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Grape Fizz Cluster Stitch Cowl
Striped Crochet Scarf
Ava (Jack Russel Mix)
Clothespin to Store Earbuds
Easy Apple Snack
Homemade Carrot Cake
Loki (Pit Bull)
No Sew Felt Phone Sleeve
Santa's Mail Box
Spud (Pit Bull)
Sugar Free Cranberry Clementine Relish
Suzzycue's Frugal Lifestyle
Ways to Reuse Product Packaging
Wind Yarn with a Hand Mixer
Enjoy Your Coffee More

I drink a lot of coffee, and I'm fussy about how it tastes. I make one cup at a time. Coffee should taste the way it smells while brewing. Ten minutes after brewing, that bright, fresh taste had started to fade away.

Lunchtime Couscous
Motion Detector Lights for Home Security

Exterior motion detecting lights do not cost a great deal more than other types of outside lighting. I particularly like them for the back of the house as well as the alley.

New York Cheesecake
Jasper (Toy Poodle)
Organizing and Identifying Yarn Stash
Easily Remove Grease from Ground Beef
How to Make a Fabric Wrist Corsage
Stuck-in-the-Chimney Christmas Decoration
Wrister Fingerless Gloves
Magic Lampshade
Paper Towel as Coffee Filter Substitute

While staying at my son's cottage in a remote area, I ran out of coffee filters this morning. It didn't take me long to try a basic (Bounty 1/2) sheet and it worked

Sproetjies (Jack Russell)
Christmas Eve Hot Chocolate For One
Colored Ice Globes
Creamer Carton Pull Tab Rings
Decorating Dollar Store Barrettes
Donate Sample Toiletries to Homeless

I have an abundance of freebies and I am on a mission now to help those less unfortunate. I have some used purses as well and I am putting some of the items that I have compiled over the years and doing a handout to the homeless.

Fan Patterned Fingerless Gloves
Hot Vanilla Mix
Hunter & Alexis (Manx)
Lucy (Pomeranian)
Mexican Black Beans
Packaging Tape Cardboard Roll Bangle
Perfume Dirty Laundry with Orange Peels

I am moving from a house to an apartment. All is chaos. I just discovered I confused the laundry basket with the trash - only once. I found that the dirty clothes smelled great thanks to the dried out orange peel.

Rebalancing a Wobbling Ceiling Fan

After you have tried tightening all the screws, and checking to see if the blades are warped and they are not, most likely, the blade arm(s) are bent slightly. I tried everything, but this is how I finally solved the wobbling issue:

Using Large Spools on a Sewing Machine
Wire Wrapped Midi Rings
Zucchini Grilled Cheese
Bow Style Winter Crochet Headband
Leopard Key Ring Holder
Romantic Framed Wedding Song Lyrics
Spicy Chorizo Tacos
Chocolate Balloon Bowl
Decorative Hair Pin
Homemade Rustic Pumpkin Pie
Hula Hoop Hat
Ways to Have ThriftyFun

Take time to count your blessings. Hug someone and warm a heart. Remember to balance your checkbook. . .

Whipped Chocolate Truffle Candy Bars
Bag Top as Instant Twist Ties
Candy Bouquet
Candy Candy Bowl
Coconut Oil for Removing Sharpie from Skin

Gently rub coconut oil on skin with cloth and Sharpie comes off instantly!

Covering an Old Stove-pipe Hole
Crochet Child's Snuggie
Dabsen (Shepherd Mix)
Easy Headpin Earrings
Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Lip Balm
Mango "Ice Cream"
Morning Glory
Necktie Purse
Paper Fortune Cookies
Red Nosed Reindeer Candy Box
Remake Old Jewelry into New
Repairing Broken Peg Looms
Stress-free Dental Appointments

Any time I go to the dentist, I always bring my iPod so I can listen to my favorite music while I'm being worked on. I turn it up loud enough so I don't hear the drill and it helps me relax.

Tadpoles in the Hole

If a family member adores pepperoni, why not make them a customised version of Toad in the Hole? Oil a baking dish, line with rows of pepperoni slices, then pour on your usual batter and bake. Turn batter portions upside down to serve.

Wellness and Energy Smoothie
Ziva (Yorkie)
Peanut (Mixed Breed Cat)
Pet Food Bag Sleeping Bag or Bedroll Tarp

Sew a few bags together to make a 3 1/2' x 6' rectangle. It can be used as a moisture barrier under bedrolls or sleeping bags. A 7' x 6' rectangle can be folded in half to cover both the underneath and top of a bedroll; helps block moisture and wind.

Repurposed Plastic Buckets as Garden Planters

I used plastic cat litter buckets in my garden. My small raised bed is not deep or big enough to grow tomatoes. I drilled a few drain holes along the bottom, plus used a circular saw bit and cut a large 4" hole in the middle. I raised the soil depth and allowed the roots to extend out the bottom into the raised bed soil.

Steel Scrubbers to Remove Hair Dye on...
Vintage Angel Christmas Card
Watercolor Resist Painting
Crochet Stained Glass Scrap Afghan
Tahini-Free Hummus
Ammonia for Easy Handwash Dishes

When you start to wash dishes by hand, fill the sink only halfway up and squirt dish detergent in the sink. Then pour a couple of ounces of ammonia into the sink. Sounds crazy, right? But you will find you have the richest, soapiest abundance of soapsuds you have ever had!

Glueing Droopy Car Headliner
Reusing Creamer Bottles with New Lids
Silicone Turkey Lifter for Removing Pans

I have an 18 quart roaster which I use because I don't have a functioning oven. I generally use a 9x13 Pyrex dish when making lasagna and other casseroles and cakes but it's almost impossible to get out without tilting it or burning my hands.

Toy Missile Launcher
Vintage Cardigan Guard (Sweater Chain)
Crockpot Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots
Molly (Old English Bulldog)
Store Excess Plastic Bags for Food Garbage

I keep one or two used bags on hand to put food garbage in that I want to throw away. I put them in one of these bags and tie a knot in the end of the bag. Then I throw them into my kitchen garbage.

Use Two Dish Cloths

My dish cloth is always full of rich suds. Every time I want to wipe the oven door, etc., I have to rinse all those suds from the cloth. A waste of detergent, water and time.

Helping Out Lost Little Birds
Freddy (Mixed Breed)
Melted Crayon Masterpiece
Mouth-Watering Potato Soup
Removing Flatware Scuffs on Porcelain...
Self Harvesting Apple Tree
Sierra (Yorkie/MinPin)
Storing Foil and Waxed Paper Boxes
Use Old Catalogs or Magazine for Craft Gluing

If you are doing scrapbooking or crafts with glue, you always need something to protect the tabletop. When applying glue right up to the edges you will need to get a new surface for every object (i.e. preparing letters to glue on scrapbooking items) to avoid getting glue where you don't want it.

Easy Peg Puppets
Recycled Glamour Gift Box
Annie (Mixed Breed Cat)
Floor Cleaner with No Residue

Have you ever mopped with a cleaner just to discover you have a sticky floor from the residue? We bought some rubber planking floor that looks like wood and I wanted a good cleaner so I did some research. My research took me finally to Amazon where there is a product called Congoleum Bright 'N Easy No Rinse Cleaner.

Geisha Gracie at Halloween
Grocery Store Strategies
Lace and Button Socks
Lucy's First Halloween
No Sew Sock Baby Doll
Queenie aka Racoonie (Tabby)
Spanish Rice

My grandmother, who was Mexican taught me how to cook this Spanish rice. Now my son who is 24 and living on his own, makes his own.

Too Much Cream Pushed out of Tube
Alternative to Wet Wipes
Clean Globes on Oil Lamps Before a Power...
Efferdent Tablets Ready to Use
Gallon Milk Jug Piggy Bank
Making Coffee Without a Coffeemaker
Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup
Removing Sharpie from Faux Leather

I was able to remove Sharpie permanent marker from faux leather using WD-40. It came off super easy and didn't damage the finish.

Use Bag Balm with Gardening Gloves
Autumn Centerpiece
Cajun (Pit Bull)
Don't Buy Pet Beds
Keep Onions Fresh for Months
No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars
Snow Pine Christmas Card
Sophia (Bichon Frise)
Design Your Own Silk Scarf
Hearts a Bursting Bush
Kallie (Longhaired Tortoishell)
Removing Scents from Your Home

I am chemical sensitive to perfumes, cigarettes, gasoline, etc. Sometimes we have guests come over with high perfume scents and when they leave the scent does not.

Sugar (Golden Chow Mix)
Fergie and Eden (Greyhound and...
Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

Mix 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbsp baking soda and 1/8 cup hydrogen peroxide. Add 4-6 cups hot water. Use a clean cloth. Dip cloth in solution and wring out, leaving cloth a little sloppy. Wipe down stainless steel with cloth. Allow to sit a minute. Wipe down with a dry cloth. Then wipe with a microfiber cloth.

Jethro (Beagle)
My Little Shade Garden
Picasso Light Switch Plate Cover
Pistachio and Cream Salmon
Pom Pom Garland
Red Riding Hood the Wolf Slayer
Toys as Cactus Planters
Hazel (Mixed Breed)
Finn (Pomeranian/Chihuahua)
Decorating Foam Pumpkins
Moo Moo's Skeleton Costume
Bluebell (Blue Rhone Spaniel)
Moo Moo (English Bull Terrier)
My Three Goblins
In Memory of Chiquitita De Chihuahua
Sugar (Golden/Chow Mix)
Duke (German Shepherd)
Fall Decorating
Recycled Autumn Bird Feeder
Moomoo (Yorkshire Terrier)
Head in a Jar Halloween Decoration
Lilly the Little Chihuahua Biker Babe
Spooky Spider
Jasmine and Jim (Staffordshire Bull...
Our Sea Monkeys
Snickers (Dachshund)
Buddy (Doberman Pinscher)
Henry (Catalina Macaw)
Merlin (American Cocker Spaniel)
Ice Princess Costume
Havey (Labrador)
Dalmation Halloween Costume
Monty (Maltese Mix)
Remedy for Pain from New Dentures

I'm in my mid 30s and had a full extraction done 11 months ago. I just got my permanent dentures. The tops are awesome. The bottoms fit fantastically, but I am so freaking sore by the end of the day and it hurts. I actually cry when I put them in. I've been swishing with salt water and taking Advil.

Using Herbs And Seasonings
Sheets as Shade Cloth