June 7, 2019

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Japanese Pickled Plums on plate

Making Japanese Pickled Plums (Umeboshi)Called Umeboshi in Japan, these salted pickled plums are sour and savory. It takes about 6 months for them to ferment. They are often served with rice.


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Garlic Toast From Hot Dog BunsExcess hot dog buns can be made into delicious garlic toast. Serve them with soup or pasta, especially spaghetti.


How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - finished gift wrap with handmade bow

How to Make a Matching Curly Paper Gift BowNo need to buy bows or ribbons to decorate a gift. Use any wrapping paper and a pair of scissors to make a matching curly bow for a lovely finishing touch.


An outdoor couch with lots of cushions.

Storing Outdoor CushionsOutdoor cushions should be stored over the winter or during inclement weather. Proper storage will keep bright colors from fading so fast and ensure years of usage.


A potted citrus plant with lots of fruit.

Using Coffee Grounds for Citrus Trees?Citrus trees grow well when fed with used coffee grounds. Care should be taken as it is possible to make the soil too acidic and that might cause issues. Citrus grows best at a soil pH of 6.5.


A mink jacket on a white background.

Removing Cigarette Smell From Fur?Cigarette smoke causes odors in all manner of fabrics and fur is no exception. A professional would be the first choice for removing the smell but that can be expensive. Gentle deodorizing with coffee grounds, baking soda or other odor absorbing items are among home remedies but care must be taken to avoid damage.


A person reading through a magazine.

Not Receiving a Magazine Subscription?It can be disappointing to not receive your monthly subscription to a favorite magazine. Usually contacting the company directly is the best first step, to ensure there are no errors or payment issues with your account.


painting furniture business

Name Ideas for a Furniture Painting Business?Many crafters buy old furniture and refurbish or update it with paint. This can be done in a variety of styles, from elegant to whimsical. These newly update pieces can then be sold.


A collection of baking ingredients on a white background.

Lessons From BakingShare your love of baking with others. Cooking can teach us all sorts of life lessons, such as following directions, measuring, caution and patience. Your family also gets to enjoy the end product too.



Kid's Frog Trinket Box - open frog box with a message lying next to it

Kid's Frog Trinket BoxYou can make this cute little trinket box for your child using egg cartons. They can store little precious things they like, such as rocks, beads, coins, etc.


How to Ship Plant Cuttings - several plants ready to ship

How to Ship Plant CuttingsAre you sending plant cuttings to friends or family? It's really easy and I'll share with you how I send plant cuttings to arrive safely and hydrated.


Sharing My Love For Orchids

Sharing My Love For OrchidsWhile on a day trip visiting a garden green house filled with these very beautiful orchids, which stole my heart, I had to capture them in true time on our visit. They are so delicate looking, and truly up close is even better. For very little money you can visit places like this in a town near you. Experience all nature has to offer!



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Repairing a Janmoe mc9500 Sewing Machine?My Janome mc9500 doesn't recognize that the presser foot is already down.


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Freezing a Jell-O No Bake Pie?I just made a strawberry Jell-O no bake graham cracker crust pie can this be frozen?


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