November 20, 2016

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A couple discussing their finances.

Setting Up a Household Budget?This is a page about setting up a household budget. Preparing a budget can help you see how much money you need each month to cover your basic household expenses.


A mother cooking dinner for her family.

Feeding a Family of Four on $400 a Month?This is a page about feeding a family of four on $400 a month. Stay within your food budget and eat well by making delicious meals from scratch.


A mom and child walking in the woods.

Living a Simple LifestyleThis is a page about living a simple lifestyle. Modern life can be stressful and living with less things can often be a positive change.


A family unpacking groceries in the kitchen.

Reducing the Cost of Feeding a FamilyThis is a page about reducing the cost of feeding a family. Staying away from convenient packaged foods and choosing basic bulk foods can help you save money on family groceries.


A child sitting on the toilet.

My Child Won't Poop In The ToiletThis is a page about my child won't poop in the toilet. Helping your child feel comfortable using the potty can be a challenge.


Two piggy banks stretching a dollar between them.

Stretching My Meager DollarsThis is a page about stretching my meager dollars. Finding creative ways to make your money go farther can be a real challenge.


A pile of allspice berries.

Substitutes for AllspiceThis is a page about substitutes for allspice. Allspice is a cured, unripe berry from a tropical evergreen tree, the Pimenta dioica. Its aroma when ground is reminiscent of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, although it has its own unique flavor.


A senior woman discussing her finances with her daughter.

Single Senior on a Limited BudgetThis is a page about single senior on a limited budget. When you are on your own, buying just the right amount of food to eat well can be challenging.


A dog scratching with its hind leg.

My Dog is ItchingThis page is about my dog is itching. Determining the cause of your dog's skin irritation will help you relieve its itch.



match box Jack in the box

Pocket Jack-in-the-BoxThis is so cute and super easy to make. Children will love to keep this in their pocket to show others at school. Older children can make one themselves. In fact even adults think this simple toy is totally awesome. Everyone who sees Jack's happy face pop out can't help smiling.


mixing tubs with drainage holes

Line Small Flower Beds With Concrete Mixing TubsBermuda migrates towards wetter soil. If flower beds are kept wetter than the surrounding lawn, Bermuda will easily invade them. Using sunken concrete mixing tubs as liners for beds can prevent this migration, underground. Keeping above ground migration at bay is much easier.


decorative paper box with photos

Organizing Old PhotosIf you're like me, you have loose photos all around your house; maybe in your wallet, between the pages of books, and most definitely shoved into drawers! This often happens, all those old family photos that have never been scanned into the computer or made it into photo albums - who has the time?


plastic container for bird seed

Pest-Free Pet Food StoragePests can be a problem around pet food; moths, beetles, and mice all love to dine on these 'delicacies'. We don't want our precious pet's food to be infested or contaminated.


Pink Cloud Pie

Pink Cloud PieWith the major holidays right around the corner, everyone is so busy cooking, either for entertaining at home or bringing a side dish to a party. This pie is not only delicious, but it is inexpensive, quick to make, and requires no cooking. An absolutely perfect pie!


muffin cup flower greeting card

Cake Case (Muffin Cup) Flower Greetings CardCake cases come in many sizes, colors, and patterns. Use a selection of different ones to make this delightful and pretty greetings card for a friend or relative.



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Sticky Residue on Varnished Wood Table?I have been using a heat protection cloth on my table for the last couple of years and have not removed it. Now having removed the heat protection cloth with great difficulty it has left behind a sticky residue all over the table which I can't clean off.


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14th Birthday Party Ideas?My birthday is in February and I am turning 14. I want to have a disco party, but I'm not sure if it will be OK and I want to invite my ex not sure though.


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Slow Cooking a Turkey Breast?Any good ideas for slow cooking a turkey breast?


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Curtain and Couch Pillows Color Advice?I just painted my walls a dark rustic red color and one wall is accented with dark brown stained wood planks. My couches are dark leather brown, my ceiling is white, and the carpet is light tan. My wall trim is dark brown. What would be the best color curtains for the one big window in my living room?


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14.5 OHV Briggs Won't Start?I have a 14.5 OHV Briggs that will not start. I've replaced the solenoid, carb, removed all safety switches, and replaced all wires. The starter switch is now a push button starter relay with a separate kill switch, also a fuse-block so all wires have a fuse, only active wires are to starter and carb.


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Cleaning Furniture with Murphy's Oil Soap?I'd read that Murphy's could remove built up wax/oil on finished furniture, only it worsened the situation! The finish is now cloudy, streaky, and in some spots, tacky to the touch. It has ruined my dining room table.


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17th Birthday Party Ideas?My birthday is in January and I'm wanting to do something fun, but I have a friend that is in a wheelchair and I would like to do something she could do too. I may be inviting a lot of people too, at least 8 friends and a lot of family, but they all won't come so I don't want anything super expensive. Any ideas?


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