January 10, 2019

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piece of Mango Float Dream Cake

Mango Float Dream CakeSo this dream cake had gone viral over the internet and cake shops are even upgrading. A famous desert in our place is the mango graham float. Now I am also upgrading my mango float into a dream cake.


Bowl of Yam and Shrimp Soup

Vietnamese Yam and Shrimp SoupThis is a delicious soup. Its perfect for cold weather and pairs well with French bread.



Toddler Birthday Sash - finished sash with 4 hearts strung on purple ribbon

Toddler Birthday SashMy little cousin's 4th birthday is this week. She has a crown her mom bought her, but she wanted a sash to go with her crown. Since it was last minute, I used some items I had at home to create her this quick and easy little sash she can wear to school with her crown.


A jar of change being saved.

Finally Starting Out Being ThriftyMy partner and I are on SSDI with SNAP and I am enforcing a budget for 4 people in this household. We consume a lot of tea so we get the gallon bags on our main shopping trip. My partner brews it up in a large Dutch oven like pot and makes 2 gallons out of that, one for him and one for the rest of us.


Echo (Husky) - closeup of Echo

Echo (Husky)I got Echo as a Valentine's Day gift for my husband in 2016. A friend of mine had a litter of puppies that needed homes so I surprised him with going and picking her out.


Felt Clip-on Harry Potter Ties - birthday boy wearing a tie and his Harry Potter glasses

Felt Clip-on Harry Potter TiesI made these clip-on felt ties for my son's Harry Potter themed birthday. Each gift bag also included a pair of Harry Potter glasses. The kids absolutely loved them!


"Giving You All My Love" Octopus - finished octopus

"Giving You All My Love" OctopusThis is a fun, all-ages octopus craft made from a toilet paper tube. It's got so many arms, it wants to give you all the love it can carry! This would be great to give to a Valentine. You can fill it up with a bag of sweets, if you like.


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Goop for Removing Paper Stuck on Wood SurfaceI tried these tips: olive oil, vegetable oil, and/or mayonnaise to remove paper that had been stuck on an antique cherry table. None of them worked. My husband said, "let's try 'Goop'." I rubbed a little bit of Goop on the area, let it set for a minute, and easily rubbed the paper off with an old washcloth.



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Agencies That Help Rebuild After a House Fire?I had a house fire two days before Christmas. I lost everything. How do I get help fixing a place to live. I have got a building with two 16 by 16 rooms. I have got no where else to go.


Repairing a Broken Tension Knob on a Kenmore 158 Sewing Machine

Repairing a Broken Tension Knob on a Kenmore 158 Sewing Machine?When my Kenmore 158 arrived, the tension knob had been snapped right off in shipping. I can put the knob back on, but it does not stay in place. There is no set screw for this model. It looks like there was a little tube that held the pin that broke. Can this be fixed or is the machine a total loss?


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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits?I am 45 years old and have been living with my parents now for the last five years. I am also disabled and on Social Security. I cannot work and my mother and father are about to pass away. I'm on a fixed income. Is there any way I can collect off my father or mother to help me out in life so I won't go homeless?


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14th Birthday Party Ideas?I'm turning 14 in February and I have no idea what kind of party to throw for me and my girls.


Value of Hand Carved Headboard and Footboard - view from the footboard end

Value of Hand Carved Headboard and Footboard?I have several old pieces of hand carved furniture. The artist or age is unknown, but it has had a lot of work put into it and is possibly an antique. I am curious of it's resale value. It has hand carved text in initial gothic c font which reads "gute nacht" in German.


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2018 Cub Cadet Won't Start?I have a 2018 Club Cadet with 5 hours of riding time that will not start. It will turn over. but won't start. I changed the spark plug, cleaned the air filter, and charged the battery. I do smell gas when attempting to start it.


Pit Bull Puppy Is Small and Thin  - grey and white Pit Bull puppy

Pit Bull Puppy Is Small and Thin?I recently took in this beautiful Pit. She's about 3 months old, but she looks really small and skinny. What do you guys think?


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Buying a Vintage Roller Exercise Machine?I am looking to buy a vintage wooden roller exercise machine in Illinois. Any suggestions on how to find one?


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Determining Why Electric Bill Is So High?I live in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath older home in the country. Ever since I've moved in 2 years ago my electric bill has been $400-600 a month. This month it was $600 and we haven't used AC or heat. We have well water and I had someone come check the water and there were no issues.


Value of Encyclopedia Britannica 1768 - dark red cover

Value of Encyclopedia Britannica 1768?I have a full set in excellent condition from 1960. I am trying to find out how much it's worth.


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Back Child Support and Social Security Disability?I received back child support from my kid's father, but he was getting it through disability. He recently passed; will I still receive a child support check?


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Cooking a Frozen Roast?How large is the frozen roast that can be cooked for four hours?


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Older Bolens Lawn Tractor Won't Start?I just recently picked up an old Bolens lawn tractor. It has an Onan motor in it. My question is why won't it start. I have a new coil, new wires, and new spark plugs, but no spark at the spark plugs. What else should I be checking?


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Adjusting the Tension on a Janome 7318?I have a Janome 7318 Magnolia sewing machine. The tension is off on my machine. The top stitches are very loose even when I make the tension tighter, up to 8. How do I fix this?


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Who Makes IGA Bread?Who makes the bread distributed by IGA stores?


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