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Banana ShakeBlend the milk and frozen yogurt in a blender or food processor about 1 minute. Add the banana and vanilla; blend a few seconds longer.
Seven-Layer Jello SaladAnother great holiday salad!
Peanut Butter No-Bake CookiesI am looking for a cookie recipe that is a lot like the oatmeal nobake cookies except it has saltine crackers and peanut butter but doesn't have the cocoa. This is a drop cookie.
Easy Meatballs and SauceThis recipe is simple enough for kids to make!
Cat Chairs - Bunnie and TCI have been looking for something to keep the kitty cats off the couch and bed. I found this Mini Mushroom Chair at Walmart and one of the kitty cats Bunnie (Bobtail), love's it. I also bought two large basket's at AC Moore's for $7.00 and with the coupon they were $5.00.
Cheap Hanging BasketsIt is cheaper to use artificial flowers & plants than real plants. They always look good and no watering! And they can be used for several years depending on conditions.
Refilling Inkjet Printer Tanks and CartridgesRefilling is really a money saver, I have been doing this for over 6 years. The key is buying the ink that is designed for the manufacturer's tanks/cartridges.
Cleaning Wax Off Glass CandlesticksThe lady who is responsible for cleaning the glass candlesticks on the altar at our church amazed me when she put the candlesticks, which were covered with hardened wax drippings, into the freezer at church. When they were very, very cold, the wax just popped right off.
Recommendations for Removing OdorsRemoving odors from your home without spending a fortune! This has worked for us! Pet odors, smoke odors or anything! It is called Odo-Ban! This is the bomb!
Treats for WildlifeWhen not making compost, we toss our vegetable peelings, fruit cores, seeds, crushed egg shells, melon rinds, out under our trees for the wild birds, rabbits, chipmunks, etc. to munch on. With living in the desert, it's a treat for them to find something different. I'm also told that coyotes will eat these same items, too, if they're hungry enough.
Summer Vacation Picture GiftsWith summer vacations looming, it is time to take lots of pictures. I ALWAYS get two copies. When giving a picture to someone, I put it in a frame. (Thrift stores always have frames for very little cost.) If you have several pictures to give someone, place them in a small album. This is a very welcome gift of pleasant memories.
Grocery Shopping at Salvage StoresShopping at salvage stores can save you big bucks on groceries. But when you're there, take note of the environment. Are there small bugs or tan colored moths flying around?
An Emergency TwentyFor emergency purposes, stash a $20. or more, somewhere in your car, so only you know where it is (maybe your spouse, too), in case you leave home with no money in your wallet, purse, or are pickpocketed.
Cinnamon the RabbitThis is Cinnamon the rabbit. He is owned by Patricia Elster who lives in Winston-Salem, NC. Cinnamon the rabbit is a lovable and cuddly boy!
Recycled Tubs for Emergency BowlsKeep a few disposable Cool Whip tubs on hand. You can always use them for freezing leftovers, or taking a dish of something over to your neighbor's. Today, I needed one for a neighbor's dog that had gotten loose. He was thirsty and I gave him 2 bowls of water. Afterwards, I just tossed the tub away.
Make Magnets from ClippingsThis is a fast, easy way to use up old National Geographic magazines, newspapers, or stamps -- with some acrylic medium and a magnet sheet, you can create customized magnets!
Making Your Own HairpiecesMy Grandmother used to make her own hairpieces. She'd brush her long hair every night before bed and again each morning. She'd take her hair out of hairbrush every day and put it in a safe place.
Bacon on Chicken SaladJazz up your favorite chicken salad recipe with bacon! Fry bacon crisp. Serve a scoop of chicken salad on a bed of lettuce, top with crumbled bacon for an elegant summer dinner!
Buying in BulkBuy in bulk grocery items that you use on a daily or regular basis. Take it home and either down size it into smaller containers or a large bin. These items will be much cheaper than it would be for several smaller jars or containers.
Use a Timer When Watering Your Garden Or LawnSet a timer and water your garden at the same time your sprinklers water your lawn.
Removing Masking Tape From an Old Chest?I have received a very old chest and it has been wrapped with old masking tape, please advise what i can use to get the glue off without ruining the finish.
Keeping the Garbage Disposal From Stinking?What is a good way to keep a garbage disposal from stinking?
Mohawk Color Advice?I have a mohawk but i can't decide what color to make it. Does anyone have an idea for a nice color?
When is right time to have children?I am a 27 year old woman. I teach and I am married, almost 3 years now. I am curious is there a certain age you should start trying to have a family?
Remove Layers of Wallpaper?We recently bought a house and are doing a lot of renovations on it. Our living room walls have wallpaper on them. We started using the steamer and mixture of fabric softner and water to get it off to find 4 layers of wallpaper. It took one day to get a wall done and we still have 3 left to do. Is there any easy way to do this?
Musty Smell After Washing a Down Coat?I just washed my down coat according to instructions so I could put it in storage until the next winter. I must not have dried it enough because it had a musty smell later on in the day, is it just a matter of making sure it is dry? Can I rewash it and just make sure it is in the dryer long enough (I had it on tumble dry low per washing instructions for about an hour and a half)
Reusing Down Feathers?Reusing Old Quilt Feathers: I have 2 old (40 yrs plus) feather quilts (type unknown) which have been in storage for about 20 years due to their deteriorated stitching and sentimental value. I'd like to reuse the feathers but can't visualize myself doing so in a feather "storm" while perhaps making a lap robe or some pillows of questionable value (to say nothing of wasted time). I would appreciate suggestions for techniques and/or advisability of such a project.
Frugal Vacation Planning Tips?Tips for planning a vacation and saving money. Post your ideas.