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March 20, 2009
Growing Grass on Bald Spots
Grass seed is too expensive, but I have bald spots in my lawn. What can I do that won't cost me any money?
Getting Rid of Mildew Smell in Home
The water line behind my shower leaked between the walls and now it smells like mildew. I took the fiberglass/plastic panel out to replace a leaky valve. I also let it dry out for a week. I sprayed it all down with Tilex/Bleach and water. What can I do to get that smell out?
Information About an Antique Cabinet
Would anyone know anything about this antique? The possible age and value?
Finding Out the Value of a Print
I'm trying to get an approximate value on this antique print of "Daybreak" by Robert Parish. It looks like an original frame. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Dark Floral Pattern
I am unable to find this wallpaper border. I have looked at thousands of websites trying to find it. If you have an idea or suggestion, or even if you have it, that would make my day. My home remodeling is at a stand still until I find this border.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Waverly Storytime...
Would anyone happen to know how I could track down and purchase some discontinued Waverly wallpaper border? The pattern numbers are 574362 and 574382 from the Waverly Storytime wallpaper book "Story Time: A Whimsical Collection for Children".
Using Coffee Grounds for Kerosene Odors
When using coffee grounds to get rid of kerosene or gas smell, do you use ground coffee or used coffee grounds?. Many thanks.
Croscill's Gazebo Wallpaper Border
I am looking for Croscill's Gazebo wallpaper border. If anyone knows where I can get this please let me know. I have looked everywhere on the internet, but can't find it.
Neighbor's Chickens Coming in Yard
How do I keep the neighbor's chickens from destroying everything that I have left. The grass, bulbs, and slope ground cover are already gone.
Dyed Blonde Hair Turning Yellow
I have been dying my hair blonde for awhile now. Lately it has been turning very brassy, orange/yellow. What can I use to get rid of it and make it a nice color?
South Beach Diet Recipes
I am on the South Beach diet. I am losing weight. I am getting tired of eating eggs and chicken. I don't even like eggs that much. I am looking for some breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas that are easy and don't include eggs and fish.
Saving Money on Bicycles
Tips and advice for saving money on a bicycle as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Do you have any ideas to share?
Saving Money on Board Games
Tips and ideas for saving money on board games as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Do you have any tips to share?
Locating a Septic Tank
How can I locate my septic tank? I know there's a dye out there. Does anyone know it's effectiveness?
Using Magic Jack With Satellite
Can you use the Magic Jack phone with satellite internet? I would love to cancel my phone service and dial up and get satellite. I've read the reviews on the site and am willing to try it to save money. Thanks.
Knitted Purse Patterns
I would like free knitting patterns for a purse.
Painting Over Tile
Does anyone know how I can paint over tiles cheaply, without the paint coming off? I live in rented accommodations and don't want to spend a lot. I've spent too much on this place already! Thanks.
Retro Landscape Ideas
I am looking for retro 50's or 60's landscape ideas.
Removing BO Odors from Clothing
My 14 year old daughter has terrible BO. I just found a bunch of t-shirts that have been sitting in a pile for a long time. Most of them are black. I washed them with regular Tide detergent and they still stink terribly. Does anyone have any laundering advice?
Rabbit Droppings Near Fruit
Is it safe to eat raspberries and strawberries when rabbit droppings are around the plants? Rabbits used my strawberry and raspberry gardens as their personal bathroom over the winter.
Frying Pan With Domed Shaped Center
About two months ago, I purchased a large, 12 in. fry pan with glass cover. The problem is, that the fry pan has a dome shape right in the center of the pan.
Combine salt, paprika and flour and use to coat the chicken. Heat margarine/butter in a large skillet. Saute chicken until golden brown on all sides.
Camouflage Scratches on Wood Floors
If you have hard wood floors with scratches on it I have found that using left over strong coffee with a soft rag and rubbing it into the wood helps hide the scratches.
Fixing A Noisy Running Toilet
Toilet Run on is one of the most common problems you can have with a toilet and it can cost you lots of money in water bills. With plumbers charging outrageous prices, this is a repair you can easily do yourself.
Scandinavian Salad With Dressing
Whisk dressing ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. Coarsely chop eggs. Separate and wash romaine leaves. Slice romaine into 1/3 inch strips. Lightly toss with shrimp, eggs, cucumber, dill and chilled dressing.
Floppy Disc Case Recycling
A new use for floppy disc cases. For the most part, floppies are no longer useful. However, their cases can be. I just found these for 10 cents at a thrift shop, and can think of several things to do with them.
Add Vanilla to Cola
I love diet vanilla coke zero and when it is on sale I buy it a lot. I have type 2 diabetes and I drink a lot of diet colas, water doesn't do it for have queasy tummy all the time. This week, I didn't have much money.
Recycle BG Strip Containers For Storage
Diabetics who need to test their BG get their strips to use in very nice air tight containers, and may end up with an abundance which they probably toss.
Fabric Covered Easter Eggs
Fill a basket with these easy and pretty fabric-covered foam eggs. Cut fabric into half-inch wide strips. Vary the fabrics on each egg for an interesting look. Mix solids and prints as desired.
Sweet Pea Salad
Dice eggs, olives, and pickles. Mix with peas in bowl. Mix Miracle Whip, mustard, and pickle juice together. Then stir into peas. Chill before serving.
Vegan Banana Coconut French Toast
No one will ever know this is vegan, and BOY is it good!
Build Your Own Breakfast Burritos
Use your imagination for ingredients and the sky is the limit for use of any possible leftovers. It's especially fun when preparing for company because everyone can choose their own fillings :-)
Getting Every Bit of Thick Canned Goods
When cooking with a heavy paste (like tomato) or cream soups, I will open up the can then get a lid with a little larger bottom than what I'm trying to open of the paste can, turn the can upside down on the lid and open paste can.
Don't Let Stored Wood Furniture Get Too Hot
This is just an additional tip on storing wood furniture. Store it in a dry, well ventilated area, but one that does not get too hot. The wood might dry out and crack.
Use Cheap Paint Brush to Clean Dryer Screen
To clean my dryer filter after every use, I use a 2 1/2 inch cheap paint brush (dollar store brushes are perfect) to sweep across it, it gets most of the lint and it took only seconds since I brush it right into a garbage pail.
Slow 'N Easy Pork Chops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat shortening in skillet; brown chops. Place chops in single layer in baking pan; sprinkle with salt, pepper and rice. Combine soup and milk; pour over chops, making sure rice is completely covered.
Cream butter, add sugar, flour, vanilla and nuts. Shape into small balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes. When cool, roll in powdered sugar.
Angel (Tortoise Shell)
Angel is a 4 year old Tortoise Shell. I bought her from a lady who lived on a farm. We had another Tortie who passed away and Angel helped to fill that empty spot.
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