December 29, 2016

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young boy wearing the scarf

Making a Striped Crocheted ScarfThis is a page about making a striped crocheted scarf. Take crochet hooks and yarn to make this handsome scarf for your friends and family.


Painted Laminate Countertops

Best Sealant for Painted Laminate Countertops?This is a page about best sealant for painted laminate countertops. Whether epoxy or poly urethane is going to be the best sealant for the countertop finish you want, may best be determined with a test.


Rib-Eye and Roasted Garlic Vegetables

Roasted Rib-Eye and Vegetables RecipeThis is a page about roasted rib-eye and vegetables recipe. Make this delicious one pan dinner for your family.


Using Large Spools on a Sewing Machine - large spool of white and one of black thread fitted with button and elastic

Using Large Cone Thread Spools on a Regular Sewing MachineThis is a page about using large cone thread spools on a regular sewing machine. Sometimes you might have the wrong size spool for your machine.


Remake Old Jewelry into New

Remaking Old Jewelry Into NewThis is a page about remaking old jewelry into new. Take broken or outdated jewelry pieces and convert them into something new.


Plastic Egg Bunny Treasure

Making Plastic Egg BunniesThese cute bunnies are perfect for an Easter party or basket. This is a page about making plastic egg bunnies.


front of Dog Lover's Greetings Card

Making a Dog Lover's Greeting CardThis is a page about making a dog lover's greeting card. Give this cute card to anyone who loves their dog.


Hot Vanilla Mix

Hot Vanilla Mix RecipeThis is a page about hot vanilla mix recipes. Try this creamy alternative to hot chocolate.


Easy Recycled Owl - The finished owl.

Making a Recycled Toilet Paper Tube OwlThis is a page about making a recycled toilet paper tube owl. An easy, fun craft for kids uses an empty toilet paper tube, paper, glue and markers to create a cute owl.


Recycled Barnyard Animals - toilet paper tube pig, cow, and dog

Recycled Barnyard AnimalsThis is a page about recycled barnyard animals. A fun, kid friendly craft to make with construction paper and empty toilet paper tubes are barnyard animals.


Lengthening a Dress - dress hanging on the back of a door

Lengthening a DressThis is a page about lengthening a dress. Sometimes an outfit needs alterations to suit your own personal preferences.



Making Lasagne Noodles Ahead of Time

Making Lasagne Noodles Ahead of TimeLasagne is delicious, but takes time to make. I cook my filling and noodles the day before and assemble and cook the lasagne the day I serve it. Here is how I store the noodles:


Williamsburg replica tea chest at estate sale.

Find Family Estate SalesI get the best prices when I go to estate sales run by the family. Companies that do estate sales take a percentage of the sale price. The prices are generally higher and they do not negotiate as easily. This Williamsburg replica tea chest was brand new in the box.


Lists of supply costs and other business information.

Earn More when Establishing a Small BusinessA few months ago, I posted a simple chocolate cake recipe online for my ThriftyFun entry. Suddenly because of that post, I became an instant businesswoman. Orders are flooding after that post and I'm going to share to you now about how to earn more as your business grows.


Alfredo Spinach Lasagna filled and baked foil pan.

Alfredo Spinach LasagnaI served all Italian food on Christmas Eve. The favorite in the past two years has been my Alfredo Spinach Lasagna. I also made the red sauce lasagna.


Blessings Jar for the New Year - plastic jar filled with colorful paper slips

Blessings Jar for the New YearMost people make resolutions for the New Year. Even if we don't always follow through, it still feels good to make these goals. We have a sense of purpose and a chance at a fresh start. Another way to keep up the New Year's momentum and stay positive is to create a Blessings Jar.


Glitter and Glue Icicles - silvery white icicles

Glitter and Glue IciclesWhen I taught Pre-k, this craft was definitely a classroom favorite! It is very simple to make and is fun for kids because they get to make a little mess. These icicles are the perfect craft for winter days at home, when it is too cold to go outside.


Using Lemon as an Odor Remover - wedges of lemon on a flowered cutting mat

Using Lemon as an Odor RemoverLemon extract, fresh lemon wedges, and lemon juice are all fragrant odor removers. I have used lemon juice on my countertops after using garlic and onions, fish, or any smell that you do not want lingering.


Gardening with the Chicken - black and white chicken near kale patch

Gardening with the ChickenEarly summer 2016. I had just planted my curly kale seedlings and one cheeky nosy chicken hops over to investigate. Looking forward to growing more in 2017.


Laminated pieces of paper that need to have permanent marker removed from them.

Erasing Permanent Marker from Laminated PaperWhen I taught Pre-K, I laminated everything! Doing this helped make all of my activities, charts, and schedules last quite a bit longer. I was able to write on these laminated surfaces with permanent marker, erase, and reuse them. I did this with name tags, cubby tags, center signs, and so much more!



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Puppy Not Eating?I have a 6 week old puppy. I've had her for 2 weeks because her mom died. I started off giving her milk, but she started doing great with eating regular puppy food. She has been injured. I have been giving her water throughout the day. She won't take any dog food though.


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Buying a Set of Encyclopedia Britannica?Where can I obtain a 1797 Encyclopedia Britannica?


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House Trained Dog Peeing Inside?I have an 8 yr old Bishon Frise. He is neutered and house broken, but after he goes outside and pees he comes in and pees on the corners of everything. He does it a lot when the grandbaby comes to visit. What can I do to get him to stop? He does it out of spite, I think.


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Riding Lawnmower Stalling?My zero turn keeps on bugging out even though I replaced the fuel line, cleaned out the gas tank, and ran a wire hanger through the fuel line. And it is still bugging out.


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Puppy Backsliding on Potty Training?My 3.5 month old puppy was doing very well with peeing on puppy pads, but would not poop on them. She was going potty outside. I taught her the phrase "go potty". We went on vacation for 5 days while my brother puppy sat. Now she does not want to go on the pad, even when I bring her to it and tell her to "go potty".


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Value of a Set of 1904 Encyclopedia Americana?How much is an entire set of Americana encyclopedia 1904 (16 volumes) worth? They are in pretty good shape considering their age! Where can I sell them?


Uses For Colored Aluminum Foil - gold colored aluminum foil

Uses For Colored Aluminium Foil?After Christmas 2015, my local grocer put a lot of holiday items on sale. One was colored aluminum foil. The original price was around 4 dollars. They were marked down to 50 cents. I bought a couple rolls of the silver and a couple rolls of the gold.


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13th Birthday Party Ideas?I'm turning 13 in February and I'm starting to think about what I should do for my party. I was thinking about going ice skating with my friends, but once I saw the price tag, I knew I couldn't do that to my parents. I want to go out and do something. I would probably be inviting around 10 people.


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Donating Fabric in New York City?I would like to donate fabric (all types, including: velvets, wool, linings, some lace, etc.) in the New York City area. I live in the borough of Queens, but would be open to other areas. Any suggestions?


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Stabilizing a Tea Light in a Blown Glass Holder?Are there some plastic or glass rings out there to lay inside a blown glass candle holder for stabilizing the tea light? Many blown glass candle holders have a hump in the middle that the tealight will not sit on properly, and if it sits on an uneven surface, the wax pours out of the tealight.


What Is This Garden Plant? - plant with medium green, triangular leaves and round green berries or fruit

What Is This Garden Plant?What is this and is it poisonous?


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