January 14, 2017

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'Sharky' Goldfish Birthday Cake - finished sharky goldfish cake

Creating a 'Sharky' Goldfish Birthday CakeThis is a page about creating a "Sharky" goldfish birthday cake. For the child who likes sharks and loves Goldfish snacks this is the perfect birthday cake and party theme.


A hanging basket with petunias in it.

Cheap Hanging Basket IdeasThis is a page about cheap hanging basket ideas. Creating a beautiful hanging basket of flowers does not have to be expensive.


Can with gift wrap and a bow.

Recycled Tin Can Gift WrapThis is a page about recycled tin can gift wrap. Repurpose your cans into great little gift containers.


cake on stand

Ombré Smash CakeMaking a smash cake for your young child's first birthday allows your little one to enjoy their birthday cake in their own way. This is a page about ombre smash cake.


Cardboard Drink Carrier

Crafts Using Cardboard Drink CarriersThis is a page about crafts using cardboard drink carriers. Cardboard drink carriers can be used for for lots of different craft projects.


Decorating Plain Brown Paper for Gift Wrapping - two rolls of plain brown wrapping paper

Decorating Plain Brown Paper for Gift WrappingThis is a page about decorating plain brown paper for gift wrapping. Less expensive rolls of plain brown paper provide you with a canvas for creating your own unique gift wrapping paper.


three photos of individual flowers and bouquet

Making a Valentine's Day Crocheted BouquetThis is a page about making a Valentine's day crocheted bouquet. Making a crocheted Valentine's Day bouquet is makes a great gift instead of cut flowers.


A gift wrapped in butcher paper.

Using Butcher Paper for Gift WrapThis is a page about using butcher paper for gift wrap. Butcher paper makes simple classic looking gift wrap and is easy to decorate if you want a more personalized style.


Planting a Hanging Flower Basket

Planting a Hanging Flower BasketPlanting your own flower basket not only allows you to choose the plants yourself it can also help save you some money. This is a page about planting a hanging flower basket.


Finished magnets.

Making Glittery Glass MagnetsThis is a page about making glittery glass magnets. These lovely glass magnets will add some sparkle to your fridge or magnet board.



How to Grow Sumac in Your GardenThis is a page about how to grow sumac in your garden. The sumac is fast growing, hardy, and provides lovely fall and winter color. They would make an excellent choice for a garden of some size as they spread and can crowd a small garden.


pantry drawers

Using Drawers to Organize PantryThis is a page about using drawers to organize pantry. Adding drawer sets to your pantry can create more useful and organized storage space.


Records in a row, one in front.

Finding the Value of Old Vinyl RecordsWhether 45, 78 or 33 1/3 records, they may have value to the right person or they can be reused for some interesting crafts. This is a page about finding the value of old vinyl records.


Decorated brown paper bag.

Making a Bear Gift BagThis is a page about making a bear gift bag. This unbearably adorable gift bag is sure to be loved by anyone receiving it.



A clipboard with reminders written on it.

Reminder ClipboardI keep a small clipboard with a pen has magnets on the back of it attached to my refrigerator. During the course of the day especially in the morning, I will check the clipboard to plan my day and add to the grocery list which is a part of that clipboard reminder.


A pile of charcoal on a white background.

Charcoal to Absorb Foul OdorsAside from using charcoal for grilling fishes, meat, corn, charcoal also can be used as foul odor absorber. If there is a foul odor inside your living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or even inside your fridge, you can use charcoal to absorb the odor.


A plate of crunchy spaghetti with cheese.

Crunchy Spaghetti with CheeseMy kid was craving for something crunchy and cheesy. He used to have real fried potato snack with cheese but at the time, it was really out of our budget. I only had an uncooked pasta in the kitchen, and didn't have the ingredients to make his favorite spaghetti snack.


A collage of pictures of an amaryllis slowly blossoming.

Amaryllis Journey to BlossomI received this amaryllis for Christmas this year and watched the transformation from the bulb to the green leaves. Now I am waiting to see the transformation of this bulb into stunning petals of beauty.


Two pairs of sneakers, one for indoor and one for outdoor.

Two Pairs of SneakersThere was a terrific sale on sneakers after Christmas, so I decided to buy two pairs. One pair is only for inside, and the other is only for outside. I never realized how much dirt accumulates in the sneaker treads. The inside sneakers remain as clean as the day I bought them.



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Recipes for One Person Using Chicken Leg Quarters?I am looking for a chicken leg quarter recipe for one. Does anyone know a good recipe for me?


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Selling Vanessa Ricardi Dolls?I would like to sell my Vanessa Ricardi dolls. All are NIB. Years 1998-2000. Where is the best place to sell and determine their value? eBay has listings, but not of my dolls.


Identifying a Houseplant - plant with creamy white leaves specked with green

Identifying a Houseplant?What is this plant called?


Kitchen Wall Paint Colour Advice - three tile samples against wall

Kitchen Wall Paint Colour Advice?I have recently changed my floor tiles and am having difficulty with tile colour and paint for walls.


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Mobile ASPCA Vaccination Clinic Schedule?When will the free pet mobile clinic from ASPCA be in the Bronx near zip code 10459?


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What Breed Is My Dog?I recently adopted what I was told was a 5 year old Terrier mix, neutered male dog. I have been watching him and his interactions with my Boxer and I believe that he may be a Pit Bull. How can I tell the difference between a Terrier and a Pit Bull?


Typesetting Poetry on Bronze  - Sheet - poem printed on bronze sheet

Typesetting Poetry on Sheet of Bronze?I write poetry and a few years ago a gentleman contacted me by email and wanted to set my poetry in bronze by typesetting on a sheet of 5 x 7 bronze and then framing it in a 5x7 wooden frame. Since that time this gentleman has gone out of business and I would love to find another bronze typesetter.


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Ideas for Girl's 13th Birthday Party?It's my 13th birthday and I can't think of anything to plan! Last time I did a "Minute to Win It" birthday which went really well. I don't just want a simple get together with friends, I want to have fun. It should not be too costly. I am not allowed a sleep over.


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Buying Parts for Older Appliances?I need to locate the Minnesota company for older appliance parts seen on Thriftyfun sometime ago.


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Dye from Wash Cloth Stained Lips?My daughter was using that medicated Carmex. And she was using a color wash cloth to wipe it off. It turned her lips dark. What do we need to do to get her lips back to her color?


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