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June 16, 2005
Looking for a Queen or King of Cheap
I'm a producer for a new syndicated show hosted by a fresh, young celebrity who is looking for the thriftiest people in America that think they are the "Queen or King of Cheap!"
Clear Nail Polish Stain
I spilled clear nail polish (top coat) on a black cotton, GAP zip-up and I have no idea what to do or anyway to make the stain appear less visable?
Basset Hound With a Rash on Belly
My female Bassett hound has developed a rash all over her belly. It is the first year she has ever had this. She is eating the same food and drinking the same water.
Repairing Bathroom Tiles
I have two bathroom wall tiles that came off. How do I re-attach them and with what?
Always Use Seat Belts In Carts
When shopping with young children please use the seat belts and child seats in buggies. I have seen children almost fall out or climb out themselves. You know it only "takes a second" for something awful to happen.
Walgreen's Monthly Easy Saver Rebate
Walgreen Drug Stores offer a monthly easy saver rebate where you can usually get 1 -3 items free of charge after rebate. This offer is so good they usually are out of the "freebies" the first week of the month. It's best to buy during the middle of the month after they restock. They will have a small easy-saver flyer as you enter the store that features the monthly specials.
It's Farmer's Market Time!
Visit a farmer's market this summer and buy some really fresh seasonal produce. Ask for tastes of anything you are unfamiliar with.
Scoop Ice Cream Ahead of Time
Ice cream is the perfect dessert for a barbecue, and easy to serve if you scoop it ahead of time and put the scoops in cupcake liners, then freeze. Pop a scoop or two of ice cream into a bowl and add some sliced strawberries or peaches!
Juicy Sliced Berries
If you want juicy sliced berries, add a little sugar or corn syrup to them and let them chill in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. The sugar brings out the sweetness and the juice.
Reusing Old Silverware
Ideas for reusing silverware once it is past it's prime. Post your ideas.
Air Conditioner Tips
Tips for getting the most out of your air conditioner. Post your ideas.
Give Extras from the Garden to Your Local Food Pantry
I have just discovered a gardener's greatest harvest! Our local food pantry is now set up to accept fresh fruits and vegetables all year round, which means any harvest I have that I can't use automatically has a distribution point to be taken to for the benefit of others.
June's Best Food Buys
Apricots, Asparagus, Beans, Beef, Beets, Berries, Carrots, Celery, Cherries, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggs, Fish, Lemons, Melons, Onions, Peas, Plums, Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Salmon, Summer squash, and Tomatoes.
Drink Ice Water on the Road
When you are on the road you don't have to spend a lot of money on drinks. Fast food restaurants and gas stations that have fountain drinks usually have a water dispenser.
Baby Powder for Sandy Kids
We love to visit the beach in the summer and inevitably everyone gets covered in sand. My toddler hates the feeling of having the sand rubbed/brushed off his skin (especially if the sand is really wet and hard to get off).
Saving on Toilet Paper
Ok, this may sound kinda weird but, what do you do to save on toilet paper? What is the best buy on it and how do you avoid overusing it? TIA
Keep Grocery Bags By Your Door
Leave a few grocery bags by your door. If you are working outside or forget something you can just slip them over your shoes so you don't have to take them off before walking across the floors and carpets.
Penny (Dachsund), 10 years young!
Penny is a black and tan dachshund. She was the runt of her mother's second litter in August '95. We had both her mother and father and since we had to bottle feed her puppy milk we had to keep her! She enjoys walks in the local park!
The Hungry Squirrel
Not sure if this qualifies for a pet, but I feed and water them just as I do my other pets. Only problem is the squirrels get up before I do. This is what I saw out my kitchen window this morning as I was pouring my first cup of coffee. The jar has popcorn in it and I usually spread it out on the blocks, but guess he was hungry and the blocks were bare.
Once I fed them, the other 10 or 12 showed up for breakfast buffet.
Where Can I Forward Scam Emails?
I have heard about emails from far away countries asking for help. They say if i would help them then they will give me lots of money. I have not given into the scam BUT I know there is a place to forward these scams to or something. In fact there was an expose on TV a few nights ago but I dont know the station it was on. Please be cautious when reading these emails.
Ice Cream Social Decorations and Recipes
I'm planning on having an ice cream social for my mom's birthday in July. If anyone has ideas for decorations or recipes that you could pass along I would really appreciate it! We're planning on making the ice cream with a 6-quart electric ice cream maker.
Fourth of July Birthday Party Ideas
My name is Nathaniel and my son is having a fourth of July party and its supposed to be huge! We have a pool and it's a boy/girl party.
How Do You Sew a Quilt?
Here's the hard part, I haven't sewn with a sewing machine in years and am having trouble remembering terms, can anyone help me by telling me how to sew a quilt in simple terms? All the blocks are cotton type material.
Help My Slow-Growing English Ivy
This will be the 3rd summer since I have planted English ivy (hedera helix) outside to climb up a 6-foot stockade fence. So far, it has only reached about halfway up this fence, and it seems to me that it should be taller at this point.
Cottonmouth Snakes (Water Moccasin) in my Bathtub
I live in a small neighborhood in Southeastern Louisiana not far from the Mississippi river. This morning I was going to take my bath and I discovered (or at least my cat did) a black snake curled up by the tub. I didn't touch it!
Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Sift together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Orange-Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry
Cook pasta, drain and place in serving bowl. Sauté chicken until brown but not cooked through. Put to one side.
Cook carrots until tender-crisp. Drain. Return to pan over low heat.
New-Style Potato Salad
Traditional potato salad tastes great but it's loaded down with calories. In this recipe, the fat has been pared down and the flavour is pumped so it is picnic perfect.
If you love those delicious orange and cream popsicles, then you are sure to love this cake!
Four Seasons Salad
Mix thawed Cool Whip with any type of pie filling until blended together.
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