April 30, 2020

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A bowl of borax powder.

Is Borax Edible?Borax is not considered edible and can cause health concerns if ingested, inhaled or with skin contact. Some health recipes recommend using a small amount of borax but the FDA considers this substance toxic.


Maple Sausage with Stuffed Waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar

Maple Sausage Stuffed WafflesAdd chunks of maple flavored sausage to waffle batter to make this delicious breakfast or brunch treat. Warm maple syrup would be the perfect topping for the crispy stuffed waffles.



Touchpoint Math Key - closeup of points on 4 - 7

Touchpoint Math KeyMy son is in kindergarten and they have been working on touchpoint math. His most recent worksheets don't have the touch points on the numbers and he doesn't have all of them memorized to do it without the dots.


Non-Pleated Face Mask - women's over the ear mask made with pink fabric with cherry motif

Non-Pleated Face Mask With Filter PocketThe most recent orders from our governor include wearing masks when in public so I decided to make a set of masks for my family. I found a free pattern online for a non-pleated mask with filter pocket.


Nine Layer No Sew Face Mask

Nine Layer No Sew Face MaskWith a square of material and two rubber bands follow these steps and have a fast face mask within a minute!


Remaking 'The Scream'- montage of the painting and the recreation

Remaking 'The Scream'One of the projects assigned in my daughter's art class was to recreate a famous painting with items found at home. My son loves the painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch and volunteered to help her in recreating it. They used clothing, blankets, and strips of cardboard to create the background. My son posed as the figure in the painting. I think it turned out pretty amazing!


Toothbrush Holder for Desk Supplies - closeup of desk supplies in a red toothbrush holder

Toothbrush Holder for Desk SuppliesWe had a few of these toothbrush holders laying around. I was planning on donating them to Goodwill, but in my hunt for something to hold desk supplies I realized that these would be perfect. I am able to separate different items, making it easy to grab just what I want.


A purple rhododendron in front of a green house.

Purple Rhododendron (Hillsboro, OR)Here is the purple rhododendron that grows right outside my front door. I haven't ever seen so many blooms at once. I bought it at the farmer's market many years ago because of the beautiful flowers, which are a deeper and more electric color than the light purple rhodies you normally see.


Blue and Brown Eggs, Oh My! - plate with 7 eggs, some blue, some dark brown and two light brown

Blue and Brown Eggs, Oh My!After losing all of our chickens last year, we hand raised 5 new girls last spring. They finally started laying eggs and by the time we realized it there was quite a collection hidden around the coop. After washing them up I had to take a moment to appreciate the wide range of colors and speckles on them. I saved many of these and plan to blow them out and save them.


mixing dry ingredients

Pancake MixMake your own and save so much money! I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 3 cups of all-purpose flour.



Identifying Small Brown Bugs with a Black Head - dead bug on tissue paper

Identifying Small Brown Bugs with a Black HeadI found these teeny tiny bugs in the bathroom next to the cat's litter. They have a black head with a brown body. I also found one next to the cat's food. I have seen many in the bathroom. They hide under the tiles in the wall. I have been living in this apartment for a year, but I saw these little things after a month of being here. They are too small for roaches.


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My Zebra Finches Are Laying Eggs?I have 2 pair of zebra finches. Pair #1 (Curly and Colleen) have 4 young ones now 4 weeks old. Colleen has taken over the nest and started laying again. The first egg was laid today. How do I stop them from breeding so soon? Is this also why the adults have become aggressive towards their 4 little ones?


Value of a Grandfather Clock - full length photo of the clock

Value of a Grandfather ClockWas a gift long ago. We have no idea what it originally cost. We have no room for it any longer.


Information on a Truetone DC-5907 Console Stereo

Information on a Truetone DC-5907 Console StereoI have a Truetone DC-5907 Hi-Fi electric phonograph with automatic record changer. The ser. #W 177045. I can not find any information on it. Models go from 5903-5908 in the DC series.


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John Deere Riding Mower Won't StartAfter sitting for the winter, my mower will do nothing! It was stored in the garage. It makes a clicking noise like it wants to start, but nothing. I've charged and jumped it off or tried to, I changed the spark plugs, checked fuses, and some switch I want to say, but am not sure. I'm at a loss!! It's still a really good mower at only going on 3 summers. Any suggestions?


Identifying a Horse Stuffed Animal  - brown and white pinto horse

Identifying a Horse Stuffed Animal?I've been wondering where this horse came from. I've had her since I was a baby and haven't seen another like her. She has no tag. Being 18 years old her tag is non existent. I do remember the first part of her tag saying Kid. Does someone recognize this stuffed animal?


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Sewing Machine Needle Won't Move Using PedalI have a Singer sewing machine. I have not had it a year yet. When I went to use my machine today my needle will move using the handle to move it up and down, but when I press on the pedal it makes the noise, but the needle stays still. The bobbin pin spins like normal when I use pedal still. I have taken the cotton off and reloaded it and there was no change.


Age and Value of a Murphy Rocking Chair - antique rocking chair with leather on seat

Age and Value of a Murphy Rocking ChairI can not find any information about my rocker. I am interested in knowing the year of manufacture and possibly the value.


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Using Homemade Lawn FertilizerI want to make the homemade lawn fertilizer. How much square footage does an application cover, say a 20 gallon mix out of a hose end sprayer set at 3 or 4 oz?


Identifying Insect Eggs - cluster of tan eggs inside the car

Identifying Insect EggsWhat kind of egg is this? I live in Maine.


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