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Cinnamon Donut Chips Recipe
This guide contains a cinnamon donut chips recipe. Sprinkle thin sliced, stale donuts, with cinnamon sugar, and toast in the oven for a delicious chip to have with tea or coffee or as a snack anytime.
Yarn and Nail Wall-Hanging Vase
I made this wall-hanging flower vase out of a wooden cutting board that was a bit too banged up to use in the kitchen any longer. I painted mine. I created a mason jar template and traced it with some wire nails, wrapped yarn around the nails, then filled the jar with flowers.
Mini Wooden Clothespin Easel
This is the perfect easel to hold your Post-it notes or Polaroid photos. This cute little wooden easel is made from clothespins. You can also fit small artwork or 4 x 6 photos on it too. Options include painting or decorating, but I like the natural wood look.
Succulent Planter Gift
The school year is coming to an end. This is a nice gift for a teacher, neighbor, co-worker, friend, or anyone special. It is homemade and inexpensive.
A Big Bug? No a Hummingbird!
I was sitting outside hand feeding my favorite squirrel. This usually keeps her out of my bird-feeder when I heard this thump and felt something hit the side of my leg. Looking down I thought, WOW, what a huge bug. I reached down to pick it up and throw it into the grass when I realized it was a hummingbird.
Floating Necktie Organizer
Upcycle 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.
4th of July
Saving Money on Fireworks
With the 4th of July (U.S. Independence Day) coming soon, here are ideas for saving money on fireworks or fireworks display shows as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own advice here.
4th of July Mesh Wreath
I saw the rolls of mesh at the craft store and wanted to try making a wreath for the 4th of July. I love how it turned out!
U.S. Flag Etiquette
Celebrate Independence Day, display your U.S. flag using the proper flag etiquette.
Car Tag (License Plate) Flag
Make an American flag from an old car tag. Spray paint the tag (license plate) using either red or white. That way you will only have to paint one set of stripes. Let dry. Paint on your blue background for stars, let dry. Paint on your other colored stripes, let dry.
Give your old lantern a new look for your Memorial Day Celebration. This was an old rusty lantern that I gave new life to with an Americana Theme for Memorial Day and can be used as well for 4th of July.
Uncle Sam's Salad Bowl
I picked up this Uncle Sam hat in the dollar store. They had matching ice buckets, so it dawned on me that putting the two items together would make a nice presentation for the Fourth of July!
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Summer Fun for Kids
Summer Fun Box
School is almost out! A great surprise gift idea for elementary-aged children, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews is a 'Summer of Fun' surprise package. Try to think of all the things you loved as a child.
Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids (and...
If I do not make plans to keep my son busy this summer, he will be perfectly content to waste his days watching TV and playing with his DS. So I plan to set up a daily schedule for him.
Attend Free Summer Community Events
This weekend, we attended Celebrate Hillsboro, an annual summer event provided by the businesses and city of Hillsboro, Oregon.
Almost Free Boredom Busters
In June the kids aren't bored yet; the thrill of summer vacation is still upon them. However, August is another story. With movie prices at $6 or higher and gas soaring in its price per gallon, how can you keep the kids busy and your budget happy?
Try Geocaching This Summer
As soon as I hear, "Hey, Gigi, let's go geocaching," from one of my grandkids, I'm ready to go.
Summertime Activities for Your Children
Frugal living is nothing new to us as I was raised in a family of 11 kids and many foster children. We may have struggled because money was tight, but we never seemed to lack for fun things to do and there was always something going on that held our attention.
More Summer Fun for Kids
Gardening Tips and Advice
Clean Lines For Small Lawn
I 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.
Euonymus As Foundation Planting
I did a previous post on using Euonymus fortunei Emerald Gaiety as a foundation planting. My last picture in the post left you looking at some tiny Euonymus plants I had rooted. It also showed a dead Bermuda lawn. (I killed it).
Planting Seed in the Garden
This is a new version of a pipe for planting seed in the garden. The old version of my idea was posted last year on May 3rd.
Save Soil if Planting Succulents
Succulents have shallow roots and do not require much soil. You can fill a giant pot with other items like cartons, planters, containers, etc. to save soil.
Grow a Rose Cutting in a Potato
If you have a rosebush that's doing well and want to grow more from it, or give some as a gift, it's a good idea to propagate a cutting from that bush inside of a potato. Potatoes have a good amount of moisture and nutrients for a new cutting to develop from.
Tomato Plants Not Blooming
This is a guide about tomato plants not blooming. It can be mystifying that your tomato plants seem so healthy but are not blooming.
More Gardening Tips and Advice
Use Ammonia to Kill Fleas
Ammonia applied to carpets where your dogs and cats sleep can be effective in killing fleas. Be sure to let animals out while you do this. This is a guide about use ammonia to kill fleas.
Protecting Tomatoes from Birds
This is a guide about protecting tomatoes from birds. Eventually most gardeners become tired of sharing their tomatoes with the local bird population.
Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees will attack the wood trim and porches around your home making holes and tunnels for nesting. This is a guide about getting rid of carpenter bees.
Mosquito Repellent Recipes
This page contains mosquito repellent recipes. Mosquitoes are a problem in many regions.
How to Make a Carpenter Bee Trap
Carpenter bees can destroy the wood in your home. Use this simple trick to capture carpenter bees. This is a guide about making a carpenter bee trap.
Getting Rid of Horse Flies
Horse flies can be a menace to have around. This is a guide about getting rid of horse flies.
More Pest Control
Refinishing Teak Outdoor Furniture
Teak is a common material for outdoor furniture because it is long lasting if cared for correctly. Learn how to do it in this short video.
How to Fix a Tent Pole
Many tent poles are attached with elastic, which can break with rough usage. Learn how to fix it in this short video.
Washer Lariat Necklace
Take a flat metal washer from the hardware store and convert it into beautiful jewelry. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Making a Lid Spoon
Ever been stuck without a spoon when eating an individual serving of applesauce, pudding or yogurt? Just use the lid as a spoon! Learn how to make one in this short video.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
These easy peanut butter cookies are entirely gluten-free. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Stuffed Animal Eye Patch
If you have a beloved stuffed animal that loses an eye, an eye patch might be the best solution. Learn how in this short video.
Dakota Girl (Red Heeler Rottweiler Mix)
I got her when she was a puppy in 2010. She likes to play outside and inside, go for walks, car rides, semi rides, and play with my other dogs.
Japanese Chicken Curry
Japanese curry is different from Indian curry because it's more of a hearty stew. It tends to be much less spicy and has big soft chunks of veggies and meat. This is the way I make it when I'm in a rush to make a lot of food in a short amount of time. A dollop of cooling yogurt and a drizzle of citrus preserves make for the perfect accompaniment for this dish. I hope you try it!
Liquid Bait Ant Killer Reviews
If you are dealing with an ant infestation, using liquid bait is often the best solution. This is a guide about liquid bait ant killer reviews.
Keeping Insects Off Your Fruit Trees
Pests can devastate a fruit tree, affecting the harvest and even the life of the tree itself. This is a guide about keeping insects off your fruit trees.
Recycled Cardboard Shelving Unit
My shelves are not being utilized to their full capacity so I thought it would be neat to up-cycle shoe boxes into a shelving unit. This is literally a free project you can make too!
Freezing Cookie Dough in Ice Cube Trays
Having frozen cookie dough on hand is perfect for baking some impromptu cookies but it's best to divide them before freezing. An ice cube tray is the perfect choice. This is a guide about freezing cookie dough in ice cube trays.
Amount of Food for a BBQ for 200
How much will I need of each item to serve 200?
Value of a Signed Thomas Kinkade Print
I have a Thomas Kinkade gallery print. It was signed by him. The number of the print is #146. It is 36x32. Can you tell me the value?
Having a Friend Watch a New Kitten
I'm getting a kitten soon and after about 3 weeks I'm going to have to leave it at my friend's place. She has her own cat, so she has experience. But I'm scared this might be bad for my kitten at such a young age. She will only be about 3 months old. Is it OK to leave her at my friends place?
Working as an Ordained Minister
How do I start that type of business and what should I name it?
Finding the Value of Fine China
I have been tasked with selling many Royal Heritage, Thun, and Noritake pieces. I know barely anything about fine china and was wondering if someone could help me out in determining their values sold all together?
Husqvarna Riding Mower Stalls When Brake Released
I have a 2013 48" cut Husqvarna riding mower. It will start up and run all day in park. As soon as I release the brake, it dies. I have had the voltage regulator checked and it's good. I also checked the kill switch for the brake. Ideas?
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income Families
Buy Now, Pay Later Websites
Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...
Getting Rid of Fleas in Human Hair
Cleaning Gasoline from Car Carpet
Getting Dental Work w/o Insurance
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop Beeping
Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors From a...
Getting Rid of a Musty Smell in the Basement
Cleaning Pet Urine Odor From Hardwood Floors
Repairing a Leather Couch
Making a Mosquito Trap
11th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Cleaning an Above Ground Pool
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs
Removing Hair Dye from Wood
Selling Trees on Your Land for Lumber
13th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
How to Remove Ink from Leather
Removing Pet Urine Stains from Hardwood Floors
Removing Urine Odors from a Couch
Removing Rust Stains from a Bathtub
Removing Dye Transfers from Clothing
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors from a Car
Cleaning Porcelain Bathtubs
Homemade Cat Repellents
Clearing a Clogged Bathtub Drain
Starting a Cherry Tree from a Pit
Unique 50th Birthday Party Ideas
Homemade Weed Killer Recipes
Keeping Ants Out of the Hummingbird Feeder
Fixing a Wood Table With a Nail Polish Remover Stain
Remedies for Pain from Wearing Dentures
Unclogging a Garbage Disposal
Removing Iron-On Labels and Patches
Getting Rid of Ant Hills
Replacing the Canopy on a Patio Swing
Removing Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Odors From Clothing
Treating a Kitten with Eye Discharge
Troubleshooting a Riding Lawn Mower That Won't Start
Cleaning Musty Smelling Carpets
Slogan Ideas for a Daycare
10th Birthday Party Ideas
Recycling Old Trophies
Keeping Squirrels from Digging in Plants
12th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Home Remedies for Fleas
Remedies for Worms in Cats
Getting Rid of Mold on Mulch
50th Anniversary Gift Ideas
Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Identifying Flying Insects
Cleaning Urine Odors from Carpet
Cleaning Dog Urine Stains from Carpet
Cleaning a Fiberglass Tub
Troubleshooting Circuit Breaker Problems
Cleaning Urine Stains from a Mattresses
Cleaning Permanent (Sharpie) Marker...
Removing Toilet Bowl Stains
Eating After Having Teeth Pulled
Kenmore Refrigerator Not Cooling
Repairing Scratched Eyeglasses
Child Support Payments and Social Security
Keeping Flies Off Your Dog
Identifying Small Black Bugs
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