February 11, 2020

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Galls growing on an oak tree.

Oak Tree Galls Poisonous to Dogs?The galls on oak trees are generally caused by the tree's reaction to wasps laying their eggs on the twigs, branches, and leaves. They inject a hormone that causes the abnormal growth. Sometimes galls can be the result of bacteria or fungi. While generally not considered harmful, there are definitely concerns expressed by pet owners regarding pets eating them.


Manufacture's information on RCA Victor Radio.

Value of a Vintage RCA Victor Radio?The value of vintage RCA Victor radios depends quite a bit on the condition of the cabinet and whether the radio is in good working order. This page contains some ideas on determining the value of these radios.


A puppy in a bed at night.

Soothing a Whining Puppy at NightPuppies may be lonely and whine at night, unable to sleep. To help soothe your pup you can try an old ticking clock, a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel, or even a blanket that smells like you. More suggestions can be found on this page.



Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

Handmade Valentine's Day CardsYou can create these lovely handmade Valentine's Day cards out of cereal boxes. My daughter made these for her classmates as well as for us and her brother.


A plate of salami rose appetizers.

Salami Rose AppetizersUse crescent roll dough, cheese, and salami slices to create this beautiful little roses. Baked in the oven, they have a beautiful texture and cool ombre look. Decorate your serving platter with fresh herbs to make this a beautiful edible bouquet!


Paper Mosaic Art for Kids - mosaic plane on black paper with clouds drawn on

Paper Mosaic Art for KidsTurn scrap pieces of colored construction paper into this paper mosaic artwork. This was a fun and challenging art piece my son says, but he definitely enjoyed it! After he finished with his rocket ship, he made another creation! Apply this same concept with drawings your kids are interested in.


Giant Strawberry Valentine's Day Card - ready to give to recipient

Giant Strawberry Valentine's Day CardThis is a giant strawberry Valentine's Day card my daughter helped make for her teacher. This is an easy card you can recreate with simple supplies you probably already have at home!


Valentine's Themed Gift Basket for Him - finished snack gift basket

Valentine's Themed Gift Basket for HimI was able to achieve this snack gift basket with an empty Persian cucumber cardboard container from Trader Joe's and an empty cereal box (for the handle.)



Repairing Woodpecker Damage to Cedar Siding - view of damage and failed repair

Repairing Woodpecker Damage to Cedar Siding?A woodpecker made a hole into the cedar siding of our house. I'm asking for repair ideas. I tried filling the holes with a white rubberized putty to make him stop, which explains the white drips.


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Donating Paper Crafting Materials in the UK?I have an incredible amount of paper crafting materials, ranging from stamps both wooden and acrylic, ink blocks, embellishments, actual cards and envelopes, paper plain and patterned both 12" and smaller for scrapping and card making. I no longer craft to the same extent and would like to donate to a worthwhile cause.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll in pink jacket and gray skirt

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?This was my mom's. She had lots of dolls. Does anyone have an idea on the maker, age, and value?


A dog sitting on a couch.

Recovery Time for a Dog With Parvo?My dog has parvo and is being treated with IV fluids, antibiotics etc., but she is not drinking water on her own. This is the 4th day. Is there any hope she will get better? She has stopped stooling and vomiting.


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Making a Wall Holder for an Amazon Echo Dot?Has anyone made a wall holder for an Amazon Echo Dot? It is not always convenient for it to be placed on a flat surface taking up valuable table space.


What Is This Houseplant? - plant stalk with leaves

What Is This Houseplant?I believe this is a dracaena, but which one? I was thinking maybe ellenbeckiana, but I cannot tell. The blade like leaves are pink on the edge. The next line of color is yellow and the center is green.


Replacement Shoes for an Artmark 20" Doll - doll with disintegrating shoes

Replacement Shoes for an Artmark 20" Doll?Where can I find replacement shoes for my Artmark 20" doll? The originals are disintegrating.


A collection of old encyclopedia.

Value of Old Encyclopedias and Dictionary?From what I gather these are the first edition Century Dictionary in 10 Volumes 1889 De Vinne Press and the Cyclopedia of Names 1894. I have looked countless hours and have never seen this style leather binding. Do I have something special here? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


A chair with a high metal back.

Identifying Old Metal High Backed Chairs?Does anything know anything about these chairs? I have two of them. They are very heavy and I believe they are antique. They have had new fabric put on the cushions. Any information would be helpful.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - side by side photo of the doll dressed and undressed

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?This doll has porcelain head, hands, and feet and no markings.


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Stitch Selection Knob Not Working on a Kenmore?The stitch selection knob on this will not move. I bought it at a thrift store; it looks great. It is a Kenmore, model 158-1792.


Value of Porcelain Dolls - doll wearing a green dress

Value of Porcelain Dolls?Neither of the dolls have known markings anywhere. Both came with stands; the green one came from a fundraiser. I was more concerned about the value of each one. Even though I found one on eBay for just $35.00, not sure if USD or CDN. It was made in Taiwan, but the other I have not found anything on yet.


A collectible doll in a red and white Christmas outfit.

Value of a Heritage Mint Christmas Doll?I have the Heritage Mint 1988 Jennifer Christmas doll. All the examples of this doll that I have seen online have blonde hair. Mine has black hair or very dark brown. Is this rare or not a 1988 version? It has never been played with; smoke and pet free home. Value?


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Needle on Kenmore Sewing Machine Hitting Shuttle?The needle on my Kenmore 385-12814 sewing machine is running into the shuttle assembly. It started as I was half way through a project. Any ideas?


A porcelain doll in purple and white.

Value of a Collector's Choice Doll?How much is my Collector's Choice porcelain doll by Dan Dee worth?


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