July 3, 2019

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Recycled Can Candle Holder - candle burning inside the can

How to Make a Candle Holder from a Recycled Soda CanUsing any recycled aluminum can and scissors you can create this handy candle holder. Choose any can that holds your favorite soda or beer for adding a whimsical touch to your patio, bar, or den.

 

Finished house card.

Homemade Seasons Greetings House CardThis homemade Christmas card features a pretty house with a roof, windows, flowers and a door. It's a great way to send Seasons Greetings from your house to theirs.

 

Two cats in an enclosure.

Building a CatioMaking a small indoor/outdoor enclosure for your cat can help make your home a more comfortable place for your pet. Making a catio can be very simple and your cat is sure to love it.

 

How to Make a Paper Phone Stand - rolled paper phone stand with cell phone in place

How to Make a Rolled Paper Cell Phone StandTake leftover recycled paper to make one of these handy rolled paper cell phone stands. It will convienently prop up your phone to ensure easy viewing on your desk or nightstand.

 

Growing Schefflera (Umbrella Tree)Umbrella tree is a popular houseplant with two varieties commonly found. One type, Schefflera actinphylla, is a tropical plant native to Australia, Java and New Guinea. A smaller version, Schefflera arboricola, is known as Hawaiian umbrella tree and is commonly used for bonsai. It is native to Taiwan. Both are considered an invasive species in tropical places like Florida and Hawaii.

 

Barn Wood Shelves

Easy Barn Wood ShelvesAdding storage to your home with shelving is a great way to customize and improve your house. Using barn wood will add a nice rustic look to any shelving project you take one.

 

finished card

Homemade Chiming Bells Christmas CardBells are a classic image of Christmas, evoking church bells and bell ringers on busy streets. This beautiful homemade Christmas card features an elegant design of chiming bells to accompany your holiday greeting.

 

sticky rice and beans in bowl with coconut cream and chopped nuts

Sticky Rice with Black Beans, Mung Beans, and CoconutAmericans enjoy this sticky rice with black beans, mung beans and coconut cream as a dessert. In Vietnam it is served for breakfast.

 

Painted Lego Math - supplies

Painted Lego Math ActivitiesLearning basic math skills at an early age will help any child with their schooling later on. Using painted legos to demonstrate simple multiplication and additions is a wonderful way to keep kids engaged and learning about math.

 

A plastic soda bottle being used as a funnel.

Make a Funnel from a Plastic BottleIt's easy to make a makeshift funnel from any recycled plastic bottle. Select a bottle with an opening the proper size for easier use.

 

woman picking up trash

Make a Difference By Picking Up TrashLook around your neighborhood. There are probably many places where trash can accumulate, even if it's inadvertently. Grab a trash bag and go on a little walk. Picking up the little bits of trash you find along the way will help make where you live little nicer and it's quite rewarding.

 

Placing nail decals on acrylic nails.

Applying Acrylic Nails at HomeAcrylic nails are often done in a salon. However, there are kits you can get to do your own acrylic nails at home.

 

Colorful Summer Bleached Greeting Card - finished card with ribbon bow added to upper left of card

How to Make a Colorful Summer Bleached Greeting CardMaking your own greeting cards is an easy way to make someone feel very special when they receive it. Here is a lovely summertime bleached card that is sure to be loved.

 

Tropical Fruit Dessert in bowl

Tropical Fruit Dessert RecipeThe crackers add a crunch to this creamy, tropical dessert. Made with fresh fruit and fruit cocktail for a cool treat.

 

A person reading a Kindle in their lap.

Kindle Tips and TricksSave money and time with tips and tricks for using and maintaining your Kindle device for reading ebooks.

 

Healthy Baked Drumsticks ready to serve

Healthy Baked Drumsticks RecipeFried chicken drumsticks are a popular food for many, especially in the summertime where they make an appearance at all sorts of picnics and potlucks. Avoid the excess oil and calories by making a healthy baked version.

 

Ham with Sweet Mustard Sauce cooked in casserole

Ham with Sweet Mustard Sauce RecipeMustard and ham are a wonderful flavor combination. This recipe pairs baked ham with a homemade sweet mustard sauce. It is also delicious on vegetables.

 

closeup on mannequin

Making a Woodland Ruffle Crochet ScarfA crocheted scarf is a wonderful thing to have to keep you warm and even makes a great gift. Making this woodland ruffle scarf is fun and easy.

 

Recipes

Stir Fried Flat Noodles with Chicken and Shrimp garnished with cilantro

Stir Fried Flat Noodles with Chicken and ShrimpThis is a great noodle dish to bring to a potluck or have at a party. You could eat this at room temperature. Feel free to change the meat if you would like, we used chicken and shrimp.

 

Tex-Mex Spiced Lentils

Tex-Mex Spiced LentilsI am trying to eat less meat. Lentils are a healthy and economical way to do that. These are quick and easy to prepare and are delicious. You can freeze if desired.

 

cookies on plate

Applesauce Honey Oatmeal CookiesThese cookies came about as I've been trying to cut down on refined sugar. I used the sweetness from pure applesauce and honey instead of using any white or brown sugars. I did use a small amount of dark chocolate chips, but upped the raisins. They turned out really good, soft and comforting. One of these cookies every once in a while does not make me feel bad at all. :)

 

decorated anniversary cake

Better Than Store Bought Cream Cheese FrostingThis frosting is a winner at family functions and parties. It has a rich, semi sweet flavor that can be controlled through the amount of powdered sugar used. Apply to cakes, cupcakes, sweet buns, brownies, and the list goes on. This great frosting can also be made ahead and placed in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in your freezer for a month. Thaw and stir when ready to use.

 

Articles

A collapsible package that can be reused.

Recycled Collapsible Water BottleThis is a collapsible storage bag used to store sugar cane blend sugar. The one I have shown here is a 24 oz. Truvia bag. It has a screw on lid which makes it airtight. These type of containers are being widely used to store sugar and other dry products and are so useful for so many other things.

 

An over the door shoe organizer with shoes, socks and other accessories stored inside.

Organize Your Closet with One ItemI have a smaller closet and I was always struggling to put everything where I could see it. Then I bought a small 24 pocket shoe organizer online and it changed everything. I fit anywhere from shoes to bath bombs to my hair styling tools in it. I love it!

 

Two decorative pillows propped up on a headboard.

Keeping Pillows Looking Nice on a BedI have two pillows on my bed that I don't use at night. They are simply there for decoration. I used two Command picture hanging strips (one for each pillow) to hold those pillows up and keep them always looking perky!

 

Questions

Getting Rid of Tiny Black Flying Bugs - tiny bug on white fabric

Getting Rid of Tiny Black Flying BugsLate last night I found this tiny black bug crawling around and at first thought it could be a bed bug, but realized it wasn't when it flew. So right now I'm confused what it is and I would like to know how to get rid of it (after killing it I saw 3 more).

 

Value of a Craftsman Reel Mower - old reel mower

Value of a Craftsman Reel MowerI have a Craftsman mower model #123 8171. Can you tell me the value and a bit about it? It is in excellent condition, has a wonderful wooden handle and all blades.

 

Value of a Geppeddo Doll - doll in box

Value of a Geppeddo DollI found this doll that I believe my grandma may have gotten me. It's a Geppeddo limited edition Collector Series. I want to know how much it is worth.

 

Discontinued York Wallpaper - pink roses on brown or dusky purple background

Discontinued York WallpaperI am looking for 1 roll of vintage Luxe York discontinued wallpaper. SH5511.

 

Removing Bleach Stains from Clothing - bleached spots on a black shirt

Removing Bleach Stains from ClothingHow can I get rid of this chlorine stain from my black skirt. It was stained when we went swimming. I didn't noticed it until I removed it. I don't know how to repair it.

 

What Breed Is My Dog?

What Breed Is My Dog?I adopted Sadeigh from the local shelter here is southern Wisconsin and they are telling me she is a Shepherd mix which I do not believe. Our state does not allow any type of Shepherds/Shepherd mixes in rentals so we need to find out what breed she actually is. Any thoughts?

 

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Renting a Horse TrailerI need to rent a horse trailer for a 1 way trip from Santa Barbara CA to Indiana.

 

Identifying a China Cabinet - ornate china cabinet

Identifying a China CabinetI have no idea how old this china cabinet is or what it is worth. It is very unusual and I bought the matching buffet. I know nothing about it and hoped someone might?

 

Removing a Seed Wart - round wart

Removing a Seed WartMy warts has hair growing from it. Can I used duck tape and remove it?

 

Identifying a Vintage Desk - open

Identifying a Vintage DeskI just bought this today. She said it was her grandmother's. (I even found an old 1 cent Jefferson stamp post card). It is only 3' long and 19" in depth, 32" high. It is veneer because some of its splitting and breaking. I looked everywhere for a stamp with a manufacturer, but can not find anything. It's a cool piece, but I know nothing about it. Is it a spinet or a piano desk?

 

Treating a Rash on My Ankle - oozing rash on left ankle

Treating a Rash on My AnkleI have had an itchy rash on my ankle since around April of this year. In the last 6 or 8 weeks it's started to ooze and spread. I went to the doctor and was prescribed Clindamycin 150mg 2 tab 4x daily for 1 week and ketoconzol cream. I have about 2 days of RX left and the rash is even worse I believe!

 

Identifying Small Black Bugs - closeup

Identifying Small Black BugsThese were all over me and the wall this morning. 

 

Identifying William Tung Porcelain Dolls - bride doll

Identifying William Tung Porcelain DollsI have three large porcelain dolls with the William Tung signature on the back of the neck and have no idea what their names are. They also have a mark next to the signature such at 1/1 or 0/0. I'm curious what this means. They stand about 32 inches except for the one that is in a sitting position. They have cloth bodies and the porcelain cuts off at mid chest, wrists, and mid thigh.

 

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ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck ScheduleWhen does the vet mobile truck comes to Sheepsbay across from the Aldi's supermarket on Norstrand Ave. zip code 11229? I need my Morkie spayed. She is 3 years old it's been two months and there are no coming dates for this area why?

 

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Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Oak CabinetsI'd like to re-do my kitchen and am really having a hard time figuring out what's going to look right. My kitchen cabinets are a honey oak in color. I was looking at granite countertops that have a black, grey, and white marble kinda look. My house is pretty country. So I was wondering if that countertop would look right and what color would you paint the walls?

 

Finding Discontinued Graham & Brown Wallpapern- textured wall paper

Finding Discontinued Graham & Brown WallpaperDoes anyone know where I can find another role of this wallpaper, which I think is a superfresco blown vinyl from many years ago.

 

Retractable Iron Cord Stuck Inside  - clothing iron with cord only partially pulled out

Retractable Iron Cord Stuck InsideMy retractable iron cord is stuck inside the iron. How can I get it to pull out?

 

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Hand Washing a Linen Viscose and Elastane DressCan I carefully hand wash a dress made of 60% linen, 30% viscose, and 16% elastane?

 

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Finches Eating Their EggsMy finches are eating their eggs. I have one feisty female who is always picking on the other one. Can you have too many nests in the cage? I have two males and two females with four nests.

 

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Finding the Publishing Date of an Old BookI'm looking for a publication date for Whitman Tell-a-Tale Little Black Sambo 2661. Anyone know if there is a list out there somewhere?

 

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Removing Dye Transfers from ClothingI just bought this cream dress and accidentally put it in the washer with dark clothes. I got it out of the washer and now it's a dark gray. I haven't put it in the dryer. What can I do to get it back to the cream color?

 

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Growing a Pussy WillowHow deep will the pussy willow tree roots grow?

 

Identifying a Tiny Brown Bug - bug on notebook paper

Identifying a Tiny Brown BugI found this bug in my room and want to know what kind it is. I am freaking out!

 

Value of a DanDee Porcelain Doll - doll in lace dress with matching unbrella

Value of a DanDee Porcelain DollI have had this doll for a few years now. It has "The Collectors Choice series by DanDee" stamped on her neck. I am looking to find out what she is worth. She even has a "Limited Edition" tag around her wrist.

 

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Value of Victorian National EncylopaediasI have a set of Victorian National Encyclopaedias (VR) and would be grateful to know if these are worth anything in the current climate. They are in decent condition.

 

Getting Rid of Tiny Brown Bugs - bug on the wall

Getting Rid of Tiny Brown BugsI find these bugs in the morning and some are dead and others are alive. How I do I get rid of them?

 

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14th Birthday IdeasMy 14th birthday is September 1st and my mom is asking me what I want to do for it. I've always had the problem that I don't know if I'll make new friends before my birthday that I would want to be there. So does anyone have any ideas of what I could do? Btw it will probably be only girls.

 

Identifying a Small Dark Brown or Black Bug - bug in bag next to a penny

Identifying a Small Dark Brown or Black BugI woke up in the middle of the night last night to find this bug crawling down my mattress. It was moving fast. Luckily I was able to catch it and put it in this Ziploc bag. I can't tell if it's black or dark brown. Anyone know what kind of a bug it is?

 

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Finding a Free Full Size BedI need suggestions for finding a free full size bed. It can be used. I am receiving SSI and am sleeping on the floor.

 

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Fur Matting on Mink CoatI have a question about a mink coat. What does it mean when you take 2 fingers together and gently rub anywhere on the coat and it matts. Anyone know what causes this?

 

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Burning Itchy Feeling from Ingrown HairI've had what appears to be an ingrown hair around my pubic area. Water and creams have been helping. However now, it's gotten red and really really itchy. My doctor won't be able to see me, is it severe enough to go to the ER? According to what I've read online, theres not much a doctor can give me other than antibiotics. Anyone know anything about this embarrassing problem?

 

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Getting Rid of Black Biting MitesHow can I get rid of tiny black mites that bite? The bites are painful and swell like mosquito bites. What is the best treatment to reduce the swelling and itching?

 

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Dog Pees When Left Alone in the HouseI am currently taking care of a Border collie puppy named Tang Yuan (it means dumpling soup in Chinese) who is about 7 months old. I had left something in my car that is parked right in front of my apartment so I told him to stay and wait and that I'd be back in 2 minutes and once I came back he had made a big puddle on the apartment floor.

 

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Dog Started Peeing InsideMy 4 yr old Westie is house trained, but lately has been peeing indoors even when I'm at home. Circumstances have not changed at home in any way, but he has got allergies and his wee skin is really itchy. The vet gave him steroids. He is so frustrated with the itching that when I touch him he's growling at me. He just lays around the house as if he has no energy and won't even play with his toys.

 

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Value of Vintage Singer Sewing MachineWhat is the value of a 1966 Singer sewing machine model 625 with cabinet and all parts?

 

Leaves Dying on Avocado Tree - dry brown spots on leaves

Leaves Dying on Avocado TreeI've been growing this avocado tree for about 2 years and she's been thriving until about 2 weeks ago when the leaves started to turned brown and dry up. I tried fertilizer and that showed no signs of improvement. I usually water maybe twice a week, but I have noticed some small bugs in the soil of my tree and I'm not sure what they are or if they are the problem.

 

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a floral dress with an off white apron

Identifying a Porcelain DollI have a doll that has a glass face, blonde hair, and a blue and white dress. Can anyone help me identify it? There are no markings anywhere on it. It has a soft body.

 

Value of a 1954 David Bogen Record Player with Speaker - open

Value of a 1954 David Bogen Record Player with SpeakerI have a David Bogen 1954 model ET16 record player in a carrying case. It has a hookup for a microphone that screws in. This unit works great although I don't have a microphone for it. I can't find any information nor value guide or anything more than a schematic for it on the internet and was wondering what the value was for this? All the parts are original including the working needle.

 

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