March 1, 2017

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A person assembling jewelry on a craft table.

Name Ideas for a Craft Business?Selecting the right name that reflect your personality and craft is important when staring a new business. This is a page about new name for craft business.


Hand combing dog.

Removing Candle Wax from a Dog?If candle wax has accidentally gotten spilled on your dog's fur, it will take some patience from you and your dog to get it out. This is a page about candle wax on dog.


An ashtray on a computer desk in an apartment.

Removing Cigarette Smoke Smell from an Apartment?If your apartment smells like cigarette smoke, it can be a challenge to get the odor cleaned out of the rental space. This is a page about removing cigarette smoke smell from an apartment.


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal RecipeApple cinnamon oatmeal is a hearty and healthy meal to kickstart your day. This page contains apple cinnamon oatmeal.


Peppermint Meringue Kisses

Peppermint Meringue KissesTry serving melt in your mouth meringues with the cool taste of peppermint, what a treat. Learn how to make these yummy cookies in this page.


Coffee Filter Butterfly Magnets

Making Coffee Filter Butterfly MagnetsThese coffee filter butterfly magnets are an inexpensive kids' craft that your children or students are sure to love. Make several using the instructions on this page.


A mechanic in a garage holding two wrenches.

Referring Customers for Discounted ServicesMany business offer discounts on future purchases when you refer new clients. This is a page about refer customers for free services.



Applesauce Salad RecipesAdd a sweet fruit flavor to your salad with some applesauce. Many versions are made with gelatin.


Plastic Lid Photo Ornament

Making Recycled Plastic Lid Photo OrnamentsRecycled plastic lids from a variety of food product containers work well for making photo Christmas ornaments. This is a page about recycled plastic lid photo ornaments.



Yogurt Flapjacks RecipePancakes can be made a number of different ways. Try using yogurt next time you prepare some flapjacks for you and your family. This page contains yogurt flapjacks.


A ribbon tied around a rolled napkin to hold it closed.

Inexpensive Wedding Napkin RingsYour wedding napkin rings can be made in many different creative way and don't have to cost a lot. This is a page about inexpensive wedding napkin rings.


A batch of Banana Spice Cookies

Banana Spice CookiesYou can use up those overripe bananas to make these delicious cookies rather than the typical banana bread. Try out this recipe for banana spice cookies.


Dining room with curtains.

Dining Room Curtain Color Advice?No one wants to have a curtain color choice disaster. It can be hard to envision what color curtains will work best with your furnishings and paint color. This is a page about dining room curtain color advice.


A bowl of chicken salad made with rosemary.

Chicken Rosemary Salad RecipeAdd the flavorful zest of rosemary to your chicken salad. This is a page about chicken rosemary salad recipe.


Man checks fuse box in the dark.

Half of House Electrical Not Working?If half of your home does not have power, you may have a breaker that is getting overloaded. Contacting a certified electrician to troubleshoot and repair your electrical issues is often recommended. This is a page about half of house electrical not working.


Very Easy Poached Egg

Making Easy Poached Eggs in the MicrowaveThere are several ways to make poached eggs, using the microwave is one option. This is a page about making easy poached eggs in the microwave.


Copycat Coffee Mate

Copycat Coffee Mate Caramel Vanilla Flavored Creamer RecipeEnjoy your own homemade caramel vanilla coffee creamer next you pour yourself a cup of coffee. This page contains coffee mate caramel vanilla flavored creamer recipe.


Curtain Color Advice for Multi-colored Wall - wall with horizontal blue, green, and yellow stripes

Curtain Color Advice for Multi-colored Wall?Selecting curtains for a room with a multicolored wall can be confusing. You may want something that complements or coordinates with the several colors already featured, but not a color or pattern that clashes. Here are some suggestions to consider for making this decorating choice.


A person using a laptop computer.

Swag Bucks ReviewsSwag Bucks is an online rewards program that earns you points (Swag Bucks) when you shop at selected retailers. This is a page about swag bucks reviews.


A woman staining her white shirt at a restaurant.

Homemade Stain Removers for ClothingMany homemade clothing stain removers contain one of these common cleaning ingredients: vinegar, dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, or ammonia. Even tough stains can often be treated with homemade solutions.


Bagless Vacuum

Buying a Bagless Vacuum?Bagless vacuums, like the Dyson, reduce the overall cost of using your vacuum considerably. This is a page about buying a bagless vacuum.


The base of a riding lawnmower.

Bypassing Safety Switches on a Riding Lawnmower?Safety switches on lawn mowers are there to protect you from injury. However, for repair purposes it may be necessary to bypass or disable the safety switches on your riding lawnmower. After repair always, return all safety switches to full functionality before using your riding lawnmower again.


A child drawing a picture on paper with chalk.

Using Hairspray for Setting Chalk on PaperIf you have made a chalk or charcoal drawing, use a light coat of hairspray to set your drawing and help prevent smudging. This is a page about hairspray for setting chalk on paper.


Carnival-Worthy Funnel Cakes

Making Carnival-Worthy Funnel CakesCarnival style funnel cakes are a delicious summertime treat that you can make right n your own kitchen. This is a page about carnival-worthy funnel cakes.


The inside of a toilet with a hand on the flapper.

Rubber Flapper in Toilet Will Not Close After Flushing?Repairing and replacing some parts on a toilet are simple homeowner fixes. This is a page about rubber flapper in toilet will not close after flushing.


Doorstop by door.

Making a Snow Man Door StopThis cute little doorstop is easy to make using a variety of recycled and repurposed items from around your house. Add this decorative snowman door stop to your holiday decor using the instructions contained in this page.


A stressed out housewife, vacuuming with laundry all around.

Putting Things Off Creates Extra WorkProcrastinating a task is something we all do, but it almost always makes more work for yourself. This is a page about how putting things off creates extra work.


Cheese and Crackers

Homemade Cheese and Cracker Lunch KitsThere is no need to buy those expensive prepackaged lunch kits for your kids or yourself. Choose your own meats, cheeses, crackers, and other components for a better and less expensive lunch. This is a page about homemade cheese and cracker lunch kits.


A bowl of applesauce.

Applesauce PancakesAdding the naturally sweet flavor of applesauce to your homemade pancakes is sure to make them even more delicious. This is a page about applesauce pancakes.


Christmas Napkin Rings

Cardboard Christmas Napkin RingsThese cardboard Christmas napkin rings are as fun to make as they are to use. Your family and friends will appreciate your extra effort to set a festive table for the holidays.



Using Applesauce Instead of OilOne way to reduce the fats in our diet is to replace oil with applesauce in certain recipes. Keep in mind the the taste and texture of the finished recipe can be noticeably different. This page contains some thoughts on using applesauce instead of oil in recipes.


A bowl of soup being handed to a hungry person.

Recipes for Feeding People at a Homeless ShelterHomeless shelters generously feed many people a day. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to cook for a large crowd. Check out these tips and recipes for feeding people at a soup kitchen.


A sagging clothesline with two white t-shirts pinned on it.

Keeping a Clothes Line from Sagging?A sagging clothes line can be fixed in a couple of easy ways. You can either tighten the line or use a clothes line pole or prop to push the line back up. This is a page about keeping a clothes line from sagging.


A clean white toilet in a home.

Keeping Toilets Clean at a Vacation Home?Your vacation home sit empty for long periods of time and sometimes the moisture from the toilet can cause mildew issues. This is a page about keeping toilets clean at a vacation home.


A Valentine's Day garland made from recycled plastic hearts.

Recycled Heart GarlandRecycled craft projects are doubly satisfying, not only do you have a lovely or useful craft item, but your are recycling and repurposing materials that would have gone to the landfill. This is a page explains how to make a heart garland from recycled milk jugs or other thin plastic containers.


Homemade Crescent Rolls piled on the plate.

Sausage Cream Cheese CrescentsThese handheld cream cheese and sausage filled crescent rolls are so easy to make and sure to be a hit with you and the family. Try out this simple recipe for breakfast this weekend.


Sewing Machine

Sewing Machine Starts Running When Turned On?Turning on the power switch on your sewing machine should not start it running and stitching. This page contains some things to check if you experience this issue with your machine.


Black cord plugged into a GFCI Outlet

GFCI Outlets Not WorkingIf your Ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet is not working, you may need to contact an electrician to repair it. This is a page about GFCI outlets not working.


Lighting a match on a box of matches.

Lighting Matches in the WindEven a light breeze can make lighting a match a battle with nature, unless you come up with ways to shelter the flame. This is a page about lighting matches in breezy areas.


Smoke rising from a cigarette in an ashtray.

Removing Smoke Smell From Carpets?Cigarette smoke smell can permeate many locations in your house, especially the carpet. This is a page about removing smoke smell from carpets.



Attaching Shells to MirrorsChoosing the right glue or adhesive is the most important part of successfully attaching shells to a mirror. This page contains suggestions for the best way to attach shells to mirrors.


Walnuts flavored with rosemary and other spices.

Rosemary WalnutsThese spicy rosemary flavored walnuts are easy to make and make a tasty snack for a party or just for you and the family. This page contains a recipe for rosemary walnuts.


A couple shopping at the grocery store.

Saving Money When ShoppingWhether you are shopping for clothing, groceries, or a new car finding ways to save money when shopping is a good idea. This is a page about my frugal life: saving money when shopping.


britetap on water cooler

How to Make an Insulated Chicken WatererKeeping your chicken water insulated from the weather can help maintain a relative temperature for your chicken's water. This is a page about using a britetap chicken waterer.


A woman writing checks to pay bills.

Paying Bills for Someone in Prison?If a loved one or friend is in prison, you may need to help out with their finances and bill paying. This is a page about handling financial transactions for incarcerated parent.


Silver Bracelets

How Much is .925 Silver Worth?Sterling silver is a silver alloy containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually copper. Sterling silver is commonly used for making fine jewelry. This is a page about how much is .925 silver worth?.


add a star to top of stable

Baby Jesus in Manger Fingerprint CraftThis cute Christmas craft is a great creative activity for little kids. This is a page about baby Jesus in manger fingerprint craft.


Groceries ready to be cooked for dinner.

Fast Food Versus Good FoodFast food is rarely very healthy, good food usually takes time to prepare and is absolutely worth it. This is a page about fast food versus good food.



Apple muffins on plate

Best Ever Apple MuffinsThese apple muffins not only fill the house with such an aroma, but are filled with tons of apples. You will agree!



Betsy Wetsy as a Grandmother

Betsy Wetsy as a GrandmotherThe Betsy Wetsy doll in the back of the cradle is holding two dolls which belong to my daughter who is 45 years old now. She played with the Holly Hobbie doll and the pink bean bag doll. I received my Betsy Wetsy doll 63 years ago and she'll still wet and her hair is intact.


Jasmine (Corgi - Pembroke Welsh)

Jasmine (Corgi - Pembroke Welsh)I lost a 10+year old tri-colour Corgi due to serious illness and needed a new house companion. The Corgi Rescue got back to me saying there was an almost 7 year old ex-show girl available. So here she is, dressed like the special Christmas gift she was!


Clip Curtains Closed - curtain with a narrow gap

Clip Curtains ClosedOne of my pet peeves with curtains is that when you close them, they do not close seamlessly.


Garden Variety Birds - dove looking bird with speckled collar feathers

Garden Variety BirdsLate afternoon, and our feathered friends know it is feeding time. Such beautiful creatures, each one, even the common or greys. And how interesting to note which varieties appear with variations in food - bread, seed, and various fruit types.


A car key and remote on a bedside table.

Leave Car Keys on Bedside TableI keep my car keys beside my bed on my beside table for two reasons.


Unactivated Cell Phones for 911 - cell phone being charges

Unactivated Cell Phones for 911Do you only want a cell phone in case you need to call 911, or only want a child to be able to call 911? You don't need to buy and activate a new phone for 911 service. Any digital cell phone will call 911, even if it's an older one that no longer is on your plan. Just make sure it is charged.



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Geting Hair Back to Natural Color After Dyeing?I dyed my hair blonde in September of 2016. My natural hair is light/dark black. Because my hair was dark, the color didn't come out to be too bright, but more of a honey brown and I was more than okay with it.


Finding the Value of Porcelain Dolls - photo of doll on box

Finding the Value of Porcelain Dolls?I have these five beautiful Indian porcelain dolls that come from Paradise Galleries. They are over 12 years old and I was wondering what the value would be on them after all this time. They are in mint condition they come with a certificate.


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Toyota Tundra Indicator Lights Flashing?I have a 2005 Toyota Tundra and recently someone helped my wife jump it and they connected the cables backwards and since then I am getting these three flashing lights. The ABS light is flashing with a pattern and the cruise control and airbag are flashing constantly. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Value of Cathay Porcelain Doll - native American costumed doll

Value of Cathay Porcelain Doll?Cathay Native Libby Doll in pristine condition. It has never been out of original box. It comes with a certificate and when was it produced.


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Value of Encyclopedia Americana Including Yearbooks?I have a set of Encyclopedia Americana plus the year books from 1975 to 1984. I am wanting to know if they are worth anything. All are in excellent condition.


What Breed Is My Dog? brown dog in car

What Breed Is My Dog?I just got a dog today. I was told that she is a Lab mix. Now that she's home I think that she looks like a Pit Bull or Pit mix. I have had Pit Bulls all my life so that isn't the problem. The problem is that in the town I live in we aren't allowed to have Pit Bulls.


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Selling Vintage Encyclopedias?I have a set of circa '60s encyclopedias in perfect condition, that I need to know the value of and how and where best to sell them. I also have a set of year books from the same time (era) that are perfect.


Bobbin Case Arm Broke Off - bobbin case

Bobbin Case Arm Broke Off?I have a Singer 301A sewing machine. What to do if the little arm that's used to open bobbin case (to take out and/or insert bobbin) breaks?


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Value of Americana Encyclopedia?I have a complete set of The Encyclopedia Americana purchased in 1962 and also "Lands and People" Volume 1 - Volume 7, annuals from 1963-1979, Science Annual 1979, Bicentennial Almanac 1776-1976, and the Americana Dictionary. They are all in excellent condition; some have never been opened.


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Name Ideas for a New Interior Design Business?I'm looking for a real eye catching interior design business name. Can you help?


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Puppy Has Diarrhea and Blood in Stool?I just got a 10 week old Pit Bull puppy. He had been dewormed and had his first shots about a week ago. He started getting diarrhea yesterday and now I am seeing a little blood in his stool. I'm going to mix a little white rice in his food and give him Pedialyte. Should I be too worried?


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