Here is another genius Eddie project made from recycled materials – a homemade metal tow dump cart. This time it is sone by recycling an old metal shelf that was in the shed. He built it a couple of months ago. Most materials are recycled,except for the two wheels, which he bought new. A new Tow Dump Cart will cost you over $150 at your local home improvement store. Here are some pics of the project. Total cost for the project, less than $25.
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Mission Accomplished! The trailer with our stuff has been delivered and Eddie was able to do some work in the agenda. He was able to tackle everything on the list with the help of his b-i-l Tony. Here is what the three-day agenda looked like:
- Deliver and secure the trailer
- Cut the grass
- Trim some trees
- Clean the old shed and empty its garbage
- Pour cement on side
- Get rid of old wood stove and water tank
- Get rid of any bug nests on the inside and sweep clean
- Get lawn tractor ready and tuned up for next grass cutting
All of it was done and here are some pics.
If you ever find yourself in the predicament of serving dessert but have nothing at hand, forgot to pick something up, and there is no time to go to the market, here is a lifesaver I came up with last night. The results – just delicious! All you need is four common ingredients and to just put them together.
1 pack of homestyle biscuits
A jar of Nutella
Place the biscuits in baking dish. Brush pancake syrup on top of each one. Bake according to directions. Once baked, take them out and with a spoon, spread Nutella on top of each one. Finish with a sprinkle of confectionery sugar. That is all there is to it! It took less than 10 minutes to make this recipe. Here are some pictures of how they came out.
I love the Holidays! I love Christmas! My Christmas cards are already in the mail bearing lots of cheer to the recipients. “From our house to your house,” as one favorite vintage card reads.
Vintage cards are a great way to greet your friends and family during the holidays. They are full of nostalgia and they usually depict images of warmth and happy times.
I am always on the look for unused vintage cards. Besides doing a favor to Mother Earth, you are also reliving memories of yesteryear and being creative with your holiday cards. You can find these at eBay, antique shops, garage sales, estate sales …
Make someone smile when they open your holiday card. Here are a few of my favorites so far. Enjoy these happy images!
I love homemade things. I prefer homemade gifts as well. My sister made a beautiful fall centerpiece for her Fall wedding. It is very attractive and easy to do. You can use real flowers and pine cones or silk ones. The stand and vase can be adapted for any season or holiday, just by changing the flowers and ribbon. This is a very nice project and practical as well. Materials you will need include an empty crystal vase, ribbon,flowers and other items that you might like to include in the arrangement, and a piece of natural wood as a stand, which you can cut from a down tree. The vase can be any type of clear glass, even recycled for an environmentally friendly fall arrangement. You will need glue to secure the ribbon and any other embellishments. Here is a picture of the gorgeous centerpiece for Autumn.
Eddie got into the mood of building cat scratchers. I posted pictures of the first one in a previous post. He made another one, again using recycled and scrap wood and two small scratch poles that the cats did not care for. All materials used in this project are from scrap and given a second chance. We are pleased with the results, and so are the felines.
Here are pictures of the project, some are a bit fuzzy since Eddie took them with the camera in the wrong setting, but it gives you an idea on how to do it.
We love our felines and we are always trying to make their lives with their human companions happier. Eddie decided to make a cat gym and scratcher since the old one was already worn and not that stable. Cat gyms can be very expensive and cost hundreds of dollars, so he decided to build one with scrap wood and recycled pieces of carpet. The result was a cat gym that they love and much better than the one they had. Here are pictures of the process from beginning to end. If you have cats, this is very easy to do and takes just a few hours, maybe less if you are very handy. Your cats will love it.