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Recycling ShoesMy old leather shoes were beyond repair according to the local cobbler. So I tore the leather away from the sole and cut it into interesting designs and hot-glued them onto a plain pair, and then glued a nice button on top for decoration.
Making an Incense Burner with Shell ButtonsTry to think up ideas to make any little thing with items you may already have on hand. I needed an incense burner for stick incense. I had a bunch of nice-looking but mismatched shell buttons. Each was flat with 2 holes. Stack them up aligning the holes, largest one on the bottom, glue them together, and you have an interesting homemade incense burner.
Dollar Store Beauty Gift for a Young GirlAt the dollar store you should be able to find a tube of different colors of lip gloss. Near the lipstick you should also be able to find some body glitter that is so popular with kids of the younger set. Jewelry is cheap there, too. Clip on earrings and a couple of bead necklaces are great.
Clip Your Shopping List to the Shopping CartStart your shopping list down an inch or two on the paper, then fold it over the front of the supermarket trolley and clip with a spring hair grip. Then you can see at a glance what's on your list.
Beautiful Wooden Crochet Hook CaddyMake a crochet caddy as a gift or for yourself.
Microwave Food SafetyThere are traits unique to microwave cooking that affect how evenly and safely food is cooked. "Cold spots" can occur because of the irregular way the microwaves enter the oven and are absorbed by the food. If food does not cook evenly, bacteria may survive and cause foodborne illness. Simple techniques ensure that meat and poultry microwave safely.
Take Time to Enjoy CompanyWe had friends lived out of state that we had invited for lunch as they were going to be in our neighborhood. I had planned on offering them a home cooked meal. My husband suggested taking them to a restaurant as he thought that if I didn't have to cook and cleanup that I would have more time to enjoy my company. At first I didn't think it was a good idea but then the more I thought about it the more it made sense. So off we went to a restaurant & had a great time and yes, I did have more time to enjoy my company.
Cook It QuickCook It Quick is brought to you by University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension. "Helping you prepare healthy foods in a hurry." This site has a lot of useful information and recipes with new infromation added every month.
Toasting Nuts and Seeds in Your Microwave"Enjoy the health benefits of a daily handful of nuts or a couple of tablespoons of seeds by sprinkling them on cereal, yogurt, salads, soups, pasta and vegetables. Toast them for added flavor."
Splitting Dinners at RestaurantsDo you ever get disgusted with the large portions of food you get when eating in a restaurant? Yet you don't want to take a doggie bag home? And sometimes you end up eating more than you planned, not because you were hungry, but because it's there. Here's what I do...
The "No Buy" ListKeep a list in the front of your calendar or day planner. See how many items you can add to it that you will never have to buy again.
Closing Bags Without Re-sealable TopsWhen opening a bag of frozen food, any kind, that doesn't have a re-sealable top, I cut of a strip at the opening of the bag, use what I want and tie the bag up with the strip I cut off.
ThriftyFun News October 9, 2004 - Microwave CookingOnline version of the ThriftyFun News. Microwave Cooking. Volume Six, Number 39 October 9, 2004
Storing Dehydrated FoodI like to dehydrate food and find it bothersome to find something has re-hydrated from the air in the storage container. Vacuum sealed bags is the best solution.
Can you grow roses from seed?Can anyone tell me if you can grow roses from seed. I have been gardening for a few years and only just the other day noticed seeds falling from my rose bush. I did not know roses even had seed.
Looking for Advice on Hearing Aids?I am having a hearing problem and am checking into getting a hearing aid. Can someone tell me their experiences with this - whether good or bad.
Removing Odor from Newspapers?How do I remove odor from an 1957 newspaper we found at the dump?