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Making a Corpse Bride CostumeThis is a page about making a Corpse Bride costume. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is a great Halloween costume idea. With some tattered clothing and face paint, you can easily make this costume yourself.
Blackberry Cobbler RecipesThis page contains recipes for blackberry cobbler. Blackberry cobblers are a late summer treat for many of us. Whether the berries are picked from the wild or grown at a local farm they cook up into a yummy dessert.
Homemade Chili RecipesChili is a favorite hearty cold weather meal, it can cook for hours or be ready in minutes and can be tailored for every family's tastes. This page contains recipes for homemade chili.
Chicken Salad CasseroleA unique way to make chicken casserole. Very good!
Blackberry CobblerThis is SO good! Great with vanilla ice cream on it while it is still warm!
Easy Crockpot ChickenEasy, can start this early and walk away. No fuss!
Chocolate Chip Cheese BallThis cheese ball "looks" like any other cheese ball, but what a surprise when you bite into that first cracker!
Quick Jello SaladLove the orange sherbet in this!
Layered StewThis is a great hearty meal that is wonderful on a cool fall evening. It is a one pot meal so clean up is a breeze. You can also alter the amount of veggies and meat to make as much or as little as you need.
One-Skillet Greek-Style ChickenThis can be used in a pinch, because you don't have to thaw the chicken breasts. Really tasty, and pretty too!
ChiliMy favorite winter soup!
Use Mirror for Dry Erase BoardI have been using dry erase markers on my bathroom mirror to list appointments and things to do. You can use a different color for each subject and/or family member.
Wildlife: GrasshopperI just loved this little guy. I was taking my dogs out to do their business, when I saw literally hundreds of little grasshoppers and crickets jumping in every which direction with every step I took. It was amazing!
Decorating With Artificial PumpkinsTo preserve your decorator pumpkin and protect it from bacteria, mix a tablespoon of bleach with a quart of water and use a cloth to wipe it inside and out.
Making Your Cut Flowers Last LongerAnother tip for keeping flowers fresh and even for revival is to put some fizzy clear lemonade into the water. This will revive them fantastically.
Get the True Cost of a Service Before Signing UpMore and more of our utility companies are offering a low cost rate for X amount of time at a very good price to lure you into signing up for their service. Cable and cell phone companies are the worst.
Food Safety with Bulk PurchasesAs part of my frugal shopping plan, I often buy products in large quantities to save money. That means I have to repackage some of those items once I get home.
Tips For Matching ThreadThose selections of various colored threads you can get with mending kits are very handy. More often than not, using the right color of thread will help to make your mending blend into the background.
Swap Pet Sitting For VacationsTo save on pet boarding costs, and to be sure our pets are safe and well cared for, my mother and I care for each others' pets. Our dogs get to play with their best friends and we all have a relaxing vacation, knowing we don't have to worry about our babies!
Pickle Juice for Clogged DrainsWe all have had clogged drains and like many I go to my faithful baking soda and vinegar. Which I did 2 times. I must tell you that usually this always works, even if you notice a drain that is slow to drain.
Thread Ribbon Onto SpoolTo keep the ribbon from falling around the spool, cut a slit in the cardboard in the same manner as sewing thread spools have a slit in them to contain the end of the thread. As you finish using it, "thread" the end of the ribbon into the slit.
Fast Microwave BroccoliThis is a trick for people who microwave a lot of food. I keep a bag of frozen broccoli in the refrigerator freezer. People pour out a little serving with each meal. It takes only a minute in the microwave to come out perfectly hot and steaming.
Travel: Barryscourt Castle (County Cork, Ireland)Barryscourt Castle is located in County Cork between Cork City and Youghal. It is huge, and it sits near the highway, looming tall in the green Irish landscape.
Scenery: Sunrise (Ft. Lewis, WA)My husband took this picture with his phone one morning during PT (Physical Training). He is in the Army so was/is up pretty early and witnesses these beautiful sunrises way more than me.
Autumn AccessoryFall colors wearable in 3 ways!
Mckayla (Golden Retriever)Mckayla is a 3 year old Golden Retriever. I got my dog as a puppy from a breeder in my home state of PA, just outside Manheim, PA. She picked me.
Seal Stored Foods With Plastic WrapMy stored foods keep fresh two weeks longer by placing a 4 inch square of clear plastic wrap on top of the container before placing the lid on. This acts almost as well as a vacuum seal in preventing air from seeping in.
Store Rolls of Toilet Paper in Pretty TinRecently a TP company started a campaign for a can that keeps your rolls pretty. Well, I personally think the idea is valid with my own tin. And it helps when I think I am out of TP and I now know I have two rolls in reserve.
Wildlife: Seagulls (North Carolina)My husband and I love visiting the Outer Banks of N.C. We enjoy watching the seagulls race for bits of bread that is thrown into the air. We were delighted to actually capture this sea gull as it made its catch.
Baby (Squirrel)Baby is a 10 week old squirrel. My parents' neighbors were cutting down a tree, they didn't realize there was a nest of baby squirrels in one of the tree's branches.
Hang Basket for Clutter ControlI recently got 3/$1.00 baskets that are absolutely invaluable to me. They are useful for so many things, especially when you have limited counter and desk space. I put this one up above my little desk with push pins and now keep my stamps, Dr. appt. cards, and rent receipts in it.
Wildlife: Mating DragonfliesI went out to the garden this morning (as usual) and looked up at my fence and look what I found! Two gorgeous dragonflies just busy doing what comes natural. If you look close you can see that one of them is a gorgeous blue and the other one is a brilliant green.
My Frugal Life: The Danger of Preparing a BudgetAs odd as it may seem, just the act of writing down a budget can have an adverse or possibly even reverse affect on your attempt to save money. Have you ever decided to go on a diet and immediately began craving something sweet?
Homemade Corpse Bride CostumeWith an eerie blue glow and bones showing, this Corpse Bride is ready to go trick-or-treating. There is a great close-up of the face paint too.
Waxing Hardwood Floors?Can I wax my hardwood floors with paraffin?
Mildew Removal on Carpet?I read suggestions on mildew removal and read that mildew is mold. If I treat the carpet area, (vinegar, baking soda, and antibacterial gel,) and the smell goes away, does that mean I am safe? Have I only deodorized or is the mold really gone? No smell, no worries?
Contacting a Lawyer After a Fall in Apartment?I am renting an apartment and I have slipped and had to go to a doctor. Should I see a lawyer?
Diabetic Meal Planning?I would like suggestions for cheap cuts of meat and ideas for meal planning. I have type 2 diabetes.
Freezing Eggplants?Does anyone know of a way I can freeze eggplant?
Bringing Ferns Inside for the Winter?I would like to bring my fern inside for the winter, but I don't want to bring any insects inside with it. Should I spray my fern with some solution to get rid of the insects before bringing the fern inside?
Shopping for 20 Mule Team Borax?Where can I buy 20 Mule Team borax?
Getting Rid of Songs on My iPhone?I downloaded a lot of old songs from iTunes to my iPhone. A few of them I don't care for. I can't figure out how to delete them. I don't expect any money to be refunded. I just want them off my phone. My phone is the g3 iPhone if that makes any difference.
What Breed Is My Dog?I adopted Bella from the shelter. She's about five months old. People have told me there's some German Shepherd mixed in her, but not primarily.
Gift Ideas for an Artistic 19 Year Old Girl?I need help with gifts for an artsy (photography, film, and art) 19 year girl. Any suggestions for gift ideas?
Protecting My Blind Kitten from a Pool?I'm worried about raising my blind kitten. How can I prevent him from falling into the pool in front of my house?
Buying Rosemary Seeds?How much do rosemary seeds cost?
Pound Cake from Boxed Cake Mix?How can I make a pound cake out of ordinary cake mix in a box?
Keeping Carpet Clean?I am looking for ways to keep my carpet clean.
What is This Bug?Can anyone identify this bug? One shows up every year in early fall.
Polyurethane is Not Drying on Dining Table?I have sanded, stained, and put the first coat of polyurethane on it my dining room table. It is the fast drying type. It doesn't want to dry and is tacky after a whole day of drying time. Why is this? The leaves of the table dried, but not the table itself. I don't get it.
Removing Mold Spores from a Room?During the course of many years and failed attempts to stop rain leakage in a room of our house we finally have found the problem and fixed the hidden area of the roof. That was over a year ago and we are ready to fix the damage inside.
Daycare Name Ideas?I am potentially opening a childcare center and using the name Sunshine Kidz Daycare Adventures in Learning, as the name since it is the name of my current home daycare. My husband also has a home daycare which he is going to keep.
Shelf Life of Homemade Laundry Detergent?What is the shelf life of homemade laundry detergent using borax, soap, and washing soda? Thanks in advance.
Getting Red Hair Dye Off Your Forehead?I've dyed my hair and now I have a red ring of dye still on my head. How do I remove it? I need help ASAP!
Using Sea Salt to Make Pickles? I mistakenly bought sea salt instead of pickling salt, to make pickles. Can I use it for pickles?
Removing Pet Odors from a Rug?How do I remove pet odors from a rug?