December 7, 2018

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Fava Bean and Chicken Soup in serving bowl

Fava Bean and Chicken Soup RecipeUse up leftover chicken to prepare this hearty cold weather chicken soup. This page contains a fava bean and chicken soup recipe.


Easy Chicken Egg Rolls on a plate.

Making Chicken Egg RollsThese easy to make, delicious egg rolls are baked rather than fried. They are a great accompaniment to stir fry or any other dish. This page contains a recipe and instructions for making chicken egg rolls.


Pumpkin Spice Cupcake  in front of several small pumpkins

Making Pumpkin CupcakesWhether pumpkin flavored or simply decorated to resemble this classic fall gourd, these recipes are sure to please. This is a page about making pumpkin cupcakes.


Blue tote bag.

How to Make a Sling BagThis heavy weight sling or tote bag can be made fairly quickly. You will find so many uses for it that you might want to make more. This page contains photos and instructions for how to make a sling bag.


Recycled Christmas Card - finished card on shelf against white background

Making Christmas Cards with Recycled MaterialsWhen making your Christmas cards this season consider using recycled materials, such as magazine pages, leftover craft or scrapbook paper, fabric, or whatever you have on hand. Not only will you have a unique card, but you will be actively recycling. This is a page about making Christmas cards with recycled materials.


wooden crate piled with fresh cucumbers

Storing CucumbersCooks and home gardeners have a number of useful suggestions for storing fresh cucumbers. Read on to find a way that works best for you. This is a page about storing cucumbers.


Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree - complete with a string of lights

How to Make a Plastic Bottle Christmas TreeGreen plastic soda bottles are the perfect material to recycle into this clever tabletop Christmas tree. This is a page about how to make a plastic bottle Christmas tree.


Value of Marie Osmond Porcelain Doll

Finding the Value of Marie Osmond Porcelain Dolls?There a couple of things to consider when trying to determine the value of a Marie Osmond doll. First is it a doll based on the singer herself or a doll that is part of the Osmond collection. This is a page about finding the value of Marie Osmond porcelain dolls.


A stand for jewelry

Making A Photo BackdropWhether you are photographing items for sale, crafts, etc. a good backdrop will showcase the main focus of the shot. These can be made fairly inexpensively as explained on this page. This is a page about making a photo backdrop.


Camellia garden collection doll

Finding the Value of Camellia Garden Porcelain Dolls?These dolls often have Swarovski crystal earrings and necklaces. They are sold in ornate cases. The value for these collectible dolls seems to range from $50+ to over $100, depending on the specific doll. This is a page about finding the value of Camellia Garden porcelain dolls.


doll wearing dress with large green bow

Finding the Value of Leonardo Collection Porcelain Dolls?Leonardo Collection porcelain dolls are mass produced, making them affordable to buy, but also typically resulting in a lower resale value. This is a page about finding the value of Leonardo Collection porcelain dolls.


Pasta Christmas Tree - finished pasta tree on a red surface

Making a Pasta Christmas TreePenne pasta, a foam cone, 1 piece of farfalle pasta, and some paint are basically all you need to create your own version of this pretty Christmas decoration. This is a page about making a pasta Christmas tree.


Geppeddo Doll in green outfit.

Finding the Value of a Geppeddo Doll?Geppeddo dolls have been manufactured since the 1980s. They are typically sold in malls around the holidays. This is a page about finding the value of a Geppeddo doll.


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

Removing Lids from Plastic ContainersIf you have trouble removing the lids on your plastic storage containers, try this ingenious use of a recycled rubber band, like those found on produce. This is a page about removing lids from plastic containers.


clown doll

Finding the Value of Heritage Mint Dolls?These dolls are mass produced and although they are collectibles, they typically have little value. Checking sites such as eBay may reveal more information or previous sales of your doll. This is a page about finding the value of Heritage Mint dolls.


An old makeup case with bandages.

Reusing Makeup CasesDon't toss that eye shadow or foundation case. Rather remove the tray if possible or clean out the makeup residue and you may find that this little case can hold a variety of small items. This is a page about reusing makeup cases.


Paradise Galleries Doll. Doll in tiered pink dress.

Finding the Value of Paradise Galleries Dolls?Paradise Galleries is know for its collectible dolls including realistic baby and toddler dolls. This is a page about finding the value of Paradise Galleries dolls.


Laundry detergent and fabric softener dispensers with lids attached.

Storing Laundry Detergent Without the MessLiquid laundry detergent bottles unfortunately seem to routinely develop leaks, whether from the easy pour spout or the actual seams on the bottle. This is a page about storing laundry detergent without the mess.


Vintage White Rotary Electric Sewing Machine - old black sewing machine in a mahogany cabient

Finding the Value of a Vintage White Sewing Machine?Research on sites such as eBay can help determine the recent asking and selling price of these sewing machines. This is a page about finding the value of a vintage White sewing machine.


Father and daughter putting money in a piggy bank.

Developing a Frugal LifestyleDid you know that a frugal lifestyle can become a way of life that allows more time for relaxation, less stress over money, and daily expenses in general? Budget, organize your home, reuse and recycle. This is a page about developing a frugal lifestyle.


Heart Shaped Leis

How to Make Heart Shaped LeisThese fun to make, paper heart and straw piece, leis are an easy project for your child to put together as gifts for friends on Valentine's Day. This is a page about how to make heart shaped leis.



Cauliflower Risotto in serving dish

Cauliflower RisottoI love cauliflower rice, but what's one way to one-up rice? Risotto! This cauliflower risotto is easier to make than regular rice risottos, and tastes so very good. I haven't been able to get a lot of my family members on the cauliflower rice wagon, but they've totally jumped on this cauliflower risotto train! All aboard!


Orange Pecan Cinnamon Rolls on table by orange tree

Orange Pecan Cinnamon RollsThese cinnamon rolls are really easy to put together as their base is ready-made dough. The added orange zest and juice really give them a nice zing, and make them smell oh-so-good! I used the oranges from my garden, so I thought the final image of these rolls should be out in front of the trees. :)



Giant Christmas Ball Decoration - blue ornament

Giant Christmas Ball DecorationFrom such humble beginnings I was able to create something pretty cute. Dollar Tree plate chargers and some glitter hot glue come together for this cute scene.


Children's Soft Puzzle - assembled felt puzzle

Children's Soft PuzzleThis is a cute homemade kiddie puzzle made of felt. I kept this one at 4 pieces for my toddler nephew. You can cut them into more pieces to make them more difficult. I did a freehand design here, but you can cut out templates to trace if you please.



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Making a Bundt Pound Cake?Can you use a classic butter golden moist cake mix to make the bundt pound cake? I am wondering about the butter part.


Value of a Memories Collectible Porcelain Doll

Value of a Memories Collectible Porcelain Doll?I have this doll and she is in perfect condition. She has never been taken out of the box at all. I can't seem to find her anywhere. I need help in finding out her value.


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Removing Rotten Potato Smell from a Kitchen Cabinet?A bag of potatoes liquified in my kitchen cabinet which has a particle board interior. Stinky! Of course it stained the interior slightly. The real problem is the smell! I wiped it down with vinegar. Then I left coffee grounds in a cup (both non brewed & brewed) in for a few days.


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Old Fashion Fudge Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for easy old fashion fudge.


What Breed Is This Puppy? - black and tan puppy

What Breed Is This Puppy?I'm thinking about adopting this little cutie. Any suggestions of what he may be? My first thought was a Min Pin mix. He is 8 weeks old and 4 lbs.


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