October 22, 2019

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colored cellophane wrapped water bottle Christmas lights

Making Hard Candy Decorative LightsTo make these cute hard candy decorative lights you will need small plastic water bottles, colored cellophane, and a string of mini lights, LEDs would be perfect.


Candy Flower Bouquet - tape flowers to skewers, straws, etc.

Making a Paper Flower Candy BouquetDark chocolate peanut butter cups surrounded by pretty handcrafted pink paper flowers make up this gift bouquet. Choose your favorite candy and craft away!


A collection of hangers with the front one being covered in yarn.

Making Yarn Covered HangersThere are a number of varying techniques for making yarn covered hangers. This page offers some ideas. These make fun gifts, as well as, being quite useful to the maker.


Clothespin Turkey Magnets and Place Card Holders - place card holders

DIY Clothespin Turkey Magnets and Place Card HoldersUse clip and peg style wooden clothespins to create these cute turkey magnets and place card holders. They are perfect to use to decorate for the season and the holders would be fun for your Thanksgiving meal.


Yarn Bombed Pumpkin -  continue down the sides

Making Crochet Chain Wrapped PumpkinsMaking crochet chains is fairly easy. Get the kids to start making them in your choice of yarn colors. The more advanced crochet crafter can work up the stem and leaves. Then hot glue the chains to a faux pumpkin for a fun fall decoration.



Herbed Chicken, veggies & asparagus on plate

Slow Cooker Herbed ChickenThis is a very juicy, one pot meal. You can substitute the vegetables, or omit them entirely. I used 6 chicken thighs and used more of the spice mixture.


piece of Graham Crusted Cheese Pineapple Custard on plate

Graham Crusted Cheese Pineapple CustardIt's kind of amazing to have plenty of instant food boxes. I like innovations and this will be my next recipe experiment. Instant custard powder applied with some extra effort.


baked muffins in tin

Pumpkin Banana MuffinsEnjoy these delicious pumpkin banana muffins freshly out of the oven. These are great a for breakfast on the go, a special treat or for dessert. Perfect to bake to give as gifts too!



Connor Allen (Tiger Stripe Cat) - cat under a rattan chair or couch

Connor Allen (Tiger Stripe Cat)This little love bug was dumped in front of the local dollar store. Through a horrendous rain storm, he stayed hoping someone would come back. For 3 days the ladies at the store and the store next door, fed him, let him inside the tiny store, and put him on social media, hoping he was just lost. On the 4th day, I came out of the store and he was sitting there like "Can you take me home now?".


Mini Rainbows Decorated Pumpkin - finished pumpkin

Mini Rainbows Decorated PumpkinI save my kids' art scraps because the scraps can be salvaged and used in new projects. I was able to achieve this rainbow pumpkin - made with foam and sticker scraps. I liked how this pumpkin turned out and will be placing this in my daughter's room.


Blowing Fire Costume Accessory - finished fire accessories

Fire Breathing Costume AccessoryAfter completing my kid's dragon costumes, they both mentioned they would like to be able to blow fire!


Spiderweb Wreath - view from the front with two plastic spiders attached to the wreath

Spiderweb WreathI am not a fan of spiders, so this was a reach for me. I hope you enjoy it!


Making a Halloween Fruit Display - plate of decorated fruit

Making a Halloween Fruit DisplayHere is a cute and super simple way to display your fruit for the Halloween season. All you need are some fruits, mini chocolate chips, and black tape. These would be cute for a party or a packed lunch.


Happy Fall Handprint Acorn Craft - finished craft

Happy Fall Handprint Acorn CraftMy parents and in-laws love receiving cute/small crafts from the kids. Plus, these crafts double as their refrigerator decorations.


Cardboard Tube Haunted House - outside near a piece of tree stump

Cardboard Tube Haunted HouseYou can make a cool little haunted house from the cardboard tube centers from your toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Cut out little windows and doors and paint it how you please. You can display this as is or add little LEDs to light it up.



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Finding an Original Photo of a Lane Cedar Chest?I am refinishing an old Lane cedar chest, style 610115-E. I need an original photo or ad so I can see what it looks like.


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Eligibility for Survivor Benefits?My husband and I separated and during the separation I got pregnant by someone else. We decided to work on things and he still signed the birth certificate. Now that he passed away if a paternity test is done even though he signed the birth certificate would that stop my child's benefits?


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Canning Harvard Beets?Do I put canning salt in the jar before I put in the product and process the Harvard beets?


Is My Tongue Piercing Infected?

Is My Tongue Piercing Infected?So I just got my tongue pierced on the 19th and I am worried it's infected. Or is this just normal?


Identifying a Vintage Curio Cabinet

Identifying a Vintage Curio Cabinet?I am looking for any and all info on my vintage curio cabinet. I have found one almost just like it, but mine has another piece on the top. It's Victorian, early 1900s lions head and claw feet.


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Video Assembly Instructions for a Rocket Chef?I need an English version video of assembly instructions for the Rocket Chef.


Fixing Dyed Hair That Came Out Pink - copper hair with pinkish tinge

Fixing Dyed Hair That Came Out Pink?How do I get my hair copper? I did a blonde balayage a couple of months ago from my natural brunette. I was blonde with smudged brunette roots. I decided to do a copper color because I thought it would be easy. I usually go to the salon, but this seemed easy. Well it turned a dark coppery pink :( How do I fix this? I don't have money to see my stylist.


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Bobbin Thread Not Locking with Top Thread?All of a sudden my bobbin thread doesn't lock with the top thread. Even if I backstitch the thread just pulls out. I have retreaded, changed bobbins, cleaned out the bobbin case, and reset the bobbin tension. Nothing helps.


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Planning a Surprise Sweet 16 Party?I want to throw a surprise sweet 16 for my daughter. I asked her what she wanted to do and she said she wants a car. Well that's taken care of and I would like to throw her a party. Do I surprise her or tell her? She is worried about the cost, but my feeling is I only have 1 and she will only be 16, once.


Caring for a Blind Kitten - tabby cat wearing a tutu

Caring for a Blind Kitten?I have a 6 month old kitten that was abandoned at birth. We found out at her 2nd vet visit for vaccinations that she's blind; maybe sees shadows. She is tiny and very slow so there may be some issues there. This is my first cat so I have no other experience to compare her to. She is very behind developmentally. Lately she hisses and threatens to bite when picked up.


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Plumbing and Electric Repair Assistance for Senior Citizens?I am a low income person and my mom and I are looking for someone to fixed my grandma's plumbing and electric.


Value of a Vintage Console Stereo - turntable, radio, and 8 track tape player

Value of a Vintage Console Stereo?This was my grandpa's record player/stereo. We no longer have room for it, but I'd like to know what (if anything) it might be worth. It's in good condition, and works fine!


Identifying Brown Fuzzy Bugs - fuzzy bit, bug?

Identifying Brown Fuzzy Bugs?I keep finding these on my son's wall and ceiling. My son has dreads. What are they and how do I get rid of them?


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Need ML-21 Fountain Mister with AC Adapter?Does anyone know where I can purchase several ML-21 misters with ac adapters? I have a mist fountain and need this specific replacement part. The ones I have purchased in the past are packaged as: NHKR. Magical Fogger with Multi-Function Controller.


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Getting Rid of Invisible Biting Bugs?I had some work done in my bathroom and that's when it started. They've been eating me up the last couple of months. What am I supposed to do?


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Caring for Baby Zebra Finches?I put my zebra finch cage outside today. I have a male and female. They have two babies, the babies have been out the nest about a week now. Somehow the bottom tray came out a bit and my female escaped. Will the male cope feeding the little ones or do I need to intervene? I'm heartbroken. 


Identifying and Value of a Silver Tray - round tray with ornate edge

Identifying and Value of a Silver Tray?Can you identify this tray? I think it might be Britannia 1760? It is 1kg 1g and about 12 wide. I cannot find one like it anywhere. I can't find any other marks, though there should be some. I do not know where to look. I am interested in the maker, date, meaning of the mark, and value. Any help you can give would be great!


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New Rescue Dog Won't Go Potty?My new rescue is a 16 lb Chihuahua Dachshund mix and about 2-3 years old. I got her yesterday around 1 pm and it is now Monday at 7:30 pm. I've been outside with her for 30 minutes most recently, and all the other times I tried to take her outside she would just go to the bushes and circle and lay down. She's been eating and drinking, but hasn't done any of her business inside or outside.


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Copycat Recipe for McCormick's Salmon Casserole Seasoning?Does anyone have a copycat recipe for McCormick's salmon casserole. It was purchased in Australia and came in a sachet (powder form). My sister-in-law used to make this, but unfortunately it was discontinued.


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