September 29, 2017

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Pennant Flag Kids Room Decor - ready to hang

How to Make a Felt Pennant Flag for a Kid's RoomUsing the theme of your choice, you can make a cute felt pennant for your child's room. This is a page about how to make a pennant flag for a kid's room.


Illustration of a laundry soap bottle and a bucket.

How Much Homemade Laundry Soap Should I Use?The typical amount of homemade laundry soap needed per load is 1 - 2 TSP depending on soil levels. This is a page about, "How much homemade laundry soap should I use?"


Argiope Spider

Argiope Spider PhotosThe argiope spider is a common yellow garden spider that is also known as the black and yellow garden spider, corn spider, writing spider, McKinley spider, and the golden garden spider. This page contains argiope spider photos.


Illustration of a laundry detergent bottle with a smiley face on it.

Shelf Life of Homemade Laundry Detergent?Storing your homemade dry laundry detergent in an airtight container will keep it fresh and extend its shelf life. This is a page about shelf life of homemade laundry detergent.


Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - finished bracelet

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet with a Simple Sliding KnotThe distinction of this style friendship bracelet is the ability to easily remove it. This is a page about how to make a friendship bracelet with a simple sliding knot.


Make Your Own Gift Wrapping Paper - hand holding the wrapped gift

Make Your Own Gift Wrap from Recycled Packing PaperUsing recycled brown packing paper and paint, markers, etc. you can make unique gift wrap. The folds just lend character. This is a page about how to make your own gift wrap from recycled packing paper.


Grated soap, used for making homemade laundry soap.

Homemade Laundry Soap AdviceIf you make your own laundry soap at home, some tips and tricks from others can be helpful. Here is some great homemade laundry soap advice to help you with your soap making project.


A blooming lilac bush.

Pruning a Lilac BushAs with many flowering shrubs the best time to prune a lilac is right after they finish flowering. This is a page about pruning a lilac bush.


Homemade laundry soap ingredients.

Homemade Laundry Soap Separated?Homemade liquid laundry detergent can separate if the batch was not made correctly. If your homemade laundry soap separated you can fix it.


Paper Pom Poms - more poms in multiple colors with differing edge cut trim

How to Make Tissue Paper Pom PomsMaking paper pom poms from tissue paper is not only easy; it is also a fun activity. These pom poms are perfect decorations for a variety of occasions. This is a page about how to make tissue paper pom poms.


Sewing Machine

Straight Stitch Not Working on a Sewing Machine?While it is very useful to have a variety of stitches on your sewing machine, the straight stitch is often the most commonly used. When it is not working it is very frustrating. This is a page about the straight stitch not working on a sewing machine.



Zion (Puggle) - dog on top of satchel

Zion (Puggle)On Christmas Eve my family walked into a pet store and he was the puppy in the window. He has forever changed our lives. 


Making a Lid Spoon - eating

Making a Lid SpoonIf you forget to bring a spoon for your cup of applesauce don't worry. With a few simple folds, you can quickly convert the foil lid into a handy little spoon. This spoon works so well you might even choose to forego the spoon next time to save on dishes!


Wisteria Serves Double Duty - Vigna blooms in wisteria

Wisteria Serves Double DutyI've done 5 posts on a certain vine and still don't know what to call it. I think it could correctly be called Cochliasanthus caracalla. Having a young wisteria standard (tree form) in my back yard, I decided to keep the Vigna in a 5 gallon bucket and let it grow up and around the wisteria rather than on my clothesline.


Recycled Catalog Flowers - 3 finished flowers

Recycled Catalog FlowersEvery week, I receive a bunch of catalogs from stores where I shop. It is such a waste of paper and I need to figure out how to tell them to not mail me any. I decided to use one of my catalogs from this week to make flowers as decorations for my pen/pencil holder. I also thought it was cute to put on my pen too.


Cardboard Tube Pumpkin - finished TP tube pumpkin

Cardboard Tube PumpkinHalloween is on its way! Here is a cute pumpkin craft that will cost next to nothing to make. It uses just a few household items including the cardboard tubes from inside toilet paper rolls. This is a great fall craft for all ages.


DIY Comb-top Dustpan - large tooth comb on dust pan with broom in place to clean

DIY Comb-top DustpanAttach a wide-toothed comb with hot glue to your dustpan in order to brush out all the debris and dust bunnies from your broom. This dollar hack is a copycat of a $25 dustpan I saw at the Home Goods store.


Coffee Container for Collecting Dryer Lint

Coffee Container for Collecting Dryer LintI keep a Folger's coffee container on the clothes dryer to put lint in. When it gets full, I empty the lint into the trash.



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Curtain and Rug Color Advice?All my furniture is black and my living room wall is white. Please advise which color curtain and rug I should buy.


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Social Security and Child Support?I'm raising my grandson. His father owes back support from the time he was born. Is my grandson going to see any of the support owed him from his father's SSI when and if his father gets benefits at retirement? His father never worked a day of his life. Does he still get SSI?


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Asking Your Boyfriend to a Sadies?My boyfriend and I go to different schools, but I see him like every weekend. I know that he likes energy drinks and the army (don't ask). So what is still a good way to ask him to Sadies, still being cute and with those things too?


A mass of long thin black eggs, probably from an insect.

Are These Insect Eggs?I woke up this morning and found this black mass of I don't know what on my bathroom wall, but it may be eggs of some kind of insect. Does anyone have any ideas?


A rip in a suede upholstered chair or sofa.

Repairing a Rip in Suede Upholstered Recliner?How do I repair a tear on the foot rest of a suede recliner?


Value of an Ashton Drake Doll - baby doll wearing a long gown

Value of an Ashton Drake Doll?What is the value of artist Lena Liu, the Ashton Drake doll "Ruby"?


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Carpet Color Advice?I have brown curtains and light gold and light grey furniture. What color carpet should I go for? Should I try matching the furniture or the curtains?


Getting Rid of Little Flying Insects

Getting Rid of Little Flying Insects?Does anyone know what these little critters are and more importantly, how do I get rid of them? They've invaded my apartment. I have no plants or pets and I don't leave my windows or doors open.


What Is This Plant? - small plant with serrated leaves in a plastic pot

What Is This Plant?What is this plant? A friend gave it to me and she doesn't know what its name is. Is it a house plant or outdoor or just a potted plant?


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