February 8, 2018

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Miniature poodle dressed in a 4th of July outfit.

Clothing Patterns for a Miniature PoodleSome dog owners really like to dress up their pets. A percentage of them enjoy making the pet clothing themselves. Finding cute patterns is part of the project. This is a page about finding clothing patterns for a miniature Poodle.


Two large pieces of shredded wheat.

Recipes Using Shredded WheatOne use for the crumbs at the bottom of your box of shredded wheat is as a topping for quick breads. This is a page about recipes using shredded wheat.


Sunlight coming through sheer curtains.

Dyeing Sheer Curtains a Different ColorSheer curtains are often made from polyester fabric which is unfortunately not the best type of fabric for dyeing. Do some research to see if there is a specialty dye that would work. This is a page about dyeing sheer curtains a different color.


Chihuahua Pomeranian Mix

What Breed is My Dog? (Chihuahua Mix)Without a DNA test it can be tricky to guess the breeds the make up the mix of your dog. Size, coloration, and other physical characteristics can sometimes help. This is a page about, "What breed is my dog?" (Chihuahua mix).


A newly paved driveway.

Names Ideas for a Driveway Paving BusinessDeciding on a catchy name for your business can help make it stand out from others providing the same service. This is a page about names for a driveway paving business.


14th Birthday Party

14th Birthday Party IdeasYoung teens may have difficulty deciding what they want to do for their birthday. They are growing up and the activities and games of the past are too young for them now. This is a page about 14th birthday party ideas.


An uncapped Sharpie being temporarily stored in a jar of rice.

Keeping a Felt Pen Fresh with RiceIf you are doing a lot of work using a marker or felt pen, rather than recapping during almost continuous usage, place the cap upside down in a jar of rice and then you can simply place the pen inside for a couple of minutes. This is a page about rice for keeping felt pen fresh.


Finding a Blakeney Ceramic -
Canister - blue and white pattern on canister

Finding a Blakeney Ceramic CanisterFinding other pieces of a ceramic canister set, after getting one at a flea market or thrift store may require some internet search time. This is a page about finding a Blakeney ceramic canister.



A toddler in a fluffy chicken costume for Halloween.

ThriftyFun Halloween Costume IdeasThriftyFun has been publishing homemade Halloween costumes for years. Here are some of our favorite creations for your viewing pleasure. Some have instructions on the site, some are just examples.


A wreath made from recycled cardboard and small clothespins that hold tea bags.

Tea Bag WreathThis wreath is decorated with colorful tea bags, which can be easily replaced when they are used. It would be a perfect hostess gift for someone who loves tea. Learn how to make it in this short video.


Glue being applied to the end of a Halloween Yo Yo Tree.

Halloween Yo Yo TreeSmall fabric "yo yos" can be made from any scrap fabric and used for a variety of projects. Here they are combined to create a cute decorative Halloween tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.



Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Cranberry Pumpkin MuffinsStill taking advantage of great sales on cranberries and canned pumpkin. This is another delicious recipe that can be frozen. It makes 24 muffins. I made some changes, which I will include in parentheses.


Lentil and Bean Quinoa Salad in bowl

Lentil and Bean Quinoa SaladA very healthy side dish that can be left in the fridge and eaten throughout the week. We usually get 10 bowls.


Flourless PB Chocolate Chunk Protein Muffins piled on board

Flourless PB Chocolate Protein MuffinsSometimes the best type of gluten free food is one that doesn't even contain gluten free flour. Sure, it's nice to not have to pay for pricey gluten free flour, but sometimes I like to remove flours all together. When I make these muffins, people have no idea there's not a drop of flour in them.



Mirror Ball for Cats - closeup of finished hanging mirrored ball

Mirror Ball for CatsI made this mirror ball for my daughter's two cats. I have never done this before so I will tell you right now I made a lot of mistakes. You will be advised on how to do it properly.


Pop Heart Decoration - finished heart

Pop Heart DecorationDecorate your home this Valentine's Day with a touch of thriftiness. Find a tissue or Japanese paper or even a plain colored paper that you like and you can enjoy the season full of hearts around you.



Toilet Trained Havanese Peeing -
Inside - white and gray dog

Toilet Trained Havanese Peeing InsideWe have a 4 year old Havanese. We do not show her and she was desexed at 5 months old. She was well potty trained. Lately I have noticed she has taken to weeing either in her crate, on the toilet mat, or the bathmat! I am home with her all day and only leave her for short whiles if I have messages to do.


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Recovery Time for a Puppy With ParvoI have a 13 week old male Pit Bull. He started showing symptoms of parvo about a day and half after we got him and it's been about 5 days since we took him to get tested which came back positive. The throwing up has subsided and diarrhea has now turned back to solid poop. Are we out of the woods?


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Removing Odors from Clothing and CarpetHow do I remove a bad odour from jackets, suits, trousers, shirts, etc. and in a room in the carpets, bed clothes, etc. Any ideas?


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Lightening Hair With Lemon JuiceCan you swim once once you have lightened your hair or will it make your hair green? What will happen if you apply it and you sweat. Will the effects go off or is it immune to sweat?


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Name Ideas for a Clothing and Linen BusinessI need a name for a home business. I will be selling comforters, crib sets, towels, etc. Also, I will be selling clothes for both men and woman and shoes. It will be pretty much a mixed business.


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Daycare Slogan IdeasI'm opening a daycare center named Little Explorer's Enrichment Center. I need help coming up with a slogan.


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Removing Dawn Dish Detergent Residue from CarpetI used Dawn to remove a stain from my carpet and now I can't get the Dawn color or suds out? Can you suggest anything?


Value of a Large Ashley Belle
 Porcelain Doll  - closeup of face

Value of a Large Ashley Belle Porcelain DollI have a very large Ashley Belle doll. She is approximately 4' tall and is of an old woman with grey hair holding her purse. I have Googled and Googled to no avail! If anyone knows the value of such a doll or history of her it would be much appreciated.


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Finding Free Yarn for Charity Knitting ProjectsMy mum, who is in her 80s, is an avid knitter and has been knitting 100s of baby hats for charity. If anyone knows where she can get free yarn please help to keep her busy and help the needy.


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