February 14, 2012

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strawberry sorbet

Sorbet RecipesWho can resist the delicious fruity goodness of sorbet. It is easy to make your own at home using fresh seasonal fruit or frozen. This page contains sorbet recipes.


real estate agent

Selecting a Real Estate AgentThis is a page about selecting a real estate agent. Buying or selling a home can be exciting as well as stressful. Selecting the best real estate agent for you can help smooth out the process.


Lending Books, Organizing Your Book Collection

Lending BooksThis is a page about lending books.Sharing and exchanging books with friends, family and co-workers is a great way to experience literature with those around you. However, it can be difficult to keep track of which book you lent to whom and when.


Woman Working Call Center

Finding Part-time WorkThis is a page about finding part-time work. Sometimes we need to work part time to supplement the family income, in addition to our primary job, or while we are going to school.


pictures of shower walls

Keeping Your Shower CleanNo one enjoys cleaning their shower. You can make this task less overwhelming by following a few tips for keeping your shower clean. This will help make that periodic cleaning easier. This is a page about keeping your shower clean.


A loaf of cheddar cheese bread.

Cheese Bread RecipesA perfect addition to many meals is some delicious cheese bread. Create different textures and flavors with a savory recipe. This page contains cheese bread recipes.


Replacing a Dishwasher

Replacing a Dishwasher?Replacing a dishwasher is a big chore but you can do it yourself. User these helpful tips to make replacing your dishwasher as smooth a process as possible. This is a page about replacing a dishwasher.


smiley faces drawn on toes.

Putting Yourself in a Better MoodYou are in a bad mood; maybe it is because of a difficult day at work or home, or the weather is just too gray and dreary. Whatever the reason there are ways of improving you mood. This is a page about putting yourself in a better mood.


dirty garage floor

Removing Oil Stains from Garage Floor?This is a page about removing oil stains from garage floor. Your garage floor will often have oil stains either from an oil leak on your car or perhaps from a spill from stored materials.


Green Valentine's Day Ideas, heart shaped leaf

Green Valentine's Day IdeasImported chocolates and cut flowers are very nice but they leave a pretty big carbon footprint.There are many environmentally friendly ways to to show your loved one how much you care this Valentine's day. This is a page about green Valentine's Day ideas.


Valentine's Day Tips for Men, Man giving a heart shaped chocolate box and roses.

Valentine's Day Tips for MenStumped on what to to do for your wife or girlfriend for Valentine's Day? Use these frugal ideas to show her how much you love her this Valentine's Day. This is a page about Valentine's Day tips for men.


Being Single on Valentine's Day

Being Single on Valentine's DayValentine's Day is a fun holiday for couples, but it can be a difficult day if you are single. Use these tips to help have a great Valentine's Day even if you are single. This is a page about being single on Valentine's Day.


Banana Muffin Recipes

Banana Muffin RecipesAs a healthy breakfast addition or afternoon snack, a banana muffin is delicious. This page contains banana muffin recipes.


Photo of a quilt made with tshirts.

Crafts Using Recycled ClothingThis is a page about crafts using recycled clothing. Used clothing has been recycled into craft projects for a very long time. The patchwork and memorial quilts are two examples. There are many other craft uses for worn clothing.


Organizing Canned Goods

Organizing Canned GoodsThis is a page about organizing canned goods. A well organized kitchen makes meal preparation and grocery shopping easier. Keeping your canned goods organized will help to know when you need to replace that product and may even be helpful in last minute meal creation, or off the shelf cooking.


Brown microfiber couch.

Cleaning Microfiber FurnitureMicrofiber is a favorite upholstery for furniture. Because it is generally used on couches and chairs, it is subjected to a lot of use and abuse. This is a page about cleaning microfiber furniture.


Homemade Vaporub, ointment in jar

Homemade Vaporub RecipesThis is a page about homemade vaporub. Store bought remedies can be pricey. Making your own homemade vaporub can save you money and will help ensure you know exactly what the ingredients are.


chicken pot pie

Chicken Pot Pie RecipesThese tasty pies with their tender chicken and your choice of vegetables and seasonings are quick and easy to make for dinner. This page contains chicken pot pie recipes.


A recycled market bag made from plastic grocery bags.

Uses for Plastic Grocery BagsThis is a page about uses for plastic grocery bags. Reusing plastic grocery bags is a great way to help the environment and reduce trash in the landfills. There are many ways you can reuse these bags that can help save you money.


Reuse Chair Back As Trellis in the garden.

Creative Garden Trellis IdeasThis is a page about creative garden trellis ideas. A unique trellis can become a focal point in your garden. It is a great way to reuse items you already have around the house or a good search mission for your next trip to a garage sale or antique store.


Purple Clematis

Growing ClematisThis is a page about growing clematis. Clematis vines are available in many varieties, with flowers in differing colors and sizes. Most are perennials, although there are a few evergreen varieties. These beautiful flowering vines can be a great addition to most gardens.



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Blackberry CobblerSweet gooey blackberries, a crispy crust with heart shape cutouts!


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Blueberry CakeThis is a very moist cake with whipped icing topped with fruit. A friend shared this recipe with me and this cake is a big hit with my family.


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Cream Soup BaseThis is a base to make your own cream soups. As you know, they can get very expensive and are used in so many casseroles, etc so this is a money saver.



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Use Tang To Clean DishwasherFill soap container with Tang and run the dishwasher empty of all articles. The dishwasher will sparkle like new.


Finished card.

Vintage Birthday CardUse an old black and white photo to make a special birthday card that will stir some memories of days gone by.


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Romantic Valentine's Day DinnerMy husband called to invite me to a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day. He said "I'd like to take you to dinner, just the two of us. I've made reservations for 7pm at your favorite restaurant.


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Frugal Valentine GiftThis year, I made homemade valentines using magazine cutouts and cardstock I had on hand, unused postcards from trips taken together and printouts of valentine graphics on craft sites. So the cost of the card is free.


Karma doing his job as office supervisor.

Give Your Cat Yogurt for Soft StoolsWhen I adopted Karma kitty from the shelter, he was suffering with soft stool. First, I tried canned pumpkin, as the vet had recommended it for our dog in the past. Karma gave it a try but was not too impressed.


Five paper pieced quilt blocks.

More Harry Potter Paper Pieced SquaresI just wanted to share the latest batch of paper pieced blocks for the Harry Potter quilt. I am making some progress, in fits and starts. Here are the latest


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Save Store Gift Cards For Big PurchasesIf you shop at Target or any other stores that have the promotional "get a gift card with purchase of this item", save your gift cards (someplace you won't forget or lose them, like I tend to do) until the amount builds enough for you to buy a big item - preferably around the holidays.


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Egg Carton Goody CupsWe cut out cups from egg cartons and painted them each different colours. Then we added googly eyes, foam pieces for noses and pipe cleaners. We filled with heart candy. The kids really enjoyed this project.


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Water Conservation TipsAs we run the water to the correct temperature before showering, we gather the cold water in a bucket. We pour that bucket of water into our washing machine, ready to use for the next load of laundry.


Shadows of a couple in love in front of the Sunset over the Pacific Ocean

My Love (Bandon, OR)My husband and I have been through thick and thin, laughter and tears, sweat and blood. He has redefined love for me and opened my eyes to the beauty of true partnership and redemption. I feel this photo captures that essence.


Sierra (Dog) And Katelyn both wearing rimmed glasses.

Sierra (Dog) and KatelynThey say that people after a while start looking a little like their pets. Here's proof!


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Repurposing Clothing In CraftsI watch for the local thrift stores to have half off or 75% off sales and go look for fabric suitable for covering scrapbooks, making recycled clothing, making small crafts and recovering furniture.


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Watch For Zippers And Buttons At Thrift StoresI find that a great deal of things sold at thrift stores are 2nd hand but not used. I have found zippers still in their sleeves for .25, or a savings of about 900%.



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Looking for Child's Pageant Dress?Im looking for a pageant dress for my daughter size 6 or 7. She has blonde hair so I am looking for something kind of dark. Could you please help me find one or or suggest someone that would have one. I need it for this weekend the 18th.


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Homemade Shoe Stretcher Spray?How do I make shoe stretching spray?


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Wine Stain on Plastic Cane Chair Seat?How do you remove a red wine stain from plastic chair caning?


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Homemade Salt Free Dry Onion Soup Mix?This may have been answered in the past, but I didn't need it then. I am on a salt restricted diet. I need a dry onion soup recipe that I can make without putting in the salt. Hope you can help me out. TY


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Help With Binge Eating?I am an athlete and need to watch what I eat, but almost every night now I end up binge eating like a a whole loaf of bread with some peanut butter, or a whole box of donuts, and a tub of ice cream and a whole box of cereal, all in one night! I can't stop. What do I do?


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Instruction Manual for a Welbilt ABM-100-3 Bread Machine?I am looking for an instruction manual and recipes (and if known what size loaf made) in/for a Welbilt ABM-100-3 bread machine. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!


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Finding Barn Wood and Old Picket Fencing?Where can I get these items? I am willing to take an old barn and or picket fence down if needed. I will pick it up if I just knew where to go!Thank you.


Adding Pin It Button to Your Blog?How do I get the "pin it" button to put on my blog for Pinterest? Thank you.


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Soaking Apples for Freezing?How long can you soak apples?


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