October 23, 2017

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Japanese Beetle

Saving My Plants from Japanese BeetlesIn addition to the pesticide sprays on the market you can use more natural solutions for getting rid of Japanese beetles in your garden. Try spraying a soap solution on the leaves. This is a page about saving my plants from Japanese beetles.


Vintage Music Birthday Card - finished card

Making a Vintage Music Birthday CardOld or aged pieces of sheet music are great for use in many crafts such as this lovely birthday card. This is a page about making a vintage music birthday card.


Closeup of white orchids on grey background

Temperature Range for Orchids?Depending on the type of orchid you have the typical temperature range is between 60 - 80 degrees F. This is a page about temperature range for orchids.


A one year old french bull dog.

House Training a One Year Old Dog?With the upsurge in adopting shelter and rescue pets it is not uncommon to have to house train an older dog. This is a page about house training a one year old dog.


Recycled Domino Pin

Recycled Domino PinThis unique recycled pin was made with postage stamps and a domino tile. This is a page about making a recycled domino pin.


Sewing Machine

Sewing Machine Wheel Not Turning?Sometimes you may be able to determine the cause of a sewing machine malfunction and repair it yourself. This is a page about a sewing machine wheel not turning.


A crossword puzzle valentine's card.

Making a Crossword Puzzle Valentine's CardCreate your own crossword puzzle to incorporate into a personal Valentine's Day card for a loved one. This is a page about making a crossword puzzle Valentine's card.



Blueberry Scones on plate

Blueberry SconesThis is a delicious treat that we love to make in our household, blueberry scones. Very quick and easy to throw together and bake! You can serve your scones with butter, ice cream, jam or cream.


Pan Fried Chicken Quesadilla

Pan Fried Chicken QuesadillaThis is a recipe that will by enjoyed by many of all ages. You can dress it for individual taste. Even the children can help make their own. It is a quick and easy recipe.



Candy Flower Bouquet - dark pink paper cone with candy flowers

Candy Flower BouquetI made this candy flower bouquet for my friend featuring her favorite dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's. This is perfect to gift for any occasion like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, a birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, just because, and so forth. It makes a thoughtful gift made with love.


Crochet Yarn Pumpkins - two styles of yarn pumpkins

Crochet Yarn PumpkinsToday I did two pumpkin crafts from yarn that were fun and are very easy. For one, you don't even need to know how to crochet.


Bessy (Pot-bellied Pig) - on back of couch

Bessy (Pot-bellied Pig)We bought our pig when she was six weeks old as a companion for our daughter. Bessy is an outdoor pig who comes inside to visit, and she enjoys laying on the couch, including on the top of the couch where she lounges like a cat. I think her back-of-the-couch days will soon come to an end as she grows, however!


5 Tips for Winter Houseplants - group of plants

5 Tips for Winter HouseplantsHere are some tips for caring for houseplants during the winter. 1. Add coffee grounds into your potting soil to maintain moisture during the winter months. 2. Use your cooled veggie water to give your houseplants some natural fertilizer. Read on for more.


Plants vs. Zombies Inspired Mini Stool - finished stool

Plants vs. Zombies Inspired Mini StoolMy son is a huge fan of Plants Versus Zombies. With limited art materials I have come to gather some things that would make a mini stool that looks like one of the plants in PvZ - the Ice-Shroom.



Varnishing a Table Top - varnished table

Varnishing a Table Top?Why does the stain in the varnish separate when sprayed onto table top?


What Breed Is My Dog? - light brown puppy with dark muzzle

What Breed Is My Dog?Shay is 14 weeks old and at her last vet check up (about a week ago) she weighed 15 lbs. When I adopted her they told me she was a German Shepherd mix and that she would be a large dog. Personally I think she's part Lab and part German Shepherd.


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Talking to Mom About Shaving Legs?My mum recently bought me a razor for my arm pits. I want to also shave my legs because they are very dark and thick. When I asked my mum when I can shave my legs, she said 16, 16! All my friends are shaving their legs and they get to wear shorts without being embarrassed.


Value of Doll Collection - two dolls in a glass case

Value of Doll Collection?How do I find out the value of these dolls?


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Kitchen Curtain Color Advice?I have a light cream color paint on the walls with white trim and white cupboards. The floor is dark with the cream color in it. What color curtains do you suggest along with decor? We are doing a farmhouse theme. And I am stuck on the kitchen portion.


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Feeding a Picky Cockapoo?I got Sparky when he was 2 months old and he was fed dry food, Purina Pro Plan. Eventually someone gave him human food and he didn't want the dry anymore. He was loosing weight so I found wet dog food, Purina Pedigree, but he would only eat it if I fed him with a spoon. He is now 2 years old.


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Treating a Kitten's Eye Infection?I have an 8 week old kitten. She's already on antibiotic drops for her eye infection. Today is her 2nd day on Tobramycin solution after about 6 days on another drop that made her eye worse. How long until I see a difference with antibiotic drops?


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a blue and white outfit

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?The only markings I can find are BY2841/1. She's about 12" inches tall, wearing a French beret, and has a matching blue and lace purse tied to her wrist.


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Removing Alcoholic Beverage Stain on Leather Shoes?An alcoholic beverage splashed onto off-white leather shoes. How can I remove the stain?


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Freezing Leftover Restaurant Queso?I have some leftover restaurant queso blanco from a party. Can I freeze it?


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