January 24, 2017

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Leather Jacket Footstool -Recovered footstool.

Using a Leather Jacket to Cover a Worn FootstoolA thriftstore leather jacket can be given new life by using it to recover a footstool. This is a page about using a leather jacket to cover a worn footstool.


Smoke from a house fire coming from under a door.

Removing Smoke Smell from ClothingHouse fires and even a smokey fireplace can leave your clothing smelling like smoke. This is a page about removing smoke smell from clothing.


A pile of soap scraps in a shower.

Making a Bar of Soap from Soap ScrapsLeftover scraps of soap can be remolded into a new bar helping you to get more uses for your money. This is a page about making a bar of soap from soap scraps.


Trout Lily (Erythronium americium)

What is This Plant? Trout Lily (Erythronium americium)The trout lily, a perennial native of the eastern North American woodlands, is known for its pretty yellow flower, colony growth habit, and gray-green mottled leaves. This is a page about, "What is this plant?" Trout lily (Erythronium americium).


Last will and testament document.

Does Receiving Inheritance Affect SSI?SSI or Social Security Supplemental Insurance assistance is provided to aged, blind, and disabled people with low incomes. This is a page about, "Does receiving an inheritance affect SSI?".


Floating Hearts Valentine's Jar Light

Floating Hearts Valentine's Jar LightThis pretty lighted Valentine's table decoration is just what you need for a romantic dinner table. This is a page about floating hearts Valentine's jar light.


Making a Mini Fairy Garden

Making a Mini Fairy GardenMini fairy gardens are a popular way to plant a container garden, decorating it with figurines and items to complete your fairy's garden. This is a page about making a mini fairy garden.


Husqvarna Riding Mower on grass.

Husqvarna Riding Mower Keeps Stalling?Trying to figure out why your lawn mower keeps stalling can be difficult. This is a page about Husqvarna riding mower keeps stalling.


What is the Name of This Ivy?

What is the Name of This Ivy?It is not uncommon to purchase plants from local nurseries and big box stores that have no useful information on their tags, not even the the name of the plant. This is a page about, "What is the name of this ivy?".


Making Signs for a Parade or March

Making Signs for a Parade, Protest or MarchThere are many occasions when you need a sign to identify your group or to send a message in protest or support, when involved in a parade, march, protest or other large event. Find advice about making carrying, and protecting signs in this handy guide.


Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark

Donut Felt Paperclip BookmarkThis cute little felt donut shaped bookmark is easy to make. It is the perfect gift for the reader in your house. This is a page about donut felt paperclip bookmark.


Kids Jacket

Have a Kids Jacket SwapKids seem to grow overnight, outgrowing their clothing before it has time to get worn out. One way to save money on replacing their too small jackets is to plan a jacket swap. This is a page about have a kids jacket swap.



Bottom Round Roast with Onion Gravy on plate

Bottom Round Roast with Onion GravyThe addition of vinegar would have ordinarily turned me off, but this recipe had many rave reviews that I printed it out a few months ago. The meat and the onions were on sale, so I made it tonight. It was a big hit and I will be making it again. It was easy and cooked itself while I did work around the house.


Empty Your Purse for Tidy Living - purse contents on a small table

Empty Your Purse for Tidy LivingThis is one of the many tips I adopted from Marie Kondo's method. This tip tells us to empty our purses every day, and find one drawer, shelf, or station, hopefully near the front door, in which to keep the contents while we are not actually using it/in transit.


Lemon halves and powdered laundry detergent to remove a stain.

Lemon as Stain RemoverNo chemicals used; this is an organic way to use lemon as a stain remover on your clothes. Just grab powdered soap and one lemon. If you have stains on your dress, just tap the stain with water, put a pinch of soap powder and overlap it with lemon. Then scrub the lemon over the stained area.


Lighting a candle with a long match.

Lighting Candles with Matches SafelyAll winter long, I burn candles but it gets harder to light them with an ordinary match when there is only a little left. I buy fireplace matches at Home Depot. They are much longer than regular matches, and prevent me from burning myself.


A spoonful of honey being added to water.

Honey for Healthy Shiny HairDo you want healthier, shinier looking hair, without spending too much money in an expensive products or going to a salon? Actually you can do it in your home! And it's very affordable and friendly to your hair.


Colored Salt Decor - cut glass style decanter with layered colored salt

Colored Salt DecorHere is a way to reuse clear empty glass or plastic containers for decoration. Simply add homemade colored salt.


A litter of bunnies in a field.

Bunnies in the FieldWe found this rabbit nest when working in the garden. There were three of them and they were really cute, running around.


A paper match split into two.

Splitting a Paper Match for Two UsesThis tip has got to be the height of frugality. Perhaps it's gone beyond frugality and into the realm of pure stinginess. Simply divide the match by working a fingernail or other sharp object into the side center at bottom, and gently spread the two halves apart. Both pieces usually work well even though they seldom are of the same thickness.


Gift tags made from Christmas cards.

Homemade Christmas Gift TagsWhile putting away Christmas this year and taking down all my Christmas cards. I decided to cut up the cards and make nice large gift tags for my gifts next year. I did this this year and loved it, because I could write a loving note with plenty of room to write it.


Pasta wrapped in plastic wrap to keep sealed from bugs.

Wrap Pasta to Prevent Bug InfestationAs careful and clean as you try to be, there is a possibility of bringing a bug-infested box of pasta home. If you don't have enough containers, wrap each box in a plastic bag and seal tightly. This will prevent the infested box from spoiling other foods in your pantry.


Pure Love Valentine's Day Card - finished heart card

Pure Love Valentine's Day CardHere is an easy card to make for Valentine's Day, a card that is simple enough for older kids to try. The heart in the centre creates a striking focus point, making sure that the message of love is not lost on your loved one.


A crocheted dishrag with a letter "A".

Monogramming Crocheted ItemsI have recently started doing monogramed dishcloths and washrags. I stitch the letter by hand on the item, secure with a knot, then I crochet along the line. This makes it so pretty to hang up to dry ;)


A birdbath with concrete birds covered in snow.

Too Late to Fly SouthWe were surprised with a couple of inches of snow in North Carolina. I have a small bird bath with two statues of birds sitting on the rim as if having a drink of water. The birds look like they are frozen in time!



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Using a Microwaveable Neck Heating Pad?I had a pattern for a heating pad that has a removable inner pouch that is filled with rice or clean kitty litter. It can be heated up in the microwave and used many times. I cannot find the information about heating times and was hoping your site would have that.


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Charitable Donation Sources?I am looking for a donation of a Accuquilt Go Fabric Cutter and some dies and mats for my girls' youth program where I teach girls how to sew. We make quilts for sick kids in the hospital. Even fabric would be greatly appreciated. Where can I look for donations?


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Replacement Parts for George Foreman Panini Grill?Where can I buy replacement Teflon coated grill plates for my George Foreman panini grill model PN2PC180? The coating has worn off over the last 3+ years.


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Collecting Back Child Support?My ex-husband had his bank account frozen for back child support. How long will it take for me to see any of that money?


What Is This Houseplant?

What Is This Houseplant?The other clutter is just for scale. It's a daughter plant of an older one that my family had for years, no one knows what it is.


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