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October 24, 2007
Removing Mildew Stains from Baby Clothes
I have a 3 month old who spits up a lot and as often as I change her clothes or put bibs on her etc, she is constantly wet by her neck and chest. I let her clothes air dry after removing them from her before putting them in the hamper. Recently, however, her clothing started to get moldy up by the neck. I now have one cotton, one terry and one velour stretchy of hers that is no longer wearable.
Locating a Catholic Priest
Is it possible to locate a Catholic Priest if I know the name, the order he's in and the state he's from?
Green Halloween Link
Here is a neat link with healthy and Earth friendly Halloween tips. There are ideas for non food Trick or Treat items and information of throwing a Green Halloween party. Check it out.
Frugal Curtain Tiebacks
Advice for making frugal curtain tiebacks from the ThriftyFun community. In my living room I use 2 inch wide ribbon that matches my decor, the curtains are made out of sheets. In my son's room, I use bandannas.
The Last of Summer Flowers
My last of the summer flowers. It's been cold at night so I don't expect them to last much longer.
Rag Rug Instructions
Instructions on how to make a rag rug out of strips of materials as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. My mother taught me how to make rag rugs when I was a child. You take scraps of material that you want to use and make three separate, very long strips.
Solar Lights For Power Outages
When we have a power outage, I bring in 2 or 3 of my solar lights from the garden. They are much safer than candles and can be recharged so they are always ready for use.
Maple Nut Candy
Boil syrup, sugar and cream until soft ball is formed in cold water or 238 degrees F on candy thermometer. Remove from heat and beat until creamy. Add pecans.
Transporting Cooked Turkey
If you must transport your turkey, it can be cooked the day before. When done, let it cool, absorbing the juices. Then carve, laying a bed of any lettuce, a layer of sliced turkey and so on, in a dish.
Chicken Spoon Bread
Scald milk in double boiler. Add corn meal and cook to a mush thickness. Remove from heat and add baking powder, salt, pepper, beaten egg yolks, onion, chicken and butter.
Limit Your Shopping for a Frugal Wedding
You can have a large beautiful wedding if you limit your shopping to thrift stores, Walmart, and Dollar Tree. This wedding cost under $600.
Decoupaged Bleach Bottle Piggies
This is my second year of homeschooling and I wanted to show the girls how to decoupage. After several hours of thinking of what they could do that would be fun as well as useful, I went into my laundry room. And there atop of my washer sat an empty bleach bottle.
Chunked Baked Potatoes
My son really loves me to fix chunked baked potatoes with the skin on and even goes so far as to call it "a meal"!
Buy Cheap Spectacles For Out of the House
To help with reading "small print" on labels at the supermarket or just shopping in general, I have purchased several cheap pairs of magnifying spectacles.
Mae Ola's Onion Rings
Mix buttermilk, egg and sweet milk together. Dip salted onion rings in above mixture, then, then in flour, back into egg mixture and finally in cracker meal. Fry in fairly hot oil until brown.
Hang Everyday Clothes Inside Out
When putting clothes away in the closet, and you have a mix of everyday clothes and nicer clothes in the same place. I put the everyday use tops, blouses, and shirts on hangers inside out.
Blender Pots De Creme
Put chips, sugar and coffee in blender. Pour in milk. Add eggs, then vanilla. Blend 1 minute. Pour in serving dish and chill. Serve with whipped cream. You may add a pinch of cinnamon instead of vanilla, if desired.
Be Prepared For A Kitchen Fire
It has been three years ago this month I had a kitchen fire and panicked. When the fire got out of hand, all I could think about was calling 911 and getting my dog and myself out of the house. We had extensive fire damage to the kitchen and extensive smoke damage to the entire house.
Wash beans and cook as directed on package, adding water as needed. Brown ground beef, onion and bell pepper in skillet. Drain off grease and add mixture to beans.
DIY Girl Pirate Costume Tips
Looking for inspiration for a DYI girl's pirate costume? Go to threadbanger's site at.
Popcorn Goblin Gorp
In a large bowl, mix and toss all ingredients together. Serve by scooping out of bowl with dixie cups or styrofoam beverage cups. You can add or remove ingredients or add more or less of each.
Be "Thrifty" with Your Germs
It's not so much what you wash your hands with so much as how you wash them. You should always wash your hands in warm water. Lather up with soap for at least 10 - 15 seconds, cleaning between your fingers, under your nails, and up and over your wrists.
Homegrown Tomato Soup
Peel tomatoes by dropping into boiling water until skins crack (about 1 minutes). Slice onions; put tomatoes, onions, and celery in big pot. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Have eggs at room temperature. Beat eggs in mixer. Add all ingredients except oil and vinegar. Add slowly and continue mixing. Add vinegar a little at a time; mix well.
The Incredibles Birthday Party
I need ideas for my sons 3rd birthday party the theme is the Incredibles and i wanted to make some sort of home made obstacle course for them to run through. Any suggestions?
Use Sticky Lint Rollers To Clean Stairs And Lamp Shades
Use a lint roller on carpeted stairs and to dust lamp shades. Use the kind of lint roller that has the pull off sheets. It leaves absolutely no residue and works beautifully.
Pumpkin Crumb Cake
Measure 1 cup of cake mix, set aside for topping. Combine the remaining cake mix, melted butter and eggs. Press mixture into greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan (press hard).
Here's a fun game dog lovers can play. Just type in commands like "sit" or "roll over" and watch the dog do tricks!
Precious Jewel (Pug)
Precious Jewel is 5 years. She is a Pug (fawn). I got her for Christmas from my husband.
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