February 27, 2019

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Mini Hat Spring Wreath - finished wreath hanging on porch wall

Mini Hat Spring WreathMaking your own seasonal wreaths is not only fun, but your creation will be unique and express your style. You may also save some money over buying a pre-made one. This is a page about making a mini hat spring wreath.


Tumeric Root on white background

Using TurmericIn addition to its long term use as a dye for clothing and foods, such as mustard, turmeric is used by many people for its health benefits. This page contains tips for using turmeric.


A solar patio light outside.

Using Solar Lights For Indoor LightingUsing hanging solar lights and sun light through your windows, you can save electricity and keep your home lit all evening long. This is a page about using solar lights for indoor lighting.


A white plastic grocery bag.

Storing Plastic Grocery BagsMany consumers reuse their plastic grocery or shopping bags. Keeping these flimsy bags organized and contained for future use can be a challenge. This page contains several solutions for storing plastic grocery bags.


Easter Tic-Tac-Toe - sticker board

Making an Easter Tic-Tac-Toe GameSeasonal holidays are a great time to add a bit of extra fun for the kids. Making games reflecting some of the themes of the holiday is one way to do this. This page contains instructions for making an Easter tic-tac-toe game.


Tape-Dyed Top - finished painted top

Using Tape to Create a Pattern for a Dyed TopTape is a great way to make straight lines when dyeing or painting fabric. This page is about using tape to create a pattern for a dyed top.


A dinner plate with roast chicken with aji sauce

Roasted Chicken with Aji Sauce RecipeAn aji green sauce originated in Peru and is flavored by aji peppers and cilantro. It goes wonderfully with marinated roasted chicken. This page contains a recipe for roasted chicken with aji sauce.


Home Security Camera shown on iPhone

Using Security CamerasModern security cameras are inexpensive and easy to use. Many send videos directly to a smartphone. This is a page about using security cameras.


Lentils and Quinoa with Shiitake Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Spinach in bowl

Lentils and Quinoa with Shiitake Mushrooms, Tomatoes and SpinachA delicious, vegan main dish that is quick to make. It is full of healthy ingredients that you can customize to your liking. This page contains a recipe for lentils and quinoa with shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach.


dried sliced onion

Homemade Dried OnionsDried onions are a great way to use up a large batch before they go bad. The dried onions are perfect to add to soups, casseroles and as a topping for salads. This is a page about making homemade dried onions.


Photo of a Rottweiler.

Training an Aggressive DogDog on people aggression is a very serious situation. Training a dog to eliminate aggressive behavior is important for having a safe, positive pet and owner relationship. This is a page about training an aggressive dog.


Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art

Broken Glass Geometric Nail ArtIf you frequently do your own nails and like to be creative with their look, then this project is for you. Learn how to create your own broken glass geometric nail art.


Ham tortilla pinwheels

Recipes Using TortillasTortillas are great for making wraps, casseroles and homemade noodles or toppings. This page contains recipes using tortillas.


Korean-Style Noodle Soup with Chicken and Shrimp in bowl

Korean-Style Noodle Soup RecipeTry this savory chicken and shrimp soup with noodles, herbs and other Korean flavors. This page contains a recipe for Korean-style noodle soup.


Baked sweet bacon chicken on baking sheet

Sweet Bacon Chicken RecipeBake these easy bacon wrapped chicken breasts for a special dinner that the whole family will enjoy. This page contains a recipe for sweet bacon chicken.


Folded Paper Box - box filled with colored paper clips

Making a Folded Paper BoxMake these handy boxes from a folded piece of paper. They are great for storage and for gifts. This is a page about making a folded paper box.


A silver goblet being polished.

Using Baking Soda to Clean SilverMany people have found that they can remove the tarnish from their silver using a process involving mixing boiling water with baking soda in a foil lined pan. This is a page about using baking soda to clean silver.


Solar Lights by Brick Garden Path

Solar Lights for Power OutagesIf you experience a power outage, grab your outdoor solar lights for use indoors. They should last for a few hours. This is a page about using solar lights for power outages.


A variety of birdseed.

Birdseed to Prevent Slipping on IceBirdseed is a green alternative to salting your stairs and walkways to prevent slipping on ice. This is a page about using bird seed to prevent slipping on ice.


A couple purchasing items at a hardware store.

Shopping Tips for In-Store Pick UpIt's easy to save shipping costs and time by picking up online orders at the store. This page contains shopping tips for in-store pick up.



Corned Beef Nuggets in Pineapple Sauce in bowl

Corned Beef Nuggets in Pineapple SauceWhen you got nothing left but canned goods. Another issue is that you can have choosy kids. That's the time we become instant kitchen magicians. Here's a kid friendly dish you can add to your childrens' lunch box.


Tuna and Veggie Mac and Cheese on plate

Tuna and Veggie Mac and CheeseThis is one of my favourite ways to spruce up a box of mac and cheese. All the lovely additions of veggies, balsamic vinegar, fish, and capers make you forget the base of it comes out of a box. This is cooked in the same time it takes for you to make the mac and cheese.


Blackberry and Blueberry Pie

Blackberry and Blueberry PieThis pie requires little prep time to make this delicious and simple blackberry and blueberry pie. This recipe is perfect to make for a last minute dessert if you're having guests over, or a nice treat for after lunch or dinner.



Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - tiny green Irish hat filled with mini shamrocks

Mini Shamrock Hat BasketLet's play a game. It is believed that when you find a four leaf clover you'll find luck. So, I just thought of making a shamrock hat - a fancy green hat filled with these teeny weeny clover leaves. For a St. Patrick's day celebration find your lucky clover in it.


Toddler Tape Art Painting - finished child's artwork

Toddler Tape Art PaintingThis is an easy and cute way of painting - perfect for all ages! Use your choice of tape that would easily be removable depending on your painting surface.


A remote in a plastic bag with bubble wrap on the bottom.

Protecting Remote ControlsThe tip is: Don't let it get dirty in the first place. I wrapped the bottom part (the battery compartment) in bubble wrap and slipped it inside a sandwich bag to protect from dirt and oil. No more actual touching the remote. And if we drop it, it's protected by the bubble wrap.


Lucy (Dilute Calico Cat) - Lucy sitting by the security door

Lucy (Dilute Calico Cat)Lucy was found abandoned inside her cat carrier on a winter night outside of a billiard hall. Her finders posted an ad for her furever home, and I've have her ever since.


Making a Dandelion Card - Toddler Activity - view of finished dandelion seed heads

Making a Dandelion Card - Toddler ActivityThis is a cute card that you and your child can make together. This dandelion card is universal. It would be suitable for any occasion, such as: hello, thinking of you, get well soon, have a strong recovery, happy birthday, etc.


A windshield that is clear at the bottom and with water spots at the top.

DIY Windshield Defroster and Water RepellentYou don't need to buy expensive window treatment solutions to repel rain, nor do you have to spend your whole morning trying to scrape ice off your car windows before you go to work. All you need is a spray bottle, rubbing alcohol, and water. Save time and money!


A gas station sign with information for handicapped customers.

Read Informational SignsWhen you pull up to the gas station, there are all sorts of signs posted. Do you stop and take a moment to read them?


Long rolls of wrapping paper stored in a recycled cardboard box.

Wrapping Paper StorageCleaning out storage and closets and I found a whole bunch of wrapping paper that I didn't realize I had! To keep your wrapping paper neat and tidy, you can put them in a box. I used a Pampers wipes box and it fit a generous amount of wrapping paper ~ 16 rolls!



Value of Old Silver Thimbles

Value of Old Silver Thimbles?I have some old silver thimbles. Does anyone know how old these are or how much are they worth?


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Keeping a Dog from Scratching a Growth in His Ear?My Larry, a rescue, has a large non malignant growth in his ear. He is too old for surgery and the vet isn't sure it would help anyway. About every 6 months we go to the vet as it's infected again from scratching with his dirty back feet. We've tried a cone, nail caps, antibiotic cream, prednisone, itch cream, and watching him, but he continues to scratch. Any ideas?


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Activity Ideas for an Elderly Stroke Victim?I need activity ideas for a 70 year old gentleman that I am taking care of. He has right side paralysis due to a stroke. I try and make sure I take him to movies once a week. He is only interested in fire related films as he is a retired fireman. I take him out to eat at least twice a week. But he would rather sit in front of TV all day everyday.


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Slogan for a Cleaning Service?My cleaning service is called, "The Right Touch Cleaning Service". I need help with a slogan.


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Name for a DIY Wooden Sign Painting Business?I am going to be opening my own business. It will be a shop where people can come in and paint their own wooden signs. We will also be hosting kids parties! I'm having trouble coming up with a creative name though! Any input would be great, maybe something with paint or wood, maybe have gatherings or something family related in it as well!


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Remedy for Black Tarry Buildup in Dog's Ears?I have a Boxer cross Bull Mastiff dog and he has black tar coloured buildup in his ear. What could this be? He is constantly itching.


Identifying a Vintage Plush Yellow Dog

Identifying a Vintage Plush Yellow Dog?Can someone please help me identify this dog? I'm 29 years old and have had it for 25 years. The tag information has worn off.


Finding Attachments for a Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine - machine in a wood cabinet

Finding Attachments for a Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine?Just want to share this pic of my sewing machine. I want to know if attachments are hard to come by. The model number is 117-959. Any idea of resale value also?


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Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe?I am wondering if anyone has a recipe for a good tasting coffee creamer. I ask not only to save some money, but to get an alternative to half and half and evaporated milk, to lower my cholesterol.


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