December 10, 2019

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A cat in a window with a warm scarf and a cup of cocoa

Keeping Cats Warm in WinterKitties love to be warm. In summer they enjoy sunny window spots. But winter is different. Keeping your cat warm in the winter can be accomplished using a warming lamp, a heated cat bed, or pad.


Ice cream cones decorated like Christmas trees.

Making Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees?You can make pretty, edible ice cream cone Christmas trees by coating the cone with icing, candy melts, or white chocolate. Then decorate with popcorn, sprinkles, whatever you like.


A child using watercolor paints.

Protecting Work Surface When CraftingDepending on the type of craft you are working on there are varying ways you can protect your work surface. This page offers several suggestions such as plastic lids, cereal box liners, a ceramic tile, and more.


A dog sitting on a dog bed.

Removing Urine on a Dog's Bed?If your pet has a pee accident on their bed you will want to wash the bedding to remove the odor and any possible stains. There are a number of products, such as Nature's Miracle, Oxi-Clean, and more that are quite effective for this purpose.


A clog that has been removed from a drain.

Clearing Clogged PlumbingLike many modern conveniences, plumping is great until it is not, because it is clogged. Clogs often occur in the bathroom, kitchen, and in the plumbing associated with washers. There are manual and chemical methods for clearing the clog yourself. In some cases a plumber may be needed.



A whole turkey that has been cut in half.

Take that Free Turkey or HamIf you've earned enough to get a turkey or ham for free or incredibly cheap during the holidays but don't think you can use that big of a piece of meat, ask your butcher if they will cut it in half and rewrap it up for you!


A bare treeline with clouds in the sky.

Bare Trees in Winter (Maine)A view of the treeline this time of year in northern New England on one of the clear (and therefore colder) days of winter. The bright blue sky makes the frigid temperatures worth it.


Brownie on plate

Brownies Fruit DelightChristmas is coming and there's plenty of recipes to learn and share. Kids love brownies that are mostly topped with nuts. This time I'm gonna make a fruity twist to this yummy treat.


Rainbow Unicorn Ornament - ornament hanging on the tree

Rainbow Unicorn OrnamentHere's a trending animal this year, unicorns. Of course my daughter was a unicorn for Halloween (one of her outfits.) With the left over colorful tulle I had, I was able to make this really simple unicorn ornament.


Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas Balls - finished balls hanging on a lighted piece of garland

Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas BallsI'm pretty late with Christmas decorations this time. There is no time to buy new Christmas balls, travel time takes longer than shopping so I'd rather spend it making an alternative holiday tree ornament.


A grey cat sitting on a china cabinet.

Koneko (Grey Tabby)Koneko was a feral kitten that lived in a shed at my son's work. He managed to capture her in the spring and we have been taking care of her every since. At first, she hid in his bedroom all the time but has slowly warmed up to all of us. Today, she discovered the Christmas tree.


Gingerbread cookies with small "babies".

Cookie Exchanges for New ParentsWhile making my cookies for my family cookie exchange, I decided to put these together for my daughter, who is pregnant with twins! I happened to have regular and small cookie cutters of gingerbread figures and just wanted to give anyone with children or pregnant the idea that they can do so as well!



Value of Ashley Belle Native American Figurine

Value of Ashley Belle Native American Figurine?Is this Ashley Belle Indian figurine worth anything? It is still in the original box.


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Buying Pecan Resin Figurines?Where can I purchase the crushed pecan resin figurines?


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll in blue pants, striped vest and white sirt

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I found this porcelain doll at a thrift store. It has the name, Walls, on the back of the head, but I cannot find any information online about this doll. Can anyone tell me something about this doll?


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Troubleshooting an Electrical Circuit?I recently thought my bedroom TV was dying because it was turning on and off on its own, so I switched out TVs and it did the same thing to that TV. I plugged the TVs in a different room and the TVs worked fine. I looked at the circuit breaker and nothing was tripped. All other lights work in the room. This just started happening. Does anyone have any clues?


Value of a Murphy Chair - dark wood chair with upholstered seat and lyre back

Value of a Murphy Chair?I have a straight back Murphy chair, model 306. The back has a harp shape design.


Identifying a Vintage Cane Back Chair - chair with tall cane back

Identifying a Vintage Cane Back Chair?I have this chair. It is possibly vintage. I'm having trouble identifying this chair and it has no serial numbers or company names or who is it made by.


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14th Birthday Ideas?My 14th birthday is January 19 and I have no idea what to do. Do you have any ideas for me?


Value of a Vintage Zenith Cabinet Radio/Stereo

Value of a Vintage Zenith Cabinet Radio/Stereo?I was trying to find the estimated value of my 1952 Zenith cabinet record player, AM FM and police band radio and phonograph.


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