November 7, 2018

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bowl of Veggie Stew

Easy Veggie StewWhen the veggie drawers in my fridge need some emptying, I make this super easy and delicious one-pot, one-drop stew. No fancy gadgets, no fuss. You drop it all in the pot, and cook for 45 minutes. Easy peasy!


soup in bowl

Cauliflower, Sausage and Okra SoupThis is a simple and healthy soup that is perfect for a chilly evening. This was my first attempt and I recommend just 10 minutes, not 15 minutes like I did it. Otherwise, it is very delicious and filling.


Baked Biko on plate

Baked BikoBiko is a sweet delicacy served as snacks for occasions like Lenten season and in celebration of All Saint's and All Soul's day. They are also served on birthdays and during the Christmas season.



A plastic container with a rubber band sticking out, to help with opening.

Pop Your Plastic LidI have a hard time getting the lids off my Tupperware! Dollar store containers are a good buy but nearly impossible to pop the lid on. I save the rubber bands that come around broccoli and other vegetables for further use. Cut the rubber band and put it under the lid and snap the lid shut.


Leftover broth being strained before being added to a bowl.

Strain Leftover BrothAfter heating up your left over broth, use a strainer and strain the broth. You now will be left with clean, clear broth just like it was freshly cooked.


An old fashioned wringer washer.

Frugality Ain't What It Used To BeGoogle just added a silly slide out panel to the new Gmail. It serves no purpose, gets in my way, and I find it very annoying. I think most businesses of today feel they won't be considered progressive unless they're constantly making changes, whether needed or not, whether good or not.


A group of friends sitting down to a Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

Celebrating FriendsgivingMany people choose to celebrate with their friends around Thanksgiving, called Friendsgiving. This alternative celebration is popular for college students or young professionals who cannot make it home for the holiday. It can be in lieu of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or it can be a different dinner party around that time. This page is about celebrating Friendsgiving.


A dinner party with many young adults serving from a counter.

Friendsgiving Party PlanIf you are going to do a Friendsgiving, don't do it the way we did the first year! Here are the tricks we've learned:


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Thoroughly Describe Items You Are Selling OnlineI have sold a lot of items on the Letgo app. These items were cluttering up my house, attic and garage. Over the last 18 months, I have made almost $6000, getting rid of unwanted items.



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Painting a Snowman and Snowwoman's Face on Mugs?I had a crafting magazine that had instructions on how to paint a snowman and snowlady on blue cocoa mugs. Does anyone still have this?


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Toning Down Dyed Hair?I dyed my hair today and it turned out really bright red like Ariel the little mermaid. It is now red from being blonde. How do I darken up the red so it is not so bright?


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Shortening the Sleeves on a Long Sleeve Shirt?My husband's long sleeve shirts are always too long. Is it possible to shorten the sleeves myself?


Donating Table Linens - hanging bags of linens

Donating Table Linens?Our Miami, FL based event company is updating our linen inventory and is seeking donation and give-away opportunities for over 500 linens in all different styles, colors, and sizes. Any suggestions for finding interested parties?


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Securing a Faux Christmas Tree to a Parade Float?We're creating a float for our Christmas parade this year and were unsure the best way to secure a plastic Christmas tree :)


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - bride doll

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?She is about 12 inches tall. I can only remember sitting on my grandmother's couch with a magazine over 30 years ago picking her out.


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Skincare Products Business Name Ideas?I am an upcoming skincare business woman and I haven't came up with a name yet. My name is Yasmine Alexis and I want my name to somewhat have a part in my product name.


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Body Wash Products Business Name Ideas?I am planning to make body wash products such as whipping body wash mousse, scrub, lotion etc. I will use the theme and colour of different types of desserts as a concept. I am looking for a sweet, catchy name to call the brand. I prefer names that use reduplication (repeating the same wording).


Identifying a Porcelain Doll Maker - doll wearing a long narrow blue dress and fingerless long lace gloves

Identifying a Porcelain Doll Maker?I found this doll in a thrift store today, but I cannot make out the signature on the back. It is 18" tall. She was made in 1999 and is numbered.


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Removing Lipstick on the Exterior of a Car Door?How do I remove lipstick from the exterior of a car door?


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Name Ideas for a Natural Cleaning Products Business?I sell natural cleaning products and am looking for a business name. Any suggestions?


Dating an Eldredge Treadle Sewing Machine

Dating an Eldredge Treadle Sewing Machine?I have a Eldredge treadle. It was gifted to me in '09 after my bf's grandmother passed. It has sat around all these years and I've finally overcome my fear and decided to restore the treadle.


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Gift for Boyfriend's 15th Birthday?My boyfriend is turning 15 in December and I don't know what to get him. He likes playing football and his favorite team is the Raiders. He is also very shy. I have no idea what to get him; can someone help?


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