May 30, 2012

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Money Management Tips

Money Management Tips and TricksThis page contains money management tips and tricks. There are a few basic rules to managing your money that will help you avoid fiscal trouble.


Powdery Mildew on Plants

Treating Plants with Powdery MildewThis page is about treating plants with powdery mildew. This common fungal disease can affect nearly all types of plants.


White cracked open egg shell

Uses for Egg ShellsThis page is about uses for egg shells. Before putting egg shells in the compost or garbage, there are a number of ways they can be used around the home and garden.


A stack of raw beef tenderloin.

Saving Money on MeatThis page is about saving money on meat. Whether buying in bulk or the reduced section at the grocery store, there are many ways to save when purchasing meat.


Disinfectant Wipe Containers

Uses for Disinfectant Wipe ContainersThis page is about uses for disinfectant wipe containers. These plastic containers can be reused in a variety of ways.


Growing Carrots

Growing CarrotsThis page is about growing carrots. Carrots are a fun and easy food to grow as long as you follow a few important recommendations.



Coconut Shampoo

Coconut ShampooI tried this shampoo and it works really well.


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Rinse Hair Before SwimmingI have blonde hair and it's also pretty long. To keep the chlorine in the swimming pool from turning my hair green, my hair dresser told me to thoroughly rinse my hair in plain water before getting into the pool.


Brown dog in sunglasses.

GauchoWe adopted Gaucho 3 years ago along with Poncho at an adoption festival. He loves to chase squirrels and birds. And one thing he does everyday is play with his brother and with a rubber duck. He is lovely and patient to the point that he doesn't even complain when we dress him up to be a star.


Honeybees that built a nest between a window and the storm shutters in the South of France.

Honeybees for the Honeymoon (Southern...When we arrived to our vacant honeymoon farmhouse in the wine country of France, we were shocked to discover this massive beehive attached to the window of our bedroom.


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Using Leftover SpicesI got all these different leftover spices which were taking a lot of space in my tiny kitchen. So I just picked one larger spice container and dumped all other spices in it and mixed it well. It makes a great seasoning for pork chops.


Child holding bunch of carrots

Designing a Garden for ChildrenAnyone that takes the time and effort to teach a child to garden will reap great rewards for their effort. Being responsible for tending a garden also fosters a sense of "nurturing" and helps them learn to care for other living things.


Plate of Spaghetti Squash with spaghetti sauce.

Gluten Free Spaghetti SquashI can't have spaghetti pasta as it contains wheat. A friend told me about spaghetti squash and I tried it. It's a great substitute for pasta and I love the taste. I am able to enjoy eating spaghetti again.


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Keep Trash Bags In PlaceWhen installing a new trash bag in my trash can, I found when putting trash in it some times the bag would slip down. I solved that problem by wetting the outside of the top part of the can with a little soap and water.


A blue heron right after catching a fish

Blue Heron (Taylor County, KY)We saw this blue heron right as he was having a snack from the pond.


Daytona lying down on the lawn.

Daytona (Husky Mix)Daytona is a 9 year old Husky mix. We got him when he was just a little guy. He has been in our family for 9 years now. He is very loved just like the other pets that we have in our home.


Labels with plant names.

Plant Labels for Vertical Shoe Holder PlanterThis is a method for making plant labels that are weather resistant and pretty, for the project presented in Birds and Blooms Magazine. The designer did not give measurements for the labels she made. So I came up with my own.



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Pantry Basics?What do you consider necessities for a frugal, stocked pantry? My income is limited and I am trying to gradually stock up. I would like to hear your ideas. Thank you.


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Homemade Wet Look Hair Gel?Do you know of a recipe to make your own homemade wet look gel? The wetter looking the better.


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Skin Repellent for Gnats?I run a junior golf camp during the summer in South Florida and the gnats are horrible for about (1) month. The gnats make it miserable for the coaches and kids, especially, after applying mandatory sunscreen, they stick to every exposed body part.


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Sewing Machine Top Thread Keeps Breaking?I have a Janome sewing machine. It is so frustrating, the machine sews fine for approximately 3-4 inches and then the top thread breaks. I have cleaned the bobbin and changed the thread. I tried changing the tension on the top and this was in vain.


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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 18th Birthday?My boyfriend's 18th birthday is July 1st. I don't have a clue what to get him that is affordable. My budget is very limited; I am 14. I want to get him something nice. He is a very quiet guy if that helps! Please answer.


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Ice Pack in Lunch Bag Makes Sandwich Bread Soggy?I pack sandwiches in a lunch bag (insulated) and include an ice pack. The bread gets soggy, how can this be prevented?


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Removing Mold from Satin Shoes?I have a large number of white satin shoes that have mould growing on them. Do you know of a method or solution to clean them?


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Freezing Potatoes?Do I put any thing on potatoes when I freeze them?


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Removing Red Hair Dye?I have dyed my hair red, but it makes me too old looking. What can I do to remove the red?


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Making a King Size Headboard?Husband and I just got rid of our waterbed, and have gone to a regular bed. But we can't find a headboard we like. We are thinking of making our own, but need ideas. We live in a new house, but it was built to resemble an old farmhouse.


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