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Peggy Hazelwood

Joined 5 weeks ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.. Last activity 5 minutes ago.

I'm an online writer and blogger. I currently write for Bubblews and have three blogs:  The Lint Filter, A Good Book Is Awaiting, and Found Money in the Street, all on Blogspot.

And just because I can't seem to get enough words in my life, I also copy edit textbooks for a major publisher.

I've written an ebook "Earn Money as a Lab Rat:  Get Paid to Participate in Clinical Trials," which is available on Amazon.

I enjoy reading and writing (have several more ebooks in progress) and look forward to starting my HubPages adventure.

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  • 15

    Writer's Guide to Getting Published: The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

    5 days ago

    A few years ago I bought Noah Lukeman's book, The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile, and loved his straightforward writing advice.

  • 15

    Suspenseful Novel: The Painter by Peter Heller

    3 weeks ago

    Peter Heller's compelling story of a painter who has experienced some hard personal trials is riveting and keeps you wondering how he'll survive till the end.

  • 2

    Fabric Shavers Save Your Clothes and Furniture and You Money

    2 weeks ago

    Keep your fabrics nice and tidy with a fabric shaver.

  • 49

    Save the Planet with Elephant Dung Paper

    2 weeks ago

    Save the planet! Use paper made from elephant poo!

  • 1

    Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

    3 months ago

    Like a chat with a good friend, Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen warmed my soul and made me hope it wouldn't end. Rebecca Winter is a 60-year-old photographer whose still life photos have brought her fame...

  • 7

    A First-timer's Look at New Orleans

    3 months ago

    Whatever you call New Orleans--The Big Easy, Crescent City, NOLA, Nawlins--it's a city as unique as any I've ever visited. I recently went with my sisters to New Orleans for just part of three days and two nights, not...

  • 6

    Best Easy Gazpacho Recipe

    4 months ago

    I live in the Desert Southwest where it gets hot, really hot, during the summer months. On one of our really hot days, it's just not appetizing to eat a big meal that you have to cook. Besides, you really don't want to...

  • 1

    Why I Love My Khomo Leather iPad Air Case

    4 months ago

    I got an iPad Air for Christmas and just love it! I have wasted, er, whiled away many hours on this fun device and finally about two weeks ago broke down and ordered this iPad case for my wonderful little tablet. Being...

  • 0

    The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls -- A Fabulous Novel By the Author of the Memoir The Glass Castle

    2 weeks ago

    If you liked The Glass Castle or Half Broke Horses, you'll love this novel by the same author.

  • 6

    Poo Spray Recipe

    8 months ago

    I recently saw a commercial for a poo spray that you spray in the toilet before going, er, well, you know, number two. The spray acts as a barrier between the air and the poo once it lands. I thought this was a...

  • 2

    How I Save Money Filtering My Own Water

    8 months ago

    That's right. I save money every day by using my Pur water filter pitcher for all of my drinking water. I've had my Pur water filter pitcher for about four years and it's still going strong! I really think buying...

  • 5

    Two-Potato Creamy Soup

    7 months ago

    Two-Potato Creamy Soup I love making soup and then eating some and freezing individual servings to enjoy later. Today I made this two-potato creamed soup. I added a can of cream of asparagus soup, cheddar cheese, and...

  • 10

    This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

    8 months ago

    I've been a fan of Ann Patchett's writing for years. You may have read or heard of some of her novels, especially Bel Canto, which won the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002. Frankly I found the bulk of Bel...

  • 3

    Christmas Rock Painting

    9 months ago

    Christmastime is a perfect time to do crafts! I love rock painting and have done some generic rock painting in the past, and I painted some rocks for Halloween one year. This year, I decided I needed to paint some...

  • 2

    Wits and Wagers Family is a Fun Trivia Game for the Entire Family

    10 months ago

    A few years ago, I bought Wits and Wagers Family for my grandkids for Christmas. It was a hit! I just played it the other day with my granddaughter, so it has stood the test of time. How to Play Wits and Wagers ...

  • 4

    Use a Center Hole Punch to Make Bottle Cap Snowmen

    10 months ago

    Each year before Christmas I like to spend time with my grandkids making a few ornaments or other craft for Christmas. One year we painted angels made from wood. My granddaughter glued those googly eyes on hers. They...

  • 3

    Cuisinart Waffle Maker Makes Great Waffles

    10 months ago

    I love my Cuisinart waffle maker, and I'm going to tell you why! Mainly, it's because I love eating fresh, hot waffles, and let me tell you about the smell! Oh man, my house smells so good for at least a day after...

  • 1

    The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

    3 months ago

    Imagine my delight when I came across Elizabeth Gilbert's latest book: a novel! I enjoyed her memoir Eat, Pray, Love (who didn't?) and liked her marriage book, Committed. But I love The Signature of All Things. In...

  • 50

    Make a Rag Wreath for Fall and Thanksgiving

    4 months ago

    The colors of fall are muted and subdued. These earth tone shades are some of my favorite colors. You can make a rag wreath like this one using fabric scraps you have on hand or you can select beautiful fabric...

  • 4

    I Love My Little Crock Pot

    11 months ago

    I have a history with Crock Pots. Before I go into that, I'd like to say that I've simplified my life and it's just me and my cat, so I now have this wonderful little basic Crock Pot with a removable crock. I love it....

  • 0

    Doodle Stitching - The Perfect First Embroidery Book

    11 months ago

    My granddaughter (she's under 10) recently got this fun book, Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection: 400+ Easy Embroidery Designs by Aimee Ray. She shared it with me since her mom and dad don't embroider. It's not...

  • 2

    Blast from the Past is Just That!

    11 months ago

    I'm a big movie fan and have several movies I could watch again and again. Blast from the Past is one of my favorites to watch just about any time. I never tire of this clever storyline and great acting! The...

  • 3

    My Friend, The Lint Roller

    11 months ago

    Ah, the lowly lint roller. Odds are you have one of these bad boys in your house somewhere. But this is one of those products that we don't give much thought to until of course you visit, in a black skirt, a friend's...

  • 2

    Math Nerd Halloween Costume

    13 months ago

    Are you a math geek? Do you consider it a compliment to be called a nerd? If so, dressing up in a math nerd costume this Halloween might just be the way to go! I've selected ways for you to factor in the proper ratio...

  • 1

    Funny Cat Planters

    14 months ago

    If you're like me and love cats and plants, these funny cat planters might be right up your alley. I've had this little cat planter forever. I think he was vintage when my mom broke down and said, yes, you can have it....

  • 25

    Treasuring Folk Art

    14 months ago

    Folk art, as described by Wikipedia, is "characterized by a naive style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed." Just about any object can be folk art: paintings on wood...

  • 57

    How to Paint Monsters in Paintings

    13 months ago

    If you've ever been to a thrift store or garage sale, you've seen paintings of landscapes and paintings with calming scenes or images. Those are all well and good, but if you have a weird sense of humor you might want...

  • 9

    Spend Time Alone and Enjoy the Company You Keep

    15 months ago

    Imagine waking up early for an outing you have planned. You're excited to get the day started. You shower, have breakfast, and don't dilly dally too long online before heading out. Alone. Strange as it may sound to...

  • 4

    What's All the Racket About Handheld Bug Zappers?

    6 months ago

    Have you seen those bug zapper rackets? They are handheld bug zappers that look like a tennis racquet. And yes, you swing them at bugs and zap! They're toast! This cool invention lets you control the bug population in...

  • 6

    What To Do With Scrap Fabric

    15 months ago

    Do you have more fabric scraps than you know what to do with? Me too! I save every little scrap of material that I really love. But over time, this fabric hoarding can be a problem, so I decided to haul out my stash...

  • 9

    Making Bookmarks with Selvage Fabric

    4 months ago

    If you sew or collect fabric (and mean to sew with it!), you know what selvage is. If you don't sew, let me explain. Selvage is the finished edge of fabric; it's finished so that edge of the fabric won't fray. Only one...

  • 8

    Display Collectibles in an Old Soda Crate

    3 months ago

    About a year ago I saw an old wooden soda crate along the side of the road in a huge pile of trash. I was driving along but quickly slowed down and pulled into the next side street. I hopped out of my car and rescued...

  • 6

    Make a Patriotic Wreath with Wire, Beads, and Buttons

    2 months ago

    To show your patriotism this Memorial Day or Fourth of July, make a patriotic wreath with wire, beads, and buttons. This easy wreath took me less than half an hour to make. You can do it, too! If you love showing your...

  • 1

    Make Giving a Gift Card Special

    2 months ago

    I like the idea of choosing just the right gift for someone, but that's not always the easiest thing to do. Is it? No, you say, it isn't. You're stuck. Your...

  • 9

    Smiley Face T-Shirt-A Blast From the Past

    17 months ago

    When I was in junior high in the 1970s, one of my prized possessions was my smiley face t-shirt. I loved that thing! Like the t-shirt shown here, mine had a big yellow face with a big smile and those adorable oval...

  • 20

    How to Remember Internet Passwords

    15 months ago

    I found an easy way to remember Internet passwords to keep my online data safe. If you're like me, you use a lot of Web sites each day, and many of them require you to log in. I used to jot down new passwords on scraps...

  • 4

    The Dog Stars by Peter Heller -- A Believable Novel About the End of the World

    11 months ago

    The Dog Stars by Peter Heller is science fiction so the fact that I read it is sort of amazing. I almost put it down when I started reading it but am so glad I hung in there! This novel about the end of the...

  • 2

    How to Make a Wire Cat with Found Objects

    15 months ago

    I find lots of junk with my long-handled magnet. Today I found almost all the pieces to make this wire cat. He's an alley cat because I found this junk in an alley. I like fiddling around with the junk I find. First I...

  • 6

    How To Find Vintage Items at Thrift Stores to Resell

    3 months ago

    I'm not good at many things, but I can find treasures among the junk at thrift stores. And sometimes I resell the collectibles I find. Most thrift stores get their inventory donated by people who figure that the stuff...

  • 5

    Make Bottle Cap Necklaces with Rusty Bottle Caps

    17 months ago

    I'm on a rust kick lately.* First, let me say that I think the patina of rust is pretty. So, lately I've been making bottle cap necklaces with rusty bottle caps. I walk around with my long-handled magnet and find junk....

  • 3

    Retro Decor

    4 days ago

    Add some retro decor to take your home back in time!

  • 5

    The Watchmaker's Daughter: A Memoir by Sonia Taitz

    4 months ago

    Sonia Taitz has written a heartfelt memoir called The Watchmaker's Daughter. She is the daughter of World War II Holocaust survivors, and Taitz reveals what her life was like as a descendent of a couple who were both...

  • 23

    Rust Dye: How to Dye Fabric with Rusty Objects

    3 months ago

    It's happened to me before. I've set something metal on cloth and it dried leaving a rust stain. This is never a good thing when you don't plan to add rust to your clothes. But if you like the patina of rust, you can...

  • 0

    Easy Recipe for Vegetarian Quiche

    9 days ago

    I love most things vegetarian and this quiche is quick and easy and so delicious!

  • 1

    Chicken Scratch Embroidery

    11 days ago

    This beautiful but simple technique is made with gingham fabric. Try chicken scratch embroidery for yourself!

  • 6

    Free Cat Toy Patterns

    13 months ago

    Cats love a good cat toy, especially if it contains catnip! With these free cat toy patterns, you can use up scraps of yarn, felt, and fabric and make Miss Priss happy too! Ah, the lure of fresh catnip poured into a...

  • 12

    Dictionary Page Art

    13 months ago

    I'm a freelance copy editor as well as a writer so you could say I'm a bit of a word nerd. I also love crafting. What's better than making dictionary page art? Vintage books, like dictionaries with small pictures or...

  • 8

    Books About Abraham Lincoln

    17 months ago

    I'm from the Land of Lincoln (that's Illinois, in case you didn't know). I grew up thinking Abraham Lincoln was the best president, partly because he was from our state (he was not born there, mind you, but he lived...

  • 1

    Pizza Making Equipment--Pizza Stones, Pizza Racks, Pizza Cutters

    13 months ago

    Pizza making equipment like pizza stones, pizza racks, and pizza cutters help you make pizza at home that rivals any pizza out there. The right kitchen equipment for the job just makes sense. When I use my pizza stone,...

  • 1

    French Country Decorating

    7 days ago

    The subtle elegance of French country decorating can transform your home into a soft and beautiful space.

  • 4

    French Country Canister Sets

    14 months ago

    French Country canister sets are charming and add a flair to your kitchen's decor. They also provide a great place to store staples like flour, sugar, coffee, and tea. Along with a set of French Country towels, a nice...

  • 2

    Cabbage Rose Designs

    13 months ago

    I love cabbage rose designs. The vintage style designs of these large fluffy roses lend themselves well to cottage style decor. They say simple elegance without a lot of fuss. Cabbage roses are large hybrid roses. The...

  • 1

    Mini Pancake Pans

    13 months ago

    Kids love pancakes! Make them the perfect little pancakes with these mini pancake pans. If it's a struggle to get kids--big or small--to eat breakfast, these small pancakes might be just the ticket. Since they are...

  • 7

    Best Storage Containers to Contain Clutter

    13 months ago

    We all have it: Clutter. Some of the best storage containers to contain clutter are small boxes and baskets that hold like items. If you're like me and do crafts or have another hobby that tends to create clutter,...

  • 5

    How to Make Your Own Postcards

    2 months ago

    Create your own postcards with discarded boxes to make personalized postcards like none other. Recycling is a great way to enjoy things again and again! I've been doing a little rearranging and Spring cleaning. I am in...

  • 5

    Collecting Pigs

    13 days ago

    If you collect something, especially some sort of animal, maybe you can appreciate my collection of pigs.

  • 9

    Spring Crafts--Crafts Using Springs

    13 months ago

    If you came here looking for Spring crafts, you know, crafts that feature bunnies and chicks and pastel flowers, I'm happy to say, this ain't it! Instead I'm featuring crafts using metal springs! That's right, the...

  • 2

    Black Lace Parasols

    17 months ago

    Abby on NCIS sometimes carries a black lace parasol on the show, and, of course, she looks marvelous doing so. If you've seen NCIS, you know that Abby walks to the beat of her own caffeine-crazed drum. Her look is part...

  • 0

    Best Lightweight Bath Towels

    13 months ago

    The best lightweight bath towels are absorbent and dry quickly. Consider a light towel next time you need to replace your bath towels. Sometimes you just don't need a big, fluffy bath towel. If you're traveling or...

  • 3

    Best Fish Scalers

    16 months ago

    You caught a fish! Great! Congratulations! Now what? Unless you plan to catch and release, you'll need to get rid of those fish scales. Yep, you've got to scale that puppy, er, that fish. Make your life easier with one...

  • 0

    Best Craft Books for Teens

    13 days ago

    Teens love to craft. Just look at the duct tape craze!

  • 4

    Corner Guards for Safety

    13 months ago

    Use corner guards for your child's safety when baby starts to become mobile. With protective guards, you can rest easier knowing your bundle of joy is safe. Sharp edges on coffee tables and other surfaces around the...

  • 11

    Make Your Own Shrinky Dinks

    13 months ago

    I first heard about how to make your own Shrinky Dinks from a fellow volunteer. She was a science nerd and had experimented with different kinds of recycled plastics till she figured out which ones worked like the...

  • 3

    Kitchen Pantry Cabinets for Extra Storage

    3 months ago

    If you're like me, you can use extra storage space in your kitchen. Kitchen pantry cabinets are a great way to add extra storage without taking up a lot of valuable floor space. Many standalone kitchen cabinets are...

  • 0

    Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

    13 months ago

    The book Below Stairs by Margaret Powell is a delightful memoir. Be warned that as delightful as this book is, Mrs. Powell (yes, she reached her ultimate goal of getting married) worked hard her entire life. The...

  • 2

    Groovy Tie Dye Kits

    13 months ago

    These groovy tie dye kits are a great way for all ages to learn how to make tie dyed clothes. The 1960s brought so many changes, and fashion changed more than perhaps anything else. Tie dyed tee shirts were big in the...

  • 1

    Role Playing Costumes for Kids

    11 days ago

    Kids love to play dress up. These role-playing costumes for kids will keep them entertained for hours, and they can be worn as Halloween costumes as well!

  • 11

    Geology Activities for Kids

    17 months ago

    Geology activities for kids help make geology come to life. Studying the earth sciences helps kids learn about their world in a real, hands-on way. And what kid doesn't like getting his hands dirty? Teach kids about...

  • 1

    Top 10 Independent Movies

    17 months ago

    Some of the best movies made are independent films. These top 10 independent movies are my personal favorites though I'm not ranking them in order. They're all good! I watch a lot of movies and enjoy the different feel...

  • 0

    Chalkboards for the Kitchen

    13 months ago

    Chalkboards for the kitchen are a great way to leave your family notes, jot down your shopping list, or plan your next menu. Whether you opt for a good old-fashioned chalkboard that's framed in wood, chalkboard Contact...

  • 5

    Bento Box Lunch Ideas

    6 months ago

    Bento box lunch ideas let you serve yourself and your family a fun, healthy, and tasty meal. Bento boxes let you serve meals that are divided to separate the food. Most kids like their foods separated so nothing...

  • 10

    Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    2 weeks ago

    If you love well-written memoirs, look no further. Wild by Cheryl Strayed is the story of one woman's painful journey to heal herself.

  • 4

    Giuseppe Arcimboldo Paintings

    10 months ago

    Giuseppe Arcimboldo paintings are easily recognizable by their sheer uniqueness. This 16th century Italian painter painted individual objects like fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, and books to create life-like...

  • 2

    Winter Throw Pillows

    13 months ago

    Adding winter throw pillows is a fast and economical way to freshen your home for winter. The variety of pillows available makes it easy to choose a holiday theme or a simple winter theme, depending on your taste. ...

  • 1

    Energy Chews for Sports

    17 months ago

    Athletes need energy before and during sports. Energy chews give a concentrated dose of carbs for energy and will help you keep on top of your game. Sports chews are a great supplement to any athlete's diet. In...

  • 1

    Charming Egg Cups

    8 months ago

    Egg cups are a charming way to serve soft or hard boiled eggs. This Easter, for breakfast or tea, use egg cups to show off the natural beauty of eggs. Most egg cups are decorative and made of ceramic. They add a simple...

  • 1

    St. Patrick's Day Pillows

    4 months ago

    Make St. Patrick's day festive and fun with St. Patrick's Day pillows. Bring the good humor and fun of Saint Patrick's day into your home with these throw pillows. The Irish are generous. They love to share their...

  • 0

    Flashlights for Girls

    13 months ago

    Flashlights for girls come in all shapes and sizes. But there are some fun lights out there perfect for giving to a little girl or a big girl. Do you know a girl scout who needs a good sturdy beacon? How about a little...

  • 8

    Best Books of 2012 Fiction

    12 months ago

    My list of the best books of 2012 fiction contains some guaranteed winning novels. I read lots of books, for what that's worth, and if you love books with good writing and good story lines, here you go! I love to read,...

  • 4

    Christmas Earrings Ideas

    10 months ago

    These Christmas earrings ideas are made with fun beads. Make an assortment of holiday earrings to wear or give. Novelty beads like bells and Christmas stockings are perfect for making Christmas earrings. Just add an...

  • 1

    Best Tea Filters and Tea Filter Bags

    15 months ago

    Tea lovers who know their tea know that loose tea brews a tastier cup of tea than tea bags. Buy the best tea filters and tea filter bags to make excellent tea every time. Loose tea contains larger stems and pieces of...

  • 5

    Pillows That Light Up

    16 months ago

    Pillows that light up serve as night lights for kids who still need a little reassurance at bedtime. These light pillows come in regular pillow shapes and fun animals shapes. They're fun and some of the lights make...

  • 7

    Doughnut Pans for Busy Cooks

    3 months ago

    Doughnut pans for busy cooks make it easy for even the busiest people to fix doughnuts at home. Doughnuts are not the healthiest food options, but when you make then from scratch, you can control what goes in these...

  • 6

    Children's Books by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban

    16 months ago

    I love the children's books written by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban. The delightful animals depicted in black and white are not the normal cutesy cats or dogs or bunnies. No, the Hobans wrote about...

  • 4

    Easy Sugar Cookies with Jam in the Middle

    13 days ago

    Yum! Sugar cookies with jam are a treat any time, but especially at Christmas for an extra taste sensation.

  • 6

    Best Gifts for Teachers Straight from the Horse's Mouth

    2 months ago

    I've compiled some of the best gifts for teachers straight from the horse's mouth. I have several family members and friends who are teachers, so I decided to take a poll. I asked "What are good gifts for...

  • 4

    Fingerless Mitten Gloves

    17 months ago

    It's hard enough getting some teens to wear gloves or mittens. But now instead of having to take off their gloves or mittens, they can wear a pair of these fingerless mitten gloves to stay warm while they text or dial...

  • 1

    Best Turtle Stuffed Animals for Babies Under $25

    11 months ago

    Stuffed animals are often a new baby's first toy. Find the best turtle stuffed animals for babies under $25 to delight both baby and parents. I've hand selected stuffed turtles that are age appropriate; these are all...

  • 9

    The Drop 10 Diet by Lucy Danziger

    2 weeks ago

    The ideas Lucy Danziger presents in The Drop 10 Diet, Add to Your Plate to Lose the Weight makes a lot of sense. Eat nutritious food first and fill up so you won't be tempted by junk food.

  • 4

    Packable Raincoats for Women

    3 months ago

    Do you or someone you know travel and need to pack a raincoat? Do you need the jacket or coat to look great on the other end? If so, packable raincoats for women are a must! There's nothing worse than opening your...

  • 21

    Make Money Participating in Medical Research Studies

    4 months ago

    Recently I participated in a clinical trial, and I found it to be so interesting. And if you're a healthy person who voluntarily participates in these medical research studies, let me tell you, you are paid well. ...

  • 0

    Make Your Own Keychain with Costume Jewelry

    3 months ago

    Make your own keychain with costume jewelry for a truly one-of-a-kind look. If you're like me, it seems like I'm always needing a new keychain. Instead of buying them, make easy keychains with broken or orphan costume...

  • 0

    Top 10 Hot and Cold Compresses

    17 months ago

    Hot and cold compresses are great for all ages. This practical item may just be a welcome gift for someone on your holiday gift list. Old folks have aches and pains that can be relieved by a hot pack. Athletes of all...

  • 3

    Knit Animal Hats for Babies and Kids

    35 hours ago

    Want to make your baby even more adorable? A knit animal hat will do the trick!

  • 2

    Coloring Pages with Words

    13 days ago

    Coloring pictures is great but try some coloring pages with words!

  • 1

    Huck Towels -- Great for Cleaning

    2 months ago

    Huck towels are great for cleaning. These towels are 100 percent cotton, lint free, and can be washed and reused again and again. Think much more environmentally friendly cloth towels are than paper towels. What, you...

  • 3

    Gifts for Book Lovers -- Handmade Bookmarks

    10 months ago

    Book lovers love to read, obviously. They also love getting new bookmarks. Give handmade bookmarks for an extra special way to show you care. To make a gift even more memorable, make a handmade bookmark yourself. If...

  • 7

    Long Over the Door Hooks

    12 days ago

    Short people like me appreciate long over the door hooks.

  • 1

    Hotel Bathrobes

    17 months ago

    If you love the feel of luxurious hotel bathrobes and hate going home to your old bathrobe, buy your own spa bathrobe to enjoy every day. You can enjoy the thickness and plush feel of thick hotel bathrobes at home....

  • 0

    Best Hand Blenders under $50

    17 months ago

    The best hand blenders under $50 work like magic without the bulk of a large countertop blender. Hand blenders, also called immersion blenders, can be used by directly inserting the wand of the blender into a bowl or...

  • 8

    Superstition Books

    17 months ago

    Are you superstitious? If you are, you might like reading these books about superstitions. The superstition books I've gathered offer thousands of beliefs, also called old wives tales, that can predict outcomes you may...

  • 9

    Halloween Crafts -- Thimble Ghosts

    13 days ago

    Make these fun thimble ghosts for Halloween. They're cute, easy, and fun!

  • 2

    Waterproof Bibs with Sleeves

    16 months ago

    Impossible, you say! No, it's not. With waterproof bibs with sleeves, babies can eat and make a big ol' mess, which usually happens, right? But baby will stay much cleaner with one of these bibs that cover the top and...

  • 4

    Smooth Edge Can Opener

    6 months ago

    I love my smooth edge can opener! This new style of manual side-operation can opener produces a smooth edge when the can is opened. The can opener sits on top of the can, as shown on the photo. By turning the top...

  • 8

    Movies About Old People

    7 days ago

    I love to watch movies and these feature old people. Their stories can be fascinating and provide lessons about life.

  • 0

    Sterling Silver Rembrandt Charms

    2 weeks ago

    Charms make wonderful keepsakes of trips taken or to remember a special event.

  • 3

    I Spy Games for Free

    6 weeks ago

    I Spy games for free come in a couple of varieties: there are online games that you can play on the computer and there are printable versions. Either way, they keep anyone puzzling to find all the objects. Some of the...

  • 6

    Meatless Dinner Ideas

    12 months ago

    Although I'm not a vegetarian, many of my meals are meatless. These meatless dinner and lunch ideas come from using what I have on hand and what sounds good together at the time. I hope you get a few ideas for some...

  • 6

    Make Candy Pumpkins with Almond Bark

    6 weeks ago

    Make candy pumpkins with almond bark for a fun, non-scary Halloween treat. These pumpkins only use three ingredients and a few kitchen supplies you probably have on hand. If you want to make an easy and fun treat this...

  • 0

    Cheap Razor Scooters

    2 days ago

    Cheap Razor scooters allow your kids to get outside and be active without breaking the bank. I've selected some Razor scooters that are affordable but are still a blast to ride! Scooters come in all shapes and sizes....

  • 8

    Self Ink Stamps

    14 months ago

    Self ink stamps are great for all types of crafts like making greeting cards and for scrapbooking. Customizable self-inking stampers are also great for personalized return addresses. Personalized self inking stamps...

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    Retro Handsets

    12 months ago

    If you love your iPhone or other SmartPhone or device but worry about brain damage from having that contraption so close to your head all day, consider buying a retro handset. Or you might just love the idea of talking...

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    Fall Posters

    10 months ago

    Bring the beauty of the fall season into your home with fall posters. The colors of autumn are stunning with the changing leaves and harvested crops. I also really love the more subdued shades that appear with the...

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    Top 10 Memoirs

    13 months ago

    These top 10 memoirs are my favorite autobiographies. Many of them are written by writers (of course they are, you say). But what I mean is, many of the writers also have written novels or other nonfiction books or are...

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    Emergency Preparedness for Kids

    2 weeks ago

    Being prepared in came of emergency is a skill that even kids need to have.

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    Hanging Jewelry Organizers

    17 months ago

    Hanging jewelry organizers can be hung on the wall or in your closet and allow you to see all of your jewelry at once. No more searching for that certain necklace or pair of earrings! Use a hanging organizer with...

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    Easy Magnets with Epoxy Stickers

    4 months ago

    These easy magnets get their shine from clear epoxy stickers. These no-mess craft stickers allow you to make magnets so easily with a great finished look. Epoxy stickers are clear, round stickers that are domed. That...

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    The Cider House Rules Quotes

    2 weeks ago

    My favorite book is The Cider House Rules by John Irving. This tale tells the life of Homer Wells, orphan at St. Cloud, Maine and pupil of Dr. Wilbur Larch.

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    Coin Worksheets for Kids

    13 days ago

    Teach kids about money with these coin worksheets. A penny saved adds up!

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    Quilted Table Runners

    13 months ago

    Quilted table runners give a cozy feel to your dining table all year long but are especially nice for fall. The warm colors of fall are perfect when used in a quilted table runner. Earth tones evoke harvest and falling...

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    Printable Word Scramble

    12 days ago

    It's fun to unscramble word scrambles!

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    Boy Short Underwear

    6 days ago

    For a comfy but stylish fit, try boy short underwear.

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    Memory Foam Bath Rug

    2 weeks ago

    Ah, a memory foam bath rug in the bathroom or the kitchen is a nice place to step.

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    Black and White Diamonds

    13 months ago

    For a special gift idea, black and white diamonds are stunning in any piece of jewelry. Show you care. Give diamonds. The mix of classic white diamonds with contrasting black diamonds makes any piece of jewelry a...

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    Tattoo Costume

    13 months ago

    Halloween is the perfect holiday to let your true colors show. If you are too scared for the real ink, wear a tattoo costume instead. Become the party animal you know you are at heart. Tattoo sleeves are perfect for...

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    How to Make Simple Bracelets

    17 months ago

    If you like to wear bracelets that match your outfits, here's how to make simple bracelets in less than 15 minutes. I love bold beautiful jewelry. To look at. But I prefer wearing more subtle jewelry. These simple...

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    Soup in a Jar Recipes

    11 days ago

    Soup in a jar makes a great gift. Use these recipes to make up some quick and easy (and tasty) gifts!

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    Classic Monster Posters

    17 months ago

    Some of the best horror films gave us terrific classic monster posters. The posters advertised the tantalizing creepiness that only scary films can provide. These black and white posters and color posters of classic...

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    Making Bath Bombs

    13 months ago

    Making bath bombs is not rocket science, but bath bombs rock. If you've never had the pleasure of bathing with a bath bomb, well, let me tell you, they're great! Some bath bombs fizz (they're also called bath fizzies,...

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    Sesame Street Puppets

    11 months ago

    Sesame Street puppets are fun for kids who are fans of the long-running show. Bring Elmo and all his friends home to delight your child! These plush puppets are made by Gund, a company known for its quality soft toys. ...

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    Monster Shirts

    4 months ago

    Monster shirts come in all varieties. There are classic scary monsters like Frankenstein and the Mummy, monster truck shirts, Cookie Monster shirts, Monster High shirts, Monsters Inc., and don't forget the flying...

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    Foods to Eat to Gain Weight

    17 months ago

    Most of us don't want to gain weight. But when an actor needs to fill out for a role, there are certain foods to eat to gain weight. I am a movie and TV nut. I love watching a good film or television show then checking...

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    Vintage Coloring Pages

    10 months ago

    Vintage coloring pages are often nostalgic and take us back to our childhoods. These little works of art in simple black and white await your crayons or colored pencils, and they're nice enough to be framed when you're...

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    Printable Certificates for Kids

    3 months ago

    Children love acknowledgement for a job well done. These printable certificates for kids let you show kids how much you care. Perfect for parents and teachers, these printable certificates let you quickly print out an...

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    Clip Art for Teachers

    7 days ago

    Whether you need teaching tools or clip art for bulletin boards, this selection of clip art for teachers is a great start to a year of learning.

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    Exposition Chairs

    17 months ago

    Exposition chairs got their name from the 1929 International Exposition held in Barcelona, Spain. The original name is the Barcelona chair. German furniture designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed this modern chair...

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    Top 10 Sports Movies

    17 months ago

    Let me say right off the bat, I'm not a fan of sports. If I'm somewhere with sports on TV, I leave the room. But I do love movies and decided to challenge myself and write about my top 10 sports movies. Why not? We all...

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    Champion Mesh Shorts

    17 months ago

    Champion mesh shorts are for everyone! These easy-to-wear, comfortable athletic shorts come in all shapes and sizes to make your next workout a breeze. Men's, women's, and kids' Champion mesh shorts come in styles with...

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    Books About Giants

    3 months ago

    These days we don't have giants. But we have books about giants. Medical advances have found the cause of gigantism (usually an overactive pituitary gland) which caused people to grow to extraordinary heights. Now...

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    Woodstock Shirt

    13 months ago

    A Woodstock shirt will let you relive the three days of peace and music that was the Woodstock Festival. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, also called the Aquarian Exposition but mostly known as the Woodstock Festival,...

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    Movies That Are Hard to Watch

    17 months ago

    Every time I watch one of these movies that are hard to watch I wonder if other people have the same reaction. Some are heart breaking, some are plain sad, and some are just too painful to endure again. Some of these...

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    Found Object Art

    8 days ago

    You've heard the phrase "One man's junk is another man's treasure." I totally agree! I pick up found objects all the time and make art from them.

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    The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

    13 months ago

    Before reading The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, I knew nothing about the Armenian genocide of 1915. In fact, I had never even heard of it. This novel is based on historical facts, but it is fiction. Chris...

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    Make Advent Calendars

    17 months ago

    Make advent calendars to count down the days till Christmas! Or make an countdown calendar to count the days till the end of school or any other major event! Typically advent calendars start on December 1 and reveal a...

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    Printable Advent Calendar

    9 months ago

    Making your own printable advent calendar lets you and your kids design and decorate your own countdown to Christmas calendar your way. Advent calendars begin on December 1 and count down the days until Christmas. They...

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    Consumable Gift Ideas

    13 days ago

    When you need to buy a gift for someone who doesn't need a thing, consider giving them a consumable gift.

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    Picture Shadow Box

    5 months ago

    A picture shadow box is perfect to preserve memories of good times and important people. A shadow box is a deep picture frame suitable for displaying photos as well as three-dimensional objects. A glass covers the...

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    Advent Calendar for Kids

    5 months ago

    Getting an advent calendar for kids is a fun family Christmas tradition. The Latin for advent means "coming," and advent calendars are special calendars that countdown the coming of Christmas. German...

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    Embroidery Books

    2 months ago

    Needlework can be intricate and delicate or big and bold. Find great hand embroidery projects in one of the many embroidery books available. I don't do a lot of embroidery, but I love perusing these books to get ideas....

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    New Lego Advent Calendars

    2 months ago

    Delight a child this year with a new Lego advent calendar. Traditional advent calendars are often lightweight boxes made like a calendar with a small slot for each day counting down to Christmas. A piece of candy or...

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    Paint Embroidery

    10 months ago

    From time to time I come across vintage linens with paint embroidery on them instead of the more typical embroidery done with thread. The look of these tea towels and dresser scarves is sweet and simple. I just love...

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    Plant Kits

    13 months ago

    Plant kits contain everything you need to get started gardening indoors. If your space is limited or you're just not interested in a large garden plot but would like to have something green growing in your space, check...

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    Halloween Rock Painting

    7 days ago

    I love painting on rocks, and these Halloween rocks are scary. But that's mostly because I'm not very good at it!

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    Printable Name Tags

    13 days ago

    These printable name tags can be customized just the way you want. Let these free name tags introduce people at your next gathering.

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    How to Make a Hamburger Pendant with Found Objects

    2 months ago

    If you're fond of food, especially hamburgers and like to wear your food, here's how to make a hamburger pendant with found objects. For this delicious craft, I used bottle caps, nuts, and washers. The craft supplies...

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    Kids Firefighter Costume

    3 months ago

    Fires are no laughing matter, but a kids firefighter costume is awfully cute. Check out the choices here to dress up your child for trick or treating or for role playing any time. My kids used to love to dress up. And...

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    Kids Police Costume

    15 months ago

    Kids police costumes are a fun way for kids to dress up like real-life heroes. A police uniform is great for Halloween or any day of the year! Whether you choose a complete police officer Halloween costume with all the...

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    Clever Costumes Based on Puns

    2 weeks ago

    I love a good pun and what better way to show off your punny side than with a clever costume based on puns?

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    Stumpwork Embroidery

    3 days ago

    I love the look of stumpwork embroidery, which is raised or 3D embroidery that has dimension.

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    Thimble Crafts

    13 months ago

    The thimble crafts I'm highlighting here are crafts that use thimbles, not crafts made with the aid of a thimble. Thimbles generally are used as sewing tools to protect fingers during hand sewing. But thimbles are...

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    Halloween Bathroom Accessories

    11 months ago

    What's better than scaring the crap out of your Halloween guests!? Not much, I say. These Halloween bathroom accessories will get 'er done. If you're a joker and like having fun at other people's expense, you're at the...

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    Dog Bone Pillows

    7 days ago

    I love my dog bone pillow. I use it to prop up my head so I can read every night in bed.

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    Unclog a Drain

    17 months ago

    We all have them, at least from time to time. Clogged drains. Typically our bathroom sinks and showers get clogged from hair and other gunk like soap that gets trapped in the drain pipes. Unclog a drain yourself and...

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    My Betty Crocker Cookbook

    17 months ago

    My mom sort of taught me how to cook, if you count the lessons of a dash of this and little of that as teaching (or cooking), which I do. That's how Mom cooked and it was fine. But her old beat-up Betty Crocker cookbook...

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    Once, the Movie with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

    5 months ago

    The movie, Once, starring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, was released in 2007, but I just recently watched it. Wow! If you haven't seen this low-budget musical, I highly recommend you do. Like I always do when I...

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    How to Change Bank Accounts

    15 months ago

    Recently I decided to change bank accounts. What an ordeal this can be if you're not prepared or even if you are prepared! There is just a lot to think about to ensure your bills are paid. Life can change at any time....

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    Food Coloring Gel

    13 months ago

    If you love the idea of baking a multi-tiered cake all different colors or tinting icing the perfect shade, you are probably looking for the best food coloring gel. Decorate cakes like a pro with food coloring gel that...

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    Matching Worksheets

    8 days ago

    Matching worksheets can help kids learn about paying attention to details.

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    Rebus Puzzles

    12 days ago

    Picture puzzles, you know, the ones that use pictures to spell out a sentence, use the creative side of our brains.

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    Hummel Figurines and More

    13 days ago

    Begin collecting Hummel figurines for a charming, lasting collection.

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    Printable Games for Kids

    17 months ago

    Kids can get bored even on days when the sun is shining. Keep some printable games for kids handy for a rainy day (or a sunny day) when "there's nothing to do!" Some of the printable games include...

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    Free Printable Mazes

    16 months ago

    These free printable mazes range from beginner mazes that even a small child can solve to complicated, intricate monstrosities that will puzzle even the most brilliant adult, at least for a few minutes! Mazes teach...

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    Desk Toys

    13 months ago

    Do you spend your days stuck at a desk? Are you sometimes bored out of your mind? I've been there. Desk toys can help the work day go quicker! I sat in a cubicle the better part of my 20s and 30s. When it all got to be...

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    Wind Bells

    16 months ago

    The tinkle of wind bells in a gentle breeze is one of life's simple pleasures. If large, clunky wind chimes aren't exactly your style, these bell wind chimes are a more pleasing alternative. Amazon reviewers call the...

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    Crazy Cat Lady Gifts -- Gag Gifts for Cat Lovers

    15 months ago

    Crazy cat lady gifts are fun gag gifts to give to owners of more than one feline. And did you know that you don't have to be female to be a crazy cat lady? I've known some crazy cat guys too. These gag gifts for cat...

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    Toys for Cats -- Catnip and Beyond

    11 months ago

    Catnip is good, but of course, a cat's human is a cat's best friend. And then there are all of the toys for cats that tend to accumulate when there's a cat in the house. Cat toys are abundant. Pet stores and grocery...

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    Frame Crafts

    17 months ago

    Picture frame crafts are versatile and great for all ages. Young children can decorate a simple wooden frame with paint, stencils, or mosaic items like bottle caps and crayons. Teens can made gifts using photos and...

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    Spiral Art Toys

    4 months ago

    Spiral art toys are so much fun. As a kid, I had one of the original Spirograph drawing sets, and I loved it! There was nothing else like it: plugging your ink pen in one of the holes in the little plastic gear circle...

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    Kids Umbrellas

    7 days ago

    Kids will want to use these fun umbrellas.

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    Vintage Trim

    2 hours ago

    I love vintage trim whether it's bold ribbon or dainty lace.

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    How to Make a Tin Can Man

    3 months ago

    I adore the funky and absurd, so when I gathered my collection of bottle caps, some rusty wire, and a colorful tin can, I was so happy when this tin can man* emerged. I'll show you how to make a tin can man of your...

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    Egg and Muffin Toasters

    3 months ago

    Fix your own breakfast sandwiches at home and save time and money. At last! Now you can fix your eggs and toast or English muffins in one easy-to-use gadget! Egg and muffin toasters sit conveniently on the kitchen...

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    Mandala Designer

    12 months ago

    Children of all ages love drawing and making designs. With a mandala designer, even those of us who are less than talented can enjoy making a pretty design that we can color or paint and make our own. Mandala means...

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    Chocolate Candy Molds

    3 months ago

    Making your own candy in the shape you want is easy with chocolate candy molds. I've used candy molds shaped like roses to make rose lollipops and dessert shells that set off fruit or a mousse deliciously! Find just...

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    Lizard Shots

    17 months ago

    Lizards are reptiles that can get themselves in some strange positions. At least, I think they can. These lizard shots (no, this is not a drink recipe!) show you just how strange these critters are. I grew up in the...

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    Nanoblocks -- Animals, Architecture, Technology

    17 months ago

    Nanoblocks are tiny little building blocks that come in all sorts of designs like animals, architecture, and technology. This Eiffel Tower set is part of the Nanoblocks Architecture series of building sets. Nanoblocks...

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    Quick and Easy Three Bean Salad

    16 months ago

    This quick and easy three bean salad is so easy, a monkey could make it! But if you're like me and you don't have a monkey on hand, you too can handle making this delicious recipe. The three beans I use in my three...

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    Mr Potato Head Characters

    13 months ago

    I had a Mr. Potato Head back in the 1960s, and I must say, he was one of my favorite toys. Back then, there weren't a lot of options for choosing a spud to dress up like there are today. Now you can get Mr. Potato Head...

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    How to Punctuate Any Sentence with Grace and Ease

    17 months ago

    As a copy editor and writer, it's my job to know how to punctuate any sentence with grace and ease. Because I'm one of those annoying people who has a couple of eyes that see misspelled words and an ear for bad...

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    Quiz: Quotes from Comedy Movies

    13 months ago

    I love to watch movies, and sometimes I find myself quoting lines from some of my favorites. If you enjoy comedy movies, you might know a few of these movie quotes, too! I've chosen some of my absolute favorite comedy...

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    My Heart Melts

    3 months ago

    I'm what many people would call a tough old bird. I don't hug friends and family each time I see them. I'm crass and say what I mean and mean what I say. But my heart melts when it comes to my three grandkids. I know...

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    My Favorite 7 Movies Starring Steve Zahn

    11 months ago

    Steve Zahn is a great actor. My favorite 7 movies starring Steve Zahn include mostly romantic comedies, but a few are a little (or a lot) darker, with a definite serious side to them. You might know Steve Zahn for his...

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    Paper Cross Stitch Christmas Decorations

    3 months ago

    Making paper cross stitch Christmas decorations is a unique way to make lasting holiday memories. Paper cross stitch is often done on greeting cards that you can then mail to friends and family. Traditional counted...

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    Wire Crafts

    11 months ago

    Wire crafts can be simple or complex, but crafting with wire is always fun. Wire comes in all sizes from tiny, thin wire to big fat wire used in fencing. And wire is so versatile. Wire can be used to make beads,...

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    Top 5 Novels About World War II

    7 months ago

    I love reading historical fiction. My recommendations for the top 5 novels about World War II are all books I've read and loved. These stories are compelling, and since they're based in fact, they are all the more...

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    Balsamic Vinegar Dressing Recipe

    2 weeks ago

    Yum! Balsamic vinegar makes the best dressing with it's slightly acidic yet tangy, sweet taste!

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    Waffle Irons for Making Delicious Waffles

    17 months ago

    There. I said it. Waffles are delicious! In my opinion, they're so much tastier than their cousin, the pancake. And what do we have to thank for waffles? Why, waffle irons, of course! And to show our love of waffles...

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    Romantic Foods for a Picnic

    6 days ago

    Make some romantic foods for a picnic and share it outdoors or at home on the floor with someone you love.

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    How to Write with Meaning

    17 months ago

    Whether you're writing a school paper, a letter to mom, a Squidoo lens, or a novel, it's important that you know how to write with meaning. By writing with meaning, I simply mean that your writing, in almost all cases,...

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    Cat Fur Crafts

    3 days ago

    Make crafts with your cat's hair. Why not?

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