July 9, 2019

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Kid's Frog Trinket Box - hand holding the finished frog

Making an Egg Carton Frog Trinket BoxKids love to collect and save small treasures. Learn how to make a frog trinket box from an egg carton on this page which contains photos and easy to follow instructions.

 

Woman checking DipstickTube

Oil Blowing Out of Dipstick TubeIf oil is blowing or spilling out of your dipstick tube in any way this is a sign of a possibly serious engine issue. Take your vehicle to a competent mechanic as soon as possible.

 

DIY Newborn Baby Gift Basket - finished basket for a boy

DIY Newborn Baby Gift BasketRather than purchase an expensive commercially packaged gift basket for a newborn make one yourself. You can choose the basket and add more personalized and thoughtfully chosen items. Follow the instructions on this page to create your own version of this DIY newborn baby gift basket.

 

Repurpose Cylinder Container as Jewelry Stand

Repurpose a Cylindrical Container Into a Jewelry StandYou too can make this unique jewelry stand from a sturdy cylindrical food container. Add some decorative paper and ribbon and you have a fun piece for your dresser to help organize and display your jewelry.

 

Vietnamese Caramelized Catfish and Pineapple in bowl

Vietnamese Caramelized Catfish and PineappleThis catfish and pineapple recipe is a delicious traditional Vietnamese dish. Your family or guests will really appreciate the flavors of this meal.

 

Peppermint Syrup as a Valentine's Gift - glass jar of peppermint syrup

How to Make Peppermint Syrup as a Valentine's GiftUse those on sale, after Christmas, candy canes to make a delicious gift for Valentine's Day or any occasion. This page explains how to make peppermint syrup for yourself or gifting.

 

Front of costume.

How to Make Frog Prince Costume for ToddlerIf you are looking for a sweet costume for your child to wear on Halloween or anytime for play, consider this frog prince outfit. This page contains a supplies list and detailed instructions for making one at home.

 

Egg Carton Pre-K Math - using a die and counting

Egg Carton Pre-K Math ActivityIt is not too early to begin teaching your pre-k children math. Using an egg carton and plastic eggs you can design a variety of math activities for this age group. This page offers several possible activities to help get you started.

 

A date written on a post-it note attached to a bottle of Listerine.

Labeling Purchase Dates on Personal/Beauty Care ItemsCosmetics and other beauty items can expire if not used in time. Mark the date of purchase on the container to help remind yourself how old the item is.

 

Informational Sign about asbestos danger

Reading Informational SignsSigns posted in businesses and other areas often contain good information about the location you are at or the facilities available there. Taking a moment to read these signs can be very helpful and informative.

 

Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - painted bottles with flowers inside

How to Make Mother's Day Pill Bottle VasesPill bottles, spray paint in your choice of color, and some yarn are used to make these cute little vases to gift Mom on her special day. This page contains photos and easy to follow instructions.

 

Repurposing Yogurt Container for Bow/Headband Storage - headbands wrapped around contains

Repurposing Yogurt Container for Bow/Headband StorageYogurt containers are versatile and plentiful storage containers. They can easily be used to stage things like hair ties and bows.

 

Steak Salad on plate

Rib Eye Steak SaladSalads can be made in an infinite variety of ways. Plus up your next salad with some rib eye to add a robust savory flavor.

 

A plant cutting with plastic wrap and a rubber band holding it together.

How to Ship Plant CuttingsSharing plant cuttings with friends and family is easy. Follow the instructions on this page describing how to ship plant cuttings using a wet paper towel, plastic wrap, and a rubber band.

 

A ramp for wheelchair access.

Building a Lightweight Wheelchair RampA wheelchair ramp should be sturdy for numerous reasons. Making one that is lightweight as well can helpful if the ramp must be moved often.

 

A dental bridge being held in gloved hands.

Repairing a Dental BridgeIf your bridge is in need of repair, it can be uncomfortable or even painful. Contact a dentist immediately if you are in pain. Cosmetic fixes may still require the help of a dentist but can be done at your convience.

 

Multi-linguistic Yarn Tub - finished tub filled with yarn

How to Make a Multi-linguistic Yarn TubMake a cute storage tub for your yarn and cover it with the word "yarn" in a variety of languages. The finished container is useful and also serves as a bit of home decor. Follow the steps on this page to make this multi-linguistic yarn tub.

 

Fluttering Fish - colorful paper fish on tan surface

Paper Fluttering Fish ToysYour kids will love playing outdoors with these easy to make fluttering paper fish. This page contains photos and instructions for making these simple toys. Make several.

 

Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - finished pouch

How to Make a Pouch from an Old Mini DressLearn how to make a fabric pouch from an old mini dress by following the step by step instructions on this page. Photos accompany the steps to make the craft easier to complete.

 

Pumpkin Craft

Making a Pumpkin Toilet Paper Roll CraftEven a roll of toilet paper can be dressed up for autumn or Halloween. Use a piece of an orange plastic tablecloth and a bit of green paper to transform a roll of TP into a cute pumpkin decoration.

 

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Recovery Time for a Dog With ParvoMy puppy is at its 4th day of parvo. She is walking normally, her fever has gone, but the bloody stool is still there. Is she is recovering?

 

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Sewing Soft Leather on a Brother Industrial MachineI have been sewing cotton materials and even denim materials all with excellent stitch quality. I have now selected quite soft leather to sew and can't produce a stitch. The material feeds through the machine in the usual way, but only makes holes. I have tried various tensions that do not make any difference. When I revert to the cotton fabric hey presto all is good - help!

 

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Asking My Mom to ShaveI'm a 13 year old girl. My mom won't let me shave at 13 when she was allowed to at 13. It's really embarrassing having hairy legs. I have golden blonde hair so my legs are pretty noticeable because they shine. All the other girls wears skirts and shorts because they can shave so they can wear that stuff without being self-conscious and embarrassed.

 

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Differing Views on Snacking Before MealsI had just gotten back from grocery shopping and helped myself to a thin slice of Virginia ham before putting things away and then making a sandwich and salad.

 

Value of a 1950s Kent Dining Set

Value of a 1950s Kent Dining SetI am looking to find the value of this table and chairs and where/how best to sell the set. It's a 1950s mid century dining table with 3 leaves and 6 chairs. The manufacturer is Kent of Grand Rapids.

 

Identifying a Napoleon Imperial Style Desk - front view of desk with partial view of chair in foreground

Identifying a Napoleon Imperial Style DeskThere will be 2 types of pictures. One is the only thing I can find online about this antique desk, the rest are of the actual desk. I have received some input, but am hoping for more information.

 

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Labrador Puppy Is Afraid of New PeopleMy mom's 8 month old white Lab is scared of everything. He loves to get in my car, but he has to be dragged and put into my mother's car. She is almost 70 years old and is unable to physically pick him up and put him in her car. Anyone that he doesn't know, he barks constantly at them and paces the house. He has a crate that he loves, but it seems like no help in these situations.

 

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