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Oatmeal RollsI love these rolls. Soft with a sweet taste!
Angel DessertVery simple to make and so good!
Easy Beef StewA winter family favorite!
Spider CupcakesThis is a cute way to decorate cupcakes for Halloween. A great treat to bring to a party.
Macaroni and Chicken with SauceThis is super easy to make and real comfort food. Sure to please your kids and hubby too.
Mini Lemon Meringue PiesI'd never made a lemon meringue pie, but after seeing contestants bake some on a cooking show on TV, I wanted to try one out. Since it's just me and my husband in this house, I made mini versions.
Miso SoupBecause of the medications I have to take, my vitamin B12 becomes greatly depleted and the supplements give me acid reflux. So I needed to search for vitamin B12 rich foods that I like to eat to help compensate.
Bean SaladMy step-mother really likes this salad! Great if you like different varieties of beans.
Travel: Happy Times (Caribbean)We were all on a ship to shore boat when I caught my granddaughter Riley and my niece Susan. It just seemed like such a great photo and they were so happy.
Binder Clip For Small ArtworkI had this great little wooden plaque that kept falling over when I bumped the desk. It had no hole or hanger in the back, so I came up with this solution. I simply put a binder clip on it and hung it up.
Mini Denim Christmas StockingsSmall Christmas stockings made of denim and embellished for small gifts or candy.
My Frugal Life: GiGi's Labor of Love"Hey, Lady! What are you looking for?" asked the driver. "A penny," said I from the pavement next to him. "It's sort of a game I'm playing, and I need to find the penny myself. You know (I lied), for luck."
Homemade Freezer JamStart with enough strawberries to make 3-4 cups mashed berries and 3 cups sugar. Place these ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well to dissolve sugar, cover, and let sit overnight or at least 8 hours.
Scenery: Sunset (Phoenix, AZ)I was shopping downtown and before I went inside the Arts and Crafts store, I noticed how beautiful the sunset was. I grabbed my phone took a shot, 1, 2, 3. I then even found a bench so that I could take a better perspective!
Measuring Out Morning CerealFor my weight control, I have found a way for me to help share with you. I buy two or three boxes of cereal at a time. Sometimes I get up too late to cook breakfast.
Treating Bleach Spots and StainsAs the queen of mending, here's another sneaky tip. If there are discolorations, such as bleach spots on your clothing, you can "mend" them by trying to fill in the bleached spot with various coloring methods.
Granola Yogurt ParfaitThis wonderful granola recipe is great in a yogurt parfait. It has been tweaked to yummy perfection! Serve over vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit.
Food Grade DE for Flea PreventionThe best and most economical flea prevention tip is the use of Food Grade DE (diatomaceous earth) powder. You can purchase it very cheaply, place in a shaker can, and sprinkle around your home.
Creative Jam IdeasToday I did not have enough crab apple juice to make the jelly I wanted, so I took blackberries, squeezed them with my hands to get the juice and combined the two to get the proper amount required.
Summer's PetsThis is CeeCee, Mr. Cee, Bubba, Miss Mollie and Lola. I got my pets from the Animal Shelter. They love taking baths together (as you can see) and of course chasing and playing.
Bedtime Shopping GameIf you are having trouble getting your young children to bed without a fight, try this bedtime shopping game to solve nightly struggles. Half an hour before bedtime, set a timer for 30 minutes and bring out the toy shopping cart.
Add Extra Touch to Inexpensive Greeting CardsSince I frequently send cards, I buy a supply of them at yard sales and dollar stores to have on hand. While they have attractive pictures on the fronts and include thoughtful messages inside, most of the cheaper cards have no color inside.
Black Eyed SusanThese are blooming along my property line. This was an early morning picture with the sun somewhat low for lighting. I hope you can see the bee on the right central part of the picture.
Save Money Shopping End-Of-Season Plant...Fall is a great time to visit local garden centers and shop for end of season bargains. As the growing season draws to a close, most nurseries and plant retailers offer annuals and perennials at deep discounts in order to move out their remaining inventory.
Wildlife: Deer in My Front YardWhen I look out my front window, I frequently see these 4-legged, beautiful deer come to visit. They eat the bird seed off the ground, and drink from the bird bath.
Charlie (Tabby Cat)Charlie, our pet cat. Always ever so cool!
Thor Olga (Christmas Cactus)Thor Olga is one of the first Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) that I obtained. It always is so attractive with its red and white colors against the green of the foliage of the plant itself.
Banana DogsLike most people, I was raised on peanut butter sandwiches. I was hungry and in a hurry and in need of a quick jolt of energy so I took a hotdog bun, spread it with peanut butter and stuffed a whole banana in it.
Making Low Fat Mashed PotatoesI had changed my recipe for potatoes to save calories, as well as, to not have so much bad fat in them. I do use a small amount of mayo (fat free) instead of tons of butter or milk or other "not so good for you" ingredients all of which he cares less about.
Check eBay For HDMI CablesLook at HDMI cables on eBay. You can get them for under five dollars. Look for a well rated seller and go ahead and get one. We bought our first HDMI for about 80 dollars. We bought our second from eBAy for about 3 dollars.
Remove Pet Hair with Dry SpongeA dry sponge, such as those designed for kitchen use or for washing a car, is an excellent magnet for pet hair on upholstered furniture. Just rub the sponge across the furniture and pet hair clings to it like magic.
Halloween Lollipop CookiesMake and decorate some Halloween lollipop cookies, great to do with the kids! A fun party favor for a Halloween party or just a treat to give to friends.
Black Spots on Crown of Thorns Leaves?My crown of thorns has black spots on the leaves. What seems to be the problem? Thank you.
Identifying My Dog's Breed?I need to find an "acceptable" mixed-breed to label my dog in order to register her. She has some Pit Bull characteristics, and we live in Ontario, so this is an issue. We rescued her from a bad home and I don't want to lose her because she looks like a Pit and I don't want to hide her!
Fall Vegetable Planting?Is it possible to plant any vegetables in October or November in Dallas, Georgia?
Type of Container Needed for Making Apple Wine?Now that the new crop of apples is in, I want to make the apple wine from the posted in January 2011. Do the apples need to soak in a glass container? Would a plastic bucket work?
Getting the Scorched Taste Out of Preserves?I was making pear preserves and I let them stick. Before I knew it they had scorched. I changed pans, but they taste a little scorched. How do you get the scorched taste out of pear preserves?
Winterizing a Butterfly Bush?Is there any special care needed to winterize a butterfly bush? Should it be cut down and covered for the winter? Thanks.
Watering African Violets?How often should you water African violets and cactus?
Removing Liquid Paper from Fabric?I spilt White Out (liquid paper) on my best pants; how can I remove it? I have tried eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, nail polish remover, and I washed them. I have had no luck yet.
Inexpensive 10th Birthday Ideas?What do you do if you have not very much money for your kid's 10th birthday? It is on the 12th of October. I am interested in something other than bowling or the cinema.
Cleaning Carpet That Has Been Flooded?My washtub overflowed and flooded my family room. How do I get the smell out of the carpet from the rugs being wet? I shampooed them but that didn't help.
Winterizing a Corkscrew Plant?I read that the corkscrew plant (ornamental grass family) is a perennial. Someone else stated that it is an annual. Does anyone know which it is? Also, is there any special care needed to keep it over the winter? Thanks.
Name Ideas for a Real Estate Business?I need a catchy name for my real estate business, something unforgettable.
Copycat Recipe for Big Train Vanilla Chai Mix?Does anyone have a recipe for Big Train vanilla chai mix?
Buy Now Pay Later Catalogs for DVD Systems?I want to get 2 RCA dual screen 7 inch mobile DVD systems for my kids. Which buy now, pay later catalogs are good for this type of purchase? I have Fingerhut and Stoneberry.
Cleaning Mattress and Pillow Covers?How and when do you wash the micro fiber mattress and pillow covers? I had a problem with bug infestation and bought the covers that zip over the complete mattress and pillows. Do I wash these in the washer and put in the dryer like ordinary sheets? How often?
Removing Chickweed from Flower Beds?How do I get rid of chickweed in my flower beds?
Keys for Murphy Cedar Chest?My wife has an old Murphy Cedar Chest #4045. She has lost the key for the lock. We have checked locally with a locksmith and they do not carry the blanks. Does any one know where I might obtain a key or a blank? I have searched the web without results.
Freezing Leeks?Can I freeze leeks or is there any other manner to preserve them?
Neighbor's Cats Using Planter as Litterbox?How do I discourage my neighbor's two cats from pooping in my front yard planter which is covered with small pea gravel? It sort of looks like kitty litter! My friend suggested moth balls, but I was wondering if anyone on ThriftyFun has a method that has proven to work.
Home Remedies for Dizziness and Tight Shoulder Muscles?How can I cure dizziness (especially when you get up from bed) and frozen or tight shoulder muscles?
Dyeing a Polyester Wedding Dress?I want to dye a polyester wedding dress for a Halloween costume. There is a lot of sheer fabric, as well as, lace applique. I want to dye it hot pink; any suggestions?
Paper is Stuck to My Iron-on Transfer?I have just done my first iron-on transfer. Some of the paper is stuck to the transfer. What can I do to remove it? Did I try to take it off too soon? I waited until it was just warm to the touch. Or did I wait too long? It was about 3-4 minutes after pressing.