March 19, 2020

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Recycled CD Mirrored Hearts - a scattering of CD hearts

Making Recycled CD Mirrored HeartsUse recycled CDs to make these shiny hearts. They are great for Valentine's Day or to show your love anytime.

 

Golden Butterfly Suncatcher - two suncatchers hanging, showing both the back and the front

Making Golden Butterfly SuncatchersUse old CDs or DVDs to make these pretty suncatchers. Decorate them to look like all sorts of iridescent butterflies. A great project to do with kids.

 

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

Making Feather Bookmarks from CDsTake old computer or music CDs and make these pretty bookmarks in a feather shape. These could also be hung as suncatchers or as part of a wind chime.

 

finished Babycakes on plate

Lemon Lime Soda BabycakesUsing lemon lime soda and lemon zest you can make these wonderful little babycakes for a special treat. They are very easy to make and comparable to high priced bakery goodies.

 

Dried Banana Leaf Crown - adding a leaf

Making a Dried Banana Leaf CrownIf you have access to banana leaves, weave them together to make these festive crowns. Perfect for a luau or special birthday party.

 

Recycled Eggshell Vase - finished vase with faux flowers glued to the front

Making a Recycled Eggshell VaseSave eggshells to decorate a glass vase or recycled bottle. Add artificial flowers to the outside to make a beautiful decorated vase to use as a gift.

 

Recipes

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Crustless QuicheThis is a fun quiche to make; no crust. Very simple. You can add more veggies or use as many eggs as you like. You can also make or purchase a crust.

 

White Adobo in jar

White AdoboAdobo is a common recipe for the Filipinos. Why most of us likes to cook the dish is because it is simple and doesn't spoil easily. The Covid-19 outbreak has gone worst in my country and most of the people, though advised not to panic, it is still normal to see them get scared for themselves and their families.

 

Articles

Splatter Paint Sticker Circle Garland - hanging garland

Splatter Paint Sticker Circle GarlandNeed a splash of color in your home to add some joy? This is an easy splatter paint sticker circle garland. It is perfect for a future party decoration, gender reveal, just because, or to add some color to a room.

 

A person thoroughly washing their hands.

Why Soap is Better Than SanitizerEveryone is sharing advice about washing your hands to decrease the spread of coronavirus. Many people have been using hand sanitizer instead but this can be less effective over time. My husband and I recently watched a video by Alton Brown that spells out exactly why.

 

Cityscape Background for Playing with Toys - colorful paper cityscape

Cityscape Background for Playing with ToysMy son wanted to make a cityscape for the background of his Legos creation. Instead of just printing out a cityscape, gluing it to cardboard, and calling it a day - I helped guide him to make his own. Here's his creation!

 

Hanging Memo Holder - hanging on the wall with two items clipped on

Hanging Memo HolderMake this fun and bright hanging memo holder. It is perfect for your office wall or somewhere in your home where you'd like to attach notes/reminders or clip photos!

 

An older woman calling for help on a bill.

Mention Coronavirus When Asking For HelpAs we deal with the Coronavirus outbreak many opportunities for assistance are opening up. If you find yourself out of a job, finding it hard to feed your kids, getting behind on your rent, mortgage, or bills, or in need of help dealing with needs during social isolation, please reach out for help.

 

Questions

Identifying a Plush Bunny - bunny from the front

Identifying a Plush BunnyDoes anyone know what this bunny is? He was given to my mother when she was a child (around 1986, she thinks) and I want to buy one for my own daughter. My mom doesn't remember the brand and the tag was cut off long ago. All she can remember was that his name on the tag was Sterling. He's fairly large, about the size of a two year old.

 

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Permed Hair Straight in Some PlacesSo I got my perm today and I had baseball practice a bit after. After practice i took my hat off to find my hair looks a bit straight in some places. Will this be fixed by just washing it when it's time or is the perm ruined?

 

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Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Maker Not WorkingOur Frigidaire mf12269drm01 refrigerator worked perfectly till we added RO under the sink. We removed the filter and installed a bypass plug. Water from the door flows good and cold. However the ice maker stopped working altogether.

 

Identifying an Ashton Drake Doll - sleeping baby doll

Identifying an Ashton Drake DollI bought this Ashton Drake doll used for $200 about 17 years ago. The lady who originally bought it paid $400 for her. I have no info on her. I was hoping someone could tell me which doll I have.

 

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Cleaning Dirty Uniform Work ShirtsMy husband works for WM. His work shirts are yellow and silver. I tried to get the stains he gets on them out with Oxi stain remover and a Spray and Wash with no results. Can someone give me a good recommendation to get these tough stains out?

 

Making Hand Sanitizer with 99% Isoproply Alcohol

Making Hand Sanitizer with 99% Isopropyl AlcoholI need to use this one bottle of 500 ml or 2 cups of isopropyl alcohol to make my sanitizer.

 

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Ingredients in White OutAre there any natural resources in White Out? If so, what are they, and how are they used in it?

 

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Value of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedias 1939I have a set of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedias, copyright 1939 in very good condition. Are they worth anything?

 

Identifying a Stuffed Reindeer - stuff

Identifying a Stuffed ReindeerI got this stuffed reindeer for my son in about 2012. I got it at a pharmacy calledRite Aid. I bought it for about a dollar. I have no idea where the tag went so if you can find it that would be great. He's been wondering how it looked before he got it.

 

Value of a Tilt Top and Tiered Table - mahogany pie crust tilt top table

Value of a Tilt Top and Tiered TableI would like to sell these tables, but I don't know the value of them.

 

Identifying an Old Trunk - old wood and leather(?) trunk

Identifying an Old TrunkI am looking for any information on date or production company of this chest.

 

Is My Dog a Pit Bull? - white and brindle brown puppy

Is My Dog a Pit Bull?Is this dog a Pit Bull or no? I have pictures of the father and it looks like a Pit Bull, but I don't know about the mother. So I am wondering if someone can help me out.

 

Value of Mersman Side Tables - stepped tables

Value of Mersman Side TablesI have two Mersman side tables that are in excellent condition (just dusty). Any idea of their value?

 

What Kind of Bug Is This? - small oval bug on white cloth background

What Kind of Bug Is This?It's tiny and has little white spots on it. It has an oval shape to its body, similar to a beetle. It's difficult to have the bug be clear in the photo. As it grows, it may be able to fly because there is a line down it's back possibly to separate wings. I only have seen one at a time, but this is the sixth one.

 

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