February 18, 2018

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baked Berry Muffins

Berry Muffin RecipeBerry muffins are a classic! This quick delicious muffin is the perfect recipe to make for your family. This page contains a berry muffin recipe.


Trimming and Upkeep of Acrylic Nails - nails after drying

Trimming and Upkeep of Acrylic NailsTo save money, you can care for your acrylic nails at home between salon visits. Care needs to be taken to not damage the nails. This is a page about the trimming and upkeep of acrylic nails.


Smoke drifting up to a smoke alarm on the ceiling of a home.

Smoke Smell on Belongings After a House FireRemoving the strong smells of a fire can be a challenge on a variety of things. This is a page about smoke smell on belongings after a house fire.


Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - three cupcakes with heart decoration in the center one

How to Make a Heart-Shaped Cupcake TopperAdd a fun heart shaped topper to your Valentine's Day, or other occasion, cupcakes. Try one made with Froot Loops strung on a pipe cleaner in the shape of a heart. This is a page about heart-shaped cupcake topper.


A birthday cake with a row of candles that spell out "Happy Birthday."

Joint Birthday Party Ideas for Husband and Son?Planning a joint birthday is fun, but you need to plan with the difference in age as a prime consideration. Hopefully there is a common interest you can incorporate into the activities. This is a page about joint birthday party ideas for husband and son.


Twigs tied together in a decorative way.

Nature Stick OrnamentSmall sticks can be used to make thrifty decorations for your trees or shrubs. This is a page about making a nature stick ornament.


Terra Cotta Disk for Keeping Brown Sugar Soft and Fluffy

Use a Terra Cotta Disk to Keep Brown Sugar SoftA small piece of moistened terra cotta can make a difference in your brown sugar by not allowing it to harden in your cannister. This is a page about use a terra cotta disk to keep brown sugar soft.


A pile of cinnamon sticks on a white background.

Use Cinnamon Chips in BakingIf you have some cinnamon chips on hand consider substituting them for chocolate chips or even nuts in a recipe. The different flavor is a nice treat. This is a page about using cinnamon chips in baking.


Laundry Drying Line in the Garage - bracket with rope for lines added

Installing a Clothes Line in the GarageYou can save energy by hanging your laundry on a clothes line to dry in your garage. This is a page about installing a clothes line in the garage.


Sour Cream Chip Muffins cooling on rack

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip MuffinsThe inclusion of sour cream in this chocolate chip muffin recipe makes it a bit more special. This is a page about sour cream chocolate chip muffins.


A pile of silver wrapped sticks of chewing gum with one stick unwrapped.

How to Clean Chewing Gum in a PocketThis is a page about how to clean chewing gum in a pocket. Freezing or spray and wash with scraping can be helpful to remove gum from a pocket.



One Bowl Cinnamon Banana Muffins

One Bowl Cinnamon Banana MuffinsA great way to use up bananas that are getting too spotty. This muffin is moist and delicious. They freeze well.


Lentil Stew with Fried Mint Sauce in bowl

Lentil Stew with Fried Mint Sauce"Adasi" is a Persian lentil stew that is very hearty and comforting. It contains lentils and cinnamon, both which are proven to stabilize blood sugar. I like to make a huge batch of this because it keeps well and is traditionally eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.



Fancy Tea Lights - tea lights and rolls of decorative tape

Fancy Tea LightsIt's easy to bling up plain tea lights with fancy tape. There is such a lot of choice and so many designs, colours, and patterns available that you can make them up for any occasion. Add sticky gems too for a bit more sparkle.


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Dr. Elsey's Litter for Cats that Won't Use Litter BoxWe were thrilled when we got our adorable 1 year old male cat from an adoption center. We figured a lot of the first year problems would have been resolved. Wrong! He would use the cat box sporadically. We took him to the vet who said that there are no medical issues.



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Re-dyeing Hair?I bleached my dark brown hair in April 2017 and it looked a little too brassy for me so I dyed it black in June 2017. I'm going to get my hair cut soon and was wondering if it will damage my hair more to get sort of an ombré/balayage in my hair?


A dismantled Scunci steamer.

Replacements Parts for a Scunci Steamer?I was taking it apart to clean when the black nozzle broke off. I can't find replacement parts. Any suggestions? I bought this a few years ago for $39.99. Now they are $250! The part is probably $39.


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Removing Permanent Marker from a Hot Wheels Car?Can any one help on what to do? I have a Ford Mustang Shelby Hot Wheels car and I put some permanent marker on it. How can I remove it completely?


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Puppy Recovered from Parvo Threw Up Food?I just came home from the vet with my puppy last night, she had been admitted for 5 days. She has recovered from parvo and is already eating solid food like chicken, but this morning she vomited her food and then ate again is it normal? Do I need to take her to the vet?


Finding the Value of Stained Glass Windows

Finding the Value of Stained Glass Windows?How do I determine the value of my stained glass windows? They are from the early 1950s.


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New Perm Not Curly?I got a perm yesterday and it was supposed to be a body perm. It looks like I curled my hair many days ago and it's fallen out to a very loose wave. There are several straight pieces and one almost completely straight piece in the very front. What do I do to make it look more full and curly?


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Repairing a Sun Bleached Wool Sweater?I have a dark grey wool sweater that was left hanging on the handle of an exterior door and now is sun bleached. How can I get it back to grey?


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Value of a Harmograph Talking Machine (Phonograph)?I have a Harmograph type H5135 working talking machine. I cannot find out how much it is worth. My intention is to sell it.


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Repairing an Oster 4811 Bread Maker?This is a thrift store purchase. It worked fine for a bit, now it will not power up. There is nothing on the display panel so I cannot set anything. Ideas?


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Name Ideas for a Bath Bomb and Soap Business?I'm starting a bath bomb and soap business. I am having a hard time picking a name and need some help.


Finding the Age and Value of Mersman Tables - end table

Finding the Age and Value of Mersman Tables?I came across these 2 Mersman tables and was wondering if anyone might know their value and how old they might be.


What Breed Is My Dog? - black dog lying on the floor

What Breed Is My Dog?We got her from a friend who received her from an abusive home. She is most definitely either Lab or flat coated retriever mix, but the curly tail obviously means she's not purebred and has either Husky, Akita, Coon hound, or other large breed that also would have curly tails.


Caring for a Dog and Her Puppies - small black and white dog

Caring for a Dog and Her Puppies?So my best friend's dog just had 13 puppies about 3 weeks ago. She feeds them very well and she's a great mom. Every time she lays down they pretty much attack her to eat so we've been helping feed them sometimes. She was eating normally, but a couple of days ago she began hiding and passing really stinky farts.


What Is This Houseplant? red and green houseplant in hanging pot

What Is This Houseplant?This plant was bought from a nursery and it didn't have an id marker. It is fuzzy/feathery red and green, and has shallow roots. It looks almost fluffy. I'd like to find out what it is so I can take care of it properly.


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