December 14, 2015

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Fixing Fluorescent Lights

Fixing Fluorescent LightsThis is a page about fixing fluorescent lights. Before tossing out a fluorescent light that seems to be broken, try some of these tips to repair it.


Paper Mache Hot Air Balloon

Making a Paper Mache Hot Air BalloonThis page is about making a paper mache hot air balloon. You can make a cute little paper mache hot air balloon with just newspaper strips, flour, water, paints, and an inflated balloon.


Home Security Without an Alarm System

Home Security Without an Alarm SystemNot everyone wants to deal with a complicated or expensive alarm system. There are numerous things you can do to secure your home without an alarm system. This is a page about home security without an alarm system.


Three Step Crochet Scarf

Making a Three Step Crochet ScarfThis is a page about three step crochet scarf. A good project for someone beginning to crochet. This pattern will create a unique, fun and useful scarf.


Cooking a Turkey With a Brine

How to Make Moist Turkey With a BrineBrining a turkey before cooking it, can help keep the meat moist and flavorful. This page contains tips for making a moist turkey using a brine.


Making a Pinecone Penguin

Making a Pinecone PenguinThis is a page about making a pine cone penguin. With all of the pine cones on the ground, now is the perfect time to make some of these cute little penguins.


Softening Hard Powder Drink Mix

Softening Hard Powdered Drink Mix?This is a page about softening hard powdered drink mix. Breaking up hardened drink mix powder makes it easier to measure and prepare drinks.


Decoupage Scrabble Tile Earrings

Decoupage Scrabble Tile EarringsThis page is about decoupage Scrabble tile earrings.The square wood pieces of a Scrabble game can be reused in a variety of craft projects. Decoupage special images to them to create unique earrings.


Christmas Reindeer Headband

Making a Christmas Reindeer HeadbandA festive reindeer head decoration you can make to wear and share at holiday gatherings. This page is about making a Christmas reindeer headband.


Ceiling Fan

Repairing a Wobbly Ceiling FanThis is a page about repairing a wobbly ceiling fan. If your ceiling fan is wobbling, there could be several reasons. Fortunately, most causes of a wobbly ceiling fan are easily fixed after some basic troubleshooting.


Repairing a PFAFF Sewing Machine

Repairing a Pfaff Sewing Machine?This is a page about repairing a Pfaff sewing machine. Pfaff sewing machines are great machines. If repaired and maintained properly, they can last a very long time.


Pipe Cleaner Bunny Finger Puppets

Making Pop Pom and Pipe Cleaner Finger PuppetsThis is a page about making pipe cleaner bunny finger puppets. These simple finger puppets are made out of just a few supplies, but are sure to give your kids hours of fun.


Gingerbread Man Christmas Card

Making Gingerbread Man CardsMaking your own Christmas cards is a perfect way to add a personal touch to the greeting cards you send out during the holiday's. This is a page about gingerbread man card.


Use Your Washer To Keep Drinks Cold

Using Your Washing Machine as Drink CoolerThis unique idea is great for keeping a large amount of drinks cold, if you don't have an ice chest handy. This is a page about use a washing machine as a drink cooler.


Making a Paper Plate Christmas Collage Teaser

Making a Paper Plate Christmas CollageThis page is about making a paper plate Christmas collage. Kids of all ages love to decorate paper plates. Create unique, artistic expressions of your holiday cheer.


Making a Felt Christmas Light Garland

Making a Felt Christmas Light GarlandThis is a page about making a felt Christmas light garland. This festive Christmas light garland would look great on the tree, in a window, or hung across the mantle.


Making a Recycled Vinyl Record Tablet Holder

Making a Recycled Vinyl Record Tablet HolderThis is a page about ipad/tablet vinyl record case. Recycle an old record by heating it to form a display case. It can be used for an iPad, tablet, or used as a holder for mail or magazines.


Reindeer and Snowman Gift Tags

Making Reindeer and Snowman Gift TagsMaking your own gift tags is a great way to personalize your Christmas gifts. This is a page about reindeer and snowman gift tags.


Refrigerator Drip Pan Fills with Water

Refrigerator Drip Pan Fills with Water?Your refrigerator has a drip pan to catch any internal condensation run off. If this pan is constantly full or overflowing, you may need to have your refrigerator serviced. This is a page about refrigerator drip pan fills with water.


Milk Jug Ring Earrings

Making Milk Jug Ring EarringsThis is a page about making milk jug ring earrings. With a little bit of creativity, the rings at the top of milk jugs can be transformed into a neat pair of earrings.


A sewing machine making repairs.

Repairing Thermal Backing on CurtainsThis is a page about repairing thermal backing on curtains. Over time, the sun can destroy the thermal backing on curtains. Repairing the backing can extend the life of the curtains.


Mashed Potato Waffles

Mashed Potato WafflesMashed potatoes seem to be a staple food this time of year. The next time you have some left over, try turning them into delicious waffles. This is a page about making mashed potato waffles.


Reheating Pancakes

Reheating PancakesMaking extra pancakes and reheating them later can make grabbing breakfast quick and easy. Heating them up properly will prevent them from drying out or getting rubbery. This is a page about reheating pancakes.


Determining the Value of Silver Jewelry

Determining the Value of Silver JewelryThis is a page about determining the value of silver jewelry. The value of most jewelry is determined by the value of the metal it is made out of. The value of silver is ever changing and is based on its weight and purity.


Popsicle Stick Penguin

Making a Popsicle Stick PenguinThis is a page about making a popsicle stick penguin. This project turn plain popsicle sticks into this adorable penguin decoration.


Snowman Place Setting

Making a Snowman Place SettingSpread holiday cheer all the way to the dinner table with a decorative place setting. This is a page about snowman place setting.


A plate of cooked turkey.

Keeping Cooked Turkey MoistCooked turkey has a tendency to dry out, but that can be prevented if cooked properly. This is a page about keeping cooked turkey moist.


Kitchen With Cherry Cabinets

Paint Color Advice for a Kitchen With Cherry...This is a page about kitchen paint advice with cherry cabinets. Choosing the right wall paint color with dark wood cabinets can make a big difference in the look of your kitchen.


Miniature Pumpkin Pies

Making Miniature Pumpkin PiesThese mini pies offer the perfect ratio of crust to pie and let you have a taste without getting too full. This is a page about miniature pumpkin pies.


Anniversary Gift Ideas for a Boyfriend

Anniversary Gift Ideas for a BoyfriendThis page contains anniversary gift ideas for a boyfriend. It can be tough to find just the right anniversary gift for your boyfriend. Here are some ideas that might be helpful.


Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

Health Benefits of Oregano Oil?Oregano oil is derived from the leaves and flowers of the oregano plant. It is believed to be useful in treating nail fungus, parasites and infections, and alleviating cold symptoms, just to name a few. This is a page about the health benefits of oregano oil.


Making Fleece Hand Warmers

Making Fleece Hand WarmersKeep your hands toasty this winter, by making a set of these reusable fleece hand warmers. This is a page about making fleece hand warmers.


No-Sew Tin Can Pincushion

Making a No-Sew Tin Can PincushionThis is a page about no sew tin can pincushion. An easy project that recycles a can and creates a pin cushion to have handy for all your sewing and craft needs.


Shredded Wheat & Eggs Recipes

Shredded Wheat & Eggs RecipesThis old fashioned breakfast dish is a yummy alternative to eggs and toast. This page contains recipes for shredded wheat and eggs.



A burgundy and black scarf displayed on a mannequin head.

Picot Crochet Infinity ScarfThis infinity scarf is composed mainly of a slanted shell stitch. It is textured and warm. It is edged in large picots, giving it an elegant feel. Have fun!


Fuzzy Helping Trim the Tree

Fuzzy Helping Trim the TreeShe seems to think that sitting on the ornaments will help them get onto the tree.


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Easy Dusting for the ElderlyI have a lot of trouble bending and doing my "low down" chores. This morning I devised a way to dust the under portion of DH's desk. I lowered my chair to the lowest height, took my dust cloth and draped it over one foot and voila! a dust free underside of the desk!


closeup of necklace on mannequin

Easy Peasy Crocheted Chain NecklaceIf you know how to chain and single crochet, you can make this necklace! This is a perfect little project to showcase more expensive yarns. Who can't use another necklace?


Crocheted Wrist Corsage for American Girl Doll - closeup of cowl on doll

American Girl Doll Crocheted CowlWarm and fuzzy, your dolly will be all set for winter when she has this on! This will fit any 18" doll remake.


finished project

Crochet Tiara HeadbandWith an inexpensive headband that can be purchased in multi-packs from the dollar store, you can create a cute tiara for that special little princess in your life!


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Brillo Pads for Clean Stainless Steel SinksAfter several years of using harsh agents to clean my stainless steel sinks and destroying my hands in the process I have started using Brillo type soap pads (store brand of course). My hands are getting better and the sinks look fantastic!


A wooden frame with a heart shaped opening, decorated with two state outlines and a quote.

Wooden "Long Distance Friend" FrameThis is one of the easiest gifts to make. Take a dollar tree frame, put in some time and a fav' photo and you are set.


Balloon Snowball Fight

Balloon Snowball FightEnjoy the fun of a snowball fight in the warmth of your home by using balloons. Simply blow up a bunch of white balloons and let the fun begin. The balloons will keep the destruction of your valuables to a minimum and no one will get hurt either. We recently did this at our son's 2nd birthday party and he loved it!


finished gift tag on lime green background

Button and Bow Gift TagThis cute gift tag is quick to make and looks really professional. Make it for your own gifts or to sell at fairs. You can even use all recycled stuff. For instance, cut a square of card from a used greetings card, take the cloth from an old skirt or shirt, use buttons from an old cardigan and ribbon from a gift set.



white china with small floral design

Value of Incomplete Royalton China Set?I have a incomplete china dish set. How much is it worth? It was made by Royalton China Co. It is translucent porcelain fine china E. G. 3301 YD. I want to sell it, but have no idea what is worth. It was passed down from an aunt.


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House and Business Cleaning Business Name Ideas?I am trying to come up with a promised and reliable name for a cleaning business. It could include something like heavenly, on time, reliable, joyfully, spotless, etc.


blue and green budgies in a cage

Determining the Sex of Budgies?What is the sex of my birds? How can you tell if you have a male or a female? I would like them to have some babies.


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Dog Not Eating?Our white Shih Tzu isn't eating. She's drinking a little, but we can't figure out why she's not eating and getting weaker. She's also grunting and coughing. Anyone know why she might be doing this?


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Living Room Accessory Color Ideas?My walls are cream, curtains beige, and the lounge suite is chocolate brown. I feel I need to brighten the room up a bit, but have no idea what to do.


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