November 7, 2016

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Beautiful young girl dressed as a princess

Making a Princess CostumeThis is a page about making a princess costume. A princess costume is very popular for Halloween and any other time your child wants to play dress-up.


Stacked Pumpkin Tree

Making a Stacked Pumpkin TreeThis is a page about making a stacked pumpkin tree. This eye catching pumpkin tree makes a great seasonal decoration that can be displayed from Halloween through Thanksgiving.


A banquet room without too much decoration.

Decorating for a School BanquetThis is a page about decorating for a school banquet. Schools hold banquets for a variety of occasions. Each of these call for specific decorations to enhance the event.


Back of a woman scratching her head in confusion at the laundry detergent aisle of the super market

Where Can I Find Liquid Starch?This is a page about "Where can I find liquid starch?". Although not as commonly used as in past years, liquid starch is still a laundry and craft product that you might wish to buy.


Baking Soda

Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda?Both of these products contain sodium bicarbonate, but are used in different circumstances when baking. This is a page about the difference between baking powder and baking soda.


Insects are attached to this plant and need to be controlled.

Natural Pest ControlThis is a page about natural pest control. Making or buying natural pest control products can help reduce that amount to pesticides in our environment.



two pigeons on a brick wall at zoo

Love Is In The Air (Pigeons)My friends and I decided to go to Bester Birds and Animal Zoo Park. Apart from practicing our photography, spending time in the outdoors was our goal. These two pigeons were celebrating nature's season of love. I especially liked seeing the chocolate brown pigeon, his colors were just beautiful!


dark blue mini Popsicle stick pen holder

Popsicle Stick Pen HolderMonths ago I posted a Popsicle stick organizer. I kept the cut off tips of the Popsicle sticks and made a mini pen holder out of it. Here's my tip: Before deciding to throw away your scrap materials try to think first of what other things you can create out of them.


Loco peppers on a plate

Peppers as Squirrel DeterrentMy successful loco pepper experiment, began with a blender jar half filled with loco peppers topped off with water, and well blended = pepper slurry.


temporary shelving on window ledge

Window Privacy Without Losing LightI have a west facing window I don't have to worry about blocking till July! So, in order to have some privacy, but still let the light in, I did this with some lemonade jars and flooring planks.


someone play golf

Pumpkin GolfHere is a great game for a school Halloween party! Kids are sure to love this version of miniature golf.


bat silhouette on black paper with white dots

Bat SilhouetteIf you are looking for a unique and fun craft, this bat silhouette is just the thing. Kids of all ages will enjoy creating their bat outlines. And as a teacher or parent, you can incorporate this craft into the Halloween theme, learning about nocturnal animals, or studying the letter B.


craft supplies stored in back of door shoe storage bag

Find Hidden Places to Store ThingsIf you have a door you seldom close like I do or even if you do close it, you can often find hidden storage places.


bright red chili peppers hanging on plant

Gorgeous Naga Viper ChiliThe Naga Viper Chili is always attractive with its bright red color. My mom-in-law planted the seeds that she got from my father's garden and she now has a fully grown Naga Viper chili at her place. We visited her this weekend and its ripe fruits hanging beautifully in her garden caught my attention.



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Returning to Natural Hair Color After Dyeing?Four weeks ago, my aunt bleached my hair and we dyed it gray a day later. It faded out in like 2 weeks even though it was supposed to be permanent hair dye. Now after 2 more weeks of having a weird bleach line going through my hair, I've decided I want to go to my color before I started this whole process.


plant with dark red leaves

Identifying a Houseplant?I have a plant that was my mother's. I live in central MN, so I take the plant in each winter. By spring it is pretty scrappy looking, but when outside it grows and gets about 2 feet tall with beautiful red/burgundy shiny leaves.


doll wearing a gingham dress in a box

Value of Porcelain Doll?I have a Hillview Lane porcelain doll that was with my mother's belongings when she passed away. How would I find out the value of this doll? Any info is helpful!


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Replacement Bobbin Holder for John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine?I have a John Lewis mini sewing machine (which I believe are made by Janome). I have lost the metal bobbin holder and am trying to obtain a replacement which as yet has been unsuccessful. Any tips would be most welcome.


woman with hair that is dyed blue

Dyeing Hair Dark Blue?I recently decided to dye my hair dark blue. I have naturally dark brown hair and used a bleach kit to lighten it. After rinsing I noticed my hair was uneven with the primary color of turquoise. It is very shiny and vibrant, but not what I wanted.


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Outlet Quit Working?I plugged my vacuum and straightening iron into the same outlet, the vacuum worked for a few minutes then went out! The outlet stopped working! The breaker was on on position! I flipped it off and on, but that didn't work. Would it help if I shut off the main breaker? And then flipped it back on again?


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