May 10, 2020

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A hoya houseplant in bloom.

Caring for HoyaThe hoya is a genus of 200300 species of tropical plants in the family Apocynaceae (Dogbane). Most are native to several countries of Asia such as China, India, and Thailand. There is a great diversity of species in the Philippines, and Polynesia, New Guinea, and Australia. It is a waxy leafed vining plant with star shaped waxy flowers. In non-tropical areas it is typically easy to grow indoors.


A pair of eyeglasses.

Armour Etch Left Film on Glasses?Armour Etch can be helpful when removing reflective coating from plastic eye glass lens, but can leave a film and even scratch glass lenses.



Jewelry Made from Nespresso Coffee Cups - bracelets

Jewelry Made from Nespresso Coffee CupsI made this jewelry from empty Nespresso cups. Empty the cups. Rinse them out and let dry. Then process them into jewelry. You will find enough tutorials on the internet so do not throw that cup away anymore, but recycle them into nice jewelry.


A small sand terrarium with butterflies around.

Making a Sand Terrarium or Fairy Garden for KidsHere is a super fun sand terrarium/fairy garden you can make with your kids.


finished Banana Cream Pie

Homemade Banana Cream PieThis is a wonderful way to put a few bananas to use. This pie has a delicious vanilla pudding made from scratch. If you want to cut major corners, you could just use ready-made pudding to pour over the bananas! You can use your favourite pie crust recipe. I made a simple graham cracker crust.



Identifying Small Brown Jumping or Flying Bug -closeup

Identifying Small Brown Jumping or Flying Bug?I found this little brown/yellowish bug on my pillow. It could jump or fly from one place to another really fast. Should I be preoccupied about this and what should I do?


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Identifying Black Bugs?I have this bug in my bedroom he is about the size of a half dollar, but when he is threatened he goes to a small bug. They are all black and resemble the shape of a sand tick. I watched one come down from the ceiling he had a web letting him come down.


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Bread Maker Paddle Remains Stuck in Finished Bread?I love my breadmaker and the bread releases easily once baked. No sticking, but the paddle remains in the bread and I have to dig it out. Any suggestions?


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Value of an Ashton-Drake Galleries Anne Shirley Doll?I have a Ashton-Drake Galleries Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables Doll. She is in perfect condition, there is no display box though. I do have a certificate of authenticity. I would like to know what she is worth value wise.


Identifying a Vintage Porcelain Doll

Identifying a Vintage Porcelain Doll?She was gifted to my mom years ago, but ended up in an attic and dirtied up by mice. I'm trying to clean her up, she's missing eyelashes and her neck 'rope'(?) is really loose- she had a $350. price tag on her. I'd just like to know about her and fix her up a bit.


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Searching for a Sorta-Neat Sorting Tray?Where can I buy a product called Sorta-Neat? It is a sorting tray manufactured originally by Leiter Swank Industries. It is no longer available on the regular market, so it would have to come from a used tool source.


Value of a Conant Ball 8 Drawer Dresser - medium finish dresser

Value of a Conant Ball 8 Drawer Dresser?I was selling this on Marketplace, and then discovered it may be more valuable than we thought. My daughter started to refinish it, but gave up. It has a gouge on the side. Do you know what the value is and where I might sell it? I live in Western Massachusetts.


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Fixing a Hair Dye Experience Gone Wrong?So the other day I bleached my hair. It came out orange from the bleaching. Then I dyed it medium brown, but it is now an almost dark grayish, indigo color. My hair is naturally a dark brown. What can I do to fix this without going to the salon?


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Selling Vintage Doll Molds?Where can I sell vintage doll molds? I have 500+.


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Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start?My Briggs 19.5v twin turbo cool mower struggles to turn over if at all with the spark plugs removed and the battery fully charged. I was told it needed a starter, but after investigation I found that the flywheel wouldn't move. I removed the plugs and squirted some mystery oil in the cylinders and it broke free right away and spun by hand easily.


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Value of Thomas Kinkade's Evening Majesty Print?I have a lithograph of Evening Majesty by Thomas Kinkade. It is roughly 4ft by 5ft, with the certificate of authentication on the back. Does anyone have an idea of how much it is worth or how to sell it?


Identifying a Vintage Chair - round rather low seated chair with a almost harp shaped wooden back

Identifying a Vintage Chair?This chair has a tag that says Charlotte Chair Company made for W. J. Sloane. I can't find anything online about it. It has an adjustable seat. If anyone has some information they can share about it, that would be appreciated. Could it be a piano chair?


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Name Ideas for a Secondary School?I am starting a new CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) school. Please suggest a unique name with the letter M or P.


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