February 16, 2017

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bowl of healthy bean soup

Slow Cooker Healthy Bean SoupThis healthy bean soup is easy to make and no bean soaking is necessary. Throw all the ingredients into a slow cooker and a delicious dinner will be ready for you when you get home.


Photo of a social security card.

I.D. Theft InsuranceWhile some types of insurance are worth getting, I.D. theft insurance may be worth avoiding. This is a page about I.D. theft insurance.


A couple walking and holding hands.

Thrifty Love StoriesBeing thrifty doesn't prevent a person from being romantic. This page features thrifty love stories. Feel free to share you own!


Papasan Chair

Securing the Cushion on a Papasan Chair?The cushion on a papasan chair has a tendency to slide around. This page has advice about securing the cushion on your papasan chair..


Full view of the doll lamp completed.

Solo Cup Doll Lamp with InstructionsLighted Solo cups overlain by a fancy dressed craft doll make a pretty bedside table lamp or nightlight. This is a page about Solo cup doll lamp with instructions.


Pure Love Valentine's Day Card - finished heart card

How to Make a Pure Love Valentine's Day CardThis homemade Valentine's Day card would be great to make for your significant other. This tutorial will show you how to make a pure love Valentine's Day card.


Three old books that have been damaged by termites.

Getting Rid of Book Eating Termites?Termites will not only eat your wooden bookshelf, they will eat your books as well. Just like wood, paper contains the nutrients that termites need. This is a page about getting rid of book eating termites.


A basket of thread on a background of buttons.

Sewing Theme Gift Basket IdeasA specialized gift basket is a thoughtful and useful gift to put together and give to a friend or family member. This is a page about sewing theme gift basket ideas.


A gift basket with a theme of "Dinner and a Movie".

Dinner and a Movie Gift BasketMake this gift basket for a couple in need of a date night. This page is about making a dinner and a movie gift basket.


Chicken Gizzards

Smothered Chicken GizzardsIf you enjoy chicken gizzards you will love this recipe. This page is about making smothered chicken gizzards.


Diatomaceous Earth

Using Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for AntsDiatomaceous earth is very effective at killing ants. When ants' exoskeletons come into contact with it, they die. It also is relatively safe for humans and pets, making it an ideal solution for eliminating ants. This page is about using food grade diatomaceous earth for getting rid of ants.


A yellow labrador retriever, running by a stream.

Obedience Training a Yellow Lab?Yellow Labs, also known as Labrador Retrievers, are one of the most popular dog breeds. They tend to be both friendly and easily trainable. This page is about obedience training a Yellow Lab.


A red piggy bank being held by a child's hands and then an adult's hands.

Being a Parent During Tough Economic TimesTough economic times can be especially difficult for families. This page offers advice for parents during tough economic times.


Soup in a pan.

Davy Crockett Soup RecipeA simple soup recipe that you can make with your kids. This page is about making Davy Crockett soup.


A dirty work jacket.

Cleaning Dirty Glazier Work Clothes?A glazier is a skilled craftsman whose work includes installing and removing glass in all it's applications (windows, doors, etc.). This page is about cleaning dirty glazier work clothes.


nursing home shower

Removing Urine Odor from Skin?When a person suffers from incontinence they can develop a urine odor that is difficult to remove. This page is about removing urine odor from skin.


A woman pulling laundry out of a washing machine.

How to Avoid Pilling on Clothes and Sheets?Pilling on clothing and sheets can make them look unsightly and feel rough. This page has advice about how to avoid pilling on clothes and sheets.


A crocheted dishrag with a letter "A".

Monogramming Crocheted ItemsAdd a personal touch to your crocheted creations by monogramming them. This tutorial shows you how to monogram crocheted items.


A binder clip over the blade portion of a disposable razor.

Using a Binder Clip to Safely Store a RazorYou can use a binder clip to safely store a razor. Learn more in this page about storing razors.


A family using a laptop computer on the couch.

Using Facebook to Make Phone CallsYou can use Facebook's messenger service to call people. This is a page about making free phone calls through facebook.


Twitching legs, lying in bed.

Remedies for Twitching Legs?Twitching legs can be disconcerting and make it difficult to sleep. Finding a solution for twitching legs will depend on determining the condition that is causing it. This page has advice and remedies for twitching legs.


Steamed Fish Packets

Making Steamed Fish PacketsMake a delicious meal of steamed fish with minimal prep using this easy recipe. This page shows you how to make steamed fish packets.


A frustrated woman looking at her laptop computer.

Surviving an Economic CrisisLiving a frugal lifestyle can help you live comfortably during tough economic times. This page is about surviving an economic crisis.


cup of coffee

Shopping for Walmart Masterchef Coffee?Masterchef Coffee is a favorite of many Walmart shoppers but isn't always available at every Walmart location. This is a page about shopping for walmart masterchef coffee.


Some house boards damaged by termites.

Buying a House with Termites?If you are buying a house and the inspection reveals the home has termites, you will want to make sure you are protected before finalizing the sale. This page has advice about buying a house with termites.


Leaf blower cord wrapped around a modified milk jug.

Milk Jug Electric Cord ReelThis is a nice way to reuse a milk jug to help keep your extension cords tangle free. This page shows you how to make a milk jug electric cord reel.


A spider crawling into the top of a boot.

Keep Spiders Out of Your ShoesIf you are afraid of spiders or live in an area with dangerous venemous spiders, you will want to make sure one hasn't moved into your shoe. This is a page about keeping spiders out of your shoes.


A spoonful of pancake mix.

Bugs in the Pancake Mix?The last thing you want to discover when you go to make breakfast is bugs in your pancake mix. This page offers advice about how to avoid bugs in your pancake mix.


Ripe Melon

Picking a Perfectly Ripe MelonVine ripened melons are typically sweeter than those you buy at the market. This is a page about picking a perfectly ripe melon.


finished purse

Recycled Dish Detergent Bottle Toddler's PurseThis project uses a plastic dish detergent bottle to make a cute purse for a toddler. This tutorial shows you how to make a recycled toddler's purse.


raw chicken breasts

Smothered Chicken Sandwich RecipeThis gravy topped, open faced sandwich recipe is tasty and easy to make. This page shows you how to make a smothered chicken sandwich.


A basket made from milk cartons.

Recycled Milk Carton BasketRecycle a half gallon milk carton to make this classy gift basket. This page has a pattern for making a recycled milk carton basket.


A line of ants on a kitchen floor.

Making Ant Repellant SprayThis homemade ant spray can help repel ants both inside and outside. It's easy to make with a couple of ingredients that you probably already have at home.


Knitted Infant Thumbless Mittens

Knitted Infant Thumbless MittensThese mittens would be great to make for a baby born during the colder months. This page has a pattern for making knitted thumbless mittens for an infant.


finished chicken in pan

Smothered Chicken and Gravy RecipeThis inexpensive recipe is easy to make with ingredients you probably already have. This page will show you how to make smothered chicken and gravy.


turkey with face and tail sewn on

Making Amigurumi TurkeysAmigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small animals or creatures. This has a pattern for making an amigurumi turkey.


Knitted Beanie Hat

Pattern for a Simple Knitted Beanie Hat?Knitted beanies are warm, cozy, and make a great gift. This page is about finding patterns for simple knitted beanies.


A can of paint thinner.

Recycling Used Paint ThinnerSave money by using your paint thinner more than once. This page is about recycling used paint thinner<.



Choco Macaroni Dessert on plate

Choco Macaroni DessertSweet valentine dessert for everyone! Make this recipe for your special someone. Easy to prepare at home, it makes your tummy full and satisfies a taste for chocolates!


Cut Hot Dog Roll

Hot Dog RollsThis is a super fun and yummy variation on the traditional hot dog. All you need is a pack of pre-made pizza dough and a pack of hot dogs. Serve with ketchup, mustard and relish to dunk in.


caramel on spoon

Homemade CaramelCaramel is so good that it can be paired with anything. Put it in your ice cream, cookies, bread or even your coffee or chocolate drink. This recipe will make either a chewy or hard candy caramel.



Recycled Milk Bottle Caps Palette - paint in bottle caps on lid palette

Recycled Milk Bottle Caps PaletteI love acrylic paint, but as the paint is quite expensive, I usually buy basic colors and mix what I need when painting.



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Moisture Problems in Bedroom?My bedroom has had moisture problems only going back about 7 years. Before then no issue, ever. Now, I am regularly swapping out old, full moisture absorbers, one for each section of closet space. What more can be done or what happened specific to MY room? No other rooms are affected.


Damage caused by Murphy's Oil Soap on a wooden cabinet.

Murphy's Oil Soap Damaged Cabinets?I used Murphy's Oil Soap on my cherrywood cabinets. One was especially dirty around the knob on the cabinet door. I cleaned it multiple times to get the dirt off and now the finish looks bleached. How can I restore it?


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Using Shredded Paper as Mulch?Can you use shredded paper for a mulch?


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15th Birthday Party Ideas?I'm turning 15 soon and I have no clue on what to do. I'd like to invite 6-7 girls. And I would like to have it at my home. I liked the theme glow in the dark, but the thing with that is I don't know what to do at the actual party? Any ideas?


What Is This Houseplant? plant with large dark green and white striped leaves

What Is This Houseplant?I think it's a Calathea variant, but I'm not sure what plant this is.


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Planting Red Maple Seeds in a Hot Climate?I was browsing an Amazon site, and I saw one of these charming red maple tree with seeds. I ordered the seeds out of curiosity; it came after two weeks. I am in an area where the average yearly temperature is 30 degrees celsius (86F).


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Removing Wallpaper?Is possible to remove wallpaper that has been put on over vinyl gypsum board so I can paint the vinyl board and what issues will I be facing?


Information and Value of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware - white with gold trim

Information and Value of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware?I have some Homer Laughlin dishware, 4 saucer plates and one dinner plate. The saucer plates are dated January 1938. The dinner plate I'm guessing around the 20s. I got the dates through a code that is on the plates, but other than that I don't know anything else.


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Storing a Mobile Home?Is there a way to store away a mobile home if I don't have a lot to put it on?


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Value of Rockola Princess Console?I have a Rockola that has been stored in my basement for several years, and I have decided it is time to sell it. I would like to have some idea of what it is worth. What is the price range for a Rockola Princess Console model #461, era 1975?


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New Perm Seems Straight?I went to a salon this morning for a perm. The goal was to get some curl for my long semi straight hair. When I left the salon I only had a mild curl. As my hair has dried throughout the day it has straightened more and more.


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Value of Chambers's Encyclopaedia?I have an encyclopedia entitled Chambers's Encyclopaedia of Universal Knowledge volume 5. It looks to be from the late 1800s. Does this book have any value?


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