Category Archives: DIY

Video: The Biggest Pinball Light Show Ever! Effects play all over the house!

A friend of mine with a bit of an obsessive streak…although we all benefit from it! (LAUGH). Ric outdoes himself every year with his Halloween and Christmas light shows. Can’t see the video above? Click this link to watch it … Continue reading

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Food: Making Hard Cider from Cold Antler Farm

Jenna over at the Cold Antler Farm blog writes about all sorts of homesteading projects, like hauling wood with her draft horse, raising sheep and other animals and teaching others about all these things with her Antlerstock Homesteading Conferences (my … Continue reading

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Food: How to Make Risotto Rosso With Italian Sausage from Snapguide.com

Check out How to Make Risotto Rosso With Italian Sausage by Douglas Welch on Snapguide. Related Posts: My Word…on Food: Make Risotto Rosso with Italian Sausage – A Snapguide My Word…on Food! – Making No-Fuss Focaccia – A Snapguide Food: … Continue reading

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Food: Strawberry-Orange Sorbet

In the heat of this Southern California Summer, I have been making a variety of sorbets, ice creams and frozen yogurts. I came across this recipe on Pinterest the other day and I plan on making it soon. My last … Continue reading

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Food: Video: Making Limoncello Part 1

Douglas makes Limoncello, an Italian lemon liquor or digestivo using lemons and grain alcohol. Part 2 will follow in a few weeks after the first step in the process is completed. Start your batch today and join in the fun. … Continue reading

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DIY: Make an inventive Dry Erase board from old picture/poster frame

Here are a couple examples of how to make your own dry eraser message board using and old picture or poster frame and any sort of light colored backing. I especially like this one with its use of muslin as … Continue reading

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Garden videos from A Gardener’s Notebook

I have many facets to my work life, including my garden blog and podcast, A Gardener’s Notebook. Below is a playlist of the many garden videos I have posted to the blog in an easy-to-browse YouTube playlist. You can also … Continue reading

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Food: Potato, cheddar, rosemary bread via Pinterest

This looks amazingly tasty while not being a whole lot more trouble than a simple loaf of white bread. I will definitely be trying this sometime soon. Source: edible-ireland.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Related Posts: Noted: Raspberry Poppy Seed … Continue reading

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Free Mulch Giveaway – City of Los Angeles

Information from the City of LA Web Site… Free Mulch Give-Away The Free Mulch Give-Away program is available to all L.A. Residents. The Bureau of Sanitation is “Closing The Loop” by providing free quality mulch in 11 different locations throughout the City … Continue reading

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Video: The Fine Art of Troubleshooting Anything from BarCampLA

Douglas presents what he has learned about troubleshooting over nearly 25 years of computer consulting and how it can be applied to many life situations outside of technology. If you enjoy this recipe video, please click Like and/or subscribe on … Continue reading

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Home-Made Toys for Boys and Girls

A post on Pinterest earlier today lead me to OpenLibrary.org and this book, Home-made Toys for Boys and Girls. The lovely collection of instructions and diagrams was first published in 1915 and harkens back to an earlier age when parents … Continue reading

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Tablecoth Memories

Our friends, Keri and Michael, have a great tradition in their family. When special guest come to their house, they are asked to make a design on the family tablecloth in pencil. Then, Keri makes that design permanent by embroidering … Continue reading

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Food: Vanilla Extract Beginnings

I had purchased some vanilla beans from Amazon.com in preparation for making vanilla extract, but darned if I had \ever gotten around to actually making it. One issue was finding a suitable jar to steep the beans and alcohol, but … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards and Posters from Local Artist

A good friend, and local artist, Jeanine Colini has some great Christmas Cards, notecards and posters available for sale. Here “Spyrograph” cards immediately caught my attention when she first showed them to me. Fond memories of plastic gears, stickpins and … Continue reading

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Photos: Welch Christmas Cookie Party 2011

A few pictures from our annual Christmas Cookie Party… Can’t see the slideshow above? Watch it on Flickr.com Related Posts: Video: Cookie Party Prep – The Party! Video: Cookie Party Prep – Day 3 – Angel Bars Video: Cookie Party … Continue reading

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