June 10, 2020

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Recipes

A strawberry chiffon pie.

Strawberry Chiffon PieI bought an old Better Homes & Gardens pamphlet titled "Bedazzling Desserts". I liked it because it had a lot of old recipes from the 70's and 80's, from the look of them, which I am not used to making.

 

A cup of lemongrass ginger tea.

Lemongrass Ginger TeaLemongrass and ginger has many health benefits especially for digestion aid and anti-inflammatory properties. This is a refreshing tea you could make and versatile as you could drink this cold or warm. If you don't have an instant pot, you can boil these two simple ingredients over a stove top to achieve the same results.

 

Articles

A mother putting sunscreen on a young girl.

Safe Sunscreens for KidsThe Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a list each year of the safest sunscreens. They rate the sunscreens on five factors: health hazards, UVB protection, UVA protection, balance of UVA/UVB protection and sunscreen stability. From these analyses they give each sunscreen a score, the lower the score the better.

 

Sew Pretty Sewing Machine Restoration - finished project

Sew Pretty Sewing Machine RestorationAfter receiving this 1938 Singer sewing machine and cabinet from a friend, my husband and I took on the restoration project together to put our "stay-at-home during COVID 19" to good use!

 

Tito Finally Made It Back Home - yellow and white bird, perhaps a budgie

Tito Finally Made It Back HomeThis photo was taken after we found Tito and got him back home. He had been missing for 10 days. This was one of the best days that I can remember.

 

A mother putting sunscreen on a young girl.

Safe Sunscreens for KidsThe Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a list each year of the safest sunscreens. They rate the sunscreens on five factors: health hazards, UVB protection, UVA protection, balance of UVA/UVB protection and sunscreen stability. From these analyses they give each sunscreen a score, the lower the score the better.

 

Questions

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Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees in a Deck Stringer?I am trying to get rid of carpenter bees in a deck stringer. I was reading the article on carpenter bees, and wonder should WD40 be used as soon as a carpenter bee hole is noticed in decking? How will I know when there are no more bees in the wood? Also when can the holes be covered with steel wool or calking?

 

What Insect Laid These Eggs? - cluster of eggs on pepper plant leaf

What Insect Laid These Eggs?I found them on a leaf of my pepper plant. They are very very small and they came up all together (none separated) when I peeled it off the leaf.

 

Caring for an Unfinished Vintage Lane Cedar Chest? - walnut top on cedar chest

Caring for an Unfinished Vintage Lane Cedar Chest?This is a Lane cedar chest from mid-century. The wood of the lid is unfinished, unvarnished, bare wood. The tag inside says it is walnut. The lid is getting more dried out and has some watermarks in places. What is the best way to care for and clean this family heirloom so it will last?

 

Problems with Tongue Piercing - view of the piercing

Problems with Tongue Piercing?OK so I have had my tongue piercing since I was 17. I woke up this morning and my mouth as been so sore and I can't stick my tongue out or up too far. It looks like it has been re-spilt and it has got skin hanging on one is side. What is causing this and why is it doing that? It's not new.

 

Value of Four Vintage Mowers - vintage yellow reel mower in yard

Value of Four Vintage Mowers?I found these four vintage mowers in my Papa's shed in Canada. I'm looking to find their value and a potential buyer. From what I can tell, the red motor one is a Cooper's Clipper, then there is a yellow Teco one, a red Dunlap one, and a very old wooden one that says Forbes Guelphon the wheel.

 

Areas of Permed Hair Straight After a Few Days - view of straight area of long hair

Areas of Permed Hair Straight After a Few Days?I got a perm on a Friday, but by Sunday it looked like the front of my hair (by my temples) was almost completely straight. I hoped that on Tuesday when I washed it that things would be OK. So Tuesday came around and I washed and styled my hair with a curling shampoo and conditioner then used curling styling products and a diffuser.

 

Value of Old Encyclopedias - volumes in yellow plastic crate

Value of Old Encyclopedias?Any ideas of what I may be able to sell these for, either individually or as sets? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

 

Homer Laughlin Pattern  Identification? - white plate with fancy edge and one large and two smaller floral designs

Homer Laughlin Pattern Identification?What is the name of this pattern? The information on the back is H 48 N 8.

 

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a long gown and a tiara

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I can't find a tag or any identifying marks on the doll. She has, from hands to shoulders, head, and legs that are separate pieces attached by thick cord. Does anyone have an idea where I can find some info on her?

 

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