October 7, 2016

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Making an Ice Pack With RiceThis is a page about making an ice pack with rice. This easy to make ice pack comes in handy for bumps and other injuries.


Ribbon Brooch

Making a Ribbon BroochThis is a page about making a ribbon brooch. Use a pretty piece of ribbon and decorative button to make yourself a unique brooch.


Animal Cracker Magnets

Making Animal Cracker CraftsThis is a page about making animal cracker crafts. You probably have never thought of animal crackers and crafts together, other than as a snack while crafting. Well, here are some ideas for making exciting unique animal cracker crafts.


Removing Dead Animal Smells from a Dog

Removing Dead Animal Smells from a Dog?This is a page about removing dead animal smell from a dog. When your fourlegged friends are out playing they can get into some situations that result in them coming home reeking.


Honey-Do Memo Board

Making a Honey-Do Memo BoardThis is a page about making a honey-do memo board. This cute honey bee themed memo board is a great way to list projects that need attention.


painted chopstick trivet

Making a Chopstick TrivetThis is a page about making a chopstick trivet. When you have a collection of disposable chopsticks, you can reuse them to create an attractive trivet to protect your furniture.


Sealing Tortilla Wraps

Sealing Tortilla WrapsAn unsealed tortilla wrap can be a mealtime mini-disaster. This is a page about sealing tortilla wraps.


Finished trivet.

Making a Tongue Depressor TrivetThis is a page about making a tongue depressor trivet. Get out your crafting drill and a supply of tongue depressors and make a decorative and useful trivet.


coiled folded paper trivet

Making a Folded Paper TrivetThis is a page about making a folded paper trivet. This recycled craft is fun and easy enough to have children help make some to give as gifts.


Beaded Keychain

Making a Beaded KeychainThis is a page about making a beaded keychain. Making a beaded keychain is a relatively simple, but creative, craft suitable for beginning and more advanced beaders.



Garnished bowl of rice pudding.

Amazing Rice Flour and Almond PuddingI call this the Amazing Rice Flour and Almond Pudding, because I could never keep down gooey rice type puddings until I tried my mum's later on in my life. It is absolutely the best! I don't share her personal recipes too often, but this one is just too yummy. I hope you like it!


Fried Frozen Sweet Potatoes

Fried Frozen Sweet PotatoesIn November, we buy a bushel of sweet potatoes that are grown and cured here in North Carolina. I get another bushel in December or January. I store them in a cold room but not below 55 degrees. They will last for a couple of months or more.


Italian Escarole Soup

Italian Escarole SoupMy family's favorite soup! We grew up on a escarole soup of just chicken broth, escarole, meatballs and tortellini... delicious! All you will need is warm bread or rolls.



Organizing the Bottom of a Cabinet

Organizing the Bottom of a CabinetI bought some shelving to maximize space in my bathroom vanity, but still was not satisfied with the bottom. I had to take things out of the cabinet one by one to reach things in the back.


Plantable Seed Paper

Plantable Seed PaperHere is a way to recycle paper and make plantable paper with seeds. Makes nice gifts!


Never Lose a Sock Again

Never Lose a Sock AgainI think it's safe to bet that we've all lost a sock or two before in our lifetime. We come home from a hard day, rip off those socks, and toss them in the hamper, where they get mixed with all the other dirty clothes. And somewhere between the wash cycle and the dryer, socks magically disappear! Well, I have found the easiest way to keep up with my socks. In fact, I haven't lost a single one in over three years! Here's my easy method:


Freezing Bacon

Freezing BaconI like to purchase bacon in the large package and prefer the thick sliced. If I don't freeze it, it will not hold the flavor until I use it all.



Identifying a Porcelain Soft Body Doll

Identifying a Porcelain Soft Body Doll?Anyone have any information on this doll? I know nothing. I bought it from a thrift store because I liked her face.


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Troubleshooting Wiring?I installed a light in the bathroom of my condo which is connected on the same line as my bathroom, my other bathroom, and outlets in my bedroom. A two copper wire cover in alum coil was used to connect them and now every so often the light flickers and sometime goes out and then comes back on.


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Mod Podge Fabric on Glass?I Mod Podged fabric on a glass plate using the dishwasher safe Mod Podge formula and the back of the plate is rough to the touch. What can I use to seal it or make it smooth without sanding it? Any ideas?


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Ford Ranger Heater Temp Control Not Working?I have a 2009 Ford Ranger 2.3 liter 4 cyl 5-speed manual and the temperature control stopped working. The A/C and defrost work fine, but blow only cold air. The vent and heat are lukewarm to lukecool at best. There is no change when the knob is turned to max cold (blue) or max heat (red).


Living Room Curtain Color Advice

Living Room Curtain Color Advice?I have off white colored walls with a black fabric couch with gray and white flowers printed on it. What color curtains would go best with it? I am looking for a double rod curtain set to let sunlight through.


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