November 19, 2020

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A man using a hedge trimmer.

Value of Pennsylvania TrimmerHedge trimmers and other equipment were manufactured by the Pennsylvania Lawn Products in the mid 20th century. These vintage machines can be worth something, depending on condition.


A woman looking at different color paint swatches.

Buying Walmart PaintWalmart has some great prices on all sorts of items, including paint. But use caution as some customers have had trouble with poor quality and others have had the lids come off during transit.


An open sign on a business.

Choosing a Slogan for Your BusinessAfter you choose a business name, it's time to think about your slogan. This should contain more information about your services or products in a short, easy to remember phrase or sentence.


A whole and a cut half of persimmon.

Recipes Using PersimmonThese unusual fruits are generally available in the fall and can be used for all sorts of recipes. Persimmons can be found worldwide but the most common variety is from Japan.


A brightly colored piece of Japanese porcelain.

Value of Japanese PorcelainAlthough "china" has become a catchall term for ceramics produced around the world, Japan has a proud history of beautiful porcelain pieces. During World Wars I and II, sailors brought back dinnerware, vases, and other decorative pieces for their families and some of these can be valuable, depending on the condition and rarity.


An angry girl jumping up and down on the couch with an upset mom sitting nearby.

Treating Serious Behavior Issues in ChildrenAlthough all children can act out from time to time, serious behavioral issues should be addressed by a medical professional. They can do testing and determine if prescription medication or psychological treatment can help.


A guava tree with fruit.

Growing a Guava TreeGuava originated in Central and South America and the Caribbean but can be grown in places with a tropical or subtropical climate. They can be susceptible to an array of diseases caused by fungus or insects.


The sign on a vintage Pennsylvania reel mower.

Value of a Pennsylvania Reel Mower?Reel mowers and other equipment were manufactured by the Pennsylvania Lawn Products in the mid 20th century. These vintage machines can be valuable, depending on condition.


baked Banana Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread RecipesCombine creamy banana with tart sweet blueberries to make this delicious quick bread. It's perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee.


A book protected with a plastic cover.

How to Make Book CoversWhether you are trying to protect a borrowed book or if you need to fix up a damaged cover, make your own cover out of paper, fabric or other materials. They are easy to make and remove when you wish.



Chinese bitter melon and mushrooms on a cutting board.

Chinese Bitter Melon Scrambled Eggs with MushroomAdd some nutrients to your scrambled eggs with Chinese bitter melon and mushrooms! Very simple and easy to make pairs great with rice.


A bowl of butternut squash and carrot soup.

Butternut Squash and Carrot SoupThis delicious and warming root vegetable soup is great for adding needed Vitamin C in your diet.



Dry Your Own Herbs

Dry Your Own HerbsFresh herbs are great, and it is good to have some dried ones to preserve your summer bounty, or to prevent fresh ones from spoiling before they can be used up. Some people freeze herbs, but they may be ruined with a power outage. Dried herbs stay good for longer.


Candle Ring - finished candle ring

Candle RingThis candle ring is made from disposable aluminum pie pans and a 10" wire frame.



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Getting a Murray Riding Mower To Run?I have a Murray M15542 riding mower. We've replaced the starter and it ran fine a couple of times. Then it stopped running again. The fuse under the battery is good. My husband said he tried switching the safety switch wires under the seat and then it wouldn't start. Could there be another fuse somewhere or did that mess up the battery or something else.


A wooden grandfather clock.

Value of This Clock?My boyfriend and I recently purchased our first home. A few furniture pieces were left with the house, one of which is a clock. We want to sell it as it does not interest us, but we're unsure of its value. It is made in Canada, has a number of 507 stamped on the back, and says "Craftline" on the front. Any ideas on a value or anything about it?


A small dog on a bed.

What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?Can anyone tell me what they think my chihuahua is mixed with with. She was sold to me as chihuahua but I think not. She is roughly 4/5 months and weighs nearly 3kg, big girl.


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Removing a Water Stain on a Wood Table?How to remove a water stain on a wood table?


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Value of Pasabahce Glass?I have a set of 8 Pasabahce 5" tall windowpane glasses and they are numbered on the bottom. Are they worth much?


Value of Bronze Coffee Table Base?I was wondering what the value of this coffee table base is. The artist is Paul Evans, it was made in 1971. It is made out of bronze. It is 15 inches tall and round shape about 28 inches in diameter. It is made to support a glass top about 42 inches diameter which I don't have. The artist has made a number of various tables, lamps and other furniture during the 70s and 80s mostly in the mid century category. It is referred to as a stalagmite coffee table.


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