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Penguin Handprint Card
Here is a cute and thoughtful card you and your child can make together. This card would be a cute touch to give to aunts, uncles, or other family members especially if your family members live afar, this card could be mailed. :)
You Blow Me Away Card
This card is ideal for Valentine's Day (late post, I actually forgot to post this), but this card could be used for other occasions too. For example: asking someone to a dance - "You blow me away, will you go to homecoming with me?"
Recycled Bunny Friends
Spring and Easter are fast approaching. It is time to make some table top friends. Using a lot of items from around the house, this is how to get the family involved in this fun craft.
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Vegetables
I make corned beef and veggies every March in honour of my late grandfather. He was born on St. Patrick's day and absolutely adored corned beef. Now, this is first time I've tried making it all in my Instant Pot. I'm so happy I did because it was so incredibly delicious and super tender. This is by far my favourite method for making this dish.
I saw this on tv, but found many recipes on the internet afterwards, and went from there. The minute I saw this potato, well... I HAD to make them. They tasted even better than they look, and the name of them grabbed me, too.
Making a Flower Pot Candy Dish
Even with the mistakes, I think this was a lovely learning endeavor. I have three more I am will be making soon, but this one is all done.
Gardening Tips and Advice
Rubbing Alcohol for Mealy Bugs in a Succulent Garden
Keeping a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol is convenient and can be used to get rid of mealy bugs on succulent plants! Rubbing alcohol is inexpensive and succulent safe while also getting the job done by getting rid of mealy bugs!
Squirrel Scare Tool
From my kitchen window, I enjoy watching the birds at our bird feeders. However I can't keep a lot of food in the feeders because of squirrels. In the cold months, early in the morning, I'll put out just enough seed to last through the day.
Homemade Compost - The Natural Way To Green Gardening
Our neighbors think we are very odd people when we save grass clippings, leaves, discarded fruit and veggie peels, and now shredded newspaper clippings.
Dividing Potted Plants
When your plant is getting tight in the pot (or when you purchase a plant like this one), you can easily get more plants by separating into more pots. This will allow room for your plants to grow, or is a great way to give some plants away as gifts.
Make a Bicycle Planter
Some months of the year, the garden looks extra dull and brown, especially with our California droughts. My next door neighbour left a bicycle outside with a "Free to take" sign on it. It was absolutely trashed. I removed as much rust as I could, and with a little spray paint...
Using Bird Feeders for Houseplants
I picked up two inexpensive wooden bird feeders that were actually a little broken in a local department store for $1 each. I decided to use them inside my house to hold some hanging plants. I bring in a number of herbs for the winter and so window and plant space becomes an issue for me in the winter.
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Easter Egg Lunch
Who wouldn't love having their lunch packed into colorful Easter eggs? You may even find that you want to have your lunch this way. I will find any excuse to "be a kid"! :)
Easter Egg Curtain
Peter Rabbit will be delighted when he sees your windows on Easter morning and the youngsters will have a ball helping make this fun craft.
Try making this Easter variation of using children's handprints for crafts. This is a guide about making a handprint lily.
Saving Money on Easter Baskets
Inexpensive ways to create, put together or purchase easter baskets and their filler as suggested by the ThriftyFun community.
Chocolate Dipped Peeps
If you like Peeps, you will like chocolate dipped Peeps even better! They are easy to make and are a fun treat for Easter.
Mailable Easter Basket
To mail an Easter basket to my daughter in their apartment, without making her look like a little girl anymore, I created a cute, transportable basket that can be used afterward.
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.
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.
Plastic Bottle Fruit Fly Trap
We have tried many things to get rid of fruit flies in our home, and this is hands down the easiest, cheapest, and most effective way. One of the most important things in order to catch them is the bait you put out. Fruit flies can be more attracted to some things more than others.
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.
Keeping Lizards Off Your Porch
Lizards love to sun themselves during the day. Your porch may very well be a nearly ideal place for them to catch some sun and warm up. If you live in an area with many lizards, keeping lizards off your porch might be an issue you have to deal with.
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Homemade Mother's Day Gifts
Homemade Mother's Day gifts are always a hit. Whether it is the construction paper artwork of a small child or a handicraft made by an older one, moms love handmade gifts. This is a guide about homemade Mother's Day gifts.
Homemade Mother's Day Cards
Giving your mother a homemade card makes the sentiment even more appreciated. This is a guide about homemade Mother's Day cards.
Making a Mother's Day Book with "Reasons I Love You"
Rather than giving your mother something she could buy herself, make a personalized gift that she will treasure. If given for a birthday add one for each year. This is a guide about making a Mother's Day book with "Reasons I love you".
Memory Jar For Mother's Day
When last Mother's Day rolled around, I thought my mother would enjoy reading my own remembrances. I took a decorative glass jar with a lid and made a "Jar of Childhood Memories" for her to read.
Scrubbie Flower Mother's Day Card
Make this cute card for Mom on Mother's Day or change the sentiment and it would be nice for other occasions. This is a guide about scrubbie flower Mother's Day card.
Flower Pin for Mother's Day
Here is the perfect gift for family and friends, that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. This flower pin is easy to make and they turn out so very beautiful. Everyone will want one.
More Mother's Day
Japanese Style Puff Pancakes
These fluffy pancakes are a delicious alternative to traditional pancakes. Learn how to make them in this short video.
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.
Halloween Mantel Pennants
Dress up a boring fireplace mantle with this decorative pennant made from Halloween themed fabric triangles. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Creamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it 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.
Juicy Baked Pork Loin
This baked pork loin is exploding with flavour. The great thing is, you can achieve these flavours and keep it super juicy without having to have it sit in a marinade for hours on end. This is done with a rub and some lemon or lime juice. You'll want to try this one!
Crab Handprint Card
If you need card inspirations, you could always take a stroll in the card aisle at the store and snap photos of ones that you enjoyed! Or, online browse card selections for inspiration and then make your own twist!
Filipino Style Mak Kimchi
This is a Filipino style kimchi which is common in Korea as a side dish or appetizer.
Blue Corn Tortillas
You don't have to have a tortilla press to enjoy fresh, homemade corn tortillas. They keep for a week when refrigerated. To reheat, just put them over a medium flame on the skillet, cooking 20-30 seconds per side.
Tofu Stir Fry
An easy and flavorful vegetarian entree, perfect to pair over rice.
Cheesy Hotdog Bread Rolls
We have set up a finger food acquaintance party for our high school and college batchmates. Here's what I have prepared for everyone. It's so simple and can be served as your kid's snacks.
Homemade Waterproofing for Suede Boots
Is there a DIY product I can make myself to waterproof suede boots? I don't mean buying a can of spray.
Financial Assistance for Roof Repairs
I am a 59 year old widow on unemployment. My credit is not good, but I am in dire assistance getting my roof repaired. I live in Anderson SC.
Unfamiliar Crochet Term
What does it mean to: sl st into first spc. Make beg. bobble, etc. I know it reads slip stitch into first (???). etc. How is this done? It is a child's purse, rated easy and I am a new crocheter.
Making Wedding Centerpieces Using Artificial Flowers
We are using vases with artificial flowers for a wedding. What would work in the vases, as we won't need water, so the stems won't be so visible?
Sewing Machine Foot Petal Causes Machine to Hum
The foot pedal on the machine works, but causes the machine to make a humming sound. I tried a different one and it doesn't do that. What's causing it?
Can Fleas be Transferred to Human Hair from a Flat Iron?
Our daughter used my wife's flat iron to straighten her hair and then found out she is covered in flea bites from her friend's house. Should my wife avoid using her flat iron now?
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Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income Families
Refurbishing a Faded Patio Umbrella
Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners
Getting Rid of Ants
Getting Dental Work w/o Insurance
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Keeping Animals Out of Your Garden
Selling Trees on Your Land for Lumber
Buy Now, Pay Later Websites
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop Beeping
New Era Medicare Supplemental Insurance...
13th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Homemade Cat Repellents
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs
Troubleshooting Truck Heater Problems
11th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Cleaning Melted Crayon from Dried Clothes
Spin Cycle Not Working on Washer
Finding a Lost Relative
Removing Rust from Well Water
Homemade Wasp Repellent
Keeping Wasps Away From Your Home
Pruning Times: What and When to Prune
Removing Soot from Walls and Ceiling
Making a Mosquito Trap
Removing Scented Oil Type Odor from House
Getting Rid of Asian Beetles
Finding Glider Chair Replacement Cushions
Removing Stains on Vinyl and Linoleum Flooring
Removing Rust Stains from a Bathtub
Removing Eye Makeup Stains from Fabric
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors From a...
Fixing Cracks in Ceramic Floor Tile
12th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Rodent Odor in Walls and Vents
Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood Table
Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop
Unique 50th Birthday Party Ideas
Washing Walls and Ceilings
Removing Urine Odors from a Couch
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System
Cleaning a Car Windshield
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors from a Car
Toilet Tank Not Filling
Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free Furniture
Removing Toilet Bowl Stains
Homemade Carpet Shampoo Recipes
ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck Schedule
Preventing a Dog From Peeing on Carpet and Rugs
Identifying Small Black Bugs
Setting Rates for Cleaning Services
How Much Does House Cleaning Cost?
Homemade Aphid Spray Recipes
Getting Good Tips Waiting Tables
Homemade Ant Killer Recipes
Repairing Couch Springs
Starting a Pussy Willow Plant from a Branch
Getting Rid of Pigeons
Gluing Glass to Glass
Getting Rid of Green Mold Under a Mobile Home
Keeping Squirrels From Chewing on a House
Keeping Rugs From Slipping
Making a Window More Private
Caring for Potted Easter Lilies
Mother's Day Ideas!
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