November 14, 2016

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four crocheted team scarves

Crocheted Sports Team ScarvesI love to crochet! It is one of my dearest passions. My mom taught me to crochet when I was nine years old. Well, every year I crochet these sports scarves for a non-profit community center that helps people get back on their feet and back out into the community working and finding homes.


fall colored recycled gift wrap paper card

Gift Wrap Patchwork Greeting CardI recently was offered a gift wrap sample book. The sample book was from the 1996/1997 collection and the idea was that the sample book was to serve as an inspiration for art projects. It certainly inspired me, and in more than one way.


fox faces made from faux leaves

Leaf FoxesIf you decide to incorporate a winter animal theme into your classroom, foxes would fit perfectly. It seems that they tend to make more appearances during the colder months. It is probably because foxes do not hibernate and are looking for shelter to stay warm. One craft that is very easy to make is the leaf fox.


dog lying next to hole

Retro (Bernese Mountain Dog)Ww got our Retro from Lithuania and he was flown into California in August 2014 when he was just 13 weeks old. Retro loves to dig and I love to watch him, my hubby not so much hehehe.


Pineapple Gift Jar

Making a Pineapple Gift JarThis is a page about making a pineapple gift jar. These pineapple gift jars are a creative way to give small gifts to family and friends.


Pineapple Gift Jar

Pineapple Gift JarMy daughter made this cute gift jar, filled with candy, for her friend's birthday.


Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Homemade Pumpkin PureeSomeone left a big pumpkin at the curb with their garbage, and I picked it up during one of my walks. I did roast pumpkin before, but I remembered how hard it was to cut up the pumpkin. However, I saw a recipe for how to roast a whole pumpkin, and that's what I did today. I have plenty of puree for breads, muffins, soup, smoothies, and even baby food!


Recycled Plastic Container Jewelry Keeper

Recycled Plastic Container Jewelry KeeperI used an expired papaya cream container. I threw away the contents and washed the plastic container. Then I found an empty pressed powder container with a mirror. I took it out and here's what I have made out of it.



doll's head on cloth body

Identifying a Porcelain DollCan some please identify this doll for me?


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Treating a Dog With ParvoI've been told to go with the home remedy for parvo using apple cider vinegar mixed with Pedialyte and one 500mg amoxicillin crushed.


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Cleaning with Bubble BathI've heard bubble bath can be used to clean your hair, body, and house, but does it clean germs and will it leave streaks or cause my skin and hair to look and feel oily?


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Decanter Stopper Too LooseI have two nice decanters I don't use because the glass stoppers are a bit loose and the liquors tend to evaporate. How can I fix them? I've heard that there is a wax or something similar used to make it fit better in the neck of the decanter, but I have not found it. What can I try and where can I get it?


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Fabric Donations for Center to Prevent Violence Against WomenThe Islamabad Women's Center is a violence prevention program that uses entrepreneurship and education to empower women in the slums. We are just getting going. We have enough money to buy sewing machines and pay to rent for our center, however we would greatly benefit from any fabric anyone is willing to donate.


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Age of Murphy Straight Back ChairI found a Murphy straight back chair without arms that I will be refinishing. I will not be selling it, but am curious about its age. The code on the bottom is 294. It was manufactured, according to the template, in Owensboro, KY.


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Black Crust Around Kitten's NoseWhen I got home from school and saw my kittens, my one kitten has black stuff caked around her nose. She is black with a thick white stripe down the middle of her face and I can clearly see the black stuff around her nose. What is it? Please help me!


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Speech for Receiving a Book AwardMy book won an honorable mention in a book festival competition. I will be attending the awards dinner where they want each of the winners to get up and speak. What do you suggest I say? Should I talk about my book or more of a thank you speech?


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Electrical Circuit IssueSo I recently replaced a single pole switch with another single pole switch with a timer. The switch has 4 outdoor lights connected to it. I switched it about a week ago and everything was working perfectly. Now two of the lights are suddenly not working. I checked the wiring and everything seems to be connected.


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