December 20, 2019

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A frame with shells and glass to make a seascape.

Best Craft Glue to Create a Water Effect?If resin is not working for your water effect on a craft, you might try PVA glues and even add some hot glue effects.


A mini flower vase made from a recycled container.

Mini Flower Vase From Recycled ContainerUse a recycled container with an interesting shape to make a decorative mini flower vase. You can decorate it with stickers, ribbons, or anything else you might have. Just add flowers.


A dog's paw with long nails.

PediPaws Reviews and InformationPedipaws is a pet nail or claw grinder that is marketed as an alternative to clippers. Reviews are quite mixed on this product. Read some first hand accounts on this page.


Patchwork Greetings Card - finished card with an envelope

Making a Patchwork Greetings CardUse squares cut from a variety of decorative sticky tape patterns to create a patchwork pattern for your handmade greeting card. The instructions for making this pretty card are found on this page.


Two tiny hanging glass jars filled with beads or buttons.

Making Tiny Hanging Glass JarsFill tiny cork stoppered bottles and mini salt shakers with beads, broken shells, buttons, and more. Then attach a thread hanger to the bottle top or to a pin pushed into the cork stopper and display.


Two finches sitting on a branch.

Raising FinchesFinches are popular as pets in part because they breed well in captivity. These pretty little birds will provide you with many joyful hours. There are lots of questions that arise from bird keepers. This page offers answers and solutions to differing situations from food choices to care of baby birds.


Balsamic Crispy Garlic Steak on plate

Making Balsamic Crispy Garlic SteakMarinate a flank steak in balsamic vinegar and chopped garlic. Then cook in a skillet at a moderately high temperature for 5 or 6 minutes per side. It is ready to serve. The garlic is crispy and the vinegar cooks down into a nice sauce. This meal is quick and delicious.


Fabric Covered Display Boxes - display packages wrapped in fabric and tied with lace bows

How to Make Fabric Covered Display BoxesTo create pretty display boxes try wrapping empty boxes with fabric, just as you would a gift. Add ribbons and bows if desired. If you use pins or water soluble glue then the boxes and fabric can be reused later.


A wreath made from greenery and red berries.

Hanging a WreathThere are a number of ways you can hang your seasonal wreath. Depending on where it is to be hung different hangers can be used. Ribbon is a good choice it can be hooked on a nail, door hanger, or over a Command Hook. Command Hooks are also a good choice if your door has a glass window.


Plastic Cup Contemporary Light - finished light in a dark room

Making a Plastic Cup Contemporary LightLeft over plastic cups, Christmas lights, a stapler, and a drill are all you need to make this contemporary light. The multicolored lights provide a fun visual effect.


stack of pineapple upside down pancakes

Making Pineapple Upside Down PancakesMake a scrumptious pancake breakfast reminiscent of pineapple upside down cake. The ingredients list and instructions are found on this page.


Ornamental Horse Adult Coloring Page - horse's head and neck

Ornamental Horse Adult Coloring PageRelax with this beautifully detailed ornamental horse adult coloring page. Print out several and finish them differently. Print it out from the PDF file on this page.


A plate of crispy parmesan chicken.

Parmesan Chicken RecipesLooking for a recipe that combines the great taste of Parmesan cheese with chicken, but is not the typical breaded chicken parmigiana? This page offers a number of delicious recipes unlike the classic.


A flamingo wading in water.

Flamingo PhotosThese beautiful pink wading birds are a delight to see. In the wild they are seen in million plus groups on some African lakes. They are distributed though the Americas including the Caribbean, and in parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The distinctive pink plumage is the result of the foods that they gather from the muddy bottoms of lakes and shorelines.


Present Topper with Cupcake Liner

DIY Present Topper from Cupcake LinersUsing just decorated cupcake liners, a stapler, and scissors you can make this unique present topper. The instructions follow.


A messy and cluttered kitchen counter.

Keeping Clutter Off Kitchen CountersKitchens are notorious for being a place that seems to be a clutter magnet. All of those horizontal countertops are really convenient places to drop keys, purses, mail, and more. Containers and baskets are one way to at least compartmentalize the mess. Daily pick up routines are also helpful. This page contains suggestions for keeping clutter off of the kitchen counters.


Handing over the keys for a car.

Help Getting a Car for Low Income Families?Being without a car often exacerbates the problems already resulting from living on a low income. There are legitimate agencies that might be able to help, but be wary of dealers that cater to customers with bad credit. This page contains several suggestions for agencies to research.


Pulled Pork Swineapple on plate

Pulled Pork SwineappleGet ready for a delicious stuffed pineapple dish. Stuff a hollowed out pineapple with tender pulled pork, then wrap with bacon, and bake for a scrumptious summer meal. The recipe follows.


Cold Hard Cash Gift - once frozen, to give to the recipient, run the bowl under warm water to release the ice clock

Cold Hard Cash GiftA fun way to gift money is to freeze it in a block of ice. Give it a try and enjoy the reaction and facial expressions.


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How to Make Fabric Covered Display BoxesTo create pretty display boxes try wrapping empty boxes with fabric, just as you would a gift. Add ribbon and bows if desired. If you use pins or water soluble glue then the boxes and fabric can be reused later.


How to Make a No Sew Mini Pouch

How to Make a No Sew Mini PouchTrace a circle onto a piece of felt, then punch small holes around the outer edge. Thread a bit of yarn through the holes and pull it up. You have made a cute no-sew mini pouch. Get for the kids to store found items such as rocks, favorite beads, etc.


Caramelized Cranberry Brussels Sprouts on plate

Caramelized Cranberry Brussels SproutsParboiled Brussels sprouts, browned in a skillet with onions, garlic, and cranberries result in a delicious contrast of flavors. Serve this delicious side immediately.



Pudding in serving dishes

Turmeric Chai Chia PuddingA healthy chia flavored pudding with no cooking!


stack of Sausage-Stuffed Pancakes

Fluffy Sausage-Stuffed PancakesImpress your sweet and savory breakfast lovers with this fun pancake treat. Make a super fluffy pancake batter from scratch using a DIY buttermilk, then pop in some delicious, juicy sausage patties. This is my pancake take on pigs in a blanket. :)



A decorated and painted baby wipe container.

Baby Wipe Box Turned Medicine CaddyHere is a way to repurpose those sturdy baby wipe boxes, turning them into decorative boxes that you can cover, paint, and embellish. This piece houses my daily pills, cream, etc. With little to no money, I spray painted and added some of my collective shells.


Oversized Bow Pinecone Ornament for Door  - ready to hang on door knobs or anywhere

Oversized Bow Pinecone Ornament for DoorWith just a few simple supplies, you can make this cute oversized bow pinecone ornament! It's a great & inexpensive way of decorating the door handles in your home or any handles around your home!


Paper Plate Ornament - ready to hang

Paper Plate OrnamentHere's an inexpensive kid's craft for making paper plate ornaments. It would be a perfect little station for the kids if you're hosting a Christmas party!



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Freezing Zucchini Bread?I am baking small individual loaves of zucchini bread today for Christmas gifts, that's 5 days away. Can I freeze in the aluminum pans they are baked in? I will be traveling 8 hrs in 2 days also so they will have to be in a cooler. Can anyone tell me the best way to keep them fresh?


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Locating a Granddaughter Placed in Closed Adoption?Have been trying to locate information about my granddaughter who was placed in a closed adoption in 1996. The adoption agency, One World Adoption in Deerfield Beach, FL is now closed. For many years I sent personal letters to this child to be placed in her file. I had hoped at some time she would be looking into her file and would know that I, her biological grandmother loved her.


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Water Heater Not Getting Electricity?I'm having issues with my electric hot water heater; it seems like it's not getting any electricity. What can I do?


Value of DanDee Porcelain Dolls - two dolls wearing sailor style dresses in a box

Value of DanDee Porcelain Dolls?I have a twin set of sailor girl dolls as well as another doll. Can you tell me how much they are worth?


Value of a Collectible Memories Doll - doll in a red velvet coat with white fur trim

Value of a Collectible Memories Doll?I have a Collectible Memories genuine porcelain doll "Jane". It is still in the box. I never got it out and handled it. It also has the the stand. What is her value or what does she typically go for?


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14th Birthday Party Ideas for a Tomboy?I'm an emo tomboy and I need birthday party ideas for the 6th of January. I'm inviting around 6/7 girls and my house is too small for them to have a sleepover.


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Discouraging Cats from Defecating in Garden?How can I discourage the local cats from defecating in my veggie garden? Obviously I need to do it without harming them so that means pepper is out and I have a visiting hedgehog so I think that rules out the ultrasound gadgets. Someone has moved in the street with three cats and I'm one of the few here who hasn't paved it over so they all head here. I love cats, but I do want to grow things too.


Value of an Ashton Drake Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a long dress with taupe lace

Value of an Ashton Drake Porcelain Doll?I have an Ashton Drake doll from the 90s. I'm hoping someone can tell me anything about it and what it's worth.


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