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September 20, 2007
Warning About Walmart Flip Flops
Here's a scary story I came accross yesterday. It's about a person who bought Walmart flip flops and had a horrible reaction to them.
Filler for Flower Pots
Ideas for fillers for the base of flower pots from the ThriftyFun community. I have used a small pot upside down in some of my bigger planters. I put a smaller pot upside down in the bottom before I fill mine with dirt.
Advice on how and when to prune hydrangeas from the ThriftyFun community.
Tomato Growing Secrets
Tomato growing secrets submitted from the ThriftyFun community. The number 1 secret for growing great tomatoes is water control. A tomato is 90% water. It needs a constant supply of water measured out on a consistent basis.
Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil
I found this recipe on foodnetwork.com and it's the best pizza recipe I've ever made. Since the website didn't have a photo, I snapped a photo prior to baking.
Fixing A Misaligned Tape
I had a video tape for my VCR that had been recorded with some favorite programs and it became jiggly when we tried to watch it.
Boil penne noodles until cooked (about 10 minutes). Heat about 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet with the tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and chickpeas and a couple pinches of basil.
Vegetable Peeler For Fancy Chocolate Curls
To make chocolate curls for your desserts, use a large milk chocolate bar and shave with a vegetable peeler.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Add salad oil, eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat well and bake in hot waffle iron.
Brush Your Hair Bottom Up
This is a hair combing or brushing tip for medium to long hair to avoid snarling. Start combing or brushing your hair from the bottom working your way up to the scalp.
Winnie's Sandwich Spread
Mash hard boiled eggs. Add grated carrots. Sprinkle with small amount of salt and pepper and Lawry's seasoning salt. Break cream cheese into small pieces and add to first mixture.
Frugal Tips in the Kitchen
1. When using the vacuum sealer to keep meat fresh that I buy on sale, I often find that I need to stack things in the bag like hamburgers. Instead of using wax paper, I use the leftover small parts of vacuum sealer bag to separate the layers of meat.
Bacon Artichoke Dip
Chop artichoke hearts to a pulp. Add other ingredients; stir well; check seasonings; chill. Serve with corn chips or raw veggies for dipping.
Cool Music - A Joke
A boy once asked his dad why he put his radio in a refrigerator. . .
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Brown ground beef in medium skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently.
Ideas For Outdoor Harvest Party
I need ideas for outdoor games for a Harvest Party.
Pattern for Homemade Lincoln Logs
Any one have patterns or ideas on making homemade Lincoln logs?
Eating Healthy at Fast Food Restaurants
Tips for eating healthy at food places. Is it even possible? Post your tips and ideas below!
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
This is a Hummingbird Clearwing. At first I thought it was a bee of some sort and I took photos of it and researched it. It is in the moth family. Pretty neat.
Simple Wedding Shower Gift
Buy a nice basket or ceramic jar and fill it full of all sorts of kitchen cooking utensils. I had someone do this for me and I appreciated it so much.
Angel Custard Dessert
In the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks, sugar and half and half. Cook until custard coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat and add gelatin dissolved in water.
Use A Face Steamer For Lung Congestion
Picked up a little home face steamer by Revlon at a yardsale, thinking that the steam would be good for my sinuses when blocked. And I have found that BREATHING the steam is also good for lung congestion.
Control of Broadleaf Weeds in the Lawn
A well maintained lawn is an integral part of an attractive home landscape. Unfortunately, dandelion, plantain, and other perennial broadleaf weeds can become problems.
Planning For Holiday Dinners A Week Ahead
For the holiday dinners, you should plan what you are going to have the week before and cook your desserts the day before the holiday.
Set oven control to broil. Cut potatoes lengthwise into eighths. Place potatoes, cut sides down, in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15x10 inches. Brush lightly with oil. Mix remaining ingredients; sprinkle potatoes with half of the mixture.
Clothespin Bag from Tea Towel
I've been living frugally most of my life and loving it. Always trying to find ways of saving money. My clothes pin bag was worn out and I found a free sewing pattern on a website.
Socks As A Kitten
Socks is 1 year plus a few months, now. He loved to run around the house and terrorize the other pets and people. Unfortunately, he got outside and never came home.
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