Rainbow Prom Dress

Rainbow Prom Dress

When my daughter, Christina, was a junior in high school, she told me she wanted a rainbow prom dress.  She loves colors, is an artist, and wanted to wear a dress full of colors.  The problem was that, at that time, there were no “rainbow” prom dresses in any store. However, I know how to sew and have been sewing for quite a few years.  The problem was finding fabric that might represent a rainbow. After careful searching, I found fabric at Vogue Fabrics.  The fabric was a taffeta that…

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How to Make a Window Screen

How to Make a Window Screen

When an adventurous kitty decided to use the screen as a launching device, I was sure I could just easily replace the screen itself. The problem was that the frame fell apart and was in sore need of replacement.  Furthermore, there was never a screen that fit the window completely.  The window had a half screen. I decided since the window was a custom window, and I wouldn’t easily find a screen to fit that I would just make a screen.  This can be done for any window. What You…

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It’s So Easy, Even a Woman Can Do It

It’s So Easy, Even a Woman Can Do It

One of the biggest pet peeves I seem to have is to come across a review on items used to fix and repair things in the house where someone will write, “I was able to do this, and I’m a female.” Immediately, my brain kicks into high gear with these questions: What do you mean you could do this even though you were a female? Was something specifically written in the instructions saying it should be MORE difficult for a female? I’ve been fixing and repairing things since I was…

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How to Make Chocolate Covered Easter Eggs

How to Make Chocolate Covered Easter Eggs

I’ve had this in my mind for awhile that I’ve wanted to create chocolate covered Easter eggs.  I wanted to come up with my own recipe with a more unique taste.  I also wanted the center to be creamy in some of the eggs.  Now that I’m thinking about it, it’s starting to appear that I want a lot. The recipes that will follow are ones I created.  However, I want to refer you to a recipe for Marshmallow Fluff that I made in order to create these recipes.  That’s…

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How to Save Money on Groceries (without clipping coupons)

How to Save Money on Groceries (without clipping coupons)

For years, I’ve tried managing a family of six on one income.  It wasn’t always easy, and it wasn’t pretty either. Take, for instance, the times where I thought couponing would be my thing.  I meticulously clipped coupons every week, sorted them, and shopped for the products on the coupons.  Did it work?   Not really. I would have a packed envelope filled with coupons that was difficult to sort through.  I’d stand in the middle of the aisles dropping coupons everywhere with babies in tow.  It was not a fun…

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