April 13, 2017

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Two kids wearing jackets with an orange and white clown fish painted on them.

Painting on Denim?There are some techniques that can aid in making a success of your fabric painting projects. This is a page about tips for painting on denim.


Learning Frugality

Learning FrugalityHowever and whenever you learn to be frugal, it will be helpful for your life. This is a page about learning frugality.


A chipmunk resting on a wood planter.

Chipmunks Attacking My PlantsRodents, like chipmunk can often be pests to your garden flowers and plants. This is a page about chipmunks attacking my plants.


red and white tablecloth

Where Can I Buy Used Tablecloths?You may be able to save money on a large event or simply reduce your household expenses, by buying used linens such as tablecloths. This is a page about, "Where can I buy used tablecloths?".


Throw rug on a kitchen floor.

Removing Throw Rug Stains on LinoleumUnfortunately the backing on bath mats and other throw rugs can have a chemical reaction with your flooring causing stains. This is a page about removing throw rug stains on linoleum.


A group of kids building a windmill model in an environmental club.

Environmental Club Activity Ideas?Starting an environmental club at school or in you community is a great way to keep people engaged with environmentalism and our changing climate. This is a page about environmental club activity ideas.


Car windshield.

Cleaning Tree Sap on a WindshieldIf your car gets parked under a tree that is dripping sap, it may be difficult to get the sap removed from your windshield and paint. This is a page about cleaning tree sap on a windshield.


Felt Carrot Utensil Holder - utensil holder on plate

Felt Carrot Utensil HolderBrighten up your informal Easter table with this fun felt carrot flatware holder. This is a page about felt carrot utensil holder.


Felt Carrot Pencil Gift Pocket

Felt Carrot Pencil Gift PocketThis easy and fun to make felt carrot pocket is the perfect container for giving a non candy gift of pencils to your student. This is a page about felt carrot pencil gift pocket.


Using a sewing machine to sew using a tablecloth as fabric.

Using Tablecloths for FabricYou can often get tablecloths at yard sales and thrift stores inexpensively. Even if they are worn or stained there is often some salvageable fabric to be gotten from them for other projects. This is a page about using tablecloths for fabric.


Tape Measure Flower Brooch

How to Make a Tape Measure Flower BroochWhether for yourself or as a gift for a friend that sews, this project is sure to create a conversation piece. This is a page about how to make a tape measure flower brooch.


Curtains hung with string.

Frugal Ways to Hang CurtainsYou do not need to spend a lot of money on expensive curtain rods. This page contains some ideas of less expensive ways to hang your curtains. This is a page about frugal ways to hang curtains.


curtain with grommets

Removing Grommets Without Damaging Curtains?When altering curtains you may wish to temporarily remove the grommets. This is a page about removing grommets without damaging curtains.


A pile of pop can tabs.

Current Price for Recycling Can Tabs?Unless you have thousands of them, can tabs have very little value. If you have enough tabs they can be sold by weight for their value as aluminum. This is a page about price for recycling can tabs.


Writing a budget on a notepad.

Living on Very Little MoneyIf you are low on money living frugally is an imperative. Use these thrifty ideas to help get you through times when money is short. This is a page about living with very little money.


Corn Tortilla

Recipes Using Corn Tortillas?Corn tortillas can be used for many different recipes, not just burritos and tacos. This is a page about recipes using corn tortillas.



Green Blended Juice in blender

Green Blended JuiceI recently planted arugula and wanted to incorporate arugula into my green juice.


Pressure Cooker Lemon Butter Chicken on plate with rice

Pressure Cooker Lemon Butter ChickenI'm really having a lot of fun with my Instant Pot. This chicken is delicious and moist, and the sauce tastes wonderful over rice, potatoes or pasta.


roasting eggplant over wood coals

Grilled Eggplant OmeletThere is an abundance of eggplant in many parts of the world. This roasted eggplant omelet can make a thrifty meal.


Apple Green Eggplant on plate

Apple Green Eggplant (Ca Phao Muoi)This is a good side dish to eat with your soup or rice.



A Brita water filter pitcher with freezer tape holding the lid in place.

Secure Water Filter Pitcher Lid with TapeWe have had our Brita water filter pitcher for several years. Sometimes, the top would come off when pouring and there would be water everywhere. The problem was solved when I started using freezer tape to secure to lid. It has not happened since I started doing this.


A finished set of acrylic nails.

My First Attempt at Acrylic NailsI purchased an acrylic nail kit for about $7 at Food City. I had an overall positive experience, except I didn't put enough of the mixture on my nails, and I trimmed the nails before putting them on.


The Brilliant Goldfinch - finch on feeder

The Brilliant GoldfinchAny way you look at it, I'm a winner. With more important things to do, and a camera with settings all fowled up; I managed to get these mediocre shots.


Spring Pansy - bright lemon yellow pansy

Spring PansyThis lemon colored pansy was a breath of spring during the winter months when it was cold and snowy. Now that spring has revealed itself with other spring flowers blossoming in my yard, it reminds me of the seasons that change.


Our Three Little Chicks - all three chicks

Our Three Little ChicksWe recently bought these 3 girls from a local farm store. Our two other chickens are getting older and we thought we would add to our flock so that we keep getting eggs.


Tape Measure Flower Brooch

Tape Measure Flower BroochI saw a similar brooch on Pinterest and decided to make a couple for myself and my mom. I love how it turned out!


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Give Dishcloths and Cleaning Rags a Deep CleaningDishcloths and cleaning rags can get pretty grimy over time, so I like to give them a thorough, deep cleaning every now and then. To do this, I simply take a load of them and soak them in a solution of boiled vinegar and a few drops of Dawn dish soap.


Toilet Paper Tube Easter Bunnies - four different color bunnies

Toilet Paper Tube Easter BunniesHere is a way to make Easter Bunnies on empty toilet paper tubes.


Fabric Stamp Art - white fabric with red overlapping paint circles mounted to a piece of cardboard

Fabric Stamp ArtSometimes it is fun to change things up a bit when doing art. Art projects should be fun. In this project a square piece of fabric is used instead of paper. I used a pill bottle top without the lid for the circle stamp. I dipped the bottle into the paint as shown.


Ragged Pansy Bed - purple and white pansies

Ragged Pansy BedEarlier, I posted a picture of some sunken beds I was preparing for pansies. I got them planted and now they are beginning to make a nice display. Shown is one of the five beds.


One Eyed Monster Badge - cute monster brooch

One Eyed Monster BadgeYoung kids (but not too young because there's a sharp pin involved) will love helping you make this cute one eyed monster brooch for themselves.


A straw placed under a ring tab to open it.

Opening an Ring Tab CanIt is called an easy open can because you don't have to use a can opener. Instead, it has a ring tab which you pull up to easily open it. My problem was that I used to hurt my fingers or sometimes break my nails, as the ring tab is sometimes hard to pull.



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Singer Sewing Machine Not Making Stitches?I have a Singer Confidence sewing machine. So I need to stitch a hem on canvas. The needle is going up and down normally. The bobbin and needle seem to be threading properly, but no stitches are transferring to the fabric?


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Re-dyeing Hair That is Fading?I have recently gone from blonde to brown, but in a week the colour has faded and my original color is starting to show through. Do I need to wait 4 weeks before I can colour this again? I did go to a salon and they did say to expect fading.


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DIY Matte Medium?I am looking for a DIY recipe for matte medium.


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Lightening Dark Spots on Skin?I'm multicolored. I always have been. It cuts my self esteem. Is there any way or anything, such as ointments I could use to lighten my face just a little to get it just like the rest of my body? Also I have dark spots all over my body. I have sensitive skin. Please help.


Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull?

Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull?Is my Athena a pure bred Pit Bull? We were told she was. If so what blood line do you think she is?


Is Apple Cider Vinegar Harmful  to Septic Tanks? - bottle of vinegar

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Harmful to Septic Tanks?Is apple cider vinegar harmful to septic tanks? My wife just poured an old 32 ounce bottle of Bragg down the sink!


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Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start?I replaced the deck belt on my Craftsman LT1500 mower and now it won't start. I replaced the battery and still nothing. Any ideas?


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Cleaning Fiberglass Tub with Alcohol?On your site it says you can clean fiberglass bathtubs with alcohol. What kind are you talking about grain alcohol or rubbing alcohol?


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Removing Sharpie from Dryer and Cabinets?My 1 year old got a hold of a Sharpie while I was showering and he drew on the white cabinets and the white dryer. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get it all the way off of both of them? I've tried the Magic Eraser and it doesn't get it all the way off.


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Real Estate Business Name Ideas?I am a realtor and my husband a property manager. We want to team up and combine them together. I've tried some names such as "Team last name" or "Last name Realty", but they are taken. Any name suggestions for our new business?


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