May 22, 2019

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Toothbrush Bracelet - pink and green ribbon wrapped bracelets

How to Make a Toothbrush BraceletA fun, crafty way to recycle an old toothbrush is to make a bracelet. Learn an easy method for creating cute toothbrush bracelets.


Making a Paper Jet  - glue or tape pieces in place

Making a Paper JetA fun toy to make for in or outdoor play is a paper jet. All you need is construction paper, tape, glue, and a toy jet to model from.


Ripped Rag Curtain - hanging in window

How to Make Ripped Rag CurtainsAdd some color to your windows while allowing some light to still come in by making ripped rag curtains. Tear up old clothing, sheets, what have you, into strips and tie them around an expandable rod and you are done.


Paper Plate Flower - ready to hang

How to Make a Paper Plate FlowerThe paper plate is a ubiquitous craft supply for kids' crafting. Trim the plate to create petals and then let them have at it with crayons, paints, or markers to make a paper plate flower.


Balloon Ice Cream Cone Decoration - pink balloon ice cream cone

How to Make a Balloon Ice Cream Cone DecorationThe main "ingredients" for this fun party decoration are a latex balloon and a paper towel tube. This page contains the instructions and photos needed for making a balloon ice cream cone decoration.


finished card

Homemade "I Be-Leaf It's Your Birthday" CardThis fall birthday card utilizes a fabric leaf skeleton to create a fun net skirt wearing, dancing leaf. Try your hand at this homemade "I Be-Leaf It's Your Birthday" card.


Soup with crusty bread

Icelandic Vegetable Soup RecipeTry this recipe for Icelandic vegetable soup for a hearty meal on a chilly day. Goes great with some crusty bread.


Crocheted Seat Belt Adjuster - in place on seat belt

Crocheted Seat Belt Adjuster PatternTry making this colorful crocheted seat belt adjuster to keep the shoulder strap properly positioned so as not to cut into your neck. The pattern for this crochet adjuster is available in this page.


Value of House of Lloyd Easter Bunny Figurines - two ruffled fur bunny figurines

Value of House of Lloyd Figurines?Millions of House of Lloyd figurines have been made to enjoy. Generally even if still boxed, they seldom generate more than 10 dollars in value.


Salmon Filet with Crab and Potato Salad

Salmon Filet with Crab and Potato SaladA seafood feast can be a salmon filet with crusty skin served with a simple crab and potato salad drizzled with a lemon olive oil sauce.


A beautiful bunch of flowers for Mother's Day.

Use Sprite to Preserve Cut FlowersSprite, 7Up, or other citrus based sodas help extend the freshness of cut flowers. The acid from the citrus improves the uptake of water keeping them hydrated and the sugar adds a food source. So use full-on citrus soda, not diet, and enjoy that bouquet longer.


Simple Paper Easter Egg Match - completed game

Simple Paper Easter Egg MatchKids love matching games and they are an excellent learning tool as well. For the holiday or anytime, laminate some decorated eggs from the internet or make your own, to create a simple paper Easter egg matching activity.


volumes on a shelf

Value of Britannica Great Books Set?The publishers of the Encyclopedia Britannica compiled a collection of writings and books known as the Great Books of the Western World. The set typically numbers 54 volumes. Read Tacitus, Ptolemy, Marx, Goethe, Tolstoy, Darwin, and more. The value of these sets varies depending on condition, number of volumes, and demand.


Peeps Racers - two race car bunnies

How to Make Peeps RacersPeeps bunnies dash about in their personalized racers made from Twinkies, marshmallows, and chocolate covered pretzels. See how to make these cute, edible delights in this page.


Zucchini Manicotti Rolls on plate

Zucchini Manicotti RollsYou can use thin sliced zucchini in place of pasta to make these manicotti rolls. This will reduce the number of carbs and calories in a manicotti dish.



Chocolate Covered Strawberries with stems

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesI love making chocolate covered strawberries because I can control how much chocolate to coat them in, and what brand of chocolate to use (I am a bit picky). Plus, have you seen the prices of a dozen of them from retailers? So expensive! This is really easy to do; a great recipe for all ages.


Beef Ribs on dinner plate

Instant Pot Beef RibsI often don't make beef ribs at home, because it's time consuming to get it just right; where the meat just falls off the bones. I finally tried making them in my Instant Pot and they were absolutely delicious! Totally beat restaurant ribs in flavour and tenderness.


Mixed Vegetable Quinoa

Mixed Vegetable QuinoaWhat's so versatile about quinoa is you could mix anything you have and it'll turn out healthy and delicious. Plus, I had a lot of onions and tomatoes that were going to go bad so this was a great way to use up leftovers!



Faux Tea-Dyed Paper Using Pattern Paper - close with fancy paper clip

Faux Tea-Dyed Paper Using Pattern PaperSometimes I want a vintage-looking page without actually dyeing the paper. I have used sewing pattern paper to achieve this result. For now I will be using this small journal to glue my water color art and hold a few recipes.


Champagne Cork Crochet Hook Savers - several hook and cork assemblies

Champagne Cork Crochet Hook SaversTo prevent dropped crochet hooks from rolling under furniture, getting lost in seat cushions, or even under the bucket seats in a car, drill a small hole in a champagne cork with your wine bottle opener and stick the end of a crochet hook in it. When it drops it stays in place.


A houseplant with an upside down jar over the top.

Recycled Jar as Glass Cloche for Indoor PlantsGlass cloches can be costly. You can make your own for free with supplies you may already have at home, or for cheaper.



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Value of a Set of the 1917 New International Encyclopedia?What is the value of a 1917 New International encyclopedia? I have all 24 volumes. This is not a reprint, but the original publication.


Identifying a Stuffed Toy Leopard - tiger stuffy

Identifying a Stuffed Toy Leopard?I am looking to find one of these toys for a friend's wife. Her's is old and damaged. All I know is that I think it is called Lenny the leopard.


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Troy Bilt Riding Mower Won't Start?I was mowing yesterday, disengaged the blade, tried to back up and it kept trying to cut off on me. I ended up just cutting it off and now it will not start. The battery is fine and the belt is fine. I tried pushing the lever up and down a few times possibly thinking maybe the blade wasn't fully disengaged, but nothing is working. Any suggestions?


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Organizations That Help Low Income People Furnish an Apartment?I need plates and flatware and a small table w/two chairs. A bed was donated already. Standard cleaning supplies would be great too. I've been 3 years homeless since my condo was foreclosed after I lost my job and then became disabled. I'm still fighting for SSDI in federal court now.


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