May 17, 2016

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Spiked Persimmon Cake

Spiked Persimmon CakeThis is a page about spiked persimmon cake. Fresh persimmons and a touch of rum or brandy make this the perfect cake to serve for the holidays or any special meal.


Brownie Bowls

Making Brownie BowlsThis is a page about making brownie bowls. If you love brownies, you will rave about these little brownie bowls that can be filled with ice cream, fruit, or your favorite accompaniment to brownies.


Four jars of flavored cooking oil.

Making Cooking Oils for GiftsThis page is about making cooking oils for gifts. A nice gift can be made by flavoring oil with herbs and putting it in a decorative bottle.


Making a Simple Crochet Headband

Making a Simple Crochet HeadbandThis is a page about making a simple crochet headband. This cute headband is very quick and easy to make; so make several in lots of colors.


Baked Salmon in Orange Juice Recipe

Baked Salmon in Orange Juice RecipeTry this sweet and savory baked salmon next time you have a nice fresh fillet. This page contains a baked salmon in orange juice recipe.


Making Veggie Monsters

Making Veggie MonstersThis is a page about making veggie monsters. These cuties are a fun variation on the traditional jack 'o lantern. They would make excellent decorations on your harvest table.


Several fish oil capsules.

Cleaning Fish Oil From Clothing and LinensThis page is about cleaning fish oil from clothing and linens. It can be a challenge to remove the stain and strong odor of fish oil.



Cassette Tape Lamp

Cassette Tape LampUnsure what to do with your old cassette tapes. How about a cool and crafty lamp? Learn how to make it in this short video.


Individual Chocolate Cakes

Individual Chocolate CakesLearn how to make them in this short video.



Snickerdoodle Wraps

Snickerdoodle WrapsYou would never guess these crispy wraps were made of flour tortillas. They are like thin cookies crossed with crepes with a creamy filling. You can use a variety of fillings like cream cheese, ricotta, or sour cream.


The Bellflower (Campanula Portenschlagiana)

The Bellflower (Campanula Portenschlagiana)I admit; I am a stickler for proper flower names. For everyday conversation, the common name is fine. But, when you plan to buy a plant or seed, usually the common name is not enough. A good example is the pictured flower. Its common name is 'bellflower'.


two clematis varieties growing together

Two ClematisThe fuchsia and white flower is clematis Little Duckling. The purple flower is clematis Jackmanii. I have rooted many Little Ducklings. I am in the process of rooting more Jackmanii.


wrapped hot chocolate spoon

Hot Chocolate SpoonsThis a brilliant idea for a simple but indulgent gift for a very special person. You don't need to be a good cook or artistic to be able to make these tasty treats. Use plastic disposable spoons if you like, but what is really nice is if you can find some fancy vintage spoons in a second hand store.



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14th Birthday Ideas?My birthday is in 16 days and I have absolutely no idea what to do. I planned on having a glow in the dark party, but I changed my mind. I just plan on hanging out with my friends and that's it. But I don't know what should we do?


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Bedroom Paint Color Advice?What color should I paint walls to go with a cream color canopy bed? It is a fairly small room and the entire house is dark, but I want to lighten it up to make the room appear larger.


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Finding Free Furniture?I was just wondering if anyone knows where I can find a foldout bed? I live with someone, just moved back home from Ohio. My daughter and I lost everything.


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Celebrating Anniversary and Birthday Together?My 5 year wedding birthday is also the day of my 50th birthday. I want to celebrate them together. I want to rent a banquet hall or pavilion for the celebration. I'm at a loss as to what I should call it.


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Bleached Permed Hair Feels Rubbery?I need advice for bleached and permed hair damage. I went for my every three month hair highlight when I decided to go blonde from brown. The stylist sold me some leave in keratin and chi oil and I went home. When I got home it looked orange. We tried to fix it and also did a perm. Now it feels rubbery.


carpet closeup

Curtain Color Advice?We purchased a furnished mobile home that has grayish-brown (not dark brown, see the pics) carpet, a burgundy recliner, a beige sofa, and off-white walls in the living room. I've had temporary Goodwill curtains hanging and I'm ready to move on with window treatments.


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11th Birthday Ideas?My 10 yr old's birthday is coming up and I need ideas. She does like spas, etc., but I would like it to be different and new. I only have roughly under a month.


dye spots on orange shirt

Clothing Bled on Itself in Wash?I have a light orange Harley Davidson cotton short sleeve shirt. It has black dye spots on the orange on the right shoulder. Can it ever come out?


hydrangeas in pots

New Hydrangeas Drooping?I live in Indiana, zone 5. I bought 2 bigleafs from a store around Mother's Day that were big and beautiful! I am having a hard time keeping them that way. My pink bigleafs are doing well. My blue ones are drooping.


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Inserting Pictures into a Glass Block?I am trying to find instructions on how to insert pictures into a glass block with river rocks in the bottom. I have searched for instructions and cannot find anything that will help me.


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Growing Cucumbers?This is my first time having such a big plot of land for a garden and I was wondering if every year I should switch where I plant my cucumbers or just add nutrients to the soil?


cat cuddling owner

Sexual Behavior in Fixed Male Cat?I have the sweetest male cat that's been fixed. We adopoted him from the Humane Society when he was 9 months old. He is the biggest sweetheart ever, a big lover. There's just one problem here! He likes having sex with my fur blanket. I want my blanket back.


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Sewing Machine Won't Sew Through Leather?I recently got a Necchi 575FA. I'm currently trying to sew a patch on leather. My machine will sew thru cottons, but with leather it will not make a stitch. I changed out my needle to a heavy duty one. I have the right foot, dusted, and oiled my machine. I'm very frustrated.


Value of Rococo Style Bedroom Set

Value of Rococo Style Bedroom Set?I have what I believe is a Rococo French series bedroom set. We got it from an estate sale like 15-20 years ago. It is unknown how long the original owner had it. I have the queen size bed with headboard and foot board, a 5 drawer tall dresser, a vanity with mirror and matching stool, and 2 night stands.


tub of frosting

Coloring Store Bought Frosting?I'm trying to make cupcakes for my son's first birthday. It's nautical themed and I'd like the cupcakes to be red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I don't have much time to make a homemade cream cheese frosting so I bought a can of it. How do I color the frosting with different shades of blue?


red hair with light streaks

Dyeing Naturally Red Hair?I am naturally a red head and I have been thinking about dyeing my hair. I keep seeing this new trend called opal hair and I'm in love. But my mother says that if I dye my hair it will never grow back to my natural red hair again.


caladium like plant with white and green leaves

What Is This Garden Plant?Does anyone know the name of this plant? It looks like a caladium, but it is a small leafed plant with a purple flower. It is an early spring perennial.


bald strip in cat's back

Cat Losing Fur?My cat has lost fur in one long straight strip on his back. He is 6.


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