July 9, 2020

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Crafty Pea Trellis - finished trellis

DIY Crafty Pea TrellisThis trellis features reusable components and jute or cotton twine. You can recycle the twine with the spent vines at the end of the season. You may have some of the necessary supplies to build the framework in your garden shed or garage. Let us share this pea trellis plan with you.


A chainsaw cutting of a plank from a log.

Selling Wood for Crafts?When you remove trees on you property you might wish to try and sell the lumber or rounds to crafters. There are a number of ways to do this, typically involving posting to an on-line site such as Craigslist, Etsy, Facebook Market, or even Nextdoor.com which could save shipping. More suggestions can be found below.


Nature Weaving - yellow flowers added and other plants adjusted

Nature WeavingThis kids' nature craft results in a nature activity board that your child can use to store their plant specimens. A sturdy piece of cardboard and twine are the main supplies you will need. We can show you how to do the rest. Next comes the nature walk.


Simple Paint Chip Mother's Day Cards - two different styles of Mother's Day cards

Making Simple Paint Chip Mother's Day CardsLeftover paint chip samples are a useful craft supply. Here they are incorporated into the making of a lovely Mother's Day card. Learn how below.


A cat ignoring his food bowl.

Cat Won't Eat Cat Food?Cats can be fussy eaters and refuse to eat the pet food you are offering. There are a number of ways to handle this from cooking for your pet to adding meat to their kibbles or even improving on the canned food, if that is what you feed them. Several solutions can be seen below.


A yorkie with a top knot.

Keeping a Yorkie's Hair Out of Face?If you are looking for suggestions for keeping the hair back off your Yorkie's face this page offers several. Two popular methods include using a child's clip or hair band.


A clothespin with a summery beach theme.

Seasonal Clothespin WreathsUsing a wire wreath form you can create a variety of seasonal clothespin wreaths. Paint or otherwise decorate the pins in seasonal colors to make these inexpensive decorations. You can even make them reversible.


An unpaved country road.

Silence Is GoldenWhen I was a child, I would take long walks down unpaved, winding country roads. Much of the land was undeveloped and sometimes there was two, three miles distance between houses. Often, I would hear a cow mooing in a pasture to my right or left, tiny birds chirping happily, even the occasional buzzard or chicken hawk overhead.


Decalicious Dresser Makeover - painted three drawer dresser with large rose decal.

Decalicious Dresser MakeoverRefinishing an old or castoff dresser can include the use of pretty decals along with new paint or stain. This page offers a dresser makeover including the addition of a lovely rose decal motif.


Taking a check out of an envelope.

Frugality And A Question Of MoralsI recently voiced my opinion, maybe too loudly, on a post about asking for extra condiments when dining out. I felt keeping extra condiments automatically given to you was OK, while asking for extras to increase your at home stockpile was not.


A completed paper bag nature journal with Collection Pockets

Paper Bag Nature Journal with Collection PocketsYour children, and perhaps even you, will enjoy using these paper bag nature journals on your next walk. Let us show you how to make them and then you and the kids can start collecting nature specimens.



A homemade mask with a flexible nose bridge.

Nose Bridge for MasksHave you and your friends save the metal closures from coffee bags. I use them for my masks. Works wonders when wearing glasses.


Roll up the dough into a loaf.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread RollThis is a great bread roll to serve for breakfast, dessert or as a snack. I especially love eating this cinnamon raisin bread roll with butter, yum!



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Tension Dial Not Working on Brother Sewing Machine?The tension dial on my Brother sewing machine doesn't seem to make a difference with the tension when I turn the dial. Any ideals of what the problem could be?


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Should I take Advil for Period Cramps?My mom says I should take Advil for my period cramps, but Advil makes them worse by a lot. But my mom says it was a one time thing. Should I take Advil for my period cramps?


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Cleaning Gasoline In ShoesI have managed to spill gasoline in my shoes when filling up the car. I was wondering how to get the smell out of them. The shoes are made of synthetic.


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