Just a couple things...
This weekend at a yard sale I found a piece of fabric for just a dollar. I brought it home, ironed it, cut it in half, then monkeyed the pieces into valences for our dining room. Someday I'll give them a curtain rod of their own, but for now, they're fine. And I know... wow... two valences for just $1. Love that.
And see this little pie guy, below?
He's become my memory. When there's something I need to remember in the mornings, I set him on our kitchen table at night. That way, when I come downstairs I can look at him and think, "Okay, why did I leave him there this time? Oh yeah, to remind me to take out the trash." (Or mail a bill, or do the laundry, etc.) When the day comes that I set him out and can't remember why, well, I'll be in trouble. And I'll have to start writing myself more notes than I already do.
Anyway, just thought I'd share that easy helpful hint.
Want one more? For weeks our kitchen sink drain had the annoying habit of becoming slowww to drain water. Then I found what's been a great solution. Each morning when I make my hot chocolate, I boil some extra water and pour it down the kitchen drain. I've not had one problem since.
(Love those natural solutions!)