June 12, 2020

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Finished card.

Heart's Delight Valentine CardYou can use a heart shaped cookie cutter and punch to easily make your own version of this cute Valentine's Day card. The instructions and supplies list can be found below.

 

baked & frosted Heart Shaped Tin Cake

Red Velvet Heart Shaped Tin CakeThis yummy ganache iced red velvet cake is baked right in the heart shaped tin. The instructions, ingredients, and photos follow.

 

bowl of Loaded Potato Soup

Making Loaded Potato SoupAdd your favorite baked potato toppings to this creamy homemade potato soup. The recipe can be found below.

 

Honey-Orange Glazed Pork in bowl

Making Honey-Orange Glazed PorkBreaded and fried chopped pork belly or chops are then coated with a delicious citrus glaze. The recipe and instructions follow.

 

Oreo Cookies stood up on Cream Pie

Making Oreo Cookie Cream PieThese yummy desserts are great for meals, parties, and even picnics. The recipes for Oreo cookie pies may vary a bit, but they typically include crushed cookies that are layered with pudding, cream cheese, and whipped topping. Learn how to make this scrumptious dessert using the recipes below.

 

An older push mower being used on the lawn.

Information on Sears Push MowersSears branded push mowers with gasoline motors to power the cutting blade were very popular in times gone by. Learning who the manufacturer was, and approximate age can take a bit of research.

 

Last Minute Spider Face Mask - all legs in place

Making a Last Minute Spider Face MaskFor a quick Halloween mask give this one a try. It is simple to make and uses items you might already have. The instructions follow.

 

Recipes

A dinner plate containing potatoes, meatballs and sauteed lettuce.

Sautéed LettuceDH bought way too much Romaine lettuce, so I stir fried one head with an onion and two cloves of garlic. I added the last bit of pasta sauce to use it up. It was delicious. I think it would work with any kind of lettuce. Next time I'll

 

A bowl of Cauliflower Broccoli Cheese Soup

Cauliflower Broccoli Cheese SoupThis is a lightened version of a creamy broccoli cheese soup. Instead of using potatoes and roux made from flour and butter, I simply use cauliflower. You can have the same comforting soup with a fraction of the calories. If you'd like to make this vegetarian or even vegan, you can use veggie broth, almond milk, and cashew cheese. Yum!

 

Articles

Frog Jumping Activity

Frog Jumping ActivityDid you know some frogs can jump over 20 times the length of their bodies? That means that if people could jump like frogs, we would be able to jump over 100 feet! Here is a fun activity to do outside with your kids. Join in and compare your jumps!

 

Baby Bluebirds - nest box with baby birds

Baby BluebirdsI checked the blue bird house to see if there were any little ones in there. I assume these are blue birds. The nest is full and it looks like these babies will be taking flight soon. They know how to duck down and hide. They are all asleep except for one. I guess he's on watch duty.

 

Frog Play Mat

Frog Play MatTo go along with the worm play mat that I created, I also made a simple frog pond play mat. My son enjoys using small plastic frogs on it. He created lily pads and plants to put in and around the pond as well. We will also be making some origami jumping frogs for the pond. I would suggest laminating it so that it will stay clean and last longer. Have fun!

 

Extra Dish Drainer - white dishpan with a wire rack inside

Extra Dish DrainerMost of the time, when I cook, I use a lot of pots and pans. Washing them can be a chore.

 

Decorated Singer Button Box and Spool Holder - side of sewing machine with spools and button garden attached

Decorated Singer Button Box and Spool HolderAfter restoring a 1938 vintage Singer sewing machine and cabinet, I decorated the button box and spool holder that came with it.

 

Worm Play Mat - play mat with purple Play-Doh worm

Worm Play MatHere is a fun play mat that I created. Kids can make worms for it out of Play-Doh, pipe cleaners, or even paper. If you laminate it they can also draw worms and tunnels onto the mat with a dry erase marker. Enjoy!

 

Questions

Identifying Tiny Bugs in Moist Moldy Shower - long black/brown bug

Identifying Tiny Bugs in Moist Moldy Shower?I am looking for advice on what kind of bug I'm seeing in my bathroom! They are super tiny, like little dark specs that you can hardly notice. They are maybe half or 1/3 the size of ants, and I can't see the individual body parts until I use a camera to zoom in on them. See pics. They scurry around pretty quickly when I agitate them by blowing air their way!

 

Anyone Know What Bit Me? - bites

Anyone Know What Bit Me?I woke up with itchy red spots on my knees and arms. I haven't found any bugs in my apartment, but I can't think of what else it could be. Anyone know what this is from?

 

Identifying a Vintage Trough Vase - pale yellow with pink interior and gold edging trough vase, also white spiderweb spatter on yellow glaze

Identifying a Vintage Trough Vase?I bought this trough vase, but would like to know the maker. I can't find it on the internet.

 

Selling an Original Signed Cabbage Patch Doll

Selling an Original Signed Cabbage Patch Doll?I have an original Cabbage Patch doll with signature and original adoption and birth certificate papers, in good condition. I want to sell it, but am not sure what the going price is for this collector doll.

 

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How Do You Dissolve Rock Around a Garnet?I found some garnets at Garnet Hill near Ely, Nevada. We have been using vinegar, a wire brush, nail files, etc. trying to remove the rock around them so we can use them for jewelry. Any ideas on how to dissolve the rock without damaging the garnet would be appreciated.

 

Age and Value of a Murphy Cedar Chest? - chest in a garage or workshop

Age and Value of a Murphy Cedar Chest?My wife has a Murphy cedar chest that I am fixing to redo. On the back it just has Murphy and #19. I haven't taken out everything from inside yet. I am trying not to. The inside is in great shape.

 

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