November 15, 2016

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Photo of the finished clay pot turkey.

Making a Flower Pot Turkey CenterpieceThis is a page about making a flower pot Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece. Using a small terra cotta pot you can make this cute centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.


Snowman made with a 2x4.

Making a 2x4 SnowmanThis is a page about making a 2x4 snowman. Start with a piece of 2x4, some paint, and accessories and you can create a cute snowman decorations.


bunny bottom sticking out of a clay pot

Making a Curious Bunny PotThis curious bunny is upside down in this flower pot decoration. This is a page about making a curious bunny pot.


Super hero turkey all put together.

Thanksgiving Turkey In Disguise CraftThis is a page about Thanksgiving turkey in disguise. This is a fun craft for your children this Thanksgiving. They can create different disguises.


note card with thumbprint turkey

Making Thumb Print TurkeysThis is a page about making thumb print turkeys. Using fall colors, you and the kids can decorate many things such as cards, placemats, etc. with cute thumbprint turkeys.



"use by" written on carafe lid

Mark Use By Date for Brewed TeaI make 5 cups of tea at a time in a carafe. It's a great way to have a cup whenever you want one. But sadly, out of site and all that...


A plate of spinach and cheese appetizers.

Spinach and Cheese AppetizersWell, I have spent this weekend trying out some new recipes for my upcoming holiday get togethers. This one I found and of course tweaked it here and there to my own liking and I have to say, they came out pretty tasty!


finished frosted jar decorated with paper trees

Oh Christmas Tree Jar LightTurn an empty clear glass jar into a Christmas jar light. Use the jar light to decorate your table for Christmas Eve, or make a few to decorate your front porch. A thrifty way to decorate for the festive season!


cute grumpy saying on sign

Yard Sale TreasureThis cute sign was 25 cents at a yard sale I visited. I outlined the sign with glitter glue and put it on our bedroom wall. Besides being cute, it reminds me of a sandbox my dad made for me many years ago.


fancy feminine underwear hung as bunting

Hen Party BuntingHaving a hen/bachelorette party? Here's a fun idea to decorate your venue. Try stringing up pretty colourful underwear around the walls instead of bunting.


yellow paper tube and blue polka dot mushroom kid craft

Paper ToadstoolThis is a fun rainy day craft made from simple materials that many of us already have in the home. These are so easy to make and children will feel proud to display them along a shelf.


pile of twigs and leaves for hedgehog

Encouraging Hedgehogs in Your GardenIf you have trees and shrubs in your garden, sweep up the prunings and leaves in the autumn into a hedgehog pile. It will give the hedgehogs somewhere cozy to sleep for the winter and they will thank you by eating slugs, bugs, and snails in the summer.


deer outside

Keep Deer Out of Your GardenDo you live in the country and have deer eating the plants out of your garden? Sprinkle hair and crush egg shells on your garden. The hair will taste bad to the deer.


stainless steel dishwasher

Homemade Stainless Steel Appliance CleanerTake an empty spray bottle and fill it with half baby oil and half food-grade mineral oil. Spray on a cloth and apply in circular motion. Take another cloth and buff. This leaves a beautiful shine and lasts a while. It is much cheaper than any store-bought brand.


branch and jar jewelry tree with necklaces

Jewelry TreeI love this project, especially this time of year when trees lose their leaves and it's time for a trim and pruning. I use the branch scraps to make jewelry holders with some added marbles and jars.


Slice of Pumpkin Pie Craft

Slice of Pumpkin Pie CraftWhen I taught Pre-K, one of the things we talked about before Thanksgiving break was the different foods everyone eats on this day. Besides turkey, dessert tended to be the class favorite, with pumpkin pie being at the top. There are so many activities that can emerge from this!


homemade toothpaste with syringe

Homemade ToothpasteI've just made another batch of toothpaste for myself. It's very simple to make and the ingredients are natural and thrifty - the perfect combination!


Sampson and rock near his foot.

Rock HoundsWe love to look in our yard among all the gardens for interesting stones and rocks. When I saw how this rock resembled the state of Tennessee, I said "Look Sampson, a pretty rock!". He must have agreed because he put his paw right on top of the rock as if to say "This one's mine mom!".



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Cleaning Business Name Ideas?I am looking at venturing into the cleaning industry. Ideally I would like to be able to offer, domestic, commercial, end of lease, new homes, and possibly even babysitting services. I have been told perhaps something catchy. But my mind is totally blank.


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Dog Peeing in Her Own Bed?I have a 12 year old female Pit. I go to work every day from 6:00 AM 5:00 PM when I get home. I leave her in the house by herself and she does great. When I get home I feed her, give her water, and take her potty. When I bring her back in the house, half an hour later she lays down on her bed and pees on her bed.


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