May 12, 2017

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Denim Toilet Seat and Tank Covers - Toilet seat cover made from denim.

How to Make Denim Toilet Seat and Tank CoversUsing lightweight denim scraps, lace, and a doily you too can make this toilet seat and tank cover set. This is a page about how to make denim toilet seat and tank covers.


A sewing kit inside an empty Altoid's tin.

Altoid Tin Sewing KitAltoid mints come in nice metal fold top tins that are perfect for making a mini sewing kit. This is a page about making an Altoid tin sewing kit.


3D Flower Mother's Day Card - finished card on the vertical

How to Make a 3D Flower Mother's Day CardSpiral paper flowers in your choice of colors decorate this pretty handmade card. This is a page about how to make 3D flower Mother's Day card.


Pine Tree Stump Coffee Table

How to Make a Pine Tree Stump Coffee TableUtilize an interesting pine tree stump to create a lovely coffee table. Depending on the finish it can be for indoors or out on your deck or patio. This is a page about how to make a pine tree stump coffee table.


Feverfew in bloom, growing outside.

Growing FeverfewIn addition to its cute little daisy like flowers, feverfew possesses a number of medicinal properties. Try this easy to grow perennial in your garden. This is a page about growing feverfew.



Air Plant Trolls - trolls with plants added

Air Plant TrollsThis project uses vintage Troll dolls. You remove their original hair and replace it with an air plant. You can add miniature items as accessories. You will need to mist them with water every week to keep the air plants alive.


A sandwich wrapped in wax paper and then stored in a plastic container.

Use Wax Paper with Foods to Eliminate Plastic TasteCertain foods that I store in plastic containers end up tasting strange. I've found that using wax paper is an easy fix to keep the odd taste from getting into my foods. I simply wrap any item in the paper prior to placing it in the container or Ziploc bag.


Tri-colored sweet peppers placed in a muffin tin, ready for stuffing.

Use Muffin Tins for Stuffed PeppersSweet bell peppers are delicious stuffed and roasted, but not easy to keep upright. To stop them falling over in the oven while they are baking, simply pop each one in a muffin tin.


Handmade Labels for Storage Containers and Drawers  - labeled three drawer storage unit

Handmade Labels for Storage Containers and DrawersI love to organize and I love to label everything! Usually, I print all of my labels, but sometimes I like to hand make them. They stand out more this way, I save on ribbon, and I get to be more creative. Making your own is very simple and fun.


A piece of gum that is being removed from a child's hair.

Coca Cola for Removing Bubble Gum in HairI have a 5 year old girl who keeps on chewing bubble gum, and getting it stuck in her hair. So here is what I did; Simply take a Coca Cola soft drink and pour it on the portion hair with the bubble gum. Let it soak for 2 minutes. This removed the gum easily.


Marshmallows being placed in a glass jar.

Marshmallows to Prevent Clumps in SugarIf you have marshmallows, put 3-5 inside the jar where you store sugar. The marshmallows will absorb the air inside the jar that causes the sugar to clump.


A jar of frothed milk.

Frothed Milk in a JarYou can make frothed milk for cappuccinos and lattes without any special fancy equipment. All you need is a clean jar with a lid and some low fat or nonfat milk.


Organizing Makeup

Organizing MakeupIf you ever have a few small powders or eye shadows that need organizing, you can use a small kids' craft container. It fits small compacts perfectly as well as brushes. You can also customize it with Washi tape or glitter.


Blueberries being washed in ice water.

Wash Blueberries in Ice WaterTo prevent your blueberries from being soggy, we like to give our blueberries a cool bath with ice for a few minutes. By doing this, your blueberries will be firm. Afterwards, rinse the water and allow the blueberries to dry on a napkin.


Scrapbook Photo Plaques - finished plaque

Scrapbook Photo PlaquesThis scrapbook photo plaque is a wonderful idea for all occasions. This weekend my god-daughter and I made these for her mother for Mother's Day. Children of all ages can make a scrapbook photo plaque. You'll need to cut the wood for your children or purchase a pre-cut piece of wood.


A picture of a dark sky with a face in the clouds.

Face In The SkyI was taking my dog on a walk by a golf course near our home one evening. I started taking random pictures of the sky. A few days later, I was deleting images on my camera roll when I noticed that this one photo had a face in it. If you apply filters to the image, the face gets more detailed.


Pallet Wood Ceiling - finished with lightening and view of the room as well

Pallet Wood CeilingMy husband and I were looking for an affordable option for the ceiling in my new workshop. After looking at many options we came across the idea to use pallet slats. He found a place locally that was giving away pallets for free for disposal.


A skirt hanger holding a strapless dress.

Clip Hanger for Difficult ClothingIf you have clothing items that you can't hang up on a regular clothing hanger, you can use a skirt hanger. Make sure you get the kind with adjustable clips so it fits any type of clothing piece you own!


Hard cooked eggs, sliced in half.

Perfect "Hardboiled" Eggs in the OvenYou can make perfect hardboiled style eggs by popping them in the oven. Preheat your oven for 325 to 350 degrees F. Put raw eggs in muffin tins and bake for about 30 minutes. After they're done, drop them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. They're easy to peel and are deliciously creamy.



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Craftsman DYT4000 Lawn Tractor Won't Start?I have a Craftsman DYT4000 that shut off while cutting the grass and now will not turn but once when trying to restart it. I changed the fuse without success.


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Making Dawn Foaming Pump Soap?How can I make Dawn pump foam refill soap?


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Removing Ink Stains from MDF Desk?I have a new built-in desk/shelving made from MDF polyurethane and my partner's ballpoint ink has now marked the desk top. Can anyone suggest how to best clean and remove the ink stains without scratching the surface?


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Ocean Herb Wallpaper by Brewster?I am trying to locate 1 roll of Ocean Herb by Brewster, pattern number CKB77932B from the book titled Kitchen, Bed & Bath by Chesapeake, page 92.


Training a Dog Not to Jump on People

Training a Dog Not to Jump on People?I have a Cocker Spaniel and he is 5 years old. I can't get him to stop jumping on people when they come in my house. How can I train him to stay down?


Value of Porcelain Laura Doll by Ashton Drake

Value of Porcelain Laura Doll by Ashton Drake?I have had her since I was 8 in 1991! There are no scratches and she has never been taken out of the box. She's certified and papered and is a first edition. My great grandma had gotten her for $200.00 at the time. How much is she worth and how do I sell her?


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Replacement Power Cord for Electric Blanket?Where do I go to get a replacement power cord for an electric blanket?


Value of 1994 Encyclopedia Americana and Harvard Classics Collectors Edition

Value of 1994 Encyclopedia Americana and Harvard Classics Collectors Edition?Is this set (which is pristine, they still creak when opened) worth anything at all? They are complete and with the case. Any idea?


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Removing Tea and Coffee Stains on Exterior of a Car?Does anyone know how I get tea and coffee stains off the exterior of a car.


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Sewing Machine Needle Won't Stay in the Center?I have a Pfaff QE 4.0. The needle does not seem to be in the center anymore. I have to move the needle position over to the right to line it up in the center. This works to get a perfect 1/4 inch. When using the cutter the needle swings back to the left hits the foot and breaks. Could my needle bar be bent?


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