July 25, 2017

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Cake Donuts with glaze

Cake DonutsCake donuts are delicious and fun too make. Kids love helping to roll the dough. Here is also a recipe for a chocolate glaze.


fried rolls on plate

Cheesy Bacon, Pork and Beans RollThis recipe could actually be served fried or not. It's supposed to be fried because the original recipe uses spring roll wraps. But since these are not available in my kitchen, I made a simple egg wrap. It turned out amazing. I listed this recipe as one of my successful kitchen experiment.



Bone China Candle Cups - finished tea cup candle

Bone China Candle CupsAs I was unpacking in my new home, I decided to do something with some of my bone china collection. I made a few of these candle cups to use as special keepsake gifts. They make nice warm heart filled gifts for an old friend or when visiting a friend you have have not seen in a long while.


Clean Hair from Vacuum Brushes

Clean Hair from Vacuum BrushesIn our household, we never have any vacuum issues because each time we finish vacuuming the entire house, we will remove all the hair stuck underneath the vacuum. By removing the hair, you will put less stress on the motor of your vacuum. Plus this will allow the brushes to spin properly and not get stuck. as you can.


A row of milk cartons with different expiration dates.

Grab Perishable Items in the Back for Longer Expiration DateWhen you purchase perishables, it is best to grab from the back if you want a longer expiration date. I am able to keep my milk longer before it could spoil, which works best for our household.


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Low Fat White SauceSeveral recipes call for a white sauce, which is flour added to melted butter, then thickened with milk. I'm trying to cut down of our fat grams, so this is a way to cut out some butter and still have a great tasting white sauce.


Modern Art Card Project for Kids - completed card with added glitter and stars

Modern Art Card Project for KidsDraw and color a tangled squiggle pattern, and turn it into a modern birthday card. This project is an easy way for kids to make their own cards for their friends or family. It is also a great way to explore with craft materials and techniques!


A list of medications and questions to ask the doctor.

Be Prepared Prior to Doctor's AppointmentBefore your doctors appointment, be prepared by writing your appointment down on your calendar or journal. Specify any requests needed to be done before the appointment like fasting, or removing jewelry for specific appointments.


Hexagon Popsicle Stick Shelves - two finished shelves on the wall

Hexagon Popsicle Stick ShelvesThis one is fun and easy to make. It is a great project for younger kids as well.


Blackberry Bonsai - blackberry growing from a root up through a chunk of bark

Blackberry BonsaiMy husband found this blackberry root, growing a new plant, up through a chunk of bark. The Himalayan blackberries are extremely invasive here and can literally grow anywhere! I won't lie though, I really enjoy picking berries in our backyard.


Birthday Number Piñata - finished piñata sitting on mantle

Birthday Number PiñataI made this birthday number "1" piñata by recycling shipping boxes I received from my Target orders. The only item I needed to purchase was the metallic gold tissue paper, 8 count, at Target for $1.49.


Mixing sunless tanning lotion with regular lotion for even coverage.

Using Sunless Tanning LotionMix your sunless tanning lotion with an equal amount of regular lotion. Your lotion will go on more smoothly, avoiding streaks.


Extending the Life of Your Basil Plants

Extending the Life of Your Basil PlantsIn Tahiti I have a large organic garden with two different types of basil plants. One is the large leaf Italian basil and the other is the small leaf basil. Initially I left the plants to grow and produce flowers. Periodically I would cut the plants. However, the plants would start to die off after a few months.


Upcycled Cake Plate - plates glued to glass candle sticks

Upcycled Cake PlateIf you break a glass candle stick; what to do? You take an old plate and use the Gorilla Glue for glass and glue the candle stick onto the bottom of the plate. Now you will have a pretty cake plate. I got the idea for this when I wanted to make gifts for the parents in my pre-school for Christmas.


Using salt to clean hands from a fishy smell.

Salt to Remove Fish Smell from HandsYour hands can get stinky after cleaning or washing fish. Before washing your hands with soap, use salt first. Wet your hands with water, put salt on your hands and scrub it in. Then you can wash with water and soap again.


A data cable for a computer with a large torn spot, exposing the wires.

Desktop Safety Precautions During StormsI was sitting at my desk, writing an email to a friend. There were faint rumblings of thunder off in the distance. I said to myself, 'I will quickly wrap up this email and get off this computer'. I said this because, years ago, even though I was using a surge protector, enough juice went through my computer during an electrical storm to fry my Internet card.


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