February 26, 2019

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Frugal Window Treatment

Making Your Own CurtainsYou can not only potentially save money by making your own curtains, but you can make them from matching or coordinating fabric to complement your bedding or room decor. This page contains helpful ideas and instructions for making your own curtains.


Red inked sponge and stamped paper.

Frugal Toilet Paper Tube Heart StampSave some handy tubes from toilet paper or paper towels and use them to make these little heart stamps. Perfect for decorating a Valentine's Day card. This page contains instructions for making a frugal toilet paper tube heart stamp.


Beautifully wavy hair after being twisted and flat ironed.

Big Voluminous Waves With a Flat IronWant to curl your hair but only have a flat iron? No problem. Find step by step instructions in this page about making big voluminous waves with a flat iron.


Popsicle Stick Vase - vase with flowers

How to Make a Triangle Shaped Popsicle Stick VasePopsicle or crafts sticks are a crafting staple. This cute, triangular, painted vase for displaying faux flowers uses Popsicle sticks. It is easy to make and a great craft for adults and kids alike. Learn how to make one here.


Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce and beans on plate

Baked Salmon with Dill SauceA delicious compliment to salmon is a creamy dill sauce. This is a page about baked salmon with dill sauce.


simmering chili

Making Chili in BulkIf you need to feed a crowd, a hearty chili filled with kidney beans, tomatoes, onions and spices is sure to please both stomachs and budgets. This is a page about making chili in bulk.


slice of cake on a white plate

Ricotta Cake RecipesRicotta adds a rich creamy flavor and dense texture to this delicious cake. Add seasonal fruit before baking or as a topping and you have a wonderful dessert. This page contains ricotta cake recipes.


rolled Tortilla

Healthy Homemade TortillasBy adding healthier oils rather than the typical lard or shortening and substituting whole wheat flour for some of the white flour you can make healthier tortillas at home. Try this recipe for making healthy tortillas.


Sautéed Vegetables with Snap Peas in bowl

Sautéed Vegetables with Snap PeasThis delicious stir fry makes a great side dish or a main meal. The recipe combines cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, snap peas, and more for a healthy vegetable offering. Serve it warm or cold.


Onion Roasted Chicken Breasts

Onion Roasted Chicken BreastsRoasting chicken breasts with onion soup mix, onions and other vegetables will make an easy delicious one pan dinner. This is about onion roasted chicken breasts.


Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads- three images of finished holder

Make Pot Holders from Shoulder PadsRecycled or repurposed crafts are not only fun, but they can be earth friendly. Shoulder pads go in and out of fashion. If they are not in fashion or not to your liking remove them and create something new and useful. Pads filled with cotton or wool are preferred for pot holders, as polyester does not block heat effectively. Learn how to make pot holders from shoulder pads.


Finished gift.

Be My Valentine Floral GiftMake this pretty faux floral and lollipop gift for your Valentine or tailor it for other occasions as well. Learn how to make a, "Be My Valentine" floral gift.


Biscuits, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese.

Recipes From North Carolina?Every state is known for its regional cuisine and North Carolina is no exception. This includes traditional southern favorites, like barbeque fried chicken and collard greens, coastal seafood recipes, and the Carolina chili dog. This page contains recipes from North Carolina.


Spicy Beef and Bean Sprout Soup

Spicy Beef and Bean Sprout SoupThis simple soup has spicy Asian flavors and is sure to be a hit in the winter season. This page contains a recipe for spicy beef and bean sprout soup.


Crocheted hearts in 3 colors.

Crocheted Heart PinIf you are looking for a quick and easy crochet craft for Valentine's Day or to incorporate into other projects, these cute little crochet hearts are perfect. This page contains the instructions for making a crocheted heart pin.


roasted chicken thighs

Roasted Lemon Balm Chicken RecipesUsing lemon balm and sage to season your roasted chicken creates a delicious main course for your meal. This page contains roasted lemon balm chicken recipes.



chicken on plate with lemon & veggies

Garlic Ginger Double Fried ChickenThis is my mother's recipe for a super scrumptious fried chicken laced with garlic and ginger. They are super crispy on the outside, and so tender and juicy on the inside. We call this pure comfort food!


Honey Garlic Salmon with pasta & broccoli on plate

Honey Garlic SalmonThis is an incredibly easy way to make your salmon pop with just a handful of ingredients. It's sweet, it's savoury, and can be ready in about 10 minutes. Enjoy!



Peanut Butter-n-Jelly and Lilah Mae (Cats)

Peanut Butter-n-Jelly and Lilah Mae (Cats)They are what I refer to as mountain cats. There are thousands of cats that live up in the mountains of Appalachia. These are some of their offspring. Peanut Butter-n-Jelly likes to lay on my bed and follow me around. He is always waiting on food ;) Lilah Mae likes to run all over and jump and get the jumping 'zoomies'.


Rocket Ship Party Favor Cups - child's hand holding the completed cup

Rocket Ship Party Favor CupsAre you hosting a kid's space themed birthday party? This would be an easy and inexpensive rocket ship party favor cup you can make. Fill up the cup with thank you goodies - snack bars, fruit snacks, candy, or little knick knacks. This is a trial run - my son loved it and would like this for his upcoming party.



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Transplanting an Avocado Tree Grown from a Seed?I live in Michigan and I sprouted a Mexican avocado seed. I planted it in a 16oz. plastic cup. It's about 1' tall and I'm not sure when I should transplant it into a bigger container. It looks really healthy. I will be raising it in my house. So do they like the sun or are they like more shade? I'm feeding it Miracle Gro and it loves it. I have it in my south window.


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Ideas for Boyfriend's 18th Birthday?What is something special I could do for my boyfriend's 18th birthday?


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Troubleshooting Wiring to a Fluorescent Light Fixture?So my fluorescent light wasn't working. Rather than replace the ballast I just bought a new shop light fixture. However when I hooked it up and placed the bulbs in it doesn't light. What could be my issue?


Searching for Waverly Wild Rose Wallpaper  - black background with vases of roses

Searching for Waverly Wild Rose Wallpaper?I am desperately seeking this paper for repairs due to water damage. Where can I purchase Waverly Wild Rose wallpaper #5507924?


Value of a Dynasty Collection Doll - doll wearing a dark blue satin like dress with lace trim

Value of a Dynasty Collection Doll?I can not find a similar doll from the Dynasty Collection. Its name is Chelsea.


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Curtain and Cushion Color Advice for a Great Room?I have a beige couch, dark green chair, and the walls are a green/straw colour. What colour curtains and cushions would work with it?


Value of an Antique Crank Phonograph - antique phonograph

Value of an Antique Crank Phonograph?I am looking for any information about this crank phonograph and its value. There is no name on it. The cone has a marking of "Pat Appd for".


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Name Ideas for a Line of Organic Skin Care Products?I am starting my own skin care line. I need some help with the name as it is challenging coming up with something not only original, but not overused. My products are organic, natural, and have no additives or preservatives. The scents are citrus, sage, and lavender. I have a face scrub that is actually edible, so completely safe.


Is My Puppy a Purebred GSD? - tricolor puppy in the snow

Is My Puppy a Purebred GSD?I recently purchased a puppy at 6 weeks old and I was told he was a purebred. The owners were just going to abandon him and let him die after the mother rejected the litter at 2 weeks. Someone else took him and then I bought him from them. All I have to go off are looks. If he is not a purebred I am at least hoping he's mostly GSD and his ears stand up!


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a blue velvet vest and pants

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I just want to identify my great grandmother's doll.


Dog Not Eating After Other Family Dog Died - closeup of Riley

Dog Not Eating After Other Family Dog Died?My German Shepherd Riley, who is 4, lost his best friend Alfie 2 weeks ago. He had lived with Alfie his whole life. Since the loss of Alfie he is rarely eating anything and when he does, he ends up throwing it all back up. What can I do to get him to eat?


Finding the Value of Antique and Vintage Dressers - dark wood dresser

Finding the Value of Antique and Vintage Dressers?I have two antique dressers. One of them doesn't have any visible markings or company name. My mom said she bought it in 1978 at an antique store in downtown Portland for $100. It is in great condition and the mirror is removable.


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Raising Mollies?I have baby mollies, they are quite big, and they are eating the mother. What should I do?


Identifying a Houseplant   - plant with red stems and dark and light green striped leaves

Identifying a Houseplant?I am unsure as to what plant this is and would like to learn more about it. The stems are red.


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Abused Rescued Dog Is Sometimes Aggressively Defensive?We just rescued a 2 year old miniature Poodle. She seems to be defensive. The previous owners never brushed her hair. She had two years worth of matted hair. The veterinarian had to sedate her so that they could clean her up and shave her. If my husband is holding her she will growl and try to bite me. If I am holding her she will growl and try to bite my husband.


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Removing Red Kool-Aid Stains from Carpet?I have red stains on my carpet from Kool-Aid. I think Ive tried everything, even ironing it out. Any ideas?


Distinguishing Between Pothos  and Philodendron - hand holding a trailing plant

Distinguishing Between Pothos and Philodendron?I have been going around in circles trying to figure out which of these is a pothos or a philodendron or if these are just something else entirely. All were in a jar of water that were given to me and I call them the mystery plants.


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Acrylic Water Made from a Kit Not Hardening?I made a few glasses using this kit from Walmart. It says it will take 24 to 48 hours to harden. Well it's been 3 weeks now and there are still some watery areas in the glass. This is for a wedding in 3 weeks. What can I do? It's sticky to the touch.


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Repairing a Table Damaged by Water and Bleach?How do I repair my wooden table? I accidentally left a cloth that had a mix of water and bleach soaked into it and now there is a white stain. I tried furniture polish, but that didn't work either. It just looks like a white spot. Any solutions that work?


Identifying a Porcelain Cracker Barrel Doll - patriotic doll wearing a straw hat

Identifying a Porcelain Cracker Barrel Doll?We have a porcelain doll that we are trying to identify. We found marks on the body that say PA 8972 Cracker Barrel. Does somebody know how old it is and how much it is worth or any information about it?


Identifying Wallpaper  - neutral tone floral wallpaper

Identifying Wallpaper?I am looking for a roll of this wallpaper. Can anyone help? It is about 4 years old, but I don't know what it is called.


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Value of a Thomas Kinkade Print?I have a PP Thomas Kinkade, Stairway to Paradise, print. It is 25.5 x 34 with a gold frame. I bought it in the 90s and have had it stored in a sealed box for the past 15 years. I would like to determine the value so I can sell it. It is 36 out of 710. I have all the documents with it as well.


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Graham & Brown Wallpaper Pattern Number 101126?I am trying to locate 2/3 rolls of Graham & Brown Fibrous Richmond Duck Egg white wallpaper?


Identifying a Houseplant - first description

Identifying a Houseplant?I was given some plants that the person did not know what they were. I have been looking to try to figure it out on my own, but have had little success. Please help. All of these were in water wrapped around bundles of other plants.


Identifying a Stuffed Bunny - ecru bunny

Identifying a Stuffed Bunny?Can anyone tell me if they recognise this bunny? It was bought in either 2003 or 2004. It's yellow and the ribbons are added. It has beans in its hands and feet and stuffing everywhere else and a white snout with a plastic nose. It has no tail as the tag used to be where the tail should be.


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