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          Tree Candlestick Holder - finished recycled bottle tree candle holder
          Tree Candlestick HolderCandlesticks are a great way to decorate your home. I have made these candlestick holders as table decorations for parties, given them to friends, and used them around the house to display candles. Here in Tahiti, it is a tradition to visit the gravesite of the loved ones who have passed. We light candles for them to light their way.

          Rainbow and Clouds Paper Twirler Room Decor - looking down on the twirler
          Rainbow and Clouds Paper Twirler Room DecorThis is a fun room decor piece you can make for your toddler's room using household essentials you probably already have at home. I made this several months ago, but forgot to post.

          Making A Beading Loom - handmade beading loom
          Making A Beading LoomI have loved using a beading loom since I was young. In the past, I use to make them for my friends. They are great for making bracelets out of beads or even thread. My goddaughter wanted to make beaded bracelets for her friends at school and we could not find a loom here in Tahiti. We decided to make our own. This is a simple project and anyone can make one to use at home.

          Wall Shell Decoration for Valentine's Day - hanging on a brick fireplace
          Wall Shell Decoration for Valentine's DayMake this little wall shell decoration for Valentine's Day. My son made this all by himself and I thought it was really cute and had to post it up, plus it's perfect to hang on the wall for Valentine's Day! This would also be a nice gift to make for grandma or as a Mother's Day gift.

          Making an Egg Carton Octopus - green glitter painted octopus with googly eyes
          Making an Egg Carton OctopusMake this cute octopus from an egg carton. This octopus can be used as a bookmark for a book and for a puppet show. My daughter likes playing with carton animals and uses her books as the background for a puppet show.

          Lion Spoon Puppet
          Lion Spoon PuppetMake cute animal puppets with a spoon! My daughter had a phase on liking puppets and I've made a few before and now she's begun liking them again, so here's a lion I made!

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          St. Patrick's Day Sherbet Float 2
          St. Patrick's Day Sherbet FloatThink green when you make this tasty float as a St. Patrick's Day party or family dinner dessert. This page contains St. Patrick's Day sherbet float recipes.

          Foam Shamrock Decor Ideas- shamrocks stuck to the front door
          Foam Shamrock Decor IdeasThere are so many decorating ideas for St. Patrick's Day. One of my favorite things to incorporate in every area, is the shamrock or clover! You can use pre-cut shapes or make your own out ofgreen foam sheets. I chose shamrocks for this DIY project. They can be added to any flat surface, like cabinets and doors, to make your house more festive!

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          Rainbow in a BagGive someone special a rainbow in a bag. This is a quick and inexpensive treat that makes a perfect gift!


          Girls in Green with shamrocks on their face.
          10+ Great St. Patrick's Day IdeasCheck out 10 of our best crafts and snacks for St. Paddy's Day. Kids will love making a leprechaun trap or eating a pot of gold.

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          Felt Shamrock PinThis cute little shamrock only takes a few minutes to make. You can use a safety pin to wear it as a pin or it could be glued to a barrette and worn in your hair. Either way it will ensure that you don't get pinched!

          No-Sew Pot O' Gold Wind Catcher
          No-Sew Pot O' Gold Wind CatcherThis easy to make decoration is great for both indoors and outdoors.

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          Making Mini Cheesy Heart CalzonesWhether you make these for Valentine's Day, or any day these tasty mini calzones are sure to become a family favorite. This is a page about making mini cheesy heart calzones.

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          Making a 3D Valentine Heart Flower CardThis is a page about making a 3D Valentine heart flower card. The 3-D flower petals make this card even more charming.

          Long Distance Valentines
          Valentine's Day Ideas for Long Distance...Long distance relationships can be difficult, especially on Valentine's Day. This is guide contains Valentine's Day ideas for couples in a long distance relationship.

          Valentine Party Games
          Valentine Party GamesPlanning a Valentine's Day party often includes games for the kids. This is a page about Valentine party games.

          Candy Cane Hearts - four finished heart candies
          Candy Cane HeartsIf you look around when you're out shopping, you'll notice how quickly Christmas turned into Valentine's Day. Here's a fun and edible craft turning your old holiday candy canes and Christmas sprinkles into new hearts for your Valentine.

          tootsie pop butterfly
          Making a Tootsie Pop Butterfly ValentineTootsie Pops are very versatile when it comes to making a cute seasonal treat. This is a page about making a Tootsie Pop butterfly Valentine.

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          A fluffy Japanese style pancake in a snowflake shape with syrup.
          Japanese Style Puff PancakesThese fluffy pancakes are a delicious alternative to traditional pancakes. Learn how to make them in this short video.

          Someone laying down roofing tar paper.
          Removing Roof Tar from Skin with Olive OilRoof tar and other sticky substances can be gently removed from skin by using regular olive oil from the kitchen. Learn how to do it in this short video.

          A tray of peanut butter cookies.
          Flourless Peanut Butter CookiesThese easy peanut butter cookies are entirely gluten-free. Learn how to make them in this short video.


          A tent pole elastic that has been repaired.
          How to Fix a Tent PoleMany tent poles are attached with elastic, which can break with rough usage. Learn how to fix it in this short video.

          A mantle pennant made in Halloween patterned fabric.
          Halloween Mantel PennantsDress up a boring fireplace mantle with this decorative pennant made from Halloween themed fabric triangles. Learn how to make it in this short video.

          A small jar of butterscotch pudding.
          Butterscotch PuddingCreamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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          Creating a Crackle Paint Finish on Canvas - two finished canvases
          Creating a Crackle Paint Finish on CanvasI love to experiment with paint on bottles or even on canvas. I found a great technique where I could use Elmer's glue on top of the paint and then paint a layer of paint over the glue to make the paint crackle and give it a very unique look. I normally do this with bottles, but decided to try it on a canvas to see how it looked. This is an easy project that anyone can do. The results are amazing.

          Making Felt Wand Pointers - heart wand pointer against a drawing ofNorth and South America
          Making Felt Wand PointersI made a similar wand with scrapbook paper and cardboard for dress up/play or to complete a Halloween outfit, but here's a felt version! I can't believe I didn't think to use felt to begin with!

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          Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast BurritosThese burritos are the ultimate breakfast comfort food. They're smothered with cheese and filled with super crispy oven baked tater tots. Add any types of veggies and meats you like. I used onions and peppers alongside turkey sausage. These are brilliant as they freeze and reheat very well, making mornings much easier!

          Thanksgiving "Gather" Leaf Frame - second leaf glued in place
          Making a Thanksgiving "Gather" Leaf FrameUse foam stamps to create a "Gather" framed bit of home decor for Thanksgiving. Add some faux leaves embellished with acrylic gems or what have you. This project is quick and simple to make. Display it on your mantel or even in the kitchen.

          DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree Topper - wire topper on a small table top tree
          DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree TopperFashion a wire star shaped Christmas tree topper using 16g craft wire. See how to make one below.

          Pasta Jar Snowman Luminaries - three snowmen
          Making Pasta Jar Snowman LuminariesDecorate recycled pasta jars with pom poms, felt, buttons, and craft snow to resemble snowmen. Add an LED tea light to use them as luminaries. Great decorations for Christmas and throughout the snowy season.

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          Making Jelly from Orange JuiceI have a bottle of orange juice from the dairy department. Can you make jelly from it and how? My son left a bottle in fridge.

          Value of a Set of Encyclopedia Britannica - books on a bookshelf
          Value of a Set of Encyclopedia BritannicaI have a 1963 set in white. They are in fairly good condition with a few stains. How do I know what they are worth?

          Value of a Lane Cedar Chest - top opened
          Value of a Lane Cedar ChestI am trying to figure out the value of a Lane cedar chest that was given to me about 7-8 years ago. The style no. is 2595-3 and serial no 157140. It is in great shape and has the original locking mechanism, but I keep it in a locked room for safety.


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          Lump and Pain at Tongue PiercingI've had my tongue piercing for about 21 years now. And I've had it done twice, because the first one was done on a slant which caused a keloid to appear on the bottom of my tongue.A piercer told me it would have to be done again, which I did get done. Over the last 2-3 yrs or so I've noticed when I have my barbell in there's a lump and pain.

          Identifying a Stuffed Toy Horse
          Identifying a Stuffed Toy HorseWhen I was younger I had this stuffed horse which I always loved to have. I'm on a hunt to find it again or a place that can recreate it.

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          Repairing the Backspace Key on a Smith Corona TypewriterThe backspace button on my Smith Corona Deville 80 no longer works. Is it a repair that can be done by me or would there be any repair center that still works on these machines?

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          Generic Election signs
          Recycling Political Campaign SignsOnce the election is over there are ways to reuse the signs. This page is about recycling political campaign signs.

          Up close photo of a Mimosa tree.
          Growing Mimosa TreesMimosa trees, also known as silk trees, originated in China. They grow easily in many areas and are even sometimes considered a weed. They are a medium sized tree that produces a lot of shade. This is a page about growing Mimosa trees.

          Man sitting on couch looking through phone book in flooded room with water up past his ankles
          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.

          Close up of a roof being installed
          Finding Roof Repair Assistance for SeniorsMany 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.

          A repair man fixing a leaky roof.
          Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income FamiliesThere 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.

          Roof with damaged shingles.
          Roof Repair for Low Income HomeownersLow 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.

          Woman playing Wii
          Saving Money on Wii GamesThis is a page for saving money on Wii games. The Wii is a great source of entertainment for the whole family, but sometimes the games can get downright expensive. There are better ways to acquire Wii games than paying retail.

          Close up of an electric blanket cord.
          Finding Replacement Cords and Controls for an...Maybe the dog didn't eat your homework, but perhaps he did take out the cord to your electric blanket. Finding a replacement cord or a control for an electric blanket can be difficult. This is a page about finding replacement cords and controls for an electric blanket.

          Dental tools in open mouth
          Getting Dental Work w/o InsuranceFor 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.

          A man performing roof repairs.
          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.

          Buy now pay later button on a computer keyboard.
          Buy Now, Pay Later WebsitesBuy 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.

          A birthday cake with the number 11 on it.
          11th Birthday Party Ideas for GirlsTween birthday parties can be difficult to plan, they are getting too old for children's parties and are still not ready to move up to teen party activities. This is a page about 11th birthday party ideas for girls.

          A man cutting down a tree.
          Selling Trees on Your Land for LumberIf 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.

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          Clearing a Toilet Clogged with Cat LitterIf you have ever made the mistake of dumping the cat box into the toilet, you may have had to deal with the resulting clog. This is a page about clearing a toilet clogged with cat litter.

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          Finding the Value of Vintage CorningWareThis page is about finding the value of vintage CorningWare. This tempered glass cookware has been common throughout the US for many years.

          Keeping Your Windshield Free of Snow and Ice, Man Cleaning Snow and Ice off of Windshield
          Keeping Your Windshield Free of Snow and IceDuring 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.

          Man repairing plumbing under sink
          Finding Plumbing Repair Help for Low Income HomeownersThis is a page about finding plumbing repair help for low income homeowners. Plumbing repairs may be too expensive for many low income homeowners. However they are quite necessary for health and even safety. Finding a source of assistance to reduce the costs can help.

          Greeting Cards
          Donating Old Greeting CardsThis is a page about donating old greeting cards. Certain charities, schools, and other organizations collect used greeting cards for fundraising activities and crafts.

          50th birthday party numbered candles on a cake
          Unique 50th Birthday Party IdeasPlanning one of the milestone birthday parties doesn't have to be stressful. This is a page about unique 50th birthday party ideas.

          A birthday cake with a 13 topper.
          13th Birthday Party Ideas for GirlsPlanning a 13th birthday party can be difficult. Your child is not really a little kid anymore, but they also aren't a teen yet. This is a page about 13th birthday party ideas for girls.

          Two wood dressers.
          Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free FurnitureBuying 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.

          Woman Cleaning Bathtub
          Cleaning a Fiberglass TubWhen 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.

          Electric Smoke Detector
          Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop BeepingIt 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.

          Dog Standing on Carpet
          Preventing a Dog From Peeing on Carpet and RugsPreventing a dog from peeing on the carpet, especially repeat performances, can be a frustrating process, but there are solutions to this problem. This is a page about preventing a dog from peeing on carpet and rugs.