December 6, 2019

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A room filled with midcentury modern furniture.

Identifying Vintage FurnitureVintage furniture is technically furniture that is less than 100 years old. Determining the age of the piece if possible is a good first step. Check the underside for markings identifying a manufacturer, if none are found, more research on-line or via a vintage and antique dealer might be next. This page contains tips for identifying vintage furniture.


A woman repairing a vintage dining chair.

Identifying a Vintage Chair?The best way to identify a chair is to find the manufacturer's markings on the bottom or legs. Short of that you can research on-line or contact a vintage furniture specialist for an appraisal.


Writing an autograph on a football t-shirt.

Preserving an Autographed T-ShirtIf you do not wish to frame the t-shirt and never wear it, there are some ways to try and preserve the autograph. This page offers some helpful suggestions.


finished Chicken in pot

Instant Pot Coconut Tandoori ChickenUse your Instant Pot to prepare a variation on traditional Indian tandoori chicken. You can have it on the table in under 30 minutes.


Identifying an Old Oak Trestle Table - view showing the legs

Identifying an Old Oak Trestle Table?When trying to identify old furniture there are some initial steps you can take. First check for markings on the underside of the piece. Follow that path if there are any, otherwise more time will be needed to establish age, etc. This page offers some insights into identifying an old oak trestle table.


Spicy Glazed Chicken Nuggets

Spicy Glazed Chicken NuggetsThis delicious version of spicy glazed chicken nuggets can be made using frozen nuggets. Make the glaze with peppers and onions that have been sautéed and add the other ingredients listed on this page to complete your sauce for the glaze. All that remains is to enjoy!


A nurse helping a disabled man from his bed to his wheelchair.

Name for a Home Care Business for Disabled Individuals?Choosing an easy to remember and descriptive business name is one of the most important decisions a business owner makes. When you are a special care provider you can make a big difference in disabled people their families lives.


Value of an RCA Victor Model vjt31w Console Stereo

Value of a Vintage RCA Console Stereo?There is a market for vintage console stereos. The manufacturer and condition of the piece, plus demand in your area all play a part in defining the potential value. This page addresses the question of finding the value of a vintage RCA console stereo.


A salad containing grapefruit.

Grapefruit Salad RecipesThis delicious salad is simple and amazingly quick to make. Greens are topped with bacon, sautéed walnuts, a boiled egg, cheese, and grapefruit bits. The finishing touch is the homemade dressing. Learn how to prepare this tasty salad from the instructions on this page.



Wiggly Paper Snowman - finished snowman

Wiggly Paper SnowmanDo you wanna build a snowman??! Here's a simple wiggly snowman decoration made with "all scratch paper" materials. Grab your old papers and magazines and start an eco friendly holiday display.


Paper Plate Framed Christmas Decoration - framed artwork hanging on fireplace

Paper Plate Framed Christmas DecorationHere is a fun little Christmas project my kids and I worked on together this weekend. You will cut the center out of a paper plate and inside you can decorate with Christmas themed cut out decorations, sort of like a globe or wreath.


Deer in the Snow - dark room with deer outside the window

Deer in the SnowWe had our first big snow and all the birds have been visiting the bird feeder, but I didn't expect this young deer to be there this morning. It was beautiful and a really natural holiday decoration seen out of our window!



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Recovery Time for a Dog with Parvo?My 1.5 months old Lab has parvo. The vet diagnosed it on Tuesday and since then he is getting his IV. He hasn't pooped in the last 28 hours and hasn't puked 4 times in 24 hours. Will he be able to make it?


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Cleaning the Outside of a Refrigerator?My problem is with the fridge door handle and the outside of the door. The only thing is that it is close to the stove so there are grease spots, and it is giving me the dickens to clean. I have even tried Brillo, but that tends to take the finish off, so I stopped that. Does anyone have any suggestions? I can't stand a dirty fridge.


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Fudge Not Setting?So I was making my fudge recipe that calls for 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 3/4 cup peanut butter, and a tsp vanilla. Well I accidentally doubled the peanut butter, but not the rest of the ingredients and the fudge is not hardening. Can I fix it?


Value of a Crimson Collection Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a blue satin dress with white lace

Value of a Crimson Collection Porcelain Doll?I have a Crimson Collection TM porcelain African American doll. I probably bought it at a the yard sale. I don't know her name. This is her number 80234. Can you tell me anything about her?


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Buying Sheets a Dog Can't Rip?I have two dogs who are girls. They have this thing where they like to dig on my bed and rips the sheets. I need to find out where you can get sheets that they can't destroy.


Value of an Ashley Belle Doll

Value of an Ashley Belle Doll?I have a Martha doll from the Ashley Belle collection. The design# is 867/1968. It comes with certificate. She has a wooden case. This doll is in excellent condition the certificate is also in excellent condition.


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Leaves on Crown of Thorns Plant Turning Yellow?I have a large crown of thorns. It's about 3 years old and in a large pot. I know from reading that I've over watered it. The leaves are turning yellow. Is there anything I can do to save it?


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Making Ice Cream Topping from Too Soft Fudge?My fudge is too soft. How can I make ice cream topping?


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Removing Rust Colored Stains on Stored Cotton Blouse?I have a red and pink striped cotton blouse. It has been packed away for many years. There are what look like rust spots (?) on several areas of the blouse. I would never have stored a spotted piece of clothing without removing the stain. I have tried various methods to remove it and have refrained from putting it in the clothes dryer. I hung to dry.


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