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August 8, 2007
How Do I Contact A ThriftyFun Member
I'd like to write a message to one of the members, how can I find her? She lives in my town!
Reversing The Effects of Salt On Plants
I used salt to kill some weeds, but the problem is the salt is killing everything else! How can I reverse the effects of the salt?
Recipe For Boxed Cake Frosting
Am I the last person who remembers cake mix frosting that came in a box? It tasted so much better than that soft canned stuff they have today (overly sweet and I can't get it to stay on the cake! It always oozes off). I know they don't make the stuff any more but does anyone know how to duplicate the recipe for vanilla or chocolate? The mix also made a great fudge. Does anyone remember how it was done?
Does Yardley of London Make Cosmetics
Does anyone know if Yardley of London still makes cosmetics? I wore them all time when I was in high school in the '60's. The color range was gorgeous and they felt so good on your skin! Also loved their fragrances: light and sweet, I don't like the strong, musky perfumes they have today.
Relieving Itching From Yellow Jacket Stings
Help! A week ago I was stung by way over 50 yellow jackets. The pain has gone by now but the itching makes me want to rip my skin off. I have tried a number of things to relieve it but nothing works for more than a few minutes. Anyone got any suggestions? Do you know how long this will last?
Removing Scuffs From Suede Shoes
Does anyone know how to get black scuff marks off of tan suede shoes?
Advice On Using Cosmetology Schools
I'm looking to save some money on haircuts and highlighting. It's now $42 for a haircut and in excess of $115 with highlights and lowlights. Please don't suggest going to Cost Cutters or other cheapie places as you truly get what you pay for. Does anyone actually use the cosmetology schools on a regular basis? I know they're supposed to be supervised but I'm still nervous to try them. You probably get a different person each time and it probably takes 3 times as long to get done (I've heard.) Any suggestions welcome.
Removing Heater Burns On Leather Couch
I have heater burn marks on my leather couches does anyone know how to remove them? Please help ASAP.
How Can Kids and Young Adults Make Money?
We have been getting a lot of requests from young folks looking for ways to make money before school starts. Here are some Brainstormed ideas for them by the ThriftyFun community. What are your tips for what kids can do to make money? Post them below.
Pets Pooping On Carpet
I am trying to break one of my pets from eliminating in the same spot. Well, actually, I am working on housetraining entirely. I have an 8 month old sheltie that has recently been introduced into the family. He is doing fairly well in the potty situation but I find a pile of poop in the same area on the carpet very often. I am not sure just who is the culprit - my pom, my cat or the sheltie.
Allergen Free HE Laundry Detergent
Help! I am allergic and need a perfume/fragrance free laundry detergent preferably for a HE front loaded machine.
Thrift Store Bargains for Crafts
Tips for finding craft materials at thrift stores from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas below.
Uses for Tuna Cans
Tips for reusing empty tuna cans from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.
Uses for Old Phone Books
Here is advice for recycling old phone books posted by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.
Proportions For Sugar Free Cinnamon Sugar
Does anyone know the proportions to mix your own sugar-free cinnamon sugar, using a sweetener like Splenda and cinnamon? Thanks.
Natural Make-Up Remover
You can make your own Make-Up Remover. Its really simple and easy to make. Mix equal amount of Olive Oil, Castor Oil and Canola Oil and use a cotton ball to remove your Facial and Eye Make-Up.
Attach Magnetic Tape To Dustpan
Adhere a strip of magnetic tape, which is sold at craft and hardware stores, to the rear of a metal dustpan to attract small objects such as nails, brads, or screws that find their way onto the floor.
Buying and Selling Used Carpet
Wall to wall Carpet which has been taken up often has good spots - and when they re-do apartments, there is often a lot of good carpet left.
Place the yellow squash, zucchini, tomato, olives and onion in a double thickness of heavy duty foil.combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic salt, oregano and pepper; pour over vegetables.
Hatching Monarch Butterfly
Here is a view of the Butterfly worm I found. It was attached to the back of a Milkpod leaf. I brought it home and it ate the leaves, then attached itself upside down on the container.
Apple Juice Vinaigrette
In a small bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients. Drizzle over greens and fruit.
Pin Cushion Holder
Pin cushion holder that resembles an ol' fashioned Easter hat. Cover 6 inch round circle with plain fabric and glue in middle-flatten. Take tuna can, add stuffing cover with printed fabric, make sure fabric is flattened underneath and glue to 6 inch circle.
Lunch for the Weight Conscious
I am trying to be a lot more "weight conscious" so have decided that it really isn't necessary to eat meat with every meal every day - so because it's summer and I don't have a garden - I like to make a meal of fresh fruits I prepare myself with little effort that I love!
Duck in Hardware Store - A Joke
A duck walks into a hardware store. He asks the manager, "Do you have any duck food?" The manager says, "No, we don't have any duck food." The duck leaves, and comes back later.
Kids Art Bricks For The Garden
Let your kids' or grandkids' art showcase in your garden! Let them each have a brick and a variety of colored chalk and let them decorate the brick. Then, if you like, go over the art piece with paint, going over each line with it's respective color.
Chunky Tomato Basil Bisque
In a large saucepan, saute' the celery, onion and red pepper in butter for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
Pesto Pork Roast
For pesto, in a blender, combine 1/4 cup oil, basil, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Cover and process until blended. Remove 2 tablespoons pesto to a small bowl; stir in remaining oil and set aside.
Pepperoni Veggie Pizzas
Coat both sides of tortillas with nonstick cooking spray; place on a greased baking sheet. Spread with pesto; top with the remaining ingredients.
Bed for Small Bedroom
I have a small bedroom and want to not load it up with furniture. I bought a new bed and decided to get one with the built in drawers to save space in that room. This way a dresser is not taking up any space.
French Chocolate Cake
Line two greased 9 inch baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in chocolate and coffee.
Chili Con Queso Artichokes
Using a sharp knife, level the bottom of each artichoke and cut 1 inch from the tops. Using kitchen scissors, snip off tips of outer leaves. Place artichokes in a large saucepan; add 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil.
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