts is to swap items that you already have.

 

Felt Sugar Cookie Christmas Card

Making a Felt Sugar Cookie Christmas CardThis is a page about making a felt sugar cookie Christmas card. Making your own Christmas cards is not only fun, but allows you to send unique a sentiment to friends and family. This one looks good enough to eat.

 

Potato Peel Crisps

Potato Peel CrispsThis tasty recipe uses potato peels, cheese, and your choice of seasonings to create a yummy snack. This is a page about making potato peel crisps.

 

A girlfriend giving her boyfriend a gift.

Christmas Gift Ideas for an Adult BoyfriendThis is a page about Christmas gift ideas for an adult boyfriend. Christmas is not just for children, but sometimes it is more difficult to decide on just the right gift for an adult.

 

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12 Days of Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about 12 days of Christmas gift ideas. Planning a special Christmas gift giving event based on the old Christmas song can be lots of fun.

 

finishes wreath hanging on dark background

Making a Paper Plate Christmas Tree WreathThis is a page about making a paper plate Christmas tree wreath. Here is yet another cute craft that begins with the humble paper plate. You and the kids can make this fun decoration for the holidays.

 

Videos

Embroidery Hoop Jack-O'-LanternThis is a fun and easy decoration you can make for Halloween. All you need is some scrap fabric and an embroidery hoop.

 

Felt Christmas Light Garland

Felt Christmas Light GarlandThis cute kids' craft uses felt to make a safe garland of brightly colored Christmas light bulbs on a string. Learn how to make the garland in this short video.

 

Crochet Mustache Applique

Crochet Mustache AppliqueAdd some hipster flair to your wardrobe with these simple crocheted mustache appliques. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Felt Snowflake Coaster

Felt Snowflake CoasterThese adorable snowflake coasters are made of soft absorbent felt, which is available in a variety of different colors. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

No-Cook Playdoh

No-Cook PlaydohKids love playdoh and it is easy to make at home. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Fleece Hand Warmers

Fleece Hand WarmersThese cosy hand warmers can be made with leftover fleece from crafting projects. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Felt and Ribbon Turkey

Felt and Ribbon TurkeyThis turkey has a felt body and ribbons as tail feathers. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Mini Pumpkin Candy Bouquet

Mini Pumpkin Candy BouquetThis cute pumpkin Halloween candy bouquet makes a perfect gift or office decoration.

 

Homemade Cough Drops

Homemade Cough DropsTired of buying storebought cough drops, with unknown ingredients? They are easy to make at home. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Ribbon-Covered Necklace

Ribbon-Covered NecklaceYou can make this stunning necklace at home with just a length of ribbon, some large beads, thread and needle. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Spinach Pasta Noodles

Spinach Pasta NoodlesFresh spinach noodles are a great way to sneak veggies in for picky eaters. Learn how we made them in this video.

 

VooDoo Doll Wreath

VooDoo Doll WreathThis funky and fun Halloween Voodoo Doll wreath is a fun way to decorate for the holiday. Learn how we made it in this video!

 

Butterscotch Candy Beer Mug

Butterscotch Candy Beer MugThis is a fun craft for kids to make for their beer loving dads for Father's Day. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Yo Yo Keychain

Yo Yo KeychainUse fabric yoyos and a button to make a personalized keychain. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Articles

A man holding open an empty wallet.

A Fortnight's Lost IncomeThis is a story from my past, which taught me that when you have to you can do it! It was the day after payday and I had the cash on the table, working out where it would be going. There was a knock at the door so I hid the cash. It was an hour or so before I got back to my budgeting task. Unfortunately, I had forgotten where I'd put the money!

 

Rambo, gray tabby coloration, kitty in the grass

Rambo (Domestic Shorthair)Rambo chose us. He was a tiny stray working his charm and waltzing in and out of 3 homes on our block. We couldn't really take in anymore pets at the time so we all hid from each other the fact that each of us had been secretly feeding him and bringing him in the house to sleep.

 

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Free Red Robin Chicken Burgers to Santa NamesIf your name is Nicholas or Christopher (or a female version like Christine or Nicole), you are in luck! Red Robin is kicking off their new chicken burger with a holiday inspired giveaway on Thursday, December 11th (2015). Any name that is a derivative of St. Nick or Kris Kringle will be accepted.

 

Fridge Milk Tart

Fridge Milk TartOne of my fondest childhood memories was when my mom, my sisters and I prepared baked goodies for Christmas. My favorite was when we made melktert (milk tart). Melktert is a famous South African delicacy, part of our food heritage.

 

Questions

light brown and white dog

What Breed Is My Dog?He is about 7 months old and at least 50 lbs. Any ideas? I am thinking maybe German Shepherd mix?

 

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Dressing Aids for SeniorsI'm stiff when I first wake up and it's getting harder as the years go by to put on pants, underwear, and socks. Do you use any of the dressing aids on the market? Thanks.

 

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Replacement Knob for Galloping Gourmet 707 RoasterWhere can I purchase a timer knob for Galloping Gourmet Model 707 roaster?

 

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Puppy Afraid of Construction EquipmentWe have construction going on in front of our house. My puppy wasn't afraid of it until one morning she woke and jumped in bed with me and has been scared to death since. She won't go outside and she would always go outside no problem! She paces back and forth. I try to comfort her. What to do?

 

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Cat Peeing EverywhereOur cat, Puffy, has been driving the entire family crazy with his peeing everywhere. We bought de-scenting sprays and special cleaners, which he ignored and re-marked all over the house. Some advice? I refuse neuter my cat.

 

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Singer 15 Won't Make a StitchI have a late model Singer 15, with number tension dial. I've set up a few vintage machines, but this has stumped me. The thread is being picked up from underneath, but will not form a stitch at all. When I try to sew, the thread comes off the spring. Could it be timing?

 

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Garage Light Switch Not Working ProperlyI had a BC 10 amp light switch fitted to the safety board in my garage with 2 sets of fluro lights. I thought I was turning the switch on wrong! Initially it would make a buzzing noise and sometimes would turn lights on and other times it wouldn't. Electrician says its not his wiring, it's the lights.

 

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