February 4, 2020

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A mom and son doing laundry.

Finding a Free Washer and Dryer?Appliances can be a major investment for a family. Finding a free washer and dryer may be possible through a local churches, freecycle, or family and friends.



A shopping bag upended on a basket to dry.

Drying Out Wet Shopping BagsHere in Oregon, single use plastic bags have gone the way of the beta. I am glad. I had a particularly soggy shopping today today, and I came upon a trick that you might want to modify. I happened to have a wicker basket that I got and it was perfect for up-ending the wet bag and letting it drain.


Ruler Picture Frame - finished frame ready to hang

Ruler Picture FrameThis picture frame was made with virtually no cost using supplies I had on hand!


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Drink More WaterHydration is tremendously important for overall health. Soda has absolutely ZERO nutritional content; it's like pouring a punch of sugar and syrup into your cup. Instead, fill it with life-replenishing water. It may taste plain at first if you're coming off of a heavy soda-drinking streak, but you'll soon find yourself addicted to it.


Cat Porch Sling - lace curtain cat sling on the porch

Cat Porch SlingIf you build it, they will come to the cat porch sling and mini 'cat'stle.


Clothing hung inside out in a closet, as a reminder that it needs to be mended.

Hang Up Mending Projects in Your ClosetI don't know about you, but a "mending basket" never worked for me. For one, I rarely had any mending. Two, it just looks like a pile of stuff to wash, fold or donate. So I was recently purging, and came up with an idea. I now have three dresses that need hemming. To remind me to get to them, I have them hanging inside out.


A coffee pot, thermos, sugar and cream for a cup of coffee.

Make Your Brew Station Yield More CoffeeI encountered a little problem when someone came to visit me who drank as much coffee as I do, and man alive, do I ever drink a lot of coffee! What was the problem? I couldn't make a pot of coffee last very long at all!


Valentine's Day Candy & Gift Box - ready to gift

Valentine's Day Candy & Gift BoxThis is the present I'm going to give my husband for Valentine's Day. Here are some tricks and tips on how to glam up packaging that was meant to be tossed out; making this gift affordable & practical! You can apply this same concept for a birthday gift, anniversary gift, etc.



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Value of an Ashton Drake Monkey Doll?My mother has an Ashton Drake monkey named "Zara". It breathes and has a heartbeat, we were wondering the value of it.


Repairing a Light Fixture - fixture dangling from the ceiling by the wires

Repairing a Light Fixture?I am getting power all the way to the light fixture, but when I screw the bulb in the power goes away. What do I do how do I fix it?


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Removing Musty Odor from a Leather Settee?I got a leather three piece suite and it smells of damp. How can I get the smell off the settee without ruining it?


Value of a Conant Ball Dining -Room Table  - modern design oak table

Value of a Conant Ball Dining Room Table?My father recently passed and we are trying to sell/find new homes for much of his furniture. We have a Conant Ball solid oak dining room table and have no idea of it's value. Makers mark says Conant Ball Furniture Makers and several numbers. There is no mention of the designer. 68"x38"x21¾". 2 leaves that extend it to 92".


What Breed Mix Is My Dog? - brindle puppy on a leash

What Breed Mix Is My Dog?I am trying to find out what my cute little Ace is mixed with. I bought him in California while visiting.


Identifying a Stuffed Toy Tiger - faded toy tiger

Identifying a Stuffed Toy Tiger?I've had this stuffed tiger for 22 years and I'm wondering if anyone can help me find some information about it. All I know is that it was bought for Christmas in 1997 and it originally had black stripes and thread sewn on for a mouth. It's stuffed with plastic beans and stuffing, but I know that it's not a TY brand Beanie Baby.


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Slipcover Ideas for a Reclining Couch?I have a 3 seat recliner couch that folds down in the middle for drink holders and it only reclines on both sides not in the middle. There are no separate cushions.


Reason for the Sudden Death of My Dog - dead dog

Reason for the Sudden Death of My Dog?I found my extremely active high strung 6 year old dog Rocky, that I've had for 5 years, dead yesterday morning when I got up. He was lying on the floor next to his bed. He had just begun rigor mortis. He was a Cocker Spaniel Chihuahua mix.


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Name Ideas for a Paparazzi Jewelry Business Page?My name is Debbie and I am in the process of setting up my Paparazzi page. I am needing a good catchy name for my page. Can you please help me?


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16th Birthday Ideas?My 16th birthday is coming up in 4 days and I have no idea what to do for it. Plus I'm broke so the ideas are limited. Does anyone have some ideas? I'm already having a (small) sleepover, but idk where to go or what to wear or do. If I had the money I would have had an actual party and go out shopping and to eat or something, but my money is very limited.


Replacement Cord for a Max Kare Heating Pad - damaged cord

Replacement Cord for a Max Kare Heating Pad?My dog ate the cord for my new Max Kare neck and shoulder heating pad. Where or how can I find a replacement without buying a new one?


Age of a Murphy Rocking Chair - high back wooden rocker

Age of a Murphy Rocking Chair?I have a Murphy Rocker #767 in oak, I am looking for an approximate date of manufacture. It has a high back with 6 slats and a solid seat with upholstery (upholstery is not original). I was with my grandfather in 1964 when he purchased it at a garage sale.


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Value of a Wurlitzer 3000 Jukebox?I have a working Wurlitzer 3000 in mint condition. What is the value?


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Feeding a 6 Week Old Puppy?I have a 6 week old Pit. He is the runt and will not eat at all. I have tried every thing. He has been to the vet, he is on medication. He keeps getting weaker and weaker every day. His gums are white and he is externally dehydrated. He weighs only 2.5 pounds from what the vet said. I'm scared I will loose him if I can not get him to eat so he can get plumper and hydrated.


Value of the Book of Knowledge of 1939 World's Fairs - cover page

Value of the Book of Knowledge of 1939 World's Fairs?What is the value of 1939 world's fairs of 1939 Grolier's Book of Knowledge, volumes 1 and 2?


Identifying a Small Brown Bug - bug on palm

Identifying a Small Brown Bug?I found this guy on my sock. Anyone know what it is?


Value of Ashley Belle Dolls - girl and boy sailer dolls

Value of Ashley Belle Dolls?I have two Ashley Belle dolls with certificates, a male and female doll. Both are in a wooden case with a glass front. They are dressed in old style Navy uniforms.


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What Can I Make with These Ingredients?What can I make with chicken breast, onion, mushrooms, runner beans, and natural yoghurt?


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Value of Newnes Family Encyclopaedias?I have a set of Newnes Family Encyclopaedias volumes 1-4 , and the Newnes Family Dictionary. All are I think from 1960 and are in very good condition. Would they have any value and are they a collector's item?


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