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How to Make a No Sew Blanket

Each Christmas in my husband’s family, the cousins draw names and make each other a $5 gift.  We went to the fabric store after Thanksgiving to scope out our options.  First, I needed something my 11 year old could make for a 7 year old.  Second, I needed something my girly girl could make for …

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Burp Cloth Tutorial – Gift for Baby

I have a friend who recently had a baby boy.  I wanted to sew her a simple baby gift as she already has other kids and all of the typical baby basics.  I decided on a burp cloth. There are several options, but I opted for the thick, prefolded gerber cloth diapers. I’ll tell you …

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How to Keep from Getting Sick

I used to get sick all of the time.  I was a magnet for germs and illnesses.  Not anymore.  My Naturopathic doctor shared a secret with me and it works and it is inexpensive.  You can take it all winter long to enhance your natural immunities or you can take it the INSTANT you feel …

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How to Get Rid of Canker Sores

Blame it on hereditary, blame it on toothpaste, blame it on citrus or tomatoes.  I don’t care who or what you blame, but blame SOMETHING!  It will make me feel better.  Since I was a small child, I have been plagued with those nasty little canker sores (but they feel so big in your mouth!).  …

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How to Make Raspberry Vinegar

I had an occasion to need some raspberry vinegar to make this lovely cranberry sauce recipe for Thanksgiving.  I looked for raspberry vinegar everywhere and couldn’t find it at my normal stores.  I did find a small bottle at a local specialty store for $15, but I didn’t feel like it was worth it just …

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How to Draw Disney Characters: Mickey Mouse, Phineas and Ferb, The Cheshire Cat

This picture is one my 11 year old drew at Disneyland’s Animation Academy where a professional Disney animator teaches a beginner class on how to draw Disney Characters faces. She loved the class and went back 5 times to do different characters!  I was impressed by how easy they make it.  My daughter is certainly …

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How to Roast Tomatoes

It’s that time of year again when I’m drowning in tomatoes and I can’t eat them faster than they are growing in the garden!  This is a fantastic way to preserve the freshness and lovely taste of the tomatoes without having to eat them right away. You can even use cherry tomatoes in this! I …

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How to Make Green Tomato Jam

We just had our first freeze of the year and while I was cleaning out my garden to prepare it for winter, I was having a really hard time throwing away the 100+ green tomatoes that I still had on the vine. I planted heirloom tomatoes this year and they were lovely.  I hated to …

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How to Freeze Celery

I have been freezing celery and onions for years.  It’s so much easier to cut them up in big batches and it is so handy to then have them cut up for recipes later.  It’s also helpful to reduce waste (because who uses a whole stock of celery anyway).  I hate to waste!  You can …

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How to Make a Halloween Treat Bag – Easy

Has anyone else been frustrated with those awful pumpkin shaped plastic buckets that kids carry around for Halloween?  Every year I buy a new one because they are too big to store in our Halloween decoration tote and I don’t like them to begin with.  Half the time they break  in the middle of the …

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