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April 24, 2007
Starting a Butterfly Garden
I'm wondering what I would need to start a butterfly garden with, also if anyone would have any seeds or plants to share for this garden.
Setting the Dye When Making Tie-dye Clothing
Does anyone know the best way to keep the dye set after doing home Tie-dye t-shirts? I've heard something about salt and something about vinegar. Any other ideas? If using salt or vinegar, how do I use them?
Uses for Empty Milk Bags
Does anybody have any good ideas for reusing empty milk bags?
What Cleaning Products Do You Use?
I would love to know what brand cleaning products you all use in the kitchen and bathroom. For instance, what cuts grease and kills germs in the kitchen and is safe to use on metal, plastic (inside of refrigerator and microwave) and everything that most people have in their kitchen.
Throwing a Pre-Prom Party
My daughter's prom is May 11. We are thinking of having a pre-prom party around our pool. We would invite all parents/anyone wishing to take pictures etc. and serve finger foods.
Uses for Hand Lotion
For what can I use old, thin hand lotion?
My Frugal Life: Live Like Good Ol' Grandma
Cut those expenses in half, redirect your disposable income, decrease your stress, change your spending habits, live a thrifty fun life well below your means and budget now to be financially free later.
Strawberry Pot Side Table
Use a strawberry pot as an inexpensive side table on your deck! First plant small vines or other trailing plants in the holes of the pot.
Festive Strawberry Nut Salad
Toss almonds with sugar in medium non-stick skillet; cook on medium heat 6-8 minutes or until sugar forms a golden brown syrup and evenly coats the almonds, stirring constantly.
This is my backyard view every day. Does it get any better than this?
Generously butter muffin cups. In small mixer bowl, combine pie crust mix, eggs and milk. Blend at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened; beat 1 minute at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally (batter will be slightly lumpy).
Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs
In a Dutch oven, combine the tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 cup water, sugar, grated onion, oregano, a tsp. pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered for 1 1/4 hours.
Free Crochet Patterns Online
I saw several people on here asking for patterns for crocheting and knitting patterns. I ran across this link that has hundreds of free ones so thought I would pass it on.
Call To Save Wal-Mart's Fabric Department
I was told by a Wal-Mart employee that it might be possible to save the fabric department if everyone would call 1-800-WAL-MART. and tell them how valuable that department is to all of us that do crafts which require sewing and notion supplies.
Product Review: Oxyclean
I couldn't live without this stuff! It has gotten all kinds of stains out of my two kids clothes, including poopy stains, spit-up stains, tomato sauce stains, grass stains, etc.
Savory Bubble Loaf
Shape dough into 1 inch balls; set aside. In small bowl, combine garlic powder, thyme, oregano and dill weed. Add balls to butter; roll to coat all sides. Add to seasoning mixture; roll to coat evenly.
Save Change For Family Vacation
We save our change from one year to the next to take a vacation at Christmas to Pigeon Forge, Tenn (Dollywood). We rent a cabin for 14 of us, we've done this for 5 years and go ice skating and snowbowling.
Save Money By Recycling
Call your nearest garbage drop off to save money! I know some states pay for garbage through taxes, but for those of you who pay by bag, call the garbage facility in your area and ask about recycling.
Tips For Surviving Power Outages
A few months ago, our whole area was without electricity for nearly 15 hours. My husband and I made it fine. We had oil lamps, matches, lots of blankets, and partially prepared meat and vegetables in the crockpot.
Camper's Beat Treat
Saute ground beef in shortening until browned. Add pork and beans and drained kidney beans. Combine the other ingredients and add to the bean mixture.
Peanut Butter And Jelly Quesadilla
This is best if you have a quesadilla maker appliance. These are good for a snack or even dessert.
Look For Free Stuff
Watch the "free" category in the classifieds, also the same with "FreeCycle" if it's in your area, via e-mail. You never know what some folks are offering for free.
Old Fashioned Hard Boiled Eggs
I just want to say something about this "newfangled" idea of cooking eggs. All the sites, papers, etc. now claim that you are to bring the eggs to a boil in the water and turn them off and let stand for 15 to 17 minutes.
Speedy Baked Beans
In large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp; pour off drippings. Stir in beans, chili sauce and mustard; heat until bubbly.
Citrus Fruit Punch
In punch bowl or 2 1/2 qt. pitcher, combine concentrates and water; mix well. Stir in ginger ale and serve immediately. Garnish with fruit slices, if desired.
The Coloring of Dakota and Huskies
As many of you know, I have a darling husky named Dakota. But he didn't always look how he does. When I first got him he was mostly all tan with some grey spots.
Standing Baby Craft
Here's a craft for making a figure that looks like a baby wearing a straw hat. Take the broom and separate the bristles to look like two legs and tie with string or pipe cleaners. Put on the sleeper, putting the legs of the sleeper over the bristle legs.
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