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October 5, 2009
Frugal Storage Ideas?
I am moving to a small 1 bedroom flat and need some funky ideas for storage for my craft stuff, also everything else. I hope ThriftyFun members can help me. Many thanks.
Complimentary Color for Gold in a Painting
I have done a painting with gold and silver objects. Now I would like to add one flower. Which color will compliment the gold? The background is reddish-brown.
Starting a Walking Stick Tree
Does anyone know how to start a walking stick tree from it's acorn? Thanks a bunch!
Beginners Pattern for a Large Afghan
I want to knit an afghan large enough for my Queen size bed. I would like to knit it in long strips so it is not so hard to hold. Does anyone know where I could find a FREE pattern? Also the pattern needs to be easy as I am just a beginner and I can't do color changes yet.
Making Doll House Miniatures from Recycled Materials
I make doll house minis and wonder where to get scraps of material that are no longer wanted? I will recycle in a new way. Any ideas where to find some? I am looking for them by the inches instead of by the yard.
Peas and Potatoes
Cook peas and potatoes separately in salt water until soft, and almost dry. Combine. Add cream and butter.
Ham Asparagus Pineapple Casserole
Melt butter, add rice and cook over low heat, stirring until golden brown. Add water and salt, continue cooking until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
Mix all ingredients well, add more crumbs if too moist. More liver may be added if a stronger liver taste is desired.
Cry Baby Cookies
Mix and cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten egg, molasses, soda and hot water. Add other ingredients in order given; cinnamon, ginger, salt, flour and nuts.
Staining Floors to Coordinate With Knotty Pine Walls
We have beautiful knotty pine walls and are refinishing the floors. What color stain should we use for the flooring?
Soak Beans Overnight
Always clean and soak your legumes overnight. The next morning rinse, add water and bring to a rapid boil for 5 minutes then lower the heat to medium and let it cook. It cooks well. Don't add salt while it is boiling, because its delays the cooking process.
Add Beef Broth to Ground Turkey
Add low-salt beef broth or gravy to ground turkey for more flavor.
Corn Crust Taco Pizza
This has easy, fun ingredients that kids will enjoy, and if made with lower fat items, is quite healthy, compared to some of the "fast food" stuff. It looks like a pizza, smells like tacos and is just all around good.
What Breed Is Our Dog?
We were told our dog is a lab, but we are curious to know what he is mixed with. His snout is extra long for a lab, and his eyes are too close together. Also, he is black with white. At this time he is 4 months old and 27 pounds. What do you think?
Put chicken in 9x13 inch dish. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle onion soup over pieces. Drizzle about 1/2 bottle of French Dressing over pieces.
Lemon Lemon Pound Cake
It is very moist, and you can add your own flavors, icing or glaze. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until light and creamy
Chicken Salad Bagel Sandwiches
Great way to use up leftovers and they can be wrapped and stored in the fridge for the next day if you would like to make ahead.
Cheese Puffs Appetizer
My neighbor used to make these for her family once a month when my son was a little boy. She was always so sweet to bring us a ziplock bag filled with the frozen puffs so we could have them too. Beware though, they are very addictive!
Build Your Own Emergency Medical Kit
It's terribly important to have a medical kit in a convenient place, and I've also found that it's important to have one that's portable, so you can grab it in an emergency.
Buying Day Old Bread
Where can one find day old bread in the Phoenix or Mesa, area?
Link: Free Pumpkin-Carving Stencils of Favorite Dog Breeds
Templates for dog breeds pumpkin carving for Autumn decorating can be printed and photocopy for the size that you want for the pumpkin to be carved with your favorite canine friend(s)
Sound Proofing a Timber Frame House
I have a timber framed house. How can I make the internal plasterboard walls, and the floor between floors more soundproof, cheaply?
D'arsonval High Frequency Home Use Device
Has anyone had an experience using the D'arsonval at home? Is it helping to reduce the wrinkles?
Shop Vac for Backed Up Drains
If you have a stopped up bathroom or kitchen sink, try this before you buy drain opener.
Olfa Rotary Cutting Mat Warped
I have a Olfa rotary mat which has warped. The official Olfa site says it cannot be repaired. Has anyone tried to repair one of these rotary mats to make it flat once again?
Dial 99 During Recorded Telemarketing Call
Do you still get calls from telemarketers even though you're on the Do Not Call List? If you get a call from a recording, dial 99 while the recording is playing and then hang up.
Having a Murder Mystery Party
I'm having a murder mystery party on Halloween. It's about these immortals (most are royal) going to their annual costume ball. I'm using my whole downstairs for the party. Any ideas?
Ideas for Covering Windows
Solve a privacy issue in windows using bubble wrap. You will still get the light but the visibility is greatly reduced! You can get it at an office supply store. It comes in several sizes.
Too Much Salt in Homemade Canned Soup
My daughter-in-law and I were canning vegetable soup for the first time. We used too much salt. I don't know if we were both adding it or if I was too heavy handed with the shaker. Well it's canned. Any idea's on how to fix it would be appreciated. Thanks.
Natural Air Fresheners
Winter is coming and with that the windows and doors will be closed up tight and odors trapped inside. Here are some ideas to sweeten the smell of your home without harmful chemicals:
Oxy Clean for Stains
The best way to get out all stains out of clothes, whether it is blood, chocolate, grape juice, some unknown stain, or even baby poop, is to use Oxy powder.
Cleaning an Antique Leather Purse
I recently purchased a leather antique purse and wallet; I would like to clean and protect them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Painted Halloween Jars
These are scarecrow and pumpkin decorated electric tealight holders. They could also be made as decorative treat jars
How Much Food Do You Toss?
The Average American tosses $859 worth of food a year, how do you stack up?
This is Patches, he is a Shiapoo. Human years: 7 years old, Dog years: 57 years old in Feb 2010. We bought him from a dog farm/pound on February 7, 2003.
Craft: Recycled Plastic Can Cozy
Cut plarn from recycled plastic bags to crochet can cozies. I made this up as I went along so I don't have a pattern to share.
Making A Bird House from a Shoe
An easy to make and easy to clean out birdhouse. Just undo the laces to clean it out. The boot was thrown in the trash and I rescued it. Screwed the board to the sole, added the roof made of flashing and a raffia shoelace.
Setting Up a Homework Center
This is my homework center, I used magnetic paint to do a chore chart. I put window brackets and a long piece of wood to hold paper work/pictures.
Alfie the Cat
Alfie is a 8 year old Moggie. We got him in 2001 from a cattery. His father was feral. He likes to chases his furry cat toy round and round. He is such a character, drinks from taps, jumps on your lap in the loo.
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