December 10, 2015

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Making a Scrubbie Cubbie

Making a Scrubbie CubbieThis is a page about making a scrubbie cubbie. This easy to make solution for storing cleaning items between uses, is perfect for keeping your kitchen organized.


Making Poached Eggs

Making Poached EggsPoached eggs are a breakfast food enjoyed by many people. Here are some recipes for making the perfect poached egg. This is a page about poaching eggs.


A pile of colorful plastic bags.

Making Yarn From Plastic BagsThis is a page about making yarn from plastic bags. Yarn made from plastic shopping bags, can be used to create wonderful craft project. It's easy and a great way to recycle.


Preventing Heartworms in Dogs

How Do Dogs Get Heartworms?This is a page about preventing heartworms in dogs. Heartworms are hard to treat and can be deadly to dogs. It is important to understand how dogs contract heartworms and how to prevent them.


Making a Book Pages Christmas Wreath Teaser

Making a Christmas Wreath with Book PagesThis is a page about making a Christmas wreath with book pages. A beautiful and unique wreath can be created using the pages from an old book.


Making a Paper Plate Flying Disc

Making a Paper Plate Flying DiscThis is a page about making a rainy day flying disc. Finding indoor activities for a rainy day can be a challenge. This flying disc can be enjoyed inside without the risk of broken windows.


Making a Clothes Hanger Wire Organizer

Making a Clothes Hanger Wire OrganizerThis is a page about wire hanging shelf. Wire coat hangers have so many organizational uses. This tip will help you keep wires and cords untangled and organized.


Make Rice with Half the Calories Teaser

Making Rice with Half the CaloriesThis is a page about making rice with half the calories. By following this simple recipe, you can reduce the calories in your rice by changing how the rice is metabolized when eaten.


Paper Plate Dream Catcher

Making a Paper Plate Dream CatcherThis is a page about making a paper plate dream catcher. Native American dream catchers are created using a circular frame, with webbing in the middle. It is then adorned with feathers and beads. It is a craft, regularly made by non-native people, for use as a decoration.



Crochet Shell Flower - finished flower

Crochet Shell FlowerThis flower works up quickly and incorporates the feminine shell pattern. It is great for headbands, purses, barrettes, etc.


Crocheted Beanie Hat for American Girl Doll

Crocheted Beanie Hat for American Girl DollThis will fit an American Girl doll, or any 18" doll remake. Winter is upon us, even dolly needs to stay warm!


Basic Crochet Winter Headband

Basic Crochet Winter HeadbandThis is a basic winter headband. It's quick, easy, and warm. You may adorn with flowers, feathers, gems, etc. or leave as is. You'll want one in every color!


Crocheted Slippers for American Girl Doll

Crocheted Slippers for American Girl DollThese will fit an American Girl doll or any 18" doll remake. Fast and cute slippers for your baby!


Reindeer and Snowman Gift Tags

Reindeer and Snowman Gift TagsThis year, make Christmas character gift tags and add a fun element to your gifts. The instructions below will show you how to make reindeer and snowman gift tags, but let you imagination run wild. You can make a penguin or Santa gift tag in the same way.


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Scrape Crumbs off TabletopIf your table is beautifully decorated and would be difficult to undo just to shake it out, use a credit card or business card to scrape those crumbs into a dust pan or some type of container. I also use the same method when removing pins after quilting, although I admit that the crumbs are much more cooperative!


Crocheted Dress for American Girl Doll

Crocheted Dress for American Girl DollThis little dress will fit an American Girl Doll or any 18" doll remake. Put a smile on your favorite little girl's face and expand her baby's wardrobe! This project uses a simple double crochet stitch only and is suitable for beginners.


rally polly

Caring for Rolly Pollies (Pill Bugs)Rolly pollies, also known as pill bugs, aren't insects. They are more like shrimp, crabs, and lobsters. They need a moist environment, so put a few drops of water in. Add some rocks or dirt to let the roly pollies hide in. They like to eat lettuce, squash, carrots, apples, cardboard, paper, or a bit of chips.


Thick Crocheted Slippers - on child's feet

Thick Crocheted SlippersThese cozy slippers are crocheted with a Q hook and 3 strands of yarn. They will fit girls size 3-4 best. If you can half double crochet, you can make these!


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Poaching EggsA skillet with a lid is needed. Add water to about 1 inch or 1and a half inches. Put the lid on the skillet, and bring the water to a boil. Then reduce the heat to simmer, making certain that the skillet has smoldery, foggy water inside of it, kind of like a "spa."


Crocheted Wrist Corsage for American Girl Doll

Crocheted Wrist Corsage for American...This will fit an American Girl Doll or any 18" doll remake. A little fancy schmancy for her next party.


Gift bows made from paper muffin liners.

Muffin Case (Liner) Gift BowsUse these simple, but effective, bows to adorn your wrapped gifts and make them look super special. You can use muffin cases, cupcake cases, or mini cupcake cases for different sizes of bows. They are so easy to make.


closeup of doll wearing the finished headband

Crocheted Headband for American Girl DollThis will fit an American Girl doll, or any 18" doll remake. Just a little bling for her cute little head.



Graham & Brown Superfresco Wallpaper

Graham & Brown Superfresco Wallpaper?Does anyone have one or two rolls of Graham & Brown Superfresco wallpaper pattern number 13104? It looks like the above.


potted plant on table

What Is This Houseplant?How do you care for it?


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Curtain Color Advice?We recently purchased taupe couches which have sage green and gray pillows. We went with a sage green bold area rug. But I am confused about the curtains, we have very high ceilings. I want to do sheer curtains. I have my mind set on sheer white or sheer ivory curtains, will that work?


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Feeding Urinary Tract Cat Food to Both Cats?I have multiple cats. The male is prone to urinary tract infections and has had two surgeries, which are very expensive. He has to eat the special food, but doesn't like it. My female cat loves it. Is it OK for me to let her eat this special food, as she eats his food and he tries to eat her food.


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Christian Name for Childcare Center?What would be a good name that I could use for a Christian based center? I have worked in childcare for 19 years and now am looking to open my own. I want it to have a Christian based curriculum and for the children to learn and prosper.


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Concern Over Power of Attorney and Will?My aunt had a law firm set up her estate and living will. She left a trusted friend with power of attorney and as executor to her estate. 3 months later I read the will and the lawyers had left themselves in the will as the POA and executor. Red flag! What should I do?


plant with perhaps long ribbed buds

What Is This Garden Plant?Can anyone tell me what this plant is?


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