Bamboo Garden GateI live on a small island in the South Pacific, where everything is imported. We do not have a large variety of items to choose from. Years ago when we wanted to put a gate up all we had to choose from was a metal gate. The gate has been up for over 20 years now and is looking shabby and worn.
Weaving Coconut Leaf PlatesHere in Tahiti we use coconut leaves for many different things. They are used to weave roofing panels for your home, making a broom to clean your home, or even used to make serving plates to serve food on.
Ginger ChickenIn Tahiti, we have a lot of Chinese influence when it comes to cooking. I do most of my cooking with a wok. Therefore, I have revised a delicious Chinese dish here and created one of my own. This is my version of Chinese Ginger Chicken that is served at many of the snack trucks here on the islands.
Driftwood Christmas TreeLiving in Tahiti has many advantages, but when it comes to Christmas it has one major disadvantage. We don't have live Christmas trees here. Therefore, we normally end up settling for an artificial tree. Years ago the people here on the islands used driftwood to make their trees for the holidays.
Repairing Your Flower BedsI live in Tahiti and we have a lot of rain year-round. This can be a problem when it comes to planting flowers or plants in your garden. Therefore, I decided to raise my flower beds so when it rains the water doesn't flood my plants.
Building a Turtle Home in Your GardenNot long ago, my sister-in-law called me. She was on the other side of the island when a turtle started to cross the road. Luckily she saw the turtle in time to stop her car. She called me to take the turtle. She understands that I love animals and would take care of the turtle.
Shaka I rescued Shaka from a drainage ditch on the side of the road. I heard a car pull up in front of my friend''s home. The passenger threw a carton into the deep drainage ditches we have on our road. In the carton were 5 baby kittens. Four of the kittens were very sick. The kittens were three weeks old.
How To Control Ants In Your KitchenWhen I was growing up during the warm summer months my grandma's kitchen would be filled with ants. Each morning we would wake up to ants around the sink, on the counters, and crawling up the cupboards.
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Getting Rid of Fleas on a DogI live in Tahiti and unfortunately there aren't a lot of pet stores here on the islands. In fact, there aren't any pet stores here on the island. If we want anything for your pets we have to buy them from the veterinary or the pharmacy. We pay an extremely high price for our pet care needs.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls in One HourNow and then we want to make a special treat for our children. Now it's so easy to make fresh, hot baked cinnamon rolls in an hour. I love this bread recipe that my girlfriend gave me. I''ve made fresh baked bread, rolls, and cinnamon rolls with this recipe.
Banana CrepesA favorite of many people here on the islands is crepes made with fresh bananas. Once the bananas are cut from the banana plant they are hung upside-down to ripen. Many times we have too many ripe bananas to use. Therefore, we take the over ripe bananas and make Poe and crepes. The crepes are delicious eaten alone or topped with fresh coconut milk. So next time you have over ripe bananas try making some banana crepes.
Making Woven Coconut Leaf ShrimpThis is a really fun craft and so easy to make. I teach a class twice a week for handicapped children. The projects I teach the children are to help with their motor skills and using their hands. This week we were working with coconut leaves and teaching the children to make different items from the leaves.
Bamboo and Coconut Shell PlantersI love using bamboo and coconut shells to decorate my home or my yard. I grow a lot of succulent plants and these hangers make a great way to display them around my garden. They are easy to make and last for years. There is no need to change them out and the plants love growing in them.
Mirrored Mosaic Flower VaseCreating new and interesting flower vases can be a lot of fun. This flower vase can be used to decorate your table, give to a friend, or even used for wedding decorations. The vase is simple to make. If a small child wants to make one for a friend, a parent might need to assist them when cutting the CDs to make the vase.
Making Feather Bookmarks from CDsThis is a cute project that does not take a very long time to make. Younger children can make this project with a little help from their parents. Everyone is always looking for a way to mark the books they read. Here is a great way to recycle old CDs and have beautiful bookmarker.
Recycled Snow and Heart VaseThis is a great project to use up some art supplies you purchased for Christmas. A snow and heart vase is the perfect way to give the gift of love this Valentine's Day. The vase looks great displayed on your table. Just add some roses and give the gift of love to your loved ones, friends, or family.
Decorative Fabric Covered Glass CanistersHere is a great way to spruce up your kitchen with decorative canisters that are so easy to make. You can always change the color of your kitchen. The canisters are great for storing tea, coffee, rice, sugar, flour, beans, or any other items you need in your kitchen.