October 25, 2019

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formed Glutinous Rice Balls

Making Sticky Rice BallsMaking sticky rice balls can be fun and tasty. A treat made with steamed glutinous rice batter and often shared around the Chinese new year.


Mother's Day Teapot Card

Mother's Day Teapot CardCutouts of foam flowers and a paper teapot accent the face of this thoughtful Mother's Day card. Include a personal message and a bag of mom's favorite tea to honor her on this special day.


Dating Ethan Allen Furniture - white shelf unit with drawers and door at the bottom

Dating Ethan Allen Furniture?The Ethan Allen furniture company has been designing and making quality furniture since it was founded in 1932. Determining the date of manufacture for your furniture can be a multi part process. You can browse the internet for photos and books showing various designs and information on pieces like yours. You might also visit an Ethan Allen store and speak to an employee.


A loaf of bread coming out of a bread machine.

Manual for Oster Bread MachineManuals for small kitchen appliances, such as bread machines get lost or the machine is purchased used without one. There are some common approaches to finding replacement manuals on the internet or directly from the manufacturer. Find out how to track down an Oster bread machine manual.


A person using a can of blue-green spray paint.

Using Spray Paint?When working with spray paint there are a few things to keep in mind. First do your research in order to purchase the correct paint for your project taking into consideration the surface to be painted and the location of the finished piece. You will also want to use the best technique for applying the paint. Multiple thin layers are preferred over one thick one.


A variety of different wallpaper rolls.

Discontinued Seabrook Wallpaper?While wallpaper offers a special wall covering option to paint, it can present its own issues when trying years later to purchase more to make repairs. This page offers some suggestions for locating discontinued Seabrook wallpaper.


Beautiful empty Cornucopia Bread

Making Cornucopia BreadStart with frozen bread rolls and then the creativity begins. While the dough is rising make a cornucopia shaped foil form. The bread dough will be flattened, cut into strips, and wrapped around the form and baked. Once cooled you can serve filled with fruit or other goodies on your holiday table.


Baked Zucchini in pan

Baked Zucchini RecipesThere are a great number of different ways to prepare baked zucchini. This page offers some easy to prepare baked zucchini recipes.


Hawaiian Fish Paksiw on plate

Filipino Paksiw RecipesPaksiw is the second most popular cooking tradition in the Philippines after adobo. This is a favorite everyday method for cooking fish. When pineapple is added to the typical ingredients used in boiling the fish, it is referred to as Hawaiian. This page contains a recipe for Hawaiian fish paksiw.


catsup on Meatloaf

Instant Pot MeatloafMaking meatloaf in a instant pot will produce a very moist loaf in a short amount of time. Give this recipe a try.


A plate of homemade carrot cookies.

Making Carrot CookiesUse grated or mashed carrots to make delectable carrot cookies. Hide the veggies where the kids or the adults can't see them. The sweetness of carrots is already know from the many variations of carrot cake, now try these cookies.


A freezer with several vacuumed sealed packages inside.

Freezer Meal Tips and RecipesOne way to help organize your busy schedule and still have delicious home cooked meals most nights is to prepare them in advance and freeze. This page contains some helpful freezer meal tips and recipes.



DIY Stitches Choker Necklace - necklace on woman's neck

DIY Stitches Choker NecklaceThis is a very easy to make choker that looks like stitches. This is perfect for a costume like, The Bride of Frankenstein or Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. All you need is some hot glue and black paint.


Crocheted Pumpkin Candy Jar Cover - pumpkin candy jar filled with candy corn, with some scattered around the jar on the table

Crocheted Pumpkin Candy Jar CoverWith just a little orange yarn, a little less black and green yarn, and a jar you can make this cute little candy holder!


Halloween Candy Spiders - candy packages and two spiders

Halloween Candy SpidersWill you be hosting a Halloween party this year? You can hand form some spiders made from pipe cleaners. Display these spiders on your table with candy assortments.


Boy's Dragon Halloween Costume - young boy wearing the costume, viewed from the back to see head scale spikes, wings, and tail

Boy's Dragon Halloween CostumeInspired by my kids' favorite book, they both decided they wanted to be dragons for Halloween. Here is my take and twist on a boy version of a dragon costume.


Yarn Wrapped Coffee Can Mummy Candy Dish - finished candy dish

Yarn Wrapped Coffee Can Mummy Candy DishThis was so much fun, and I was able to do it while watching TV! It was made with a lot of white yarn, a little gray, and some black for the eyes. I loved the way it turned out!


Cardboard Halloween Napkin Rings - completed napkin rings lying across a plate

Cardboard Halloween Napkin RingsUpcycle your cardboard tubes into cute little napkin rings for the Halloween season. You just need a bit of paint, toilet paper, and googly eyes.



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My Healthy Dog Died Suddenly?My dog had no medical conditions to my knowledge. He got routine shots and heart work tests. Yesterday, he woke up really excited and happy as usual. I went to help him onto the bed and right as I reached for him his facial expression changed. When I got him on the bed, he fell to his side and shook for a few seconds. He lost control of his bowels and peed.


Identifying Porcelain Dolls - doll wearing a dark green velvet dress and matching hat trimmed in white fur

Identifying Porcelain Dolls?I would like to know the names and values of these three gorgeous porcelain dolls. The one in the green dress is from the Tiffany 2000 collection.


Identifying Bugs on New Bed - brown bug

Identifying Bugs on New Bed?I had a brand new bed delivered from Argos and upon opening the bed I brushed off what I thought was dust, but, to my horror realised it was bugs. I cannot for the life of me identify them. I'm devastated that I may have an infestation. They were all over the bed and stuck to the tape used for packing, Argos infestation department (can you believe they even have one) won't even take the bed away!


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Replacing Upper Tension Takeup Spring on Kenmore Machine?How do you remove the thread tension assembly unit in order to replace the takeup spring, which has broken, on a Kenmore 158.903 zig zag sewing machine? I've ordered the takeup spring, however, the tension assembly does not have a screw to unwind in order to remove the assembly (like the vintage Singers).


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Puppy Peeing in the House?My son has a 4 month old American Boxer. He seems really smart, but what a problem with the house training. It is better than a month ago, but my son just took him outside 3 times in the last 90 minutes (he does not play with him when they are outside for potty relief), he peed each time.


Identifying Trees - little evergreen trees

Identifying Trees?I have 6 little trees growing in my front lawn, even though we have not had rain in Raleigh NC in quite some time, they are still nice and green. I plan to offer local persons the opportunity to come and dig them up for free. Can any one tell me what these little trees are?


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Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors?Are there funds to help me get a new roof. I am 70 year old on a fixed income with no roof insurance. I have lost shingles, may be 25 or more. My only coverage I have is Choice Home Warranty. They will not help me because I need a new roof.


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Softening a Suede Jacket?What can I do to soften my suede jacket?


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Name Ideas for a Graphic Design Facebook Page?I want to start a silly "graphic design" fan page on Facebook so that I can share my creations with people. I'm in need of some name ideas or suggestions. I'd like something that doesn't have "graphics, design, or creations" in the name. I'd like it to be "personalized" to me if at all possible.


Identifying a Boots Tyler Doll - doll in old style uniform

Identifying a Boots Tyler Doll?I just bought a Boots Tyler 14 baseball player doll with a blue and white pinstripe uniform. On the back of its neck it says Boots Tyler Design 1984. Also there is a tiny engraving that says Merry Christmas Eric. Love mom, behind the ear. Does anyone know if Boots factory did engraving like this or is this repro?


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Bleach Hair Dye Stained Nikes?My boyfriend bought me new white Nikes with the fabric looking material and I was bleaching my hair and some splatted on my shoes. He will kill me if he found out lol, but I need help on how to get the blueish bleach hair dye stain out of the fabric on my new white Nikes without him knowing.


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John Deere D110 Shut Off and Won't Restart?I was mowing with my D110 when it just shut off. I can't restart it. The engine will crank, but will not fire up; spark at plug is good. Fuel is flowing from fuel pump fine as well as through line to the carburetor. I tried unplugging and plugging in the seat safety cutout. Also I tried bypassing the seat switch via a few videos. It still would not start. What else to is there to check?


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