January 25, 2020

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A homemade solar light Valentine gift.

You Light Up My Heart Solar Valentine GiftSurround a solar stake with a seasonally decorated towel, pot holder, and a ribbon. Add a box of chocolates to this gift to show someone special how they light up your heart.


Individual pies with a star on the top as a crust.

Making Individual PiesIndividual pies of fruit, veggies or meat can be very convenient for hand held eating. One serving pies are great for a meal entree, dessert or the lunch box.


Three different colored popsicle with matching sticks.

Making a Felt Popsicle Color Matching GameA fun, felt project to make for toddlers is a popsicle color matching game. They can put the sticks in right colored pop or just enjoy pretending to eat them.


Sun Catcher Pendant - in process

Making a Suncatcher PendantGet out your tube of E6000 glue, decorative cord, some small embellishments, and beads. Using these supplies, learn how to make a variety of suncatcher pendants.


Pull string with bead closure.

Making Fabric Gift PouchesUse scraps of cloth and decorative cord to make pretty drawstring gift pouches. The instructions for this hand crafted project follow.


serving dish of stew and bowl of rice

Lamb and Herb Stew (Ghormeh Sabzi)A family Persian stew recipe with wonderful herbs and spices flavoring the lamb. It uses dried limes and is best served over basmati rice.


Rose and Vanilla Marble Cake

Rose and Vanilla Marble CakeA delicious combination of rose water and vanilla flavor this special marble cake. It's perfect for a gluten-free tea party with beautiful, light decorative topping.


Wiggly Paper Snowman - cut and glue in place the nose, eyes, and mouth

Making a Wiggly Paper SnowmanUse some of your paper to recycle creating a wiggly paper snowman. With white paper, magazines, scissors and glue you can make a cute seasonal, hanging decoration.



Upside Down Pineapple Cake

Upside Down Pineapple CakeThis is a recipe I got from a friend and it is so good. It uses eggs, canned coconut milk, and pineapples. Pineapple can be canned but it can also be fresh. As long as you get those nice wheels at the bottom of the pan, it will work out well.


muffins cooling on rack

Chocolate Chip Matcha MuffinsTry making a batch of these tasty chocolate chip matcha muffins. This is a great treat and I love eating this muffin with a side of tea!


Garlic Parmesan Bread Puffs

Garlic Parmesan Bread PuffsWe are always ordering garlic cheese knots when ordering pizza for events. I thought it would be nice to just make my own that are freezable and reheatable to save some money. These are delicious!



Valentine Hearts Kite Vase - finished bottle with stems in it

Valentine Hearts Kite VaseValentine's Day is approaching and one way to show a person that you love them is to make them this hand-painted heart kite vase. Children can have a fun time creating their own vases to give to their classmates or even their teachers. You can add roses or dried flowers to your vase and display them on your mantel or even your table.


Making Feather Bookmarks from CDs - finished feather bookmarks, with white dots added

Making Feather Bookmarks from CDsThis is a cute project that does not take a very long time to make. Younger children can make this project with a little help from their parents. Everyone is always looking for a way to mark the books they read. Here is a great way to recycle old CDs and have beautiful bookmarker.



Value of a Silver Serving Tray

Value of a Silver Serving Tray?I have a silver serving tray, and need to know how much it's worth.


Value of a Worcester Reel Lawn Mower

Value of a Worcester Reel Lawn Mower?Has anybody heard of the Worcester lawn mower? I can't find a comparable anywhere.


Value of an Owosso 790-19 Dresser and Armoire

Value of an Owosso 790-19 Dresser and Armoire?I have a dresser and armoire in immaculate condition. The dresser has 2 mirrors, but unfortunately are broken from the frame. Everything else is eye candy. I have tried reaching out to different companies for answers and they were all dead ends. Honestly, I am really trying hard to help a friend get some extra cash and am seeking an estimated value for the two.


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Painting Laminate Countertops?After proper preparation, I sealed my countertop and did a granite look finish with acrylic paints. I was sold an acrylic water based polyurethane as a top coat and followed the directions. It has peeled off in 2 areas. I have touched it up and recoated, but am now concerned that this will continue. Can I sand, and put a coat of oil based polyurethane over this?


Identifying and Determining the Value of a Doll Collection - Shirley Temple by Ideal Toy Co.

Identifying and Determining the Value of a Doll Collection?I just inherited this doll collection, but don't know anything about dolls. Are these valuable?


Identifying a Stuffed Toy -stuffed lamb with mulitcolored pastel fabric on ears, feet, and tummy

Identifying a Stuffed Toy?I'm looking to identify a stuffed toy I bought from a thrift shop. The tag is very vague and only has the company manufacturer and what country it was made in. I looked up about the company and no luck there. I've never seen a lamb plush like this ever before and wanna know about it just in case it gets lost or destroyed.


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