December 30, 2005

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Ravioli MinestroneIn pot heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add 1 cup chopped carrots, 1 small onion, (chopped), 1/2 cup chopped celery and 2 cloves garlic (minced)...

 

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Almost Butter"I can't believe it's not butter!" Blend all together in a large bowl. Whip until all is mixed well. Place in containers and put in the fridge.

 

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Spend Less for Convenience MealsWith the new year approaching, it's good to evaluate where you are spending your money and look for ways to save. If you find you eat fast food regularly because you don't have time to cook, try to find some TV dinners that you like and keep them stocked in the freezer. The quality of TV dinners has improved remarkably since they became popular in the fifties.

 

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Renting ToolsMy husband loves Auto Zone because they not only have reasonable prices on everything they carry, but they also have a "Rent-a-Tool" program where...

 

Howler and His DaddyHowler is 7 weeks old and his Daddy is 1 1/2 years old. They are both Rottweilers. My dog had puppies.

 

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty and isn't she beautiful!

 

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Buying Magazines at the NewsstandDo you find yourself buying the same magazine at the newsstand or supermarket checkout line every month? Go ahead and subscribe to it. Most subscriptions save you at least 50% off the cover price. On the other hand, don't renew magazine subscriptions that you rarely find time to read.

 

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Freeze Citrus PeelsFreeze the peel from oranges or lemon and later you can use it to flavor tea, coffee or cider.

 

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Wedding Plans with ChildrenIf you have children in a wedding, plan a rehearsal dinner children's table! It can be elegantly decorated with the colors of the wedding, for example, use bubble gum scattered around the center of the table instead of marbles.

 

BettyBoots (Potbelly Pig)

BettyBoots (Potbelly Pig)BettyBoots is 2 1/2 months old and is a Potbelly pig. I got her on 11-1-2005.

 

Stairway remodeled

Improving an Unfinished StairwayI was feeling frustrated with our laundry room and stairs going down to our basement. There were pine coloured boards on the walls and the dust would really show there and it just was so yucky looking. I prayed about it and then started thinking about what paint we had stored downstairs.

 

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Louvre JokeDid you hear about the guy in Paris who almost got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre? After planning the crime, getting in and out past security, he was captured only two blocks away when his Econoline ran out of gas...

 

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Year End Budget AnalysisEven if you didn't save all your receipts from last year, you still can analyze your expenses and use that information to help save money next year. For example, did you buy a latte every day before work? The average latte costs about three dollars. That works out to $15 per week for a grand total of $780 a year.

 

Questions

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Homemade Pocket Heaters?I would like to make my own pocket heaters, the kind you expose to air and they heat up (they are disposable). I know the ingredients are simply carbon and iron oxide.

 

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Hot Glue Stain on Cotton Shirt?I need suggestions on how to get dried hot glue off of a cotton uniform shirt. As a quick fix I had to hot glue something to my uniform top and now that it's off it left a residue that I can't get out (I've already washed it and that didn't help at all).

 

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Decorating My Room for $20?I'm going to have my own bedroom for the first time in ages. It's a big room and I'm starting from scratch with very little money. I want to decorate it pretty but am struggling for ideas.

 

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Bath and Body Basket Ideas?Can someone please give some info on how to decorate a bath & body basket and a basket for Valentine's Day. I make candles, lotions, oils, shower gels, etc. but I am fresh of decoration ideas. I am not too crafty but can be with step by step info and pictures. I need it for 2 presentations.

 

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Half Clear Pull-Apart Ornaments?Many years ago I was able to get a dozen of those 1/2 clear, 1/2 pearlized or mirrorized plastic/acrylic pull-apart ball ornaments for making Christmas tree decorations. I need more and now need a source as no one around here carries them anymore. Does anyone know of an online source?

 

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Steak Grease on Polyester Blouse?I need to know how to remove steak grease on a purple polyester delicate blouse?

 

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Which is Safer: A Candle or a Candle Warmer? received a candle warmer for a Christmas present. I feel that it is safer than burning candles. My friend feels the opposite. She said she is afraid that she wouldn't remember to turn off the candle warmer, but would see the flames on burning candles and this would remind her.

 

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Removing Beeswax Hair Remover From Skin?How can I remove leftover beeswax hair remover from skin?

 

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Removing Candle Color Stain from a Wood Table?We had candle wax go through a red tablecloth onto the oak table top. How do we get the red dye out of the table top finish?

 

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Wax on Trousers?I have spilt wax on my good trousers. I have since washed them 3 times and tried the paper / iron method and still wont remove the wax. I think the wax is ground into my trousers now.

 

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Reducing The Smell From Oil Based Paint?My husband is painting the kitchen trim with an oil base paint. Does anyone know how to help with the smell?

 

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