December 13, 2019

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Kids' Cutout Paper Wreath - ready to hang

Making a Kids' Cutout Paper WreathCut the center from a paper plate, paint it green, and then add fun toy and holiday magazine images, plus stickers, beads, or anything else you might have in your craft stash. The result is a unique kid friendly holiday project to use as decoration.


Green Lentil Dip in blender

Green Lentil DipPureed, seasoned green lentils make a delicious, healthy dip. Serve with your favorite chips or crackers.


Blue Ombré Holiday Wreath - finished ombré wreath

How to Make a Blue Ombré Summer WreathA Hula Hoop, blue and white faux lei flowers, yarn, and sea shells are used to make this pretty blue ombré summer wreath.


A loaf of quick bread.

Quick Bread RecipesAlthough delicious anytime, the holidays seem to be the perfect time to bake a variety of quick breads for family and to give as gifts. There are numerous recipes to try, both sweet and savory. This page contains an assortment of quick bread recipes.


close up of Peach and Cucumber Salad

Peach and Cucumber SaladThis refreshing cucumber and peach salad is topped with a homemade rice vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil vinaigrette. Toss in some mozzarella cheese chunks, pumpkin seeds, and your choice of herbs. It is ready to serve as a side to your main course or alone for a light lunch.


Value of Treasury Collection Premier Edition Doll - doll in a box

Value of Treasury Collection Premier Edition Doll?Finding the value of a Treasury Collection Premier Edition doll from Paradise Galleries may require either a bit of on-line research or contacting a porcelain doll specialist. As with any mass produced doll the value will depend on the number issued and the demand for the specific doll.


Happy Bow Wreath - finished wreath hanging on the door

Making a Happy Holidays Bow WreathMake a simple, quick, inexpensive bow wreath using a Styrofoam wreath form and lots of gift bows. The instructions can be found on this page.


Blackened Salmon and Fried Green Tomato Salad on plate

Blackened Salmon and Fried Green Tomato SaladServe an amazing green salad topped with blackened salmon, fried green tomatoes, and an avocado ranch dressing that you blend yourself. This main dish salad is sure to be a hit.


Fused Plastic Straw Ornament - ready to add a piece of string and hang

Making Fused Plastic Straw OrnamentsColorful plastic drinking straws are the main supply needed to create fused plastic Christmas ornaments. Follow the detailed instructions to make this cute Christmas tree.


Christmas Tree Decor Sign - tree sign standing next to a Merry Christmas sign

Making a Christmas Tree Decor SignThe lacy white tree on this piece of Christmas decor is made from a paper doily. Learn who to recreate this craft using the instructions and photos contained on this page.


Wrapped package with photo id tag for child to use.

Using Photos as Christmas Gift TagsAdding photos to your holiday gifts and gift tags makes it very easy, even for young children, to help distribute the gifts under the tree or at a family party.


Apple Oatmeal pan cooling on wire rack

Making Apple Oatmeal BarsThese cinnamon apple oatmeal bars are easy to make as well as delicious. Make some soon using the recipe found on this page.


Revamping a Kid's Lunch Box - finished lunch box

Revamping a Lunch BoxDon't buy your child a new lunchbox just because their choice of themes has changed. Apply your artistic talents to creating a "new" lunchbox by painting it with their favorite new superhero or film character.


Avocado Quick Bread - cooled loaf

Making Avocado Quick BreadThe avocado is not a vegetable, technically it is a single seed berry, so what better fruit to incorporate into a traditional quick bread recipe. This sweet bread with hints of cinnamon and clove has a delightful flowery aroma and is quite delicious. Try some; the recipe follows.


Holiday Gift Tags from Magazines or Catalogs - other tags

Making Recycled Holiday Gift TagsMaking your own holiday gift tags is fun and an excellent way to recycle greeting cards, magazines and catalogs, and even paint swatches, to name a few options. This page contains crafts and tips for creating recycled holiday gift tags.



Meringues in bowl

One Minute Microwave MeringuesSuper simple and incredibly fast way to make a bowl full of scrumptious meringues that you can munch or mix with fruit and other toppings for a very fast dessert!


Steak, potatoes and Egg in the middle

Steak and Egg HashHere is a hearty breakfast treat you can make with your leftover meats. I used beef steak here, but you can use any type of meat and it will turn out great. This is a one skillet meal for one person. Just multiply and use a bigger skillet to serve more people.



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Hydrogen Peroxide as Easy Stain RemoverAll you need is peroxide and a Q-tip. Pour a little peroxide into the cap and dip the Q-tip in it so it's saturated then dab it onto the stain you are trying to get out! This works on anything, even dried up blood. It will not take the color out of the fabric that you are using it on!



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Value of a Set of Canadian Centennial Encyclopedias?I have a complete set of Canadian 1967 Centennial encyclopedias in excellent condition. What would it be worth and what is the best way to market the set?


What Breed Is My Cat? - mostly white cat with some gray

What Breed Is My Cat?I rescued Olly at three weeks old, since then his coat has thickened and gotten a lot longer. He has bright green eyes, a long body and long ears. Any ideas?


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Getting Raccoons Out of the House?We just bought a house that has been empty for a long time and found that there's a family of raccoons living inside of it. How do I get rid of the raccoons? I'm very concerned because I have two dogs that I'm afraid could be harmed.


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Advice to Help Quit Biting Nails?I've been biting my nails since as far back as I can remember, and I have no control over it. I used to get infected nails all the time and the doctors wouldn't help. I was young and my parents had to physically pull my fingers from my mouth because all I did was bite them. I'm now 18 and everyone I know asks me to get my nails done, but I can't because they are so short.


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