How to Make a Father's Day Memory BoxDecorated boxes, such as a sturdy photo box, become the perfect storage container for Dad's favorite photos, cards, and other memorabilia. This is a page about how to make a Father's Day memory box.
Father's Day Paper Coffee Cup CraftThis cute, easy to make paper cup can be used to give Dad a gift of candy or other treats. This page shows you how to make a Father's Day paper coffee cup gift.
DIY Message Pillow for Father's DayThis Father's Day make a gift your dad will cherish, like this message pillow. This is a page about making a DIY message pillow for Father's day.
How to Make a Father's Day Shirt and Tie Money Holder CardThis is the perfect card for the father who has everything or an older parent. The pocket on the shirt makes a handy money holder. This is a page about how to make a Father's Day shirt and tie money holder card.
Best Dad I Ever 'Saw' MagnetThis fun to make Father's Day gift begins with a recycled Pringles can. This is a page about, best Dad I ever "saw" magnet.
Making a Dressed Up Pen Holder for Father's DayA personalized pen holder you can make dad for a desk reminder of how much you love him. This is a page about making a dressed up pen holder for Father's Day.
Crafts Using License PlatesThis is a page about crafts using license plates. You may have seen old license plates nailed to the walls of sheds and barns, but there are many craft projects that can be made using license plates.
Making a 4th of July Mesh WreathThis is a page about making a 4th of July mesh wreath. Use rolls of red, white, and blue mesh to make a seasonal wreath for the 4th.
Maintaining a FlagThis is a page about maintaining a flag. Many citizens fly the national flag for holidays and others display it year round. One responsibility of flying the flag is to keep it in good repair.
Fort Vancouver, WA Frugal Travel GuideThis page contains Fort Vancouver, WA frugal travel guide. This large national park near the mouth of the Columbia river has a wealth of historic and archeological displays.
Keeping Pets Safe on the 4th of JulyThis page is about keeping pets safe on the 4th of July. Independence Day can be very stressful and confusing for your animal friends.
Fourth Of July CraftsIndependence Day is July 4th in the U.S and is are a great time to make special crafts for decorating and celebrating the day. Banners, table centerpieces, wreaths and more can be made in the flag's colors of red, white and blue.
Protecting Garden PlantsYour garden plants may need protection from insects, too much sun, birds, wildlife, and more. Depending on the situation there are a variety of options discussed on this page.
Vertical Gardening AdviceApartments, townhouses, and homes with small back yards often don't provide a lot of space for gardening. If you can't go horizontal, think vertical. This page contains vertical gardening advice.
Toilet Paper Tube Seedling PotsA great way to recycle toilet paper tubes is to use them as containers to start vegetable and flower seeds for garden plants. This is a page about toilet paper tube seedling pots.
Recycled Wheelbarrow Herb GardenAn old wheelbarrow can be repurposed as an herb garden. Many herbs are perennials so you can harvest for years to come. If the barrow is intact you can move it about your yard to maximize sun exposure. Fresh herbs are very flavorful, so this creative recycled planter is something to consider.
DeKay's Snake PhotosThese common garden snakes are commonly known as DeKay's or brownsnake but the official name is Storeria dekayi. They can be found all along the Eastern side of the North American continent. They are harmless, eating slugs, snails and earthworms, and being eaten by larger snakes, birds and mammals.
DIY Crafty Pea TrellisThis trellis features reusable components and jute or cotton twine. You can recycle the twine with the spent vines at the end of the season. You may have some of the necessary supplies to build the framework in your garden shed or garage. Let us share this pea trellis plan with you.
"Butter" Knife FlowerIn a previous posting, I submitted a craft on making a dragonfly out of forks and butter knives. This craft shows how I used up the "leftovers" from the dragonfly which was a "thrifty" use of leftovers. It is made from the end pieces of forks and knives.
Book Picture FrameA unique way to display pictures, vintage garden style!
Crochet and Fabric Fusion QuiltThis was my year long "T.V." project. It was time consuming but fun to make. It is more of a display quilt.
Strip Block PotholderI've become interested in quilting and all of the neat ideas for quilt blocks. Because there are so many, I decided I would make a variety of quilt blocks and turn them into potholders so I can try out a lot more designs and it wouldn't be as time consuming.
Folded Flower Table RunnerThis was a cute and different table runner to make. Reminded me a little bit of paper folding or origami.
Silverware DragonflyUsing old silverware to create an outdoor sculpture adds interest to my collection of backyard sculptures. Some of this old silverware was what I used in my childhood my parents had given to me. I wasn't sure how I could use these "keepsake" knives and then came across this idea.
How to Replace a Clock MovementIf you have a favorite clock that has stopped working, it's relatively simple to purchase a new movement as a replacement. Learn the technique with help from this step by step video.
Removing Roof Tar from Skin with Olive OilRoof tar and other sticky substances can be gently removed from skin by using regular olive oil from the kitchen. Learn how to do it in this short video.
Stuffed Animal Eye PatchIf you have a beloved stuffed animal that loses an eye, an eye patch might be the best solution. Learn how in this short video.
Washer Lariat NecklaceTake a flat metal washer from the hardware store and convert it into beautiful jewelry. Learn how to make it in this short video.
ThriftyFun Halloween Costume IdeasThriftyFun has been publishing homemade Halloween costumes for years. Here are some of our favorite creations for your viewing pleasure. Some have instructions on the site, some are just examples.
Butterscotch PuddingCreamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Spaghetti Casserole (Gluten Free)This casserole is easy to make and even delicious when left over for another meal. It's also a great dish to take to someone recovering from surgery or a covered dish meal.
Personalized StatueMy grandson is involved in soccer and has a bedroom decorated with a soccer theme. I thought he would enjoy this handmade "statue" of him in his soccer uniform. This is a fun and fairly easy project if you have skills using a scroll saw. Otherwise, you might be able to use stiff cardboard and a razor blade knife to get similar results.
Five Benefits of Self Watering PotsSelf-watering pots, also known as sub-irrigation planters, offer several advantages for both indoor and outdoor gardening. Here are five benefits of using self-watering pots:
Counted Cross Stitch Shadow BoxFor those who have never done counted cross stitch, here is a simple counted cross stitch picture which uses a shadow box and is three dimensional. Because counted cross stitch is so time consuming, I added the little figurine in the corner so I would have a lot less of the counted cross stitch pattern to fill up the space! The wording is fairly quick but the floral part is more time consuming. This would be a good beginner project.
Bottle Cap SculpturezMy tip is: Find art supplies in any trash can in America by using alternative materials. Oftentimes, the materials that I utilize are destined to end up in a landfill.
How To Clean 18K Gold ChainCleaning your 18K Chain gold is easy and can be done at home. Here are some steps you can follow:
What is This?What is this? Found on the site of an old farm in NW Pennsylvania, it's about 18 inches in diameter and very heavy.
Eggs on Curtain?Hello. These eggs are on a curtain in my conservatory. I think they may be white butterfly eggs, but not sure. Could someone ID them for me? Thanks very much.
Identifying Plush Animal Monkey?Dear all, I am trying to find the identity / name / maker of this plush monkey toy. It was purchased by my mother in the 1980s, and was purchased in Korea.
Conant Ball Pedestal Dining Table?I recently inherited a Conant Ball pedestal table. From all the pictures I found online, it appears to be completely original. I'm trying to find an approximate value in case I want to sell it. It came with two leafs as well. Thank you.
Identifying Sewing Machine Model?I was given this sewing machine by my mother. It doesn't have a manual, and she can't remember how to use it, it's been so long. I am a complete newbie and have never used a sewing machine. I would like to teach myself simple straight line stitching. I have tried google images without luck for this one. Any help would be amazing.
Information About Murphy's Cedar Chest?I would like to know if someone can tell how old my Murphy cedar chest is by the numbers 1086549 that are on the back of my chest? Would 4150 be the model number ? They are the only markings on the chest. I would also like to know if someone could tell me approximately what the value would be?
Tiny Black Bugs in the KitchenThe key to getting rid of tiny black bugs on kitchen floor is first identifying what they are. Check out what has worked for others in this page.
Identifying Small Black BugsHaving unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a page about identifying small black bugs.
Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.
Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black BugsMany types of bugs are small and black, if they are biting bugs they can be annoying and a health hazard. This is a page about getting rid of tiny biting black bugs.
ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck ScheduleIn some places like New York City, the ASPCA has mobile vaccination trucks that service neighborhoods on a set schedule. This page has links and information about the ASPCA's mobile vaccination truck schedules.
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs?Identifying biting bugs is the first step in trying to eliminate them from your home or to repel them when outdoors. This is a page about identifying little black biting bugs.
Tiny Flying Insects in Your House?There is nothing more frustrating than having tiny flying insects in your house. Identifying what type of insect they are will help you get rid of them. This page contains tips for getting rid of tiny flying bugs in your house.
Finding Plumbing Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners?This is a page about finding plumbing repair help for low income homeowners. Plumbing repairs may be too expensive for many low income homeowners. However they are quite necessary for health and even safety. Finding a source of assistance to reduce the costs can help.
Determining the Value of a Grandfather Clock?As with many vintage and antique pieces, the value of a grandfather clock depends on a number of factors, including age, rarity, appearance, mechanical soundness, etc. This page offers some good advice on how to find the value of a grandfather clock, as well as, a detailed list of attributes and demand that will need to be considered in determining its value.
Getting Rid of Tiny White Biting Bugs?If you have small white biting bugs in your home, it would be best to exterminate them as soon as possible. This is a page about getting rid of tiny white biting bugs.
What is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW?This is a page about what is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW. The ability to join either the American Legion or VFW, is dependent on where and when you served in the military. Additionally, Merchant Marines can join the American Legion but not the VFW. Here is more detailed information about the criteria for joining both.
Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners?Low income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.
Plants That Like Coffee GroundsMany plants thrive in soil rich in nitrogen. As they decompose, coffee grounds release nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and other minerals. This is a page about plants that like coffee grounds.
Preventing Mold on BreadIt isn't any fun to be making a sandwich and discover that your bread is moldy. There are a number of ways to prevent your bread from molding. This is a page about preventing mold on bread.
Tiny Orange Biting Bugs Near Pool?If you have issues with tiny, orange bugs around your pool, you aren't alone. It isn't easy to enjoy your pool when you are being bitten by bugs. This is a page about tiny orange biting bugs near pool.
Identifying Small Brown Bugs?Determining what kind of insect pest you have, will help you find the best way to get rid of them. The discussions found below are about trying to identify small brown bugs.
Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors?Many senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.
Finding the Value of Funk & Wagnalls EncyclopediasMany homes had these reference books because they were readily available at the supermarket in the 1950s. Although dated, encyclopedias can sometimes be sold in niche markets to crafters and some collectors. This is a page about finding the value of Funk and Wagnalls encyclopedias.
Painting Over Varnish Without SandingIt is often recommend that you sand any surface thoroughly prior to painting it. Painting over varnish without sanding is not a best practice but it can be done.
Identifying Insect Eggs?Identifying insect eggs, whether in your home or garden, can help you decide whether they are harmful or beneficial. This is a page about identifying insect eggs.
Crafts Using Old JeansWhether you are thinking of remaking them into other clothing items, decorations, rugs, or something completely different, there is a project just for you. This is a page about crafts using old jeans.
Refinishing a Resin Yard Statue?Garden statues made from resin are bright and colorful at first but can look faded from years in the elements. This is a page about refinishing a resin yard statue.
How to Fix Damaged Surfaces of Wood FurnitureWood furniture can get damaged in a number of ways. This is a page about how to fix damaged surfaces of wood furniture.
Identifying Household Bugs?This is a page about identifying household bugs. It can be challenge to combat bugs in your home, when you don't know what kind they are.
Keeping Squirrels from Digging in PlantsSquirrels can cause a lot of damage in plant containers and the garden. This page is about keeping squirrels from digging in plants.
Determining the Value of Noritake China?Noritake china has been manufactured for decades and some of the older pieces have retained their value while others are worth little. This is a page about determining the value of Noritake china.
Homemade Stepping StonesThat well worn path can be paved with inexpensive stepping stones. This page is about homemade stepping stones.
Keeping Copperhead Snakes Out of Your YardThis is a page about keeping Copperhead snakes out of your yard. Finding venomous snakes in your yard can be very scary.
Saving Money on Terra Cotta PotsThis is a page about saving money on terra cotta pots. Terra cotta flower pots are popular for gardening and craft projects. Shopping around can often help get a better price.
Keeping Lizards Off Your Porch?Lizards love to sun themselves during the day. Your porch may very well be a nearly ideal place for them to catch some sun and warm up. If you live in an area with many lizards, keeping lizards off your porch might be an issue you have to deal with.
Finding the Value of Paradise Galleries Dolls?Paradise Galleries is know for its collectible dolls including realistic baby and toddler dolls. This is a page about finding the value of Paradise Galleries dolls.
Lawnmower Blade Won't Turn?This is a page about lawnmower blade won't turn. Troubleshooting a lawnmower if often very frustrating, not only do you have to determine the cause of the problems, but the grass can be heard growing in the background.
How to Make a Candy BouquetA homemade candy bouquet makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. These tutorials show you how to make beautiful candy bouquets.
Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch?Fleas like humans almost as much as dogs, and can be the cause of your itchy head. This is a page about tiny black bugs making head itch.
Turn Baby Wipes Into Sanitizing WipesThis is a page about turning baby wipes into sanitizing wipes. Normal baby wipes do not have sanitizing ingredients. Adding alcohol to your container of baby wipes, turns them into sanitizing wipes.
Selling a Doll CollectionIf you have inherited or acquired a number of dolls that you wish to sell, it can often be more effective to sell them as an entire collection. It's best to do a basic search online to make sure you don't have any dolls that are very rare or valuable first to help you in pricing.
Carpet is Sticky from Urine?My mother is elderly and is in reasonably good health except for a urine control problem. She takes pills and wears those diaper type things, but they don't always work. Her carpet is sticky and I know it's from urine leaks. Any suggestions for making the stickiness go away?
Permed Hair Not Curly Enough?It can be confusing as to what to do to fix a perm that is not as curly as you wanted. This is a page about permed hair not curly enough.
Homemade Antibacterial WipesThis is a page about homemade antibacterial wipes. Disposable wipes for cleaning hands and faces can prevent illness and allow quick clean up in the car or on the go but can be expensive.
Making a Sock Quilt?This is a page about making a sock quilt. Mismatched, lonely socks cry for a second life in a fun craft project. You can use old, mismatched, or even new socks to make a great quilt.
H20 HD Steam Mop Replacement Water Tank?Where can I purchase a H20 HD steam mop water tank?
Finding the Value of Vintage Mersman...This is a page about finding the value of vintage Mersman furniture. This Ohio based company produced millions of items of furniture during its existence.
Keeping Bees Out of a Hummingbird FeederBees and hummingbirds are often found in the same places in your garden. However, if you are putting out food for the hummingbirds it can attract an unwanted amount of bees. This is a page about keeping bees out of your hummingbird feeder.
Tiny Bugs In My HouseIf you have many tiny bugs in your home, it may be necessary to call an exterminator. This is a page about tiny bugs in my house.
Uses for Old Garden HoseBefore throwing away a leaky water hose, there are a number of ways it can be reused. This is a page about uses for old garden hose.
Identifying Small White Biting Bugs?If you are being bitten by small bugs, identifying them is the first step to getting rid of them. This page is full of tips for getting rid of tiny biting bugs.
Finding the Value of Ashton Drake DollsAshton Drake Galleries is known for their realistic porcelain dolls and baby dolls. This is a page about finding the value of Ashton Drake dolls.
Finding the Value for Your Antique FurnitureThis is a page about finding the value for your antique furniture. Sometimes antique furniture can be worth more than you realize. Check the value of your old furniture before selling or donating these potentially valuable items.
Posting Your Garage Sale on CraigslistPosting your garage sale on Craigslist is easy. Knowing the right things to say will get people coming your way. This is a page about posting your garage sale on Craigslist.
Cleaning Hair Spray Off a Flat Iron?This page is about cleaning hair spray off a flat iron. Removing styling product build-up from the blades of a hair iron, can be a challenge.
Keeping Earwigs Out of Bird Feeders?I have several bird feeders outside but they get full of Earwig bugs. Any ideas on how to keep them out would be greatly appreciated. I wash the feeders out but they come right back.
Fixing a Toilet Clogged By Feminine Pads?This is a page about fixing a toilet clogged by feminine pads. A feminine pad that is flushed down a toilet will quickly clog the plumbing.
Natural Snake RepellentsGetting rid of the snake's food source is the first step to reducing their attraction of your yard. This page is about natural snake repellents.
Starting a Summer Book Club and Book SwapKeep your kids entertained and reading over the summer by organizing a book club and book swap. Consider one for yourself as well. This is a page about starting a summer book club and book swap.
Removing Gasoline Smell from ShoesThis page is about removing gasoline smell from shoes. When gas is spilled, it can be difficult to remove the odor.
Finding a Lost RelativeWhether you are trying to locate a relative you have never met or attempting to reconnect with some one you have lost track of, finding a lost relative can be a daunting task. This is a page to finding a lost relative.
Extending Your Asparagus HarvestThis is a page about extending your asparagus harvest. With a few simple strategies you can stagger and extend the length of your asparagus harvest.
Preventing Algae in Pet Water BowlsThis page is about preventing algae in pet water bowls. Keeping your pet's water fresh and their bowl clean is your first defense against algae growth.
Substitutes for Wheat Bran in Recipes?Are you making a recipe that calls for bran, but want to use something else? Check out these alternatives, to see which one would work best in your recipe. This page contains substitutes for wheat bran in recipes.
Preventing Mold on CheeseIf it is not a variation of blue cheese you probably would prefer it not be moldy. This is a page about preventing mold on cheese.
How Much is .925 Silver Worth?Sterling silver is a silver alloy containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually copper. Sterling silver is commonly used for making fine jewelry. This is a page about how much is .925 silver worth?.
Eggshells for Your GardenThere are several good reasons to add egg shells to your garden. They provide nutrients, deter snails, slugs, and cutworms. They can also be helpful as a calcium supplement, if you raise laying hens. This is a page about eggshells for your garden.
Something Is Eating My Pepper PlantsMany insects and other critters enjoy the vegetables in our garden as much as we do. This is a page about something is eating my pepper plants.
Changing a 15 Amp Outlet to 20 Amps?This page is about changing a 15 amp outlet to 20 amps.It is important to know the electrical wire and breaker switches requirements for different kinds of outlet needs.
Swiffer WetJet Isn't WorkingThis is a page about when Swiffer WetJet isn't working. The main reason your probably purchased your WetJet was the spray feature. So when it stops working it is very frustrating.
Kitten Trying to Nurse on PeopleThis is a page about kitten trying to nurse on people. Young kittens will sometimes attempt to suckle on anything and everything including people.