January 25, 2018

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Pile of Toys after Playtime

Picking Up Toys After PlaytimeIt can seem like a big job to clean up your children's toys after they have finished playing. This page offers some tips for making it an easily and faster job. This is a page about picking up toys after playtime.

 

Finches Near Nest

Finches Not Incubating Their EggsFinches are a popular bird to be kept as a pet. They are also known for the ease with which they breed in captivity. Make sure you are completely familiar with the breeding habits of your birds and then watch carefully to determine if there is a real issue; birds typically lay all of their eggs prior to incubating. This is a page about finches not incubating their eggs.

 

Snack Box New Year's Noisemakers - allow the glue to dry for at least 10 minutes

How to Make Snack Box New Year's NoisemakersSmall snack boxes such as dried cranberries are packaged in can be converted into these cute noisemakers to ring in the New Year.This is a page about how to make snack box New Year's noisemakers.

 

Throw Rug

Getting Throw Rugs to Lie FlatThrow rugs are notorious for curling up at the corners. This page offers several solutions to this annoying problem. This is a page about getting throw rugs to lie flat.

 

Three Pinecones

How to Remove Bugs From Pine Cones in the MicrowaveIf you plan to use pine cones for crafts or home decorations you will want to remove any bugs that are hiding out inside. This is a page about how to remove bugs from pine cones in the microwave.

 

Value of a Heritage Signature Collection Doll - doll with snowflake style wings

Finding the Value of Heritage Signature Collection DollsThere are many manufacturers of porcelain dolls. Some of these dolls are quite valuable; others are not. It can require some time and research to find the value of your doll. This is a page about finding the value of Heritage Signature collection dolls.

 

Sewing Machine

Kenmore Button Hole Setting Not Working ProperlyMost sewing machines have a built-in button hole setting or guide. When this is not working properly it can make finishing a project impossible. This is a page about Kenmore button hole setting not working properly.

 

Roof Repair

Home Repair Assistance for VeteransPrograms and grants are offered both through the Veteran's Affairs Administration, some large businesses, and other organizations. This is a page about home repair assistance for veterans.

 

Christmas Tree Card - add ornaments and topper to card

Making a Christmas Tree CardThe tree is a common symbol for the Christmas season. What better motif for your homemade holiday cards. This is a page about making a Christmas tree card.

 

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Yellow finches on backyard fountain

Backyard Bird Fountain FunWe had picked up an inexpensive fountain for our backyard feathered friends a few years ago, and I piled rocks on the top tier as it seems by watching them, they appear to like the naturalness of the rocks, maybe it makes it more realistic to them, and we just love seeing them enjoy it.

 

Cranberry Brie Walnut Cups on plate

Cranberry Brie Walnut CupsThis recipe is my effort in getting rid of the last of all the cranberry sauce that piled up in my house from all the holiday and new year dinners. These caramelized cups are so easy to make and taste absolutely elegant. When the brie and walnuts heat up together, they make a soft center with a delicious crispy topping you will go crazy for. Give this a try!

 

Peppermint Syrup as a Valentine's Gift - glass jar of peppermint syrup

Peppermint Syrup as a Valentine's GiftAre you still wondering what to do with all the leftover candy canes from Christmas? Do you keep passing by 90% clearance sales from Christmas? I say yes to both! Here is a beautiful peppermint syrup made from those canes to give to your Valentine this year.

 

Grow Your Own Ginger - ginger bulb

Grow Your Own GingerNow that everyone's battling colds and flus, I'm reminded that growing your own ginger is super easy and, of course, great for your budget. When you're at the store, choose a ginger root that looks like it has eyes growing from it (much like potato eyes), or take it home and wait for the eyes to grow themselves.

 

Tea Cup Pin Cushion - finished cushioon

Tea Cup Pin CushionHere is a cute and decorative way to use and display pins.

 

Grow your Own Tomato Plants  - plants in cups

Grow Your Own Tomato PlantsLast spring was the first time we ever tried growing our own tomato plants. We had a big plastic tank that didn't work well for what we got it for. My husband removed the plastic and used the frame to make a greenhouse.

 

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Ideas for Girl's 12th BirthdayMy daughter is having 3 friends over for a sleepover for her 12th birthday. I am looking for a fun, inexpensive place to take them. We live in the Treasure Coast, Florida (Port St Lucie area). Any suggestions would be appreciated!

 

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Understanding Crochet InstructionsI have found a pattern for a crocheted Timon, it was in Spanish. When I translated it the abbreviations did not translate. I have found most of them by Googling. However, there is an instruction that I have never seen before. Can you tell me what this means?

 

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Feeding LadybugsI see what we are suppose to feed ladybugs raisins, but there is a problem with that. I only have chocolate yogurt raisins. My ladybug doesn't enjoy honey or bananas too much. Would it be safe to give her/him chocolate yogurt raisins?

 

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Finding Stores that Sell Old Closeout ItemsBack in 2006 I got this bed in a bag from target and I loved. It my question is how do you find items from stores that are still open when you can't remember anything about it, but how it looked?

 

What Breed Is My Dog? - light brown mixed breed puppy

What Breed Is My Dog?He is 3 months old. I have no idea of what breed he is. He was a rescue. Some people say he looks part Pit and part Shepherd.

 

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Homemade Dog Biscuit Business Name IdeasI am in the start up phase for a homemade dog biscuit company and am looking for a cute. but easy to remember. name for it. Any suggestions?

 

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Removing Vaporub from the Inside of My HumidifierHow can I remove Vaporub from the inside of my humidifier? There is no chance of me getting inside it.

 

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