May 8, 2020

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Labeled plastic containers of leftovers in the refrigerator.

Labeling LeftoversLabeling your leftovers can help organize you fridge and save on food costs and waste. There are some helpful tips below for marking your containers.

 

A bee on the top of a purple coneflower.

Photos of Bees on Echinacea FlowersThese pretty flowers attract both bees and butterflies. They are native to the eastern and central areas in the U.S., but do well in many other growing zones. These lovely photos capture some of their visitors.

 

Adding bricks to the patio.

Making a Brick PatioA brick patio, large or small, is a nice DIY feature to add to your yard or garden. Learn how in the tutorial below.

 

Recycled Wheelbarrow Herb Garden - herbs growing in an old wheelbarrow

Recycled Wheelbarrow Herb GardenAn old wheelbarrow can be repurposed as an herb garden. Many herbs are perennials so you can harvest for years to come. If the barrow is intact you can move it about your yard to maximize sun exposure. Fresh herbs are very flavorful, so this creative recycled planter is something to consider.

 

White Adobo in jar

Making White AdoboPork cubes cooked in water, vinegar, salt and pepper, and and then fried in garlic flavored oil can be stored in a glass jar without refrigeration for a period of time. This recipe comes to us from the Philippines as a solution to conditions being experienced during the COVID pandemic.

 

A dab of coconut oil to use for dry hands.

Coconut Oil for Dry HandsCoconut oil is a wonderful product to use for dry skin. Rub some onto your hands and then wear a pair of latex or nitrile gloves until it is absorbed.

 

Aloe-Based Hand Sanitizer - aloe leaf, essential oil bottle, and a pump bottle

Aloe-Based Hand SanitizerThis DIY hand sanitizer combines rubbing alcohol, aloe gel, and your choice of essential oil. Use when you are unable to wash your hands to help prevent the spread of disease, such as viruses.

 

A collection of sliced and whole mushrooms.

Substitutes for Mushrooms in RecipesSome people just don't like the flavor or texture of mushrooms. If you are preparing a recipe calling for them you have several options. You can simply leave them out, but the dish may not taste the same especially if they are a major ingredient. Or you can substitute other veggies, such as eggplant, zucchini, carrots, etc.

 

St. Patrick's Day Theme Hanging Wall Sign - ribbon hanger added and a matching bow and then hung on a hook

Making a St. Patrick's Day Theme Hanging Wall SignTry this simple craft with your kids to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. This cultural holiday has become more wide spread over the years.

 

Questions

Identifying Little Black Bugs

Identifying Little Black BugsI put diatomaceous earth on bed, baseboards, and wall but it still doesn't kill these little black things.

 

Dark Clothing Dye Transferred to Bra - peach colored bra with black stains

Dark Clothing Dye Transferred to BraI have a brand new bra that was worn with a black scrub top and black tank top. After work I noticed it was stained how can I remove it?

 

Fabric Feeding Diagonally on Singer Machine

Fabric Feeding Diagonally on Singer MachineThe fabric won't feed straight on my Singer 9960. So when I sew, it moves in a diagonal manner. The feed dog is up and there is no dirt found around it. How do I correct this?

 

Universal ST Sewing Machine Manual or Thread Guide

Universal ST Sewing Machine Manual or Thread GuideI'm looking for an owner's manual for this Universal sewing machine Model ST. I need to at least be able to thread it.

 

Does Anyone Recognize this Stuffed Bear? - white bear with red bow tie

Does Anyone Recognize this Stuffed Bear?I got this stuffed bear at a Salvation Army shop a little while back. I've been trying to find a look alike for him because he reminds me of the one I had when I was younger. But no matter how long I tried to search I couldn't find this specific bear anywhere. Can anyone identify this bear?

 

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