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Sometimes, the simplest things can brighten up the gloomiest of days. Your neighbors in Las Gaviotas suggested some of the activities below. Try them out, add a rating, or suggest your own.

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1. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 4 weeks ago
35mm Stained Glass Slides

Here's a beautiful way to remember your memories for we neighbors around before the advent of digital photography. All you need is some fishing line, a small hole punch, and a lot of old 35mm slides. I was a ph...[Read More]

Adults
Free
4.833335
2. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 4 weeks ago
Warm Orange Candles

I found this in a blog I follow and had to share it here. This is a very simple thing to do, but it adds a wonderful scent and a wonderful glow to any kitchen. You will need any citrus type fruit (orange, grape...[Read More]

Adults
Bargain
4.5
3. Suggested by a neighbor in Cedarwood 5 years 4 weeks ago
Tissue Box Plastic Grocery Bag Dispenser

So after about 20,000 plastic grocery bags shoved into a larger plastic garbage bag, we decided to make it look a little bit neater. They have bag dispenser solutions that you can buy from any Wal-Mart, but we...[Read More]

All
Free
4
4. Suggested by a neighbor in Cahoon Plantation 5 years 4 weeks ago
Cup Cake Cones - Yum.

Make your child's birthday celebration just a little bit different with cup cakes baked into ice cream cones.
1. Place cones in baking pan
2. Put batter in cones
3. Bake at appropriate time...[Read More]

Kids
Bargain
4
5. Suggested by a neighbor in Cedarwood 5 years 4 weeks ago
Chopstick Trainers

I love sushi, but I'm a backwoods boy from the hills of Virginia. This trick that my favorite sushi restaurant taught me took me a long way towards figuring out how to use chopsticks. Now my boys love eating sus...[Read More]

All
Free
4
6. Suggested by a neighbor in Country Club Meadows 5 years 4 weeks ago
Pringles Cans as Spaghetti Containers

Spaghetti night. Family favorite. But I only really need to use about 75% of the spaghetti noodles. The remaining 25% stays in the box and inevitably falls out of it when the box get bumped or knocked over in...[Read More]

Adults
Free
4
7. Suggested by a neighbor in Cedar Crossing 5 years 4 weeks ago
Plastic Packaging Can Opener

If like me you dread opening your children's action figures, then read this suggestion. Plastic packaging is the bane of my consumer existence. Instead of Fort Knox, they should wrap our country's treasure in t...[Read More]

Adults
Free
4
8. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 4 years 35 weeks ago
Magnetic Knife Block

Our family stores knives in a drawer, and after cutting my finger searching for the cleaver, I decided enough was enough. Did a little research on the internet and found this idea (wish I could claim it) that g...[Read More]

Adults
Free
4
9. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 8 weeks ago
Egg People!

Okay, you might roll your eyes about this one, but it does say "Simple" things, after all. My 4 year old LOVES THIS! Take a simple carton of eggs, and challenge your toddler to make a scene. Mine loves to make a...[Read More]

Toddlers
Free
3.8
10. Suggested by a neighbor in Cedarwood 5 years 4 weeks ago
Pancake Dispenser from Ketchup Bottle

Calling all pancake artists! As a dad, my one meal that I'm famous for in the house is Saturday morning pancakes. So of course, there is a lot of pressure to make interesting pancake shapes. Unfortunately, mo...[Read More]

All
Free
3.8
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