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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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11. 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]

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3.75
12. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 4 weeks ago
Store Sheets in Pillowcases

Okay, I wish I was clever enough to dream up this idea, but I admit that I found it in a magazine. My home was built in the 90s and is, shall we say, closet-challenged. So my linen closest looks like a phone boo...[Read More]

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3.75
13. 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
14. Suggested by a neighbor in Cedarwood 5 years 4 weeks ago
Healthy, Homemade Popcorn!

Have you read the ingredients in a typical bag of microwave popcorn? Partially hydrogenated what? Given my penchant for eating popcorn obsessively, I decided to do what I can to make my snacking as healthy as...[Read More]

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3.5
15. Suggested by a neighbor in Cedarwood 5 years 4 weeks ago
Anti-Gravity Bookshelf!

Wow the neighbors with an amazing floating bookshelf! The one thing my wife and I can agree upon is that books are the one decorator item that will enhance any room. This little project focuses exclusively on th...[Read More]

Adults
Bargain
3.5
16. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 4 weeks ago
Paint Swatch Calendar

I love paint swatches. All those different tones with just the most subtle of changes can change my mood from somber to happy by just following the gradient. Whenever I'm at Lowe's or Home Depot, I grab an enti...[Read More]

Adults
Bargain
3.5
17. Suggested by a neighbor in Las Gaviotas 5 years 4 weeks ago
Bathroom Basket Organizer

So my house has tiny little bathrooms with storage fit for a single person, not for a family with four daughters. Towels are particularly difficult to store because we use them so much, and they take up a lot o...[Read More]

Adults
Bargain
3.5
18. 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]

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3.333335
19. 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
20. 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
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