September 25, 2017

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A row of taxi cabs driving on a city street.

Taxi Tips and TricksWhether it's for convenience or necessity, sometimes you are going to need a taxi cab ride. Here are some handy taxi tips and tricks.


Honey dripping off of a honey dipper.

Uses for HoneyHoney can be used for many different things, other than a sweetener. Read on to find out some additional uses for honey.



Chocolate Chip Cookies in container

Chocolate Chip CookiesWe made cookies for the kid's lunches over the weekend. My young daughter helped me take the photos.


stack of Homemade Tortillas

Healthy Homemade TortillasThis recipe makes a great tasting tortilla without the shortening or lard. It also sneaks in a little bit of whole wheat flour for added nutrition and a richer taste.



Popsicle Stick Vase - vase with flowers

Popsicle Stick VaseI made a Popsicle stick vase which looks really nice when you're done.


A large argiope spider on a wood fence.

Argiope ~ The Writing SpiderWe, and most of our neighbors, had gardens. They were always home to several writing spiders. With this spider being very active during the day, it was not uncommon to encounter a few during any visit to the garden.


A photo with the location service turned on and accessed.

Turn Off Location Services On Your Phone CameraIf you own an Apple iPhone, the phone's camera has a built in GPS where every photo you capture will show the exact location, address - in addition to the date and time the photo was taken. This information sticks with the photo forever, unless you turn off the location services on your phone.


Testing a carton of eggs for cracks before purchasing.

Testing Eggs For CracksWe've all seen people opening a carton of eggs prior to purchasing. Most of us have done the same. We're checking to make sure there are no cracked eggs in the carton.


Taking Multiple Cuttings From A Rose Bush - trim most of the leaves off of the stems, leaving  2-3

Taking Multiple Cuttings From A Rose BushThis past spring, I bought a floribunda rose named 'Summer Romance'. A $15 rose for $3. It was 1½-2 feet tall. Since that time, it has grown to over 6 feet. It has not bloomed.


A pencil Christmas tree decorated for fall.

Fall Decorated Artificial Pencil Christmas TreeAs a retired couple, my husband and I were on a budget and this year we need to purchase an artificial tree, but we could not afford it. My daughter gave me two, three foot pencil trees that are normally used for Christmas; they have a burlap base.


Swans at sunset on the River Thames.

Swans at Sunset (England)I took this photo on the River Thames in England while visiting my family. I'd never seen so many together, happily playing about while the sun was going down. In England, the swan is a symbol of loyalty and strength. Swans were given Royal status in the 12th century.


Reusable shopping bags for the grocery store.

Bring Your Own Shopping BagsTarget will give you 5 cents off for every bag they don't have to give you. Be prepared by storing some in the trunk of your car, saving money and the planet.


A monarch just released, on a pink flower bush.

Monarch ButterfliesA male and female monarch butterfly released.


Love Life Charger Plates - finished plate

Love Life Charger PlatesTurn old vinyl records into stunning charger plates for a Thanksgiving dinner. Use paper doilies and napkins with pictures of cutlery and suitable words to make plates that will invite your guests to dig in and to enjoy a hearty meal.


A wreath base made from a recycled record album cover.

Recycled Wreath BaseAs a crafter, I am always looking for ways to incorporate green crafting into my crafts, using recycled materials whenever I can. Recently I realized that one could turn old vinyl record jackets and an empty packaging box into a sturdy base for a wreath. A great money saver!



Repairing the Seam on a Wonder Table Bench Seat

Repairing the Seam on a Wonder Table Bench Seat?I need help repairing my, new to me, bench seat for a Wonder table my aunt gave me. I'm decent at sewing, but have never tried anything like this before. Any help would be amazing. I don't even know where to start. I think I need heavy duty waxed thread, and a curved needle.


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Cleaning Fee for a House That Has Been Closed Up for Years?I am cleaning a 2 story house, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The house has been sitting closed up for about 5 years and I am going to need at least 4 people to come and help clean because all of the furniture is still inside the house and owner wants us to put it where it goes.


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Removing the Color from Satin Material?My mother's 60 year old wedding gown, that I also wore 25 years later is made of peach satin covered with Nottingham lace. Can I safely get the colour out of the satin? My own daughter wants to use it for her wedding next year, but wants just white.


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Finding the Value of Ashton Drake Dolls?I have a lot of Ashton Drake dolls. How do I find the selling value of these? There are too many to post pics.


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Ideas for Girl's 11th Birthday Party?I am looking for unique and financially reasonable birthday party ideas for an 11 year old girl's birthday party. Her birthday is on 11/6, so I need ideas as quickly as possible.


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Dog Wetting Her Own Bed After Death of Mother?I have a female dog (Abbie). I had to have her mum put to sleep three weeks ago. Since then Abbie has started peeing in her own bed while I am sitting in the same room. The door is always open for her to go in and out as she pleases, but she still pees in her bed.


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Cleaning Up the Hard Drive on a PC?I have 64 bit touch screen PC made by MSI, Micro Star International. It has Windows 7 Home Premium OA. My problem is that the C drive is filled to capacity. The PC was given to me by a friend.


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Finding My Dad?I'm looking for my dad. I haven't seen him in in 5 - 6 years. I'm having trouble finding him on helpful yet free websites. Does anyone have some help or advice?


Bathroom faucet temperature labels that have become unglued.

Glue for Bathtub Faucet Temperature Labels?We just remodeled our bathroom and used chrome covered brass cross-handle tub faucets with white Hot/Cold buttons that are glued to a small chrome cap that snaps onto the front of the handle. The white buttons keep coming off the cap and falling into the tub.


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