April 6, 2020

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Ginger Garlic Cilantro Rice in bowl

Making Ginger Garlic Cilantro RiceFresh ginger, garlic, and cilantro are cooked with the rice resulting in a delicious, fragrant, colorful dish.


Bloody Choker Necklace - necklace in woman's neck

Making a Bloody Choker NecklaceGet out your hot glue gun, parchment paper, and red paint. This gruesome, creepy, Halloween necklace is fun to make and wear. Learn how here.


Ube (Purple Yam) Paste on bread

Ube (Purple Yam) PastePurple yams are cooked, mashed, sweetened, and further reduced to a paste. Then chilled and served as a topping. It is delicious on top of the cold dessert halo-halo or even slices of cake.


Space Valentine Box - one end with large red heart and smaller elements

Making a Space Valentine BoxUse some of your child's space themed artwork to decorate a tissue box. Now you have a fun, unique Valentine's Day card box.



adding flour to Mug

Banana Muffin in a MugA great way to use up bananas that are beginning to brown. Make them for a quick breakfast or snack.


Bell Pepper Salsa in bowl

Bell Pepper SalsaMake this healthy, fresh and delicious salsa with just a few ingredients and spices. This salsa is very versatile and can be eaten in different ways like: with chips, in tacos, burritos, wraps, salads, as a side dish and etc.



Adhering Heat and Bond to stiffen an American flag.

Protecting Old GloryI love to fly my flag everyday, but it usually only lasts one year and then I have to replace it due to shredding, elements, etc. This time, I decided to protect one side of it with Heat and Bond (clear) to protect it. Since I just completed this today, I won't know how well it works until more time has passed.


Birthday Balloons Card - finished card

Birthday Balloons CardHere's an easy way of making a ballon card with circle stickers. I'm not very good at cutting circles so if you have circle stickers or a circle paper puncher it will help make things a lot easier!


An illustration of many different people wearing face masks.

Best COVID-19 Mask PatternsIt has been reported that as many as 25% of people with COVID-19 might be asymptomatic. This is why it is important to wear a mask. Wearing a masks helps stop the spread of the disease by containing respiratory droplets of people who might be sick. Wearing a mask also helps people remember to not touch their face.


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Food Assistance for SeniorsI got a call from the Senior Center in the town I live in. They confirmed who they were talking to with asking me my address, phone #and age. They then said to me that because I am a Senior, I qualify for a shopper to do my food shopping and I will automatically get a $100.00 food voucher.


A dab of coconut oil to use for dry hands.

Coconut Oil for Dry HandsI think I have washed my hands more in the last two weeks than in the past two months. To keep them from getting so dry, I use lotion. In addition to the lotion, I have been using coconut oil to keep my hands soft. It's an easy application with the use of X-large disposable latex gloves.


Faux Egg Faces - two cartons of egg faces

Faux Egg FacesHave some eggstraodinary fun with faux eggs and markers. If your kids are past the age of licking pens or writing on their faces, this is a great idea for kids. Not everyone is going to have these available, but if you can order them from Amazon, or just get the plastic ones from the dollar tree, this is a fun craft.


A shirt being used as a cowl type mask.

Cowl Mask IdeaI began walking again, to counteract the shelter in place order in our state. We can walk our pets, do any essential things and such but nothing else. So, while I can keep my brain sane with crafts, I have to keep my body as fit as I can get it, plus get some fresh air.


Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - finished crochet bowl with another bowl inside holding a small pair of scissors and glue stick

Crochet "Go Back" BowlDo we not all have a little place where we put things "till we have time to put them where they go"? Well I can't be the only one. So today I made one for my table, and might make others for my desk, bathroom, and kitchen.



Identifying a Bavarian China Tea Service - a pale blue china tea set with gold trim.

Identifying a Bavarian China Tea ServiceThis is a Bavarian tea set. An artist signed M.E. on the bottom of the plate, and "Bavaria Germany" appears on the other pieces. That is all the information that I have. Does anyone recognize this? Also, how to describe that finish? It looks like a softly glazed surface, in person. Color is a very soft, like robin's egg, blue. Any help appreciated.


Identifying an Old Metal PlateI'm wondering what this metal piece is off of, and how old is it?


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Treating a Bougainvillea PrickI stood on a bougainvillea stick with little thorns on the sides barefoot. My heel is a little swollen and red around the sore spot. There is a small brown dot in the centre of the red spot, but I can't get it out. What do I do?


Value of a Conant Ball Dining Table - medium finish drop side wooden dining table

Value of a Conant Ball Dining TablePlease help me find the value of this table and the year it was made. It's in great shape and has been taken good care of. There is only 1 spot.


Lid Stuck in Glass - green orange juice jug lid stuck in tall glass

Lid Stuck in GlassThis green lid from a jug of orange juice fell into the cup with the orange juice in it. Somehow it landed perfectly to lodge in there and will not budge. When I tipped it upside down not a drop drips out. I broke another glass try to sit it upside down in the glass to see if gravity would eventually take over and drop the lid and juice into the glass.


Identifying an Old Metal Framework  - old metal framework found in barn

Identifying an Old Metal FrameworkA friend of mine found this in an old barn. Can anyone tell me what it is?


Identifying Old Farm Equipment - old equipment on the side of a road

Identifying Old Farm EquipmentWhat type of equipment is this and is it worth money?


Value of a Lane Cedar Chest - chest with turned legs, painted black

Value of a Lane Cedar ChestWhat is the year, value, and history of my Lane cedar chest? Serial: 112728 . A second number on it is #44948. Unfortunately I think it was painted black at one point. I'd like to restore it back to its original look. Usually you read Lane numbers backwards, however this serial number backwards is not a real date.


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Keeping Weeds and Rabbits Out of Veggie GardenWhat are some inexpensive ideas for managing weeds in my veggie garden? Also, any ideas to keep rabbits from eating all my greens?


Identifying Southern California Wild Flowers - pretty 6 petal bluish purple wild flower with bright yellow center

Identifying Southern California Wild FlowersThese grow wild along the hiking trails outside San Diego on Black Mountain!


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Elementary Through High School Montessori School Name IdeasI'm looking into creating a new Montessori school for elementary students with future hope of expanding it to middle school and high school levels as well. I am trying to find ideas on a name that is not too long and not childlike like they use for preschools. I want something that shows we value quality education. I am also looking for ideas on a logo to go with.


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