December 20, 2017

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smoothie in glass

Fruity Tofu SmoothieI went to get a smoothie with some friends the other day and was appalled a large fruit smoothie was over $7. This fruity tofu smoothie is a healthy and budget-friendly take on the rich and creamy versions at the specialty shops.


Fried Sweet Potato and Shrimp Cakes

Sweet Potato Shrimp CakesThis is a really delicious fried sweet potato and shrimp cake. Perfect for party appetizer or you can eat with lettuce and fresh greens.


Luffa, Mushroom and Shrimp Stir Fry

Luffa, Mushroom and Shrimp Stir FryLuffa Acutangula is also known as Chinese okra, and is a delicious vegetable. This dish pairs perfectly with meat and rice to balance your meal. This is actually a stir fry dish, but when you close the lid, it produces water so it could also be a soup.



Lace Frill Sock Christmas Angel - finished angel with wings added hanging from a tree branch

Lace Frill Sock Christmas AngelTurn a girl's cotton lace frill sock into a sweet little Christmas angel. A great way to use a mismatched sock for something useful.


Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree - close up of tree with lights

Plastic Bottle Christmas TreeIf plastic bottles are gifted - they are gifted with many different ways to be recycled. And because it's the Christmas season, I'll make a table top Christmas tree from plastic bottles.


Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments - two ornaments on flocked tree

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree OrnamentsThis is a fun Christmas Tree ornament project for kids. Plus, looks nice against the Christmas Tree!


Cupcake Liner Ornament - finished ornament

Cupcake Liner OrnamentThis a simple and cute ornament that looks like a carnation. All you need is a ball, some glue, and some cupcake liners. I like using metallic liners because they reflect light very nicely!


Easy Christmas Felt Garland or Bracelet - longer length for garland wrapped on stair rail

Easy Christmas Felt Garland or BraceletThis is an easy Christmas garland you can make with felt. I actually made the garland last year and used it again this year for the stair rail. I am showing you the same concept again, but as a bracelet. You can also make it as a necklace, and of course a garland too!


Clear Ornaments with Christmas Confetti  - ornament hanging on the tree

Clear Ornaments with Christmas ConfettiI am seeing clear ornaments as a popular trend this year. Many stores are selling these Christmas confetti ornaments for $5-10 each. You can totally make some yourself.


Let It Snow Paper Plate Craft - finished tree plate

Let It Snow Paper Plate CraftChristmas is just around the corner. Time to get the kids excited! Here is a fun Christmas craft that the kids can do. Turn a paper plate into a cute decoration. Afterwards, let them put it up against mom's fridge to share their excitement with the family. Whoo-hoo!


Cute Reindeer Ornament - ornament hanging on the tree

Cute Reindeer OrnamentThis is an inexpensive and cute reindeer ornament project to do with your child. Most of the items you may already have at home.


Sadie (American Pit Bull Terrier)

Sadie (American Pit Bull Terrier)She was five months old. Got her for free; they had too many. She likes to workout and play tug a war.


Plastic Spoon Tree - tree in the garden

Plastic Spoon TreeHere's a fun and easy way to make a chic looking tree for the holidays, or any time of the year. I think they look lovely both indoors and outdoors. All you need are plastic spoons, a piece of paper, and hot glue. The bigger the paper, the taller the tree.



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Looking for Kleen Glo Paste CleanerDoes anyone still sell Kleen Glo paste? If so where. All I have found is the liquid.


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Removing a Bleach Smell from a CarI just bought pool chlorine (liquid) and put it in the back of my SUV, like I've done so many times before. But, I turned a corner and the chlorine fell over and the container cracked! About 2 gallons flooded the back of my car.


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Canvas Ripped Away from Popup Camper RoofOur newly purchased 1988 popup tent trailer "popped up" while we were driving on the freeway. We think the old cotter pins snapped and things were flapping everywhere. It appears the canvas ripped away from the roof. We are wondering if it is repairable and if there is a place near Sacramento, CA?


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Home Decor and Men's Clothing Store Name IdeasI am opening a home decor store and gents clothing under one roof. Can you suggest some good classy names for the store that will match both concepts?


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Toyota Sewing Machine Won't Zig Zag BackwardsWhy won't my Toyota sewing machine zig zag backwards when I lift the leaver to go backwards? It goes forward fine.


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Finding Parts for Fidenza Storage JarsSome of the metal closures are missing from my Fidenza storage jars. Where can I find replacement parts?


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