November 29, 2016

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Homemade Rustic Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Rustic Pumpkin Pie RecipeThis page contains homemade rustic pumpkin pie recipe. Making your holiday pie from scratch with your own pumpkin can be very satisfying.


A holder for a hand of cards from a recycled CD

Making a Card Holder from CDsThis is a page about making a card holder from CDs. A great way to reuse CDs that you do not need is to make a playing card holder.


Newborn Baby Afghan, Hat, and Booties Pattern

Crochet Newborn Baby Afghan, Hat, and Booties PatternsThis page contains crochet newborn baby afghan, hat, and booties patterns. If you crochet these are the perfect patterns for you to make up either for your child or to give as a gift.


Toffee Crunch Grahams

Making Toffee Crunch GrahamsA simple cookie with just a few ingredients for a holiday or anytime treat. This is a page about making toffee crunch grahams.


mini ornament gift tag

Adult Coloring Christmas Gift TagsThis page contains adult coloring Christmas gift tags. Adult coloring is currently a popular pastime. Of course anyone can work on these intricately drawn tags.


Basket made from fabric threads.

Making a String BasketThis is a page about making a string basket. Using thread from raveled fabric or some purchased especially for the project you can make a truly unique basket.


cleaning with vinegar

Frugal Uses for VinegarThis common fermented liquid can be an inexpensive product for many household uses. This page is about frugal uses for vinegar.


Beads made from recycled DVDs and CDs.

Making CD and DVD BeadsThis is a page about making CD and DVD beads. With care you can make interesting beads from old CDs and DVDs.


finished butterfly

Making a Crochet Butterfly BookmarkThis is a page about making a crochet butterfly bookmark. This easy crochet project is perfect to make as a gift.


painting old windows

Painting Faux Stained Glass on Old WindowsThis is a page about painting faux stained glass on old windows. With a few inexpensive supplies you can create your own faux stained glass window to display in your home.


Old Window Table

Making an Old Window Coffee TableThis is a page about making an old window coffee table. Repurpose an old window and make a unique coffee table.


Taekwondo Christmas Cookies

Taekwondo Christmas CookiesThis is a page about taekwondo Christmas cookies. A sugar cookie with a martial arts theme can be fun for a taekwondo dojang school's holiday gathering.


Recycled Wine Cork Bracelets

Making Recycled Wine Cork BraceletsThis is a page about making recycled wine cork bracelets. Wine corks are easily transformed into one of a kind bracelets.


Tootsie Pop Santa

Making a Tootsie Pop SantaThis is a page about making a Tootsie Pop Santa. Tootsie Pops can be easily decorated by you and your children to make a cute tasty Santa.


Finished candle holder.

Making a Snowman Votive CandleThis is a page about making a snowman votive candle. Decorating a glass vase to resemble a snowman is the first step in creating this cute votive candle holder.


Brown paper bag puppet.

Making a Paper Bag Santa PuppetThis is a page about making a paper bag Santa puppet. Making paper bag puppets is a fun activity for you and the kids to work on.


A pilaf dish of quinoa and sausage.

Quinoa and Chicken Sausage Pilaf RecipeThis page contains a quinoa and chicken sausage pilaf recipe. A popular, tasty, so called ancient grain, used in place of rice, quinoa is actually a seed that is very high in protein.


Completed stars, one iridescent silver and one red.

Making 3D Paper Star Christmas OrnamentsThis page is about making 3D paper star Christmas ornaments. Recycle gift wrap or other paper to make a folded paper decoration for your holiday tree.


Second photo of a wine cork key ring.

Making a Floating Wine Cork KeyringThis is a page about making a floating wine cork keyring. A wine cork floating key ring is an easy to make, inexpensive gift for the boating or fishing enthusiast on your list.


CD case on windowsill with emerging seedlings

Making a CD Case Plant DisplayThis is a page about making a CD case plant display. Plant some seeds inside a clear CD case to create a display showing seed germination.This is a great kid project.


snow glass block

Making a Snow Theme Lighted Glass BlockThis is a page about making a snow theme lighted glass block. Decorative glass blocks can be used to make unique decorations for Christmas and other occasions.


Poinsettia pinwheel cookies

Poinsettia Pinwheel CookiesPinwheel shaped cookies can be made for the holidays and decorated to resemble a poinsettia flower. This is a page about poinsettia pinwheel cookies.


Candy Bar Christmas Tree

Making a Candy Bar Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a candy bar Christmas tree. Rather than giving a box of candy for the holidays try making this creative candy tree.


Finished project.

Foam Easter Bunny With Photo Frame EggsThis cute craft foam bunny has small photo frame eggs dangling below. It is a fun way to display family photos. This is a page about foam Easter Bunny with photo frame eggs.


finished tree

Making a Newspaper Cone Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a cone newspaper Christmas tree. Skip the Styrofoam cone and make your own out of newspaper and then create a lovely Christmas tree to decorate for the holidays.


Covering an Old Stove-pipe Hole

Covering an Old Stove-pipe HoleThis is a page about covering an old stove-pipe hole. Older homes sometimes have the hole to an old stove, that was removed long ago, left uncovered. This can be unsightly and leak cold air.


Making Crocheted Butterflies

Making Crocheted ButterfliesThis is a page about making crocheted butterflies. Butterflies are a popular motif. These beauties lend themselves to being captured in crochet projects.


Recycled Barbie Bed

Making a Recycled Barbie BedThis is a page about making a recycled Barbie bed. Doll furniture can be pricey. You can make your own using recycled and repurposed items found around your home.


stone garden marker

Making Stone Plant MarkersThis is a page about making stone garden markers. Choose some pretty smooth stones to use for making garden plant markers.


Wine Cork Earrings

Making Wine Cork EarringsThis is a page about making wine cork earrings. Thin slices of cork find a new purpose as part of a homemade earring project.


Wine Cork Self Portrait

Making a Wine Cork Self PortraitThis is a page about making a wine cork self portrait. With lots of time and patience you too can create this unique self portrait. Start collecting those corks.


Easiest Gingerbread Man Reindeer Cookies

Making Gingerbread Reindeer CookiesThis is a page about making gingerbread reindeer cookies. Gingerbread and reindeer are symbols of the holidays. These delicious cookies will bring a smile to your face.


Wreath hanging on house.

Making a Christmas Wreath With a Hula HoopThis is a page about making a Christmas wreath with a Hula Hoop. Using a Hula Hoop as the form, you can make a large outdoor wreath for the holidays.



floral arrangement

Woody Hibiscus and Hydrangea ArrangementI picked the hibiscus blossoms and made an arrangement with dried oak leaf hydrangea blossoms.


blurred red rose

Radiant Red Rose (Knockout Rose)My knock out red rose radiates a coloration of brilliance.


Left-Over Hake and Corn Cakes

Left-Over Hake and Corn CakesWe had some leftover hake and boiled corn cobs in the fridge from last night's dinner. I didn't want the food to be wasted, but cold fish is just as "exciting" as a cold cup of coffee. I decided to turn it into these fish cakes. Served with oven chips, it made a great lunch!


snowman and children gift tag

Free Fun-in-the-Snow Printable Gift TagsHere is a printable page full of free gift tags for you! These tags have been designed with the winter season in mind. They are a fun way to celebrate the coldest season of the year, while at the same time, adding a nice touch to your Christmas gifts. Print them out, cut them out, and enjoy!


Two empty tuna cans.

Make Can Stackers for Your PantryI recently found a cool little product in a catalog that helped your "unstackable" can fit inside a "topsy turvy" can stacker. They weren't much but when you are watching every penny even $6.00 plus S+H is something to avoid especially when you can make them yourself.


Euonymus starts and pansies

Hiding An Ugly Foundation WallI have a small, recessed foundation wall in one area. It's ugly and I can't seem to get around to painting it. To hide the wall, I planted a row of Euonymus fortunei rootings in front of it, this summer. This stuff can get huge, but can easily be sheared to the 2 feet I need. It will get as thick as any hedge.


large tire snowman in desert yard

Tire SnowmanHere is a fun way to make a big snowman with tires.


examples of recycled wrapping supplies

Using Recycled Gift WrapIt's perhaps not always appropriate to give someone a gift wrapped in recycled materials. It can look a bit mean and thoughtless and can appear as if the recipient is worthless in your eyes. Some people would be offended.


A hand dyed blouse.

Resourcefully ThoughtfulOnce we had neighbors whose son looked a lot like my younger brother. He tried to help his parents by going door to door and offers cleaning services for a dollar. Our relatives noticed the resemblance too, and so we call him John Number 2. It melted the hearts of everybody, especially seeing the poorer version of my brother.



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Name for Closet Organizing Business?I know this post has been done before, but I am starting a new closet organizing business and really need help with a name. My target will be affluent women who really need help on organizing their closets and possibly their bathrooms (make-up). I want a really elegant, sophisticated yet catchy name.


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Writing a Few Lines About Company Award?My company got an award for best community services in our town. I need to write few lines (6-7) about it on linked. Any suggestions?


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Repairing a Vintage Nelco Sewing Machine?I have a Nelco sam3b-3 machine. When the reverse button is pushed in, it will sew in reverse. However when released, the machine will not return to forward sewing. I can manually fix the problem inside the machine to make it return to forward sewing.


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Lawn Mower Won't Start?I have a Craftsman LT3000. It has been sitting since July. I cleaned the tank and changed the filter and replaced the gas. It will not start and stay running unless I hold my hand over the carburator. When I move my hand away it dies. What can I do?


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Making Fake Snow for a Parade Float?We are building a Whoville float, from "The Grinch that Stole Christmas". What can we use for the floor and making fake snow?


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Towel and Shower Curtain Color Advice?In a small bath, we have white granite with beige and grey veins, white and beige floor tile with a little grey movement and white cabinets with modern brushed hardware. We'd like to paint the walls light purple with a lighter purple above the chair rail. What color towels and shower curtain should we use?


Graham & Brown Purple Flamingo Wallpaper

Graham & Brown Purple Flamingo Wallpaper?I am looking for 3 rolls of the discontinued Graham and Brown wallpaper - pink and purple flamingo. I would be so grateful if anyone has it or knows where I can get it.


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Sharing Living Expenses?My BF and I are now living together in his home. We are in our mid-to-late 40s. Right now we are splitting most of the bills/spending, but I have been covering a bit more of the bills, outings, and food as I make more. The issue is that we are splitting mortgage payments and I do not have my name on the title.


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Having an Ex-spouse Over for Thanksgiving?My adult daughter wanted to come for Thanksgiving. I hadn't seen her or my grandson since July. I was going to my aunt's house for Thanksgiving. She asked, "well, could dad, my ex-husband, come too"? She did want to leave him alone. I said if I was hosting, then by all means, but I couldn't speak for my aunt.


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