October 7, 2019

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Autumn Decor for Your Refrigerator - decorated refrigerator

Making Autumn Decorations for Your RefrigeratorFall cutouts and printables are perfect for creating easy magnetic refrigerator decorations. This page contains the photos and instructions for this project.


A grassy fenceline with no discernible plants.

Weeding Along a FenceWeeding along a fence line can present its own problems, as the fence can make it difficult to remove the weeds. This page contains a suggestion for preparing your planting area with future weeding in mind.


Using Bird Feeders for Houseplants

Using Bird Feeders for HouseplantsThe wooden bird feeders that are readily available at bird shops and department stores can be repurposed into planters for your houseplants. They are perfect for small hanging plants.


A sewing machine in use, focused on the needle.

Buying Sewing Machine Needles?Sometimes finding the right size needle for either an older or off-brand sewing machine can be a chore. Here are some suggestions for trying to track down the correct needle for your machine.


Happy Fall Sign - sign on easel

Making a Happy Fall SignIf you enjoy making seasonal crafts this one might be for you. It is simple and the perfect bit of home decor to greet the fall. Learn how to make a happy fall sign on this page.


Glass jars with decorations glued on.

What is the Best Glue For Glass?A common question from crafters working with glass is, "What is the best glue for glass?" The answer will vary depending on what is being adhered to the glass. Different glues work better for glass on glass, but another product might be just right for attaching other embellishments.


Christmas Triangle Candy Box Ornament  - ornament on tree next to bottle cap ornament

DIY Christmas Triangle Candy Box OrnamentTransform recycled cardboard into cute Christmas triangle candy box ornaments. They can also be used as favors or tied into the bow on a gift. The instructions and accompanying photos are found on this page.


A backyard with a very small lawn.

Advice for Small LawnsSmall lawns may actually need more consideration when it comes to landscaping. Too many plantings can make them look cluttered. This page contains advice for working with small lawns.


Easy Christmas Felt Garland or Bracelet - pile of garland before wrapping on stair railing

Easy Christmas Felt Garland or BraceletUsing festive colored lengths of felt and the process described on this page you can make an easy Christmas garland or bracelet. The photos and instructions follow.


Upcycled Plastic Bottle Cap Light - with lights lit

How to Make an Upcycled Plastic Bottle Cap LightWater bottle caps find a new life in this recycled project. This page provides you with the instructions and step by step photos for making an upcycled plastic bottle cap light.



Butterfly on Butterfly Bush - butterfly on flower

Butterfly on Butterfly BushI haven't seen a butterfly on our butterfly bush in quite a while and then this little fellow shows up today, October 3rd. It looks like a monarch to me.


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Save Money On Toilet Bowl CleanerIn a recent post, I gave Dollar Tree's brand of household bleach a thumbs down. I'm back with a thumbs up for another of their products, toilet bowl cleaner.


Louis (Ragdoll) - cat in the snow

Louis (Ragdoll)I found Louis wandering around my parents' neighborhood, scared and dirty. He hid in the bushes for hours while I tried to coax him out with food and water. When he finally came out he immediately let me pick him up and cuddle him, he's such a sweet and affectionate boy! Since my parents were planning to call animal control I took him home.


Boo Banner - finished banner hanging on the mantle

Boo BannerHere is a simple and cute "Boo" banner my son and I made together. This banner is easily made with items you have at home and will look nice hanging on your mantle.


Rhea (Mixed Breed) - tricolor puppy with mostly white fur wearing a black tutu

Rhea (Mixed Breed)I was totally alone here in PA. All my family lives out of state. I saw my girl's picture on a rescue group's site, and I felt like she was calling to me to be her mum. The rest is history.



Identifying Flying Insects in the House

Identifying Flying Insects in the House?I keep finding these bugs in my room. I have cleaned my whole room, but they keep reappearing. They're able to fly.


A wardrobe with a beautiful burl pattern.

Is This Wardrobe Made From Burl Wood?I have a wardrobe and was recently asked if it's burl wood. How can I tell?


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14th Birthday Ideas?I'm turning fourteen in December and my birthday is on a Sunday. I want to go out with my friends on the day before, the Saturday. I've decided to save up my lunch money so that I can afford the outing, so I should have about $330 by then. I know it's early, but I like to plan ahead to eliminate confusion. I've decided on a budget, but now the only problem is what we should do. Any ideas?


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Planning a Joint 50th Birthday Party?My best friend and I are turning 50 in January, but one week apart. We have different sets of friends, would it be okay to have a joint birthday?


Information on Noritake China Patent Pending Stamp - stamp on the bottom of a cup

Information on Noritake China Patent Pending Stamp?I have a set of Noritake Ardis 5772 china with "U.S. Design Pat. Pend" under the insignia stamp. How is this different than the ones without it?


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Winter Birthday Party Ideas?I am going to be 13 in December and want to throw a birthday party. I have a big family and I need something everyone can enjoy, kids and adults. I can't think of anything to do in the winter that is fun for everyone. What should I do for my birthday party? It's on December 7, a Saturday.


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Value of 1880 Edition of Encyclopedia Britannica?I have a 24 volume set in good condition of the 9th edition Encyclopedia Brittanica printed in 1880. I am wondering what the collection value may be?


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll in the box, wearing a long evening gown

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I can't seem to find the brand, name, or value of this doll. The marking was hard to get a picture of, but the "i" in the signature seems to be dotted with a heart. It is also 171/250 LTD and stands about 29 inches.


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Name for New Jewelry Business?I'm getting ready to open my own Paparazzi business and I can not come up with a name for my business. I have been going over and over in my head of what I could name it. My name is Amanda and I have a little Shih Tzu which is my world and I would like to maybe incorporate her name into my business somehow. Her name Bella, but we call her Bella Baby. If not my name maybe both of our names.


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Removing Mothball Smell From Car?How do I get the moth ball smell out of my car? I've tried everything that has been suggested almost. Please help me I have to drive my granddaughter in that SUV and for her sake please help me. It is dangerous for me and my granddaughter, but most importantly my granddaughter.


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Cleaning the Metal Trim on a Motorhome?The Hymer silver trim on my motorhome is discoloured and marked. What is best for restoration and cleaning please?


Identifying Porcelain Dolls - doll wearing a fall print dress with matching hat

Identifying Porcelain Dolls?I have these dolls. I can't find any markings on them. The one in the white dress has a wind up music box in her.


Value of a Vintage Cooper Cyclo-vac Lawn Mower - red gas powered vintage mower

Value of a Vintage Cooper Cyclo-vac Lawn Mower?I was wondering if anyone knew some more info about this old Cooper lawn mower. I've read a little bit about them. From what I've read this was one of the first full aluminum blocks that B&S made and it features a 2 speed chain drive self propelled set up.


What Is This Spot on My Dog? - red bump on dog

What Is This Spot on My Dog?Honestly I don't know the breed of my dog, I found him on the streets when he was little. The vet didn't really have any idea either. Today I discovered this red spot on his leg, close to his tummy. He's 5 months old and vaccinated. Other than going to the veterinarian, what should I do? Is it something that goes away with disinfection or surgery?


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a long white dress with a floral train and white hat

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?This doll is about 20 inches tall with a soft body. I found a faint D on the back of her neck and it looks like there are more letters, but I can't make them out. (I tried to take a photo, but it's too faded to capture.) She is wearing her original outfit, I can tell because her dress matches the hat that is attached to the front of her head.


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Fixing Permed Hair That Lost Its Curl?I got my perm yesterday and it turned out nice, but when I woke up this morning the curls seem to have become straight. What should I do?


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Puppy Urinating Inside at Doggy Day Care?I have a 6 month old female Labradoodle who was house trained from 6 months. For the last 4 weeks she has been going to doggy day care. The lady who looks after her already has 2 dogs, one male and one female. After 2 weeks of being there she has done the odd wee in the house. She does seem to do this on rainy days even though she is let out into the garden regularly, why is she doing this?


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Prognosis for a Puppy with Parvo?I have a 40 day old Pug puppy and he is suffering from parvo stage-3. He is very weak and couldn't even move his body. Is there is any chance of recovery?


Value of Porcelain Dolls - doll with long blond braids

Value of Porcelain Dolls?I am curious if anyone knows the value of these dolls. They had no markings.


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