April 20, 2021

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Yellow dandelions in a lawn.

DandelionBeautiful cheerful yellow flowers are a real decoration of every lawn.


A bunch of orange flowers growing near lattice.

A Weed or Not a Weed?As I was going around our backyard pulling weeds, I found these beautiful orange flowers growing through the lattice that surrounds our air conditioner. We never planted them, so I wondered how they sprung up there. Then I noticed the leaves on this "flower" and they looked exactly like the leaves of the weeds I had been pulling up.


A peach blossom on a branch.

Peach BlossomThe peach blossom is one of the most beautiful to appear in early spring.


A white dresser with sticker designs on the front of the drawers.

Dollar Tree Cabinet UpcycleThis project cost me $1 to do! All I had to buy was the $1 decal from Dollar Tree. I got the cabinet from "loose trash" from the next door neighbor. It was in good condition but in need of some exterior improvement to "doll it up" a little!


A cupboard with decoupaged pages on the panels.

Cupboard MakeoverThis cupboard makeover takes it from boring to amazing! Find a cupboard with a straight sided recessed part. It could be a jelly cupboard or armoire type of cupboard or anything else that works.


The completed funnel bud vase.

How to Turn a Funnel into a Bud VaseWhy spend money on buying a bud vase when you can make it yourself? From a glass funnel and copper transformer wire, you will get a very original bud vase.


A loaded baked potato with asparagus

Crockpot Baked PotatoesIn the past, I seldom baked potatoes because it takes so long to bake them in the oven, however, I do love them. Today, I tried baking some in the crockpot and they were scrumptious.


Yellow mahonia in bloom.

MahoniaMahonia is a first sign of spring. It appears immediately after the snow. With its beautiful flowers and intense scent, it attracts bees.


A plate of coq a vin with fried potatoes.

Coq au Vin (Rooster in Red Wine)Coq au vin is a real star of traditional French recipes, known internationally as one of the best examples of French gastronomy. This dish combines two symbols of France - rooster and wine!


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Keeping Dry Cat Food NeaterMy cats love their dry food, which they get along with canned cat food. But, they tended to scatter the dry food. I cut down on that by putting their double bowl in a shoe box lid.


Ecological Ways to Drive Moles Out of the Garden

Ecological Ways to Drive Moles Out of the GardenAlthough moles don't eat plants, they can damage the roots of plants and lead to their decay by digging numerous canals in the ground. There are many natural ways you can drive moles out of your garden. These are some of them.



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Potato Gratin Question?When cooking potato gratin, usually we use mixture of milk and cream. But I never know what does milk and cream do here? So I just want to ask what is milk and cream function here? Thanks.


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Selling a 1966 John Deere Riding MowerI have a 1966 JD riding mower for sale in South Carolina. Any suggestions on who might be interested? Collectors, etc.


An old wooden trunk.

Information About Trunk?I want to know more about my antique trunk. I'm just curious what it is worth, but more importantly what do I actually have.


A strand of golden pearls.

Identifying Pearls?Are this Akoya pearls or Golden South Sea Pearls? I know it's difficult by means of a picture . There are 9 mm 180 pearls in total. Does anybody know its worth whether they are Akoya or Golden South Pearls? Any help is welcomed!


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