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November 30, 2005
This is a tip for sliding furniture across floors that you don't wish to damage. Save cardboard milk cartons and cut the top of off four of them. Then slip a milk carton bottom under each leg of the furniture.
Makeshift Shoe Horn
Can't find your shoe horn? Just use a large metal spoon. Works like a charm.
Baked Trout Ole
In a separate dish, mix remaining ingredients together and pour over fish...
Yosmite Chicken Stew and Dumplings
Skinless chicken is the basis of this delicious stew with cornmeal dumplings made with low-fat milk.
Remove the skin from the chicken and any extra fat. In a large skillet, combine chicken, water, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and parsley. Tightly cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes...
3 Friends - Sammi (PekePoo) Tinkerbell (Cockatiel) and Snowbell (Cat)
I was amazed to see the bird content to be so close to the dog, on the back of the couch. I grabbed the camera to capture Sammi, our PekePoo and Tinkerbell our Lutino Cockatiel and immediately upon framing UP POPPED Snowbell, our cat.
Photos with Missing Information
Here are a bunch of nice photos but we don't have the descriptions. Because of the server changeover, all of our looking has not locate the original entries. If you recognize one of the photos, let us know which one and we'll put it together so it stands on its own. Use the contact form on the site.
Juice Pouch Gift Bag
This gift bag is easy to make and durable. It makes good use of Kool-Jammer or Capri Sun pouches. It's very similar to the lunch bag I published in the past, but instead of a Velcro enclosure, it uses eyelets and ribbon to make a gift bag handle.
Clay Pot Nativity
This is a fun Christmas project for you and your family. It creates a toy-like nativity that is both a conversation piece and family activity. The pieces can be as ornate or simple as you would like.
Forcing Bulbs in Winter
Nothing beats a pot of brightly colored flowers in the middle of the winter blues. Although October is typically the month when gardeners pot bulbs for forcing winter blooms, if you didn't, don't worry, it's not too late.
Gingerbread Teddy Bears
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. At low speed, beat flour, molasses, ginger and spice into dough. Roll into 1/4" thickness. Freeze on baking sheets until firm, 30 minutes. Slide dough onto surface. Coat same baking sheets with cooking spray; refridgerate...
Backing Your Quilts
I make many quilts for charities, as well as for other gifts. The perfect backing is a sheet. Twin size is the right size for the quilts our church makes for charities...
Keeping Margarine Ready for Baking Cookies
I never know when the urge to bake cookies will hit me these days, so I leave the box with the sticks of margarine out of the fridge on the counter so it is soft when I'm ready to use it.
Sewing Pattern for a Cosmetics Purse
I'm looking for a very easy pattern for a small bag suitable for use as a purse for cosmetics. I'm just learning to sew so I can only manage the very basics. It has to be really simple so that I can follow it.
Starting a Topic on ThriftyFun
How do I post a subject so that people can tell me how to go about solving an issue?
Powder Carpet Freshener Stains
I spot cleaned some areas on my carpet and then sprinkled down some carpet freshener and vacuumed it up, but when the spots dried there were white rings around the spots. Does anyone know how I can get these out? I tried cleaning the area again with a rug shampooer.
Reuse Tissue Paper and Gift Bags
A few years ago my husband and I decided we were not wasting any more wrapping paper at Christmas time. It seems such a waste of money and natural resources to be throwing all that wrap out.
New Home With Bad Cat Odors
I just bought a house and the preveious owner had five cats, the smell is really bad. The odors are coming from everywhere. What can i do? If I use vinegar, how much would I use for the whole house and how would I mix it or is there something better to use?
Oven Cleaner Without Fumes
I need a oven cleaner without fumes.
Medical Help For Hurricane Katrina Pets
My toy poodle and I evacuated from New Orleans with very little resources. My dog is showing ill signs of constipation, shiverings, and blood in his stool. I cannot afford and do not have any knowledge of any vets clinic that are willing to see to my Ko Ko. Receiving medical attention free of charge will be one the best Christmas gift for me and defintely for ko ko.
Do MSN packs cost money?
Do MSN packs cost money?
Color to go With Dark Green Tile
I don't know what color to paint my kitchen/dining room combination. The floor is dark hunter green tile, the counter tops are also dark green. The cabinets are medium oak stained. Right now the walls (or the whole interior) is painted antique white.
Gas Gift Cards
For the teenage drivers on your gift list (or anyone else), this holiday season, giving gift cards or gift certificates for the local gas station would be welcomed greatly...
Oriental Chicken Wings
Place wings in large plastic marinade container. Pour soy over, then sprinkle with lemon pepper. Put lid on container and turn over several times to coat...
Preventing Your Car From Rolling Over
When driving, if you were to drop off the blacktop and there is no shoulder on the roadway, try not jerk the vehicle back onto the roadway...
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