February 1, 2017

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Valentine Bookmark - front of book with bookmark sticking up

Valentine BookmarkMake a simple heart shaped bookmark to give as a gift or use yourself. This is a page about Valentine bookmark.


A brown plastic grocery bag.

Keeping Your Feet Dry With Plastic BagsRecycle plastic bags to keep your socks and feet dry when out in the rain and snow. This is a page about keeping your feet dry with plastic bags.


A man touching his hair.

How Do I Thicken My Hair?You can improve your hair's thickness by using shampoo for thinning hair, taking vitamins or by improving your diet. This page contains tips on how to get thicker hair.


Sugarbush (Protea) image as adult coloring page element

Free Adult Coloring PagesAdult coloring has become a popular way to relax and reduce stress. This page contains free adult coloring pages.


Calla lily motif paper.

Decoupaged Ikea MirrorsTurn inexpensive Ikea framed mirrors into works of art by decoupaging them with fabric or paper. This is a page about decoupaged Ikea mirrors.


Microwave Says "Child" On Display

Microwave Says 'Child' on DisplayMany brands of microwave ovens have a built in child lock that is activated if the start button is pushed several times. This is a page about microwave says "child" on display.


denim cozy with a large button

Denim Coffee CozyUse the paper cozy you get on a cup of coffee to create a pattern to make you own from recycled denim remnants. This is a page about denim coffee cozy.


Perennial herb garden.

Growing a Perennial Herb GardenMany commonly used herbs are grown as perennials. These plants provide herbs for cooking, flowers, and fragrance for potpourri and other crafts. This is a page about growing a perennial herb garden.


Puto Cheese

Puto CheesePuto is a traditional Filipino steamed rice cake snack made with rice flour. There are many variations to try, including this flour based, cheese topped version. This is a page about puto cheese.


Coffee filter with tie dye color pattern.

Making Coffee Filter ArtThis is a page about making coffee filter art. An easy, inexpensive paper craft for children of all ages can be created with coffee filters.


A jar of honey.

Honey Bee Wine RecipeHoney, clover flowers, and a few more ingredients are needed to make this delicious wine. This page contains a honey bee wine recipe.


Decorative gift basket

Victorian Mother's Day Gift BasketGive mom her gift in a lovely, lacy basket pretty enough to be a gift itself. This is a page about Victorian Mother's Day gift basket.


Colored Salt Decor - cut glass style decanter with layered colored salt

Colored Salt DecorDyed salt can be used just like colored sand to create beautiful filled glass decor items. This is a page about colored salt decor.


First Birthday Smash Cake

First Birthday Smash Cake1 year olds are often more interested in playing with their food than eating it. Let them have at it with their own first birthday smash cake. This is a page about first birthday smash cake.


Gluten-Free Meatballs meatballs on plate with rice and broccoli

Gluten-Free MeatballsUse uncooked instant mashed potatoes as a binder to make these gluten free meatballs. This is a page about gluten-free meatballs.


A remote key for a Toyota car.

Finding Replacement Remotes for a Toyota Vehicle?Replacement remotes for autos can be quite expensive to buy from the manufacturer. This is a page about finding replacement remotes for a Toyota vehicle.


Ants feeding from an ant trap/bait.

Making a Borax and Honey Ant TrapSugar ants find their way to where sweet stuff can be found. A homemade trap can be an effective way to get rid of them. This is a page about making a borax and honey ant trap.


Kids working on a Sunday school craft with a teacher.

Sunday School Project Ideas for Mother's Day?Sunday school classes are the perfect setting for making special gifts or decorations for Mother's Day. This is a page about Sunday school project ideas for Mother's Day.


Micro-gardening vegetables in an apartment.

Growing Vegetables in an ApartmentDepending on light levels, apartment dwellers may still be able to grow a select number of vegetables successfully inside. This is a page about growing vegetables in an apartment.


dirty vegetables

Use Your Washer for Cleaning VegetablesPut your washer to use helping to get your garden produce clean. This is a page about use your washer for cleaning vegetables.


Growing Tarragon

Growing TarragonFrench tarragon is the preferred variety with its distinctive licorice flavor. There are other varieties available. Because tarragon does not retain its flavor if dried, it can be frozen in ice cubes, it is nice to have your own plants. This is a page about growing tarragon.


A moving van being filled with boxes.

Retaining Medicaid Health Coverage When Moving?Medicaid is a government heath care program that provides free or low cost health coverage to millions of citizens. There are variations in coverage from state to state. This is a page about retaining Medicaid health coverage when moving.


refurbished child's rocking horse

Making a Recycled Rocking Horse Carousel DecorationThis is a page about making a recycled rocking horse carousel decoration. When you keep your mind open to what others see as trash, you may be able to recycle and create a special decoration.


Small Fabric Bags with Crochet Drawstring - finished bag

Fabric Bag With a Crochet DrawstringThese easy to make bags can be used to contain many items keeping them from being spread about the house. This is a page about fabric bag with a crochet drawstring.


Make Ramen in a Bowl

Make Ramen in a BowlRamen noodles can easily be prepared in a bowl using boiling water, saving on cleaning up a pot. Add your own extra ingredients and make it a meal. This is a page about make ramen in a bowl.


Egg Head Christmas Caroler

Egg Head Christmas CarolerAn empty egg shell becomes the start of this cute Christmas caroler decoration. This is a page about egg head Christmas caroler.


An adult coloring page of tree branches with a heart shaped ornament and a globe with Santa's image.

Christmas Joy Adult Coloring PageThis is a page about Christmas joy adult coloring page. When in the holiday spirit, it could be fun to slow down a bit and create a colorful decoration.



Country Plaid Heart Decoration - stuffed plaid fabric heart decoration

Country Plaid Heart DecorationI go through magazines, websites, stores, and shops to find cute ideas to decorate our home in a country theme. I saw several fabric stuffed shapes that were on a string. I thought I would make one. Here it is, stuffed with paper and fabric scraps. It is so adorable and I really like plaid.


Heart Doily Valentine Decoration - red paper heart doilies hanging from light fixture

Heart Doily Valentine DecorationThread some yarn through small paper heart shaped doilies and tie to your chandeliers or light for a pretty accent for Valentine's Day!


Homemade Funnel - bottle cut in half to make a funnel

Homemade FunnelRecently I had to add oil to my car while traveling. I always keep a couple extra quarts of oil in the storage area but the funnel was not there. I had just finished a bottle of water, so I used the empty bottle to make a funnel.


Candle Safety - several candles on top of a dresser

Candle SafetyFlickering candles and fragrant candles are a delightful experience at any event. To insure that all candles are lit and extinguished, as each candle is lit, begin to count the number of candles that are lit, write the number of lit candles on a sticky note and post that note in a prominent place.


Easy Kids' Valentine Cards - both finished cards

Easy Kids' Valentine CardsUsing simple materials your kids (or class) can use their creativity and make their own cards!


Small Fabric Bags with Crochet Drawstring - finished bag

Small Fabric Bags with Crochet DrawstringWe each have a need to keep our little valuable items, whatever they may be, nearby. I noticed that there was really no place to store these things other than in a cup or saucer. So I made these bags for everyone in our home. They are perfect for holding trinkets, chargers, or earbuds.


A plastic card being used as a pill splitter.

Plastic Card as Pill SplitterI found a good use for those AARP cards I received in the mail. For a pill splitter, tape two plastic cards together. Lay your pill on the edge of the cards and press down.


A clove of garlic in a person's hand.

Garlic for HypertensionGarlic is another herbal medication for hypertension. Just get a clove of garlic, peel and take it with a glass of water, just like any regular medications you drink.


Orange muffin on plate

Designer Orange MuffinsI love recipes that are flexible, and this one has so many options. The muffins freeze well, and you have a quick breakfast that is healthy and inexpensive.



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Curtain and Rug Color Advice?I've just got a new sofa which is black and silver. I've decorated my front room with 3 white walls and 1 light grey. My furniture is black glass with chrome legs, my coffee table is see thru glass and chrome legs. I want to know what colour curtains I should get to go against white walls?


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing one piece blue outfit with matching hat

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?This doll has a cloth weighted body with porcelain head, hands, and feet. She is approximately 19" long and feels like the weight of a real baby when you hold her. I fell in love with her sweet face and would just love to know her name.


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Training a Dog Not to Lick People?How can I prevent our dog from licking people? We just got him last year. Tank is nine year old a Border Collie. He is such a sweet good dog, but seems very needy. He gets lots of attention from me and my husband, but wants to constantly lick anyone and everyone who comes into our home.


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Cleaning Stains Out of Farberware Pot?How do I get black spots, from boiling cloves and cinnamon in water, out of the inside of my vintage Farberware 1 qt. pot?


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Separating and Rooting Norfolk Pine Side Branches?I have a 5ft Norfolk pine outside plant. It has a 1 1/2' and a 2 1/2' side branches growing off the main plant that were below the soil level. When I went to repot it I had hoped to separate the three "trunks", however they all appear to be growing from the same root blob. How can I separate them?


What Is This Houseplant? - trailing plant with small green leaves

What Is This Houseplant?I bought this at a farmer's market, but I am not sure what it is. The tendrils have grown very long. It's looking a bit worse for wear now so I would like to know how best to take care of it.


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