June 14, 2018

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Woman sitting in kitchen working on her budgeting

Struggling With a Small BudgetIf your paychecks are being stretched, look for places to tighten the belt. This is a page about struggling with a small budget.


Man making purchase with credit card online

Do I Need to Insure My Credit Cards?Most credit card companies offer some type of insurance if you are injured, unemployed or otherwise unable to pay. This page helps answer the question: do I need to insure my credit cards?.


Red, white, and blue wooden star decoration.

Patriotic Wood Star CraftWooden star shapes are easy to find at your local craft store. Decorating them with red, white, and blue paint or other mediums gets you started on making patriotic decorations for your home and garden. This is a page contains instructions for making a patriotic wood star craft.


Man sitting down to interview looking at resume

Finding a Job with a Felony Charge?Unfortunately, a felony charge can follow you around, damaging your employment opportunities. This is a page about finding a job with a felony charge.


Italian vinaigrette dressing in a mason jar.

Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Recipe (Copycat)If you love this easy package of Italian spices to make this simple salad dressing, why not make your own version at home. This page contains a recipe for Good Seasons Italian salad dressing (copycat).


Spinach seedlings growing inside a concrete mixing tub.

Growing Vegetables in Concrete Mixing TubsThe black concrete or mortar mixing tubs available at your local hardware of big box home improvement store are perfect containers for growing shallow rooted vegetables. This offers some good reasons for growing vegetables in concrete mixing tubs.


Too many overdue bills piled up on desk.

Sinking In Debt, More Bills Than Income?If your bills are higher than your take-home pay, it's time to get some help. This page has advice about sinking in debt, more bills than income.


A title page from the Encyclopedia Britannica Dictionary of Arts and Sciences.

Value of Encyclopedia Britannica Dictionary of Arts and Sciences?Old dictionaries can be valuable if they are old or rare enough. This is a page contains information about the value of Encyclopedia Britannica Dictionary of Arts and Sciences.


A ladybug painted on a bowling ball

DIY Ladybug Bowling BallRecycled crafts can tap into the truly creative talents you have. Old bowling balls are frequently used in crafts. This page contains a DIY project for creating a cute ladybug bowling ball garden or yard decoration.


Greenhouse in a garden.

Building a Pole Barn Greenhouse?Building your own greenhouse is a fun project that can be tailored to meet your budget and gardening needs. The pole barn style is an easy one to work with. This is a page about building a pole barn greenhouse.


Tea Tree Oil on a table tea tree leaves

Can You Add Tea Tree Oil to Hand Soap?Tea tree oil is a common natural remedy and has antimicrobial qualities. Many people add a small amount to their hand soaps. This is a page about can you add tea tree oil to hand soap?.


Close up of Audio system knobs.

Value of a Marantz Stack Audio System?Buying used audio equipment can save you money and allow another to upgrade their own stereo system. This is a page about value of a Marantz stack audio system.


Inside an empty fridge.

Raising the Temperature on a Kenmore 795 Refrigerator?Refrigerator temperature is very important to avoid early spoilage to do either warmer or colder temperatures. This is a page about raising the temperature on a Kenmore 795 refrigerator.



Chicken Lettuce Cup on plate

Chicken Lettuce CupsDuring the summer time, I like to make quick and easy light meals. This is a healthy one you can whip up quickly. It works perfectly with leftover rotisserie chicken.


Garlicky Eggs in a Basket on plate

Garlicky Eggs in a BasketWhen my band mates are over for breakfast, they always ask me to make my famous garlicky eggs in a basket. The eggs are perfectly cooked in the center of a soft cloud of dough with a beautifully crisp exterior. You'll love these!



A curtain in a minivan next to a carseat.

Car CurtainsHere is a way to add shade in your car inexpensively and without tinting or obscuring the driver's view. It helps to give everyone including baby and pets extra shade, plus great for road trips. All it takes are simple curtain rods with small hooks and screws and semi-transparent kitchen window curtains. Some cars may already have hooks in the back, like our van. Stay cool and enjoy!


Two cups partially full of smoothie.

Split Large Drinks in Two CupsIts been getting warm lately as a splurge treat, my fiancé and I enjoyed a nice cool and refreshing smoothie.


Father's Day Handprint Keepsake Card - finished card

Father's Day Handprint Keepsake CardFather's Day is right around the corner. This would be a cute craft for your child to do for Father's Day.


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Baby Oil for Sticky Rubber HandlesI have scoured the internet looking for the answer to this dilemma. Most sites say use baking soda or talcum powder. I didn't think that would be good for my camera so I experimented with a sticky pen. The unbelievable solution is baby oil! My camera has been sticky free for over a year. A very small amount will do the trick.


Sadie (American Bulldog) - dog in shorts

Sadie (American Bulldog)I rescued her from a friend who became homeless and he asked me to give her a better life. I said yes and he brought her out to my car. She had never met me and she jumped in my car and hopped right into my lap. This was 2 years ago and now she's part of the family.


Clean Lines For Small Lawn - ivy growing around birch tree base

Clean Lines For Small LawnI have a good sized piece of property. As I get older, it seems to get even larger when it comes time to mow it with a push mower. Doc says the exercise is good for me. But then, he ain't the one doing the pushing.


Summer Door Decor - finished red door hanging

Summer Door DecorI had some placemats for almost two years and finally took the time to make them into something special.


Floating Necktie Organizer - bouquet version

Floating Necktie OrganizerUpcycle your plastic bottles to make this virtually free gift for Father's Day. This is a thrifty way to organize your neckties using empty water bottle halves. You cannot see the water bottles, making a floating illusion.


A green salad with fresh ingredients and purple flowers.

Thoughtful ThriftMy family had many frugal sayings but my favorite was "No money leaves this house!" The house was paid for, my parents had good jobs, yet they still embraced a very frugal lifestyle to ensure they didn't worry about bills, didn't acquire a lot of stuff, and used everything they had. It enabled them to live their dream of traveling.


A softboiled egg cut into half.

How to Make Perfect Soft-Boiled EggsI love eggs that are perfectly cooked through on the outside and just slightly soft in the middle (not runny)! They are velvety smooth and have the perfect flavour.


A plate of ranch dip with vegetables.

Making Small Amounts of Ranch DipI love ranch dip. While I soon plan to make my own mix, I had to use up the two packages I had. But when I make it with a regular size of sour cream, it makes so much I often don't use it up. Since it starts out with sour cream, that window of time isn't as long as I would need to use it all up.


Butterfly Graduation Gum Wrapped Lei - finished lei

Butterfly Graduation Gum Wrapped LeiMake a personalized lei for someone special graduating! Use their favorite candy, gum, snacks, and add some cute butterfly accents.


Putting extra lotion in a plastic container.

No Wasting LotionWhen you get down to the last squirt from your bottle of lotion, don't throw it away. There is probably a lot of lotion still left in the bottom of the bottle.



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Re-dyeing Hair Color That is Too Light?I got my hair colored red, but it's too light and can only be seen in sunlight. I want to darken it. Should I apply the same dye color again to darken it or apply bleach again n then darken with the same color?


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17th Birthday Party Ideas?I'm turning 17 on May 4th next year, but I'm planning it all ready. I need help this is my first time planning a party on my own. All my friends are heavy drinkers and I don't know what to do.


Value of 7336 Mersman Tables - tables against a wall

Value of 7336 Mersman Tables?There are two glass top end tables with two pull out drawers, and also a coffee table that has a leather top and has two fold up or fold down extensions on it, what would these be worth in good condition?


An old silver bracelet with a floral pattern.

Identifying an Old Silver Bracelet?I have an old silver bracelet that was in my mom's jewelry box. I am pretty sure it is from Holland, but I don't know anything about it. Anyone have any ideas?


What Kind of Bug Is This? small striped bug

What Kind of Bug Is This?I have found these bugs in my bed and in my living room near the couch and on the couch. They look like carpet beetles, but they dont fly, at least not that I have seen and I have seen quite a few.


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Using Whey on a Viburnum Shrub?I recently moved into a new house and planted a new garden. I chose viburnum as a shrub for my pathways and I am interested in DIY methods to fertilize it. Can I use milk whey?


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