October 23, 2019

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Vinegar with apple pie spices.

Apple Pie Vinegar DrinkRaw apple cider vinegar can benefit your health and help with weight loss. Make a drink with it. The vinegar can be diluted and sweetened with apple juice.


A collection of eyeglasses on a white background.

Storing EyeglassesWhen you have an assortment of eyeglasses that you need to store, you can repurpose a letter rack. You will then be able to view your glasses, to quickly choose the pair you want.



Baked Cheesy Sticks on plate

Baked Cheesy FriesWhen all you want for dinner is potatoes and bread. And you don't want it all plain. Here's something simple you can do with potato strips and a stale bread.


Beetroot Borscht in bowl

Russian Beetroot BorschtBorscht is a hearty soup that comes in many variations, usually from the Eastern European part of the world. My mother travelled to Russia when she was in college and learned how to make this beetroot-filled Borscht whilst there. She's made it for us during the colder months all our lives and we absolutely love it. Comfort food at its finest!



Handmade Gift Tags - examples of tags and a packaged bag in upper left, partially seen

Handmade Gift TagsI like making my own gift tags because it gives me more room to write what I really want to say on the tag. Those little sticky ones you buy barely have room for the name! So this is what I do and it is very inexpensive. I did a lot of these and packaged them in sets of 25 for the fall fair I will be doing.


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Medical Information for EmergenciesI was in a car accident three months ago. The ambulance took me to the hospital from the car accident. I didn't have a list of the medicine I take and what I am allergic to. My tip is to keep your list of your medicine in the car or in your purse so that if you are in a accident, the doctor will know what you are taking.


Mini Witch Hat Headband - young woman wearing the mini witch hat

Mini Witch Hat HeadbandI love dainty little costume hats. I think it's nice to just have a touch of a costume when you don't want to go all out. This little witch hat is made of craft paper, fruit netting, and ribbon, then taped onto a headband. I painted my craft paper black. Alternatively, you could use black craft paper.


Crochet Thread Spool Pumpkins - the four finished pumpkins sitting on a tablecloth

Crochet Thread Spool PumpkinsI got a bag of slightly used crochet thread spools; four for just 1.00! Thinking outside the "bag", I immediately saw 4 pretty pumpkins. I think they turned out very nice.


Gus (Terrier) - white terrier mix with text spoofing the Dos XX beer commercial

Gus (Terrier Mix)We adopted him form the local Humane Society as a puppy. We named him Gusto Tuesday Ragamuffin as he is full of gusto, it was a Tuesday we adopted him and he looked like a ragamuffin!


How to Make A Pipe Cleaner Crown - crown on a child's head

How to Make A Pipe Cleaner CrownWith just pipe cleaners, you can make this cute toddler girl's crown. To personalize the crown even further, I added gems using hot glue. Feel free to use any other crafting items you may have on hand like ribbons or pom poms.


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Aspirin to Keep Plants HealthyYou can put aspirin in a watering jug and mix in, I use two. Water your plants as usual and you will save them from disease.


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Hidden Treasure When ShoppingWhen I make my grocery list, I put how much I'm willing to spend next to each item. If I catch something on sale or have a coupon for it, it's like a hidden treasure. I put the difference in savings. Also, I keep my lists in a spiral noteook. I can look back to see how much I paid for an item, and I can usually tell what items I have on hand so I don't buy stuff I already have.


Measuring spoons next to caps that measure the same.

Substitutes for Measuring SpoonsIf you are moving and don't have the kitchen stuff unpacked yet, this might help. A cap from a coffee creamer is exactly one Tablespoon. A cap from a flavored water or soda bottle is exactly one Teaspoon.



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Parade Float Idea?I would like some ideas for a parade float for a medical cannabis shop entry.


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Cleaning Non-skid Strips in Tubs?How do you clean the grip or non-skid strips that seem embedded on the bottom of the newer tubs, so they remain white?


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Repairing a Mini Sewing Machine?I brought a mini sewing machine, but it is not making stitches. I thought it may be because of the needle. I changed it, but still no result.


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Freezing Green Tomatoes to Make Relish Later?Can you grind up green tomatoes and freeze them to make relish later? I have several and don't have the time right now to make the relish I want to use them in. I am hoping I can freeze them to use in a few weeks.


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Value of a 1912 Merriam Webster Dictionary?How much money can I get for a 1912 edition of the Merriam Webster International dictionary in excellent condition? Will the price go up or down within the next 50 years? It is hardcover, and bound in brown leather with gold print.


Value of a Doll from the Emerald Doll Collection - doll lying on a bed

Value of a Doll from the Emerald Doll Collection?I have porcelain doll from the Emerald Doll Collection. (Rebecca) She is wearing plaid dress and has red hair. I am just wondering what she is worth.


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Acrylic Paint Stains on Black Composite Granite?I foolishly rinsed out a paint brush and roller in my kitchen sink. Now there are white acrylic paint stains of varying intensity remaining on my black composite granite. Any suggestions?


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Selling Slightly Used Candles?I have some old candles that have only been used once for a short time. I want to sell them; what price can I charge?


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Home Repair Help for Low Income Families?My sister is a hard working mother of 6. Her husband is mentally disabled and does not work. Together, as a family, they volunteer to give back to their community that helped them out in their time of need. Since she is the only working member of her family, they are unable to afford repairs to their home. Literally, their home is falling down around them.


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