October 4, 2018

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Close-up view of the iron wire supporting the vine plant.

Make a Trellis Out of an Old Box SpringThere are so many reusable and repurposable items that can be incorporated into your garden as decorations or as functional items such as a trellis. This page contains some ideas about how to make a trellis out of an old box spring.


Pink, white, green and blue skeins of yarn with a pair of knitting needles.

Using Baby Yarn to Make Adult SweatersBaby yarn is a fine gauge yarn used to knit or crochet baby items. It comes in two weights, sport and fine. There are many patterns for the sport weight, you may need to use a pattern generator to create an adult sweater pattern for the finer yarn. This is a page about using baby yarn to make adult sweaters.


Cross stitch supplies.

Rocking Chair Cross Stitch PatternTrying to find just the right cross stitch pattern may require a lot of searching. Sometimes you may need to draft your own pattern or alter an existing one. This is a page about finding a rocking chair cross stitch pattern.


Woman looking at clothing in a laundry basket.

Remembering to Treat Stained ClothingStained clothing is not always treated and laundered right away. To help remind yourself to deal with the stain when washing the item, try either tying a knot where the stain is or gently tying the piece of clothing in a loose knot. This is a page about remembering to treat stained clothing.


Nature Stick Christmas Tree Ornament - add glitter or confetti

Making a Nature Stick Christmas Tree OrnamentTake a walk in the woods or just around the park or neighborhood and collect some small sticks and twigs. They will be the branches for this handmade ornament. This is a page about making a nature stick Christmas tree ornament.


Lace curtains on a window.

Cleaning Lace CurtainsLace curtains are best hand washed. If you must wash them in the machine use the gentlest setting. For stains or yellowing try vinegar or epsom salts. This is a page about cleaning lace curtains.


Flame Point Siamese cat.

Flame Point Siamese PhotosColorpoint Shorthairs are a variety of domestic cat bred by crossing Siamese with the American Shorthair. The intent was to expand the point colors to 16 well beyond the 4 traditional Siamese ones. This page contains flame point Siamese photos.



Ramen Noodles and Beans in bowl

Ramen Noodles and BeansThis recipe is a great way to use up leftover ground beef or chicken. It's also a unique side dish or vegetarian dish. It's quick and easy to prepare and can be spiced up according to your specific taste.


piece of Cornbread on plate

CornbreadThis is not sweet, so it could be served with many dishes. If you want a little sweetness, put some jam or honey on top. Excellent served with butter, too. Quick and easy to make.


New Orleans Style Spicy Shrimp

New Orleans Style Spicy ShrimpIf you like your seafood with bit of a kick, you'll have to try this New Orleans take on shrimp. It's a one-pan dish and ready in minutes. I love this with a piece of fresh crusty bread to mop up the juices. It's very comforting on colder days!



A vintage gold trinket on a white background.

The Thief In Your Closet and On Your ShelvesIs your stuff stealing your time and money? You know those doodads on your shelves, your clothing, the flotsam and the jetsam piled up in the nooks and crannies of your house. For most of us, the answer is a resounding YES! Your stuff is making you poor and you probably don't even realize it.


A butterfly tag attached to a plastic container with a pipe cleaner.

Use Pipe Cleaners to Attach Label TagsI found butterfly cut-outs that I loved and laminated them. I then punched a hole in the center at the top of each. To attach the butterflies, I stuck the pipe cleaners through the holes and the middle slot of each drawer. With a quick twist, they were on! I just tucked the pipe cleaner that was sticking up behind the butterflies.


A wrist brace and a metal canning jar insert on a woman's wrist.

Help with Injured Wrist on the CheapIn 1975, I was injured in a freak accident. I didn't break anything, but I have a permanent injury to my left wrist. And if I overdo it, it reminds me with a searing pain that debilitates me for a day or two.


A small boy in a large white cowboy hat.

10 Gallon HeartIn traveling with my children, I noticed everything always was easier and better if Grandpa was going. It was like bringing a living breathing toy along. He always had 3x5 index cards in his pocket and an extra pen so when the children got fidgety, he would say "Draw grampa a picture and I'll give you a piece of candy" which he had stored in his pocket.


Pumpkin Garland - three paper pumpkins on yarn

Pumpkin GarlandHere is a simple and easy to make pumpkin garland for fall and Halloween. It is perfect for decorating your fireplace area, or to use as table, party, or home decorations.


A moonflower blossom at night.

Moonflower IllusionI took this photo at night using a flashlight to illuminate the moonflower vine. The result ended up looking like the white bloom was suspended in the air. The night sky as a background showcases the beauty of the moonflower.



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Identifying and Treating a Bump Inside Your Lip?What does it mean when you have a small bump on the inside of your lip?


Value of a WT Grant Vintage Stereo System - cabinet style system

Value of a WT Grant Vintage Stereo System?I have a WT Grant record player stereo, with an 8 track player. Everything is in working condition. What's the approximate value?


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New Dog Not Peeing?I am looking for some doggy advice. So we got our rescue dog 3 weeks ago and he's incredibly anxious. He's quite taken with my girlfriend and is completely comfortable around her. He is less so with me and very skittish with men in general. Today, he's not peed while walking at all. (He did this morning with my girlfriend).


Value of a Thomas Kinkade Garden of Promise Print - framed print

Value of a Thomas Kinkade Garden of Promise Print?I'm trying to find the value and where I can sell this? I have a Thomas Kinkade Garden of Promise print. I have certificate of authenticity.


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Interior Design Business Name Ideas?I am an interior designer and will be doing vastu shastra, vastu consultanting (a traditional Hindu system of architecture). Please suggest some very nice company names. Please give your best suggestion, starting letters with N or Y.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - marking on neck

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?This doll is about a foot long. I am trying to identify it. The emblem is on the back of the head. It is ceramic I think. Thank you.


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Finding Help to Clean Up Fire Damage?Is there any help after a fire has damaged property that has no insurance? I am a single father of three who desperately needs help to clean up the smoke damage.


Identifying Small Black Bugs

Identifying Small Black Bugs?I found them in my cupboard, cleaned it and there were just a couple of them. I now find them randomly on my bedsheet. This is a very recent discovery though! I always keep my room super clean and there is no food in my room either.


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Making a Hanger Snowflake?I made the snowflake from plastic hangers, but what can I use in the center to keep the snowflake from flopping around when you pick it up. I didn't use duct tape to join. I used zip ties to hold the hangers together.


Identifying Little Brown Flying Bugs - small oval bug

Identifying Little Brown Flying Bugs?There's this tiny brown bug that flies that I usually see at night. I just don't know what it is.


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Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit Problems?Today we were cleaning and spraying some of the walls in our shop with a hose so we decided it best to turn off the breaker before doing so. After the cleaning and letting everything dry for a couple of hours we turned the breakers back on and found that none of the lights or the outlets had power going to them.


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