June 16, 2020

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A family brushing their teeth.

Keeping Your Toothbrush CleanIn addition to changing out your toothbrush on a regular schedule there may be times when you want to clean your current one. This page offers some varying suggestions for cleaning a toothbrush, including soaking and running through the dishwasher.

 

Cookie Tin Shadow Box

Making a Cookie Tin Shadow BoxTransform a cookie tin into a pretty shadow box. One possible version is featured below.

 

Llanddwyn Island in Wales

Visiting WalesWales is a located on the west coast of the Isle of Britain. Travelers can enjoy the long stretch of wind swept coastline, rolling green hills dotted with sheep and in the more rugged northern part of the county you can visit castles and enjoy the natural beauty of this small country.

 

Carved Rock Identification - round stone with incising on the top surface

Identifying a Carved RockFinding a unique object, such as an incised rock, while out working or hiking is exciting. Determining if your find is an artifact is best done by contacting your local museum or the anthropology/archaeology department at the nearest university.

 

Rice Filled Paper Heart Shakers - finished shaker

How to Make Rice Filled Paper Heart ShakersThis project is great for young children. It can be made by them with adult assistance for Valentine's Day or anytime. Heart shaped pieces of white cardstock are decorated, filled with rice, and sealed to make a nice shaker type instrument.

 

Colorful Rabbit Adult Coloring Page - patchwork rabbit coloring page

Colorful Rabbit Adult Coloring PageThis delightful adult coloring page features a cute patchwork rabbit. Print out several and play with different color choices.

 

A gouldian finch on a branch.

Caring for Gouldian FinchesGouldian finches are beautiful song birds. They are a good choice for keeping in a home or apartment. As with all pet birds you will need to provide a safe environment that is not subject to temperature fluctuations and drafts. Cage covering encourages them to sleep at night.

 

Cardstock Sheep Badge - allow the glue to dry thoroughly

Making a Cardstock Sheep BadgeThis extremely cute sheep badge is made using cardstock. Your kids will love wearing it; you might too. Learn how to make one below.

 

An empty cardboard egg carton.

Organizing Using Egg CartonsEgg cartons are often reused for craft projects, but they can also be used for organizing small craft supplies as well as other small items. Some suggestions for organizing using egg cartons can be seen below.

 

A kitten getting a vaccination shot.

Pet Vaccinations for Fort Worth, TexasSome communities such as New York City have ASPCA mobile vaccination services. In other areas you may have to search to find similar services for your pets. This page offers some suggestions for finding this type of service in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

A birthday cake for just one, served in a recycled CD spindle.

CD Spindle Cake HolderA fun way to reuse a CD spindle is to add a small ring cake to it and decorate. You are not only presenting the cake in a unique way, you are also reusing the spindle. Plus it comes with its own cover.

 

A very organized closet

Starting an Organizing BusinessStarting an organizing business can be a good self employment option. Many people would love to be able to utilize such a service. There are a variety of resources to help get you started, including contacting people in your area who also run this kind of business. This page contains tips and links that can also help.

 

A mixed breed Belgian Malinois outside near trees.

Belgian Malinois Mix PhotosThe Belgian Malinois is a popular herding dog breed. It can resemble a German Shepherd, but is less stocky. Malinois mix dogs can be assumed based on appearance, but would need a genetic test to confirm.

 

Crocheted Americana Centerpiece - finished centerpiece

How to Make a Crocheted Americana CenterpieceThis Americana centerpiece requires some beginning crochet skills. Foil balls are covered with crochet chains. You will also learn how to make simple crochet flowers to add to the display. Read on for full instructions, supplies list, and photos.

 

A dog lying in a bed with white sheets.

Keeping a Dog Off the Bed?Some dog owners do not want to allow their pet to sleep on the bed. One option is to close the bedroom door. If you want your pup to sleep in the same room you will need to train her to sleep on the floor. Some suggestions follow that address keeping a dog off the bed.

 

Travel Fund - Airplane Piggy Bank

Making a Travel Fund Airplane Piggy BankPiggy banks actually come in a variety of shapes and sizes, not all are the traditional pig. Try this project that reuses an empty vitamin bottle to make an airplane bank to save money for your travel plans.

 

A hibiscus flower in a pot.

Giving Flowering Plants Instead of Cut FlowersWhile cut flowers are a beautiful gift, consider the gift of a flowering plant. This gift will last much longer and if it can be planted in the garden will continue giving year after year.

 

Fabric Wrapped Bracelet

How to Make a Fabric Wrapped BraceletThis cute fabric wrapped bracelet starts with a wire circle you make yourself. Then choose the fabric and cut into strips. The instructions and supplies needed for this craft follow.

 

A person selecting a bottle of wine.

Name for a Bookstore/Wine Bar?Combining a bookstore and wine bar creates the need for a business name that incorporates both services. Some suggestions for such a business name follow.

 

Tomatoes growing in the garden.

Garden Tomato PhotosIt is fun to share photos of our garden produce. Whether it is to brag a bit about the abundance or to share a photo of a misshapen, weird, funny, or uniquely shaped tomato; gardeners often enjoy seeing pictures from like minded folks' home veggie gardens.

 

A riding lawnmower in need of repair.

Troubleshooting a Riding LawnmowerDetermining why your riding mower won't start, constantly stalls, or how to repair other mechanical issues can sometimes be a matter of trial and error. There are many suggestions to help you track down the problem and make the necessary repairs on this page.

 

Recipes

A plate of chicken and vegetables over rice pilaf.

Chicken and Vegetables with Rice PilafThis is just a quick, easy chicken and vegetables over rice pilaf dish. Using spices, and easy additions that make it fast and made in about 15 minutes! And healthy and yummy!

 

The blended watermelon strawberry beverage.

Blended Watermelon Strawberry BeverageSkip buying sugary drinks, you can make your own refreshing summer beverage with just two ingredients and a blender. What's great is that watermelon and strawberries are in season so the prices are even more affordable. You can make many cups for less than a few dollars.

 

Articles

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Daycare Business Name Ideas?I am looking for a daycare name with "little stars" in it.

 

An unpaved country road.

Silence Is GoldenWhen I was a child, I would take long walks down unpaved, winding country roads. Much of the land was undeveloped and sometimes there was two, three miles distance between houses. Often, I would hear a cow mooing in a pasture to my right or left, tiny birds chirping happily, even the occasional buzzard or chicken hawk overhead.

 

A filled tied off bag of used litter

Use Produce Bags for Soiled Cat LitterPlastic produce bags make great bags for cleaning out the cat litter box. Usually the bags are damp or wet when empty, so I hang them to dry which does not take long.

 

A flatware tray holding tools.

Flatware Tray to Hold ToolsWe have this extra flatware tray from Ikea. It would cost more time/gas to go return it for $1.29, but I figured out what to use it for today. The perfect tool organizer for my husband's go to frequently used items - screwdrivers, box cutter, hammer, Sharpie, and tire pressure gauge. Everything fits nicely!

 

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