Category Archives: do it yourself

Make a Handy Calendar Pocket for Next Year’s Appointments (5-Minute DIY)

If you’re like me, many times during the year your doctors, hair dressers or other professionals give you a card for a follow-up appointment in the next calendar year. What do you do with it? In the past, I resorted … Continue reading

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Make a Quick, Cheerful Spring Wreath to Chase Away Winter Blues

Had enough of winter? Whip up this cheerful spring wreath in less than half an hour to brighten your mood and remind you that warm weather is just ahead. Before you know it you’ll be strolling through the garden and … Continue reading

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Make an Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Less Than $5

Most stores sell pre-packaged Christmas-time-blooming bulbs, such as  narcissi (known as paperwhites), in a flower pot. Prices range from $8 – $20, and they make a nice gift. However, you can make the same thing for your friends and family for … Continue reading

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Easy Pegboard Earring Holder

If your jewelry box is overflowing with earrings and you’d love to display them so it’s easy to pick out a pair every day, here’s a quick and inexpensive earring holder that costs less than $7. Get a piece of … Continue reading

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I Adore the Dollar Store

If you like shopping, there’s almost nowhere you can have as much fun with a few dollars in your pocket as the dollar store. You’ve just got to love a place where every item is a dollar or less! It’s … Continue reading

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How to Add a Low-Cost Reading Rack to a Treadmill to Make Walking More Fun

I routinely walk on a treadmill at least twice a week – both at home and in the gym, and as an avid multi-tasker, I always read while walking. It’s great, because if you’re reading a good book the time … Continue reading

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