November 17, 2016

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Snowman gift bag

Making a Snowman Gift BagThis is a page about making a snowman gift bag. A homemade gift bag becomes a gift in itself.


A wooden frame with red glitter hearts.

Decorating a Wooden Picture FrameThis is a page about decorating a wooden picture frame. Plain wood picture frames can be decorated in many ways to fit into your home decor or to be given as gifts.


Two shirts with deodorant stains on them.

Deodorant That Won't Stain ClothingThis is a page about deodorant that won't stain clothing. Unfortunately sometimes the deodorant we use can stain our clothing.


A bottle of aspirin.

Using an Aspirin Scrub for Softer SkinThis is a page about using an aspirin scrub for softer skin. An inexpensive facial scrub can be a crushed aspirin tablet.


A cute pomeranian dog preparing to bark.

My Pomeranian Barks Too Much?This is a page about my Pomeranian barks too much. Certain breeds and individual dogs tend to bark quite a lot. Training them to bark less can be challenging.


A dog wearing a cone on it's head to prevent it from itching.

Home Remedy for Dog's Eczema?This is a page about home remedy for dog's eczema. Determining the cause of your dog's skin problem can help you get it under control.


Eyes added.

Making a Paper Bag TurkeyThis is a page about making a paper bag turkey. An easy, inexpensive project for young kids to make for Thanksgiving decorations and puppet fun.


A cute beagle sitting on the floor.

My Beagle is ItchingThis is a page about my Beagle is itching. Relieving your dog's itchiness is an important part of caring for your pet.


Hands being washed, trying to remove sunless tanning lotion.

Removing Sunless Tanning Stains from SkinThis is a page about removing sunless tanning stains from skin. Sometimes you get this tanning dye where you don't want it, and it can be a challenge to remove.


gift tag with snowman made from recycled paint chips, ribbon, and paint

Making a Paint Chip Snowman Gift TagThis is a page about making a paint chip snowman gift tag. Leftover paint chips from your latest painting project can be reused for crafting rather than being put in the recycle bin.


A large stack of PVC pipes.

Making a Beach Wheelchair from PVC Pipe?This is a page about making a beach wheelchair from pvc pipe. Help someone who can not walk have the mobility to get down to the beach with a PVC pipe chair.


An aspirin bottle on it's size with aspirin pills spilling out of it.

Using Aspirin for Sweat StainsThis is a page about using aspirin for sweat stains. Sweat stains on clothing can be difficult to remove.


Two dogs looking between boards in a fence.

Preventing a Dog from Digging Under FencesThis is a page about preventing a dog from digging under fences. Many dog breeds instinctively dig. Others dig out of boredom. Whatever the reason trying to discourage this behavior can be a challenge.


A girl in a fairy costume.

Theme Ideas for a Church Trunk or Treat?This is a page about theme ideas for church "trunk or treat". As door to door trick or treating declines many new activities have taken its place.


Some wine glasses in a dishwasher.

Removing Hard Water Deposits from GlasswareThis is a page about removing hard water deposits from glassware. The minerals in your water supply can leave hard water spots on your glasses.


crochet frame in fall colors

Making a Crocheted Fall Photo FrameThis is a page about making a crocheted fall photo frame. A fun way to share fall colors can be a crocheted picture frame.


Someone cleaning a tub with rubber gloves on.

Removing Hard Water Stains from a TubHard water can leave a ringlike deposit in your tub just as it does in the toilet. This is a page about removing hard water stains from a tub.


A votive candle holder with a red lit candle it in.

Removing Wax from Votive Candle HoldersThis is a page about removing wax from votive candle holders. Removing wax from candle holders can be done in a number of ways.


Old books lined up on a bookshelf.

Keeping Books From Becoming MustyThis is a page about keeping books from becoming musty. Changing where and how we store our books can often help to keep them from getting a musty odor.


Toilet Paper Roll Fall Lantern

Making a Toilet Paper Roll Fall LanternThis is a page about making a toilet paper roll fall lantern. A thrifty craft to create autumn themed lights that can decorate your home.


Crochet tulip cap.

Making a Crochet Tulip CapThis is a page about making a crochet tulip cap. Flower inspired crochet hats look very cute on children and adults alike.


served on plate with broccoli and pasta

Eggplant MeatballsYou don't need to use meat to prepare a delicious meatball. There are many veggies that can be substituted. This is a page about eggplant meatballs.


round book page bookmark

Making a Book Page BookmarkThis is a page about making a book page bookmark. Discarded books can find a new life when used to make a variety of craft projects.


blue and white crochet square

Spring Fling Crochet Square PatternThis is a page about spring fling crochet square pattern. Here is another crochet block to add to your repertoire of patterns. Work it up in two or more colors and go from there.


Tootsie Pop Turkey

Making a Tootsie Pop TurkeyThis is a page about making a Tootsie Pop turkey. Tootsie Pops can be decorated for various holidays as a fun seasonal treat.


A man with wet underarms.

Controlling Underarm WetnessThis is a page about controlling underarm wetness. Perspiration wetness on your clothing is frustrating and embarrassing.


A woman itching her back.

Sunless Tanning Products Causing ItchingThis is a page about sunless tanning products causing itching. Many consumers are allergic to ingredients in certain topical beauty products including sunless tanning formulas.


A bottle of sunless tanner.

Removing Sunless Tanning Stains on ClothingThis is a page about removing sunless tanning stains on clothing. The dye contained in sunless skin tanning products can be difficult to remove.


A nicely decorated banquet table with a white tablecloth.

Senior Citizen Banquet IdeasThis is a page about senior citizen banquet ideas. Find a meaningful theme, food and inexpensive decorations for a senior banquet.


A whiskey decanter with a stopper.

Decanter Stopper is Too Loose?This is a page about decanter stopper is too loose. Keeping the contents of a glass decanter from evaporating may require an additional gasket.



roasted vegetable wreath

Honey Roasted Vegetable WreathWe posted a tip from one of our members about attending a cooking demonstration. This is the recipe that was prepared, used with the permission of the chef. We hope you enjoy it.


Pichi Pichi

Pichi PichiPichi pichi is a gelatinous cassava dessert in the Philippines where most Filipinos eat the delicacy in the morning with hot chocolate or coffee. Sometimes they are eaten during snack time. Here's the recipe.


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin SeedsDon't waste any of your pumpkin! These seeds can be flavored with whatever spices you like and make a great snack.



Spices mixed as a replacement for ground allspice

Substitution for AllspiceI ran out of allspice, what to do now? Well, I Googled it and found out! Aren't computers great? How did we live without them? I didn't have an old bottle to read the ingredients and it is simple!


Christmas Tree Gift Tags From Paint Swatches

Christmas Tree Gift Tags From Paint SwatchesTurn paint swatch charts into cute little gift tags for Christmas. Use a cookie cutter of a Christmas tree, or any other cookie cutter that you might like. Apart from the odd drop of glue and a bit of silver ink, this is a free craft. A great way to save on spending during the festive season!


The back of a metal prong from a binder clip being used to repair a hook and eye closure.

Binder Clip for Hook and Eye Closure RepairReplacements pieces for hook and eye closures aren't usually found at any old store so you can take the metal piece of a binder clip and slip the metal prongs through your clothing. Use some thread to keep it in place. Hook in as normal.


candy cane Christmas ornament covered in yellow fabric remnant

Fabric Covered Christmas Candy CaneI found some fabric remnants at Walmart and decided to repurpose a Christmas tree ornament, which was scuffed from many years of use. With the fabric cut into strips and wrapped around the ornament, I ended up with an adorable fabric candy cane which I loved!


multicolor and polka dot spinners

Penny SpinnerWhen the kids are out of school, sometimes it is hard to keep them occupied. They seem to become bored very easily, even with all of the electronic gadgets. If you want a very easy craft that will entertain younger children, this spinner is perfect! The entire family can make them and then challenge each other! Who will get their spinner to go the fastest? Who will get theirs to spin longer? Can you make your spinner bump other ones out of spinning? With this craft, your child will have something fun to do and the family can spend quality time together.


Leftover crumbs from snack bags.

Have a Crumb PartyI did part of my student teaching in a nursery school. Most teachers just discarded leftover and broken snacks, except the teacher who mentored me. She saved all the broken snacks until she had enough for a Crumb Party. I always admired that teacher, not just for her frugality, but for her creativity and ability to turn a negative into a positive.


won in lavender dress and hat

Flower Pot PeopleThese are some terra-cotta pots I hand painted and sealed for my garden.



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Getting Rid of Bleach Smell on Walls?I followed a handy tip to remove large red wine stains from my reception room wall by dipping a paint roller in bleach and rolling over the stain. It worked a treat, but two days later (with the windows open) and it still smells very strongly.


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Cleaning a Burnt Orgreenic Ceramic Skillet?Someone has used and burnt my Orgreenic ceramic skillet. Is there any way to clean it?


cutting in water

What Is This Plant? China Doll FicusI've seen it as a house plant, but here in Louisiana it has grown to 5 feet and looks like a small tree with 5 trunks


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