January 21, 2016

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Recycled Tile Bookends

Making Recycled Tile BookendsThis is a page about making recycled tile bookends. Using either new or leftover wall tiles, you can make a cute and inexpensive set of bookends.


Super Mario Brothers Costume

Making a Super Mario Brothers CostumeThis is a page about making a Super Mario Brothers costume. Dress your trick-or-treater up as one of their favorite video game characters.


Penguin Knife and Fork Envelope

Making a Penguin Cutlery HolderThis is a page about making a penguin cutlery holder. Dress up your holiday table with this cute little penguin cutlery envelope.


finished gift tag on lime green background

Making a Button and Bow Gift TagThis is a page about making a button and bow gift tag. Using homemade gift tags is like giving a second little gift.


Finished tile trivet project (square format).

Making a Greeting Card TrivetOld greeting cards can be used in many crafts. Use a favorite one to make a unique trivet. This is a page about making a greeting card trivet.


Leather Belt Bracelets

Making Leather Belt BraceletsMake a unique bracelet using an old belt. This is a page about making leather belt bracelets.


Toilet Paper Origami Fan

Making a Toilet Paper Origami FanThis is a page about making a toilet paper origami fan. Add a decorative touch to your bathroom decor with this easy origami toilet paper fan.


Creamy Ham Carrot Parsnip Soup

Creamy Ham, Carrot, and Parsnip SoupA great way to use up leftover ham is a root vegetable soup. This page contains creamy ham carrot parsnip soup.


Model Magic Clay Pens

Making Model Magic Clay PensThis is a page about making Model Magic clay pens. Air dry clay is a great product to use in making decorated pens to use as gifts or for yourself.


Boho Hat Form

Making a Boho Hat FormThis is a page about making a boho hat form. Create a one of a kind hat form to display your favorite hats.


Homemade Cookie Butter

Homemade Cookie ButterThis is a page about homemade cookie butter. A sweet spread that is easy to make at home for a fraction of the retail cost.


closeup of necklace on mannequin

Making a Crocheted Chain NecklaceThis is a page about making a crocheted chain necklace. Using a couple of simple crochet stitches you can make this pretty necklace.



Chocolate Orange Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Orange Fudge BrowniesMy husband and I are huge fans of Terry's Chocolate Oranges, the orange shaped chocolate balls that have a yummy hint of orange. I made this recipe out of the blue and it turned out WAY better than I thought it would. It is so elegant, rich and super easy to make. My version only has five ingredients.


Crispiest Roast Chicken

Crispiest Roast ChickenOne thing I love is when I bite into roast chicken and the skin is as crisp as a potato chip and not soggy or gummy. With this simple method, you can get your chicken super crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside, without having to use added fats.



photo of computer screen

Create a Computer Index for Your RecipesOver a period of 50 years or more, I have collected many good recipes. Some I have written down and stuffed in a zip lock bag and some are on index cards in a small photo album. Plus, I have a large collection of recipe books and two recipe file boxes full. It can be a problem finding the one I want.


bowl of shredded coconut

How To Make Fresh Shredded CoconutEveryone loves fresh coconut to eat, for making cakes, and to use for a topping on different desserts. However, most people just buy packages of coconut to use at home. I personally find that making your own fresh shredded coconut is so much better than buying it in the store.


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Oxygen Based Cleaner for Removing LabelsTry this to get labels off of glass jars. Fill a pot or bucket with very hot water, a few squeezes of Dawn dish soap, and a scoop or two of an Oxygen Based Cleaner.


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Avon Bath Powder for Refreshing Your Mattress30 years ago, I started sprinkling Avon bath powder on my rugs to keep them fresh. After a few minutes, I vacuumed it up. I use it on top of my mattress cover rubbing in the powder before putting on the sheets. There is now a spray for on your covers, couch, etc. However, it left a wet film. The powder doesn't.


Bo (German Shepherd/Husky)

Bo (German Shepherd/Husky)When he was a puppy someone left him in the park and I brought him home. He likes to jog, eat, and lay around.



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Removing Water Stains from Suede Upholstery?How do I remove water stains from suede dining room chair covers?


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Neighbor's Dogs Died of Parvo?I'm looking for advice about parvo. Our neighbors' 2 new puppies have died from parvo. They buried the pups on our fence line. I'm concerned for my dogs. Both up to date with all vaccines and always have been, but our female may be pregnant.


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How Long Should I Wait Before Re-dyeing My Hair?I had just dyed my hair black with permanent hair dye about 4-5 weeks ago. I love it, but I really miss the colorful hair. So if I were to redye it with red hair dye would it be OK


Discontinued Graham and Brown Wallpaper

Discontinued Graham and Brown Wallpaper?I am trying to find a roll of wallpaper that is over 10 years old and discontinued. It's a Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen design in vinyl made by Graham & Brown. I contacted them with the picture, they say the name is "Desire".


What Breed Is My Dog?

What Breed Is My Dog?I have been all over the internet to try and figure out what dog breed this is. The closest I could come is a Irish Wolfhound. This dog though is a lot smaller. It stands to the average human about knee high.


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