February 24, 2019

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Heart-Shaped Petal Flower Pin

Heart-Shaped Petal Flower PinThese cute heart shaped, felt petal, flower pins can be worn or given for Valentine's Day or anytime. They will brighten up any outfit, hat, or purse. This is a page about making a heart-shaped petal flower pin.


Wine glasses painted to resemble candy corn, placed upside down with battery operated candles inside.

Candy Corn Wine Glass CandlesticksA candy corn motif is perfect for Halloween and general fall decorations. Turn a plain wine glass into a cute unique candlestick. This page offers complete instructions for making candy corn wine glass candlesticks.


Santa belt ornament

Santa Belly OrnamentAdd a glitter belt and buckle to a red ornament to create this fun Christmas tree decoration. This page shows you how to make a cute Santa belly ornament.


A lazy susan full of beauty products.

Use a Lazy Susan for Beauty ProductsMany of us could use some ideas for organizing our beauty products to make them easier to access. Try this simple solution by using a lazy Susan for beauty products.


Lime Kale Chips

Lime Kale ChipsA green leaf vegetable that can be used to make very nutritious chips. This page is about making lime kale chips.


An onion stored with an avocado half.

Keeping Avocados and Guacamole FreshKeep a piece of cut onion in a container alongside your cut avocado or prepared guacamole to preserve its color and freshness. This is a page about keeping avocados and guacamole super fresh.


New Life for Old Cabinet - decorative items put back

New Life for an Old CabinetUsing your imagination, some paint and doilies, you can turn an old end table or small cabinet into a cute decorative piece. This is a page about a new life for an old cabinet.


A troll toy with a succulent growing out of the head.

Succulent Troll PlanterYou can remove the hair from a troll doll, fill the head with compost, and plant some small succulent cuttings. This project is about making a succulent troll planter.


Desperation Winter Soup

Week 8: Desperation Winter SoupThis week's soup can be customized based on what is in your pantry, produce drawer and freezer. Pretty much any combination of vegetables and spices can be used for this basic but hearty crockpot soup. Great for these last few weeks of winter.



baked cookies on plate

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Oatmeal CookiesI made these specifically for my friend with a peanut allergy, and loves them to bits. If you'd like this to be truly gluten free, use gluten-free oats. Most standard oats are processed in places that handle wheat, so be sure the packaging reads that it is gluten-free. I make these in my toaster oven quite frequently, and just up the baking time by about 4 minutes.


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Mexican Chicken and RiceA simple, delicious main dish with Spanish rice, chicken, chilies, and cheese. Best when served with heated flour tortillas.



Recycled Paper Bag Doodle or Sticker Book - finished doodle pad

Recycled Paper Bag Doodle BookRecycled paper bags or great to use for crafting. Wine, liquor, or glass beverages are sometimes packaged in a brown paper bag, or if you live in a state where plastic bags are banned (like I do) then you will only get paper bags unless you bring reusable bags for your groceries. When they wear out you can then recycle them and turn the brown paper bags into a kid's doodle or sticker book.


Rosie (Chihuahua Min-Pin Mix)

Rosie (Chihuahua Min-Pin Mix)That is kind of a long story. On April 16, 2016 I was walking my 10 y/o Chihuahua and a car came speeding down the street and hit him. Obviously, I was devastated. I knew I would want another baby, but thought I would wait awhile.


Handprint Giraffe Bookmark - finished bookmark

Handprint Giraffe BookmarkThis is a cute handprint giraffe artwork that also doubles as a bookmark!



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Puppy Recovering from Parvo Not Eating?My puppy Peppa has parvo. It has been three days now and she drinks water fine, but I can't get her to eat anything. I need help on how to feed her.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a lace trimmed off-white dress

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?There are no marks or anything on this doll. Can someone help me?


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Cat Keeps Going into Heat?My cat has been going into heat every 4-5 days since January 10th and she stays in heat between 6-8 days. This time it has already been 9 days and I am worried. I'm trying to get her spayed, but by the time I make an appointment when she comes out of heat she is back in it by the time of the appointment. She is really worrying me. Is this normal? Can she get spayed while she is in heat?


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Growing Microgreens?My question is whether I can incorporate dryer lint into shredded paper pulp to create mats for growing microgreens or sprouting. I am going to try this soon, just wondered if anyone had tried it before.


Value of a Franklin Heirloom Doll - doll wearing a bright pink outfit with white fur trim and matching hat

Value of a Franklin Heirloom Doll?What doll is this and how much is it worth? It's in the box with all the papers.


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Start Button on Janome Long Arm Machine Intermittent?The start button on my Janome Star long arm machine works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I suppose it will need to be repaired. Where do I get the parts and is this an easy thing to repair?


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Rescue Dog Won't Poop Outside?My new rescue refuses to poop outside. We've only had him for two days, but we will walk him and he will come right in and poop in the house. What can I do to get him to go outside?


Repairing a Brother Charger 651 Sewing Machine - vintage machine

Repairing a Brother Charger 651 Sewing Machine?I just received my great grandmother's sewing machine. I have really no clue about one this old. But I do have common knowledge when using a "newer" sewing machine. The place you would re-thread the bobbing does not work. I tried using it, and sometimes the needle goes down and it will make a weird sound, but it won't come back up and the thread breaks.


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My Boxer Won't Eat?I have a 4-5 year old Boxer and he won't eat his food. I have tried worming him and nothing seems to work. I am scared to lose him because he is my best friend and we share the same birthday. Please help.


Caring for a Puppy with Parvo - puppy on table next to IV stand

Caring for a Puppy with Parvo?My 2 month old puppy has been having diarrhea since last night. So I took him to the vet and was given dygiton, but it's not working. He is still having loose stools and vomited once tonight. I contacted my family vet and it is a parvo virus infection as suspected.


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