November 6, 2016

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Family at Thanksgiving dinner

Giving Thanks at ThanksgivingThis is a page about giving thanks at Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a great time to express your appreciation for your health, home, family and friends.


Planting Shrubs

Planting ShrubsThis is a page about planting shrubs. Choosing the best location for your new shrub is the first step towards having a beautiful, healthy addition to your garden.


Carpal Tunnel

Wandering Jew for Treating Carpal TunnelThis is a page about wandering jew for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Home remedies can sometimes be found in unlikely plants.


Cream of Chicken Soup

Campbell's Copycat Soup Recipes?Some varieties of Campbell's soups are difficult to find at your local market. One solution might be to try and make a version of it yourself.


Rose petals on a white background.

Making Rose Petal BeadsThis is a page about making rose beads. Rose petals can be prepared and made into lovely scented beads for you to string for a fragrant necklace or bracelet.


Electrician working on an Exterior Light Fixture

Adding an Electrical Plug to an Outdoor Light Fixture?This is a page about adding an electrical plug to outdoor light fixture. When you need a low voltage plug-in for outdoor lights you may not need to install a GFI electrical outlet.


Repairing a Circuit Board

Repairing a Circuit Board?This is a page about repairing a circuit board. If you have the tools and the expertise you might be able to repair a circuit board at home.


Quilting Supplies

Making a Quillow?This is a page about making a quillow. This clever combination of a pillow and quilt, that stores inside, was quite popular at craft shows several years ago.



Mosquito Repellent PlantsThis is a page about mosquito repellent plants. Some common garden plant are natural mosquito repellents.


A pumpkin vine with flowers.

Controlling Squash Vine Borers?This is a page about controlling squash vine borers. Prevent these pests from gaining access to the squash plants before they can destroy your whole crop.


kids dressed as the characters

Making Popeye and Olive Oyl CostumesThis is a page about making Popeye and Olive Oyl costumes. These once very popular comic strip characters are still a fun choice for making Halloween costumes.


A pretty handkerchief.

Displaying a Handkerchief CollectionThis is a page about displaying a handkerchief collection. Whether you have some lovely keepsake hankies or have started your own collection of this once common item, they can be arranged to be a part of your home decor.


A bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream.

Making Ice Cream Without Heavy Whipping CreamIce cream can be made with other milk products, although it may not be quite as creamy. This is a page about making ice cream without heavy whipping cream.


A boy at a formal dance.

Asking a Girl to a Formal DanceThis page is about asking a girl to a formal dance. There are all kinds of cute ways to ask your choice for a special date.



bottle cap with snowman picture inside

Milk Bottle-top Cat ToyI was at McDonald's the other day, and I purchased three of their little bottles of milk. I immediately knew that they would be used as some kind of craft or toy or decoration at our home. I decided to use them as a seasonal cat toy.


male black widow spider under a flowerpot

Male Black Widow in the GardenI took some photos of a beautifully marked male black widow. The females are the ones which are venomous--actually more venomous than a rattlesnake. This one is enjoying the day, hiding under an overturned pot.



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Zig Zag Stitch Is Straight on Underside?I have a Singer 257 sewing machine. The needle side zig zag looks good. The bobbin side is a straight line--no zig zag. Is this out of time or what? Something simple or not?


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McCormick Garlic Pepper Clone Recipe?Do you have a clone recipe for McCormick's garlic pepper?


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Re-dyeing Hair?Can I recolor my hair 1 week after just doing it with dye from drugstore? It is too light and I decided I like medium blonde better.


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Fixing the Timing on a Singer Sewing Machine?I was using my machine, a Singer Model 348, and I started breaking needles. I cleaned out under the side plate and bobbin. It is still breaking needles. I can see that the timing is off. Is there any way I can fix this problem?


large potted plant with dark green deeply cut leaves

Identifying a Houseplant?I am trying to find out what this plant is.


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