ThriftyFun News April, 27 2004


ThriftyFun News


Volume Six, Number 17, April 27, 2004
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Contents


Greetings
Contest
Newest Requests
Last Weeks Requests

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Articles and Posts
Disclaimer: Please Read


Greetings!


Hello,

We've had another incredibly active week. Below is a listing of all the new requests, articles and tips that have been added since last week.

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Thanks to everyone for contributing your knowledge to ThriftyFun.

Have a wonderful week!

- Susan

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Newest Requests


Below are the requests we have received since the last newsletter.


Homemade Aphid Repellant

Hi, I am looking for a homemade aphid repellant recipe. I know I have used one before but the recipe has escaped me. Thanks, Stan.

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Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Does anyone here make their own dog food? And does anyone have any frugal recipes for doing so? Is it frugal to make your own dog food? Thanks! Denny

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Garlic and Brewer's Yeast for Fleas

I have heard that garlic and brewer's yeast work but I can't get my dog to eat garlic! Am I using it wrong? Misty

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Reception Ideas: Lunch for 100 People

I am planning a wedding for my sister. I need to feed 100 people on a limited budget. I think we have at least 10 vegetarians. It doesn't need to be incredibly formal. I need at least one meal for meat eaters, a meal for vegetarians, a couple kinds of salad and some snacky food. The cake is taken care of. I want the food to be as tasty as possible but not too expensive. It can really add up fast when you are feeding this many people. For example, if I budget 10 dollars per person I am looking at 1000, which is too much. Thank you! Tammy

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Removing Steak Sauce Stain From a Prom Dress

I need to know how to get a steak sauce stain out of my prom dress. The stain has set in for a while. please email me anw_sr2004_AT_yahoo.com (replace _AT_ with @) Ashley

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Foot Problem: Feet Itch and Burn

I need help with a problem with my feet. I am not sure what if wrong with them, but my feet itch really bad and burn. My toes are red as well as inbetween them. I hope someone has a homemade helpful hints. Thanks Starla from Ohio

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Looking for an Inexpensive Royal Blue Prom Dresses

I got invited to the prom last minute and looking for a royal blue dress under $100. I only have until the 14 of May. If you can help e-mail me at bluetigger112_AT_aol.com. (replace _AT_ with @) Thank you. Simone

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Make Your Own Baby Wash Recipe

I have purchased grapeseed oil, vegetable glycerine, jojoba oil, vitamin e, aloe vera, sweet almond oil and essential oils of lavender and sweet orange. I intend to make a baby wash but do not know exactly what quantities of each to put into it. Please could you supply a recipe on your website using these ingredients. Emma from Perth, Western Australia

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Can I Freeze Jelly Beans for Next Easter?

Since Easter is over, the fun jelly beans were on sale. Can I freeze them for next Easter?

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Get Rid of Crabgrass?

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of crabgrass? We have tried so many different things on it and we just can't seem to get rid of it. It is covering a big portion of our yard. Brenda from Missouri

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How do I Keep Squirrels out of the House?

We have squirrels in between our kitchen ceiling and bedroom upstairs, we do not know how they are coming in but do know they go onto the roof. Does anyone have any ideas how to keep them out besides trapping them. The electronic Pest Control units do not seem to work, I have 3 of them. From Anna in Maine

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How to Make Firecracker Bows?

I don't know how to make firecracker bows can anyone help. Please Raquesha a-k-a Mz.Bowwow

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What to do with Leftover Soap Pieces

I would like to know what to do with leftover pieces of hand soap. I have started using liquid soap for hands, but have plenty of soap pieces left over. Please help... Carmen from Illinois

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First Communion Centerpieces

I need ideas for my sons First Communion centerpieces. Anyone?

Michelle

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Making Green Chiles

I am trying to make as many food items myself, rather than buying processed. If a recipe calls for a can of green chiles, what kind of chile pepper would I substitute and would I just chop them up to use? Thanks. Kathy from Missouri

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Rust Removal Tips for My Old Truck

I have another question: I have an old Toyota truck I use for going to the dump and hauling brush. It's starting to get pretty rusty. I am not worried about how it looks but don't want it to rust out. Anyone have any tips to remove the rust or even just preventing it from further rusting? Thanks Grizfan

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Moss Growing on Red Tile Roof

I am trying to find some tips to prevent moss from growing on a red tile roof. I like the roof a lot but every few years the moss needs to be removed and its very difficult to remove it without breaking tiles. In fact, even professional cleaners break tiles when they go up there. They don't make the tiles anymore so I have to pay quite a bit for them to get replacements. Its the only drawback with an otherwise beautiful tile roof. Thanks Grizfan

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Koolaid Stain out of Carpet

Anybody know what will get out red kool-aid from kids bedroom carpet?

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Removing Oil Stains from Garage Floor

I recently bought a house and I am turning the garage into a workshop. There is a pretty thick oil and grease buildup where the cars were parked and apparently worked on. I have cleaned up much of the surface grease but I still have large stains and oil residue. Anyone dealt with this before? I want to get it as clean as possible. Any tips would be appreciated. - Joe

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Inexpensive Bridesmaid Dresses

I am looking for some ideas for inexpensive Bridesmaid dresses. I want everyone to match as much as possible and I would like to have quite a few bridesmaids. The cost of the dresses will greatly influence how many I have. Thanks for any info that you can provide. - TT

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Homemade Hamburger Helper

I know there is a really simple recipe for making your own hamburger helper. Does anyone have it handy? - TT

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Yellow Stains on Tablecloth

I bought a used tablecloth and it has yellow stains on a couple of areas. The material I think is cotton. Any suggestions as to remove these yellow stains w/o ruining the tablecloth? Thanks, Gracie

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Last Weeks Requests


Looking for Homemade Candle Scents

I'm making candles and would like a homemade recipe for scenting my candles.

- Cynthia

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Volleyball Banquet Centerpieces and Decorations?

I am looking for ideas for our first ever Volleyball banquet. We need centerpieces for the tables. If you have any other decorating ideas. I would love to hear them! Thanks! Karla  

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Make Your Own Car Air Freshener?

I purchased a homemade car air freshener at a craft show and am wondering if anyone has the recipe. It was semi-hard, but looked like it was made from some kind of gel, hanging on a string, and cut with a cookie cutter. April

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Make Your Own Automatic Pet Feeder?

Anyone know how to make a automatic pet feeder or watering bowl. I know that one can be made using a gallon jug, but I am not sure just how to do it. Thank you Gizzmo, in Colorado  

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Looking for Inexpensive, Safe Childcare

We need extra money so I am going to need to go back to work. I found a job that will likely have me working similar hours as my husband. Anyone have some childcare tips? Its looking quite expensive at the moment. Thanks Tammy in SC

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How do you get the smell out of nylon shirts?

How do you get the smell out of nylon shirts? I've worn one twice and now the stench is unbelievable. (None of my other clothes smell this way....)

- Lee

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Bleach Stains on Clothing

Does anyone know how to retouch bleach spots on colored clothing? Have ruined good clothes with bleach stains. Thank you.

- Marie from Washington State

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Composting Seaweed

I live by the ocean, I don't have a lot material to compost other than house waste but I do have a lot of Seaweed available to me. Can I compost seaweed? If so, what kind of mix do I need? Thanks,

- Drew  

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Color Bleed Stains on Clothing

I accidently washed my nice red shirt and yellow and white strip shirt with my black clothes and it made my bright yellow and white strip shirt look black and put some black marks on my nice red shirt. Is there anything I can do to make my bright yellow and white strip shirt look better and get the black marks off my red shirt. Thanks Meredith

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Refurbishing My Mustard Countertop

My bathroom counter top is an awful mustard color and I would like to change it, Is there anyway I can do this without going to the expense of buying a new counter? Would like to do a faux marble.

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Cleaning Dirty Work Clothing

My husband often comes home with really dirty clothing. Especially when it rains, he works outside for much of the day. I am a stay at home parent since the birth of our first child. Basically a new homemaker. Any tips for cleaning really dirty clothing and having them look respectable again would be helpful. Thank you, love this site!

Julie

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My First Garage Sale

HI, I am getting ready to have my first garage sale the middle of next month. Anyone have any tips to make it a success? I have a bunch of reasonably good stuff that I would like to turn into some cash to help fund some camping trips we want to go on this summer. Thanks in advance, Anne.

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Build Your Own Sofa

I am looking for plans on how to build a sofa set for our living room. If anyone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Tammy from Texas

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Selling Magazines

Any ideas on how I can profit from current magazines that I have bought and read? msparker  

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Cleaning My Yellowed Seersucker

I have a dry cleanable seersucker jacket that has yellowed over time. is there any remedy to return the white areas, white? Now it just looks dirty and dingy and is unwearable.

- Paulette from Tennessee

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Articles and Posts


Below is a list of articles and tips that have been posted in the last week.


Mother's Day Cool Links


Painting Concrete Floors
By Pamela Cole Harris


Outdoor Tent Wedding
By Rose Smith


Homemade Lip Balm


Eight Time-Saving Cooking Tips
By Rachel Paxton


Learning to Shop Wisely - The Rule of 3!
By Nikki Willhite


Use Cereal Liner as Wax Paper


Spring Renewal for your Home's Exterior (On a Budget!)
By Kathleen Wilson


Get Your Refund In Your Paycheck
By Terry Rigg


18 Baking Tips: Cakes, Icing and Cookies


The Basics of Planning A Beach Themed Wedding – Part II
By Rose Smith


How to Make Cleaning a Kitchen Easy
By Stephanie Davies


Ingredient Substitutions


Quick Ant Killer


The Basics of Planning A Beach Themed Wedding – Part I
By Rose Smith


10 Quick Debt-Busting Tips
By Colin McCaig


Retrieve jewelry from a sink
By Barbara K


Home Renovation Guide
By Mark Bordo


Money Saving Tip: Hold Onto Your Change


Lemon Juice for Ants


Use a Sponge to Seal an Envelope


Store a Phone Book in Your Trunk


Utilize a Cutting Board for More Counter Space


Homemade Hair Rinse


Butter Tip: Less Saturated Fat


Watch the Scanner when Shopping


Know a Stores Return Policy Before Buying


Durable Sewing Patterns


Make Your Own Saddle Soap


Frugal Uses for Newspaper


Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
By Rose Smith


Free money saving cleaning solutions revealed!
By Sam Rodman


Saving Money on Meals (PDF)


Keeping Soda Pop Fresh


Recycle Your Computer at Staples


Make Your Own Sourdough


Make Your Own Baking Powder


25 Easy Money-Saving Tips
By Terri Seymour


Mother vs. Girlfriend
By Gary Foreman


Short Survey for Pennypinchers and Thrifty People


Covering Scratches on Dark Furniture


Dumpster Diving: Free Stuff


Return Address Labels


Rid-Ex Alternative for Your Septic Tank


Fill Up the Tank Early


Use Leftover Jam on Chicken


Crisp Curtains? Easy!


Holiday Home Exchange


Parboil Chicken for Buffalo Wings


Trading Leftovers with Neighbors


Convenient Frozen Soup and Stew


Combine Meat and Veggie Leftovers


12 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home On A Budget


Make Your Own Furniture Polish


Frequent Flyer Miles Tips


Coconut Orange Cake


Car Rental Tips
By Shel Horowitz


Tricks for Washing Perfect Windows
By Valerie Garner


Making Your Own
Baby Food (PDF)


Comparing Prescription Drug Prices


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April 28, 20040 found this helpful

Are you not happy with my tips? I have entered a thrifty tip almost every day, yet I haven't seen one displayed for days.

I had entered a nice way to enjoy prunes twice but it never was posted on your newsletter.

Please advise.

Thank you.

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April 28, 20040 found this helpful

Hi

We love the tips. In fact your prunes tip was published yesterday. Just search on prunes and you will see it in the archive. On thursday and friday we feature a lot of readers tips so you will likely see more of your tips tomorrow and the next day.

Thanks for submitting tips!

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