June 25, 2020

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A meowing cat.

Caring for a Cat in HeatCats in heat can be quite uncomfortable and exhibit behaviors that are not typical for them normally. Warm cloths or beds may help, checking with your vet for solutions is another possible route to take. Ultimately, having a kitty spayed is safe and will end the concerns. More suggestions can be reviewed below.


Value of Antique Bed  - ornate headboard

Value of an Antique Bed?Trying to determine the value of antique beds can be difficult, especially if there are no identifying marks, as is often the case with older pieces. There are several helpful suggestions found below that can get you started on your quest.


Buying Milton Porcelain Doll Shoes? - photo on computer screen of male and female African American Dolls

Buying Milton Porcelain Doll Shoes?If your porcelain doll is missing its shoes there are some possible sites that you can search to try and find replacements. Some suggestions follow.


Garnet crystals in rock.

Dissolving Rock Around GarnetRock hounding a fun pastime. If you are lucky enough to find garnets, at sites such as Garnet Hill in Nevada, you will need to clean off the matrix around the stone. One highly recommended method is to use muriatic acid. Follow the precautions when using this product.


A chalkboard filled with question marks.

What Is This?Thriftstore finds, garage, estate, or rummage sales often leave us with really interesting items that we unfortunately can't identify. Posting photos on websites is a good start to identifying them if you have been unable to find a similar one on the net. This page contains photos of unidentified items and some possible ideas.



Open Bag Garden Items Are 50% Off - slightly damaged bags of mulch

Open Bag Garden Items Are 50% OffAt Home Depot - I know for wood if there is a defect and it'll be marked with the specific color for discount, but I didn't know that on open bagged items you get 50% off.


Nature Weaving - child holding his creation

Nature WeavingThis is a fun activity to do with your kids. They can take them on walks to collect things they find along the way. Then once they are finished you can display their collection!


Snowball Bush - white flower clusters on a snowball bush

Snowball BushI captured this photo of my grandma's white snowball bush in Perry County, Ohio. Last summer while visiting her I noticed how it looked fully bloomed and I wanted to capture its beauty. This photo shows in detail the small flowers that make up the entire snowball bush.


Callistemon (Bottlebrush) - closeup of the beautiful red fuzzy flowers

Callistemon (Bottlebrush)This Callistemon Laevis has been growing in my front yard for years and there seems to be more blooms every year.


DIY Ear Saver and Mask Extender - view from the back

DIY Ear Saver and Mask ExtenderThese straps for your masks are great for many reasons. They relieve heavy strain on your ears from the mask loops pulling on them. They make your masks fit your face much better. They are also great for a little colour pop, working as accessories to potentially match with your outfits. :) I live in an extremely high COVID-19 rate area and always have my mask on.


Natural Paint Brushes - fir branch painting

Natural Paint BrushesThis is a fun kids' activity! Collect items such as leaves, branches, and grasses from outside. Dip the items into paint and use them as paint brushes.


Dandelion Playdough - ball of dough with dandelion flowers next to it

Dandelion PlaydoughThis is an easy to make recipe for homemade play dough that uses dandelion flowers for natural coloring!



A certificate of authenticity from Thomas Kinkade.

Value of a Thomas Kinkade Print?What is the value of this Thomas Kincaid print, Paris City of Lights?


Small and long black bug on a finger.

Identifying Small Black Bugs?Please someone tell what this is. The temperature has hit 30°+ and suddenly I'm finding them on me while sitting on my balcony. They're driving me insane. I saw a picture of a drain fly that looks exactly like this, but there is no stagnant water on my balcony anywhere.


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