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Homemade Bubble Bath RecipesThis is a page about homemade bubble bath. Whether is it for a relaxing moment of zen after a hard day's work or a fun tub for the kids, a bubble bath is always a joy. Rather than buying expensive products at the store, you can save money and create your own fragrances, by making your own.
Cleaning Kool-Aid Stains from CarpetThe thought of kids drinking Kool-aid on the carpet is enough to make any parent cringe. Those brightly colored stains are hard to remove. This is a page about cleaning Kool-aid stains from carpet.
Remedies For Dry HairThis is a page about remedies for dry hair. Coloring, perms, blow dryers, and other hair styling products and appliances, or just the weather can leave your hair dry and brittle. How can you get it back to a soft, silky condition?
Cleaning and Preventing Toilet RingsGetting toilets clean can be a challenge. A ring around the bowl is unsightly and is sometimes tough to get rid of. This is a page about cleaning and preventing toiletbowl rings.
Kielbasa and Fried PotatoesThis recipe combines kielbasa, potatoes, and onions, and it's so good. Its been a family favorite for over 20 years. I really like it, because not only is it tasty, it's cheap.
Cheddarburger SkilletLove the potatoes and cheese soup in this quick and easy Cheddarburger Skillet recipe.
Steak SoupThis recipe is made out of beef cubed steaks and has mixed vegetables in it and the garlic and Worcestershire sauce makes the taste POP!
Onions and PeanutsVery different recipe, but very good!
24 Hour Pea SaladThe water chestnuts make this a special salad.
Chicken Pot PieThis is a quick and easy meal.
Fresh Greens and Beans with Tomato DressingA really tasty blend of flavors.
Toffee BarsThese are a favorite of mine! Not a nut fan, though, so I would recommend making these without the nuts! :)
Banana Coco-Choc Mini MuffinsTasty mini muffins that taste great, and are ideal for children's lunchbox. They also freeze well.
Saving Paper Towels When Frying FoodI save a bit on paper towels and the trash they create when I am draining fried foods. Rather than using several layers of paper towels, I first place a few pages of an expired telephone book on the plate, then only one or two towels.
Garden: Angel Trumpet and Seed PodThis is just one of many Angel Trumpets blooming in my garden. The flower will only last one day and then forms a large seed pod.
Keeping Dog Food FreshI bought a 5 gallon bucket with a screw-on lid from a local feed supply store. I can put a large bag of dog food in it. We have had racoons come in the dog door and get into dog food bags. This keeps the little devils out.
Pet RocksI always get a smile on my face when I see these around the house, their big painted on smiles and google eyes are so adorable. I get all my supplies except for the rocks at Walmart.
Separate Small And Large ProjectsI've developed this over time for de-stressing, and just to keep my hands busy. I also like to sit and people watch while getting something done. I break my crochet projects into 2 categories: at home projects and anything I can stuff in a small bag, and take anywhere.
Storing Pet Food By ServingsI am a foster parent for my local no-kill animal shelter. I usually have about 10 cats and the occasional dog in my care. I buy dry kibble pet food in bulk. I divide it into one day servings and store it in the zip lock freezer bags.
Foaming Bathroom Cleaner For Fabric LampshadesI have used Kaboom foaming bathroom cleaner on my fabric lampshades with outstanding results. I took the lampshades into the bathroom over the tub and sprayed them down good.
Paint Old Picture Frames BlackI needed a new look in my living room and hall, so I swapped the frames around the house that were all different sizes and colours which cost nothing as I have already purchased them over many years from local charity shops.
Scenery: Heaven's RaysWe were driving home one late afternoon and the sky looked beautiful! It looked like this a little before a storm. I love sky pictures, especially when they have rays coming down! Enjoy!
Travel: Snowflake Obsidian and Petrified Mud (Oregon)These are cherished rocks we collected on a family vacation many years ago in Oregon.
Choose Site Carefully For BlackberriesThis is just a warning to those of you who are interested in planting blackberries. Choose your site carefully. They are terrible to get rid of if you don't want them in a particular place in your yard or garden.
Shyanne And Skeeter (Shorthair Cats)Shyanne & Skeeter are 9 and 4 year old shorthair cats. Shaynne was a rescued pet. She was being neglected and I suspected abuse, so I took her in. She was so tiny she couldn't even stand yet and needed love and care.
Reuse Kitty Litter BucketsWe buy kitty litter that comes in buckets with handles. After using the kitty litter, wash out the resealable bucket and store pet food in bucket. Make sure the bucket is dry before putting the pet food in. Store in a cool place.
Store Stuffed Animals In TotesMy two kids are stuffed animal fans. What I do to keep the zoo under control, is to use a colorful 15/20 gallon tote to put all the animals in. If the pile starts to overflow, I tell my kids it is time to give some of the stuffies to a new home.
Wildlife: WrenI saw this fledgling house wren take his first "flight." He left the birdhouse, and stalled out. He went straight down into the neighbor's porch rail, hitting it with a "thunk." He landed directly below the point of impact.
Deodorizing With Used Coffee GroundsAfter making coffee, let the grounds dry then put them into a new filter, a thin fabric bag, socks, or stockings. Secure with thread or staples. Put these coffee bags inside your shoes, in closets, and shelves. They work really well as deodorizers.
Plastic Shower Curtain As Mattress CoverInstead of paying big bucks for mattress cover for your kids that will get ripped or so nasty it is easier to trash than to save, try this. Go to your local dollar store and purchase a dollar shower curtain liner. Just stretch it over the mattress and tuck under.
Frugal Clothes ShoppingI'm a very big penny pincher; especially right now since we have only one person working full time. What I do is during the summer is go to garage sales, and discounted days at different thrift and consignment shops.
Three Meals in OneI have purchased chicken at the deli, it is usually a whole one roasted on the spit. Our first meal is to eat the roasted meat. Then I cut the meat from the bone and use it in two other meals.
Product Review: Pledge Multi Surface Everyday CleanerI have tried many multi-purpose cleaners, but this is the one that beat all! It cleans absolutely everything and smells amazing. My favorite thing beyond cleaning wood surfaces, is the glass cleaning.
Money Saving Ideas for My DaughtersMy husband and I have never had a lot of money. Our whole married lives, we have had to watch and constantly be careful. We were married and started our family very young, and neither of us has a college education.
Keep Dog Food In Gallon BagsWhen I buy a big bag of food, I separate it into 1 gallon zip type bags and keep them in a tub. It's easier for me to carry one of these bags to fill bowls as I feed inside and outside. Treats are kept in a mason type jar.
Freeze Candle to Remove from VotiveI had a small votive I wanted to redo with a candle of my own. It had melted in the back seat of my car on the way home. Knowing that candles freeze and then last longer, I thought "what do I have to lose"?
Galvanized Tub GardeningMy yard is mostly shade with the gravel driveway being the sunniest spot on the property. I refused to give up vegetable gardening when we bought the place, so I gathered up my galvanized tub collection.
Product Review: Suddenly SaladI love salads. Any kind, every kind; but especially the ones I make myself. However, I am not above getting a little help. This product is too cool. I love all their flavors, but the newest and "limited edition" Greek Salad is amazing!
Renewing Bar Hand SoapEven an old 'used' scented soap looks inviting at a party when you shave it with a cheese slicer or veggie peeler then place it a nice bowl. How pretty!
Popcorn Tins for Pet FoodI use large popcorn tins I receive at Christmas to store my large bag of dog food. They keep the food fresh and away from unwanted critters.
Save on Textured SnowAs an avid crafter, I am always looking for ways to save money on supplies. I often experiment with ideas in hopes that I can recreate an item that will last longer and cost less.
Storing Large Bags of Dry Dog FoodWe buy large bags of dry dog food. Ants would get in it and sometimes mice would, too. My husband bought a large trash can with a tight fitting lid and we keep it on the carport next to the feeding area for the dogs.
Plastic Tubs For Pet FoodThe plastic containers meant for pet food were too small for my use, and they are over priced. I bought a large (one that holds 35 -50 lbs. dog food) plastic tub with a snap on cover years ago, and this has worked for me quite well.
Use Electric Knife To Cut PineappleCutting a fresh pineapple is not nearly as daunting as most people think. One day it just occurred to me to use my electric knife instead of a chef's knife. I buzzed through it in no time with very little waste. Oh so easy!
Squirt (Cat) and Emma (Dog)My 19 year old cat was asleep on a kitchen counter and I layed down on my back on the floor to take a picture of him hanging his head over the edge while he slept.
Substitute Hamburger for SausageIf you have a recipe that calls for sausage, and you don't have sausage, but do have hamburger, try this: Add 1 pkg. of Italian seasoning dressing mix. You will have it close to tasting like sausage.
Make Sure Your Pet Needs VaccinationsThe best way to save money on vaccinations is to make sure your pet really requires a particular shot. Pets' immune systems may not need booster shots every couple of years. How can you tell? Ask your vet about the serology test called the "Titer."
All of My Flowers are Dying?Is there a virus that flowers can get that kills them one after another in the same flower bed? Even the easiest to grow, hardiest summer flowers for Florida are dying one after another.
Choosing the Best Kitchen Knives?I need to know what brand of kitchen knife would be the best to buy. I need a sharp knife for cutting meats, one for vegetables, and one for bread.
Pattern for Plastic Canvas Church?I am looking for free directions on how to make a small church out of plastic canvas and I need it for this weekend. I want this church to sit on a birthday cake for our pastor. I will be using the canvas and white yarn, but I need a pattern I can print off on my computer.
Uses for Old Record Albums?Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with old record albums? These are classic albums some warped and some in pretty good condition. I was thinking about maybe framing some for interior decor or selling them online, but I have never even been on eBay or anything.
Freezing Homemade Biscuits?What is the best way to freeze homemade biscuits?
6 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas?I'm looking for ideas for a birthday party for six year old little girls. We are having the party on the 13 of August.
Getting Rid of a Hornet's Nest Behind Siding?I have a hornet's nest under the brick on my house and one by one they're finding their way into my basement. What do I do?
Shelf Life of Fresh Fruit Mixed with Citrus Juice?How long is fresh fruit, once mixed with lemon or orange juice, good for?
Goat's Milk for Children with Autism?I need feedback on what goat's milk tastes like. I have seen that it benefits children on the autistic spectrum who can't have any other kind of milk. Is it much different than normal milk? Do any of your kids enjoy this type of milk?
Making Sauce from Tomato Paste?I would to know how to make tomato sauce out of tomato paste.
Painting Chalkboard Strip on Plastic Cups?We are having a family get together soon. For the grown-ups, I wanted to try to paint a strip of chalk on plastic cups so everyone can write their name on the cup. I end up doing so many dishes over a weekend, it would be nice to have less to do.
Finding Financial Assistance for the Cost of Prescription Supplements?I am seeing a doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. My medicaid covers the cost of the scrips, but not the doctor fees. I need assistance in purchasing the added supplements he prescribes for me which I'm finding difficult to pay for.
Shopping for Reasonably Priced Men's Jeans?I used to buy my husband 33 x 38 Dickies, but I can't find them anymore. I found some 33 x 38 Levi's, but haven't found any in a while, plus they were too expensive just to work in. Does anyone know where I can buy any 33 x 38 jeans for a reasonable price?
Sources for Sewing Pattern Instructions?I can't find the instructions for a pattern I want to use. I looked on the Simplicity website and it was not there either (neither is my pattern). Any help appreciated! This is a short set for youngest granddaughter.
Getting Rid of Blackheads?How do you get rid of blackheads on your face?
Freezing Beets?Can I freeze fresh beets to use at a later time, such as for soups?
Making a Skirt and Decorating It Like a Christmas Tree?Has anyone made a Christmas tree "skirt" as a joke for a holiday party? Instead of wearing the traditional Christmas sweater, I want to make a skirt out of tulle and then decorate it. I saw a picture somewhere, but can not find anything.
Getting a Hotel Refund?My sister is an upcoming senior. My mother took her and I on a road trip through the northeast looking at about six colleges. My mother booked some hotels online to save some money. She heard of a Super 8 that rented us a double room for two nights for forty five dollars.
Making Your Own AC Filters?A/C filters are getting costly and mine uses 2. Does anyone have ideas on how to make your own? I thought about using quilt batting, but am not sure if it would be too thick.
Harvesting Radishes?How can you tell if a radish is ready to pick?
Getting an LTD Catalog?I ordered a catalog from LTD and never received it. I was a prior customer and moved out of state. I called and still never got a catalog. How can I get on their mailing list now?
Crushing Ice With a Blender?I've been married for 30 years and just got my first blender, a Hamilton Beach model 54615, this weekend. I wanted it mainly to crush ice, but I've not having much luck with that.
Cleaning the Outside of a Digital Camera?This may sound icky to some people, but I can't afford to replace my camera. My little boy cat, who was fixed way too young by the rescue mission who found him, is a sprayer.
Remedies for Bad Breath?What must I do to get rid of my bad breath?
Getting Rid of Bishop's Weed?What is the best way to get rid of bishop's weed? It is starting to invade my garden from my neighbor's yard. I'm thinking it's by seed propagation.
Name Ideas for a Real Estate Business?I am starting a real estate business so, can you please suggest some good real estate business names starting with letter "s". Thank you.
Painting Plastic Bottles to Reuse?We are having a family get together soon. I am tired of recycling all those water and Gatorade bottles. How can I prep the empty bottles for the kids to paint (so they use the same bottle all weekend), wash, and reuse?
Dog Was Sprayed by Skunk in the Eyes?What do I put in my dog's eyes after she got sprayed by a skunk?
Shucking Corn On The Cob?What is the easiest way to shuck corn on the cob to ensure the silks are all removed?