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Seamus (Cocker Spaniel)Here is Seamus, our baby. A full bred Cocker Spaniel he is the joy of our lives. He is 4 months old today and quite in love with the camera.
Include Notes When Sharing RecipesWhen you're sharing a recipe with others, please remember to add "cook's notes" to the recipe if preparation might be unusual. You will be appreciated greatly if your notes are added.
Samples - Try Before You BuyTry before you buy. I'm a great believer in samples!
Small Flower Willow Herb For Prostate HealthFor men if you have trouble urinating or have burning, due to the prostate, drink about 2 to 3 cups of "small flower willow herb" or called "epilobium" with no known side effects. The cost is about $12 to $14 per month. You will see results in a day or 2. Look it up on the internet.
In Memory of Little Bit (Chihuahua)She may be gone, but her memory will live on. This is Little Bit, who won the hearts of anyone who was around her. A joy to all.
Tear-free Homemade Bubble SolutionDissolve 2 tablespoons sugar into 2 cups warm water. Slowly add 1 cup tear-free baby shampoo. Stir well but gently. This is GREAT for kids birthday parties and for the younger kids that can't play with the big brother's and sister's bubble solution!
Putting Curtains on the RodI have always struggled with getting curtains and drapes on to the rod, then I put a snap clothespin on the end of the rod and voila, the curtains/drapes no longer slide off as you are trying to put them on the brackets.
Research Before ShoppingDoing the homework before buying really pays off! Our church is replacing tables in the fellowship hall, and after selecting the brand, style and identifying number, I called all stores within a 30 miles radius to find out if they stock these, if they can order out for us, and ofcourse prices.
Removing Make Up Stains and ScuffsI was recently cleaning out my light wood cabinet drawers in the bathroom and noticed black and red spots all over the bottom of the drawer from scuff marks, eyeliners, lipsticks, etc.
Carry ATM Deposit Envelopes In Your CarCarry some extra ATM envelopes in your glove box. If you need to make a deposit via the ATM (checks only, never cash!) you can fill out the envelope before you even get out of your car.
Special Traveling VestSome friends of ours travel extensively. One day while at their home, she showed me something she'd sewed for their trip. It was a vest for her to wear with shorts and a t-shirt. It was cute, and appeared to be an average vest. But she showed me the inside and boy was I wrong!
Saving Notes Written In Margins of BooksTelephone books and department store catalogs are recyclable but many times we hang onto them because of information we have written in them.
Cheap Candle SnufferIt is better to snuff out a candle then to blow it out (the embers can flare out) but I did not want to buy a candle snuffer. I took an empty Progresso soup can and it works great, even over bigger candles.
Stoneware Pizza Pan For CookiesFor even cookie baking, virtually never a burnt cookie and non-stick lift, use a stoneware pizza pan. Grease the pan before each use with a little cooking oil and your cookies, rolls, pizza, etc. will never stick. Everything I make on stoneware comes out just the way I hoped it would.
Reducing Weight of Large PotsWhen filling huge flowerpots, reduce the weight and the amount of soil you need by filling the bottom with recycled Styrofoam peanuts or even chunks of Styrofoam. I get pieces when I need them from the dumpster behind a furniture and accessories store.
Refrigerator SealsYou should check the seal on your refrigerator every so often. You can do this by closing the door on a dollar bill. If you can pull the bill out easily, it's time to replace the gaskets. You can buy these replacement kits from either an appliance dealer or a home repair center.
Wife vs. Season TicketsSara was reading a newspaper while her husband was engrossed in a magazine. Suddenly she burst out laughing.
Large Print Labels On Prescription BottlesWalgreen's now offers Large Print prescription labels at no extra cost. These would be a great safety feature if taking medicine without wearing your reading glasses. No medicine mix-ups.
Preventing and Treating Cataracts?Tips for preventing and treating Cataracts. Post your ideas.
Powdered Pectin in the UK?I am trying to purchase powdered pectin for my mum, she bought some home from the U.S. but can't seem to find it, or the equivelant in the UK. Please let me know any websites where I can buy this product.
Vote Link Gone From Your Newsletter?Dear ThriftyFun, I can no longer find the link (on either the e-mail version I get or on the website) to vote for ThriftyFun. Has that been dropped for some reason?
Saving Money on a Limo, Tux and Flowers For Prom?I'm a Junior in High school in NY state. (I don't have a date yet but I can take care of that). I need some real wicked money savers when paying for Limo rental, tux rental (w/ shoes), and corsage purchase. I'm really desperate here! So if you know any good places to buy any of these things or any strategies to saving money, let me know ASAP!
Dry Erase Marker On Metal Door Frame?My roommates and I were playing one night and wrote on our metal door frame with varioous colors of dry erase markers. All but the green came off. Any ideas?
Carey Lind #SX3110?I am looking for carey lind #SX3110. I have already wallpapered most of my bathroom and need about 20-25 feet more. Please advise.
Bat Living Above Our Front Door?Does anyone know how to get a bat from roosting above our front door? The bat roosts on the brick above our door. We have hung netting over the brick and that has not helped.