July 1, 2004

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Multi-tasking: Crafting on the PhoneI never seem to have enough time to do everything. So I keep a basket next to my TV chair containing everything I need to do hand sewing, mending, sewing on buttons, hemming, and so forth.

 

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Reduce Dishwashing Water Use with Three Sinks or TubsDishwashers use from 9 to 16 gallons of (very) hot water. You can wash your dishes using three sinks/tubs and 3 to 5 gallons of water.

 

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Use a Tea Light in Pillar CandlesIf you like to decorate with large pillar candles, but don't like it when they get short, just let them burn down to the height you like, pouring out the extra wax each time to form a hollow inside of the candle.

 

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Make Your Own Produce "Keeper" BagsInstead of buying high priced produce keeper bags to keep my lettuce fresh, I make my own. I cut out the hard center of the lettuce and discard outer leaves.

 

Clothing Can Create an Optical Illusion - Good or BadToo frequently, even the most accomplished sewer finds the results of her efforts simply hanging in the closet or being worn self-consciously.

 

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Non-Greasy Fried FishLast year a friend of ours recommended a product called Panko. It is located in the Asian food section of the grocery store in a small green box. It is similar to a bread crumb mixture and is excellent in taste and your fish is not greasy.

 

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Hypoallergenic Garni Bag Air FreshenerI am allergic to a lot, and with my pregnancy, smells drive me crazy, even ones that make life a bit more pleasant, like air fresheners in cars. I don't normally smell them but they are needed due to occasional trips with the dog.

 

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Need Gift Ideas for a 21 Year Old in the Hospital?I need ideas for a patient who is 21 and had a head trauma case and is now in rehab and needs things to make his stay better Paula

 

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A Savings Challenge?I really liked Tawra's site Living on a Dime and I really feel challenged. We've been living on a fairly low income for years, but even so we were able to become debt free as well.

 

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How Do I Make a CD Curtain?Hi. My mom and I just found a ton of CDs that aren't used anymore. We once saw in a magazine, how to make a door curtain out of old CDs. Does anyone know how to make one? Or know a website that could possibly tell me how? I would greatly appreciate it. If you could please email me... SailorGirl07 (at) comcast (dot) net Victoria from Texas.

 

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Clunking Noise from Our Water Heater?Looking for suggestions: Our home's water heater has started making a clunking noise occasionally while the water is being used. It doesn't seem to matter whether hot or cold is being used. Could it be something like air in the lines? How can we deal with this other than calling a plumber? Thanks for your help! Becki in Indiana

 

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Outdoor Craft Ideas for Kids?I am working at a camp this summer with kids of various ages, 3rd grade to middle school. I am looking for some craft ideas that they can do outside. Thank you, NJ

 

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Pans for My Daughter?My daughter is getting married and I want to buy her some pots and pans that will last for as long as humanly possible but also resist food sticking. Any recommendations?

 

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