February 8, 2019

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Sticky Rice Balls on plate

Peanut Filled Sticky Rice BallsI didn't know what this sticky treat was called. I started thinking about how it was made. After a few experiments in the kitchen I was able to recreate them. My aunt always gave me these favorite treats every Chinese new year.


Bowl of Potato Broccoli Soup

Baked Potato Broccoli SoupThis hearty, creamy soup is actually made from leftover baked potatoes and steamed broccoli. It really takes something that's not so great reheated and turns it into a super delicious new dish.



Blooming bougainvilleas.

Make Bougainvilleas Bloom Year RoundI love to share my tips on how to make your bougainvilleas bloom all year round, non-stop blooming. I've been planting bougainvilleas for almost 5 years now and I'm happy to say that I enjoyed watching them blooming every day.


A faucet with running water.

Waiving Late FeesFor the first time in 32 years, I was late paying a water bill. I paid the $13 penalty as I was very busy with some family matters. I called the utility company today and was told they have a policy of waiving one late fee every 5 years. It is not a fortune of money, but better in my pocket than theirs!


Butter Scotch - Shih Tzu puppy against beige background

Butter Scotch (Shih Tzu)I have had this pet since he was born. He likes to run around, to have his belly rubbed, to sleep, eat table food, and play.


Heart Shaped Fox Card - finished card front

Heart Shaped Fox CardThis is a cute and easy card to make out of paper cutouts of hearts and triangles. Make one for the one you love. :)


Using a recycled bottle and cap to seal powdered sugar.

Storing Powdered SugarWhen you open your bag of icing sugar bag or any bag, it makes a mess. This tip will help you.


Imaginary Clothespin Flying Butterfly - pink and purple paper and clothespin butterfly

Imaginary Clothespin Flying ButterflyIf your toddler loves butterflies, this would be a fun craft to make together. Not only is it a fun craft, but your toddler can play with their butterfly and get in some indoor exercise. I did not think she would have this much fun with this imaginary butterfly, but she did and ran around with the butterfly as if it was flying!


Arrow Toss Valentine's Day
Toddler Game -  heart with the arrows arrayed around it

Valentine's Day Arrow Toss GameIf you are having a Valentine's Day party or just want a game to play at home with your toddlers, you can make this arrow toss game. The object of the game is to see who can toss their arrow the closest to the center of the heart.


A cooked potato that has had the skin removed.

Boiling Potatoes in the Skin for Potato SaladWhen my mother made potato salad, she boiled the potatoes whole and then peeled them. Her potato salad was so good. When I want to make a batch of potato salad, I cook the potatoes in the skin like she did.



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Slogan for a Montessori Play Way SchoolWhat tag lines can we use to promote and advertise our newly inaugurated Indo American Montessori play way school up to ukg? Please give us interesting ideas examples that we can use to get more admissions.


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DIY Earring StabilizersHas anyone out there come up with a DIY version of earring stabilizers that keep your earrings from sagging on your earlobes? I'm talking about something similar to the Magic Bax product, which is overpriced.


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Value of a Singer Sewing Machine 15-90How can I determine the value of a Singer 15-90? The serial number is AG557039. It was made in Elizabeth, NJ; we think in 1944? There is the original case, instruction book, and 6 different foot attachments. It has been in the same family since it was purchased. Of course it works!


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Bissell Powerwash Pro Not Vacuuming Up Dirty WaterMy carpet cleaner isn't picking up the dirty water. What can I do?


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Brother Sewing Machine Needle Won't MoveI have a Brother Innovis 2800d embroidery machine and the needle will not go up or down. You can not turn the knob on the end of the machine. The pedal is plugged in and the pressure foot is down.


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German Shepherd Pup Died SuddenlyOur 9 and a half month German Shepherd pup died suddenly this week. I went on a brief 20 minute errand. When I left the pup was happy and seemed normal. I returned 18 minutes later and he was in his bed lifeless. I tried CPR. There was no pulse or breathing.


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Donating Old Greeting CardsDhere can I send old greeting cards in Dayton Ohio?


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - African American doll

Identifying a Porcelain DollI am having a hard time finding information on this porcelain doll. I can not read the last name on her back. Can anyone be of help? Maybe Cynthia? 374/1500


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