November 2, 2016

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A woman on a scale.

Recipes to Help Gain WeightThis is a page about recipes to help gain weight. Problems with health can make it hard to consume enough calories to put on more weight.

 

A bunch of fresh peonies on a wood floor.

Making Peony Scented WaterThis is a page about making peony scented water. The petals of your peonies can be used, after they fade, to make lovely scented water.

 

Creamy Potato Soup

Making Potato Soup With MilkThis is a page about making potato soup with milk. Milk can help make a rich, creamy potato soup.

 

Woman holding out a partially empty bottle of wine with a cork partially reinserted

Preserving an Open Bottle of WineThis is a page about preserving an opened bottle of wine. There are a number of ways you can keep an open bottle of wine fresh.

 

A chocolate cake with potato chips on the chocolate dressing.

Peanut Potato Chip Chocolate Stout Cake RecipeThis page contains peanut potato chip chocolate stout cake recipe. The ultimate sweet and savory dessert that can be thrown together for a great snack.

 

Washing hands with Bar Soap

Making Bar Soap Last LongerThis is a page about making bar soap last longer. Bar soap can melt in the soap dish or shower.

 

Paper Plate Sea Aquarium

Making a Paper Plate Sea AquariumThis is a page about making a paper plate sea aquarium. An easy, creative project for youngsters to make in a short time using simple craft materials.

 

Dental Insurance Form

Saving Money on Dental InsuranceThis is a page about saving money on dental insurance. Going to the dentist can be very expensive and finding some saving through insurance can make your visits less painful.

 

A woman standing on a scale.

Weight Loss TipsThis is a page about weight loss tips. Finding the right formula of diet and exercise, can help you take off unwanted pounds.

 

Porcelain doll with curled hair

Curling a Doll's HairThis is a page about curling a doll's hair. Some dolls have hair that can be styled.

 

Articles

A creepy dinner for Halloween.

Bloody Bone & Brain Zombie DinnerMy mother bought some ingredients for me to experiment. She wanted me to cook something that could fit for Halloween dinner. So I thought of grilling some bones and made some red sauce and cooked pasta. The pasta looks like scattered brains with cheese looking like tiny white worms on it and the bone looked bloody yummy.

 

Homemade Chili

Homemade ChiliWhat's football season without chili? In my house of 3 sons, 1 son in-law, and a husband, and friends, I find keeping them chewing keeps the noise to a minimum. They like to pound their fist on the arm of my couch and chairs, and stamp their feet on the floors. Did you say *anger management?* No, I did! :)

 

paper towel removing lint on dryer filter

Cleaning the Clothes Dryer FilterWhen cleaning the lint filter on my dryer (which I do before every load), I use a small, damp paper towel. I have found that this works better than me licking the tips of my fingers to do it. The damp paper towel removes the lint better and cuts down on the dust that cleaning the filter creates.

 

Little Tippy lying down on car seat

Little Tippy Two Shoes (Rat Terrier)My daughter adopted Tippy from a shelter. She is an older dog (7 years) and they said there was less chance of her being adopted because of that, but my daughter loved her at first sight! Her cute little single pointing ear is how she got her name Tippy.

 

four different monster clothes pins

Monster Clothespin ClipsThese monster clips are very easy to make and have many uses around the house. Before your child helps you make them, you can choose a 'nice' book about monsters to read. Two of my favorites are, "Leonardo the Terrible Monster", by Mo Willems and "My Friend the Monster", by Eleanor Taylor.

 

Crocheted Doily

Crocheted DoilyI recently posted a pumpkin made from plastic canvas, and folks have been asking about the doily I "deconstructed". So, with the original gone, I redid it and here is the pattern.

 

Coconut Oil for Hair Lightening

Coconut Oil for Hair LighteningRubbing your hair and scalp with a bit of coconut oil will do wonders for you before you lighten your hair. Just dab some on before your usual lightening routine and proceed like usual. The result is the same gorgeous lightened hair but with silk soft, smooth, damage-free hair.

 

A shoe that has been fixed with a key ring.

Fixing a Broken Shoe with a Key RingRecently, I realized that shoving my shoes off with my other foot was going to come back on me. It did. The little pot-metal clip that the Velcro strap went through broke. I can't afford shoe repair so I did it myself.

 

A leaf decoration for the place setting.

Setting my Thanksgiving TableI use all white dinnerware and all white accessories and serving pieces, much more than is pictured. The idea I came up with this year was the napkin decorations. I used the matching linen napkins to the tablecloth, and folded them with the flatware and fall leaves inside. I thought it looked so festive.

 

Questions

tan puppy with brown collar

What Breed Is My Dog?I bought a puppy and I doubt what I was told about its breed. The breeder told me it is a Spitz. It's 3 month old with fur on paw pads and a curled tail, but I think its ears are bigger than a Spitz's. Is it pure bred please?

 

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Value of By the Month Porcelain DollsI recently moved and still have my porcelain dolls at my mom's house, there's one for every month (dressed for that month). I got them as a gift each month from my grandmother, but never took them out of the plastic or box. I'm not sure how much they are worth. Any ideas?

 

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Float Ideas for Peanut Festival ParadeThe school where I teach is in the annual National Peanut Festival Parade and the theme for everyone is "Find Your Fun". Our float will be blue and gold (school colors) and a Knight (mascot) will be on it as well. Can you help on decorations for the theme?

 

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14th Birthday Party IdeasI am turning 14 in 2 weeks and I have no idea what to do for my birthday. My parents won't let me do anything that is over their $200 budget. My original plan was to do a sleepover and I still want to do that, but I feel that doing just a sleepover would be a little boring.

 

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Changing Name on Social Security Survivor's CheckI receive a survivor's check since my grandfather died and I was in his care at the time. I recently was adopted by my stepdad and now I have his last name. That was a few months before I turned 18. Now I get the check in my name and I need to change the last name on it.

 

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One Year Old Dog Peeing in the HouseMy American cocker Spaniel still pees in the house. He had stopped, but for the last 6 months has been doing it several times a day. He pees more when I am in the house! I can't continue with him weeing in the living room and my daugter's bedroom so he is in our dining room.

 

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Buy Now Pay Later StoresAre there any on line stores like FingerHut who allow 17 year olds to apply for credit?

 

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Job Ideas for a 12 Year OldMy daughter is 12 years old and she really wants to earn money fast. I don't know what she can do. She wants to work for money, and I don't know what.

 

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