January 4, 2017

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Venison Chili

Venison Chili RecipeWhen the hunters come home with deer meat, a spicy chili is a great way to prepare this lean ground meat. This page contains venison chili recipe.


Trying to turn the lights on.

Power Out in Half of an Apartment?This is a page about power out in half of apartment. If the power is out is half of your apartment, there is a problem with the loads going through the breaker. Your landlord is responsible for this repair.


Reel with four photos.

Making a Film Reel FrameThis is a page about making a film reel frame. If you are lucky enough to have or find and old 16mm film reels, you can try your hand at making this clever photo frame.


Finished pincushion.

Making a Recycled Cuff Pin CushionThis is a page about making a recycled cuff pin cushion. Store your pins right on your wrist with this easy cuff.


A bottle filled with good thoughts instead of vitamins.

Making a "Vitamins for The Heart" GiftThis is a page about making a "vitamins for the heart" gift. Make this cute recycled gift for any loved one, perfect for Valentine's day.


A new ceiling fan being installed.

No Power After Installing New Ceiling Fan?This is a page about no power after installing new ceiling fan. Small electrical projects are often done by homeowners, but when there is an issue it can be difficult to determine the cause.


No-Sew Bandana Skirt and Top

Making a No-Sew Bandana Skirt and TopThis is a page about making a no-sew bandana skirt and top. All you need is some bandanas to make this no-sew outfit.


A finished popsicle stick snowflake, painted white.

Making a Popsicle Stick SnowflakeThis is a page about making a Popsicle stick snowflake. Popsicle sticks or craft sticks are perfect for making these decorative snowflake designs.


A paper tube Santa mailbox, colored red.

Making a Santa's MailboxThis is a page about making a Santa's mailbox. Create this cute mailbox to help children send letters to the North Pole.


A Yorkshire terrier laying on a green chair.

Facts About Yorkshire TerriersThese cute little lap dogs were originally bred as vermin dogs to catch rats and mice in English textile mills. This is a page about facts about Yorkshire Terriers.


A paper towel holder made from a clothes hangar.

Making a Paper Towel Holder from a Clothes HangerThis is a page about making a paper towel holder from a clothes hanger . A creative upcycle for a basic wire clothes hanger.


Dim ceiling lights.

Troubleshooting Dimming House Lights?This is a page about troubleshooting dimming house lights. When lights get dim or flicker, the trouble may go as far as the power company's lines to your house. It is best to get advice from a licensed electrician.


Driftwood door handle

Making a Driftwood Door HandleThis is a page about making a driftwood door handle. The smooth weathered appearance of driftwood lends itself to many craft and home decor projects.


Newly installed garage door opener.

New Garage Door Opener Trips Breaker?This is a page about new garage door opener trips breaker. While many homeowners can complete easy electrical projects in their home, when problems result diagnosis can be daunting.


A burgundy and black scarf displayed on a mannequin head.

Making a Picot Crochet Infinity ScarfThis is a page about making a picot crochet infinity scarf. Make this luxurious crocheted scarf for yourself or your best friend.


closeup of candle

Making a Teacup CandleThis is a page about making a teacup candle. Repurpose an old teacup into a cute candle.


Finished jewelry or makeup bag

Making a Crochet Travel BagThis is a page about making a crochet travel bag. Store your jewelry, makeup or other essentials in this little crocheted bag.


Crochet Potholder

Making a Single Crochet PotholderThis is a page about making a single crochet potholder. Even an novice crocheter who has just mastered the single crochet stitch can make a potholder.


Overhead Ceiling Fan

Overhead Ceiling Fan Light Not Working Properly?This is a page about overhead ceiling fan light not working properly. When an electrical fixture does not work as expected you may need the help of an electrician.


Riding Mower

Craftsman Riding Mower Keeps Stalling?This is a page about Craftsman riding mower keeps stalling. It is very frustrating when your mower keeps stalling. Sometimes you can make the repairs yourself.


finished scarf hanging on clothes hanger

Crocheted Flower ScarfThis is a page about crocheted flower scarf. This festive scarf can be made for any season.


Making Quilted Potholders

Making Quilted PotholdersThis is a page about making quilted potholders. Small quilting projects are a good way to use up fabric scraps. These potholders are no exception.


Installing a light switch.

No Power to Circuit After Changing Switches?This is a page about no power to circuit after changing switches. Replacing electrical switches may best be left to a professional electrician to make sure it is done properly.


Driftwood Wind-Catcher

Making a Driftwood Wind-CatcherThis is a page about making a driftwood wind-catcher. Driftwood is a great thing to use many craft, especially a wind-catcher.


Homemade Cough Drops

Making Homemade Cough DropsThese little drops are easy to make and come in handy during cold season. This is a page about making homemade cough drops.


A crocheted bracelet with a large brown button.

Making a Crocheted Button Cuff BraceletThis is a page about making a crocheted button cuff bracelet. Showcase a decorative recycled button on this clever bracelet.


Christmas Sticker Memory Game - Christmas stickers on the index cards

Making a Christmas Sticker Memory GameThis is a page about making a Christmas sticker memory game. Larger Christmas stickers and some index cards are the basis for making this fun to play memory game for your children. They can even help make it.


A pot of lasagne noodles, cooked and drained.

Making Lasagne Noodles Ahead of TimeSometimes it is more convenient to prepare portions of a meal in advance, but save the assembly until the day you are going to complete and serve it. This is a page about making lasagne noodles ahead of time.


A microwave oven with a glass turntable tray.

Repairing a Glass Microwave Turntable Tray?This is a page about repairing a glass microwave turntable. Microwave turntables can be damaged during use.


Two pumpkins, one small and one large.

Feeding Pumpkin to DogsThis is a page about feeding pumpkin to dogs. Pureed pumpkin, not pie filling, works well to clear up both constipation and diarrhea in dogs.


An electric stove turned on.

Power Only Works When Stove is On?This is a page about power only works when stove on. Troubleshooting unusual electrical problems can be difficult for a homeowner.


A Christmas tree made from bottle caps.

Making a Bottle Cap Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a bottle cap Christmas tree. Decorating the underside of bottle caps with holiday paper is the first step in making a cute Christmas tree that can also serve as a fridge magnet.


Easy Marble Maze - intricate larger maze

Making a Drinking Straw Marble MazeThis is a page about making a drinking straw marble maze. With a few inexpensive supplies you can make these fun maze games for your children or let them design the layout themselves.


A plate of spinach pasta with shrimp.

Making Spinach Pasta NoodlesIt's easy and delicious to add vitamin rich spinach to homemade pasta. This is a page about making spinach pasta noodles.


Crocheted Slippers for American Girl Doll

Crocheted Slippers for American Girl DollIf you like to crochet doll clothing, then this project is for you. This is a page about crocheted slippers for American Girl doll.


A wooden frame with a heart shaped opening, decorated with two state outlines and a quote.

Wooden "Long Distance Friend" FrameThis is a page about making a wooden 'long distance friend' frame. Decorate a simple wooden frame to display your love cross-country.


A crocheted headband on an American girl doll.

Making a Crocheted Headband for an American Girl DollThis is a page about making a crocheted headband for an American girl doll. Accessorize your child's favorite doll with this pretty headband.


A plate of orzo risotto with mushrooms and cheese.

Mushroom and Cheese Orzo Risotto RecipeThis is a page about mushroom and cheese orzo risotto recipe. This savory version of risotto uses orzo instead of rice.


finished scarf

Making a Summer Breeze Infinity ScarfThis is a page about making a summer breeze infinity scarf. This light, lacy infinity scarf is perfect to wear in warm weather to complete your ensemble.


John Deere Riding

John Deere Riding Mower Keeps Stalling?This is a page about fixing a John Deere riding mower that keeps stalling. There could be a number of reasons for your riding mower to stall, especially if it is the first time you are using it for the season.


Basic Crochet Winter Headband

Making a Basic Crochet Winter HeadbandYou can easily and quickly make up this headband to help keep you warm on cold winter days. This is a page about making a basic crochet winter headband.


Fishbowl Snowman

Making a Fish Bowl SnowmanThis is a page about making a fish bowl snowman. This easy and fun winter craft is sure to brighten anyones day that sees it.


Photo Magnets

Making Photo MagnetsThis is a page about making photo magnets. Fun and decorative magnets are easy to make and are great gifts.


Ceiling Light

Fixing a Fluorescent Ceiling LightThis is a page about fixing a fluorescent ceiling light. Fluorescent ceiling lights can go out for a number of reasons.


hemmed jeans

Hemming JeansIf your jeans need adjusting it is best to hem them properly after sizing. This is a page about hemming jeans.


Old Linoleum Floors

Removing Stains from Old Linoleum Floors?This is a page about removing stains from old linoleum floors. Cleaning stains on your flooring may require specific cleaners depending on the stain and the flooring type. Make sure that your floor is in fact linoleum rather than sheet vinyl before proceeding.


Mini Hat Ornament

Making Mini Crochet HatsThis is a page about making mini crochet hats. If you can crochet, a fun project is making small hats for dolls and teddy bears.


A canned ham on a white background.

Can You Make Ham Loaf Using Canned Ham?This is a page about, "Can you make ham loaf using canned ham?". If you have a meat grinder then a canned ham can easily replace ground ham for making a tasty ham loaf.


Serving Chicken and Noodles

Preparing Chicken and Noodles for a Large Group?This is a page about preparing chicken and noodles for a large group. Although it may seem overwhelming, increasing a recipe to feed a large crowd is completely doable.


Baking Brownies in
Cupcake Liners

Baking Brownies in Cupcake LinersThis is a page about baking brownies in cupcake liners. Any easy way to make small portion brownies is to bake them in cupcake liners.


A green round loom.

Knifty Knitter Patterns for Baby ItemsThis is a page about finding Knifty Nnitter patterns for baby items. The Knifty Knitter can make some cute items for babies.


Decorating Dollar Store Barrettes

Decorating Dollar Store BarrettesThis is a page about decorating dollar store barrettes. You can upscale inexpensive barrettes to suit your own unique tastes. This is a fun craft project for parents and kids alike.


Two strips of bacon threaded on skewer and coated in chocolate displayed on a plate

Homemade Chocolate Covered Bacon TreatsThis is a page about making homemade chocolate covered bacon treats. Chocolate and bacon may sound like an unusually combination but it is really very delicious.


A boy smiling looking through the opening of a giant Christmas wreath.

Making a Giant Christmas Wreath?This is a page about making a giant Christmas wreath. If you have an area outside where you can mount a large holiday decoration it would be fun to make your own giant Christmas wreath.


A penguin made from a decorated Coffeemate container.

Making a Coffeemate Container PenguinThis is a page about making a Coffeemate container penguin. Reuse small coffee creamer bottles to make these festive penguins.


Pomegranate Deseeding- A bowl of pomegranate seeds, ready for eating.

Deseeding a PomegranateThis is a page about deseeding a pomegranate. Pomegranate is a delicious treat but it can be difficult to deseed.


Cutting straws to make small sections for the necklace.

Making A Drinking Straw NecklaceThis is a page about making a drinking straw necklace. Use colorful recycled straws to make this pretty necklace, great for kids.


Crocheted Dress for American Girl Doll

Crocheted Dress for American Girl DollThis is a page about making a crocheted dress for an American Girl doll. Make your own American Girl doll dress by crocheting it.


Pumpkin Parmesan Lasagne

Pumpkin Parmesan Lasagne RecipeThis delicious meatless lasagne includes squash and pumpkin puree for a nice change of taste. This page contains a pumpkin parmesan lasagne recipe.


empty wine bottle

Drilling a Hole in a Wine BottleEmpty wine bottles are often used in craft projects. Using the right process you can successfully drill holes in the glass. This is a page about drilling a hole in a wine bottle.


Toddler Crochet Boa Scarf

Making a Toddler's Crochet Boa ScarfThis is a page about making a toddler's crochet boa scarf. This easy crochet project is perfect for pint sized divas.


Carrot Craft Ideas

Carrot Craft IdeasEaster is a great time for carrot crafts. This is a page about carrot craft ideas.


A container filled with homemade vinaigrette.

Homemade Honey Mustard VinaigretteThis is a page about homemade honey mustard vinaigrette. Make this sweet and savory dressing in your own kitchen, with simple ingredients.


A girl with a brown crocheted scarf with a scallop patten.

Making a Scalloped Children's Crochet ScarfThis is a page about making a scalloped children's crochet scarf. This beautiful scarf is an excellent gift for any child. This is a page about making a scalloped children's crochet scarf.


Gift bows made from paper muffin liners.

Making Muffin Liner Gift BowsTurn paper muffin liners into cute decorations shaped like bowties. This is a page about making muffin liner gift bows.


A spray can of varnish.

Sealing Home-printed Photo Magnets?This is a page about sealing home-printed photo magnets. Keep your homemade photo magnets nice by sealing them.


Light Bulb Socket

Light Bulb Socket Sparked and Smoked?This is a page about light bulb socket sparked and smoked. Certain electrical problems are more disturbing than others and may require quicker action to determine the cause and make repairs.


A pencil pot decorated with gems and buttons.

Making a Button and Jewel Pencil HolderUse buttons and broken costume jewelry to decorate a pencil holder for your desk. This is a page about making a button and jewel pencil holder.


Bottle Cap Magnets

Making Beaded Bottlecap MagnetsThis is a page about making beaded bottlecap magnets. Any small beads will work to make a set of these pretty magnets.


A crocheted petaled flower in a hand.

Making a Treble Crochet FlowerThis is a page about making a treble crochet flower. Use a treble (or triple) crochet stitch to make these pretty floral accents.


breaker box

Breaker Arced When Installing New Wire?This is a page about breaker arced when installing new wire. An inexperienced homeowner can experience unexpected results when trying to work on a home electrical wiring project.



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Vinyl Floor Cleaner for Bathtub or Shower WallsDo this last step after cleaning in whatever method you chose. Using a CLEAR acrylic type floor cleaner, wet a cloth with it and wipe down the walls and doors. This will allow you to extend the next cleaning cycle, due to it's water repellent nature after it dries.


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Cleaning Pet Urine Odor From Hardwood FloorsPet accidents on hardwood flooring can be difficult to clean, often leaving unwanted odors behind. Many natural remedies combine baking soda and vinegar to counteract lingering odors. There are also many products that you can purchase, including odor eliminators like Odoban and enzyme cleaners like Natures Miracle.


Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower

Thriftstore Glass Garden TowerI have seen other examples of this type of project and wanted to create one of my own. Currently it is decorating my kitchen countertop, but will move outside into the garden when the weather improves.



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Retaining Medicaid Health Coverage When Moving?My nephew who just turned 18 and is in school receives Social Security since my brother passed. He is on AHCCCS/Medicaid health coverage in Arizona. He wants to finish school in Iowa. He is diabetic type one and has an insulin pump. How do I transfer his insurance so he doesn't have a gap or lose it?


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Adding Highlights to Dyed Hair?I just recently dyed my hair a dark brown. I like the color, but I'm wanting some kind of highlight. I don't want blonde. I like the dark brown with light brown highlights, but how could I get that look? Would I use bleach? Or just get a light brown hair color dye and use that?


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Kitchen Cabinet and Paint Color Advice?My kitchen countertops and floors are charcoal grey and black with stainless appliances. So what color cabinets and walls should I do?


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Replacement Part for H2O Ultra Steam Mop?I need to purchase the back of the Ultra Steam Mop H2O. Any ideas about how I can do this?


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Free Pet Euthanasia in Fresno?My dog is 7 1/4 yrs old and for the past few years hes been having problems walking as well as becoming paralyzed for several days each month. It has been getting worse and worse the past few months. I have finally come to terms with the fact that my baby needs to be relieved of his pain one way or another.


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Slogan for Daycare?I opened a center named "Cookies and Milk Daycare Center". We offer free play, fitness, fun activities, and encourage self skills concept. Please assist me on the best slogan that you can think of :D


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Repairing a Fiberglass Boat Hull?I am getting a fiberglass speed boat from my dad. It is a small 10 foot boat, but parts of the hull are cracked and I want to know what's the cheapest way to fix it. Also is there a way to replace the transom without ripping off the whole top of the boat.


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Plaster Column Has Odor?I have a three foot plaster (of Paris?) column and it has a strong, "soft" odor. It was outside in the past and it is now in my home. I feel like I'm breathing in spores. It has some black "stuff" in crevices and the start of patina green. Any advice?


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Samsung Washer Not Spinning Out All the Water?When my Samsung front load washer goes into the spin cycle, it acts like it can't balance itself out, therefore it doesn't get up to full speed. Therefore the clothes are not getting rung out all the why. Any solutions to this problem?


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Thread Breaking on Usha Janome Sewing Machine?I have an Usha Janome sewing machine. The thread gets cut in a few stiches. Is it a problem with tension?


Identifying a Houseplant - hand next to slightly leggy houseplant

Identifying a Houseplant?I've been growing this plant for about 10 months and it's getting to be too top heavy. Any tips on what I should do or what kind of plant this is?


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Modifying a Carburetor for Briggs and Stratton Horizontal Shaft Engine?I have a Briggs and Stratton 8 HP engine with a horizontal shaft. It has a faulty carb that will run on choke idling, but if I leave it shut it will just after-fire and die. I have an old Briggs and Stratton 8 hp vertical shaft engine. Can I swap parts from the vertical shaft engine to the horizontal engine?


Plastic Toy Pieces Stuck Together

Plastic Toy Pieces Stuck Together?Any ideas how to separate 3 plastic interlocking puzzle type pieces that are stuck together? I've tried hot and cold soapy water already.


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