How to Hand Pollinate PassionfruitIf you have passiflora (passion flowers) growing in your garden and wish for fruit, you may have to take some extra steps. Hand pollinating the flowers is easy and can increase the your passionfruit harvest.
New Plantings and Garden FlowersLast year my grandson and I cut down several forsythia shrubs along the northern edge of the side yard. The stumps still need to dealt with. This year I have focused on planting two lilac bushes further into the yard to ultimately help reestablish a green border between my yard and my neighbor's. There will also be a native mock orange placed along this same line, soon.
DIY Crafty Pea TrellisThis trellis features reusable components and jute or cotton twine. You can recycle the twine with the spent vines at the end of the season. You may have some of the necessary supplies to build the framework in your garden shed or garage. Let us share this pea trellis plan with you.
DeKay's Snake PhotosThese common garden snakes are commonly known as DeKay's or brownsnake but the official name is Storeria dekayi. They can be found all along the Eastern side of the North American continent. They are harmless, eating slugs, snails and earthworms, and being eaten by larger snakes, birds and mammals.
Toilet Paper Tube Seedling PotsA great way to recycle toilet paper tubes is to use them as containers to start vegetable and flower seeds for garden plants. This is a page about toilet paper tube seedling pots.
Open Bag Garden Items Are 50% OffOften nurseries and big box garden centers will sell open bags of garden soil, mulch, etc. at a discount. It can be as much as 50% off. So if the open bag is not marked, check with a sales associate. There is generally not a lot of product missing; it is another good way to save on gardening supplies.
How to Make a Father's Day Bowtie CardMake a fun, personalized card to give to your dad this father's day. This is a page about how to make a father's day bowtie card.
How to Make a Toddler Handprint Monkey Father's Day CardHandprint crafts are a real hit with young children. Turn your toddler's handprint into this super cute monkey Father's Day card. We can show you how.
How to Make a Father's Day Coffee Cup Greeting CardThis handmade card is perfect for coffee loving dads. Decorate a paper coffee cup and cut in half. Once it is attached to the card, write your greeting and perhaps add some coffee themed small gifts to the cup.
Making a Father's Day Handprint Keepsake CardTake your little one's hand to make this adorable Father's Day card that resembles a barbecue grill. The handprints are done in orange and red to resemble flames.
#1 Dad Father's Day CardHere is an easy and simple Father's Day card anyone could make. There is no excuse to have to buy a store bought card especially in the circumstances we are all in right now.
Making a Father's Day Favor Gift JarFill a Mason jar with Dad's favorite treats (healthy or not so much) for a fun Father's Day gift jar. Add a paper tie and it's ready to gift.
Fly Repellent RecipesThis page contains fly repellent recipes. With summer comes open doors and windows and more flies. Find recipes and techniques to safely shoo those flies away.
Making a Fruit Fly TrapThis is a page about making a fruit fly trap. Fruit flies can be really annoying. Making a homemade trap can help you get rid of these pests.
DIY Foil Garden Pest DeterrentsBe sure animals don't eat all your harvest. Use aluminum foil to create shapes that will scare off birds and other pests from your fruit trees.
Keeping Lizards Off Your Porch?Lizards love to sun themselves during the day. Your porch may very well be a nearly ideal place for them to catch some sun and warm up. If you live in an area with many lizards, keeping lizards off your porch might be an issue you have to deal with.
Mosquito Repellent RecipesMosquitoes are a problem in many regions. This page contains mosquito repellent recipes.
Getting Rid of Horse FliesHorse flies can be a menace to have around. This is a page about getting rid of horse flies.
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.
Fabric Rose BroochNever discard double-sided fabric scraps, even if they are very small. You can use them to make a great rose brooch.
New Braided Belt From an Old BeltEven if your old belt looks very disgusting, don't rush to throw it away. Use the buckle and double sided satin ribbon to braid a new cute unique belt.
Leather Cord and Beads BraceletWhy spend money on jewelry when you can make it yourself? Leather cord, some pearlescent beads and a little patience and you will get a great bracelet. I really like the combination of leather and pearlescent beads.
Copper Wire Unicorn from Old TransformerCopper wire is an excellent material for creativity. I want to show you how easy it is to make a copper wire unicorn without spending almost any money. I used wire from an old transformer. Let's transform an old transformer!
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.
How to Replace a Clock MovementIf you have a favorite clock that has stopped working, it's relatively simple to purchase a new movement as a replacement. Learn the technique with help from this step by step video.
Swimming SnailThe other day as I was walking past our bog pond I noticed something moving. Upon closer observation I realized it was one of the resident snails swimming in the water. I just had to get a video so that I could show my 6 year old. He loved it and I hope you do too!
Flourless Peanut Butter CookiesThese easy peanut butter cookies are entirely gluten-free. Learn how to make them in this short video.
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.
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.
Make Your Own Hand SanitizerLearn the step by step process of making your own hand sanitizer in this short video. This recipe makes a strong enough sanitizer to kill of the coronavirus. This is based off of the World Health Organizations' recommendations. This recipe uses rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and glycerine.
Plant Pots for Vertical GardenEvery year I plant many different vegetables in our garden, but I always lack land. Growing vegetables in pots and even vertically on the wall, is an excellent solution to the problem of lack of land for a vegetable garden. In order not to waste money on buying pots, I decided to make them from a polypropylene woven bag. These pots are suitable for horizontal and vertical garden.
Large Letter DecorMade of 2 by 4 foot lumber, this cute "H" shelf will be decor on my daughter's new home!
Chair Upholstery UpcycleAnother inexpensive upholstery project and easier than my last one.
Paper Bag CarrotsTurn a brown paper lunch bag into paper bag carrots for spring or Easter! Paper bag carrots are so easy to make and you probably already have everything you need!
Bangle Made of Transformer Wire and BeadsYou don't need expensive materials to craft jewelry. This time I want to show you how to make bangles for almost nothing. All you need is copper transformer wire from a damaged device, some beads and crochet skills.
Zipper Pouch with Applique Out of Plastic BottlesIt is a great idea to reuse plastic bottles. I figured out how to make an unusually decorated and very original pouch out of plastic bottles. The applique is made of plastic bottles of different colors and fixed on the inside of the pouch. The outside of the pouch has a smooth beaded surface. This project will not cost you much, but the result will please you.
Baking Powder for Teeth Cleaning?Can one use baking powder instead of baking soda in the teeth cleaning recipe and get a good result?
Value of Sculptures?Can you advise the value of these sculptures and any historical information related to the two sculptures, please?
Identifying China?Can someone identify these? They are not Noritake Savanna but look like them. They are White with blue, green, and pink flowers and some are outlined in white along with some sort of white flower. Silver lining around the edges and under the flowers. The bottom in black say 8142 JPF (not sure if its a F or not.) Made in China.
Value of Windsor Rocking Chair?I have my mother's toddler low back Windsor rocking chair (1920s). The label is badly worn, but it was clearly made in Gardner, MA. I think the top of the label indicates the company's name; the first name ended with a T& first letter of the second might be B. Could this chair be from Conant & Ball? I'd also like to know its value.
Name of Ashton Drake Linda Murray Doll?This is an Ashton Drake Linda Murray doll. She laughs and giggles when you touch her head or bounce on your knee or throw up in the air. I have no idea what her name is or no idea how to find out what her name is?
Singer Tension Discs Assembly Order?Hi, I got a Singer 6212c SM with tension unit, like the one shown in your picture. I am having upper tension problems and seems I misassembled the tension unit. I used to see just 2 discs in my featherweight machine but this model has 3 discs, 1 plain plus 2 curved as in most Singer machines. I think the plain disc goes in between, in contact with curved sides of the other 2 discs, Am I right or there is a different configuration?
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.
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.
Finding Plumbing Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners?This 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.
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.
Buying Second Hand AppliancesThis is a page about buying second hand appliances. One way to save money on expensive home appliances is to shop for second hand ones in good repair.
Cleaning Love Bugs from CarsLove bugs can destroy your cars paint finish, obscure vision and overheat your car if not clean off in a timely manner. This is a page about cleaning love bugs from cars.
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.
Turn Baby Wipes Into Sanitizing WipesThis is a page about turning baby wipes into sanitizing wipes. Normal baby wipes do not have sanitizing ingredients. Adding alcohol to your container of baby wipes, turns them into sanitizing wipes.
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.
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.
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.
Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Getting Water?A common reason your ice maker is not making ice is because water is not getting to it. This is a page about refrigerator ice maker not getting water.
Identifying Small Black BugsHaving 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.
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.
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.
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.
Homemade Antibacterial WipesThis is a page about homemade antibacterial wipes. Disposable wipes for cleaning hands and faces can prevent illness and allow quick clean up in the car or on the go but can be expensive.
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.
Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black BugsMany types of bugs are small and black, if they are biting bugs they can be annoying and a health hazard. This is a page about getting rid of tiny biting black bugs.
Deodorizing a Non-Removable Refrigerator Drip Pan?This is a page about deodorizing a non-removable refrigerator drip pan. When you can't remove and clean the drip pan in a refrigerator, you may need to get creative to remove the scum and goo.
Getting Rid of Carpenter BeesCarpenter bees will attack the wood trim and porches around your home making holes and tunnels for nesting. This is a page about getting rid of carpenter bees.
ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck ScheduleIn 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.
Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts PaymentsIt 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.
Identifying Vintage Ceramic FigurinesThis is a page about identifying vintage ceramic figurines. Determining when and where an old ceramic piece was produced can be a challenge.
Removing Smoke Odor After a House FireSmoke damage can be very difficult to remove even from a small house or kitchen fire. This is a page about removing smoke odors after a house fire.
Make Your Own Disinfectant WipesYou can save money using coffee filters or paper towels to make your own handy disinfecting wipes. This is a page about making your own disinfectant wipes.
Keeping Bees Out of a Hummingbird FeederBees and hummingbirds are often found in the same places in your garden. However, if you are putting out food for the hummingbirds it can attract an unwanted amount of bees. This is a page about keeping bees out of your hummingbird feeder.
Using AAA When Keys Are Locked In the Car?When your keys are locked in the car, AAA will call a locksmith to help you retrieve them. Hopefully there will be no damage to your automatic window. This is a page about using AAA when keys are locked in the car.
Slipcovers for Reclining CouchesFinding slipcovers for your reclining couch may be difficult. This is a page about slipcovers for reclining couches.
Dealing With Rats Outside Your HouseThis 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.
Cleaning Dog Urine Stains from CarpetAccidents resulting in dog pee stains can happen whether you have a new puppy, a senior dog or anywhere in between. This is a page about cleaning dog urine stains from carpet.
Solutions for Insect Pests on HouseplantsInsects and mites can appear on houseplants at any time of the year and they are not always easy to see. This page contains solutions for insect pests on houseplants.
Plants That Like Coffee GroundsMany plants thrive in soil rich in nitrogen. As they decompose, coffee grounds release nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and other minerals. This is a page about plants that like coffee grounds.
Keeping Squirrels from Digging in PlantsSquirrels can cause a lot of damage in plant containers and the garden. This page is about keeping squirrels from digging in plants.
Selling Pop TabsThis is a page about selling pop tabs. Aluminum pop tabs may have some monetary value if you find a crafter or recycling center that will buy them.
Getting Rid of GophersThis is guide about getting rid of gophers. The cute little gopher is the bane of many a gardener and home owner. They are herbivores that love to eat roots. They will eat the roots of your vegetables, flowers, and lawn. Getting rid of them can be difficult.
Finding Free FurnitureIf 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.
Getting Rid of Old TVsThis is a page about getting rid of old TVs. TVs contain materials that are harmful to the environment and need to be disposed of properly. It can be difficult and expensive to get rid of them.
How to Make a Crochet Faux Hornets' NestThis crochet hornet nest may work to discourage these stinging insects from building a real nest on your deck or balcony. This is a page about how to make a crochet faux hornets' nest.
Church Luncheon Ideas?Church luncheon committee members are always looking for new ideas. This is a page about church luncheon ideas.
Tiny Black Bugs in the KitchenThe 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.
Removing Denture Adhesive from Your MouthDenture adhesive can remain stuck to your gums and the roof of your mouth after taking out your dentures. This is a page about removing denture adhesive from my mouth.
Finding Glider Chair Replacement CushionsMany 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.
Name Ideas for Cleaning and Personal Services Business?Combining personal services with your cleaning business is a good business model. Choosing a name to convey this multi-focused service will be important for obtaining new clients. This is a page about name ideas for cleaning and personal services business.
Preventing and Killing Weeds Between BricksSeeds will land and germinate in your brick driveway, walkway or patio. This page is about preventing and killing weeds between bricks.
Keeping Mold from Growing on House Siding?Humid climates and natural disasters can lead to mold growth on the siding of your home. This is a page about keeping mold from growing on house siding.
Cleaning Ink Out of a Load of Laundry?It is horrifying to open the washer, or even worse the dryer, to discover the pen in the load of wash and the ink stains on all of your laundry. This is a page about cleaning ink out of a load of laundry.
Dog Still Scratching After Flea Treatment?Treating your pet for active fleas is only part of the process for getting rid of fleas and preventing re-infestation. Your home and yard will be to be treated. Even if your pet no longer has fleas, their skin may still need treatment to promote healing and discourage scratching. This is a page about what to do if your dog is still scratching after a flea treatment.
Homemade Ant Killer RecipesStore bought ant killers and pest control services can be expensive and toxic. Save money by making your own. This page has lots of green ideas for killing ants at home.
Painting Over Varnish Without SandingIt is often recommend that you sand any surface thoroughly prior to painting it. Painting over varnish without sanding is not a best practice but it can be done.
Leaning a Ladder Against a Roof...This is a page about leaning a ladder against a roof without crushing gutters. When you need to make repairs or clean gutters, your ladder needs to lean on the house often against the gutters.
Treating a Kitten with Eye DischargeSome pet ailments can safely be treated at home whereas others need to be referred to a vet to determine the cause and proper treatment. This is a page about treating a kitten with eye discharge.
Filler Ideas for Potted PlantsThere are a lot of things you can use to fill under the soil in your potted plants. Some of them will help reduce the weight of large pots, others help retain moisture. This is a page about filler ides for potted plants.
Homemade Stepping StonesThat well worn path can be paved with inexpensive stepping stones. This page is about homemade stepping stones.
Remedies for Pain from Wearing DenturesGetting your mouth accustomed to false teeth can be uncomfortable. This page is about remedies for pain from wearing dentures.
Recipe Ideas for Ulcerative Colitis?If you or a loved one has Ulcerative Colitis, your diet will most likely be very restricted. This page contains recipe ideas for ulcerative colitis.
Homemade Luggage TagsThis is a page about homemade luggage tags. Have fun and make your own unique luggage tags.
Saving Money on Tree RemovalThis is a page to saving money on tree removal. Removing trees yourself is not always an option. However, it can be very expensive to have someone come do it for you.
What Type of Doctor to Consult for Muscle Spasms?When you have a pain in your muscles, it can be hard to know what is causing it. Certain conditions require different typesof specialists. This is a page about what type of doctor to consult for muscle spasms?
Receiving Social Security Survivor BenefitsIf a spouse or parent dies, you may be eligible for Social Security survivor benefits. This is a page about receiving Social Security survivor benefits.
25th Anniversary Party IdeasThis page contains 25th anniversary party ideas. When planning a celebration for a couple's 25th year of marriage, you want to create a meaningful occasion.
Killing Weeds in Flower BedsIt can be a challenge to destroy the weeds while maintaining the flowers in your garden. This page is about killing weeds in flower beds.
Finding a Lost RelativeWhether 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.
What is This Plant? Creeping CharlieCreeping charlie love it or hate it is also commonly known as ground ivy. It is a low growing, spreading plant that can be quite invasive, although some gardeners use it as ground cover for this very reason. This is a page about, "What is this plant?" (creeping charlie).
Buying Shower Power Cleaner?This is a page about buying Shower Power cleaner. Shower Power cleaner is a popular cleaner for removing soap scum in your shower. Find where to buy Shower Power near you.
Removing Gasoline Smell from ShoesThis page is about removing gasoline smell from shoes. When gas is spilled, it can be difficult to remove the odor.