April 5, 2016

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Videos

Yarn Wrapped Carrot

Yarn Wrapped CarrotThese yarn wrapped carrots are an adorable soft decoration for Easter or spring. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Beaded Safety Pin Bracelet

Beaded Safety Pin BraceletThese customizable bracelets are a great project for kids and young adults. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Articles

Chip sitting on woman's shoulder

Chip (Squirrel)Two baby squirrels (Chip and Dale) fell from a tree late last fall and my husband and I bottle-fed them and kept them inside over the winter. We just released them back out this week.

 

Honey Lemon Cake

Honey Lemon CakeI came up with this cake when my husband had the flu and asked, "Why do all things honey lemon have to be medicine?" Let's just say that's been remedied. This cake is very moist and always hits the spot. I've gotten asked for the recipe by everyone who has tried it, even non-bakers. I used an amazing local honey from Washington state, but I have been successful making this using all kinds of honey (squeezy bear, too).

 

40th Birthday Posters and Photos

40th Birthday Posters and PhotosI was looking for some creative ways to display photos of my husband as decorations for his 40th birthday party. I created these large posters using Photoshop and had them printed at Costco. I decided that after the party I would use them at home so I also invested in frames for them.

 

Signed Record Party Keepsake

Signed Record Party KeepsakeI wanted my husband to have something to remember who came to his party so I made got everyone to sign this customized record.

 

Record Table Centerpiece

Record Table CenterpieceI threw an 80s themed birthday for my husband's 40th birthday party. I was looking for a simple table centerpiece idea and wanted it to incorporate vinyl records.

 

VHS Tape Candy Bouquet

VHS Tape Candy BouquetI had a lot of VHS tapes laying around and decided that they would make a great vase for an 80's (and 90's) themed candy bouquet!

 

VHS Tape Container

VHS Tape ContainerI made this tabletop container for my husband's birthday, using VHS tapes. I used it to hold plates and utensils at the party. It will find a new purpose at home, but I am not sure what that will be yet. :)

 

Multiple white flowers around central stem

Innocence FlowerThis is a page about innocence flower. This beautiful white flower with a hint of pink appears to be a musk mallow.

 

Cassette Tape Lamp

Cassette Tape LampMy husband recently turned 40 years old and I wanted to make him a present that captured some memories from his childhood. I saw some ideas for making a lamp out of cassette tapes and thought it was the perfect gift for him!

 

pretty yellow rose with darker center

Sunshine Yellow RoseThis yellow rose is something I look forward to when visiting my mother-in-law's at the lake. It always reminds me of sunshine and most of all to be grateful for the little things the Lord has provided to all of us!

 

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Start Small Project To Combat InsomniaI am no sleep expert, but I have had insomnia for years. I have discovered if I get out of bed (usually around midnight for me) and organize my desk, or a closet or a room, I can get back to sleep easily.

 

Soda Can Lantern as Outdoor Decor

Soda Can Lantern as Outdoor DecorThis is how to recycle a soda can into a cute little lantern and use as outdoor decor.

 

Beer and Snacks Bouquet

Beer and Snacks BouquetThis beer and snacks bouquet is the perfect gift and can be easily customized!

 

dogs sleeping together

Jade, Gus, and TonkaJade was a rescue 7 1/2 years ago, Gus is a granddog who came to live with us for a temp visit and never went home 3 1/2 years ago, Tonka was an adopted dog from birth 13 years ago (Tonka passed away last year 2015 and "Oh how we miss her").

 

Questions

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Transmission of Parvo to PuppiesThe mother had parvo about 3 years ago and now has a litter of puppies. I was told that as long as they were nursing they would be immune to the parvo. My question is what about after they are not nursing anymore. Are they going to have parvo? I'm very scared about this.

 

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Children's Survivor Benefits Going to Noncustodial ParentThe children's father passed away in 2013 so his 2 kids get survivor benefits, but in November of 2015 the mother called for us to get the children. She is getting the money every month saying it's hers, but does not provide for the kids. Is this okay to do?

 

lobe leafed plant coming up in pot next to dead stem

What Is This Houseplant?I received this plant from my mother. I don't know what it is and neither does she.

 

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Repairing a George Foreman GrillWe have a George Foreman grill that has just decided to stop working. I've tried to change the fuse, but am unable to as the plug can't be opened. I've unscrewed the screws, but the plug can't be separated.

 

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Previously House Trained Dog Pooping InsideI have a 3yr old Boxer named Harley and recently every day when I come home from school I always find a pile. I really don't know what to do cause he's housed trained. He's never done this until now. I don't know why or what is causing him to do this.

 

grey puppy

What Breed Are My Puppies?I would like to know your views on my pups' quality and breed.

 

pink flowering cyclamen

What Is This Plant?I received this plant from a friend recently. It is now thriving. What is the name of this plant please?

 

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Removing Hair Color Stains on SinkI will really appreciate it if someone has advice on how to take out hair color from a white basin top?

 

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Fundraising Ideas for a Town PartyI want to throw a party for a town, but we don't have enough money to buy all the supplies. How could we raise the money?

 

cover page in German

Value of EncyclopediaI have a set of Meyers Konversations -Lexikon 1909 editions volumes 1-19. I am curious as to their value, if any?

 

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Using Curtains with Window BlindsI have blinds on my window. Would you put a sheer scarf valance or drapes?

 

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Donating Swim Team TrophiesI am affiliated with a swim team and I have tons of trophies we do not want to throw away. Can you advise? Special Olympics does not want them. I live in Houston, Texas.

 

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