December 2, 2016

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three decorated pencils

Making Googly Eye PencilsThis is a page about making googly eye pencils. These inexpensive decorated pencils are a great Halloween craft the kids can help make and give as gifts to friends.


A glass pitcher full of tea.

Cleaning Tea Stains Off of a Glass Pitcher?This is a page about cleaning tea stains off of a glass pitcher. Tea can stain the interior of the container in which it is stored or served.


Granola in a jar

Maple Peanut Butter Granola RecipeThis page contains a maple peanut butter granola recipe. Making your own granola allows you to play with your favorite flavor combinations.


Ginger Lemon Asparagus served with pork and rice.

Ginger Lemon AsparagusThis is a page about ginger lemon asparagus. Lemon zest and ginger liven up this tasty asparagus side dish.


A woman looking at a small computer screen.

Adjusting Your Computer Screen SizeThis is a page about adjusting your computer screen size. Whether you are having trouble seeing small text or need to fit more on the screen, it can be very helpful to know how to adjust the screen size on your computer monitor.


Christmas shortbread in a variety of shapes.

Christmas Shortbread Cookie RecipeShortbread cookies are perfect for the holiday season. This page contains a Christmas shortbread cookie recipe.


Decorations sitting on patio wall.

Making a Milk Jug SkeletonThis is a page about making a milk jug skeleton. Recycled milk jugs are the start to making a Halloween skeleton decoration.


A bright yellow couch on a white background.

Paint Color to Coordinate With a Yellow Couch?Finding just the right paint color to coordinate with your furniture can be frustrating. This is a page about paint color to coordinate with a yellow couch.


Candy Cane Planter

Making a Candy Cane PlanterThis is a page about making a candy cane planter. Create this cute planter for the holidays and then eat it later.


Apple crisp made in a canning jar.

Making Apple Crisp in a JarUsing your favorite recipe you can make these single serving apple crisps in their own small glass jars. This is a page about making apple crisp in a jar.


A plate with three different types of cheese with homemade lables.

Making Cheese Plate LabelsThis is a page about making cheese plate labels. Sometimes the various types of cheese served at a party can look very similar.


Halloween Windsock Witch

Recycled Witch WindsockThis is a page about recycled Halloween windsock. Here is a fun way to use empty gallon milk jugs to make Halloween decorations.


upclose of soup

Roasted Cauliflower Soup RecipeRoasted cauliflower florets, cheese, and assorted spices blend to make this hearty soup. This page contains a roasted cauliflower soup recipe.


A bottle of ketchup.

Using Tomato Ketchup as Brass PolishThis is a page about using tomato ketchup as brass polish. Ketchup can be used effectively to clean your brass items.


Felt Bling Christmas Ornaments

Making Felt Bling Christmas OrnamentsThis is a page about making felt bling Christmas ornaments. Felt ornaments can be as simple or as complex as you like. Get the whole family involved in making some for the tree.


A brown leather sofa on a wood floor in front of a white wall.

Painting Walls to Coordinate with Brown Furniture?This is a page about painting walls to coordinate with brown furniture. Having your room look just right includes choosing a paint color that coordinates with your furniture.


Mess-Free Kabob Assembly

Mess-Free Kabob AssemblyThis is a page about mess-free kabob assembly. With a little ingenuity you can make assemplying a kabob faster and less messy.


hearts in container 2

Making a Bucket of HeartsThis is a page about making a bucket of hearts. These scrap fabric hearts make great gifts or can be used to decorate your home.


black paper bat

Making Toilet Paper Tube BatsThis is a page about toilet paper tube bats. Recycled toilet paper tubes work well to make these decorative bats.


slice of pie with whipped cream

Apple Almond Custard Pie RecipeThis page contains an apple almond custard pie recipe. The custard like filling of this pie boasts the delicious flavors of apples and almonds.


Making Recycled Mini Wreaths

Making Recycled Mini WreathsThis is a page about making recycled mini wreaths. Using recycled materials from around your home, you can make cute small wreaths for the holidays.


Spice Tins on Fridge

Organizing Spice Tins on Your FridgeThis is a page about organizing spice tins on your fridge. This is a creative way to find more storage space in your kitchen.


Thumbkin Pumpkin Thumbprint Patch

Making a Thumbprint Pumpkin PatchThis is a page about making a thumbprint pumpkin patch. Thumbprint crafts are fun for all ages.


A stack of tires at a disposal facility.

Tire Disposal in Indiana?This is a page about tire disposal in Indiana. Finding a local disposal site in your state and learning the recycle rules applying to used tires is your first step in getting rid of them.


Two black armchairs facing a screen and speakers.

Painting Walls to Coordinate With Black Furniture?This is a page about painting walls to coordinate with black furniture. Choosing just the right color to complement your black furniture can really make your room look good.


Broccoli and Ham Pockets

Making Broccoli and Ham PocketsMake your own version of pocket sandwiches stuffed with broccoli and ham. This is a page about making broccoli and ham pockets.


heart wreath

Making a Yarn Wrapped Heart WreathThis pretty Valentine's day decorative wreath is fun and easy to make. This is a page about making a yarn wrapped heart wreath.


Never Fail Pie Crust

Never Fail Pie Crust RecipesThis is a page about never fail pie crust recipes. Many cooks prefer to make their own pie crust rather than purchase ready-made ones.


Buttermilk Coconut Pie

Buttermilk Pie RecipesThese creamy buttermilk pies are easy to make and are sure to be well received.


Basic Pie Dough

Basic Pie Dough RecipeWith the right recipe anyone can make their own delicious pie crust. This page contains a basic pie dough recipe.


Finished wreath.

Making a Crocheted Chain Spring WreathThis is a page about making a crocheted chain spring wreath. Using a simple crochet chain you or an older child can make this easy wreath and tailor it to any season or occasion.


3 bean pasta salad

3 Bean Pasta Salad RecipeAssorted beans and pasta make a delicious main dish salad. This page contains a 3 bean pasta salad recipe.


A piggy bank on top of many dollar bills.

Stretching Your Retirement DollarsThis is a page about stretching your retirement dollars. Many people are surprised at their reduced spending ability after they retire.


A knife, map, compass and other items helpful when hunting or fishing.

Gift Ideas for Boyfriend Who Likes HuntingThis is a page about gift ideas for boyfriend who likes hunting. Knowing something about the recipient's hobbies and interests can help you decide what to get them for a gift.


Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup RecipeBroccoli cheese soup is an established favorite. Make your own and wow your family and friends. This page contains a broccoli cheddar soup recipe.



Beginner Snowman Craft Kit

Beginner Snowman Craft KitThose little cross stitch crafts are complicated for beginners. Here is a seasonal kitchen towel with a delightful snowman to stitch around. There are no sharp needles, which are hard to thread, but only a large plastic needle and yarn to sew with.


man made lake in Chula Vista, CA

Serenity At Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA)This man made lake in Chula Vista provides beauty and serenity to all that are privileged to visit it.


Stovetop Cornbread for One

Stovetop Cornbread for OneFirst let's get out of the way what traditional cornbread ain't. Delicious cornbread is simple cornbread. It is meant to accompany vegetables, not compete with them. Therefore, it should not have added ingredients such as cream style corn, peppers or other ingredients to make it reminiscent of another country's cuisine.


honeysuckle growing as a standard

Growing Honeysuckle As StandardIn an earlier post, I mentioned that honeysuckle could be grown as a standard. I looked around and found enough pictures to put together a post on the subject.



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Keeping Photos from Sticking Together?When storing photos, I've noticed that some stick together. Is there a remedy for this?


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Keeping Craft Bows From Getting Flat?When you put the bows away for the next craft, is there a way to keep them from flattening out?


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Maytag Washer Doesn't Start?My Maytag top loader tries to sense, then does not start. It seems like it tries to move but stops.


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IBM Selectric Typewriter Not Working?My IBM Selectric just started acting odd. Once turned on, and when the carriage return button is pressed, the carriage moves all the way to the left and stays there, and the machine hums. Normal typing is impossible. Turning the machine off is the only "remedy".


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Clean Clothes Smell Bad When Wet?My clothes seem to smell okay when they are washed. The problem I run into is that when I start to sweat or my clothes get wet by rain or moisture from any sort, they stink. The smell is an awful sour smell. I tried borax and vinegar and new detergents. I even cleaned my washer as instructed.


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14th Birthday Parties Ideas?I will be turning 14 in January. I have my friends, but I don't really know what to do. I want to have a dinner, but only with my close 2 friends. What should I do with my other 3 friends that aren't as close to me?


What Is This Houseplant?

What Is This Houseplant? (Desert Rose)Help me keep this plant alive. I don't know what it is.


Help With Identifying This Plant?I am having a hard time identifying this plant. Very fast growing vine plant with 1.5" long leaves spaced about 2" apart along the length of the vine. I originally clipped a small stem from an existing plant and planted my own. Within 8 months it has grown 4 separate vines each measuring 2.5 feet or greater.


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