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December 8, 2011
Stick to Your Holiday Budget: Family
Here are some simple ideas to help you stay within your budget this Christmas and still have a wonderful time with your family.
Stick to Your Holiday Budget: Entertaining
Entertaining can get expensive very quickly, especially during the holidays. Here are some helpful hints to to keep you under budget this Christmas season.
Budgeting for Christmas
This is a guide about budgeting for Christmas. Keeping a Christmas budget and saving money in advance of the holiday can help keep you from being in debt come January.
Decorating for Christmas
This is a guide about decorating for Christmas. Making your home beautiful for the holiday season doesn't have to break the bank.
Fun, kid-friendly recipe!
Yummy and tender!
Here are some adorable Christmas sweets that are sure to get gobbled up. These sweet treats are easy to make and would make fantastic gifts also.
Another great, festive recipe for Christmas!
Christmas Candy Recipes
This page contains Christmas candy recipes. Whether they are just for you and your family or part of a gift to someone, these sweet treats are sure to be a hit this Christmas.
Donate Money And Receive Address Labels
We should all be givers. By that I mean donate to organizations. It does not have to be hundreds of dollars; $5.00 several times a year helps.
Christmas Tree for the Kids
If you have small children who won't leave your Christmas tree alone, the best thing you can do is give them a tree of their own, with their own unbreakable ornaments.
Homemade Cleaning Wipes
Cut up old t-shirts into rectangles and put into an old wipes container. Add about 2 tablespoons of Dr. Bronner's soap or whatever soap you prefer. Add 1 cup of water until the shirts are moistened.
Store Small Electronics in Pencil Packs
After losing any number of important electric items with their associated cords, we have decided to store each in their own pouch. They don't fall on the floor and get separated this way.
Microfiber Dusting Mitt For Potatoes
In addition to using a microfiber dusting mitt, be sure to wet the mitt and wring the excess water, out before microwaving your potato. This gives a more complete cooking and the potato will be fluffy.
Removing Candle Wax From Carpet
I need to know how to remove melted candle wax from my carpet. Your help is so appreciated.
Free Printable Gift Tags for any Occasion
Here you will find lots of styles of gifttags for download that would work great for Christmas gifts or birthday gifts.
Free Printable Gift Tags
With some cardstock, a printer, scissors and hole punch you can make your own gift tags. There are many free printable gift tags on the internet that will help make this job easy. This guide contains free printable gift tags.
Cleaning Gas Ovens
Do you have to blow out the pilot lights before you clean your gas oven?
Value of National Geographic Magazines
What are my 1960s and 70s National Geographic worth?
Cleaning Love Bugs from Cars
Love bugs can destroy your cars paint finish, obscure vision and overheat your car if not clean off in a timely manner. This is a guide about cleaning love bugs from cars.
Toys for Tots in California
Where can I apply for Toys for Tots in San Bernardino, California? I am a single parent.
Rhode Island Christmas Charities
I am a mother of 3, who has been through so much this year. My kids had a horrible experience this year. Please if you know where I can get any help for Christmas it would be so much appreciated.
French Salad Dressing
This page contains recipes for French salad dressing. This popular red dressing usually has a tomato and vinegar base, making it tart and fresh.
Getting Rid of Small Red and Black Bugs
I have little red and black bugs. They're everywhere. There's a nest outside and there's millions. Help :(
Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriend
This is the first Christmas together for my boyfriend and I. I have no idea what to get him. Anyone have any ideas?
Fillers for Homemade Heat Packs
Can horse oats be used as a filler for homemade magic heating bags?
Cleaning Unsealed Wooden Floors
My house has unsealed wooden floors that were sanded and oiled around 15 years ago. They need a spruce up. Does anyone know of a surface application of something that won't damage the timber or does it look like another sand and oil?
Discontinued Wallpaper by Osborne and Little - Traditional Home
I am looking for a discontinued wallpaper by Osborne and Little found on page 157, of October 2011 Traditional Home.
Discount Satellite TV and Internet for Senior Citizens
I live in rural Missouri and I have not had TV since it went digital and I am on dial-up internet. Is there any satellite TV available out there that has a discount for senior citizens? I cannot afford what is out there.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Cowboy Boyfriend
I need help about what I should get my boyfriend for Christmas. For the first time he has gotten me a little thing out of nowhere and he said that he has gotten me something for Christmas.
Turbo Oven Trips Breaker
This is my first time using the turbo oven, I turned on the timer and temperature. After a few minutes I decided to turn the temperature higher by 15 degrees, the electricity just cut off from the main.
Shopping for Graham Crackers in Australia
I love the sound of chocolate on graham crackers, from Bobbie Rockwell. What are graham crackers? Does anyone know if I can get them in Australia?
Christmas Present Ideas for New Boyfriend
I don't know what to get my boyfriend this year for Christmas. I need help. Any ideas?
Removing Liquid Paper from Poly-cotton
I have spilled and smeared some "Liquid Paper" onto my polyester/cotton uniform. How do I remove it?Thanks.
Longhorn Steakhouse Stuffed Mushroom Recipe
I'd love the Longhorn Steakhouse recipe for stuffed mushrooms. Anyone have that? Thank you!
Growing a Lemon Tree for Seed in a Container
Has anyone out there ever grown a lemon tree from seed? I have heard it is done in Siberia. If they can do it, surely we can. Will supermarket lemons give good seed? Should I just buy a started tree? I now have a nice, sunny window and have wanted to give this a try since forever!
Leave Notes On Bathroom Mirror
With a busy schedule, leaving notes and messages becomes a 'way of life'. I got tired of the kids 'not seeing' the notes I left, so I came up with a way I knew they couldn't miss. I use dry erase markers on their bathroom mirrors.
Organizing Winter Accessories in Pocketed...
When I was a preschool teacher, I would use those fabric shoe holders to organize things in my classroom. Every winter at home, I would constantly misplace my gloves, my scarves, etc.
Grandma's Oatmeal Bread
Yummy soft bread that makes great toast!
These yummy muffins are great for breakfast or any time!
Best Friends Card and Tag
Pink and green medallion has been cut from paper and used as a focal point in this card. The lovely tag completes this set.
Double Decker Brownies
Best brownies ever!
Easy and inexpensive to make. Love this also because it's not super sweet tasting. Very mellow flavor.
Attach Pull Tab To Driver's License
When you go to the store and write a check. They want your drivers license, but it's hard to take out of the slot. Put a strip of scotch tape on the end to make a tab. Now you have a pull.
Chili Cranberry Meatballs
Place meatballs in crock pot. Stir together chili sauce and cranberry sauce. Pour sauce over meatballs and stir. Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours or until meatballs are thawed and hot.
Christmas Present Photo Card Idea
Get a box large enough to fit your baby in it. Wrap the box and put a ribbon on it. Place the baby in the box and put a bow on top of his or her head. You take the picture outside in the snow, or under your tree.
Cleaning Golf Shoe Spikes
While wandering through the automotive area of a "budget" department store, I came across an unusual round brush. It was smaller than a tea saucer with a curved, sturdy plastic handle attached underneath.
Easing Leg Cramps
My legs tend to cramp at night. I tried elevating on a pillow but I always lost it at night. So I started putting my heavier reading pillow, the kind that fits behind you and props you up, under my legs at night.
Ellee is a 3 year old Sheltie. We bought her from a breeder in Feb. 2009. She loves to bark and chase the kids. She is very smart and was easy to train. Ellee was born on Christmas 2008!
Finding Favorite Recipes
To minimize hunting, I take a permanent marker and write on the back of the cookbook, or on the inside back cover, with the name of the recipe and what page it's on. It makes finding my favorites so much faster.
Holiday: Christmas at Home
House ready, turkey defrosting, baking done, and sweet grandson under the tree in the snow. Merry Christmas Everyone
Homemade Honey and Mustard Dressing
You can never scrape out every last bit from the bottom of a jar of honey. So my solution is to use the jar to mix some homemade salad dressing.
This macro photo of the hummingbird shows him hanging in the air looking for the bird feeder. The hummingbirds are prevalent now with many coming to feeders and Mexican sage blossoms and geraniums.
Marinated Salt and Vinegar Cod
Okay, not the heart healthiest recipe in the world but it's tasty and easy and at least it's not deep fried. I highly recommend the packaged Good Seasons Zesty Italian salad dressing that you mix yourself for this recipe.
Scenery: Cross On Beach
My husband and I just recently moved to our new home closer to the Bandon beaches. While climbing rocks and trudging through wet sand, my husband found a still-unidentified white object bearing a crucifix on it.
Scenery: Sunset on I-90 (PA)
This was taken on our way home from our anniversary trip last year. We were heading West on I-90 in PA, coming back from Niagara-On-The Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Shinook (Jack Russell Terrier)
Shinook is a 6 year old Jack Russell Terrier. My coworker and friend had Jack Russells and bred them. I got one from the last litter. He was 6 weeks old when we were able to bring him home.
Shop For Transitional Seasonal Items
The Christmas season seems to stretch many people's budget even tighter than it is already stretched. One way that I have reduced holiday expenses and the cost of future holiday decorating is by learning to be more crafty, more frugal, and more creative with decorating.
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