May 15, 2019

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Fill and Chill Ornaments

Ideas for Filling Clear Plastic OrnamentsIf you don't have a lot of space for gardening at your home, consider planting vertically. This wooden vertical garden doubles as an open fence and would be good to add privacy or camouflauge a less pretty part of your yard.


Upcycled Sliding Drawer from a Soda Box - drawer in the box

Upcycled Cardboard Sliding DrawerA 12 pack soda box can be upcycled into a useful cardboard sliding drawer for storing any number of different items. Store small tools, craft supplies, or whatever you need to organize. Learn the basics for how to make one and then decorate it to suit your taste.


Refurbishing a Neon Drawer Unit for My Kitchen - yarn chain wrapped drawer unit

Refurbishing a Plastic Drawer UnitPlastic drawers are very useful but the bright colors may not coordinate with your decor. It's easy to refurbish them to match any style or personality.


Chicken Cooling Station

DIY Simple Chicken Cooling StationBackyard chickens often need a way to cool down during hot summer days. A DIY cooling station is simple to construct using supplies you probably already have. It will keep your chickens comfortable during hot weather.


Using Bird Cages As Outdoor Planters - closeup of impatiens potted plant

Using Bird Cages As Outdoor PlantersOld birdcages or new decorative ones can be repurposed into attractive outdoor planters. They make a lovely addition to your gardenscape and are easy to personalize with some spray paint and your choice of plants.


Mango Torshi in jar

Mango Torshi (Mango Pickles)Torshi are Middle Eastern pickled vegetables. In this popular recipe, mangoes are pickled in a vinegar mixture with aromatics, herbs and spices. It makes a deliciously sour side dish that is sure to be a new favorite.


Delicious Black Beans

Delicious Black Beans RecipeThese delicous black beans are served with taco fixings, like tomatoes, sour cream and cheese. Scoop them up with tortilla chips as a hearty appetizer or light dinner.


Cut Out "MOM" Card for Mother's Day - side view of the standing card

How to Make a Cutout "MOM" CardThis standing MOM card is the perfect way to wish your mother a Happy Mother's Day. She will treasure it even more because you made it. Gather some magazine pages, or other decorative paper, and get to work. This card concept can of course be used for many occasions.


Flower Card Finished

Easy Flower Card for Any OccasionThis easy flower card can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, get well, sympathy or pretty much any occasion. This would be a fun project for kids.


Easy Elegant Paper Party Favours - add decorations suitable for the occasion

Handmade Paper Party FavorsParty favors are popular for children's parties, weddings and anniversaries but the cost can add up. Here are some simple handmade favors made from paper that you probably already have at home.


Organic Fence for Vertical Gardening

How to Build a Vertical GardenIf you don't have a lot of space for gardening at your home, consider planting vertically. This wooden vertical garden doubles as an open fence and would be good to add privacy or camouflauge a less pretty part of your yard.


Garlic Cauliflower

Garlic Cauliflower RecipeUse garlic and soy sauce to flavor bland cauliflower. It makes a wonderful side dish to serve with meat or rice.


Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans RecipeThis simple black bean recipe includes queso fresco for traditional Mexican flavor. Since it uses dried beans, plan for cooking or soaking time, or just substitute canned for a quicker option.



Baby Kale Walnut Orange Salad on plate

Baby Kale Walnut Orange SaladThis salad came about when we had an overabundance of baby kale and oranges in our garden, and walnuts were on sale for 75% off. How could I not? Packed full of nice textures, sweetness, and savouriness, this is a simple and delicious dish!


Classy Apple Pie

Classy Apple PieMaking a pie from scratch might seem daunting, but it is so worth the effort! When I worked in a bakery at an upscale grocery store, they would feature pies that looked good, yet they came straight out of the freezer. Take the time and love to make a fresh, homemade pie and I swear, the flavor just cannot compare.



How to Reuse Your Canning Jar Lids for Crafts - butter knife on edge of canning jar lid and lid opener end of can opener in place

How to Reuse Your Canning Jar Lids for CraftsI know from experience that jar lids get used just once, unless it's for a craft.


Flower Vase Mother's Day Card - finished card

Flower Vase Mother's Day CardThis Mother's Day it would be nice if you can easily preserve the flowers that you receive. These pretty paper flowers create lasting memories more than a fresh one and you can display it for as long as you want.



Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a long dark red dress with hat and black lace veil

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?Can anyone help me find some information on this doll. I have had her for about 20 years and she was purchased from an antique shop. She does not have any markings that I can find.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a hat and gold trimmed fancy long white dress with lace around the hem

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I have this doll with no markings. Anyone know its maker?


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Making Blackberry Rhubarb Jam?When you say chopped rhubarb, is the rhubarb measurement in large chunks or diced?


Treating a Bubble on My Dog's Head - bump

Treating a Bubble on My Dog's Head?My dog has had this bubble on this head for about two weeks. It was first a scratch from a tree that scabbed and healed over like usual, but a week after it healed a small bubble formed and now it's been this size for about 2 weeks. It does not hurt him nor bug him, but I am hoping I can do it at home. Has anyone experienced the same thing?


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Name Ideas for a Positive Parenting Business?Need help naming my Positive Parenting business, but need a good name that is not taken. The focus will be on redirecting children's behavior.


Value of Ashley Belle Porcelain Dolls - Lisa

Value of Ashley Belle Porcelain Dolls?I would like to know the value of several Ashley Belle porcelain Keepsake dolls.


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