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January 9, 2012
Writing Thank You Notes
One of the first observations you might make is that saying thanks to someone in writing is usually referred to as sending a thank you note, not a thank you letter.
Warm Mascara With Body Heat
I agree that warming the mascara helps. I'm lazy though. I just sit on it first thing when I sit to put my makeup on. It's amazing how much heat your body can generate.
Motivating Your Walks
I find that I am more motivated to walk for exercise when I have something to look at! So I like to window shop up and down shopping areas. This is also true of casual sightseeing.
Keep Toothbrush Germ Free
Are you sick and tired of those awful toothbrush holders that need to be cleaned out constantly? Don't they gross you out? Have you been hearing on TV how filled with germs your bathroom is?
Cleaning In Tight Spaces
I found that an easy solution to cleaning corners or tight spots is to purchase a cheap set of artist paintbrushes from the craft area at Walmart, etc. Use the big brushes for larger dirty areas, small brushes for tiny areas.
Making a Recycled T-shirt Hooked Shag Rug
Does anyone know approximately how many tee shirts of varying sizes it would take to make a 6X9 foot recycled rug, the kind that's looped through a grid backing? I'll cut the strips 1X 4 inches, as suggested.
Sage and Daisy (Timberland Wolf and...
These two, half Timberland Wolf and half German Shepherd, two month old sisters, Sage and Daisy are dancing happily. As the runt puts her arm around the other's back and they turn heads towards each other, they start to move around the room together in a motion that looks like they are dancing.
Button Bobby Pins
Using shank buttons and bobby pins you can create fun and unique hair accessories that will make girls of any age smile.
Dealing With a Verbally Abusive Husband
I am in this position right now that is horrible and very sad. I am 26 years old with one two year old and am a stay home mom, as well. My husband is a nice guy, but when we disagree on a topic, it is just not a pretty picture.
Removing a Dark Blemish on Face
Two weeks ago I noticed what appeared to be a blackhead on my face which of course I picked at. I went to bed with a very small red spot and woke up with a red spot the size of a dime on my face.
Removing Strong Body Odor from Clothing
What is the best way to remove a strong body odor smell from a black wool sweater? Is it safe to use ammonia? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
Carving Wood Caricatures
I am trying to teach myself to carve wood caricatures. I am in need of free patterns. I am retired, and don't want a big money output for my hobby. Anyone, interested in wood carving that can help me out?
Growing Mint for Tea
Is fresh mint tea considered green tea or is there a special process that needs to be done?
Website for Address Printing
I am looking for a web site that allows you to download or print the address portion of a postcard. Any suggestions?
Removing Rust Stains from Bathroom Sink
How can you remove rust stains from water that is in your bathroom sink?
Using a Crockpot Liner in the Oven
Can I use a crockpot liner in a regular oven? My heating element has failed and I would love to use the liner pot in a regular oven because it is a big casserole size and I hate to throw it out.
Planning a Toddler Luau Party
I need ideas for a 4 year old birthday party. It's going to be luau themed and it's going to be outside. How do I implement Dora into this and do you know of cheap sites for decorations?
Making a Potato Baking Bag
No one has put how to make one. It just says it is fun using bits to make one. I need instructions on how to make and best materials to use.
Dryer Sheet Angels
Your instructions are to choose drawing of angel for the "angel dryer sheets". Where do you find them? Thanks in advance!
Recipe for Potato Pancakes or Patties
I live alone. I have been trying to make up a recipe for potato patties or pancakes, using instant potatoes. So far all I have made is a mess. Can one of you Thrifty readers help me out? Thank you.
Freeze Aloe Vera Gel
We all know the aloe vera plant is great for burns. Having five kids at home someone's always hurting themselves one way or another. So I squeeze the gel out of the plant into ice cube trays, and freeze them.
Help for First Time Dog Owner
My puppy is 15 weeks old. He is half Yorkie and half Toy Schnauzer. He will not poop on his pee pad. He will hold it for a long time after we feed him.
This is a general guide about freezing and storing vegetables. Most vegetables can be frozen which preserves them for later use and saves you money.
Removing Sharpie from a Backpack
My daughter used the Sharpie pens on her backpack a while ago; how do you get the ink out?
Teen Seeking Job
I'm 14 going on 15 (birthday is July 25) and I really wanted to get a job over the summer at my local Jo Ann Fabrics, but a lady said I have to be 18. Would it help them reconsider if I brought teacher recommendations and parent approval or something?
Discontinued Wallpaper Border: Pfaltzgraff's April
Can anyone tell me where to find a couple rolls of Pfaltzgraff's April border paper?
Selling Nature Crafts Online
I have the worlds largest tuna fish, hand crafted using gathered sticks and tree bark. Where can I post it and where can I sell it? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.
Paying Off Mortgage Quickly
I am 48 years old and have 3 boys (16, 13, 7) and a wonderful husband. I have so badly wanted to "get it" when it comes to living frugally, but I get caught up in suburban life and credit line mortgages.
How do I freeze fresh celery?
What Can I Make With These Ingredients?
I have flour, sugar, butter, and a Snickers bar. What can I make?
Substitute for Marsala in Recipes
What wine can I substitute for marsala wine to cook with?
Well Pump Wiring
I have a well pump that is currently on a 20 amp circuit and has 12 gauge wire. I want to add a light switch and receptacle in the pump house using 14 gauge wire.
Cleaning a Marble Floor
How can I clean the marble floor in my bath room? I haven't sealed it since it was in stalled 5 years ago and now it looks like it has all water marks on it. I use hair spray and am wondering if that could be the cause. Someone please help!
Planting a New Garden
I just bought a house and can't wait to dig up the yard. I need some garden tips, as well as, any spare seeds to get me going. Any advise on a good gardening book? Thanks!
Natural Body Hair Removal
I am a 22 year old guy. I have too much body hair. How should I get rid off it naturally?
Winter Sunset (Lake Lida, MN)
This photo is taken behind some trees near the lake we live on, Lake Lida in Pelican Rapids Minnesota. The fish houses are so small compared to the winter sky, reminding us of just how small we are on this earth.
Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips
Great recipe with a nice, sweet taste.
This dressing is extremely good! Very good salad!
This dressing is extremely good! Very good salad!
Chow Mein Chicken Casserole
I love this because it's very simple and inexpensive to make. You can use leftover chicken making it even cheaper. Very good and hearty.
Pistachio (Watergate) Salad
This is a recipe I grew up on. My son in-law now loves this and requests it all the time!
Best Batter Recipe for Deep Frying
This recipe produces a light, crispy coating on whatever you are making. I made fish with it last (swai, my favorite fish), but it is really good for chicken nuggets, onion rings, and thinly sliced vegetables.
Cinnamon Apple Chips
Crunchy and thin, these light and crisp treats are a perfect answer to a potato chip craving while watching your waistline.
My Frugal Life: Small Town Lessons for Big City Life
Where I grew up life was tough. Even as children, we had long days of working, helping in the garden and in the kitchen. I assumed this was just how it was.
Quick Shake Gravy Container Lid for Funnel
If you have a Quick Shake gravy container lid, you can use it as a funnel. It fits neatly inside an empty milk container and some soda bottles. It's wide enough and deep enough to easily fill with liquid or seed, etc.
Store Broccoli in Water
To keep broccoli fresh longer, trim the bottom of broccoli. Place the bottom in bowl of water, and put it in the refrigerator. This keeps it firm until I use it. It works for me, and I love broccoli.
Using Extra Plums
I use the extra plums to make "Plum Good". I put them in a large jar, add sugar and a bottle of vodka and let it set for about 3 months. When ready, we enjoy the cordial and the liquor infused plums.
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