January 13, 2020

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Use Faux Flower Stems to Support Live Plants - plant wrapped at two places

Use Faux Flower Stems to Support Live PlantsSave the stems of faux flowers used in crafts and use them to support live plants. Their green color will blend in with your live plants and you don't have to buy plant stakes.


Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Meringues on parchment paper

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter MeringuesLight, crisp peanut butter flavored meringues, dipped in melted chocolate, are an awesome treat. The recipe and instructions for making a batch of your own can be found below.


baked Soup Crackers

Soup CrackersUsing homemade or packaged pie crust you too can make savory soup crackers. Add your favorite spices prior to baking and heat up some soup.


A cooler with ice in recycled bottles.

Using a Cooler During the HolidaysCoolers are not just for camping or summer parties. During the winter holidays they come in handy to hold the overflow from your refrigerator.


Medicine and supplies inside a baby wipe container.

Baby Wipe Box Turned Medicine CaddyEmpty baby wipes boxes have many uses. This page offers a fun facelift suggestion and conversion into a medicine caddy.


cooked Spanish Bacon on plate

Homemade Tocino (Spanish Bacon)This favorite breakfast dish from the Philippines is actually a carryover from Spanish influence in the country. It can be prepared using pork bellies, chicken, or beef marinated in a tasty sauce, simmered, and then lightly fried. The recipe can be found below.


Frosted Eggnog Cupcakes on plate

Frosted Eggnog CupcakesSpiced eggnog cupcakes with cinnamon and nutmeg cream cheese frosting are the perfect dessert to serve with a cup of coffee or tea. Lean how to make them here.


A Belgian Shepherd or Groenendael in a grassy field.

Groenendael Breed Information and PhotosAlso know as a Belgian Sheepdog, the Groenendael belongs to the herding group. These beautiful, intelligent, hard working dogs also love human companionship. They are highly trainable dogs and have a life expectancy of 12-14 years.


Two older people exchanging books.

Hosting a Book Exchange PartyHost a book exchange party for neighbors, friends, and family. It is a fun way to trade used books for ones you have not read. Some suggestions for planning a book exchange party are found on this page.


Little Orphan Annie (Cat)

Little Orphan Annie (Domestic Shorthair)Little Orphan Annie has been, and continues to a frequent photo guest on our site. We have gathered together some of her photos on this page.


Brownie on plate

Brownies Fruit DelightThese from scratch brownies are made with cocoa powder, melted chocolate with raisins, and a special addition of canned mixed tropical fruit. The instructions follow.


baked Texas Toast Pizzas

Texas Toast PizzasUse frozen Texas garlic toast slices to make mini pizzas. Spoon on some pasta sauce, add meat and veggies if desired, top with cheese and bake. This is a quick and easy way to fill your pizza craving in a small way or you can make a lot for the family.


Taco Mac n Cheese topped with sour cream & salsa

Making Taco Mac and CheeseTransform plain boxed mac n cheese into a scrumptious taco flavored delight with the addition of seasoned ground beef and cheese. The instructions and ingredients list follows.


A child placing coins into three jars, marked savings, toys and education.

Teaching Kids How to BudgetOften the best way to teach your children how to budget is by example or by giving them a set budget for things like back to school supplies or clothing. Talk to them about the choices they made and the insights they acquired by having to make spending choices. This page contains suggestions for teaching kids how to budget.


Using Old Sinks As Planters - old sinks planted with succulents sitting up on a garden wall

Using Old Sinks As PlantersGardeners can be so creative when it comes to recycled planters. Old sinks are a good choice, especially for low water use plants such as succulents. Set the sink in soil with the short piece of drain pipe buried and enjoy your salvaged planter.


Clearance Plants

Saving Rescued or Clearance PlantsRescued or clearance plants are easy to come by at your local big box stores, nursery, and sometimes from neighbors. If you can identify it, read up on growing requirements, otherwise use your best judgement and some TLC. Several accounts of successful clearance plant revivals follow.



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Paper Grocery Store Bags to Cover Craft AreaIf you have a craft area that is always getting messy, try covering it with sturdy paper bags from the supermarket. They can be used for several craft projects before needing to be replaced.


Making a Photo Christmas Card Keepsake Display - display standing on a granite counter

Making a Photo Christmas Card Keepsake DisplayWhat do you do with those Christmas photo cards? Well, last year I made this keepsake for myself and did it again this year! It is easy and fun to make! And gives you a treasure to hold onto and it does not look like Christmas!


Rainbow and Clouds Paper Twirler Room Decor - looking down on the twirler

Rainbow and Clouds Paper Twirler Room DecorThis is a fun room decor piece you can make for your toddler's room using household essentials you probably already have at home. I made this several months ago, but forgot to post.


Chili in bowl with cheese & dollop of sour cream

Slow Cooker Chili with Black BeansI love this chili because it makes a fabulous hearty meal, but also doubles as a fantastic appetizer or party food, scooped up with some corn chips. Being able to set it and forget it in your slow cooker is also a huge plus.



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Understanding Inmate Information Codes?What does Mcc/Rac/Emc/Ecc/ mean? Then it says, eligible. Yes this is on his paper work to go to the mainline.


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Using Skin So Soft Bath Oil as a Moisturizer?I recently found out my teenage boys have been using the SSS bath oil not only on their body after showering, but they're also using it on their face as a type of moisturizer. I'm not sure if this is OK. Any thoughts?


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Selling Cabbage Patch Dolls?I have (5) still in the box w/papers and (12) out of the box never played with Cabbage Patch dolls ranging from 1983 to 1985. Would it be quicker to try and sell all (17) at a lump sum price or sell them individually?


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Christmas Cactus Blooms Droopy?I was just wondering if anyone has any idea why the blooms on my 2 Christmas cacti have been weedy and droopy for the last two years. The year before they fell off too; the foliage looks fine. Before this, they had a lovely display.


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Repairing a Wind Chime?I have read the thread about fixing the strings of wind chimes, but have a problem with the sun and wind. Dental floss is okay, but I'm having to repair yearly because of said problems. I have been thinking that small chain might work because I see this type of chain on parts of some wind chimes. What do you think?


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Installing Rubber Arm Pads on a MTD Riding Mower?Where can I find out how to install the rubber arm pads on my MTD yard machine? I am using replacement round arm pads, Wheeltronic Lift/Snapon Lift.


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Social Security Survivor Benefits and Food Stamps?How do you apply for food stamps if you are receiving Social Security Survivor benefits for your children?


Value of a Granville House Doll - doll wearing a neck scarf and plaid chirt

Value of a Granville House Doll?Could you tell me how much my doll is worth? The item number is GH 1850.


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Name Ideas for a Gurukula Style School?We are a group of trust that wants to open a school under CBSE affiliation. Our focus of the school will be sort of Gurukul culture with international grade mixed up through missionary experts. And the residential and day boarder infrastructure is in within the tea garden and fully fresh air surrounding environments.


Feeding a 6 Week Old Runt Puppy - puppy asleep in a bed

Feeding a 6 Week Old Runt Puppy?What can I feed my 6 week old runt puppy? Does he still need milk and puppy food that is softened? And how many times a day should I feed him?


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