January 11, 2016

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planter before adding soil

Recycled Plastic Bottle Herb PlantersThis is a simple recycled plastic bottle project that will allow you to grow your herbs year round. Furthermore, the herb planters are easy to care for and don't need to be watered daily.


Shabby Chic Gift Tag - two gift tags

Shabby Chic Gift TagThis is such a pretty and fashionably messy gift tag. You don't have to make yours exactly the same. After making one, I hope I have encouraged you to design your own. Have a search around to see what bits and pieces you have to make one in your own unique style.


Maya with man

Naya (German Shepherd Rottweiler...Naya was given to me for my birthday in 2005. She was 7 weeks old when I received her. Naya loves to go to our organic garden and run around and play in the river. Her second favorite thing to do is to go swimming and chase coconuts in the lagoon.


woman's hands displaying her nails

Broken Glass Geometric Nail ArtGeometric designs have been all the range for quite some time. I've seen geometric nail art decals and broken glass designs a lot lately. Here's how to make your own at home with the basics. I used leftover holographic Christmas wrapping paper I had bought at the 99 cent store. You can use any thin shiny paper.


Washcloth Travel Toothbrush  Holder - with toothpaste tube showing

Washcloth Travel Toothbrush HolderThis simple toothbrush holder is perfect for taking on your next vacation. Simply fill it with toothpaste and toothbrushes, roll it up, and pack it in your luggage.


Tomato Plants planted with Marigolds

Marigolds to Control Bugs on Your Tomato PlantsThe marigold flower is the best way to control bugs on your tomato plants. The roots of the flower control the bugs in the soil and the flower will protect your plants from bug infestation. When you plant your tomato plants in the ground, surround them with marigold flowers.


Easy Way To String Tomatoes, Cucumbers, or Green Beans

Easy Way To String Tomatoes,...One of the most difficult parts about gardening and growing your own vegetable is stringing them up to keep them off the ground. A lot of people will use a garden trellis or pole to keep their green beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes off the ground. However, I find that making an open A-frame enclosure works best.


green rose

Zipper RoseTake new or old zippers and turn then into roses as decorations or pins.


hemmed jeans

Hemming Jeans Like a ProThere is a way to hem jeans that preserves the original stitching. In my area it is called a "special hem", and costs a lot extra if the store or a seamstress does it. Not only is the original stitching saved, but you do not cut any excess fabric away.


Sweet Lollipop Valentine's Day Arrangement

Sweet Lollipop Valentine's Day...This Valentine's Day, make a sweet arrangement for your Cupid to tell him just how much you love him. Add a special touch to the arrangement by using lollipops instead of real flowers, and make sure that he knows he is your sweetheart.



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Using a Traverse Rod for Curtain with Grommets?I am replacing my pinch pleated drapes for the ones with grommets and am wondering if there is a way to still use the traverse rods I have.


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Kitchen Cupboard Paint Color Advice?I have a dated kitchen and I want to paint the cupboards. My counters are cream and the backsplash is light green tile. I want to put in a new laminate floor that looks like a medium wood color. I am not sure what color to paint cupboards and what type of paint to use.


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Getting Rid of Yellow Jackets Inside?I am finding several yellow jackets in the house in the winter season. They are very slow acting.


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Sewing Machine Not Picking Up Bobbin...Why is stitching not appearing on my portable mini sewing machine? It's not taking thread from lower bobbin also. Please help me.


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14th Birthday Party Ideas?I am turning 14 in a month and I don't have a clue for what I could do. I am not a mani and pedi type girl. My mom doesn't want to spend much money, probably $30 at the most. There are only going to be 3 - 4 girls. Anyone have any ideas?


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Getting Smell Out of New Suede Boots?I ordered these gorgeous boots; they are non-returnable and smell like motor oil. I have sprayed everything I can think of without taking the suede off and left them out over night. It did help some, but they still have a terrible odor.


Sturdy Toys for Pit Bull

Sturdy Toys for Pit Bull?Our lovable 3-year-old Pit Bull is very hard to purchase toys for. She likes toys that squeak, but nothing like the squeaky animals, because they are destroyed in minutes. Any ideas for fun toys that would stand up to tough chewing?


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Hotel Sleepover Birthday Party Ideas?I want to have sleepover at a hotel for my birthday and I am having 6 friends including me, but I don't know what to do at the hotel besides swimming.


reddish dog on carpet runner

House Trained Dog Pooping and Peeing...My dog is a Shepherd mix. She has been pooping and peeing on new or clean carpet. It's always in the same hallway and it's everytime we rug clean the carpet. Otherwise she is fully house trained.


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Pattern for Prayer Quilt Squares?I love the prayer quilt that is featured on here, the one with different squares. My question is where can I get a copy of the pattern for the different squares?


What Is This Snake?

What Is This Snake?Does anyone know what kind of snake this is?


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Bathroom Towel Color Advice?I am buying a new home, there is a bathroom just for guest to use. I am having a color issue. There are grayish cabinets, brown tile, beige walls, and brown counters. What color towels should I buy? I want to at least make it pop.



Window Treatment Advice?We just bought a new house and I am not much of a decorator. I need some help on what's best to put on these windows, in the kitchen and the living area. We will get a brown living room set and a brown dining room set as shown.


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17th Birthday Party Ideas?I will be turning 17 on the 26th of this month. I wanna have a party that doesn't cost a lot of money. I was planning on inviting girls/guys and my boyfriend. I was thinking a small party at my house with pizza, music, and games, but I feel that will be boring. What should I do?


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Value of Reel Push Mower?I purchased a used reel push mower in 1980. It has a 14 1/2inch cutting blade, five blades and the wheels are Pennette Ball Bearing #Z101-SN R1510.A.14. Does anyone know the manufacturer, its current value, or where a spare part can be obtained when needed?


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