January 12, 2017

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pink blouse with white layer

Making a Layered-Look T-ShirtIt can be easy to add more color and length to a t-shirt by repurposing parts of an old shirt. This is a page about making a layered look t-shirt.


Hard Candy Rose Pops

Making Hard Candy Rose PopsThis is a page about making hard candy rose pops. Leftover hard candy can be fashioned into rose petals and leaves. When attached to a wooden skewer it creates a beautiful edible flower.


Closeup of stars.

Making a Bouquet of StarsThis is a page about making a bouquet of stars. Wooden stars can be painted and decorated then twisted with wire onto stems to make a whimsical bouquet decoration.



A white birdfeeder with a copper roof and a pillar candle inside where the birdfood would normally go.

Place Pillar Candle in Bird FeederAt Christmas, I replaced the bird seed in the feeder with a pillar candle within the glass insert. The candle was lit each evening during the Christmas season, bringing a cozy feel as you approached our back deck.


Homemade Pizza piece

Homemade PizzaThis is a family favorite in our house. Not only is it very tasty but it is tailor made for each member of the house, and it is great family bonding time putting it together.


A tube of toothpaste and a silver chain.

Toothpaste for Cleaning SilverToothpaste isn't just for teeth, it also cleans the silver jewelry to make it shine! All you have to do is to put an amount of toothpaste on the jewelry, depending on how big or small the jewelry is.


Abundant Hearts Valentine's Day Card - finished card

Abundant Hearts Valentine's Day CardThis Valentine's Day, make a card to tell your Cupid just how much you love him. Covered with an abundance of hearts, your loved one will definitely not be able to miss your declaration of love.


A collection of mismatched dishes from the thrift store.

Beautiful Crockery on a BudgetI made a mistake about 10 years ago, when I decided it was about time I had a full matching dinner service for entertaining. The children were grown so there was little chance of it getting damaged and I would be more likely to have people round for meals


Produce bags covering a blender and other small kitchen items.

Reusing Plastic Produce BagsI've seen a lot of tips on reusing grocery bags. I've even contributed a couple, myself. But, what about those produce bags? I haven't seen any tips on reusing them? Here are a few ways I reuse them.


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Removing Smoke Odors Cars and HomesVinegar, baking soda, airing things out all have some merit in removing smoke odor, but if the odor is bad this will only put a small dent in it.


Frozen almonds in a plastic bag.

Freeze Nuts to Keep FreshYou can freeze nuts. You can even eat them straight from the freezer. A local store has almonds and walnuts at $3.74 a pound. The nuts come in very large packages, so I wouldn't have been able to take advantage if I hadn't known about this tip.


Fingerprint Penguin - two examples of the project

Fingerprint PenguinThis penguin craft is perfect to use with preschool age children and older. I incorporated this craft into the winter animal theme in my Pre-K class. You could also use it while learning the letter 'P' or after reading a book about penguins.


Pink Polka Dot Safety Pin Cushion

Pink Polka Dot Safety Pin CushionI wanted a prettier way to store my safety pins which I use for crafts. So I put this together, a pink polka-dot stuffed heart. It is the perfect color for the dreary winter days ;). I really like how it turned out. I save yarn and fabric scraps for stuffing projects like this, and nothing goes to waste.


A datebook that can be used as a journal.

Gratitude Journal from DatebookA student gave me this lovely datebook for Christmas. Since it has so much space to write, I decided to use it as this year's gratitude journal. The mind can be trained to think positively or negatively. Every day we are on Earth is a celebration, don't you think?



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Internet Sales Agency Business Name Ideas?Please suggest a name for my upcoming agency. I would like to start a company and become a sales agent for designer ceramics/stoneware, to be sold in Denmark. I also want to become a sales agent of American cult makeup. I was thinking of Beau Agency - but .com is already taken.


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House Training an Abused Dog?We got our 6-year-old Minpin Zippy almost a year ago. She's a puppy mill rescue and we knew immediately she was abused. In the past year she's learned some things and has gotten to be more of a normal acting dog, but we don't know how to potty train her.


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Locating the Lint Trap on an Old Dryer?I just moved into an apartment with a super old dryer. I've checked the inside and outside of the dryer for a lint trap and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Also, the dryer takes forever to dry anything! Any suggestions on what to do or where to look next for a lint trap?


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Financial Assistance for Home Drain Pipe Repairs?I am in need of someone that can help me with house leveling. I live in the San Antonio, Texas area. I have a broken drain main pipe and my house level is so low I can't do the work. I tried digging down as far as I can, but no luck. I just need some help or just someone that can help me find someone or some kind of program.


Potty Training an Abused Dog- closeup of black and white dog's face

Potty Training an Abused Dog?We adopted a 7 month old dog in July of 2016. We believe he was abused because he has scars around his neck like he was chained up constantly. For a couple months he wouldn't go outside by himself. He can stay out of a crate for 9 hours a day while we are at work. But will just start peeing for no reason.


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Interior Home Decoration Business Name Ideas?I want a name that is very trendy and in vogue for a home decoration company. Its focus will be on creating a more relaxing, space free, friendly environment where families can share, enjoy, and build fond memories together.


Value of The Children's Encyclopedia  - stack of volumes

Value of The Children's Encyclopedia?I have a copy of The Children's Encyclopedia by Arthur Mee, volumes 1 to 10. They are in excellent condition. I would just like some information on this set, as well as, if they are worth anything.


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Value of Vintage Reference Books?I have a set of 20 - 1971 Grolier "The University Society Encyclopedia". Using an online grading from Alibris.com I was able to grade them. This set has been in controlled storage for almost 20 years. They are in amazing condition. I would need to grade them near fine.


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Home Repair Assistance for Low Income Families?I have a mother-in-law who is 84 years old, a daughter that's on disability, a son in high school and a husband with part-time employment. We are a low income family. Is there any source of help out there that can help us fix the problems of our 50 year old home? It needs roofing, kitchen, and bathroom repairs.


What Breed Is My Dog? - black puppy with white feet on sitting on couch

What Breed Is My Dog?We just recently rescued this adorable mutt. We are struggling to identify what she could be mixed with. She is estimated to be about 9-10 weeks old. She was found abandoned on the street so no way to find out what her parents were. She is sweet, but she is a feisty one. haha


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Children's Play School Name Ideas?Kindly suggest names for a children's play school. A member of my family is thinking of opening a school in U.P. I would appreciate a few creative names suggested here.


Removing Ink on a Leather Wallet -  ink on a brown wallet

Removing Ink on a Leather Wallet?Several days ago I purchased a used Michael Kors vanilla leather wallet. I noticed that it had pen ink stains on the inside of the closure. I don't know how or what to use to remove that ink stain without damaging the wallet. Any suggestions?


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