May 15, 2017

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Lace Toilet Tank Topper - Cut piece of lace.

How to Make a Lace Toilet Tank TopperRecycle a lace curtain into a pretty toilet tank topper. This is a page about how to make a lace toilet tank topper.


Upcycled Easter Bunny Craft - finished bunny

Recycled Easter Bunny CraftsThese fun projects use recycled materials that you can make with your children on or before Easter. They make cute decorations.



Mosaic Caterpillar Using Bowling BallsBroken tile mosaic finish makes this recycled bowling ball project fun to do and gives you a cute piece of garden art. This is a page about mosaic bug bowling balls.


White Vinegar to Remove Calcium Deposits

Removing Hard Water Deposits from FaucetsThe minerals in your tap water can leave unsightly hard water spots on your kitchen and bathroom faucets. This is a page about removing hard water deposits from faucets.


A man wearing swimming goggles while cutting an onion.

Cut Onions Wearing Swimming GogglesOnions produce a chemical irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide. This substance causes the common eye watering we experience when cutting onion. There are some ways to help keep this from happening. This is a page about cut onions wearing swimming goggles.


A picky toddler with a scrunched up face.

How Do I Get My Toddler to Take Medicine?Young children can be very obstinate when it comes to taking medications, even if they are feeling ill. This is a page about, "How do I get my toddler to take medicine?".


Three medicine bottle carolers.

How to Make Medicine Bottle CarolersGet creative with empty medicine bottles and make as many of these cute carolers as you like. This is a page about how to make medicine bottle carolers.


Girl wearing a hermit crab costume.

How to Make a Hermit Crab CostumeIf you are looking for a cute, unique costume this may be just the one. This is a page about how to make a hermit crab costume.



A moth on a wooden bench arm.

5-Spotted Hawk MothI found this sinister beauty on my front porch bench a few days ago. At first, it was so still that I was afraid it was dead, but when I touched its wing with a piece of paper, it moved. I read on-line that these will make clicking sounds to repel predators, and it might even jump at you.


Honey (Chow Chow) - Honey on the sand

Honey (Chow Chow)Honey was rescued from a breeder when she was a puppy. Although many of the dogs who were rescued at the same time were poorly cared for and abused, Honey was young enough that she just needed a family to love her. She was an adorable bundle of fluff when we adopted her at 3 months old.


Table Cover Using Store Bought Doilies - doily table runner

Table Cover Using Store Bought DoiliesI had an old stained table cloth on my little table and it had to go. I had 5 each of yellow and blue (my kitchen colors) doilies. I sat at the table and put them together. I think it turned out great.


Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

Spicy Pickled CucumbersI made some pickled cucumbers that were really tasty! In one batch I peeled the outer layer and in another I didn't. I prefer the peeled ones. Enjoy!


Ribbon Display - closeup of ribbons hanging  on a cord

Ribbon DisplayIt's always a struggle finding creative ways to display your ribbons. So here is an easy way to show off your accomplishments while on a budget! All you need is some twine, nails, and a hammer!


Multi Colored Place Mat Using Chainless FoundationI just learned how to do a chainless foundation and I am hooked, get it? A friend asked me to make her some bright place mats, my choice for the colors.


Easy Elegant Paper Party Favours - finished blue paper candy filled favor

Easy Elegant Paper Party FavoursIt adds a special personal touch if your party favours are hand made, but they can take a long time to make. These favours are so quick and easy you will have them done in no time. Change the paper and decorations to suit the occasion.


New Day - New Rose - long stemmed yellow rose up close

New Day - New RoseThey say a yellow rose is a symbol of friendship. So be it. I present this rose to all my ThriftyFun friends. Here's hoping you have a very nice day and a nice tomorrow.


Insect Stamping Activities

Insect Stamping ActivitiesEvery theme and holiday, I would incorporate new materials into my Pre-k classroom. The art center was definitely the easiest because just about anything can be used in art.


Brittney (English Springer Spaniel) - black and white spaniel wearing glasses

Brittney (English Springer Spaniel)We fostered her at age 5. Brittney came from a shelter into a rescue. We were her 3rd foster home. The veterinarian suggested she be put down because of aggression.


Hands-on Interactive Learning Shapes - heart and star laminated shapes

Hands-on Interactive Learning ShapesThere are tons of interactive hands on learning activity sheets that you can print out for free! My recommendation is to laminate these sheets. To make learning shapes more hands on and fun, you can add velcro dots on the shape.


Tea Bags for Smelly Shoes - tea bags in Converse shoes

Tea Bags for Smelly ShoesIf you ever have a pair of shoes that don't smell very good then I have an easy solution for you! Just take some tea bags and place them in your shoes while not in use, in a day or two your shoes won't have any bad smell!


Barn Wood Shelves

Barn Wood ShelvesBarn wood is a very cheap and inexpensive wood to use for many household projects. It also can give a different look to anything that you build. Here I created a DIY trophy shelf. Overall it displays my trophies beautifully!


Embellishing a Wooden Crate as a Recipe Box - paper, scissors, and other supplies in crate

Embellishing a Wooden Crate as a Recipe BoxI found this little gem in the donation station in our community room. When I am having my coffee I like to make notes of what I ate and what I want to cook soon. This little crate keeps it all in one place.


Kafka (German Shepherd)

Kafka (German Shepherd)"What are we waiting for " Kafka loves to ride in the car, and we leave the back window open, even in cold weather as she loves to stick her head out the window!


Recycled Bottle as Yarn Holder - pull from the top

Recycled Bottle as Yarn HolderI used this mineral water bottle for a yarn holder instead of throwing it into the garbage. Clean the bottle, let it dry. Removed the label and cut at the center. Put the yarn inside the bottle. Put bottle back together. Pull the tip of the yarn and let it hang out at the mouth of the bottle.



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Caring for a Dog with Parvo?My dog was diagnosed with parvo, but he only had vomiting and diarrhea for one day and then it stopped and the diarrhea was not bloody. It's been 3 days since he was diagnosed and he is lethargic. We have given him IVs and he got 2 shots, but I'm wondering how long it will take for him to completely get over it?


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Slogan for Daycare?I am starting a daycare called Little Seeds. Could you please help me with a slogan which is related to gardening, environment, and nature.


What Breed Is My Dog? - small tan dog with very large ears

What Breed Is My Dog?He is only 3 months old. I got him from a rescue.


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Bathroom Flooring Discolored?The floor around my bath (white lino) has gone a dark pink colour. Is there any thing that I can try before I replace it?


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Feeding a Dog that Won't Eat Dog Food?My husband and I rescued a Chihuahua. We took her to the vet; she's fine other than gum disease. She sees the doggy dentist on the 23rd. Anyway she won't eat and when she does its only a burger.


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Repairing the Roof of a Viking Pop Up Camper?What is the average cost to rebuild the top of a 24ft pop up camper's roof?


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Value of a Porcelain Doll?I have a porcelain indian doll from the Cathy collection #7 5000. Can anyone tell me what its worth? I can't find one online.


Age of an Old Reel Mower - reel mower on tarp after painting

Age of an Old Reel Mower?My mother gave me this lawnmower to sand blast and paint, we no idea how old it is. It says Winchester Store ball bearing.


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Name for Children's Learning Center?I would like to open a learning center or daycare/nursery for children. I'd like something that relates to reading and books that sounds credible and formal if I want to convert it to a proper school later. It should sound international or global.


What Is This Garden Plant? - five petaled white flower with purple center

What Is This Garden Plant?What type of plant is this?


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Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start?I have a 2013 Craftsman riding lawnmower. When I try to start the mower it will only turn over 1/2 turn and then the solenoid makes a whining sound. If I turn the flywheel off the compression stroke it will turn over 1/2 a turn. The same thing happens if I hook jumper cables directly to the starter.


Identifying and Caring for a Houseplant

Identifying and Caring for a Houseplant?This is the only plant I have and it's very important to me. I've replanted it, water it about every 3-4 days as I did before. I am giving it plant food every 2 weeks as it says on the bottle, but still nothing and it is looking worse and worse every day.


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Repairing a Rice Bed with a Broken Corner Post?We have a broken a headboard post with our last move. The break is at the narrow logical point below the carved upper and the square below. The broken grain fibers need to fit perfectly when repaired. I would really like to use a dowel (inserting it at least 2.5" into each broken end).


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Father Comes Over Unannounced?Is it okay for my father to just walk in to my house after marriage? We recently moved closer to my mum's place after having a baby. As I am working I leave my baby for her to babysit. Now just because we are close by my dad just walks into my house without even calling me.


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Stiffening a 3D Crochet Project?I'm making a 3D crochet water lily out of acrylic yarn and I would like to waterproof and stiffen it to place it on my daughter's grave. Do you have any suggestions for methods of stiffening such a product?


Is My Dog a Full Blooded Pit Bull? - black puppy with white on chest and feet

Is My Dog a Full Blooded Pit Bull?Is my rescue a Pit Bull or mix? We were told she is a mix. Does she look like she's full Pit Bull though? I know a DNA test is the only way to know for sure. She is about 8 weeks.


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Value of Homer Laughlin Platter with Currier and Ives Print?I have platter with a reproduction of the Currier and Ives Niagara Falls suspension bridge print. It's in pink. It was made in the US by Homer Laughlin. I was wondering if it could be worth anything. There is no date on it.


Is My Pit Full Blooded? - woman holding a puppy

Is My Pit Full Blooded?Is he full blooded?


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House Training a Dog?I just adopted Toby on Wednesday, and he wii not potty outside. Everytime I take him out he is shaking and scared and hovers in a corner. What can I do to make him go outside?


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