April 8, 2005

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Scotch Haggis Main DishStir and put in bag. Cook in boiling water and eat when hot.

 

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Watermelon PicklesTrim the green skin and most of the pink meat from the rind of a large watermelon. Cut in strips about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long. Soak overnight in salt water to cover. Use 4 tsp. salt for each quart of water.

 

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Apple Juice For The SkinDrink fresh apple juice daily in morning. It will keep your skin fresh and growing.

 

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Homemade SoapSlowly add lye to cold water, stir to dissolve. Melt fat and let it cool. Pour into lye and use a wooden spoon to stir until it gets too stiff to stir.

 

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Preventing Cats from Littering Your New PlantsWhen I dug a hole and planted a tree, the cats decided to use the soil as litter box. Not wanting my new tree to be killed, I inverted a plastic tray from the nursery-the big mesh kind, and cut a hole in the middle the diameter of the tree trunk, and then cut into it from one edge to the hole.

 

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Lists of Things to Do for KidsTo make your evening less hectic with the kids, try making out a list of things they need to do. At supper, make out the to do list.

 

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Swapping Clothes With Friends and FamilyWhen our children were small, one of the biggest money saving things we did was swap clothing with friends and family. Children grow so fast and their clothing is so expensive. It has always benefited us to do this. Not only does it help our finances, but it helps others as well. By Robin

 

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Plant the Plants You Buy QuicklyGiven to buying flowering plants on impulse and not getting them into the ground before they die, I have made myself promise to get plants into the ground the day I buy them. This may mean I'm gardening under a halogen lamp, but less dead plants!

 

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Cheap Filters for Air PurifierSave the thin foam from box packing. I use it as filters for my ionizer or air purifier. Just cut and fit to size.

 

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Emailing PhotographsWe live a long way from family and we like to send snapshots we take to them so they can see our children and what we have been up to, but pictures are expensive to send through the mail.

 

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Need Donations for School in Ghana, AfricaHello my name is Minerva Carrion, and a friend of mine named Dinah Tuffou has asked me to find out who can donate Bibles, puzzles, constuction paper, notebook paper, composition notbooks, coloring books, and crayons for a school that will be opening soon in Ghana Africa they are still putting the electrical in it but it is already built and almost ready to go. . .

 

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PetFinder.comPetfinder is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of over 7,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available pet database.

 

Sabrina (Miniature Pincher)This is Sabrina, she's a MinPin. She enjoys chasing the cat (who usually starts it) and her favorite treat when she's been good is dehydrated broccoli!

 

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ThriftyFun News - April 8, 2005 - Identity TheftOnline version of the ThriftyFun News. Identity Theft. Volume Seven, Number 15 April 8, 2005

 

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Creating Your Grocery ListTo keep from over buying at the store I always make a list the night before buying groceries. My husband and I do it together, we make sure all staples are covered and the meat and the veggies. We then check all the non food items and write them down.

 

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Cold Soap RecipeThis is a recipe that my grandmother used to make (as did her mother) and she always said it's good for an all purpose type soap, meaning laundry, housecleaning, etc.

 

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Need Birthday Activities for Second BirthdayTurning 2 and need birthday activities to do!

 

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Cooperative Gardening With FriendsOrganize your gardening with friends. You plant the tomatoes, she plants the zucchini-then you share the bounty. Next year switch so you don't deplete the soil.

 

Sasha's First Birthday! (Lab/Australian Heeler)This is Sasha's first birthday. You may remember Sasha from the picture we sent when she was "adopted" from the shelter. This little Lab and Australian Heeler is the most loving pet.

 

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Gas Saving TipsWeather permitting, turn off the air conditioning and travel with the windows opened. You'll burn less gas. Also, fuel economy is higher if you fill up before your gauge reads below 1/4. Under inflated tires waste gas also, so check your tire pressure regularly, before you set out. Once you've driven a very few miles, accuracy is compromised. Whenever possible, car pool. When you have several chores, try to align them in the shortest, most direct route. : ) By Doggy

 

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Small Soap as a SachetSmall bars of scented soap make great sachets! Just slide a bar or two of wrapped, scented soap into your drawers or closets.

 

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Cats in Garden?The neighbourhood stray cats have decided to use my gardens as their own personal litter box. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to deter them.

 

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Car Maintenance For Older Cars?Tips for maintaining an older car. Post your ideas.

 

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Bathtub Crud Buildup?I just moved into an apt that had a rubber bathmat in the tub. Now there's about 30 large, round circles of buildup in the tub. How do I remove them economically, or at all. I can't find anything that helps.

 

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Ziplock Bag Albums?I am looking for precise directions on how to make albums using ziplock bags. I do a lot of printable pictures and would like to make an album for my little granddaughter. I have read about the albums on craft and scrapbooking web sites, but not directions on how to make them. Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

 

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Organizing Shoes?I am looking for a way to organize my shoes. I only own enough pairs to fit in a large plastic tote box, but I am finding out this is not a good way to keep your shoes. Not only can't you find pairs, but keeping them in a plastic box isn't a good idea.

 

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Why do I have to flush the toilet twice?We just moved into a very nice home built in 1990. However, we are having a few problems in the bathroom. First, the toilet does not flush everything down the first time it is flushed.

 

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Storing Clothes?I am planning on storing my daughter's winter clothing and I was wondering if anyone has any tips for storing clothing in the garage and keeping it from getting mildew or bad smells.

 

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Latex Paint on Wool Uniform Pants?Just got some latex paint on wool uniform pants and was wondering if there is anything out there to get it off?

 

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