November 1, 2019

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A woman's made up eyelid and brow.

Making Homemade Eyebrow GelMix aloe vera gel and dark eyeshadow to create an inexpensive alternative to retail eyebrow gel.


A "Virginia Welcomes You" sign on the side of a roadway.

Virginia Photos And InformationThe first people likely arrived in what is now Virginia some 18,000 years ago. In 1607 it became the first British colony in the new world and was the 10th state to be added to the union. More than half of the state is covered in forests. There are numerous species of wildlife to see, historic sites and breathtaking landscapes to visit and photograph as well. This page includes photos and information about Virginia.


cooked Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef StewThis delicious beef and veggie stew can be prepared and ready to serve in an hour, using your Instant Pot.


finished Air Fried Chicken on plate

Air Fryer Fried ChickenCoat chicken pieces with skin still on and prepare in your air fryer. The result is delicious crispy chicken with no added oil.


A small jar of homemade pumpkin butter.

Making Pumpkin ButterUse fresh or canned pumpkin puree to make up a batch of tasty pumpkin butter. By adding the spices usually found in pumpkin pie you can enjoy this fall treat in other ways, on toast, sandwiches, and more. Find out how to make pumpkin butter on your stovetop or in a crockpot.


chicken added back to panInstant Pot

Instant Pot Citrus Chicken with Onion GravyThis extremely quick drumstick meal is ready in 25 minutes. The blend of onion and citrus produce a delicious sauce for the chicken. This page contains an Instant Pot recipe for citrus chicken with onion gravy.



A cat silhouette carved into a pumpkin for Halloween.

Cat Silhouette Pumpkin CarvingHere is this year's Jack-'o-lantern, carved by my adult son. It reminds me of his rescue kitten, Koneko.


Embroidery Hoop Doily Wall Decoration - glue on the buttons and then arrange the hoops in a pleasing way and glue, add a chained hanger

Embroidery Hoop Doily Wall DecorationI have seen mandalas and dream catchers done in embroidery hoops. This is my take on them using 3 commercial and 3 hand made doilies.



A grey Smith Corona electric typewriter

Repairing a Smith Corona Electric Typewriter?The enter/return and backspace keys on my Smith Corona DeVille 110 electric typewriter don't work. I'm not sure if it's mechanical with the keyboard, or if it's the ribbon cable attaching the keyboard to the memory, etc. It's just a problem, and it means I can't fully use my keyboard.


Value of Collectible Dolls - Cabbage Patch style doll

Value of Collectible Dolls?We have some collectible dolls and would like to know what they are worth? We are just testing the waters because we have quite a few dolls.


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New Name for a Daycare Business?I am wanting to have a new name for my licensed in home family daycare that reflects on my feelings and values. One that creates a nice image that is easy to market, with a cute logo. I would prefer to have family daycare or childcare in the name to make it identifiable.


Agencies the Help Low Income Families Buy a Home - damaged exterior home wall

Agencies the Help Low Income Families Buy a Home?I recently was the victim of an arson attempt and I am wanting to move to another home for my safety, there is minor heat damage done to the back wall of our home and we completely lost a mobile home on this property as well. My question is, are there places were I can get a grant or a low interest loan for a down payment to get into another home?


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Adjusting Needle Position on a Kenmore Sewing Machine?I have a vintage Kenmore sewing machine model #1703. Can I re-adjust the feed and or the needle position? It sews for a a few stitches and then the needle hits the feed. I've never had a Kenmore, but I worked on my all metal Singer and other machines. It had been in a garage for a while, but in its table so it was somewhat protected, and I know it needs to be oiled.


Dog Losing Hair Around His Ears

Dog Losing Hair Around His Ears?My dog does have allergies. Once or twice a year he suffers with ear infections, but now he is losing his hair around his ears. I need to know if he has some skin condition or his bedding is causing his hair to out around the ears. What can I do?


Getting Rid of Tiny Black Bugs - long narrow black bug

Getting Rid of Tiny Black Bugs?I've noticed these tiny black bugs in our bathrooms and a few in the kitchen over the past few weeks. They were even in folded towels in the linen cupboard. We've lived in our house almost 20 years and have never seen them before. What are they? How can we get rid of them?


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Recovery Time for a Dog with Parvo?I would just like to know, I noticed funny signs in my dog Saturday evening, but did not know much about parvo. Then Sunday she stopped eating. I took her to the vet the Monday morning and it turned out to be parvo. She received her first shot and come home with meds.


Cleaning Ugg Boots Removed Some of the Dye - dark stain on boot

Cleaning Ugg Boots Removed Some of the Dye?I dropped some grease on one of my Ugg boots. Is there any way I can dye them? When I tried to wash them some of the dye was coming off. Is there anything I can do?


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Getting Empty Wine Bottles?I live in the Rochester N.Y. area. Does anyone know where I can get empty wine bottles?


Value and Pattern Name for a Sterling Silver Tray - tray propped up on a counter

Value and Pattern Name for a Sterling Silver Tray?I own a sterling silver platter that was left to me by my great grandmother. I know that it is sterling as it is marked so as well as having the mark for Washbourne, Graff & Dunn. It is also stamped with the numbers 8552/236. It is 15 inches and very heavy. I'm hoping to find the name of the pattern and the value of it.


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Making a Strip Quilt from Ties?How many neck ties do I need to make a twin size strip quilt?


Identifying an Old Oak Trestle Table

Identifying an Old Oak Trestle Table?So this is a late 17th century Baroque Italian trestle table maybe "STYLE" table. Below are some pictures taken from under the top. I do not think it is 17th century looking at the wood work and the way the rail is attached to the underside of the table! Can any one confirm this?


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Puppy Has Bloody Diarrhea?My 6 week old puppy is passing blood in her stools and now it's bloody diarrhea. She also drinks a lot to the point of throwing up. She is energetic and eats good.


Value of a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Collection Doll - bride doll in the box

Value of a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Collection Doll?I have a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Collection doll. It's a 16" porcelain bridal doll in the box with its authentification paperwork. The arms and legs are wrapped. The certificate of authenticity says it's #209/2500. Her name is Bride Jessica.


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Name Ideas for a Home Care Business for Individuals with Disabilities?I am starting a home care business for individuals with disabilities, but I can't think of a name. I am down to the following 4 names and would love your feedback! They are: Trusting Hands Support Services, Almost Family Support Services, Hope at Home Support Services, and One Stop Healthcare!


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Organizations That Help Disabled Seniors Get Furniture?We have a near and dear friend who had become disabled. She worked as long as she could, but her conditions (multiple) worsened through no fault of her own. She is elderly as well, and lives alone. Her things have become old, broken and tattered. We've had to throw out the curtains and sofa and some other things. We can help her with the basic things, however furniture is beyond our means.


What Breed Are My Cats? - tabby and tortie coated short hair cate

What Breed Are My Cats?Can anyone tell me what breed my kitties are? I've tried to figure it out online, but they don't seem to match any description that I read!


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