March 9, 2020

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Persimmon Daikon Salad

Persimmon Daikon SaladThis sliced daikon and persimmon salad is delicious as a side to any meal. The simple recipe can be found below.


Personalized Initial Confetti Gift Wrap Paper - a stretchy box was used to secure the two books

Personalized Initial Confetti Gift Wrap PaperThis personalized initial confetti gift wrap paper was made using recycled packing paper, cardstock hole punchings, and a template for the initial of the recipient. The directions provided are simple to follow and include photos for each step.


Support a Ring Mandrel with Corks - finished display

How to Support a Ring Mandrel with CorksIf you have a business selling new and vintage rings, having a mandrel for accurate sizing is a must. Create a cork base surround to make it more convenient to use, by following the instructions below.


Eye Love You Valentine's Day Art Work

'Eye Love You' Valentine's Day ArtworkThis fun Valentine's Day card is made primarily from recycled cardboard and magazine clippings. Learn how to make one on this page.


Hand Painted Popsicle Stick Puzzle - puzzle

Hand Painted Popsicle Stick PuzzleUsing colored or painted Popsicle sticks you can recreate this cute puzzle. Follow the instructions provided to make this love themed puzzle or design your own image.


bowl of soup

Making Creamy Zucchini Bacon SoupZucchini, potatoes, and onions sautéed in bacon fat are the base for this hearty and delicious blended soup. Use the abundance of squash from your garden or pick up some at the market and have soup for dinner.


A pile of spicy grilled shrimp.

Spicy Shrimp RecipesSpicy shrimp are delicious as a main course or even served atop a salad. Whether you like Cajun spices or the heat of South American flavors, here are a bunch of new spicy shrimp recipes to try.


Corn Delight on dinner plate

Making Crock Pot Corn DelightCorn spoon bread is a delicious side dish made with corn bread mix, creamed and regular corn, cheese, and sour cream. This crockpot version of the recipe is perfect for a potluck or family dinner.


Cute Little Paper Bird Craft - finished pink paper bird decoration

Cute Little Paper Bird CraftMake a whole flock of these cute little cardstock birds to decorate your party table. The instructions are easy to follow and photos accompany them.


Push Pin Travel Map For Less - ball head push pins with paper labels taped on

Making a Push Pin Travel MapIt can be a lot of fun to have a map where you mark all of the places you have traveled.



Will the Real Ellie Please Purr! - torti cat next to figurine of cats

Will the Real Ellie Please Purr!Kittens are like spring flowers. They thrive with sunshine and love.


Removing Sticky Adhesive Residue from Plastic - container with water inside

Removing Sticky Adhesive Residue from PlasticFill a container with pretty warm water (as hot as you can without it distorting the plastic container of course) and let it sit 5 minutes. This heats up the adhesive on the outside of the container. Don't get the outside (where the glue is) wet though. Dump out the water (still keeping the outside dry) and generously wipe the gluey spot with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil.


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Do Not Use Netted Bags for Feeding BirdsPlease do not use any type of netted bag(s) to feed the birds. I did this for a number of years without a problem. Then one time, I had to rescue a bird that had gotten its leg tangled in the netting. It was a horrible experience for the bird and me. If I wasn't home to help the bird, it would have died from stress, cold weather, or who knows what. Use the wire square holders.



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Dyeing Hair After Bleaching?Please help. I went to a hair salon on Saturday and have been left with orange hair, not only that, I also suffered minor chemical burns. It was the worst experience of my life. I am desperate to re-dye my hair asap as I look horrendous. Do I have to put a red on first before a brown will take?


Value of Vintage Bassett Chest of Drawers - 5 drawer chest of drawers with curved front

Value of Vintage Bassett Chest of Drawers?I inherited this piece from my 82 year old grandmother. Can anyone help with year and or value of this piece? it is in excellent condition with no scratches. Any information would be appreciated.


Value of an Antique Bracelet - cuff style bracelet with a cameo disk in the center

Value of an Antique Bracelet?My aunt collected antiques. This bracelet was passed down to me. From what I understand this bracelet is worth a good bit of money. I'd like to get some information on it if anyone can provide any.


Value of Vintage Mersman Tables - coffee table with stepped ends

Value of Vintage Mersman Tables?I have 2 end tables 8614, a table 8615, and another long table 8613. They are in excellent condition. I inherited them from my husband's grandmother. What is the value of these pieces?


Identifying a Stuffed Toy - old blue and white monkey, missing one eye

Identifying a Stuffed Toy?Does anyone happen to know what brand this stuffed monkey is or where I might find a replacement? I don't think it's the TY brand one although it's quite similar. This is an old stuffed animal belonging to someone so I'm trying to find them a new one as a gift.


Value of a 1800 Mahogany Chippendale Corner Cabinet

Value of a 1800 Mahogany Chippendale Corner Cabinet?This antique Chippendale corner cupboard has been passed down thru generations. Unfortunately, we are moving and the size of our new house does not allow for such a large piece. We are trying to find out it's value before we sell it. We know it's from the 1800s and it's mahogany.


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Removing Hair Dye from Painted Wood?So I accidentally got some blue hair dye on painted wood in my bathroom. It's been a few days so I'm hoping it's not permanently stained. It's a light yellow paint if that helps. I've tried using a Mr. Clean eraser and a mix of water/dish soap/baking soda. What can I use that won't ruin the pain, but lift the stain?


Mail Wedged in the Letterbox - wads of mail

Mail Wedged in the Letterbox?Recently we had a lot of rain and someone had posted a rolled up ton of mailers and junk in my letterbox. Of course, the papers swelled and got jammed in the opening. I've tried brute force, tried ripping little bits off it, but it's still packed tight. Has anyone got any bright spark of an idea how to solve this without putting a new fence in? :)


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