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June 2, 2009
Gift Ideas for Daughter's Graduation
I want to do something special and unique for my daughter's graduation gift. Any ideas?
Natural Home Remedies for Chafing
Does anyone know of inexpensive and preferably natural solutions to adult thigh chafing, other than baby and corn powders? Summer's humidity is fast approaching and I'd like to enjoy wearing dresses, without the inevitable and painful chafing.
Painting Walls to Coordinate with Brown Carpet
What color should I paint my walls when I have dark brown carpet?
Photos Not Showing In Outlook Express
The past few days, I am not getting the pictures that usually go along with the tips in the ThriftyFun newsletter. I'm using Outlook Express, any idea why?
Blue Jeans Planter
Planter made from recycled jeans. Cut jeans leg 18 inch. Machine sew top of leg. Hemmed bottom is going to be the top.I used grommets and rope to hang mine with but you could also straps to make handle.
Teddy Bear Cut for a Yorkie
Does anyone have a picture of a teddy bear cut on a yorkie?
Starting a Cherry Tree from a Pit
Can I plant a sweet cherry pit and grow a tree?
Removing Musty Odor from a Photo Album
Does anyone have any idea how I can remove the musty, moldy smell from my parents' wedding album that was stored in the basement? My niece wants to use some of these old photos at her wedding. Thanks!
Removing Candy from Carpet
My son was eating lollies and left a half eaten snake on the carpet and I can't get it off. Any suggestions?
Remedy for Bumps from Shaving
I shave my arms and I get bumps on my forearm that look like pimples. Does anyone have a home remedy to get rid of them?
This stick craft butterfly is fun to wave in the air like it is flying through your house. Or, use the stick as a plant stake to add something extra to an inside potted plant.
Painting Fiberglass Boards Around a Tub
We purchased a very old house. The previous owners put up fiberglass boards around the tub to make it a shower. It is stained with rust. I would like to paint the fiberglass boards around the tub. Any ideas on how to do that?
Saving on Decorating for Your Wedding
I am getting married for my 3rd time, yes I know, 3. That being said, I have been dating someone for 3 years and we are planning on getting married on July 11th 2009.
Make Your Own Flavored Water
Do you get tired of drinking plain water but don't want to pay exorbitant prices for the store bought bottles or the dry packaged additives?
Getting Rid of a Boil
I had a boil and it was huge. I had tried everything, finally I used the black salve and it made it start draining. The core has still not come out. It still hurts a little, but not as bad as it did. What do I need to do now to get the core out and make it start healing?
Refurbishing Antique Dining Chairs
I have redone my antique dining chairs from caned seats to padded fabric seats without altering the cane part by cutting plywood seats that are slightly larger than the open area of the seats.
All you need are some sticks and a backyard and all of a sudden you have a party everyone wants to attend. Who doesn't remember roasting marshmallows on an open fire?
This recipe has my special sauce on it and my family loves it. Season your steak with garlic powder, little salt and pepper. In a large skillet put a heaping tablespoon of butter and brown steak a minute or two before adding onion and bell pepper.
Fresh Salad Bowl
What could be better than a fresh salad bowl? I use a low ceramic bowl, plant a variety of lettuces and herbs each spring. Throughout the summer I go out to my salad bowl and pick fresh greens for dinner.
Carry Sun Screen Samples in Your Purse
Always perspiring the sunscreen off, and have to re-apply on the go? Those samples of moisturizer with sunscreen (spf) are great for carrying around in your purse during the summer for extra applications. (Ditto on plain Amall suncreen samples.) Also great for travel.
Teaching a Dog Not to Chase Cats
How do I stop my dog from chasing cats?
Getting Rid of "No See Ums"
My daughter just moved to South Carolina. How do they stop the "No See Um" bugs from biting?
Rhubarb Buttermilk Cake
In small bowl combine together the sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Set aside. Next, in a large bowl stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set this aside also.
Scalloped Onions and Potatoes
In large saucepan cook onion in the butter using medium heat. Stir occasionally. Cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir the flour, garlic salt, and pepper into the cooked onion.
This is nice because you can control the degree of "hotness" that you want. Saute onions, celery in oil until tender, approximately 5 minutes.
Toy Wagon for Child's Shoe Storage
A small child's wagon, either metal or plastic, makes for a great shoe storage container by a front or back door, or even in the child's bedroom.
Three Meals from Spaghetti Meat Sauce
I quite often make up a large batch of meat sauce. This way I get 3 meals out of one pound of hamburger!
These go with just about any meal. Add together and stir. Pour into a large bowl and cool. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg.
Use Styrofoam Peanuts in Bottom of Hanging Baskets
When planting hanging baskets, put Styrofoam peanuts in the bottom instead of stones. The plants do not stand in water and the baskets will not be so heavy.
My Frugal Life: Stretching Dollars
Being frugal has always been part of my life. My Mom had a chronic illness and had to stay at home. Our family lived on what my father made at a non-union factory job. We definitely used it up, wore it out or did without.
Yummy, very popular salad. Cook spaghetti using package directions; drain. Mix with remaining ingredients in bowl.
Simon (West Highland Terrier)
Simon is 9 years old. He is a West Highland Terrier. We bought Simon from a breeder in AR. He flew all the way to CT to be with us!
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