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September 26, 2006
Foley Aluminum Double Boiler
My mother bought a Foley aluminum double boiler (item number 2251-50) a long time ago. The thickness of the metal is what she likes. She just asked me if the company is still in business and how to contact them if they are.
Stains On Baby Clothing
I have thirty year old baby clothing that has formula or food stains on it. It is mostly cotton. What can possibly be used to remove them?
Giving a Cat Different Flea Medication
What would happen if you used too much flea medication on a cat? I used a horrible generic brand on my cat yesterday and I will be buying advantage tonight. Can I put it on them or do I have to wait, if so, how long?
Saints Float Ideas
I need help coming up with a theme for a school homecoming float. We are the Saints and we are going against the Wildcats. I am making a float for the homecoming parade with a bunch of juniors in my class but we need help with ideas.
Can I Use Hair Conditioner as a Fabric Softener?
I have 4 gallons of hair conditioner (from a sale at the beauty supply store) and 1 gallon of fabric softener. Can I dilute the hair conditioner and use it in place of fabric softener?
I am looking for reviews of TVs.
Musty Smell on a Sofa
We received a sleeper/sofa over the weekend and it is in good shape, but it has been stored in a basement and it has a musty smell.
Vikings Homecoming Float
I need an idea for a homecoming float. My team is the Vikings, we are purple and gold. The opponents are sturgeon bay, their logo is a ship.
Dusting Vinyl Blinds
How can I clean and keep dust away on vinyl blinds?
Dirt Ring in My Washing Machine
My washing machine leaves a ring of dirt after the wash is done, it also leaves dirt on the agitator and sometimes deposits scum back on the clothes. I have tried running a cycle with vinegar but it still does it.
Autumn Harvest Moon Festival Ideas
I'm a college student and am trying to set up a harvest moon autumn festival mixing in different cultural ideas (like Chinese mooncakes).
Reading Past Newsletters on ThriftyFun
I have been saving all the ThriftyFun Newsletters in a folder to re-read them. Is it possible to re-read them from TF archives instead?
Spareribs With Coke
I am looking for recipe for spareribs made with coke. It was great and tasted just like from a Chinese restaurant.
Can I use oxiclean powder in my dishwasher?
Can I use regular oxiclean powder in my dishwasher?
Gum Residue in Dishwasher
A friend of mine washed a cup in the dishwasher with gum in it. Now when they use the dishwasher the plastic cups have a sticky film on them.
LuLu the Little Chicky Costume Ideas
My two toddlers are going as the Wonder Pets for Halloween and I need help with LuLu the little chicky. I already got great ideas for Tuck the Turtle on this website.
Decorating Our Doors for Homecoming
We are decorating our doors for homecoming and we need ideas for a theme. We are the Indians and we are playing the Cougars.
Preventing Slippery Hardwood Floors
I have been using vinegar and water to clean our hardwood floor but it is still slippery. How can I avoid that?
Frozen Breaded Mushrooms
I used to be able to buy frozen OreIda mushrooms that I could fry or bake and serve with ranch dressing. Any frozen mushroom would do, I don't like the fresh picked ones. If the stores don't sell them is there someway to come up with my old frozen mushrooms?
Sticky Kitchen Cabinets
My kitchen cabinets are sticky and greasy. Nothing i've used will remove the sticky feeling. Any suggestions?
Homemade Wringer for Hand Washing Clothes
I am looking for a homemade DIY wringer/roller for washing clothes.
Stain on Windows
I have stain on the windows from staining the frame. I can't get it off. I have tried goo gone and acetone.
Making a Wig for a Costume
For a halloween costume Im looking forward to going as the ghost of Marie Antoinette. My problem is wigs are so expensive. Is there some way I could make something with cheapish materials looking historically accurate?
Paint Color for Gold Curtains
I want to paint my dining room, but there are already professionally done curtains that I would like to keep and they are dark gold. What paint color would go well with them.
Bosch Classixx Washing Machine Problem
I have a Bosch Classixx washing machine (it does not have a dryer) and every time I use it, some, but not all of the clothes have a very bad smell. I use Persil detergent and it doesn't matter if I use fabric conditioner or not they still stink.
Removing Cat Urine Odor From Laminate Flooring
I am looking for advice about removing cat urine odor from laminate flooring.
I have some washcloths that have been washed a few times and have become stiff and scratchy. They are relatively new and look good but the feel is stiff. What can I do to make them soft again?
Graham Brown, Super Fresco Luxury Textured Vinyl, Pattern #12550
am looking for discontinued wallpaper by Graham Brown, Super Fresco Luxury Textured Vinyl, pattern #12550; I need 3 rolls ASAP.
Should I Keep My Last Name?
I am 64, my fiance is 65, and we are getting married in November. Would it be financially better (taxes, health issues, etc.) for me to keep my current last name? We have both been married before and have grown married children.
Ants In Stored Cereal
I have a pantry and I went to get some fruit loops out that was in a zipper bag and it had a lot of small ants in the bag. They appeared to be ants as they were rather small. Where did they come from and how do I get rid of them?
Poll: Do you own an iPod?
Today's poll asks: Do you own an iPod?
Combat the "I Need It" Attitude
The economy is poor, but that's not the only reason that people are in debt. Other factors play a huge role in the circulating debt that swarms above the homes of America, and one of them is the "I need it" attitude.
amp'd Mobile Reviews
Has anyone tried amp'd Mobile's pay as you go service? How is it working for you?
My Frugal Life - Avoiding The Fast Food Life
Frugal living has been a way of life since I was a small child. Coming from a large family of 8 in a rural small town, I was raised in a simple environment.
Zesty Meatballs And Rice
Recipe for Zesty Meatballs And Rice. Mix meat, Shake-n-Bake, carrots and cheese. Shape evenly into 16 balls. Cook in non stick skillet on medium heat for 8 minutes or until evenly browned. . .
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers Reviews
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers Reviews. I have used a Mr. Clean Magic Sponge on everything. It takes out dirt, nail polish, marker, crayon, grease, scuff marks, even sticky stuff.
Spicy BBQ Sauce
Recipe for Spicy BBQ Sauce. In a 1 qt. saucepan over medium heat, add oil and onion, cook till onion is translucent, stirring occasionally. . .
Free Stained Glass Patterns
Websites with free stained glass patterns.
Freezing Leftover Meals
Freezing Leftover Meals. When preparing a dish, always prepare more than you're going to need for this particular meal. After it's cool, package it in appropriate serving size containers. . .
Asian Chicken Salad From The Dollar Menu
When eating at a fast food place, I order a side salad off the Value (i.e. dollar menu) Menu and a 5-pc chicken nuggets.
In a large bowl toss all ingredients until well coated. Arrange in single layers in 15x10 inch baking pans.
Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf
Recipe for Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf. Combine eggs, crackers, quick oats, milk, salt, and pepper. Add turkey and sausage or hot dogs. Mix well. . .
Recipe for Zucchini Cake. Beat eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla and oil. Add dry ingredients, water and zucchini. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. . .
Hearty Ham Soup
In a saucepan cook potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, butter and chicken base in enough water to cover veggies.
Putrid Punch (Halloween Recipe)
Putrid Punch (Halloween Recipe).T his sick colored punch looks disgusting but tastes great. . .
Recipe for Ginger Cremes. Stir syrup, sugar, shortening and eggs together. I use spices scantly. Add flour and water or coffee last. . .
Blessed Christmas Mix
Mix all together. Fill small gift bag and tie with raffia. Attach a printed card to each bag with the following poem.
Investing for Your Retirement Joke
Investing for Your Retirement Joke. If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00. . .
Lazy Mans Bread
Recipe for Lazy Mans Bread. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place 1 Tbsp. shortening in an 8 inch cast iron skillet and place in oven to heat up. . .
Diva the Cat and Bear the Puppy
Diva the Cat and Bear the Puppy. This is Diva the Cat and Bear the Puppy. Diva is a 2 year old Calico and Bear is a five weeks old Cocker/Aussie Shepherd. . .
Playing with Brother's Straw Hat
This is my two year old granddaughter displaying and playing with her brother's straw hat. . .
Zesty Spaghetti Frittata
Recipe for Zesty Spaghetti Frittata. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss spaghetti and peas with dressing in 9 inch pie pan.
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