March 21, 2005

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Mint-Chocolate Coffee Spoons (A quick and easy way to enjoy mint-chocolate coffee!)My sister-in-law makes these, and they sell them at school events to raise money for the parochial school where her son is enrolled. She says they "sell like hotcakes." Suggested price: 2 for $1.

 

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Easy Crockpot Ribs MealIn a crock pot, place a sliced onion in the bottom. Put a package of spare ribs in on top of the onion and then cover with a full jar/bottle of BBQ sauce.

 

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Lazy Version of Stuffed PeppersHere's what I do when I want stuffed peppers, when I'm trying to watch my weight. Chop 1 med. onion and 1 large or 2 med. green peppers. Place in fry pan with a lil water and cook slightly until tender. Set aside. . .

 

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Pink Sunrise PunchMix juice & grenadine in punch bowl. Add ginger ale. Stir gently. Add ice. Serve garnished with a cherry.

 

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Decorating a Tropical BathroomI was decorating my children's bathroom in tropical fish and when I tried to find some counter items to hold cotton balls and such I was less than impressed with the selection. Then I thought I would create some items so I went to my local Wal-mart and looked in the pet section for fish bowls.

 

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Joke: Why did the rooster cross the road?Why did the rooster cross the road?

 

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Stretching Vegetable SoupTo almost double the amount of canned vegetable soup without doubling the price, simply add a can of mixed vegetables which usually only costs on average 25 cents. This works especially well with Progresso's Vegetable Soup because of its thick consistency.

 

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Frugal Poem: Flour Sack UnderwearWhen I was a Maiden fair, Mama made our underwear. With five tots & Pa's poor pay, How could she buy us lingerie?

 

Indian Blue Jeans Quilt

Indian Blue Jeans QuiltBlue Jeans Quilts don't have to look like they are made from old blue jeans. I made this one using a purchased panel from Walmart and different colored old jeans plus some beads and a fleece backing to make this Indian style quilt for my sister.

 

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Cow Knock Knock JokeKnock knock. Who's there?

 

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Fixing a Broken Laundry BasketWhen a laundry basket breaks, don't toss it. Drill holes in the rim on either side of the break and sew it together again!

 

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Easy Easter DessertMake any kind of cupcakes and frost as desired. Put some coconut in a baggie with a few drops of green food coloring, zip the bag and squish it around until the coconut turns green.

 

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Anniversary Gift JokeClyde: "That's a great looking truck you've got there."

 

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Store Bought BleachThe other day I ran out of ultra bleach and I noticed in the laundry room I had a full bottle of store brand bleach and I thought great I don't have to go to the store.

 

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Need Something For Your Home?Ask others if they have extra. I needed curtains for my living room and mentioned this to a neighbor who makes them for herself. She had extra taking up space in a closet - free for me and cleans up for her!

 

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Keep Essential Spices HandyWe always keep out store cupboard filled with essentials that add to the flavour of any meal.

 

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Lemon Oil For Sinks and TubsAfter I clean my porcelain sinks and tub, I use a small amount of lemon oil on a soft cloth and wipe down the surface and it just gleams! It also repels soap scum and other dirt to keep the sinks/tubs cleaner longer.

 

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Boys and Bathroom BreaksI am the mother of 3 little boys ranging from the ages of 3 1/2 to 7 months and when we have to be out somewhere I found it was quite difficult to unload all 3 and go inside to use the bathroom when one of the older boys had to go.

 

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Replacing Batteries TipsI have a preventative tip to avoid those times when it's difficult to remove the dead batteries from electronics equipment. Whenever I need to replace batteries in anything, I put a long strip of tape around each battery, leaving a "tail" hanging.

 

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Oatmeal and Egg White FacialOnce I tried mixing 1 cup of oatmeal, 2 egg whites, butter, and baby lotion and by the next day my skin cleared up! Hope this works!

 

Questions

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Classics Kitchen and Bath Page #4, Calalog #MKB5332?I am looking for 2 double rolls or 4 single rolls of Warner's discontinued wallpaper out of Classics Kitchen and Bath page #4 Calalog # MKB5332. It is green/reddish/orange stripe on a white background.

 

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Musty Smelling Dolls in Boxes?I recently inherited some very pretty, mint condition dolls, however they and their boxes are incredibly musty smelling. How do I get rid of that smell?

 

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Problems Posting Feedback?Please help, I have tried to give feedback to articles on this site, unlike other sites, your's doesn't have a submit button to click on when we are done. So I finish my feedback and it just disaprears! What am i doing wrong? Please help!

 

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April Fool's Costume Party?Our church youth group is having a Costume Party on April Fool's Day. I need some ideas for prizes, games, activities, etc. to complete the evening.

 

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How to Help My Husband Change His Eating Habits?I have tried numerous times to get my hubby to give up sodas, change his eating habits. His cholesterol, blood pressue and weight are getting higher. He is on medication but the problem is he doesn't care for chicken, fish, salads.

 

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Carey Lind Great Rooms Collection (GT6695)?Trying to locate discontinued wallpaper from Carey Lind Great Rooms collection (GT6695). Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

 

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Parade Float Ideas For a Credit Union?I work for a credit union and we have been invited to join a local parade. We're all searching for ideas to add to the float. We want the name of our company on the float and we want to involve the crowd. Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

 

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Susan Winget Farmhouse Designs, #FP21401?I am in desperate need of replacement wallpaper. I have a nearly- completed kitchen and the wallpaper needed to complete the project has been discontinued (I only need a few feet more!). I have tried ebay already. The wallpaper needed is Susan Winget Farmhouse Designs, #FP21401. Can anybody help?!

 

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Cleaning an Antique Crystal Decanter?I have an antique crystal decanter with a narrow neck and there is some sort of stain, possibly soap scum, that I can't remove. I have tried white vinegar soaking, long bottle brushes, etc. but the stain doesn't come out.

 

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Easter Ideas For Teens?I have two teenage girls and not sure what to do for easter. They are not real big into candy. Any ideas would be wounderful. Thanks.

 

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Removing Gum?Tips for removing gum from. Post your ideas.

 

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