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Refurbishing A Lampshade with Jute Cord
My boyfriend seems to bring home all kinds of discarded items from the clients he works for. This time he brought home 2 small lamps that still worked, but the lampshades were torn and looked horrible. In order to fix them up so they could be used again, I decided to cover the shade with a roll of fine jute to give them more of a local look and fit the décor of my home.
Designing Two For One
Decor for your home does not have to be costly! With a purchase from the dollar store and craft paint you can personalize your candles and cut the cost from those higher retailers by more than half! I wanted to decorate a single set of candles with 2 looks that can be used for multiple occasions. Here's how!
Santa Vase And Lamp
This project has recycle in mind. I am using bottles to create home decor and an outdoor table light for a festive look. Here's how!
Pine Cone Vase
With fall here and winter fast approaching, leaves are falling and the greatest ever, pine cones! You can make so many great things with them. Because I want to recycle, I am using pine cones and food cans to create a vase. Here's how!
Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray
Veggies and dip are a common food item for annual Thanksgiving spreads. Why not spruce it up by making it look like a turkey? This veggie tray is super cute and very easy to put together. I used hummus as the dip here, but you can use any kind you like!
Flower Foam Pen Case and Stand
It's really fun doing things that have multiple uses. Multipurpose - that's how I call it. So far, in my projects this is the one that has the most uses. At first you will see it as a simple table decoration. You'll see its transformation here.
Friendsgiving Party Plan
If you are going to do a Friendsgiving, don't do it the way we did the first year! Here are the tricks we've learned:
Rookie Moves When Baking Your First...
These are all mistakes I have made over the years. After 30 or so years of cooking and eating Thanksgiving dinners, I have seen these mistakes made first hand.
These adorable turkey treats are sure to be loved by your young Thanksgiving guest. They would be a great activity to do while you are waiting for food to cook too!
Thanksgiving Counting Cups
When you teach, it is important to change materials frequently. This is especially true when working with younger children. That is why I like to create many different games and activities to go along with each theme. During November, I add paper Thanksgiving cups and counters to the math center. Students are able to practice their number recognition and counting skills.
Cooking a Turkey Breast in the Microwave
This is a page about cooking a turkey breast in the microwave. Instead of heating up your oven the next time you make a turkey breast, consider using your microwave. Keep in mind that When cooking a turkey breast in the microwave it is important to keep the meat form drying out.
Thankful for a Turkey's Life
My dear friends, Michael and Lori, decided to raise a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. They have raised chickens for the last few years and have a large backyard. Although I'm sure they will never raise a turkey again, the last 8 months have been quite an adventure.
Save Time, Money And Aggravation During the Holidays
Are you old-fashioned like me and still like to go to the store to see and feel the gift you are selecting? Do you still enjoy the process and thrill of finding that special gift, wrapping it, and giving it?
Hang Wreath with Ribbon
Here is my do it yourself on how to hang a wreath with ribbon and no nails in your door! It is also really quick, taking only about 15 minutes. This is perfect if your door does not have enough clearance for a wreath hanger (applies to me), or you don't want to purchase a wreath hanger.
Storing an Artificial Christmas Tree
This is a page about storing and artificial Christmas tree. If you would rather have an artificial Christmas tree, you will need to keep it someplace the other eleven months of the year. Keep your artificial tree looking nice and ready for next Christmas by storing it properly.
Gift Ideas for Coworkers
There are several occasions when you may wish to give a coworker a gift. This page features gift ideas for coworkers.
Didn't Have Much At Christmas
Christmas means a lot of different things to different people. One Christmas, my husband and I were really down on our luck, but I am a firm believer in things happen for a reason. I also believe that Christmas isn't about charge cards and buying and material things.
10+ Santa Claus Traditions
Santa Claus is an fun part of the many families Christmas celebrations. This page has several different traditions that people people have shared.
Felt Christmas Tree Treat Holders
Create these cute decorated tree shaped treat holders from felt. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Paper Doily Christmas Tree
Lacy paper doilies are glued in layers to create this delicate snowy tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Felt Antique Christmas Baubles
Let your kids decorate their own felt Christmas tree with these cute antique inspired felt baubles. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn Wreath
I love the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas and I wanted to have some Halloween decorations that I could use year after year, this is what I came up with.
Felt Christmas Light Garland
This cute kids' craft uses felt to make a safe garland of brightly colored Christmas light bulbs on a string. Learn how to make the garland in this short video.
Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments
A felt Christmas tree is a cute decoration and perfect for the little ones in your life. Learn how to make your own in this step by step video.
Chocolate Covered Apple Slices
Here is a fancy twist of making chocolate covered apple slices! These chocolate covered applies slices also make great party desserts/snacks or favors. Another fun idea is to have a chocolate covered apple slice station for kids or adults to make their own chocolate covered apple slices (especially if you have a chocolate fountain).
Butternut Squash Soup
I make this every Thanksgiving. I make ahead and freeze it without the cream. When I am ready to serve it I add the cream. I also serve it with 3-4 soup crackers on top. I submitted that recipe as well. I double the recipe since everyone loves it and I have a big crowd. I am submitting this recipe now so interested readers can prepare it in time for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving "Gather" Leaf Frame
Make this cute framed "Gather" home decor piece just in time for Thanksgiving. It is perfect to display on your mantle or place in your kitchen. I was able to make this frame with a couple of items I already had laying around!
Using Ribbon In Your Garden
Add seasonal interest to your garden by decorating with ribbon. Add ribbon bows or fabric strips to your planters and more. This page has some suggestions to get you going.
Our pond is a place we like to sit and watch our goldfish.
Cuttlefish Cubes with Star Beans
We love seafood and its amazing seeing your family members loving all the recipes you cook for them. Cuttlefish is one that my father likes to eat in sweet, savory and spicy flavors. This time no spice as my kids really likes to have them too.
Removing Stains from Calvin Klein Sweatpants
I have a couple oily stains, from having sat on something, and now I have spots of red Gatorade on the front of them. I just bought a few pairs of Calvin Klein performance yoga pants and sweatpants so I'm freaking out on how to keep them looking more fresh than worn.
Identifying the Maker's Mark on a Ring
Can anyone help me identify the maker's mark on this ring?
Value of an Antique Piercy's Patent Tortoise Shell Thimble
I have an 1800s gold and silver tortoise shell Piercy's Patent thimble. I was wanting to know about what the value of one was?
Dog Is Eating Wooden Throwing Sticks
I have a 5 yr. old Shepherd Lab mix who has eaten sticks all of her weaned life. She gradually eats her oak throwing sticks in noticeable amounts a day. I'm wondering how safe it is for her to do.
Selling Vintage Garrard Turntable Parts
I have a Garrard Synchro Lab turntable in disrepair. Does anyone know of a location(s) that might be interested in parts?
Making a Reversible Tissue Box Cover
Can you make the tissue box cover reversible?
Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Not Working
You plug the tree in but not all the lights are shining. This can be a frustrating situation, especially if the tree is only 2-3 years old. Often, a Christmas light tester is the easiest way to locate the problem area. This page is about pre-lit Christmas tree lights not working.
Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners
Low income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.
Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors
Many senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income Families
There are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.
Buy Now, Pay Later Websites
Buy now, pay later websites offer an alternative to shopping using a credit or debit card. This is a page about buy now, pay later websites.
Collecting Back Child Support if Parent is Deceased
This is a page about collecting back child support if parent is deceased. When the obligated parent dies, there may still be ways that the parent with the child(ren) can collect some child support.
New Era Medicare Supplemental Insurance...
Determining what is the best medicare supplemental insurance for you requires some research. This page contains New Era medicare supplemental insurance reviews.
Cooking Ham and Turkey in the Same Oven
This is a page about cooking ham and turkey in the same oven. Many people like to serve both turkey and ham at Thanksgiving. Cooking them together can save time.
Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...
When your roof is starting to fail it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. This page is about getting financial assistance for roof repairs.
Dealing With Rats Outside Your House
This is a page about dealing with rats outside your house. Rats are very much at home around people, even if we wish they would find a new home.
Keeping Turkey Hot and Juicy After Cooking
Some foods, such as turkey, tend to dry out if not served quickly. This is a page about keeping turkey hot and juicy after cooking.
Getting Dental Work w/o Insurance
For the many people without dental insurance, there are sometimes affordable ways to get the needed work done. This is a page about getting dental work done without insurance.
What Are Hedge Apples Good For?
This is a page about what hedge apples are good for. The hedge apple or Osage orange may look like an orange but it is actually a member of the mulberry family. While many people claim that they are a good natural pest repellent, it is only in concentrated amounts that it is effective. It is generally not eaten by people or wildlife.
Finding Glider Chair Replacement Cushions
Many glider chairs have fabric upholstered cushions that may need to be replaced long before the chair itself. This is a page about finding glider chair replacement cushions.
Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...
This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.
Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free Furniture
Buying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a page about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop Beeping
It can drive you to distraction, the constant unexplainable beeping of an electric smoke detector. Often it just needs the battery replaced but it may be a signal that it needs greater attention. This is a page about troubleshooting ideas when an electric smoke detector won't stop beeping.
Give Coffee to a Christmas Cactus
This is a page about giving coffee to a Christmas cactus. Coffee is a trusted secret that many people use to keep their Christmas cactus healthy and blooming each year. Just make sure its plain black coffee.
Cleaning Stained Tupperware
This is a page about cleaning stained Tupperware. Certain foods, such as tomato based sauces, can stain your Tupperware.
Setting Up a Pre-Lit Christmas Tree
This is a page about setting up a pre-lit Christmas tree. A pre-lit Christmas tree is supposed to be easy to assemble, an improvement over the traditional tree with separate light strings.
Selling Trees on Your Land for Lumber
If you own acres or even a larger residential lot you may have trees that you would like to have removed and be able to sell for the lumber. This is a page about selling trees on your land for lumber.
Buy Now, Pay Later Catalogs
Lots of buy now pay later websites have catalogs picturing their merchandise, that you can receive in the mail. This is a page about buy now, pay later catalogs.
How to Make a Clothes Hanger Wall Decoration
This abstract wall hanging is fun to make and an eye-catching piece of wall decor. And it is so easy to create using plastic clothes hangers. This is a page about how to make a
clothes hanger wall decoration
Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood Table
Whether it's from a pizza box, a coffee cup or some other hot item, heat stains on a wood table can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing heat stains from a wood table.
Making Cherry Cobbler Using Dried Cherries
You don't have to have fresh cherries to make a delicious cobbler. This is a page about making cherry cobbler using dried cherries.
Making a Bar of Soap from Soap Scraps
Leftover scraps of soap can be remolded into a new bar helping you to get more uses for your money. This is a page about making a bar of soap from soap scraps.
12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas
This is a page about 12 days of Christmas gift ideas. Planning a special Christmas gift giving event based on the old Christmas song can be lots of fun.
Slipcovers for Reclining Couches
Finding slipcovers for your reclining couch may be difficult. This is a page about slipcovers for reclining couches.
Making a Window More Private
When you don't want to lose the daylight coming through your window, there are ways to retain your privacy. This page is about making a window more private.
Making a Wire-Edged Ribbon Bow
Fashioning your own accessories or package adornments can be fun with this stiffened ribbon. This is a page about making a wire-edged ribbon bow.
Setting Up an All-In-One Printer to Send Faxes
This is a page about setting up an all-in-one printer to send faxes. Setting up a new computer peripheral such as an all-in-one printer can be confusing.
Keeping Your Windshield Free of Snow and Ice
During the winter it can be a real chore to get all the snow and ice off your windshield before heading out in the morning. This is a page about keeping your windshield free of snow and ice.
Storing Sewing Patterns
This page is about storing sewing patterns. Keeping your patterns organized helps you to easily find what you need to start your project.
Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts Payments
It is very stressful to have a pet in need of veterinary treatment and not have the cash for the visit. Finding a practice that will accept payments can be difficult. This is a page about finding a veterinarian that accepts payments.
Freezing Leftover Turkey
This is a page about freezing leftover turkey. Many of us full up on turkey at Thanksgiving and would [refer to wait a little while to eat more of it. Freezing your leftover turkey is a great way to preserve it for use at a later time.
Removing Wrinkles from Area Rug
I just bought an area rug and there are some wrinkles in it where it was rolled up. How can I get them out?
Finding a Lost Relative
Whether you are trying to locate a relative you have never met or attempting to reconnect with some one you have lost track of, finding a lost relative can be a daunting task. This is a page to finding a lost relative.
Tiny Black Bugs in the Kitchen
The key to getting rid of
tiny black bugs on kitchen floor
is first identifying what they are. Check out what has worked for others in this page.
Cleaning Candle Wax from Brass
This is a page about cleaning candle wax from brass. Brass candle holders are bound to get wax on them. Properly removing the wax buildup will ensure that you don't damage the finish.
How Much is .925 Silver Worth?
Sterling silver is a silver alloy containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually copper. Sterling silver is commonly used for making fine jewelry. This is a page about how much is .925 silver worth?.
Freezing Pumpkin Pies
This is a page about freezing pumpkin pies. Making your own pumpkin pies ahead of time can make meal preparation easier.
Unclogging a Garbage Disposal
Unclogging a garbage disposal can be a nasty job. This is a page about unclogging a garbage disposal.
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System
Well water can be the best water you have ever tasted, but sometimes it can have a strong, unpleasant sulfur odor. This is a page about removing sulfur smell from a well water system.
How to Remove Ink from Leather
Whether its a jacket, purse, or other item, ink stains on leather can ruin an items appearance. It is important to not further damage the leather when trying to remove the ink. This is a page about removing ink from leather.
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs
Identifying biting bugs is the first step in trying to eliminate them from your home or to repel them when outdoors. This is a page about identifying little black biting bugs.
Winterizing Your Mobile Home
This is a page about winterizing your mobile home. Winterizing your home is a great way to stay warm and save on energy bills. This is just as true for your mobile home or trailer, even more so if it is an older model.
ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck Schedule
In some places like New York City, the ASPCA has mobile vaccination trucks that service neighborhoods on a set schedule. This page has links and information about the ASPCA's mobile vaccination truck schedules.
Buying Presents for Grown Children
This is a page about buying presents for grown children. As our children get older it can become more difficult to decide on a gift for birthdays and holidays.
Recipes Using Canned Yams
Canned yams have many uses in the kitchen, from casseroles, to cakes, and more. This page contains recipes using canned yams.
Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses
When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.
Christmas Decorating Ideas for Office Door
This page contains Christmas decorating ideas for your office door. When you are working in an office, it's fun to add some seasonal decor to your door.
How to Cook a Frozen Roast
Even less expensive cuts of meat can come out moist and tender when cooked properly. You can save time by cooking the roast right out of the freezer. This is a page to cooking a frozen roast.
Making Trellis Yarn Jewelry
Trellis yarn is a lacy, colorful, ribbon yarn that is an excellent choice for making jewelry. This is a page about making trellis yarn jewelry.
Treating a Dog's Scaly Smelly Skin
This is a page about treating a dog's scaly smelly skin. Identifying the cause is the first step in treating your dog's skin aliments.
Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop
Over time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.
Building an Awning
Making an awning can help protect a deck, window or doorway from sun and weather. This page is about building an awning.
Cutting Back Perennials in the Fall
This is a page about cutting back perennials in the fall. Deciding whether to cut or not to cut back your perennials in the fall can be perplexing. There are pros and cons to either option.
Finding Free Furniture
If you need to furnish your home or apartment inexpensively, it doesn't get any better than finding free furniture. This is a page about finding free furniture.
Keeping Animals From Going Under a Mobile Home
This page is about keeping animals from going under a mobile home. Mobile home skirting sometimes isn't enough to keep critters from going underneath your home.
Removing Acorns from a Lawn
This is a page about removing acorns from a lawn. Oak trees will inevitably drop acorns on your lawn beneath their branches. You have two choices regarding the acorns, one is to allow them to feed wildlife and compost in place or remove them.
Cleaning a Fiberglass Tub
When cleaning your fiberglass tub, it is important to not scratch the surface. Finding the right cleaning methods will help you keep your tub looking nice. This is a page about cleaning a fiberglass tub.
Identifying Small Black Bugs
Having unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a page about identifying small black bugs.
Finding Free or Low Cost Pet Clinics in...
When looking for veterinarian services it helps to find a clinic you can afford. This page is about finding free or low cost pet clinics in California.
Making Fleece Socks
This page is about making fleece socks. Fun gifts can be made using fleece to make warm and cozy socks.
Repairing an Electric Typewriter
This is a page about repairing an electric typewriter. The electric typewriter has long since been replaced by the PC and then the laptop. Finding someone to make repairs can be difficult and expensive, you can save money if you make the repairs yourself.
Locating the Source of a Foul Smell in House
It is not always easy to determine where a bad smell is coming from in your home. This page is about locating the source of a foul smell in the house.
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