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September 26, 2007
Advice For Preparing MDF Surface For Lacquer
My work was throwing out old office furniture and I grabbed a bureau.
Christmas Float Ideas With "Through The Eyes of a Child" Theme
I need an idea for a Christmas float for my son's cub scout pack. The theme of the parade is Christmas through the eyes of a child.
Killing Bacteria In Public Dryer
In a public drying machine, what setting must one use to avoid bacteria?
What Is TCP?
Does anyone know what TCP is?
Looking For Reading With Reasons To Save Fabric Scrap
I used to work with a woman who had a little reading which had all the reasons for buying and saving fabric scraps.
Preventing Cheese From Leaking Out of Calzones
I love making homemade calzones, but the cheese always leaks out of them while baking.
What Is Washing Soda?
Does anyone know what 'washing soda' is?
Recipe For Sugar Free Low Carb Zucchini Bread
Looking for a sugar free and preferably low carb recipe for Zucchini bread.
Affordable Champange Brunch In New York Area
For my wedding I would like to have a Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet for 40-50 guest.
Does Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent Kill 99.9% of Bacteria?
Does Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent kill 99.9% of bacteria?
Cleaning Pizza Sauce Off a Keyboard
My daughter would like to know how to clean a keyboard.
Recipe For Custard
I am looking for a recipe that my mother used to make.
Putting Bows On Glass Blocks
I am making the decorated glass blocks. How do you make the bows on them, or do people usually buy them pre-made? Can anyone let me know! I want to start making ASAP!
Fund Raising Ideas for Spay/Neuter Services
I am the president of a non profit organization working with animals.
Advice For Dealing With Dead Squirrels
This about squirrels so don't know if having this under pets is quite right but it was the best I could find...
What Color To Make Curtains
My wall and carpet are two different shades of brown and my chair is dominated with a kind of red pattern design. What colour should my curtains be?
Recipe For Leather Bottle Restaurant Steak Soup
I got this recipe a long time ago (probably 30 years or more), it was from a restaurant in New England, but I lost it, dang it!
Simple, Fast Way to Clean Oven
How do you clean a greasy oven in a fast, simple way?
Decorating Plastic Buckets
How can I decorate plastic buckets?
Ideas For a 17th Birthday With Skateboarding Theme
I'm turning 17 in November and I want to have a really cool party, I love skateboarding so I want it to revolve around that.
Brown Bagging Goes Green
When the bus pulled away for school this week, did you feel good about what was in your child's lunch sack?
Creating Your Craft Room
Tips for creating a craft room from the ThriftyFun Community. All of us crafters would love to have a craft room. Some of us are lucky and we have an extra room we can use.
Christmas Craft Ideas for Toddlers
Christmas gifts that your small children can help make. Here are some ideas posted from the ThriftyFun community. When my boys were little we took glass ornaments, these were the ones that were colored, now you can buy clear ones.
Crocheted Box Shower Favor
I made this for a wedding shower. I purchased the oval basket from craft store they came in a few sizes.
Birthday Cake With Chocolate Curls
I made this cake for my nephew's second birthday. For the chocolate shavings, I used chocolate at room temperature and a vegetable peeler.
Shorten Pants With Tapered Legs
How do I make a smooth seam when altering tapered legs? Sewing tips as submitted from the ThriftyFun community. You might think about making a "V" shaped vent at the seam on the outside of the leg, I hope you understand what I mean. I dont know any other way to explain it.
Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Cut both ends out of an empty, clean tuna can. Spray with cooking spray, place on a skillet, hold down and fill with a beaten egg. You can add diced ham, cheese, vegetables, etc.
Aspirin For Infections
I work many hours in a nursing home, and consequently developed a bad infection from a blister. Triple antibiotic cream did nothing to it by itself. I had the idea that, if aspirin was an astringent, perhaps it would reduce the infection if placed on the site.
Look For Free Legal Services In Your Area
Don't stay in an unhappy marriage because you can't afford a lawyer! Look in the phone book, call your local court house, or look on the internet (yellowpages.com is a good site)
Super Vegetable Stew
Simmer all ingredients, except last 4 for 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer an additional 15 minutes.
I was just strolling along the street to breath fresh air and want to spent myself alone and my eyes caught at this beautiful pink roses behind a garage of a Swedish family.
Paper Napkin Craft - Three Ways
I know it might seem a little early for Christmas projects, but I thought I would post this one early. Here are three different ideas using the same beverage sized napkin.
Mix in order given. Slowly pour in salad oil. Beat with electric beater until stiff, about 6-10 minutes. Good on fruit salads.
Store Roll-on Deodorant Upside Down
I like the roll on deodorant. When the bottle is "empty", I store it upside down and get an additional 4/5 weeks usage from it.
Sweet Noodle Kugel
Cook egg noodles until done and drain. Beat the eggs and mix well with sugar. Add vanilla and mix well, then the cottage cheese, sour cream, milk, and the butter.
Protect Your Signs
To keep your rummage or garage sale sign dry in bad weather, slip it into a big ziplock bag before putting it up! You can also use sheet protectors.
Cream of Asparagus or Broccoli Soup
Cook asparagus or broccoli as directed on package; drain, measuring liquid. Add water to liquid to make 1/2 cup. Puree asparagus or broccoli, with measured liquid, in electric blender. Melt butter in saucepan.
Protect Your Garden Produce With Pantyhose
To protect your garden produce from insects or animals that love to sample, cover each (squash, lets say) with a length of panty hose. Close the top and bottom of the hose by knotting or tying with string so there are no openings for critters.
Hot Fruit Compote
Drain pineapple and reserve juice. Arrange fruit in strips, rows or circles, depending on shape of your container. Make 1 layer of fruit, then spread it with cherry pie filling.
Cream butter until soft. Mix until well blended. Add flour, which has been sifted with baking powder and salt. Roll thin on a lightly floured board. Cut into 1 inch diameter rounds.
Buy Versatile Furniture
When you buy your furniture, try to buy items that can be used in several rooms. Certain tables, chairs, lamps, etc. will never be wasted if you can move them around.
Lilli (Golden Retriever)
Lilli is an 18 month old Purebred Golden Retriever. I looked in paper and purchased her in 2006. Lilli loves to play ball and loves to chew on bones.
Uses for Cardboard Milk Cartons
Prevent scratches on your floor with cardbaord milk cartons. Cut off the top part of the milk carton and slip the lower part on furniture legs. Then you can slide heavy furniture without fear of scratching your floor.
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