February 2, 2017

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Decorative Top Hat

Making Top Hat Table DecorationsThis is a page about making top hat table decorations. Make these adorable table top decorations for your next fancy party or event.


bookmark in book 1

Making Thumbprint Heart BookmarksThis is a page about making thumbprint heart bookmarks. Here is a cute Valentine's Day craft to do with children.


examples of the three aging methods

Creating Aged or Distressed Scrapbook PagesThis is a page about creating aged or distressed scrapbook pages. Use these techniques to make your scrapbook pages look antique.


A bottle of fresh milk.

Stretching Fresh MilkThis is a page about stretching fresh milk. Sometimes, you have less milk left than you need for a specific recipe or purpose.


Artisan Country Bread

Artisan Country Bread RecipesThere is nothing as satisfying as freshly baked homemade bread, still warm from the oven. This page contains artisan country bread recipes.


A cup of coffee being stirred with a spoon.

Homemade Powdered Coffee CreamerInstead of buying powdered creamer for your coffee, make it at home! This is a page about homemade powdered coffee creamer.


Fresh Milk

Making Sour Cream Butter From Fresh MilkOld fashioned milk with cream on top an be used to make many homemade treats. This is a page about making sour cream butter from fresh milk.


A white window sill.

Mysterious Black Powder on Window Sill?This page contains information about mysterious black powder on window sill. Black powder on a window sill could be caused by mold, carpenter ants or other causes.


Wool Sweater

Using Shampoo to Wash WoolCare for your wool items at home instead of paying for expensive dry cleaning. This is a page about using shampoo to wash wool.


package of curved sewing machine needles

What Are Curved Precision Needles Used For?This is a page about curved precision needles. There are a variety of different types of sewing needles for different purposes.


50th Birthday Candles

50th Birthday Party IdeasThis is a page about 50th birthday party ideas. Reaching a half century birthday is a fun time for a special birthday celebration.



bowl of spread and bread with spread

Homemade Cheese SpreadWhen you're out of cheese spread and you really wanted that creamy, milky goodness in your sandwich, here's a two ingredient recipe for you to make a homemade cheese spread or dip. It's so easy that even your kids can make it.


Chicken, potato and broccoli on plate

Quick Mushroom Chicken BakeThis was an outstanding dinner. I used a cast iron skillet, so I didn't have to transfer the food from a pan to a baking dish. I will write the recipe as written and note where I substituted.


Mango Torshi in jar

Mango Torshi (Mango Pickles)Torshi is a Persian pickle very similar to chutney. Torshis go very well with any food, especially meats, stews and rice dishes. This mango torshi is sweet and savory. It goes well with everything. I even put it in my sandwiches.



Ace (Pit Bull) - reddish brown Pit Bull lying down

Ace (Pit Bull)I saw them advertised on Facebook and went to pick him up. He likes to play tug of war.


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Murphy's Oil Soap for Oily StainsUse undiluted Murphy's Oil Soap directly on an oily clothing stain. Rub it in, and launder as you normally would. This method removed salad dressing stains from my daughter's solid colored school uniform shirts and khakis for years. Even set in stains I had not thrown out yet were gone!


Organizing Seeds - lots of seed packets

Organizing SeedsI try to keep my seeds handy and in order. I've never been able to do just that. I have paper bags of seeds. I have jars of seed, lots of baby food jars from when I raised a robin. There are large plastic bags and more. The only ones I've managed to corral are the smaller seed. I have hundreds of packs of them.


A photo of a gift bag with snowmen.

Gift Bag as Wallpaper on PhoneI had an especially beautiful and crafty-looking gift bag this last year so I took a photo of it. It is my phone's background wallpaper and I am also using it as an inspiration for future crafts.


Picking Up Roadside Litter - litter on the side of the road

Picking Up Roadside LitterA 60 degree day in February is an opportunity to get outside, soak up some vitamin D, get some fresh air and exercise, and enjoy nature.



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Removing Marker Pen on Swimsuit?My granddaughter has drawn black marker pen on her swimsuit. It is stretchy material. How can I get the marks off?


What Breed Is My Dog? tall black dog with narrow snout

What Breed Is My Dog?What breed is my 10 month old male dog; he weighs 76 lbs.?


Identifying Antique China - Japanese tea cup and saucer

Identifying Antique China?Does anyone recognize this? The image inside the cup is the perfect image of a woman. I have a whole set of tea cups and saucers, teapot, sugar and creamer, and a cake plate with 6 matching dishes. It was passed down to me by my mother. It was one of her wedding gifts about 70 years ago.


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Value of Seymour Mann Dolls?I have bride doll in its original box certified January 16 1988. Does it have a value and if so how much?


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