July 15, 2020

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A blue carpet.

Decorating Advice for a Room with Blue CarpetIf you have a room that has a blue carpet, you may struggle with choosing colors to go with it. Many people suggest white or grey for a clean look while others might go for a vibrant yellow or orange as a contrast.


How to Hand Pollinate Passionfruit

How to Hand Pollinate PassionfruitIf you have passiflora (passion flowers) growing in your garden and wish for fruit, you may have to take some extra steps. Hand pollinating the flowers is easy and can increase the your passionfruit harvest.


A pair of hand painted wine glasses.

Removing Paint from GlassAlthough paint can adhere to glass surfaces, it can usually be removed easily. Isopropyl alcohol, scrubbing pads and razor blades can all be effective in removing unwanted paint.


Galvanized Roofing Raised Bed - corrugated panels attached

DIY Galvanized Roofing Raised BedSturdy galvanized roofing can be used as the sides of a raised garden bed. This will last much longer than wooden sides and is an attractive look in your yard or patio.


Several used tea bags next to a package of sunflower seeds.

Used Tea Bag to Sprout SeedsSave your old used tea bags as a seed starter. The tea will compost as the seedling grows, feeding it as well as marking the location.


A device for getting a mammogram.

Getting a MammogramMammograms are very important in early detection of breast cancer. Regular mammograms should be scheduled for any woman over 40 so that treatment can be started as soon as possible.


A man standing next to his truck.

Troubleshooting Truck RepairsAlthough it is best to take truck issues to a certified mechanic, that can be expensive. Sometimes troubleshooting or easy repairs can be done at home.


A plastic grocery bag.

Reusing Plastic Grocery Bags for GarbagePlastic shopping bags can be reused for lining garbage cans. This will save you money and allow you to easily recycle those bags.


A woman relaxing with head and legs raised.

Coping Skills with Depression and AnxietyA few years ago, I needed help with coping with depression and anxiety. I went to classes to learn. I don't usually tell people this, but it helped me learn so much. It helped me then and it is helping me greatly now! A lot!


Cleaning In Tough Kitchen Areas - paper towel wrapped tube

Cleaning In Tough Kitchen AreasYou don't need specialized tools to get into cracks and crevices in your kitchen. A paper towel attached to a recycled tube can be shaped to fit any space.



A baked loaf of banana bread with chocolate chips.

Banana Bread Topped with Chocolate ChipsSimple and quick banana bread recipe. All I had to do was measure out all the ingredients and tossed into my stand mixer!


Personalized Needlepoint Bookmarks - finished bookmark

Personalized Needlepoint BookmarksDon't throw away those small pieces of leftover canvas. Instead, make personalized needlepoint bookmarks. I am making some for my grandkids.


A nest containing house sparrow eggs.

House Sparrow EggsI was doing some yard work while we were under quarantine. I was cutting some bushes when all of the sudden, I saw this nest! It had four eggs in it. I didn't know what kind of eggs they were, so I looked it up and they were House Sparrow eggs. They were pretty small, about the size of a quarter, and blue with brown speckles.


Removing dye from a marker to add to a body scrub.

Alternative Dye for ProjectsWhile looking on Pinterest, I find cool bath bomb recipes, body scrub recipes, etc. They all had something in common, they required some kind of dye. Either soap dye or food coloring. I didn't have any of that, and so I thought of what I could use instead. I came up with the idea of cutting open a marker and using the ink out of that!


Aromatherapy Body Scrub - scrub in a glass storage container

Aromatherapy Body ScrubOkay ladies here's an easy body scrub that smells wonderful and looks delicious (but sorry this one isn't edible lol!) I made this one with olive oil instead of coconut oil, sometimes it's easier to find or at least people are more familiar with it ;)


Upcycled Plastic Bottle Jewelry Stand - looking down at an angle on the completed jewelry stand

Upcycled Plastic Bottle Jewelry StandThis a super cute and thrifty jewelry stand you can make out of some plastic bottles and a few pieces of hardware. I used it to fill up with the jewelry I wear most often, and separated them by colour using the different tiers: silver on top, then gold, then colour pieces. I love this stand!



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Revarnishing a DoorA few years ago, I coated my stair door with varnish. It is now looking very stressed. My question is can I use new varnish (the same type and make) without sanding?


A Lane chest with linens inside.

Value of Lane ChestGot this Lane chest in a house I bought. What is the date of this and what is a good value?


A small chihuahua lying on the ground.

What Breed Is My Pup?I know it's a Chihuahua but a different type. Can anyone help me?


A yellow-brown winged insect on a black surface.

What is this Insect?I live in the South-Eastern US and found this in the bedroom on the carpet. Google lens is saying cicada or in that family or glassy winged sharpshooter or maybe springtail. To me it looks like a moth variety. Additionally, my wife is getting bitten quite often by something we can't seem to see so it is important to ID anything we can find. Oh, yeah. This thing is maybe 1/8-1/4 in. Thoughts?


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Potty Training a DogI have a now 5 month old blue nose/red nose mix. We've had her for about a month and no matter what we do, she still pees and poops inside the house. She has stopped going in her crate however.


A small dog near a water dish.

Is Our Dog a Pure Bred Belgian Malinois?This my dog when she was around 5 months old, but she is 1 year old now. I don't have her picture yet so I'll leave it here. Since I know that this will not be a purebred one, so is there a chance that she has a Belgian Mal trait or Belgian Mal dna? She look so like a Belgian Mal based on her coat and color, but her height is just a little different from a purebred one, based on my own research.


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Magtronic Control PanelI have a 2 pole und.lab. inc list 20 amp breaker, that I need to replace for my heat pump with a 30 amp 2 pole breaker. Is any current breaker brand compatible? Or where might I find this exact replacement?


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