October 3, 2018

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Brightly painted small drawers.

Painting Drawer PullsThis is a page about painting drawer pulls. Spruce up your drawers by painting the drawer pulls a different color or adding a design to them. Here are some tips for painting drawer pulls.


Container gardens with flowers.

Keeping Your Container Garden from Attracting Mosquitoes?This is a page about keeping your container garden from attracting mosquitos. Saucers, tubs, and kiddy pools are frequently used to keep container planters well watered. However, standing water often becomes a breeding ground for mosquitos. There are numerous products available that effectively eliminate mosquito larvae while being safe for plants.


Breakfast Potatoes sitting on a towel.

How to Make Crispy Breakfast PotatoesGetting that perfect balance of crispy exterior while keeping a soft inside can be tough to achieve. Here is a great recipe to try for crispy breakfast potatoes.This is a page about making crispy breakfast potatoes.



A mantle pennant made in Halloween patterned fabric.

Halloween Mantel PennantsDress up a boring fireplace mantle with this decorative pennant made from Halloween themed fabric triangles. Learn how to make it in this short video.


A small jar of butterscotch pudding.

Butterscotch PuddingCreamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it in this short video.


Someone laying down roofing tar paper.

Removing Roof Tar from Skin with Olive OilRoof tar and other sticky substances can be gently removed from skin by using regular olive oil from the kitchen. Learn how to do it in this short video.



Eggplant Caponatina in pan

Eggplant CaponatinaI have a lot of eggplant in my garden, so I am looking for various ways to prepare it. This was served as a side dish in the recipe, but I served it as a meatless main dish over brown rice.


sauce ingredients

Colorful Kwek-kwekKwek-kwek is a Filipino street food made of cute quail eggs coated with yellow batter. They are deep fried and served with a variety of sauces. Here's a twisted recipe of kwek-kwek specially made by me. I find it really appealing specially to the kids.



A luggage tag with just the person's email and telephone number listed.

Remove Home Address From LuggageIf you have your home address written on your luggage tag, it's best to remove it. It's become more common these days that criminals are stashing illegal items in people's luggage, then keeping the home addresses in order to retrieve those items later.


Gumdrop Machine Decoration or Party Centerpiece - closeup of finished machine

Gumdrop Machine Decoration or Party CenterpieceThis simple little project looks oh-so-cute and is super easy to make. A fishbowl, flower pot, markers, and candy is all it takes! You could even color coordinate the pot with your parties theme. It could even make a fun Halloween decoration with orange and black paint and a spiderweb draw on the lid with gummy worms inside!


Colorful size markers from clothing hangers that can be used as a sorting activity for children.

Reuse Hanger Size Markers For Educational ActivitiesWhen you teach, every single item you come into contact with starts having multiple purposes. I never want to throw anything away because I might think of a craft or activity later. During my part time job at Kmart, we had to take off the hanger size markers for clearance clothing. We were throwing out so many and I started thinking about how I could use them in the classroom.


Glitter Art in a Ziploc Bag - finished art piece

Glitter Art in a Ziploc BagBoth my children love playing with glitter, but it can be messy! Here's a fun and mess free art activity your child(ren) can play with, have fun, and in the end once dried - it's a lovely piece of art!


An organized pantry shelf.

Dollar Tree Closet OrganizersUse cute Dollar Tree organizers to organize your pantry!


A clipboard with binder clips on the side to mark a to-do list.

To-Do List ClipboardThis clipboard holds your lists and organizes your to-do items with the use of binder clips. Just insert your daily or weekly lists, then mark them "done" by snapping the clips over the line items. This saves paper and ink, and we find it rather fun!


Shelving pieces removed from packaging and placed in a car's trunk.

Don't Underestimate Your Car's Trunk CapacityMy fiancé and I learned over the weekend is to not underestimate our trunk, but to work with it. We saved time and money from not renting a truck (or borrowing) to haul this bookcase home - that we got an incredible deal on from Target!


Bloody Choker Necklace - necklace in woman's neck

Bloody Choker NecklaceApologies if this is creepy, but I just adore overly dramatic Halloween costume pieces! I've seen similar chokers for sale for $15, and this cost me no more than 50 cents in supplies. Here's how to make one yourself.



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Puppy with Parvo Not Eating?My puppy has parvo. We got him to the vet and treated him. It's going on 6 days now and he's drinking water on his own, but won't eat no matter what I put in front of him. I have been having to force chicken broth down his throat. He's losing weight rapidly.


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Finch Not Sitting on Eggs?My white finch birds laid 3 eggs and were sitting on them continuously for 3 days. On the 4th day they stopped going into the nest. They didn't sit on it for around 10 hours. They just see the eggs from outside and hardly go in for less than 20 minutes.


What Breed Is My Dog? - Shepherd looking dog with short hair all over

What Breed Is My Dog?I have a female and she is 8 months old. When I bought her she was 6 weeks old and I was told she was a full blooded German Shepherd.


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Removing a Rust Stain from an Afghan?How can I remove rust from an afghan?


What Breed Is My Dog? - puppies now

What Breed Is My Dog?I got my two Chihuahua puppies from a colleague from high school. She was giving them away. At first I got the boy, then a week later I got the girl. I got the pair because they were both brown and I've never seen an all brown Chihuahua before.


Value of a 3 Piece Mersman Living Room Table Set - panoramic view of the tables

Value of a 3 Piece Mersman Living Room Table Set?I picked up a Mersman coffee table 8628 and 2 end tables 8624. I was wondering the approximate year and possible value of these. They are in great condition!


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