May 13, 2020

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Teacup Party Favor Holder - closeup of finished cup and saucer

Making a Teacup Party Favor HolderYou can make this sweet little tea cup party favor from a tissue box. Fill with candy or mints and it is ready to grace the tables at an upcoming party or bridal shower.

 

An electric air fryer with French fries.

Using an Air FryerReducing the use of fryer oil in food preparation is possible with an air fryer. Hot air flows around the food to cook a crispy entree.

 

Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - closeup of finished blower

DIY Cardboard Tube Rainbow BlowerToilet paper tube blowers are fun toys for kids to make and play with. This one has a rainbow theme and color scheme.

 

Identifying a Vintage Table Lamp - off white bean pot lamp with floral motif

Identifying a Vintage Table LampVintage lamps, like furniture, can have resale value. To determine what that might be can be aided if the lamp has markings on the bottom. Otherwise, an internet search or trip to an antique and collectibles shop likely come next. Stye and color palette can be indicators of era of manufacture.

 

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Gravity-Defying Ramen Cake - finished cake

Gravity-Defying Ramen CakeThis is a super cool cake you can make at home with a few fun techniques. It's a bowl of ramen with chopsticks that appear to be suspended in the air. You don't need too many obscure items to make this yourself. Making it will save you literally hundreds of dollars as these fun types of cakes don't come cheap from the specialists. Have fun with this edible craft!

 

Blue Beauty (Butterfly on Sedum flower) - brilliant blue butterfly on pink autumn sedum flower

Blue Beauty (Butterfly on Sedum Flower)Autumn sedum beckons the bees making it almost impossible to capture the perfect photo of the vibrant blue butterflies that flit from flower to flower. Hoping against hope I wouldn't get stung, I planted myself next to the blooms, shutter in hand, waiting for the perfect shot. Behold, this "Blue Beauty" stopped for a sip of nectar, and click, I captured a forever memory.

 

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Identifying a Vine and Growing It from Cuttings - closeup of vine cutting

Identifying a Vine and Growing It from CuttingsThis plant just showed up on my fence about 6 years ago growing incredibly fast. One year it flowered and had tiny bluish, purple blooms all over it. After some research I've decided it must be some type of morning glory. I clipped a few pieces and put them in water. Will they root? And does anyone know what this is?

 

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Tabebuia Tree Has Gashes in TrunkI have long vertical gashes in my tabebuia tree. The tree is about 3 years old. It seems healthy, but I'd like to fix problem.

 

Value of a Mersman Coffee Table - table with built in magazine racks

Value of a Mersman Coffee TableI am curious on where it could have came from, age, quality, and value.

 

Identifying a Vintage Bunny from Hallmark - stuffed toys on a quilt

Identifying a Vintage Bunny from HallmarkMy husband accidentally trashed my childhood bunny when we were moving. I would love to find out more info to see if I can find another. My mom said she bought it from Hallmark in the 1980s time frame. I attached the best photos I have. It's the grey-lavender bunny with a dress and the ears were lined with silk. The dress was white with little flowers.

 

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Speeding Up an Old iPadI am old, but hoping I can get my iPad functioning properly. I have close to 8000 emails on it, and stuff I haven't finished with. But I need to know what to do to clean it up so I can use it some more, I tried to trash the emails, but they don't really go away. It is getting slow, like me, but I keep it like a good friend. Any help in that direction?

 

Identifying a Stuffed Toy - overstuffed print fabric body with bear head, hands, and feet sewn in place

Identifying a Stuffed ToyDoes anybody know anything about this bear? I am searching for a bear like this.

 

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Value of 1984 Cabbage Patch KidsI have 2 perfect, still in the box, Cabbage Patch Kids from 1984. Both signed with birth certificates. Never opened. How much can I sell them for?

 

Identifying Small Brown Bug - small elongated oval bug on textured wall

Identifying Small Brown BugDoes anyone know what type of bug this is? I found multiple ones crawling on my walls.

 

Value of a Homer Laughlin Plate - scalloped edged plate with gold trim

Value of a Homer Laughlin PlateIt is a cream plate with gold etching and marked on the back, Homer Laughlin, Republic, 96N. Does anyone know how old it is and the value? It does have crackling on the top and bottom, but no cracks or anything broken.

 

Value of Noritake China - upside down cup on a heavily decorated saucer with blue and brown design around the edge and clusters of pink flowers in three areas in between

Value of Noritake ChinaI have a set of Noritake china, including a serving plate, 6 side plates, 5 saucers, and 4 cups with the burgundy Meruki stamp, "Made in Japan". I can't find an exact design match on the internet to determine the design or value, if any. Do you know anything about this set please?

 

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