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April 20, 2007
PreCycling: Saving Money While Reducing Waste
Every week, the average American generates around 23 lbs of waste. A large portion of that comes from the packaging of products we buy.
Saving Money and Saving the Environment
One great thing about frugal living is that being frugal tends to lower your impact on the environment. In honor of Earth Day, we have collected some favorite money saving tips that are also good for the environment.
Satin Bow for a Prom Dress
We are trying to find a way to keep the satin bow on my daughter's prom dress tied! We have to pull it really tight first, she holds it while I make the bow. But because the fabric is so slippery, it loosens quickly. It's a major support of the dress so it can't be loose.
Recipe For Making Matte Eye Shadow
We are looking for a recipe for making matte eye shadow (similar to the matte LA FEMME and matte MAC eye-shadows in Medium Brown, Taupe, and Black).
Tissue Oil Cocoa Butter for Stretch Marks
Is tissue oil effective in removing scars and stretch marks or is cocoa butter better?
Is Bottled Water Worth It?
With wholesale sales exceeding $10 billion dollars in 2005, the bottled water industry is booming. And it doesn't show signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Shoeboxes For Photo Organizing
Well, I was reading all the different ways to use old shoe boxes and thought of one myself. I have collected all these shoe boxes because I just can't see throwing out a perfectly good box that could be used for many other things.
Organization For Pack Rats
I know that this sounds simplistic but if you are a pack rat (and who isn't?), try to root through your things on a regular basis. I put away items into a "safe" place and then I cannot find them. I am in a store and I "think" I need pens when I have dozens of them, if I only knew where.
Easy Pepper Steak Meatballs
Combine first 6 ingredients in bowl, mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Brown in margarine in skillet. Add vegetables and saute until tender. Stir in the next 3 ingredients with 1/3 cup of water.
Different Colored Socks For Each Person
Each family member has a different color sock; 4 boys, my husband, and myself. Makes it easy to sort. Black, gray, white, gray with a stripe, and gray with a colored heel.
Parmesan Turkey and Rice Bake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. in large bowl, combine turkey, celery, mayonnaise, rice, cheese, onion, lemon juice, and salt. Spoon mixture into greased 9 inch square baking pan.
Do It Yourself Dog Biscuits
With all the problems with dog food lately here is a good way to make dog biscuits and my dog loves them.
Summer Fruit Smoothie
Place all ingredients except ice cubes in blender container. Cover; blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; blend until thickened. Serve immediately.
Easy Cinnamon Rolls
In mixer bowl dissolve 1 package dry yeast in 3/4 cup warm water. Add margarine, sugar, salt, egg, 1 cup flour and cardamom (opt.)
Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken
In a resealable plastic bag or shallow glass container, combine the honey, soy sauce and lime juice; mix well. Add chicken and turn to coat.
I cut off the end of a celery stalk and it looked like a rose. I had to post it, it was so cute. I didn't know they looked like that! Interesting!
Try Products For Free
When you can, join advertising/promotion programs that give you samples and free stuff for participation. One such setup currently is being a buzz agent. I have gotten a full-size face lotion to sample and talk about, a trial of computer software and a little backpack.
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Are you wanting an innovative way to serve your chilled egg, tuna or chicken salad for your next potluck? Cherry tomatoes! Wash some cherry tomatoes, hollow them by removing the core, seeds, and membranes.
Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Remove protective glaze from tenderloins by holding under lukewarm running water for 1-2 minutes. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
Easy Curried Tilapia
This delicious recipe is a great way to prepare tilapia.
Chicken Pasta Salad
For salad, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water. In salad bowl, combine all salad ingredients; set aside.
Using Crystal Every Day
I am always looking for ways to use my pretty crystal everyday. For instance, I use a my celery dishes to hold folded dinner napkins in the kitchen and paper hand towels in the bath.
Do you have any tips disposing of or recycling computers? Post them below.
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