March 25, 2005

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Layered Pea SaladFill large bowl with either 1 layer or many layers (I prefer many)

 

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After Tilling - Let the Weeds Come UpIf you have just tilled or cleared some land for planting, let it sit for two weeks so you can pull out the weed seedlings that have come up before planting. That will help you distinguish your new seedlings from the weeds.

 

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Call the Paper For Special OffersWhen it comes time to renew a subscription, call them and it's likely you'll save big! I noticed last week that it would have been more expensive to auto-pay my Sunday paper (coupon central) than to send in a check every 3 months.

 

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Cleaning Wood Floors With Teary using tea to clean your wood floors. It works.

 

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Easter Basket ItemsWhen making Easter baskets, keep in mind such things as colorful pencils, fancy erasers, sugar free candies, cute little stuffed animals, flavored lip balm or gloss, crayons, colored pencils, modeling clay or Play-dough (or make your own).

 

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Keeping Bugs off PlantsTo help keep the worms and leaf eating bugs off your garden plants use jalapeno peppers, boil and strain, put the pepper "broth" in about a gallon of warm water and spray plants, this is a very safe bug repellent. Use about 6-8 peppers to a quart of water.

 

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Flowers for the EntryUse planters filled with flowers to brighten up the entry to your home.

 

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Boating Safetysn't it exciting to steal away for the afternoon in a motorboat for a cruise down the river? Or perhaps you prefer an old-fashioned rowboat ride. Maybe a paddleboat is your idea of fun. On the other hand, you might live for the weekends when you can take an all-day sailing trip across the lake and back.

 

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Cats and YarnKeep cats away from your knitting!

 

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Thrifty Gardening TipsHere are some great thrifty gardening tips from Ness, all around thrifty woman extraordinaire!

 

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Baby Wash as Body WashUse Baby Wash as a substitute for regular body wash and shampoo products. It's obviously safe for sensitive skin, inexpensive, and long-lasting.

 

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ThriftyFun News - March 25, 2005 - Spring Gardening TipsOnline version of the ThriftyFun News. Spring Gardening Tips. Volume Seven, Number 13 March 25, 2005

 

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Boiling Eggs and the Famous Anti-CrackerHere are some tips for boiling eggs in an energy saving manner. To prevent eggs from cracking, make an Anti-Cracker. (I invented this one about 30 years ago.)

 

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Fancy Chicken Salad In MinutesRecreate those expensive restaurant fried chicken salads at home, quickly and easily.

 

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Using Eye DropsIf you have to use eye drops, lay down on the bed and lay the drop bottle on the bridge of your nose, turn your head sideways a little and the drop will fall into your open eye, without the chance of you touching your eye with the bottle tip.

 

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Flannel Cleans Everything!I learned this from my Nana - Flannel fabric is the best for everything from dusting to cleaning bikes in the spring. Once a child has outgrown the PJ's or an adult has just worn through them, cut them up in various sizes.

 

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Mini-Muffin Pan For Drying Easter EggsThis is an Easter tip for those who color a lot of eggs. Use your mini-muffin pan to hold your eggs so they can dry!

 

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Cooking Corned Beef in the OvenInstead of cooking it to death on the stove, cover with water, add regular spices. Bring briefly to boil on stove, then cover and bake in 300 degrees F oven for approximately 3 1/2 hrs. It will be tender, won't shrink as much, and the kitchen will smell heavenly!

 

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Substitutions When You Don't Have The Right Sized Baking DishMost of us keep ingredient alternatives or substitutions for those occasions we may not have enough of a certain ingredient, but another equally important list I keep is a pan substitution list that is practical.

 

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Adding Spinach to PastaI was preparing a fairly plain boxed pasta side dish for last night's dinner when I remembered a small amount of leftover steamed spinach in the refrigerator.

 

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Stickers on Easter EggsJazz up your Easter eggs with stickers. Use small mini-stickers and add stars, dots, flowers, etc. to simple colored eggs.

 

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Carrot Juice Stain On Blender Lid?How can I get carrot juice stains removed from my white blender lid?

 

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How Much Should It Cost To Feed Family of Two?How much should it cost for food and basic toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc) for a family of two.

 

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Husband Quit Drinking, Now Is Addicted To Sugar?My husband has quit drinking for about 6 months. All he seems to do is eat cookies and pretzels. I know his body is replacing the sugar he is lacking but if I don't buy cookies, he buys them and goes through 2 60 packs a week. What can I do? I am afraid he will turn into a diabetic.

 

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Anniversary Party With a Luau Theme?I'm planing an Hawaiian themed party for my mom and dads anniversary and I need some ideas that are inexpensive.

 

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Protecting Flowers From Chipmunks and Rabbits?I am hoping someone can help me save my flowers this year. We are overrun with chipmunks and rabbits. They totally stripped all of my flowers last year.

 

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Remedies for Ringworm?I have a four month old Basset Hound puppy that the vet says has ringworms. I have bathed him in the medicated shampoo and used the cream she gave me, but he just doesn't seem to be getting better. Does anyone know of something to get rid of these things?

 

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Parkview Design, Nebula Stripe, Manufactured by Brewster - Pattern No. 52848929?I am desperately seeking Wallpaper Pattern No. 52848929 (Parkview Design, Nebula Stripe, Manufactured by Brewster) - I just need a half a rol1 ' about 25 square feet. However, if you have a whole roll or rolls left, I'd be interested in that as well. I've contacted Brewster and looked at a number of online wallpaper outlets, but haven't had any luck.

 

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Hand Sanitizer - For Home or Office?I am looking for a easy homemade sanitzer I can use at work and home. Especially at work since I work at a desk where multiple people use it on different shifts. Thanks - Laww

 

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Breaking Out with Pimples at 56?I have never had pimples on my forehead before. I am 56 and a month ago I started breaking out on my forehead. What do I need to do? Thank you. Mike

 

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Make Your Own Blush?I love the creamy style blush! I would like to know if anyone knows how to make your own creamy blush? Thanks!

 

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