Troubleshooting Your Printer

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Troubleshooting Your Printer

When I was growing up, the only way to print something was to take it to school and hope that the technology lab could read your floppy disk. However, these days, most people have a printer at home that they can use whenever they need to. I don't know about your, but at my house, we have our fair share of trouble with our printer. Sometimes it jams, while other times we end up dealing with clogged print heads and streaky lines on our documents. Fortunately, I have learned how to troubleshoot these problems, and I want to share the solutions with you.

Three Handmade Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

Do you want to honor your mom in a creative way this Mother's Day? If so, here are three gift ideas for mom that you can make with your own two hands.  

Framed Photograph

Find a favorite photograph of you and your mother. It can be a recent photo or one that was taken when you were just a baby and your mom is holding you in her arms. If it is an older photo and you have the right equipment, you can scan it into your computer and then print it out using a color printer and high gloss photo paper (from an outlet such as Refill Ink). If you don't have a color printer or the right kind of paper, any print shop will be able to do this for you. Photos can easily be printed in any size but the most common sizes are:

  • 4x6
  • 5x7
  • 8x10
  • 8.5x11

With these popular sizes, you won't have any trouble finding the perfect frame. Choose one in your mom's favorite color or find one that you can decorate yourself to make it even more special. Your mom will cherish her framed photograph for years to come.  

Gift in a Jar

This gift is a unique take on the traditional gift basket and works really well if your mom loves a certain food or has a special hobby. For instance if she is into baking, find a jar big enough to hold set of miniature cookie cutters, a tiny rolling pin, measuring spoons, and measuring cups. If she likes chocolate, fill the jar with an assortment of chocolate goodies. If shopping is her thing, fill it with gift cards to all of her favorite stores. This is one gift in which you can get really creative! Tie a pretty ribbon around the lid to make it pretty.  

Letter or Tribute

With all of the digital ways to communicate nowadays, writing a letter or a tribute by hand is becoming a lost art form. Your mother is bound to appreciate seeing your heartfelt words on a nice piece of paper. If the letter is more of a tribute here are some things you'll want to include:

  • What you appreciate most about your mom
  • All the ways she has shown love to you over the years
  • The traits you admire most about her

A handwritten letter or tribute will mean much more than a factory-made greeting card that you plucked off the shelf at the local store.

With any one of these handmade gifts, it is bound to be your mom's best Mother's Day yet.