October 8, 2018

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Ants on a tile floor.

Getting Rid of Little Black Bugs?It can be difficult to identify small black bugs but many natural remedies can be used to deter or kill them. This is a page about getting rid of little black bugs.


Lemon, onion and kitchen knife on a wooden board

Using Lemon Juice to Reduce Onion TearsSquirting lemon juice before cutting onions is a good way to reduce tears. This page is about using lemon juice to reduce onion tears.


Indian dessert, Sheera.

Fixing Pineapple Sheera That is Too Sweet?Sheera is a sweet Indian pudding made from coarse semolina flour. This is a page about fixing pineapple sheera that is too sweet.


Sewing pattern on a piece of fabric.

Finding Patterns for Petite-Plus WomenFinding sewing patterns that fit your height and figure can be difficult. There are websites that sometimes fill the gap found in traditional pattern books. This is a page about finding patterns for petite-plus women.


Pile of thin yarn in different colors.

Buying Yarn for Trellis Jewelry?Trellis yarn is a special type of yarn that is made with rectangular sections of yarn spaced apart and sewn together with thread on each side. It is often used to make jewelry. This is a page about buying yarn for trellis jewelry.


Close up of a VW emblem on a car grill.

Volkswagen Golf GT Having Electrical Malfunctions?Electrical issues can be traced through the wiring or could be a burned out fuse. This page contains advice for Volkswagen Golf GT is having electrical malfunctions.


Lemons, lemon powder and a cup of lemonade

Uses for Lemonade MixPowered lemonade mix can be used in recipes in place of fresh lemon juice. This page contains uses for lemonade mix.


Woman with blue hair and blue eyes.

Adding Blue Hair Dye to Previously Dyed Hair?Exotic colors like blue and green need to be reapplied often to keep them bright. This is a page about adding blue hair dye to previously dyed hair.


Closeup of crochet tablecloth.

Round Table Cloth Crochet PatternsYou can search for a wide variety of crochet tablecloth patterns on the internet. Crochetpatterncentral.com is a good place to start. Your local library also will have a selection of craft books. This is a page about finding round table cloth crochet patterns.



Spiderweb Display Sign - finished sign on a small wooden easel

Spiderweb Display SignThis is a recycled spiderweb/spider sign I made from recycle items I had saved. This pizza cardboard circle is transformed into this Halloween sign. All the items I used were free or items I already had at home.


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Packing Dishes for a MoveWhen packing glass dishes, use paper towels to wrap them in. That way, you don't have to wash them and you can still use the paper towel.


A decorative chalkboard with a bow.

Buy Cheap and Revamp Into Your StyleI bought this chalkboard during last year's 90% Christmas sale at Target for only 30 cents (originally $3). I changed up the original bow that I did not like (which was a simple thin red bow) into this burlap bow. Now the chalkboard looks as if it was more expensive and looks nicer.


A television in the corner of a room.

TV: The Thief of TimeA few months ago, our cable TV stopped working. We had to wait a few weeks for an appointment, as we work full-time and weekend appointments book quickly. My husband loves TV, and was pretty upset. I didn't care too much, since I hardly watch TV, or so I thought.


A brillo pad stored inside a sandwich bag.

Sandwich Bag for Brillo PadThe best way I have found to keep my steel wool pad rust free is to put it in a sandwich bag. It lasts a lot longer and keeps my counter clean.


Hair Tie Lollipop Gift - ready to gift

Hair Tie Lollipop GiftIf you're someone who uses hair ties, you know they always seem to disappear. My girlfriends and I always stuff a new pack of ties in each others gift bags as they are always welcome. I thought it would be cute if this time around, I shaped the hair ties into cute lollipops to give them.


A container of seafood salad with cottage cheese lid.

Don't Toss Plastic LidsI love seafood salad. I got some the other day and after a few forkfuls, promptly lost the lid. I could have used a cottage cheese container but ran the risk of forgetting what was inside. There was not a painters tape roll to be found for labeling, so I came up with the next best thing. By using the lid on their store containers, I see what is inside but still keep it fresh.


A ziptop bag of whole tomatoes to be frozen.

Freeze Surplus TomatoesIt seems that tomatoes all ripen at the same time. If you know you cannot use your tomatoes before they go bad, freeze them whole in a freezer bag. They can be used for cooking or making sauce. When you are ready to use them, run them under hot water and their skins will peel right off. Use the skins for tuna melt sandwiches.


Halloween Explosion Card - open card

Halloween Explosion CardHalloween is just some weeks away and maybe you are preparing for a Halloween party. Here's a simple card craft you can make as either an invitation or a greeting card.


October Blooming Clematis (Elsa Spath) - light purple clematis

October Blooming Clematis (Elsa Spath)It's been a hard year for all my plants. Things have looked pretty grim all season. I lost so many roses to spores that thrive in the damp. This may be the first year I didn't try something new.


A tablespoon of tomato paste in a plastic bag.

Storing Leftover Tomato PasteI wrap tablespoon portions in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer bag. They stay a long time and there is no waste.



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Curtain and Decor Color Advice?I have a small front room. The walls are white and there is a tan couch and olive green accent chair. What color curtains should I hang? What color pillows, pictures, and other décor items can I use?


Mystery Pink Spots on Whites After Soaking in Vinegar and Water

Mystery Pink Spots on Whites After Soaking in Vinegar and Water?I tried soaking a few whites in a mixture of hot water and vinegar. I had a few of my husband's undershirts, a pair of ankle socks, and a sports bra in a bucket. After a couple of hours I checked on the items and noticed pink stains on my sports bra. We have city water, a water softener, and I have had my water tested.


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Value of a Mersman Table?I have a Mersman table with the number 8614. I was wondering what it is worth?


Identifying a Houseplant - trailing plant

Identifying a Houseplant?I was just given this plant by a neighbor. I have no idea what it is. I thought it might be a dracaena of some sort, but it droops down the side of the pot. Can anyone help me?


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Curtain Color Advice?My granddaughter's room has yellow walls and a baby blue carpet. Can I do pink curtains?


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Removing the Color from a Leather Bag?I found a great project bag; I hope! Can I totally remove all of the stain from the leather bag and re-stain?


Identifying Knightsbridge Dolls - dolls

Identifying Knightsbridge Dolls?I have two Knightsbridge dolls, a brother and sister. They are dressed in red velvet with white dots. She is wearing a white straw hat, he has a velvet cap that is red with white dots. Both have blonde hair, brown eyes, and bare foot. Can you tell me anything about them? I got them at a sale cheap.


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Identifying a Movie from the 1970s?I have a weird question. Does anyone remember a movie from the early 70s about a family and a dollhouse. Whatever happened in the dollhouse happened to the family. I know there was a fire in the end. Anyone remember?


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Name for Interior Design Business?I want a creative name for my office.


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Do Fruit Flies Bite?Do fruit flies bite people and pets?


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