Here’s another tip on how to be a good husband from Travis. Today he’ll be talking about running errands and the evil honey do list!
Here’s a free crochet basket pattern that doesn’t cost any money to make. That’s right, not only is the pattern free but the project is too! You might also like these homemade organizers I made “how to cover a box with fabric”.
You may make these baskets for presents or even sell them but you may not sell the pattern. Please give credit where it’s due.
You need an H Hook and a bunch of plastic grocery bags
Chain 3, connect loop with a slip stitch
chain 1, 2 sc in each space (6 total) join with a slip stitch
ch 2, 2 dc in each space (12 total)
ch 2, (1 dc, 2, dc in same space) x 26 (45 total dc)
ch 2 (1 dc, 2 dc in same space) x 22 , 1 dc (67 total dc)
ch 2, 67 dc (x 10 rows)
chain, attach to the 10th hole with a slip stitch, slip stitch in the next space
chain 1 and turn, work 14 sc across, slip stitch in next space, tie off, cut and hide “thread”
line up with the other side of the basket to figure out where the middle is and repeat all steps for the other handle
If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kiddos you’ve found it. As far as Thanksgiving games go, Turkey Land stands out as being especially fun. Make sure you print all the pieces and if you have card-stock paper I’d recommend that you use it, at least for the game pieces. This is a free game, so just click on the link below each picture to print the pdf You might also want to go print a free thanksgiving placemat.
Here’s how you play, the rules are on the game board pieces page that you’ll be printing too. Players take turns drawing cards. If a player draws a card that has a color, that player must move their piece to the next space on the gameboard that has that color. If a player draws a card with two color blocks, that player must advance two spaces with that color. If a player draws a card with a picture, that player must go to the space with that picture, even if they have already passed that space! If a player lands on the space next to the river of gravy, they can take a shortcut. Whoever makes it to the dinner table first wins!
Brushing dogs teeth is important so they don’t have stinky breath!
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – Brushing Dogs Teeth
Brushing dogs teeth is important because their mouth smells gross. Modern Homemakers Video intro and theme song. Hello I’m Renee with Modern Homemakers and today we’re learning about brushing dogs teeth. You’re going to need some doggie toothpaste don’t use your own toothpaste it has different flavors and different enzymes that are specifically for the dog.
Now I bought him a mint flavored toothpaste. One time I accidentally bought him a chicken flavored toothpaste. I’m a vegan and even if you eat meat I don’t think that you would have liked having your dog’s breath smell like chicken. So I recommend a minty or something like that. You need enzymes in the toothpaste.
So you’re also going to need a toothbrush and there are different ones that you can use. Here is one that you put on the end of your finger and you just put that in the end of the mouth and it’s got the bristles on the end of it. You can also get one like this that’s got a long handle so it would reach pretty far back in the mouth two different sizes.
Wizard has actually been trained to use electric toothbrushes. I don’t use those other two kinds any more because this does a great job it moves, if you can just get it in his mouth, I need to get some more toothpaste I’m almost out. And he actually loves the flavor of this, so he’s not gonna mind this at all.
So if you can just get it in his mouth it does all the work. Now with the enzyme toothpaste it’s important to use that because even if you don’t get it brushed, just getting it on those teeth, now look how good his teeth look. Now keep in mind he’s almost 13 years old. Now I’m going to show you the others if you don’t have that kind of toothbrush the most important area is to get on the outside. Or, with the one with the fingertip, and obviously you have to have a dog that is gentle. If you have a vicious dog you wouldn’t want to be putting your fingers in their mouth.
So either one of those, I try to brush his teeth at night. I don’t get it every single night, but I think he’s looking pretty good for his age. And if you’ve got your dog up close to you licking around you wouldn’t you rather that they have better smelling mouth, because you do know they smell rather nasty.
This also is going to help their health because if their mouth is not clean they’ll have different bacteria that can cause all kinds of things even heart conditions and all kind of illness because it’s going to get that bad bacteria into their whole bloodstream so it’s important to keep their mouth clean. Please subscribe to our youtube channel. You might also like how to dye your hair.
Are you ready to learn how to cut dogs nails?
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – How To Cut Dogs Nails
Are you ready to learn how to cut dogs’ nails? Modern Homemakers video intro and theme song. Dog nails are really tough and hard, and also they’re shaped differently from a human’s nails so you can’t use the same clippers. There are special clippers for doing a dog’s nail. And it has a safety area when that’s slid through there that you don’t go too deep on the nail.
You’ll also need to file the nails afterward. You can use a drimmel tool or something like this to file. Or if you don’t have that that’s fine you can use an emery board. So Wizard has been having his nails clipped since he’s a puppy and he’s going on 13 years old so we’ve been doing this awhile. Generally he’s pretty good.
His nails are, most of them you can see are white so you can see that pink part underneath you don’t ever want to clip that far. Now some of the nails are darker or black and your dog might have all dark nails. You want to barricade them in where they can’t get out of the room and if you’ve got a second person to help than that’s great if you’ve got a second person to kind of corral him. And sometimes I’ll come back to a nail, like if for some reason that one’s bothering him
So I’ll just go to the other side. If like this one looks like it’s grown faster or I missed it last time or something, I’m gonna give it two clips because it looks really long. You want to make sure you can see really well. Good lighting, if you wear reading glasses put those on so you can see just what you’re doing.
So that little guard thing keeps it from going down real far. Because if you go down to that pink area, they’ll bleed it’s pretty traumatic so you make sure that you’ve got that safety guard on and if you do it frequently, like I do his once a month, whenever he has his bath, so after he has his bath the nails are a little softer, like here’s where having that other person would be helpful. If I just put my foot there he’s like stopping his wandering.
Ok the back nails do not grow as fast. Ok I just did that one that he wasn’t wanting me to do. I’ve got hime kind of trapped around the door here. These don’t grow as fast so you might not have to do them every time but I’ll go ahead and do them today for the video. They are, just like a human you know your toe nails don’t grow as fast as your fingernails, it’s that same thing. Good we’re almost done!
So, I don’t have the money to go myself to get a pedicure, manicure I’m certainly not going to spend that money on my dog. Yup if I was gonna do anyone it would be me. Almost done just got two left. Almost done, and like I said you can always come back later. What I’m going to show you now is the filing because I don’t want to make this too long and boring.
So this is a tool that we bought and the toenail fits in there and it’s just gonna file off those rough edges. So just like for you if you clipped your nails you would still want to also file them afterwards to make them smoother. So it’s the same thing for a dog. You can either do this, which he’s not being happy today , or, he’s not liking that sound so I’m just gonna do an emery board. Usually he’s fine with that other thing. This just keeps them from being rough they jump up on you just makes it a little more smooth. It doesn’t take much. Do that to all the nails, and then he’s done. You just saved yourself some money and they get used to you doing it it’s actually less traumatic for your dog also if you’re the one who’s doing it. Because they know you. He’s really pretty cold right now because he just had his bath too. Oh that’s the other thing, when you do the nails after the bath they’re softer. Dog nails are so hard that makes them a little bit easier to clip.
If you missed that video on how to give a dog a bath go ahead and watch that one first and then watch this one on clipping the nails. Please subscribe to our youtube channel. You might also like how to cut baby boy hair.
Here are some tips on how to be a good husband. Today I’m focusing on the dishwasher.
Go print your free Thanksgiving Mazes and have some fun with your kiddos. You can save them for the big meal or have fun with them now and hang them up on your fridge as a decoration. You might also like these Thanksgiving Activities or these Thanksgiving Coloring Pages. What do you like to do with your family for the holidays? Do you have it at your house or do you travel elsewhere? What special foods do you make? Do you play games? We love to play board games and sometimes we even pull out our 1980′s vintage Atari.
Today at Modern Homemakers we’re going to show you how to bathe a dog at home by yourself. This can help you save some of your hard earned money.
How To Bathe A Dog
These free pumpkin carving stencils will help you carve some super fun pumpkins. Just click the link below each photo to print your stencils.
In my family we just LOVE getting together for the holidays. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for hanging out with relatives and eating too much yummy food but without some games and crafts things can get a little boring for the youngsters. These Thanksgiving Coloring Pages are a great way to keep your children occupied and they also make great decorations. You might also want to check out these free printable thanksgiving activities like bingo and a placemat. Add few crayons and it’s just like sitting in a restaurant Click the link below each picture to print full size!