October 18, 2016

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Wildflower PhotosThis page contains wildflower photos. Wildflowers are the ancestors of the lovely garden specimens we plant in our yards. But take a walk or drive and you can enjoy them in their natural splendor.


Snack mix of orange, brown, and yellow candies, butterscotch chips, pretzel nuggets, and nuts

Halloween Snack Mix RecipesColorful holiday snack mixes can be a hit for party treats or bake sales. This page contains Halloween snack mix recipes.


Dragon fruit against white background.  One whole, one is cut in half

Growing Dragon FruitThis is a page about growing dragon fruit. This leathery cactus fruit originated in Columbia. It has adapted and is now cultivated in dry tropical areas with moderate rainfall.


Chinese Water Dragon lizard on a white background

Chinese Water Dragon PhotosThis page contains Chinese water dragon photos. This asian lizard is common throughout southeastern Asia and China. It can grow up to 3 feet and live for 10 to 15 years.


Measuring spoon spilling over with saffron threads

Substitute for SaffronSaffron can be very expensive. There are a few things you can use for the bright yellow color and a similar flavor of saffron. This is a page about substitute for saffron.


Close-up of oranges in an orange net bag

Halloween Craft Ideas for Orange Net BagsThis is a page about Halloween craft ideas for orange net bags. The bright orange color of these bags make them perfect to recycle into some creative Halloween crafts.


Hand pulling toilet paper off a roll

Using Less Toilet TissueThis is a page about using less toilet tissue. One way to conserve resources and save money is to reduce the use of some products.


Pinecone, berries, bits of evergreen branches with fake snow

Getting Craft Supplies From Your GardenThis is a page about getting craft supplies from your garden. Nature provides a wide range of materials to use in craft projects.


Female friends having a heart to heart conversation

Saving or Ending a FriendshipThis is a page about saving or ending a friendship. It can be a challenge to maintain a friendly relationship, when you have a difference of opinion or feel that the friendship is past its prime.


Jar of Dijon Mustard with spoon in front of a jar with black mustard

Substitute for Dijon MustardSome recipes call for Dijon mustard. Even if you have none in the house, you can make an acceptable substitute. This is a page about substitute for Dijon mustard.



Pill Bottle Watercolor Stamp

Pill Bottle Watercolor StampWhen a foam pumpkin sticker meets a clean pill bottle, there is watercolor fun to be had. All you do is stick the foam sticker to the top of the pill bottle and paint it generously with water color, and it becomes a seasonal stamp.



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Living Room Paint Color AdviceI have a terracotta tannish settee, with dark traditional furniture and wooden oak floors. What colour do I paint my walls? The room is not large.


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Treating a Dog With Hook WormsWhat is a home remedy to get rid of hook worms? I have a 9 week old Pit. Her gums are pitch white and she grunts a lot. I just gave her a dewormer that's for hook worms, tape worms, and another type.


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Caring for a Dog and Her Large LitterMy dog just had her puppies last night, a total of 11. Anyways I never planned for her to mate, but it happened. Will they all nurse at once? Or should I pull some out to ensure they are all eating? I'm very new to this and any advice with taking care of them and whatnot will be very useful!


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Home Repair Help for Low Income HomeownersMy roof needs to be fixed and so does some of my floor. I am 62 and on a fixed income. Does anyone know where I can get help?


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Removing Yellow Stains in RefrigeratorI want to know how to remove a lot of deep yellow staining inside a caravan frig. It is also down the inside door edges. I believe the frig has stood empty for a long time.


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Finding the Source of a Odd Smell InsideI came home one day after my AC went out and my house smelled odd. But one day I came home and there was a smell in the house that smelled like someone had burned food and tried to add spices to make it better. It is stronger in a few areas of the house than others, but I can't find where it is coming from.


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Maytag Washer Spinning Slowly and Off BalanceI have a Maytag Atlantis MAVT634AWW. It spins slowly and slightly off balance and is making a little noise. It sounds like it's coming from the bottom. I put in a new thrust bearing kit today, but it was no help. The tub bearing was changed last year, as well as, the belt.


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Septic Tank CareI heard years ago that brewers yeast and honey are good for treating your septic tank each month. If so how much of each should be used?


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Overwintering SucculentsCan succulents be left outside in pots during winter in zone 7b and survive till spring? Can they survive planted in the ground? I don't want to lose them all together.


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