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August 7, 2006
Buying Microfiber Suede Slouch Wedge Boots
I got a pair of Target slouch wedge boots in tan, microfiber suede for $35. They were great but I lost them one day. Does anyone know of any tan microfiber suede slouch wedge boots for a reasonable price?
Cleaning Outside Toys
I am in the process of gathering up the childrens unused toys and outgrown clothes. I have an outside toy that my youngest does not play with anymore. I have all the pieces for it and in gently used condition, but it looks horiible from the months of being outside!
Inexpensive Alternative for Controlling Bugs
Does any one have an inexpensive alternative for controlling bugs other than expensive exterminators? Mainly cockroaches, as Texas has an over abundance!
Using AAA When Keys Are Locked In the Car
I'm told that calling AAA to open a locked car with electric windows can damage the wiring of the electric windows and cost a lot to repair for which AAA is not liable. Is this true?
Recipe Ideas for Relief Workers
I really need some recipes for 25 to 30 people for breakfast, lunch (bag) and dinner. A group from our church is going down to Mississippi for a week to help out Katrina victims. We need ideas for preparing meals for the workers.
Bleach Lightened Clothing
My daughter put a new navy jumper in a load of washing that had bleach in it now the jumper has faded and has a slight purple tinge to it. Can it be saved?
Yellow Tomato Jam Recipe
I am looking for a recipe for Yellow Tomato Jam. I have an over abundance of yellow tomatoes! Our family would love this in the winter.
My White Barrel Handbag is Turning Yellow
I have a white barrel handbag and it is turning yellow. Any suggestions on cleaning it?
Silly Putty on an Antique Oriental Rug
My son left his silly putty out, our dog got a hold of it! It is now all over my antique oriental rug! I was able to pick most of it off, but some remains and I am scared to try some of the things I have read.
Whiskey Stain on Linoleum
A bottle of whiskey broke my kitchen rug and now there is a big stain on my linoleum floor. I have tried some removers but nothing has worked! Any suggestions would be helpful!
Sewing Two Table Cloths Together
I have two table cloths that I would like to piece into a double-sided table runner (they are too short for my table). I am a seriously novice sewer, so I am not sure how to sew the edges together to make it neat, or if I should use a binding like cord.
My Right Food Gets Sunburnt Quicker Than My Left
No one can figure why my right foot (only) gets sunburnt quickly. Any ideas?
Saying "No" to Charities
I need help to say "No"! It's not that I haven't been thrifty and frugal, I've had to be. It's just the many, many requests for donations and subscriptions to worthy causes.
Getting Rid of Russian Olive Bush
Does anyone know how to get rid of the Russian Olive bush, it is very invasive. I hope someone knows of something easy.
News from Stella in Vietnam
New Update: Stella (Susan's daughter and one of the ThriftyFun Staff) is in Vietnam volunteering at orphanages and as an English teacher in Danang.
Make Your Own "Elmers" Glue
Make Your Own "Elmers" Glue. Place milk and vinegar in a double boiler. Cook on low heat and stir as curds form. Drain off liquid. . .
Follow the Ant Trail
To get rid of ants, follow the trail. Once you see a line of ants, try not to kill it right away. Instead, follow the route of the ants so as to know where it's coming from and where it wil end. . .
Mix gently as making suds will weaken mixture.
Saving Money on Diet Snacks
Instead of buying the expensive pre-packaged diet snacks, I buy a large bag of good diet snacks and I measure the serving myself ahead of time and I put them in ziplock baggies.
Mixing Lipstick Colors
A few months ago, I purchased 2 shades of lipstick. After being home and able to try them, I realized that I didn't prefer those colors after all. . .
Conserving and Cutting Laundry Costs
Conserving on Laundry Costs. I fill and run the washer at bedtime, only full loads and cold water. In the morning I hang the clothes on an old fashioned clothesline. . .
Pork Loin Sandwiches
Rub each pork loin cut with 1/4 of the desired seasoning. Grill pork loin cuts on the grill rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals 5-6 minutes or till the juices run clean.
"Rays of Hope" Garden
Rays of Hope Garden Photos. This is a garden area I'm working on to dedicate to pen-friends in prison that I write to. . .
Samson (Siamese Cat)
Samson is a 4 year old Siamese cat. My eldest daughter found him at her high school, hungry, in need of a lot of attention and very affectionate. He loves to roll around in the dirt.
Chocolate Covered Fruit Made by the Sun
This simple recipe is perfect for a summer party or just an outside snack on a sunny day.
Recipe for Combo Salad. I'm currently working a second job at a retirement home in the kitchen and saw this recipe the other day. Probably something everyone's done before but I just thought I'd share it, it's good. . .
Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
Grease 22 muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; set aside. Prepare streusel topping; set aside.
Fruity Green Pineapple Punch
Recipe for Fruity Green Pineapple Punch. When having a party and you have to prepare the punch, here's a fruity drink the adults and kids will love.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie
Recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Beat together eggs, corn syrup, sugar and butter. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. . .
Hershey Bar Cake
Recipe for Hershey Bar Cake. Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Melt candy in a double boiler or in the microwave. . .
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