November 13, 2010

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My Frugal Life: Adopted AngelsI love to be frugal and love to entertain. What I have been doing for several years now, is serve a single food, cookies, and simple beverage and ask for gifts. But, the gifts are not for me, they are for others.

 

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Roasting Squash SeedsCan seeds from acorn or butternut squash be roasted like pumpkin seeds?

 

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Frozen Bread Dough Cinnamon RollsI am making cinnamon rolls made from frozen bread dough. Does anyone have any suggestions for special flavors they use in theirs? Thanks.

 

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Making A Quilt Out Of ClothingHow do I make a quilt out of old clothes? What size are the squares suppose to be? After I sew them together what is my next step? My mother just passed away and I really want to make a quilt out of her clothes.

 

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Cleaning Rust Off Of a Metal Box GraterI have a metal box grater that has some rust on it. Can it still be used and if so, how can I clean the rust off of it?

 

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Instructions for McCall's Pattern M5547 - Tree SkirtI am looking for a copy of the instructions for McCall's pattern number M5547; it is a tree skirt. I lost pages 3 and 4 of the directions. I just need a copy of these two pages.

 

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Tootsie Pop Craft IdeasI would like some Tootsie Roll Pop craft ideas.

 

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Ideas for Keeping a House With Toddlers CleanI'm a young mom of two toddlers. One is 3 yrs old and the other is 17 months. I find I am constantly picking up after them, it's kinda overwhelming. And also at the end of the day I am tired and don't wanna do much cleaning after they go to bed.

 

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Increasing the Serving Size of a RecipeI am invited to Thanksgiving dinner at a friend's home. It will be a pot luck dinner. I plan to bring a candied yams, but the recipe says it's for 6 servings. Does any one know how to double the recipe for 12 servings? Thank you for any help.

 

Frugal Organizational Ideas for a Small ApartmentI live in a small two bedroom apartment with my fiance and two kids. I am wondering of how to organize our apartment in a cheap/frugal way. I am have a very low income and can't even afford a dresser. So instead I am buying one of those "portable" clothing racks.

 

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Refreezing Frozen HamburgerI have cooked some beef hamburger and frozen it. If I defrost it and use it in a casserole which I will bake in the oven can I refreeze it?

 

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Instant Flavored Cappuccino Recipe Using Hard CandyIn making instant flavored cappuccino what do you do with flavored hard candy in the recipe?

 

Shopping for a Twist Top Bottle SpoutDoes anyone know if they still make these spouts and if so, where I can find them?

 

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Can Purebred Dachshunds Be White?Your site, as well as many others, say that dachshunds cannot be white. Do you mean no white what-so-ever, or just not stark white?

 

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Buying Fresh Cilantro in Johannesburg Where in Johannesburg can I buy fresh cilantro?

 

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What Can I Use to Chop Luncheon Meats for Easier Swallowing?I am a disabled person; who is having trouble swallowing. I am looking for a potato masher or other kitchen tool that will chop the small sandwich counter meat. The masher used on walnuts (in a Thriftyfun tip) sounds like it might work. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

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How Do I Make Brine for Soaking Poultry?Soaking the chicken in brine to avoid dry chicken sounds like it would work. What is brine?

 

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Why Do My Smoke Detectors Beep When the Heat Comes On?Why do my smoke detectors go off when I turn on heat?

 

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Organizing Cosmetics InventoryI am an Avon representative with a large inventory of Avon products. I'm turning the TV room into an Avon storage area. I need help figuring out what kinds of containers are best for easy access.

 

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What Can I Use in Place of a Broken Glove Compartment Door?Does anyone have any ideas as to what can be put in front of a glove compartment when the door is broken beyond repair and has been thrown away? I've looked for some kind of netting that can be put up to keep items from falling out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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Decorating Advice for a Kitchen UpdateI am in the process of upgrading my kitchen. I have decided to repaint my mustard colored walls, cream with a white trim. I am also replacing my outdated white and black appliances with stainless.

 

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Manual for Janome Harmony Model 2049 Sewing MachineI have been looking for a manual for a Janome Harmony Model 2049 sewing machine. I called them and they told me this machine was sold through Sears. I have had no luck as of yet in locating this model.

 

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Reviews of Snowball and Snow Brick MakersHas anyone purchased those snowball and snow brick makers that are advertised around this time of year? How did they work? Looks like a fun gift for a kid for Christmas, but I just wonder if they do work or are they just another waste of money?

 

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When Can I Cut Back My Mums?When can I cut back my mums?

 

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Craft Ideas for MenDoes anyone know of any craft ideas for men?

 

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How Do I Wash a Chair Cushion?My dog has her own "chair" in the living room. It is old furniture so it is not a really big deal, but I would like to wash the cushion. It is big and obviously would not fit in my washing machine. Any ideas?

 

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"Oh My Chai" Powdered Tea RecipeCan I make a drink at home that tastes like (Tastefully Simple's Oh My:Chai) drink?

 

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Buttermilk Pie RecipeAny good recipes for buttermilk pie?

 

Arranging Furniture in a Small Room with Four DoorwaysI have a tiny den with 3 standard doorways and a french door. ! I cannot figure out the best way to arrange furniture for function and aesthetics! Any ideas?

 

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Sea Salt Facial ScrubA doctor on TV gave the ingredients for a facial scrub using sea salt, sugar, olive oil, and lime juice. I have lost the copy I wrote down. Does anyone know of such a facial?

 

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