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Sock Sleeve for a Gift
Socks make great gifts that are inexpensive and fit everyone's budget. Plus it's practical and thoughtful because you want the person to have warm feet. Make a sock sleeve with construction paper, write a cute phrase (it could be for any occasion not just Valentine's Day) and this would be a great gift.
Krautburgers (German Hot Pocket)
I grew up in northern Colorado among many people of German descent. This was a popular dish served at my school cafeteria. Krautburgers are a traditional food eaten by people of German Russian descent. Germans who had emigrated to Russia from Germany and then, at the turn of the 20th century, emigrated to Colorado's sugar beet fields are the inventors of this German "hot pocket." Working hard all day in the fields meant lunch was eaten on the job, and the humble Krautburger wrapped up all the necessary food groups to keep a worker on his or her feet. It has become a family favorite!
Space Valentine Box
Need a last minute Valentine Card box? Here's a style you could recreate. We used an empty tissue box and my son decided he can reuse his space mobile for his Valentine Box.
Valentine's Day Spider Card
Here is one way you could up-cycle your kid's painting creations. Turn them into sentimental cards. Perfect for grandparents, family, friends, classmates, neighbors, etc.
Transform any Vase into a One with a Valentine's Theme
Here is an easy and inexpensive hack you could do to transform your vases into Valentine's themed ones "temporarily". You don't have to pay the high price of Valentine's Day decorated vases. After the season, you can still resume using your vases for any occasion!
Happy Valen-Slime Cards
My son and I made these "Will You Be My Valen-Slime Valentine Cards" for some of his friends in the neighborhood using left over fabric scraps and construction paper.
Gardening Tips and Advice
Succulent Plant Starter
This is a great way to always have succulent plants available for your craft projects and decorations around your home. We all love to decorate and grow succulent plants these days. When we cut our plants there are always leaves that need to be removed. Don't throw them away. Make this easy succulent plant starter and within a few days you can plant those leaves to start growing new plants.
Easy Tree Limb Clean Up
I decided to do a little tree trimming in my yard and once I got finished I had a whole lot of limbs in several areas of my yard. It was going to take several trips to get them all moved to my dump pile. In the past I would have dragged a handful of limbs (all that I could get in one hand) to my dump site.
Always Have Hope - Rescued Plant
I rescued this plant from someone who was going to "trash it" after its first blooming. The plant was almost dead when I got it last year. I'm always trying to save things that other people have given up on or abandoned. After a summer of good care, this is the reward I got this fall.
Bamboo Garden Gate
I live on a small island in the South Pacific, where everything is imported. We do not have a large variety of items to choose from. Years ago when we wanted to put a gate up all we had to choose from was a metal gate. The gate has been up for over 20 years now and is looking shabby and worn.
Recycle Plastic Tubs to Hold Cuttings
I recycle margarine and ice cream tubs and use them to put my cuttings in. They will hold around four or five small pots. They are easy to transport and catch the drips when watering.
Use Faux Flower Stems to Support Live Plants
Do you have fake flower stems? Do not throw them away, they are very useful as stem support!
More Gardening Tips and Advice
Today was the day before Easter and the store was out of Peeps, of course. I got a big bag of marshmallows instead and used some ingredients on hand to make these to cheer up my dad. (He really, really, likes his Peeps.)
Mailable Easter Basket
To mail an Easter basket to my daughter in their apartment, without making her look like a little girl anymore, I created a cute, transportable basket that can be used afterward.
Chocolate Dipped Peeps
If you like Peeps, you will like chocolate dipped Peeps even better! They are easy to make and are a fun treat for Easter.
Easter Egg Lunch
Who wouldn't love having their lunch packed into colorful Easter eggs? You may even find that you want to have your lunch this way. I will find any excuse to "be a kid"! :)
Try making this Easter variation of using children's handprints for crafts. This is a page about making a handprint lily.
Saving Money on Easter Baskets
Inexpensive ways to create, put together or purchase easter baskets and their filler as suggested by the ThriftyFun community.
St. Patrick's Day
10+ Great St. Patrick's Day Ideas
Check out 10 of our best crafts and snacks for St. Paddy's Day. Kids will love making a leprechaun trap or eating a pot of gold.
Rainbow in a Bag
Give someone special a rainbow in a bag. This is a quick and inexpensive treat that makes a perfect gift!
Leprechaun Trap Cake
Many kids have an opportunity to make a leprechaun trap at school when they are young. After seeing one that my kids brought home, I thought it might be fun to try and make a leprechaun trap cake.
This simple leprechaun can be a cute addition to your table, place setting or in a centerpiece, or hide a few around the house and have the kids try to find him to claim a 'pot o gold'.
St. Patrick's Day Sherbet Float
Think green when you make this tasty float as a St. Patrick's Day party or family dinner dessert. This page contains St. Patrick's Day sherbet float recipes.
No-Sew Pot O' Gold Wind Catcher
This easy to make decoration is great for both indoors and outdoors.
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Removing Roof Tar from Skin with Olive Oil
Roof 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.
Refinishing Teak Outdoor Furniture
Teak is a common material for outdoor furniture because it is long lasting if cared for correctly. Learn how to do it in this short video.
Making a Lid Spoon
Ever been stuck without a spoon when eating an individual serving of applesauce, pudding or yogurt? Just use the lid as a spoon! Learn how to make one in this short video.
Halloween Mantel Pennants
Dress up a boring fireplace mantle with this decorative pennant made from Halloween themed fabric triangles. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
These easy peanut butter cookies are entirely gluten-free. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Japanese Style Puff Pancakes
These fluffy pancakes are a delicious alternative to traditional pancakes. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Alternative Uses for Lotion
Hand and body lotion can be used for a number of other things, such as removing a too tight ring, styling your hair, or as shaving cream. Read on for more uses for lotion.
Talking to Parents About Clothing Styles
One place the generational gap is very evident is in clothing choices. Talking to your parents about wearing certain types of clothing can be intimidating. Your age and the clothing item will no doubt be part of the conversation. This page offers some tips about talking to your parents about clothing styles.
Removing Pen Ink from Your Hair
You can try to remove pen ink from your hair with hairspray, rubbing alcohol, baking soda, or perhaps a clarifying shampoo. Additional suggestions can be found on this page.
Roasted Chicken and Rice
Make a tasty chicken and rice dish that also includes cabbage, carrots, celery, and cream of mushroom soup. Freeze some for a future meal. The recipe including ingredients list and instructions can be found below.
Pruning Huckleberry Plants
Evergreen huckleberry plants may not require pruning, but if you want to encourage growth and increase berry production, the best time to prune is late winter or early spring. Learn more about pruning your huckleberry below.
This healthy turkey chili recipe is amazing and so easy to make. It takes about 40 minutes to make, including the prep and chopping everything up.
Identifying Thriftstore Figurines
I keep getting conflicting info on these items, Holt Howard or Tilso? I found them in a thrift store and am very curious to see where they came from. Thanks for any help.
Identifying Wild Cat Figurines
I have a leopard, tiger, black panther, and cheetah. I think they are made of china. I can't find any hallmarks on them so I don't really know. How I can find out who made them?
What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?
I adopted Moose from a shelter! They said he's a Chihuahua mix. Does anyone have some opinions on what he might be mixed with?
Fixing a Hair Dye Mistake
I have naturally dark brown hair and in November of 2019 I dyed it a purple red color right over my natural hair. It slowly faded to a pretty purple red tint and was lighter too. I just dyed it two days ago to dark blue, right over the other color. Both of these were permanent dyes. So yeah I don't like the blue and I know it will fade to green so I have no idea what to do.
Cashing an Old Western Union Money Order
I opened a letter from on my last birthday from a relative that passed several years ago and inside was a money order from Western Union dated in 1999. Is there some way for me to cash it or is it too old?
Value of Collectible Thimbles
I was wondering if any of these thimbles are worth anything?
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.
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.
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.
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income Families
There are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.
Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...
When your roof is starting to fail it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. This page is about getting financial assistance for roof repairs.
Buying Second Hand Appliances
This is a page about buying second hand appliances. One way to save money on expensive home appliances is to shop for second hand ones in good repair.
Getting Dental Work w/o Insurance
For the many people without dental insurance, there are sometimes affordable ways to get the needed work done. This is a page about getting dental work done without insurance.
Selling Trees on Your Land for Lumber
If you own acres or even a larger residential lot you may have trees that you would like to have removed and be able to sell for the lumber. This is a page about selling trees on your land for lumber.
Getting Rid of Gophers
This is guide about getting rid of gophers. The cute little gopher is the bane of many a gardener and home owner. They are herbivores that love to eat roots. They will eat the roots of your vegetables, flowers, and lawn. Getting rid of them can be difficult.
Training an Aggressive Puppy
This is a page about training an aggressive puppy. It is important to stop aggressive puppy behavior early.
Setting Rates for Cleaning Services
Part of running a successful cleaning business is being able to estimate the job and charge a reasonable rate that will meet your financial needs and attract customers. This is a page about setting rates for cleaning services.
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.
Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free Furniture
Buying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a page about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.
Buy Now, Pay Later Websites
Buy now, pay later websites offer an alternative to shopping using a credit or debit card. This is a page about buy now, pay later websites.
Rates for Cleaning New Construction Homes
This is a page about rates for cleaning new construction homes. Cleaning businesses often focus on specific types of cleaning jobs, such as private homes, businesses, or new construction.
Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop
Over time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.
Getting a Job as a Longshoreman
These union positions have a long and honoured history in the US. This page is about getting a job as a longshoreman.
Finding Glider Chair Replacement Cushions
Many glider chairs have fabric upholstered cushions that may need to be replaced long before the chair itself. This is a page about finding glider chair replacement cushions.
How Much Does House Cleaning Cost?
Whether you are looking for a cleaner or starting your own business, determining the average cleaning rates is a main consideration. This is a page about how much does house cleaning cost.
Leaning a Ladder Against a Roof...
This is a page about leaning a ladder against a roof without crushing gutters. When you need to make repairs or clean gutters, your ladder needs to lean on the house often against the gutters.
Finding a Lost Relative
Whether 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.
Fixing a Toilet Clogged By Paper Towels
One or two paper towels might easily flush down the toilet, however if someone puts a larger number down it will probably clog the plumbing. This is a page about fixing a toilet clogged by paper towels.
11th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Tween birthday parties can be difficult to plan, they are getting too old for children's parties and are still not ready to move up to teen party activities. This is a page about 11th birthday party ideas for girls.
Preventing Mold on Bread
It 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.
Removing Rust from Well Water
Well water can contain rust. Not only does rust in your water make the water reddish, unappetizing, and possibly bad tasting it can also stain laundry and other items. This is a page about removing rust from well water.
Reviving Dry Erase Markers
You might be able to extend the life of that dry erase marker. This is a page about reviving dry erase markers.
Cleaning Smoke Off Walls
Kitchen fires, candles and other occurrences can leave smoke residue on your walls. This is a page about cleaning smoke off walls.
How Do I Remove Black Mold on the Ceiling?
This is a page about removing black mold on the ceiling. Black mold can be difficult to get rid of anywhere in the home, but the ceiling can be one of the most challenging.
Value of Collectible Memories Porcelain Dolls
Many manufacturers have produced collectible porcelain dolls over the years. Some have notable value others less so. This is a page about determining the value of Collectible Memories porcelain dolls.
How to Clean Mold on Painted Walls and Ceiling
Bathrooms and other humid areas can begin to grow mold on the walls and ceilings. This is a page about removing mold from painted walls and ceiling.
Preventing a Dog From Peeing on Carpet and Rugs
Preventing a dog from peeing on the carpet, especially repeat performances, can be a frustrating process, but there are solutions to this problem. This is a page about preventing a dog from peeing on carpet and rugs.
Not Getting Power But Circuit Breaker Was Not Tripped
Electrical problems can be difficult to diagnose, especially when it isn't a simple case of resetting the breaker. This is a page to troubleshoot the issue of not getting power but the circuit breaker was not tripped.
Slipcovers for Reclining Couches
Finding slipcovers for your reclining couch may be difficult. This is a page about slipcovers for reclining couches.
Rodent Odor in Walls and Vents
Once mice have been in residence in a house they can die in the walls and heating system, making them difficult to find. This page is about rodent odor in walls and vents.
Remedies for Pain from Wearing Dentures
Getting your mouth accustomed to false teeth can be uncomfortable. This page is about remedies for pain from wearing dentures.
Free Computer Training for Senior Citizens
New technology can sometimes make an older person feel left behind. However, there are opportunities for getting free training to help you keep up with the latest computer hardware and software. This page offers some suggestions for finding
free computer training for senior citizens.
Using Dawn Dish Soap as a Laundry Booster
A little Dawn added to your laundry detergent can make your clothes come out cleaner. This is a page about using dawn dish soap as a laundry booster.
This is a page about selling trophies. If you have boxes and closet shelves devoted to old trophies, you may be considering selling them.
Sources for Really Large Boxes
Large boxes can really useful to have, especially if you are moving. This is a page about sources for really large boxes.
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.
Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black Bugs
Many 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.
Saving Money on Daycare
This is a page about saving money on daycare. For many parents daycare is an expensive yet necessary expense. There are ways to save money on daycare without sacrificing quality care.
Cleaning Laminate Flooring
Laminate floors can easily get water damaged. Knowing how to clean your laminate flooring, can keep it looking new for many years. This is a page on cleaning laminate flooring.
Sofa Bed Release Bar Stuck
My sofa bed is stuck in the sofa position. The horizontal bar that I formerly could pull out from under the sofa back cushions to release it into a bed is now stuck in the front of the sofa cushions that you lean back on.
To make your home more comfortable, both cozy in winter and cooler in summer, seal for drafts and insulate. This is a page about insulating windows.
Removing Marker From a Basketball
How do you remove marker from a basketball?
Do Fleas Jump Off of Pets After Treatment?
When a pet is given the first dose of Advantage or Revolution, do the fleas jump off the pet and into the environment? Or do the fleas die from the chemicals?
Identifying Small Black Bugs
Having 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.
Slogan Ideas for a Daycare
A slogan communicates your business philosophy to your clients. This is a page about slogan ideas for a daycare.
Inexpensive Alternatives to Paving a Driveway
This page is about inexpensive alternatives to paving a driveway. Paving a driveway can cost more than you can afford.
Finding Free Furniture
If you need to furnish your home or apartment inexpensively, it doesn't get any better than finding free furniture. This is a page about finding free furniture.
Can Mold Grow Under Laminate Flooring on a Concrete Foundation?
If moisture gets between your laminate floors and the concrete underneath, it can be easy for mold to grow. This is a page about can mold grow under laminate flooring on a concrete foundation?.
Child Support Payments and Social Security
When a parent who has been required to pay child support also receives Social Security, one or both parents may be confused as to how this works. This is a page about child support payments and social security.
Getting Rid of Old TVs
This is a page about getting rid of old TVs. TVs contain materials that are harmful to the environment and need to be disposed of properly. It can be difficult and expensive to get rid of them.
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.
Making a Curtain for an Arched Window
This is a page about making a curtain for an arched window. Making a curtain for an arched window is not as difficult as it may seem.
Removing Wax Buildup on Floors
Shiny waxed floors look great, but over time the wax can build up and result in a dull, dingy appearance. This is a page about removing wax buildup on floors.
Cleaning Hairspray Off Bathroom Surfaces
Hairspray is great for keeping your hair in place. However, it is very sticky and can be difficult to remove from surfaces it lands on. This is a page about cleaning hairspray off bathroom surfaces.
Keeping Your Windshield Free of Snow and Ice
During the winter it can be a real chore to get all the snow and ice off your windshield before heading out in the morning. This is a page about keeping your windshield free of snow and ice.
Privacy Window Using Contact Paper
You can create a sense of privacy without adding shades or curtains to a window. Get a frosted glass look using contact paper. It is an inexpensive way to create a privacy window in a bathroom or any other window you would like some privacy but not loss of light.
Finding Replacement Gaskets for Jars and Canisters
It can be difficult to find the right sized gasket for an older glass container or cookie jar. Here are tips for ordering a replacement for a vintage or family treasure.
Repairing an Electric Typewriter
This is a page about repairing an electric typewriter. The electric typewriter has long since been replaced by the PC and then the laptop. Finding someone to make repairs can be difficult and expensive, you can save money if you make the repairs yourself.
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System
Well water can be the best water you have ever tasted, but sometimes it can have a strong, unpleasant sulfur odor. This is a page about removing sulfur smell from a well water system.
Selling Mature Pine Trees
If you have large pines trees that need to be removed, it may be possible to sell the timber if you have enough of them or a desirable variety of tree. Selling mature pine trees from your property can help clear some land and make some money.
Keeping Sheets on the Bed
This page is about keeping sheets on the bed. Depending on the mattress and the kind of sheets, it can be a challenge to keep the bedding together.
Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses
When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.
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