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July 19, 2006
Why is it that I can't seem to sharpen a pencil without the lead falling out as it gets pointed? I have to sharpen a few inches off a pencil until the lead does not break.
Sharpening a Pencil
Mystery Shopping Advice. I am interested in mystery shopping. Has anyone done this with any companies that don't charge a fee and are easy to deal with? I know there are a lot of these companies, but I also know you have to watch which one you deal with.
Mystery Shopping Advice
Craft Ideas for Socks
Duct Tape Picture Frame
A decorative bottle made from a recycled bottle, twine, decoupage glue and clear acrylic paint.
Wrap Around Rainbow Twine Bottle
Garter Snake Under the Bush
Tissue Paper Pot
Save Money on Printing Tip. I have started using the draft mode on my home computer's printer, you can too, and this will save ink "in some programs." You can change your preferences and settings so you print in draft mode for all programs, and then you don't have to change it every time you print. . .
Save Money on Printing
Take a tube sock of whatever size you would like and fill 3/4 full of instant rice. Put in microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. You will have a natural heating pad.
Natural Heating Pad
Buying Bargain Books tip. I always look at the bargain tables at the major book chains, like Barnes and Noble, for deals on books for presents - especially when they are marked down to less than $5. . .
Buying Bargain Books
Isis (Tabby/Blue Russian)
A quick skillet dish that would be delicious with rice or pasta.
Today's poll asks: Do you have a guilty pleasure or something you splurge on?
Poll: Do you have a guilty pleasure or something you splurge on?
Quick and Easy Bean Soup Recipe. Combine one can of Navy beans (including liquid), one half can water, one scant teaspoon of bouillon, pepper to taste. Heat to simmer. Add desired amount leftover meat, sausage, or cooked bacon. . .
Quick and Easy Bean Soup
Refilling Ink Cartridges Tip. Save money by refilling your own printer cartridges. I found that refilling ink cartridges is very simple and will save a ton of money! I ordered a refill kit from inksell.com and it came with everything to do the job. . .
Refilling Ink Cartridges
Recipe for Lemon-Watercress Butter Sauce. In large skillet, over medium heat, melt butter. Add shallots; saute' 2 minutes. Stir in flour until blended; cook 1 minute. Add half the watercress; saute' briefly, just until wilted. . .
Lemon-Watercress Butter Sauce
To roast tomatoes, place tomatoes on broiler pan, and broil 4 inches from heat for 5 minutes. Turn, and roast 5 minutes more. Cool 10 minutes. Peel away charred skin; halve and core tomatoes.
Roasted Tomato Salsa
Quarter several fresh garden tomatoes. Peel and slice one or two or more fresh cucumbers. Peel and slice one or two good, sweet onions. . .
Summer Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Recipe for Smooth Jell-O Pops. Dissolve Jell-O gelatin, instant soft drink mix, and sugar in boiling water. Add cold water. Pour into ice cube trays or small paper cups. . .
Smooth Jell-O Pops
Combine cream cheese and marshmallow creme, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add sherbet; mix well.
Frosty Freeze Pie
July Birthday Decorations
Recipe for Egg Salad Sandwich. Mash 6 hardboiled eggs (or more) with potato masher. Add what you may want of Kraft Sandwich Spread, start with less as you mix. . .
Egg Salad Sandwich
My Frugal Life - More Time Spent With Your Children
Save wrapper from individual toilet paper rolls. When disposing sanitary products use the wrapper instead of toilet paper.
Uses Toilet Paper Roll Wrappers
Before our daughter got married, we charged her room and board once she had a job. However, instead of spending it we saved it without her knowing it. . .
Saving for the Wedding
Recipe for Chocolate Sponge Cake. In small bowl, combine and beat well the flour, cocoa, baking powder, 1 cup sugar, egg yolks, water, and vanilla. In a large bowl, beat until stiff, egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar. . .
Chocolate Sponge Cake
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