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Cleaning With VinegarA frugal and effective natural cleaner is vinegar. It can be used to disinfect surfaces, soften and brighten laundry, deodorize and much more. This is a page about cleaning with vinegar.
Tent Camping TipsThis is a page about tent camping tips. Tent camping is a very different experience than motor-home or trailer camping. This more primitive camping choice can be made even more enjoyable by incorporating a few important camping tips.
Making Frozen YogurtThis is a page about making frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt can be a great low fat and low sugar alternative to ice cream and popsicles. Making your own can save you money and allow you to create any number of flavors.
Uses for a Baby Changing TableThis is a page about uses for a baby changing table. Recycling or repurposing furniture is a frugal and planet friendly practice. Once you no longer need your baby changing table it is fun to come up with alternative uses for this specialized furniture.
Making a Tea Cup PincushionPincushions are a necessity for many crafters. Making your own is a craft in itself. One lovely way to design a pincushion is to use a pretty tea cup and saucer. These cushions make a nice addition to your craft area or unusual gifts. This is a page about making a tea cup pincushion.
Organizing CouponsThis is a page about organizing coupons. Clipping coupons can be worth the time, if you can find them when you need them. Here are some tips about keeping track of coupons.
Yogurt Parfait RecipesThis page contains recipes for yogurt parfaits. Yogurt parfaits typically combine the delicious flavors of yogurt and any combination of fresh fruits and grains. This delicious light meal or snack is easy to prepare at home.
Low Fat Mashed Potatoes RecipesThis page contains recipes for low fat mashed potatoes. Love your mashed potatoes but looking for low fat recipes that taste good. There are many ways to make tasty mashed potatoes without adding all of the butter or other sources of fat.
Molasses CornbreadI love this on a cold winter night with a big pot of soup or stew.
"Snow on the Mountain" DinnerGood, simple, kid-friendly recipe!
Old Fashioned ApplesauceWhen she was still alive, my granny and I used to take the apples and cut them into quarters. We left the skin on, and the seeds in. It was fast and easy. We would fill a roaster pan full of them, and add only about one half to one cup of water.
Homemade Egg McMuffinThis is much like the McDonald's sandwich, but you don't have to go through the drive thru. Just fix it in your microwave with the help of the toaster in less than 5 minutes.
Smothered SteaksMy daughter's favorite dish, hands down! Easy, fast, and fills you up.
Chicken CasseroleI like how the chicken pieces go on top of this instead of deboned chicken mixed in like usually is the case with chicken casserole.
Use Hole Punch to Attach Decorative BradWhen attaching a decorative brad, it is better to punch a hole first (I use 1/16 inch hole punch) and then insert the brad, rather than jamming the brad through the paper. You can also use a craft knife to cut a small slit.
Use Red Wine To Attract Fruit FliesI tried the fruit in a pretty vase and the red-wine vinegar traps that you so graciously shared. Thank you. Although they attracted a few, the hands-down winner was using actual red wine.
Clear Totes Using Recycled Plastic Zipper BagsThe plastic zippered bags that sheets come in are wonderful as carriers for a shower, (towel, bath items, etc.)
Freeze Or Dehydrate Nectarines And PeachesFor many years, I have frozen peaches. I dropped them gently into boiling water for a a few minutes, then immediately into ice cold water. This way it is extremely easy to remove the skin.
Round Up For Poison IvyTry Round-up, it's the best for killing poison ivy.
Thicker Pizza CrustsWe make a lot of homemade pizzas and I've discovered how to make a thicker crust using the store crust mixes. Follow the package instructions, then cover the ball of dough and let it "rest" for a half an hour.
Easy And Fast ApplesauceI lived for years near a northern California apple cider and apple juice bottler. My mom would always make apple butter and applesauce when the apples were brought in from harvesting.
Homemade Pet ToysKeep a box in the closet or elsewhere for worn out socks and tee shirts, old pillowcases, and various other items that you can use to create homemade pet toys. Here's a few ideas to get you started.
Remembering to Use CouponsOccasionally I have forgotten to use my coupons at the checkout only to remember them when I get home. I've started highlighting the items that I have coupons for with bright neon highlighters, that way they constantly jog my memory as I read my grocery list.
Make a List of Frozen ItemsI make a list of items that I store in my chest freezer, and keep in taped on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door. As I use the items, I cross the item off the list. As I add more to my chest freezer, I add the item to the list.
Scrappy Fabric Pumpkin OrnamentSew simple fabric pumpkin ornaments using scraps of orange or fall fabrics. Make several to hang on hooks or to attach to fall gift baskets for harvest gift-giving.
Potato For Athlete's FootTry using a potato for killing athlete's foot, yes it works! I had my ex-husband use every cream and ointment, even scheduled a doctor's visit for this awful, itchy, bothersome, and sometimes smelly problem.
Organizing Store Frequent Shopper CardsMany stores offer "frequent shopper" cards that look like credit cards. These were always in my wallet, but they were hard to find and keep organized. I took all the cards I use, punched a hole in the corner of each one, then put them all on a keyring.
Save Fragrant Fruit PeelingsWhenever I peel a fragrant fruit such as an apple, lemon, orange, etc. I save the peelings to simmer on the stovetop. There are times when I cannot use them that day.
Use Vinegar for CleaningVinegar is a cheap and easy cleaning solution. Vinegar is naturally antibacterial. In my kitchen, I use one part vinegar to one part water to clean the counters and sink, and to disinfect.
Ribbon DrawerI love using ribbons for all kinds of projects so when there is a sale or an end of the season clearance, I will be there stocking up. To keep my ribbons and my other craft projects organized, I purchased an inexpensive white four drawer dresser to use as my craft central.
Capital Letters on Typewriter Don't Line Up with Lowercase?We have two older different brands of electric typewriters that work okay except that when you type capital letters they don't line up with the lower case print. They type higher on the page. Is that something we can fix ourselves?
Stains on Solid Surface Countertops and Sink?How do I remove stains on Correll countertops and sinks? I have tried 1/4 cup bleach and filled up the sink with water. I have used Comet and Lime Away. I can a lot and the stain is from that.
Flies Biting Dog's Ears and Back?How do I stop flies from eating at my dog's ears and back?
7 Year Old Won't Eat Since Moving?We recently moved from the UK to Florida. My son was already a fussy eater but would eat chicken, sausages, fish fingers, pasta shapes in tomato sauce, cereals with milk, bread, and yoghurts. Now here in the US he won't eat anything, except some chips (fries) and a fish stick if we are lucky.
Burnt Stainless Steel Saucepan?Once a stainless steel saucepan has been burnt, but then thoroughly cleaned, is it then more likely to burn again?
Getting Rid of Gophers?What kind of plant roots do gophers hate to eat? I have gophers and no matter what I do I can't get rid of them. I've tried everything.
Cleaning a Fabric Dooney and Burke Purse?How do I clean my fabric Dooney and Burke purse?
Black and White Hummingbird?Can some one please help me with the name of this beautiful little hummingbird? We have only seen one like this. It was solid black and had a bright white ring all the way around his little belly.
Getting Fleece Donations for Make a Difference Day?I am with a local AmeriCorps program called Project YES!. We are putting together an event for Make a Difference Day which promotes bringing members of the community together. It is the most encompassing national day of helping others.
Simple Craft Ideas for Senior Citizens?I am looking for easy crafts for seniors who have very limited fine motor skills. Any ideas offered will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Washer Not Spinning Water Out of Clothes?My washer doesn't spin fast enough and leaves my clothes wet. How do I fix it with household tools?
Painting Living Room Accent Walls?I want to paint my living room two different colors, and am not sure if I should go 2 and 2 or 1 and 3. You enter the room via french doors, on that same wall is one window, that is the south side.
Apple Jelly Won't Set Up?My apple jelly won't set. Can I recook it and will it work if I do?
Making Homemade Pet Food?I would like to know how to make homemade pet food?
Country Bedding Coupon Code?Does anyone know where I might find a coupon code for http://www.homeaccentsandmorellc.com? They have country bedding and I wanted to see if I could save more.
Interior Design Business Name Ideas?Please suggest to me a name for my interior design firm. Thank you.
Cleaning a Down Pillow?How do I go about cleaning a down throw pillow?