September 24, 2019

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A sink drain being deodorized with baking soda.

Sewer Gas Odor Coming from DrainsWhen you have a sewer smell coming from a drain, it is possible that the the venting is obstructed or you may have other clogged pipes. Sometimes odors come up from seldom used drains.


A man using a toilet plunger.

Cleaning a Toilet Plunger?Soaking a toilet plunger in a bucket with added bleach will help to remove the odor and debris. Be sure to air dry thoroughly before storing.



Creamed Banana in bowl

Creamed BananaI was a girl with low potassium so I was obliged to eat more food rich in potassium such as bananas and sweet potatoes. However, eating the same foods makes one never wanna eat it. So I made a banana with a twist.


grilled marinaded Chicken Thighs

Miso Chicken ThighsPlanning to grill chicken? Here is a delicious recipe you could try! I love simple recipes you can marinate overnight and have ready for the next day to grill.



Baby Shower Centerpiece

Baby Shower CenterpieceMy daughter's twin baby shower theme was diapers (see previous ThriftyFun entry for the cute homemade invitations!) so I carried the theme through with other diaper related decorations and games including these adorable centerpieces that doubled as "prizes" for a game we played. It's super simple and cost effective, and got raves!


Ollie (Domestic Short Hair) - cat lying a box of plastic bags

Ollie (Domestic Short Hair)I adopted him from someone who after having him 12 years decided he was "too shy", and had threatened to drop him off at the pound.


Fixing Jelly Phone Case with Sticky Notes - finished case next to original one

Fixing Jelly Phone Case with Sticky NotesMy jelly phone case broke today. It would take a long time for me to buy another one so I'm fixing it right away, as a temporary remedy until I buy a new one.



Identifying Pieces of Broken Plastic - piece of black plastic

Identifying Pieces of Broken Plastic?I have found about 6-7 of these at various times on the floor in my kitchen. They are small and plastic, looked broken or snapped off on one end. I cannot figure out what it's from. It have checked cabinets, appliances, etc. Nothing. It looks like some kind of package was snapped open and this came off, but we haven't done that.


Value of a Knightsbridge Porcelain Doll

Value of a Knightsbridge Porcelain Doll?Found this in my grandma's basement. It was given to me as a gift when I was 4. So it's at least 20 years old. But I can not find anything online about this doll. There is no certificate of authenticity and nothing printed on her neck or back or feet. Any one know anything about her?


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Finding the Value of a 92.5 Sterling Silver Ring?I have a 92.5 sterling silver ring. I think it is an Oriental or tribal design ring. Where can I take it to find out how much it is worth?


Value of Webster's 1877 Handy Dictionary

Value of Webster's 1877 Handy Dictionary?I have a Webster's Handy Dictionary Illustrated, copyright 1877. It looks old and is pre-owned. The pages are in good condition, but the cover is a little damaged. Can anyone tell me about how much this is worth?


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Riding Mower Won't Start?Do I need power out of both posts on my solenoid for my mower to crank over?


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Finding a Inexpensive or Free Bed Need a bed?My brother James is in his 50s and has brain cancer. He just found that out 2 weeks ago. He has no money. We are looking for a bed set for him. It has to be at least a full or queen size. We are looking for something very cheap or place to contact for a donation.


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Home Décor Shop Name Ideas?What is a good name for a home décor shop that is Christian based?


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Freezing Pumpkin?How can I freeze cut up pumpkin so that in the winter the pieces will be good for my pot belly pig to eat and not all smushy?


Value of Royal Albert Bone China Dish - heart shaped china dish with handle and wild rose pattern

Value of Royal Albert Bone China Dish?I have a dish that says Royal Albert Bone China England Prairie Rose on the bottom. It is heart shaped with wavy edges and has a small handle. The print is of wild roses. About how much is this worth?


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