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DIY Green Onion Garden
I love having a never-ending green onion garden, especially on the cheap. I recently got a huge bag of green onions at the shop for 50 cents. Some of them were starting to wilt at the tips. I used the dark green parts in some recipes, and soaked the roots in some water overnight. I then planted them.
This Avery shipping label packaging is made from thick and sturdy cardboard. You can easily customize this into a hanging folder for your wall. I ended up using this as a place to organize my bills so I know to pay them.
Skewer and Bottle Cap Starburst Art
I love starburst contemporary art. I made this piece with wooden skewers and bottle caps. This is easy to put together and incredibly cost effective.
Egg Carton Sail Boat
While taking a stroll at San Diego Marina we enjoyed seeing the yachts, boats, and sailboats! My little one wanted to have his own and use it to transport rocks and marbles! You can use a lot of imagination with an egg carton!
The Hypnotist (Coneflower)
This simple flower turns into a hypnotic experience if one stares at it closely. Like an old-fashioned optical illusion, it starts to move and pull you in...truly inescapable! Now you try! Do you see it moving? Give it time.
Homemade Window Clings
When I was little, we had a massive sliding glass door to the garden. One day, my mum's friend came over to visit and walked right into the glass door while trying to go outside. Ever since then, we've always put window clings up as a precaution. Now, I make them from scratch so they can look how I want!
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.
Starting a Summer Book Club and Book Swap
Keep your kids entertained and reading over the summer by organizing a book club and book swap. Consider one for yourself as well. This is a guide about starting a summer book club and book swap.
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.
Attend Free Summer Community Events
This weekend, we attended Celebrate Hillsboro, an annual summer event provided by the businesses and city of Hillsboro, Oregon.
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.
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.
More Summer Fun for Kids
Getting Rid of Tiny Ants
Both borax powder and diatomaceous earth can be effective in deterring ants. This is a guide about getting rid of tiny ants.
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.
Mosquito Repellent Recipes
This page contains mosquito repellent recipes. Mosquitoes are a problem in many regions.
Getting Rid of Horse Flies
Horse flies can be a menace to have around. This is a guide about getting rid of horse flies.
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.
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.
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Gardening Tips and Advice
Mr. Red (Hummingbird)
This is one of our favorite hummingbirds, Mr Red, because he's the friendliest little guy of all the hummingbirds, I've ever seen.
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.
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.
Growing Celery From Kitchen Scraps
When you are finished with the bunch of celery, put it in a glass of water to root. Then put it in a pot with potting soil. When it gets bigger plant in the ground. Water it regularly and you will have celery.
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.
Shop Specifically For Plant Bargains
A Tightwad Grows Flowers: Someone said I was so tight, I squeaked when I walked. So tight, I squeezed a nickel til the buffalo bellowed. Say what they will, when it comes to buying flowers, being miserly certainly has it's advantages.
More Gardening Tips and Advice
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.
Peach crumble is a classic summertime dessert, especially if you are lucky enough to have ripe fresh peaches. Learn how to make it 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.
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.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
These easy peanut butter cookies are entirely gluten-free. Learn how to make them 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.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
A delicious and tender beef stew prepared in an instant pot. Very juicy and healthy, no stock added just water. Serves perfectly with nice toasted baguette.
Watermelon Dessert Pizza
A fun dessert or party treat that looks like pizza but is sweet!
Crocheted Rainbow Baby Afghan Pattern
This easy to make afghan will give baby a warm, snuggly blanket to cuddle into. Use your favorite colors and maybe even make several for your child or to give as gifts. Learn how to make a
crocheted rainbow baby afghan
using the pattern below.
5 Great Books for Gardeners
There are many good books for gardeners. Everyone has their own special favorites. Keeping up with the latest tips and science of gardening is interesting and can certainly help improve your garden. This is a guide about
5 great books for gardeners
This guide contains SunSilk reviews. SunSilk makes a number of shampoos and conditioners that target specific types of hair. It is much cheaper than salon products and seems to work really well. Check your local store and give it a try.
Wallpaper Color Advice
This guide contains wallpaper color advice. If you are looking to add wallpaper to a room, it can be hard to decide on the color and pattern. If you are looking for wallpaper color advice, this is a great place to get other people's feedback.
Fawn Has Irregular Stripes Not Spots
We have been watching a pregnant doe for a while and today she brought her new fawn to our backyard. But instead of white spots it has white irregular stripes. Do they vary according to the age or is this a different species of deer?
Name Ideas for an Organizing and Multi-service Business
I am looking to start a side hustle. My skills/talents are organizing, rearranging furniture, capsule wardrobe consulting, proofreading, decorating, and simplifying.
Caring for a Bonfire Patio Peach Tree
How do I care for a Bonfire patio peach tree? It is in its first year.
Getting Hair Back to Natural Color after Dyeing
I recently dyed my hair light brown only half of it, and want to go back to my natural blonde hair that I was born with. But I am afraid I will damage my hair, and or, will go back to my before dyed light brown hair.
Roofing Assistance for Low Income Homeowners
I requested a claim on my homeowners insurance to get a new roof. I was issued a check for 1500. I know a new roof and the labor cost more than that. Where can I get help getting a new roof since insurance won't help with entire funding. I only bring home 1100 a month and I'm trying to put my son thru med school.
Identifying a Porcelain Doll
I can't seem to be able to find any doll that even comes close. It has no markings. Only the head and hands are porcelain. This doll has no bottom, the dress fans out into an umbrella! It's about 24 tall, with loose curly blonde hair, with a tiara.
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income Families
Buy Now, Pay Later Websites
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop Beeping
Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...
Getting Rid of a Musty Smell in the Basement
Keeping Bees Out of a Hummingbird Feeder
Getting Dental Work w/o Insurance
Removing Urine Odors from a Couch
Cleaning Pet Urine Odor From Hardwood Floors
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs
Removing Dye Transfers from Clothing
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors From a...
13th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Cleaning an Above Ground Pool
11th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Selling Trees on Your Land for Lumber
Unique 50th Birthday Party Ideas
Cleaning Urine Stains from a Mattresses
Removing Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Odors From Clothing
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors from a Car
How to Remove Ink from Leather
Removing Pet Urine Stains from Hardwood Floors
50th Anniversary Gift Ideas
Starting a Cherry Tree from a Pit
Getting Rid of Fleas in Human Hair
Fixing a Wood Table With a Nail Polish Remover Stain
Cleaning Gasoline from Car Carpet
Kenmore Refrigerator Not Cooling
Windshield Washers Not Spraying
Recycling Old Trophies
Troubleshooting a Riding Lawn Mower That Won't Start
Cleaning Sour Milk Smell in a Car
Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors
Dishwasher Won't Drain
Clearing a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain
Removing Toilet Bowl Stains
50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Women
Unclogging a Garbage Disposal
12th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Troubleshooting Circuit Breaker Problems
Keeping Ants Out of the Hummingbird Feeder
10th Birthday Party Ideas
Making a Mosquito Trap
Homemade Cat Repellents
Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System
Removing Rust Stains from a Bathtub
How Much Does House Cleaning Cost?
Identifying Flying Insects
Cleaning a Fiberglass Tub
Is Vinegar Harmful to Septic Tanks?
Garage Door Remote Opener Not Working
Cleaning Smelly Drains
Keeping Slugs Off Hostas
Remedies for Pain from Wearing Dentures
Name Ideas for a Cleaning Business
Removing Pet Hair from Furniture
14th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
Removing Moss from a Roof
Getting Rid of Fruit Flies
Repairing a Gasket on a Chest Freezer
Keeping Flies Off Your Dog
Birthday Party Ideas for Teens
Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...
Refrigerator's Ice Maker Not Making Ice
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