November 30, 2016

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Thanksgiving Heart Decoration

Thanksgiving Heart Mural DecorationThis is a page about Thanksgiving heart mural decoration. Thanksgiving is sometimes overlooked when thinking of crafting decorations for the holidays.


Closeup of face of snowman plant stake

Making a Snowman Plant StakeThis is a page about making a snowman plant stake. A cute snowman plant stake is fun to make and even more fun to use and display. This is a great gift idea as well.


Melted Crayon Masterpiece

Melted Crayon MasterpieceThis is a page about melted crayon masterpiece. Some interesting artworks can be made by melting crayons onto a canvas. They can be simple or more complex.


Pizza Box Cash Gift

Making Pizza Box Cash GiftThis is a page about making a pizza box cash gift. Coming up with cute ways to give cash makes the gift giving and receiving more fun.


Crocheted Calypso Cardigan, front side displayed on a chair.

Making a Crocheted Calypso CardiganThis is a page about making a crocheted calypso cardigan. This fringed vest is pretty easy to make with a free pattern.


Barbie Bath Tub

Making a Barbie Bath TubThis is a page about making a Barbie bath tub. Reuse a tissue box to create a fun, thrifty bath for a Barbie doll to lounge in.


Stack of Vietnamese Rice Crackers

Vietnamese Sesame Rice Cracker RecipeThis page contains a Vietnamese sesame rice cracker recipe. American visitors to Vietnam love these common crackers that are easily made with uncooked spring roll wraps.


finished hat and scarf

Making a Crochet Barbie Hat and ScarfThis is a page about making a crochet Barbie hat and scarf. Some crafters find making clothing for dolls a fun and sometimes challenging endeavor.


A scared kitten at the vet.

Calming a Kitten for a Vet TripThis is a page about calming a kitten for a vet trip. Many pets find a trip to the vet very stressful. There are a number of ways to help reduce your pet's stress.


Fresh Asparagus with Garlic and Olive Oil

Fresh Asparagus with Garlic and Olive OilFresh asparagus can taste delicious with a minimum of preparation and seasonings. This is a page about fresh asparagus with garlic and olive oil.


bracelet on wrist

Making a Soda Tab BraceletThis is a page about making a soda tab bracelet. Soda tabs can be recycled into easy to make jewelry. There are lots of different styles.


Changing a furnace filter.

How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?Keeping your furnace filter clean and replacing it as needed will increase the efficiency of your furnace. This is a page about "How often should you change your furnace filter?".


A quinoa salad with black beans, corn, tomatoes and other spices.

Black Bean Quinoa Salad RecipeThis page contains black bean quinoa salad recipe. A quick, delicious salad to make with versatile quinoa for a protein rich meal or side dish.


2 Ingredient Pancakes

2 Ingredient PancakesLower the amount of fat and gluten in your pancakes with this low ingredient recipe. This is a page about 2 ingredient pancakes.


Pastel paper spring wreath.

Making a Happy Spring Paper WreathThis is a page about making a happy spring paper wreath. For crafters who like to work with paper this pretty wreath will brighten up your spring decor.


Four dry erase markers with the caps off.

Removing Dry Erase Marker on PolyesterThis is a page about removing dry erase marker on polyester. Using the best cleaner for the stain and the fabric are crucial for safe removal of marker stains.


up close strip

Making a Cork Bulletin StripThis is a page about making a cork bulletin strip. If you have a drawer filled with saved corks or know a friend that drinks wine, use the corks to make a bulletin board strip for your home.


adding crumb topping

Cranberry Apple Pie RecipesThis pages contains cranberry apple pie recipes. The tangy flavor of cranberries complements the sweetness of the apples in this yummy pie.


Markers in Garden

Making Popsicle Stick Plant MarkersThis is a page about making Popsicle stick plant markers. Popsicle sticks are great for making inexpensive plant markers.


Canning Jar Utensil Holder

Making a Canning Jar Utensil HolderThis is a page about making a canning jar utensil holder. Canning jars can be used to help organize areas of your house.


Finished cards and envelopes.

Making Bunny Note CardsThis is a page about making bunny note cards. These cute bunny note cards are perfect for Easter thoughts and for other occasions.


finished project

Making a Crocheted Tiara HeadbandChildren love to play dress-up and wear a pretty tiara. If you crochet you can make this one. This is a page about making a crocheted tiara headband.


A ink pen that has stained the pocket of a white dress shirt.

Cleaning Ink Stains on Laundered ClothingThis is a page about cleaning ink stains on laundered clothing. Stains can be more difficult to remove once the clothing has been through the wash.


finished marker

Cork Plant MarkersThis is a page about cork plant markers. Corks can be used to make simple recycled plant markers.


Banana and Almond Butter Pancakes

Banana and Almond Butter PancakesThis is a page about banana and almond butter pancakes. Reduce the carbs in your diet and still enjoy a delicious banana pancake.


Paper Plate Leprechaun Finished

Making a Paper Plate LeprechaunThis is a cute Saint Patrick's Day craft for the kids. This is a page about making a paper plate leprechaun.


Lace edged pink heart ornament.

Making a Heart OrnamentThis pretty heart ornament makes a lovely gift and can be tailored for several uses including as a tree ornament. This is a page about making a heart ornament.


Dollhouse Furniture With Everyday Objects

Dollhouse Furniture With Everyday ObjectsThis is a page about dollhouse furniture with everyday objects. There are a wide variety of small things that can be repurposed for thrifty doll furniture.


wood look vinyl flooring

Installing Self-Stick Tiles Over Ceramic TilesThis is a page about installing self-stick tiles over ceramic tiles. Self stick tiles are easy to install. Assessing and preparing the surface prior to installation is important for a successful outcome.


child wearing snuggie

Making a Crochet Child's SnuggieYour children will love this warm, cozy handcrafted snuggie. This is a page about making a crochet child's snuggie.


finished wreath

Making an Oval Embroidery Hoop WreathThis is a page about making an oval embroidery hoop wreath. An oval embroidery hoop can be used as the base for making a lovely wreath for any occasion.


A washer full of clothes and water.

Washer Does Not Spin Water Out of ClothesHaving a washer full of wet clothes because it is not spinning all of the water out is frustrating. This is a page about washer does not spin water out of clothes.


CD Jewel Case Décor

CD Jewel Case Décor IdeasThis is a page about cd jewel case décor ideas. You can reuse these CD cases for a variety of photo displays.


Baby food jars filled with candy as a favor.

Making "Gerber" Baby Food FavorsThis is a page about making "gerber" baby food favors for 1st birthday party. A special birthday keepsake can inexpensively be made with baby food jars.


A father painting a dollhouse with his daughter.

Free Printable Dollhouse and Dollhouse Furniture Plans?This is a page about free printable dollhouse and dollhouse furniture plans. Making a dollhouse and furniture is fun a project that your child can participate in.


Spider Web Game

Halloween Spider Web Toss GameSpiders and spiderwebs are a classic Halloween theme. These easy to set up kids' party games add fun to any celebration and can have the rules tailored for different age groups.


Cat checking out the door

Installing a Cat DoorInstalling a cat door to the garage allows the litter boxes to be kept out there cutting down on the litter scatter in your house. This is a page about installing a cat door.


Red Nosed Reindeer Candy Box

Making a Red Nosed Reindeer Candy HolderThis is a page about making a red nosed reindeer candy holder. Rudolf is a symbol of Christmas and the perfect subject of this homemade candy container.



A container in the counter in the kitchen.

Product Review: Tupperware Fridgesmart ContainersThese containers keep food fresh longer. They have ridged bottoms to collect any moisture. In addition, they have two vents. Depending upon the food being stored, one, both, or neither will be in the open position.


coral and fish in beautiful blue water

Underwater Adventure in TahitiOne of my favorite pastimes is snorkeling in our lagoons. You are amazed at the different shapes of coral, the beautiful colors of fish, and the amazing animals that live in our lagoons. I enjoy traveling to Bora Bora because the waters there are so warm and have so many fish, turtles, sharks, and stingrays.


Bank paperwork held in a folder.

Weekly Bank Reconciliation for RetireesLiving on a fixed income can be a challenge. I have a red folder with a spiral notebook inside which I record my weekly transactions on my checking account, including debits, bank drafts or any any monies withdrawn from my checking account, which I receive from calling a bank representative.


An Eden cheesekeeper and grater that came free with purchase.

Buy Products With FreebiesChristmas is coming and supermarkets are now open with cheaper items and more freebies. Some brands would drop down their prices and sometimes items would come out with bags, mugs or anything for free.


angel figurine behind a rose blossom

Angel Amidst the Rose BushThe statue of the angel holding the tiny bird in her hand sits behind a beautiful red knockout rose. In the spring and summer the Knockout rose is full of beautiful red rose blossoms. I captured the picture and then edited the picture to make it appear that the angel was in a shadow.


A planter made out of candy canes and a tin can.

Candy Cane PlanterHere is a cute planter made from candy canes and a recycled tin can. Learn how to make it in this short video.


A decorated cupcake at a party.

Children's Cupcake PartyA great idea for a childrens' party is to make a pile of mini cakes and supply tubes of icing and little decorations. They'll have lots of creative fun designing their own cupcakes


To-do lists inside sheet protectors.

Protector Sheets for Your To-Do ListsI live for my lists. I can't do much without them. So I am always shifting my lap desk and losing them on the floor.


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Chicken Taco SurpriseA nutritious chicken taco skillet recipe for a quick dinner for three.



carved white stone pendant, similar to a cameo

Repairing Porous Lava Rock Jewelry?What sort of white paint or filler could be used to cover a crack in white lava rock carved jewelry?


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13 Birthday Party Ideas?My daughter is turning 13 in January. We decided to have her party over winter break in late December. My daughter wants to have 8 or so friends. She wants to do a sleepover and something else. We are going to do the sleepover at a hotel, and probaly go swimming while we are there.


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Adopting a New Dog?I just got her today. How do I get a Chihuahua to like someone or let the kids or us play with her?


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Power Out in Bedroom?The other day, I turned on the bedroom light and shortly after it went out with all power to master bedroom. I replaced the circuit breaker switch in the panel box for the master bedroom, but still nothing. I tested the switch with a voltage meter and find I have no juice going to switch.


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Value of a Webster's Dictionary?What is the value of a 1911 Webster's unabridged dictionary?


tall plant with central stalk and green and white edged narrow leaves

Identifying and Pruning a HouseplantI am not sure what type of plant this is, but it's getting way too crazy and I need to trim it. Currently the only way it is standing is because it is propped against the wall.


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Which Cat Litter Is Best?I would like to know what cat litter is the best? Clumping or clay?


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Fundraising Ideas for Dance Trip?My daughter is an Irish dancer and recently qualified to dance at the national competition in February. We live in Ohio and the competition is in Orlando. I am trying to come up with ideas to raise the funds so she can go on the trip, any suggestions?


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Sewing Machine Starts Running When Turned OnI have a Sears Kenmore 1347 sewing machine and when I turn it on, it runs fast, before I even touch the foot pedal? What causes that?


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