February 12, 2019

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French Macaron Cookie Ornaments  - hang on the tree

Recycled Bottlecap Macaron Cookie OrnamentsIf you love these beautiful cookies then, this ornament craft is for you. Learn how to make recycled bottlecap macaron cookie ornaments.


Valentine's Day Tissue Wreath - finished wreath with three hearts in middle

How to Make a Valentine's Day Tissue WreathThis cute seasonal wreath is made using a wreath form cut from a paper plate. Scrunched up bits of tissue paper and crepe paper streamers are glued on to decorate it in pink and red. This page is about how to make a Valentine's day tissue wreath.


Make a Jewelry Box from a Pot Holder - corners of the pot holder pinched together and tied with a bow

How to Make a Jewelry Box from a Pot HolderPretty vintage or new pot holders can be used to cover a paper box, creating a unique jewelry box. This craft is quick and easy; it makes a great gift too. This page shows you how make a jewelry box from a pot holder.


Community Quilt Block  - scrappy test block

Charity Quilt BlocksThere are a number of charities that accept donated quilts. The blocks and the final quilts are made by volunteers and then given to community projects and charities such as Project Linus. This is a page about making charity quilt blocks.


Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - journal with a yarn bow

How to Make a Junk Journal Out of EnvelopesJunk journals are a combination of journaling and mixed media. This craft has been around for some time allowing each person to create a truly unique personal memento. Altered books are similar projects. Learn how to make a junk journal out of envelopes.



Pork Cauliflower Orzo Soup in bowl

Pork Cauliflower Orzo SoupIt has been gloomy and cold lately in Southern California so that calls out for soup! Very little ingredients to make this soup however, the time consuming part was simmering the pork shoulder for a few hours, other than that this is easy to whip up and kid approved!


bowl of Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan)This vegan-friendly soup really hits the spot no matter what time of year it is. Its creaminess comes from the squash itself, aided by some delicious coconut milk. It's laced with ginger and lime, giving it a wonderful aroma, too.


Rice Pancakes on plate with sour cream & salsa

Savoury Cheesy Rice PancakesThis is a fabulous way to make use of leftover rice. The shredded cheese and egg inside gives it a lovely creamy center, while the outside is delightfully crisp. This is a super filling cost-effective dish that can work as an appetizer, side, or full meal.



"Eyes On You" Valentines - finished cards

'Eyes On You' ValentinesIf you shop in the dollar section at Target, the packaging can potentially be reusable. Here is how I made these Valentine's Day cards from the $1 paper tape packaging!


A bottle of Liquid Plumr to clear drains.

Why Some Repair Bills Do Not Have to Show UpI had a problem with my washing machine. The pipe that drained the dirty water was clogged, so dirty water was flowing out of it and into the bottom of the house. I have a home warranty but I also have "a guy." He comes over for $20, while the home warranty comes over for $100.


Valentine's Day Pencil Arrow Card - cards with child's signature

Valentine's Day Pencil Arrow CardThis is a cute Valentine's Day arrow card you can make with your child. It is perfect to give to your child's teacher and teacher's aide (our pink pencil says #1 best teacher and the standard yellow is for a teacher's aide). This card concept can be for classmates too!


Camouflage Your Trashcan - small trash can on rattan shelf

Camouflage Your TrashcanSleeping in the living room has it's perks. The dark side of that is I like things to look nice should someone show up to visit and for me, too.


A licorice straw in a cup of hot chocolate.

Licorice StrawsHere is a festive way to make sweet straws for any occasion, such as Valentine's Day. First, take licorice sticks and dry them out for a few days. Then cut both ends and there you go. Great for one person or a party!


A bottle of dish soap and one of hydrogen peroxide to remove stains.

Remove Perspiration Stains on T-ShirtsI had a special marathon T-shirt that I needed to remove perspiration stains from and found this one worked for me! It had already been laundered, but the stains were still on it.


Feet soaking in a tub.

Contrast Bath for Foot Pain ReliefI recently learned this tip from a professional runner I train with. When you have achey feet, soak them in warm water for a few minutes, then switch to a cold water soak for a few minutes. Go back and forth between these temperatures about 6 times.


Sasha (Tuxedo Cat) - sitting on the arm of the wheelchair

Sasha (Tuxedo Cat)I rescued Sasha from a local rescue group about 2 1/2 years ago that said she was dumped on their doorstep with 2 other kittens.



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Name Ideas for a Home Decor and Garden Accessory Shop?I am planning to start my small business of re-selling vintage or rustic style home decor and garden accessories as well as selling my own dish gardens of cactus and succulents and other related crafts. Please help me come up with a name that will fit in with my items for selling.


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Sink with Garbage Disposal Won't Drain?The garbage disposal empties water into the sink, but sink will not drain. I went to the outside drain pipe and took the cap off. The sink drained immediately. I put the cap back on; same problem. I can't find an answer anywhere.


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Buying Products for a Dry Perm?Where can I buy products for a dry perm?


Identifying an Antique Table - table and 4 chairs

Identifying an Antique Table?Can anyone help me? I inherited this, and I really don't know what I have. I know the leaves slide out and that the chairs have been reupholstered.


Identifying Insect Eggs

Identifying Insect Eggs?So I woke up and my boyfriend and I found these eggs. We live in the Hollywood hills so I'm not sure what this may be or how to get rid of them. The house was built from a Reno old house, but his place is Neely built and was designed by him so we didn't think it could be termites or bed bugs.


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Discontinued York Wallpaper?I'm looking for York wallpaper, pattern # EG1221.


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Fixing Tomato Relish that Is Too Sweet?I made relish and find it is too sweet. I used liquid mustard instead of powder so wonder if this is the problem. Is there any way I can reboil it and add something to take that sweetness away?


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Are My Spoons Pure Silver?I have to spoons that might be pure silver. How can I tell?


Value of a Leonardo Collection Figurine - mice on a Victrola

Value of a Leonardo Collection Figurine?I've kept this in a box from new, as it's not my taste. I'm considering selling it, but I cannot find out anything about it online. Please would you be able to point me in the right direction?


Getting Rid of Little Brown Biting Bugs - small brown bug on countertop

Getting Rid of Little Brown Biting Bugs?What kind of bug is this, where do they come from, and how can I get rid of them?


Looking for Discontinued York Wallpaper

Looking for Discontinued York Wallpaper?Does anyone know where I can get a roll of York GN2429 wallpaper? It is discontinued and I need a roll, it only comes in dbl rolls. It has delicate petals and clusters of wisteria blooms draping from leaves. It is basically gold/green.


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KitchenAid Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Making Ice?I have a KitchenAid refrigerator, model-KBFS20EVMS2, serial No-KY3863112. It is not making ice.


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