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February 7, 2012
Magnetic Puzzles for Travel
To make a magnetic puzzle for traveling, use a cookie sheet and stick a magnet onto the back of all the puzzle pieces in the box.
Eating Out On a Budget
When the kids were below age 12, I looked for restaurants that had kids eat free signs. I tried different restaurants in the area. It was a fun way to get out of the kitchen and not have to fix a meal after a long day of work and still provide for my family.
I bought milk with 3 bags in one larger bag. I put one in my milk jug and froze the other 2 in the freezer. The bags are made of plastic. Is this OK or is it harmful to drink after the milk has been in the freezer?
Reuse Chair Back As Trellis
I'm using the back portion of a broken "curb alert" chair as a trellis. My new clematis is pretty happy with it. Sink the side pieces into the soft soil, or like this, just lean it against a tree.
Boy's 10th Birthday Party Ideas
I am giving a party for my 10 year old son, however his friends are 11 and 12. I need to think of amusing things for them to do at his birthday party (just boys). It is winter and I live in Quebec, so there will be no activities outside.
Butterfly Sanctuary (Hinsdale, MA)
These photos were taken at a Butterfly sancuary. It was so beautifull! It reminds me of summer, which I am so looking foward to.
Be My Valentine Floral Gift
Make this cute little gift for your Valentine and sweep him off his feet this year!
Use a Leather Jacket to Cover a Worn Footstool
I had a woven footstool that was beginning to come apart. Instead of purchasing expensive reed to re-weave it, I decided to cover it with genuine leather from a secondhand coat I purchased for two bucks! I left the woven part of the stool intact to create stability.
Folded Towel Cat
Instead of just giving towels as a baby shower or bridal shower gift, create cats by folding the towels and adding a few embellishments. Create a basketful of cats by placing several in a basket for a cute gift!
Use Scrubby Bath Gloves for Cleaning Bathroom
Every time I cleaned my tub, I was using a scrub brush but it was slipping out of my hand. Gripping it was a pain and getting into crevices wasn't that easy. I started to notice I had quite a few of those scrubby/loofah bath gloves.
Saving Money on Febreze
Febreze is a great product for removing odors. This is a guide about saving money on Febreze.
Little University of Oregon Cheerleader
This is my best friend's little miracle baby, Lexi. She was born a little over 3 months early and we are so happy to have her here with us today! A friend bought her a little cheerleaders outfit, matching the uniforms of our University of Oregon cheerleaders.
Repairing a Leaky Shower Valve
This is a guide about repairing a leaky shower valve. A leaky shower can cause all kinds of problems, from water dame to mold, not to mention the water bill. Getting that leaky shower fixed now will save you more headaches in the future.
Sharpening Your Lawn Mower Blades
It's easy to spot dull or damaged lawn mower blades. Instead of cutting the grass cleanly, they rip it-leaving your lawn looking brown and ragged, and even worse, more susceptible to disease.
Flashmob Style Bottle Recycling
This video does a wonderful job of demonstrating how important it is to take a moment and recycle that plastic bottle you have in your hand or maybe just stepped over.
If you keep orchids, sooner or later they will need repotting. In most cases, repotting is necessary, not because the orchid has outgrown its container, but because the growing medium has started to decay and restrict the flow of air to the orchid's roots.
Saving Money on Airline Tickets
This is a guide about saving money on airline tickets. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, saving money on your flight can really help keep you under budget.
Plan-Ahead Projects for Next Year's Garden
Winter is a great time for planning, preparing, and organizing next year's garden. Here are some plan-ahead projects for the winter months that will help you get a jump on next year's growing season.
Name Ideas for a Neighborhood Fundraising Group
My friend and I want to give back to the community. We're gonna start having bake sales and selling goodies to raise money for charity. 100% will go to charities. We just can't seem to come up with a name! Both our names are heather. Please help.
Getting Help to Repair a Patio Door Inexpensively in the UK
I'm 76 years old and relying on the state pension, ie. low income and no savings. The 2 section patio door at the back of my 2 bedroom bungalow needs replacement because the sliding section has failed. At present it is standing on my lounge floor leaning against the fixed section.
Stuffed Green Peppers
Another favorite of my husband. We love fresh peppers and this recipe is great!
Cauliflower Pea Salad
Like the ranch taste to this recipe.
Barbecued Spare Ribs
My husband loves these! Any fan of barbecue will probably love this recipe!
This is a great 'ethnic' casserole. I love the combination of celery, onions, and especially the water chestnuts in this. Very simple to make and very good!
Layered Taco Dish
This is a great, hearty, filling recipe. I think it's a great cold weather meal.
Using Leftover Candle Wax
Melted wax from the very end of candles can be repurposed in many ways. Find ways to use your leftover candle wax or share your own ideas here.
Saving Money on Home Repairs
This is a guide about saving money on home repairs. From putting in a drainage system to replacing your roof, home repairs are never easy or cheap. Saving even a small percentage on the costs can add up to a lot of money.
Marinated Steak Sauce
This is a great steak sauce recipe. According to the recipe, it actually won 2nd place at the Iowa State Fair in 1976.
These are yummy for breakfast, brunch or any time.
These are yummy for breakfast, brunch or any time.
Bartering for Goods and Services
This is a guide about bartering for goods and services. Bartering can be a great way to get the most out of things you own, make or services you can provide. Bartering also keeps the value of those goods and services in your local community.
Great casserole dish! Cabbage lovers are sure to like this!
Ranch Potato Casserole
Very good casserole! Love the Ranch taste.
Traveling With Kids
This is a guide about traveling with kids. Bringing the kids on your trip is sometimes a lot of work. However, having the family with you to share those special memories is priceless.
Heart Shaped Jam Cookie Recipes
This page contains heart shaped jam cookie recipes. Jam cookies are full of flavor and can be made with your favorite jam. You can easily make them into heart shapes for Valentine's day.
Dog Smells Bad
My Shih Tzu has a very bad body odor. What should I do?
Stock Up On Sale Peanut Butter
Peanut butter usually goes on sale in August as part of the "back to school" sales. Usually stores have sales that when matched with coupons will lead to jars for a $1 or less.
Valentine's Day Tart Recipes
This page contains Valentine's day tart recipes. Tarts can be make as individual desserts or you can make a large one to share. Whether you love chocolate or fruit this is a great dessert for Valentine's day.
Homemade Rock Candy
This is a guide about making homemade rock candy. Rock candy is very easy to make. It is perfect for kids to make for their classmates for any holiday.
Planting Zantddeschia Bulbs
Which way is up on zantedeschia bulbs?
Syrup Dispenser for Honey
Getting honey out of the jar with a spoon left me with a sticky mess. I discovered that keeping it in a syrup dispenser worked much better although pouring it out was a slow process.
Making Valentine's Day Lollipops
This is a guide about making Valentine's day lollipops. Homemade lollipops are fun to make and are a perfect Valentine's day treat. The best part is you have many flavor and decoration options when you make them yourself.
Painting a Stove Hood
Can I paint, with rust proof paint, under my hood above the stove? I believe it is steel?
Valentine's Day Petit Four Recipes
This page contains Valentine's day petit four recipes. Many people have enjoyed petits fours at Christmas time. They can easily be decorated for Valentine's day too.
Sliced Melon with Dressing
This is a yummy fresh spring/summer recipe!
Valentine's Day Cake Recipes
This page contains Valentine's Day cake recipes. Make a beautifully decorated or simple cake for this Valentine's Day.
Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies
This is a guide about making chocolate dipped fortune cookies. A simple fortune cookie can be quickly transformed into a fancy treat by dipping them in chocolate. You can decorate them with sprinkles or nuts too.
Eco-friendly Wedding Favors
This is a guide about eco-friendly wedding favors. In addition to store bought options, nature has many beautiful things that make great eco-friendly favors for your wedding. Things as simple as decorative rocks, small plants, and flower seeds make perfect favors.
Eco-friendly Wedding Decorations
This is a guide about eco-friendly wedding decorations. Many brides are looking for eco-friendly decorations for their wedding. There are many products on the market, in addition to many homemade options.
Yum Yum Salad
Great salad that lives up to it's name! Love the pineapple and maraschino cherries!
Love these great, old-fashioned cookies. Love the molasses flavor.
A yummy, old fashioned dessert.
Hash Brown Quiche
I like this because I prefer the potatoes to a regular crust for quiche. This is a great combination of ingredients. Very tasty!
Cemetery Christmas Wreaths (Central Texas...
Each year in November, our community provides the Christmas Wreaths that are placed on all of the headstones of the Veterans and their spouses. The volunteers return in January to retrieve and store the wreaths for future use.
Chocolate Cream Puff Dessert
Easier than making individual cream puffs. I found this recipe on an egg carton from Aldi's!
Making Moving Easier
Just before you move, pack a suitcase for you and your family as if you were going on vacation. That way, you can live out of your suitcases for a few days, and not have to have everything unpacked to bathe, dress, etc.
Montana Landscape (Helena, Montana)
This photo was taken at an old homestead near my home in Helena, Montana. It's located just 1/2 mile off a well traveled highway yet from this location you can not see anything but landscape, it's like a little piece of country paradise!
My Frugal Life: Good, Clean Fun
Bubbles are among the oldest and most popular of children's playthings. Even when families have no money for toys, they can usually find a wire to twist into a circle and some soap suds.
This picture was taken at Niagara Falls.
Seven Mood Lifting Activities
Keep an uplifting photo of your child, grandchild, pet, or favorite vacation spot on your desk, near your work area, or in your purse or wallet.
Sweet and Crunchy Nuts
This recipe calls for using Splenda, but you could probably use white sugar instead. Very simple to make, and you can choose the combination of nuts according to your taste or what you happen to have on-hand.
Use Office Paper Holders For Freezer Organization
The main thing that I have done for my freezers is go to an office store or dollar store and get paper holders. Then I put each filled with separated plastic bags; hamburger, chicken, pork chops, etc. I have done this for many years.
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