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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 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
2. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 5 weeks ago
Muscial Tissue Box Guitar!

Children got the sniffles? Don't throw out that empty tissue box!

1. Keep the box, get 3 rubber bands and the center of a paper towel roll
2. Remove the plastic cellophane from the tissue box openi...[Read More]

Kids
Free
3.25
3. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 4 weeks ago
Reuse Toilet Paper (uh, rolls)!

I'm always a little ashamed at how much waste my family generates, so I'm constantly looking for ways not so much to recycle, but to re-purpose. The other thing I've noticed is the amount of cords for...[Read More]

All
Free
3.25
4. 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
5. 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
6. Suggested by a neighbor in Country Club Meadows 5 years 4 weeks ago
Binder Clip Cord Organizer

My digital life is full of cords, and the easiest/cheapest way I've found to manage them all is to use large binder clips to act as an organizer. Just clip the side of your computer workstation with the mouth o...[Read More]

Adults
Free
2.666665
7. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 4 weeks ago
Shutter Storage

This simple thing combines my love of salvage stores and my need to actually do something with what I drag home. I love old shutters. They have character and history and charm and I can't get enough of them. E...[Read More]

All
Bargain
3.333335
8. Suggested by a neighbor in Cedar Crossing 5 years 4 weeks ago
Hull Your (Straw)berries

To me, strawberries are almost decorator items. Their color and shape make any dish look more beautiful and delicious. I used to top them and it felt like I was disfiguring a natural work of art. I expressed t...[Read More]

All
Free
3.75
9. Suggested by a neighbor in Country Club Meadows 5 years 4 weeks ago
Magic Walnut Ding Remover

Adore wood furniture but hate the dings? Me too, and I hate seeing them scuffed or dinged by my oblivious kids / husband / pets. It's always a concerted effort to find matching stain or brown paint to cover th...[Read More]

Adults
Free
3.333335
10. Suggested by a neighbor in Cedar Crossing 5 years 4 weeks ago
Apple Slices With No Oxidation

One of the few healthy, natural foods that my boys will deign to eat are apples. But, they always complain that the slices are brown by lunch time, so my lunch boxes come back with oxidized apple slices every d...[Read More]

Kids
Free
3.5
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