January 25, 2008

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Barbecue Hot DogsBlend together. Pour this over 2 dozen hot dogs in baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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Chicken And Broccoli Main DishPrepare everything as directed separately. Break up chicken into small bite size pieces, then mix it all together and enjoy. My daughter and fiance love this meal and it is pretty cheap.

 

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Pasta LasagnaPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-1/2 quart baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

 

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Rice and Beef DishBrown meat and onions. In large bowl mix other ingredients. Then put ground beef in; mix well. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours.

 

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Parsley New Potatoes (Microwave)Remove 1/2 inch peel around center of each potato. Place potato and 1/4 cup water in glass dish, arranging them in a circle with smaller potatoes in center.

 

Articles

Buck and Patch (Swiss Mt. Dog/Mastiff-Lab Mix)Buck is a 1 year Swiss Mountain dog. I got him from a shelter. Patch is 10 months old and a mastiff/lab mix who I got from a friend

 

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Cut Out Sewing Patterns When Watching TVI like to sew, so to save time I cut out my patterns apart while watching television at night. When I am ready to sew, they are all set to lay out and cut.

 

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Be Checked For Cataracts And Retinal Cysts When On TamoxifenThis tip is of vital importance for anyone on tamoxifen, which is prescribed for a breast cancer patient. As well as having an annual mammogram, make sure you have an annual eye exam.

 

Welcome with charms.

"Charming" Welcome SignFor my welcome sign, I used things my family and I had collected over the years. I'm into beadwork and hearts, hubby is into running, my son is into reptiles and amphibians, and we're "all" into dogs! I attached the items to the sign with eye screws and nails.

 

Small basket painted for retainer holder.

Smile Saver (Retainer Holder)When I caught the dog carrying off my daughter's retainer, I knew it needed a home! I drew a face on a tiny picnic basket, positioning the mouth in an eyecatching way.

 

ThriftyFun Through the YearsHere are some shots of the website throughout the years and some history of our transformations over the time we have been online.

 

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Cover Car Seats With A Sheet For Road TripsWhen traveling, I put a clean sheet over the seats, making cleanup easy. At stops, I just shake it out.

 

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Looking for Sweetheart Gown style 2425I am looking for a Sweetheart Gown style 2425 size 16 or 18. If anyone has suggestions on where to find one please let me know! I really love this dress and it has been discontinued.

 

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Use Steel Cans In The GardenOne of the ways I recycle is by burying my steel cans in my garden, I leave the bottoms on and I bury them about 12 in. deep open side up. I fill the canned with compost and then plant above it.

 

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Use a Bookshelf On Your Kitchen CounterTo make good use of a kitchen countertop that has no cupboard above it, place a 2-3 shelf bookcase on top of it and use it as a hutch. You can paint one that you already have around the house to match your decor, or buy one very inexpensively at Target.

 

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Use Frozen Sandwich Rolls For LunchesMy kids take bread rolls to school for lunch so I buy a lot every week and freeze. before freezing, I cut them in half so all I need to do is to take out what I need and fill them with whatever I'm using while they are still frozen.

 

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Baking Soda To Clean Crayon Off WallsWere your little ones just busy coloring with crayons on the wall? This solution works wonderfully. A damp rag dipped in baking soda will remove those horrifying crayon marks with little effort.

 

Questions

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Le Creuset Pan Vs. Chantal Pan?My mother used to make the nicest grilled cheese sandwiches in a Le Creuset frying pan (enamel coating with iron). Those are quite heavy. I recently purchased a Chantal skillet (enamel coating with carbon steel) and am wondering if anyone has found a difference between the two products.

 

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Wall Color to Match Red Couch and Camel Carpet?What would be the best color for walls, with a deep red couch and camel carpet?

 

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Help Selecting a Chair and Rug Color for Living Room?I am looking for some design/color advice. I have a living room (beige carpet), a navy blue leather sectional and a light pine colored entertainment center. Unfortunately, its a rental so I cannot paint the walls but I'm having a hard time figuring out which color chair/rug to go with everything. I'm shying away from a navy blue chair because I think it may darken the room a bit too much.

 

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Outdoor Themed Centerpiece Ideas?I need any idea for an outdoor themed centerpiece for a 50th birthday for my brother in law?

 

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How do you get WD40 out of clothing?I read that WD40 would take tomato stain out of clothes, and it did, but now how do I get the WD40 oil stain out?

 

A dog who may be a German Shepard mixed breed.

Is Our Puppy a German Shepherd Mix?We adopted this wonderful puppy on December the 21st. We were told that he is a German Shepherd mix. Does anybody have any idea, maybe mixed with Belgian Malinois or Lab? As you can see his tail got broke in 3 places, making a kind-of 'M'. We love him more for it!

 

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Hunting Themed Afghan Pattern?I'm looking for an crochet afghan pattern for my son who is an avid hunter. I've checked some of the free patterns sites, and I may just use a pattern with camo yarn. But I would love to have something with deer or other hunting related design. Thanks!

 

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Dried Beans Vs. Canned Beans?Do dried beans actually work out any cheaper than tinned beans when you factor in the gas/electric used to cook them?

 

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Removing Red Sharpie from Pink Satin Dress?How do I remove red sharpie permanent marker from a pink satin formal dress? I made the dress my self and I need it in two weeks for a wedding. Can anyone help me? I do not want to wreck the dress. It already leaves spots when it gets wet.

 

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How Do You Apply a Spray-on Tan?Are there any people that have their kids in pageants? Can someone tell me how you do the spray-on tan?

 

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Dear God Kids by Anne Fitzgerald?I just discovered an Anne Fitzgerald Dear God Figurine. Is there a collection of them and if so, where can I find them. My niece is pregnant and this would be a great gift.

 

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Do All Un-neutered Dogs Mark Their Territory?I would like to know if all un-neutered dogs mark their territory? I know my mother's dog did, but I am wondering if mine is also going to do that. What are the odds? I just need to know if I should get him fix, as I am interested in breeding him.

 

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Painting Bedroom Furniture?I have just painted my daughter's room to match a comforter set we bought. The top half is white, the bottom is chocolate brown, and a dark pink stripe goes around the middle. I repainted an old bedroom set tan (it was originally off white/yellow?). I'm afraid that now the finish may be too light.

 

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Safe Way to Clean Possum Urine from Glass?Just wondering if anyone has any 'Green' tips for cleaning possum urine off glass pool fence which the possums run over at night? Thanks.

 

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes?Would love to have a recipe similar to Ruby Tuesday's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake recipe.

 

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Ideas for Hosting a Super Bowl Party?This is my first year of hosting a Super Bowl party. There will probably be close to 20 people. I need simple, cheap and quick ideas for food and/or decor. I'm a little nervous. Every time we have gone to another football party there usually is a huge spread of food. Any suggestions are appreciated.

 

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Recipes for Meals to Fix and Freeze?I work full time (outside the home) and have four children (7yrs, 5yrs, and the twins are 14 months). What I need (besides in house help) is meals that I can fix and freeze. I found a few sites, but the recipes are a bit bland and or higher $$ cuts of meat. Any help would be a lifesaver! Thanks all!

 

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Stabilizing a Papasan Chair?I bought an oh so comfy Papasan chair, the ones with the big round bowl shape. When we sit in it, it slips and slides! I've tried the drawer sticky liner and a towel, but they were no help.

 

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Dog with Recurrent Feet Sores?My dog has recurrent feet sores between her toes and the doctor keeps putting her on oral antibiotics. I've tried a natural salve but that doesn't seem to help. Anyone else have any cures? Thanks.

 

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Free Wallpaper Sample Books?Where can I find free wallpaper sample books?

 

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Kitten Urinating on Everything?My kitten started urinating on my bed. She did this about 3 times so we close our door so she can't get in. She then urinated on our son's dirty laundry so we started closing all of the bedroom doors in our house.

 

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Recipes For Valentine's Day Dinner?I would like to know some simple quick recipes for food for Valentine's Day for a dinner meal.

 

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Inexpensive 15th Birthday Ideas?I'm turning 15 on February 6th and I have NO CLUE what to do! If anyone has any CHEAP ideas please let me know!

 

Is the Stuffing in a Stuffed Animal Harmful to My Dog?My dog is in the stage where he is tearing things apart. Can the stuffing in a toy potentially be harmful to him?

 

Roses Made with Hershey's Kisses?How do you make roses out of Hershey's Kisses?

 

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Complaints About NY and CA Moving Companies?I want to warn Thrifty fun members about these two movers. They cost my daughter around $8,000 in losses to her in her move from Brooklyn, NY to California. This is her report to those in authority, and she got nowhere. The moving industry is unregulated and you are at their mercy.

 

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Boston terrier with Gas?I have a 3 year old Boston Terrier and she has become increasingly gassy over the past few months. It's so nasty, it could knock you over. I don't know how to express the glands nor is that something I think I want to do myself! Are there any other options?

 

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Removing Urine from Couch Cushion with Non-removable Covers?My child just peed on my microfiber couch and the cushion covers are not the type you can take off to wash. How can I clean this and not leave a bad stain?

 

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'Suzy's Zoo' Birthday Party Supplies?I need to find Suzy's Zoo paper products or birthday supplies for my sons 1st birthday in a couple of weeks.Please let me know where I can find it. Thanks

 

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Vinegar to Remove Sticky Substances?Can vinegar remove sticky substances?

 

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'Bluing" Product Used to Make White Fabrics Whiter?I am looking for a product called 'Bluing' to use in the washing machine to help get whites whiter. I read in 'Dollar Stretcher' that someone recommended this and said it cost $3.00 for 16 oz but the only website I found for it wants you to buy 12 bottles.

 

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Recipe for Baked Sub Sandwiches?One of the groups I belong to posted a recipe for Baked Sub Sandwiches. Does anyone have the recipe?

 

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Using Vegetable Oil Instead of Corn Oil?Can you use vegetable oil if you have no corn oil?

 

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Decorating Boy's Locker Room at School?I am in charge this year of decorating the boys football teams locker room. Anyone have any ideas? The school is Governor Mifflin and the mascot is the Mustangs. Our colors are Maroon and Gold.

 

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