April 2, 2005

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Making Decorators Icing For Cake DecoratingOn my first child's birthday, I learned how to make decorator icing. This has seen me through lots of birthdays, made me money on cakes for weddings, anniversaries and I'd LOVE to share it.

 

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Freezing Fish In SauceFish can be frozen in boil-in-a-bag pouches or suitable containers with sauce included. (Good choices include tomato and mushroom sauce). Place fish in package with sauce, seal and freeze. Boil-in-a-bag pouches need only be simmered in boiling water and served.

 

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Donuts in RhymeTry these homemade donuts!

 

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Zucchini-Apricot JamNo water. Just low heat, simmer (10 minutes) stirring constantly, then add: 6 cup sugar, 1 cup crushed pineapple including juice, 1/2 cup lemon juice or real lemon juice.

 

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Taking Your Own Snacks On AirplanesWhen using our great airlines, for vacation, work related, etc., remember you don't have to pay the high cost of the restaurants or vendors in the airports. Save several dollars by making & taking your own sandwiches, snacks. We've done this several times and no one have ever said anything to us.

 

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Keeping a Pen and Pad HandyI try to keep a memo pad and pen or pencil by my chair in the living room, close by. You never know when a commercial might be for a certain store offering a special sale on specific days.

 

Zena (German Shepherd)This is my female german shepherd, Zena. She's about two years old. I found her at a local dog park. When I saw her, I fell in love with her. She was about 4 months old. The lady who had her was trying to find a home for her. She didn't know much about her past. She's a sweet dog.

 

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Blogging For Loved Ones and FamilyAn easy way to keep everyone in your life up-to-date on the doings of your life is a blog. Standing for web log, it is software that allows one to post entries and have them available for all to read.

 

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Removing the Air from Zip Lock BagsZip lock bags are great and those machines that vacuum the air out of bags is great but expensive. I found a cheap (like in $0.00) way to remove most of the air from a zip bag.

 

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Adding Water To Your IronI do a lot of quilting and, as you know, you have to iron a lot of quilt pieces. I was always running out of water for the iron. I have found a really neat way to have lots of water and be able to pour it in your iron without spilling it everywhere.

 

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how to make kool-aid pursesEnter teaser before activating

 

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Bring a Small Pillow On An AirplaneNow days, so many airlines are taking the pillows they use to hand out to people on their flights, off the planes, to cut expenses. We, all, use carry-on bags anyhow, to carry valuables, etc. in. Why not make yourself a small, lightweight pillow to pack in your carry-on and have to use for yourself?

 

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Orajel for Baby RashBaby orajel on a baby rash not only eases the pain, but gets rid of the rash in record time!

 

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Many Uses For Terry Cloth Dish TowelsOver the years I have accumulated many terry dish towels. My uses for them: coasters, napkins, bibs, doilies, covers for arms of chairs, cleaning rags, dust rags, pot holders/trivets, place mats.

 

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Potpourri in the VacuumPut potpourri in your vacuum sweeper bag before you use it for a pleasant odor as you vacuum.

 

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Perfect Fried RiceTo cook Rice for fried rice or other dishes that don't call for "gluggy rice" simply cook in the usual way (as in packet instructions), the steaming method is best but any other way you like will do.

 

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Candle Too Big For Candle Stick?Candles too thick for your candle holders? Just dip the end of the candle into hot (just boiled) water for a few moments to soften the wax, immediately push the candle into the candle holders and the excess will be pushed out of the way.

 

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Spreading Salt on Sidewalks or DrivewaysAn empty parmesan cheese container works perfectly as a salt or gravel spreader for those icy spots in the winter driveway.

 

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House Training Tip - Naughty Seat for DogsWhen we first got our dog (10 month old rescue Pomeranian), we got just so far in housebreaking her and couldn't get any further. We could tell that she wasn't getting the message clearly on what we wanted and we were sort of at a loss on how to let her know that she'd done something wrong without yelling or (god forbid) hitting her.

 

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15 Minute Clean-UpSet a timer for 15 minutes and clean during that period ONLY. When the timer goes off, you're done for the night. It's amazing what you can get done when you're focused by the tick of the timer.

 

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Flower MeaningsCertain types or colors of flowers mean different things, and you don't want to send the wrong message if you give them as a gift! Of course, not everyone knows what a particular flower means, but you can never be too sure!

 

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Spiral Notebooks for RecipesI keep cheap, bright and colorful spiral journals handy by my resting chair, to have close by when looking through magazines, in case I see a recipe I think I'd like to try.

 

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Baby Modeling and Beauty PageantsThriftyFun does not run any pageants or hire any models so this page is just for informational purposes. Please do not post your child's photo and email address here for help. There is a lot of good advice on this page and more in the feedback. And remember, all babies are beautiful!

 

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Pine Cone Bird Feeder?A little while back, I saw where someone told how to make large pine cones into bird feeders. It said to roll the pine cones in something? and then in bird seed. Can you please tell me exactly how to do this?

 

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Party Supplies Stores?I was wondering if anyone knows of any birthday supply companies who allow you to pay after you recieve your merchandise, I dont carry a credit card. Please help.

 

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Collecting Baby Items for Orphans in Romania?Does anyone know of any companies that would be willing to donate baby/toddler supplies (clothes/shoes/blankets/toys) to an orphanage in Romania? I will be traveling to an orphanage this summer for 2 months to work with 200 babies/toddlers and am looking for some help with gathering supplies. I am going through Greater Europe Mission here in Monument,Colorado.

 

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Headache Cures?Cures for a headache. Post your ideas.

 

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Creating A Freezer Meal Exchange Group?There are a few of us in my community that would like to start a freezer-meal exchange where 5 of us make four recipes and excange with the others to have enough freezer meals for weekdays for a month. I would love it if anyone involved in a similar group could offer any tips for making this a success!

 

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Teen Looking for Dieting Advice?I'm only 15, and I live with my gradmother, who loves to eat junk food. I am overweight, and possibly obese. Any tips on how to lose weight so I can look good this summer?

 

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Peanut Sponge Cake?I am looking for a peanut sponge cake recipe. It has crushed peanuts on the butter cream frosting.

 

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Ralph Lauren Garden Floral "sweet Petal" LWP09603w?I am trying to get 1 roll of Ralph Lauren Garden Floral "sweet Petal" LWP09603w.

 

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New Suede Jacket Problem?I recently purchased 2 suede coats.One in black, the other in tan/brown.On the way home, I placed the 2 of them together and hung them in my closet and when I went to wear them,I noticed a color transfer with each of the coats.

 

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Legal Help For Social Security?I am wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of good legal help for social security. Does anyone know of a list of good attorneys that specialize in this type of work? Is there any sort of ranking for attorneys. I have reached my wits end and need to get legal help.

 

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Tax Organization?Staying organized for tax time. Post your ideas.

 

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How Much Is a Flat Bed Tow Truck?I have a questions about tow trucks. Does anyone know how much it is for a new/used flat bed tow truck?

 

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What is The Fastest Car?I have a research paper and am wondering if anyone knows what the fastest car is. Thank You,

 

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Crochet Dolls - Putting Together The Parts?I am crocheting dolls from a pattern book called Crochet Confections - I have made all the body parts and I don't know how to assemble them. The book does not show how to put them together - would any one know how to do this and show me how?

 

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