July 11, 2005

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Lance (Lab X - A New Family Member)Last week Sasha, Silver and Steel received a new "brother" named Lance. Of course Lance was found in a shelter in Sacramento. He wasn't feeling well and able to be released to him new home right away. My daughter-in-law and son went to visit and work with Lance after work to get him ready for his new family. He is so sweet and a great addition to the family. I thank the ThriftyFun family for the wonderful comments on this family of pets. You are all special to me!


Rubber Ducky Baby Shower

Frugal Rubber Duck Baby Shower IdeaOn July 3rd, I had a baby shower for a Niece. Being on a tight budget I have to STRETCH every dollar. She loves RUBBER DUCKS for the baby, so I chose this as a theme.


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Keeping Drinks From Being Watered DownTo keep beverages in pitchers from being watered down by ice as it melts, fill a ziploc bag with ice and float it in the pitcher. Remove the ziploc bag when necessary.


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Getting Rid of Lumps in SugarTo remove lumps from a bag of sugar, seal it in a plastic bag and refrigerate it for 24 hours.


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Baking with CheeseWhen baking a dish with a melted cheese topping (such as lasagna), which needs to be covered with aluminum foil for at least part of the cooking time, I always spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.


Fish Theme Bathroom in blues with primary colors

Fish Theme BathroomI decorated my bathroom "fish theme" spent less than $5 on paints by using the basic colors red, blue and yellow and mixing them up to get secondary colors.


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Craft Idea for Feminine Product StorageI don't have any cabinets in my bathroom to put my feminine products. I took an empty plastic face wash container (oil of olay wet and wash) and used Mod Podge glue and material that matches my bathroom to cover it.


A picture frame made from jigsaw puzzle pieces.

Jigsaw FrameJigsaw puzzles are a lot of fun, but in a house with children, they are not likely to last very long. Before you know it, several pieces are lost. Don't throw away that old puzzle - use it to create a wonderful frame!


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Turkey Salad for Sandwich FillingIn medium bowl, combine all ingredients and blend gently to combine. Cover tightly and refrigerate. To use, scoop filling out of bowl with slotted spoon.



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Baby Oil After a Shower?After taking a shower use a little baby oil (the cheapest is still the best!) and then pat yourself dry. You'll be amazed at how much faster your skin will become moist and soft. Also, to prevent any falls, always rinse the tub after your done to rid any excess oil that might be there on the bottom of the tub.


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Knitted Bullseye Rug?Does anyone have directions to make a "Bullseye" knitted rug? It is a round rug that is knitted in a spiral. I have experimented but can't get mine to lay flat. I would appreciate it if anyone could share.


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Kids Drew All Over My Vinyl Couch and Stool?I have a vinyl couch and vinyl foot stools. My problem is during a party the kids somehow managed to write graffitti all over it with blue, black and red permanent marker and ball point pen. The stubborn stains will not come out.


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Cooking Oil Tips?Tips for using cooking oil. Post your ideas.


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Sneaky Chewer?We found a QueenslandX dog about 9 months old that no one claimed. We are trying not to take her to our high kill animal shelter but she is a chewer. I mean she chews EVERYTHING - even takes a loaf of bread off kitchen table - cat toys, furniture, clothes, you name it.


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