September 9, 2016

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Contact paper tube in front of a contact paper display

Removing Contact PaperThis is a page about removing contact paper. Contact style paper is meant to stick to the surface it is applied to. So, finding the best way to remove it will depend on a variety of factors.


Cleaning an Enamel Stovetop

Cleaning an Enamel StovetopThis is a page about cleaning an enamel stovetop. When cleaning your enamel stovetop you want to use methods and products that will not damage the finish.


Close up of a carpet being shampooed

Homemade Carpet Cleaner RecipesThis is a page about homemade carpet cleaner recipes. Rather than purchase a carpet cleaner product at the store, you can make a very effective one using typical household products.


Toilet with lime deposits being cleaned with toilet brush

Cleaning Lime Deposits Off a ToiletThe minerals in your home water supply may leave what are called, lime deposits, in your toilet, the beginning of the infamous ring. This is a page about cleaning lime deposits off a toilet.


Quilt made from a variety of knitted squares

Making a Quilt from Old Sweaters?This is a page about making a quilt from old sweaters. Quilts have long been a handicraft that was a perfect way to recycle old clothing and linens into a new useful item.


Crafts Using Prom Dresses

Crafts Using Prom DressesThis is a page about crafts using prom dresses. Use thriftstore dresses or save your own dress that is languishing in the back of the closet and give that beautiful fabric a new life in a handmade craft project.


Vacuum being run over old dirty carpet

Cleaning Old Dirty CarpetThis is a page about cleaning old dirty carpet. Carpet that has not been cleaned in quite awhile can present a challenge.


Woman on hands and knees scrubbing white carpet

Cleaning CarpetThis is a page about cleaning carpet. Many homeowners choose to clean the carpets in their home themselves rather than hiring a service.



Cleaning and Storing Romaine Hearts

Cleaning and Storing Romaine HeartsHearts of romaine lettuce are a favorite for salads. If they are cleaned and stored properly, they can last a long time. Learn how in this short video.


Finn's Favorite Banana Bread

Finn's Favorite Banana BreadNeed a use for overripe bananas? This recipe is easy and kid approved. Learn how to make it in this short video.



Coffee Flan from Leftover Egg Whites

Coffee Flan from Leftover Egg WhitesMost of the time home cooks use 4 egg yolks and 4 whole eggs in making Leche Flan (commonly known as Custard Pudding with a sweet caramel on top). This is to make the pudding stiff and smooth.


Pork and Vegetable Harvest Stew

Pork and Vegetable Harvest StewMy weekly organics box included lots of late summer veggies like zucchini, corn and potatoes. I decided to make a hearty stew for dinner. There were various hot peppers included this week, too. I didn't know exactly what they were, so I just chopped them up and threw them in. The stew starts off with a relatively sweet flavor, but has a nice kick at the end.


Sweet Pepper Relish

Sweet Pepper RelishWhen I serve this relish my guests agree that it is the best relish they have ever tasted. It is not your typical pickle relish, but is made from sweet peppers and onions. It can be made entirely from green peppers, but the sweet red pepper gives it a beautiful appearance. I use a mini food processor to chop the onions. It is so easy.



Caracalla blooms

Caracalla En MasseThis is my last Caracalla picture, this season. If it inspires just one person to grow this beautiful vine next year. I will be happy.


Origami Envelope

Origami EnvelopeThese little paper envelopes are a lot easier to make than they look. A lovely idea for giving small gifts, love notes, or gift cards. You don't have to use specialised origami paper, any will do.


potato vine border

Saving Marked Down PlantsOften at Lowe's and Walmart, where their garden center is located, there are flowers/plants that have gotten a little worn to where they are dry, brown, and brittle. Often all these little lovelies need is water and nutrients. I often check for clearance plants and flowers.


Halloween Scarf Wreath

Halloween Scarf WreathI have a project that is fun for all ages and cheap! It starts off with all of my items purchased at the Dollar Store.



light brown dog with white feet and large ears

What Breed Is My Dog?I just got a puppy. I think he might be a Chihuahua.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Using a Singer 1408 Sewing Machine?Does a Singer 1408 Promise sewing machine have an automatic fabric feed?


Church 10th Anniversary Table Decorations

Church 10th Anniversary Table Decorations?We are celebrating our 10th church anniversary. The colors are royal blue, silver, white, and black. I want to do royal blue runners on the tables. I want to do candle arrangements on them as well. The theme is "For Your Glory". I wanted it to be festive. I need ideas for tables.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

ASPCA Mobile Truck Schedule?How do I find the schedule for the ASPCA mobile truck in the Brooklyn area, zip code 11207?


dead looking trees

Caring for Avocado Trees That Were Not...We are renting and our well pump broke. It took over 4 months to fix and so these trees have been through a summer in Ojai California (high temps) all summer. The landlords say that now that the well if fixed we just have to start watering, but I am not so sure. I am looking for expert advice.


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