December 7, 2016

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Completed ballerina card, including message.

Making Photo ValentinesA fun project to share a moment in history with someone you love for Valentine's day. This is a page about making photo Valentines.


A woman smelling her clean clothes with pleasure.

Tips for Good Smelling ClothingThere is nothing nicer than the smell of freshly laundered clothing. This is a page about tips for good smelling clothing.


A mask sitting on a decorated table at a masquerade.

Masquerade Party Games and ActivitiesThis is a page about masquerade games and activities. Planning games and activities that complement your masquerade themed party just adds to the fun.


Pen in caddy.

Making a Little Sweetheart Pen Caddy GiftThis Valentine's Day gift is attractive and great for use in your office or home. This is a page about making a little sweetheart pen caddy gift.


A open can of baked beans with a fork.

Using an Old Can of Baked Beans?This is a page about using an old can of baked beans. If you have ever found an expired can of food at the back of the cupboard, you have probably wondered about the safety of eating the contents.


A pair of red leather chairs in a white room.

Paint Color to Coordinate with Red FurnitureThis is a page about paint color to coordinate with red furniture. Choosing a paint color that coordinates with your red furnishings can be a challenge.


A bucket of ice.

Serving Ice at PartiesThis is a page about ice tricks for parties.It is nice to offer your guests ice for their drinks when you are hosting a party.


A bottle of Mod Podge for sealing knots and frays on a crochet project.

Dealing With Knots or Frays on Crochet ProjectsThis is a page about dealing with knots or frays on crochet projects. After spending hours on a crochet project, the last thing you want is for it to become undone.


finished card

Making an "I Woof You" Valentine's Day CardShowing your love for people of all ages can be done with a personalized homemade Valentine card. This is a page about making an "I woof you" Valentine's day card.


Declutter with Coffee Cans

Organizing With Plastic Coffee ContainersThis is a page about organizing with plastic coffee containers. If you purchase coffee in large plastic containers, be sure to reuse them for your clutter.


A person adding soap to a washing machine full of clothes.

Preparing Clothing for WashingThis is a page about preparing clothing for washing. Taking the time to prepare your clothing prior to adding it to the washer can help prevent snags or tearing.


Multi-Purpose Lavender Oil Scrub

Making Lavender Salt ScrubThis is a page about making lavender salt scrub. The scent of lavender permeates this scrub that is good from head to toe.


A kitchen faucet with a drip of water.

Tap Water Smells Like Eggs?This is a page about tap water smells like eggs. Household water that has a sulfur or egg smell is very unpleasant. Determining the cause and rectifying it quickly becomes your goal.



Healthy Coconut Cream Pie RecipeThis is a page about healthy coconut cream pie. Try this diet conscious version of a classic dessert.


Italian Escarole Soup

Italian Escarole Soup RecipeA delicious soup full of vegetables, tortellini and meatballs, also called Italian Wedding soup. This page contains an Italian escarole soup recipe.


Decorated Christmas Tea Light Jars

Making Decorated Christmas Tea Light JarsThis is a page about making decorated Christmas tea light jars.Tea lights in these recycled jars are the perfect way to light up even the smallest space at Christmas.


Finished red and white paper pinecone.

Making Paper Pinecone OrnamentsThis is a page about making paper pinecone ornaments. Try these cute folded paper ornaments on your Christmas tree.


Make Your Own Facial Wipes

Making Your Own Facial WipesThis is a page about making your own facial wipes. Many people buy and use commercial facial wipes daily. Save money and make your own.


Origami Garbage Bin

Making an Origami Garbage BinUsing the art of Japanese paper folding, you can make an attractive refuse container from recycled paper. This is a page about making an origami garbage bin.


Quinoa and Black Beans

Quinoa and Black Beans RecipeAn easy and hearty vegetarian side dish that is also nutritious. This page contains quinoa and black beans recipe.


finished purse

Crocheted Valentine PurseThis is a page about crocheted Valentine purse. This cute little purse, with its red trim and heart shaped detail, is easy to make up for yourself or as a gift for someone on Valentine's Day.


beaded wall photo frameand Bracelets

Making a Photo Frame from Old JewelryThis is a page about making a photo frame from old jewelry. Make a special frame from sentimental or broken costume jewelry.


completed snake

Making a Valentine Goody SnakeAn old men's tie and a few other supplies are all you need to make this cute treat filled snake for Valentine's Day. This is a page about making a Valentine goody snake.


Exploding Box Valentine Card

Making an Exploding Box Valentine CardShow your love inexpensively by making a box that explodes into beautiful vintage wrapping paper. This is a page about making an exploding box Valentine card.


A laundry hamper of filled with jeans.

Washing JeansThis is a page about washing jeans. There are a few useful laundering tricks that can help you extend the life of you jeans and keep them comfortable to wear.


Corny Dumplings

Making Deep Fried Pot StickersThis is a page about making deep fried pot stickers. These tasty Asian treats can be customized to please any palate.


A mechanic pouring transmission fluid into a funnel.

Removing Transmission Fluid from Clothes?This is a page about removing transmission fluid from clothes. When working on your car or adding more fluids sometimes you can get stains on your clothing.


Last Minute Easter Egg Basket for Kids

Making a Plastic Coffee Can Easter BasketA coffee can makes a perfect last minute Easter Basket for children. This is a page about making a plastic coffee can Easter basket.



Cranberry orange kale on plate

Cranberry Orange KaleThis warm kale dish is so easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. The colours of the red berries and bright green kale make a perfect dish for the holidays.


Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with PotatoesI took advantage of the great sales on chicken and potatoes this week. I made this recipe for the first time, and will definitely be again. The spices really give the meat and potatoes a delicious flavor. I doubled the recipe so that I could have leftovers for my busy workweek.



A coffee cup being used as a spoon rest on a stove.

Coffee Cup as a Spoon RestWhen using a long spoon for stirring soup, etc., I rest the spoon in a coffee cup. It takes up less space and makes less mess on the stove.


examples of the three aging methods

Creating Aged or Distressed Scrapbook PagesWhen making a scrapbook, the first thing that comes to mind is memories. Most are memories from the past that are hard to forget. In a scrapbook, it's always fun to put all the things that you want to remember in the future. It is also nice to have a concept based on a topic that you write on each page.


A black and white photo of a couple.

Growing Up with a Work EthicMy parents taught me to work and find enjoyment in doing so. As a teen, we had a Christmas tree farm. This was such a wonderful addition to the Christmas season for me as I often waited on the customers and learned a lot about being a "people person."


A bag of potatoes and some dried thyme in a spice bottle.

Store Potatoes with ThymeSprinkle some dried thyme into the bag, and store in a cool dry place. I just got this bag for 99 cents, and want to use every single potato!



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Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits?Is there any way to get my Social Security survivor benefits sent to me since I am only seventeen, but I have a dependent?


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Amana Washer Leaking from Underneath?I checked the hoses and they are fine. It is coming from underneath. A lot of water is coming out.


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Making Chicken and Noodles for 20 People?How many lbs. of chicken and cans of broth will I need for 20 people?


amaryllis flower

What Is This Houseplant?I bought this at Walmart and over the last few months I have nursed it back. Now it has flowered. It is beautiful! What is it? Lol


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Riding Mower Won't Start?I bought a Craftsman 46" Auto 22 HP V-Twin Kohler riding mower. I had it stored away for about 5 months. The gas was left in the tank and now it won't start. It will turn on for a bit then turn off.


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Curtain Color Advice?I have a beige carpet with white walls and there is a beige and black border along the vaulted ceiling. My furniture is black leather. I have a large picture window with 4 crank out windows. I'm looking to add a pop of color to the room, but I am not very good at going outside of the box.


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