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April 25, 2006
Pear Tree Producing Cracked, Hard Pears
I have a pear tree that is several years old, we always have lots of pears but they crack and are very hard. We never have any to harvest. Can anyone help?
Decorating Tents at a Wedding
I need help decorating the tents at my outdoor wedding. There is a tent over the dance floor and the food. All the tables are in a field. They have yellow table cloths and daisies in a galvanized pail for centerpieces, I'm just not sure how to decorate the tents.
I saw a posting regarding mirror tiles at Walmart. Where are they in Walmart? I looked in the wedding section and in paint/hardware. These would be awesome for my centerpieces. This is a second marriage and I'm trying really hard to be economical and still be beautiful.
Advice About Website Affiliate Programs
On the bottom of a lot of sites I've noticed offers to become an affiliate. How does this work? Is it a scam or a chance for a little added income? I'd love to hear from someone who is an affiliate or knows something about this.
Honey Bear Brownies
Back in the 70s my girlfriend and I had a great recipe for brownies. It came on the Hershey Cocoa can. It was called Honey Bear Brownies. I would love to make these again! Please help if you can. Love to all.
Bleach Water Spilled on Carpet
A mop bucket that contained water with bleach in it was knocked over on my carpet! Will it stain my blue carpet? Does anyone have any ideas on this subject?
Cleaning Wooden Bird Feeders
I'd like to know how to clean out wooden bird feeders. What products to use or not use, and any tips to keep them looking nice. They all have openings so I can get in the corners.
Adding Padding to Antique Chairs
I need some advice. Somehow I have been talked into recovering the seats of antique chairs. The woman wants to add padding and pick out the fabric which she would like to be easy to clean. I've never done this but seen it done on TV all the time. Can anyone help me? She somehow thinks I am an expert on this and I am not!
Fabric with a Motorcross Print
Does anyone have an idea where I can purchase fabric with a "motocross print" on it? I am running out of time. I need to make crib bedding.
Who Am I? Mystery Solved - Daisy
This is Daisy. She is my dog. My Husband and I adopted her a couple of weeks ago. She was rescued from somewhere in Arkansas, and now she lives with us in Fargo. She is just as wonderful as she is cute!
ThriftyFun In The News: Best for Aspiring Penny Pinchers
Money Magazine has mentioned ThriftyFun in their print magazine and on their website!
Boris (Russian Blue)
Boris is my 9 year old Russian Blue. I adopted him from Petsmart 7 years ago.
Poll: Did you learn frugality from your parents?
Today's poll asks: Did you learn frugality from your parents?
RC Car Battery Question
For remote control batteries, mine is 6.0 volt. Can i replace it with a drycell 9.0 volt? Would the the RC car work?
Breed Information: Rottweiler
Rottweilers are large, powerful dogs with a substantial build and equally great endurance and agility. They have a calm, self-assured expression and give the impression of great power, which they easily back up with their powerfully muscular bodies.
Cherry Wild Rice
This simple recipe makes a a delicious and healthy side dish for any meal.
Breed Information: Rhodesian Ridgeback
The good-natured and formidable Rhodesian Ridgeback gets its name from the symmetrical ridge of hair on its spine growing against the grain of its coat. This large muscular dog has a broad, flat skull, strong, deep chest and powerful hind quarters.
Corn and Green Bean Bake
Bring water to boiling. Cook onion, covered, in a large saucepan in boiling water for 5 minutes; add green beans and corn. Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp tender. . .
Wallpapering with Maps and Newspapers
You can wall paper a small area with maps or even foreign language newspapers. When I was a kid I just LOVED a hallway of some friends of my parents which was papered in National Geographic maps!
Family Closet for Organizing Laundry
I have just experienced the best thing in my life; the family closet. I turned my laundry room into a laundry room/family closet. Now, I can wash, dry, fold and put away all in one room.
Scrapbooking Supplies for Mother's Day
This is what I did last Mother's Day and have been asked by my mother to do again. I love scrapbooking and had done some pages for my mother, but last Mother's Day, I decided to let her ...
Beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds to soften. Add sugar, beat until well combined. Add 3/4 cup of the flour, stir just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Cheesecake Brownie Sundaes
Melt chocolate and margarine. Cool. Beat eggs with electric mixer until foamy; add sugar, vanilla, and water. Beat until lemon colored (about 5 minutes). Stir in chocolate mixture, flour, baking powder, salt, and nuts. . .
Making Dishwashing Soap Last Longer
For making your dishwashing soap last longer: Take a separate plastic bottle with a pump and fill about one third of dishwashing liquid of your choice.
Different Way for Washing Ball Caps
My husband's favorite ball cap is pure white with green lettering on it, and it got so disreputable that even he wouldn't wear it any longer. Machine washing did nothing so I ran it through the washer one more time to make sure it was as clean as it could get (the set-in sweat stains were hopeless!) . . .
Stretching Your Craft Materials Budget
I love to do crafts, but on a tight income it is often too expensive. Then I hit on the idea of entering them in the county fair. I use the premium money for more craft materials to enter the next year.
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