August 3, 2004

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Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)This summer, why not try some fresh herbs to add to your meals. They are virtually caloric free, fat free and extremely flavorful. Here is one of my favorites:

 

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CoolSavings.comPrint coupons from your computer at CoolSavings.

 

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School Supply Tip: Cheap Office SuppliesOk, this not exactly a tip on how to buy cheap school supplies but is something to think about while you are busy buying your kids supplies. Every year although my kids are all grown I hit the school supply sales and here is why:

 

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Alternative to Cascade Plastic BoosterI really like using Cascade Plastic Booster in my dishwasher. It does an excellent job at removing red stains like tomato sauce. I was wondering if any one had any ideas for a homeade version?

 

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Removing Skunk Smell from ClothingThere is nothing worse than smelling like a skunk. To remove the smell, soak you clothing in baking soda and water or vinegar and water. Use a half cup of vinegar or baking soda for each gallon of water. Let soak for several hours before washing as you normally would.

 

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HSFree.com: Site for Teaching Materials for HomeschoolersHi, I am new so I am not sure if anyone has submited this tip yet. I homeschool my three boys, and money is tight, I needed a cheap way to school them I found out about a great web site, http://www.hsfree.com It gives you free sites for teaching materials you need to teach your children. By EVIE

 

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Old-Fashioned Blueberry BettyIn a large bowl, combine the blueberries, white sugar, and lemon juice. 

 

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Using Half Of ProductsAlmost everything necessary that I use, I cut in half. From makeup remover pads to liquid soap or cleaning supplies. Many things come in strengths and sizes that are far more than we need for one use.

 

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Thrifty Stores for Back to School ShoppingDon't forget to check out Goodwill and the Salvation Army stores for good buys on clothing. Stick to neutrals when buying the basics and you can expand your wardrobe.

 

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Cutting Your Kids Hair?I have been looking for ways to save money and would like to start cutting my kids hair myself but don't want them to look like Frankenstien or the Beatles (I guess that wouldn't be too bad). :-) Anyone have any hair cutting tips? I have never done it before. Thanks, Jenni

 

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What is the Best Fabric Softener?What is your best fabric softener (for machine-washable 100% acrylic fibers)?

 

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Cleaning Dust In a House with Poor Ventilation?The house I rent has poor ventilation, with windows painted shut and permanently stuck. We seem to fight a neverending battle with dust. There are hardwood floors in part of the house and carpet in a couple of rooms. Any suggestions for the best way to clean and then keep dust down without using lots of chemicals ? Thanks! frazzledmom in ATL

 

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